Franklin High School

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

FHS Bulletin

Nov 9, 2018

Schedule Next Week

Monday November 12 NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Tuesday November 13 A Day
Wednesday November 14 B DAY
Thursday November 15 A Day
Friday November 16 B Day

Calendar Full Calendar

  • November 9,10, 7pm: Performance of Almost Maine
  • November 12: NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • November 15, 5:15pm: FHS Winter Athletic Parent Night, Gym
  • November 16, 7:00 - 8:30pm: FAST Story Slam
  • November 19 & 20: NO SCHOOL FHS Parent-Teacher conferences (details to come)
  • November 19 & 20: FHS Parent-Teacher conferences (gymnasium)
  • November 21-23: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving break)
  • November 28, 6:00 - 8:00: Discover Franklin (for next year's freshman)

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Notes
    • [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier
  • School News
    • [NEW] Franklin Gives Back starts Friday
    • [NEW]Conferences are coming
    • Almost Maine Performance, Nov. 2,3,3,9,10
    • More opportunities to get a fee flu shot!
  • PTSA / Volunteer News
    • [NEW] Chaperone freshmen trips to PSU
    • [NEW] Help with Discover Franklin, Nov. 28 (donate treats or staff a table)
    • [NEW]PTSA General Meeting minutes
  • Library
    • FAST StorySLAM Nov 16 7-8:30pm
    • [NEW]Overdue Book Marked as LOST and charged $5 if not turned in
    • FHS authors hit the big stage!
    • Nov. 10 Portland Book Festival
  • Fundraising
    • NEWFred Meyer Rewards -- new number and find out how much we raise!
    • Franklin Athletic Boosters Update
  • Club News
    • Eastside Snowboard Club is looking for new members
  • Athletics
    • [NEW] Winder Try-Out Dates and Times
    • [NEW] Fall All League Teams
    • FHS Winter Athletic Parent Night, Nov. 15, 5pm

Main Newsletter

Principal's Notes

Dear Community

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.

Ron Wyden addressing students Students watching Ron Wyden speak

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

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.



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 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 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:

  1. Must have passed at least 5 classes from the previous semester.
  2. Must be currently enrolled and passing at least 5 courses.
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Franklin STRONG,

Chris Frazier

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School News

FHS Gives Back starts Friday: As we enter into the holiday season, we start a tradition called FHS Gives Back. Franklin will sponsor around a dozen of our own families who are in need of a little extra support for the holidays. It kicks off with an assembly (Nov. 9) and runs until December 7th. Student leadership (ASB) will be collecting the following items to deliver to the families:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Clothes
  • New or lightly used toys
  • Toiletries
  • Money

Conferences are coming

  • Dates: Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th
  • Schedule: 8:00 - 11:30 AM, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and 5:00 to 7:30 PM both days.
  • Location: Conferences will take place in the Gym Complex (Student schedules will be available for pick up in the gym lobby.)
  • Presentations for Parents: -- Library November 19th & 20th:
    Parent VUE -- Access and monitor student grades and attendace: 12:30 - 12:50 PM & 4:30 - 4:50 pm
    Sheila Dygert, Counseling Dept.
  • FHS Digital Resources & Tips for parents/students:
    12:55 - 1:15pm & 4:30 - 4:50pm
    Sunny Childs, Library Media Specialist
  • Parking: Street Parking only.
  • Student Attendance: FHS encourages students to attend conferences with their parent/guardian. Having students attend helps eliminate confusion between students and parents/guardians, and allows for a richer conversation with meaningful dialogue. Please come at a time when you can attend with your student(s).

Almost Maine Performance: Come see the Franklin Theater Department’s performance of Almost Maine, a play by John Cariani. Performances will be in the FHS Theater, Nov. 2,3,9,10 at 7pm and Nov. 4 at 1pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

More chances to get your flu shot for FREE at the FHS Health Clinic: The Franklin School-Based Health Clinic has flu shots available for students and a limited supply for family members. Students can make an appointment for a flu shot any time. In addition, the clinic is teaming with the FHS PTSA to provide flu shots (free of charge) to community members at the following special events:
Parent Teacher Conferences, 11/19/18 - 11/20/18 (morning only)

School Board member Julia Brim-Edwards gets her flu shot
during the FHS Harvest Festival clinic.
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PTSA / Volunteer News

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.

Help with Discover Franklin, Nov. 28: We are welcoming 8th grade families from the Franklin feeder schools. Can you provide a friendly face or yummy treats? You can see what we need on our sign up here. If you want to stay & volunteer for the full event just sign up for both shifts. Desserts can be homemade or store-bought. Some GF and Vegan would be lovely! Please drop off food in the main office the day of the event (before 5:30pm) and CLEARLY mark it "Discover Franklin."

PTSA General Meeting minutes: We had a well-attended, busy general meeting last week that coincided with Harvest Festival. Read all about what you missed in our meeting minutes posted on our website.

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FAST StorySLAM Nov 16 7-8:30pm: Hear our 8 storytelling finalists compete in our StorySLAM for cash and a slot at #TruthBeTold. ALL STUDENTS are welcome to attend. FREE.

Overdue Book Marked as LOST and charged $5 if not turned in! All library materials 6 weeks or more overdue will be marked “lost” on Friday, November 16th and students will be charged $5. Please return or renew overdue materials by this date to avoid being charged. This does not include Novel Sets or Textbooks. We now have a book return at the front desk. If you have questions or concerns please contact or see library staff.

Franklin Authors hit the big stage! Students Summer G, Blanca P, Macy P and Jovita L will be reading at the Portland Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum Nov 1- 2:15-3:15. Get your PBF tickets Now! Free to HS students. (See info below:).

Nov 10 Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) is free to all high school students with ID. $15 in advance for adults. Featured writers this year include Tom Hanks, Courtenay Hameister, Peter Sagal, Loren Groff, Tommy Orange, and this year wristbands can be picked up on Nov 8 & 9 in advance.

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Fred Meyer Rewards—new number and find out how much we raise!We have 133 households signed up to link their Fred Meyer Rewards card to kick back money to the FHS PTSA. That earned us $550 last quarter! Imagine how much we could earn to support our students and teachers if all 1,800 Franklin families signed up. It doesn’t cost you a cent, just sign up and Fred Meyers donates money for each dollar you spend. If you go to sign up here, we have a new account number: EI267. The old one is still valid but this is the new one that will appear on the website.

Franklin Athletic Boosters Update: Tour Franklin Athletic Boosters have been busy! Check out our October 18th update

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Club News

The Eastside Snowboard Team is looking for new riders!We are a co-ed club team made up of riders from Grant, Franklin, Cleveland, Benson and Central Catholic. We practice and compete at Mt Hood Meadows. If you would like to spend the winter riding with your friends, learning from professional Coaches and having the time of your life, come join us! We have a sign up meeting on November 5 @ 7pm in the basement of the church at NE 34th & Knott Street. Please contact us about cost, schedule and any other questions at

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Winter Try-Out Dates and Times (you must get cleared by the Athletic Director before trying out for one of these teams):

Monday November 12:

  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5:30
  • Girls Basketball 6:00-8:00
Tuesday November 13:
  • Boys Basketball 3:30-5:30
  • Swimming 3:45-5:00 Mt Scott Pool
  • Wrestling 3:30-5:30 Wrestling Room
  • Girls Basketball 6:00-8:00

Fall All League Teams:

Volleyball: Honorable Mention, Ailee Pederson Sophomore Setter/Utility, Adrian Schay Senior RS

Men's Soccer: First Team: Arion Rivera, Senior Forward, Finn Rueegger, Junior Midfield, Gael Salas-Lara, Junior Goalkeeper; Second Team: William Hammond, Senior Defender, Hawk Baxter, Sophomore Forward, Sam Oeding, Senior Center Mid; Honorable Mention: Vincent Rose, Sophomore Defender: Head Coach of the Year: Ty Kovatch

Women's Soccer: Ilse Stacklie-Vogt, Senior Midfield

Football: Second Team Offense: Dee Clayton, Senior Utility, Second Team Defense: Francisco Avila, Senior Defensive Line, Anthony Cortese, Senior Defensive Line, Dee Clayton, Senior Defensive Back; Honorable Mention: Francisco Avila, Senior Offensive Line, Monroe Starr, Senior Kicker, Kevin Balawing, Senior Linebacker

FHS Winter Athletic Parent Night, Thursday November 15, Franklin High School Gym

  • 5:15 Introductions
  • 5:20 Gatorade
  • 5:25 FHS Boosters
  • 5:30 Admin Address
  • 6:00 Team Breakouts

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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: by 4pm Thursday for inclusion in that Friday's Bulletin.