Today's Topics, 4/20/21

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 11:46am

Guest Speaker = Tony Hoffman


We have amazing news to share with you! We have partnered with PTSA to bring Tony Hoffman in as a virtual guest speaker on Wednesday, May 5th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon.

Tony Hoffman is a former pro BMX racer, was the 2016 Rio Olympic Games coach, and a person in long term recovery. He has spoken all over the United States to high school students about mental health issues and addiction. He is authentic and reaches students of all backgrounds. He does this with genuine kindness and compassion.

You will see below the topics that he has covered with other high school students.  I want you to know that your student may want to discuss these topics with you that day or evening.

Counselors and administrators will also be on hand to support students after the session.

He covers some of these topics listed below.

  • Mental health including depression, anxiety, suicide, and the importance of speaking up
  • Drugs and addiction education
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Importance of healthy life choices
  • Attitude
  • Goals

Please encourage your student to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Only those with HCPSS credentials will be able to see the presentation.

A big shout out to our wonderful PTSA for giving us this incredible opportunity to bring in a virtual guest speaker to support our students.

Students will receive the link to the google live presentation in the Student Canvas Community. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Below is the link to his website to check out Tony Hoffman.


Attention Sophomores:

On Wednesday April 21st the MRHS Counselors will be presenting to our Sophomores STUDENTS! This presentation & question/answer session will cover information about how to use Naviance to assist with career exploration. There will be two sessions held, with the sophomore class divided into two groups. Please see below for which session to attend! Join us by using the Google Meet Code MRHSophomores

Session 1:

12:30-1:30 – Students with the last names beginning with A-K

Session 2:

1:45-2:45 - Students with the last names beginning with L-Z

**If you cannot come at your scheduled time, please attend the other session.

Looking forward to seeing our Sophomores on Wednesday 4/21/21



THIS WEEK! Wednesday, April 21 - 8:30am-12:30pm

Lifetouch will be at MRHS on Wednesday, April 21 for underclassman retake/make-up pictures.  Please see the following attachments for more information about safety protocols, ordering, and to sign up to have your student's picture taken. 


Order Form can be found at  Full Color Flyer - EVT6SHHN3.pdf 

Sign-up Genius can be found at SIGN UP HERE

Video about safety protocols can be found at


Questions?  Please call the school (410)313-5568 or email Susan Lockhoff at




WASHINGTON, D.C. and MARRIOTTSVILLE, MARYLAND–Mrs. Lynn Rashid, a teacher at Marriotts Ridge High School in Marriottsville, Maryland, was nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award in the senior division of the National History Day (NHD) National Contest. The award is sponsored by Patricia Behring in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students.  


“The nominees for the Behring Award have shown a dedication to teaching that goes beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Cathy Gorn, National History Day Executive Director. “These educators are leading examples for their peers and invaluable resources for their students. I congratulate Mrs. Rashid on her well-deserved nomination.”  

For the full press release, please click here MD - Rashid.docx


Congratulations to following students who competed at the 2021 FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Marriotts Ridge High School had 22 students qualify to compete at the National Leadership Conference.

The following individuals and teams were State Champions in their events:





Srinidhi Arumugam; Varsha Chandran; Dasi Fienkeng

Business Plan


Alice Jacob



Rachel George; Julia Mamo; Gabby Tseytlin

Public Service Announcement


Saachi Aggarwal; Mansi Saxena

Publication Design


Nikita Kale; Shayna Kieley

Sales Presentation



The following teams and individuals qualified to compete

Saniya Savla

Cyber Security



Phanishree Gunukula

Introduction to Financial Math



Rishi Erigineni; Young So

Sports & Entertainment Management



Sanjna Das; Leah Liu; Ashna Nayak

Business Plan



Abhinay Gaddipati

Securities & Investments



George Mills

Coding & Programming



Colin Buechler-Neimeyer

Personal Finance




Help Homewood help our families and celebrate our students and staff - we are running a Spring Sign Up Genius and an Amazon Wish List right now and would LOVE your support for student recognition, Teacher Appreciation Week and ongoing #HomewoodFamily Outreach! Homewood does not have a PTA and relies on our friends, families, and community who always come through❤ 

Marriotts Ridge would like to extend our thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who have supported us during the 20-21 school year.  Thank you for all you do!

Afrozeh Afshin

Abi Akinwale

Joy Altenburg

Jim Altenburg

Lori Bacon

John Baker

Kathy Baur

Francine Bennett

Eric Bennett

Jacob Beschner

Becky Blackman

Sharon Blessing

Bob Bryan

Sally Bryan

Jennifer Buchwald

Gwen Bury

Yu Chen

Emilie Coakley

Lisa Cumberland

Suzanne Cwalina

Lisa Delmonte

Lan Deng

Jen Donahoe

Kevin Dorsey

Juna Erman

Pascale Fagerstrom

Chuck Faughnan III

Karen Fisher

Elizabeth Fitch

Susan Ford

Carol Gabriel

Patty Gans

Kevin George

Wendy Gladstone

Scarlett Goon

Jennifer Grams

Stephanie Green

Lisa Gresham

Patti Groman

Amy Grutzik

Helen He

Connie Hennings

Sarra Ibrahim-Semper

Karin Johansen

Chris Johansen

Michele Kocak

Carol Kressen

Ann Larson

Adam Leader

Jen Lebrun

Kim Lee

Mary Levinsohn-Klyap

Mary Li

Kevin Li

Mary Lindquist

Lisa Logan-Roussell

Karen MacFarlane

Ruchira Mahajan

Arun Mandalika

Nicki Mantzouris

Antoinette Marbray

Linda Mattes

Leigh McIntyre

Mariah Miano

Tracey Morgan

Nalini Munnangi

Bruce Neimeyer

Michelle Ober

Laurie Obitz

Abiodun Onabiyi

Ann Osten

Liz Page

Michele Palmer

Terri Parkent

Krista Patterson

Robyn Peters

Jay Phelps

Vijaya Poturaju

Joanna Ramos-Romero

Scott Reider

Sabina Sambat

Grace Sarau

Paraswati Sarkar

Maxine Saylor

Jessica Schwendeman

Stacey Seitchik

Jennifer Shea

Marrine Shen

Ron Shillman

Chris Skopic

Kevin Slack

Shardell Spriggs

Shelley Tolle

Dianne Tran

Emily Verhoeven

Cecilia Warner

Michele Weller

Bridget Whalen

Pam Wilson

Elisa Wolf

Lori Wolfsheimer

Terry Wolfsheimer

Ernestine Wright-Palmer

Bo Xie

Leesa Yhim

Theresa Yodzis

Judy Zhang


Community Corporate Sponsors

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter

Alternative Roofing

Anthony Corrao Team of Long & Foster Real Estate,
Christie's International Real Estate

Bare Bones Grill & Bar

Beef Brothers

Beltway Blinds

Burget's Piano & Guitar Services

Campanaro Strength and Conditioning

Chi Yon Barbosa Northrop Realty

Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc

Conrey Construction

Denise Guiliano

Direct Designs

Dr. Martha Gagnon ScoreMoreTestPrep

Emily A Kendall - State Farm Insurance

Full Cycle Cleaners LLC

Fulton Bank

Glenwood Lions Club

Global College Search Associates, LLC

Gourmet Express Catering, Inc.

HC DrugFree

Horizon Foundation

Howard County Conservancy

Howard County Library, Glenwood Branch

Howard Tech

Husky Heating Oil

ICS Painting and Home Improvement

J.M. Gaske, Inc.

Joseline Castanos

Key Press Printing

Kim Lee Learning