Next week we as a school have an opportunity to grow; that opportunity is Parent-Teacher conferences. Parent-Teacher conferences are a vital part of the educational triangle as teachers, families, and school supports (admin, counselors, and partners) collaborate and connect for the benefit for our students. Research shows that students do better in school when families get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed.
A Parent--Teacher conference is a great opportunity to:
- discuss your child's progress
- share your child's strengths and needs
- work with the teacher to help your child do well in school
- Identify other systems of support
Additionally we encourage you to also bring your student. Who better than the student to share their experience and hear about their successes and opportunities for growth.
While we are aware that not everyone may be able to attend conferences; we highly recommend that you reach out to your student’s teacher via email or phone should you have questions comments or concerns about your student’s progress.
As a school we are better together and we look forward to working with you next week.
Native American Heritage Month – November marks National Native American Heritage Month. Franklin wants to bring insight and knowledge about Native Americans and Alaskan Natives creating a culture that is inclusive in our school. In the final week of November we will be celebrating with activities and educational information. This is a school-wide celebration as we recognize and honor the many contributions of Native American and Alaskan Natives to our country and community.
FHS Mascot Name Change Committee – This past Tuesday the Portland Public School Board approved the proposal for the Mascot Identification Committee, as per PPS Resolution No. 5649. The Franklin High School Mascot Identification Committee (FHSMIC) will be formed with the intention of creating a process by which community stakeholders (students, staff, parents, alumni, and school community partners) will have the opportunity to provide suggestions to the FHSMIC for possible mascot names. This is not a decision making body. This group is charged with assisting in facilitating the process, gathering mascot names, and providing recommendations for the Superintendent and PPS School Board. There will be an opportunity for two FHS Parents to serve on this committee.
Interested parents should reach out to Cameron Vaugh, from the PPS Office of Communications and Public Engagement, via email at: email@example.com.