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. ...

New yoga class offers new stress relief methods at PHS

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

This school year, a new Physical Education class was offered to the students of Poolesville High School. The class is Yoga; a drastically different class from the other traditional PE classes like Net Sports, Team Sports, and We...

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...

Humanities Program implements new mentor program for Freshmen

Leeah Derenoncourt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

The Humanities mentor program was a program started by Sophomores Kennedy Robinson and Alison Wang. Implemented in the 2018-2019 school year, the purpose of this program was to provide resources and support for Humanities fres...

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...

PHS sees a new wave of staff members this year

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Poolesville High School has experienced a “wave” of new staff members. With a few previous teachers retiring or taking jobs at other schools, many new staffers found their way to PHS for the start of the 2018-19 school yea...

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