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					                                                               Marvin Ridge High School
                                                                           “Home of the Mavericks”
                                                                           2825 Crane Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173

                                                                                 PHONE - 704.290.1520
                                                                             MAIN OFFICE FAX - 704.243.0012
                                                                              GUIDANCE FAX - 704.243.2416
                                                                        Web Address:

                                                            VISION STATEMENT:
                        Marvin Ridge High School will provide a diverse educational experience which will empower
                                    our students to succeed as citizens in a changing global community.
                                                           MISSION STATEMENT:
                     The mission of MRHS is to educate all students in a safe, inspiring, and globally aware environment
                               that promotes respect for diversity, lifelong learning, challenging athletics, and
                                          extra-curricular experiences that foster successful living.
                                                          “Passport to the World”

                                                                            responsibility to turn them in to the front office or
                         SENIORS!!!                                         Ms. Howell. You can also have a doctor fax them
   Please scroll to the end of this newsletter for lots                     to us at 704/243-0012 (attn: Ms. Howell)
   of Senior info on Scholarships and Financial Aid.                        An excused absence does not exempt that
              PROGRESS REPORTS TODAY                                        absence from an exam regardless of the reason.

   Today, your student should have received a Progress                      We would appreciate a note being sent in with
   Report for each class directly from their teachers. This                 your child if they need to leave early-it enables us
   date marks the half-way point in the 4th six weeks.                      to let the teacher know and creates less
                                                                            interruptions for the class.
                IB STUDENTS FOR 2009/10
                                                                            If your child is ill and needs to come home he/she
   There will be an IB Information and Registration                         needs to come to the front office to contact you.
   Meeting on February 16 @7pm. Upcoming IB
   students and parents please plan to attend.                              Students MUST sign in or out when arriving or
                                                                            leaving the school even if it is between periods
   Also, an IB orientation night for CAS (creative, action,                 and they MUST have parental permission to leave.
   service) requirements will be held Monday, April 27,                     If they do not comply, it is considered truancy.
   2009 at 7pm in the auditorium. All 2009/10 IB students
   and parents must attend this night to receive                            If you get a phone call in regards to your student
   information on completing your community service                         being absent for a class and feel this is in error
   requirements for IB diploma.                                             your or your student will need to discuss this with
                                                                            their teacher to make the correction.
                                                                      You may email if
       Doctor/Dental/Sick notes are to be turned in                   you need to communicate to her in regards to the
       within 3 days of the last absence. They can be                 student leaving or arriving. If you have any other
       refused after the allotted time. It is the student’s

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   questions or concerns please contact Elizabeth           Fri 2/20
   Howell at 290-1520.
                                                                Wrestling 8 am
                                                            Sat 2/21
   Mon 2/16
                                                                Womens Soccer @ Mallard Creek HS Jamboree
       Registration for Rising Freshman- Middle School
                                                                10 am
       All Day
                                                                Varsity Baseball scrimmage @Ft Mill HS 11 am
       IB Speaker: Lorne Young             10    am;   IB
       Parent/Student meeting 7pm                                      ACADEMIC BOOSTER MEETING
       Spring Sport Tryouts begin 3 pm                      The next meeting of the MRHS Academic Booster
                                                            Club is scheduled for Thursday, February 19th at
       Girls Varsity Basketball at Porter Ridge 7 pm
                                                            7PM in the MRHS Media Center. All new and existing
   Tue 2/17                                                 members are encouraged to attend and participate!

       Registration for Rising Freshman- Middle School      You will find more information on our web site under
       All Day                                              Booster Clubs, Academic OR click the link below:

       Spanish Hon Society Mtg 7:15 am - 8:15 am  

       Leadership Workshop for Band 8 am                        HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REGISTRATION
       Cluster Elementary Speaker John Roseman (
       auditorium) 10 am                                        February 16-17: Registration for Rising
                                                                Freshmen, @ Marvin Ridge Middle School
       Boys Varsity Basketball at home against Piedmont
       7 pm                                                     February 18: Registration Presentation for Rising
                                                                Grades 10-12, 7:00pm, Auditorium – BOTH
       Cluster Elementary Speaker John Roseman                  PARENTS AND STUDENTS WELCOME
       (auditorium) 7 pm
                                                                February 24 & 25: Registration for Rising Grades
   Wed 2/18                                                     10-12
       Leadership Workshop for Club and Athletic            You can be reviewing the possible courses for your
       Representatives 8 am                                 student in the 2009/10 Program of Studies at the
                                                            following link on the UCPS web site:
       Registration Presentation for Rising Grades 10-12
       7 pm                                       
   Thu 2/19
                                                                           PTSO SCHOLARSHIP
       Leadership Workshop for Student Council 8 am
                                                            Applications for the PTSO-sponsored scholarship for
       BETA Club Meeting 3 pm - 4 pm
                                                            MRHS seniors will be available in Guidance after
       DECA Students to Bob Cat Arena 3 pm                  March 1.

       Band Booster meeting in the Band room 7 pm                            DANCE TRYOUTS

       Academic Boosters in Media Center 7 pm - 8:30        There is a Mav Dancer informational meeting
       pm                                                   regarding tryouts at MRHS on Feb 25 at 6pm. The
                                                            dates for the dance tryouts will be April 27th –May
                                                            1from 4:00-6:00 in the Aux Gym.

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                                                                Schedule                  located              at
   Cheer tryouts will be May 27-29 from 4:00-6:00.There         Schedule2008-2009.doc on our web site.
   will be a parent meeting on April 14th in the cafeteria
   beginning at 7:00.                                                       CONGRATS TO MR. DAHARI!
                                                                Please join us in congratulating Mr. David Dahari,
                                                                MRHS Science teacher, who has been selected as
   Union County Performance Ensemble is looking for             one of the 20 finalists for Union County Teacher of the
   students who are interested in creating set for the          Year. Mr. Dahari will be interviewed next week. Ten
   Wizard of Oz. This is a Union County Public School           candidates will be selected from this group to receive a
   sponsored activity. The cast is made up of students          classroom observation to determine the final recipient
   from each of Union County’s High Schools. We would           of this distinction.
   very much like to have the same for set. Students do
   not have to be artistically talented; they just need to be   We are very honored to have Mr. Dahari to represent
   willing to help. We are currently working on Emerald         Marvin Ridge and to be selected as a finalist! Great
   City, Munchkin Land, Wicked Witches castle and               job Mr. Dahari and good luck at the next level!
   costumes for the Winkies and Jitter Bugs. Set                         NEW CONTACT FOR BUS RIDERS
   construction will be held at Central Academy of
   Technology and Arts, in the art room. It is held             We would like to welcome Mr. Lem Roberts, who has
   everyday after school till 6:00 and Saturdays 9:00-          replaced Henry Collins, to the Marvin Ridge cluster. He
   3:00, Sundays 2:00-6:00. Come join the fun.                  is our new Transportation Specialist and is housed at
                                                                Marvin Ridge Middle School. His phone number is
   If you have any questions, contact Shelly                    704-290-1531. If you have questions about your
   Pentecost at 704-575-8581.                                   student’s bus route, he is the one to contact. Mr.
              2008-09 PROM INFORMATION                          Charlie     Shepherd       remains     the    Assistant
                                                                Transportation Specialist at the same location and
                  Date: Saturday, April 25                      phone number.
                  Location: Center Stage
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                                        SENIOR NEWS….
      Financial Aid Info:
      Seniors...FAFSA Day is this Saturday, February 21st.
       9:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Charlotte Public Library downtown location only
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm at UNCC only
       9:00 am – 12:00 noon at all other locations

      You and your parents can get FREE help completing and submitting your federal financial aid forms
      for college on that day. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get help with your FAFSA.
      Many colleges require the FAFSA for any type of scholarship and/or aid opportunities. To register
      and find a list of locations, call toll-free at 866-866-CFNC or visit You
      should register ahead of time to secure a spot. Remember the sooner you apply for financial aid, the
      better your chances are of receiving funds. Be sure to meet your colleges’ deadlines for completion.
      After March 1, very little money is available.

      The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be found at Remember to
      apply for your pin number before completing the FAFSA at - The website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
      Complete the FAFSA as soon after the first of the year as possible. – Provides information about types of financial aid and applying for financial aid. – Information regarding Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits

      Tips for Completing Your FAFSA can be found at:

      In addition to the FAFSA, some schools also require you to complete the CSS PROFILE: - Link to the College Scholarship
      Service/Financial Aid PROFILE. Many colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools,
      and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal
      student aid funds.

      Scholarship Plus Online Newsletter Available Now At MRHS!
      Great news! Thanks to Mr. Cook’s generosity, the Marvin Ridge High School community now has
      access to an online Scholarship Newsletter called Scholarship Plus. The newsletter can be accessed
      from the home page of Naviance. Through this website, Marvin Ridge High School students and
      parents can access information about 230 scholarships that cover a wide range of academic
      disciplines and eligibility requirements as well as tips to help you get scholarships and links to other
      resources about scholarships and financial aid. It is an ongoing scholarship newsletter that keeps
      you updated throughout the year. Naviance can be accessed from the home page of our guidance
      website. A username and password are required. For those needing help logging on to Naviance,
      contact Ms. Mohr or Mr. Benton in guidance.

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      Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
      Feb. 16 - Ronald McDonald House
      Feb. 28 - NC State USBC (Bowling) Association Youth Scholarship
      Feb. 27 - Stacey Palasek Scholarship (females interested in the fields of science;
                request transcript by Feb. 24)

      March 1 - Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship at NC State (online app at
       ; must be eligible for need based financial aid)
      March 1 - Ruckus House Education Scholarship (for early/elementary/special education)
      March 2 - Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship
      March 6 - SAMMY 2009 Scholarship/online application at
      March 10 - Union County Educational Office Professionals (3 separate scholarships;
                 (those eligible are: 1. Parent must be a member of Union Co. EOP; 2. Child
                 of UCPS employee; 3. all UCPS seniors)
      March 15 - Union county Farm Bureau
                 Kohl’s Cares for Kids (

      April 1 - Sandi Saville Scholarship (**all materials need to be to guidance by March
      April 3 - Union Power (40% base on financial need)
      April 20 - SECU People Helping People – must be accepted to one of the 16 UNC system
                 colleges (Application due to guidance to go to scholarship committee)
      April 20 - MRHS PTSO (Application available March 1)
      April 25 - Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead Essay Contest

      May 1 - Monroe Woman’s League (females only)
      May 1 - Pfizer Epilepsy
      May 1 - Piedmont Eye Care (one male, one female athlete interested in a career in the

      Reporting College Scholarships and Grants to Guidance:
      Seniors...please remember to report all scholarship and grant offers that you receive from colleges
      (even if you do not accept the offer). A scholarship tracking form will be available in guidance for
      you to update us on the offers you receive. Please attach a copy of the scholarship/financial aid
      letter you receive to the tracking form.

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      Due to safety concerns Marvin Ridge High School will be instituting new procedures for those
      students crossing from the Student Parking Lot to the high school. Students will only be permitted to
      utilize two (2) of the crosswalks that lead to the high school. Staff members will be available to stop
      traffic to enable students to cross safely. Students will be expected to wait for school personnel to
      stop traffic before they will be permitted to cross. The expected benefit is increased safety for
      students and increased efficiency in the Car Rider Drop Off Line during the morning hours. We ask
      that parents and student drivers allow more time to arrive to school while the new plan goes into

      REMINDER: Only students may park in the Student Parking Lot. Students may NOT be dropped
      off in the Student Parking Lot. Thank you for adhering to this safety guideline.

                     Student Parking Lot

                                                                        NO CROSSING
                                        Cross Here

                                                                                        Cross Here

                             High School

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