Today's Topics - March 1, 2017

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:38am

Girls Basketball Section Final TONIGHT!

Winters Mill at Marriotts Ridge, 3/1 at 6pm

All admission $6.00 / MPSSAA Passes Only


Attn: Musical Theater Performers

Are you a musical theater performer looking for the next big performing opportunity?  Look no further, it is here!  The 50th Columbia Festival Celebration is coming to Merriweather on April 23.  All the high schools in Howard County are bringing casts from their Spring musicals to perform.  We are in need of 10 to 15 movers/dancers to represent MRHS at this event.  No dance experience necessary.  Rehearsals begin after school on March 8- March 29 in the dance studio from 2:30-4.  See Ms. Spruill during Mustang Time or see the information on the dance studio door.  Sign up today for this one time only musical theater performance.

Student Book Club will discuss, Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell Block 25 by Richard Evans on March 27 after school in the media production room.  Stop by the media center if you would like a copy of the book.

After School Activity Bus departs MRHS on Thursdays at 4p.m.  Sign-up to ride . . .



Join us for the February PTSA Meeting  on Thursday, March 9th.   All are invited to attend . . . we meet at7p.m. in Student Services.



MRHS PTSA AfterProm committee will be holding a planning meeting on Tuesday, March 14th @ 7:00pm in Student Services.  Anyone looking to help in final planning and pre-event project work is encouraged to attend.   If you would like to volunteer but are unable to make the 3/14 meeting, please contact Karen Chase @ 410.531.9818 as soon as possible.

Also, please check your calendars for April 29th.   We will be sending out a sign up shortly looking for volunteers to assist in the numerous activities we hold at AfterProm.  Mark your calendars now as we can only be successful if we have plenty of volunteers!   After Prom immediately follows Prom.  It will be at Glenwood Community Center from 11:30 pm on 4/29 to 3:30 am on 4/30.    Many more details to come!




Save the Date . . . Saturday, March 25 for the MRHS Music Department’s 2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser.   We hope this “save the date” memo acts as a reminder that if you are in need of a mattress, please mark your calendar and visit this mobile showroom.  Save up to 50% off retail, over 20 sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions, all while supporting the MRHS Music Program!





SUMMER CAMPS – Registration opened  2/13

Boosters-sponsored summer camps with by MRHS Athletic Coaches and Fine Arts Teachers take place each summer.  We offer a complete selection of Sports and Music/Fine Arts Camps to choose from for students in 1st-12th grades.    NEW THIS YEAR . . . Let’s Get Cooking Culinary Camp and Multi-Sport Camp!  MRHS offers the ideal atmosphere for an exceptional summer camp experience with exposure to MRHS facilities and excellent staff.  Most camps run for 5 days with weekly sessions beginning June 9th, ending the week of July 31st.  For more information including the camp descriptions and schedules, CLICK HERE.


Mustang Madness – March 11

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.  Donations for the silent auction will be accepted until March 1. If you have game tickets, restaurant gift cards, services or items that you are willing to donate, please contact or


To purchase your tickets  CLICK HERE    

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



Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC)

All Middle and High School students interested in

Learning about Leadership and Service Opportunities
Sharing the Student Voice on HCPSS Policy and Community Issues
Gaining Leadership Skills
Practicing Community Service
Working with student leaders from across HCPSS

are invited to attend HCASC meetings.  Next Meeting Wednesday 3/8  from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Cafeteria 10914 MD 108 Columbia, 21042.   Come join your fellow student leaders and work together to make Many Students One Voice.  For more information please or visit


Community Notices & Events

The following events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by Marriotts Ridge HS nor the Howard County Public School System.

Leadership U Class of 2017  Are you thinking of college for your child?  Let Leadership U help your current sophomore build the skills that will help them succeed!  Leadership U can provide him or her a memorable week-long program of leadership development, networking, and community awareness.  Beginning in July and continuing through the fall of their junior year with nine Sunday afternoon group meetings, LU will give your child the opportunity to meet new kids, utilize their leadership skills, and work on a community service project of their choice.  Come learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our final information session on  March 2 at Miller Library from 7-8pm.  Parents and students in both 9th and 10th grade are encouraged to attend.  Additional information is available at or email Meg Ignacio   Applications are due March 16, 2017. 

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. The next two meetings will be on Mondays, March 13 and April 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory web page at, and RSVP to

Mark Your Calendar - HC DrugFree Annual Senior Week: Staying Safe In Ocean City: Back by popular demand - Wednesdays, March 22 at Atholton High School and March 29 at Howard High School, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Parents (and grandparents!) and high school seniors are encouraged to attend. Ocean City Police and Beach Patrol will provide safety tips about water, beach, drugs/alcohol, crossing the busy highway, and much more.

HC DrugFree’s next convenient drive-thru Medication and Sharps Take Back Day is scheduled for April 29 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center.

HC DrugFree
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206
Wilde Lake Village Center
Columbia, MD 21044