Sunday, March 10th is the beginning of daylight savings time; when we move our clocks forward allowing for evening daylight to last longer. While we may be impacted by the loss of an hour of sleep, I want to challenge us to consider the possibilities associated with this inevitable act.
Let’s go beyond just moving our clocks forward; let’s also move forward with our thinking and actions. Springing forward allows us an opportunity to explore possibilities and consider new realities. Being forward with our thinking assists us with planning and preparing for what is to come. Talk with your students about using this time to reflect on what lies ahead, to consider what strategies they may wish to implement to assist their progress, and what supports they may need to help them reach their goals.
This week's STRONG Winners
Amal Harun: Grade 12
Recognized by: Jeffery Anderson
Amal will receive credit at the Quaker Nation Student Store!
Updates and Reminders
Franklin Instrumental District Solo/Ensemble State Qualifiers
Congratulations to our 2019 Franklin State Instrumentalists! There were 184 entries from across the district at the festival, and these musicians came out on top.
- Bassoon PIL Champion (STATE):
- Nikolas Kovacevic
- Trumpet PIL Champion:
- 1st Alternate: Jessica Mason
- Woodwind – Small Ensemble (2-4) PIL Champion (STATE):
Franklin HS Sax Quartet
Sam Brinda, Roman Kirkeby, Xavier Schroeder, Davis Swanson
- Woodwind – Large Ensemble (5-16) PIL Champion (STATE):
Franklin HS Woodwind Quintet
Ilse Stacklie-Vogt, Ian Strauss, Michael Smoyer, Laura Skinner, Nikolas Kovacevic
- 2nd Place (STATE):
Franklin HS Clarinet Ensemble:
Taylor Jennings, Drake Hadley, Breanna Decker, Laura Skinner, Cementine McTaggart-Ivezic, Sadie Tresnit, Maresa Bareno-Lee
Congratulations and best of luck at State.
Successful School Survey Extended
The survey window for families has been extended until March 8th. Our Family response rate was only 15% as a school community; well below our goal. If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate here is your chance.
Survey Access: Families of students in all grades will be able to access their surveys by going to https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys . You will then select our school to complete the survey.
You can also access the survey in different laguages through the PPS Family Survey Access Flier - All Languages
We want to hear from you!
Spring is in the air, which means Rose Festival is around the corner. We’d like to congratulate our two Rose Festival Candidates: Christina Liu and Wren Helzer-Florer.
March 13: Rose Festival Princess for Franklin announcement
- Where: Auditorium
- When: Starting at 2:15
- How: Open for all students to attend during tutorial to support the Rose Festival Court when the announcement occurs. TV/media will be present.
Thank you for your support of this Portland tradition as we send a representative to the Rose Festival!
Franklin High Celebrates Women's History Month For the month of March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Franklin wants to bring insight, knowledge, and highlight the contributions of women to historical events and throughout society. Throughout the month of March we will be celebrating with activities and educational information sponsored by various students groups and organizations.