The Poolesville Pulse

Student stress sparks necessary wellness initiatives

Justin Hui, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Students of Poolesville High School look to Wellness Week to reduce stress amidst their week full of schoolwork, testing, and extracurriculars. But what can be done to make wellness a theme of high school education rather than an...

Students’ silent struggle with overcrowding exposed

Esha Manoj, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

For all four years that I have studied at this school, I have never truly felt comfortable on the bus. I have needed to stand, sit squished with three other people, sit in the aisle, and have even been kicked out of a bus due to...

Falcon Independent Time mandates improvements for student wellness

Grace Carter, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The idea to incorporate Falcon Independent Time (FIT) was introduced during the 2018-2019 school year by the student Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) representative; the primary focus of FIT is to decrease the stress of st...

PHS safety day shifts focus of emergency drills

Lizzie Phelps, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Most PHS students are familiar with the usual format of emergency drills: roughly once a month, we take a few minutes of class to do an emergency drill and then get straight back to instruction. However, school administration ...

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