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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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    FRANKLIN 2016/17 TESTING DATES:  (Updated 12/5/16)

    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 once 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:  http://www.pps.net/Page/1651.   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. 

     

    • English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA 21) - ( Approximate test time: 3 hours) – MARCH 1- MARCH 10 in ELD classes

    • OAKS Science Assessment (Approximate test time: 1 hour) – FEBRUARY 15- FEBRUARY 21 in junior Science classes

    • ACT Test (Test time 4 hours) – FEBRUARY 28TH for all juniors

    • SBAC English Language Arts Computer Adaptive ( Approximate test time: 2.5 hours) -  MARCH 13 - MARCH 22 in junior Social Studies Classes

    • SBAC English Language Arts Performance Task (Approximate test time: 3 hours) - APRIL 3- APRIL 13 in junior English Language Arts classes

    • SBAC Math Computer Adaptive (Approximate test time: 2 hours) - APRIL 17 - APRIL 24 in Algebra/Geometry classes and MAY 15 - MAY 22 in all other math classes

    • SBAC Math Performance Task (Approximate test time: 1 hour) - APRIL 25- APRIL 28 in junior Science classes

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


     

Principal's
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  • Dear Franklin Community:

                Well, students this week held the Kick Off assembly for our annual FHS Gives Back Campaign.  The history of friendly class competitions to raise money and collect goods for needy families really highlights how caring and supportive our community is.  Students are gearing up for the next two weeks to fill  the clothing and food bins and move total lines in donations to the penny drive.  Way to go FHS.

    Upcoming Events for next week:

    • Dress up for Spirit Days!  Monday: Ugly Sweater Day ,Tuesday: Shapeshifter Day (wear animal print to school or wear a shirt with an animal on it) Wednesday: Training Day (wear athletic clothes) Thursday: Dynamic Duo Day (Peanut butter to my jelly) (Assembly Day)Friday: Class Color Day/Superhero Day (wear your class color, or your dress as a Superhero)
    • As the Days get shorter: Please know that  we are in the home stretch prior to break.  This is when we need to remind our students to stay healthy and stay focused on classwork. With less light and colder days the tendency to “hibernate” can get the best of us.  So if we can stay focused now, we can enjoy our break and slide into the end of the semester prepared. 
    • Forecasting:  .  Without going into too much detail, we as a system want to be able to hire earlier, so timelines have shifted.  I need to know what teaching staff I  need, thus forecasting courses needs to happen 6 weeks sooner.  We have edited the calendar to address this.  Our Forecasting Night  will be in  JANUARY instead of FEBRUARY.  Please mark your calendars for  JANUARY 12th.  This is  your opportunity to join your student to review with counselors their forecasting choices for next fall and meet with teachers to understand course curriculum.Move Update

     

    • There has been no movement on the name change discussion.  It is at district and we are waiting for clarity on the process and next steps.
    • We have sheetrock,  flooring and electrical are going in as we speak.  The shape of each area is very distinct.  We meet now monthly to provide input to the contractors and other district departments such as IT to support a smooth transition.    We stay close to the action and it is getting so terribly exciting! 
    • Celebrations!

     

    • Congratulations to Mr. McLeron and the music students for a fabulous Fall concert.  The music depart is making some great strides.  Great work.
    • Congratulations to our November Franklin Strong winners!  Thank you to all the staff members who nominated students.   We will put more tickets in your boxes this month for the December drawing. Winners- left to right: Eva Velez – nominated by Gregg Heppner Kimberly Desson- nominated by Marc Appell Seth Estrada- nominated by Shawnte Hines and Aimee Jo Saira Ramirez – nominated by Garett Chong  Congratulations to Craig Johnston our Robotics Teacher. He has done some major networking to build a new Robotics team. He was recently awarded a $12,000 startup grant from NASA First Robotics.  This money pays for the introduction of our group into the competitions, gives us a mentor from Intel and a nice nest egg for supplies.  This is great and he is not done.  More irons are in the fire for additional grants. Way to go.

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    • Quaker Program Highlight

     Congratulations to Craig Johnston our Robotics Teacher. He has done some major networking to build a new Robotics team. He was recently awarded a $12,000 startup grant from NASA First Robotics.  This money pays for the introduction of our group into the competitions, gives us a mentor from Intel and a nice nest egg for supplies.  This is great and he is not done.  More irons are in the fire for additional grants. Way to go.

      

    Juanita Valder

     

     

District
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  • ODE school and district performance reports available

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) issues annual report cards for every school and school district. The report cards offer families and the community valuable information about student attendance and achievement and teacher experience, among other things.

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  • Chapman Elementary to unveil restored mural

    The newly restored 1938 wood marquetry mural at Chapman Elementary School “Send Us Forth to be Buil
    On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. the Chapman PTA, Neighbors West-Northwest and Heritage Conservation Group will unveil its newly restored mural in the entrance foyer of Chapman Elementary.
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  • PPS Board passes resolution affirming district’s protection of rights of undocumented students

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    Resolution also outlines plan for training staff for ICE activity at schools

    Citing its commitment to providing for the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children in Portland Public Schools, the Board of Education on Thursday, November 17 considered and unanimously passed a resolution that clarified the District’s procedures relating to Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) activity in PPS schools.

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  • PPS Pulse, November 2016

     Interim Superintendent Bob McKean and board member Pam Knowles visited a class at Jason Lee School
    Portland Public Schools invites you to read the latest edition of our newsletter Pulse. Included in November’s issue are updates on the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond, boundary review and invitations to participate in the superintendent search and Successful Schools Survey. Also a link to the newly adopted 2017-18 school year calendar.
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