April 25, 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.

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Class of 2016 BJ's Wholesale Fundraiser created: April 24, 2015

Atholton High School Class of 2016 BJ's Wholesale Club Fundraiser:  4/27 – 5/15.  Renew or sign up through the Class of 2016 and you will get $10 off the $50 annual membership fee or $20 off the $100 Rewards membership fee.  Each membership includes a FREE household card (so you get two cards) and 15 months = 3 months FREE.  THE BEST NEWS - BJ's will donate $5 of your membership fee back to our organization!  Please contact gilbertsharonr@gmail.com if you would like an application emailed to you.  

This offer is available April 27th  – May 15th. IMPORTANT:  If you renew ahead of time to support our organization, BJ's will add the 15 months onto the end of your current membership.  **Please forward the information to your family and friends - even out-of-town.  (This is a special marketing promotion and it is not available at the store or online.  Offer subject to change)

Click here for the application and click here for the application instructions.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: May 15, 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

RP3 Student Registration Forms created: April 15, 2015

The student Registration Forms for RP3 (the After Prom Party) are now posted on our Forms Library page.  You can access the forms directly here:  https://atholtonptsa.org/static/ptsa/forms/AHSPTSA-RP3PermissionForms.pdf

The completed form must be presented at the time of purchasing the RP3 ticket.  Atholton HS students bringing a guest, must also present their completed guest registration form at the time they purchase RP3 tickets.  Both student and guest registration forms are included in the document linked to above.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: May 10, 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 (afbagley@verizon.net) 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