We’re Slammin’ 2015

FHS SLAM: REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 3! Speak your truth and win $100 as the winner of the 2015 FHS Slam April 9, 6:00 in the library.  You could win a slot at Verselandia! Register ONLINE or Pick up registration form from English teacher or  Library.  Or download  HERE. Do it now! Registration closes March 20. Slots are limited to first 30. 2 Poems not due til April 7. See online calendar and join our FACEBOOK EVENT!


February 24: Presale Tickets for Verselandia LIMITED Supply- see HERE!
March 3: Registration Meeting  Lunch Library
March 5- Slam Workshop Lunch Library
March 7: Desmond Spann leads Workshop  @ Literary Arts 1-3
March 12 Slam Workshop -Lunch Library
March 19 Slam Workshop-Tutorial Library
March 20: Registration Deadline — guarantee your slot by signing up early
March 31 :Mandatory Meeting Lunch/ Optional Writing Workshop 3:15-5  Library
April 3: Slam Performance Workshop (optional)  3:20-5  Library
April 3: Poem drafts due- NEED 2
April 7:Mandatory Run Through Lunch or 3:15  Library
April 9: FHS Slam 6:00 Library**
April 20:   Verselandia! 7:00  Newmark Theater
Coordinated by FHS Slam Committee and Sponsored by the FHS PTSA with support from Literary Arts. Contact Ms.Childs (Library), Ms. Munoz ( 134)  Ms Garrett (159) Ms. Vinger (254), Ms. Kirsch (255) Ms. Bartley (160), or Jesse and Isaiah in Step-Up  with questions.
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Mitchell S. Jackson: Franklin Also Reads 2015!

ResidueYearsPortland. Prison. Published. Find out how a local boy survives the streets and gets famous. Franklin High received 70 books & 70 tickets to attend the Multnomah County Everybody Reads! Lecture on March 10.  Three ofresidueattending pic our classes and a group of Step Up students are reading the book together. But you can read it too. And join us- parents and students invited. Pick up a copy  of The Residue Years from the FHS Library. Or read it digitally from MCPL Overdrive. See our library display and check out a related book or join a discussion at MCPL.  Visit Mitchell Jackson’s website or explore one of the great resources we have collected HERE. Join us for the March 10 lecture- Permission Slips will be available February 17 in the library or from your English or Social Studies teachers. You can also download one HERE.  Parents are welcome on the trip too, but they must join us on the bus. Just email Ms. Childs

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Love Slam Valentine Party

Love SlamSee the pictures. Party in the library!  Thursday Tutorial. Treats and Slammin’ and Writing. An ode to pink. An ode to my bike. An ode to a steering wheel. We will kick off our FHS Slam  (April 9) Countdown with a little writing and a love slam demo from our two slam poets Desmond Spann and Mercedes Munoz. Everyone is invited but SPACE IS LIMITED so come right away. Bring something to write with! And a friend too.

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iPad Check Out January 6-9

All Freshman who went to family meeting, turned in forms, paid fees, passed test will be checking out their iPads through their CCR class.  See Schedule HERE. Please make sure they have their school ID, gmail account with password they KNOW, Apple ID with  password  they know to make check out easier. Contact Adam Souza with questions.

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Author Event: November 13

kolbertScience Writer, Elizabeth Kolbert, Nov 13, 2014  
Q & A at Franklin High 1:20-2:20 Period 4 in the FHS Library  by special invitation only  Permission slip due by 11/6/14. CANCELLED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE- WEATHER.

Lecture /Evening Field Trip 6:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students & Parents – 45 seats only 1st come 1st served. Permission Slip  due by 11/6/14. Transportation provided to/from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15. Room for parents but parents must ride bus. Contact sjchilds@pps.net for more information. FIELD TRIP CANCELLED .  FREE TIX  STILL AVAILABLE FOR FHS FAMILIES WHO ARRIVE ON THEIR OWN. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT. Contact sjchilds@pps.net by 3pm if you would like tickets and how many you want. 

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999; before that, she was a reporter for The New York Times. Her article on climate change, “The Climate of Man,” won a National Magazine Award and was the basis for her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe(2006). Her most recent book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014) which Michiko Kakutani says “is the very model of explanatory journalism, making highly complex theories and hypotheses accessible to even the most science-challenged of readers, while providing a wonderfully tactile sense of endangered (or already departed) species and their shrinking habitats.”
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Want an iPad?

MAKE UP MEETINGS!- 4pm 159 Mon 11/24 or 7:20am Library Tues 12/2 NOV 18 MANDATORY FRESHMAN PARENT/GUARDIAN MEETING IPAD PROGRAM-  4pm in Library or 6:30pm  in Auditorium or 6:30pm (en Espanol) en la biblioteca. FHS received a grant to provide iPads to all Freshman students.  Freshman parents must attend one of the above brief iPad Orientation meetings to discuss steps required for student use and check out of the iPad. Topics will include: taking care of the iPad, user and repair fees, what happens if iPad  is stolen, acceptable use, managing the iPad at home, digital citizenship lessons. Parent and Student Agreement Forms and iPad Policies will be distributed at the meeting. Parents will sign in as proof of meeting attendance. Students do NOT need to accompany their parents.  See our Freshman First iPad Page , Contact  Sandra Childs sjchilds@pps.net or Adam asouza@pps.net   if you have questions. And check out the Prezi of Info. Also in Spanish

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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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