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Welcome to the Official Home of the Atholton High School PTSA!

Here you will find important and useful information about the programs and services the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) provides for the wonderful Atholton High School community. Find out a little bit more about the PTSA. Not sure where to get an answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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Raiders After Midnight (Post Prom Party) created: Jan. 28, 2019

  Raiders After Midnight (post prom party) is Saturday, May 4, 11:30 pm - Sunday, May 5, 3:30 am, at the Columbia Gym (Clarksville, MD).  Tickets are $15 each for three floors of activities, including basketball court, swimming pool, TV lounge, photo booth, tattoo artist, various games, food court, coffee service and sweet treats!  

"Raiders After Midnight" is open to all juniors, seniors, and their guests (whether or not they attend Prom).  Bus transportation will be provided from Prom to Columbia Gym.  Tickets go on sale on line starting April 1.  We will also sell tickets during lunch up to May 4.  
Click here for details about Raiders After Midnight.
Click here for Ticket(s) Purchasing Information.
Click here for Student Registration.
Click here for Guest Registration.

It takes a village to host "Raiders After Midnight" ... the PTSA is accepting donations for the post prom party.  We recommend $50 from parents of upperclassmen; $25 from parents of underclassmen to "pay it forward".  Donate through the PTSA Website:

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: May 6, 2019

College Admissions Panel created: March 21, 2019

Image result for college admissions panel poster River Hill High School is hosting a College Admissions Panel on Tuesday, March 26, 7 pm.  All are welcome.  Participants include admissions officers from Bucknell University, Dickinson College, George Washington University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.  They will discuss various topics such as new trends in the admissions process, the role of “demonstrated interest” by applicants (campus visits, interviews, etc.), what admissions officers look for in essays/personal statements, how applicants can best distinguish themselves, etc.

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: March 27, 2019

A Pretty & Polished Affair created: March 15, 2019

  Are you in need of a Prom or homecoming dress? Atholton High School's Becca's Closet is partnering with the Zeta Phi Beta sorority to hold the 6th annual A Pretty and Polished Affair. At this event girls will have the opportunity to take home prom and homecoming dresses, jewelry, and shoes. They will also have the opportunity for makeup artists to show them what style of makeup might go best with their dress choice. This event will be held at Atholton High School from 9am to 2pm in the main cafeteria on March 30, 2019.

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Barrett or Krista Bopst

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: April 1, 2019

Pizza with the Principal created: March 21, 2019

Image result for pizza with principal The Atholton PTSA is hosting another "Pizza with the Principal" on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm. Mr. Motley will lead a discussion about what it means to be a part of the Atholton community. What values define us, unite us, and make us uniquely Atholton? Your participation will contribute the the development of our school values. Your input is needed.  Please RSVP so we have enough pizza,

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: April 5, 2019

Swim Meet for Students created: March 19, 2019

Image result for swim meet wordart Cheer for AHS students at the 2019 Howard County Invitational Swim Meet.   Once again the Columbia Clippers & Columbia Association are hosting a swim meet for all high school swimmers in Howard County.  All Howard County high schools will be represented at this meet.   This meet is always a spirited event, since this is swimming students only chance this year to represent their school.   Individual and relay events will be contested and points tracked.   The winning team will receive the Hurley Challenge Trophy, which is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Katie Hurley, a former River Hill HS student and past meet participant.   The top three teams will win money for their after-prom parties, and every team will receive a donation to their after-prom parties courtesy of the Columbia Clippers.

The meet will be held on Sunday, April 7th at the Howard County Community College pool.   The meet begins at 1:30 pm and will last for several hours.  

We hope you will be able to stop by and cheer on AHS swimming students!

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: April 8, 2019

Free Classes by Johns Hopkins created: March 15, 2019

Splash is a nationwide program in which high school students are invited to college campuses to attend unique classes taught by undergraduates. Classes are typically 50 minutes and topics range from How to Write a Pop Song to Game Theory: How to Win at Settlers of Catan.

The Hopkins chapter is hosting this event on Saturday, April 13th, on the Homewood campus.

Click here to register.

Click here for an informational flyer.

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: April 14, 2019

PTSA Nominations for 2019-20 created: Jan. 28, 2019

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The PTSA is accepting nominations for the 2019/2020 Board:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Representative to the PTA Council of Howard County.  The PTSA must elect a President or Treasurer to remain active.   

We are also looking for volunteers to serve as Committee Chairs:  Community Connections, Fundraising, Membership, Snack Shack, and Staff Appreciation.  

Send your nominations (including self nominations) to

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: May 15, 2019

Test Prep created: March 5, 2019

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The Answer SAT/ACT Test Prep hosts classes at Atholton High School with a portion of the tuition donated to the PTSA.  Sign up today:

Kaplan SAT/ACT Test Prep also hosts classes at Atholton High School with a portion of the tuition donated to the PTSA.  Sign up today:

ACT for May 4:

SAT for May 4:
posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: June 1, 2019

Driver's Education created: March 5, 2019

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Greg's Driving offers Driving Classes at Atholton High School with a portion of the tuition donated to the PTSA.  Sign up today:

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: June 1, 2019

PTSA Scholarships are coming! created: March 5, 2019

Related imageApplications will be available from our website on April 1.  The PTSA is proud to offer two (2) scholarships for $500 each for the following categories:

- Students attending an accredited four year college or university 

- Students attending an accredited community college

- Students attending an accredited vocational school.

All scholarships will be awarded based on students' community service.

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: June 1, 2019

Support PTSA While You Shop created: March 5, 2019
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Did you know Atholton High School benefits when you shop at Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion?  Please visit to download/complete the form to register your shopper card to ensure Atholton receives a donation from these food store.   Completed forms can be turned in to the front office or scan/send to
posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: Dec. 31, 2019

Cyber Sensible Workshop created: Feb. 5, 2019

Related imageThe Cyber Sensible Workshop for Grace Community Church will be directed towards the youth in the community with parents welcome and encouraged to attend. It will cover common teen missteps (oversharing, connecting with strangers, constant comparisons to others, device overuse and sexting) and solutions to avoid or correct online mistakes.

Getting online gives you access to the whole world right at your fingertips. This is really exciting, but can also be dangerous. Before you enter cyberspace, it is a good idea to learn the fundamentals for the responsible use of technology; for fun, entertainment, education, interaction, and connection. We will discuss what Digital Wellness means; how to employ the safety and privacy settings available; how to develop a positive online reputation, managing screen time and notifications, maintaining a healthy tech diet; avoiding online dangers; tech etiquette; and ways to capitalize on the opportunities tech provides. The goal is to empower you to protect yourself online so you can fully benefit from a globally connected community.

Date: March 24, 2019
Time: 12:45P – 2:15P
Speaker: Denise Lisi DeRosa

Cyber Sensible Registration

posted by: Sumaira Bajwa expires on: March 25, 2019