Poolesville High School

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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December 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Executive Marc Elrich to Visit Poolesville, Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington on Listening Tour

County Executive Marc Elrich has added three stops on his listening tour in addition to Tuesday’s stop in Poolesville. Elrich has added stops in Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Initially, Elrich’s transition team scheduled five sessions for residents to share their thoughts with him. The first session, scheduled for Potomac on Nov. 14, was canceled due to […]

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November 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Poolesville Pressing Plan for New High School, Services Center

Poolesville is a small town, but it’s undertaking a big mission to replace its outmoded high school. It also wants to eliminate the “services desert” in the western portion of the Upcounty. Here’s our story:

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September 22, 2018 | Daryl Schultz

Blake High School Dominates Poolesville High School 42-6 Friday Night

The Blake Bengal defense established its dominance from the first moments of Friday night’s contest as they played host to the Falcons of Poolesville.  When the Bengal defense pushed the Falcons back to near the goal line you knew what was going to happen next.  The first two points (a safety) Blake would score resulted […]

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August 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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Report: Montgomery County Has Top High Schools in Maryland

A new report by Niche revealed that the top public high schools for 2019 throughout the state of Maryland are in Montgomery County. Out of the more than 200 schools evaluated, Poolesville High School is ranked as the best in the state. Winston Churchill High School came in second, Walt Whitman High School ranked third,  and […]

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