April 18, 2018

Next week is Spring Spirit Week. Monday is Rockers vs. Rockers. Tuesday is Tacky Tourist Tuesday. Wednesday is Where's Waldo Wednesday. Thursday is Black and Gold Day and Friday is Class Color Day. Freshmen wear green, sophomores wear blue, juniors wear read and seniors wear white.

Friday is our Spring Battle of the Classes Pep Rally with field day style events. Students interested in participating in an event must register via the google form on their grade level Google Classroom. Spots are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Students can only sign up for one event. Student participants will not be pulled out early for the Pep Rally. If you are unsure how to access your grade level Google Classroom see Mrs. Hicks.

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 23rd to Thursday, April 26th. 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.

A Seat at Our Table will be hosting guest speaker Rob Scheer on Monday, April 23rd. Join us this week as we learn more about, discuss, and advocate for children in the foster care system.

This past weekend, students competed in the Science Olympiad and won 3rd place out of 24 schools - this is the first year that Poolesville has earned a trophy!
Thank you to everyone who helped in a multitude of ways, from offering your time to ideas, so students could brainstorm and collaborate - If you know students on the team, please congratulate them!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's here! April's Open Mic event. Come to the main foyer this coming Wednesday at lunch by the Globe and get your Open Mic On!

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 seniors 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 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 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!

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:
Last night PHS girl’s lacrosse beat Seneca Valley 16 - 2

Boy’s Tennis won their match verses Quince Orchard 4 - 3

Boy’s Baseball won against Northwest 14 - 4

Tonight Boy’s Tennis is at Walter Johnson at 3:30pm

Track & Field faces Poolesville and Seneca Valley at Quince Orchard at 3:30pm

Coed Volleyball faces Quince Orchard at 5:30pm and boys volleyball at 7:15

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse faces Springbrook at 7:00pm at home

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse is at Springbrook at 7:15pm

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