HCPSS new high school #13

Just announced by County Executive Allan Kittleman as following:

After working closely with Dr. Martirano and Howard County Public School System leadership, I am pleased to announce that to accelerate the construction of the High School #13 (HS#13), I will be including funding in my FY 2019 capital budget to enable HS#13 to be opened by Fall of 2022. Originally scheduled for completion in 2024, this funding would expedite the opening by two years. This was announced by Dr. Martirano to the Board of Education (BOE) at their meeting this afternoon. Dr. Martirano also indicated to the BOE that he is actively exploring an alternative site for HS#13 near Landing Road in Elkridge, in addition to the Mission Road location in Jessup. It is important to note that a final decision on the site is expected by the end of this calendar year.

I am pleased that Dr. Martirano acknowledged the impact of these changes on redistricting. As he noted in his proposed capital budget letter: “The recommended budget, in conjunction with a multi-year boundary adjustment plan, will level capacity utilization among schools while avoiding the disruption of a broad-scale boundary line adjustment.” The Attendance Area Committee’s work is underway and the next step in the process is for Dr. Martirano to provide his recommendation to the BOE on October 3. It is my hope, and I’ve shared this with Dr. Martirano, that HCPSS will now delay any immediate high school redistricting until the new high school opens in 2022.

I would like to express my appreciation for the feedback we have received from the community – it is truly invaluable. I will continue to work with Dr. Martirano and HCPSS leadership to ensure that we find creative solutions that are fiscally responsible, but also relieve overcrowding, while at the same time minimizing the impact to our communities.

Chao Wu 2018 BOE campaign Kickoff on September 9

I am inviting you to join my 2018 BOE Campaign kickoff on 9/9/2017, Saturday afternoon 5:00-8:00PM at Linden Linthicum Church at 12101 Linden Linthicum Ln, Clarksville, MD 21029.

Please register at https://goo.gl/PJyGEF if you can such that we can have a head count. Food will be served and kids are welcome.

I am looking forward to seeing you there.

A Vote for Wu is a Vote for You.

By Authority of Friends of Chao Wu, Treasurer: Ying Wang


I am now a 2018 Howard County Board of Education Candidate

I am now a 2018 Howard County Board of Education Candidate. I filed my candidacy form Monday afternoon. I believe with our parents and kids, school teachers and staff, and our diverse communities, we can provide one of the best education experiences for our children. I am here to listen to your voice and concern and share your joy and your kids achievement. Vote for Dr. Wu, to work for you. 🙂

ChaoWu Candidate Filing on MD Election website

Oceania CultureFest Performers Needed Oct. 22 and more!

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Date: July 24, 2017 at 12:30:48 AM GMT+8
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Subject: Oceania CultureFest Performers Needed Oct. 22 and more!

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Seeking Performers and Exhibitors for Oceania CultureFest on Oct.22
CA is seeking musicians, dancers, exhibitors and food vendors for the upcoming Oceania CultureFest, which will celebrate Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The event is hosted by CA and the Howard County Library System.

This free family event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-4:30pm at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City (this CultureFest was originally scheduled for May of this year).

Performers (dancers, musicians, singers, haka) and exhibitors from Oceania are invited to participate and show the Howard County community what makes their countries and cultures unique. Representatives from Australia, New Zealand and all of the Pacific Islands are invited to participate, including but not limited to the islands of Fiji, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tahiti/French Polynesia, and Tonga. Performers can be children or adults.

Exhibitors are often local residents who set up tables to display cultural items from their country. Vendors may not sell items or services unless they are vendors or food trucks selling food outside of the library. There will be no payment for performances. Families who attend will be able to pick up a “CultureFest Passport” upon arrival and complete it for prize drawings.

Interested parties should contact Laura Smit, program manager for CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs, at International