Raider Nation Newsletter

Week of January 24, 2022

Midpoint of the School Year

Dear Atholton Families,

Just a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow, Monday, January 24.

We have reached the midpoint of our school year as the second semester begins this week. For those students with semester courses, they will transition to their new class on Tuesday. The third quarter will begin for our full-year courses. By this point, both students and parents should be aware of the expectations of teachers and what is expected to be successful. As there are no HCPSS designated conference days for high schools for the remainder of the year, I encourage you to reach out to teachers with any questions you may have regarding your child’s progress.

I am thrilled to report that after two very long years, the Atholton High School Dance Department will hold a concert this week! Our dancers will finally be taking the stage and are beyond excited! Happily Ever After (the theme of the concert) will be performed Friday 1/28 @ 7 pm and Saturday 1/29 @ 3 pm &7 pm. We are using an online ticketing system AND we are ONLY ALLOWED to have the auditorium at 50% capacity. If you would like to attend, get your tickets FAST!! The link for tickets is: Online Box Office ( We hope to see you there!

Lastly, the HCPSS Summer School online enrollment will open Tuesday, February 1 at 6 p.m. and remain open through Tuesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. They will open registration back up each month. Program descriptions, dates, times, and locations will be located HERE. Spots will fill up fast so don't delay! If you have any questions, contact your school counselor.

Wishing everyone a fantastic upcoming week!

Warmest regards,

Robert A. Motley


School Counselor Assignments

Ms. Wade -- 9th Grade ONLY (

Mr. Cohen -- Last Name A - E / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Meledick -- Last Name F - Kj / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Clearfield -- Last Name Kk - P / Grades 10 - 12 (

Ms. Wright -- Last Name Q - Z / Grades 10 - 12 (

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Class of 2022 Scholarship Info

Please remember to check the Scholarship Newsletter on a regular basis. Scholarships are starting to come in! (Seniors may need to use HCPSS login to access).

SAT and ACT Parent Night


Presented in Partnership with AHS PTSA

So many questions surrounding the college application process. The Answer Class has the answers for you! You’ll feel supported and more confidently able to assist your student after this session!

Mon., Jan. 24 @ 7:00 pm ww Online

This complimentary session includes:

  • An explanation of test optional colleges and what this means for your student

  • Differences between SAT & ACT

  • Helping your student decide which test better matches their strengths

  • Question and Answer period

Join Us!

For more information go to,

Leadership U 2022

Is your student looking to build their confidence, strengthen their leadership and problem solving skills, and learn how to network? Does your student want to make a difference in our Howard County community? Consider joining the Leadership U Class of 2022! Leadership U is an exciting, experiential leadership, teambuilding, and community service opportunity for current high school sophomores. This unique four-month program involves a week-long summer program of hands-on activities, as well as involvement in a team community service project. This program is for students with leadership potential, a desire to learn with others, and for those with an interest in the community. Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our information sessions being conducted from 7-8pm on the following evenings: January 26 (virtual via Zoom), February 10 (HCLS-Miller Branch), March 1 (HCLS-Miller Branch). Both parents and students are highly encouraged to attend. Students must register on our website to attend. Additional information is available at or email Sasha Butler Applications are due March 10, 2022.

Mark Your Calendar

January 24 -- School Closed (Teacher Workday)

February 1 -- School Closed (Teacher Professional Development)

February 16 -- 3-hour Early Dismissal

February 21 -- School Closed (President's Day)