Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Leo Club will be meeting on Thursday, Nov 7 in lab 13. Join us for a quick service project!

Join the Poolesville Progressives on Thursday at lunch in room 4. We'll be discussing presidential candidates and how we can research their policies. Eat your lunch, have some cookies, and join in the conversation!

Get a better understanding of the secret world of teen vaping at an evening forum entitled, "Vaping: The Inside Scoop". Upcounty Prevention Network is proud to sponsor this event on Thursday, November 14th from 7:30-9 pm at Poolesville High School auditorium. Admission is free. Come hear from Maryland Department of Health's leading vaping researcher discuss our community's concerns with a local physician, and see a hands-on display of vaping devices. All are welcome!
Do you want to make a difference in your school library? Come join the Library Advisory Committee and help shape the library program. We will meet monthly in the Library on the first Thursday at lunch. Our inaugural meeting will take place on November 7th at lunch in the Library. Interested students should drop by Ms. Blair's office and sign up.
Attention Spanish Honor Society Students, there will be a meeting in RM 54 on Thursday, November 14 with Sra. Rivera-Rivera. Please join us. 

We are excited to announce that next Friday, November 15th, we will be hosting our first Poolesville High School Performance Café’! School musicians and performance artists will perform from 6:30-8:30 PM in Mr. Rogoza’s room. Admission is $5 and snacks can be purchased. Any students interested in performing should see Mr. Morrell to sign up.
Attention all Poolesville Students; this opportunity has been extended to everyone! Have you ever wanted to pilot a high-speed assault craft or extract Navy SEALs from enemy territory? You’ll get your chance when the U.S. Navy brings its state-of-the-art virtual reality experience — to Poolesville High School on Thursday November 7th! Any students who are interested in this experience need to see Ms. Deoto in the College and Careers office to sign up and receive a permission waiver. Space is limited and times to attend will be flexible throughout the day. Please see Ms. Deoto if you have any questions. 
Are you going to tryout for a winter sport team? If the answer is yes then now is the time to have your parent/guardian register you on the parent portal. You must have an updated physical on the portal to tryout. If you do not upload the physical then it needs to be turned into Ms. Grubb in room 19 BEFORE November 15th to be eligible for tryouts. Please email Ms. Grubb with any questions. 

The Montgomery College Scholars Program and the Macklin Business Institute are now accepting applications. They are selective-admission two-year interdisciplinary honors program designed for high school graduates as the first step in completing a four-year degree. These programs cover the cost of full-tuition and fees, for two years of study at Montgomery College. Montgomery College is waiving the $25.00 application fee. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for more information by November 15. 
The food drive is nearing its end. The drive runs through this Friday. The food drive is a battle between the Houses. Each House has been assigned different foods categories to bring in.
Global is assigned: Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Cereal. ISP is assigned: Canned vegetables, Rice, Tea. SMCS is assigned: Canned Fruits, Canned/Dried Beans, Coffee. Humanities is assigned: Soup, Pasta, Baby Food
Students should bring their assigned food items or even more to the following designated drop off areas:
Global in Ms. Clowe’s room, Room 33. ISP in the Tech room, Room 28. SMCS in Mr. Gerard’s room, Room 1. Humanities in Mr. Leong’s room, Room 46. Currently the Global and Humanities houses are tied for the lead. 

Attention all Falcons, the SGA will be hosting its annual Fall Speedball Tournament. The tournament will start on Wednesday, November 13th and runs through November 18th, during lunch in the new gym. The tournament will have 16 teams comprised of 4 boys and 4 girls competing in a single elimination tournament. To start a team you must either be a sophomore, junior, or senior. However, freshmen may still compete on a team. Stop by room 54 to pick up your forms. The last day to turn in your forms will be Wednesday, November 6th at the end of lunch.

Do you like to save money? How would you like to put an extra $200 in your pocket? How, you ask? It’s easy. Sign up for the Spring Break trip to Ireland, Wales and England, and you’ll receive $200 off the cost of the trip. Oh yeah, and you’ll have the time of your life! Don’t wait, this offer expires, Friday, November 22. For more details, please visit our tour website at: or see Mr. Young in room 28. Thank you.

Scholarship Information
The Elks National Foundation’s 2020 Most Valuable Student Competition is underway! The deadline for application submission is November 5th, 2019. The application and more information is available at

Student Service Learning:
Saturday, November 16 at Montgomery College Germantown campus there will be Preparing for Success event from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM hosted by the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation. The topic is Navigating life, the streets and social media. You can earn 5.5 SSL hours by attending the event. Register online at

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.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Wed November 6, 2019 8:45 AM
Mary Baldwin University

November 11, 2019 8:45 AM
Montgomery College
Thu November 7, 2019 9:30 AM

Remember to fly high today Falcons!


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