Today's Topics 3/29/17

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:11pm

PTSA, Boosters, Music Foundation and Community Events of Interest


Join us for the April PTSA Meeting  on Thursday, April 19.   All are invited to attend . . . we meet at 7p.m. in Student Services.

SENIOR BANNERS -- March 31 order deadline! $35 for personalized banner  Click for order form.


MRHS 2017 AfterProm Ticket Sales 

All Juniors & Seniors are invited to come “Glow in the Dark” at our MRHS 2017 AfterProm event!

         AfterProm will be held following Prom, from 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 to 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood on Route 97 in Cooksville.

         Don’t miss out on the great food, prizes, and awesome activities including Family Feud game show, pig races, carnival games and much more! 

         Tickets for AfterProm, as well as one way bus transportation from M&T Bank Stadium to Glenwood Community Center, will go on sale Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21  during all lunch shifts.  Look for our ticket sale table in the Commons!   

         After Prom tickets are $10 each.  You must have a completed & signed waiver form  (form is also found on MRHS PTSA website) for all attendees, including prom guests, in order to purchase tickets.  Bus tickets are $10 each.  Checks should be made payable to MRHS PTSA.

         Juniors & Seniors do not need to attend Prom to come to our After Prom event!

 Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Chase @  



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





Next meeting will be Thursday, April 6, at 7PM in Student Services.  JOIN US!!


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  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!





Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 5, at 7PM in the first floor staff lounge.  JOIN US!!


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! 



​​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!






Community Events of Interest

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


TONIGHT -- HC DrugFree Annual Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City presentation on March 29 / 7pm at Atholton High School  Read more . . . 


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:


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


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


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  

DEADLINE is April 28, 2017 (NO EXCEPTIONS) 

Send application to:  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 Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program (Y.A.L.P) is designed to differentiate students for their futures.   This is the world famous Dale Carnegie Course customized for teenagers.

Young Leaders learn how to: 

  1. Communicate more confidently in front of groups and with teachers, parents, coaches, and peers
  2. Enhance Leadership abilities within sport teams, clubs, group projects, and extracurricular activities
  3. Better manage attitude, procrastination, and stress
  4. Build Confidence and expand comfort zone
  5. Sell ideas and themselves in interviews and college applications

This upcoming Y.A.L.P is open to teenagers 14-19 years old.   There are four program sessions:  June 22nd & 27thJuly 11th & 14th.    Each session runs from 9am-5pm and are held at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, MD. The program is eligible for college credit and it looks great on college applications and resumes.  For more information contact Hillary Doyle  hillary.doyle@dalecarnegie.com410-560-2188 ext.112    Visit our website for student and parent testimonials:


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:
May 3 (7 - 8:30 pm) Register:

Writing the College Essay
Apr 25 (7 - 8 pm) Register:
May 20 (3:30 - 4:30 pm) Register:


Read about more Community News and Programs of Interest. . .