School News:


    Jostens Distribution Day - May 5th

    Class of 2021, Jostens will deliver graduation orders to Franklin High School for students to pick up outside the building.  We look forward to getting these important items to you.  In addition, graduation ceremony details will be communicated as soon as they are finalized. 

    The following are the details for Jostens distribution:

    Date: May 5, Wednesday*

    Times: Students are broken into groups based on their last name in order to alleviate long lines and wait-times.  If at all possible, please follow the alphabet schedule below.

    1:00p-2:00p: for students with last names A-I

    2:00p-3:00p: for students with last names J-Q

    3:00p-4:00p: for students with last names R-Z

    *If you are unable to pick up the order yourself, you may give a friend permission to pick it up for you.

    *Jostens will also have cap/gown/tassel packages for purchase during this time ($36.00 cards/cash are accepted). 

    Options for Pick Up

    1. Drive-through pick up:

    Please use the east parking lot entrance off of Woodward.  The diagram below shows how vehicles will drive through the “Pick Up Area.”  This is set up so no one needs to leave their vehicles.  Please maintain the state mandated social distancing expectations and the wearing of masks.

    1. Walk-up pick up:

    Students/families coming to Franklin on foot/using public transportation are asked to walk towards the “Pick Up Area” shown in the above diagram.  Upon arrival, you will see/be directed to a designated area for you to safely wait near that “Pick Up Area.”  Please maintain the state mandated social distancing expectations and the wearing of masks.

    PTSA News:

    The PTSA's final general meeting of the year is going to be a good one! We will be electing our new board, approving a preliminary budget for next year, and welcoming the PPS school board candidates to discuss their positions on various topics ahead of the 5/18 special Multnomah County election. All are welcome to join us on Zoom, May 4th at 6pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87848737130

    Senior parents.... Celebrate your graduate in style with an FHS grad lawn sign! On sale here for $25: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4CA8A923A0FF2-graduate. Lawn signs can be picked up at school on May 5th when seniors get their caps & gowns from Jostens. If we have any left, we will sell them on-site the same day.

    Library News

    10 FHS Slam Poets have submitted performances to Virtualandia. On April 29 5:30-7pm see which ones made it to the final round and if a Franklin student is (once again) declared the winner! Tickets  to this virtual event for adults are sliding scale HERE. FREE TICKETS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE.

    Book returns: Does your student have books/textbooks/calculators to return to the FHS library (we accept materials from Franklin and any other PPS school)? As we transition to hybrid in person learning, students who are back in the building can bring materials directly to the library. There will be a book return bin placed in the hallway outside the main set of library doors. Students who need assistance or want to pick up new books, can drop their returns in the main return bin inside the library. Students continuing with distance learning only, can schedule materials returns any weekday afternoon with library staff by emailing bazar@pps.net and we will find a time to meet you at an outside door to collect your materials. There will be a comprehensive materials collection event at the end of the school year.

    Club News

    Zamboanga Aquarockets Paddling Club Plant Sale Fundraiser

    Need garden plants? Want to support our student club? Order veggies and ornamentals from us by April 19th. Plants will be delivered May 12th. Use this link to see selection: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b2cHkfTMoJIVk0CS5e_kQVjeTEcyfoFubPQVs4BOWgs/edit?usp=sharing. Questions? heidimcnamee@gmail.com

    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**

    Athletics News


    Seniors Signing to Play in College 

    Daniel Fajardo

    Cross Country Track and Field

    Harvey Mudd Stags 

    Autumn Ost

    Cross Country Track and Field

    Boise State Broncos

    Graham Porter 


    Vermilion CC Ironmen 

    Isaiah Rickard-McNack 


    Western Oregon Wolves

    Charlie Robertson 

    Cross Country Track and Field 

    Colorado Buffaloes