Today's News, 6/30/17

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 8:04pm

FRONT OFFICE SUMMER HOURS -- 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE that Student Services will be CLOSED July 1-14, 2017
and reopen on Monday, July 17; office hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Effective July 1, the updated School Counselor caseload will be:
A-Ci    Ms. Little
Cl-I      Ms. Dubbs
J-L       Ms. Hildreth
M-Sc   Ms. Nelson
Se-Z    Mr. Johnson


New for SY 2017-18 

Online Registration for Fall Athletics 

Available Saturday, July 1st

Great news! The HCPSS Office of Information Technology has developed a portal through HCPSS Connect Parent Access to submit ALL of your Fall Athletics Forms.

Parents/guardians can now fill out required forms, upload physicals and proof-of- residency documents, and complete the eligibility process just by following this link: HCPSS Connect. This is a safe and secure way to sign up your child to participate in the upcoming 2017-18 Fall Athletics sports season.

Click here for a helpful step-by-step guide to online athletic registration. 

Paperwork can still be submitted as we have done for years, but we are hoping that many families will take advantage of this online submission process.  For more information, please contact the team coach.


Save the Date . . .

MRHS Fall Preseason Information Night

Thursday, August 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

This mandatory meeting is for parents/guardians and student athletes interesting in trying out for a fall sport.  You will receive information about try outs, hear from the Boosters President and Coaches, and confirm your child’s eligibility status.  


Fall Sports season begins on August 9, 2017, and includes Allied Soccer, Cheer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, and Volleyball.  Information that will be helpful to parents/guardians and students as you prepare for the upcoming fall sports season can be found by clicking here.  This information includes required paperwork, Varsity head coach names and emails, practice start dates/times, and Concussion Testing dates.


From the Health Room:

2017-2018 Medication Forms Information: Medication forms for the 2017-2018 school year were sent home in early June.   Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician after July 01, 2017. All over the counter medications must arrive in a new, unopened container with a medication form completed by the physician.   More information regarding taking medication at school, along with all necessary forms, is available on the HCPSS Health Services website.



MRHS Oreo Booth at the Howard County Fair 

Volunteers needed! The 2017 Howard County Fair is approaching fast. As is tradition, the Marriotts Ridge Boosters will be hosting the Fried Oreo booth at the fair again this year. The Oreo Booth is an important fund raiser for the Boosters, and we need your support to make it a success. The proceeds from the Oreo Booth go directly to the MRHS community in the form of funding for clubs, camps, activities and athletics for all of Marriotts Ridge. 

         The 2017 Howard County Fair is August 5-12. We need adults and students to help, no experience is necessary. Students can receive community service hours for their time. Information and sign-up is located at:

         If you have any questions please contact Bryan Hockensmith: or 410-336-1853



Are you applying for a Maryland driver leaner’s permit?  If you are under the age of 16, you must provide a completed verification of identity and/or school attendance form (#DL-300) to an MVA official during the learner’s permit application process.  The attendance form must be presented to the MVA in a sealed, unopened envelope provided by the school.  You should complete Section A, and bring the form into the school’s front office between the hours of 9am-2pm.  Mrs. Littlejohn will complete the school portion and place the form into a sealed envelope marked OFFICIAL.  


Need a work permit?  Go to


Community Notices

Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.