Today's Topics - October 19, 2017

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:47pm

HCPSS Student Representation

Are you or someone you know a student at MRHS who is passionate about student leadership? As MRHS Mustangs, you  have strong opinions, valued voices, and we  know you can make a difference.

This year, HCPSS is thrilled to introduce the first ever Student Member Convention to select two candidates to run for Student Member of the Board (SMOB). The SMOB serves alongside adult members of the Board of Education and advocates for student voice--your voice!

This school year, student delegates from each middle and high school will attend a convention at Wilde Lake High School on February 21, 2018 to select two candidates whom they feel will best amplify the student voice in our Howard County schools and who will run for the Student Member of the Board.  That delegate could be you!

To be considered for selection, please express your intent in writing to Mrs. Goldeisen and request two teacher evaluations to be submitted to the principal by November 30, 2017. No formal application packet is required beyond the statement of intent to the principal and two teacher recommendations.  Submission deadline is November 30.

Further information can be found using this link:

ARL Shadow Days


The ARL is hosting Shadow Day opportunities for student in 9th & 10th grade

Tuesday Nov. 7th, Wednesday, Nov. 8th, and Thursday Nov. 9th

If you are interested in exploring any of the academies listed below please fill out the appropriate permission slip (available in Student Services) and return to Ms. Nelson in Student Services by October 27th.  Attending a Shadow Day can play an important role in a student’s decision making as they go through the scheduling process for next school year.  Remember that the academies are countywide programs and some Academies fill up quickly.

Below are the dates for the academy specific Shadow Days:

Tuesday, Nov 7th Morning (period 1 and 2) - 10th graders only

Construction Management, Biotechnology, Computer Essentials-Cybersecurity, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Animation & Interactive Media


Tuesday Nov 7th Afternoon (periods 5 and 6) – 10th graders only

Health Professions (Certified Nursing Assistant and EMT), Hotel & Restaurant Management


Wednesday, Nov 8th (periods 1 and 2) - 10th graders only

Computer Networking-Cybersecurity, Architectural Design, Academy of Finance, Graphic Design, Automotive Technology, Systems and Project Engineering 


 Thursday, Nov 9th (periods 1 and 2)-current 9th graders only  

*Early College Program in Cybersecurity    * Aerospace Engineering-PLTW

* These Shadow Day experiences ONLY are open to current 9th graders


If you unable to attend the Shadow Day of choice,

you are welcome to call the ARL directly to schedule a visit at 410-313-6998


For detailed information about each Academy go to


For specific questions about the Academies and if they would be a good fit for your student, please contact your child’s assigned counselor.

HCPSS BSAP College & Career Opportunity Night

Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Lane

Columbia, MD 21045

The BSAP College and Career Opportunity Night is an annual event that exposes and provides students in grades 8 through 12 the opportunity to meet with college, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, business and entrepreneur recruiters in a variety of career fields. As a part of the HBCU Experience, Bowie State University’s Symphony of Soul Marching Band will be performing their award winning renditions. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr. Omar S. Muhammad, Morgan State University’s Director of Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center. He will address current trends and opportunities for students to explore entrepreneurship now and in the future. Following the keynote, several small group sessions will be offered to meet individual needs and interests of students and families. To assist students in specific areas in regards to graduation and post-secondary life, students are able to pre-register for a 20-minute appointment with a school counselor. 

For additional information about College & Career Opportunity Night, click



Street Smarts of Maryland Driver’s Education

Partnering with the MRHS Boosters Since 2009!

Next Class runs from 11/1/17 – 11/15/17 (No class on 11/10/17)

To register on-line at  

Since 2009, Street Smarts of Maryland has been a strong financial partner of the Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters. In addition to providing students with our premier Driver’s Education Program, Street Smarts of Maryland has provided over $36,000.00 back to the MRHS Boosters in support of student activities and programs. Street Smarts of Maryland is proud to be able to provide such financial support back to the local high schools who endorse their Driver’s Education Program. Whether their students are in the classroom or behind the wheel of a car, working together we can strive to make our children the best they can be! Thank you in advance for your continued support!

HOW DOES OUR PARTNERSHIP WORK: For each student that enrolls in our program, Street Smarts of Maryland provides a donation back to the MRHS Boosters, so please consider enrolling your child in their program.  Not only will your child receive a first rate education, but you’ll be helping to support the MRHS Boosters as well.

Street Smarts of Maryland provides their students with several course options with their goal of making each student a safer driver in all types of roadway conditions. Their curriculum is defensive driving based their instructor are current or retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers, or those with previous Drivers Education experience.

The Street Smarts program boosts the following:

Certified MVA Instructor
Management has over 200 Years of Combined Law Enforcement Experience
Thirty (30) hours of Classroom Instruction
Six, Eight, or 10 Hour BTW Packages


12/6/17 – 12/19/17                                                            
1/8/18 – 1/22/18
2/7/18 – 2/22/18     
3/5/18 – 3/16/18
4/16/18 – 4/27/18                                                                
5/21/18 – 6/4/18

Evening, Weekend and Summer Classes available at their main office located at Normandy Shopping Center in Ellicott City.  To register for any session on-line, please visit the Street Smarts website at:  Please email their office at or call 443-355-4238with any questions regarding their program.