Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Do you have a talent that you are ready to show off? Well, you are in luck! Sign ups for the PHS Talent Show next Thursday and Friday in the Falcon foyer.
Actual auditions will be after school Wednesday Nov. 14 and Thursday Nov. 15, or at lunch on Friday Nov. 16. See Mr. Traver with any questions!

This Friday, Nov 9, the Poolesville Progressives will be sponsoring a talk with Maryland House Delegate Aruna Miller. Miss Miller will talk about her work at the state level and answer questions about the election or any issues that students wish to discuss! Please spend some of your lunch with us in room 64 on Friday, Nov 9, to learn about our government from one of your state officials!

There will be no 8th period class today, because it is an Early Release Day.

There will also be no 8th period class on Monday, November 12 and Tuesday November 13, 2018, both days are Early Release Days.
8th period will be extended 15 minutes on November 8, 9, 14 and 15.
There will be NO 4:30 bus on Monday, November 12 and Tuesday November 13.

8,060 county seniors live below the poverty line and that number is expected to continue to increase.
Please donate to the PHS Food Drive to help ensure that everyone can feel secure about where their next meal will come from.
Seniors drop off Mac & Cheese, peanut butter, cereal in the Media Center
Juniors drop off Canned vegetables, rice, tea in room 4
Sophomores drop off Canned fruits, beans, coffee in room 46
Freshmen drop off Soup, pasta, baby food in room 33
The last day to donate is today!

The Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 30th in the old gym. Anyone 16 and older and who satisfies the weight requirement is eligible to donate. Students will be excused for the class they miss, but must notify their teacher beforehand. Email to sign up and save lives!

Our wellness tip for the week impacts everyone’s well being: Be kind.
Promote positive behaviors such as respect, responsibility, and kindness around you in common areas, such as in the halls.
Work to prevent negative behaviors such as bullying and harassment.
Need an SSL hour? Come earn one by helping cut out paper leaves for an upcoming project! Come to the auditorium during 8th period on Thursday, November, 8.

Seniors who are interested in applying to the Montgomery College Scholars Program or Macklin Business Institute please see Ms. Deoto for an application in room 10 before the end of today.

If you have passed the PARCC in English 10 and are identified as a native or heritage speaker of a language other than English including:
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 November 29th test access the google form on the Class of 2019 google classroom.
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.
For further questions please contact Mrs. Hicks.

The Minority Scholars Program will hold its next meeting today at lunch in Room 63. Once again, the Minority Scholars Program will be meeting today at lunch in room 63.
If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gysberts in the counseling office.

Attention all Falcons: The SGA will be hosting its annual Fall Speedball Tournament during Lunch in the new gym. Games will be held on Thursday November 8th Friday the 9th. They will continue Wednesday Nov 14th through the 16th.

The Powder Puff game is this Friday Nov 9 from 3:15 to 4:30. Cost of entry is $2 or $1 with a canned good. Come out to watch the Juniors try to take down the Seniors.

In sports news:

If you are planning on trying out for a winter sport you must be registered on the MCPS Parent portal. Use the Athletics Link to find the forms. You must be registered by November 13th in order to participate on the first day of practice November 15th. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Grubb in room 19.

Come out and support your Falcons!

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