Thursday, January 3, 2019

Attention seniors: The deadline for the Montgomery Scholars Program and the Macklin Business Program Applications for fall 2019 is Monday, January 7, 2019.
Students who are interested in those programs should first apply to Montgomery College at Students will need a Montgomery College student ID number for the Montgomery Scholars application.

Just Do It! Order your AP Exams!
AP Exam Order and Permission Forms are due February 8th. All forms can be turned into Ms. DeOto in room 10 or Ms. Dresser’s mailbox or office (room 184).

Attention all Model UN students: If you are competing in the conference at Hood College on Saturday, you must attend the mandatory team meeting during lunch on Friday, January 4, in Room 15. We will review all conference procedures at that time. Also all Model UN students who are competing in the conference at American University need to attend Monday or Tuesday’s meeting next week. We will have a guest speaker to discuss the topics as well as to offer feedback. Please be on time.

All ISP seniors who are completing their senior project need to submit their first two journal entries to Ms. Hawkins in Room 15 by Friday. If you have concerns about the deadline, please see Ms. Hawkins before or after school or during lunch.

The Midnight Players are having auditions for the spring musical Annie January 2nd through January 11th. Information and sign-up sheets are on the Bulletin Board in the Falcon Foyer. The information for actors, techs and orchestra members is obtained through the google classroom. We need many performers and techs to make this fun and exciting! Sign Up today!

The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club at PHS is reminding you to enter the "BTheOne" campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention!
This 30-second video PSA contest is open to middle and high school students in Montgomery County. View the complete guidelines at for more info. The submission deadline is January 16, 2019. Let's see what you've got!

High school students are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Students have until Feb. 15, 2019 to submit an application and a 1,000-1,500 word essay.
This year’s topic is: “What would make your high school experience more relevant to your future?” The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 award; first, second and third place winners will each receive $10,000. To learn more visit

We will have a Corps of Cadets Representative from Virginia Tech visiting PHS on January 10 at 1:00pm. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 to get a pass.

RSV pools will be visiting PHS on January 4 during lunch in room 10. RSV Pools is a local lifeguarding company that hires hundreds of high school students to be lifeguards every summer! They hold over fifty pools in Montgomery County and Frederick County. If you want to work at the pool, come to room 10 on Friday and talk to RSV pools!

In sports news:

The Varsity wrestling team had a strong showing at the Damascus Holiday Tournament. There were 6 wrestlers that made it to the bracketed portion of the tournament on Friday and 4 of those wrestlers made it to the finals. Congratulations to the following wrestlers:
Alex Carbonell (120 lbs) Champion
Kevin Fultz (132 lbs) Champion
Colin Savage (152 lbs) Champion
Sam Hull (145 lbs) 2nd place
The JV also crowned 2 champions in Joey Early and Jackson Barney

Basketball takes on Northwest tonight. Boys are home and Girls are away.
Both JV games tip at 5:30 and the varsity games follow at 7:15.

This Saturday, January 5th, come out and support the Poms in their first competition of the year at Watkins Mill.
Doors open at 2:45 and tickets are 5 dollars.

Come out to support your falcons!

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