Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Emily Everett
Ms. Everett has been teaching at Potomac Falls since 2011. She has taught English, Journalism, Yearbook and Newspaper.
Contact Information: Emily.Everett@lcps.org
Tutoring Hours: Available Mondays by email request.
2nd block Newspaper, room 239
3rd block PhotoJournalism (yearbook), room 239
4th block Journalism, room 239
5th block PhotoJournalism (yearbook), room 239
6th block PhotoJournalism (yearbook), room 239
All materials for these courses are posted in Schoology. For the student-run publications (yearbook and newspaper), we also use a Shared Google Drive to store our work.
See Phoenix for upcoming assignments.
Club Sponsor Information
Ms. Everett is the sponsor for Yearbook and Newspaper as well as the Literary Magazine. If you're interested in joining any of these groups, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbook and Newspaper are both classes. Applications are required for these classes and are released in February each year. Literary Magazine is made up of students in these classes and will begin meeting in January (TBD). If you aren't a part of Yearbook or Newspaper, but would like to join, email Ms. Everett for more information!
Art & Literary Showcase [formerly Art & Literary Magazine]: The Potomac Falls Art & Literary Showcase's purpose is to provide the students of PFHS the opportunity to exhibit to the community the high quality of their ORGINIAL, creative work. The showcase will feature the best ORIGINAL poetry, prose, short stories, photography, and art. Any student currently enrolled at PFHS is entitled to submit work for this publication. Teachers may submit too. All work must be appropriate for an LCPS publication. See more here.
Yearbook: Students in yearbook have two primary objectives: to produce a quality yearbook that will maintain a tradition of excellence, and to teach the staff the skills required to create that book. This class explores photography, design, interviewing, reporting, writing, leadership, sales, marketing and much more! The Legacy yearbook staff has been consistently recongized as an All-American book by the NSPA and earns a Trophy Class rating through VHSL. The 2016 yearbook was an NSPA Pacemaker Finalist. An application is required to be a part of yearbook. Email Ms. Everett for more information.
Newspaper: The Roar Newspaper staff produces content for their online website and the Roar Magazine (subscribe now. Email Ms. Everett for details). Check us out at www.pfhstheroar.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @PFHStheRoar. In this class, students will practice interviewing, reporting, writing, photography, and design.
Bring your Own Technology
As a BYOT school, we embrace responsible use of technology that provides deeper, more authentic, and more personalized learning experiences. Electronic devices, such as smart phones, laptops and tablets enhance, not replace, teaching and learning. When using technology in the classroom, students are expected to follow the teacher’s expectations and directions. We expect all Panthers to be Ready, Responsible and Respectful with their personal use of technology while at school and to be aware of its impact on self and others.
Panther Honor Code
As members of the PFHS community, we are responsible for upholding and contributing to an atmosphere of respect, truthfulness, and integrity. Our Honor Code states, “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test, quiz, assignment, lab, or any other student-generated work.”
Attendance & Readiness
Potomac Falls promotes a school culture of personal responsibility and respectful habits. We feel these skills/ethics will benefit all students in all environments (family, work, school, career). We expect students to develop and maintain life and workplace readiness habits by arriving on time to school and classes, remaining in school for their full day, and maximizing effort and productivity in the classroom.
At Potomac Falls, we value building relationships, working hard, and making connections to ensure students are life, college, and career ready.