Franklin High School

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

FHS Bulletin

May 17, 2019

See older bulletins in the Archive

Schedule Next Week

Monday-May 20-A-Day

Tuesday-May 21-B-Day

Wednesday-May 22-A-Day

Thursday-May 23-B-Day-tutorial

Friday-May 24-A-Day-assembly - Senior Recognition Assembly


Calendar (find a more comprehensive calendar on our website)

·         May 18: Senior Prom

·         May 21, 6:30PM: Franklin Athletic Boosters end of year celebration!

·         May 23, 2:15pm: Advanced Scholars Program Stole Ceremony (auditorium)

·         May 27: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

·         May 29-10: Finals for Seniors

·         May 30: Last day for Seniors to clear all fees/fines/return materials to receive graduation tickets

·         May 31: Seniors Last Day

·         May 31: Tabor Jam, Eagles Lodge (see below) tickets here

·         June 3, 5-7pm: 2019 Franklin Historical Society

·         June 4, 5:30-7pm: GRADUATION!

·         June 10-12: Finals for underclassmen

·         June 12: Last Day of School for underclassmen


Newsletter Highlights

Principal’s Notes

·         [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier

School News

·         Parent volunteers needed for textbook check-in

·         [UPDATED] Franklin Athletic Boosters end of year celebration, May 21!

·         Franklin Historical Society on display June 3, 5-7pm

·         May 23 AP Seminar 2019-20 Mandatory Meeting

PTSA/Volunteer News

·         Volunteers very much needed for textbook check-in

·         Volunteer to help the night of the annual Grad Party! (especially freshman, sophomore and junior parents)


·         Tabor Jam ‘19 - Friday, May 31 at the Eagles Lodge

·         “FHS Grad” Lawn Signs


·         Volunteers needed for textbook check-in

·         Last day to check out library books May 20

·         Graduation clearance

·         [NEW] Underclass check-in

·         [NEW] Oregon Battle of the Books 2019/20 Info Meeting, June 4

·         [NEW] Multnomah County Library Summer Reading

·         Free audio books

Community News

·         [NEW] Volunteer at this neighborhood clean-up event “Paint the Town Green”

·         Saturday Academy summer classes in science and technology


·         Summer workouts and expectations

·         Weekly Schedule

From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook



Principal’s Notes


Franklin Families,


With each passing week we edge closer to the end of the school year.  Students often are faced with balancing an array of emotions associated with the end of year; joy, exhaustion, stress, and even uncertainty about plans beyond the school year. As a community let’s commit to supporting our students as they travel the final terrain of the school year.  We will be encouraging, hopeful, and supportive; while modeling for our youth how to address new circumstances, potential challenges and new opportunities.


Let’s finish Franklin STRONG



Updates/Highlights and Reminders


Erin’s Law Lessons begin next week –

Starting Monday May 20th, 10th and 12th grade students will be participating in a short unit related to Erin’s Law and child sexual abuse prevention.  This is requirement of all public schools in every grade from K-12 to ensure all students understand how to recognize and respond to unsafe situations. It is mandatory that each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse prevention program. These important lessons are required by state law, Senate Bill 856.


These lessons are created to lead students through knowledge, discussion, and critical thinking in a grade appropriate content. Our 9th and 11th students have been exposed to this curriculum in the Health courses.


Our goal with these lessons is to equip students in self advocacy and decision making tools as they develop from adolescence to young adults.  We also hope that these lessons provide families with the opportunity to also talk through these concepts with their students.


As per OAR 581-022-1910, parents may opt their student out of these lessons in order to accommodate a students’ disabilities or religious views by submitting a written request to Principal Chris Frazier.  Waiver request information was submitted to families via email on Tuesday, May 14th.


To request a waiver, please review the lessons (, and fill out the form below to Principal Frazier by: Monday, May 20th 2019. Families can also see the attached Erin’s Law Opt Out Form. For students with approved waivers, they will complete an alternative assignment in a different location.


FHS Ultimate Frisbee Team

Congratulations to the FHS Ultimate Frisbee Team who won the Metro League title beating West Linn 16-15! We are city champs! Here is a video of the final throw/score. Congratulations on a successful season.




Student Recognition –

Congratulation to Clementine McTaggart-Ivezic!!  Clementine and the FHS architecture class participated in a design competition put on by the North American Women in Construction (NAWIC).  Students were tasked to design a "High Speed Study Zone", essentially a building that would be used by the public for internet access, teleconferencing, and group study.  


This year's local AND region winner is Franklin's own Clementine McTaggart-Ivezic.  As regional winner, Clementine’s design has been submitted to the national competition which occurs in August.



Teacher Recognition – Mercedes Munoz

Congratulations to Mercedes Munoz for being recognized as a Regional winner for Oregon Teacher of the Year!!!


Oregon Teacher of the Year Program Celebrates 13 Regional Winners


May 16, 2019

Media Contact: Marc Siegel,


Oregon Teacher of the Year Program Celebrates 13 Regional Winners

Oregon educators honored for leadership, excellence and community involvement


(Salem, Ore.) – Today the Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, announced Oregon’s 2020 Regional Teachers of the Year! Annually all 50 states, U.S. territories, Washington, D.C. and the Department of Defense Education Activity name a teacher of the year. Last year, Oregon’s Teacher of the Year program expanded to include the celebration of exemplary educators from every region.

“Today’s educators must be equipped with more skills than ever before to meet the unique and important needs of each student they serve,” Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill said. “Recognizing these outstanding regional teachers is a privilege and their commitment to the calling of teaching deserves our thanks.”

Each Regional Teacher of the Year will receive a $500 award from the Oregon Lottery, and is automatically considered for the honor of 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year which will be announced in September.  

Oregon educators were identified through a regional application and selection process facilitated by local Education Service Districts. Applicants submitted testimonials and letters of support from principals, superintendents, colleagues and students for consideration, and were assessed on leadership, instructional expertise, community involvement, understanding of educational issues, professional development and vision by a diverse panel of regional representatives.

2020 Oregon Regional Teachers of the Year:

  • Dave Case, Hood River Valley High School, Social Studies, Hood River School District
  • Susie Chaney, Reedsport Community Charter School, Mathematics, Reedsport School District
  • Manda Currier, Buff Elementary School, Special Education, Jefferson School District
  • Katelyn Dover, John Tuck Elementary School, First Grade, Redmond School District
  • Joshua Dunnell, Farm Home School, Mathematics, Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District
  • Jon Fresh, Westview High School, Special Education, Beaverton School District
  • Renee Klein, Marcola School District, Special Education
  • Tia McLean, Helman Elementary School, Kindergarten, Ashland School District
  • Mercedes Muñoz, Franklin High School, Special Education, Portland Public SchoolsTJ Presley, Pilot Rock Jr./Sr. High School, Mathematics, Pilot Rock School District
  • Charles Sanderson, Woodburn Wellness, Business and Sports School, Language Arts, Woodburn School District
  • Janel Sorenson, Sutherlin Middle School, Science, Sutherlin School District
  • Alissa Tran, Molalla High School, Art, Molalla River School District

Additional information on the program can be found on the Oregon Teacher of the Year website.






PTSA Board

I would like to send a huge thanks to our PTSA Executive Board and parents who participated and/or attended PTSA sponsored events.  Your contributions to our school community are invaluable.  Also a special thanks to our outgoing President Lisa Zuniga for her leadership and guidance.



Franklin STRONG,


Chris Frazier



School News

Parent Volunteers Very Much Needed 5/22-6/12 for Textbook Check In: Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. To sign up click HERE.


Franklin Athletic Booster’s end-of-year celebration: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm: Save the date for Franklin Athletic Booster’s end-of-year celebration Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-8:30pm in the FHS Cafeteria. See details in our newsletter:[UNIQID]

Franklin Historical Society on display June 3, 5-7pm: You are formally invited to the opening of the 2019 Franklin Historical Society constructed by the FHS Advanced Placement U.S. History classes. This year’s museum topics include: ● 50 Years of Rip City: The History of the Portland Trail Blazers

·         A League of Her Own: A History of Women’s Softball

·         After Nam: The History of the Vietnamese Community in Portland

·         Ashes, Dust and Formaldehyde: A History of American Undertaking

·         Boogeymen on the Silver Screen: The History of Horror Cinema

·         Chaotic Good?: The Controversial History of Dungeons and Dragons

·         Grappling with Change: A History of Women’s Wrestling

·         The X Factor: Examining the Historic Mutations in X-Men Comics


With more than 100 students enrolled in the participating APUSH classes, there could be as many as 50 exhibits showcased throughout the Franklin High School campus. Many original oral history interviews will be archived at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland for posterity. Join us Monday, June 3, 5:00-7:00 at Franklin High School (5405 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97206.) There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be provided.


May 23 AP Seminar 2019-20 Mandatory Meeting: If you signed up for AP Seminar for next year you must attend this meeting at lunch in M223.


PTSA/Volunteer News

Volunteer at the annual Grad Night Party! We’re looking for parents to help the night of the annual Grad Night Party. We ask parents of underclassmen to pay it forward by working this night so parents of seniors can take the night off. Sign up here:


PTSA School Board election forum success: Thanks to everyone who came out to hear the candidates for the PPS School Board answer questions Monday night. You can read a transcript of the meeting minutes on the PTSA website soon.


May Educators of the Month: The PTSA recognized Laura Valent (Spanish teacher) and Jill Register (assistant principal secretary) as May’s Educators of the Month. Thanks to everyone who nominated educators this year. Even those who did not get selected for recognition at our monthly meetings will know that they were nominated. Please nominate them again next year!


Tabor Jam ‘19 - Friday, May 31 at the Eagles Lodge: This is a fundraising concert for Franklin High School. Spread the word, invite your friends, and come out to the Eagles Lodge for a great evening of music and community with FHS student musicians, the ‘Rents and Stump City Soul. This is our 4th annual Tabor Jam and it is a really fun evening. Join us won’t you? Tickets are $15 in advance here and $20 at the door.

“FHS Grad” Lawn Signs: The countdown to graduation has begun!  Recognize your Senior with an FHS Grad lawn sign.  We are selling these for $20 and the proceeds go to the Grad Night Party. Quantities are limited so purchase one soon before we are sold out! The sign doesn't have a year on it so it's not too early to purchase for your Junior, Sophomore or even Freshman student! Or, consider buying one for your neighbor! How to purchase: Send a check (made to PTSA) to the PTSA box in the Franklin High School Office. Include your email and home address. Sign will be delivered to your home. Contact Jean Hansen and let her know you would like to purchase and she will coordinate with you:, 971-409-4165


Parent Volunteers Very Much Needed 5/22-6/12 for Textbook Check In: Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. To sign up click HERE.


Last day to check out library books May 20: Last Day to checkout library books for freshman, sophomores, juniors!


Senior Clearance for Graduation: Notices delivered May 7-10 in government and econ classes. TO RECEIVE GRAD TICKETS Seniors must have completely cleared their record of all charges and books by May 30th. Seniors will visit the library to check in books through their government and econ classes on May 22 & 23. Questions? Need Help? Special Circumstances? Contact Chris or Sunny or Beth in the library. Seniors Instructions Slideshow is HERE.


Underclass Textbook Check In: Students are scheduled to 1) return ALL materials  for ALL classes not needed for finals, 2) pay charges, 3) clear their records. They come with the following classes: CCE for 9th grade, Modern World History for 10th grade, English for 11th grade. We ask that students please clear their record during their scheduled time as we will be busy with other classes later. Instructions and notices will be delivered in class during the week of May 20. See detailed instructions HERE. Students can also see their record by logging into the catalog with StudentVue/Synergy username and password.


Oregon Battle of the Books 2019-20 Informational Meeting June 4: at lunch in the library. Bring a friend. Check out one of the titles for summer!


Multnomah County Summer Reading:  Students can sign up/track reading online HERE starting June 14, or pick up a game card from MCL or Franklin Library.  Students can play to earn prizes at MCL and then show us proof of playing when we return for 2019-20 school year and get a treat from us and be entered to win a prize.


Free Audio Books Sync Audiobooks  For teens 13+ Can download two complete audiobooks per week. New offerings every Thursday (as of 4 am Pacific) each week through mid-August. Students (or their parents) can sign up for weekly alert about new titles or check site weekly for new downloads. For more info go to


Club News

Cheer on the Dragon Boat Team and support their fundraisers: Come cheer on the FHS dragon boat team (the Zamboanga AquaRockets) at the PDX Scrimmages May 18 just south of the Hawthorne Bridge behind the Riverplace Hotel. The team is also selling raffle tickets, available at FHS May Fete and at the scrimmages on May 18.


Community News

Volunteer at this neighborhood clean-up event “Paint the Town Green”, June 1: Join your neighbors for Paint the Town Green on Saturday, June 1st. It’s a community event and volunteers will be picking up litter and removing graffiti in seven SE Portland neighborhoods. All are welcome to participate and we’ll provide all of the supplies. Project locations include:

o    Richmond - Sunnyside - HAND

o    Foster-Powell

o    Lents

o    Mt. Scott-Arleta

o    Brentwood-Darlington

o    Montavilla

o    Mt. Tabor

Snacks are provided. Please come dressed for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Volunteers must be 5 or 6 years or older. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students over 16 will need a signed waiver. Qualifies for Portland Public School’s Community Service Requirement. Click  to sign up!

Saturday Academy summer classes in science and technology: Check out the great summer class offerings for Saturday Academy. Their summer camps and classes are hands-on opportunities designed to inspire curiosity in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. Find classes here.



Summer workouts and expectations: In the next issue of the Principals Newsletter I hope to have all summer activities posted. They will also be posted on Please schedule your vacations and have fun while keeping in mind these summer workouts are never mandatory but we do know that if kids are working out they are getting better and preparing for fall tryouts.

Weekly Schedule

FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 5/17/2019-5/25/2019













ADULTS $3.00
















































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.