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  1. Bullet  GRADUATION, Tuesday May 27th 8:00pm at Merriweather  -- Click Here for your commencement details and our “Class - Senior” page on this site.

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    A challenge from the student body at Howard High.

Recently the students at Howard participated in a contest to see which graduating class could contribute the most to a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The students contributed spare change and bought $1 squares representing their class colors to be added to a giant poster in the atrium.  The squares sold out in three days and the students collected $613 in donations.  The Senior class won, but the competition was very close.

Now the students would like to challenge the parents to beat our collected total.  To make things easier on you we have included a link for online donations.

Parents donation page - Click Now!

Thank you in advance for any support you can offer!

  1. Bullet  Check out Rachel Lin’s 2nd Place entry in the HC Drug Free film festival competition.  - Click Here  Also, open the attached document to learn more about upcoming HC Drug Free events in April and other important information. Click for Document
  2. Bullet  Prom

Location: Turf Valley

When: Friday, May 16, 2014

Time: 8-11:00pm

Sponsored by the Class of 2015

  1. Bullet  Senior Boat Trip

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bus Departure Time: 5pm @ Howard High School

On the Spirit of Baltimore, Inner Harbor

If Seniors have not paid but would still like to attend they must submit a payment of $100 by March 24th to Ms. Thomas-Padilla.

  1. Bullet  Top 5 Things YouNeed To Know About Testing - bulletin

  2. Bullet  New for 2014! Check out our Newest College, Career, and AP resource by clicking here.  Use your Gale Database username/password found on page 29 of your agenda to log in.

  1. Bullet  Extended Day Academic Help Information - Click Here

  2. Bullet  Report Bullying in Our School - Click Here

  3. Bullet  PTSA Mane Events Newsletter - April click here


-              1st Annual Lions’ Pride Golf Tournament, April 24th




Get your foursome ready!  Single Player $100.00 ; Foursome - $400.00.   Includes cart, food and prizes.  Sponsor aTee-Sign - Advertise your business, child's sporting event, special occasions, or thank a coach, etc.

Tee-Signs - $50.00.  Send a PDF file to the email below.  More details will be forthcoming.


If you would like to join the committee to plan this exciting event or have questions, contact Tamie Handwerk at

  1. Bullet  Class of 2014 Fundraising Form - Click Here

  2. Bullet  Always check what’s happening at Howard by visiting our Athletics & Activities Calendar.  This provides the dates and times for all events (Theater, Improv, Athletics, STEM Fair, Drivers Ed, NHS, etc.) that will be occurring at Howard or involving our students.

  3. Bullet  ImPact Testing Signup...Click Here

  4. Bullet  AP Registration Form -- Download Now

  5. Bullet  Visit our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Page

  6. Bullet  A-day & B-day Calendar

  7. Bullet  Maryland Common Core Parent Information Page

  8. Bullet  Subscribe to the Howard High News

  9. Bullet  School Improvement Plan Snapshot

  10. Bullet  Dr. Foose’s Strategic Plan Presentation 2013 video - click here

  11. Bullet  How to Receive Emergency/School Closing and Delay Information

The HCPSS uses the methods listed below to announce school closings and delays. (This list is also provided in the 2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook, page 38.)

The school system’s website is the first and most complete source of information on school closings and delays.


HCPSS News email and text message alerts

Register at Parents who subscribe to this free service can also opt to get news from their child’s school, and will receive the school system’s Weekly News, which provides valuable information on school activities and HCPSS-related information.


For step-by-step instructions on signing up, go to


HCPSS TV - Cable TV Comcast 95/Verizon 42



Register at and choose to receive news from the HCPSS.


Local media:

WBAL-TV – Channel 11         

WRC-TV – Channel 4 

WBAL-AM – 1090 Regional Emergency Broadcast Alert System

WTOP-FM – 103.5 Regional Emergency Broadcast Alert System


HCPSS Information Hotline 410313-6666


Twitter – @hcpss


Please note: The HCPSS does NOT use (which charges for text messages) or


8700 Old Annapolis Road

Ellicott City, MD 21043

phone: 410-313-2867

fax:  410-313-2870


Dr. Gina Massella

Assistant Principals

Ms. Lisa Veslany

Mr. Gilbert Bannister

Ms. Lynnette Moore

Ms. Kedre’ Fairley

Howard High School Mission Statement

In partnership with families and the community, it is the mission of Howard High School to cultivate an environment of collaboration, empowerment, and engagement that exhibits world-class support for staff and inspires students to thrive in a dynamic world.

Howard High School Honor Code


Presented by Project P.R.I.D.E.

Pride I will have pride in myself and my school by maintaining a positive attitude and by taking responsibility for my words and actions.

Respect I will respect myself, others, and my school.

Integrity I will show integrity by being honest and truthful. I will turn in my own work and will not plagiarize, cheat, or misuse technology in anyway that comprises my integrity.

Diversity I will be understanding and accepting of those who are of a different race, religion, belief, culture, or economic status than myself.

Excellence I will strive to do my best every day.

Great, Green, and Gold!

Howard High School Vision