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Marriotts Ridge High School

March 5, 2020


Event Information:

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're singing and dancing their way to Marriotts Ridge High School. Join us for The Addams Family, a musical like no other. You'll die laughing!

March 19-21 @ 7pm

March 22 @ 3pm


The Plot Summary:

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family-a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before-keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. 



Marriotts Ridge High School

12100 Woodford Drive

Marrottsville, MD 21104



$10 online in advance. Use the following link:

$13 at the door.


Sunday Show Luncheon (Catered by Eggspectation):

Have lunch with The Addams Family on Sunday before the show! Cast members will be available during the luncheon for photos, and you'll get priority entrance to the theatre. 1:00-2:30 before the Sunday, March 22nd show. 

Tickets for the luncheon must be paid for IN ADVANCE - $10 per person, children under 5 - $5 (Show tickets must be purchased separately). 

Purchase Online:

If you wish to pay by check, please contact

Graduation Items:

A representative from Balfour met with seniors during Mustang Time on Wednesday, March 4th.  Students in attendance received an ordering packet.  Extra ordering packets are available in the front office.  All seniors who plan to participate in the Farewell Assembly and/or graduation at Merriweather Post Pavilion must have a cap and gown. 

  • Caps, gowns and other graduation merchandise can be ordered online from Balfour. 
  • In person orders will be accepted March 9-11 during all lunch shifts.
  • Blue caps and gowns may be borrowed from a previous MRHS graduate within the last three years; this ensures color and fabric type will match the current style
  • Mortar board tassels for borrowed caps and gowns can be ordered by calling 410-321-4433 OR bringing $9 to the ordering table March 9-11.
  • All caps and gowns ordered through Balfour will be delivered to the school and distributed to students at graduation rehearsal in May.

Questions?  See Mrs. Rashid in the media center or email at



Prom is Saturday, May 9th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, from 7-11 PM.

Online ticket price is $85 and sales begin Tuesday, 2/25 and end on Sunday, 4/19.

  • Online purchases must be redeemed at the ticket table, 4/20-4/22.
  • Students must have paid all obligations to redeem their prom ticket.  
  • Guest tickets will NOT BE issued without a COMPLETE guest form, linked here.  Printed guest forms can be picked up in the front office.
  • Guest forms are due by 12:10 PM on 4/22 at the ticket table.  Undocumented guest purchases will not be honored and will be voided on 4/22, no questions asked.

In person sales are 4/20-4/22 during all lunch shifts.  In person cost is $95.



Spring Music Field Trip Information:


If your student is attending the Spring Music Field Trip and they will require medication either prescription or OTC (over the counter), please have a medication order form for each medication completed by your physician prior to the trip. (attached is a medication form for your convenience)

Please submit the medication order form to Stacey Storm, RN to review by March 20, 2020.

Do not hesitate to contact Ms. Storm at 410-313-5419 or with any questions or concerns.



There is a large amount of items in our Lost & Found area.  Please have your student claim any missing items; all unclaimed items will be donated over Spring Break.


This past weekend, the MRHS Poms competed in a MAPDA-based competition at Gwynn Park High School in Division 2 jazz, pom, and lyrical. They placed as follows:

Jazz- 2nd place captain and team

Lyrical- 2nd place captain and team


Boosters Fundraiser Information 

Mustang Madness is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Booster’s Club and you don’t want to miss it!  Join other MRHS parents and staff for a night of fun and fundraising with dinner, a live band, raffles, silent auction and prizes including a wine & spirits pull.  Silent auction prizes include vacation properties in Jamaica, Aruba and Deep Creek; tickets to an Orioles or Ravens game, Wine in the Woods tickets and so much more!!


Event Date: ​Saturday March 7, 2020 – THIS WEEKEND!!

Location: Main Stage Grille (formerly Players Bar & Grill) in the Waverly Woods Shopping Center

Time:  7pm to 11pm

Our featured band and longtime MRHS supporter is Bad Moon!

Bad Moon is a cover band of five musicians/vocalists who play alternative rock from the 80’s & 90’s, classic rock and current country.  Check them out at


Tickets On Sale Now!

$50 from January 25th to March 5th at midnight (end of online purchase)

$60 at the door so don’t delay.  Buy online NOW!

Click here to purchase tickets now:


Questions:  Contact one of the Mustang Madness Committee Members

Liz Page, or 410-707-5460

Stacey Seitchik, or 410-458-1707

Shelley Tolle, or 410-428-1229


We look forward to seeing you at the Mustang Madness Event!




MRHS Pennant Sale!


Pennants have arrived!  We are so excited to share  that pennants are here and if you have already place an order, your student can come to Room 244 (Mrs. Brady's room) or the front office and see Mrs. Stiles to sign for your order.  


If you would like to still place an order to get in on the Official Marriotts Ridge High School LIMTED EDITION Only School Pennant out there, please feel free to stop by with $10 cash, check or order online through the OSP payments.  All pennants can be ordered through OSP payments on the Marriotts Ridge website.  Pick up will be in the front office.  


This is a girls lacrosse program fundraiser to raise funds to cover their season expenses which involves a variety of team bonding activities, senior day, competition prizes, and playoff gear.  Please help us spread the MRHS love and order a pennant today! 




High School Summer Comedy Intensive

                         Session 1: July 6-10 Session 2: July 13-17           


Join us for comedy training from professional comedians and master teachers from Baltimore and Washington!  

Training will focus on the following areas:

  • Improvisation
  • Sketch comedy writing
  • Comedic scene study
  • Stand-up routine creation and performance


Though there is a focus on the basics, students with prior experience will find an opportunity to strengthen and flex their comedy muscles.


Location: Mt Hebron High School on the stage and in theatre room.

Time: 9am-4pm 

Cost: $390 

Performance: Free show to the public on the Friday of the session intensive.

Registration Information:


Summer Comedy Intensive - Mt Hebron HS Theatre

Sessions: July 6-10 or July 13-17 9am-4pm Join us for comedy training from professional comedians from Baltimore and Washington! Our training will focus on the following areas:


HC DrugFree Updates


1.  Free Parenting Classes - HC DrugFree and the State's Attorney's Office are offering another series of evidence-based, interactive parenting classes. Provides the families of children age 9-14 with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School in Columbia. Parents are expected to attend all 4 classes. For more information, contact HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi at or 443-325-0040. To register, visit 


. HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, March 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC meets one Monday evening a month and is open to all Howard County high school students. Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. To access the registration form, please visit Refreshments provided at meetings, so must RSVP to or call 443-325-0040.


3. Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Program - HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol will return for this annual program. Held on Monday, March 30 at Atholton High School and Monday, April 27 at Howard High School. Free. Open to the public. Both programs will be at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. This program is for students and parents/adults. For questions, contact or call 443-325-0040.


4.  Drive-Thru Medication and Sharps Collection - HC DrugFree's next drive-thru medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. Bring all unwanted and expired over-the-counter and prescription medication. Free. Open to the public. No need to get out of your vehicle. Student and adult volunteers welcome. Community service hours available. Medication guarded and transported by the Howard County Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.




The Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program, open to all H.S. students teaches life skills in communication, leadership, interpersonal skills, public speaking, stress management, and self-confidence. This is a world renowned program offered at River Hill High School back by popular demand.  Listen to what the Richard Montgomery High School principal has to say about Y.A.L.P: and

INSIDER LOOK Young Adult Leadership Program  2:20 sec

YALP is the high school version of the internationally renowned Dale Carnegie Course. Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course…listen to what he has to say:

  • Manage stress more effectively – Great leadership is not born out of good times but when faced with adversity and challenges
  • Build confidence– particularly in public speaking (we build confidence throughout our lives – no matter how confident we are right now, we can always stretch and grow)
  • Refine social skills– even those who are already outgoing can enhance their communication and listening skills
  • Sharpen interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strengthen advocacy & communication skills– it’s not just what we say but ‘how’ we say it…
  • Prepare for college interviews
  • Eligible for 2 college credits

Hear what past grad Todd has to say Todd’s Story (DECA Student)

Visit our Testimonial page at: for other grad testimonials


Spring Young Adult Leadership Program Schedule:

Wed, May 6– Orientation – 6:00pm to 8:30pm– parents welcome

Sun, May 10 - Session 1 – 9:00am – 12:30pm

Wed, May 13 -Session 2 – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Sun, May 17 - Session 3 – 9:00 am to 12:30pm

Wed, May 20 - Session 4 – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Wed, May 27 -Session 5 – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Sun, May 31 - Session 6 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed, Jun 3 - Session 7 – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Sun, Jun 7 - Session 8  -Graduation – 9:00am to 12:30pm – parents welcome

* If a student misses more than one session, the YALP instructor will work with the student to schedule a make-up.


YALP Flyer River Hill May 2020  


 River Hill YALP Registration Form Five Drivers of Success List of Schools of YALP Graduates


For more information, please contact Janet Rohner at 410-960-3301 or



 11th and 12th-Grader In-School Vaccination Clinics 



Dear Parent/Guardian:

Next month, we will be holding in-school immunization clinics for 11th and 12th graders, offering Tdap, Meningitis, MenB, and HPV vaccinations.  These vaccines may be required or recommended for college entry or employment.  The vaccines will be offered at no cost to you.  There is no co-pay or deductible. However, we will bill your insurance company, if you have insurance.

Below is information about the vaccines that are being offered.  If you would like your child to be vaccinated, you must register online.  




Having your child vaccinated at school saves time and makes sure he/she is protected from serious diseases.  Thank you.



                                              Your Child Might Need…

Vaccine Name

Why is it Needed?

When is it Needed?

Meningococcal Meningitis (MCV4) Booster

Meningitis is very contagious and can be deadly. Prevents four types of meningitis.

First dose at 11 or 12 years old.  Second dose recommended five years after the first dose.

Meningococcal Meningitis Type B (MenB) Vaccine*

It is responsible for most college outbreaks of meningitis.

First vaccination at about 16 years old.  The second one is needed at least six months later.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

Prevents nine types of cancer. One of only two vaccines that can prevent cancer.

For males and females 9 to 26 years old.  Depending on age, two or three vaccinations needed at least six months apart.

Tdap Vaccine

Prevents tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

Now, if you didn’t get one after 11 years old.

When you fill out the consent form, initial beside all vaccines you would like your child to receive.  We will check school records and the Maryland immunization registry, ImmuNet, see which ones are needed.










Estimado padre o tutor: 

Durante el mes de marzo se llevarán a cabo clínicas de inmunización en las escuelas para niños de 11º y 12º grado, que ofrecerán vacunas contra la Tdap, la meningitis, la meningitis B, y el virus del papiloma humano (VPH).  Estas vacunas son requeridas o recomendadas para ingresar a la universidad.  Las vacunas se ofrecerán sin costo alguno para usted.  No habrá copago ni deducible. Sin embargo, le facturaremos a su compañía de seguros, si usted cuenta con seguro.



REGÍSTRESE EN LÍNEA antes de 10 de Abril en:


Vacunar a su hijo en la escuela ahorra tiempo y asegura que se encuentre protegido de enfermedades graves.  Gracias.




                                              Su hijo/a podría necesitar...

Nombre de la vacuna

¿Por qué es necesaria?

¿Cuándo es necesaria?

Refuerzo de Meningitis Meningocócica (MCV4)     

La meningitis es muy contagiosa y puede ser mortal. Previene cuatro tipos de meningitis.

La primera dosis a los 11 o 12 años. 

La segunda dosis se recomienda cinco años después de la primera dosis.

Vacuna contra la meningitis meningocócica tipo B (MenB)*

Es responsable de la mayoría de los brotes de meningitis en las universidades.

La primera vacuna a los 16 años aproximadamente.  La segunda es requerida por lo menos seis meses después.

Vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH)

Previene nueve tipos de cáncer. Una de las dos únicas vacunas que pueden prevenir el cáncer.

Para hombres y mujeres de 9 a 26 años.  Según la edad, se requerirán dos o tres vacunas con un intervalo de al menos seis meses.

Vacuna Tdap

Previene el tétanos, la difteria y la tos ferina.

Ahora, si no fue vacunado después de los 11 años de edad.

Cuando llene el formulario de consentimiento, escriba sus iniciales al lado de todas las vacunas que le gustaría que su hijo recibiera.  Revisaremos los registros escolares y el registro de inmunizaciones de Maryland, ImmuNet, para ver cuáles son necesarios.