Free Tickets to James McBride-Award Winner

James McBrideJames McBride at the Schnitzer October 16th, 2014.  Only 42 free tickets!  1st come 1st served.* James McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter. His memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years.  His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna was made into a movie by Spike Lee. His latest novel The Good Lord Bird won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction. Ann Patchett calls the book “the most electric, provocative, and funny (I mean really funny) book I’ve read in years.” It is a novel disguised as a memoir about a black boy who pretends to be a girl as he escapes his owner to join the glbabolitionist revolutionary, John Brown.   Excerpts and books also available in the library! See Flyer HERE. Get Permission Slip from English/Social Studies teacher, in the library, or download. Turn in by 10/09/14 to Ms. Childs’ box or in the library. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15. Sponsored by la2 Read the NY Times Book Review HERE.

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Destiny Quest : there’s an App for that!

Groovy new Webcatalog App. See your record! Look at what other Franklin kids are checking out! Find a book! Go HERE and download from Apple Store or Google. Enter Try it as a guest or log in using your PPS account to see your record.

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Lauren Oliver – Delirium author visits Portland

Monday, September 29th @ 7:30PM Powell’s City of Books on Burnside 1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323
Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, makes her brilliant adult debut with Rooms (Ecco), a mesmerizing tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
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9th grade CCR classes

Every two weeks our Franklin High 9th graders are visiting the FHS Media Center to check out books, participate in information literacy workshops , and develop their skills as independent learners. See the sequence of lessons HERE. In the spring they will conduct research and gain more skills as they choose a career to research. More details coming soon!

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New Library Media Program and Calendar!

The Franklin High Toolbox is now the official  FHS  LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER website. You can access classroom online resourcesresearch tools book lists, our catalog, and our calendar from anywhere at anytime. TEXTBOOK CHECKOUT will be the first week of school. Freshman: in CCR class; Sophomores in MWH; Juniors in English; Seniors in Gov’t /Econ. See HERE for exact schedule.

Students will check out all their books at one time. They must have ID and their schedule. If they registered and got charge slip they should bring funds or books to clear record.

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Action thriller videos

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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