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Fri, 01/11/2019 - 6:59pm

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Course Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is now open and should be completed online by January 18.  More information is available on the school website.



Mid-Term Exams will be given January 22-25, 2019.  Read more…


9G Review Sessions will be offered after school January 14-17.   Read more…


Dance Placement Auditions  Students interested in taking Dance level 2 thru Senior Company next year are encouraged to attend the Dance Placement Auditions on January 29 to learn routines to be performed in front of judges on January 31.   Read more….


Weather/Emergency Closing Information Sources  Winter weather can be unpredictable!  Make sure you know where to find school closing notifications.  Find out more… 






Environmental Club has a new initiative.  We know that you try to bring your reusable bags when you shop.  Have you ever wondered what happens to plastic bags?  The truth is plastic bags, zip-lock storage bags, wrapping from water bottle and paper towel cases, really any plastic film, cannot be recycled in recycle bins.  In an effort to keep these plastic bags out of landfills, we will be participating in a TREX recycling challenge.  The plastic bags will be repurposed into decking.  Students and staff can participate by bringing in plastic items such as, but not limited to, ziplock bags, bread and grocery bags, bubble wrap, and dry cleaning bags.   Collection boxes are located in the Commons, the cafeteria, near the front office, and in front of Mrs. Kol's room 246.  For more information, check out our posters around the school or ask any Environmental Club member.



MRHS Student Announcements:

Applications are now available for the next Student Member of the Board of Education

Leadership U Class of 2019  Are you a student looking for leadership opportunities?   Do you want to make a difference in our Howard County community?  Consider joining the Leadership U Class of 2019!  Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our information sessions:  January 31 at Miller Library, February 11 at Central Library or March 7 at Miller Library.  All sessions are from 7-8pm.  Additional information is available at or email Meg Ignacio   Applications are due March 14, 2019.

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 meeting will be on Monday, January 14.  Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. To register, please visit and go to the Teen Advisory Council page. 


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




Student Contests

If you enjoy writing, the WJZ Annual Black History Month Oratory Competition is a wonderful opportunity to grow creatively, showcase your skills, participate in Black History Month and win cash!  

Film-savvy teens are invited to create films for the 15th annual HoCo Student FilmFest.  

Students are invited to design a poster or create a video on the contest theme, We Are All Welcome Here, for the annualChoose Civility Poster & Video Contest.

As part of the Women's Hall of Fame induction and to mark Women's History Month, the Commission for Women also sponsors an essay contest for Howard County students in grades 6 thru 12. The 2019 Women’s History Month essay contest theme is:"VISIONARY WOMEN: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence” .  Visit the contest website for more information:



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




Events for Parents/Guardians

Join BOE Members for Coffee and Conversation on Saturday, January 26, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Swansfield Elementary School.   The public is invited to meet informally with Board of Education members for coffee and conversation on a variety of topics.

Peer Relationships and Substance Abuse Parent Workshop Saturday, January 26 from 9-11:15 a.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School     Please join The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County and HCPSS in a workshop on what parents need to know about peer relationships and substance abuse.  The workshop is part of The Council o Elders’ Community Academy Parent Workshop Series.  Services available during the workshop include child care, limited transportation and interpreting.  Please call 410-313-1598 in advance to arrange services needed.  For more information, go to the ‘Community Academies’ tab at


Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Children Online Think about what life would have been like if you faced internet dangers when you were impulsive and your brain was not fully developed. The presentation will be facilitated by Department of Justice Community Engagement Specialist Vincent DiVivo. This session will discuss topics such as protecting internet privacy, online predators, sexting, and other topics that present a risk to our students who have access to the Internet, especially their own devices.  Please mark your calendars to attend “Innocence Stolen,” an adult only event which will take place at Waverly Elementary School on January 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  





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