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    Senior photos and quotes due Jan. 12, 2018: See here for details and guidelines.

    PTSA/Volunteer News

    Become a member of the FHS PTSA: YOU CAN HELP MAKE THE FHS COMMUNITY EVEN STRONGER – JOIN THE PTSA! From funding robotics kits and band uniforms, to supporting programs for under-served students, and hosting senior grad night, the FHS PTSA is making a difference at Franklin. And joining is easy! Simply go to www.oregonpta.org/membership, select Franklin High School from the drop-down menu, and complete the short registration form. Want to learn more about how the FHS PTSA is working for our students and teachers? Come to our next meeting: Wednesday, 11/15 at 7pm in the FHS Library. We look forward to seeing you there!

    What did you miss at the PTSA Meeting Nov. 19? Find out all the details in our minutes that will be posted as soon as possible HERE.

    PTSA November General Meeting, November 15, 7pm: Students will forecast early this year. Join us for a discussion of the varied courses and programs available at Franklin so students can make informed choices. There are programs you probably don’t even know about, many of which can earn college credit or start students toward a career path.

    Fundraising

    Remember FHS when you shop at Amazon: Whenever you shop on Amazon, make sure to do it through Amazon Smile and sign up to support “Franklin Quaker PTSA.” Amazon will donate a percentage of ever purchase to our PTSA and we will in turn give that money back to students and staff in the form of our annual grants.

     

    Rocklandia, November 17, Analog Café and Theater: Grab your dancing shoes and your favorite ‘70s concert tee and join us for a fun-filled evening of music in support of your Franklin community. Doors open at 6:30, Franklin student musicians play at 6:45, The ‘Rents go on at 8pm and the Deead to Rights at 10. All ages until 10pm. Tickets are $15 cash or check at the door or purchase online at https://franklin.schoolauction.net/2017 or at analogpdx.com. The Analog has a wide-variety of locally sourced food and drink.

    Library

    FAST StorySlam Info Meeting, Nov 17, during lunch: If you want to find out more and/or register for the StorySlam & requisite workshops come to our lunch meeting in the Library, Nov. 17.

     

    Storytelling Workshops Dec 4 & 6 after school: Find your story and learn to tell it! If you might have a story to tell download the application or get one in the library or from any FHS English teacher. The workshop will be led by teachers Josh Forsythe and Sandra Childs in the BlackBox Theater. It’s Free! Details, dates, resources on the FHS Toolbox.

     

    FAST StorySlam Dec 7, 7pm: ALL STUDENTS are welcome to attend as audience members. It’s FREE. Eight students who participated in the storytelling workshops or in Intermediate Acting will compete in our StorySlam for cash and a slot at #TruthBeTold on  Dec 7, 7pm in the FHS BlackBox Theatre.

     

    Wordstock Nov 11: Day long festival of authors, including our own author Ilse SV (grade 11) reading her work at 2:15 at OHS.  This year includes a YA stage with a great line up. Teens get in free (bring ID). Reserve your festival pass HERE. $15 for in advance for adults.  

     

    Free Poetry Workshop at Wordstock Nov 11: Poetry for High School Students, taught by David Ciminello

    3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Stevens Room, FREE| Register at  literary-arts.org  Brainstorm, write, collaborate, and share poetic prose and poetry. Participants will celebrate culture and community through poetic expression and innovation.

     

    Joe Biden Nov 30 evening: We have 30 tickets and a bus courtesy of Literary Arts. Permission slips will be available starting next week in the library and are due back Nov 14.

     

    Club News

    Looking for a club? See the complete list here.

    Athletics

    Winter sports paperwork: If you plan on turning out for a winter sport, basketball, swimming or wrestling the first day of try-outs are Monday Nov 13, 2017. Anyone interested needs to come by the athletic office and let us know which sport you would like to tryout. If you didn’t play a fall sport you will need to get cleared by the athletic director in the gym. Please come and pick up the proper packet and get cleared. Make sure all papers are signed both front and back. REMEMBER A STUDENT CAN’T PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS OR PRACTICE IF NOT CLEARED BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

    Winter sports try-outs, Monday November 13:

    • Boys Basketball Tryouts are in the gym 3:30-5:30
    • Girls Basketball Tryouts are in the gym 5:30-7:30
    • Swimming practice is at Mt Scott Community Center 3:45-5:00 (get to site on own)
    • Wrestling in wrestling room 3:30-6:00

    Men’s Cross Country Success: A huge shout out to the men’s cross country team for finishing 3rd in the 2017 State Cross Country Meet on Saturday November 4th at Lane Community College.

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    • Jesuit, 4 5 6 9 11 (13) (17) = 35; Joshua Schumacher, Grant Summers, Will Sheaffer, Jude Augustine, Max Himmelright, Shaw Powell, Declan O'Scannlain
    • Central Catholic, 10 12 15 39 51 (57) (60) = 127; Cameron Thompson, Eric Brecht, Ben Brown, Spencer Hardy, Jameson Westhead, Joe Halsey, Josue Corona-Solis
    • Franklin (or), 21 23 25 28 32 (68) (84) = 129; Will Eaton, Solomon Duke, Simon Walsh, Richard Puro, Aidan Palmer, Miles Drake, Sam Skelton

    ALL LEAGUE TEAMS FOR ALL FALL SPORTS

    BOYS SOCCER FIRST-TEAM All-City: Forward Henry Myers

    BOYS SOCCER SECOND-TEAM: GK Evan Johnson; Midfield Joey Rose; Forward Arion Rivero; Defender Ethan Snyder

    FOOTBALL – ALL CITY FIRST TEAM – OFFENSE: TACKLE Xavier Peraza Franklin 75 12;

    FOOTBALL – ALL CITY FIRST TEAM – DEFENSE: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN Xavier Peraza Franklin 75 12

    FOOTBALL – ALL CITY SECOND TEAM – DEFENSE: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN Francisco Avila-Ortiz Franklin 55 12

    FOOTBALL – ALL CITY HONORABLE MENTION: QUARTERBACK Cliff Carlsen; RUNNING BACKS Anthony Wilson; UTILITY Juan Villafan-Hoffman; LINE BACKERS Kevin Balawing; PUNTER Dash Pederson

    GIRLS SOCCER SECOND-TEAM: Defender Julia Povich; Center Mid Maya Horten;

    GIRLS SOCCER HONORABLE MENTION; GK Emily Cornejo; Center Back Vivian Tran

    2017-18 PIL VOLLEYBALL ALL-LEAGUE: Honorable Mention: Abby Carlson; Teresa Spedini

     

    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: jregister@pps.net by 4pm Thursday. Find past issues of the Bulletin on the FHS website.

     

    THERE'S A LOT GOING ON IN QUAKER COUNTRY ~ 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

    www.facebook.com/PPSFranklinHighSchool

    www.facebook.com/FranklinHighPTSA