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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

News & Announcements in Brief

Important Information from the District on COMMON CORE TESTING here.


Juniors ACT TEST Day is Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

  • ACT Test Day is April 23, 2014 @ 8:15am – 12:15pm (This is JUNIORS ONLY)
  • Students need to be at "Benji" between 7:45am-8:00am to find their room assignment. This will be posted on the display cases.
  • Get a good nights rest and have breakfast.
  • No cell phones or other electronic devices will be allowed during the test.
  • Students need to bring their own calculators. Graphing calculators that can transmit a signal are not allowed.
  • A snack will be provided during one of the testing breaks.
  • Juniors will have lunch from 12:15pm – 12:50pm and then proceed to Period 7.



Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Franklin High School Library


Refreshments for everyone

Support  your FHS students and friends

Tuesday, April 15 FHS Slam in the FHS LIBRARY at 6:00pm FREE wp.me/p1Hjwj-qV

Tuesday, April 29 Verselandia! 7:00pm at The Gerding Theatre Tickets $10.00 HERE

Click HERE for Spring 2014 Calendar UPDATES from the District
Click HERE for the UPDATED 2014 Calendar

Inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open

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

Buy tickets HERE

Click Here for Brochure outlining full details

Franklin High School Boys Basketball
2014 Franklin Quaker Hoop Camp
for boys entering grades 3-9
June 16-20, 2014
3rd-6th Grades:  9:00am-12:00pm
7th-9th Grades:  12:30-3:30pm

Cost:  $100.00 per player
limited scholarships available

Contact:  Jeffrey McGee-FHS Coach/Camp Director
Phone:  (503) 805-6808
Email:  jmcgee1@pps.net

Order your new Quaker Gear 
from the
 Quaker Nation Station On-Line Store
Place your order until 4/14/14

This will be the last order until Fall of next school year.
Click HERE to order and for more information on the merchandise.

Franklin Drama Department Presents

Opportunities for Students

College-bound seniors, check out College Book Bucks 2014 to find out how to win a book gift certificate for up to $1000.

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

The 22nd Annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference is Friday May 16, 2014. View the details.

Did You Know?

Check out these four grant opportunities!

SUN is offering free courses:
* Adult ESL class starting April 8th. View the details in English & Spanish and Vietnamese

Spotlight on Quakers

has qualified as an

 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.

to the
SUN School 3on3 Basketball Tournament Winners

from Left to Right: Rigo Albarran, Davis Giang, and Taras Goshko

"Quaker's want repeat of smashing success"
 featuring our own Men's Tennis team in the Portland Tribune.
click here to view story

FHS at the Cesar Chavez Leadership  Conference

Please congratulate these students:
Brenda Ramirez -- one of twenty scholarship recipients
Miguel Campos -- wins 2nd place in poetry contest

View the photo slideshow.

Thank you chaperones: Marty Perez, Mark Zimtbaum, Marisol Naranjo, & Karen from Step-Up. Thank you to Anibal Rivera for recruiting and engaging students. And thank you, Raquel Laiz!
Please congratulate these students: Brenda Ramirez -- one of twenty scholarship recipients Miguel Campos -- wins 2nd place in poetry contest View the photo . Thank you chaperones: Marty Perez, Mark Zimtbaum, Marisol Naranjo, & Karen from Step-Up. Thank you to Anibal Rivera for recruiting and engaging students. And thank you, Raquel Laiz!

Victory at the Science Fair!

Every FHS student who participated in the Science Fair received a medal! Read about their success.

Jostens Virtual Kiosk

Jostens meets all your graduation needs.

Click here to read a brief announcement about how Jostens can assist you or go directly to their website.

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

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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