Today's Topics, 2/8/2017

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:56pm

News from MRHS Parent/Community Groups


The February PTSA Meeting scheduled for 2/14 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16.   All are invited to attend . . . we meet at 7p.m. in Student Services.

Additionally, for the remainder of this year PTSA will meet on the second Thursday of each month instead of the second Tuesday.  Please note date changes for the remaining will be

March 9 – April 20 – May 11 – and June 8.


PTSA sponsored MRHS School Directory was distributed last week, one per family, to the youngest or only MRHS student in the family.  If you have not yet seen your family’s copy, please check with your child; it may very well be in his or her backpack! 


It’s never too late to join the MRHS PTSA!  Easy online payment!  

2017 PTA Reflections – Congratulations to Samantha Ichniowski who received Award of Merit (3rdPlace) in Music Composition.   For a complete list of PTACHC Winners for Reflections 2016-17, click here.



Attention Parents/Guardians – and not just those of upper classmen


AfterProm is not scheduled until April 29th, but various jobs need to be done NOW to once again provide a fun, safe, chemical-free, party for our Juniors & Seniors following Prom. 

We are in need of volunteers for a number of different positions, including, but not limited to:

 “COLLEGE BOOTH” -- Always a favorite activity because each student gets a free item of their choice from a wide variety of items donated from colleges across the U.S.  Multiple volunteers are needed to email pre-written letters to a list of colleges.  This can be done at home on your own time, but needs to be completed before end of February.  One volunteer is also needed to update a spreadsheet as donations are received. 

FOOD -- Committee members are needed to plan & purchase food (and supplies).

PUBLICITY -- Volunteers are needed to create & distribute publicity for AfterProm. 

MISC., OTHER --  There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities prior to and during the AfterProm event. If you are not sure what you can help with, but would like to be kept abreast of any AfterProm volunteer opportunities, please let us know!! 

Thanks in advance for your help in continuing to provide a fun, safe, After Prom opportunity for our students this year.  It takes many, many hands to make this event a success. Any amount of time you can provide is greatly appreciated!  We are very thankful for those who have already volunteered their time and look forward to hearing from more of our community!

Please reach out to Karen Chase via MRHS PTSA @   should you have any questions or you are able to volunteer.





Mustang Flea Market  -- First donation drop off is this Saturday, 2/11!

Gently used items can be dropped off at the storage units in the parking lot next to the cafeteria this Saturday, Feb. 11, 9am-12pm.   Future collection days will be Saturday 2/18 from 9am-Noon and Friday, 2/24 from 4-8pm.   Read more . . .


Save the Date . . . Saturday, March 25 for the MRHS Music Department’s 2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser.   We hope this “save the date” memo acts as a reminder that if you are in need of a mattress, please mark your calendar and visit this mobile showroom.  Save up to 50% off retail, over 20 sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions, all while supporting the MRHS Music Program!





SUMMER CAMPS – Registration begins 2/13

Boosters-sponsored summer camps with by MRHS Athletic Coaches and Fine Arts Teachers take place each summer.  We offer a complete selection of Sports and Music/Fine Arts Camps to choose from for students in 1st-12th grades.    NEW THIS YEAR . . . Let’s Get Cooking Culinary Camp and Multi-Sport Camp!  MRHS offers the ideal atmosphere for an exceptional summer camp experience with exposure to MRHS facilities and excellent staff.  Most camps run for 5 days with weekly sessions beginning June 9th, ending the week of July 31st.  For more information including the camp descriptions and schedules, CLICK HERE.


Mustang Madness – March 11

The Boosters Annual Fundraiser!

Location: Players Bar & Grill (in the Waverly Shopping Center)

Time: 7-11 PM

Come join other parents/guardians for a night of fun and fundraising.  There will be dinner, raffles, prizes, a silent auction and music featuring The Dixon Ulmer Band.  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 contact plgroman@gmail.comor 


To purchase your tickets  CLICK HERE    

$50 from January 26-March 9, and then $60 at the door




Community Notices & Events

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

TEDx Talk hosted by Reservoir High School.  The theme for this talk is the domino effect—how one small thing can make a big difference. The talk will feature eight speakers (4 adults and 4 students), who will discuss topics ranging from leadership, parenting, the environment, video games and menstrual cycles, and art. The event will be held on February 11 at Reservoir High school from 2-7pm. The tickets are $5 and can be bought through the link below or at the door the day of the event.  Hope to see you there— it should be an awesome and thought-provoking event!


The Centennial High School's Girl Up organization would like to welcome you and your students to the Howard County Girl Up Leadership Summit of 2017.

      On Saturday, February 18th, we will be hosting an leadership summit to increase awareness and action for women's and young girls' rights all across the globe. From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Miller Branch Library (the Avalon meeting room), there will be numerous guest speakers from around the community, leadership workshops, and empowerment activities with prizes. Girls and boys from middle and high schools all around Howard County are invited to participate in this event.

      Registration is free, so please come out to support our club and adolescent girls everywhere! Though there is no admission fee, we ask that you make a donation of $5 to the Girl Up campaign. Every penny counts towards helping one disadvantaged girl achieve her dreams! Registration is encouraged through the following link, where the link to the donation website can be found as well:


2017 River Hill Yard Sale You, your family, or your club can be a vendor for the 2017 River Hill Yard Sale! Get easy money by selling things you already own; the only cost to you is a space fee. To reserve a spot, fill out this form. The yard sale will be held Saturday, April 22 from 8am to 1pm, so sign up now and tell your friends to come find some great buys. Registration is $20 for early bird (now until February 6th), and $30 after that date. Questions? Email