December 13, 2017
Attention students, the PSAT results have arrived! Juniors may pick up their test booklet and test results today during lunch in the Auditorium. Sophomore results will be distributed Thursday, at lunch, in the Auditorium and freshman will be able to pick their PSAT tests on Friday, also in the Auditorium at lunch.
We will have a Montgomery College Rep visiting PHS on December 14 at 11:00. She will host an information session about the Montgomery College Scholars and Macklin Business Institute Programs. She will also answer any questions about the applications. The deadline for their applications is January 5, 2018. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 to get a pass.
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 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.
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- https://library.si.edu/education/vault-teen-council
In sports news,
HUGE congratulations to our Varsity Team for their outstanding performance at the Mad Mats Tournament this past weekend. The team placed 3rd out of 19 teams!! Highest placing for a Montgomery County school.
The team had 9 wrestlers place in the top 5. Here are the PHS wrestlers who placed:
Kieran Barney 1st (the only Montgomery County Public School wrestler to place 1st at the tournament)
Alex Carbonell 2nd
Colin Savage 2nd
Dillon Trent 2nd
Xavier Kresslein 3rd
Ray Kinzie 4th
Ryan Johnston 5th
Sam Hull 5th
Paul Szafranski 5th
Also, a BIG shout out to Dillon Trent for earning the Fastest Pin Award. He pinned one of his opponents in only 11 seconds!!
Good luck to the team at their away match against Einstein HS tonight.
Yesterday, girls’ varsity basketball played a great game, beating BCC 50-36, way to go ladies!
Tonight, boy’s and girl’s JV basketball face BCC at home
Come out and support your falcons