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

2014-15 Library Check In Schedule

Arts Alive

Dance, Theater, Music and Fine Art Gallery 

 Friday, May 29th and Saturday May 30th 

in FHS Auditorium

$10.00 General Admission $5.00 for Students and Senior Citizens

Join FHS’ phenomenal Arts Department on

as they showcase their Student Programs.

The show is Directed by Julana Torres with a special performance by Tahirah Memory, the daughter of Grammy Award Winner, Thara Memory.  



With the warmer weather upon us, please remember the FHS Dress Code; 

  NO midriff baring shirts, NO low-cut tops, NO ultra-short shorts or skirts, NO bro-tanks (sides cut out shirts). 

Keep it respectful, covered, and within school rules

Parents and Students:

Click the link below for AP Testing Dates, Location and Times

2014-15 AP Testing



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


2014-15 Senior Section



The District has informed us that an additional day has been ADDED to the Class of 2015’s school year.

Senior’s Last Day has been changed to


This is due to state guidelines to meet 130 hours of instructional time.


Class of 2015 
SENIOR Cap and Gown Information

Seniors –

If you placed an order for caps, gowns, tassels, rings, or other Class of 2015 items,

watch the announcements to find out where to pick them up!

Attention families of Franklin High School’s Class of 2015:

 If you’ve already placed your graduation order for your senior, thank you. 

Delivery will be made later this spring and you will be notified of the specific date prior to Jostens visit. 

 If you have not yet placed your order it is not too late.  Here are your options:


1.       Click on the graphic and you will be directed to the Jostens website where you can place your order and get additional support and service.

2.       Call our Service Center toll-free at 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).  Both English and Spanish speaking Graduation Specialists are waiting to help you.

3.       Request paper order forms that you can complete and send directly to our Service Center.  Email your request to dan.peters.office@jostens.com.

Last call! 

Friday (May 15) is the deadline to sign up for the Senior All Night Party

Senior All Night Party Details: 

It’s almost time to celebrate! For those who have signed up for the Senior All Night Party, information packets are in the mail. 

The three release forms in the packet must be returned to the FHS office, to the Senior All Night Party box, by Friday May 22. Also – for your movie vote, please cut off the ballot at the bottom of the info sheet and attach it with your release forms.

 If you have any questions about the three release forms or the party, or if you registered but have not received your info packet by May 20, please contact Laurie Dahl at Laurie.Dahl@providence.org or 503-502-5318. 



Multicultural Assembly 2015

Here is a picture of the finale for the 2014-15 Multicultural Assembly from Friday!


Franklin High School GEAR-UP Informational Flier HERE

Important Updates

Opportunities for Students

Drivers Ed Program

If you are a student between the age of 15-17, you can now enroll for the Drivers Ed program provided by PCC.

For more information, click the picture below!

The Youth Against Violence committee of the Multnomah Youth Commission

is currently looking for high school students to join the sexual/dating violence subgroup.

The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, and partners with government and community organizations to educate youth and impact policy about sexual assault and domestic violence.

For more information, contact Anna Del Savio at 503-915-3241 or annadelsavio@gmail.com.

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

Russian Students

On Tuesday, May 5, 12 Franklin Russian students attend the Russian-Speaking Youth Leadership Conference.  Some had worked many afternoons, with Cleveland students, preparing a skit for the contest.  Their hard work paid off, and they won, not only with accolades, but also a check for $125! 

 Additionally, we had two wins in the art contest--Anya Velikoretskikh brought in 2nd place, and Dima Velikoretskikh took 3rd.  

Anya had won 1st place in the art contest the previous two years.


Fences For Fido 


Wood Shop Students

Our wood shop students are contributing to the local charity “Fences for Fidos” by building dog houses. Fences for Fidos is a non-profit all volunteer organization that provides fences for dogs previously on chains. FFF has freed over 1000 dogs in the last four years, providing fencing, dog houses, and other services to families in need. 

Click here to see more pictures!

Z Man The Talent Within

Victor Otero placed 3rd in the county talent show, "Z Man The Talent Within". This is a talent show put on by the Portland Police Department every year. He won a $500 scholarship. 

He represented Franklin with an amazing performance. Great job Victor!

The Innovation Academy students designed a mobile app proposal (Multiplication X) “to teach the skills and tricks of learning multiplication and multiplication tables in the most engaging way”  for the Verizon App Challenge. One middle school and one high school won in each state. 

FHS won the High School prize in Oregon! 

 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

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

Senior scholars shine

May 21, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


PPS and PTA cheer on volunteers

May 21, 2015
A family smiles.

PPS and the Portland Council PTA joined together at the annual Volunteer Celebration Dinner May 20 to honor the service of countless community members.


PPS congratulates new board members

May 21, 2015

Portland Public Schools will be welcoming four new school board members in July, following results of the May 19 election. 


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