The Snowman in Concert, December 10th

Our Madison Orchestra and Choir will be performing THE SNOWMAN in Concert on Saturday, December 10th.  This concert will feature the JMHS Chamber Orchestra and Madison Select Singers performing the live music to the animated Raymond Briggs’ classic movie.  Buy tickets here: The Snowman in Concert

Winter Clothing Drive

Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the main office through Wednesday, December 14. Donation drop-off times are weekdays from 8am-4pm.  Donors can sign up here. Contact Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu with questions. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and kindness the Madison community demonstrates towards our students!

PTSA Meetings Take Place the Second Tuesday of Each Month (with some exceptions)

***No December Meeting***

Our next PTSA Meeting will be Tuesday, January 3.  Please click HERE to review the draft November meeting minutes to find out what happened at the last meeting.

Click here for more information and how to join.

All Night Grad

The All Night Grad Committee has big plans for the class of 2023!  Get a ticket to this bash for your senior here!  Prices will increase later in the year, so purchase today!  Seniors spend the night of graduation with their class for one last time:  try your luck at the casino, win amazing prizes, play games with friends, eat a seemingly never ending supply of food.  

If you are interested in helping to plan this epic night, or have questions, email co-chairs Sarah Espanol and Jennifer Hallworth at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org.

Lawn Signs celebrating the class of 2023 are on sale!!  The senior class is currently designing their own sign and will be distributed in early spring.  Buy yours today and check it off your list!  Orders must be placed by March 15 to guarantee availability.  These look great at grad parties!

Staff Appreciation Committee

In November we hosted a Fall Treats event!  Thank you to all those that donated or volunteered. Our next event is Friday, December 16th and we need your support!

Please contact chairs Angie Gutenson and Dara Dirth at hospitality@jmhsptsa.org to learn more about our monthly events and get involved.

Please Join the James Madison PTSA

Membership in the James Madison Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is an invaluable way to contribute to your child’s education and stay connected with them during high school. Specific programs include:

  • Providing Faculty and Staff Enrichment and Education
  • Assistance to Student Activities and Events
  • Sponsorship of Student Events and Parent Education Programs
  • Support Academic Boosters and Provide Mock Testing Opportunities
  • Hosting the Baccalaureate Ceremony
  • Fund Making a Difference Scholarships and the Triple I awards
  • Hosting Senior Celebrations and the All Night Grad celebration
  • Supporting our Madison students and families in need

In addition to your PTSA membership, we suggest a donation of $50 per family. Your one-time, tax-deductible donation allows the PTSA to promote the academic excellence and well-being of our students. Donations are tax deductible. (Please check to see if your employer has a donation matching program.)

It’s so easy to join online! Alternatively, membership forms can also be downloaded and mailed with a check.

Questions? Contact Beth Eachus, President or Robyn Nguyen, PTSA membership chair.

JMHS Food Pantry

The PTSA is proud to partner with Madison High School in supporting our students who need additional support.  Every year we are in need of school supplies for many of our students.  Please consider donating!  Items especially needed include backpacks, pencils and pens, spiral notebooks, pencil cases, folders and loose leaf paper.  Any donations can be dropped off in the Main Office at Door 1 or you can place an order through our Amazon wishlist.

The PTSA is also proud to partner with Madison High School and local non profits to support students and their families who are food insecure.  The Madison Pantry and Outreach team distributes food weekly to students and their families.  

– Cereal
– Rice
– Pasta
– Canned vegetables
– Granola Bars
– Tomato sauce (please no glass)
– Juice
– Beans (dry or canned)
– Fruit (canned or in plastic)
– Milk (shelf stable)

Donations can be dropped off at Madison at Door 1 during school hours.  These items are available through our Amazon wishlist as well.  You can also make a cash donation towards this effort below.

On November 9th, we are kicking off our ANNUAL Winter Clothing Drive! Please consider signing up for one of the clothing donations to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. And huge thanks to Madison teacher Ms Slingerland for again organizing this effort! 

And Saturday, November 18 is our Fall Giving Day.  All Madison families are invited to stop by the school cafeteria between 10am-12pm to pick up free food, school supplies, and other household products they may need for the upcoming holidays. All items are courtesy of the Madison Food Pantry and the community.

Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!

Food for Students Grab and Go Locations

The Madison High School PTSA Tax Id is: 52-1289266

Yearbooks

Buy your 22-23 Yearbook now! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 5307. The cost is $65 ($70 with a nameplate).

Join the Academic Boosters!

The Academic Boosters is a PTSA initiative dedicated to enriching the educational experience of all Madison students. Click here to join.

Academic Boosters has proudly sponsored the following programs and initiatives:

  • Funding of materials, tools, and technology to enhance classroom instruction across all subject areas
  • Annual Academic Awards Ceremony recognizing students with academic letters and pins for notable achievements
  • Funding of teacher conferences, faculty training, and other staff development activities
  • Hosting of SAT and ACT mock tests in the fall and spring
  • Triple “I” Teacher Awards Program recognizing outstanding teachers at Madison
  • Funding “Making a Difference” scholarships for graduating seniors

MAD Drama

What a Show! 

Bravo to the cast, crew, and Mr. Henderson for creating a Shakespearean delight of action, comedy, dance and drama.
Much Ado About Nothing had everything!
Click here to check out the two highest-rated reviews by Cappies of the National Capital Area!

NEXT UP!

Student-Directed One Act Plays
February 16, 17, 18

In this story of crossed wires…just kidding, but you know what we mean!
Just think: often student written, but ALWAYS student directed, these sets of plays always shock, surprise, and delight.
Don’t miss this explosive weekend of entertainment!

ACTING…SINGING…DANCING… Mamma Mia! Auditions begin December 6th.
Interested students go to  Auditions | madisondrama (lmhenderson.wixsite.com)

Stay Connected with MAD Drama:

Website: www.madisondrama.com
Email: jmhsdrama2@gmail.com
Facebook Groups:
® MAD Drama Parents’ Association (closed group – for parents)
® MAD Drama (public page – student driven)

Orchestra News

Upcoming events

  • December 5, 2022 7:00pm: Pyramid Snow Show – Madison Chamber Orchestra performs its Snow Show for its pyramid schools· 
  • December 7, 2022 7:00pm: Madison Orchestra Winter Concert
  • December 10, 2022: Madison High School presents “The Snowman” in concert –  Winter Wonderland including crafts and Santa pictures at Madison HS
  • May 23, 2023 7:00pm: Madison Orchestra spring concert

We look forward to seeing you in our audience!
https://jmhsorchestra.com/

Athletic Booster News

Welcome to Warhawk Nation and the 22/23 School Year! 

Get your family booster pass HERE!

Student pass HERE

December

12/9–Senior Night-Girls Basketball
12/12–Booster Meeting

January

1/13–Senior Night–Swim & Dive
1/17 (Tuesday)–Booster Meeting
1/18–Senior Night-Wrestling 
1/25–Senior Night-Gymnastics
1/27–Senior Night-Boys Basketball

TBD-Senior Night-Indoor Track

Be sure to follow the Warhawk Boosters on Facebook for all the latest news:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/414801811900629

Warhawksports.org

Mad Choir

Tis the season… for lots of MadChoir singing!  While many of our events are not open to the public, we hope to see you at one of these community upcoming events.
 
Sunday, December 4th– 12:15pm Madrigals sing at Arts and Music in the Park – Oakton Community Park
Wednesday, Dec 7th– 7:00pm Madrigals at Our Lady of Good Counsel/Money and King Remembrance Service
Friday, Dec 9th – 4:30pm  Madrigals sing at Mayor’s Open House – Vienna Community Center
 
Saturday, December 10 at 10:30am We are excited to be presenting “The Snowman in Concert.”  This is a fundraiser for Orchestra and Choir that includes a viewing of the holiday classic, The Snowman, while our Chamber Orchestra and Choirs perform the music to accompany the film.  Following the movie, the children and adults in the audience will be invited to participate in craft stations, photos with Santa and the Snowman and holiday treats to go.  Please support Madison’s Performing Arts Program by attending and bringing as many friends as you would like to this annual holiday event!    Tickets are available here.
 
Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm Winter Choral concert

Yearbook Update

Buy your 22-23 Yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307.  The cost is $65 and $70 with a nameplate. 

Senior Baby Ads
If you would like to purchase a Senior Baby ad for the 2023 Yearbook please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, enter 5307 and then select “Start Your Ad.” You may choose a half, quarter, eighth, or sixteenth page ad. The deadline is Friday, November 11, 2002.

Senior Portraits
The third and final session date is scheduled for November 1 and 2.  These dates will open for reservations in early October. You will be notified by the school when they are open for appointments. If you have any questions regarding senior portraits, please email seniors@vosphoto.com.

Underclassman
Makeup date for yearbook pictures is Wednesday, October 26. Click on link for more info.

Band News

Congratulation to the James Madison Marching Ensemble on a great season!
On November 5th at the VMBC State CHampionship, Madison placed 1st in Group 5 and received the Caption Awards for Best Visual and General Effect after the preliminary performance!  Madison was one of 12 marching ensembles to advance to the Finals, and ultimately placed 2nd overall with a finals score of 93.363. CONGRATULATIONS Madison!  

Concert season is just around the corner!
Tickets are on sale for the Annual Tiny Tots Holiday Concert in the JMHS Auditorium:
December 1st – 10am and 7pm 
December 2nd – 10am 
Advance purchase is highly recommended to ensure admission.  Please use the following link for online reservations: https://james-madison-band.ticketleap.com/. The advance ticket price is $10.00 per person.  Note there is an additional processing charge for online orders.

Hear the Jazz Band on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00pm and the Winter Band Concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00pm, both in the JMHS Auditorium.

White House Ornaments!  Complete with delicate white icing and candy details, this year’s ornament represents the White House tradition of displaying a gingerbread house in the State Dining Room.  The ornament has a special scratch and sniff feature that smells just like fresh gingerbread!  They are $24 each and make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends.  

Please email ornaments@jmhsband.org to make a purchase for porch pickup.  Cash or Checks to: JMHS Band Boosters.