Issue 3: Winter 2017
Dr. Foose reflects on how fortunate the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is to have dedicated staff and strong community partners, the focal points of this edition.
Learn about the Academic Access and Achievement Program, which supports a wide range of school-based acceleration and enrichment programs offered beyond the school day, week and year.
After 10 years, the foundation continues to expand its efforts following the mission statement: “We support education, aspirations and the opportunity to succeed for all students in the Howard County Public School System.”
Harper’s Choice Middle School students share about their farm hand experiences, as part of the county’s Farm-City Celebration.
Patricia Branner-Pierce’s inspiration to support students and their families comes from growing up in East Harlem. She credits her mentors—like those in the BSAP—with changing the direction of her life.
Thirty years ago, HCPSS launched a community partnerships program to help prepare Howard County students for productive lives and careers. Here are a handful of examples.
HCPSS students take a limited number of assessments that assist in tailoring instruction, improving the instructional program and identifying students ready for more challenging work.
The professional development series helps teachers better connect with our growing Spanish-speaking population, leading toward better engagement and giving families more of a “voice” at school.
Greg Maciulla manages the new HCPSS IEQ protocols, as laid out by the IEQ Advisory Committee last year.
Former Student Member of the Board of Education shares how HCPSS prepared her for college and describes some of her early experiences.
View a visual roundup of the third annual HCPSS 5K/1-mile Fun Run, which brought together more than 3,100 students, families, staff and community members to celebrate health and wellness.
HCPSS celebrates remarkable achievements made by students, alumni, staff members and schools. These are just a few.