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2735 NE 82nd | Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 916-5220 | Fax: (503) 916-2702

School News & Announcements

Madison HS Community/Family Values Survey

Dear Madison Families and Community,

The Madison School Climate team wants to know what values are important to each member of our school community, and that you want to see reflected in our school’s expectations of students. Our goal is to develop 3-5 values with input from students, staff, community members, and families.

Please choose all values that you believe are most important in the survey below. It is our goal to have your voice reflected in the development of Madison’s revised School-Wide Student Expectations.

Thank you for sharing your opinion.

Madison’s School Climate Team

To fill out the survey form, visit:


Hello Madison Seniors,

At Graduation this year Madison Music will be performing Photograph by Ed Sheeran.  During the performance, we are planning to have senior photos projected on the large screens at the Coliseum. Please take a moment to send us a Senior Photo!  These can be both individual and or group photos.  Please submit files with Senior names as file name.  We would like all graduating seniors to be represented.

Teachers,  feel free to take some pictures of Seniors in your classes and submit.  Parents, please feel free to do the same. Please take the time to title the picture with student/s name/s.



Support Madison Middle School athletics at the PIL Open Golf Tournament!

For information or to join a golf team, see details on the "Athletics" page, or click to see the Registration Brochure! This event is the main fundraiser to support middle school sports programs in the Portland Interscholastic League.

 The Madison College and Career Center has not one but two new features for students.   Please encourage all students to drop by the CCC and grab some information directed specifically towards their grade level, or about other college and career readiness information.


The “College Ready Resources”  board has important information aimed at each grade level.  The materials in each folder are grade level specific (more or less!) with topics like  Grade level “College Planning Checklist “ Understanding your Transcripts”  “Perfect Fit,  College Sizing Guide”,  “Financial Aid Guidance” and “20 Questions to Ask Your Counselor”  Please encourage all students to drop by the CCC and grab some information directed specifically towards their grade level.  


What are:

HBCU’s- (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

HSI’s- (Hispanic Serving Institutions)

APISI’s -(Asian Pacific Islander Serving Institutions)

And how do students learn about their importance???

  Students can visit the CCC to learn more information about these three types of higher education institutions, access a list of institutions and learn how they might plan their post-secondary education at one of them.

--Michael Scher

College and Career Readiness Programs

GEAR UP Coordinator

Madison High School

2735 NE 82nd Portland, OR 97220


Meet The Brunaks:

 Purchase a $5 ticket and come out to support Madison’s Student Band, The Brunaks! (Jackson Bromley, Micah VonWerssowetz, Nick Bains, Oscar Espinosa, Sean Miller, and Ethan Kingsley)


Tickets are on sale NOW in the Madison Library.


Z-Man “Talent Within” Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. 
City Bible Church, 9200 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97220



The Z-Man Scholarship Foundation and the Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division hosts the 4th Annual “Talent Within” Grand Finale, Friday, May 20th 2016. Metro Area High Schools including Barlow, Benson, Centennial, David Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Gresham, Jefferson, Lincoln, Parkrose, Reynolds, Roosevelt, Sunset, Tualatin and Wilson will all send representatives to compete. At each participating school, the student body and school resource officer host a talent show and select a representative for the grand finale. The ultimate winner will be awarded $5,000 toward tuition at the college of their choice. This event is outstanding family entertainment for hundreds of students, parents and community members.


More information here: http://zmanscholarship.org

Get Fit and Have Fun with Portland Parks and Recreation!

Portland Parks has created a Teen Youth Pass that students can receive FREE of charge that gives them access to 4 different fitness rooms for FREE. The facilities are Charles Jordan CC, East Portland CC, Matt Dishman CC and Mt. Scott CC.

Students just need to go to one of these sites and sign up with their name, phone number, and address to receive the FREE pass.  Hours for each facility are:








3-6 PM

3-9 PM

5:30 – 7:30 AM

3 – 9 PM


4-9 PM

3-9 PM

3-9 PM

5:30 – 7:30 AM

3 – 5:30 PM


4-9 PM

3-6 PM

3-9 PM

5:30 – 7:30 AM

3 – 9 PM


4-9 PM

3-9 PM

3-9 PM

5:30 – 7:30 AM

3 – 5:30 PM


4-9 PM

3-6 PM

3-8 PM

5:30 – 7:30 AM

3 – 5:30 PM


2-6 PM

3-6 PM

10:30 AM – 6 PM

11 AM -5 PM


9 AM - 1 PM

3-6 PM

10:30 AM – 6 PM







In addition, our own Montavilla Community Center also has a a FREE Teen Center available from 3:00- 10:00 pm, seven days a week! They have a game room, open gym, art studio, and more, all available to teens for FREE. Stop in to see everything they have to offer, or check their website at www.bit.ly/TeenForce for program information.

 If you have any questions about these programs, contact Karen Birt at 503-823-0979 or email



Please do not park in the Admin/Reserved spots, the turnaround or the visitor spots on the west end of the circle.  Also, all curb lines marked with yellow/red paint are no parking zones. Officer Jessica Brainard, our new SRO will begin issuing warnings next week!

* Staff and students can park next to Glenhaven Park, the lower parking near the football field, by the tennis courts and behind the cafeteria.

A Word From Principal Callin

Petra Callin, Principal of Madison High School
Petra Callin, Principal of Madison High School

A message from Principal Callin:

Hello Madison Community!

Spring is upon us and this is the season we begin to plan for the next school year. This planning is very important and you and your student are a central part of what we do. Students are currently being asked to “forecast” for next year’s classes. They have received a forecasting sheet and course guide. They are being expected to choose classes that both fulfill graduation requirements and are of interest to them.

 There are a few things you need to know to support your student. We encourage students to push themselves and to take challenging classes. Increasing challenge is not only important for a college ready transcript but for any post-secondary training as well as the world of work. Please note, however, that balance is also important. Students should be challenged but not buried. There is such a thing as too many Advanced Placement classes. We also encourage students to take full loads and take advantage of the opportunities that we have at Madison.

 Please note that we have a very strict drop policy and expect students to make careful decisions. Students are only allowed to drop classes in special circumstances. I staff the building and build a schedule based off of students’ needs and wants. As our resources aren’t abundant, I have to carefully create a schedule that does a good job of allocating staffing so that students are appropriately served. Additionally, follow through and perseverance are important skills for students to build for their future.

 Please ask to see your student’s forecasting sheet and talk through their choices. Counselors, teachers, and administrators are happy to help advise. The more careful planning that happens now, the better the year ahead.




Testing Opt-Out Information

Exemption from state testing procedures Click Here.

Copies are also available in the front office. No other forms may be used.  Requested deadline is 02/01/2016

Madison Calendar

Instructional Minutes Tracker Report

Click on the link below, scroll to bottom of the page and choose Madison.


Madison Map



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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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