The Poolesville Pulse

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...

Montgomery County a top choice for new Amazon headquarters

Catherine Gao, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Filed under Current Events, 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,...

New grocery store scheduled to open in Poolesville

Nikita Kleyner, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

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

After the closing of Selby’s in 2012, Poolesville is getting a new grocery store, slated to open in fall of 2018. After years of Poolesville residents fighting for a new grocery store, the efforts are finally being granted....

Statue of confederate soldier finds new home in Dickerson

Nikita Kleyner, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

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

Five months after the decision to move the confederate statue from Rockville, Maryland was made, it has finally arrived to White’s Ferry in Dickerson. Amidst the current controversy on statues of confederate figures standing...

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