Class of 2019

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:49pm

GRADUATION WINDOW  HCPSS has confirmed the window for the 2019 high school graduations. Commencement ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion between May 20–31, 2019. Specifically, ceremonies will be held between Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28 and Friday, May 31.  Specific dates and times for each school’s ceremony will be provided after Merriweather finalizes their concert schedule, typically in the early spring.  We will let you know as soon as the schedule is announced.

GRADUATION PRODUCTS  A representative from Balfour* meet with seniors in early March. Students received a paper order form and catalog of products.  All seniors who plan to participate in Commencement and Farewell Assembly will need to have an official cap & gown.  Orders may be placed online at Balfour's MRHS site.

*Balfour is the official vendor for Marriotts Ridge High School’s Class of 2019 graduation products, including cap & gown and commencement announcements.  While other vendors may offer announcements, these will not be the official MRHS Class of 2019 product.

SENIOR BANNERS  It's time to order a Senior Banner, sponsored by PTSA.  The banners will be hung in the auditorium hallway starting in early May.  The white vinyl banners are approximately 36" in length by 24" wide and contain navy & grey lettering.  The cost is $35 per banner (checks payable to MRHS PTSA).  Order form and payment are due by April 5, 2019.   Questions regarding the banners can be directed to Leigh McIntyre at

HCPSS Employee Parents Presenting Diplomas   Howard County School System employees may present his/her child's diploma at graduation.  The HCPSS procedure is that graduates of staff members will be presented with their diploma at one time during the ceremony.  Please be aware that these names will be read at the end of the alphabet/ceremony.  Only parents or legal guardians may present diplomas to students. 

Parents presenting diplomas will sit with their guests in the front right (facing the stage) section of the guest seating area in the pavilion.  Students will receive tickets with specific seat numbers on them.  There is no need to arrive earlier than the graduates to secure seats in this section.  Please complete this online form by Wednesday, April 24th.