Clubs and Honor Societies
Meets on Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:30 in Room 126 The National Art Honor Society is an academic organization that promotes the recognition of students who excel in the visual arts. It encourages visual art students to contribute their talent to their school and community and to maintain a high level of achievement in their visual arts courses. Students must be in an art class and maintain at least a B average to be eligible for membership.
BARK is a club dedicated to raise awareness about the pets in need of homes at the animal shelter. Anyone with an interest or passion in animals are welcome to join! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Day: Wednesdays, once or twice a month
Educators Rising is a National organization that supports students and education professionals. Students are encouraged to network and compete at national levels. Field trips and competitions are a part of club participation.
Day: 2nd Wednesday each month
The environmental club is a group at MRHS made up of students who are hoping to raise environmental awareness in our community through recycling, planting, and conserving resources. The environmental club handles the school's recycling and volunteers to work at the Howard County Conservancy. Goals
- To increase recycling in the cafeteria, we will educate students on what can and cannot be recycled.
- To share our passion for the environment outside of school by volunteering once a semester.
This club is a part of the local program Food on the 15th (www.foodonthe15th.org), which is designed to collect non-perishable foods to deliver them to low-income senior citizens in the community. This club is a great way for students to get involved in philanthropy and it provides students with a chance to earn service hours.
Any student can participate by donating non-perishable food. If a student wishes to get more involved, they can join the club to collect, organize, and deliver food.
Day: Mondays, once a month
Société Honoraire de Français The purpose of this organization is to recognize students with a high level of comprehension and interest of the French language. The members of French Honor Society will be students who are enrolled in French 3 or above, with a cumulative 3.5 GPA previous to membership and 3.0 after being inducted. Students must remain in French after being inducted (complete French 4/5). Student members will be required to complete three hours of service. Club de Français French Club is open to anyone and everyone!
FBLA is the nation's largest student business organization. FBLA provides opportunities for students to explore business or business related fields, and harbors leadership in each individual. Students are encouraged to develop networking skills. Participation in field trips, attending conferences and business-related competitions at state and national levels are part of the experience.
Day: 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Club designed to allow students to play and talk about video games as a group in and out of school.
Meet everyday after school at home
For anyone who is interested in German history, culture, and civilization. You do not have to take German to be a member.
Time: After School
Girl Up is a global organization in partnership with the United Nations to promote girl's education around the world.
Day: Every other Monday
All students are welcome to participate in the Habitat for Humanity club. Our group will focus our efforts on fundraising to support those individuals without homes and collaborating with other local Habitat for Humanity organizations to participate in building homes. Home builds will occur on various Saturdays throughout the year, but transportation is not provided. The club will also participate in events throughout the year that are sponsored by the national organization in order to promote awareness and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Room: Student Services
The MRHS It's Academic team meets weekly throughout the school year to train for competition in regional academic competitions. Student participants should be committed to academic excellence, capable of working in a team setting, and confident in their knowledge.
Admission requirements include: be enrolled in Italian 3 or above; satisfactory completion of application, essays, and teacher recommendation; grade of A for each quarter and at least a B on the exam during the semester prior to application; cumulative 3.5 for overall Italian study; approval from members of the World Language Department; and payment of one-time dues with application. Students who maintain their membership through their senior year will be permitted to wear the Society Onorario Italica cord at graduation.
Day: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
The Key Club of Marriotts Ridge was chartered Fall 2011, and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City. Key Club is an international student-led organization which presents its members with opportunities to serve their community, build character, and develop leadership. Our primary service project is Kiwanis/UNICEF Project Eliminate, a global humanitarian effort to provide mothers in developing countries with tetanus shots. In addition to this effort, Marriotts Ridge Key Club actively seeks to serve our school and community through a variety of activities.
For anyone who is interested in Latin history, culture, and civilization. You do not have to take Latin to be a member.
Time: After School
Organization involved in furthering the progression and awareness of the African-American culture. Students will participate in and promote activities, discussions, and events which facilitate cultural diversity with specific correlation to African American culture.
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: Break or 2:15-3:00 (As needed)
The Marriotts Ridge Math Team allows students to engage in friendly interaction with other students from Marriotts Ridge High School, as well as the other high schools in Howard County. The students become engaged in higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills, while at the same time helping MRHS in competition against neighboring schools in the county. All students are welcome to join, as there is no mathematical prerequisite for membership. Mathematical topics covered will range from Algebra 1/Data Analysis through Trigonometry The team meets every Wednesday for practices.
The purpose of the Marriotts Ridge Mock Trial Team is to provide extensive knowledge on the subject of law and debate. It will also provide knowledge on important aspects of public advocacy and speaking, especially in cases of criminal trials. Furthermore it will instill a sense of challenge and constant rebuff against their point of view. It will enhance a student's ability to understand the rights, processes and procedures involved in both real and simulated court trials. Student Membership: Anyone is eligible to become a member of the Mock Trial Team.
The Model UN club seeks to explore the world of diplomacy, debate, and international current events through authentic simulation of the United Nations. It is open to all students who are prepared to commit to the team and the required participation. Projects will include attendance at a fall and spring conference. The Model UN club will meet weekly with the possibility of additional meetings in order to prepare for upcoming conferences.
Day: Wednesday Break
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The Delta Scholars program is designed to set a standard of culture, class, and confidence.
The overall goal of the Delta Scholars program is to promote continued academic excellence in young ladies and provide mentoring support through the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The GPA requirement to join is a 3.0 and above. Participants are eligible for scholarship opportunities as well as honors at the time of graduation.
All are welcome to participate in learning about the cultures of students attending Marriotts Ridge.
Day: Tuesdays Bi Weekly
Students in grades 10-12 can apply each fall to become a Mustang Mentor. Mentors are assigned students who are new to MRHS to assist in the areas of high school transition, getting involved, and navigating academic supports.
Room: Student Services
Room: Auditorium or Cafeteria
Day: as needed
Visit the website (see link below) for more information!
Operation Smile is a club dedicated to raise awareness about facial deformities especially cleft lip and cleft palate. Anyone who is interested or passionate in supporting surgeries for children are welcome to join! Please contact email@example.com to join.
Advisor: Jennifer Cooper
Meeting Days: Every other Tuesday
We call it The Breakfast Social. Students who have signed the pledge against bullying are welcome to stop in, have a snack and socialize. (We invite students who have been identified as having social difficulties at school and school leaders). It has been a great success. We also plan to create a school wide video against bullying. Kimberly Burke is the sponsor for the Oyster Club and the club is in collaboration with Jodi Dubbs and the members of the Anti-Bullying Committee.
Time: Before School
The purpose of the Physics Club will be to encourage students who have an interest in physics to show their passion. We hope to foster an environment of cooperative learning by working together to solve stimulating and challenging physics problems.
POMS is a group of competitive dancers that perform during football and basketball half-time shows. Our Team also competes in competitions across the area during the winter season. Tryouts for the new team are held each year in May.
Day: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
The purpose of the Red Cross Club is to provide volunteer opportunities to students and allow them to experience the world of donation, charity work, and helping the community. We strive to participate in a variety of events, including blood drives, fundraisers, community service, and hands-on volunteer opportunities at local Red Cross affiliations.
Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
The purpose of the club/student organization, Relay for Life: MRHS Mustangs is to fundraise for cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness by planning various fundraisers. All the money will go to American Cancer Society by the end of the year. In order for a student to become a team member, they have to sign a participation form for an end of the year relay on June 18th to June 19th. If the student cannot participate in the relay, then they can still help out with the fundraisers.
Purpose: This student organization will adhere to and enhance the nationally defined objectives of the SNHS, which are to:
- Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought
- Advance the student's knowledge of classical and modern science
- Communicate with the scientific community
- Give an opportunity for motivated students interested in science a chance to compete and be recognized for their talents in a science competition
The MRHS she++ Programming Club is a high school branch of the she++ organization out of Stanford University. We seek to implement their mission “[to empower] women to make their mark on the technology industry” by generating interest at the high school level in STEM and learning various skills, programming or otherwise, from the industry. For further information, visit sheplusplus.org.
Time: After school TBD
The purpose is to recognize, encourage, and foster high achievement in the Spanish language. Students will have the opportunity to apply twice a year. Admission requirements include: enrolled in Spanish 3 or above; satisfactory completion of application, essays, and teacher recommendation for each quarter and at least a B on the exam during the semester prior to application; cumulative 3.5 for overall Spanish study; approval from all members of the Spanish department; payment of one-time dues with application.
Public Forum Debate meets Thursdays from 2:20 - 3:45 in Room 200 Lincoln Douglas Debate meets Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 in Room 104 Speech meets Tuesdays from 2:20 - 5:30, Individual 1/2 hour Time Slots By appointment from 2:30 - 4:00 - room 101 Motto: "Leadership through Speech" Forensics is the term given to competitive speech and debate activity. Our award-winning Forensics Team is currently comprised of approximately 10 students in grades nine through twelve.
Student government organizes all student events (such as Homecoming), plans fundraisers for the student body and acts as an advocacy group on behalf of Marriotts Ridge High School's students. SGA is made up of members from each athletic team, club, grade level and cultural background. Some of our goals for the year included increasing school spirit, increasing communication between the administration and student, having successful fundraisers benefitting several different charities, and programs to increase awareness of distracted driving.
Swim Club is similar to Ice Hockey where we are a non-school sponsored activity and not affiliated with HCPSS. We have 6 practices at a pool to prepare for the Howard County Championship Swim Meet every April.
Meeting during the winter sports season, the Table Tennis club is an eclectic group of students who enjoy getting together to play table tennis. This club is a fun way to stay physically fit. Students involved span a variety of skill level from just learning to fiercely competitive. All members practice good sportsmanship and enjoy playing matches and tournaments with each other. Table Tennis club is the place to be!
Advisor is TBD
UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is a United Nations program dedicated to providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. This club is open to all students with a desire to provide aid through fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and more! Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day: Every other Wednesday
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM