Franklin High School

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5405 SE Woodward StPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-5140Fx 503-916-2694

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  • Drama Production

    The Addams Family
  • AP Exam Registration

    It is time to register for your AP Exam(s)!

    AP Exam Registration runs from October 1st through November 1st  

    Please follow this link https://www.pps.net/Page/10514 for step by step instructions on signing for AP Exams.

    If you qualify for a fee waiver (info on the link) please see Alice Headley, Test Coordinator, in the Counseling Office or email her at aheadley@pps.net.   The deadline to get your fee waiver is October 15th.

  • What's happening at Franklin?

    PowderPuff: (girls football):      Thursday, October 17th from 6:00-8:00pm
    Picture Re-Takes:  Thursday, October 17th  
    Jostens Thursday, October 17th , during Tutorial in the Auditorium. Jostens will make a brief presentation about ordering graduation items. 

    Jostens:October 23rd and 24th during tutorial in the lobby of the Auditorium to collect graduation orders.  

    Franklin Gives Back Assembly:      Thursday, November 7th
    Parent/Teacher Conferences:      Monday and Tuesday, November 25th-26th
    Discover Franklin:      Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00-8:30pm 
    Winter Pep Assembly:     Wednesday, January 8th
    Winter Formal Dance:      Saturday, February 8th from 8:00-11:00pm 
    Multicultural Assembly:      Friday, March 13th
    PowderTuff (boys volleyball):      Friday, March 13th from 6:00-8:00pm 
    Senior Mandatory Meeting:      Tuesday, March 31st
    Spring Pep Assembly:      Thursday, April 23rd
    May Fete Assembly:      Thursday, April 23rd
    Senior Recognition Assembly:  Friday, May 22nd
    Senior Prom:      Saturday, May 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm
    Class of 2020 Graduation:  Tuesday, June 9th from 5:30-7:00pm 

Principal's
Message

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    Franklin Families:

    This week was a week of heartache as we mourn the loss of our beloved counselor Mr. Tran. The support of the Franklin Community has been overwhelming and is what keeps us Franklin STRONG. Thank you to all who have reached out with emails, phone calls, treats for the staff and warm thoughts. We will move forward to honor Mr. Tran with our devotion to education and community, and continue supporting our students on their future paths as he has done for so many.

    We held our first assembly of the year to rally our student body for Homecoming. Ms. Humphreys did an amazing job organizing our Leadership students, who took the lead in the games, cheers and increasing school spirit. Thursday we held our first annual triple header as our Varsity boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and volleyball teams all faced the Madison Senators.  It was an epic evening and fun to watch our community support all three programs.  Friday we held our Homecoming game against David Douglas followed by the Homecoming dance for FHS students in the Commons.  Thanks to the FHS Pep Band and the Franklin faithful who endured the rain and supported our football team.  Our students did an amazing job at the dance, with ASB finishing an eventful week.

    Friday we celebrated Ms. Mercedes Munoz with a surprise assembly to announce that she has won the prestigious award of Teacher of the Year for the State of Oregon. Mercedes Munoz is a compassionate, equity focused, student-centered instructor.  Her advocacy for students knows no boundaries as she commits herself to providing equitable access to instruction for all students and by example holds our community accountable for doing the same. Ms. Munoz has touched the lives of so many students as she helps them realize their potential, utilizes resources, and provides the supports necessary to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.  We are a better school community because of the dedication and hard work of Mercedes Munoz.

    The compassion and love that has been demonstrated this week by students, staff, and our larger community serve as yet another reminder of how special Franklin High School truly is.  Thank you for taking care of one another.

    Franklin STRONG,

    Chris Frazier,

    Principal

     

Senior Information

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  • Upcoming Events

    Here are some upcoming dates for College Exploration and Planning!

    1)  National Fall College Fair at the Oregon Convention Center: Sunday, Oct 27 1-5 pm and Monday, Oct 28: 9-12 noon Free. For more info and registration, see: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/portland-national-college-fair/

    2) Franklin HS and Cleveland HS Fall College Fair/Evening:  Tuesday, Oct 29:  5 pm -8 pm  See Agenda here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PUs0T5HcRC-BhcZE3CDPdzuWd9xfj0GHie3EfNcyKBg/edit

    3)  Anyone interested in seeing the recorded version of our FAFSA Night last Monday, here it is!    https://tinyurl.com/2019-20-Paying-For-College

    4)  If anyone has specific questions about completing the FAFSA, you can connect our financial aid expert and partner Jen Satalino at: 971-722-4493.

  • Josten's Graduation Information

    Jostens
     

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 17th , during Tutorial in the Auditorium. Jostens will make a brief presentation about ordering graduation items.  They will explain many things including how to place orders for graduation items including caps, gowns, tassels, payment, etc. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.  Thank you!

    Jostens will be here on October 23rd and 24th (Wednesday & Thursday) during tutorial in the lobby of the Auditorium to collect graduation orders. Please mark your calendars and take advantage of placing orders as soon as possible. Payment is “not” required to place your order. See you there!

     
    Our web address is www.jostens.com
     
  • Essential Skills for Graduation

    Essential Skills Opportunity
  • 2020 Commencement

     
    Graduation
    Class of 2020 Commencement 
     Tuesday, June 9th
     5:30-7:00pm
     Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

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