Monday, January 13, 2020

There will be a required meeting for any History Bowl Team members who wish to be considered for a spot at the History Bowl Maryland Qualifier Competition on Feb. 1 at River Hill High School. The meeting will be after the 15 min bell at lunch on Thursday Jan 16th in room 4. Any student interested in competing in the National History Bee or taking the Qualifier exams for the National Geography Bee or National Political Science Bee should also attend.

Are you interested in learning more about the Poolesville ice hockey team? Want more details on Post Prom? Or do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest in technology? Check out to know what's going on right now!
Are you interested in seeing the process of the SMOB election unfold? Want to attend the annual SMOB Nominating Convention to participate in the democratic process through the selection of our two finalists for the next SMOB? If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hicks by Friday, January 17th to learn more about the process of becoming a delegate to the SMOB Nominating Convention.

Juniors that are speakers of a language other than English are eligible to earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. If your home language is among the following: Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, or Spanish, you may select to take the Avant STAMP 4S to potentially earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. Juniors that speak a language other than English but are eligible to take the test but must pay $20. Students must register by Tuesday, January 14th.
• To register for the January 17th test, sign up via the Google Form which can be found in your school email.
For languages other than the ones listed above, a list of approved assessments can be found on the MCPS website, the link has also been sent to your school email. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hicks, the World Languages Resource Teacher.

The 12th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair Will be on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Universities at Shady Grove. This free event will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. Register at
Hey Juniors and Seniors! Post Prom is back and this year we're celebrating the return with A Night in the Roaring 2020s! Come experience the fun as we enter the exciting, booming, and mysterious decade of innovation, flappers, movies, and all that jazz! Join us on April 24th-25th from 11:30 Pm to 5:00 AM right here at PHS to see the school transformed as you step back in time to the Roaring 20s. You won't want to miss out on the fun activities...come see the comedic hypnotist, play at the casino tables, listen to the amazing DJ, play on the inflatables, enjoy the treats at the Candy Bar, and don't forget the great raffle prizes that will be given out throughout the night!

Underclassmen, don't feel left out! You, too, can join in the fun! Participate in the design competition to be this year's PHS POST PROM GRAPHIC DESIGNER. You will get to work closely with the PTSA and find out some of the hot gossip on the party planning, as well as having your work prominently displayed and credited on all advertising and marketing for the Night in the Roaring 2020s and you will win a $25 Amazon gift card if your design is chosen!

Check us out on Instagram and Twitter @pvillepostprom, or check out our web page ( that will be updated often with all the latest activities and prizes. If you have any questions or ideas, or want to get involved in planning, you can always email
Family Services, Inc. in Gaithersburg has opportunities for students to earn SSL hours in January and February. Students must be 16 years old or older. Information is on the SSL bulletin board outside the counseling office. Please contact Mary Murphy, or 301-840-3183 if interested.

College Information:
The League of Educators for Asian American Progress of Montgomery County Public Schools is offering a 2,000 scholarship.
Applicants must be graduating seniors who plan to major in education, are members of an Asian American club, and/or students who have earned Student Serving Learning (SSL) hours supporting Asian American organizations. GPA 3.0 minimum. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2020. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for an application.
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving senior student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline - June 19, 2020 Amount of Award - $500.00
Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

In sports news:
The swim and dive team beat Damascus on Saturday in a close meet. They have improved their record to 3 and 1 for the season. Keep up the good work!
Bocce won their game against Clarksburg 2-0. Their next game is on Wednesday against Quince Orchard at 3:30pm.
Poms participated in their first competition of the season on Saturday. Their next competition is at Blake this Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 and the poms take the floor at 5. Come out and support!
Wrestling has their next match tomorrow. They host Wheaton. JV starts at 6:15 and Varsity follows at 7:15.

Remember to fly high today Falcons!



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