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photographer AndieFHS Slam 2014 and Verselandia 2014 Audio and Video  and Pics are here! Listen! Watch! Share!

 Franklin High Slam 2014 Video Thanks to PPS TV Services

Franklin Slam 2014 Photos

Verselandia 2014 Video  Thanks to PPS TV Services

Verselandia 2014 Photographs  Andie Petkus (Non logo shots soon)

Verselandia 2014  Audio & Interview:  Portland Radio Project 

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Who Won BIG TIME at Verselandia?

 

DSCN3625Congratulations to  FHS students-Juan Ordaz (11th grade)  and Sam Burnett (12th grade) who came in 3rd and 4th after two exciting rounds  at Verselandia! They had tough competition with amazing poets from all the other PPS high schools. Juan won an iPad mini and Sam won a $250 gift certificate to Powell’s. They will both get to spend a day at Weiden & Kennedy making connections with powerful, creative, wordy types. For the record- no other school had two winners in the top 5! Pictures, video, and more exciting news to follow. Thanks Slam Committee, volunteer slam coach - FHS alum Dupree Stubblefield (in the middle), and PTA. (see videos of #1 Verselandia Poet and our own Sam B HERE–scroll down). See also our Verselandia site.

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Who won?

The winnersThe audience was the biggest winner at the FHS Poetry Slam 2014!  But also–1st Place ~ Sam Burnett (12th grade & Verselandia vet), 2nd Place ~ Juan Ordaz (11th grade), 3rd Place ~ Arianna Jacobs (11th grade & Verselandia vet), 4th Place ~ Janet Webster (10th grade & Verselandia vet), 5th Place ~ Bryon Dunn-Abe (12th grade and 1st time FHS Slam competitor!). Sam and Juan will also be competing at  Verselandia! (4/29). Come and see the best high school slammers in the city compete- Get your tickets HERE. Thanks to PTA and Slam Committee and Volunteers for making it happen. Details of the evening event are HERE and see pictures of performers and judges below.

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FHS Poetry Slam 2014
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FHS POETRY SLAM APRIL 15

fhsslamApril 15 6pm. Library! Free! Come to the 3rd annual FHS Poetry Slam featuring 25 brave creative  students, 5 fabulous judges, 2 magnificent math guys, 1 groovy guitarist, and great snacks from Communicare. The winner receives $100 and a place at Verselandia! (4/29)

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Free Tickets to Julia Alvarez

Julia_Alvarez“It’s like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I’m stitching the scraps back together.” Julia Alvarez April 3, 20146:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students 45 students can attend. 1st come 1st served. Get Permission Slip from English/Social Studies/Spanish teacher/Library or Room 244. Turn in by 3/21/14 to Room 244. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15.
la2Award-winning Dominican writer Julia Alvarez work frequently deals with family dramas set in politically charged climates. She has published over nineteen books, including the best-selling novels How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In The Time of Butterflies, the memoir A Wedding in Haiti, poetry and books for children. Alvarez was born in New York, but lived in the Dominican Republic until she was 10, when her family fled the dictatorship of Trujillo and relocated permanently in America. http://www.juliaalvarez.com/books/booklist.php
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The Highest Law in the Land

soniaEVERYBODY READS! March 11 Evening Field Trip 6:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students -100 students can attend. 1st come 1st served. Get Permission Slip from Social Studies, Law or English teacher, the library or Ms. Childs. Turn in by 3/4/13 to Room 244. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:00.

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice, was the third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. She grew up in the Bronx, from where she went to Princeton, and then onto Yale Law School. She worked at the New York District Attorney’s office, had a private practice, and was then appointed as a Supreme Court Justice. Pick up a copy at a branch of the Multnomah County library or Franklin Library.
 
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We’re Slammin’


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FHS SLAM: REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 4! Speak your truth and win $100 as the winner of the 2014 FHS Slam on April 15, 6:00 in the library.  You could win a slot at Verselandia! Register ONLINE or Pick up registration form from English teacher, Library, or Room 244.  Or download  HERE. Do it now! Registration closes March 21. Slots are limited to first 30. Poem not due til April 8. See online calendar

  • All PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER
  • COMPETE FOR AND WIN CASH PRIZES-$100 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD
  • MOVE ON UP TO GRAND SLAM: VERSELANDIA  APRIL 29, 2014
  • WIN AN IPAD AND A MEETING WITH WIEDEN AND KENNEDY

IMPORTANT DATES:

February 25: Presale Tickets for Verselandia LIMITED Supply- see VerselandiaEvite!
March 4: Registration Meeting  Lunch Library
March 21: 1st Registration Deadline -1st 30 who come to  4/3 meeting have guaranteed slots
March 22: Professional Slammer leads Workshop (See Flier) @ Literary Arts 1-3
April 2:Mandatory Meeting 2:20-2:40/ Optional Writing Workshop 2:45-4 Library
April 4: Slam Performance Workshop (optional)  3:20-5  in Room 159
April 5: Professional Slammer leads Workshop (See Flier) @ LA 1-3. Noon Pizza/meet @ FHS.
April 8: Poem draft due
April 9:Mandatory Performance Clinic 2:20-4 Library
April 15: FHS Slam 6:00 Library**
April 29:   Verselandia! 7:00  Gerding Theatre
Verselandia!

Coordinated by FHS Slam Committee and Sponsored by the FHS PTSA with support from Literary Arts. Contact Ms.Childs (244), Ms. Donald (Library), Ms. Garrett & Ms. (159), Ms. McGill (SUN), Ms. Vinger (260), Ms. Kirsch (255) Ms. Bartley (160),  with questions.

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