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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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    Class of 2017

    Important information for Seniors about ordering caps, gowns and invitations from Josten's!! 
    Josten's Presentation:   Thursday, October 6th  -  Auditorium - during tutorial
    Orders Collected:  Thursday, October 13th   -  Center Hall - at lunch

                                    Tuesday, October 18th    -  Center Hall - at lunch


    Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 pm

    Memorial Colliseum 


  • Dear Franklin Community:

    The week is coming quickly to an end.  Weeks seems to be going by so fast.  We will be meeting soon with our DAG Committee, the community group responsible for supporting the visioning for the new build, to get an update about where we are in the process. Visually, we know that the walls are going in. We are on time and things are looking great!  I will share all the information as soon as it is available.

    Upcoming Events for next week:

    • FAFSA Parent Night Thursday at 6PM in the Library.  This is MONEY for COLLEGE. We encourage ALL senior families to attend.
    • Progress Reports are due on 9/28, so expect to see something in the mail the first week of October.  Please support us in making sure students are using the SUN tutoring after school and Tutorial times during the week with teachers



    • The ASP program did its first meeting today.  Make sure your students are filling out the form on line and bringing the PINK paper application with parent signature back to the main office. They must apply each year!
    • We have decided to start a new Robotics club to open up competition.  We thank Mr. Johnston for his energy and excitement in taking this on.
    • The Constitution team is up and rolling and the hard work has begun!  Great Job FHS.  Thanks to Ms. Hall for her work on this.
    • Our fall Shakespeare play is rehearsing nightly.  Great to see the energy back.
    • Thanks to the Student Store crew, who sold up a storm of FHS gear and treats at Back to School Night. 
    • Check out the winners of the Honor Roll drawing for this semester, below.  Congrats!


    Quaker Program Highlight

    Anne Meadow’s ninth and tenth grade English classes have been working on personal and group mandalas as they set the stage for the academic year together.  As Anne describes it:  “Students created themes for their mandalas such as nature, growth, unity in diversity and the emotional spectrum. These concepts inform our work together as a community and also lay the groundwork for our second quarter narrative writing and literature studies throughout the year. Students created personal mandalas that explored aspects of their individuality and then came together in groups to create a unified public art project. They had only one class period to produce their work outside and all did so beautifully.” I would have to agree!  See the photos above.


    School News

    Honor Roll Celebration/Raffle Winners: Last Friday FHS celebrated 450 honor roll students from spring semester last year. Franz Bakery provided treats and PTSA provided volunteer and financial support in the form of five $10 gift cards raffled off to students. Winners this time were Kaila Le, Irvin Torres, Rowyn Walter, Lucas Carson, and Trinity Reynolds. We will host the next celebration for Fall term honor roll students in February.


    SBAC 2017: State Law requires that each Oregon school district notify families of their right to exempt (opt out) their child from the summative English language arts and/or math tests, including the Smarter Balanced and Extended Assessments. For families with questions about the 2017 SBAC testing and opt out process, please visit this page: . SBAC is given to juniors.


    PTSA/Volunteer News

    Donate fall divides/plants for SPRING plant sale: IT’S NOT TOO EARLY to start thinking about the Franklin PTSA Spring Plant Sale. Are you out dividing perennials? Or cleaning up your yard and have plants you no longer want? Have plants that never made it into the ground? Please call Maye Thompson (503) 232-6167, or email to donate them NOW for the plant sale next spring. Thanks!

    College Essay Writing Volunteer:  Literary Arts is seeking volunteers who have good writing and editing skills to help students during our College Essay Workshops. More information, workshop dates, signups here.


    Be an ASPIRE Mentor: ASPIRE is a mentor program that pairs community members and students to have conversations about their plans post high school, whether it is college, military, or applying for jobs. Mentors help students research different career/ job options, edit essays, and help them apply for scholarships and colleges. Click on the link and fill out the volunteer application:


    Volunteer help for ESL students: ESL teacher Alice Weinstein is looking for adult volunteers to help in her 8th period ESL Support class. Adults who can help with math would be a big support but alsoanyone willing to work one-on-one with students, reading and chatting. There are many beginning students who would benefit greatly from some individual attention. Contact Ms. Weinstein at:

    FHS PTSA membership (we might need you to confirm): Did you pay for your FHS PTSA membership along with other student fees, but did not receive an email welcoming/thanking you and reminding you about our first meeting on Sept. 21st from our VP, Jean Hanson? If so, we apologize! Our Membership Coordinator, Betsy Salter, was probably unable to read your email and phone information on our carbon copy of your student fee form. Please contact Betsy Salter at 971-645-6066 (phone/text) or if you would like to confirm receipt of your FHS PTSA Membership dues. Thank you!!!


    Win a $100 Fred Meyer gift card by (re)-enrolling in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program: The Program, which gives FHS cash every time you use your FM Rewards Card, is now requiring that people re-enroll each year. Please click here and either re-enroll or enroll for the first time. This program can earn FHS PTSA thousands of dollars and it costs you NOTHING. Once you sign in or create a new account, click on "re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now" and search for "Franklin High School PTSA." It's easy! AND, we will have a raffle for a $100 FM gift card for everyone who enrolls before Oct. 31. Put your name and contact information on a FM receipt that shows at the bottom that you're enrolled and we will pull a winner at our November General Meeting. Drop receipts in the FHS PTSA mailbox in the FHS office.


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