Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Media Center will be closed this week for testing. Thank you for your understanding.

All Model UN students who are competing in the conference at American University need to attend today’s meeting. We will have a guest speaker to discuss the topics as well as to offer feedback. Please be on time.

If you have passed the PARCC in English 10 and are a Junior who is identified as a native or heritage speaker of a language other than English and 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 here at PHS to potentially earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. This year, the assessment will be administered at no cost to students.
To register for the January 14th test: https://goo.gl/C2p9CK

For languages other than the ones listed above, a list of approved assessments can be found at this website: https://goo.gl/jtvfj8
The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy may be awarded after graduation once the results of the assessment are known. If you take an approved assessment and score intermediate high, you will be eligible to have the Seal of Biliteracy added to your diploma. Once results are obtained, you should contact the school’s registrar, Susan Hornburg, for more information.
Any other questions, please contact Mrs. Hicks.

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 bit.ly/psasubmit 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 https://www.myja.org/essay

The Poolesville Pulse school newspaper is looking for writers, graphic designers, and photographers to join the journalism class!
Journalism will be offered 2nd semester during 2nd period or students can join the class next year by circling journalism under English electives on their registration cards.
No prior experience with journalism is needed.

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.

Life is too short for the wrong summer job or internship! Work with High Sierra Pools this summer in Maryland, DC, or Virginia. No experience needed, we’ll train and certify you! Full time, part time, internships, and substitute positions available. Meet a representative during lunch on January 10th in room 10 or apply online today at www.highsierrapools.com

In sports news:

CONGRATULATIONS to the wrestling team for their outstanding performance at the Rock Ridge Duals this past weekend. They placed 4th out of 16 teams. Outstanding performance by Kevin Fultz, who was the only Poolesville wrestler to go 7-0. Colin Savage went 6-0 and Sam Hull 5-0.

Congratulations to Colin Savage for earning his 100th Varsity win at the 2nd match of the tourney!
Congratulations to Alex Carbonell who broke the school record for most Varsity wins. Alex currently has 145 wins.
Way to go gentlemen!!

Congratulations to the boys swim team for their win against Wootton last weeked!

Also congratulations to the poms for their first place finish at their competition this weekend.

Wrestling has a meet at Blake tonight. Varsity starts at 6:15 and JV follows at 7:15

Come out to support your falcons!

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