The Poolesville Pulse

Female candidates dominate SMOB nominating convention

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, MoCo News, Recent Posts, School News

This year, a total of 16 students hailing from nine different high schools filed for candidacy to become the 2018-2019 Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB). The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues such...

Library brings new offerings to shelves

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

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

Each year, the Poolesville High School library operates on a $13,000 budget to fill its shelves based on the current academic needs and interests of students. Ms. Michelle Hunsicker-Blair, media specialist at PHS, closely adheres...

MCPS offers vouchers to juniors taking SAT/ACT

Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

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

As part of Maryland’s 2013 College and Career Ready Standards (CCRR) initiative, MCPS has implemented a standardized testing voucher system for all 11th grade students this year, covering the cost for one ACT or SAT exam. ...

First poms competition of the season brings second place win

Shivani Levine, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports

The end of December brings the start of another competition season for Poolesville High School’s award winning pom squad. Coached by Poolesville alum Tanya Ventura, the team is led by captains and co-captains Amy Zhu, Izzi Gibbs,...

Model UN team takes Hood College conference by storm

Nikita Kleyner, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts, School News

On January 6, over 300 students came together at Hood College for the annual Hood Model UN conference. At this, conference students served as ambassadors for the countries they represented and argued on previously decided topics....

Winter spirit week brings around customary and new PHS traditions

Adey Harris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

Filed under Fashion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life, Style

To usher in the winter sports season, PHS held the annual winter spirit week. From December 11th through 15th, both students and teachers dressed according to the a different theme each day. Monday was Get Up and Go Day, where...

New Red Cross club takes over blood drive

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018

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

Students of PHS came out on December 1, 2017, to donate blood to the American Red Cross, donating a total of 30 pints, equating to 90 lives potentially saved. The blood drive, hosted by the PHS American Red Cross club, was held...

Lockett, Satsangi stand out among the pack in Cross Country

Daniel Tuan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under Current Events, Fall Sports, School News, Sports

Before joining the cross country team, Nandini Satsangi and Ryan Lockett probably couldn’t imagine how important they would end up becoming to the team. Today, both Nandini and Ryan contribute immensely to the PHS Cross Country...

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