Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Come to Girl Up’s meeting this Thursday 1/22 at lunch in Ms. Clowe’s room. We will be discussing national human trafficking awareness month and other important topics. Additionally, Girl Up is holding a toiletry and supply drive for a local homeless shelter. If you have picked up any small soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, or anything of the sort from your stays at hotels, or have anything to donate at home, please bring them in to the collection box in Ms. Clowe’s room. This drive will be ongoing for the year.

Do you want to help animals? Do you want to help protect our environment? Join the Environment and Animal Welfare Club! The Environment and Animal Welfare Club will have an interest meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at the start of lunch in Room 291. If you have any questions, please contact

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is hosting its annual poetry contest for high schoolers from Maryland, Virginia, and DC! Submissions are to be one page, single-spaced and are due online on February 20th. You do not have to be a resident of Gaithersburg to enter. Up to 12 poems will be selected as finalists, with the top prize being $250. If interested, more information is available on

The 12th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair Will be on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Universities at Shady Grove. This free event will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. Register at

Girls on the Run is looking for junior coaches for the spring. Poolesville ES is one of the teams in need of coaches for this season. Their practice schedule is M/W 3:30-5:00 PM and Junior Coaches would be asked to commit to attend at least one practice per week. Juniors and seniors interested in volunteering can apply at by February 14, 2020. For more details please see the flyer on the SSL board outside of the counseling office. Please email if you have any questions.

College and Career Information:
The League of Educators for Asian American Progress of Montgomery County Public Schools is offering a 2,000 scholarship.
Applicants must be graduating seniors who plan to major in education, are members of an Asian American club, and/or students who have earned Student Serving Learning (SSL) hours supporting Asian American organizations. GPA 3.0 minimum. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2020. Please see Ms. DeOto in room 10 for an application.
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.

In sports news:
Indoor track has a meet at the PG Sportsplex starting at 2:30 this afternoon. Good luck to all the runners participating.
Wrestling has a match at Northwood tonight. Varsity starts at 6:15 and JV follows at 7:15.
There will be a Girls Lacrosse interest meeting on Thursday 1/23 at the beginning of lunch in the main gym. If you are interested in trying out for the lacrosse team please come for more information.
PAA is offering softball winter workouts at the Poolesville Baptist Church for pitchers and a session for general softball skill work. The cost for the pitching clinic is $60 dollars, $100 dollars to do both. Visit the PAA website at to register.
Remember to fly high today Falcons!

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