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Exciting weeks past and ahead for Mavericks

Good Evening, Mavericks. This is Lisa Justice, Assistant Principal of Marvin Ridge High School, with your weekly announcements.

Two plus three might sound like simple math, but it adds up to FIVE state championships so far this year for Marvin Ridge Athletics. Huge congratulations to our Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams and our Girls Swimming and Diving team for bringing home three first place finishes this weekend in their respective meets in Winston Salem and Cary. Another great weekend to be a Maverick!

Thank you to all parents who attended our PTSO Open House on Monday, February 3. We would like to update everyone with some of the information shared at the meeting. NC Final Exam grades have been received, recorded in PowerSchool, and new report cards have been printed. Students will receive new report cards in a special homeroom at the end of the school day tomorrow. 9th Grade Students will also receive a letter from UCPS explaining the Credit by Demonstrated Mastery Program being implemented by the NC State Board of Education. The letter is very detailed with information about this process, and a link will be posted on our website if you do not receive it from your student. Applications will be available in guidance this week and must be returned by Friday, February 14.
The IB Application Process continues this week. If you are a parent of a current sophomore who plans to apply, please check our website for more information. There will be a brief overview meeting for interested parents and students on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 in the media center. Attendance at the meeting is not a requirement for admission.

Just a reminder to all juniors and their parents to mark Tuesday, March 4 on your calendar. All juniors at Marvin Ridge High School will take the ACT, a college admissions test, for free, and your results can be used in your college application process. We will host our second ACT Super Saturday on Saturday, March 1 from 8:30-1:00. This will be a condensed day of review sessions and test prep led by certified teachers with expertise in the components of the ACT. A sign-up sheet will be available in the guidance office beginning Monday, February 10. Seats are limited so be sure to sign-up ASAP!

Student council is sponsoring a special Rivals Spirit Week this week, leading up to our home basketball game against Weddington Friday night. Monday’s dress is Country vs. Country Club; Tuesday is War and Peace Day; Wednesday is Jocks vs. Nerds; Thursday will be Ladies v. Gents; Friday will be a White Out, and I think we all know why White is especially important to basketball at MRHS. See the attached newsletter for more detailed information.

In closing, thank you to our parents, students, teachers, and families who have hosted our guests from our sister-school in Nanjing, China. We were able to recognize them during Friday’s senior night crushing of Cuthbertson, and they have enjoyed an awesome week of classes, meals, shopping, and trips to uptown Charlotte. They will leave us Wednesday morning with many memories, lasting friendships, and as the newest members of our One Team on One Mission. Have a great night!

This week's newsletter attached here...

Written by: Lisa Justice
Posted: Feb 09, 2014 by Lisa Justice

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