September Morning Announcements

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:03pm

September 28, 2018

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 - Oct. 14. So, where did the tradition of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month come from? The foundation for this celebration was laid in 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson initiated Hispanic Heritage Week. The African American Civil Rights movement had just achieved a tremendous success in the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but the Chicano Rights movement for Mexican-Americans was still fighting for greater recognition. Later, Hispanic Heritage Week was expanded into a month-long celebration under President Ronald Reagan in 1988. In that year, Hispanic Heritage Month was formally adopted into US law as a national period of celebration.
  • Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTSA Reflections! This year's theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the front office and return by Friday, November 30, 2018. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at
  • Do you like to sing? Don't have room in your schedule for choir? Want to make new friends? If so, then join A Cappella Club. Auditions and previous experiences are not required! Students from all grades are welcomed. Meetings are currently in Room 102 on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM.
  • Interested in guitar?  Need help in guitar?  Join the Guitar Club.  First meeting will be Wednesday, 10/3.  See Mr. Rawlings for more information.

September 27, 2018

  • Remember to stop by the new Rita's on Marriottsville Road THIS FRIDAY (or "TODAY") Sept. 28 between 3 to 9pm. Mention Marriotts Ridge and they'll give 20% of each order to the Marriotts Ridge Music Foundation!
  • All students attending the HCC Symposium must turn their signed permission form to Mr. Malt in room 200
  • Are you interested in law? Do you find yourself constantly binge watching old Law and Order episodes? If so, Mock Trial is the club for you! Members of the team will have an opportunity to learn much more about the law and court procedures. Our introductory meeting will be in Room 309 on Tuesday, October 2, right after school. It should last 30 minutes. See you there!

September 26, 2018

  • Help support Leadership U's service project for Howard County General Hospital's pediatric ward. From October 1st to October 23rd there will be a collection of toiletries, such as deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and gently used toys and board games. These donations will be directly going to the kids in the pediatric department. Donation boxes will be placed near the front office. By donating old toys and toiletries, you will be helping, and bringing happiness to the kids in the pediatric department of Howard County General Hospital. Please donate!!

September 25, 2018

  • Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Listen over the next few weeks for interesting facts related to Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Have you been hearing all the announcements about clubs holding interest meetings? Have you looked on the school website and been overwhelmed by the number of student clubs and activities? Do you want to be involved but not sure where to start? Well than you should check out the Club Fair during lunch on Wednesday! Stop by the tables in the Commons, speak to club representatives and even sign-up to participate. Get Involved! Meet new friends who have the same interests as you! Make a difference!

  • Beginning today, Environmental Club will meet on Tuesdays in room 246. See Ms. Kol if you have any questions. We hope to see you this afternoon!

  • Red Cross Club meeting is RM 311 Mrs. Bonner's room during Mustang Time

September 24, 2018

  • Are you interested in Asian culture? Are you seeking volunteer hours? Join the Asian American Student Association! The interest meeting will be held on Monday, October 1st. Snacks will be provided! All are welcome!
  • Are you a Christian student who loves helping the community and wants to meet other Christians at Marriotts Ridge? If so, join us for Rooted in Christ's next meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:15 in Mrs. Wichmann's room (302) for icebreakers and fellowship!
  • Did you know that in the United States alone, more than 30,000 people are living with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Join the Cystic Fibrosis club to volunteer in fundraising events that will raise awareness and help find a cure. First interest meeting will be held after school on Wednesday the 26th in room 334.
  • Do you have an interest in exploring new cultures? Would you like to delve into new dance form? Then try out for the Bollywood Dance Club! The first interest meeting is Wednesday during mustang time in student services.

September 21, 2018

  • Are you interested in STEM and a career in healthcare? Join the Health Occupations Students of America - Future Health Professionals! The first meeting will be held after school on September 25th in Mr. Eckert's room, room 338!
  • Thanks to all who came to the Key Club meeting! Membership forms can be found outside of room 314 and are also available on the Key Club website at You can turn in the form and dues next Tuesday after school in room 314 and during Mustang Time next Wednesday, also in room 314.

September 20, 2018

  • Would you like an amazing extra-curricular on your high school resume? Well join FBLA, our interest meeting is September 26th during break in room 350, Mrs. Burke's room. Our meeting will be only 10-15 minutes long. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all invited.
  • Calling all improvisers! Improv club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 26th during Mustang Time. Join us in theatre! Please see Mr. Beall with any questions.
  • Neehow everyone, the MRHS Chinese Club would like to invite you to our meeting on 9/25 after school from 2:10-3:00 in room 323. Snacks will be provided, all are welcome. If you are interested in leading the club, club elections will take place on this day too. Please come prepared with a speech. Positions are:
    • 1 President
    • 2 Vice Presidents
    • 1 Treasurer
    • 1 Secretary
    • 2 Publicity secretaries
  • Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher or working in the field of education? Are you always looking for opportunities to earn credentials and scholarships for college? Join us September 26th for a brief meeting in Mrs. Burke's room, 352 or visit our table at the clubs activity fair.

September 18, 2018

  • Join the MRHS Vision Club and fundraise for vision impairments, such as cataract surgery. It is a chapter of Harvard College Vision: Global Health Society. First meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 2:15 in Room 214
  • Do you have a passion for animals? Come join BARK on Thursday, September 20th after school in room 207
  • Juniors and Seniors: Please stop by the Front Office to pick up your parking permit
  • There is no food or drink in the commons during lunch. All food is to be consumed in the cafeteria

September 17, 2018

  • Are you interested in playing girls lacrosse this spring? There will be an informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th, after school in Coach Brady's classroom, Room 244. If you cannot attend, please stop by.
  • Are you interested in saving the environment? Would you like a way to earn service hours on a consistent basis? Do you want to help our school with its Green School Recertification? Then join the Environmental Club. There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 2:15-2:45 in Ms. Kol's room 246. All are welcome!
  • Good morning Key Clubbers! The first general meeting of the year will be held tomorrow after school in the cafeteria. Dates for dues will be announced as well as general events for next month. Hope to see you there!

September 14, 2018

  • Operation Smile Club will be having their first general interest meeting on Thursday, September 20 after school in Mrs. Cooper's room 346.  Snacks will be provided, so bring your friends and come check it out!

September 13, 2018

  • Speech and Debate introductory meeting Monday, September 17 at 7pm in the auditorium. All interested participating are welcome.
  • 2017-2018 Yearbooks for Sale! First come, first serve. Limited quantities! See Mrs. Wichmann in Room 302 for details!
  • See Mr. Malt in room 200 if you are interested in attneding the Social Sciences Symposium at HCC. Breakfast, lunch, a campus tour and Social Sciences sessions will be held. 
  • GirlUp is a United Nations Program that promotes the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries. This year, our MRHS chapter will be focusing on expressing advocacy by working alongside legislators, volunteering to help girls in our community, and holding fundraisers. An interest meeting will be held after school on Monday, September 17 in room 324.
  • For all those that are interested in learning more about Model UN, please join us at our first meeting on Monday, September 17 at 2:15 - 3:00 in room 300.
  • Join Key Club! By volunteering through Key Club, you can benefit hands-on in the local community as well as fundraise to help associations and developing countries. The interest meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18 after school in the cafeteria. Hope you joing us!

September 12, 2018

  • Congratulations to the varsity field hockey team on their 2-1 overtime victory over Mt. Hebron! Goals scored by Emma Gladstein and Eloise Clevenger. Great job in the cage by Grace Tolle!
  • Ice Hockey Club is meeting Thursday at 6pm in the media center. All students interested in playing club ice hockey should attend with their parents. See Mr. Brandel with questions.
  • Key Club will be hosting its first general meeting of the year next Tuesday, September 18th, after school in the cafeteria. Students interested in Key Club this year are welcome. Hope to see you all there!

September 11, 2018

  • NHS - Invitations to the National Honor Society will be mailed out to all eligible juniors and seniors this Friday, September 14th.
  • 2017-2018 Yearbooks for Sale! First come, first serve. Limited quantities! See Mrs. Wichmann in room 302 for details!
  • Be a mental health stigma fighter at Marriotts Ridge! Active Minds will meet Thursday, 9/13, 2:15 pm in student services. See Mrs. Hildreth with any questions.
  • Model UN - For all those that are interested in learning more about Model UN, please join us at our first meeting on Monday, September 17, at 2:15-3:00 in room 300.