Category Archives: Events

HCPSS BOE Meeting – April 26, 2017

The Council of Elders welcome you to come and participate with the upcoming HCPSS Board of Education and Superintendent Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00pm.


Celebration of Achievement

The Council of Elders of the Black Community in partnership with the Howard County Public Schools Black Student Achievement Program will honor 3,920 total students at our 19th annual  Celebration of Achievement to acknowledge students of African and African American heritage who have excelled academically. All Celebrations begin promptly at 7:00pm, students are to arrive by 6:30pm. Please see the schedule below for the locations of each Celebration. If you have any questions, please contact TCOE or a BSAP member.


Dates for High Schools Location High Schools Celebrated (596 students)
Monday, December 5, 2016 Hammond High School Atholton, Centennial, Glenelg, Hammond, Howard, Long Reach (287)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Hammond High School Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, Reservoir, River Hill,

Wilde Lake (309)

Dates for Middle Schools Location Middle Schools Celebrated (2,069 Students)
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Hammond High School Thomas Viaduct, Hammond, Mount View, (331)
Thursday, January 5, 2017 Hammond High School Patuxent Valley, Lake Elkhorn, (347)
Monday, January 9, 2017 Hammond High School Murray Hill, Harper’s Choice, (325)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Glenelg High School Wilde Lake, Bonnie Branch, Burleigh Manor (361)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Oakland Mills High School Mayfield Woods, Elkridge Landing, Oakland Mills (342)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Glenelg High School Clarksville, Dunloggin, Ellicott Mills, Folly Quarter, Glenwood, Lime Kiln, Patapsco (363)
Dates for Elementary Schools Location Schools Celebrated – Elementary (1,100)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Glenelg High School Bushy Park, Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, Dayton Oaks, Fulton, Hollifield Station, Lisbon, Longfellow, Manor Woods, Northfield, Pointers Run, St .John’s Lane, Triadelphia Ridge, Veterans, Waverly, West Friendship (233)
Monday, January 23, 2017 Atholton High School Atholton, Bryant Woods, Cradlerock, Hammond, Talbott Springs (188)


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Centennial High School Bellows Springs, Centennial Lane, Deep Run, Ducketts Lane, Ilchester, Running Brook, Waterloo, Worthington (217)


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Hammond High School Bollman Bridge, Elkridge, Forest Ridge, Gorman Crossing, Guilford (234)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Hammond High School Jeffers Hill, Laurel Woods, Phelps Luck, Rockburn, Swansfield, Thunder Hill, Stevens Forest (228)


Celebrating Diversity Strengthening Community

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today announced #OneHoward, an initiative designed to promote community dialogue and reinforce the county’s shared goals of diversity and inclusiveness.

The goal of #OneHoward, a series of community conversations and educational events, is to advance the shared values of County residents while addressing concerns of racism, intolerance and bigotry that surfaced recently, particularly on social media, Kittleman said.

The first session was Saturday, December 3rd. The Council of Elders was in attendance. If you would like more information, please  contact TCOE or click on the link below:



BSAP College and Career Night – October 26, 2016

The annual BSAP College and Career Night this year is titled The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Atmosphere and will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:30–9:00 p.m  at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Road, Columbia, 21045

The flyer can be found here: bsap-collegecareer-night2016-final

The following will be highlights at the career night this year:

  • College, Career, and Entrepreneur Representatives
  • School Counselor One-to-One 20-minute Sessions (sign-up will open up on Thursday, October 13, see the BSAP page for more information on how to register)
  • Marching Band & Greek Fraternity & Sorority Step Show
  • Focused Information Sessions