Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Franklin High School at Marshall Campus

Home of the Quakers

3905 SE 91st Ave | Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 916-5140 | Fax: (503) 916-2694

Parent Education Opportunities

Franklin High School ESL Classes:

Do you or someone you know want to learn to speak English, but don't know where to start? The SUN Program at Franklin High School is now offering FREE ESL classes to any adult in our community. See the flyers below to learn more!

Flyer in English

Flyer in Russian

Flyer in Spanish

Flyer in Vietnamese



PPS Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct Training is available to Parents and Guardians.


The online training is hosted by the Oregon Virtual School District website: http://nwonline.nwresd.org/capt2010/capt.html  Once you've connected to the Oregon Virtual School District website:

  1. After you have finished with a screen, you can forward to the next screen by clicking on the arrow located in the tool bar in the upport left corner of the training screen.
  2. Parent/Guardian - When you reach the end of the course, please do not complete the fill-in form.

Another parent resource about this critical topic is the booklet "What You Can Do About Child Abuse, Department of Human Services".  This pdf can be found in English at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/student-services/DHSWhatYouCanDoAboutChildAbuse.pdf , or in Spanish at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/student-services/DHSWhatYouCanDoAboutChildAbuseSpanish.pdf.

Parent - Teacher - Student Association

 Dear Families:

Thank you for your role in a great school year! We wish you and your family a safe, healthy and happy summer. To assist, we have compiled a list of summer resources for child care, food, clothing, reading programs and more. You can find the list by clicking on the Summer Resources link. Please use the Google Translate button on these webpages to translate the text if needed.

Thanks and we will see you again on the first day of school, Thursday, Aug. 27. 

Have a great summer!

Estimadas familias:


¡Gracias por su participación en un buen año escolar!


Le deseamos a usted y a su familia un verano seguro, sano y feliz. Para ayudar, hemos recopliado una lista de recursos de verano para guardería infantil, comida, ropa, programas de lectura y más. Pueden ayar la lista haciendo clic en Recursos para Verano. 

Gracias y nos veremos el primer dia de escuela, el 27 de Agosto, 2015.

Tengan un buen verano!

Mt. Tabor Middle School - Annual Spring Benefit Concert and Art Show
Please mark your calendars for our annual benefit concert featuring Gideon Freudmann. Gideon is a uniquely talented cellist and composer (and Mt.Tabor parent). We are delighted to bring him back this year for our spring concert. Using the electric cello as his entryway into improvisational classical, blues, jazz, electronic, funk, and folk music, Gideon imaginatively riffs on conventions and traditions. He loops and layers his sounds with pedals and amplifiers, sculpting orchestras out of thin air.  He regularly contributes to NPR’s All Things Considered, This American Life, Prairie Home Companion and CarTalk; his work has been featured in many TV shows as well as in several films. He also plays solo and ensemble shows in Portland and around the world.  
As an added bonus, The Mt. Tabor Jazz Band, under the direction of Stuart Fessant, will also perform. And there will be an art show at TaborSpace featuring amazing art work by Molly Renauer’s art students. Oh, AND there will be yummy desserts as well. We hope you can join us for this wonderful family evening and community event. All proceeds will go to Mt. Tabor Middle School and it’s programs.
WHAT: Concert featuring Gideon Freudmann, electric cellist; Performance by Mt. Tabor Jazz Band; Art Show - featuring art by Molly Renauer’s talented art students; Dessert reception!
WHEN: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church / TaborSpace; 5441 SE Belmont Street.
TICKETS$10-15 sliding scale; $10 students and seniors
Purchase tickets and reserve your seats now via secure PayPal(click here)



Senior All Night Party Meeting

Each year the Franklin PTA sponsors the Senior All Night Party (SANP). This is an opportunity for seniors to celebrate their graduation in a controlled, drug and alcohol-free atmosphere with friends and fellow students. Remember, that this time-honored event cannot take place without volunteers! Please come and invite others to join you!

Senior All Night Party (SANP) Guildlines and Release Form

Explore our PTA & Community web pages

Click on the PTA link above and find out what's going on at Franklin High School, who the PTA officers are and how you can contact them, and what the PTA is doing to make Franklin a great place for our students.

Would you like to get more involved at Franklin? Click on the Volunteer Opportunities link above and learn about opportunities where you can fit in.

Check out what the FHS Site Council is doing by clicking on the link above.

To receive a free weekly email about activities and events at Franklin, send your email address to dqmundorff@hotmail.com.

PPS PULSE: The Portland School District has a new electronic newsletter called "PPS Pulse". It will be published once or twice a month during the school year to share district news and information with families, students and the community. If you would like to be on the newsletter mailing list, contact the PPS Communications Office: ppspulse@pps.net or call (503) 916-3304.

Pulse – How can I help my student? Three tips for every family

9/8/2010 12:00:00 AM

It’s not rocket science. Establishing just a few fundamental practices now – at the start of the school year – will make your family’s life easier and help your student thrive.

Here are three tips:

  1. Sleep schedule: Stick to a nightly bedtime that enables your student to get at least eight hours of sleep. In addition to fending off sickness, sufficient sleep is critical for brain development and optimal mental processing. Concentration, memory and physical performance also benefit. This is as important for teens as young children – so ask them to turn off the electronics at a reasonable hour, too.
  2. Give praise: Positive parenting improves child behavior and self-esteem — possibly far into the future. Look for opportunities to actively encourage your student. Feedback should immediately follow the desirable behavior, it should be specific (“Your handwriting is neat and easy to read,” or “Good for you for starting your research now, instead of waiting until the night before it’s due”), and it should be genuine — kids can tell the difference!
  3. Homework: Create homework spaces away from distractions – Internet, TV, phones – and a homework basket to keep all supplies in one place. Switching up study locations improves retention. Check homework every night.

“Now is the best time to establish healthy routines and good habits,” says Reiko Williams, who heads family engagement efforts for the school district. “Starting off on the right foot can make the difference between a good year and a tough one.”