The Viewpoint 3/25/22

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 3:11pm

The Viewpoint

March 25, 2022

MSDE School Climate Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Maryland requires that all public schools survey students about school climate. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school’s learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that supports student learning. 

Students will take the survey during regular school hours between February 22nd and April 22nd. The survey will take about 30 minutes and will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate his or her privacy.  

The survey is confidential and school personnel will not have access to the responses of specific students. The responses your child provides will be combined with the responses from other students in the school, and results will be reported for each school and district.

We are eager to receive this very important information about your child’s school and about schools across the state. 

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the Survey Administrator at the Maryland State Department of Education by emailing to:

Pauline Carey
MSDE Project Specialist and Survey Administrator
**MVMS will administer the survey in Social Studies classes the week on 3/28​​**

Book Fair Begins Monday!

The annual PTA Book Fair starts this Monday, March 28 -Wednesday, April 6.  Sales support your own MVMS PTA.  Students have the opportunity to preview books next week during all ELA classes.  Purchases take place during lunch shifts or online at A Likely Story  Be sure to include MVMS Book Fair in the notes section for online purchases.

Please consider donating a Legacy Book to the MVMS Library Media Center.  With a $15 donation, your family or student’s name will be placed on a sticker inside the book as a legacy of your child’s love of reading.  Legacy books will be purchased from A Likely Story to support the PTA fundraiser. You can also purchase a Legacy book through the PTA MemberHub store.

Record Student Name Pronunciation

Parents may use the ParentVUE mobile app to record the proper pronunciation of a child's name. This recording will be available to teachers, school administrators, and school support staff. Detailed directions are available online.

The End of 3rd Quarter

The end of Quarter 3 is on April 1st (no joke!) and Spring Break is just around the corner! Please have your Falcon check Canvas and in with their teachers on grades and missing assignments that may be able to be made up, to ensure they have a strong finish. 

Spring Picture Day is Coming!

Friday, April 1 is Spring Picture Day. Order before Picture day on with Picture Day ID: EVTSVJ7VP. Please print a receipt of your order to have your picture taken!

PTA Fundraiser at Walkers Tap and Table

Join us for a fundraiser at Walkers on 3/29 from 11 am to 9 pm. 10% of the sales will be donated to our PTA. Please come out and support us! You must present a printed or digital copy of the flier to participate.

Community News and Events

Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program College and Career Opportunities Webinar Series: We will explore career pathways and discuss opportunities and resources available through Career and Technical Education. Students and families will learn about courses, internships, projects, apprenticeships for high school and beyond! The webinar will be held on March 29 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Students and families can register here.  BSAP College and Career Opportunities Webinar 

Jazz @ the Ridge is Back!
For the first time since 2019, the MRHS Big Band, Jazz Combo & MVMS Jazz Band will be rocking the stage with JAZZ!!
New this year — MRHS Jazz Madrigals & Vocal Ensemble and MVMS Jazz Choirs! When: Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 7pm
Where: MRHS Commons & Auditorium
Preshow with refreshments @ 6:30 in the Commons
The show begins in the Auditorium at 7 pm.
Refreshments will be served in the Commons at Intermission

For Rising 9th Graders! 
The Marriotts Ridge Color Guard is looking for new members for the 2022-2023 school year! The color guard is the visual component of the marching band and uses choreography, flags, and other equipment to enhance the performance. We perform alongside the marching band at home football games and at competitions. 

We will start with a virtual interest meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Any interested student who will be attending Marriotts Ridge during the 2022-2023 school year is invited to attend. (If you have a prior commitment and cannot attend, feel free to reach out to Ms. Littmann at Virtual Interest Meeting: March 16, 2022, 6:00-6:30, MRHS-colorguard

Upcoming Dates

  • March 28 to April 6    Book Fair
  • March 29                  PTA Fundraiser at Walkers
  • March 30                  HCASC Listen and Learn Session
  • April 1                      Spring Picture Day
  • April 1                         Schools close 3 hours early
  • April 8                         Report Cards issued
  • April 11 - 18                Spring Break - Schools closed
  • April 27                       Schools close 3 hours early