Today's Topics, 2/1/17

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:56pm

 The Coffee House scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed.

Student Book Club will meet on 2/27 after school in the media center to discuss, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It’s never too late to join the Book Club!  See Mrs. Rashid in the media center if you need a copy or have any questions.

After School Activity Bus departs MRHS on Thursdays at 4p.m.  

Junior Interview Day needs adult volunteers.

Spring Sports Season will begin Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  

SMOB Applications Student Member of the Board (SMOB) applications due 2/10.

HCPSS Summer Programs Registration Begins February 1 


Mustang Madness

SAVE THE DATE – March 11, 2017–for 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.


To purchase your tickets  CLICK HERE    

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





STUDENT DIRECTORY was distributed one per family to the youngest/only MRHS child on Monday.  If you have not yet seen your family copy, please check with your child.  The MRHS PTSA Directory is printed for use by parents, students and school staff.  The directory may not be copied, used for advertising, solicitations or any other commercial purpose whatsoever, or for any purpose which is in conflict with the policies of HCPSS or Marriotts Ridge High School.


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS **Membership Deadline Extension**

One requirement is that the senior student and at least one parent/guardian be paid members of the MRHS PTSA by February 7, 2017.  Don’t let this important deadline stand between you and the opportunity to apply for one of 4 scholarships!  


Scholarship Application deadline is April 14 at 2:30 p.m.



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  -- Saturday, February 25 from 8am – 1pm

Keep saving those gently used items to donate to this annual fundraiser sponsored by the MRHS Music Department!  Collection days will be Saturdays 2/11 & 2/18 from 9am-Noon and Friday, 2/24 from 4-8pm.   Read more . . .




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!


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