The Poolesville Pulse

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, 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 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, 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...

Heroes and villains take over Poolesville for Miss Poolesville

Nina Todd, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life, Style

The Miss Poolesville pageant, and its accompanying Mr. Poolesville, is a time honored tradition at PHS, starting with the first in 1999. The 2018 Miss Poolesville went off with a BANG! BOOM! POW! as the girls from the class of...

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...

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