We are excited to have you join our Maverick community! Being a new family to any community can be overwhelming, so the PTSO has created a list of resources to help ease the transition and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, our New Student/Family Support Committee plans fun events and activities, such as luncheons and tailgates (GO MAVS!), throughout the year.
Helpful School Links:
- Marvin Ridge High School website: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Domain/22
- Union County Public Schools: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/
- Lunch payment: www.k12paymentcenter.com/
- English as second language: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Domain/2859
- Drivers education: www.sites.google.com/a/ucps.k12.nc.us/driver-education/home
- MRHS Calendar: https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/38#calendar10029/20200810/month
- PowerSchool is the official student information system used statewide by the public and charter schools of North Carolina for storing and managing student data. You can download the app, Powerschool Mobile or go to https://ucps.powerschool.com/public/home.html. For directions on how to set up your account, please visit https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01910453/Centricity/Domain/1853/PowerSchool%20Mobile%20App%20for%20Students.pdf.
- Marvin Ridge Athletics: www.ucpsathletics.com/marvinridge
- Marvin Ridge Band Boosters: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/4717
- Marvin Ridge Academics Booster Club: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/4715
- Marvin Ridge Art Boosters: www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/4716
Stay in touch through Social Media:
- Twitter: @MarvinRidgeHSNC, @MavAthletics @MRHSPTSO
- Facebook: @MarvinRidgeHS.NC,
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/marvinridgehs
Union County, Waxhaw
Union County: http://www.co.union.nc.us/
Waxhaw: www.waxhaw.comNextDoor: www.nextdoor.com and/or download the Nextdoor app.. Most of the subdivisions have their own group and you can use Nextdoor to learn more about your neighborhood, sell/buy items or find recommended service providers.
Charlotte Parent: www.charlotteparent.com/
Charlotte Observer: www.charlotteobserver.com/
Charlotte Magazine: www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/
Charlotte’s Got a lot: www.charlottesgotalot.com/
Charlotte’s Government pages: http://charlottenc.gov
Charlotte City Guide on line: www.charlottesgotalot.com/city-guide
NC Dept. of Motor Vehicles: www.ncdot.gov/DMV
NC Public Library: www.publiclibraries.com/northcarolina.htm
Top Golf: www.topgolf.com/us
- Carowinds Amusement Park: www.carowinds.com
- U.S. National Whitewater Center: www.usnwc.org
- Golf Courses: https://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/nc/charlotte
- Museum of the Waxhaws: museumofthewaxhaws.org
- Carrigan Farms: www.carriganfarms.com
- Go karting: www.victorylanekarting.com
- Renaissance Festival: www.carolina.renfestinfo.com
- Anne Springs Greenway: www.ascgreenway.org
- Marvin Efird Park: www.marvinnc.gov/Government/Parks-Recreation/Marvin-Efird-Park
- Ballantyne Backyard: www.goballantyne.com
- Lake Norman: www.visitlakenorman.org
Majoring in High School: Survival Tips for Students – Carol Carter
Carol Carter covers a range of academic, social, and emotional issues that high school kids deal with. This book is an excellent reference, well written and insightful.
Kaplan High School Handbook – Ship Kaplan
This is a step-by-step guide designed to help students use their high school experiences to develop as top college admissions candidates. From figuring out which courses to take and extracurriculars to pursue, to selecting the best colleges and researching scholarships, the HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK shows students how to make the most of their high school years and get into the college of their choice.
The Real High School Handbook : How to Survive, Thrive, and Prepare for What's Next – Susan Abel Lieberman
Designed for all teenagers, whether college-bound or not, The Real High School Handbook empowers students with practical information and real-life stories--about courses, grades, testing, communicating with teachers, and post graduation options--essential to making informed decisions about their high school careers. The book includes course, test, and college application worksheets and GPA calculation charts.
Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers – Michael Riera
In a question-and-answer format, this book helps parents to understand and cope with issues of alcohol, drugs, parties, academics, sex, eating disorders, homosexuality, divorce and remarriage. The author's unpatronizing approach to teenagers sets his book above the rest by promoting communication and understanding between parents and their emerging adult-children.
The Boogeyman Exists and He’s in your Child’s Back Pocket – Jesse Weinberger
Jesse Weinberger visited our Marvin Ridge cluster schools and presented her findings after meeting with multiple groups of our students. The information she delivered to our parents was both informative and frightening. This book gives tremendous insight and sound information about online safety for our kids and our families.
Success without College – Linda Lee
College is not the only alternative. The book that reveals the surprising facts of why many bright kids are not suited for college (or at least not right after high school). Linda Lee a New York Times editor and concerned parent tells you why and helps you find happy alternatives to starting college before your child is ready.
- Welcome to the US: www.uscis.gov/tools/settling-us/welcome-united-states
- US Immigration resources: www.us-immigration.com/immigrant-resources.jsp
- Social security information: www.socialsecurity.gov/
- The International House of Charlotte: www.ihclt.org/
- Internations: www.internations.org
- Expat blog (share your experience): www.expat-blog.com