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Teaching in HCPSS: A Dream Come True

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Noelle Mineart, an HCPSS alumna and River Hill High School teacher, always knew she wanted to teach math in Howard County.

School's out, Summer Learning is in

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Celebrate HCPSS highlights summer HCPSS activity that promoted student achievement and well-being.

Narrowing Achievement Gaps

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More HCPSS students are entering college immediately after graduation, and achievement gaps in the areas of college enrollment and completion rates are narrowing.

Innovative Classroom Designs Enhance Student Learning

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HCPSS students and teachers reimagined two learning spaces to redesign mathematics classrooms that increase engagement.

Senior Send-Off

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

Celebrating Columbia’s 50th Birthday

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

HCPSS Alumnus Turned Emerging Filmmaker

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

Award-Winning Cancer Nanotechnology Entrepreneur Credits His Scientific Start to ARL

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Biotechnology Career Academy alumnus Camilo Vanegas has launched an award-winning startup that produces a leukemia detection device, as he continues working toward a Ph.D. in molecular medicine.

Learning to Lead

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The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps prepares high school students for leadership while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens.

Helping Future Teachers Shine Bright

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Students can take part in a variety of teacher preparation programs, such as Teacher Academy of Maryland, Teachers for Tomorrow and Educators Rising.

College Reflections by Last Year’s SMOB

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Former Student Member of the Board of Education shares how HCPSS prepared her for college and describes some of her early experiences.

Students as Farm Hands

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Harper’s Choice Middle School students share about their farm hand experiences, as part of the county’s Farm-City Celebration.

Fall 2016 High School Athletics

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Approximately 6,000 HCPSS athletic events are held annually involving more than 10,000 students. Here's a photo roundup of teams gearing up for the fall season.

Growing a Green Thumb at the Greenhouse

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The ARL Greenhouse Horticulture program opens its doors for its holiday plant and wreath sale. The plants are grown by HCPSS special needs high school students as part of their vocational training.

Developing Responsible Citizens, Embracing Diverse Perspectives

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The school system’s curriculum, written by Howard County teachers, supports the growth of well-informed citizens by weaving diverse perspectives into lesson resources.

Spotlight on Broadway Connections

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The after-school program Broadway Connections, created in collaboration with Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts and Loyola University Clinical Centers, offers theatrical opportunities for special needs students paired with non-disabled classmate peer mentors.

The Magic in Movement

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Last year students from the Allied Health and Engineering academies adapted ride-on cars customized to Cedar Lane School students’ accessibility challenges. The cars support development of language, social, fine motor, gross motor, communication and cognition skills, and more.

Jump Start Into Middle School Spanish

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This past summer HCPSS launched Jump Start into Middle School Spanish to help entering 6th-graders get ready for their first year of Spanish instruction. The Jump Start program is an important addition to the many pathways that prepare students for global readiness.

College and Career Dreams Coming True

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Teachers for Tomorrow (T4T) is an innovative college scholarship program to create a more diverse workforce in Howard County, while providing college access to academically talented students with limited resources. Lucero Espinal, one of the first T4T recipients, describes how the program is helping her pursue her dreams.