MRHS Today's Topics - June 1, 2016

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 5:00pm


NEXT STEPS Program for Grade 9-11 Students and Parents 6/2
News from the Health Room
Summer Study Skills Camp
Glenwood Library Community News
Student Wanted for Human Rights Commission

NEXT STEPS:  Empowering Students with the Tools to be College & Career Ready

Thursday, June 2 – Auditorium – 6:45 – 8:30 PM

All 9th-11th grade families are strongly encouraged to attend

Workshop topics will include:

Junior Information Session
College and Career Exploration:  Naviance
The Two-year college Experience
Writing Effective College Essays
Navigating a Successful Admissions Process
SAT/ACT:  Breaking Down the Differences
Helpful Tips with College Applications
The ABS’s of Apprenticeship Programs
Financial Aid



End of Year Medication Information

This is a reminder from the Health Room that all medications and supplies must be picked up by a parent or guardian before Friday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. Any medication not picked up will be disposed of according to HCPSS policy. 

2016-2017 Medication Forms Information:

Medication forms for the 2016-20167 schoolyear will be sent home on June 1 or can be picked up from the Health Room.   Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician afterJuly 01, 2016. All over-the-counter medications must arrive in a new, unopened container with a medication form completed by the physician.

Summer School Students:

If your student is attending summer school at Marriotts Ridge and currently has medications, you may pick them up from the Health Room on the last day of summer school.

 Please contact the Health Room with any concerns 410-313-5419.

Have a safe summer!


Student Commissioner wanted for Human Rights Commission

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Human Rights Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Student Commissioner to serve a one-year term from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 as a non-voting member on the Commission. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a student under the age of 18, a Howard County resident,have an interest in human/civil rights and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings on the third Thursdayof each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Applications are available online at or by calling the Office of Human Rights at 410-313-6430.


PTSA Meeting/Election June 9

The MRHS PTSA would like to invite parents, teachers, and students to the Annual General Meeting of the PTSA. The meeting will be held at Marriotts Ridge High School on June 9th, 2016 7:00PM. During the meeting, committee members for the next school year will be elected.


June Concussion Testing

Marriotts Ridge High School, under the direction of our Athletic Trainer, Carly Hayes, will offer three days of concussion testing in June. Concussion testing is good for two years. Cross Country and Golf athletes do not need to be tested. The June dates are as follows:

June 7, 9, and 10 at 3:30 and 4:30 in the media center. The testing is limited to 15 students per session. Students must sign up for these in advance. No walk ups, please. You can download the necessary forms on the Marriotts Ridge website. Please be is on time for the testing. Once started, Carly cannot accept anyone who arrives late.

To reserve a spot, email Carly at


MR Booster Summer Sports and music Camps! Register now!

Join in the fun at Marriotts Ridge!!!

Registration is now open for the Marriotts Ridge Booster summer sports and music camps.  For a complete list and registration information, check out the website:


The MRHS PTSA invites parents to serve on the PTSA commitee. The PTSA providers various services to the MRHS school community. Please visit PTSA website ( for the details on the services. Nominations are accepted for executive and non-executive positions. Interested parents can contact Swami Swaminathan at swami@usa.comor Dave Brown at


The student book club will hold our last meeting of the year on June 9th during break to discuss, Red Rising by Pierce Brown.  Stop by the media center if you need a copy!



To the Wonderful Mustang Volunteers.
Please join us for a luncheon in your honor.
The 8th of June, 2016
Beginning at 10:30 AM in the Guidance Office.

Please RSVP to: Debbie Derwart @


“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. 
 It's what you do for others."  Danny Thomas

 Sincere gratitude for all of your time, efforts and assistance.




The Activities and Athletics Fair for incoming freshmen will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 2016, from 8:30 am to 10:20 am. This is an opportunity for all teams, clubs and student organizations to meet with and distribute information to next year's freshmen class. Please contact your coach or club advisor to sign-up for a table at the fair by Friday, May 27th. Questions about the fair can be directed to Ms. Shaina McQueen (


Glenwood Library Community News:

Ready, Set, Yo-Yo!
Learn about the fun and challenging sport of yo-yoing, and give it a try! Join a
local expert for a demonstration and the opportunity to show your skills.
Ages 9 & up; 60 min
Wed, Jun 22nd, 2 pm

Girl Power!
Collaborate and make meaningful connections with others to make a difference
in your community. First session involves planning for the second session's
activity. (2nd session scheduled for July 12th 10:00am)
Ages 9-12; 90 min
Tue, June 28th, 7 – 8:30 pm

Meet the Author: Kathy MacMillan
Kathy MacMillan discusses her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse, called
"a tense, romantic fantasy epic about prejudice, political struggle, and the power
of words" by bestselling author R.J. Anderson. Find out how this fascinating
fantasy world was created, and create crafts for the world of the book. Books
available for purchase and signing.
Ages 14 & up; 60 min.
Wed, Jun 29th, 7 – 8 pm

Lego® Challenge
Sat, Jun 18th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board (with snacks!)
Tue, Jun 14th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
*last meeting until September*
Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group
Fri, Jun 10th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Tue, Jun 21st, 6:45 – 8:15 pm




Register now for the Summer Study Skills Camps to be held the weeks of August 1 and 8. Middle School Classesmeet from 9:00 - 11:00 am. during the weeks of August 1-5 and August 8-12. High School classes meet from 12 noon to 2:00 pm also during August 1-5 and August 8-12, Monday-Friday. One session longer than the academic year classes, the expanded time guarantees that students have time for fun and creative activities as part of the powerful Stressless Tests® curriculum. Proven to be effective for all students, the Camp is an especially powerful way to prepare students as they move into the new academic demands of middle school or high school. All classes meet at the Owen Brown Community Association building in Columbia.

 Subjects include · How to Study More Effectively ·Time Management - Overcoming Procrastination ·Test-taking Skills ·Focusing, Concentrating and Getting Organized, ·Taming ADD ·Dealing with Boredom and Overwhelm ·Effective Self Advocacy, and more. Great for students who have never learned how to study and those who are creative thinkers whether they are gifted learners or struggling students.

The fee is just $175 for Summer Camp and includes a copy of What's My Style? Test and Study Secrets for Procrastinating Teens by Betty Caldwell.


To register, go to For more information, contact Betty Caldwell at