Today's Topics, 10/14/2019

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Today’s Topics

Marriotts Ridge High School

October 14, 2019

Congratulations to Sophomore Hashini Amarasinghe and Senior Audrey Casper, they were accepted into the exclusive choral festival at Towson University. This event will occur on Friday, October 25th. Well done!


MRHS Homecoming 2019
“World Explorations”
Homecoming Dance, Saturday 10/26, 7-10PM

Dance Tickets and Class Shirt Sales
Friday, 10/11-Sunday, 10/20: Online discounted pre-sale $15 each
Monday, 10/21-Thursday, 10/24: $20 each during all lunch shifts

  • Online ticket purchases MUST be redeemed at the ticket table for a printed ticket; all obligations must be cleared
  • T-shirt sizes are first come, first served
  • Guest forms must be completed before a ticket is issued; form is available online and in the front office

Spirit Week

Details can be found online.


PSAT is Wednesday, October 16th


On Wednesday, October 16, all students in grade 9 will take the Preliminary SAT 8/9 (PSAT 8/9) and students in grades 10-11 will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Both assessments are aligned to the SAT and measure the skills and knowledge that are essential for college and career readiness. Seniors are encouraged to use the day for college and career readiness. 


Seniors are encouraged to work on college applications, write college essays, and/or visit colleges.


What to Bring on PSAT DAY

  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers  No mechanical pencils.
  • An approved calculator  Check with College Board website for list of approved calculators.

What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
  • Protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind


Please note that all requests for early dismissals must be submitted in writingby the start of school Wednesday, October 16.  Emails for early dismissals will not be accepted on PSAT day. 

  • Parents of students who do not drive must come in to sign out students.
  • Students who drive will be dismissed as usual, after signing out in the front office. 


Thank you.


Peter and the Starcatcher -

A prequel to Peter Pan

Featuring over 75 students in cast & crew!

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. This impossible-to-put-down tale leads readers on an unforgettable journey—fraught with danger yet filled with mystical and magical moments. (Rated PG)


Thursday, November 14 @ 7 PM

Friday, November 15 @ 7 PM

Saturday, November 16 @ 7 PM

Sunday, November 17 @ 3 PM


Ticket sales are now live! Please use the following link to purchase:


The MRHS NHS will be hosting a series of “For Students, By Students” Workshops this year, the first of which will be “Internships & Resume-Building” where students can come get information/testimonials from NHS students with experience in these areas.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019

What time: 2:15 – 3:15 pm

Where:  MRHS Cafeteria


AP Exam Registration

As you know, College Board adjusted the registration window for AP exams from spring to fall.  Marriotts Ridge has communicated these changes through Back to School Night, AP teachers, Today’s Topics, and the school’s homepage. As a result of the new timeline, AP Exam Registration opens on October 1st and closes November 1st. Any student who plans to take an AP exam in May must register during that window. Students received instructions through their teachers for how to register. These instructions are also available on the school’s homepage. Students must register in BOTH the MyAP Portal (which is new this year) and in Naviance (as they always have). The AP Portal is the only mechanism for ordering exams, and exams will only be ordered for students who go into the Portal and select the exams they want to take. They must do this for each exam, using the Join Code provided by their teacher. Naviance is how the school tracks payment, fee waivers, and permission for students to be off campus. It is essential the students complete both steps of the process. You can also find information on fees and exam location on the Marriotts Ridge homepage. If students have any questions, they can see Mrs. Scott in the Testing Office (next to room 249). You can also email Mrs. Scott at

Thank you for your understanding as we all navigate this new process.


Lisa Scott

A.P. Coordinator



2020 Yearbooks are NOW ON SALE.  Current price is $78.    The best deal of the year.  This deal ends 10/26/19.   Price will go up . . . so ORDER TODAY online at




Are you or someone you know in need of assistance in the language of Spanish? The Spanish National Honor Society is now offering after school tutoring sessionsEvery Wednesday, starting from September 25, 2019, drop by Mrs. MaCabe’s classroom, room 314, from 2:15 to 3:00 to receive help from Spanish National Honor Society members. Students in all levels of Spanish are welcome. No signup is needed. ¡Gracias!





**The flu clinic at Marriotts Ridge High School will be held on Monday, October 28.  A paper copy of the consent has been distributed to all students.  The online registration has closed. The Health Room will only accept paper consents through Oct. 17.


Please only complete one consent either online or paper for each student. Return all paper consents to the health room. Contact with any other questions/concerns. **


Paper consent is available here (please add attachment)



Class of 2020 Senior Class Ticket Information


The Senior Class Council is thrilled to be able to offer the “Senior Ticket.”  With the purchase of a Senior Ticket, members of the Class of 2020 can be a part of all the senior-only events throughout the year at a discounted rate.  


The Senior Ticket includes 

  • Senior Crab Feast - Monday, October 21, 2019
    • Catered event at MRHS with commemorative t-shirt and professional DJ
  • Senior Night Celebration - May 2020
    • Catered event at Turf Valley with professional DJ
  • Senior Class T-Shirt - May 2020


Senior Ticket Cost and Payment Options


Senior Tickets are $90 and will be sold online, September 18-27, as well as in person during all lunch shifts on September 26 and September 27


  • To purchase a Senior Ticket online through OSP, click on the provided link .  Students should bring their OSP receipt to the ticket sales table in the MRHS Commons on September 26 or September 27 to receive their Senior Ticket.  
  • To purchase a Senior Ticket in person, students must bring cash or check to the ticket sales table in the MRHS Commons during all lunch shifts September 26 and September 27.   


ALL obligations must be cleared before a student is permitted to purchase a senior ticket.  Students should check with Mrs. Lockhoff in the front office for obligation details.  


Questions? Contact Natalie Gaieski or Robin Grey, 2020 Class Advisors



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,