May 22, 2015

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Welcome to the Official Home of the Atholton High School PTSA!

Here you will find important and useful information about the programs and services the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) provides for the wonderful Atholton High School community. Find out a little bit more about the PTSA. Not sure where to get an answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Latest Announcements

Congratulations to the 2015 PTSA Scholarship Winners! created: May 21, 2015

At the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 21, the PTSA awarded scholarships to four impressive seniors.  The PTSA applauds all the applicants for their academic achievements and contributions to the school and community.  Congratulations to the following scholarship winners!

$500:  Danielle Gelb

$250:  Fergus Hall, Yasmeen Khan, and Amanda Petersen

posted by: Amy Bagley expires on: May 29, 2015

Thank you to the seniors on the college panels! created: May 21, 2015

The AHS PTSA recognizes the following seniors for their participation on the "Raider2Raider" and "Surviving the College Application Process" panels on Monday, May 18:

Katie Akin, Morgan Markwood, Corey Nadelbach, Amanda Petersen, Nick Raulin, Julia Salkin, and David Wang.

Thanks for sharing advice on the college application process with AHS students and parents!

posted by: Amy Bagley expires on: May 28, 2015

Fall Sports Tryouts - Facilities created: May 20, 2015

With the final renovations taking place over the summer, all of Atholton High School as well as all outdoor areas and facilities will be closed for the duration of the summer.  However, fall sports teams will be allowed to use the school fields and facilities for fall tryouts when they start on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015. We will relay any updated information as it becomes available.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: Aug. 12, 2015

PTSA Board Members for 2015-2016 Elected created: May 20, 2015

It is with great pleasure that we announce the election of next year's Officers for the Atholton HS PTSA:

President – Lesley Ahmuty

1st Vice President - Curt Bathras

2nd Vice President - Dalia Bracy

Treasurer - Lena Grant

Recording Secretary - Marie Davidson

Corresponding Secretary - Mistra Memarzadeh 

PTA Council Delegate - Mary Bowden 

PTA Council Delegate - Grettel Bustod Galeano

They will be transitioning into their new roles over the next several weeks and begin their official duties on July 1, 2015.  Congratulations to those elected, and thank you to those that have served.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: June 30, 2015

Students of the Month created: Feb. 10, 2015

Congratulations to all of the April and May Students of the Month!  Take a look on the Student of the Month page for all of the selections.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: June 19, 2015

SAT and ACT Prep Classes created: April 17, 2015

The PTSA has partnered with The Answer and Kaplan to offer our students opportunities to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Please check SAT/ACT programs page for further information.

posted by: Stephanie Beckmann expires on: June 8, 2015

Nominate Staff Members for Above and Beyond Awards created: April 6, 2015

Parents, this is your chance to recognize staff members who have made a real difference to your student. Every year the PTSA presents “Above and Beyond Awards” to staff members who make an extra effort to support students.  We recognize staff members in three categories:  Academic, Extracurricular, and Student Services/Support (e.g., office staff, Student Services, custodians).  You can nominate one staff member in each category.  To submit your nomination(s), send an e-mail to Amy Bagley ( indicating the staff member you are nominating, the category for the nomination, and at least one sentence explaining/supporting the nomination.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 29, and the winners will be announced at the staff luncheon which will be held the last week of school.

posted by: Amy Bagley expires on: May 30, 2015

Advanced Driving Training for Teens created: Nov. 21, 2014

Collision Avoidance Training for Teen Drivers

The Howard County Police Department will be conducting the Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T.) for 2015, with classes beginning in March and continuing through December. The C.A.T. program is an advanced defensive driving and vehicle control program for licensed teenage driver’s ages 16-20 years old. The one day program (8.5 hours) is designed to provide young drivers with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics. The first section of the program is devoted to two (2) hours of classroom instruction. This session gives students a better understanding of why the vehicle responds the way it does and prepares the students for the behind-the-wheel exercise on the driving course. The second section consists of six (6.5) hours of behind-the-wheel training. This course provides practical exercises that demonstrate how the vehicle responds in a given situation and how to regain control of the vehicle. The driving skills addressed in the program are: evasive maneuvers, threshold/emergency braking, forward serpentine, cornering, backing, reverse serpentine, and skid and off-road recovery. During the behind-the-wheel training, students operate their own vehicles. Prior to the start of the training, each vehicle is inspected by an instructor to ensure that the vehicle is in good operational condition. Then each student, accompanied by an instructor (Howard County Police Officer), begins practicing the different driving skills/maneuvers. Each student must successfully complete each driving skill/maneuver in order to receive a certificate of completion. If the student does not satisfactorily complete the course, they are given the option of coming to another session. This second session would be at no cost to the student. The Howard County Police Department prides itself on positively impacting the community, providing quality services to citizens and promoting traffic safety within the County. The cost to each student is $ 95.00. The scheduled dates for 2015 are: March 14 / April 25 / May 16 / June 27 July 25 / August 22 / September 19 / October 17 / November 21 / December 12.

Any questions or inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Jessica Beram– C.A.T. Coordinator JBeram@howardcountymd.govHoward County Police DepartmentSpecial Operations Bureau 410-313-3700 / 410-313-3758 11226 Scaggsville Road Laurel, Maryland 20723

posted by: Stephanie Beckmann expires on: June 30, 2015

Driver's Education Classes Now Open for Registration created: Aug. 6, 2014

Driver's Education Classes offered in cooperation with Greg's Driving School are now open for registration.  Please see the Driver's Ed Program page for detailed information on classes offered, times, and cost.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: May 31, 2015