Franklin High School

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

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  • Arts Alive!


    Arts Alive is an interdisciplinary arts performance showcasing the diverse talents of Franklin High School student's including dance, theater, music, spoken word, and visual arts.

    Buy your Arts Alive tickets here: 
  • Attention all AP students taking an AP test this spring!

    All AP test students must attend the AP pre-admission session on

    April 18th during tutorial in the cafeteria. 
    This pre-administration is where students will complete the
    demographic information on their test sheets. Students must attend the pre-
    administration session to be able to test.
    If you cannot attend the pre-administration session on April 18th, please see Jill in the VP office Room M-132. 
     HERE is the link to AP test dates/times and other important information.  All exams will be held at The Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97232 (With the exception of AP Japanese AND AP Chinese will be held at Benson HS 546 NE 12th Avenue Portland, OR  97232). 
  • State Testing for all Juniors

    Junior English Language Arts classes will be taking the SBAC English Language Arts Performance Task test (approx. three class periods).  Junior Social Studies classes will be taking the SBAC English Language Arts Computer Adaptive test (approx. two class periods).  Junior Math classes will be taking the SBAC Math Computer Adaptive test (approx. two class periods).  Junior Science classes will be taking both the SBAC Math Performance Task and the Science OAKS test (approx. two class periods combined).  Teachers will notify students of test dates in their particular class. SBAC testing will occur after AP testing this year for AP classes.  The SBAC test is one opportunity students can use to demonstrate English and Math essential skills for graduation. SBAC is also used by the Oregon Department of Education for school performance report cards. Testing will continue through June 6th


    Smarter Balanced Opt Out:  Juniors looking to opt out of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing are reminded they can obtain opt out paperwork here and at the main and VP offices at Franklin.  Please be reminded that many of our junior students meet English and Math essential skills  graduation requirements via SBAC testing.  Other options to meet essential skills are via work samples in English or Math classes during their freshman, sophomore or juniors years, or by meeting a cut score on ACT or SAT.  Juniors that choose to opt out of SBAC testing are encouraged to check their essential skills status prior to opting out.  Students who have not yet met essential skills will be scheduled into ELA and Math essential skills classes in their senior year to complete that requirement.  Juniors can check their essential skill status by requesting an unofficial transcript at the attendance office or by contacting their counselor.




    Dear Community:

    Well we finished up third quarter and are on the home stretch to year end.  Can you believe it is that time already?  Look for grades and report cards by next weekend. Parents, please help us remind seniors of the 60 day rule and “not catch Senioritis!”


    We have been busy hiring for our first round of hires new to our staff for next year.  It is such an exciting time and but feels out of sync to be so deep into next year’s planning so soon.  We will continue with this work from now until completed which can run into the summer.  I will continue to introduce  new names and positions as we go.  Also, many have asked about the principal hire.  I understand that they are actively working at it but it is still a work in progress.  I am promised it will be soon.   The master schedule for next year is plugging along and I can guarantee student course selections will be in the mail before the school year ends!  


    I have been asked about the Walk Out on the 20th and the district response.   I will give you information next week.  Stay tuned.  Lastly, with this wacky weather, we have sudden surprises with spring athletic cancelations and reschedules please stay tuned to information from coaches and our AD. 


    Highlights of the week below.

    Juanita Valder

    Highlights of the week:

    • Last Saturday we held the district level Oregon Spellers contest.  Linh Oliver won for Division lll.  Moving on to the regional level contest in May!  Way to represent!


    • 2018 FHS Poetry Slam Results: More Pics HERE
    • 1st Place – Kalyn Street  10th grade (far right)
    • 2nd Place- Lucinda Drake 11th grade (2nd from right)
    • 3rd Place/Alternate-Lucy Walker 11th grade (left)


    Read all about the evening in the Library section below.


    • Franklin Strong winners for this week:  Eric Mindra, 9th nominated by Mr. Sletmoe and James Donchenko, 10th nominated by Ms. Gromko.  Congratulations!


Senior Information

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  • Important Dates for Seniors

    Senior Recognition Assembly: 

    Friday, May 25th at 9:40pm 

    Deadline for Seniors to complete Virtual Scholars: 

    Tuesday, May 29th by 3:30pm

    Deadline for Seniors to pay all fees and charges: 

    Wednesday, May 30th by 3:30pm 

    Last Day of Classes for Seniors: 

    Thursday, May 31st

    First Day to pick up Commencement tickets: 

    Thursday, May 31st

    Deadline for Seniors to clear failures with teachers: 

    Friday, June 1st by 3:30pm 

    Senior Commencement Rehearsal: 

    Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00pm


    Senior Information: 

    Senior Letter to Parents

    Year End Calendar

    60 Day Policies

    Scholarship Report Form


    Senior Fees - Questions contact - Kristen Barsotti at x84362

    Library Fees  - Questions contact - Library at x84150


  • Cap and gown information from Jostens!!

    Cap and Gown Information - Contact Jostens directly

  • 2018 Commencement

    Tuesday, June 5th, 5:30pm - Tickets will be required!
    Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

District News

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  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

  • A message about the April 20 National School Walkout Day

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    Dear PPS families,
    The topic of school safety will once again be in the national spotlight on Friday, April 20, which has been designated by some groups as National School Walkout Day. The date has significance as the anniversary of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. At PPS, we support student-driven conversations and actions to make our schools as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible. With safety as our top priority, however, we are not able to authorize activities in which students leave campus.
  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.