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    Bye-Bye Birdie, Spring Musical tickets on sale: Tickets are now on sale for this year’s spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie! Shows are March 14,15,16 at 7pm and March 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets at the door or online here.

     

    Mandatory Graduate Meeting, March 21, tutorial: All seniors and other graduates of 2019 must attend the Senior Class Meeting March 21 during tutorial in the Auditorium to discuss the 60 Day Rule and miscellaneous graduation announcements. This is a Mandatory meeting so please plan on attending.

     

    Franklin Spelling Bee, All Welcome! Franklin´s annual spelling bee will be held Wednesday March 13 during tutorial in the library. All students are required to write out the spelling to a list of words read aloud to them. The student with the highest number of correctly spelled words is the winner and will go on to the district level competition in April. The 1st and 2nd place winners at the school level will get a prize. Sign up with

    • your English teacher
    • library staff 
    • Anna York via email at ayork@pps.net
    • OR just show up!

     

    Student Government Wants You! Want to get involved in your school’s student government? Applications for ASB cabinet and class positions will be going out Monday, March 11th. Applications will be available in Mr. Appell’s room as well as the main office and can be turned in to Mr. Appell’s box in the office or room SS-014. For further questions or information please refer to the leadership Instagram @fhs.leadership.

     

    Chicken Coop Reduced Price! The student-built chicken coop is still for sale at a reduced price of $550. It must sell! If you are interested, please contact Mr. Silvernail at dsilvernail@pps.net. Look at pictures here.

     

    Student Opportunity: On March 20th in 7th period, Jewish Community Club will be hosting Peter Wigmore who will share his mother's story of surviving the horrific genocide of the Holocaust. Join us as we learn more about the Holocaust and the long lasting and ever-present effects of antisemitism. Permission slips will be available in the library and social studies classes and can be turned in to the library no later than March 19th. Questions? DM us on Instagram @fhsjewishcommunityclub. 

     

    Reed College Young Scholars Program (for current Juniors):  Students looking for a rigorous academic challenge in their senior year can apply for the Reed College Young Scholars Program that allows selected HS seniors who have exhausted their curricular options to enroll in one Reed undergraduate class for the academic year (some examples of the subjects Young Scholars typically enroll in include art, the major sciences, world languages, psychology, dance, theater). The application deadline is April 1, 2019 for fall classes and December 1, 2019 for spring classes.  A Reed scholarship covers most of the expense. Your family contributes only $100 per semester toward tuition, plus the cost of books and transportation. For further information and to apply, visit reed.edu/young scholars, or call 503.777.7259. 

     

    2019 College Prep Scholars Program:  High school juniors who excels academically and come from a low-income background are encouraged to apply to the 2019 College Prep Scholars Program as a way to help them reach their full potential. Student’s counselors can refer them to the program.  Why should students apply? QuestBridge partners with 40 top colleges to prepare College Prep Scholars to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to Stanford, Yale, Duke, and more. College Prep Scholars can receive special awards and opportunities, including a full scholarship to a college summer program, an invitation to a National College Admissions Conference, campus visits, essay feedback, and much more. Follow the link above and/or talk to your counselor for more information.

     

     

    PTSA/Volunteer News

    Volunteer at the PTA Clothing Center Monday March 11: It’s Franklin's turn to send 5-6 volunteers to help out at the PTA Clothing Center to help sort donations and assist PPS students in finding clothing. The time is 9:30-1:30, but you can come for whatever part of that works for you. They just really need as many helpers as they can get to serve families in a timely way. The Clothing Center is located at Marshall (Grant HS) Campus; 3905 SE 91st Avenue, Room B-60. Please check in/out at the Grant main office. If you can help, please sign up here so we know we have enough volunteers.

    FHS PTSA General Meeting, March 14, 7pm, rm M-221: PPS School Board Director and Franklin zone School Board Rep, Julia Brim-Edwards will join us for a QnA. In addition, we will honor two more Educators of the Month, and hear about how the new PPS budget will affect FHS staffing for next year from Principal Frazier.

     

    Nominate an Educator of the Month: Help us honor FHS staff by nominating an FHS staff member who is doing an exceptional job. Send their name to vpfhsptsa@gmail.com. We will select two names at random to honor at our March meeting on March 14. Names are kept in the running all year and all nominees are notified even if they are not selected.

     

    Library

    Truth Be Told Story Slam Video is UPWinner Sage from Franklin can be found at 30:26. https://youtu.be/ukFJ2AH8q88  

    FHS SLAM only ​5 slots left!  All PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER. Win $100 at the FHS Poetry Slam April 11 at 6pm  and a slot at Verselandia! View reg form  HERE.  Download and submit or enroll online. Registration closes March 15. See the online calendar and watch  FHS Slam 2018 or Verselandia 2018 and get pumped to play with poetry! Everyone gets a T-SHIRT, COMPETE FOR AND WIN CASH PRIZES-$100 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD MOVE ON UP TO GRAND SLAM: VERSELANDIA APRIL 25, 2019. Buy Tickets to Verselandia. See Sunny if you have questions.

    New AP, ACT, SAT Test Prep Books and College Books are in! Students looking for additional material to prepare for exams or to research colleges can check out one of our many titles. See HERE for list.

     

    Online Test Prep through Learning Express: Additional test prep materials are available through Learning Express. Get instructions in library or see here

    Adichie Evening Field Trip 3/14 : Posted attendee list in  Library.

     

    Senior Library Clearance Necessary to attend Prom: Seniors must have all lost books and charges resolved by May 16 in order to go to Prom. Notices will be in Senior packets mailed home over spring break. Questions? Need Help? Special Circumstances? Contact Chris or Sunny or Beth in the library. Or email sjchilds@pps.net.

     

    ADDITIONAL EVERYBODY READS EVENTS:  In addition to the evening lecture on March 14

    Wednesday, 3/13,  6:30 pm Race, Bias and the Brain at Hollywood Meeting Room

     

    Club News

    Franklin Art Collective: This is a new club that meets the first and third Monday of every month at 3:30 in room S-220. Artists and creatives of all styles, mediums, and skill levels are welcome. If you’re interested in creating art, discussing art, and meeting like-minded people, please stop by.

     

    Community News

    Study Abroad Scholarships for American High School Students: The U.S. Department of State provides over 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions. The application period is now open for the Youth Ambassadors Program. Scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites, but applicants must be between ages 15 and 18 when the program starts. Seniors are welcome to apply and can travel after graduation, if they meet the age requirement. We are particularly trying to reach young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience. Look here for announcement and other outreach materials.

     

    Mindfulness 8-Week Course: Transformative Tools for Franklin Parents, Teachers and Staff, Wednesdays, April 3-May 22 from 6:00-8:30pm at Franklin High School: Peace in Schools is delighted to offer this free mindfulness course for the Franklin High School community! It's perfect for those who are brand new to mindfulness, as well as more experienced practitioners. You'll learn how to start or deepen a mindfulness practice, connect with an accepting community, and learn powerful, trauma-informed mindfulness tools to bring into your life, your work, and your interactions with youth. Learn more and register at: peaceinschools.org/franklin

     

    Franklin Ultimate Frisbee Team: Join the Franklin Ultimate Frisbee team. Learn a new sport Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. Practices Monday and Wednesdays 4:30-6. Games Thursdays. Email franklin.hs.ultimate@gmail.com with questions. 

     

    Poetry contest: Lan Su Chinese Garden is producing the Read the Landscape Poetry Contest open to high school students. It is FREE to participate. Poems can be submitted via e-mail from Jan 30 through April 5th, 2019. The poems will be juried, and judges will choose three poems to receive a Lan Su Poetry Award. All finalist poets will receive TWO FREE ADMISSIONS to the Poetry Gathering Night to read their poem and our judges will choose one poet to receive the Read the Landscape Award for the poem with the best presentation and creativity. The Poetry Gathering Night will be held at Lan Su on Saturday April 27th from 6pm to 8pm. All four poets from the below categories will each receive a $ 100.00 CASH PRIZE and One Year Lan Su Student Membership (retailed value $40.00)       

    • Best poem from Grades 9 & 10 
    • Best poem from Grades 11 & 12
    • Best poem with a connection to Lan Su
    • Read the Landscape Award – one poem chosen from the poetry readings at the Poetry Gathering Night on Saturday April 27 

    Find the contest guidelines and application here.

     

    FHS Testing News

    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.

     

    Athletics

    Franklin Athletic Boosters update: New Franklin, Quaker, and spring sports gear is available online through March 15th. Join us in room G-114 Monday, March 11th for our spring meeting. See the  FAB newsletter for more details. 

    Baseball schedule changes: Due to weather concerns in Central Oregon we have made a few changes to the schedule. Baseball will not be traveling to Redmond March 15-16. The games will be moved to Franklin High School as the Redmond has three feet of snow on the ground and Is expecting freezing rain for the next couple of days and temperatures are not expected to get above 22 degrees for the next 10 days. Games will now be Monday March 11 1:00-7:30 PM, and Friday March 15 2:45-6:30 PM.

    Turf Closed Saturday 10:30am-3:00pm:  The track and turf will be closed from the 40 yard line north so we can play baseball on the upper field, which does not have protective netting in place.

    Franklin Upper Field Update: The district has set a timeline of March 20th for the install of the protective netting on the south side of the Baseball/ Softball Field. The softball field which is currently planned at the southwest end of the upper field is in the process of being built by facilities through a private donation. We hope to have a complete update on this field by the next addition of the Principals Newsletter.

    Weekly Schedule

    FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 3/11/2019-3/22/2019

    DAY/DATE

    FHS TEAM/LEVEL

    OPPOSING TEAM 

    SITE

    START

    DISMISS

    COMMENTS

    3/11/2019

    BASEBALL VARSITY 

    CENTURY/DD

    FHS

    2:00

    12:15

    N/A

    MONDAY 

    JAMBOREE

    WEST SALEM

           

    3/11/2019

    GOLF BOYS 

    FRANKLIN 

    TUALITIN INVITE 

    10:00

    ALL DAY 

    VANS @ 8:00 AM 

    MONDAY 

               

    3/11/2019

    TENNIS WOMEN’S 

    FRANKLIN 

    CENTENNIAL 

    3:30

    DISMISS @ 2:00

    BUS LEVES @ 2:20

    MONDAY

               

    3/11/2019

    TENNIS MEN’S 

    CENTENNIAL 

    FRANKLIN 

    3:30

    DISMISS @ 2:00

     

    MONDAY

               

      3/11/2019

    SOFTBALL VARSITY

    FRANKLIN

    GLENCOE JAMBOREE

    4:00

    DISMISS @ 1:40

    2 VANS LEAVE @ 2:00

    MONDAY

       

    HILLSBORO STADIUM

         

    3/12/2019

    GOLF BOYS 

    FRANKLIN

    EASTMORELAND

    3:00

    DISMISS @1:45

    MEET AT 

    TUESDAY

             

    EASTMORELAND 

    3/13/2019

    BASEBALL VARSITY

    FRANKLIN 

    REYNOLDS 

    5:00

    DISMISS @ 2:25

    BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

    WEDNESDAY

    BASEBALL JV

    FRANKLIN

    REYNOLDS

    5:00

       

    3/13/2019

    SOFTBALL VARSITY

    FRANKLIN 

    CENTENNIAL 

    4:30

    DISMISS @ 2:30

    BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

    WEDNESDAY

               

    3/13/2019

    SOFTBALL JV 

    FRANKLIN

    CENTENNIAL 

    4:30

    DISMISS @ 2:30

    BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

    WEDNESDAY

       

    MIDDLE SCHOOL 

         

    3/13/2019

    GOLF BOYS 

    FRANKLIN 

    HERON LAKES 

    3:00

    DISMISS @ 1:00

    VAN LEAVES @ 1:30

    WEDNESDAY 

               

    3/14/2019 

    GOLF GIRLS 

    FRANKLIN 

    HERON LAKES 

    3:00

    DISMISS @ 1:00

    VAN LEAVES @ 1:30

    THURSDAY

               

    3/14/2019

    TENNIS GIRLS 

    MADISON 

    FRANKLIN

    4:15

    DISMISS @ 3:00

     

    THURSDAY 

               

    3/14/2019

    TENNIS BOYS 

    FRANKLIN

    MADISON 

    4:15

    DISMISS @ 2:50

    BUS LEAVES @ 3:10

    THURSDAY

               

    3/15/2019

    TRACK 

    FRANKLIN 

    COTTON INVITE 

    3:00

    DISMISS @ 2:40

    BUS LEAVES @ 3:00

    FRIDAY

       

    GRANT @ MARSHALL 

         

    3/15/2019

    GOLF GIRLS 

    FRANKLIN 

    ROSE CITY 

    3:00

    DISMISS @ 1:45

    MEET AT RC 

    FRIDAY

               

    3/15/2019

    SOFTBALL VARSITY

    FGHS 

    ERV LIND 

    4:00

    DISMISS@ 2:10

    VANS LEAVE @ 2:30

    FRIDAY

               

    3/15/2019

    SOFTBALL JV 

    FGHS 

    CLINTON

    4:00

    DISMISS @ 2:40

     

    FRIDAY

               

    3/15/2019

    BASEBALL VARSITY

    RIDGEVIEW

    FRANKLIN

    4:30

    DISMISS @ 2:45

     

    FRIDAY

               

    3/16/2019

    BASEBALL VARSITY

    RIDGEVIEW 

    FRANKLIN

    12:00

       

    SATURDAY

               

     

     

    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.

    Franklin is guided by our STRONG expectations.  Franklin students and staff Strive to be Thoughtful,Respect, Organized, Neighborly, & Generous.

    This week the newsletter focuses on the “Organized” aspect of STRONG behavior.

     

    At Franklin we

    Strive to be…

    Classrooms & Learning Environment

    Neighborly

    Staff:

    *We leave rooms better than we found them

    *We reach out to new staff and students to make them feel welcome

    *We display student work

    *We provide hall passes

    Students:

    *We share our supplies and knowledge with others

    *We clean up after ourselves

    *We help when we see a need

    *We only leave the class when we have a hall pass

     

    We run general items in the Bulletin for 3 weeks unless there is a good reason to run them longer. To submit an item email: commfhsptsa@gmail.com by 4pm Thursday. Find past issues of the Bulletin on theFHS PTSA website.

     

    THERE'S A LOT GOING ON AT FHS ~ MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE AND OUR SCHOOL AND PTSA FACEBOOK PAGES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION:

    www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/franklin

    https://www.franklinptsa.org/

    www.facebook.com/PPSFranklinHighSchool

    www.facebook.com/FranklinHighPTSA