April 9, 2018

April 16, 2018

On Wednesday the 18th, Poolesville’s Amnesty International Club will be having a Krispy Kreme donut drive after school. All the profits will be put towards future educational events and donations to Amnesty International. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there!

The Parkland shooting has ignited a fire under students across the globe to stand up and demand legislative change. Falcons-here is your chance to make your voice heard. Poolesville’s Amnesty International Chapter and A Seat at Our Table are having a joint letter-writing campaign to local representative John Delaney. We are calling for stronger background checks and gun control reform. Gun violence is a strictly American epidemic, seeing as 80 percent of gun deaths internationally take place on American soil. This being said, come to room 60 on Thursday to get your letters started and receive more information. We will be accepting letter all of April, both digitally on our Instagram page @aseatatourtable_ and in person in room 13.

Attention PHS juniors and seniors, Powder puff will be taking place on Friday, May 11th directly after school. Sign-ups to play will take place on Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th at the senior bench at lunch. The first 22 juniors and 22 juniors that bring their signed permission form and fee to play will be selected. Your $20 fee includes a powder puff t-shirt, rally towel and the chance to score a touchdown. If you don’t want to play in the game or aren’t the first 22 people in your grade to turn in your form and money, you can still purchase a t-shirt for $15.00. Coaches and spectators be sure to pick up a t-shirt order form. Return your completed t-shirt order form and $15 to the senior bench on April 19th or April 20th. No extra shirts will be ordered. Blank permission forms to play and t-shirt order forms can be found outside of Room 299 in the new building and by the senior bench. Be sure to pick them up ASAP. Don’t miss out! There are only TWO days that you can sign up to play and only TWO days that you can order a shirt. What grades has the toughest ladies? Be sure to come out to watch the game on May 11th to find out.

On behalf of the school, we would like to congratulate Poolesville's First Tech Challenge team 9450 'Falcons First' and FIRST Robotics Competition team 4099 'The Falcons' for both making it to the FIRST Robotics Global Championship in Detroit, Michigan. The competition will be held during the last week of April from the 24th to the 28th. Let's give a shout out to both of Poolesville's robotics teams!

Do you have any soccer cleats, balls, pumps or other soccer equipment that you don't need any more or that you are willing to donate? If so, help the Woza Club to supply underprivileged children in Peru, Costa Rica, Africa and Malawi with soccer equipment. Drop any and all equipment off in one of the Foreign Language classrooms or see Mrs. Rivera-Rivera. We will be collecting items until April 27th. Thanks!

Planning to apply to college? The National Honor Society College Tips event will take place on April 19th at lunch in the auditorium. All students are welcome to attend. Learn about applying to college and how to get financial aide. Bring your friends and come to hear from seniors that have already gone through the process. Hear their tips on applying to college! Hope to see you there!

Come out and support the PHS class of 2021! The freshmen sga will be selling class of 2021 t-shirts by the globe from Monday, April 16th to Thursday, April 19th. The cost of a shirt is $20. You can also purchase a shirt using the online school store. To get the link check the class of 2021 google classroom or ask Ms. Hicks or Ms. Boishin.

Good morning, seniors. Are you thinking about auditioning to be the class speaker or vocalist during this year's graduation? Information is posted on the senior bulletin board. You can also see Ms. Kellert in Room 15 with any questions.

The Montgomery County Board of Elections will be at Poolesville High School April 16th, 17th and 18th. Their goals are to register all eligible high school students & staff to register to vote and to recruit Election Judges to serve during mid-term elections. In order to register to vote and/or to be an election judge students must be a U.S. Citizen; live in Maryland; and be 16 years old or older. Student election judges can earn up to 25 SSL credits “OR” up to $210. The Maryland Primary Election is June 26th & the General Election is November 6th. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hicks or Mr. Gysberts.

In Sports News:
This weekend, boys varsity baseball beat Seneca Valley 12-2, Girls varsity softball also beat Seneca valley 13-3, way to go falcons!

Today, boy’s lacrosse travels to Seneca Valley for a 7:15 game

Boy’s tennis will face QO at home at 3:30

Tonight, volleyball will travel to Clarksburg, coed at 5:30 and boys at 7:15
Varsity baseball and softball will both face Blake at home at 3:45 today, come out and support your falcons!


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