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.
Room: Student Services
Time: After School
Targeting African-American males in grades 9-12, Alpha Achievers is a youth centered educational program supported by Howard County Public Schools, the Alpha Foundation of Howard County and the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Operating in all twelve Howard County high schools, the program fosters a positive learning environment that encourages academic excellence and leadership development.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Day: Wednesdays, once or twice a month
Whether you are a competitive badminton player, or you have never played before but like the idea of playing a fun sport in a relaxed environment, the MRHS Badinton Club is for you! We have a diverse group of members consisting of all grades and skill levels.
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. This style of dance is often performed in Bollywood movies and musicals as a visual expression of Indian culture. We invite and welcome all members of the MRHS community to participate in this unique opportunity of shared cultural expression. No previous experience is required.
Room: Dance Studio
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.
Day: Wednesdays and Fridays
The environmental club is made up of students 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 club works with MRHS staff and students to complete our Green School Recertification.
To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
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.
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.
Club designed to allow students to play and talk about video games as a group in and out of school.
Room: Media Center
Time: After School
The goal of GSA is to create a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ students and allies.
Room: 102 (choir room)
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!
For anyone who is interested in German history, culture, and civilization. You do not have to take German to be a member.
Time: After School
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.
Day: Every other Monday
Purpose: Students with like interest getting together to enhance each other's skills
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
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
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.
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.
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: Break or 2:15-3:00 (As needed)
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.
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.
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: Ms. Renee Richard's room
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).
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.
Day: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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.
Time: 9:00:00 AM
All are welcome to participate in learning about the cultures of students attending Marriotts Ridge.
Day: Tuesdays Bi Weekly
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.
Time: Before School (7:00am)
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.
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.
Day: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
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.
Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
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.
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.
Time: After School
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.
The team strives to demonstrate excellence in speech and debate in a variety of competitive settings, while pursuing a higher goal of helping members build leadership skills. Forensics is the term given to competitive speech and debate activity. Our award winning Speech an Debate team consists of the following events:
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.
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.
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!
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Tri-M Music Honor Society will offer unique character-building opportunities to those Marriotts Ridge High School students who are involved in band, orchestra, and choral performing groups. In addition, as a music-focused organization, Tri-M will set the achievement bar high and encourage musical excellence for all music students.
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers around the world. This club is open to all students with a desire to provide aid through fundraisers and advocacy efforts, and more!