MRHS Today's Topics, 1/3/18

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:03pm


Today's Topics, 1/3/18

Attention Parent/Guardians of MRHS 9th Graders

 The 9th Grade Team will host an informational meeting on midterm exams for parents of 9th graders on Thursday, January 4th at 7p.m. in the Media Center. Topics will include: the importance of midterm exams, time management strategies and study strategies. Please note that course specific review sheets will not be provided. Questions? Please email Shaina McQueen, 9th Grade ITL, at



ARL Career Academies Information Night

Tuesday,  January 9th at 7PM

10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City

Come explore all of the program offerings, hear from ARL teachers’ and students about the three new Career Academies.


ARL Shadow Days

Attention 9th grade students: The ARL is offering an Aerospace Engineering Shadow Day and an Early College Program in Cybersecurity Shadow Day on Thursday February 1st. Please go to Student Services for a permission slip to participate. Permission slips are due back to Mrs. Nelson in Student Services by January 18th.

Attention 10th grade students: See what ARL has to offer! ARL Shadow Days will be held on Tuesdayand Wednesday, January 30th and January 31st. Permission slips can be picked up in Student Services and are due back to Mrs. Nelson by January 18th.


Adult Volunteers Needed for Winter Dance Ticket Sales 

The MRHS SGA is in need of parent volunteers to sell Winter Dance tickets during lunch shifts January 29 thru February 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. outside the MRHS cafeteria.  Please use the link below to sign-up to volunteer.  Email questions to  or  

This year's Winter Dance will be held in the MRHS gymnasium from 7-10 p.m. on February 3, 2018. 



Boys Basketball Game Change Notice . . . . Varsity Boys Basketball vs Bard High School game scheduled for January 8 will be played on Tuesday, January 9 at 4:00 at MRHS.   There is no JV game.  





Our next meeting is Monday, January 8 at 7pm in Student Services. Come hear from PTSA committee chairpersons, Mrs. Goldeisen, and SGA.  We are happy to also have Howard County Board of Education members, Ananta Hejeebu and Kirsten Coombs, joining us for a Q&A session beginning at 7p.m.  Hope to see you!


SAT/ACT Practice Test in January   Do you know which test you should prep for?  Find out by taking Kaplan’s combo practice test.  You’ll get to try the content, timing, and format of each test, so that you will know which exam to focus on.

Where: Marriotts Ridge High School

When: Saturday, January 13, 8:45 a.m.

Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MRHS PTSA)

Register online at  for our SAT/ACT practice test today!


Senior Scholarships  If your MRHS Senior would like to apply for one of the four $1500 PTSA Scholarships they must be a member of the MRHS PTSA.  Please visit our website  for membership information.    More information on the Senior Scholarships will be coming soon!






Join us for our next meeting on January 10th at 7pm in the staff lounge near the cafeteria.

WINTER CONCESSIONS SIGN UP  We have moved inside for the winter sports season!  Please check the schedule and volunteer a few hours of time to help.  


Driver Education  Street Smarts of Maryland hosts multiple sessions of Drivers Ed held at Marriotts Ridge High School from 2:45-6:00 p.m.  Please consider supporting this important Boosters fundraiser! 

Upcoming Sessions:  January 8-22  /  February 7-22   /  March 5-16

To register, use this link:



Community News and Programs Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.


Do you enjoy watching videos?  Do you like making videos?  The HoCo Student Film Festival is in need of your submissions!  The deadline is February 23rd at midnight.  The annual film festival is Friday, March 9th at the Miller Library in Ellicott City.  Trophies and cash prizes are awarded to the top films.  Come see what other school students are creating,  Go to or see your Media Specialist for more information!


HC DrugFree: TAC (Teen Advisory Council) will meet Monday, January 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC meets once a month and is open to all Howard County high school students. Free pizza! Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and teens must RSVP to before each meeting.