Franklin High School

Home of the Lightning

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

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  • Pizzicato Dough for Dollars Fundraiser


  • New Visitor Check-In System

    Portland Public Schools is implementing a new procedure for visitor/volunteer sign-in/out at all PPS schools, utilizing new software and equipment, called Raptor. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. If you are going beyond the front office, please be prepared to present a government-issued ID. The front office will scan the ID and issue a name badge. Volunteers should visit to view a Mandatory Volunteer Training and to access the online volunteer application.

  • Advanced Scholars

    Advanced Scholars will be hosting the Listos Affinity Group lunch on Tuesday 9/24 from 11:25-1:30 in the library. All Latinx students are invited to attend. Please RSVP by 9/20 by returning the orange invites to Anna York (M-234) or in her box in the office), or contact her via email

  • PSAT Testing



    All 10th graders will be taking the PSAT at Franklin on Wednesday, October 14, 2019. This test is FREE to all 10th graders and they will receive a PSAT Prep/Practice Test Guide in their English class during the week of September 16th

    If you are an 11th grader and wish to retake the PSAT this year to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship you will need to pay for your test. Tests for 11th graders are limited and are available on a first come basis.

    ·         You can pay for the test on SchoolPay, the fee is $20.00. If you prefer to pay by cash, card or check you can do so with Eri, the Bookkeeper, in room M-136.   

    ·         Once you have paid see Sorena in the Main Office for your PSAT Prep/Practice Test Guide.  

    ·         If you are on Free/Reduced Lunch you may take the test for free just bring the approval letter that you received from Nutrition Services (or go to and request a copy of the letter) and turn it in to Sorena in the Main Office.  She will then give you your PSAT Prep/Practice Test Guide. 

    All students taking the test must be in the gym seated, and ready to test by 8:10 am on Wednesday October 16, 2019. If you student is testing with accommodations, more info on where to report will be shared soon.

    If you have questions about the PSAT please email Alice Headley, Test Coordinator, at





    Franklin Families:

    We are three weeks into the school and things are still busy, but beginning to settle down. This week we conducted our first school wide evacuation drill and held our first round of tutorials.  During the tutorial period students were very productive and we were excited by the turnout. Students are encouraged to use this time to visit their teachers for support, test prep or make up, or a quiet place to study. Students are asked to either be meeting with a teacher in classroom or working quietly in the library; tutorial is an academic period that we hope students will utilize.

    I also want to thank the FHS Boosters for hosting such a lively Tailgate last week for our opening varsity football game. It was an amazing community building event and an excellent start to our fall sports season. 

    Lastly, we are excited to see everyone next Tuesday at Back to School Night from 6:30-8:30pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet staff, be introduced to your child’s teachers, and learn about various programs and opportunities within our school.  The evening will begin with a welcome in gym followed by teacher presentation in classrooms.



    National Merit Scholar Semi-finalists

    Congratulations to Tyler Mapes and Arthur Feidelson for be recognized as National Merit Scholars Semi Finalists.

    The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants

    each year, and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. 

    Global Climate Walk-Out

    On September 20, 2019, we expect a large number of students at PPS to join students around the world in taking part in the Global Climate Strike. Organizing students have shared that students are planning to walk out of class and march to Portland City Hall around 10:00 am, and then march to a Climate Justice Festival at OMSI from 11:00 -12:00pm that will provide education and enrichment opportunities to learn about climate change and the climate justice movement. The festival will include art, trainings, climate movement orientations, music tents, film screenings, food trucks, and a place to build community with events scheduled to end around 5:00 pm. 


    While the district is not sponsoring this action, PPS does recognize students’ right to freedom of expression. We also recognize that this student-led action involves learning opportunities and aligns with our Climate Justice Resolution #5272. In addition, the PPS Vision, PPS reImagined, includes a graduate portrait where students have a critical understanding of race and climate justice issues, and show activism on those issues.


    Franklin Administration does anticipate that some students will participate and leave school this day.  Please note that once students leave our campus for unsponsored events, we can no longer guarantee their safety. We encourage families to discuss expectations with their student(s) about their participation, safety, and communication if they leave their campus.


    Student Parking –

    We’ve recently experienced several student cars parked illegally on campus and throughout the neighborhood. Cars have blocked drive ways, gates, and areas reserved for Emergency Medical Teams.  Illegally parked cars on campus or in the neighbor are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.  Please communicate with your student about these circumstances.


    Throughout the week students are recognized by staff members for exhibiting Franklin STRONG values as students Strive to be Thoughtful, Respectful, Organized, Neighborly, and Generous.  Students put these “STRONG tickets” in a box in the main office and a name is pulled from that box each week to acknowledge and celebrate that particular student.


    This week’s STRONG Recognition:

    Renika Weliever: Grade 9

    Recognized by: Ms. Gromko


    Renika will receive credit at the Lightning Mart – the FHS Student Store!


    Franklin STRONG,

    Chris Frazier,



Senior Information

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  • Essential Skills for Graduation

    Essential Skills Opportunity
  • Advanced Scholars

    Advanced Scholars will be hosting the Higher Ground Affinity Group lunch on Wednesday 9/18 from 11:25-1:30 in the library. All African-American students are invited to attend. Please RSVP by 9/13 by returning the green invites to Anna York (M-234 or in her box in the office), or contact her via email


    Advanced Scholars will be hosting the Listos Affinity Group lunch on Tuesday 9/24 from 11:25-1:30 in the library. All Latinx students are invited to attend. Please RSVP by 9/20 by returning the orange invites to Anna York (M-234) or in her box in the office), or contact her via email

  • 2020 Commencement

    Class of 2020 Commencement 
     Tuesday, June 9th
     Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

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