PTSA News (4/13/18)

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:26am

Countdown... Less than 3 weeks to our After Prom!
After Prom - May 5-6 at OMHS 11pm-3am - Go to for IMPORTANT AFTER PROM INFO

Juniors, Seniors, & your dates please make your plans to attend the greatest After-Prom ever. Go to to print out your after prom packet. Completed forms may be turned in at the office. Your PTSA is paying for this event.

Parents/guardians, we need your help to make this party the best ever. Please consider helping out. We need donations of gift cards in any amount, 3 canopies (like the beach kind) to create "chill" spaces, small strings of lights (white or orange) for the canopies, waffle irons, pub style tables and chairs, and a couple pick up trucks to transport Foosball/air hockey tables. We also need 30 volunteers to put on a great and safe event. Parents/guardians of freshman and sophomore students please consider "paying it forward" and helping out. If your child is a junior or senior, we really need your help as well! One best-kept secret is that this is really fun for the volunteers too! 

Sign up to bring donations and be an After Prom Volunteer today!

PTA Board for 2018-2019
It is time once again for the PTSA Nominating Committee to recruit candidates for its Board for the next year. The goal of the nominating committee is to enlist the talents of as many OMHS parents, friends and family as possible. Please see the flyer for more information.

If you are interested in serving as a Board Member, or if you have any questions, please contact, Margaret Kraak by email at by April 30, 2018. Elections will be held in May.
Please note: All interested persons being considered for office must be current PTSA members. Non-members can still join the PTSA. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve!

2018 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is coming up next month–
The PTSA is planning to show the OMHS staff how great we think they are but need a few volunteers to make this happen. Please come join in with our team by contacting  Mary Botticelli at 443-812- 6245 or

Host Families Sought for AFS Exchange Students:
Next school year, some twenty AFS exchange students from around the world will come to Howard County for a life-changing year. Exchange students live in a family such as yours and attend your local HS. Host families volunteer to provide room and board for a student and get to know a great kid and learn more about a different part of our world. Students are available from countries around the world, such as Norway, Italy, Indonesia, India, Japan, Thailand, and Germany and many more. You can pick kids who enjoy hobbies such as singing, playing soccer, baking, manga, or playing music.

If you would like to hear more about the process of becoming a host family or any other aspect of our program, please contact Christina McGarvey at (410) 997-7087 or

From HC DrugFree:
High School Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Program: Mt. Hebron High School PTSA and staff will partner with HC DrugFree to provide Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Adults and all students welcome to hear beach safety tips and beach-related police updates to keep your teen safe. Free. Open to the public. The event will be held in the MHHS auditorium. For more information, contact

Parent/Student Volunteers Wanted for Meds/Sharps Collection: Clean out your medicine cabinets and don’t be your family’s drug dealer. HC DrugFree is looking for adult and student volunteers for the next convenient drive-thru prescription and over-the-counter medication and “sharps” (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. Wear your school’s spirit wear, scout uniform, or church group attire. For more information, contact or call 443-325-0040.

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council Meetings – Open to All HS Teens: TAC will meet on Monday, April 16 and May 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Free pizza. Teens must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and RSVP to before each meeting.

Middle and High School Parent Forum at Reservoir High School: Reservoir High School and HC DrugFree are partnering to hold a middle and high school parent forum on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the school’s atrium. Free. Open to the public. Students welcome, but this program is for parents. Come hear what Howard County youth told HC DrugFree in recent focus groups.