Franklin High School

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

FHS Bulletin

April 12, 2019

See older bulletins in the Archive

 

 

Schedule Next Week

Monday-April 15-B-Day

Tuesday-April 16-A-Day

Wednesday-April 17-B-Day

Thursday-April 18-A-Day-tutorial

Friday-April 19-B-Day-Assembly

 

Calendar (find a more comprehensive calendar on our website)

·       April 18, 5:30-8:30pm: Spring College Night

·       May 2,3,4, 7-10pm: Arts Alive!

·       May 6-10: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

·       May 8, 7pm: Final PTSA Meeting of the year—meet the school board candidates!

 

Newsletter Highlights

Principal’s Notes

·       [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier

School News

·       New end to the school year

PTSA/Volunteer News

·       Ways to help with Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10

·       [NEW] Special May 8 PTSA meeting and School Board Forum

Fundraising

·       “FHS Grad” Lawn Signs

·       [NEW] Pizzicato Even Update

Library

·       [NEW] 2019 FHS Poetry Slam Winners

·       [NEW] Friends of Library book sale, April 26-29

·       April is Poetry Month

·       Library Closed 8th period April 15

·       Buy Tickets to Verslandia, April 25

·       Senior Library Clearance Necessary to attend Prom and Receive Grad Tickets

·       New AP, ACT, SAT Test Prep Books and College Books

·       Online Test Prep through Learning Express

Club News

·       [NEW] FHS Blood Drive, April 9 (everyone welcome)

Community News

·       [NEW] FREE Spanish II class starts April 11

·       [NEW] FREE Tickets to the Period Huddle, April 13 with the founder Period. The Menstrual Movement

Athletics

·       [NEW] Grades and athletics

·       [NEW] Update on upper field by Division Street

·       [NEW] Weekly Schedule

From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook

Principal’s Notes

Families,

 

This time of year is truly special.  Despite the inconsistency we get with the weather, the one thing that remains steady is our passion for our students and their desire to improve, grow, develop, and enhance themselves on a daily basis.

 

Wednesday we held our Senior Night for our Track team and honored both students and coaches who were competing or coaching for their last time in our stadium.  Thursday night I attended the Poetry Slam and was captivated by the authenticity and vulnerability of our students who shared their original pieces.  It was beautiful to see our students compete and represent Franklin with such pride and hear about the human experience through the eyes and from the mouths of our students.

 

These events demonstrate the beauty within our school and the passion that our collective community brings as we look to prepare our students for a strong future.

 

I look forward to our upcoming spring events including One Acts, May Fete, Arts Alive, The Luau, music concerts and athletic competitions; in which our students reveal their passions and we get another opportunity to offer support, praise, and watch them shine.

 

 This week’s STRONG Winners

Nicky Houston: Grade 9

Recognized by: Joe Rowe

 

Nicky will receive credit at the Quaker Nation Student Store and Franklin swag!

 

Franklin STRONG,

 

Chris Frazier

Principal

School News

New end to the school year: Because of two snow days in February, the last day of school for students will now be June 11. This will NOT change the date of graduation for seniors, though there may be a plan for them to make up lost instructional time. More information will be shared by the district at a later date.

 

PTSA/Volunteer News

Ways to help with Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10: Show your gratitude for all of the wonderful teachers and staff who make Franklin the amazing school that it is. Let's shower them with cards, flowers, coffee, treats, etc. to say "thanks" for all that they do. Volunteers are needed to sign up to bring breakfast treats on Tuesday and lunch salads/sides/desserts on Friday. To sign up, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca8a923a0ff2-franklin3. We will also be raffling off various gift cards, gift baskets, and other goodies to show our appreciation during the week. If you have something you'd like to contribute, please contact Julie Reed  reedweaverpdx@gmail.com.

 

Special May 8 PTSA meeting and School Board Forum: Our last PTSA meeting for 2019 will be Wednesday, May 8, in the FHS library. Not only will we host a forum for PPS School Board candidates, but we will elect our PTSA Board for the 2019-2020 school year! Candidates for FHS PTSA Board election are:

 

Position

Nominee 2019-20

President

Amber Wagner

VP

Amy Dirk

President-Elect

your name here

Treasurer

Stephanie Roth

Treasurer-Elect

your name here

Secretary

your name here

Membership

Laura West

Communications

Share this position with Lisa Kensel (she will do social media)

Legislative Liaison

Chris DeMars

Member at Large 1

Julia Sherman

Member at Large 2

Julie Reed

Volunteer Coordinator 1

Erin Morris

Volunteer Coordinator 2

Jonell Alvi

Student Body President

TBD

 

Additional candidates for all positions are invited to run from the floor at the meeting; if you have any questions about any of the positions on our board or would like to add your name to the slate, feel free to reach out to Amy Chandler, Franklin parent and member of our Nominating Committee, at amy.b.chandler@multco.us or 503-789-8109.

Fundraising

“FHS Grad” Lawn Signs: Show your Franklin pride with a FHS Grad Lawn sign.  Cost is $20 and includes a lawn stake. This is a PTSA fundraiser for the Grad Night party.  We have limited numbers so order now! Contact Jean Hansen at vicepresfhsptsa@gmail.com or  971.409.4165.

 

Pizzicato Event Update: Thanks to all who participated in Tuesday’s Pizzicato Dough for Dollars event. We knocked it out of the park raising $895.45 for our PTSA!

 

 

Library

2019 FHS Poetry Slam Winners:

·       1st Place – Kalyn Street,  11th grade (left)

·       2nd Place- Ariana Peters, 11th grade (center)

·       3rd Place/Alternate-Julian Taylor, 11th grade (right)

 

Ironman. Loving parents. Lying parents. Lying Politicians. Romance-real and imagined. Being Black. Being small. Being a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.  17 brave and clever and vulnerable poets. 150 fans cheering them on including too many staff to name. Stay tuned for the video and special clips. Pics are HERE , and will soon be on the PTSA and FHS Facebook pages and FHS Toolbox . Grateful to our quirky and delightful MC: Lucinda Drake. Thanks also to our timekeeper and sacrificial poet-Olivia Gaddis.  Thanks to the Slam Committee members –Sandra Childs, Pam Garrett, Dana Vinger, Amber McGill, Elizabeth Kirsch, Desmond Spann, Michael Corenthal.   Additional thanks to Library Staff and Interns , SUN School, FHS Ambassadors, Steve O’Neill and his Culinary Arts students, Josh Forsythe and his super crew, musicians Jonas Boone and Caleb Byrne , our essential Math Guys--Trevor Butenhoff and Shauna Ewing, and our custodial staff, and especially the FHS PTSA funders. Our big big thanks go to judges Chris Frazier, Sergio de Barros, Hanan Al, Jacque Dixon, Randy Brown, as well as all the teachers & parents that inspired, encouraged, and taught these students to use their words.

 

 

Friends of Library Book Sale: April 26-29. Lloyd Center Double Tree. Get used books cheap. Support our Library.

 

April Is Poetry Month!- Check out our links on the FHS Toolbox or visit our display in the library with staff favorite poems and pick up a poem for “Poem in Your Pocket Day!”

 

Library Closed 8th period  Monday, April 15, 1:45-3:15pm for Author Event: Kathleen Glasgow.

 

Buy Tickets to Verselandia April 25, 2019 to cheer on our FHS Slam winner

 

Senior Clearance

 

·       FOR PROM Seniors must have all lost books and charges resolved by May 16 in order to go to Prom. Notices in Senior packets mailed home over spring break.

·       FOR GRAD TICKETS AND DIPLOMA: Seniors must have completely cleared their record of all charges and books by May 30th

Questions? Need Help? Special Circumstances? Contact Chris or Sunny or Beth in the library.

 

New AP, ACT, SAT Test Prep Books and College Books are in! Students looking for additional material to prepare for exams or to research colleges can check out one of our many titles. See HERE for list.

 

Online Test Prep through Learning Express: Additional test prep materials are available through Learning Express. Get instructions in library or see here.

 

Club News

 

Community News

Workshop Promoting Healthy Masculinities: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals, May 11: Join FHS parent Howard Hiton and his colleagues at Catlin Gabel School for a day exploring three of the most vexing issues for those working with or parenting boys: guiding boys to develop healthy sexuality, teaching boys to own and manage their aggression, and assisting boys to form healthier relationships with devices. For more information go to www.HitonAssociates.net and www.BamGroups.com.

 

FREE Spanish II Class: Franklin SUN Community School is offering a continuation of our Spanish class: Spanish II -for adult students with a basic foundation of the language and conversation. Thursdays, April 11 - May 30 (8 weeks), 5:30-7:00pm in Room S219. Instructor: Tracy Wisher. Please complete this Spanish II Registration form and someone will contact you to confirm. Class will be limited to the first 30 people to register (wait list will be offered).

 

FREE Tickets to the Period Huddle, April 13 with the founder Period. The Menstrual Movement: Join us for this one-day event hosted by our national HQ. PERIOD is the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health in the world now, with over 350 campus chapters registered worldwide, and we’re proud to call Portland home. Join us for a panels and workshops on how to bring the Menstrual Movement to life! Go to this website and use code: ‘PERIODWARRIORPDX’ for free tickets! Feel free to share with anyone who you think might be interested!

 

Athletics

Weekly Schedule

FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE

4/16/2019 - 4/20/2019

DAY/DATE

FHS TEAM/LEVEL

OPPOSING TEAM

SITE

START

DISMISS

COMMENTS

4/16/2019

GOLF GIRLS

FRANKLIN

REDTAIL

1:00

TUESDAY

4/16/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:10

VANS LEAVE @ 2:30

TUESDAY

ERV LIND

4/16/2019

SOFTBALL JV

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:40

TUESDAY

4/16/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

GRANT

4:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

VANS CABS LEAVE AT 2:50

TUESDAY

WALKER

4/16/2019

BASEBALL JV II

GRANT

FRANKLIN

4:30

DISMISS @ 3:00

TUESDAY

4/16/2019

TENNIS GIRLS

GRANT

FRANKLIN

4:15

DISMISS @ 3:00

TUESDAY

4/16/2019

TENNIS BOYS

FRANKLIN

GRANT

4:15

DISMISS @ 2:40

TUESDAY

GRANT PARK

4/17/2019

TRACK JV

FRANKLIN

PIL JV CLASSIC

3:30

WEDNESDAY

3:45

4/17/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

GRANT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:10

VANS LEAVE @ 2:30

WEDNESDAY

ERV LIND

4/17/2019

SOFTBALL JV

GRANT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:40

WEDNESDAY

4/17/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

LINCOLN

FRANKLIN

4:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

VAN/CABS LEAVE

WEDNESDAY

 

 

WALKER

 

 

@ 2:50

4/17/2019

BASEBALL JV II

LINCOLN

FRANKLIN

4:30

DISMISS @ 3:00

 

WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/18/2019

TENNIS GIRLS

FRANKLIN

MADISON

4:30

 

 

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/18/2019

TENNIS BOYS

MADISON

FRANKLIN

4:30

 

 

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/18/2019

GOLF BOYS

FRANKLIN

EASTMORELAND

1:00

DISMISS @ 11:40

MEET AT EAST

THURSDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/19/2019

TRACK ALL

FRANKLIN

MCMINNVILLE

2:00

DISMISS @ 11:10

BUS  LEAVES @ 11:30

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/19/2019

SOFTBALL JV

FRANKLIN

WILSON

4:00

FRIDAY

CUSTER

4/19/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

LINCOLN

FRIDAY

RON TONKIN

4/19/2019

BASEBALL JV

FRANKLIN

LINCOLN

4:30

FRIDAY

GABRIEL

4/20/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

WILSON

3:00

N/A

MEET AT EL

SATURDAY

ERV LIN D

PIL SHOWCASE

 

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.

Cyberbullying or Harassment

Any student using their cell phone or electronic device to bully or harass any member of our school community will be placed on a Cell Phone/Electronic Device Agreement as a result of the first violation. A Cell Phone/Electronic Device Agreement will either monitor or fully prohibit their use of devices during the school day and on school property.  Students should seek out the help of administration if they feel they are being cyberbullied or harassed.

Examples of Cyber-Bullying or Harassment (but not limited to)

•         Direct threats toward another person

•         Insults or derogatory remarks made towards or about another person

•         Posting or forwarding pictures or images of another person with the intent to insult, humiliate, or harass

•         Creating groups or lists that target people in order to harass, insult, or threaten

•         Posting or forwarding information that has the potential to invoke violence or may be harassment toward another person

•         Using a phone or electronic device to organize or encourage participation in violence or harassment

 

 

We run general items in the Bulletin for 3 weeks unless there is a good reason to run them longer. To submit an item email: commfhsptsa@gmail.com by 4pm Thursday. Find past issues of the Bulletin on the FHS PTSA website.

 

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON AT FHS ~ MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE AND OUR SCHOOL AND PTSA FACEBOOK PAGES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION:

www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/franklin

https://www.franklinptsa.org/

www.facebook.com/PPSFranklinHighSchool

www.facebook.com/FranklinHighPTSA