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...

PHS Implements new Wellness Week to help students destress

Paulina Mnev, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under Recent Posts, School News

Poolesville High School students participated in the Student Government (SGA) sponsored Wellness Week during the week of September 24 to 28 to improve student’s well-being after student leaders, working with the staff, created...

PHS welcomes new Heads of Houses

Varsha Iyer, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under Humanities, ISP, Magnet Houses, Recent Posts, School News, SMCS

Poolesville High School has had multiple administration changes recently, particularly the new Heads of House of the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Program (SMCS), Independent Studies Program (ISP), and Humanities H...

Clubs divided over attending club fair amid new changes

Leeah Derenoncourt, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Filed under Clubs, Recent Posts, School News

The annual club fair, organized by the Student Government Association, took place on Oct. 5, during lunch outside of the gym. Clubs brought visuals, sign-up sheets, and information sheets, trying to attract as many students as...

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...

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...

Bob Ross inspired Fine Arts Friday takes over Falcon Foyer

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, Magnet Houses, News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

During lunch on Feb. 23, PHS had a Bob Ross Painting Contest organized by Art teacher Petke. Science teacher Mrs. Clowe, English teacher Mr. Foster, art teacher Shannon Heaton, band and chorus teacher Rogoza, art teacher Nora...

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...

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