Today's Topics, 11/29/18

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:07pm

NHS Toy Drive

To use Ms. Reier’s words, “Holy Cannolis Batman! Toy totals skyrocketed today with 162 new donations!”    
The NHS Executive Board will present 312 toys to the Marines, live on Fox 45 at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, Fri. 11/30.   

2ND Period Class Competition Current Results . . . .

  • Ms. Brown’s class with a $200 online donation, equating 40 toys!
  • Mrs. Roberts’ English class with 33 toys!
  • Mr. Rawlings and Ms. Thampuran’s classes are tied at 22 toys each!
  • Other noteworthy classes include Mr. Eckert 21, Mr. Khouri 20, Ms. Rizzo 18, Ms. McQueen 12, Mr. Parson and Student Services 11 each, and Mr. Rosenburg 10.

Thus far, over $600 has been donated online!  Remember that our Toy Drive and class competition continues until Tuesday, 12/4; so let’s do some more shopping and bring in toys that will be distributed within our community!

Monetary donations are accepted online through Toys for Tots.   Every $5 = 1 toy towards the class competition when the printed receipt is turned into your period 2 teacher.

Winter Fine Arts Performances

7:00 p.m.  at Marriotts Ridge HS, Admission Fee Applies

December 7      MRHS Dance presents “High Expectations”

December 12    Winter Concert I, featuring:

o   Percussion Ensemble

o   Women’s Ensemble

o   Madrigal Singers

o   Concert String Orchestra

o   Concert Band

December 13    Winter Concert II, featuring:

o   Concert Choir

o   Symphony String Orchestra

o   Symphony Wind Ensemble

o   Symphony Orchestra

o   Combined Choir, Symphony Orchestra Finale

December 18    Holiday Jazz Cabaret, featuring:

o   Jazz Band

o   Women’s Choir

o   Madrigals

o   Plus, several amazing soloists!


The Red Cross Club will be collecting monetary donations the week of December 10-14 during all lunch shifts to benefit Vaccinate a Village.  “Vaccinate a Village” is a fundraising activity initiative that helps raise funds to save lives.  Each day, 330 children, mostly under the age of five, die from measles.  With a $1 donation, they are able to help vaccinate one child.  With a $5 donation, it can help vaccinate one family.  A $10 donation helps vaccinate one classroom.  This year all funds raised will be matched by the MRHS Red Cross Club.



MRHS Student Announcements:

Morning Announcements are now being posted online to the MRHS website home page!  Check them out at

Teen Advisory Council:  HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meets one Monday evening a month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center and is open to all Howard County high school students. The next meetings will be on Mondays, December 10 and January 14.  Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. To register, please visit and go to the Teen Advisory Council page. Refreshments provided at meetings so must RSVP to or call 443-325-


Student Contests

Women’s History Month Student Essay Contest  

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 2 @ 5:00 p.m.

Middle and high school students are invited to submit essays about a contemporary or historical American woman and addressing the theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence”. Visit the Howard County Commission for Women website for contest rules and submission guidelines.



Student Volunteer Opportunity

Students Earn Service Hours!  Boosters Concessions is now signing up volunteers to work Winter athletic events.  Check out the available schedule on signup genius.

Winter Concession Sign Up