Today's Topics - January 18, 2018

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:29pm

Due to January 17th  inclement weather and canceled activities,

the following events have been rescheduled as follows:

Boys Basketball vs Long Reach @ MRHS

Rescheduled  for:

Monday, January 22

JV @ 4:00 / Varsity @ 5:30


Girls Basketball @ Long Reach

Rescheduled  for:

Monday, February 5

JV @ 4:00 / Varsity @ 5:30


 Allied Bowling has been canceled.


HCPSS Electrician Apprenticeship Pathway Information Meeting

Rescheduled for:

Wednesday, January 24

2 sessions: 1-2pm and 6-7pm

Both sessions will be held at Independent Electrical Contractors located at:

8751 Freestate Drive, Suite 250 in Laurel

For more information, click here.


Midterm Care Package Order deadline is Friday, January 19!  Don’t miss out . . . download and return the order form TOMORROW!!!


Course Registration Deadline Extended Through the Weekend

Online course registration window has been extended through Sunday, January 21.  Students in 9-11 grades MUST complete the online course registration through the Canvas parent portal.


Comprehensive Summer School – High School

Registration will be open February 1 at 3:00 p.m. – February 15 at 11:59 p.m.

The HCPSS Comprehensive High School Summer Program is designed to provide diploma-bound students entering Grades 9 through 12 with opportunities to support academic achievement and acceleration. The program offers high school credit-bearing courses in a variety of content areas and levels.  This year’s program will run June 25-August 3 and will be held at Hammond and Atholton High Schools.   For registration and course offerings, click here.


ARL Shadow Days

Attention 9th grade students: The ARL is offering an Aerospace Engineering Shadow Day and an Early College Program in Cybersecurity Shadow Day on Thursday February 1st. Please go to Student Services for a permission slip to participate. Permission slips are due back to Mrs. Nelson in Student Services by January 18th.

Attention 10th grade students: See what ARL has to offer! ARL Shadow Days will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30th and January 31st. Permission slips can be picked up in Student Services and are due back to Mrs. Nelson by January 18th.


Winter Dance – February 3, 7-10 p.m.

Help is Needed on Tuesday, 1/30 to Sell Winter Dance Tickets 

Please use the sign-up genius link below to volunteer.


Dance guests who do not attend Marriotts Ridge, must complete a Dance Guest Form prior to purchasing a ticket.

Download the Winter Dance Guest Approval Form or stop by the front office.





NEXT PTSA Meeting will be Monday, January 22 in Student Services at 7PM.   HCPSS Board Member, Ananta Hejeebu will hold a Q&A session starting at 7p.m.  Please join us!


Senior Scholarships 

$1,500 Scholarships will be granted to four seniors!

SENIORS –  It is time to begin preparing for your Senior Scholarship application. 

Two Key Dates:

  • February 9 – Membership Deadline / Graduating Senior must be a PAID MRHS PTSA Member
  • April 13 – MRHS PTSA Scholarship Applications must be received  by 2:30 p.m.

The Application for the 2017-2018 MRHS PTSA Scholarships is available on the PTSA website or in Student Services office.

Questions?  Contact Swami Swaminathan, MRHS PTSA Vice President @   or 515.745.6704


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.




2018 Senior Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 23, 2018
This Senior Scholarship is designed for a MRHS Booster club member who strives for excellence and has “Made a Difference at Marriotts Ridge” through a positive contribution to a school club, organization or sports team.  Two awards in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to defray the cost of any accredited institution of higher learning to which you have been accepted for the next academic year.   Information on the application process is available on the Booster website at




Annual Mustang Flea Market

Save the Date . . . MARCH 3, 2018

And save your donations, too!  For more information, click here.



News from Our Feeder Schools


Waverly Elementary PTA Basket Bingo/Silent Auction

 Saturday, February 24, 7-10 p.m. at The Catonsville Lodge
 We have exciting family, adult, and child prizes and auction items.

 New prizes announced each week.  Visit to see a complete list!

 Tickets: $20/person in advance; $30 at the door

 Buy tickets here: 


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.


Leadership U Class of 2018

Is your student looking for leadership opportunities?  Does he or she want to make a difference?  Consider joining the Leadership U Class of 2018!  Leadership U is an exciting leadership, teambuilding, and community service opportunity for current high school sophomores.  This unique four-month program involves a week-long summer program of hands-on activities, as well as involvement in a team community service project.  This program is for students with leadership potential, a desire to learn with others, and for those with an interest in the community.  Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our information sessions:  January 29 at Miller Library, February 13 at Central Library or March 1 at Miller Library.  All sessions are from 7-8pm.  Parents and students in both 9th and 10th grade are encouraged to attend.  Additional information is available at or email Meg Ignacio   Applications are due March 15, 2018.


Do you enjoy watching videos?  Do you like making videos?  The HoCo Student Film Festival is in need of your submissions!  The deadline is February 23rd at midnight.  The annual film festival is Friday, March 9th at the Miller Library in Ellicott City.  Trophies and cash prizes are awarded to the top films.  Come see what other school students are creating,  Go to or see your Media Specialist for more information!


HC DrugFree: TAC (Teen Advisory Council) will meet Monday, January 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC meets once a month and is open to all Howard County high school students. 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.

Maryland Route 99 Investigation Howard County is undertaking an investigation into the transport-tation challenges facing residents in the MD 99 corridor. In 2017, during public meetings on the County’s 2018 Priority Letter, many residents shared their concerns about the safety and congestion challenges on MD 99, especially in the section between Marriottsville Road and the US 29/MD 99 intersection. Recognizing these challenges, the County initiated an investigation into the traffic, safety, and congestion challenges on the MD 99 corridor. The investigation is focused on gathering data and information and the impacts on residents, and the results will help guide future county and state actions.  The Howard County Office of Transportation is leading the investigation in coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Howard County Departments of Public Works and Planning and Zoning.  Howard County plans to complete the investigation in the Fall of 2018.  The community is invited to an open house on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City). If you are unable to attend the open house you can still review the information and provide comments using the website link below; the website will be updated with additional information over the next several weeks.