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Encyclopedia > Poolesville High School
Poolesville High School
Motto Truth, Honor, Loyalty
Established Early 1900s
Type Public High School
Head Deena Levine
Location Poolesville, Maryland, United States
Campus 1A
Enrollment 939
Colors Black and Gold
Homepage Poolesville High School

Poolesville High School is a public high school located in Poolesville, Maryland. It is home to the Global Ecology Studies Program, The Math Science/Computer Science Magnet Program, and the Humanities Program. Image File history File links Poolesville. ... // Public flight demonstration of an airplane by Alberto Santos-Dumont in Paris, November 12, 1906. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education, which is otherwise known as secondary education. ... Poolesville is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States with a population of approximately 5000 people. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Black cat, thought by some to cause bad luck (see superstition) Black is the shade of objects that do not reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education, which is otherwise known as secondary education. ... Poolesville is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States with a population of approximately 5000 people. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...

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History

Poolesville High School was founded in the early 1900s. The core of the building was built in 1911 as an elementary school. [1]


From the school's inception until 2001, the mascot was The Indians, and the logo was the profile of an Indian warrior in full head-dress. Amidst some controversy, the school voted to change its mascot to The Falcons in 2001.


As of 2006, it is the only high school in Montgomery County with a declining enrollment. The school buses in nearly 200 students from more populated areas. Due to this, the nature of the school has changed dramatically in the past 3 years.[2] 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academics

Starting in the 2006-2007 school year, each student at Poolesville High School has the opportunity to become a part of one of three "houses": Global Ecology; Humanities; or Science, Math, and Computer Science. Students who test to get in the Magnet Houses are "certificate" and are required to take the standard courses. Students who do not test in are able to become a part of a house, but are "non-certificate" and can choose to take specialized courses.


Global Ecology Studies Program

The Global Ecology Studies Program (GESP), currently headed by Joyce Bailey, addresses environmental issues through coursework in science and social studies as well as field experience. In the senior year, each student completes a culminating project. As of 2006, the senior class has about 100 students, and other classes are larger. GESP was co-founded by Mr. Jeff Laws and Mr. Thomas Reichenbaugh in 1990 with a class of about 25 students. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science House

The Science, Math, and Computer Science (SMCS) program accepted its first students for the 2006-2007 school year. Modeled on the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School, it is currently coordinated by former Blair magnet teacher Mark Curran. Other teachers involved in this program are Mrs. Redman who teaches Physics/Chemistry, and Mr. Estep who teaches computer science. Montgomery Blair High School (most often simply known as Blair) is a public high school located in Silver Spring in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Humanities House

The Humanities program accepted its first "certificate" students for the 2006-2007 school year. First-year students take Humanities English and U.S. History courses with the other Humanities House students. They also have several specialised courses. "Criticism in the Humanities" attempts to encompass every aspect of the humanities, including ethics, theory of knowledge, racism, and media analysis. "Creative scriptwriting" and "CAP photography" are semester-long courses. The Humanities House is currently headed by Ms. Emily Sigman. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a high school epistemology course taken by all International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students. ... Because racism carries connotations of race-based bigotry, prejudice, violence, oppression, stereotyping or discrimination, the term has varying and often hotly contested definitions. ... Montgomery Blair High School (most often simply known as Blair) is a public high school located in Silver Spring in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Demographics

Year Enrollment American Indian/
Alaskan Native
 % Asian/
Pacific Islander
 % African
American
 % White  % Hispanic  %
2006-07 939 5 0.1 69 3.41 54 5.8 777 82.7 34 3.6
2005-06 861 3 0.2 32 3.44 46 5.3 757 87.9 23 2.7
2004-05 825 4 - 35 3.34 35 4.2 728 88.2 23 2.8
2003-04 776 3 0.1 35 3.21 29 3.7 696 89.7 13 1.7
2002-03 753 3 0.2 28 2.98 23 3.1 682 90.6 17 2.3

Transportation

10 buses service Poolesville HS for base-area students. Route numbers are labeled in the 2200s. The first digit identifying the Clarksburg Depot, the second digit indicating Poolesville Cluster, and the final two individual routes.


For the 2006 school year:

  • Route 2201 Bus 9975
  • Route 2202 Bus 156
  • Route 2203 Bus 230
  • Route 2204 Bus 200
  • Route 2205 Bus 5054
  • Route 2206 Bus 6001
  • Route 2207 Bus 5055
  • Route 2208 Bus 4002
  • Route 2210 Bus 4009
  • Route 2211 Bus 211
  • Route 2845 Bus 5420

11 buses service the Poolesville Magnet program both AM and PM.


Extra-curricular activities

  • Lacrosse
  • Cross Country
  • Poolesville Outdoorsman Club/Militia
  • Wrestling
  • Independent Filmmakers
  • SGA
  • Field Hockey
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Team
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Track
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Math team
  • Annual Speedball Tournament
  • It's Academic
  • ELLE (Emerging Leaders Looking for Excellence) Sorority
  • Mock Trial
  • Men's and Coed Volleyball
  • The Exploration Of Space and Time
  • The Poolesville Inquisition (Improv Club)
  • The Potomac Floaters (Save the bay!)

Its Academic is a televised academic quiz competition for high school students, currently airing on NBC affiliates in Washington, DC (WRC-TV), Charlottesville, Virginia (WVIR), and Baltimore, Maryland (WJZ). ...

Boys' varsity soccer

  • In 2006, the Boys Varsity soccer team won their first divisional title after having back to back regional championships.
  • Coached by Mark Agnew, the 2006 team compiled an 8-3-3 record.

Rivals

  • Brunswick High School

Notable alumni

  • Garrett Miller (2002) has produced an online art gallery of mail art.[3]
  • Ricky Samuelson (1942) was awarded the purple heart in WWII for his bravery, and returned as a war hero.

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

External links


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