Providing a first rate educational experience for our students rests at the core of what we aim to do at Franklin. This week provided many of our students with the unique opportunity to learn from professionals at the pinnacle of their careers; who shared their stories and planted seeds of hope.
Chef Gabriel Rucker, award winning chef and owner of Le Pigeon, and Little Bird Bistro joined Mr. O’Neil’s Culinary Art class this week. Chef Rucker has earned the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year and James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest. The personal instruction and guidance from an industry expert regarding meal preparation and presentation serve as a wonderful experience for our students.
Additionally, some students were invited through their Social Studies class to attend “Listening to the Future” a small town hall lead by Senator Ron Wyden. Our students were engaged in a relevant conversation with Senator Wyden pertaining to the many challenges and opportunities we face at the local, state, and federal level.
It’s with creativity and passion that we are able to innovatively “broaden and deepen knowledge, increase skills, and inspire confidence” in our students that our mission statement requires of us. We are appreciative of the time Chef Rucker and Senator Wyden shared as they support the efforts of our school community.
Highlights and Reminders:
PTSA Grants Awarded – It is with a full-heart that I wish to thank our PTSA for their generous donations via the PTSA Grants. This year the PTSA awarded over $22,500 to teachers, staff, and departments towards the benefit of serving our students through programs and instruction. These gracious donations make a tremendous impact on our school community. On behalf of the Franklin School Community I want to sincerely thank the PTSA for their tireless effort and dedication to our school. We couldn’t do this without you. You are Franklin STRONG!
Cross Country – Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams, for an impressive season and finish at the State Meet. The boys finished 4th in state. With Aidan Palmer and Charlie Robertson earning First Team All-state honors.
The Girls team placed 9th in the state. Delaney Griffin earned Second Team All-State honors and Autumn Ost earned Third Team All-State honors.
Four Franklin Cross Country athletes Aidan Palmer, Charlie Robertson, Delaney Griffin, and Autumn Ost will represent Oregon in the Nike XC Borderclash meet against Washington Nov 17th on the Nike Campus.
Oregon Writing Festival - Saturday 5/4/19 @ Portland State Student writers gather in small groups to listen to published authors talk about their craft share their work with peers from other schools compose new pieces in workshops run by local authors and teachers.
High School Author: Kim Stafford, Oregon´s Poet Laureate!
Registration fee for all TAG-identified students paid for by FHS TAG. Interested? Please pick up an info sheet from M-201 OR M-234 or email Anna York firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our Nurse – Please remember that cold and flu season is here. There are numerous symptoms that are similar. Below is a chart regarding common cold and flu symptoms. Remember if you have a severe headache or an elevated temperature it may be something more severe. Good hand washing is our best defense.
Franklin Strong Winner -- Yasmine Irish-Manibuson, grade 10
Teacher who recognized this student: Heidi Moore.
Celebrating this student with Starbucks on Franklin
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/PORTLAND INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE (PIL)
Students who wish to participate in athletics must visit the Athletic Office to pick up physical examination cards and eligibility forms in the Athletic Office. Both are required before a student may try out for any PIL athletic team.
Information for students turning out for the first time at Franklin or returning students renewing their physicals after 2 years. OSAA rules mandate a physical examination every 2 years:
- Forms are available at http://www.pilathletics.com. The required “blue card” is not available online and must be picked up from the Athletic Director.
- A physical examination is required.
- Parents must sign all forms.
- Return completed packet directly to the Athletic Director (AD)
Information for students who have participatedi n a sport at Franklin and who have haad a physical within the last 2 years:
- Forms are available at http://www.pilathletics.com. The required “blue card” is not available online and must be picked up from the Athletic Director in Room G-002a.
- A physical is not required; however a medical update form must be completed.
The following conditions apply in order to participate in athletics:
- Must have passed at least 5 classes from the previous semester.
- Must be currently enrolled and passing at least 5 courses.
- Earned the following credits:
- 4.5 credits by the start of 10th grade
- 10.0 credits by the start of 11th grade
- 17.0 credits by the start of 12th grade
- Earned the following minimum GPA from the previous semester:
- Have a 2.5 GPA with no more than 1F
- Have a 2.0 GPA with 0 F's.
Failure to meet conditions # 1, 2, or 3 = Ineligible(Not able to participate)
Failure to meet conditions # 4 = Academic Probation (Mandatory Tutorial in order to participate)
*Fall grade criteria is based on second-semester grades from the previous year.
*Winter grade criteria is based on first-semester grades of the current year.
Lastly, Monday November 12th there is No School in honor of Veteran’s Day. We want to thank our veterans for their service to our country for our civil liberties and freedom.