Monday, October 21, 2019

Are you going to tryout for a winter sport team? If the answer is yes then now is the time to have your parent/guardian register you on the parent portal. You must have an updated physical on the portal to tryout. If you do not upload the physical then it needs to be turned into Ms. Grubb in room 19 BEFORE November 15th to be eligible for tryouts. Please email Ms. Grubb at with any questions. 

There is a casting call for native or heritage speakers of World Languages. Speakers of the following languages are eligible to apply as on-camera or voiceover actors: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, Japanese or Korean. The job entails creating video and audio materials for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ Assessment toward Proficiency (AAPPL). The actor will play the role of a native speaker chatting with an American student of the world language. A script will be provided, so no memorization will be required. Interested students need to write an email of interest to: and indicate which language they speak. They will then receive an email with instructions on how to submit a video. Paid and volunteer roles are available. Compensation is $50/hour. ACTFL’s Target Language Experts will assess the applicants’ language ability, pronunciation and accent to determine if they meet the requirements for the job. The work will take place at a professional recording studio in the Washington D.C. metro area.

It's time for our annual food drive. The drive runs from October 23rd through November 8th. The food drive is a battle between the Houses. Each House has been assigned different foods categories to bring in.

Global is assigned: Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Cereal. ISP is assigned: Canned vegetables, Rice, Tea. SMCS is assigned: Canned Fruits, Canned/Dried Beans, Coffee. Humanities is assigned: Soup, Pasta, Baby Food
Students should bring their assigned food items or even more to the following designated grade level drop off areas:
Global in Ms. Clowe’s room, Room 33. ISP in the Tech room, Room 28. SMCS in Mr. Gerard’s room, Room 1. Humanities in Mr. Leong’s room, Room 46.

The House with the greatest amount of donated food will win bragging rights for years to come. Our goal is to collect more than 3000 pounds of food. Items collected from the Humanities and SMCS houses will be donated to Manna. Items collected from the ISP and Global houses will be donated to WUMCO.

Spring Break is right around the corner.
Well not really.
But, since we're talking about it, there will be an interest meeting next Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at the Poolesville Town Hall about a trip to Europe.
For more information and details, please see Mr. Young in room 28 or email him at

Scholarship Information
The Anthony Richard Tilghman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Tilghman in memory of their son, Anthony Richard, to aid any Washington area graduate student in furthering a career in the education and care of the mentally challenged or to aid the career development of a mentally challenged student. The purpose of this up to $5,000 scholarship is to help improve the quality of the education and care of the mentally challenged in either the public or private sector. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for an application.
The Elks National Foundation’s 2020 Most Valuable Student Competition is underway! The deadline for application submission is November 5th, 2019. The application and more information is available at

Student Service Learning:
The Upcounty Prevention Network (UPN) is looking for an unpaid intern who could earn SSL hours working during the school year. Primary qualifications are an interest in community service and computer skills including setting up and maintaining a website. The intern would manage computer files, set up document sharing, and build and maintain a UPN website. Work would be done in Poolesville, primarily at the public library or Poolesville Town Hall, and could be scheduled flexibly. Attendance at UPN meetings twice monthly from 7:00 - 8:30 PM would be ideal, but is not required. To apply, please contact Charlotte Boucher at

Upcoming College Visits:
Juniors and seniors interested in speaking with a representative from the below colleges should sign up on Naviance (links below) and then get a pass from room 10 before the visit.
Dartmouth College
Tue October 22
7:50 AM
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mon October 28
12:30 PM
Juniata College
Tue October 22
9:30 AM
Roanoke College
Mon October 28
1:00 PM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wed October 23
8:00 AM
Louisiana State University
Tue October 29
1:45 PM
Bridgewater College
Wed October 23
9:30 AM
Dickinson College
Wed October 30
1:00 PM
Hood College
Thu October 24
1:00 PM
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Wed November 6, 2019
8:45 AM
Virginia Tech
Fri October 25
7:50 AM
Montgomery College
Thu November 7, 2019
9:30 AM

In sports news:
The cheerleaders’ county competition is just around the corner! On October 26th, at Montgomery Blair High School, doors will open 1:30 and the competition starts at 2:00. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door or from a cheerleader! Come out and support your falcons!
Girls Volleyball plays at Churchill tonight starting at 6.

Remember to fly high today Falcons!


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