Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Franklin High School

Home of the Quakers

5405 SE Woodward | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-5140 | Fax: (503) 916-2694

News & Announcements in Brief

Franklin High School
Important Information

Franklin High School Main Office Summer Hours:  Tues, Wed, Thurs - 8:30am-3:30pm  CLOSED Mon & Fri

To reach the staff of the Gear-Up Office at FHS, please call 503-916-5140 ext 73511.

For DMV Certificate/Proof of Enrollment call the Main Office at 503-916-5140, PRIOR to coming, on Tues-Thurs.  Or, call PPS Enrollment & Transfer at 503-916-3205.

FHS Counseling Office is CLOSED for the Summer.  It will reopen on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

To enroll/register a NEW student contact PPS Enrollment & Transfer at 503-916-3205.      Click here for more information

FHS Registration Dates are: 

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
8:00am - 11:00am
1:00pm - 2:30pm 

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 
Sophomores:  8:00am - 11:00am 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Registration Packets will be mailed home in August.  Please bring COMPLETED paperwork with you to registration.

Be sure to look at the HELPFUL INFORMATION & FORMS tab to the left

SUMMER Athletics Calendar


Have a SAFE and HAPPY Summer!

 Congratulations to the Graduates of the FHS Class of 2014!

We're proud of EACH

Go out, be GOOD and leave your POSITIVE MARK on this WORLD!
The FHS Class of 2014 received almost
in Scholarships and Awards this year!

Incoming FHS-PTSA Officers for 2014-15 School Year
The Franklin HS Quaker Parent Teacher Student Association has elected the following officers for the 2014-15 School year. Their terms begin July 1, 2014 and run until June 30, 2015. Congratulations!

Lisa Zuniga, president
Libby Miller, vice president
Susie Silva-Strommer, secretary
Laura Smoyer, treasurer
Gloria Orellana, treasurer-elect
Rebecca Eaton, membership chair
Darcy Mundorff, director of communications
Shauna Johnson, ticket sales coordinator

Read outgoing President Roger Kirchner's report for more details.


Opportunities for Students

Interested in firefighting? Consider the free Fire Camp for Young Women (ages 16 - 19). Dates: July 10 - 13, 2014. See flyer for details.

Check out this summer residential program for talented and highly able students. Read the brochure and program details.

Did You Know?

FHS named an Oregon Green School! 
Certification recognizes the school’s efforts in waste reduction and resource conservation.

Congratulations and special thanks to the GREENTEAM: Ms. Sansom, Ella Beaver, Elizabeth Beaver, Molly Booth-Balk, Nate Ezelle, Owen Fox, Quinna Hadley, Morgan Kender, Carlena Morse, Molly Test, and Emma Woodburn.

Spotlight on Quakers

Congratulations to FHS Junior

Bailey was one of forty out of a hundred applicants 
who were accepted to the FBI Youth Academy!


Franklin's own Austin Wheeler, Moe Socha,
Ahmed Gedi, and Octavio Dowling
participated in the Oregon Game Project Challenge
in Salem on May 10th Their team made a game entitled
"The Arena" which won the Peoples Choice Award!
This means they were voted the best game by all of their peers.
Last year, Austin's team won the Rookie Award
for best game by a first time participant.
A big congratulations goes to this hard working team.
This team worked both in and outside
of Innovation Academy at Franklin for many long hours.

Pictured from left to right are: Octavio Dowling, Austin Wheeler,
Ahmed Gedi, and Moe Socha.

Portland Public Schools is proud to announce
the 18 students honored at the ¡Sí Se Puede! ("Yes, we can!")
PPS Latino Student Recognition Event.

Two are Franklin High School Seniors:
Priscilla Aguilera Garcia and Brenda Ramirez

FHS Innovation Challenge Participants Win Big

The challenge for each of the eight high school teams? Identify a specific way in which older people can better manage their lives. Franklin's team tackled the theme "Technology for Arthritis" and won in two categories: Most Creative Solution and Greatest Human Impact.
Congratulate the winners:

Alex Gaiovych
Veyda Campos
Kevin Wu
Miguel Campos
Ephraim Lee
Karl Stephenson
Anna Velikoretskikh

Oregonian covers Franklin Slam poet Sam Burnett

watch his slam video HERE.

Former Franklin High School basketball star selected 8th overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft!  

Shoni Schimmel will play for the Atlanta Dream.The Franklin Community is very proud of her success and we wish her all the best!

Support Franklin

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Franklin HS enables us to earn donations! Your rewards points remain the same. Don't have a Rewards card? Get yours at the customer service desk.

Inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open

Every ticket purchased brings money to Franklin. Find out how you can participate. Buy tickets here.

In Case of Poor Weather or Emergency

Automated phone call: In case of emergency or weather-related closures and delays, PPS calls the primary phone number on file. Calls are made in English and supported languages.

Report phone number changes to the school secretary.

PPS also uses both Twitter and Facebook to communicate (in English) weather-related news and emergency updates. Click here (and friend us) for Facebook. Click here for Twitter. For all district news, including emergencies, follow @ppsconnect on Twitter. For incidents with a district-wide impact, check the "alert pod" on www.pps.net, which shows up on every school's website.

Franklin Calendar

 See Google Calendar in Monthly or Weekly Format here

FHS Foundation

Your contributions make differences you can see. Learn more!

Franklin App Project

Read about the innovative program introduced to Franklin students by parent Thompson Morrison in The Oregonian!

And, learn more about Franklin's Tech for Tomorrow.

PPS News

PPS announces new principal assignments

July 25, 2014

New principal announcements for 2014-15 include Juanita Valder, a veteran PPS vice principal, as new principal of Franklin High School and Filip Hristic, principal at Creative Science School K-8, as new principal of Roosevelt High School. 


Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

Board approves plan for adding classrooms to modernized high schools

July 23, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 7 - 0  on July 22 to allow PPS to allocate an additional $8 million for more classrooms in the modernized Roosevelt and Franklin high schools, increasing the number of courses students can take over their high school career.


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