Today's Topics 3/22/17

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:31pm

News from Parent Groups and Community

News from MRHS Health Room

EpiPen Recall  Please see the link below regarding four batches of EpiPens being recalled due to failure to activate or require increased  force.  

Batch Number:     5FA665     Exp: 4/2017

                                    5FA6651   Exp: 4/2017

                                    5FA6652   Exp: 4/2017

                                    5FA6653   Exp: 4/2017

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/epipens-recalled-over-failure-to-activate/8371014?pfmredir=sm&sf64356347=1&smid=Page:

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BOOSTERS

CONCESSIONS for Spring Sports   The concession stand is staffed for all Boys and Girls Lacrosse home games, plus one home Track & Field Meet.  Volunteers are needed to keep it running. Please use the link below to volunteer a little of your time to support our students.  Boosters Club uses proceeds to benefit ALL students in clubs, sports, music, dance, etc.  MRHS students may sign-up for service hours! 

SPRING CONCESSION SIGN UP

​​Summer Camps!

2017 Registration is OPEN

Music, Sports & Cooking Camps!

 

Fun for ALL Ages!

Camp Information & Schedule - Click HERE!

Registration Form - Click HERE!

To Register Online - Click HERE!

 

 

 

MUSIC FOUNDATION

2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser – Saturday, March 25  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!

 

Jazz at the Ridge – April 5, 2017

Marriotts Ridge High School Music Program will present their annual Jazz at the Ridge concert to be held in the school auditorium on April 5 at 7:00 p.m.  This year’s performances will include the award winning Marriotts Ridge Big Band, the Mount View Middle School Jazz Band, and our featured artists Howard County’s Most Wanted!  This group features seven nationally known artists that all have connections to Howard County as school alumni, former teachers, private instructors, or clinicians who work with jazz students all over Howard County.  Our artists include Todd Butler, Barry Enzman, Matthew Everhart, Damon Foreman, Jim McFalls, Brian Simms, and Christian Stengle.

        Each of these musicians have incredible careers of their own and have put this group together for this one special performance that is not to be missed!

        Tickets are $10 in advance and can be ordered by sending an email to jazzattheridge@gmail.com  Please sure to include the number of tickets requested and your contact information in the email.  Tickets will be available at will-call on the evening of the show.   Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.

        Hope to see you at MRHS for Jazz at the Ridge!

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PTSA

PTSA Senior Scholarship application deadline has been extended until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 to allow seniors that are members of the MRHS PTSA some extra time during Spring Break to complete their application.   All applications MUST be submitted no later than 2:30 p.m. on April 18th.  There will be no further extensions or exceptions.  The application is available on the PTSA website at http://www.marriottsridgeptsa.org/

 

Two Easy Ways to Support MRHS PTSA 

Right Away and Continually Throughout the Year!

HARRIS TEETER

Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  With the HT Together in Education program donations are made to our PTSA each time you shop, no cost to you- just link your card ASAP any of these ways:

Remember EACH YEAR YOU NEED TO RE-ENROLL YOUR CARD.  Last school year a thank you to the HT TIE program for donating over $2000- to MRHS PTSA! Please enroll your card today!

AMAZON SMILE

We now have an Amazon Smile link to support our MRHS PTSA!  

Go to the link:   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3808734     to shop and Amazon will donate a portion to our PTSA.  

You can bookmark and save the link so each time you shop it supports our PTSA.  The link can also be found on the PTSA website.

 

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Community Events of Interest

HC DrugFree Annual Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City presentation on March 22 / 7pm at Atholton High School  Read more . . . 

 

Bright Minds Foundation’s 3rd Annual Strutting with the Staff  dance competition will be held March 22 from 7-9pm at the Jim Rouse Theater.  This annual event benefits the Bright Minds Foundation and the students of HCPSS.  Bright Minds Foundation has provided 1, 035 computers to students and awarded $118,000 in teacher grants!  Read more . . .

 

Mu Alpha Theta Math Tournament to be held March 25th, 2017 from 8:30am - 2pm at Centennial High School. Students may compete in six categories: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalc, Calc AB, Calc BC. The top 5 students in each category will be recognized and even receive money! This is a great opportunity for students to be rewarded for all the hard work they have done so far. If you would like to register, go to centennialmao.weebly.comIndividual registration is $5 per student and free refreshments are included!

 

RISE (Research In Science and Engineering)  Centennial High School is hosting a science conference called RISE.  This conference is held in conjunction with the I/M program and sponsored by Science National Honor Society.  It aims to educate and inspire young STEM-driven minds. The first annual RISE conference will be on Tuesday, April 18 from 6-9:15 PM.  Inerested students should register for RISE using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyKf6q4N2w7n_Vgl9tzxaKFcoB08EorzojC58fFyQdw52gtA/viewform

  

HoCo Hacks Hackathon  If you are interested in computer science, come to the 3rd Annual HoCo Hacks Hathathon!  High school students from around the county will gain programming experience by spending the day coding a project that fits the theme presented at the event.  The Hackathon includes a presentation by guest speak Dr. Singh, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University.  Students may work in groups of up to three members and food will be provided.  The Hackathon will be held at Centennial High School on April 22 from 10a.m. – 6p.m.  For more information and to sign up for a spot, visit the HoCo Hacks 2017 website at thehocohacks.weebly.com

 

Service Learning Hours Opportunity  The HoCo Office on Aging and Independence seeks student volunteers to assist with their annual WomenFest event which will take place on Saturday, April 29 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. Service hours will be approved upon completion of shift services.  

        WomenFest is a FUN and INTERACTIVE event that entails engaging seminars, health screenings, vendors/exhibitors, cooking and fitness demos, etc.  We are looking for students to help assist with this annual event.  If you are interested in helping and earning service hours, please visit the website at www.hocovolunteer.org

 

Youth Police Academy The HoCo Police Department is hosting a free one-week, overnight, Youth Police Academy (YPA).  This is an excellent opportunity for youth interested in law enforcement to explore what a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement can be!  Many of our retired and current officers have sent their children through the YPA and really enjoyed the experience.  It is open to youth ages 15 – 18 with a GPA of 2.0.  See the attached brochure and application for more information on eligibility requirements.  

If you or someone you know has a child that is interested, please forward the information or see our website at  https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Police/Youth-Programs  

DEADLINE is April 28, 2017 (NO EXCEPTIONS) 

Send application to: PoliceYouth@howardcountymd.gov  or PFC Nicki Fulton, Youth Services Section, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044.  If you have any questions, please call 410-313-2620.

 

 

The Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Library System announces our spring college admissions and essay series of workshops.  

Intro to College Applications and Essays The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying to colleges and for writing your college essays. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. Ages 14-18; 60-90 min.

Navigating the College Application Process
Mar 29 (7 - 8:30 pm) Register: https://goo.gl/whtGh7
May 3 (7 - 8:30 pm) Register: https://goo.gl/U5Qwh7

Writing the College Essay
Apr 25 (7 - 8 pm) Register: https://goo.gl/24nH3a
May 20 (3:30 - 4:30 pm) Register: https://goo.gl/AW4JfX

 

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