Category: News

Dr. Martirano puts the Super in Superintendent

Earlier this spring, the arrival of Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano took HCPSS by storm, energizing the students and staff with “the fierce urgency of now.” In his six months tenure, the veteran educator has already revolutionized school system culture with his infectious enthusiasm and charisma.

HC DrugFree Hosts Information Session

HC DrugFree, an organization that aims reduce inappropriate drug usage in Howard County, held an informational talk for parents and adults at Marriotts Ridge High School on Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Dr. Martirano Recommends Postponement of Redistricting Until 2020

Interim Superintendent Dr. Martirano officially recommended that the re-
districting in the 2018-2019 school year should be postponed until the 2020-2021 school year.

Controversy & Current Events: Teaching in a Minefield

Teachers navigate difficulties and in discussing controversial topics with their students.

SLC Aids in Rebuilding Houston Elementary School

Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to Texas’s Oleson Elementary community, so the Atholton Student Leadership Cadre (SLC) is organizing an ongoing school-wide movement to raise funds and materials, aiming to aid in the school and its surrounding community’s recovery process.

Atholton Joins #TakeAKnee

Students at Atholton begin silently protesting by taking a knee during the National Anthem.

DECA puts FBLA out of Business

The former business club of Atholton, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), has officially been disbanded for the 2017-2018 year and replaced with a new club: DECA.

Atholton Welcomes Freshmen at Second Annual Ninth Grade Picnic

The Ninth Grade Picnic, a social event for the newest Raiders, was held on September 28.

UPDATE: Revision to Redistricting Plan

On September 11th, Allan Kittleman, the county executive for Howard County, sent out a Facebook post issuing the possible postponement of the 2018 school redistricting.

Board of Education Changes Both Calendar and Start Time

The Howard County Board of Education has affirmed changes concerning school start times and the new calendar.