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.
- PHS Attendance Brochure
- Attendance Agreement
- Blank Attendance Excused Forms
- Appeal of Attendance Form
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
Upcoming SSL opportunities:
MCPS Anti-Vaping Symposium – Saturday, February 27, 2021 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) – MCPS is hosting a free virtual event on Saturday, February 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to give students and their families the opportunity to hear from experts on the health risks of vaping and preventative measures. The event will feature student speakers, national and local experts, student-created anti-vaping public service announcements, and a community Q&A session. Middle school and high school students may earn SSL hours for attending and participating in follow-up advocacy action.
- Additional details may be found at the following link: https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=567578
- To participate in this SSL opportunity, students must join the live virtual event on YouTube on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 11:30 AM, and complete the SSL Google Form provided near the end of the program. Students may join the live virtual event at the following link: https://youtu.be/j9KPBv-UsA8
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a countywide Climate Change Plan Art Contest for artists of all ages that can include any form of creative expression that you would like to submit! The contest will close on February 28, 2021. Contest rules and directions may be found here.
The Morning After Center for Hope and Healing is hosting multiple opportunities during Black History Month for middle and high school students. Parent/guardian permission is required for these opportunities. Interested students may view this organization’s opportunity postings here.
The C&O Canal Association sponsors an annual effort to clean up the Potomac River and its huge watershed area--many cleanup sites in our region are in your backyard. This year’s cleanup will take place on April 10, 2021. Interested students may find additional information on this flyer and the opportunity posting here.
The Washington Center for International Education is offering two upcoming online programs that have been designed for high school students. “Youth Facing the Global Freshwater Crisis” will take place in February, and “Youth Facing Racism” will take place in March. Interested students should click on the appropriate link for more information on how to register.
- 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.
The Washington Center for International Education is offering an online program titled, “Youth Facing the Global Migration and Refugee Crisis.” This dynamic program has been designed for high school students (preferably with an international background, but all students are welcome). Interested students should register here by November 18, 2020.
The Choose Respect Montgomery Initiative is currently accepting applications for the Choose Respect Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Selected high school students will earn SSL hours for planning learning and advocacy events. Interested students must apply here by November 20, 2020.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.
SMOB 101 Townhall – November 19, 2020 (6:00 - 7:15 PM) – The Montgomery County Regional SGA Special Elections Committee will host a SMOB 101 Townhall for students to learn about the Student Member of the Board position from previous SMOBs and SMOB finalists. Students will be able to participate by sharing questions live. Students may earn SSL hours for attending and participating in follow-up advocacy action.
o Students must register for this event to receive the direct Zoom webinar link: https://bit.ly/SMOB101
o Only students who register and participate in the live event will have the opportunity to complete the follow-up advocacy action to earn SSL hours
- SSL Brochure, includes deadlines and details on earning hours.
- Do You Need SSL Hours? Flowchart
- MCPS SSL Website
- SSL Form
- SSL PREAPPROVAL Form
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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