The Poolesville Pulse

Superintendent Smith’s Visit to Town Commissioner Forum fails to move forward Capital Improvements agenda.

Angela Wang, Editor

April 26, 2019

On January 22, 2018, Superintendent of schools Dr. Jack Smith paid a visit to a packed Poolesville Town Commissioner meeting hall to discuss and answer questions on Poolesville’s status in the new Capital Improvements Plan. ...

Proposed Maryland polystyrene ban would be first statewide ban on foam containers

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, the Maryland State Delegation voted 97-38 in favor of a proposal to ban polystyrene food containers. On Jan. 18, 2019, Maryland House Bill 109 was first introduced (LegiScan.com). The bill is aimed at reducing p...

New single-family home construction in Poolesville poses potential harms to the environment

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Over the past decade, small town Poolesville, Maryland has seen enormous growth in new developments and the construction of single-family homes, which pose a threat to the surrounding environment. Since 2010, the number of d...

Texas pageant royalty at Poolesville High School

Pauline Mnev, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Former 2017 Miss Preteen Texas, Emily McNeal, moved to Poolesville to start her sophomore year of highschool and is now hoping to become pageant royalty again as Miss Maryland in her new hometown. McNeal was the Queen of the...

New school year introduces first all-advanced Art class at PHS

Julia Pavlick, Staff Writer and Digital Designer

November 27, 2018

Beginning this year at PHS, the art curriculum is offering their first all advanced art class, in which all students are AP Studio Art or Studio 2. In the past, when AP Studio Art was offered as a class, very few students...

English department introduces new AP Literature subsections

Varsha Iyer, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

This year, the English department has established new AP Literature subsections as more focused classes centered around four topics: The Study of Plot Structures, African American Literature, Drama, or Literature & Big Ideas. ...

It’s a Wonderful Time for the Midnight Players

Pauline Mnev, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

The Midnight Players are putting on their production of It’s a Wonderful Life starting November 29th through December 1st. Starring first-time actor, senior Luke Lightcap, as their lead in the play,  drama director Nathaniel...

MCPS cracks down on anti-bullying policy in lieu of Damascus High School hazing incident

Anusha Chinthalapale, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

On October 31, 2018, news sources reported a hazing incident involving the junior varsity football team at Damascus High School. As of one day ago, the five boys in question are facing second degree rape charges, and are looking...

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