Today's Topics - January 30, 2016

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 2:26am

Important Dates

Athletic Updates

Athletic Weekly Calendar

MRHS Dance Program Auditions (2/1 & 2/2)

After Prom Planning Meeting

IMPORTANT DATES

February 13 – Practice SAT (New Date)

February 19 – Coffee House (New Date)

 

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Athletic Updates

Allied Bowling rescheduled for 2/3 has been moved to 2/2 at Columbia Lanes at 2:45

The Girls/Boys Basketball games at Centennial tomorrow are on as scheduled

The Girls Basketball games vs. Atholton for 1/29 have been moved to 2/16  Girls at Atholton  Boys at MRHS

The Girls/Boys Basketball games vs. Glenelg rescheduled for 2/6 have been moved to 2/22  Girls at Glenelg  Boys at MRHS  JV4:00  Varsity 5:30


WEEKLY CALENDAR for NEXT WEEK

2/1
Indoor Track at Regions at PG Complex  2:30
Wrestling vs. Liberty at MRHS  JV 4:00  Varsity 5:30  Students $3.00  Adults $4.00

2/2
Allied Bowling at Super Bowl at Columbia Lanes  2:45
Girls Basketball vs. Long Reach at MRHS  JV 4:00  Varsity 5:30  Students $3.00  Adults $4.00
Boys Basketball at Long Reach  JV 4:00  Varsity 5:30

2/3
Wrestling vs. Reservoir at MRHS  JV 4:00  Varsity 5:30  Students $3.00  Adults $4.00
Cheerleading at HOCO Championships at Wilde Lake  6:00   Admission $5.00

2/4
Boys Basketball at Howard   Varsity 4:00  JV 5:30  note: Varsity First
Girls Basketball vs. Howard at MRHS  Varsity 4:00  JV 5:30  note: Varsity First  Students $3.00  Adults $4.00

2/6
Wrestling vs. Centennial/Hammond at Hammond  1:00

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MRHS DANCE PROGRAM Auditions
Monday Feb 1 - 2:30-6 Dance Studio Workshop-Students will learn combinations in jazz and contemporary.  Please wear proper dance attire and bring audition forms.
Tuesday Feb 2 -  2:30-6 Dance Studio Auditions-Students will sign up in groups of 4 in 15 minute increments to perform audition combinations.
Video tutorials are on MRHS Dance Facebook which is open to public.
Please contact Ms. Spruill at patricia_spruill@hpcss.org or call 410-313-5573 or 5568.

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After Prom Planning Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 1st 

at  7:00 p.m. in Student Services.  
 

 

 

Information from Previous Today’s Topics

Classes at Glenwood Library

Babysitting 101

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension Instructor. Participants receive a certificate after attending all three sessions. Ages 12-18. Registration required. Must attend all three sessions.

Feb 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 6-8pm

Register: goo.gl/xUBKSs

Knit 'n Chat Knitting Group

Beginners and experts welcome! Spend time with other teen knitters and learn to make cool items. Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

Fri, Feb 5th, 3:30 - 5 pm

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Donations needed for the Mustang Flea Market on 2/27!
Items needed: housewares, books, small cleaned appliances, clothing, shoes, purses/totes,  sporting equipment, furniture, craft items, video/audio equipment, movies/CD's, toys/games, any children's items, knick knacks, and more!  You name it, we want it!

Gently used items can be dropped off at the storage units in the MRHS parking lot next to the cafeteria at the following times:
    Saturday, February 13, 9 AM - 12 PM
    Friday, February 19, 6 PM - 8 PM
    Saturday, February 20, 9 AM - 12 PM
Please hold approved large items (e.g. furniture, large sports equipment, etc.) until Friday, February 26, 4PM - 8 PM.  Please drop them off in the Commons. (sofas not accepted)

Questions?  Please email Cindy Rinaldi: cindyrin@aol.com

In case of inclement weather, check http://www.mrhsmusic.net for details.

Donation receipts available upon request.

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PRACTICE SAT – Rescheduled

Take a full-length Practice SAT under realistic testing conditions.  Catalyst Prep is offering a Practice SAT Test at MRHS.  Proceeds benefit the MRHS PTSA. 

 

When:  Saturday, February 13 – 9am – 1pm

Cost:  $15  Pre-registration is required.  Walk-in students will be  accommodated as space allows.

Visit http://catalystprep.com/practiceexam_su to enroll.

For more information, or if you have difficulty enrolling online, please email info@catalystprep.com or call 800-235-0056.

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Reminder:  The Child Development Center parking spaces (which are marked) are solely for the use of parents dropping off or picking up children enrolled in the program. 

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MUSTANG MADNESS

The MRHS Boosters Club will host the annual Mustang Madness Event on March 12 at Players Bar and Grill. Come join other parents for a night of fun and fundraising. There will be dinner, music, raffles, prizes and a silent auction. We are offering an incredible early bird ticket price of $35 on January 25 and 26 onlythrough the Boosters Online Store. The ticket price increases to $45 on January 27 through March 10 and then ticket prices at the door are $50. Beginning January 25, go to mrhs-boosters.com to buy your ticket. Donations for the silent auction will be accepted until March 1. If you have game tickets, restaurant gift cards, services or items that you are willing to donate, please contactplgroman@gmail.com or marcieforwork@msn.com. 

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High School Talent needed!  Marriotts Ridge High School's version of America's Got Talent  needs you!  Class Acts will take place this year on Thursday February 18th from 7 - 9:30 pm in the auditorium.   In the past this classic MRHS event has taken place in May but is being moved to February due to academic demands on students and staff during the spring.  If you are interested in performing for your grade in this light-hearted competition then please see Ms. Adams to sign up for your audition time.  Auditions will take place February 4th after school in the choir room.

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Student Member of the HC Board of Ed Applications

Howard County Public Schools is now accepting applications for the next Student Member of the Howard County Board of Education.  Any current sophomore or junior in Howard County may apply for this position. The student must be regularly enrolled in an HCPSS high school, academically eligible, and a junior or senior in the 2016-2017 school year. The student elected by the students of Howard County will serve a one‑year term on the Howard County Board of Education, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. For more information on the application process please see MRHS Student Government Advisor Meredith Adams in room 353.  Applications are due February 12, 2016.

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LEADERSHIP U:  Is your student looking for leadership opportunities? Does he or she want to make a difference?  Consider joining the Leadership U Class of 2016!  Leadership U is an exciting leadership, teambuilding and community service opportunity for current high school sophomores.  This four-month program involves a week-long summer program of hands-on activities as well as involvement in a team community service project.

This program is for students with leadership potential, a desire to learn with others, and for those with an interest in the community.  Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at our information session on February 10 at Central library or March 3 at Miller - all from 7-8 pm. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.  Applications and information are available in the Guidance Office or atwww.leadershiphc.org.  Applications are due March 17, 2016.

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Affordable & Convenient SAT & ACT Prep In Partnership with MRHS

Learn everything you need to know about the SAT or ACT without wasting your student’s time or your money!  Enable your student to gain confidence in his/her test-taking ability, work to improve his/her college applications, and support MRHS all at the same time: 20% of all tuition collected is donated to MRHS PTSA! 

 You choose the two-day class that works best for your family’s schedule:

 

Redesigned SAT Prep:  These classes are for students taking the March 5, 2016 SAT and/or any SAT after that date.

Winter/ Spring Class Options:  T/TH Feb. 9 & 11 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

OR M/W April 18 & 20 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

ACT Prep:  M/W Mar. 21 & 23 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

                       

Regular tuition is ONLY $139/class OR $219 for SAT/ACT Class Package.  Register at least one week ahead of your course and save $10!

 

www.theanswerclass.com

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HC Drug Free

 

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Meetings: HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meets one Monday evening a month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at The Barn (Oakland Mills Village Center) and is open to all Howard County high school students. The next TAC meeting will be held on February 22. Community service hours are available. For more information, please visitwww.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Teen Advisory Council page, or contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director at Joan@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040.  

Parents: Attend Free Training to Save a Life! If your child, spouse or friend is abusing opioids (prescription pain medication such as Percocet or Vicodin, and street drugs such as heroin), attend the free opioid overdose response training offered by the Howard County Health Department. Register by calling the Health Department at410-313-6202.

Parents: Sign Up for HC DrugFree's Electronic Newsletter HC DrugFree is a non-profit in Howard County contracted by the Howard County Health Department to provide substance misuse prevention educational programs and services in the County. Sign up for HC DrugFree’s FREE electronic newsletter to learn about local drug/alcohol issues affecting everyone in Howard County. Learn about safe medication disposal and storage, policy changes and prevention programs to build community awareness in the County. To sign up for our electronic newsletter, please forward your email address to Info@hcdrugfree.org, call 443-325-0040 or sign up online at www.hcdrugfree.org and click on the "Join Our Mailing List" box. 

 

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Parent Volunteers – PLEASE READ

HCPSS has developed a brief training module and certificate of completion for anyone that volunteers at Marriotts Ridge or any other Howard County Public School.   Both the module and certificate are located on the HCPSS website, and we’ll also create links from your schools to this page under the “Get Involved” navigation tag. Parents/volunteers please  complete the training and submit your certificate of completion to the school before registering as a volunteer.

The site is available:  http://www.hcpss.org/parents/volunteer-information/

Thank you to the many volunteers who have already completed this process and submitted their certificate to the front office.

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