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Howard schools gain approval from Board of Education to move forward with Hammond High addition  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Public School System is progressing with its plan to build a two-story classroom addition at Hammond High School, which would increase ...



Black bear sighting prompts modified lockdown at Columbia high school (whose mascot just happens to be a bear)  Baltimore Sun

The Hammond High Bears got a visit from their mascot Wednesday. A black bear sighting near the school in Columbia prompted officials to place the school on ...



Hammond High Named National School Of Opportunity  Columbia, MD Patch

Hammond High Named National School Of Opportunity - Columbia, MD - Eight schools in the U.S. were named National Schools of Opportunity, including one ...



How one Maryland high school successfully boosted minority student enrollment in advanced classes  Washington Post

At Hammond High School in Columbia, Md., the faculty and staff wanted to buck a national trend in which students of color and those living in poverty enroll in ...



Howard County high school graduations will be from May 23 through May 30  Baltimore Sun

With graduation less than two months away, Howard County schools has announced the official ceremony schedule for its 12 high schools and the Cedar Lane ...



Hammond High remodel, health care costs in spotlight at Howard schools budget hearing  Baltimore Sun

Clad in maroon Hammond High School apparel, more than 20 students and parents from the Columbia school came out to Tuesday night's school budget public ...



A Columbia High School Gets a Visit From Their Mascot, and It's Not What You Think  Our Community Now at Maryland

We usually think of bears as either super cuddly stuffed animals or fierce beasts. Black bears typically hang out by themselves in the forest -- except for one ...



Hammond High School placed on lockdown after student found with knife  Baltimore Sun

Columbia's Hammond High School was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, police said, after a student was found in possession of a knife.



Rochester woman trying to solve class ring mystery  PostBulletin.com

Who owns the ring is only part of the mystery. How it came to be lying on the ground on a rural country road about 3 miles northeast of Sargeant.



Despite 'really bad' crowding, some parents wary of Howard high school redistricting proposals  Baltimore Sun

Michelle Berry moved to Howard County for the school system's reputation, even though it would be years before her daughter was enrolled in elementary ...



Howard Board of Education approves design for 13th high school  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Board of Education unanimously approved the design for the county's brand-new high school in Jessup at its Thursday night meeting.



Hammond High School Class of 2015  Baltimore Sun

List of graduates from Hammond High School in 2015.



Vigil Held For Howard Co. Teen Found Shot To Death In Car  CBS Baltimore / WJZ

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)– It was a somber Monday evening at Hammond High School in Columbia as those closest to William Riley Jr. gathered for a vigil held in ...



Wilde Lake grad Shawn Frederick returns to Columbia as Hammond High coach, teacher  Baltimore Sun

Shawn Frederick is a first-time Howard County special education teacher this year at Hammond High School, where he also coaches the football team.



18-year-old former Hammond High School wrestler killed inside car in Laurel  Baltimore Sun

An 18-year-old Howard County student was killed inside a car in Laurel on Tuesday, according to police. William Riley Jr. was shot multiple times, Laurel police ...



Jazz In The Woods To Deliver Free Concert At Merriweather Park  Columbia, MD Patch

Free Jazz Concert Planned At Merriweather Park - Columbia, MD - The Chrysalis will feature jazz groups from the Howard County Public School System in the ...



Madden shooter’s Maryland background includes family, emotional health troubles  WUSA9.com

David Katz's history includes serious emotional challenges and four months of treatment at a Utah "wilderness" therapy program, according to public records of ...



Celebration of art and movement at Howard County Dance Festival  Baltimore Sun

A few hours before the snow began swirling on Saturday, upwards of 500 excited Howard County teens danced their way across the stage at the Jim Rouse ...



Hammond High School Class of 2014  Baltimore Sun

List of graduates from Hammond High School in 2014.



Howard County teachers union receives nearly $440,000 grant  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Education Association received a three-year $438720 grant to support the implementation of restorative practices within the school system.



Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists  Baltimore Sun

As 10th-graders in English, the teens were each hoping for a prized recommendation to the AP English class for their junior year. Eli had doubts about whether ...



Pressure points: Howard County schools look to address mounting mental health concerns  Baltimore Sun

In Howard County, coordinator of school psychology Cynthia Schulmeyer said mental health concerns are growing among students.



Hammond 2017-18 boys basketball preview  Baltimore Sun

A season preview for the Hammond boys basketball team heading into the 2017-18 season,



School budget seeks $33 million for a new Talbott Springs Elementary  Baltimore Sun

Howard County is moving ahead with a proposal to fund a new Talbott Springs Elementary School despite state school planners challenging the need for a new ...



At this school, the inclusive culture matters as much as the curriculum  Washington Post

In San Diego, there is a high school where the culture of the school matters as much as the academics. It is Health Sciences High and Middle College, one of the ...



Oakland Mills field hockey defeats Hammond, wins first playoff game since 2010  Baltimore Sun

The Scorpions secured a 4-1 win over the Golden Bears in the 2A East, Section II semifinals on Oct. 25, 2018.



Howard's turnout mirrors past midterm elections, steady stream of voters  Baltimore Sun

Steady voting has been reported throughout the day in Howard County. Polls close at 8 p.m..



There are no low-track courses at this high-poverty school. Instead, there are strong supports and a focus on learning.  Washington Post

Seaside High School is one of the 2017 winners of the “Schools of Opportunity” project, which recognizes public high schools that work to close opportunity gaps ...



Superintendent says window to open new Howard County high school by 2022 is closing  Baltimore Sun

Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano was blunt in his remarks to residents at a community meeting on Thursday night, saying it was ...



HoCo Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Virginia Teens Murder  Columbia, MD Patch

HoCo Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Teen Murder - Columbia, MD - A Howard County woman will serve a 40-year sentence in the death of a 13-year-old ...



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $102,500 In Scholarships To 38 Maryland High School Seniors  Yahoo Finance

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Achievements Both In and Out of the Classroom ANNAPOLIS, Md. , May 23, 2019 ...



School shouldn't avoid student's racist video. Show it to all, and face the issue.  Washington Post

Regarding the racial soul-searching going on in Howard County Public Schools: How about taking off the kid gloves and, instead of trying to ban the recording of ...



State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...



Upcoming Listening Sessions with Calvin Ball in Howard County  scotteblog.com

Calvin Ball will be sworn in as our next Howard County Executive on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Howard High School. One of the first ...



Howard school budget forces class-size increase, language program elimination  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County school board approved a $906.8 million budget Monday night that increases class sizes and eliminates an elementary school language ...



State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.  nwitimes.com

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.



Howard County Passes More Than $1.4B Budget  Patch.com

Howard County Passes More Than $1B Budget - Ellicott City, MD - The Howard County FY20 operating budget is $1.2 billion and capital budget totals $206.3 ...



Northeast Girls Get Win No. 2  pasadenavoice.com

The Northeast girls lacrosse team earned its second win of the season on April 2, traveling to Columbia and taking it to the Hammond High School Golden Bears ...



Howard County releases fiscal 2020 capital budget proposal including $15.3 million for flood mitigation  Baltimore Sun

In his first budget proposal as Howard County executive, Calvin Ball has recommended funding $15.3 million for flood mitigation projects in historic Ellicott City ...



Hammond athlete to receive Ed Block Courage Award for 'inspiring' comeback  Baltimore Sun

One year ago, Essien Ture was a talented if unspectacular basketball player at Columbia's Hammond High School, hoping to make the varsity squad in the fall.



It's not rocket science: Bantz knows time is now  Baltimore Sun

After 37 years of teaching, 32 in the Howard County Public School System and 10 at Hammond High School, chemistry teacher Frederick Bantz is retiring.



Ex-Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads guilty to hiding teen's body  Baltimore Sun

A former Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious ...



Hammond girls basketball earns third county win after beating Oakland Mills  Baltimore Sun

Led by Imani Reid's 25 points, Hammond earns its third county win and fourth win of the year after beating Oakland Mills, 70-56 Monday night.



This school once had a reputation for violence. Here’s how that changed.  Washington Post

How does a school change its violent culture? What kind of work must adults and students do for it to become a place where students feel safe and can learn?



Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting  Baltimore Sun

Howard County parents and community members continued to rally against the Howard County Public School System's proposed countywide redistricting plan ...



Howard County schools prep students for PSAT  WBAL Baltimore

Howard County is trying to help more of its high school students get a head start on the PSAT tests.



If you don’t know what a ‘community school’ is, you should. Take a look at this one.  Washington Post

This charter school in New York City commits 50 percent of its enrollment slots to students who are or have been homeless, transitionally housed or in the child ...



Howard educator morale, confidence up in annual union survey  Baltimore Sun

Howard County educators reported an increase in morale and the highest-ever levels of confidence in school system leadership in the annual teachers union ...



HCPSS Graduation Ceremony Schedule For 2017  Patch.com

Howard County Graduation Schedule For 2017 - Columbia, MD - The class of 2017 will walk across the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Howard County.



Second Maryland teen charged in death of Blacksburg, Va., girl  Baltimore Sun

A second Virginia Tech student from Maryland has been charged in the alleged abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Blacksburg, Va., officials said ...



Alleged murder plot described as parents, police step up efforts to protect teens  Baltimore Sun

Gruesome allegations emerged Thursday in the murder case against two Howard County teenagers that has raised fears about a widely popular social media ...



Maryland Teens Arraigned in Virginia Girls Murder  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Virginia Tech students who attended Wilde Lake, Hammond high schools appeared in court Monday related to murder of 13-year-old girl.



Substitute charged with sexual abuse taught at 70 Howard County public schools  Baltimore Sun

A substitute teacher who was arrested last month on charges of child sexual abuse in Montgomery County had worked at 70 Howard County public schools ...



Howard County Allied bowling program rolling along  Baltimore Sun

In its fifth year, Howard County Allied bowling thriving during winter months as high school sport.



Graduation Dates 2016 for Howard County Public Schools  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Commencement dates have been announced for students in Howard County public schools. All except one will be at Merriweather Post ...



Va. slaying suspect was 'outstanding' track star, had bright future ahead of him  FOX 5 DC

We are learning more about the personal lives of the two Virginia Tech students charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl. Both suspects attended high school in ...



Best of 2014 area high school graduations  Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers attend dozens of graduations each year in Howard, Harford, Baltimore counties and more to capture the moment ...



Alum Paralyzed In Shooting Honored At Oakland Mills Bball Game  Columbia, MD Patch

Oakland Mills High Hosts Larry Aaron Benefit Game - Columbia, MD - Oakland Mills High School rallied around an alumnus who was shot and paralyzed on ...



New Eagles: Northeast Girls Upend Chesapeake, 16-11  pasadenavoice.com

March 29 was a big day for the Northeast girls lacrosse program. The Eagles ushered in a new era of lacrosse at the school with a 16-11 win over visiting ...



Sudden death of promising musician leaves Columbia family reeling  Baltimore Sun

A Columbia family is still reeling from two devastating blows after learning of their 21-year-old son's sudden death in New York and discovering the theft of his ...



Columbia native's short film to be screened at major festival  Baltimore Sun

Three Columbia natives will hit the red carpet next week at the HollyShorts Film Festival with the short film "Note to Self."



Former Virginia Tech student from Maryland gets 50 years for slaying of 13-year-old girl  Baltimore Sun

A former Virginia Tech student from Columbia convicted of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl said he was sorry Tuesday before he was sentenced to 50 years in ...



Howard County Public School System Announces 2017 Graduation Dates  Patch.com

HCPSS 2017 Graduation Dates - Columbia, MD - The commencement schedule has been announced, with graduation to take place at Merriweather Post ...



Columbia Man Pleads No Contest In Murder Of Virginia Teen  Columbia, MD Patch

Former Hammond Track Star Enters Murder Plea In VA - Columbia, MD - David Eisenhauer of Columbia changed his plea in a Virginia court after a week of ...



Valedictorians’ days numbered? Schools rethink class ranking  WTOP

The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade.



Sex Charges Against Substitute From Columbia Prompts Probe  Columbia, MD Patch

HoCo Investigates Sex Abuse Charges Against Sub - Columbia, MD - A substitute teacher who has worked in dozens of Howard County schools was charged ...



Howard school leaders warn of budget cuts, larger class sizes and furloughs  Baltimore Sun

Facing a deficit projected to reach $50 million by summer, Howard County school officials are scrambling to find ways to stop a prolonged bleed in the school ...



Best of Howard County: 75 favorites for 2017  Baltimore Sun

The fervor for the Best of Howard County is a five-month affair. From the time the readers' poll launches in August to the delivery of Howard Magazine's ...



Ex-Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads not guilty in killing of 13-year-old girl  Baltimore Sun

David Eisenhauer of Columbia, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body just before jury selection began Monday in the ...



A photographer and musician recognized  Baltimore Sun

In 1985, the National Parent Association established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.Recently, two residents were recognized for their ...



Wedded: Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met at age 15  Baltimore Sun

Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met in high school, when their brothers played basketball for opposing teams.



'Tipping Point' town hall tackles race relations in Howard County  Baltimore Sun

When 17-year-old De-Ara Graves moved from a public school in Columbia to a private Catholic school in Baltimore, racism openly reared its head as the African ...



Long Reach High teacher named Claes Nobel Educator of the Year  Baltimore Sun

Jody Zepp, Long Reach High School teacher and 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year, has added yet another award to her list of accolades. On Saturday ...



Primary Election Day 2018: Live coverage from Maryland polls  Baltimore Sun

Find live election results here. >> GOVERNOR'S RACE: Ben Jealous wins the Democratic primary. >> BALTIMORE COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Al Redmer declares ...



James Nigh, 55  Herald-Mail Media

James Nigh, 55 James Eugene “Jimmy” “Jim Bo” Nigh, 55, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Hagerstown. Born Monday, October 29, ...



Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...



Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved  Baltimore Sun

ROANOKE, Va. — A judge is considering a request to move the trial of Natalie Keepers, a Hammond High S.



Howard County rec sports and notices  Baltimore Sun

Recreation sports and sports notices in Howard County.



Comcast NBCuniversal Awards $110,000 In Scholarships To 101 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the ...



Roadway signs dedicated to Howard County's five fallen firefighters  Baltimore Sun

Retired Howard County Fire Chief Don Howell worked with the fire department and the county government to commission dedication signs for five firefighters ...



Howard County parks get new visitors, thanks to Pokémon Go  Baltimore Sun

Parks are especially a popular destination among Pokemon Go players, with Pokémon appearing in a variety of areas, such as around lakes and trails and with ...



Local wrestlers staying busy through summer  Baltimore Sun

High school coaches leading charge of offseason wrestling.



A passionate organizer has broadened Horizons  Baltimore Sun

When 15-year-old Ian Kennedy moved to Columbia from Crofton with his mother in 1992, he never could've predicted the impact he would have on his new ...



Class of 2015 high school graduations from around the region  Baltimore Sun

After many long years, early mornings and late nights, regional schools are saying good-bye once again to their senior classes. Take a look at how schools from ...



2014 graduation rates increase | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Almost every high school in Lake and Porter counties improved its graduation rate for 2014, in line with schools across Indiana.



Dozens of Howard County students finally get to graduate  WBAL Baltimore

Dozens of Howard County students dressed in cap and gown in August closed the final chapter to their high school years in grand fashion.



10 things you didn't know about Dee Lenehan Cunningham, Ellicott City Arts Coalition founder  Baltimore Sun

Decorative painter and muralist Deanne “Dee” Lenehan Cunningham established the Ellicott City Arts Coalition.



Columbia man charged in Va. teen's killing wants statements thrown out  Baltimore Sun

Lawyers for a former Virginia Tech student from Columbia charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old Virginia girl have asked a judge to throw out ...



Winners: Best of Howard County 2016  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County community is nothing if not engaged. When it came time to cast their ballots in the 2016 Best of Howard readers' poll, more than 15000 ...



Badminton finding solid footing in Howard County  Baltimore Sun

If I were to ask you the most popular sport in the world is, the obvious answer would be soccer. If were then to ask you what the second-most popular sport in the ...



Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts Howard County teens in killing of Virginia girl  Baltimore Sun

A grand jury has indicted two Virginia Tech students from Howard County in the killing of a 13-year-old girl, prosecutors said.



Preschool made easy at information fair [Clarksville]  Baltimore Sun

Children on Board, a preschool and child care information fair, showcases preschools, teachers, summer camps, youth programs and more on Jan. 20.



Which Baltimore-area high schools have the best SAT scores? Find out here.  Baltimore Business Journal

Howard County has some of the highest schools, while city schools rank near the bottom.



Stanton, Ogden a step ahead in Clyde's 10K  Baltimore Sun

Clyde's 10K, the event that ushers in both the Howard County running season and marks the start of Columbia lakefront festivals, was held Sunday, April 14 in ...



Winners: Best of Howard County 2015  Baltimore Sun

If you need it, Howard County can recommend it. In this year¿s readers¿ poll, nearly 15000 voters endorsed their favorite people and places across 74 ...



Brain tumor inspires local man to compete in extreme races  Baltimore Sun

It all started six years ago when he was suffering from debilitating headaches and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After receiving the news that it was benign, ...



Tragedies, education issues among other Maryland headlines in 2016  Baltimore Sun

It takes time, resources and considerable luck to overcome the trauma of a difficult year, and Baltimore's efforts to recover from 2015 came in fits, starts and ...



Howard voters head to the polls for Election Day  Baltimore Sun

Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find out where your voting place is, go to the Maryland State Board of Elections website.In addition to Senate and ...



Middle school students excel in spelling and manners [Highland/Fulton]  Baltimore Sun

Several Lime Kiln Middle School students will attend the Howard County Public School System Spelling Bee while others exhibit good behavior.



Immigration in spotlight at college's Diversity Film Festival  Baltimore Sun

Howard Community College's The Diversity Film Festival will be held Feb. 26 to March 2 in the Monteabaro Recital Hall at Howard Community College, 10901 ...



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