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    Franklin Families:


    With each passing week we edge closer to the end of the school year.  Students often are faced with balancing an array of emotions associated with the end of year; joy, exhaustion, stress, and even uncertainty about plans beyond the school year. As a community let’s commit to supporting our students as they travel the final terrain of the school year.  We will be encouraging, hopeful, and supportive; while modeling for our youth how to address new circumstances, potential challenges and new opportunities.

    Let’s finish Franklin STRONG


    Updates/Highlights and Reminders

    Erin’s Law Lessons begin next week –

    Starting Monday May 20th, 10th and 12th grade students will be participating in a short unit related to Erin’s Law and child sexual abuse prevention.  This is requirement of all public schools in every grade from K-12 to ensure all students understand how to recognize and respond to unsafe situations. It is mandatory that each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse prevention program. These important lessons are required by state law, Senate Bill 856

    These lessons are created to lead students through knowledge, discussion, and critical thinking in a grade appropriate content. Our 9th and 11th students have been exposed to this curriculum in the Health courses.

    Our goal with these lessons is to equip students in self advocacy and decision making tools as they develop from adolescence to young adults.  We also hope that these lessons provide families with the opportunity to also talk through these concepts with their students.

    As per OAR 581-022-1910, parents may opt their student out of these lessons in order to accommodate a students’ disabilities or religious views by submitting a written request to Principal Chris Frazier.  Waiver request information was submitted to families via email on Tuesday, May 14th.

    To request a waiver, please review the lessons (, and fill out the form below to Principal Frazier by: Monday, May 20th 2019. Families can also see the attached Erin’s Law Opt Out Form. For students with approved waivers, they will complete an alternative assignment in a different location.

    FHS Ultimate Frisbee Team

    Congratulations to the FHS Ultimate Frisbee Team who won the Metro League title beating West Linn 16-15! We are city champs! Here is a video of the final throw/score. Congratulations on a successful season.


    Student Recognition –

    Congratulations to Clementine McTaggart-Ivezic!!  Clementine and the FHS architecture class participated in a design competition put on by the North American Women in Construction (NAWIC).  Students were tasked to design a "High Speed Study Zone", essentially a building that would be used by the public for internet access, teleconferencing, and group study.  

    This year's local AND region winner is Franklin's own Clementine McTaggart-Ivezic.  As regional winner, Clementine’s design has been submitted to the national competition which occurs in August.  

    Teacher Recognition – Mercedes Munoz

    Congratulations to Mercedes Munoz for being recognized as a Regional winner for Oregon Teacher of the Year!!!

    Oregon Teacher of the Year Program Celebrates 13 Regional Winners

    May 16, 2019
    Media Contact: Marc Siegel,


    Oregon Teacher of the Year Program Celebrates 13 Regional Winners
    Oregon educators honored for leadership, excellence and community involvement


    (Salem, Ore.) – Today the Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, announced Oregon’s 2020 Regional Teachers of the Year! Annually all 50 states, U.S. territories, Washington, D.C. and the Department of Defense Education Activity name a teacher of the year. Last year, Oregon’s Teacher of the Year program expanded to include the celebration of exemplary educators from every region.

    “Today’s educators must be equipped with more skills than ever before to meet the unique and important needs of each student they serve,” Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill said. “Recognizing these outstanding regional teachers is a privilege and their commitment to the calling of teaching deserves our thanks.”

    Each Regional Teacher of the Year will receive a $500 award from the Oregon Lottery, and is automatically considered for the honor of 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year which will be announced in September.  

    Oregon educators were identified through a regional application and selection process facilitated by local Education Service Districts. Applicants submitted testimonials and letters of support from principals, superintendents, colleagues and students for consideration, and were assessed on leadership, instructional expertise, community involvement, understanding of educational issues, professional development and vision by a diverse panel of regional representatives.

    2020 Oregon Regional Teachers of the Year:

    • Dave Case, Hood River Valley High School, Social Studies, Hood River School District
    • Susie Chaney, Reedsport Community Charter School, Mathematics, Reedsport School District
    • Manda Currier, Buff Elementary School, Special Education, Jefferson School District
    • Katelyn Dover, John Tuck Elementary School, First Grade, Redmond School District
    • Joshua Dunnell, Farm Home School, Mathematics, Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District
    • Jon Fresh, Westview High School, Special Education, Beaverton School District
    • Renee Klein, Marcola School District, Special Education
    • Tia McLean, Helman Elementary School, Kindergarten, Ashland School District
    • Mercedes Muñoz, Franklin High School, Special Education, Portland Public Schools
    • TJ Presley, Pilot Rock Jr./Sr. High School, Mathematics, Pilot Rock School District
    • Charles Sanderson, Woodburn Wellness, Business and Sports School, Language Arts, Woodburn School District
    • Janel Sorenson, Sutherlin Middle School, Science, Sutherlin School District
    • Alissa Tran, Molalla High School, Art, Molalla River School District

    Additional information on the program can be found on the Oregon Teacher of the Year website.



    PTSA Board

    I would like to send a huge thanks to our PTSA Executive Board and parents who participated and/or attended PTSA sponsored events.  Your contributions to our school community are invaluable.  Also a special thanks to our outgoing President Lisa Zuniga for her leadership and guidance.

    Franklin STRONG,


    Chris Frazier



Senior Information

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  • All Night Grad Party - Sponsored by Franklin PTSA



    What is the 2019 FHS Grad Night?

    [All-night, alcohol- and drug-free party presented by the Franklin PTSA]

    ·  All seniors invited!

    ·  Tuesday, June 4 into Wednesday, June 5, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center (buses will depart from FHS at 9:45 pm)

    ·  Swimming, casino games, raffle, DJ, volleyball, basketball, movies, coffee cart, great snacks and food, cool swag, and much, much more.

    ·  Cost is $50 per student [$25 for students who qualify for reduced-price lunch; FREE for students who qualify for free lunch]

    ·  Find registration forms and info at, email, or call the registrar at 541-912-9792.

    ·  For more information or for parents who want to volunteer to help, please email Kendra Wenzel at

    ·  NOTE: If you are pre-registered, you must still get your signed waivers turned in before the party. This includes a parent signature even if you are 18. Go to They are at the bottom of the page.

  • Important Senior Information

    Commencement Tickets:  Each graduate will receive ten (10) Commencement tickets for admission. Visitors will not be admitted without a ticket. Commencement Tickets will be issued in the main office to each eligible graduating senior who does not owe school fees.
    Students with fees remaining at this time must clear fees with the librarian and/or bookkeeper.  Once all fees have been cleared students may pick up their tickets in the counseling office. 

    If you would like to receive extra tickets, place your request at the time you pick up your original tickets.  Extra tickets will be available in a limited quantity and distributed at the Commencement Rehearsal.

    60-Day Policies - If you have not signed your 60-Day contract please see Sorena or Mirian in the Main Office.

  • 2019 Commencement

    Graduation CeremonyGraduation

    Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
     Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm
    Mandatory Rehearsal is at Noon

     Seniors Last School Day is May 31st 

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