Franklin High School

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

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  • Forecasting Night

    FORECASTING for 2019/2020:  Current Franklin High School students and families are invited to the 2019 Forecasting Event to learn about academic programs and start the process of choosing your classes for the 2019-2020 school year. This event is designed to provide you with an opportunity to talk with teachers and program directors in order to make informed decisions about your classes for next school year.

    SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6-8 p.m.
  • 2019 FHS Auction

  • Winter Dance Showcase

    Winter Showcase
     Benefit for Arts Alive

    January 11th 7 pm

    Franklin Performing Arts Center

    $5 pre-paid available with the Franklin Bookkeeper and $6 at the door 

    Dance at Franklin warmly welcomes you to the Winter Dance Showcase to see demonstrations of dance technique and previews of work in progress. This performance is the principal fundraiser for Arts Alive! Costumes, sets, and visiting dance artists take funding beyond our budget but give students the benefit of a more professional arts experience. If you’re able, please consider donating. Thank you and enjoy! 
  • AP Testing

    The online registration site for AP Testing is available and will be open Monday, December 10 for students to begin registering for their AP exams.  Please go to and follow the steps.  The registration window is open from December 10th through February 15th. Students/families can get on now to read guidelines and other useful information prior to registration opening. Please note that the translation on the  registration site will be available by the winter break.


    Additionally, the PPS district page has information about the AP program and AP testing available here:


    Alice Headley, in the Counseling Office, is the point person on AP Testing.  Please contact her at if you need assistance or have questions.




    Franklin Community:

    They say that time flies when you’re having fun; to which I firmly agree.  It’s hard to believe that we are only a few days away from closing out the first semester.  While we’ve been faced with new challenges and opportunities this school year, it has been an enjoyable experience seeing our school community grow closer each day which the common goal of best supporting our students and pushing them to reach their academic, physical, and emotional potential.


    As we prepare for semester one finals, I want us all to be mindful of the stressors and triggers these assessments can have on students.  While we want each student to have the chance to demonstrate their learning and ability; we also want to be mindful of the mental and emotional impact associated with this period.  I ask that we all keep a watchful eye on our students as they prepare and participate in finals. Regardless of the outcomes let’s continue to support and love our students and ready them for their next opportunity for learning and growth.        


    Updates and Information:

    AVID Certified Site:

    Franklin is again being recognized as an AVID Certified Site for the 2018-2019 school year.  This status is awarded to sites that have met AVID’s implementation expectations and submitted required data documentation that supports program effectiveness and student progress.  Congratulations and thanks to Desi Wolff-Myren, Bryan Dykman, our AVID Site Team, teachers and staff for their leadership and desire to support the academic success of our students.   


    FHS Mascot Identification Committee:

    A sincere thank you to all the parents and students who expressed interest in serving on the FHSMIC. Our committee has been selected with our first meeting taking place Thursday, January 31st.  The FHSMIC and I will continue to send out information about this process and ways in which we can get feedback and input from our larger school community.  Please check the Franklin school website and Weekly Bulletin for updates and information.


    Sign Up for AP Tests:

    Please go to and follow the steps. The deadline to register is February 15th.

    If you are on free/reduced lunch please see your AP teacher or your counselor to pick up a fee waiver or email to request one be sent to you.  Once the fee waiver is signed and returned to Alice Headley in counseling or in her mailbox in the mail office.  She will then give the fee waiver code to your student to complete the registration process.

     If you don’t qualify for Free/Reduced lunch but have a barrier to paying for your AP tests please pick up the same fee waiver form, check that box and explain the situation on the backside of the waiver.  We will work to help you.


    Senior Parents –Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Update

    We want to remind seniors to please complete their FAFSA applications.  Students or families who have questions or concerns regarding the FAFSA are encouraged to reach out to their school counselor.


    While each graduating class is different, I wanted to share that our FAFSA completion rate is down by 10% this year.

    As of 1/1/19:

    Class of 2019              51.5% Completion


    As of 1/1/18:

    Class of 2018              61.6% Completion


    There has been some improvement, but we still have a ways to go. Let’s do everything we can to work on this first important step towards college matriculation.   


    Make Music Day PDX Benefit Concert:

    There is a benefit concert for a great cause featuring three of Portland's greatest jazz artists (Phil Baker of Pink Martini, Tom Grant, and Ron Steen) with our own FHS Jazz Ensemble as the opening act this Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 in the Performing Arts Center.

    PPS staff only need to show their PPS I.D. for a $15 entry (instead of $25) and $5 for students.  Hope to see you there! See attached.


    Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC):

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) will be administered to 11th grade students from February through May.  PPS has a renewed focus on increasing the number of student who participate. The SBAC provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress. The SBAC provides data to teachers and administrators and the ability to view student growth across multiple years and compare to other districts, in Oregon and nationally.  Please see the attached letter from Dr. Curtis, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and School Communities for Portland Public Schools, with more information for families.


    This week’s Franklin STRONG Winner:

    Victor Candia-Hernandez: Grade 12

    Recognized by Elenoir Wilder-Tack

    Victor will receive credit at the Quaker Nation Student Store!


    From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook

    Each week we will focus on a particular aspect of the Student Climate Guide and Handbook to keep the lines of communication open in our community.  Please take some time to review these focal points with your students as a concerted and intentional effort from us all provides clarity and reinforcement.



    All seniors must meet Portland Public School District graduation requirements in order to participate in commencement. Please stay apprised of your progress toward graduation. Remember—ONLY students who have completed ALL requirements for graduation (including credit requirements, personalized learning requirements, demonstration of essential skills and an academic portfolio containing all work samples) are allowed to receive a diploma and participate in commencement exercises. No exceptions will be made.




    All Classes







    Social Studies


    Physical Education




    Career & Technical Education, The Arts or World Language


    World Language


    Career & Technical Education, The Arts or the 3rd year of the same World Language




    Meet district proficiency for Oregon’s Essential skill (ES) standards:

    Reading, Writing, Math

    Develop a Personal Education Plan


    Participate in Career Related Learning Experiences

    *Class of 2017 and Beyond will need to do two (2) Career Related Experiences


    Develop Resume


    Complete an Extended Application





    Franklin STRONG, 

    Chris Frazier


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  • Senior Photo and Quotes


    Photos need to be at least 2.5 inch x 2.5 inches.

  • Graduation Planning

    SENIORS – You have one more chance! Jostens will come one last time to personally take graduation orders. They will be here on Wednesday, December 12th, during lunch in the Auditorium Lobby. If you miss this visit, orders can be placed online.
    If we can help in anyway please call us toll-free at 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).
  • 2019 Commencement


    Graduation CeremonyGraduation
    Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
     Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm
    Mandatory Rehearsal is at Noon

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