MRHS Today's Topics - June 7, 2016

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 7:35am


Hitching Post will be having an end of year spirit wear sale during the concussion testing.  The Hitching Post will be open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week from 3:30 to 4:30.


From previous Today’s Topics:

MRHS Fall Cross Country

If you or your student plans on running Cross Country this fall, please take some time to read about tryout information, the summer training log, and summer workout information by going to

New for next season:  Returning athletes must complete the summer training log in order to run in the first meet.  Returning runners must be within two minutes of their 5k times from last year in order make the team.  New runners must run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

If you have any questions regarding summer training or tryout information for the fall, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Malt

Happy Training!



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 beforeFriday, 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 after July 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 Thursday of 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

Note: Hitching Post will be having an end of year spirit wear sale during the concussion testing.  The Hitching Post will be open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week from 3:30 to 4:30.

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 commitees. 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 or Dave Brown at 


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 Classes meet 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 Teensby Betty Caldwell.

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