Franklin High School

5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR 97206
Ph 503-916-5140

FHS Bulletin

January 11, 2019

See older bulletins in the Archive

Schedule Next Week

Monday January 14 B Day
Tuesday January 15 All Periods "Skinny Day"
Wednesday January 16 Finals for periods 1, 2, 4
Thursday January 17 Finals for periods 5, 6, 8
Friday January 18 Finals for periods 3, 7

Calendar Full Calendar

  • January 11, 7pm: Benefit for Arts Alive Winter Dance Showcase
  • January 14, 6:00 - 7:30pm: FHS Athletic Boosters Meeting: G-114
  • January 16: Finals - periods 1, 2, 4
  • January 17: Finals - periods 5, 6, 8
  • January 18: Finals - periods 3, 7
  • January 21: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 22: NO SCHOOL, Teacher planning day
  • January 24, 7pm:PTSA General Meeting (Clubs & Activities)
  • January 30, 7pm - 8:30pm: Auction Meeting
  • February 2, 8pm - 11:00pm: Winter Formal

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Notes
    • [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier
  • School News
    • [NEW] FHS Constitution Team moves on to State Competition, Jan 26
    • Forecasting event for 2019/2020, Feb. 7, 6-8pm
    • School calendar changes
    • Immunizations
    • Use the new Attendance email address: franklinattend@pps.net.
    • Signing for AP Tests
  • PTSA / Volunteer News
    • [NEW] Chaperone the Winter Formal on Feb. 2nd
    • [NEW] Auction Meeting, Jan 30, 7pm
    • [NEW] Apply for first round of Boosters grants
    • [NEW] Join us for the Franklin Auction on Saturday February 23rd
    • Nominate an Educator of the Month
    • PTSA General Meeting, Jan, 24, 7:30pm
    • Chaperone freshmen trips to PSU
  • Library
  • Community News
    • [NEW] Fundraiser concert at FHS, Jan. 13
    • [NEW] Program for Girls interested in the trades
    • Free ESL classes, winter session starts Jan 15
    • Sunnyside Environmental School tree recycling this weekend
  • Athletics
    • [NEW] Welcome Spencer Gordon
    • [NEW] Good luck on finals
    • Loprinzi Scholarship
    • [NEW] Weekly Schedule

Main Newsletter

Principal's Notes

Franklin Families,

They say that time flies when you’re having fun; to which I firmly agree. It’s hard to believe that we are only a few days away from closing out the first semester. While we’ve been faced with new challenges and opportunities this school year, it has been an enjoyable experience seeing our school community grow closer each day which the common goal of best supporting our students and pushing them to reach their academic, physical, and emotional potential.

As we prepare for semester one finals, I want us all to be mindful of the stressors and triggers these assessments can have on students. While we want each student to have the chance to demonstrate their learning and ability; we also want to be mindful of the mental and emotional impact associated with this period. I ask that we all keep a watchful eye on our students as they prepare and participate in finals. Regardless of the outcomes let’s continue to support and love our students and ready them for their next opportunity for learning and growth.

Updates and Information

AVID Certified Site

Franklin is again being recognized as an AVID Certified Site for the 2018-2019 school year. This status is awarded to sites that have met AVID’s implementation expectations and submitted required data documentation that supports program effectiveness and student progress. Congratulations and thanks to Desi Wolff-Myren, Bryan Dykman, our AVID Site Team, teachers and staff for their leadership and desire to support the academic success of our students. Not sure what AVID is? Learn more about the AVID program.

Sign up for AP Tests

Please visit the Portland Public Schools (OR) AP Exam Registration Information Page, review the information carefully, and follow the steps to register. AP exam dates are May 6 - 10, 2019 and May 13 - 17, 2019. The registration deadline is February 15, 2019.

If you are on free/reduced lunch please see your AP teacher or your counselor to pick up a fee waiver or email Alice Headley at aheadley@pps.net to request one be sent to you. Once the fee waiver is signed and returned to Alice Headley in counseling or in her mailbox in the main office. She will then give the fee waiver code to your student to complete the registration process.

If you don’t qualify for Free/Reduced lunch but have a barrier to paying for your AP tests, please pick up the same fee waiver form, check that box, and explain the situation on the backside of the waiver. We will work to help you.

Senior Parents – Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Update

We want to remind seniors to please complete their FAFSA applications. Students or families who have questions or concerns regarding the FAFSA are encouraged to reach out to their school counselor.

While each graduating class is different, I wanted to share that our FAFSA completion rate is down by 10% this year.

As of 1/1/1:

Class of 2019: 51.5% Completion

As of 1/1/18:

Class of 2018: 61.6% Completion

There has been some improvement, but we still have a ways to go. Let’s do everything we can to work on this first important step towards college matriculation.

Make Music Day PDX Benefit Concert:

There is a benefit concert for a great cause featuring three of Portland's greatest jazz artists (Phil Baker of Pink Martini, Tom Grant, and Ron Steen) with our own FHS Jazz Ensemble as the opening act this Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 in the Performing Arts Center.

PPS staff only need to show their PPS I.D. for a $15 entry (instead of $25) and $5 for students. Hope to see you there! See attached.

Make Music Day PDX Benefit Concert:
...

There is a benefit concert for a great cause featuring three of Portland's greatest jazz artists (Phil Baker of Pink Martini, Tom Grant, and Ron Steen) with our own FHS Jazz Ensemble as the opening act this Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 in the Performing Arts Center.

PPS staff only need to show their PPS I.D. for a $15 entry (instead of $25) and $5 for students. Hope to see you there! See attached.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC):

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) will be administered to 11th grade students from February through May. PPS has a renewed focus on increasing the number of student who participate. The SBAC provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress. The SBAC provides data to teachers and administrators and the ability to view student growth across multiple years and compare to other districts, in Oregon and nationally. For more information for families, please see this letter from Dr. Curtis, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and School Communities for Portland Public Schools.

This Week's Frankling STRONG Winner:

Victor Candia-Hernandex: Grade 12
Recognized by Elenoir Wilder-Tack.
Victor will receive credit at the Quarker Nation Student Store!

From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook

Each week we will focus on a particular aspect of the Student Climate Guide and Handbook to keep the lines of communication open in our community. Please take some time to review these focal points with your students as a concerted and intentional effort from us all provides clarity and reinforcement.

VI. SENIORS AND GRADUATION
GRADUATION/SENIOR INFORMATION

All seniors must meet Portland Public School District graduation requirements in order to participate in commencement. Please stay apprised of your progress toward graduation. Remember—ONLY students who have completed ALL requirements for graduation (including credit requirements, personalized learning requirements, demonstration of essential skills and an academic portfolio containing all work samples) are allowed to receive a diploma and participate in commencement exercises. No exceptions will be made.

Diploma Requirements
Portland Public Schools
Diploma Requirements
All Classes
English 4
Math 3
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Physical Education 1
Health 1
World Language 2
Career & Technical Education, The Arts,
or 3rd year of the same World Language
1
Electives 6
Meet district proficiency for
Oregon's Essential Skill (ES) standards in:
Reading, Writing, Math
Develop a Personal Education Plan X
Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) 2
Develop Resume X
Complete and Extended Application X
Total Credits 24

Have a wonderful weekend.

Franklin STRONG,

Chris Frazier
Principal

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School News

FHS Constitution Team moves on to State Competition, Jan. 26: Congratulations to our FHS Constitution Team. They placed well enough in the Regional competition to move on to the State competition Saturday January 26th at Hatfield Federal Courthouse downtown. The event will be from 10am to 4pm and everyone is invited to come to watch some or all of it. Learn more about the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition.

Forecasting event for 2019/2020, February 7, 6-8pm: Current Franklin High School students and families are invited to the 2019 Forecasting Event to learn about academic programs and start the process of choosing classes for the 2019-2020 school year. This event is designed to provide an opportunity to talk with teachers and program directors to make informed decisions about classes for next school year.

School calendar changes: Please take note of the following schedule changes:

  • January 10th is now a Tutorial Day (was an Assembly Day)
  • January 24th is now an Assembly Day (was a regular day)
  • May 22nd is now a Tutorial Day (was an Assembly Day)
  • May 24th is now an Assembly Day (was a regular day)

Immunizations: We are quickly approaching the immunization exclusion date 2-20-2019. If you received a letter and your student needs immunizations the Student Health Based Clinic at Franklin High School can provide those free of charge (if your insurance doesn’t cover it). Please bring the letter so the clinic can provide the correct shots. If you have any questions please call or email Kay Manley R.N. 503 916 5140 Email jmanle@mesd.k12.or.us. The clinic number is 503 988 3370

Use the NEW attendance email address: Don’t wait on hold or be forced to leave a message because our attendance secretary, Sorena, is busy. Let her know when your student is absent or will be absent by emailing franklinattend@pps.net. It’s much easier for her and opens up the phones for emergencies. Thanks!

Benefit for Arts Alive, January 11, 7pm, Franklin Performing Arts Center: Dance at Franklin warmly welcomes you to the Winter Dance Showcase to see demonstrations of dance technique and previews of work in progress. This performance is the principal fundraiser for Arts Alive! Costumes, sets, and visiting dance artists take funding beyond our budget but give students the benefit of a more professional arts experience. Tickets are $5 pre-paid available with the Franklin Bookkeeper $6 at the door.

Signing for AP Tests: The online registration site for AP Testing is available and will be open Monday, December 10 for students to begin registering for their AP exams. Please go to www.aptestservice.com/pps and follow the steps. The registration window is open from December 10th through February 15th. Students/families can get on now to read guidelines and other useful information prior to registration opening. Please note that the translation on the registration site will be available by winter break. Additionally, the PPS district page has information about the AP program and AP testing available here: https://www.pps.net/Page/10406.

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PTSA / Volunteer News

Chaperone the Winter Formal, Feb. 2: The 2019 Winter Formal is Saturday February 2nd and we need some chaperones. Can you join us? Sign up to join us!

Final Auction Planning Meeting, Jan. 30, 7pm:Please join us at our final planning auction planning meeting: Wednesday, January 30, 7 - 8:30 pm room M-221. There are plenty of small ways to help, or feel free to just come see what the auction is all about!

Franklin Athletic Boosters: Franklin Athletic Boosters is getting ready to accept its first round of funding requests. Come to the general meeting Monday, January 14th at 6pm in room G-114 of the Athletic Building to find out how the process will work, and how teams & athletic programs can access the money that we've all been working so hard to earn! Here’s our January newsletter.

Join us for the Franklin Auction: Saturday February 23, at the Embassy Suites by the airport. Buy tickets or a chance to win a week stay in Mexico at the.

Nominate an Educator of the Month: Is there an adult at FHS that is making a difference in your or your student’s life? Nominate them as a PTSA Educator of the Month. Just send their name to vicepresfhsptsa@gmail.com.

PTSA General Meeting, Jan, 24, 7:30pm: Find out how your student can plug in at FHS. Our guests will talk about the many clubs and other activities that will help your student feel connected to the FHS community. We will also hear from Principal Frazier with updates on the mascot change, forecasting and other school happenings. Room M-221 at 7:30pm

Chaperone freshman trips to PSU: Our freshmen academies are visiting PSU throughout the year and they need chaperones to join them. There are 10 trips and you can sign up for one here.

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Library

Author Event, Roshani Chokshi Friday, January 25, 12:15-1:15pm (3rd period) in the FHS library Meet NY Times Best Selling author of the upcoming YA novel, The Gilded Wolves. Here is an interview with her and Rick Riordan. Student NOT attending the event with their 3rd period teacher may get permission slips from their English teachers. Download it here, or pick one up in the library. Permission slips are due to the library by noon on Friday, January 18th.

Free Unlimited Access to MCL EVERYBODY READS BOOK til March 31. Multnomah County Library has unlimited copies of the Everybody Reads book, Americanah, by Chiminanda Ngozi Adichie in downloadable audiobook format. No holds. No waiting. Download the RBdigital app. The Multnomah County Library also uses this app to deliver digital magazines right to your device. If this is your first time using the service, you'll need to register with your library card and password. Need help? Drop in any MCL branch or the FHS Library. (More info on FHS trip to see Adichie and access to We Should All Be Feminists coming soon!)

Library Final Exam Policy: The library will be final exam quiet. There are no “drop-ins” for students without prior arrangement through a teacher. We will accept a limited number of Early Dismissal/Late Arrival students who have their card. Students will have to stay the entire period. If you are a TA you must prearrange and stay the entire period. Library will be open as usual for everyone during lunch, before school, and during tutorial. Thank you for your cooperation.

Everybody Reads Events: in addition to the evening lecture on March 14th:

Saturday, 1/12 3:00pm: Nigerian Dance Party w/Jujuba at Midland Meeting Room
Tuesday, 1/15 6:30pm: "The Danger of a Single Story" Screening & Discussion at Central Library
Thursday, 1/17 4:00pm: GirlStrength Workshop at Belmont Library
Saturday, 1/19 2:00pmHalf of a Yellow Sun Film Screening at Hollywood Library

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Community News

Fundraiser concert at FHS, Jan. 13: Come enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Portland musicians, Phil Baker of Pink Martini, Tom Grant, and Ron Steen, as well as the FHS Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, January 13th at 1:00 pm in the FHS Performing Arts Center. Ticket sales benefit the Make Music Day PDX organization. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com (Look for Make Music Day Winter Fundraiser under Events) or $30 at the door the day of the event. Students may purchase a ticket for $5 with student ID the day of the event. For more information, please visit the Make Music Day PDX website at makemusicdaypdx.org.

Program for Girls interested in the trades: Multnomah County Library is hosting Building Women: Get Started in the Trades. Teens are invited to come and learn about having a successful career in this field. This program is happening at two library locations relatively close to FHS:

Belmont Library: Wednesday January 23 5:00pm

Holgate Library: Saturday January 19 1:00pm

Community ESL (English as a Second Language): A free 8 week class through FHS SUN taught by a Portland State University Practicum student for adults wanting to learn and practice English. Beginner level.

Winter Session:

  • January 15 - March 7, 2019, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Franklin High School 5405 SE Woodward St., Room M126

Registration Link.

Flyers in multiple languages.

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Athletics

Welcome Spencer Gordon: Franklin Athletics would like to welcome Spencer Gordon, Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership Manager, who will help shape the PIL and Franklin Athletic Department. We are very excited to work with Spencer Gordon and look forward to raising the bar to sportsmanship and community and building Franklin Strong.

Good Luck and study hard to all of the Franklin Students as we head into finals week next week.

Loprinzi Scholarship: Are you a high school senior? Are you involved in your community? Do you participate in competitive athletics? Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher? Can demonstrate financial need for college? Apply at: www.MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com/loprinzi-program.

Weekly Schedule

FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 1/2/2019-1/31/2019

DAY/DATE

FHS TEAM/LEVEL

OPPOSING TEAM

SITE

START

DISMISS

COMMENTS

1/18/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

GRANT

FRANKLIN

7:15

N/A

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

GRANT

FRANKLIN

5:30

N/A

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL FROSH

GRANT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 3:00

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

GRANT

7:15

N/A

MEET AT GHS

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

GRANT

5:30

DISMISS @ 2:40

BUS LEAVES @3:00

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

GRANT

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:40

BUS LEAVES @ 3:00

FRIDAY

1/18/2019

SWIMMING ALL

FHS/RHS

WILSON DISHMAN

6:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 5:00

FRIDAY

1/19/2019

PIL YOUTH WRESTLING

ALL COMERS

FRANKLIN

9:00

N/A

OVER AT 3:00

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL FROSH

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

4:00

N/A

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL VAR

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

7:15

N/A

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

5:30

N/A

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL VAR

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

4:15

MEET AT RHS

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

2:30

BUS LEAVES @11:30

SATURDAY

1/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

1:00

BUS LEAVES @ 11:30

SATURDAY

 

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Note: The Principal's Bulletin is delivered via email every Friday. We run general items for 3 weeks unless there is a good reason to run them longer. To submit an item please email: commfhsptsa@gmail.com by 4pm Thursday for inclusion in that Friday's Bulletin.