The Poolesville High School Athletic Booster Club is an organization whose primary mission is to raise money to support and supplement the athletic program at PHS. Our student-athletes have responded by representing their school in an extraordinary manner — with class, sportsmanship, and effort.
As the county school budget continues to tighten, the athletic department is left more and more to fend for itself. Without the continuing support of the Athletic Booster Club, much of the team equipment and facilities improvements could not be done.
Some recent improvements to the athletic facilities include:
- Upgrades to the baseball and softball fields including new batting cages and bleachers
- Ongoing seasonal turf maintenance of the stadium playing surface and practice fields
- Purchase of a state-of-the-art scorers table with an electronic scoreboard for the gymnasium
- Purchase of a new zero-turn riding mower for the stadium
- Backstop netting for use during field hockey, soccer and lacrosse matches
- Long jump pit, discus, and shot put pad for track and field
Falcons in the News
Fall and Winter Sports and Extracurricular Activities Update
July 30, 2020
Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:
Last week, after careful review and consultation with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the district announced the cancellation of in-person fall and winter sports and extracurricular activities for the first semester of the 2020–2021 school year. These programs provide valuable and enriching experiences for our students and we know that this announcement was very disappointing for many of our families, students, and staff. We are writing to provide you with an update on the status of these activities, including fine arts, for the upcoming school year.
MCPS Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Leadership, and Extracurricular Activities will be conducting engaging virtual programs for students throughout the first semester. During the second semester, pending approval and guidance from state and County health officials, our hope is to be able to offer in-person activities and programs for Athletics, Fine Arts, and Extracurricular Activities. Details regarding all extracurricular program offerings, including plans for reenvisioned sports’ seasons, are being finalized and will be included with the MCPS Recovery Plan and shared at the next Montgomery County Board of Education meeting on August 6, 2020.
We appreciate the ongoing efforts of our coaches, teachers, sponsors, and students during these challenging times. You continue to inspire us all and we look forward to working collaboratively with you in the future. Together, #WeRAISE MCPS Athletics and promote Student Engagement through Leadership, Service, and Extracurricular Activities!
|Randy Rumpf, Ph.D.
PK-12 Fine Arts
|Jeffrey K. Sullivan, Ed.D.
MCPS Previous Announcements
- July 17, 2020 – Return to R.A.I.S.E. July 17 Update (and Return to R.A.I.S.E. Plan Phase 1)
- July 1, 2020 – Return to R.A.I.S.E. July 1 Update (and Return to R.A.I.S.E. Plan Phase 1)
- June 15, 2020 -Return to R.A.I.S.E. June 15 Update (and Return to R.A.I.S.E. Plan Phase 1)
- May 29, 2020 – Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan Phase 1
COVID-19 Task Force for MCPS Athletics
A task force has been meeting to plan and implement the Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan and plan for the safe return of the MCPS athletics program. The guiding principles for the task force are:
- Promoting our core values of equity and access to allow for the participation for ALL students.
- Ensuring the gradual, safe return of student-athletes to in-person participation in interscholastic athletic activities.
- Maximizing participation opportunities, including the timely implementation and incremental transition to new phases.
- Providing ongoing communication regarding the current operations of the MCPS Athletics program, in alignment with state and local guidelines, considerations, and recommendations.
The task force consists of the representation of central athletics unit, athletics specialists (ADs), principals coaches, officials, athletic trainers, transportation, facilities, systemwide
safety, extracurricular activities, and fine arts. Recommendations will be shared with MCPS leadership and county health officials for review and approval, to ensure alignment with MCPS and county operational and health guidelines.
We will continue to post information and share it with the Poolesville community as it becomes available. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Regina Grubb, Athletics Specialist at Poolesville High
School, with any questions by email at Regina_R_Grubb@mcpsmd.org.
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 students with a safe, positive environment in which to learn, grow and progress in.
- Identifying Hazing and 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