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Franklin High School

at Marshall Campus
Home of the Quakers

3905 SE 91st AvenuePortland, OR 97266Ph 503-916-5140Fx 503-916-2694

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  • Whats going on at Franklin....


     Class of 2017

    Important Information 

     Commencement is Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum 

    Senior Letter 

    Senior Calendar 

    Franklin 2016/17 Testing Dates (Updated 12/14/16): Franklin will be offering a variety of testing during the spring of 2017. The SBAC, or Smarter Balanced assessment, is a test given to students in their junior year. This test assesses math and language arts and provides students an opportunity to meet essential skills requirements for graduation. SBAC data is also used by the ODE to describe school academic performance. Opt out forms for the SBAC, ELPA, and OAKS tests are available here. Paper opt out forms will also be sent home with all students in their home language by December 9th. Opt out forms can be submitted at the Franklin main office. There is no deadline to submit opt out forms. 
    • SBAC Math Computer Adaptive, approximate test time 2 hours, APRIL 17-24 in Algebra/Geometry classes and MAY 15-22 in all other math classes

    • SBAC Math Performance Task, approximate test time 1 hour, APRIL 25-28 in junior Science classes

    • AP Testing (test time varies), MAY 1-12 in sites across the district.  AP test dates/times.


    Please note that AP testing is happening at a variety of sites this year.  The district has created a helpful guide to getting to the test sites.  Please review it before test day and see your ASP mentor, your AP teacher, or Jill in the main office with questions about getting to your test site.




  • Dear Franklin Community:

    This week brought with it the band After Romeo at lunch time giving a great message around bullying, students are finishing us their AP test bubbling, connection for our ASP Mentors and Advanced Scholar students and our German students have arrived for their  visit.  All as instruction was happening!!!. It amazes me  how much we pack into each week, including real packing!



    Some highlights

    I had the fine opportunity to spend lunch with some amazing students from our sister school in Hanover Germany.  See photo.  Thanks to the families in our community who opened their homes to this great group.  Thanks to Mr. Grobey for his planning and support in giving these students an opportunity to experience the US and our students in anticipation for the Summer of 2018 exchange.



    • As we are completing the conversation and coming to the resolution of the use of  the “Quaker” nickname I am sending this message from HS Senior Director-Oscar Gilson. “We are creating a committee to make sure that the nickname Quakers for our school has not been disrespectful because of its religious connotations to students, parents and/or community members. If you have evidence or examples where you have experienced that the nickname of Franklin High School has been disrespectful or offended you or anyone you know because of its religious connotations, please share this information to Oscar Moreno Gilson at, if it is easier to share information with the principal because you want to hand it in personally, please put it in writing and give to her. You have until May 5th to share any information.


    • What's Up with GEAR UP?  CAM Workshop Series,  College Lunch Talks, and GEAR UP Federal Text Messaging Survey that’s what.  Students are working with our Gear Up coordinator and the CAM support team to deliver transition services to our sped and ELL students, they held college lunch talks with at focus on gender, equity and race and their impact on student success and our esteemed social studies teachers helped administer a survey to find out the reality of communication and the college application process. Thanks for your continued support of our students.



    • Good news for the Franklin Family: Lihn Oliver (9th grade) was our  FHS school spelling bee winner. She competed at the district level, WON and will now represent us at the regionals on Friday, April 28th! Woohoo! Great work Lihn! Congratulations on her district win and good luck next week!


    • Also Congratulations to Ivy Foxall (11th grade) for her 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Silver Medal for Photography.  This is a major Arts honor which includes a visit to New York for the ceremony.  Way to represent Ivy!   I can continue to go on and on about our great family here at FHS.  I am always honored to be part of such an amazing community.


    Have a great week-

    Juanita Valder



District News

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

  • From Tom Koehler, Chair of the Board of Education: Budget and Bond

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff:

    Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.

    I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.

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