Thursday, December 5, 2019

The SGA has once again teamed up with the United States Marine Corp for its annual Toys for Tots drive. Please keep in mind the children in need in Montgomery County when shopping this holiday season. We are collecting unwrapped, new gifts valued around $10 for children ranging from ages 2 to 17. The drive runs from December 2nd through December 13th. Because our food drive was so successful as a House vs House competition we have decided to do the same for Toys for Tots. There will be a box for each House in the Falcon Foyer. The House to fill their box first wins. Thank you in advance for your support.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive is December 11th in the Old Gym. Anyone 16 or above can donate. Please check the height and weight requirements for blood donation. One bag of blood can save three lives. Email to sign up. Please donate.
Students interested in attending the December 10th MCR meeting must register via the by Friday, 12/5 at 5pm.

2020 is a Presidential Election year and now is the time to register to vote so that you can participate in the Primary Election on April 28th. You are eligible to vote if you are...
A U.S. citizen; a Maryland resident; and at least 16 years old. You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
There are two easy ways to register:
1. Text VOTE to 240-203-7350 OR
2. Register in person* at PHS, during lunch, by the Globe, on Dec. 3 , 4 or 5. *What you need - A MD Driver's license, Permit, ID OR know the last 4-digits of your Social Security number. See Mrs. Hicks if you have any questions.

Would you like to Volunteer on Election Day? You can earn up to $210 or 25 SSL hours. To serve you must be a US citizen, registered to vote, live in MD & at least 16 years or older by April 07, 2020. Students with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.
There are two easy ways to apply:
1. Text SERVE to 240-203-7350 OR
2. Apply in person at PHS, during lunch, by the Globe, on Dec. 3 , 4 or 5.
Attention seniors applying to Montgomery College. We will have a representative here on Tuesday December 10 at 10:20 to help you set up your account to register for Fall 2020 classes. Please see Ms. DeOto by December 6 to get a pass.

Scholarship Information:
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.

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.
AIR FORCE ROTC UMD Fri December 6 9:25 AM room 10 Montgomery College
Tue December 10 10:20 AM room 10
Montgomery College
Thu January 9, 2020 11:10 AM room 10

In sports news:
Wrestling has its first match tonight, when they host Rockville High School. Varsity’s match is first at 6:15 and JV’s match follows at 7:15. Come out to support your falcons!
The Poolesville Equestrian Club will be competing in an Inter-School Horse show this Sunday, December 8th at NFF Stables located at 18205 Darnestown Road in Poolesville. Varsity will start at 9:00 a.m. and JV will follow. Come out and support your fellow falcons.
Remember to fly high today Falcons!


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