Today's Topics 12/6/17

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:29pm

News from Boosters, PTSA, Music Foundation, & Community Events of Interest


Winter Concessions  We have moved inside for the winter sports season!  Please check the schedule and volunteer a few hours of time to help.  IMMEDIATE need is for this Friday’s Girls’ Basketball / JV at 3:30 and Varsity at 5:30.


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! 

Upcoming Class Sessions are Dec 6-19 and Jan 8-22

To register for either session or to read more, use this link:





THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support this year and past years of
Marriotts Ridge Music Fundraisers!!
  We wish you and your family a
Very Happy Holiday!  
We hope to see you at Winter Concerts!

Winter Music Concerts
December 13 & 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets available at the door ($5/person or $20/family) and are good for both performance nights.  

  • Wednesday, 12/13 performances include Percussion Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, Concert String Orchestra, and Concert Band
  • Thursday, 12/14 performances include Concert Choir, Symphony String Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Combined Choir Symphony Orchestra Finale

Holiday Jazz Cabaret  The Annual Holiday Jazz Cabaret will be held Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm.  It’s a wonderful evening where friends and family gather and listen to holiday music performed by our very on MRHS Jazz Band, with performances by the Women’s Choir, the Madrigals and several amazing soloists.  Beverages, appetizers and desserts are including with admission.   Tickets are $10 and sold at the door.

To make this evening of holiday jazz a success, we are looking for volunteers and donations. 



Vote for MRHS Madrigals!

The MRHS Madrigals have been entered into a contest with mix 107.3!!

Contest begins December 5th and ends December 7th at 5pm.  You may vote once per day.   
Please share with everyone!!! You can vote once per day!



Our next meeting will be Monday, January 8 at 7pm in Student Services.

PTSA Meeting scheduled for December 11 has been canceled. 


Restaurant Raffle   Don’t forget to return your ticket stubs!  If you want/need more tickets, see Mrs. Lockhoff or Mrs. Romero in the front office.  Prize drawing will be held onDecember 15.   It appears that some MRHS families did not receive their blue envelopes in the mail.  If that is the case, please send your mailing address to Theresa Yodzis .    ALSO, if you have friends, neighbors, or relatives that live locally who would like to participate in our Restaurant Raffle, Theresa will be happy to send them a blue envelope!  Just email names and address to Theresa and she will do the rest!       For more information on this fundraiser, visit the PTSA website or contact Theresa Yodzis at


Shopping on Amazon this Holiday Season?  Don’t forget to use MRHS PTSA Amazon Smile link each time you shop and Amazon donates to our school!  No cost to you, but a donation to our school . . . thank you!


SAT/ACT Practice Test  Do you know which test you should prep for?  Find out by taking Kaplan’s combo practice test.  You’ll get to try the content, timing, and format of each test, so that you will know which exam to focus on.

Where: Marriotts Ridge High School

When: Saturday, January 13, 8:45 a.m.

Cost: $20 (cash or check payable to MRHS PTSA)

Register online at for our SAT/ACT practice test today!


Senior Scholarships  If your MRHS Senior would like to apply for one of the four $1500 PTSA Scholarships they must be a member of the MRHS PTSA.  Please visit our website for membership information.    More information on the Senior Scholarships will be coming soon!


The Great Clips location in the Waverly Woods Shopping Center is partnering with the MRHS PTSA to benefit all our students!  Great Clips will offer a discounted price of $9.99 on haircuts to students for the entire school year.


Calling the Class of 2017 . . . You Are Invited!  Join us on Wednesday, December 20, for the Alumni Chat with the Class of 2018.  We are looking for alumni who would like to be part of our panel.

When: Wed., December 20, 2017

Time: 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

RSVP by December 6, 2017 to Mrs. Hildreth, School Counselor, at



Community News and Programs Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.


QuHacks Hackathon held this Saturday, 12/9  If you’re interested in computer science, come to the second annual QuHacks Hackathon! High school students from across Maryland will gain programming experience and learn more about computer science through workshops and by coding a project throughout the day. No prior experience is necessary! The Hackathon includes presentations by guest speakers and workshops to give you a crash course in a variety of areas, such as: Java, Web development, and Android app development. Students may work in groups of up to 2 members.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided!  The Hackathon will be held at the Commons at UMBC, from 9:30AM-6:30PM. For more information and to sign up, go to


HC DrugFree: TAC (Teen Advisory Council) will meet Monday, December 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Free pizza. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and teens must RSVP to before each meeting.