Sunday, March 10th is the beginning of daylight savings time; when we move our clocks forward allowing for evening daylight to last longer. While we may be impacted by the loss of an hour of sleep, I want to challenge us to consider the possibilities associated with this inevitable act.
Let’s go beyond just moving our clocks forward; let’s also move forward with our thinking and actions. Springing forward allows us an opportunity to explore possibilities and consider new realities. Being forward with our thinking assists us with planning and preparing for what is to come. Talk with your students about using this time to reflect on what lies ahead, to consider what strategies they may wish to implement to assist their progress, and what supports they may need to help them reach their goals.
This week’s STRONG Winners
Amal Harun: Grade 12
Recognized by: Jeffrey Anderson
Amal will receive credit at the Quaker Nation Student Store!
Updates and Reminders
Franklin Instrumental District Solo/Ensemble State Qualifiers
Congratulations to our 2019 Franklin State Instrumentalists! There were 184 entries from across the district at the festival, and these musicians came out on top.
Bassoon PIL Champion (STATE): Nikolas Kovacevic
Trumpet PIL Champion : 1st Alternate: Jessica Mason
Woodwind – Small Ensemble (2-4) PIL Champion (STATE): Franklin HS Sax Quartet
Sam Brinda, Roman Kirkeby, Xavier Schroeder, Davis Swanson
Woodwind – Large Ensemble (5-16) PIL Champion (STATE): Franklin HS Woodwind Quintet
Ilse Stacklie-Vogt, Ian Strauss, Michael Smoyer, Laura Skinner, Nikolas Kovacevic
2nd Place (STATE): Franklin HS Clarinet Ensemble
Taylor Jennings, Drake Hadley, Breanna Decker, Laura Skinner, Cementine McTaggart-Ivezic, Sadie Tresnit, Maresa Bareno-Lee
Congratulations and best of luck at State.
Successful School Survey Extended
The survey window for families has been extended until March 8th. Our Family response rate was only 16% as a school community; well below our goal. If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate here is your chance.
Survey Access: Families of students in all grades will be able to access their surveys by going tosurveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily. You will then select our school to complete the survey.
You can also use the PPS Family Survey Access Flier-All Languages.
We want to hear from you!
Spring is in the air, which means Rose Festival is around the corner. We’d like to congratulate our two Rose Festival Candidates: Christina Liu and Wren Helzer-Florer.
March 13 -Rose Festival Princess for Franklin announcement
When: starting at 2:15pm
How: Open for all students and families to attend during tutorial to support the Rose Festival Court when the announcement occurs. TV/media will be present.
Thank you for your support of this Portland tradition as we send a representative to the Rose Festival!
Seniors and 2019 Graduates – Graduation Orders have arrived! Jostens will be here on Thursday, April 4th during Tutorial. Please meet them in the lobby area, outside of the Auditorium to pick up your Caps, Gowns, and other graduation items. See you there!
60 Day Commencement Disqualification
**BEGINS April 1, 2019**
School Board Policies:
3.20.016 "SENIOR SKIP DAYS": In addition to interrupting instruction, are a source of concern because of the apparent proneness of participants to accidents during such occasions. Portland schools shall grant no approval for such events. Students participating in "skip days" should be considered truant and disciplined in accordance with the usual regulations and procedures for student truancy.
4.30.022 COMMENCEMENT DISQUALIFICATION: Requiring that seniors be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if with 60 consecutive calendar days of the last senior school day they are found to be in violation of District Alcohol or Drug policy or any violation resulting in three or more days of suspension or more serious disciplinary action.
COMMENCEMENT APPAREL EXPECTATION: All students must wear caps and gowns. Because this is a formal occasion, students should wear appropriate attire under their gown. Men should wear long pants and women should wear dresses, skirts, or dress pants NO decorations are allowed on the caps or gowns.
PROM GUEST POLICY: Any visitor 18 to 20 years of age, not attending high school, must meet with a Franklin High School administrator to obtain an additional district clearance form. That form and a copy of the guest’s Oregon Identification Card will be required for consideration to attend the Prom.
Franklin High School’s Dance Permission Form for Non-Franklin Students must be taken to your guest’s school in order to obtain those necessary signatures. This form (FHS) Clearance Form must be returned to the Vice Principal’s office by Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (4 days prior to Prom Date) NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education approved a significant revision to the district policy on student field trips and out-of-town travel, and passed a resolution to offer comment on proposed construction work on Interstate 5 that would affect Harriet Tubman Middle School.
Dear PPS Families,
With hopes that inclement winter weather is done for this school year, we wanted to touch base with you regarding making up snow days. We thought it was important to share an update with you before Spring Break.
Lincoln High School senior Sagarika Ramachandran has been selected as the winner of the Oregon Student Journalist of the Year Award. Sagarika, who serves as editor-in-chief of Lincoln's student newspaper, the Cardinal Times, became the first journalist from a PPS school to win the award, which started in 2005.
6:30 AM - 7:55 AM Football Workouts: G-023
6:30 AM - 7:55 AM Football Workouts: G-023
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM 9th and 10th Student Rewrite Time: M-219
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM BSU/Rap Club/Tutoring: M-210
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Butenhoff Tutoring: S-244
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM SUN Tutoring: Media Center
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Wang Tutoring: M-116
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ESL Tutoring: S-023