HCPSS Grad Discusses Substance Misuse in High School

I’m a college student who graduated from HCPSS a few years ago. I regularly heard stories from friends and saw posts on social media about teenage parties. Despite not attending these parties, word quickly got around of everything that happened. Drinking, vaping, and smoking marijuana were all popular activities. Typically, a few people would bring…

Former HCPSS Student Recommends Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

Middle schoolers should take advantage of the Life Skills classes this summer! Watching Netflix, playing video games, and going to the pool are all great ways to relax while not in school but the summer break is also a perfect opportunity for middle schoolers to do things that are beneficial to their well-being in other…

Free Life Skills Classes for Grades 6-9

Free Life Skills Classes for Grades 6-9

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Grades 6-9 8 FREE online sessions July 13 – 28, 2021 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to 9, but for slightly…

Teen Advisory Council Update – Exploring Mindfulness

Teen Advisory Council Update – Exploring Mindfulness

We were so fortunate to have HCPSS Psychologist, Catherine Panzer, join us for our March TAC Meeting. Ms. Panzer has been a school psychologist in Howard County for for 21 years and enjoys teaching students and adults about mindfulness and how it can help them cope in today’s stressful world!

Giving Back to Howard County with the Life Skills Class

Since I moved to Howard County in fifth grade, I have been able to grow up—through elementary, middle, and high school—in this community. Now that I am over halfway done with college, I have had time to reflect on my experiences in the Howard County Public School System. Looking for a way to give back…

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Middle School Students 15 FREE online sessions to begin on January 27, 2021 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This “Middle School” curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to…

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

Have you ever made a snowman out of household items? Or painted a rock with a positive message to hide somewhere in the community? Perhaps you’re passionate about donating to your local animal shelter or to a food pantry. While some of these things may not seem like a big deal, when you embrace “random…

KNOW Connection (a socially-distanced) Scavenger Hunt

‘Tis the Season to be Socially Distant…but we want to be Jolly, too! This holiday season looks a lot different than it has in years past, and many people are having a difficult time due to lack of connection. But what can we do about it? We would like the Teen Advisory Council to safely…

Students Learn Life-Saving Tips During COVID-19

I was so grateful that HC DrugFree hosted an online CPR training in partnership with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Ever since school moved online in the spring I have been seeking chances to learn important skills. After learning the proper way to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on both…

Teen Recommends CPR Training

Before attending this HC DrugFree event provided by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, I spent little time informing myself on the necessity of CPR. I would learn about CPR in school, but the details are hard to remember as the last time being taught it was around 3 years ago. This…