Good news Franklin!
Happy New Year! The start of a new year affords ourselves the opportunity to start anew, to refocus our efforts, and recommit ourselves to our beliefs, our mission, and our purpose. Seeing our students back in the building serves as a pleasant reminder of why we are here and what our mission requires of us. “To engage each and every student with instruction, based on both tradition and innovation that broadens and deepens knowledge, increases skills, and inspires confidence. Providing a diverse and supportive environment, our educators, families and community prepare our students for a strong future and appreciation for lifelong learning and service.”
As a school we recognize the awesome responsibility that comes with our students and as a community we share the following beliefs:
At Franklin High School, we believe in maximizing engagement, especially for historically underserved students. We believe with every interaction we have the power to positively impact student attendance by creating a safe and welcoming school environment. To do this, we must partner with students, families, and the school community so every student is present every day because they feel valued, connected and respected.
At Franklin High School, we believe in maximizing relationships with all students, especially historically underserved students. We believe with every interaction we have the power to positively impact students’ behavior by fostering their sense of hope, purpose, and belonging. To do this, we must be compassionate in validating students’ lived experiences in order to provide opportunities for restorative growth.
At Franklin High School,we believe in maximizing evidence of student ability, especially for historically underserved students. We believe with every interaction we have the power to positively impact students’ ability to demonstrate their academic assets. To do this, we must continuously develop our curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices to provide all students equitable opportunities to learn and be acknowledged for that learning.
So as a school community lets use this New Year to recommit ourselves to loving, serving, and supporting our students to the best of our ability, as their futures depend upon it.
This past Thursday we held a Forecast Fair. The Forecast Fair allows student to learn more about available courses for next school year before they forecast for the 2020-21 school year. Parents and students are recommended to go the Franklin HS website to get more information - FHS Forecasting Information
Finals Week – January 22-24
Below please find the finals schedule. School begins each day at 8:15 and ends at 3:15.
Jan 22 Periods 1, 2, 4 - Tutorial 1:59 - 3:15
Jan 23 Periods 5, 6, 8 - Tutorial 1:59 - 3:15
Jan 24 Periods 3, 7 - Tutorial 12:16-3:15
Tips for students
Eat and sleep well
Know what type of assessment you are taking
Communicate with teachers
Utilize Tutorial periods
We wish our students the very best!!
The Portland Reading Council Staff Recognition
The Portland Reading Council is recognizing the great work Sandra Childs is doing in literacy at Franklin. Ms. Childs has been awarded a Literacy Shout Out! Ms. Childs is being recognized for the great job she does with getting students in front of authors, bringing the "Read In" to campus, and other major literary events and while this is part of her role as a librarian-- it is her modeling, enthusiasm, and the multi-cultural selection of books that makes her stand out as a knowledgeable resource.
We hope you will join us in congratulating and thanking Sandra for inspiring others!
Lightning in the News
These past few weeks we’ve had two teachers recognized for their amazing contributions to our school community. The following links provide access to their stories.
Anne McHugh – KATU Leaders in Learning
Mercedes Munoz – OPB Teacher of the Year
Inclement Weather The district has two options in the event of bad weather: Delay school openings for two hours or close the schools altogether. Before deciding which to do, district officials consult with local meteorologists, city transportation officials and PPS transportation staff in the field.
School delay and closure information is relayed in a variety of ways:
Graduates of 2020 and Parents of Graduates ~ 2020 Diplomas will be ordered very soon. Before we send in the final order, there is something we ask from you to insure accuracy. Please come to the Counseling Office to see Sheila (during non-class times) no later than January 30th, to verify that your name and spelling are correct. If you miss this important deadline, each diploma will print your name how it currently appears in Synergy. Thank you!
Below is the link to pay for the All Night Grad Party!
$35- Free and reduced
Portraits and Quotes for the yearbook were due January 17th. Students who choose not to send a portrait or quote will
have their school photo appear in the yearbook. For those who wish to
participate please add your photo and quote in the Google Form linked at https://bit.ly/33c43xZ.
Photo Requirements: JPEG, 300 dpi, and not smaller than 640x800 pixels. Photos
submitted that are not in portrait orientation will be cropped.
Requirements: The Yearbook Staff will do their best to fit your
quote under your photo. If you quote is too long then you will be contacted by
email listed to change it. Quotes that are deemed inappropriate will not be
used and students who submit inappropriate quotes may or may not be contacted
to inform them that their quote was not accepted.
Graduation rates in Portland Public Schools rose to 80.5% for the 2018-19 school year, reaching the district's highest percentage since the state of Oregon adopted a four-year cohort model in 2010.
Seven community members with connections to Portland Public Schools were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday as part of the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute event at the Highland Christian Center.
Substance use and addiction are confusing and difficult issues for the person experiencing them and for those who love and care about the person who is impacted. To help Portland Public Schools families of students dealing with substance use, we will host our first district-wide Family Information Night.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Clue Set Build/Tech: Auditorium and Black Box
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SUN Pathways to Manufacturing: S-138
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM Adult ESL Class: M-131
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Constitution Team Meeting: SS-118
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM Dance Club: M-221
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FAFSA Help Session: College & Career Center
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Social Justice Poster Art: Commons