Monday, March 18, 2019

The FIT period today is during 5th period. Remember that this is a time for you to relax or catch up on work in order to reduce stress. If you want to see a teacher outside of your 5th period class, you need a pass before the start of FIT.

Seniors that earned the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy and want to order a graduation medal need to pay Mrs. Hicks by Friday, March 22.

SMOB candidate Zoe Tasheav will be visiting our school at lunch on Tuesday. If you would like to meet her, ask her a question or share your thoughts with her please stop by the auditorium lobby.

Congratulations to Jobeys for winning the championship game of speedball on Friday during lunch. It was a close game and Dubclub put up an awesome attack at the end, but Jobeys defense and goalie stayed solid.

The Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive tomorrow in the old gym. Anyone 16 and older who satisfies the weight requirement is eligible to donate. You will be excused from the classes you miss. Email to sign up and save lives!

The MONOCACY LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Application is available in room 10. The Scholarship Amount is $2,000.00 ($500/year) and any student graduating from any high school in 2018 residing in the western upper Montgomery County area who plans to further their education may apply. The application deadline is March 21, 2019. The forms should be returned to Ms. DeOto in the Career Center (room 10).

The JAKE PERKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is now available in room 10. The scholarship is to recognize two scholar athletes who have shown an outstanding commitment to athletics, academics, and community service with a $1,000 each. You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA.
The application deadline is March 21, 2019. See Ms. DeOto in the Career Center room 10 for more information.

There is a scholarship available for seniors from the Poolesville, MD area interested in majoring in any of these preferred course areas: horticulture, agriculture, trade and/or technical fields, divinity or a divinity-related field. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or higher at the time of application. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for more information. The deadline to apply is March 31.

The Maryland PTA Scholarship Committee offers scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career in education in Maryland schools.
Please fill out the application in its entirety and forward all required information, including requested signatures, to Maryland PTA, c/o Scholarship Committee, 5 Central Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or electronically to by 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019.
Click Here to download the 2019 Maryland PTA Scholarship

Volunteers are needed to help with a Potomac River clean up effort. The first date is March 30 from 9 am to noon along the Potomac River that parallels the C&O Canal near mile 36.5 along the towpath. The group will meet at the parking lot at White's Ferry. The second event is on April 6 from 9:00 am to noon at the Monocacy Aqueduct/Lock 27 area.The group will meet at the parking lot at the Monocacy Aqueduct. Sign up by contacting or by calling 240-888-5367. Everyone is required to have completed volunteer service agreements which can be filled out before the event or at the event.

Book Sale Helpers Needed! Earn SSL hours March 21 – 31. Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize over 25,000 books for the Asbury Methodist Village in GaithersburgFrom Thursday March 21 to Wednesday, March 27 - we prepare for the sale which runs from Thursday, March 28 thru Saturday, March 30. On Sunday, March 31 we will clean up. Volunteers should contact Elizabeth Hessel at OR Register on the website below

Smokey Glen Farm will be visiting PHS on Wednesday during lunch. Smokey Glen will be hiring students who are 15 years old or older (as of September 1st) work in their outdoor barbeque catering. Please stop by room 10 on March 20 for more information.

We will have a representative visiting PHS from the Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers on March 28 at 10:00 am in room 10. The MNR’s Cadet position provides young adults ages 17-19 who are not yet eligible to apply to become full Officers an opportunity to learn and be exposed to all facets of the job. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 to get a pass by March 27.

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