Poolesville High School, the only whole school magnet in Montgomery County, uniting close-knit, rural community values and diverse global perspectives, challenges its students to become confident, versatile, problem-solving citizens through rigorous cross-curricular pathways and meaningful, motivating learning experiences.
To submit attendance notes and other attendance questions please contact the Attendance Secretaries, Ms. Rhona Bortnick and Ms. Debra Reed at Help with Attendance or by phone at 240-740-2400.
From all points east:
Take Route 28 W to Whites Ferry Rd/Route 107 (Rt 107 is a left "Y" exit off of Rt 28). Continue on Route 107 for approximately 4 miles. Route 107 will become Fisher Ave, the "Main Street" of Poolesville. Continue straight at the stop sign at the intersection of Route 109, and take a left at the next intersection at West Willard Road. Poolesville High School is on your left.
- JHG-RA, Gangs, Gang Activity, or Other Similar Destructive or Illegal Group Behavior Prevention
- Gang Related Incident Reporting Form
- Integrated Pesticide Notification and Enrollment Form (English version)
- Integrated Pesticide Notification and Enrollment Form (Spanish version)
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is dedicated to promoting a positive culture in our schools, on our athletic teams and in our community. The following are some resources compiled for the numerous stakeholders committed to providing our students with a safe, positive environment to learn, grow and progress in.
- Letter to MCPS Sports Community
- Identifying Hazing & Promoting a Positive Culture PowerPoint
- Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Understand Bullying and Hazing
- What Parents Need to Know
- What Students Need to Know
- High School Resource Guide: Hazing Prevention.Org
- School Safety Mapping
- Tips for Teams and Athletic Coaches to Eliminate and Prevent Hazing
- Safe Routes to School - Click HERE for more information!
The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy
(Updated Profile coming soon!)
Upcoming SSL opportunities:
Montgomery County Recreation's workforce development program, TeenWorks, is looking for Montgomery County High School students who want to gain experience working with youth in recreational settings after school. These Youth Development programs include: Excel Beyond the Bell Elementary, Excel Beyond the Bell Middle, and RecZone (in 4 high schools). There is also a Special Events & Outreach Team, and an Environmental Conservation Team for various weeknight and weekend opportunities. The program starts students as TeenWorks Volunteers. With initiative and hard work, Volunteers may have the opportunity to interview for a paid position. (Paid positions are not guaranteed though.) Students will receive SSL hours to match each of their volunteer service hours (1:1).
Are you interested in being contacted for the next Orientation? If so, please click on the link below and complete the short Form: https://forms.office.com/g/sRJym4byid
If you have any further questions, please contact Chass Seymour, Recreation Specialist/TeenWorks Supervisor @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran Letter Writing:
UPDATES to County SSL Guidlines/ Informaiton
- The Choose Respect Video Contest is now open! This year, students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality video submissions. Interested students may view the flyer here and additional information at this website. MCPS staff may also consider sharing these graphics on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
"Where's My Bench," an initiative of Empowering the Ages, is aimed at creating a map with the location of chairs and benches throughout the community. The link below gives details of how to earn SSL hours with this activity.
Empowering the Ages is looking for youth volunteers willing to explore their neighborhoods and send information on the location of benches. Interested students must register here by December 1, 2020.
- Small Things Matter is looking for volunteers to help make sandwiches, frozen casseroles, and/or baked goods for families in need to help address food insecurity in our community. For more information, please click on the appropriate link.
The League of Women Voters is looking for high school volunteers to observe live-streamed meetings of the Montgomery County Council, Board of Education, and Board of Elections. Interested students must register here by November 30, 2020.
- SSL Brochure, includes deadlines and details on earning hours.
- Do You Need SSL Hours? Flowchart
- MCPS SSL Website
- SSL Form
- SSL PREAPPROVAL Form
Students Speaking Up FLYER
Students that are interested in participating in the development of the videos can sign up on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wUrCzXtPXVGrvS5iwIqMPMJzpN0obKL_wTO3mWq0AS8/edit
SSL hours will be provided.
Student volunteer teacher opportunity. More information HERE!
We are excited for our upcoming Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat event with a portion of proceeds being donated to NICS (http://nics-online.org/index.html).
This Halloween event is a socially distanced extravaganza for all ages with thousands of tickets sold so far. As a volunteer, you will be making memories for so many adults and children in attendance…..Not to mention the fun you will have and the memories you and your fellow volunteers will make.
Volunteers will be distributing candy dressed in Halloween costumes while using our socially distanced distribution system.
We ask that all volunteers come with snacks/food/drink and proper face protection masks along with a Halloween costume. DC Party Box will provide gloves as needed.
Volunteers will need to visit the event site on Thursday October 29th @ 5pm for an introductory meeting. If you can not make it, we can have a call or set up a Zoom.
On Friday October 30th volunteers will be on site from 4pm-11pm and October 31st from 3pm – 11pm. We will ensure you receive your SSL hours and we thank you in advance for being part of this event.
6011 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Rear Parking Lot
The nonprofit benefitting from this event is National Initiative for Cockayne Syndrome. DC Party Box is a for-profit partner. Please make sure the opportunity description leads with NICS as the MCPS SSL nonprofit organization in partnership with DC Party Box.
You may add this disclaimer that we have been typically adding to any in-person opportunities posted on the Volunteer Center website:
Student participation in this service project is at the discretion of the student’s parent/guardian and must be completed outside of school hours. The nonprofit organization is responsible for maintaining student safety. Parents/guardians should contact the nonprofit directly with any questions and/or concerns.
Please fill out this google form if interested:
New SSL Program: Youth Facing Racism
The Washington Center for International Education is offering a new SSL program, Youth Facing Racism. This is a four-week program for high school students engaging American experiences of race, ethnicity, and identity.
This dynamic SSL program includes eight online small group discussions as well as a service project completed at Corhaven Graveyard, a historical burial ground for African-Americans who were enslaved in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
This program has been designed especially for high school students with an international background (ESOL or otherwise), but non-ESOL students and students without an international background are VERY welcome to join as well.
Online discussion groups start weeks of October 5 and October 12. For information and to register, see the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website here or the WCIE website here. Email with questions to email@example.com.
For more information about WCIE, see http://washingtoncie.org/.
- Work closely with Museum Educators to facilitate hands-on programming for children ages 4 – 14.
- Train to teach STEM and art-related activities, and learn how to interact with museum visitors.
- Have the opportunity to enroll in professional development sessions at the museum, in various disciplines (such as woodworking or 3D printing).
The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 session is September 18, and the semester runs from October 1, 2020-January 30th, 2021. Full details and the application can be found by visiting this link. Application
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