Clubs and Honor Societies

Active Minds

Room: Student Services

Day: Thursday

Time: After School

Active Minds #stigmafighter #nostigma
Use your voice to change the conversation about mental health at Marriotts Ridge. Active Minds is a student-run, mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group. The group generally meets Thursday after school in Student Services.

Alpha Achievers

Wednesdays, 2:10-3:10, Room 208

Art Club/National Honor Society

Meets on Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:30 in Room 126 The National Art Honor Society is an academic organization that promotes the recognition of students who excel in the visual arts. It encourages visual art students to contribute their talent to their school and community and to maintain a high level of achievement in their visual arts courses. Students must be in an art class and maintain at least a B average to be eligible for membership.

Room: 120

Day: Thursdays

Time: 2:15-3:30

Asian American Student Association (AASA)

The Asian American Student Association seeks to empower and promote the experiences, perspectives, and voices of Asian American students, provide a safe ethnic space, and raise awareness to the cultural, social, and political aspects of Asian and Asian American customs. AASA strives to prepare and assist students in advocating unity in diversity among Asian Americans and developing cultural awareness, relationships, and social and leadership skills.

Room: 207

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:15

B.A.R.K.

BARK is a club dedicated to raise awareness about the pets in need of homes at the animal shelter. Anyone with an interest or passion in animals are welcome to join! Please contact barkmrhs@gmail.com to sign up. 
 

Room: 227

Day: Wednesdays, once or twice a month

Time: 2:15-3:30

Bollywood Dance Club

Bollywood dance  is a beautiful blend of all Indian dance styles, be it classical Indian dance, folk Indian dance or the more current R&B, hip hop music. Bollywood dance is often performed in Bollywood movies and musicals.  This style of dance is a visual expression of Indian culture that can be enjoyed by everyone. We invite all members of the MRHS community to participate in the Bollywood Dance Club as no previous experience is required.

Book Club

Room: Media Center

Day: Monday

Time: 2:15

Book Club Webpage

Chamber Music Program

Room: 102

Day: Fridays

Time: After School

Chess Club

Room: Media Center

Time:

  • Thursdays from 2:15-3:15

Chinese Club

Room: 330

Day: Tuesdays

Time: TBD

Cinema Club

Room: 344

Day: Friday

Time: 2:30

Class of 2019

Room: Room 302

Day: as needed

Time: 9:00

Class of 2020

Room: TBD

Day: as needed

Time: TBD

Class of 2021

Meeting Time: TBD

Advisors: TBD

 

Class of 2022

Advisors TBD
 

Educators Rising/Future Educators Association

Educators Rising is a National organization that supports students and education professionals.  Students are encouraged to network and compete at national levels.  Field trips and competitions are a part of club participation.

Room: 352

Day: Wednesday and Friday

Time: Break

Environmental Club

The environmental club is a group at MRHS made up of students who are hoping to raise environmental awareness in our community through recycling, planting, and conserving resources. The environmental club handles the school's recycling and volunteers to work at the Howard County Conservancy. The Environmental Club is working with MRHS staff and students to complete our Green School Recertification.

Goals:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

This group meets in Room 308 on Wednesday mornings at 6:45am. 

Film Club

Room: 220

Day: Tuesday

Time: 2:15

First Robotics

Room: 121

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 2:30-4:30

Food on the 15th

This club is a part of the local program Food on the 15th (www.foodonthe15th.org), which is designed to collect non-perishable foods to deliver them to low-income senior citizens in the community. This club is a great way for students to get involved in philanthropy and it provides students with a chance to earn service hours.

Any student can participate by donating non-perishable food. If a student wishes to get more involved, they can join the club to collect, organize, and deliver food. 

Room: 310

Day: Mondays, once a month

French Club/National Honor Society

Société Honoraire de Français The purpose of this organization is to recognize students with a high level of comprehension and interest of the French language. The members of French Honor Society will be students who are enrolled in French 3 or above, with a cumulative 3.5 GPA previous to membership and 3.0 after being inducted. Students must remain in French after being inducted (complete French 4/5). Student members will be required to complete five hours of service.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA is the nation's largest student business organization.  FBLA provides opportunities for students to explore business or business related fields, and harbors leadership in each individual. Students are encouraged to develop networking skills. Participation in field trips, attending conferences and business-related competitions at state and national levels are part of the experience.

Room: 352

Day: Wednesday

Time: Break

Gaming Club

Club designed to allow students to play and talk about video games as a group in and out of school.

Meets every thursday in the Media Center. 

Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)

The goal of GSA is to create a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ students and allies.

Room: 102 (choir room)

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:15

GenerationOn

GenerationOn is a volunteer/service club that has monthly-themed goals and projects; we aim to give back to our community in a variety of ways!

Room: 210

Email: mrhsgenerationon@gmail.com

German Club/German National Honor Society

For anyone who is interested in German history, culture, and civilization. You do not have to take German to be a member.

Room: 309

Day: Tuesdays

Time: After School

Girl Up

Girl Up ignites the empowerment of girls, by girls around the world. In partnership with the United Nations, we stand up for girls, speak up for programs that help them thrive, and rise up as a community of advocates out to change the world, for good.

Room: 324

Day: Every other Monday 

Time: 2:15 

Guitar Club

Purpose: Students with like interest getting together to enhance each other's skills

Time: 2:15:00 PM

Day: Wednesday

Room: 100

 

Habitat for Humanity

All students are welcome to participate in the Habitat for Humanity club. Our group will focus our efforts on fundraising to support those individuals without homes and collaborating with other local Habitat for Humanity organizations to participate in building homes. Home builds will occur on various Saturdays throughout the year, but transportation is not provided. The club will also participate in events throughout the year that are sponsored by the national organization in order to promote awareness and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Room: Student Services

Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA)

Room: 344

Day: Wednesdays

Time: After school

Ice Hockey

Room: Ice Hockey rink

Day: Seasonal

Time: 7:00 PM

 

It's Academic

The MRHS It's Academic team meets weekly throughout the school year to train for competition in regional academic competitions. Student participants should be committed to academic excellence, capable of working in a team setting, and confident in their knowledge.

Room: Room 328

Day: Thursdays

Time: 2:15-3:00

Italian Club/Italian National Honor Society (Società Onoraria Italica)

Admission requirements include: be enrolled in Italian 3 or above; satisfactory completion of application, essays, and teacher recommendation; grade of A for each quarter and at least a B on the exam during the semester prior to application; cumulative 3.5 for overall Italian study; approval from members of the World Language Department; and payment of one-time dues with application. Students who maintain their membership through their senior year will be permitted to wear the Society Onorario Italica cord at graduation.

Room: 320

Day: Wednesdays

Key Club

The Key Club of Marriotts Ridge was chartered Fall 2011, and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City. Key Club is an international student-led organization which presents its members with opportunities to serve their community, build character, and develop leadership. Our primary service project is Kiwanis/UNICEF Project Eliminate, a global humanitarian effort to provide mothers in developing countries with tetanus shots.  In addition to this effort, Marriotts Ridge Key Club actively  seeks to serve our school and community through a variety of activities.

MAAAC (Mustang African American Awareness) Club

Organization involved in furthering the progression and awareness of the African-American culture. Students will participate in and promote activities, discussions, and events which facilitate cultural diversity with specific correlation to African American culture.

Room: 207

Day: Alternating Wednesdays

Time: Break or 2:15-3:00 (As needed)

Math National Honor Society

Room: 254

Day: as needed

Time: Mustang Time/After School

Mathematics Team

The Marriotts Ridge Math Team allows students to engage in friendly interaction with other students from Marriotts Ridge High School, as well as the other high schools in Howard County. The students become engaged in higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills, while at the same time helping MRHS in competition against neighboring schools in the county. All students are welcome to join, as there is no mathematical prerequisite for membership. Mathematical topics covered will range from Algebra 1/Data Analysis through Trigonometry The team meets every Wednesday for practices.

Men's Chorus

Room: Choral Room

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Mock Trial

The purpose of the Marriotts Ridge Mock Trial Team is to provide extensive knowledge on the subject of law and debate. It will also provide knowledge on important aspects of public advocacy and speaking, especially in cases of criminal trials. Furthermore it will instill a sense of challenge and constant rebuff against their point of view. It will enhance a student's ability to understand the rights, processes and procedures involved in both real and simulated court trials. Student Membership: Anyone is eligible to become a member of the Mock Trial Team.

Model United Nations

The Model UN club seeks to explore the world of diplomacy, debate, and international current events through authentic simulation of the United Nations. It is open to all students who are prepared to commit to the team and the required participation. Projects will include attendance at a fall and spring conference. The Model UN club will meet weekly with the possibility of additional meetings in order to prepare for upcoming conferences.

Room: 206

Time: 2:15

MRHS Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

MRHS Delta Scholars

The Delta Scholars program is designed to set a standard of culture, class, and confidence.
The overall goal of the Delta Scholars program is to promote continued academic excellence in young ladies and provide mentoring support through the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The GPA requirement to join is a 3.0 and above. Participants are eligible for scholarship opportunities as well as honors at the time of graduation.

Room: 207

Day: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Time: 2:15

MRHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Objectives: To empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives. We accomplish this by creating, equipping, and sustaining a network of student-run chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00:00 AM

Multicultural Club

All are welcome to participate in learning about the cultures of students attending Marriotts Ridge.

Room: 322

Day: Tuesdays Bi Weekly

Time: 2:15-2:45

Mustang Chorale

Room: Choral Room

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

National Honor Society

Room: Auditorium or Cafeteria

Day: as needed

Time: 2:15-2:45

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National Honor Society for Dance

Room: 103

Day: as needed

Time: 2:15-2:45

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a club dedicated to raise awareness about facial deformities especially cleft lip and cleft palate. Anyone who is interested or passionate in supporting surgeries for children are welcome to join! Please contact operationsmilemrhs@gmail.com to join.

Advisor: Jennifer Cooper

Room: 346

Meeting Days: Every other Tuesday

Oyster Club

 We call it The Breakfast Social. Students who have signed the pledge against bullying are welcome to stop in, have a snack and socialize. (We invite students who have been identified as having social difficulties at school and school leaders). It has been a great success. We also plan to create a school wide video against bullying. Kimberly Burke is the sponsor for the Oyster Club and the club is in collaboration with Jodi Dubbs and the members of the Anti-Bullying Committee.

Room: 352

Day: Fridays

Time: Before School (7:00am)

Philosophy Club

Meets in theory. Every other Wednesday after school in Room 306.

Photography Club

The Marriotts Ridge Photo club will provide a friendly and supportive environment for photographers at all levels of experience, with interests in all genres of photography. The club will encourage the growth of artistic vision and technical knowledge of photography among its members. Members can share ideas and knowledge with each other to help promote interest in photography in the school community through exhibition and school events. Additionally, it is the goal of the club to use our hobby and passion to benefit the Marriotts Ridge school community.

Ping Pong Club

Room: Cafeteria

Day: Friday

Time: 2:15

POMS/Drill Team

POMS is a group of competitive dancers that perform during football and basketball half-time shows. Our Team also competes in competitions across the area during the winter season. Tryouts for the new team are held each year in May.

Room: 103

Day: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Red Cross Club

The purpose of the Red Cross Club is to provide volunteer opportunities to students and allow them to experience the world of donation, charity work, and helping the community. We strive to participate in a variety of events, including blood drives, fundraisers, community service, and hands-on volunteer opportunities at local Red Cross affiliations.

Room: 311

Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Time: 2:15

Relay for Life: MRHS Mustangs

The purpose of the club/student organization, Relay for Life: MRHS Mustangs is to fundraise for cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness by planning various fundraisers. All the money will go to American Cancer Society by the end of the year. In order for a student to become a team member, they have to sign a participation form for an end of the year relay on June 18th to June 19th. If the student cannot participate in the relay, then they can still help out with the fundraisers.

Rooted in Christ

Room: 324

Day: Tuesday

Time: 2:30

Science Olympiad Club

Objectives

  • Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought
  • Advance the student's knowledge of classical and modern science
  • Communicate with the scientific community
  • Give an opportunity for motivated students interested in science a chance to compete and be recognized for their talents in a science competition
  • Build collaborative skills through team activities

Activities

  • Compete in Invitational, Divisional, and State Science Olympiads

Room: 344

She++ Programming Club

The MRHS she++ Programming Club is a high school branch of the she++ organization out of Stanford University. We seek to implement their mission “[to empower] women to make their mark on the technology industry” by generating interest at the high school level in STEM and learning various skills, programming or otherwise, from the industry. For further information, visit sheplusplus.org.

Room: 354
Day: Tuesdays
Time: After school

Spanish Club

Room: 322

Day: Wednesdays/Monthly

Time: 9:00 M

Spanish National Honor Society

The purpose is to recognize, encourage, and foster high achievement in the Spanish language. Students will have the opportunity to apply twice a year. Admission requirements include: enrolled in Spanish 3 or above; satisfactory completion of application, essays, and teacher recommendation for each quarter and at least a B on the exam during the semester prior to application; cumulative 3.5 for overall Spanish study; approval from all members of the Spanish department; payment of one-time dues with application.

Speech and Debate/Forensics

Public Forum Debate meets Thursdays from 2:20 - 3:45 in Room 200 Lincoln Douglas Debate meets Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 in Room 104 Speech meets Tuesdays from 2:20 - 5:30, Individual 1/2 hour Time Slots By appointment from 2:30 - 4:00 - room 101 Motto: "Leadership through Speech" Forensics is the term given to competitive speech and debate activity. Our award-winning Forensics Team is currently comprised of approximately 10 students in grades nine through twelve.

Stock Market Club

Room: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Student Government Association – Executive Board

Student government organizes all student events (such as Homecoming), plans fundraisers for the student body and acts as an advocacy group on behalf of Marriotts Ridge High School's students. SGA is made up of members from each athletic team, club, grade level and cultural background. Some of our goals for the year included increasing school spirit, increasing communication between the administration and student, having successful fundraisers that will benefit different charities, and programs to increase awareness of distracted driving.

Room: 336

Swim Club

Swim Club is similar to Ice Hockey where we are a non-school sponsored activity and not affiliated with HCPSS. We have 6 practices at a pool to prepare for the Howard County Championship Swim Meet every April.

Table Tennis

Meeting during the winter sports season, the Table Tennis club is an eclectic group of students who enjoy getting together to play table tennis. This club is a fun way to stay physically fit. Students involved span a variety of skill level from just learning to fiercely competitive. All members practice good sportsmanship and enjoy playing matches and tournaments with each other. Table Tennis club is the place to be!

Room: Cafeteria

Day: Fridays

Time: 2:15-4:30

Advisor is TBD

Technical National Honor Society

Room: 121

Day: 3rd Wednesdays

Time: Mustang Time

UNICEF

UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is a United Nations program dedicated to providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. This club is open to all students with a desire to provide aid through fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and more! Interested students should email mrhsunicefclub@gmail.com.

Room: 351

Day: Every other Wednesday

Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM