Today's Topics, 9/10/19

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Today’s Topics

Marriotts Ridge High School

September 10, 2019


Safe Driving Presentation - TONIGHT! - @6:30pm in the MRHS auditorium.  Parent and student must BOTH attend.


Hitching Post

The Hitching Post will be OPEN for our first home football game this Friday (weather permitting). Come by and purchase some great MRHS spirit wear!  Go Mustangs!


United States Senate Youth Program and Scholarship


The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has an exciting opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to receive a $10,000 college scholarship and spend a week meeting with legislative and judicial leaders in Washington, D.C. This program, called the United States Senate Youth Program, is geared towards students interested in public service or governmental affairs.


One student will be nominated from Marriotts Ridge to participate in further rounds of selection, and two students from the state will eventually be chosen to represent Maryland. To apply, students must be elected or appointed members of student government, class council, the Howard County Association of Student Councils, the Maryland Association of Student Councils, or other civic or education based organizations. Interested students can pick up an application on the bulletin board outside of Mr. Malt’s room, 200.


Applications are due:  September 30, 2019 by 2:10PM in room 200.


Back-to-Music Night – Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. - TONIGHT!

“Come get the “Scoop”! The MRHS Music Department invites all music students and their families to attend the Back To Music Night – Ice Cream Social event! NEXT Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm. Come here from the Directors and the Music Foundation about all the important events for the upcoming school year….including the Annual Spring Trip”


ARL Back to School Night

The Applications and Research Lab (ARL) will be hosting Back to School Night on Wednesday September 18th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please note the time change. If your student is currently enrolled in any of our Career Academy programs at the ARL you are encouraged to attend. The ARL is located at 10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, 21042. Parking is tight so please arrive early to ensure a spot close to the school.

Prospective New Student Information Night

Are you interested in learning about the fourteen dynamic and innovative Career Academies located at the ARL? If so you are invited to attend the Prospective New Student Information Night on Wednesday November 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Learn how Career and Technology Education (CTE) Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships, and industry certifications, participate in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project based learning. More details here,


SGA is accepting applications for Freshman Class Council through 2:45 PM on Friday, 9/13.  The application packet is available in the media center and online at this link .  Please see Mrs. Grey in room 308 or Mrs. Rashid in the media center with any questions!


Student Services will hold an informational session for parents of Seniors regarding the process for requesting transcripts and teach- er recommendations for applications, send- ing SAT/ACT scores, and other important information! The meeting will be held on Monday, September 16, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. All parents of seniors are strongly encouraged to attend.


MRHS will be hosting a Junior Post-Secondary Planning Night on Thursday, October 10th at 6:30pm in the MRHS Auditorium.  This event is intended for the parents of current juniors.  Student Services staff will share information about planning for post-secondary education and tips for junior year.  It is highly encouraged for all junior parents to attend.





  • Monday, September 16, 7pm
  • MRHS Cafeteria


We'll have an Ice Cream Social.

Come find out what is happening with your PTSA and how you can get involved.

We will be voting to approve the 2019-20 PTSA Budget.

Hope to see you there!




PTSA has a new website -


1) Please register on the website. If you have already had a student at MRHS, please verify your family's information. If you are new to MRHS, please enter your family's information.


2) Then, you will be able to 

  • Join the PTSA
  • Volunteer for the PTSA
  • Register your grocery cards with Harris Teeter and Giant

Thank you for your support of the MRHS PTSA!


The MRHS PTSA would like to invite



to have a booth space at our upcoming 

Mustang Market – Crafts, Gifts and Food Trucks event! 

Great opportunity to display your cause and even FUNDRAISE!  

You could sell baked goods, cute candy robots, fall decorations, etc.  

Or, you could have a small craft activity (i.e., decorate a mini pumpkin, mason jar craft, etc.) and have a container available for donations. 

Create a fun themed basket to raffle off (i.e., football fun, movie night, clean car, etc.).  

To eliminate duplicate efforts, please indicate what your group will decide to sell/raffle on your application. 


Vendor Application

FEE: $20 (savings of $30) - If your group does not have funds.  


Questions? Contact Theresa Yodzis at


Parent volunteer training

Attention all parent volunteers the two trainings are due again for this school year as required.  Please turn your signed certificate into the front office.

Thank you.


Health Room News:


The Howard County Health Department will have a walk-in clinic on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm for Back to School vaccines.

  • K-5th may get their varicella vaccine
  • 7th -12th may get Tdap, MCV4, HPV, or MenB(16 or older)
  • Students eligible for VFC can receive ANY additional vaccines needed for school

Howard County Health Department 410-313-7592 for more information



Parking Reminder:

Parents and students, please be mindful of our designated pre-school parking spaces in the rear of the building. They are not to be used between 6:30am and 6:30pm except for pre-school drop-off and pick-up.

Teen Advisory Council: HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meets one Monday evening a month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center and is open to all Howard County high school students. Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. The first meeting of the school year will be held on  Monday, September 23. Registration found at on the Teen Advisory Council page. Refreshments provided. Must RSVP to or call 443-325-0040.


Save the date. Dispose of Old EpiPens, Medication and More: Howard County’s next convenient drive-thru medication and “sharps” (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection will be held on  Saturday, October 26 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police urge all families to clean out unwanted or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications and sharps. Visit HC DrugFree’s website at and go to the Events/Drug Take Back Day page for more information about medication disposal, email or call 443-325-0040.


Parent Newsletter. Vaping! Overdoses! Fun Community Service Hours!  Sign up for HC DrugFree’s free electronic newsletter to learn about issues facing your children, free educational programs/resources for adults and youth, and local data. Gain access to a Q&A where parents or youth ask anonymous questions and local experts provide answers. Sign up online at homepage or forward your email address to


Adults-Only Program at Long Reach High School: Long Reach High School is pleased to partner with HC DrugFree to bring Dr. Amelia Arria, Director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the UMD School of Public Health to share her expertise with parents and other community members. This presentation will focus on areas of concern for high school parents and the impact of substance use, particularly marijuana, on academic performance. HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi will discuss vaping and what's happening in Howard County. She will also have a display for parents/adults to view hats sold locally with hidden drug pockets and many other common household items used to hide drugs. This program will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Long Reach High School Auditorium located at 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. Visit the calendar at for more information.


Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness: Having pain? Join Dr. Brian Morrison of Morrison Chiropractic, P.A. and Joan Webb Scornaienchi of HC DrugFree at 7:30 p.m. on September 12 to celebrate Drug-Free Pain Management Month and learn about pain science, healthy pain management options and what you can do. Free and open to the public. Must register because space is limited. The event will be held at Morrison Chiropractic at 2850 North Ridge Road, Suite #107 in Ellicott City. To register, go to