Franklin High School

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

FHS Bulletin

February 15, 2019

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Schedule Next Week

Monday February 18 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Tuesday February 19 A Day
Wednesday February 20 B Day - Early Dismissal
Thursday February 21 A Day
Friday February 22 B Day

Calendar Full Calendar

  • February 18: NO SCHOOL, President's Day
  • February 20: All FHS Juniors take the ACT
  • February 23, 6 - 10pm: FHS Annual Auction (everyone welcome!), Embassy Suites Airport
  • February 26, Lunch Time: Poetry Slam kick off & info meeting (library)
  • March 8 & 9, 7pm: FHS Drama Dept presents Bye Bye Birdie (auditorium)
  • March 10, 2pm: FHS Drama Dept presents Bye Bye Birdie (auditorium)
  • March 11, 6 - 7:30pm: FHS Athletics Booster meeting (G-114)
  • March 14, 15, 16, 7pm: FHS Drama Dept presents Bye Bye Birdie (auditorium)

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Notes
    • [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier
  • Auction News
    • [NEW] Buy your tickets for the Feb. 23, FHS Auction
    • Can’t make the auction? Buy a 1-100 chance to win a week in Mexico
  • School News
    • [NEW] Spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie on sale now!
    • FHS Has Talent, Talent Show, Feb. 13, 6:30pm
    • [NEW] Mandatory Graduate Meeting, March 21 during tutorial
  • PTSA / Volunteer News
    • General Meeting summary
  • Library
    • FHS Poetry Slam Kick-off/info Meeting, Feb. 26
    • Feb. 28, 7pm Truth Be Told PPS Story Slam
    • Semester Library Notices
    • Fine Amnesty Days (Feb 14-21)
    • Everybody Reads author event, March 14
    • Free Unlimited Access to MCL EVERYBODY READS BOOK til March 31
    • EVERYBODY READS EVENTS
  • Club News
    • [NEW] Meet the founder of the organization PERIOD, Feb 26, 7th Per.
  • Community News
    • [NEW]
    • Poetry contest
    • FHS SUN School partners with Meineke to collect food and provide discounts
  • FHS Testing News
  • Athletics
    • [NEW] Franklin Boosters new gear for sale
    • Spring Sports Clearance by Feb. 25
    • [NEW] Weekly Schedule

Main Newsletter

Principal's Notes

Dear Families,

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love."

Its Valentine’s week at Franklin HS and love is in the air. This week our students and staff participated in numerous acts of kindness and love that makes Franklin HS the special place that it is today.

On Tuesday our Advanced Scholars Program hosted Listos, an affinity group luncheon for all Latinx and Native American students. Students listened to words of inspiration from various members of our community as a way to encourage them to reflect on their potential and future plans. We were also honored to have PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero in attendance who shared his educational path and word of encouragement and hope.

The BSU hosted “Love Affair with Black hair” which was a community building activity that showcased industry professionals and FHS students demonstrating their cosmetology skills. Participating students received free goodie bags of hair and body care products. We want to thank our volunteers for celebrating with us.

More love was spread throughout the week as students supported Communicare by purchasing chocolate roses and purchasing Valentine grams from the FHS Choir; that were delivered by a members of the Acapella choir with a beautiful rendition on Blue Moon.

Feels good to be a part of such a loving and supportive community.

Updates and Reminders

National Merit Scholarship Finalist Recognition

Please join me in congratulating William Hammond who was recently recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Congratulations William and best of luck moving forward!

Immunizations – Exclusion Date 2/20

Students in Portland Public Schools who have not gotten all of their required immunizations face a Wednesday, Feb. 20 deadline. That is the “exclusion date” set by the state for 2019, when any student who is not fully immunized may be barred from attending classes or district-provided child care.

Families of students whose records show missing immunizations will have received a letter from the Multnomah Education Service District last week.

Required immunizations can be fulfilled at no cost at a Multnomah County Student Health Center, seven of which are located on a PPS campus. Any student who lives in Multnomah County can utilize the services at any of the 10 Student Health Centers (three are at non-PPS schools). See the program’s website for locations, hours and phone numbers. It is recommended that you call ahead to make an appointment and to confirm that the center has the vaccines your child needs.

(See a full list of immunizations required by the state)

Student Voice and SRO Forum - Thursday, February 28th from 2:15-3:30pm FHS Library

The PPS School Board’s decision to pull back the contract for SROs allows the central office to conduct a much more effective process of elevating student and administrator voice on this topic. To address this decision, the Central Office will be holding Student Forums at every PPS high school.

The topic of school security generally and SROs specifically, gives PPS a great opening to be transparent about our school systems’ beliefs (values) about the role of student voice in their decision making process. The district has drafted some value statements about student voice (obviously from an adult-centered perspective) that they would like to share with students for feedback.

The Student Voice and SRO Forum at Franklin is set for Thursday, February 28th from 2:15-3:30pm. Please encourage your student to attend and be heard.

Successful Schools Survey

We are excited to announce the 2019 Successful Schools Family Survey. When you take the survey, you help us understand your experience as a parent or guardian. This important information will guide us as we determine the future of our schools. The survey launches today and will be available for the next four weeks.

Take the survey today! You can complete the survey from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should only take 15-20 minutes of your time. Select the school your child attends and answer the questions for that school. If you have children at more than one PPS school, please complete one survey for each school your children attend. If you need help taking the survey please contact your school secretary.

See the survey request in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Somali, and Russian.

This Week's Frankling STRONG Winner:

Anthony Pate: Grade 9
Recognized by: Joe Rowe
Anthony 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.

Franklin is guided by our STRONG expectations. Franklin students and staff Strive to be Thoughtful, Respect, Organized, Neighborly, & Generous.

This week the newsletter focuses on the "Thoughtful" aspect of STRONG behavior:

At Franklin we Strive to be... Classrooms & Learning Environment

Thoughtful

Staff:

  • *We celebrate the diversity and recognize the varied learning needs of students
  • *We create a rigorous and supportive learning environment for all students
  • *We process complex issues with care
  • *We teach bell-to-bell

Students:

  • *We celebrate the diversity and recognize the varied learning needs of our peers
  • *We put time and effort into our work
  • *We process complex issues with care
  • *We learn bell-to-bell

Franklin STRONG,

Chris Frazier
Principal



FHS Auction News

auction poster

FHS Auction February 23, 6-10 at the Embassy Suites by the airport: Our auction is a great way to become a part of the FHS community. It’s also the main way we raise money that goes directly back to teachers and students in the form of grants. Buy tickets or a chance to win a week stay in Mexico at the auction website .

Can’t make the auction? Buy a raffle ticket! For only $50, you get a 1 in 100 chance to win a One Week Stay at Rosarito Beach Villa, a spectacular oceanfront resort at La Paloma Beach and Tennis Club, Rosarito Beach, Baja California. Enjoy a one week stay in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Villa with full-on ocean view and steps to the beach. Sleeps 8-10 so it’s great for 2 families or three couples (get friends to joint bid). Fully furnished with all the appliances, TV/DVD and CD player, Free Internet, BBQ and fully stocked with games, sports equipment and beach toys. La Paloma, a gated community with 24 hour security, has 4 pools and Jacuzzis, 3 tennis courts, kid’s playground, pool tables, 4 clubhouses, sauna, workout facility, an on-site restaurant. Surf, swim, 4 wheeling all just steps away! Within a 10 minute walk you will be horseback riding, shopping, visiting the ladies spa or enjoying first class restaurants in Rosarito Beach. Golf, deep sea fishing or wine tasting within 30 minutes or less.


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School News

Bye-Bye Birdie, Spring Musical tickets on sale: Tickets are now on sale for this year’s spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie! Shows are March 8,9,14,15,16 at 7pm and March 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets at the door or online here.

Talent Show: Get ready for Franklin’s annual talent show/junior class fundraiser - FHS Has Talent February 13, 6:30pm.

Mandatory Graduate Meeting, March 21, tutorial: All seniors and other graduates of 2019 must attend the Senior Class Meeting March 21 during tutorial in the Auditorium to discuss the 60 Day Rule and miscellaneous graduation announcements. This is a Mandatory meeting so please plan on attending.

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PTSA / Volunteer News

General Meeting summaryThanks to everyone who came to our January meeting. If you missed it, minutes will be posted on the PTSA website soon. Meanwhile, learn more about the FHS SUN School and all its programs that help students connect better to school both academically and socially by looking at the SUN Program website .

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 Auction Website.

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Library

Valentine Love Slam Workshop: Feb 14th Tutorial in the library. Treats & Words & Workshopping & Poetry Slam info.

FHS Poetry Slam Kick Off / Info Meeting Feb 26 lunchtime library Register to get a slot at the 8th annual FHS Poetry Slam. Win money and a place at Verselandia! ( Click here to see the slams from years past ) We only have 25 slots and they fill fast. Come to the Feb 26 Info Meeting and register before it fills!

February 28th Truth Be Told PPS Story Slam FREE 7pm in the MADISON Library 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Funny and Sweet. Sad and Silly. We got it all. Join us as Sage, FHS Junior compete against other student storytellers from Grant, Madison, Lincoln, Wilson, and Jefferson in Truth Be Told . If you missed Sage and the other FHS storytellers in our November slam see the FAST Story Slam Video!

Semester Library Notices: Wednesday Feb 14 2nd period, students will receive a NOTICE OF CHECKED OUT AND OVERDUES LIBRARY/TEXTBOOK CHARGES. Make sure your student has & keeps materials required for classes and help student locate and return or renew materials overdue and/or lost. Textbook and Novel Sets that get turned in erase/eliminate charges. If a book belongs to another school we can return it. (FINE AMNESTY DAYS: For any lost library materials returned before 3PM FEB 22nd.)Pay for actual lost materials or older charges as soon as possible. (If over $5 use PPS School Pay or check to bookkeeper). If your family has special circumstances or there are any questions or concerns- please stop by, email sjchilds@pps.net, or call!

Fine Amnesty Days (Feb 14-21): If students return or renew late/lost library materials by 3pm Friday Feb 22- charges or fees on those items will be cleared from their record.

March 14: Everybody Reads: Only 15 free student tickets left to hear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on EVENING FIELD TRIP March 14! Adichie wrote the novel Americanah (available FREE in audio, ebook or hard copy from Multnomah County Library while supplies last) & the essay We Should All Be Feminists. The first 25 students who sign up and attend the field trip will get their own copy of the essay. We also have multiple copies for check out. Permission slips are due in the library by Friday, March 1. See Resource Links for more info.

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!)

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

Date Time Event Location
Tue. Feb. 26 6:30pm Black Feminism in the Hashtag Era North Portland Meeting Room
Thu. Feb. 28 6:30pm Africa to America: Adjusting to a New Life Midland Meeting Room - Large
Sun. Mar. 3 2:00pm Decolonizing Beauty Kenton Meeting Room
Wed. Mar. 13 6:30pm Race, Bias, and the Brain Hollywood Meeting Room
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Club News

Meet the founder of the organization PERIOD, Feb. 26:The organization, PERIOD., will visit Franklin during 7th period on 2/26 to share their message of service, advocacy, and education around securing menstruation hygiene access across the globe and on our school campuses. Meet the founder, Nadya Okamoto and learn about what we can do here at Franklin. Permission slips to be excused from class are on the Welcome Table in the library! See this flyer.

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Community News

Poetry Contest: Lan Su Chinese Garden is producing the Read the Landscape Poetry Contest open to high school students. It is FREE to participate. Poems can be submitted via e-mail from Jan 30 through April 5th, 2019. The poems will be juried, and judges will choose three poems to receive a Lan Su Poetry Award. All finalist poets will receive TWO FREE ADMISSIONS to the Poetry Gathering Night to read their poem and our judges will choose one poet to receive the Read the Landscape Award for the poem with the best presentation and creativity. The Poetry Gathering Night will be held at Lan Su on Saturday April 27th from 6pm to 8pm. All four poets from the below categories will each receive a $ 100.00 CASH PRIZE and One Year Lan Su Student Membership (retailed value $40.00)

  • Best poem from Grades 9 & 10
  • Best poem from Grades 11 & 12
  • Best poem with a connection to Lan Su
  • Read the Landscape Award – one poem chosen from the poetry readings at the Poetry Gathering Night on Saturday April 27

See the guidelines

FHS SUN School partners with Meineke to collect food and provide discounts: Meineke has partnered with FHS SUN school. At its SE Portland location (3635 SE 82nd Ave) it is collecting unopened non-perishable foods to stock a student food pantry at FHS. It is also offering discounts to FHS students and faculty: FREE alignment check, $17.95 basic oil change and 10% off labor. For details see the flyer.

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FHS Testing News

ACT -- Attention Juniors: You will be taking the ACT on Wednesday, February 20th. Please arrive at the gym at 8:05 with your school ID, pencils and a calculator if you have one. (We will have calculators on hand).

If you have not yet completed your ACT bubble answer sheet demographics info during your US History class recently you must do this in order to take the test. Please come to see Alice Headley in the counseling office by Monday, Feb 18th.

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.

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.

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Athletics

Franklin Boosters new gear for sale: Support the Franklin Athletic Boosters and get your spring gear: https://shopstrangestores.net/

District Wrestling Tournament Feb. 15&16, Marshall Campus: Adults $6.00 Students $2.00 $10.00 two day pass, OACA Gold Cards Accepted.

Friday 2/15/2019:

3:00 - 4:30 Championship Round 1
4:30 - 6:30: Consolation Round 1
6:30 - 7:30 Consolation Round 2

Saturday 2/16/2019:

9:30 - 11:00 Championships Semis and Consolation Round 3
11:00 - 1:00 Consolation Round 4
1:00 - 3:00 Consolation Finals
3:15 National Anthem
3:20 Introduction of Finalists
3:30 Championship Finals and Awards

Spring Sports Clearance by Feb. 25: If you have a student/athlete that would like to turnout for Baseball, Golf, Softball, Tennis, or Track, please have them come by the athletic office to get clearance paperwork for the February 25 tryouts. If they have been out for a sport please have them come by the athletic office and switch the paperwork to the spring sport. If they are currently out for a sport in the winter they can tryout/turnout once they have turned all gear in for that winter sport.

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

2/15/2019

SWIMMING

FRANKLIN

OSAA STATE

ALL

ALL DAY

VANS

FRIDAY

MHCC

DAY

2/15/2019

WRESTLING VARSITY

FRANKLIN

PIL DISTRICTS

3:00

DISMISS @ 11:30

BUS LEAVES @ 12:15

FRIDAY

GRANT

2/15/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

7:15

MEET AT RHS

FRIDAY

2/15/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

5:30

DISMISS @ 2:00

BUS LEAVES @ 2:20

FRIDAY

2/15/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL FROSH

FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:00

BUS LEAVES @ 2:20

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/15/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

 

 

SENIOR NIGHT

FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/15/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

FRIDAY

2/15/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 3;00

FRIDAY

2/16/2019

WRESTLING VARSITY

FRANKLIN

PIL CHAMPIONSHIPS

9:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 7:15

SATURDAY

GRANT

2/19/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

CLEVELAND

FRANKLIN

7:15

TUESDAY

2/19/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

CLEVELAND

FRANKLIN

5:30

TUESDAY

2/19/2019

BOYS BAKSETBALL FROSH

CLEVELAND

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 3:00

TUESDAY

2/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

CLEVELAND

7:15

MEET AT CHS

TUESDAY

2/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

CLEVELAND

5:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

TUESDAY

2/19/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

CLEVELAND

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

TUESDAY

2/22/2019

WRESTLING

FRANKLIN

OSAA STATE MEET

ALL

OSAA.ORG

FRIDAY

MEMORIAL COL

DAY

2/22/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

MADSION

FRANKLIN

7:15

SENIOR NIGHT

FRIDAY

BBX/BAND

2/22/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

MADISON

FRANKLIN

5:30

FRIDAY

2/22/2019

BOYS BASKETBALL JV II

MADISON

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 3:00

FRIDAY

2/22/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

MADISON

7:15

MEET AT MHS

FRIDAY

2/22/2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

MADISON

5:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

FRIDAY

2/22/2019

GILRS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

MADISON

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

FRIDAY

2/23/209

WRESTLING

FRANKLIN

OSAA STATE MEET

ALL

OSAA.ORG

SATURDAY

MEMORIAL COLI

DAY

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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.