March 7, 2014
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.
Contribute your time and talent to help the PTSA continue to provide wonderful programs and services -- such as After Prom, Snack Shop, SAT/ACT Preparation, Driver's Education, and Scholarships for seniors -- to the AHS community. The Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill the following officer positions on the PTSA Executive Board: 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and PTA Council Representative. We also have many rewarding committees you could participate on or chair. Want to learn more? Please contact Amy Bagley (email@example.com, 301-596-9201) or come to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 18, at 7:00.
Teen Advisory Council Meeting - Monday, March 3, 2014 , The Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City - Thursday, March 13, 2014, Atholton High School, 7:00 p.m., HC DrugFree and Atholton High School PTSA are partnering to invite teens and their parents to attend "Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City". Many Howard County high school seniors participate in the Maryland tradition of going to the shore for "Senior Week". Having so many unsupervised teens in one place can lead to dangerous situations, risky behavior, and trouble with the law. Before deciding whether or not to permit your child to go to Ocean City for Senior Week, find out the facts from Ocean City Beach Patrol Sergeant (and Mayfield Woods Middle School teacher) James H. McVey IV and Ocean City Police Corporal Howard Caplan as they offer advice to keep teens safe. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school senior to this informative program.
Parent 2 Parent - Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Howard High School, Cafeteria, 7:00 p.m.
Kick Butts Day - Wednesday, March 19, 2014, A national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against tobacco use.
Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City (Last Chance! Final OC 2014 Program) - Thursday, March 20, 2014, River Hill High School, 7:00 p.m., HC DrugFree and River Hill High School PTSA are partnering to invite teens and their parents to attend "Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City". See above for details.
March 21 - HoCo FilmFest - 7:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD. Come celebrate as the winning films are shown, including the HC DrugFree category winner.
RHHStival - Friday, March 28, 2014, River Hill High School, 7:00 p.m., HC DrugFree and River Hill High School Bands are partnering to bring you RHHStival, a county-wide youth music competition. Featuring the music and inspiration of singer/songwriter, Dave Tieff. Event information can be found at: Click Here for RHHStival Program Information
April 3 - What You Need to Know About Teen Partying - 7:00 p.m. Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Rd., Glenelg, MD. A panel of speakers will discuss the reality of what goes on at teen parties.
Teen Advisory Council Meeting - Monday, April 7, 2014, The Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
National Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, April 26, 2014 , Locations to be announced, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Start collecting your unwanted and expired prescription or over-the-counter medications for proper disposal. Help keep these medications out of our water system and out of the hands of youth.
April 26 - Needle, Syringe, EpiPen Collection - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. HC DrugFree's office, Wilde Lake Village Center 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD. Stuck with hypodermic needles, syringes or EpiPens and don't know what to do with them? Bring them to HC DrugFree's Office, which serves as the ONLY collection site for proper disposal of such items, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The AHS PTSA will award up to 12 scholarships to AHS seniors. Two types of scholarships may be awarded: "Citizens and Scholars" and "Unsung Heroes." Applicants must have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, significant involvement in school or community activities, and at least one family member (can be the student) with a 2013-14 AHS PTSA membership. The PTSA membership fee must be paid prior to submitting the application and no later than March 28, 2014. You can join the PTSA online if you have not already done so.
Click here for the application: https://www.atholtonptsa.org/media/library/2014/02/12/AHS_PTSA_Scholarship_2014.doc.
Applications are also available on Naviance or in the Guidance Office. Applications are due by Friday, April 11, 2014. Please contact Amy Bagley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-596-9201) with any questions.
Maryland PTA is once again sponsoring scholarships for graduating seniors. The 2014 Maryland PTA Scholarship Application should be used for graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in education. The Atholton High School PTSA must sign off on the application prior to its submission! If you have any questions, please feel free to give our office a call at 410-760-6221.
Are you interested in serving with the Maryland PTA? The 2014 Maryland PTA Letter of Interest and Nominating Packet is now available! Deadline for application is close of business 4:30pm on April 1, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Emory Young, Chair of the Nominating and Board Development Committee at Nominating@mdpta.org.
January 7th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget is presented to the Board of Education and the public. HCPSS Operating Budget for FY15 information can be found at: http://www.hcpss.org/aboutus/budget_participate.shtml
January 30th, 2014 at 7p.m.: BOE holds a public hearing on the Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget. Members of the public may provide up to three minutes of oral testimony.
February 3rd, 7:30p.m. @ 10910 Clarksville Pike, Boardrooms A&B: PTACHC General Meeting- HCPSS Presentation on Wellness Policy
February 23rd, 5pm-8pm @ Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road: Common Core Forum presented by PTACHC and HCEA
March 13th, 7:30p.m. @ 10910 Clarksville Pike, Boardrooms A&B: Public Hearing on Policy 9090: Wellness Policy, and Policy 8030: Graduation Requirements