Today's Topics, 11/26/19

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 1:41pm

Lost & Found

Please note that all items that are not picked up by Wednesday, November 27 will be donated.



The Winter Dance Concert is Friday, December 6th @ 7PM and showcases the MRHS dance classes, companies and the Mt. View Middle Dance Club.  Tickets may be purchased during all lunch shifts - $6 in advance/$8 at the door.  For more information visit 



Best Buddies is a fun and dynamic club for students with special needs and their peers. Would you like to join us? We hold several large events throughout the year including the Match Party, the Halloween Party, Holiday Events, and more. Peers and their Buddies go out together to Bowling events, the Mall, the Movies, and more. Please consider joining us. Contact Ms. Goldszmidt at if you are interested.


Getting ready to do some holiday shopping?  Please consider adding the Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters to your Amazon account to generate Amazon Smiles income for Boosters!  This COSTS you NOTHING and takes just a few minutes to set up. 

How do I set up Amazon Smiles? It’s easy!  Go to and select “Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Club Incorporated”  to receive donations from your eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Boosters.

How do I remember to use Amazon Smiles when I am shopping? That’s easy too.  When you sign up, you will be given an option to add an Amazon Smiles Bookmark button to your browser!  Start your amazon shopping at the bookmark each time you shop at Amazon and all your eligible purchases will generate income for Boosters.

Why should I support Boosters?  Boosters supports EVERY student at Marriotts Ridge through our annual budget.  So far this year, Boosters has provided SGA Homecoming support, wrestling mats, Band expenses and Science Olympiad support. And we are just getting started!


Senior Parents!  How does a $2000 scholarship award sound?  The MRHS Boosters Club awards two Senior Scholarships to help pay for enrollment at any accredited institution of high learning.  How do you apply?  Step One is making sure that your family is a member of MRHS Boosters!  To Join boosters, go to  To get more information about the Boosters Scholarship application, go to


Marriotts Ridge High School

Gifted & Talented Program

Information Night

December 9, 2019 at 7:00PM

MRHS Media Center


Among the colleges that some of our GT Research graduates have attended in recent years are: Princeton, MIT, Univ. of Penn., Duke Univ., Johns Hopkins, UMCP Honors Program, UVA, USAF Academy, Northwestern U., Michigan, Wake Forest, and Tufts U., to name a few. Would your child be interested in that type of a college?


Would your child be interested in a Mentor class where they would have the opportunity to do college level research?


Would it be helpful to your child to have a portfolio of original research and a recommendation from a professional to show to college admissions officers?


Would an Independent Research class where scholarly research is done in conjunction with an adviser in that field benefit your student?


Would it benefit your child to have a class where they choose their area of study so they can go beyond what a normal or even an AP class can offer them?


Does a Mentor class where your student would work on-site with a professional in their chosen field of study sound like something your student would enjoy?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, please attend the G/T Information Night on December 9 at 7pm at the Marriotts Ridge HS Media Center to learn more about the G/T Research program at our school.

If you have any questions regarding the evening’s events, please contact Mr. Eckert, the MRHS G/T Resource teacher, at




Did you receive a PTSA newsletter on Monday? 

If not, please register your family’s information on our website below, and you will know WHAT’S HAPPENING with the PTSA! 




Looking for a way to “Give Back” to our community?  Support the Homewood Center


Preparations for Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday gift giving are in full swing at the Homewood Center. The Homewood Center is the only alternative middle school and high school for the Howard County Public School System. Suzanne McMurtray, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Homewood, works tirelessly for these kids and appreciates any help you can offer.

1) They are currently collecting food and gift cards for their Thanksgiving holiday outreach. They need help stocking their food pantry, so please review the available slots on the SignUp Genius. In addition to items on the signup genius, their pantry is also currently low on deodorant and lip balm. Donations need to be in handed in no later than Wednesday, November 20th. 

2) Homewood is also collecting attic treasures for its Recycled Attic Treasure Sale.  During this event, it allows the students to use their grades to "purchase" items for loved ones for the holiday season. If you would like to donate, items do not need to be new but should be in good, clean, working condition. Gifts for boys and men are needed the most. Other items on the “wish list” include sporting goods, video games, ear buds, toys, games and stuffed animals, holiday decorations, lotions and perfumes, and candles. Donations of new winter coats for preteens and teens also are requested. Gift bags, wrapping paper and tape come in handy to support the operation. These items are due by Friday, December 13th.

Link to the Thanksgiving Signup Genius:

Gift cards can be mailed to:
Homewood Center
c/o Suzanne McMurtray
10914 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

You can deliver donations directly to the Homewood Center (10914 Clarksville Pike) OR drop off to the front office OR email Theresa Yodzis at to coordinate delivery.