PTSA News (4/25/18)

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 8:10am

After Prom - May 5-6 at OMHS 11pm-3am

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

URGENT NEED for After Prom Volunteers  

Prom is just around the corner and one of our big events that is supported by the OMHS PTSA is after prom. This year we have shortened the event to 11:00pm – 3:00 am.
We rely on parents of ALL students to volunteer to help with after-prom, even if they are not attending after-prom. Without your support, we cannot have a successful after-prom, and without volunteers there is no event. We need a minimum 30 volunteers. So please help us by volunteering.

Click the link for the packet of information and to sign up!

Please sign up to bring donations

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the after-prom co-chairs, Jen Atkins or Mary Ann Carroll at

While checking out our website please have your child answer the OMHS family feud survey.

It's not too late to order your tux from M. Stein!

Please visit their website and their catalogs.
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M. Stein will deliver all tuxedos/suits to school on Thursday, May 3rd at DISMISSAL for the kids to pick up on their way home.  M. Stein will again be at school on Monday, May 7th, at ARRIVAL for the kids to return their tuxedos/suits.  There is a $40 per day late fee for tuxedos/suits not returned to school by the first bell on Monday, May 7th.  Please note, in order to guarantee delivery to school on May 3rd, orders must be placed by April 25th.  Orders placed after April 25th will still be accepted but may need to be delivered on Friday the week of Prom.

To place an order, please either use our online order form or call 301-703-9422.  When placing orders online, simply check the box to “use your sizes on file”.  You do NOT need to enter measurements unless your child was measured by someone other than M. Stein.  When entering your style selection in the comments section, please give us a 1st & 2nd choice of tuxedo/suit.  Our online order form can be found at:

If you have any questions, need assistance or clarification, please feel free to email us at or call 301-703-9422.

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 see the sign up for opportunities to help at: 

Questions? Contact 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 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.