Today's Topics, 5/22/2019

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 1:23pm







MRHS Music Students

We would like to offer you the opportunity to donate or sell your used "concert black" gown, palazzo pants & blouse, slacks, shirt, tie, and/or garment bag which you purchased.  Many of you are graduating or simply moving on from the music program and no longer want your concert attire.

DONATE: You may donate your concert attire to the Music Foundation.  There will be a light sage green bin in the choir room starting on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 14, where you may put your CLEAN, but used concert attire.  Once you donate your attire to this box, you are donating it to the Music Foundation.  We will sell or lend it to students next year and all proceeds will go to the Music Foundation.  The bin will be out until May 31.

CONSIGNMENT:  You may put your concert attire on consignment through the Music Foundation.  If you are interested in selling your CLEAN used attire (usually for about half what you bought it for), please KEEP your attire at your home.  We keep a spreadsheet of items on consignment to sell to new students or those who need a different size at the beginning of the school year.

Send the following information to Sharon Stewart (   

  • type of attire (gown, palazzo pants & blouse, slacks, shirt, tie, or garment bag)
  • height of person the gown, pants, or slacks were hemmed to (with notes like '1" hem', '4" hem so can be let out', etc.)
  • price you are asking
  • condition of attire (worn twice, very good, shows some wear, etc.)
  • seller's name
  • seller's email
  • seller's phone number

We will make this list public next fall.  Families looking for used attire will contact you, so leave contact information of someone in this area who will be able to arrange a sale (especially if you are away at college).  You will be responsible for meeting with the buyer and arranging the sale.

FIND A FRIEND: You can sell or give your attire to someone you know, without going through the Music Foundation.

CLEANING:  All concert black attire (except the ties) can be washed in cold water and tumbled dry on low.  Please wash your used attire before you donate or sell it!  Thanks!

QUESTIONS?  Contact Sharon Stewart,




MRHS PTSA Meeting 
Monday, June 10 @ 7pm, Student Services Office

So many great things happened this year with the MRHS PTSA – Hospitality for our educators, support staff and bus drivers. Many wonderful Reflections art submissions. Internet Safety guest speaker. HCDrugFree guest speaker. Senior banners. Senior Scholarships. An amazing After Prom party. 

Please plan to attend our final meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. We will be celebrating this year’s successes, welcoming our new leadership and starting our event planning for the next year. Get involved, support the school and our students.



“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck

  • Reflections Chair – This person would oversee the Reflections program which allows students to submit artistic works (i.e. paintings, photos, creative essays, music compositions, etc.) There is a Howard County Reflections program, so there are clear guidelines to the program. Let Sharon Blessing ( know if you are interested in helping with this.
  • Hospitality Team – If you would enjoy helping to coordinate and serve the MRHS staff several times during the year, this is for you! It’s a great way to get to know the teachers and a great way to show appreciation for the great education that they provide to our children. Let Sharon ( know if you’re interested.
  • After Prom Co-Chair – This position will be responsible for helping to plan the After Prom party. If interested in hearing more about this, we will plan to meet early this fall to make decisions about After Prom 2020! Please let Sharon ( know if you’re interested.
  • CAC Representative – If you are someone who is interested in policies that affect our students in Howard County, the Community Advisory Council works to improve policies that improve the education for our students. Please let Sharon ( know if you’re interested.



IMPORTANT GET CONNECTED! MRHS families can connect with a PTSA liaison. We have:

Please email your liaison so that they can send PTSA information to you.