School News:

    Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Recordings

    Recordings of the ceremonies will also be shared on the PPS YouTube channel beginning next week.


    Congratulations to the following students for being chosen to represent Franklin High School at the Portland Public Schools Visual Arts HeArt of Portland event for the 2020-2021 school year:

    • Fiona Constantine, 9th grade: Becoming (Photography)

    • Lyndsey Perera, 11th grade: Crystalized (Photography) and Eyes (Painting/Drawing)

    Check out the PPS Virtual Gallery from June 1 - June 30 to see their work and other student artwork from across the district.  


    Oregon History Day Award

    Congratulations to Sitka Schmidt-Pilgrim, 10th grade, who won first place in the statewide Oregon History Day contest in the Senior Individual Website category and is competing in the (virtual) national contest.  The national contest results will be announced on June 19, 2021.  


    Website Title: The Timber Wars: How Two Public Arguments Brought the Nation to the Table to Communicate a New Plan for Forest Management

    We wish you good luck at nationals!


    Western Aerospace Scholars Recognition

    Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is pleased to announce that the following student(s) from Franklin successfully completed the WAS Phase One curriculum and qualified to participate in Phase Two – the WAS Summer Experience:

    Miles Hartmann, Gannon Dazer, and Tabor Ketrenos

    WAS is designed to connect high school juniors with educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through independent learning, hands-on interaction, professional guidance, and site-based tours. In November 2020, along with over 300 others, these student(s) began Phase One, a five-month course consisting of seven NASA and University of Washington designed lessons. While successful completion of the curriculum can earn the students 5 UW credits in Earth and Space Science; the ultimate prize is securing a spot in Phase Two— the Summer Residency.

    Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck with Phase Two.


    Franklin Ultimate Disc Club 

    Congratulations to the Franklin Ultimate Disc club who finished up an exciting season, on Friday 6/4, going undefeated (8-0) in the Portland High School league.  Congratulations to all the players and coaches.  

    More information and contact information to sign up can be found on the club's website: milohpr.wixsite.com/fhsultimate"

    School Social Worker Services:

    • Support with Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Counseling

    • Connection to Basic and Emergency Resource needs (healthcare, housing, food, clothing, etc.)


    Jed McClean, Cell: 971-319-4087, jmcclean1@pps.net

    Quan Nguyen, Cell: 971-413-9881, qnguyen1@pps.net

    Amanda Mayernik, MSW Intern, amayernik@pps.net

    **Also visit the FHS Resource Center webpage in both English and Español with regular resources updates**


    Library News:

    Still have items to return? Students are still able to return library books, textbooks and calculators to the outdoor book return bin week of June 14-18. The bin will be outside the cafeteria doors (east parking lot) 8am-4:30pm. 

    If you have any questions, please email the library staff: afrazee@pps.net, chamilto@pps.net or bazar@pps.net