Franklin High School

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

FHS Bulletin

March 8, 2019

See older bulletins in the Archive

Schedule Next Week

Monday March 11 A Day
Tuesday March 12 B Day
Wednesday March 13 A Day Tutorial
Thursday March 14 B Day Tutorial
Friday March 15 A Day

Calendar Full Calendar

  • 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, 9:30am - 1:30pm: FHS volunteers needed at the PTA Clothing Center
  • March 11, 6 - 7:30pm: FHS Athletics Booster meeting (G-114)
  • March 14, 7pm: FHS PTSA General Meeting, Rm M221 (up the main staircase)
  • March 14, 7pm: Everybody Reads author event, Chimananda Ngozi Adichie (downtown)
  • March 14, 15, 16, 7pm: FHS Drama Dept presents Bye Bye Birdie (auditorium)
  • March 21, 2:15: Mandatory Senior Class meeting
  • March 25-29: NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • April 1: Senior 60 Day Rule begins

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Notes
    • [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier
  • School News
    • [NEW] FHS Spelling Bee, March 13, all welcome
    • [NEW] Chicken Coop reduced price!
    • Reed College Young Scholars Program (for current Juniors)
    • 2019 College Prep Scholars Program
    • Spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie on sale now!
    • Mandatory Graduate Meeting, March 21 during tutorial
  • PTSA / Volunteer News
    • Volunteer at the PTA Clothing Center March 11
    • March FHS PTSA Meeting, March 14--meet PPS School Board Director Julia Brin-Edwards
    • Nominate an Educator of the Month
  • Library
  • Club News
    • Franklin Art Collective (new club)
  • Community News
    • Study Abroad Scholarships for American High School Students
    • Mindfulness 8-Week Course
    • Poetry Contest
  • FHS Testing News
    • Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)
  • Athletics
    • Franklin Boosters new gear for sale
    • [NEW] Franklin Athletic Boosters update
    • [NEW] Baseball schedule change due to weather
    • [NEW] Turf/field closed Saturday 10am-3pm
    • [NEW] Upper Field Update
    • [NEW] Weekly Schedule
  • From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook

Main Newsletter

Principal's Notes

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!

Rose Festival

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.

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School News

Franklin Spelling Bee, All Welcome!Franklin´s annual spelling bee will be held Wednesday March 13 during tutorial in the library. All students are required to write out the spelling to a list of words read aloud to them. The student with the highest number of correctly spelled words is the winner and will go on to the district level competition in April. The 1st and 2nd place winners at the school level will get a prize. Sign up with your Englilsh teacher, library staff, Anna York via email at ayork@pps.net, OR just show up!

Chicken Coop Reduced Price! The student-built chicken coop is still for sale at a reduced price of $550.It must sell! If you are interested, please contact Mr. Silvernail at dsilvernail@pps.net. Look at pictures.

Student Opportunity: On March 20th in 7th period, Jewish Community Club will be hosting Peter Wigmore who will share his mother's story of surviving the horrific genocide of the Holocaust. Join us as we learn more about the Holocaust and the long lasting and ever-present effects of antisemitism. Permission slips will be available in the library and social studies classes and can be turned in to the library no later than March 19th.

Reed College Young Scholars Program (for current Juniors): Students looking for a rigorous academic challenge in their senior year can apply for the Reed College Young Scholars Program that allows selected HS seniors who have exhausted their curricular options to enroll in one Reed undergraduate class for the academic year (some examples of the subjects Young Scholars typically enroll in include art, the major sciences, world languages, psychology, dance, theater). The application deadline is April 1, 2019 for fall classes and December 1, 2019 for spring classes. A Reed scholarship covers most of the expense. Your family contributes only $100 per semester toward tuition, plus the cost of books and transportation. For further information and to apply, visit https://www.reed.edu/outreach_programs/young_scholars/index.html target="_blank", or call 503.777.7259.

2019 College Prep Scholars Program: High school juniors who excels academically and come from a low-income background are encouraged to apply to the 2019 College Prep Scholars Program as a way to help them reach their full potential. Student’s counselors can refer them to the program. Why should students apply? QuestBridge partners with 40 top colleges to prepare College Prep Scholars to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to Stanford, Yale, Duke, and more. College Prep Scholars can receive special awards and opportunities, including a full scholarship to a college summer program, an invitation to a National College Admissions Conference, campus visits, essay feedback, and much more. Follow the link above and/or talk to your counselor for more information.

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.

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

Volunteer at the PTA Clothing Center Monday March 11: It’s Franklin's turn to send 5-6 volunteers to help out at the PTA Clothing Center to help sort donations and assist PPS students in finding clothing. The time is 9:30-1:30, but you can come for whatever part of that works for you. They just really need as many helpers as they can get to serve families in a timely way. The Clothing Center is located at Marshall (Grant HS) Campus; 3905 SE 91st Avenue, Room B-60. Please check in/out at the Grant main office. If you can help, please sign up here so we know we have enough volunteers.

FHS PTSA General Meeting, March 14, 7pm, rm M-221: PPS School Board Director and Franklin zone School Board Rep, Julia Brim-Edwards will join us for a QnA. In addition, we will honor two more Educators of the Month, and hear about how the new PPS budget will affect FHS staffing for next year from Principal Frazier.

Nominate an Educator of the Month: Help us honor FHS staff by nominating an FHS staff member who is doing an exceptional job. Send their name to vpfhsptsa@gmail.com. We will select two names at random to honor at our March meeting on March 14. Names are kept in the running all year and all nominees are notified even if they are not selected.

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Library

Truth Be Told Story Slam Video is UP! Winner Sage from Franklin can be found at 30:26.

FHS SLAM: only 10 slots left! l PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER. Win $100 at the FHS Poetry Slam April 11 at 6pm and a slot at Verselandia! View reg form HERE. Download and submit or enroll online. Registration closes March 15. See online calendar and Watch FHS Slam 2018 or Verselandia 2018 and get pumped to play with poetry! GET T-SHIRT, COMPETE FOR AND WIN CASH PRIZES-$100 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD MOVE ON UP TO GRAND SLAM: VERSELANDIA APRIL 25, 2019. Buy Tickets to Verselandia. See Sunny if questions.

New AP, ACT, SAT Test Prep Books and College Books are in! Students looking for additional material to prepare for exams or to research colleges can check out one of our many titles. See HERE for list.

Online Test Prep through Learning Express Additional test prep materials are available through Learning Express. Get instructions in library or see here.

Adichie Evening Field Trip 3/14: Posted attendee list in Library.

Senior Library Clearance Necessary to attend Prom: Seniors must have all lost books and charges resolved by May 16 in order to go to Prom. Notices will be in Senior packets mailed home over spring break. Questions? Need Help? Special Circumstances? Contact Chris or Sunny or Beth in the library. Or email sjchilds@pps.net.

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

Date Time Event Location
Wed. Mar. 13 6:30pm Race, Bias, and the Brain Hollywood Meeting Room
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Club News

Franklin Art Collective: This is a new club that meets the first and third Monday of every month at 3:30 in room S-220. Artists and creatives of all styles, mediums, and skill levels are welcome. If you’re interested in creating art, discussing art, and meeting like-minded people, please stop by.

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Community News

Study Abroad Scholarships for American High School Students: The U.S. Department of State provides over 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions. The application period is now open for the Youth Ambassadors Program. Scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites, but applicants must be between ages 15 and 18 when the program starts. Seniors are welcome to apply and can travel after graduation, if they meet the age requirement. We are particularly trying to reach young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience. Look here for announcement and other outreach materials.

Mindfulness 8-Week Course: Transformative Tools for Franklin Parents, Teachers and Staff
Dates: Wednesdays, April 3-May 22 from 6:00-8:30pm at Franklin High School

Peace in Schools is delighted to offer this free mindfulness course for the Franklin High School community! It's perfect for those who are brand new to mindfulness, as well as more experienced practitioners. You'll learn how to start or deepen a mindfulness practice, connect with an accepting community, and learn powerful, trauma-informed mindfulness tools to bring into your life, your work, and your interactions with youth. Learn more and register at: peaceinschools.org/franklin

Franklin Ultimate Frisbee Team: Join the Franklin Ultimate Frisbee team. Learn a new sport Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. Practices Monday and Wednesdays 4:30-6. Games Thursdays. Email franklin.hs.ultimate@gmail.com with questions.

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

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FHS Testing News

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.

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Athletics

Franklin Athletic Boosters update: New Franklin, Quaker, and spring sports gear is available online through March 15th. Join us in room G-114 Monday, March 11th for our spring meeting. See the FAB newsletter for more details.

Baseball schedule changes: Due to weather concerns in Central Oregon we have made a few changes to the schedule. Baseball will not be traveling to Redmond March 15-16. The games will be moved to Franklin High School as the Redmond has three feet of snow on the ground and Is expecting freezing rain for the next couple of days and temperatures are not expected to get above 22 degrees for the next 10 days. Games will now be Monday March 11 1:00-7:30 PM, and Friday March 15 2:45-6:30 PM.

Turf Closed Saturday 10:30am-3:00pm: The track and turf will be closed from the 40 yard line north so we can play baseball on the upper field, which does not have protective netting in place.

Franklin Upper Field Update: The district has set a timeline of March 20th for the install of the protective netting on the south side of the Baseball/ Softball Field. The softball field which is currently planned at the southwest end of the upper field is in the process of being built by facilities through a private donation. We hope to have a complete update on this field by the next addition of the Principals Newsletter.

Weekly Schedule

FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 3/11/2019-3/22/2019

DAY/DATE

FHS TEAM/LEVEL

OPPOSING TEAM 

SITE

START

DISMISS

COMMENTS

3/11/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY 

CENTURY/DD

FHS

2:00

12:15

N/A

MONDAY 

JAMBOREE

WEST SALEM

3/11/2019

GOLF BOYS 

FRANKLIN 

TUALITIN INVITE 

10:00

ALL DAY 

VANS @ 8:00 AM 

MONDAY 

3/11/2019

TENNIS WOMEN’S 

FRANKLIN 

CENTENNIAL 

3:30

DISMISS @ 2:00

BUS LEVES @ 2:20

MONDAY

3/11/2019

TENNIS MEN’S 

CENTENNIAL 

FRANKLIN 

3:30

DISMISS @ 2:00

MONDAY

  3/11/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

GLENCOE JAMBOREE

4:00

DISMISS @ 1:40

2 VANS LEAVE @ 2:00

MONDAY

HILLSBORO STADIUM

3/12/2019

GOLF BOYS 

FRANKLIN

EASTMORELAND

3:00

DISMISS @1:45

MEET AT 

TUESDAY

EASTMORELAND 

3/13/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN 

REYNOLDS 

5:00

DISMISS @ 2:25

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

WEDNESDAY

BASEBALL JV

FRANKLIN

REYNOLDS

5:00

3/13/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN 

CENTENNIAL 

4:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

WEDNESDAY

3/13/2019

SOFTBALL JV 

FRANKLIN

CENTENNIAL 

4:30

DISMISS @ 2:30

BUS LEAVES @ 2:50

WEDNESDAY

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

3/13/2019

GOLF BOYS 

FRANKLIN 

HERON LAKES 

3:00

DISMISS @ 1:00

VAN LEAVES @ 1:30

WEDNESDAY 

3/14/2019 

GOLF GIRLS 

FRANKLIN 

HERON LAKES 

3:00

DISMISS @ 1:00

VAN LEAVES @ 1:30

THURSDAY

3/14/2019

TENNIS GIRLS 

MADISON 

FRANKLIN

4:15

DISMISS @ 3:00

THURSDAY 

3/14/2019

TENNIS BOYS 

FRANKLIN

MADISON 

4:15

DISMISS @ 2:50

BUS LEAVES @ 3:10

THURSDAY

3/15/2019

TRACK 

FRANKLIN 

COTTON INVITE 

3:00

DISMISS @ 2:40

BUS LEAVES @ 3:00

FRIDAY

GRANT @ MARSHALL 

3/15/2019

GOLF GIRLS 

FRANKLIN 

ROSE CITY 

3:00

DISMISS @ 1:45

MEET AT RC 

FRIDAY

3/15/2019

SOFTBALL VARSITY

FGHS 

ERV LIND 

4:00

DISMISS@ 2:10

VANS LEAVE @ 2:30

FRIDAY

3/15/2019

SOFTBALL JV 

FGHS 

CLINTON

4:00

DISMISS @ 2:40

FRIDAY

3/15/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

RIDGEVIEW

FRANKLIN

4:30

DISMISS @ 2:45

FRIDAY

3/16/2019

BASEBALL VARSITY

RIDGEVIEW 

FRANKLIN

12:00

SATURDAY

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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 "Neighborly" aspect of STRONG behavior:

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

Neighborly

Staff:

  • We leave rooms better than we found them
  • We reach out to new staff and students to make them feel welcome
  • We display student work
  • We provide hall passes

Students:

  • We share our supplies and knowledge with others
  • We clean up after ourselves
  • We help when we see a need
  • We only leave the class when we have a hall pass
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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.