Today's Topics - November 8, 2017

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 8:25pm

MRHS Parent Groups & Community News of Interest

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.



Join us Tonight @ 6PM for our monthly meeting held in the staff lounge on the first floor.

Hitching Post will be open tonight! Come visit before or after the Winter Sportsmanship Meeting and get a head start on that holiday shopping list! 


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!

Next Session -- December 6-19 from 2:45-6:00 p.m.

To register, use this link:




Due to damage from recent storms to much of the citrus crops in Florida and Texas, we have chosen not to sell oranges and grapefruit this year.  In its place, just in time for Winter Break, we will be offering Racine Danish Kringles.   Ordering information to be posted soon!





MRHS PTSA Student Directories are finished and were distributed to all youngest and only students through period 3 classes this week.   Thank you to Jean Lim for working so hard on these directories!

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

Restaurant Raffle  This year’s raffle is our best one yet!!  Look for a light blue envelope to arrive in your home mailbox!  Enclosed are 20 raffle tickets for $1.00 each.  Many PRIZES to be won!!!   For more information on this fundraiser, visit the PTSA website.


HC DrugFree: Howard County is 1,212 Pounds of Meds and 17 Bins of Sharps lighter!

With beautiful weather and an army of more than 50 volunteers, HC DrugFree's team put on their green t-shirts and collected medications and sharps at our convenient drive-thru collection site in the Wilde Lake Village Center on October 28th. Thank you to all of the MRHS volunteers (students and parents) who came out to volunteer. 


International High School Exchange Opportunity Summer 2018   Interested in traveling to Cergy-Pontoise, France or Tres Cantos, Spain this summer?  Students studying French or Spanish, level III or above, have the opportunity through Columbia Association’s (CA) Sister Cities program to spend two weeks in July with a French or Spanish host family, then host a French or Spanish teen for two weeks upon returning home from Europe. Information sessions will be held on Mon. Nov 6 and Wed, Nov 15 from 7-8pm at the CA headquarters, located 6310 Hillside Court, Columbia 21042. For more information, contact Laura Smit (410)715-3162 or


Information Session for Summer 2018 Leadership Program in Haiti   Make a difference and experience Haitian culture as a member of the Haiti Global Leadership Program in the village of Camp Coq, near Columbia’s sister city of Cap-Haitien from July 7-16, 2018. Participate in community leadership activities with Haitian students, work directly with Haitian youth on strategies for addressing alternative energy, waste management, preventive medicine, vocational training and business initiatives. The first information session for the Global Leadership Program in Haiti was held on November 7; but it’s not too late to express your interest.  For more information, contact Bob Anantua (443) 285-3956 or BAnantua@


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:


Follow MRHS PTSA on Facebook!  Go to


Reflections Arts Program  Submission deadline is November 17!

Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers opportunities for young artists to be recognized for their creativity. Marriotts Ridge PTSA is proud to present our nation's best Reflections in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts.  

This year's theme is "Within Reach".  If your child is interested in submitting an arts piece or if you are interested in volunteering to assist, please contact Kennisha Firstley at or Tracy Schutty at



Attendance Area Adjustment Process Stay informed and up-to-date while the BOE moves through the School Attendance Boundaries process.  Read more . . .  


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.