February 21, 2018

Attention all Art Fans! FINE ARTS FRIDAY returns this week! We have an action-packed Bob Ross-themed FINE ARTS FRIDAY activity planned that you won't want to miss. Stop by to listen to Bob’s dulcet voice as several brave PHS teachers follow one of his video demonstrations and attempt to paint a fully finished landscape in 30 minutes! You can also enter a raffle for a chance to win a fun art-making project of your own. So tell all of your friends & don’t forget to come on down to the Falcon Foyer before, during or after lunch to get your fill of “happy little clouds” to brighten up a rainy week. See you then!

Congratulations to our It's Academic Team for making it to the FINALS of the Montgomery County Beltway League. They will be competing this Thursday at Richard Montgomery at 3:00. Team members are: Captain, Devin Hoover, Brandon Summers, Bryan Foo, and Hrishi Chintagumpala

Good morning seniors! It's that time of year to begin ordering your cap and gown for graduation. Forms were distributed during English classes. If you did not receive one, there are extras available at the Senior Bulletin Board. Please make sure you order yours by February 28.

Attention Students! Do you need SSL hours? Land Inc is looking for students to help promote litter awareness while cleaning up our community. Multiple dates are available, February 24th, 25th, March 3rd and 4th. To register email Garth Seely at For more information see the flyer on the SSL bulletin board or see Ms. Grubb in room 19.

Attention Students!! If you plan to try out for a spring sport you need to register on the online portal by February 27th. Please do so as soon as possible so you are ready on March 1st. All tryout information and times are on our athletics/booster website, See Ms. Grubb with any questions.

Miss Poolesville is just around the corner. The show time is tonight at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $10, but you can purchase yours for only $8 through the Online School Store. The discounted price is only available online. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday and before the show Wednesday evening. Tickets will cost $10 at those times. We look forward to seeing everyone at Miss Poolesville, so purchase your tickets soon.

All seniors will receive a field trip form for our senior class field trip (Senior Cinema) This year, the seniors are invited to screen the movie “The Post”.
This will be an excused absence for all students who turn in permission slips and take the MCPS bus transportation. Students who drive themselves or do not turn in permission slips cannot attend the field trip. Students who chose to not attend the field trip must be present and attend all of their classes on February 22nd.
The movie theater can only accommodate 175 students and tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The deadline is today.
You can pay online through the Online Store. You may also bring your payment of cash or check (payable to PHS) to Mr. Reed in the main office.
Date: Thursday, February 22nd
Movie: The Post
Location: Regal Germantown
Price: $18

Please join Save a Life Montgomery to learn the facts of substance & alcohol abuse in Montgomery County and find out what you can do to keep our community safe. Join us at JFK High School 1901 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD on February 26th 6-8 pm. Students who attend will receive 2 SSL hours.

In Sports News:

Nandini Satsangi competed in the 1600m and 3200m runs at the 2A State Championship Meet on Monday 2/19. In the 1600m Nandini woke up in the last lap to finish 4th in a time of 5:23. In the 3200m Nandini was ready for the competition and sprang into action early and put everyone in her dust in the last two laps to finish 1st in 11:26 and win the state championship. Her coaches and teammates were proud and impressed by her hard work and joy of running. Go Falcons!

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