Today's Topics - December 22, 2016

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 8:48am

PSAT Updates

PSAT/NMSQT Results - December 2016
Each (10th and 11th) grade student who participated in the October 2016 administration of the PSAT will receive his/her score report on Thursday, December 22nd.  The students will also receive their test book and a blue information sheet.  This sheet contains information about your child's score report, PSAT tools and resources, and PSAT Information Night.  Reports not given to students will be available in Student Services on Friday.

PSAT 8/9 Results - December 2016
We have not received the 9th grade student reports.  We will distribute these reports to you once we receive them.  

ALL PSAT Results - December 2016
All PSAT scores may be accessed online.  Students who included an email address on their test booklets received an email on December 12th or 14th containing their full online report.  If no email address was provided by your child, students can create an account at and enter the access code from the paper report.

Please contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions.

PSAT Information Night
HCPSS will host a PSAT information night on January 31, 2017, 7 p.m. at Long Reach High School. Parents and students are invited to attend, and are encouraged to bring score reports to the event.


Long Reach High School PTA Presents
Keeping Your Kids Safe Online –
Vulnerabilities through Technology and Social Media

January 3, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the LRHS Auditorium

An informative, interactive, community discussion on how your children are using technology, and how technology can be used against them.   Topics include: Bullying, Addiction, “Sexting”, Social Media, Online Credibility, Child Targeting, Blackmail, Crimes Against Children, Child Abduction and more.   Learn about new and emerging technologies, how to monitor and what to watch for; how to talk to your kids about safe online behavior; and what resources are available to you for support.  **This program is not recommended to have children under the age of 14 in attendance.**


Community Notices & Events

The following events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by Marriotts Ridge HS nor the Howard County Public School System.

Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program
The Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program (Y.A.L.P) is designed to differentiate students for their futures.   This is the world famous Dale Carnegie Course customized for teenagers.  Young Leaders learn how to:

Communicate more confidently in front of groups and with teachers, parents, coaches, and peers
Enhance Leadership abilities within sport teams, clubs, group projects, and extracurricular activities
Better manage attitude, procrastination, and stress
Build Confidence and expand comfort zone
Sell ideas and themselves in interviews and college applications

This upcoming Y.A.L.P is open to teens 14-19 years old.   Classes begin January 8, 2017 on Sunday afternoons at Cattail Creek Country Club, and are open to the community.  The program is eligible for college credit and it looks great on college applications and resumes.   Contact Carla Doyle to learn more:  410-560-2188 ext 22, and visit our website


HaitiFest – Sunday, January 22

You are cordially invited to HaitiFest on Sunday, January 22 from 3:00 - 5:30 pm at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center, 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044. HaitiFest will celebrate Columbia's new sister city relationship with Cap-Haitien, Haiti and the Haitian community living in Columbia/Howard County.

Doors will open at 3:00 pm so participants can visit exhibits, meet Haitian authors and view art that will be for sale. The Program will begin promptly in the theater at 3:30 pm with entertainment and speakers. After the program, a Taste of Haiti will be offered, with samples of delicious Haitian food. Haitian/Caribbean dress is encouraged!

For more information, go to


Glenwood Library Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Board

Ages 11-17 60 min

Tue, Jan 10th, 3:30 pm


Anime Club

Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and share your creative & artistic talents!

Ages 13-17.   All movies rated no higher than 13+, 60 min.

Wed, Jan 11th, 7 pm


Affording College

Join a representative from Howard Community College for an informative discussion of how to afford college. Learn about obtaining scholarships, grants, and loans; filling out the FAFSA; and more. Ages 14-19, Parents welcome.

Sat, Jan 14th, 1 pm



Knit, Craft, Chat

Ages 11-17 Allow 30 min

Tue, Jan 17th, 7pm

Learn to weave using recycled CDs


How to Find the Right Colleges for You

College-wise discusses how to identify the schools where you will be happiest and most successful. Learn to be a savvy college shopper! Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min.

Tue, Jan 31st, 6 pm




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