Franklin High School

Home of the Quakers

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!

    Any AP student who plans to AP test and did not attend the AP pre-

    administration session on April 18th must attend a makeup session on
    April 26th in the cafeteria during tutorial.  This pre-administration is
    where students will complete the demographic information on
    their test sheets.  Students must attend a pre-administration
    session to be able to test.  If you cannot attend the pre-administration
    session on 4/26, please see Jill in the VP office. 
    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 are rounding out the first week of the quarter.  It always takes my breathe away when I see  so much happening for our students each week.  Whether it is students out on the field in PE, making pretzel dough in Culinary class, or writing a paper in english, students are engaged and thriving.  Wish I could be in high school again.  

    We want to congratulate our AD Scott Santangelo for being named the 6A AD of the Year for Oregon.  His hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed by us, the District and now the STATE!  Thanks Scott for all you do for our students.  Many more highlights below- please celebrate with us.

    We did have about 250 students participate in the walk out today.  They were orderly and did not disrupt the flow of the day.

    One big reminder this week, please be cautious while driving around our school.  We unfortunately had a student hit by a car on Monday and a bicyclist who was almost hit by a car coming out of one of our lots.  This is so very concerning.  I have been working with the city and several agency to support a better traffic pattern around the school, but I can’t stop speed or carelessness.  I hope you will be diligent in being aware, slowing down and if you have student drivers make sure they are not getting distracted behind the wheel.  Also, please remind your students that while crossing streets, no matter how busy, look up from your phone! To many close calls of students who are texting while crossing.  Thanks for letting have my say, but I am concerned.

    Remember we are SBAC testing and make ups need to happen quickly.  Please help us remind your student to pay attention to their lab time to finish up!

    Have a great week end-enjoy the sun.

    Juanita Valder


    Highlights  and Shout Outs for the Week

    • Check out the photo above for our Attendance Celebration. Franklin High School took time this week to recognize students who are attending 90% or more of their classes at this point in semester 2. We are so proud to announce that we have 1,410 students (83%) of our students attending 90% or more of their classes. We also know that attending is sometimes the greatest challenge. We showed appreciation to these students by putting all of their names on the wall in the main hall, handed out candy, and put their names in a drawing for 5 $100 shopping sprees on and will be giving away 25 gifts cards to the Quaker Nation Station Student Store. We will be hosting another attendance celebration at the end of May. We are so proud of the hard work our students put forth everyday. 
    • Franklin Strong recipients this week are: Marceline Kzlassa, Nominated by Ms. Palmer, Ana Hernandez-Fierros, Nominated by Mr. McKinney, Jesse Fuller, Nominated by Mr. Frazier and Nathan Wilk, Nominated by Ms. Childs.  Congrats!
    • Congratulations to William Hammond for his perfect score on the ACT.
    • Scott Santangelo was awarded Oregon’s 6A Athletic Director of the Year Award in Bend last weekend.  Congratulations, well deserved.
    • Our Quaker E-Sports League competed last Saturday coming out victorious against Wilson, Tigard and Sunset. Check out how to join below. Great way to represent.



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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  • PPS Pulse, April 24, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Superintendent’s April 20 message; PIL players earn All-State honors
  • PPS central office reorganization

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    Dear PPS community,

    Six months ago, the Board of Directors and the Portland community entrusted in me the privilege and responsibility to help build and transform a public school system that guarantees equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all of our students. With your support and leadership, we are on a forward mission to build a system that is equity-focused and student-centered. Our challenge is to ensure that every student in our district receives an outstanding educational experience, one that prepares them to work, live and thrive in our incredible city. 

  • Sports update: Multiple PIL players earn All-State basketball honors

    The Portland Interscholastic League’s strong run in the state basketball tournaments was reflected in the Class 6A All-State teams. Three PIL boys and two girls were chosen to the first team in a ballot of the state’s coaches, as compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.