The Poolesville Pulse

Glenstone Museum opens new expansion, one school stands out

Julia Pavlick, Staff Writer and Digital Designer

November 5, 2018

Filed under Arts, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, School News

In past years, the Humanities Program at Poolesville has been creatively enhanced by its visits to the Glenstone Museum, one of the world’s largest private museums, located in nearby city of Potomac. The museum sits on a 230-acre p...

MCPS Board of Education takes a step towards increased diversity

Anusha Chinthalapale, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News

The Montgomery County Board of Education in the state of Maryland recently passed a bill that would desegregate the student population and encourage diversity in public schools. Effective next school year, the redistricting of...

Montgomery County “Councilmember for a Day” finalists named, reception ceremony to commence

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under MoCo News, News, Recent Posts

On October 24, 2018, ten finalists for the “Montgomery County Councilmember for a Day” challenge will be received at the Montgomery County Council building in Rockville, MD, shortly before the Council begins its Youth Town...

Maryland high schools combine girls and boys tennis

Shivani Levine, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports, Spring Sports, Student Life

After decades of MCPS having girls tennis in the fall and boys tennis in the spring, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has decreed that school tennis seasons must be held at the same time that r...

Upsurge in gang activity leads to more resources for schools

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

Gang-related homicide has increased tenfold in Montgomery County over the past year. In response, the county has allocated more resources to combat the increase in gang violence. The State Attorney’s Office reported in the...

Town of Poolesville introduces Wellness Wednesdays

Andrea Rentel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

The Town of Poolesville has started a new initiative, Wellness Wednesdays, to help promote a healthy living for townspeople. The workshops and activities are scheduled to run once a month throughout the rest of 2018. They cover...

Hogan to appoint Education Inspection General to investigate claims of fraud

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts

Amidst several allegations of corruption levied against regional school districts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has called for the implementation of a Education Inspection General with the function of oversight over the schools....

Amazon considering a second headquarters in Montgomery County

Catherine Gao, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts, Technology

On Jan. 18, Amazon released its shortlist for potential sites of its second headquarters. Montgomery County, MD was included in the shortlist, as well as other major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles,...

Female candidates dominate SMOB nominating convention

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, MoCo News, Recent Posts, School News

This year, a total of 16 students hailing from nine different high schools filed for candidacy to become the 2018-2019 Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB). The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues such...

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