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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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    Buy Your Auction Ticket Now 

    Senior Photo Deadline has been extended to February 24th!! 



    AP Testing Registration is now open! 

    Click HERE for the student online registration instructions. Please note that the registration process has changed, so please read the instructions carefully.  The deadline to register is February 24th.  All AP students will be receiving a copy of the registration instructions in their AP class.  Students on free and reduced lunch pay no fee for AP tests.  Fee scholarships for students not receiving free and reduced lunch but experiencing financial hardship are available and applications are available in the main office and HERE.  Please see Jill Register in the main office with any questions.

    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. 


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

    • OAKS Science Assessment, approximate test time 1 hour, FEBRUARY 15-21 in junior science classes

    • ACT Test, test time 4 hours, FEBRUARY 28TH for all juniors.  (There is no cost for juniors and registration will happen at school prior to the test.)

    • SBAC English Language Arts Computer Adaptive, approximate test time 2.5 hours, MARCH 13-22 in junior Social Studies Classes

    • SBAC English Language Arts Performance Task, approximate test time 3 hours, APRIL 3-13 in junior English Language Arts classes

    • 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.




  • Dear Franklin Community:

    Well, it’s been a busy week at good ol’ FHS.  Numerous activities dotted the week including having students serenade me as part of the Valentine festivities! So fun!   As we are working to grapple with the current budget deficit, the district has been running various scenarios about the impact on schools. I personally am looking at our current staffing and evaluating how this might impact our school.  I will keep you informed as we know more, and I believe that the recommendations to the board will be in March.    We have been grateful for all our community who has been  supporting us in our modernization and implementation of this first bond cycle. We have all learned a lot and have so much information to share.  As the board grapples with the bond decisions moving forward, I encourage you to be involved and share your insights. 

    Well, let’s see how the week went,


    • Honor Roll Pins were distributed to nearly 700 students who earned a 3.5 or better for this last semester. Congratulation Quakers!  At the recognition held Thursday at lunch, students received a pin, a free Ice Cream cone certificate from 50 Licks (Thanks!), a cookie snack and their named enrolled in drawing for a Burgerville Gift Card.  So students stay focused and lets make that 900 students for the fall recognition! (Thanks PTSA for your continued support of this event!) See photos below.


      • I wanted to congratulate our Rose Festival finalists for 2017!  Mara McCarthy, Ericka Decklar, Keely Nguyen, and Tyteanna Hardridge. Best wishes in the upcoming selection process.
      • Three of our students presented at a school to work TRANSITION Conference downtown on Wednesday.  Rebekah Witham, Bryant Trieu and Emma Freimark represented Franklin and spoke to an all adult crowd about the benefits of identifying and speaking to your strengths.  Great Job and Thanks Ms. York for supporting them!
      • The German Club is welcoming student visitors for two weeks from Hannover Germany.   The sixteen students  will shadow FHS host students during their time with us.  Thanks to our German Club, Mr. Grobey and FHS community who are hosting these students. 
      • We want to congratulate Ms. Berning!  She was awarded a grant from the Art Institute of Portland to support her new photography classes.  She and several students will represent FHS at a dinner this weekend.
      • Did you know 11th grader Quince Assenberg is founder and president of his own non-profit! Students Squared  is a nonprofit that provides peer to peer mentoring.  Way to go Quince! 
      • Megan Dutton is this weeks featured student on the Oregon School Boards Association, The Promise of Oregon campaign.  Our FHS 10th grader is a promise of Oregon because she is passionate about cooking and baking.
      • Our very own 11th grader Vy Nguyen will be presenting at the English Learners Alliance conference this year! Congratulations Vy on this honor.
    • Please continue down to the Athletics section to see some of the great students honored  and celebrated there for their great accomplishments this week!


    • Sooooo, Proud of our Franklin Students!

    Program and School Updates:

    • We are happy to announce two grants have been renewed for next fall  which include our Equity Grant from All Hands Raised which pays for our SUN program support and Writers in the Schools. (Support our Auction! The money raised works in a formula to give us these additional funds!) We also have received news that Nike Innovations funds will support training and classroom support for our AVID program.  These three programs are so valuable to the fabric of support and enrichment that makes us have such a special school.  Thanks to these partners is their continued support of our community.
    • You should have received your report cards.  Also, senior letters for students missing credits, CRLES and essential skills work, will be in the mail this week. If your student is one of these students, please encourage  them to complete these requirements as soon as possible to support a stress free graduation in the spring! 
    • Progress report dates will be March 1, as noted on the calendar.  There will be no adjusted change to this date.


    Enjoy your long weekend!  Until next week.


    Juanita Valder



District News

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at,

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