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    Throughout the week students are recognized by staff members for exhibiting Franklin STRONG values as students Strive to be Thoughtful, Respectful, Organized, Neighborly, and Generous.  Students put these “STRONG tickets” in a box in the main office and a name is pulled from that box each week to acknowledge and celebrate that particular student.

    This week’s STRONG Recognition:     Nathan Beall: Grade 12 Recognized by: The Security (CSA) Team

    Nathan will receive credit at the FHS Student Store!


    Tribute for Mr. Hoang Tran: There will be a Tribute for counselor, Hoang Tran, on Tuesday, November 12th at 3:30 in the auditorium. Parents and students are welcome as we honor the work Mr. Tran has generously done for our community.


    Learn more about Franklin by attending our annual, mid-winter open house event, Discover Franklin: Eighth grade students living within the attendance area of Franklin High School and attending a Portland Public School will be enrolled automatically at Franklin for the following year. Students not attending a Portland Public School but living within the attendance area of Franklin High School will need to contact the office at Franklin to be enrolled. NOTE: Forecasting for freshman classes occurs late winter.


    • If you have questions about Franklin's boundaries, click here to view a map.
    • If your student is new to Portland Public Schools, click here to visit the "Register Your Student" page on the main Portland Public Schools website.


    Learn more about Franklin at its annual open house, Discover Franklin, on December 4th at 6pm.

    Questions about enrollment? Please contact Sheila Dygert at 503-916-5140, extension 84353.


    National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarships: Seniors who are active National Honor Society (NHS) members are eligible to apply for scholarships.

    • There are multiple awards available.
    • The directions for applying for the scholarship can be found here.
    • You can also go straight to their website for more information.
    • The deadline to apply is December 6.

    Please note that applicants need to have two letters of recommendation as well as having the Franklin chapter confirm their membership, so start the application early!

    The NHS website has a link to additional scholarships available to students.

    Talented and Gifted Nominations are available! If you would like to nominate your student for Talented and Gifted services, now is the time. Nomination forms can be found at the PPS website. When filling out the forms, please fill out as much as you can on page 1, and we will complete the back. Nomination forms need to be completed by November 26, but earlier is better. You can submit a hard copy to Anna York's box in the main office, or send electronically to ayork@pps.net. Also feel free to contact me (Anna York) by email if you have any questions or need help filling out the form.


    Franklin High School Theater Presents The Addams Family:  The macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever. November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7pm and November 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Purchase tickets online or at the door.


    PTSA News:

    Ongoing nominations for Educator of the Month: If you or your student would like to show your appreciation to a member of the FHS staff, you can recognize their contribution by nominating them for Educator of the Month.  The PTSA will randomly select two staff members, who will receive a small gift. We encourage students, parents, and staff to nominate any member of the FHS staff whom they feel deserves special recognition.


    PTSA General Meeting: State Representative Rob Nosse will be our guest at the PTSA meeting on Thursday, 11/14 at 7pm in Room M-221. He will be speaking about school funding and other legislative issues. We will also be hearing from Principal Chris Frazier. You don’t need to be a member of PTSA to come!


    2020 GRAD NIGHT PARTY: It’s not too early to think about how we’re going to send our seniors off! Please join us this coming Tuesday, 11/12 at 7pm for a planning meeting for the all-night party in Room M-221. If you’ve got a senior or just want to celebrate the class of 2020, we’d love to see you there! Email presfhsptsa@gmail.com with questions.


    Earn money for the PTSA while you shop! We just got a donation of $545 from Fred Meyer on behalf of the 149 families who linked their Rewards card with the Franklin High School PTSA. Imagine how much we could get each quarter if 300 families signed up! And 500?? Speaking of shopping, did you know you can designate the Franklin High School PTSA as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile? When you do that and shop as normal, we get a % of all sales with nothing more out of your pocket.


    Library News:

    Portland Book Festival Nov 9  Youth 17 and under or with high school ID attend FREE.  Featuring over 100 authors, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Jericho Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, Mitchell S. Jackson, Saeed Jones, Elizabeth McCracken, Tim O’Brien, Morgan Parker, Ambassador Susan Rice, Rainbow Rowell, Karen Russell, Raina Telgemeier, Renée Watson, G. Willow Wilson, and many more. Find the 2019 author lineup hereAdult advance passes are $15 (day-of passes increase to $20) and include a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair, and youth 17 and under or with high school ID attend FREE.  Festival passes include all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum.


    Attendees must present their paper or e-pass, including free youth passes, at the Festival box office, on SW Park Avenue in front of the Portland Art Museum, the day of the Festival in order to pick up an official wristband. Wristbands are REQUIRED for entry into all events and the festival book fair. If you do not have a wristband, you will be sent to the box office before you are granted entry into any of the Festival venues. Plan to arrive at least an hour before the first event you would like to attend in order to visit the box office and pick up your wristband.

    Portland Book Festival 2019 Drop-In Prose Writing for High School Youth Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Kinney Classroom, Portland Art Museum FREE (youth must pick up their free festival pass in advance in order to attend) Instructor: Matt Smith Limited to 15 students at a time.

    FAST StorySLAM Workshops Nov 18-21: List of students who registered and made it into the FAST StorySLAM workshops is posted on library front doors and whiteboard.


    FAST StorySLAM Nov 21 7:00 - 8:30pm:  Hear our 8 storytelling finalists compete in our StorySLAM for cash and a slot at #TruthBeTold. ALL STUDENTS are welcome to attend. FREE.


    SUN School News:

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) invites you to attend College 101 on November 13 from 5:30-8:30, a free and bilingual workshop where you will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education! See attached flyer


    Community News:


    Informational Meetings for Summer Abroad Programs - Nov. 20th! Informational meeting about Spanish and French-language homestay programs abroad! Meet program staff, explore different program options, get details about the application process, learn about scholarships, and hear real perspectives from former participants.


    Spanish-language Programs Info Meeting:

    Nov 20th at 6:30pm, Center for Equity and Inclusion

    5757 SW Macadam Ave #150, Portland, OR 97239


    French-language Programs Info Meeting:

    Nov 20th at 6:30pm, Center for Equity and Inclusion

    5757 SW Macadam Ave #150, Portland, OR 97239


    Andeo Homestays is a non-profit cultural exchange organization that has specialized in educational homestay programs for almost 40 years. For more information, call (503)-274-1776 or email chloe@andeo.org


    Athletics News:

    OSAA State Cross Country Championships

    Saturday November 9, 2019

    Lane Community College

    Girls 2:55

    355 DECKER, Breanna SR

    356 GANEY, Wren SR


    358 LE, Angela SO

    359 OST, Autumn JR

    360 PATTERSON, Kate JR

    361 ROBERTSON, Kaiya SO

    Boys 3:30

    920 BARBER, Craig JR

    921 BEAVEN, Paul SO

    922 BUFFONGE, Jackson JR

    923 FAJARDO, Daniel

    924 NORTH, Charlie SO

    925 PALMER, Aidan SR

    926 ROBERTSON, Charlie JR


    OSAA State Soccer Championships

    Round 3

    Saturday November 9, 2019

    Franklin vs Grant

    Site: Strasser Field Delta Park

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Tickets Adults $8.00 Students $5.00 Passes: OSAA and OADA Gold Cards Only.


    Volleyball All-League

    Second Team

    Teresa Spedini Senior

    Honorable Mention

    Kahleena Kanhalikham Senior

    Elina Martinez Senior

    Parker Pearmine Senior

    Ailee Pederson Junior


    Soccer All-League:

    Boys Soccer

    First Team

    Vincent Rose Center Back, Junior also Co-Defensive Player of the Year

    Caden Davis Forward, Sophomore

    Hawk Baxter Forward, Junior

    Gael Salas-Lara Goal Keeper, Senior also Goal Keeper of the Year

    Ty Kovatch Coach of the Year

    Second Team

    Sebastian Snover-Pattie Defender, Junior

    Honorable Mention

    Finn Rueegger Midfield, Senior


    Girls Soccer

    Second Team

    Abril Betanzos Center-Back, Senior

    Honorable Mention

    Loghan Miller Forward, Senior


    Cross Country District Results

    The boys cross country team placed first and the girls placed second and both teams will compete at the 2019-2020 OSAA State Cross Country State Championships next Saturday November 9th at Lane Community College.

    You can find race times and details at osaa.org under cross country.


    Franklin Boys Cross Country

    1. Aidan    Palmer Senior                 
    2. Charlie Robertson Junior            
    1. Charlie North Sophomore
    2. Jackson Buffonge Junior
    3. Daniel Fajardo Junior
    4. Paul Beaven, Sophomore
    5. Joseph Godici Senior


    Franklin Girls Cross Country

    1. Autumn              Ost Junior                        
    2. Kaiya     Robertson Sophomore  
    3. Helena Guerrero-Sullivan Senior
    4. Kate Patterson Junior
    5. Brenna Decker Senior
    6. Angela Le Sophomore
    7. Alena Krull Sophomore


    Registration for winter sports is open on familyid.  You can register for Winter Sports at Franklin on the FamilyID website at https://www.familyid.com/organizations/franklin-athletics.  The registration deadline for winter sports is 12/13/2019 and the Payment Deadline is 12/01/2019. FamilyID does not accept payment; that process is completed on SchoolPay at https://www.schoolpay.com/.


    More information is available on the FHS website: https://www.pps.net/domain/4136, including contact information if you have questions.


    Winter Sports Contact Information:


    Boys Basketball

    Scott Aker



    Girls Basketball

    Jesse Kirkpatrick




    Steve Kavanagh




    Steve O’Neill



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