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 email@example.com. The deadline to get your fee waiver is October 15th.
Jostens:October 23rd and 24th during tutorial in the lobby of the Auditorium to collect graduation orders.
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.
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
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!
When Lent teacher Chris Meade took his middle school choral students to the recent Franklin Fall Festival, he watched in amazement as they entered the fully modernized high school’s state-of-the-art auditorium.
Families who currently have students in the fifth grade in Portland Public Schools should take note of an important date change. If your students wants to attend a focus option school in the middle school years, the window to apply for the 2020-21 lottery is:
The City of Portland’s Safe Routes to School program encourages families to use active transportation (typically walking or biking) as a safe, convenient, accessible and desirable option for getting to and from school. It needs your help.
5:15 PM - 7:40 PM SUN Adult ESL Classes: M-131
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ASB Olympics: Football Field
8:45 AM - 1:30 PM Step-Up Saturday School
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday School Boost #1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SUN Jobs 101: SS-220
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Constitution Team Meeting: SS-118