December 11th, 2017

LEAAP of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is offering $2,000 scholarships to graduating MCPS high school seniors who plan to major in the field of education. Eligible applicants must be student members of an Asian American club and/or students who have earned Student Service Learning (SSL) hours supporting Asian American organizations or programs. If interested please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for application by December 22, 2017

Students - Please see Mrs. Hornburg in room 51 to get your report card.

The senior SMCS research convention will be held next week on December the 19th and the 21st during periods 3 through 6. All students are invited to attend! As the culmination of the SMCS program, this symposium allows senior SMCS students to showcase the scientific research they conducted over the summer. These young scientists participated in internships at prestigious institutions such as NIH and NIST. At this convention, you will learn about ground-breaking research stemming from a vast range of sciences. Some of these include HIV virus replication blocking proteins to the utilization of biometric analysis through computer vision to detect driver drowsiness. A detailed schedule displaying the topics of presentations and their respective times will be posted in the hallways. We are sure that you will discover something amazing and that leaves you inspired! Remember, once you have permission from your teacher, you should bring your student ID card to be scanned for attendance. See you there!

On Friday there will be two pep rallies. All Juniors & Seniors will attend the 1st pep rally and all Freshmen & Sophomores will attend the 2nd pep rally. Members of the all Varsity & JV Winter Sports, Poms, Cheerleaders, Drama dept, Pep Band, Drumline, Dance Team, PHS Choir & SGA officers will attend both pep rallies.

This week is Winter Spirit Week. Tomorrow is Twin Duo Day, Wednesday is Meme Day, Thursday is Flannel vs. Camo and Friday is Black & Gold Day. There will be an indoor pep rally on Friday. 4th period teachers, please tally the number of participants, per grade level, for today, Get Up and Go Day and email your results to Mrs. Hicks by the end of lunch today.

PHS Talent Show is on December 14th. Presale Tickets are $8, tickets at the door are $10.

The SGA has once again teamed up with the United States Marine Corp
for its annual Toys for Tots drive. Please keep in mind the children in
need in Montgomery County when shopping this holiday season. We are
collecting unwrapped, new gifts valued around $10 for children ranging
from ages 2 to 17. The drive runs from November 26th through December
13th - this is the date that the Marines will come pick up our donations.
Thank you in advance for your support."

Interested in working with the Smithsonian Libraries? Check out the VAULT Program. They are looking for dedicated high school students to advise the Smithsonian Libraries on how to better engage with a teen audience. Members will design and implement teen programming, promote Smithsonian Libraries as a resource tool in schools, and build Smithsonian Libraries’ national outreach to a younger and more varied audience. It is a 10 week commitment starting January 17th thru March 28th. Meetings are every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm at the National Museum of Natural History. Applications are due December 15th. For more information visit-

In sports news,
On Friday, the girl’s varsity basketball team played an amazing game against Wootton winning 77-43, way to go ladies!

Boy’s swimming and diving also prevailed this weekend, winning against Richard Montgomery 103 to 80


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