General Information

Mission Statement

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.

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Administration and General Staff

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Food Allergy Awareness

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Anaphylaxis

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 AP Test Information

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Asbestos Notification

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Attendance

For attendance assistance please contact Ms. Rhona Bortnick, Attendance Secretary at Rhona_L_Bortnick@mcpsmd.org or by phone at 240-740-2400.

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 2020-2021 In Person/ Virtual Bell Schedules

Bell Schedules (Regular Day, Early Release, etc) 

Falcon Independent Time (FIT) Calendar Schedule, Click PHS FIT Calendar Schedule (subject to change)
Falcon Independent Time (FIT) FAQ Updated 2/21/2020

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Bullying 

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/230-35.pdf

 

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Bus Routes

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Cafeteria Menu

      In-Person Grab & Go Menu- English, Spanish

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Course Fees

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Directions

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.

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Exams and Testing

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Forms

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Gang and Gang Related Activity

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Hazing

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 PHS Online Store

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Promoting a Positive Culture

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.

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 Religious Diversity Guidelines

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Safety and Security Information 

 

  • Safe Routes to School - Click  HERE for more information!

 

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Saturday School

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy

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School Profile

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School Support Groups

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 Staff Directory

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Student Expectations

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Student Service Learning (SSL)

Upcoming SSL opportunities:

PRIDE Month Writer’s Contest – Deadline: June 23, 2021 – High school students are encouraged to participate in the 2021 Pride Month Youth Writing Competition hosted by Councilmember Evan Glass. Students may earn two SSL hours for a quality essay or poem submission that meets the contest criteria and reflects thoughtful, insightful, and meaningful work. Letters should be 250 words or less and must be submitted by Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Montgomery County DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Video Contest - The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is seeking middle and high school students interested in creating a 30-45 second video PSA to spread awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine. Students may earn 5 SSL hours for quality video submissions and may create a video as a team with up to five students or on their own. All contest entries are due by Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. Interested students may find additional details and directions for this contest at the following link and on the flyer (English/Spanish).
 

 “Students Speaking Up

A group of students that are developing a video series on mental health concerns and supports available to assist students in MCPS. This is a student-led project. The videos will be available for schools to share with students. If interested in participating in the development of the videos, students can sign up using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAtMx5APz32LcnMzdyp2u22TjfDCI2MVE_ez0NzZZi8dAKDg/viewform  SSL hours will be provided.

The Apprenticeship Program at KID Museum in Bethesda is modeled on successful mentor and explainer programs in world-renowned science centers across the country that cultivate youth as facilitators for a comprehensive educational experience. KID Museum Apprentices: 
  • 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).
Additional information about the program can be found by visiting: https://kid-museum.org/get-involved/apprentice/
 
The deadline to apply for the Summer 2021 session is May 14, and the semester runs from June 1, 2021- August 30th, 2021. Full details and the application can be found by visiting this link. Application

 

  • 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 Montgomery County Department of Transportation is looking for high school students interested in participating in the 2021 Vision Zero Youth Am
 
MCPS is partnering with PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic (a regional affiliate of the international educational program that connects youth with Nobel Peace Prize winners) to host a weekly virtual leadership development program for interested high school students. Virtual sessions will occur every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 PM beginning February 3, 2021, and lasting through May 12, 2021. Participating students will earn SSL hours. Applications will open January 4, 2021, and close January 15, 2021. The application link is https://bit.ly/MCPSPeaceJam2021. To learn more, students may visit the opportunity posting on the Volunteer Center website: https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=558791
 

FOR STUDENTS/FAMILIES:

SSL Opportunity:

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! 

Volunteers Needed!

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.

Location:
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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ATrVxslanFf__OHrwLQc0gwOHy6zPWJhP3SdrTPSi0I/prefill

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 communityservice@washingtoncie.org

For more information about WCIE, see http://washingtoncie.org/.

The Apprenticeship Program at KID Museum is modeled on successful mentor and explainer programs in world-renowned science centers across the country that cultivate youth as facilitators for a comprehensive educational experience. KID Museum Apprentices: 
  • 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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