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  • Mission: At Madison, all students will access an engaging and inclusive education defined by diversity and respect. All students will graduate from high school empowered with critical skills necessary for success in higher education, career, and community engagement.

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  • Give your input on the Student Success Act

    Mark your calendar for upcoming Student Success Act community meetings

    SSA EnglishSSA SpanishSSA VietnameseSSA Chinese | SSA Russian | SSA Somali
    (Click on links above to view event fliers) 

    Oregon’s public schools will soon receive a major infusion of funding from the state through the Student Success Act, and Portland Public Schools wants to hear from you. The funding will help PPS begin the transformative work to fulfill our long-term vision, PPS reImagined

    Please plan on attending one of the following meetings with your feedback and questions:

    Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Lent (5105 SE 97th Ave.)

    Saturday, Oct. 19, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Faubion (2930 NE Dekum St.)
    Co-sponsored by Coalition of Communities of Color at Faubion

    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Roosevelt (6941 N. Central St.)
    Co-sponsored by STAND for Children

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Pioneer (2600 SE 71st Ave.)

    If you are unable to attend, you can still offer feedback through our online survey. The survey and more information can be found on the PPS Student Success Act webpage

    We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting or hear from you via the survey! 

  • SAT preparation tips

    This year, PPS will issue the SAT exam to all juniors. If you missed the practice session on Oct. 16, or would like a refresher, please check out this presentation: SAT English and Math Prep
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     edited 10/18/19 
  • 8th Grade Open House

    8th Grade Open House
  • Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2020

    It is time to register for your AP Exam(s).

    AP Exam Registration runs from October 1 through November 1. 

    •  A packet will be mailed home to Madison families tomorrow,  be sure to bring this back to the Madison Main by October 11th.
    • You MUST register in order to take an exam. November 1st is the LAST day to register.  No walk-ins will be permitted. You must have registered for an exam to take one.

    • PPS Students only, register at APTestService.com/PPS.  Parent or Guardian permission is required. 

    • Registration is a 3-Step Process.  You are not registered for your exam(s) until you complete all three steps.

      1. Join each of your AP teacher's online class section.  This is when you create your own personal MyAP site.  Fill out your profile completely.  (This doesn't apply to students at Cleveland, Jefferson and Lincoln.) 

      2. Go to APTestService.com/PPS.  Once you register for your exam or enter your fee waiver/reduction code, you will receive an email with instructions for the last step.  PLEASE READ YOUR EMAIL.  Click here for more info. 

      3. Go back to your MyAP site and enter the new exam-only join code sent to you by APTestService or APTUSA.  Now you are registered.  

    • Click here for a handout with further instructions regarding exam registration for PPS students. (If you attend Cleveland, Jefferson or Lincoln High School, please click here for further information.)

    • If planning to take two exams scheduled for the same day or time, register online as normal. In February, you will receive further information regarding which exam you will take on the scheduled date and which you will take on a different scheduled date.
    • Here is a schedule of the exams being offered in PPS.  Here is a chart listing APPROXIMATE times of each AP exam from the time the exam actually starts until it finishes.  

     Exams will be administered again the Portland Expo Center.  AP Japanese and Chinese will take place at the BESC at 501 N. Dixon Street.

    If you have questions about AP Testing in PPS, contact AP District Testing Coordinator, Anna Lortz, at (503) 916-3517 or alortz@pps.net.

  • East Side Ski Team

    WANT TO SKI RACE WITH THE EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOLS SKI TEAM? “Are you a skier?” If so, the Eastside High Schools Portland Alpine Ski Race Team is a great opportunity to improve your skiing, enjoy spending time with other like-minded kids, and promote responsibility, discipline, and dedication to your team. High school students from Cleveland, Grant, Franklin, Madison, Benson, and other high schools or private schools on the east side of Portland are eligible to ski on the club team. The program is a ski racing team, is open to skiers (intermediate and above) and has a strong tradition of supporting every member regardless of competitive placement. 8th Graders are welcome too!
     
    Contacts and More Information: If you and your student are interested in learning about the team, please attend one of our informational/registration meetings, or contact Coach Randy Hewitt at grantskiraceteam@gmail.com or Parent Director Sharon Johnson at sharon@peniron.com (503) 778-0701.
     
    2019-2020 Eastside High Schools Ski Race Team Informational Meetings:
    Grant HS, Wednesday, October 9, 7:30-8:30 pm, Grant HS Library Media Center Benson HS, Thursday, October 10, 7:30-8:30 pm, Benson HS Room TBD Cleveland HS, Monday, October 14, 7:30-8:30 pm, Cleveland HS Library Paperwork Turn In Meeting - Cleveland HS, Thursday, October 24, 7:30-8:30 pm, Cleveland HS Library
    Completed paperwork can be dropped off at this meeting. All meetings are open to new and returning racers. Come to any one of the informational meetings that fits with your schedule – regardless of school affiliation! You can also check out the team's website and follow us on Instagram @eastsidepdxskiteam
     
     Ski Swap Nov. 9 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Nov. 10 from 9 am to noon.from
  • Stay Informed about Madison Events and Information

    Greetings, Madison families,
    We want to be sure that you have all of the important information regarding Madison this school year. If you are interested in being contacted via email and/or text message, please use the link below to complete the Google doc.
    Your information is only for use at Madison and will not be shared with anyone outside of our building.
    Thank you,
    Principal Skyles 
  • Follow us on Facebook:

    Want more info about what's happening at Madison? Check out our PPS Madison High School facebook page for school related news and updates.
  • Report your child's attendance:

    New Attendance Information! There’s a new way to report your student’s absence! You can now email the attendance office at madisonattend@pps.netYou can email or call (503) 916-5220 option 2 -- twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! 

     ¡Ya hay una nueva forma de reportar las ausencias de los estudiantes! Ahora puede enviar un correo electrónico a la oficina de asistencia en madisonattend@pps.net .  Puede enviar un correo electrónico o llamar al (503) 916-5220 opción 2 -- ¡Veinticuatro horas al día, siete días a la semana! 

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  • Welcome 2019-2020 School Year

    Dear Madison Community,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Madison High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich tradition of education and diversity! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 19 years. During my tenure at Madison High School I have served in various roles that will make this transition smooth; as a social studies teacher, football coach, athletic director, dean, and most recently as Vice Principal.

    This year I am excited to introduce two new Vice Principals to the Admin team, Dr. Keylah Boyer and Travis Johnson. Both are experienced educators and administrators in Portland Public Schools. We have been meeting to ensure the best possible year in our new space at the Marshall Campus. 

    Along with Keylah, Travis, staff and teachers I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Madison by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader and work with you to ensure your student’s success.

    The 2019-20 school year will be exciting as we continue to work hard to build and strengthen our programming to provide students with opportunities for both depth and breadth of offerings. Please make sure to visit the website at https://www.pps.net/madison to see updates, check out our course guide, and get the latest information about what is going on at Madison.

    There are a few important event dates and times I would like to share with you before school starts. REMEMBER TO COME TO REGISTRATION AT THE MARSHALL CAMPUS IN THE CAFETERIA (see schedule below). This is the best opportunity to make sure that you are ready to go on the first day of school so don’t miss it!

    August 15: Registration: Sophomores and Seniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.

    August 16: Registration:  Juniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.

    AT REGISTRATION, YOU MUST:

    Return your STUDENT VERIFICATION FORM (enclosed) to receive your course schedule. Make any corrections and be sure it is SIGNED BY A PARENT.

    Take your photo for your FREE TriMet Bus Pass/Student ID (this is the ONLY TIME to get your bus pass before the start of school).

    YOU CAN ALSO:

    • Fill out an application for Free and Reduced Lunch benefits
    • Make any required payments for a yearbook, athletics participation, and your all-sports pass (cash, check, debit/credit)
    • Donate toward materials fees based on your course selections
    • Use your class schedule to pick up textbooks and get your locker assignment
    • Order a photo package with the enclosed Lifetouch form
    • Find information about athletics, SUN School, and other programs at Madison!

    Students that are using Trimet to get to the Marshall campus:  Trimet has announced a new electronic fare card (Hop Pass) for TriMet’s transit system. This year, all Portland Public High School TriMet passes will be printed on cards compatible with Trimet’s electronic contact system “Hop”. This new card system means that all high school student ID’s will be printed at registration on an electronic card and the student will tap the card reader upon boarding every bus and entering any MAX platform. Students will no longer be able to just show their ID card to board transit, they will have to tap their student ID prior to every boarding. The tap validates their student pass for their ride.                                                    

    August 21: FRESHMEN ONLY:  Please join us at the 9th Grade Welcome Night.

    This program is for 9th graders and their families only. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and other families. You will learn more about Madison to get the very important first year of high school off to a great start.

    3-5pm: Lifetouch Picture, Student ID and Registration

    5-6pm: Light Snacks and ParentVUE/StudentVUE Schedules in the Cafeteria

    6-6:30pm: Welcome assembly in the Auditorium

    6:30-7:30pm: Students complete a Scavenger Hunt and Parents attend workshops 

    August 28: The first day of school for all students

    FRESHMEN:  Orientation starting in the auditorium from 8:30-10:25 am, instructional day begins at 10:30 am.

    SOPHOMORES - SENIORS: Our instructional day for all students begins at 10:30 am.

    INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL FEES/CONTRIBUTIONS:

    All athletes participating in sports must pay athletics participation fees ($200 per sport/$400 annual maximum or $35 per sport/ $70 annual maximum for free and reduced lunch students). This can be done at registration. You may also pre-purchase your yearbook ($35), or pay for an all-seasons sports pass ($25 for all home games). These are not tax-deductible fees.

    Additionally, students are asked for voluntary contributions of up to $25 toward general classroom supplies. Based on your class selections, you are also asked to contribute toward subjects that need additional support. These include art, science, engineering, computer science, and music. These contributions are needed to purchase the necessary resources for these courses. All contributions are tax-deductible (tax ID# 93-6000830) and we ask that you donate what you can. We can take payments by cash, check to Madison High School, or debit/credit card.

    ATHLETICS:

    Fall teams (soccer, volleyball, football, cross country) meet during the summer. Please see our Madison webpage at https://www.pps.net/madison for important registration information, forms, and summer workout times under the athletics tab. If your student wishes to participate in fall sports, tryouts begin August 19th. You must have a current sports physical to try out. The Athletics office reopens on Aug. 8. Email AD Tyler Kelleher at tkelleher@pps.net OR athletics secretary Kerry Graves at kgraves@pps.net if you have questions.


    Don’t forget!

    Please note that the bell schedule has slightly changed from the previous year.  All high schools will be on the same rotating A/B block schedule, with 4 class periods per day.  You’ll be able to pick up a calendar and bell schedule at registration and it will be posted on our website. You’ll notice that we have Extended Learning Time (ELT) for students the last hour of the day twice a week. This is an important time for students to receive support from teachers and complete homework. This is not considered an early release –all students are expected to be in school until 3:30pm every day. We anticipate having four two-hour early releases for professional development throughout the year. I will send reminders during the school year.  

    Please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PPSMadisonHighSchool/.  I look forward to having our current students return and would like to extend a special welcome to any new students joining the Madison community.  See you all on August 15th and 16th and Freshmen on the 21st!  

    Sincerely,

    Adam Skyles

    Madison High School

     

     

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