The Poolesville Pulse

Staff take different approaches to at-home learning

Sophia Gavril, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Within the school system there is a myriad of staff working, oftentimes behind the scenes, to make schools run as smoothly as they do. From Building Services and Security to secretaries and counselors, these staff have different pers...

Performance Based Classes Find New Ways of Learning

Jason Sladic, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

At-home learning has changed the assignments for performance based classes (art, P.E., music) as they are no longer able to teach and grade in person. Ever since March 13, all schools in Maryland have been closed due to the out...

Security on Zoom: How safe is user data?

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Due to the unprecedented quarantine following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of users on a streaming site called Zoom, from 10 million users in December to a recent 300 million users (and...

Boys’ and Girls’ Swim Teams Victorious at State Championships

Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As the winter swim season came to a close, Poolesville proved to be triumphant as both the girls and boys swim teams won the Maryland 1A/2A/3A swim championships on Feb. 22. The 2020 championship win was the boys’ ninth state...

Europe Trip Cancelled Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Earlier this school year, some of our students were still preparing for their Spring Break Europe trip. On the trip, partnered with Education First Tours, they would have been able to explore the culture and landmarks of Italy ...

Schools should require students to take Financial Literacy classes

Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Every individual needs to know how to do taxes, budget, and bank, maybe even more so than they need to know about the Ottoman empire or Marco Polo’s travels. So why aren’t financial literacy courses required in high school...

Girls lacrosse prepares for 2020 season with fresh faces

Colin Miller, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Originally, the 2020 girls lacrosse season was supposed to begin on March 20, but with the current state of the coronavirus throughout Maryland and the United States, the season has been cancelled. This was a huge blow to a lot o...

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