Good news Franklin!
Today marks the half way point on our school calendar as we close out the first semester. I want to thank our students, staff, families, and community partners for their diligence, patience, and commitment to continuing our effort to support the mission of Franklin High School. Looking back we recognize that there are many things to celebrate and also many opportunities for continued growth and improvement; as we build a community that supports each and every student.
We look forward to the second leg of this year’s journey; where student success lies at the end. Let’s be brave, be compassionate, be innovative, be understanding, and always and forever be Franklin STRONG.
Successful schools survey 2019-2020 -
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “successful schools?” We believe that successful schools are safe, healthy and welcoming learning spaces that are inclusive for all students. But we want to hear your thoughts.
In 2019-20, Portland Public Schools is again partnering with Panorama Education to gather information from students and families that will help us improve student experiences across the district. We will survey students in grades 4, 5, 7-10 on their experiences in their classrooms and schools, and families about their perception of the school their child attends.
The survey will cover topics on sense of belonging, school safety, school climate, barriers to family engagement, as well as how students are thinking and feeling about diversity, equity, and inclusion in school.
The current launch date is set for January 27th. The student window is scheduled to be open until February 14th. The family survey until February 28th. Stay tuned for further information!
Please be honest and thoughtful, we value your feedback!
Angela Brown - Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View
Last Tuesday FHS held a performance for the renowned opera singer Angela Brown. Franklin hosted over 200 students from a few of our feeders including: Atkinson, Lane, Lent, Marysville, Richmond, and Sunnyside Environmental. It was an educational and dynamic performance; allowing us to build community with our feeders. We would like to thank Kristen Brayson, PPS Arts Department, Karen Bohart, FHS Choir Director, and Josh Forsythe, FHS Drama Director for assisting with the coordination of this event.
African-Americans Vote event – January 29th
City African American Network (CAAN) invites you to attend the 2020 Black History Month Proclamation and Reception. Event will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers & Atrium on January 29th, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
CAAN will be collaborating with Multnomah County Elections Division to launch voter registration and provide information to community members. This is an important exercise specifically to ensure that community members, who are eligible to vote, are afforded the opportunity to vote.
Graduates of 2020 and Parents of Graduates ~ 2020 Diplomas will be ordered very soon. Before we send in the final order, there is something we ask from you to insure accuracy. Please come to the Counseling Office to see Sheila (during non-class times) no later than January 30th, to verify that your name and spelling are correct. If you miss this important deadline, each diploma will print your name how it currently appears in Synergy. Thank you!
Below is the link to pay for the All Night Grad Party!
$35- Free and reduced
Portraits and Quotes for the yearbook were due January 17th. Students who choose not to send a portrait or quote will
have their school photo appear in the yearbook. For those who wish to
participate please add your photo and quote in the Google Form linked at https://bit.ly/33c43xZ.
Photo Requirements: JPEG, 300 dpi, and not smaller than 640x800 pixels. Photos
submitted that are not in portrait orientation will be cropped.
Requirements: The Yearbook Staff will do their best to fit your
quote under your photo. If you quote is too long then you will be contacted by
email listed to change it. Quotes that are deemed inappropriate will not be
used and students who submit inappropriate quotes may or may not be contacted
to inform them that their quote was not accepted.
Graduation rates in Portland Public Schools rose to 80.5% for the 2018-19 school year, reaching the district's highest percentage since the state of Oregon adopted a four-year cohort model in 2010.
Seven community members with connections to Portland Public Schools were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday as part of the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute event at the Highland Christian Center.
Substance use and addiction are confusing and difficult issues for the person experiencing them and for those who love and care about the person who is impacted. To help Portland Public Schools families of students dealing with substance use, we will host our first district-wide Family Information Night.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SUN Pathways to Manufacturing: S-138
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM Adult ESL Class: M-131
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Constitution Team Meeting: SS-118
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM Dance Club: M-221
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FAFSA Help Session: College & Career Center
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Social Justice Poster Art: Commons