Today's Topics - March 28, 2017

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:04pm

CORRECTION to Athletic Calendar . . .

in Monday's published calendar, the location for Wednesday's Track event was listed incorrectly, it should have read as

Wednesday, 3/29 -- Track at Long Reach, 3:00.   We apologize for any confusion.





Mar 29                        Junior Interview Day

Apr 4                           Senior Parent Night – 7pm CANCELLED – SEE BELOW

Apr 7                           Registration deadline for 5/6 SAT Test

Apr 7                           Schools Close 3 Hrs Early – End of Marking Period

Apr 8                           ACT Test

Apr 10-17                   Spring Break – Schools Closed

Apr 25                        Late Registration deadline (late fee) for 5/6 SAT Test

May 1-5                      AP Exams - week 1

May 5                         Registration deadline for 6/10 ACT Test

May 6                         SAT Test

May 8-12                    AP Exams - week 2

May 9                         Registration deadline for 6/3 SAT Test

May 17-19                  AP Exams - Late Testing

May 19                       Schools Closed for Students - Professional Day

May 19                       Late Registration deadline (late fee) for 6/10 ACT Test

May 24                       Late Registration deadline (late fee) for 6/3 SAT Test

May 29                       Schools & Offices Closed - Memorial Day

June 1                        MRHS Commencement at Merriweather Post Pavilion-11:00 am


PTSA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE has been extended until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:30.  Seniors, check out Naviance or pick up a scholarship application in Student Services.



The Senior Parent Information Night, originally scheduled for April 4, has been cancelled.  All general information regarding the graduation ceremony will be sent home via mail and will also be available on the MRHS website soon after we have a graduation date and time.  Please direct any questions to Lynn Rashid, Graduation Coordinator, at



Registrations turned in this week must include a $20 late fee.    Please note: NO registration will be accepted during Spring Break. Please plan accordingly.  The registration process includes completing a form in Naviance and returning a signed copy to Student Services. 

 2017 AP Exam Schedule:  May 1 – 5 and May 8 – 12 - Late testing will take place May 17 – 19. This year MRHS AP exams will be administered at St. Michael Poplar Springs 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mt. Airy, Md 21771 (with the exception of world languages and late testing, which will be administered at MRHS.)  A detailed schedule is found on the AP website:

Fees this year are $93 per exam.  We understand the financial burden the exam fees pose – especially when taking multiple exams.  This year payment or installments can be made at any time during the year prior to the deadline by check, money order or through Online School Payments.

Online School Payments - HCPSS has contracted with Online School Payments, Inc. (OSP) to afford parents/guardians the ability to pay online for school activities, including AP exams.  OSP accepts credit and debit cards (Visa or MasterCard) through a secure web browser at your convenience, 24 hours a day.  OSP does charge a small handling fee for this service. 

Payments can be made for one or more exams (in “Activity”), or periodic payments at your convenience (in “Obligations” tab).  The link to OSP is on the school website or below:

Check or Money Order Payments  - Please make checks payable to Marriotts Ridge High School and note AP test and the student name on the “memo/for” line. Checks should be sent to the Student Services, attention:  Lisa Scott. 

Questions? Contact Mrs. Scott, AP Testing Coordinator at



Learn a strategy for every question you’ll face on the new SAT at Catalyst’s two-day SAT Bootcamp. 

WHERE:  Centennial High School

WHEN:  9am-1pm on Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23 (Students attend both days)

COST:  $175 – must enroll by Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm  (no walk-ins accepted)

Students receive Catalyst’s SAT prep book, bonus online prep, diagnostic tests, and copies of essays that earned perfect scores on the actual new SAT.

To enroll, visit and click on “Bootcamp Sign-Up” on the website menu bar.  For more information, email or call 800-235-0056.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the CHS PTSA.



ACTIVE MINDS FOUNDER TO SPEAK AT GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL – Glenelg Country School welcomes Active Minds Founder and Executive Director, Alison Malmon for their speaker series, Dragon Dialogues.  The program, Active Minds:  Changing the Conversation about Mental Health, will addres how to harness the power of the student voice to create communities that care.  This event takes place on April 12 at 7:00 pm in the Mulitz Theater and is free and open to the public.



Students in grades 6-12 are invited to Splash Day at UMBC on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  This one-day program strives to inspire imagination and spark passion among high school and middle school students through the fun interdisciplinary classes taught by UMBC undergraduates.  Learn more and register at:   Questions?  Call 410-999-0706 or email



The “Directory of Mental Health Services in Howard County,” provided by the Howard County Mental Health Authority, is available to the public and can be found at the following link:


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