Cover of Celebrate HCPSS Issue 5

Issue 5: End of Year 2017

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Another Year to Celebrate

Acting Superintendent Michael Martirano welcomes readers to the school year’s final issue, which looks back on partners and progress, and shines a light on the faces of our amazing graduates.

Year in Review: Community Highlights


As the school year draws to a close, Celebrate HCPSS highlights what we’ve accomplished as a community.

Meet This Year's Class of Principal and Teacher Honorees


Celebrate HCPSS honors staff members who shone especially bright this school year, as recognized by their Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year nominations.

Senior Send-Off


Here’s a roundup of graduating seniors sharing their favorite Howard County school memories, future plans and more…

Fulfilling the Promise


HCPSS students are fulfilling the full promise of their potential in Howard County public schools, according to several important measures.

HCPSS Alumnus Turned Emerging Filmmaker


Alumnus was inspired by his Mt. Hebron High School teacher to pursue his passion in filmmaking.

Celebrating Columbia’s 50th Birthday


HCPSS joined in honoring Columbia’s 50th anniversary through the lens of its fine arts programs.


HCPSS celebrates remarkable achievements made by students, alumni, staff members and schools. These are just a few.