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

Check out the Franklin Modernization Video

The video features renderings and 3-D animations that show off the latest designs and highlight the amazing programs and people that make up the Franklin family. Please take a look and share it with others who are interested in the Franklin project.


Senior photos will be due January 15th. Specifics can be found on the website, in the main office, and in Ms. Zak's room, 107.


FHS Gives Back

Spirit Week


12/15- 12/19

Mon: Sports Team Day

Tues: Twin Day

Wed: Crazy Hair/Sock Day

Thurs: Pajama Day

Fri: Ugly Sweater Day

Don’t forget to donate to the Penny Drive and Food Drive to

support Franklin Families!

Holiday Gift Ideas – For a Good Cause

Your purchase of the following helps support the Senior All Night Party, put on by FHS PTSA. Thank you for your support!

$22 Wreath:

A wreath is a cheery accent for your December decorating.

We only have a few left.

We’ll deliver your wreath to you if you live close to Franklin, or to your student here at the school.

If you’d like to buy one, contact :

gwolleck@pps.net, laurie.dahl@providence.org, jwolleck@pdx.edu.

$18 Q-Shirts:

An easy stocking stuffer, or buy one for yourself to show your Quaker pride!

You can buy them in the Quaker Nation Station – the FHS student store on the main floor of the school.

Class of 2015
SENIOR Cap and Gown Information

Get your JOSTEN'S Order packets for your Cap and Gown and other misc. in the Counseling Office.

Tuesday/Wednesday, November 18th/19th @ LUNCH in the Main/Center Hall – Josten's will be her to collect orders from seniors.

Also, a table will be available for you to sign up for the All Night Grad Party.

Class of 2015 Senior All Night Party:

It’s an annual tradition,

a night to make memories and an all-out blast!

Class of 2015 graduating seniors are invited to sign up for the Senior All Night Party.

For more information, click here.


Click here for more information on NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT




Football: Adult $6, Student w/ID $2, Elementary (accompanied by adult) $1, season pass $42
Volleyball: Adult $3, Student w/ID $1, Elementary (accompanied by adult) free, season pass $25
Basketball: Adult $6, Student w/ID $2, Elementary (accompanied by adult) $1, season pass $80
Wrestling: Adult $3, Student w/ID $1, Elementary (accompanied by adult) free, season pass $25

Be sure to check out the



The Penny War

Want to help out a good cause while competing with your classmates?

Come help out by donating your pennies to the Oregon Food Bank and getting points for your class!

 The winning class might recieve a prize at the next school assembly, and the losing team will recieve a surprise.

This year’s Annual Food Drive/Class Competition is from

December 1st –December 12th

Look for the Penny Colector in the main office, or in front of Benji during lunch!

  Franklin High School GEAR-UP Informational Flier HERE

Important Updates

Opportunities for Students

Cleveland HS Ladies Lacrosse
is inviting
FHS Ladies to join their team!

Come to an informational Meeting

Cleveland High School Library

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 

Come meet our Coaches and members of our Team. All girls are welcome—no experience is necessary.
The registration deadline is Nov 30.
Forms and team information available at :


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

 We are pleased to announce that Shay James, former Franklin High School principal for 6 years, is returning to Franklin as the new Senior Director of College and Career Readiness. She will oversee the Office of College and Career Readiness at Franklin and will assume her role starting November 3rd.

 FHS 2014 Graduate Brenda Ramirez
 WATCH her Inspiring Video

The first annual event explored what it means to be "Limitless...
TED x Youth @ Portland2014: Brenda Ramirez - YouTube

Franklin XC Finishing Season Strong

See the interview by KGW with FHS Cross Country Coach: Jacob Michaels



Franklin Volleyball stands united, gets WIN!

See the interview by KGW with FHS Volleyball Coach: Torey Frisina

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.


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. Click here for more information.

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 High School 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

Teachers give books as gifts before holiday break

December 19, 2014
Chief Joseph third grade tacher Susanna Walker hands out books as gifts to students. Thanks to generous Portlanders who contributed to the second annual Children's Book Harvest, every student at four PPS schools received a book as a gift on the last day of classes before winter break.


You're invited: Special Education Forum

December 18, 2014

PPS Special Education is holding a series of community forums to hear the thoughts and ideas of family, student and community stakeholders. The next forum is Jan. 21. 


PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, college grad

December 18, 2014
Kat Caskey’s story is one of perseverance and determination despite tall odds. [More]

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