Today's Topics - November 1, 2017

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 7:13pm

Federal Impact Aid Survey forms have been distributed to all students enrolled as of September 25 to bring home. Please return this survey form only if you are employed on federal property in Maryland, are on active military duty anywhere in the world, or are a foreign government military officer.  All information collected is confidential. If eligible, please return the form by November 9th!


SGA Food Drive Update

290 pounds of non-perishable food has been donated this week!  Can we get to 500? Absolutely, with your help!  Two more days to donate!  Send in your non-perishable food with students or drop off in the front office on Thursday and Friday to be counted towards a class celebration.   Monetary donations are still being excepted via cash or check payable to Howard County Food Bank. $1 = 1-lb of food towards class competition!

Leading the first period class competition is Mrs. McCabe with a total* of 272-lbs, followed by the Media aides with 216-lbs and Mr. McLagan with 124-lbs. (*Total class pounds include monetary donations.)28 of the 52 first period classes have donated so far!


Parent Volunteers -- According to HCPSS Board Policy, all parent volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools. Please complete this course before registering to volunteer at your child’s school. The course takes about 5 minutes to complete.   For more information and to complete the training, click here.



Pie & Apple Fundraiser -- Order Deadline is Thursday, November 2

Apple, Pumpkin, and Cherry Pies . . . plus EVERYTHING APPLE . . .  Apple Cider, Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, Apple Fritters, and just Apples!  Delivery will be 11/21 in the afternoon.

Place your order online today!!  Click here to view the sale flyer.




Driver Education  Street Smarts of Maryland hosts multiple sessions of Drivers Ed held at Marriotts Ridge High School.  Please consider supporting this important Boosters fundraiser!


New Session Begins TODAY . . . .

November 1-15 from 2:45-6:00 p.m. at MRHS.

To register, use this link:



Next meeting: Monday, November 13 at 7pm in Student Services.  Hope to see you there!

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Meeting.  November 6, at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   TAC meets once a month and is open to all Howard County high school teens. Free and forms can be found on the TAC page at


Great News from Harris Teeter!  For the 2017-18 school year the Harris Teeter Together in Education program is giving us the opportunity to earn a bonus check at the end of this school year!

If our school raises between $1,000-$1,999.99 we will receive a $1,000 bonus check.
If our school raises over $2,000 we will receive a bonus check of $2,000!

Let’s get MRHS PTSA at the top of the bonus program!  

Right now we have 94 families enrolled in the Harris Teeter TIE program. 

If you shop at Harris Teeter all of the time or even if you shop there only a few times a year, make sure your rewards card is attached to MRHS PTSA, no cost to you, but a huge way to support our school and help us reach the bonus!

Lots of ways to enroll:

 the cashier to link MRHS to your card (id # 2504) at the store when shopping.
Go onto the MRHS PTSA website to link your card under info/forms or right to Harris Teeter
Let’s us help! Email Francine at with your last name and phone number or VIC rewards number and she will link your rewards.


Follow MRHS PTSA on Facebook!  Go to


Reflections Arts Program  Submission deadline is November 17!

Would you like to make the world a better place through a reflection of art? What are your visions? Would you choreograph a dance? Produce a film? Write a poem or story? Compose a song? Take a picture or create a piece of visual art?   No experience is required to participate in Reflections!  Choose the arts category you are interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme “Within Reach!”, and be recognized as an artist in your community.  If you are interested, please pick up the official rules and entry form in the main office or from your guidance counselor.   Need more information?  Contact Kennisha Firstley at or Tracy Schutty at



Attendance Area Adjustment Process

The Board of Education wants to make sure that all residents are aware of the Attendance Area Adjustment Process that has been underway for a number of months. Click to read a recent communication.   Read more . . .

BOE Work Session #2 / November 1  7:30 pm at Board of Education

BOE Work Session #3 / November 2  7:30 pm at Board of Education


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.