News - Week of 01/24- 01/27

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 4:24pm


Red Cross Club

The Marriotts Ridge Red Cross Club will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, where we will be creating Thank-You cards for blood donors. Stay tuned for the location! We hope to see you there! Additionally, the Youth Advisory Executive Board is hosting the 2023 Winter Virtual Youth Conference on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm! Members who attend this meeting will gain service hours, complete a requirement if applying to the Youth Advisory Board, and could earn prizes. All Red Cross Club members can attend. To attend the meeting, you need to be registered through Volunteer Connection and log in your hours. The registration link (Registration deadline is January 21st/Saturday) is below: Registration Link

Rocketry Club Donation Campaign

MRHS Rocketry club is now collecting donations, if you add your name to your transaction, it will be printed and flown on a future rocket flight. Donations of any amount are appreciated, your support of MRHS Rocketry will go to offsetting club fees, registering teams for national competitions, and purchasing parts. More information and the donation link on our website: Our Website 

Book Club

The student book club will discuss, Intensity by Dean Koontz during flex time on Wednesday, 1/25. Copies can be found at branches of the Howard County Public Library. Pick up a flex time pass in the media center to attend.

Literary Magazine

Interested in winning up to $50 worth in prizes? Submit NOW to the Winter Contest, funded by the MRHS and Glenelg LitMags! Currently accepting art, writing, and photography submissions, participants would also have the chance to be included in a county-wide magazine! Curious? Check out our submission link here: link.



Glenwood Library College and Career Resources

Check out the attached flier for exciting new changes at the Glenwood Library!
College Here I Come, Wednesday, February 8th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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Career Buidling Workshop for Teens (3 Part Series), Wednesdays, March 1st, 8th, and 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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You can search our online calendar Links to an external site.with the filters for "ages 14-18" and for the program type "college and career" to find these events at all of our different branches.

Read the Rainbow

The next Read the Rainbow book club will feature graphic novelist, Jen Wang! We'll be reading her book, The Prince and the Dressmaker and will be meeting with her to discuss her work on Monday, December 5th at 7:00pm in a virtual meet. The first 50 students in grades 8-12 to register will receive a free copy of the book. To learn more and to register, please visit: 
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Rainbow Vision is Open for Submissions

Are you creative in middle or high school?  Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or an ally? If yes, we want to hear from YOU! Our 2023 Rainbow Vision literary magazine is open for submissions for our May 2023 issue. Submission FormLinks to an external site.

Submissions: We are looking for material that has a LGBTQ+ theme, is written by LGBTQIA+ or ally authors, and/or is written for an LGBTQIA+ audience. We are interested in your short stories, poetry, artwork, song lyrics, personal narratives, essays, video content, music, audio, photography, script/play/manuscript, paintings, and drawings!

The theme of your work can be (but is not limited to)

Coming out
Finding community
Politics / Societal norms

If you would like to see a previous copy of our magazine check out our past issuesLinks to an external site.! We look forward to reviewing your submissions. Please make sure and are on your “safe” list so that you can receive a response from us regarding the status of your submission. 

Queering Science Winter Walk and Talks

HCPSS and Howard County Conservancy are excited to announce a special partnership program; Queering Science Winter Walk and Talks! This program will consist of a four-part series. Students can register for any combination of these talks. This program is for high school students who are part of or allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. Students will be able to join virtually or in person at the Howard County Conservancy to learn more from researchers and scientists who identify as being part of the LGBTQIA+ community and/or focus their research on topics that have an LGBTQIA+ focus. 

Agenda for Queering Science:

10:00am - 25 - minute virtual presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A (face to face and virtual attendees)

10:30am - Walk the grounds at the Conservancy and talk to peers about what you learned (face to face attendees)

11:30am - Pizza lunch (for face to face attendees)

Our programs will take place on the following dates and feature the following scientists and researchers:

Saturday, January 14th @ 10:00am with Dr. Claire Burke, Climate Scientist
Saturday, February 11th @ 10:00am with Jet Jama, Research Associate for Sarepta Therapeutics
Saturday, March 11th @ 10:00am with Dr. Jennifer Middleton, Isotope Geochemist
Saturday, April 1st @10:00am with Eliot Schrefer, NYT best-selling author 

For more information about the program and our featured speakers, please check out our Queering Science advertisement To register, visit:>