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Student Services Newsletter

Read the latest news from Student Services.  Inside this issue: 

  • Summer SAT Prep Course
  • Mrs. Ford is Retiring
  • Next Steps Raffle Winners




for supporting Operation Smile Club!

Chipotle will issue a check for $386.45 to Operation Smile.

The support from the MRHS community was amazing! 



Student Spotlight

2017 National Spanish Examinations

Congratulations to several Marriotts Ridge High School Spanish students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.

         In March, 107 MRHS Spanish students participated in the National Spanish Exam.  The exam, which is administered by over 3,000 teachers nationwide, is designed to recognize student achievement and promote the study of Spanish as a second language, and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

         Students from Marriotts Ridge earned a total of 2 Gold, 10 Silver, and 20 Bronze medals along with 25 Honorable Mentions.  “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the NSE is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”

         This success is due to the students’ hard work, as well as the Spanish teachers who help to prepare them:  Mrs. Gado, Mrs. McCabe, Ms. Rhodeside, Mr. Gnagey, and Mr. Ventosa.

         Congratulations MRHS Spanish students!  Our two Gold Medal Winners were Malavika Mahendran (Spanish 2 Honors) and Michelle Li (Spanish 2 Honors)



From the Health Room:

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 Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. Any medication not picked up will be disposed of according to HCPSS policy. 

2017-2018 Medication Forms Information: Medication forms for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent home soon or can be picked up from the Health Room.   Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician afterJuly 01, 2017. 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 and currently has medications, you may pick them up from the Health Room, bring them to the summer school location. 

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


Moving or Change of Address Reminder 

Parents are required to notify the school if they have moved, even if the move is within the Marriotts Ridge school district.  Final report cards are mailed home marked “Return Service Requested” indicated the USPS will not forward to another address.  If you are moving out of state or to another county, the new school will need copies of your student records.



Fall Sports season begins on August 9, 2017 and includes Allied Soccer, Cheer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, and Volleyball.  Information that will be helpful to parents/guardians and students as you prepare for the upcoming fall sports season can be found by clicking here.  This information includes required paperwork, Varsity head coach names and emails, practice start dates/times, and Concussion Testing dates.



Class of 2017 Graduation Pictures

The following link may be used to watch the archived ceremony or to see photos from this year’s graduation ceremony.  Enjoy!



MRHS Oreo Booth at the Howard County Fair 

Volunteers needed! The 2017 Howard County Fair is approaching fast. As is tradition, the Marriotts Ridge Boosters will be hosting the Fried Oreo booth at the fair again this year. The Oreo Booth is an important fund raiser for the Boosters, and we need your support to make it a success. The proceeds from the Oreo Booth go directly to the MRHS community in the form of funding for clubs, camps, activities and athletics for all of Marriotts Ridge. 

         The 2017 Howard County Fair is August 5-12. We need both adults and students to help, no experience is necessary. Students can receive community service hours for their time. Information and sign-up is located at:

         If you have any questions please contact Bryan Hockensmith: or 410-336-1853