The Poolesville Pulse

Recent Sports Scores
  • Wednesday, October 16

    Field Hockey

    Poolesville High School 3 - Magruder 1

  • Monday, October 14

    Girls Soccer

    Poolesville High School 0 - Quince Orchard 2

  • Monday, October 14

    Field Hockey

    Poolesville High School 0 - Richard Montgomery 1

  • Monday, October 14

    Girls Soccer

    Poolesville High School 0 - Quince Orchard 2

  • Friday, October 11

    Football

    Poolesville High School 7 - Magruder 12

  • Thursday, October 10

    Girls Volleyball

    Poolesville High School 0 - Clarksburg 3

  • Thursday, October 10

    Field Hockey

    Poolesville High School 0 - Walter Johnson 4

  • Thursday, October 10

    Girls Volleyball

    Poolesville High School 0 - Clarksburg 3

  • Tuesday, October 8

    Field Hockey

    Poolesville High School 0 - Walt Whitman 1

  • Monday, October 7

    Girls Soccer

    Poolesville High School 0 - Damascus 1

Poolesville HS Celebrates First Pep Rally of the Year
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Cheating in school – why it’s on the rise, and how it can be stopped

Brandon Summers, Staff Writer | March 19, 2019

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily those of the school population or administration. Academic cheating, the unauthorized use of assistance on school assignments, has been on the rise for the past few decades. Current estimates from the Educational Testing Service suggest that between 75 and 98 percent of today’s college students...

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Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer | March 18, 2019

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. In late October of 2010, comedians and talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held “The Rally To Restore Sanity (and/or Fear)” in D.C. The gathering was in hopes of speaking truth to the “country's 24-hour, political pundit perpetual panic...

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Featured Falcon: Will Batres

Imaan Shanavas, Jack Rosenberg, Emily Emmons, Justin Hui, and Lizzie Phelps | September 23, 2019

Will Batres is an ISP senior and the only male member of the PHS Varsity Cheer team. The Pulse caught up with him this week to talk about his experiences. Some responses have been edited for length or clarity.  What made you decide to join the cheerleading squad? Mainly my friend Ashley Pacheco. She talked a lot about it saying how it was fun and my cousin also did it. Going into it I didn’t...

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Girls’ tennis season moves from fall to spring, sparks controversy

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer | April 13, 2019

Recent changes in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) regulations of girls’ tennis forced Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to switch the girls tennis season from the fall to the spring. Per MPSSAA regulations, girls’ tennis must be switched to the spring season in order to give athletes a higher chance of qualifying for and participating in the regional...

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Poolesville Swim and Dive wins their eighth consecutive state championship

Grace Bodmer, Staff Writer | April 1, 2019

Swim and Dive has done it again. The team won their eighth state championship title on Feb. 27 at the University of Maryland. Students have been cycling in and out of the school’s team for years, and the team still manages to take home the title every year.  Coach Jonathan Leong has been the coach every year of the wins. When asked what the most important aspect of the team was that likely contributed...

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NASA enlists the aid of K-12 students to help name Mars rover

Bailee Benna, Elijah Matlock, Sanjana Mayenkar, and Rowan Smith | September 14, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sponsoring a challenge for K-12 students to name the Mars 2020 rover. The Name the Rover Challenge is open to K-12 public, private, and homeschooled students in the US, its territories, and American schools overseas. Students must individually propose a name and write a short essay explaining the reasons for the suggested name. Suggested names...

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Town of Poolesville to vote on 5G ordinance to regulate construction of small cell towers

Skylar Chan, Staff Writer | March 28, 2019

In preparation of 5G, the next generation of wireless networking, the Poolesville Planning Commission, the Town Attorney, and the Town Manager are developing municipal regulations on 5G to be completed by April 15 as required by the Federal Communication Commissions. The Poolesville 5G ordinance contains legal information on the procedures companies looking to build 5G small cells in Poolesville must...

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