MRHS Today's Topics - June 8, 2016

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 7:47am

MRHS Fall Field Hockey

If you or your student plans on trying out for Field Hockey in the Fall, please email Coach Gado at to receive Preseason information.   We will collect paperwork and begin the Fall Season on Friday, August 12 from 8:00am-10:00am at the Field Hockey Field.


2016 Fall Sports Information

Marriotts Ridge High School

The following information will help parents and incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders as you prepare for the fall sports season:

The fall sports season begins on August 10th.
All those planning on trying out for a Fall Sport must have a 2.0 GPA with no more than one failing grade for the marking period.
All 10th, 11th, and 12th  graders will need the following:

Current physical: Must be dated after April 1, 2016.
Athletic Participation form.
Copy of Birth Certificate. One time item. If the student has played a sport before, this is already on file.
Proof of residency. This may be a BGE bill, phone bill, etc.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest form.
You can download all forms on the MRHS website:
All student athletes must be insured.
All students must have concussion testing prior to the first practice, except for Golf and Cross Country. Concussion testing is good for 2 years.

The following is a list of all fall head coaches. It includes their email addresses and first practice date and time. Please refer all questions to the coaches, and do not mail information to the school. It may get misplaced.

Sport                            Coach                          email                                                   Start

Volleyball                    Amanda Olsen                     8/15

                                                                        Main Gym  8:30am

Field Hockey                Stacie Gado                             8/12

                                                                        Hockey field  8:00am


Boys and Girls             Rich Malt                                  8/15     

Cross Country                                                 Track 3:00pm


Girls Cross Country     Jason Conley                         8/15

                                                                        Track 3:00pm    


Football                       Marcus Lewis                       8/10

                                                                        Weight Room  8am


Cheerleading              Kelly Brown                             8/10

                                                                        Aux Gym  8am                       


Girls Soccer                 Karyn Peksa                           8/10

                                                                        Track   8am


Boys Soccer                 Quinn Khouri                        8/10    

                                      Paul Courtney  

                                                                        Soccer practice field   9am               


Boys and Girls Golf     Mark Dubbs              

The first tryout will be held at Waverly on or about 8/15 TBD Contact Coach Dubbs  for more information


Allied Soccer               Kim Burke         

 Practice will begin in early September


Concussion Testing will be held in the Media Center computer lab under the direction of our Athleic Trainer, Carly Hayes, on the following dates:

8/2   Cheerleading      3:30       Girls Soccer    4:30

8/3   Volleyball            3:30       Boys Soccer   4:30

8/4   Field Hockey       3:30     Football           4:30

8/5    Football    3:30      Make Ups 4:30

8/9  Make Ups            3:30 and 4:30

All are expected on time with the concussion paperwork. Email Carly with questions

The Fall Sportsmanship Meeting will be held on 8/22 at 7pm in the auditorium. One parent or guardian of each fall student-athlete is expected to attend.


From previous Today’s Topics:

Hitching Post will be having an end of year spirit wear sale during the concussion testing.  The Hitching Post will be open Thursday, and Friday of this week from 3:30 to 4:30.


MRHS Fall Cross Country

If you or your student plans on running Cross Country this fall, please take some time to read about tryout information, the summer training log, and summer workout information by going

New for next season:  Returning athletes must complete the summer training log in order to run in the first meet.  Returning runners must be within two minutes of their 5k times from last year in order make the team.  New runners must run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

If you have any questions regarding summer training or tryout information for the fall, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Malt at

Happy Training!



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 Friday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. Any medication not picked up will be disposed of according to HCPSS policy.

2016-2017 Medication Forms Information:

Medication forms for the 2016-20167 schoolyear will be sent home on June 1 or can be picked up from the Health Room.   Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician afterJuly 01, 2016. 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 at Marriotts Ridge and currently has medications, you may pick them up from the Health Room on the last day of summer school.

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

Have a safe summer!


PTSA Meeting/Election June 9

The MRHS PTSA would like to invite parents, teachers, and students to the Annual General Meeting of the PTSA. The meeting will be held at Marriotts Ridge High School on June 9th, 2016 7:00PM. During the meeting, committee members for the next school year will be elected.


June Concussion Testing

Note: Hitching Post will be having an end of year spirit wear sale during the concussion testing.  The Hitching Post will be open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week from 3:30 to 4:30.

Marriotts Ridge High School, under the direction of our Athletic Trainer, Carly Hayes, will offer three days of concussion testing in June. Concussion testing is good for two years. Cross Country and Golf athletes do not need to be tested. The June dates are as follows:

June 7, 9, and 10 at 3:30 and 4:30 in the media center. The testing is limited to 15 students per session. Students must sign up for these in advance. No walk ups, please. You can download the necessary forms on the Marriotts Ridge website. Please be is on time for the testing. Once started, Carly cannot accept anyone who arrives late.

To reserve a spot, email Carly at


MR Booster Summer Sports and music Camps! Register now!

Join in the fun at Marriotts Ridge!!!

Registration is now open for the Marriotts Ridge Booster summer sports and music camps.  For a complete list and registration information, check out the website:


Glenwood Library Community News:

Ready, Set, Yo-Yo!
Learn about the fun and challenging sport of yo-yoing, and give it a try! Join a
local expert for a demonstration and the opportunity to show your skills.
Ages 9 & up; 60 min
Wed, Jun 22nd, 2 pm

Girl Power!
Collaborate and make meaningful connections with others to make a difference
in your community. First session involves planning for the second session's
activity. (2nd session scheduled for July 12th 10:00am)
Ages 9-12; 90 min
Tue, June 28th, 7 – 8:30 pm

Meet the Author: Kathy MacMillan
Kathy MacMillan discusses her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse, called
"a tense, romantic fantasy epic about prejudice, political struggle, and the power
of words" by bestselling author R.J. Anderson. Find out how this fascinating
fantasy world was created, and create crafts for the world of the book. Books
available for purchase and signing.
Ages 14 & up; 60 min.
Wed, Jun 29th, 7 – 8 pm

Lego® Challenge
Sat, Jun 18th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board (with snacks!)
Tue, Jun 14th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
*last meeting until September*
Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group
Fri, Jun 10th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Tue, Jun 21st, 6:45 – 8:15 pm



Register now for the Summer Study Skills Camps to be held the weeks of August 1 and 8. Middle School Classesmeet from 9:00 - 11:00 am. during the weeks of August 1-5 and August 8-12. High School classes meet from 12 noon to 2:00 pm also during August 1-5 and August 8-12, Monday-Friday. One session longer than the academic year classes, the expanded time guarantees that students have time for fun and creative activities as part of the powerful Stressless Tests® curriculum. Proven to be effective for all students, the Camp is an especially powerful way to prepare students as they move into the new academic demands of middle school or high school. All classes meet at the Owen Brown Community Association building in Columbia.

 Subjects include · How to Study More Effectively ·Time Management - Overcoming Procrastination ·Test-taking Skills ·Focusing, Concentrating and Getting Organized, ·Taming ADD ·Dealing with Boredom and Overwhelm ·Effective Self Advocacy, and more. Great for students who have never learned how to study and those who are creative thinkers whether they are gifted learners or struggling students.

The fee is just $175 for Summer Camp and includes a copy of What's My Style? Test and Study Secrets for Procrastinating Teens by Betty Caldwell.

To register, go to For more information, contact Betty Caldwell at