Poolesville High School

July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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May 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

‘Work Hard and Dream Big’ – Poolesville Grad Makes History at Yale

Khalil Greene, a Germantown native and Poolesville High School graduate, has been elected the first ever African-American president of Yale University’s student body. He spoke to FOX5 news about his time as a Poolesville student and his future in politics. Greene says that his political aspirations came from his experiences with student government and his […]

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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, May 24 and here is a rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Commencements: Five schools hold graduation ceremonies today. Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the school. Stephen Knolls School, Silver Spring, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. […]

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May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Fifteen MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools seniors from seven high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The students are among more than 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 64th annual […]

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May 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 24

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Friday, May 24, and will end Thursday, June 13.  Sixteen graduation ceremonies will be held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Those ceremonies can be viewed live on […]

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April 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

Commission for Women Announces Winners of 2019 Girl Power Writing Contest

The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) announced winners for the third annual Girl Power Writing Contest. All county residents were encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: “If you had a super power, how would you use that power to help girls and women?” “Congratulations to the […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Poolesville Committee Makes Case for New High School, Services Center

A committee of Poolesville area residents who want a new high school that houses county agencies has put their arguments in writing. A white paper from Fair Access for Western Montgomery County makes the case that the town is in the middle of a “services desert” where residents have long travels for health care. Plus, […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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