Franklin High School

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5405 SE Woodward StPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-5140Fx 503-916-2694

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  • Franklin Winter Formal

    Good news Franklin!

    Winter Formal tickets go on sale this week! See Eri, the bookkeeper to purchase your ticket today! Tickets will be sold for $15 until January 27th when the price goes up to $20.
    If you plan on bringing a high school age student to the dance, you must turn-in your completed Dance Guest Permission Form to Jill in the VP Office M-132 no later than Tuesday, February 4th by end of the day-NO EXCEPTIONS!! 
    Guest permission slips must be approved prior to purchasing tickets from the Bookkeeper’s Office in M-136.  Blank forms are available in the VP Office-M-132 with Jill.
  • What's happening at Franklin?

    Winter Formal Dance:      Saturday, February 8th from 8:00-11:00pm 
    Multicultural Assembly:      Friday, March 13th
    PowderTuff (boys volleyball):      Friday, March 13th from 6:00-8:00pm 
    Senior Mandatory Meeting:      Tuesday, March 31st
    Spring Pep Assembly:      Thursday, April 23rd
    May Fete Assembly:      Thursday, April 23rd
    Senior Recognition Assembly:  Friday, May 22nd
    Senior Prom:      Saturday, May 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm
    Class of 2020 Graduation:  Tuesday, June 9th from 5:30-7:00pm Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • Franklin Men's Soccer

    Congratulations Franklin Men's Soccer
    OSAA State Champions




    Franklin Families:

    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.


    Forecast Fair

    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:

    • PPS will send text alerts to families, students and PPS staff who have opted in to receive SMS text alerts on their cell phones. If you are a parent or guardian, a student or a PPS staff member, you can opt in to receive texts by texting YES to 68453.
    • An automated phone call is sent to affected families.
    • The district has a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information.  You may create an account at Follow @PPSConnect. 
    • Information also is posted on the PPS website, submitted to the media, and posted on the PPS Facebook page.
    • Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. Please pay close attention to additional District announcements throughout the day for changes. District decisions made after the initial call with be updated to the same media outlets.


    Franklin STRONG,

    Chris Frazier,



Senior Information

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  • 2020 Diplomas

    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!

  • All Night Grad Party

    Below is the link to pay for the All Night Grad Party!   


    $35- Free and reduced

  • Josten's Graduation Information


    Our web address is

  • Senior Portraits

    Senior 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  

    Photo Requirements:  JPEG, 300 dpi, and not smaller than 640x800 pixels. Photos submitted that are not in portrait orientation will be cropped.

    Quote 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.

  • 2020 Commencement

    Class of 2020 Commencement 
     Tuesday, June 9th
     Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

District News

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