April 12, 2018

There will be a meeting of the senior class during 4th period today. Please report promptly to the auditorium when the announcement is made to dismiss you from class later in the period.

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.

On behalf of the school, we would like to congratulate Poolesville's robotics Team 9450 Falcons First for making it to the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit, Michigan. The competition will be held during the last week of April from the 24th to the 28th. Our team, led by Captain Sreya Vangara, is one of the few teams who have made it this far. Let's give a shout out to Falcons First!

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.

The Poolesville Community Garden, located at 17800 Elgin Road, is having a garden work day this coming Saturday, April 14, beginning at 9 AM. SSL hours are available, and lunch will be served at noon.
Questions? Contact Pam Mattes, 240 723 9131.

Come One, Come All to our next FINE ARTS FRIDAY CHALLENGE this week (April 13th) in the Falcon Foyer! This Week’s Theme…”A BAD DRAWING SHOWDOWN!”
It's a 3 VS. 3 event! Come watch THREE Non-Art Teachers VS. THREE Art Teachers, DRAWING LIVE MODELS, using their OPPOSITE HANDS! That’s right, you heard it right...These drawings are going to be made by Poolesville teachers using their wrong hands...and they are going to be TERRIBLE! So stop by the Falcon Foyer to cheer on these brave souls, and don’t forget to enter our Fine Arts Friday raffle. See you this Friday, Poolesville!
The Youth Voices for Diversity Summit will be held on Saturday, April 21, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at Northwood High School. Only 100 MCPS students will be able to attend this event, so once you submit your RSVP, encourage your friends to RSVP right away. SSL hours will be earned by all participants. Please contact Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator, with any questions at or 240-314-1039. Register online at:

We will have a representative from Continental Pools visiting PHS today during lunch in room 10.

Montgomery County Public Schools is excited to host the Second Annual Youth Voices for Diversity Summit on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Northwood High School. The Youth Voices for Diversity Summit brings together an array of diverse student leaders from four different local school systems. They have also partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. Student participants will discuss youth leadership in action, the value of having a diverse voice, and valuing and affirming each other’s cultural backgrounds. Student participants will also earn student service learning hours towards graduation. MCPS has only 100 seats for MCPS students to attend. Please sign up quickly, as these seats will fill up fast! Email Mrs. Hicks if you are interested.

All MCPS students are asked to review the Choose Respect Top 5 PSAs and participate in voting the top award winners. The top 5 PSA videos have been posted via a Google Form on your grade level Google Classroom. Check your school email for the link. If you have any questions see Mrs. Hicks. Voting is now open and will continue through Friday, April 13, 2018.

Seniors, please check your school email for a link to the Senior Will Google Form. See Mrs. Hicks or Julia Rich if you have any questions.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all NSHS members on Friday, April 13th during lunch in room 198.
We would like to discuss:
1. Finalizing service hours.
2. Earth Week ideas
Attendance will be taken. Please see Ms. Ro or Mrs. Singh with any questions or concerns.

In Sports News:
Yesterday, boy’s lacrosse beat Rockville 14-10

Girl’s lacrosse also beat Rockville 11-2

Boy’s tennis beat Watkins Mill 7-0

Boys’ volleyball beat Watkins Mill 3-1 and coed beat Watkins Mill 3-0, way to go falcons!

Today, varsity softball and baseball will both travel to Watkins Mill for 3:45 games

Come out and support your falcons


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