Today's Topics, 11/8/2019

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 7:13pm

Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 25-27, 2019.

  • Registration will open on Monday, November 11th, at 12:01 a.m.
  • Registration will close on Friday, November 22nd, at 11:59 p.m. 

Parents and guardians can log into HCPSS Connect to view and select available time slots to meet with teachers.

Conferences will be held during the following days/times:

Monday, November 25 ~ 4:00 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 26 ~ 12:00 – 2:45pm, 4:00 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 27 ~ 7:30am - 2:45pm

Instructions for scheduling conferences can be found  here.  2019 Parent Teacher Conference Instructions.pdf


SGA Annual Food Drive

SGA's annual food drive will benefit the Howard County Food Bank run by the Community Action Council!

  • non-perishable food will be collected in first period classes Monday, 11/11- Friday, 11/15
  • the top three first period classes, by weight of food donated, will earn a Chick Fil A reward on Monday, 11/25
  • monetary donations will be collected online: $1 = 1lb. of food
  • students can print their donation receipts and turn them in with the food donations

Any support you can provide will be much appreciated!  We hope to top last year's $1500 and 2,000 pound school wide donation!


HCASC welcomes All Middle and High School Students to attend HCASC Meetings the second Wednesday evening of each month at the Homewood School 10914 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042

Middle and High School students who attend will-
-Work with student leaders from across HCPSS
-Meet with the Student Member of the Board of Education
-Gain Leadership Skills
-Turn ideas into actions
-Learn about Leadership and Community Service opportunities
-Practice civic engagement and serve as an informed citizens

Next Meeting Wednesday 11/13 7-8:30pm at the Homewood School

For more information please contact



Winter Sports – parent information meeting

The Winter sports parent information meeting will take place on November 11th at 6pm in the MRHS cafeteria.



2019 Winter Sports Information

Marriotts Ridge High School


The following information will help parents and students as you prepare for the Winter sports season:


  1. The fall sports season begins on November 15th. Some teams will start later than that. Information is in this document.


  1. All students must be academically eligible (2.0 first quarter gpa and no more than 1 failing grade)


  1. All students will need the following to register:
    1. Current physical: Must be dated after April 1, 2019.
    2. Proof of residency. This may be a BGE bill, phone bill, etc.
    3. You can register your student at, on the left hand column you will see a tab for “HS Athletic Registration” near the bottom of the page
    4. All student athletes must have current health insurance



The following is a list of all fall varsity head coaches including their email address and first practice date and time.


Sport                           Coach                         Email                                                  Start

Wrestling              Jason Conley          11/15

                                                                             Wrestling room 2:30pm


Girls Basketball    Sarah Miller       11/15

                                                                      Gym 2:30pm



Indoor Track         Doug Smith         11/15

Thomas Brandel    

Track 2:30pm



Boys Basketball              Tim Brady        11/15

                                                                                 Gym 4:30pm




Cheerleading        Sugene Shin          11/15

                                                                             Room 116  2:30pm         



Allied Bowling     Kim Burke               

                                                Practice will begin in early December



Applications and Research Lab (ARL) Shadow Days are Coming!

Howard County Public School System offers a path for students interested in studying specific career areas while in high school.  A Career Academy provides an opportunity for students to enroll in a specific set of courses associated with a designated career area. Attending a Shadow Day can play an important role in a student’s decision making as they go through the scheduling process for next school year.  Remember that the academies are countywide programs and popular programs fill up quickly. For detailed information about each Career Academy go to

Interested students can obtain permissions slips in Student Services.  Permission slips for the first ARL Shadow Days are due in Student Services by November 8th. Don't forget...students are required to obtain signatures from a parent/guardian, both teachers whose classes will be missed and their counselor.  

Below are the dates for the academy specific Shadow Days:

Wednesday, November 20th AM Periods 1 & 2 Current 10th Graders Only

Cybersecurity Essentials                        


Graphic Design


Systems and Project Engineering             

Agricultural Science  

PLTW- Aerospace Engineering

 Thursday November 21st AM Periods 1 & 2 Current 10th Graders Only

Computer Networking- Cyber                   


Academy of Finance                         


Homeland Security                 



Early College Program in Cybersecurity (current 9th graders ONLY)        

Thursday November 21st PM  Periods 5 & 6 Current 10th Graders Only   

 Health Professions


*************************************************************************************************************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




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



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,