Tag Archives: HCPSS

NAACP July 27, 2017 Meeting

Please join the NAACP Meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Ridgley Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road, Jessup, MD. Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent, Dr. Michael J. Martirano will be the key speaker at the meeting.

Click the link for additional information:  NAACP July 2017 meeting


Safe Space Community Forum

Open to all parents and students!

If you attended this session – thank you ! A special thank you to Pastor CJ and Sharon at Bethany Church.    For all attendees, please provide an evaluation of the session on June 18, 2016

Parent Evaluation: http://goo.gl/forms/TdTdjoCKclIeVyQQ2

Student Evaluation: http://goo.gl/forms/eUA53P5tXg1Sq8aF3

The Powerpoint presentation from the session can be found here:


The MSDE statistics on bullying for Howard County that were presented from the 2015 report are here:

MSDE Bullying Reports: MSDE2015_BullyingReports-2015

MSDE False Allegations: MSDE2015_FalseAllegations


Other attachments distributed during the session are below:

Student Statement Form: HCPSS Student Statement Form

Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation Reporting Form:HCPSS_BullyingForm and MSDE Bullying Reporting Form

Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation Investigation Form: MSDE Bullying Investigation Form

Sexual Harassment Reporting Form: HCPSS_SexualDiscriminationForm


Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The purpose of this forum is to create a SAFE SPACE for our HCPSS community to address any concerns/ questions/ issues you may have. There will be community advocates on hand to assist you in any actionable processes that may apply to your situation and or filling out forms if applicable.

Our goal is to empower the parents and students and equip the community with the tools and information needed- to navigate the system and advocate for your family.

There will also be a TCOE Member who is a recent graduate of HCPSS to lead a peer based discussion on how to handle situations that students face in school.

Lunch will be provided and RSVPs are STRONGLY recommended! Register here to attend!


Contact Lucinda Brown, lucindabrown.hasff@gmail.com

or Elder Towanda Brown, ttbrown@verizon.net

Register for the next TCOE Community Academy – May 7, 2016


For Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development and Topic Review/Input for the Summer/Fall 2016

Click here to Register for Parent Session

For Elementary Students:  Healthy Relationships with their peers

For Secondary Students:  Healthy Relationships with their peers, Dating Dangers and Topic Review/Input for the Summer/Fall 2016  

Click here to register for Student Sessions

May 7, 2016, 10:00 am – Noon
Oakland Mills Middle School
9540 Kilimanjaro Road
Columbia, MD 21045

For Parents: Discuss challenges (e.g. depression, bullying, over-achieving) that impact your child’s academic performance. There will be separate sessions for elementary, middle and high school parents.  Representation from the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) will be in attendance to share information.

For Students: Healthy Relationships, Dating Dangers and Topic Review/Input for the Summer/Fall 2016  Discuss signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships with peers for all school levels.  For the middle and high school students, there will be additional discussions about dating dangers which will include individual male/female sessions, followed by a combined session. This session also addresses the use of social media and the consequences of posting personal information about relationships.  Representation from the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) will be in attendance to share appropriate information, for their school level, with the students.

Parent Academy – Accessing Advanced-Level Courses

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Please join the African American Community Parent Academy as it sponsors “Accessing Advanced-Level Courses“. Learn valuable information about advanced-level course opportunities for students. Parents of children in kindergarten through Grade 12 are welcome to attend. Elementary, middle, and high school breakout sessions will be held. (Note:This same session was offered in October 2015.)

Session will be held:

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10 a.m. – Noon
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045


Child care, limited transportation, and interpreting services are available.
Please call 410-313-1598 to access services. Advanced notice is required.

Event is sponsored by the African American Community Roundtable in partnership with the Howard County Public School System.

2015 Celebrations of Achievement

Parents, students, and special guests….Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates/locations for our 2015 Celebrations of Achievement….check detailed event listings for schools celebrated on each date.

Date                                       HS Location (Grade level)
Tue, December 1            Atholton HS (high school)
Wed, December 2          Marriotts Ridge HS (middle school)
Thu, December 3            Long Reach HS (middle school)
Mon, December 7          Atholton HS (middle school)
Tue, December 8             Atholton HS (middle school)
Thurs, December 10     Howard HS (middle school)
Tue, January 5, 2016    Long Reach HS (elementary)
Tue, January 12               Glenelg HS (elementary)
Tue, January 14               River Hill HS (elementary)
Tue, January 20               Hammond HS (elementary)

About Celebrations of Achievement….
The Council of Elders in partnership with the Department of Student, Family and Community Services of the Howard County Public School System holds an annual celebration where African-American students receive an award for their academic achievements.

For details about membership in the Council or to submit a tax-deductible donation online, visit us on the web at www.thecouncilofelders.org

Navigating Technology with your Child

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The African-American Community Roundtable, in conjunction with the Howard County Public School System, is sponsoring a Parent Academy on  Navigating Technology with your Child. Please join us for an interactive panel discussion about how students are using technology in and out of school as well as how to relate to your technologically savvy child. Effective strategies for using technology responsibly and setting technology limits with youth will be shared.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045

Click HERE to register or you can visit AACR-howard.org and click
on AAC Parent Academy under the “Activities/Programs” tab.


Services available:
• Child Care
• Limited Transportation
• Interpreting
Please call in advance
to arrange services:

TCOE Community Meeting with the Howard County Board of Education

Please mark your calendars to show the Howard County Board of Education that you are concerned about the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) statistics regarding Black children and other issues that matter most to the community.

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE) is conducting a Community Meeting with the Howard County School System Board of Education (BOE)
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
at the
Howard County Board of Education
10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

This meeting is a public meeting and TCOE is currently soliciting questions ahead of time, by Thursday, June 19th, to bring before the BOE. On our agenda, we have topics such as racial incidents, inequity of discipline (i.e. suspensions), student placement in advanced classes, the non-compliance of HCPSS staff to policies that protect student and parental rights, etc. If you or someone you know has any concerns or want questions answered by the Howard County Public School System, then please join us.

For more information, you can contact us at our website at http://www.thecouncilofelders.org.