The Poolesville Pulse

Turbulent Weather Makes a Dent on Fall Sports Schedules

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Filed under News, Poolesville News, School News, Sports

With the fall sports season winding down, fall sports players face fluctuating weather conditions, putting their schedules into a logjam and resulting in postponements of game schedules and a rough start to the school year. In...

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...

Cafe conversation: Cafe 107 versus Watershed Cafe

Megan Kelly, Staff Writer and Photographer

November 4, 2018

Filed under Food, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, Student Life

There are two popular choices in Poolesville when it comes to lunch: Cafe 107 and Watershed Cafe. But how do they compare to one another? Five areas of judgement were taken  into account when examining the two establishments: food qu...

Testing indicates high contamination levels in PHS water

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

Beginning in May, Professional Services Industries (PSI) tested 212 schools within Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for lead and other contaminants in faucet water. Of the 212 schools tested, Poolesville High School had the...

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...

Veteran Midnight Players director resigns

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

Ever since the fall of 2014, the Midnight Players, PHS’s drama club, was directed by Nathaniel Gordon. However, Gordon has decided not to be a part of the Midnight Players for this year’s spring musical, causing a new director...

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....

First poms competition of the season brings second place win

Shivani Levine, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

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

The end of December brings the start of another competition season for Poolesville High School’s award winning pom squad. Coached by Poolesville alum Tanya Ventura, the team is led by captains and co-captains Amy Zhu, Izzi Gibbs,...

Winter spirit week brings around customary and new PHS traditions

Adey Harris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

Filed under Fashion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life, Style

To usher in the winter sports season, PHS held the annual winter spirit week. From December 11th through 15th, both students and teachers dressed according to the a different theme each day. Monday was Get Up and Go Day, where...

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