Fall Harvest Treats

We would like to provide a snack for the teachers and staff Wednesday, October 17th.  Our plan is to leave baskets of fruit and snacks in the office that include apples, clementine’s, granola bars, popcorn and trail mix.
Please sign up to contribute (item needed by Tuesday, Oct 16). Thank you for your generous support!
Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality

JMHS Food Pantry

Hygiene Items:  October Challenge for the Madison Food Pantry

The food pantry is going well and we thank everyone who has contributed.  It’s come to our attention that some of our students are in need of hygiene items.  For the month of October, we are hoping to collect the following to be distributed through the pantry: Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap/Body Wash, Toothpaste.

Food items are always needed and we welcome all donations. You or your student can drop donations off in the front office or order through Amazon for delivery.

Take a look at the Sign Up Genius for a full list of items needed.

Thank you for supporting our Madison community!
Sponsored by the James Madison PTSA

Questions? Email culturaldiversity@jmhsptsa.org or president@jmhsptsa.org


JMHS Winter Coat Drive

Give the gift of warmth to local families in need. Donate new and gently used clean winter coats (no wool), hats, gloves, and scarves. All sizes welcome. Drop off items in the Main Office October 10th to November 9th.

Mock ACT and SAT Tests

Registration for Mock SAT and ACT  tests is open. Registration is limited to 125 students per test.

Tests are scheduled for Saturday November 10th (SAT) and November 17th (ACT) at 9 am in the Madison cafeteria. Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in.

At this time in the school year, the test is recommended for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. It is still early for 9th graders to take the test, mostly due to where they are academically in math.

With more and more colleges no longer requiring the essay portion (and the subjective nature of the scoring) the mock test will continue to offer the essay but Educational Connections won’t score it. Students can still practice taking the essay under timed conditions and are welcome to take their essay home with them.

Class of 2019 News

CLASS OF 2019!  Here’s what is required of you to kick off your road to graduation!

DATE: October 10, 2018
TIME: report by 9:15am

1) Class of 2019 picture
2) Fit for cap & gown
3) Each student will need to verify the correct spelling and name for the graduation program and diploma
4) Confirm how they would like their name announced at graduation
5) Confirm their t-shirt size
6) Provide the name they wish to appear on the class t-shirt
7) Vote for upcoming Senior breakfast options
Finally, enjoy Chick-fil-a breakfast with fellow classmates of 2019!!!

Parent Program: Little Known Secrets of Paying for College

Tuesday, October 16th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium). Learn strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid and scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure. Appropriate for all grades, not just parents of seniors. Presented by Brock T. Jolly, Managing Partner, The College Funding Coach.

Parent Education Programs for 2018-2019

Underclassman Portraits Makeup – Can I retake my picture?

Yes. On Wednesday, October 31. Students need to bring their portrait package back that day and turn it back in to the photographer. They may go any time during the day, such as Warhawk Time or lunch.

What if I was absent? – Oct. 31 is the make-up day. They may go any time during the day, such as Warhawk Time or Lunch.

What do I do if I did not get an ID / Lost an ID  – Go to the Security Office, they can print ID’s.

PSAT Information

OCTOBER 10, 2018

PSAT Payment for 11th Graders Only: $20 for Score Report

There are 3 options:

1)  Pay on My School Bucks
2) Pay by check, made payable to JMHS, and bring to Student Services Office
3) Pay by Cash, bring to Student Services Office

Payment must be received by October 9th. The test will be October 10th.  All Madison students have a 2 hour early release on October 10.

The Hawk Talk

Parents – want to keep up with the Hawk Talk News?  Sign up here! The Hawk Talk will send out one email per week (on Fridays at 9 a.m.) with all of the articles that they had published from the previous week. It’s a great way to stay on top of all of the latest Madison news. In addition to news and other interesting articles, they also post daily announcements on the site each day.

Madison Drama News

Madison Drama will present their annual Fall play, “Noises Off” November 8, 9, 10, 2018.

Called “the funniest farce ever written, (Daily Telegraph)” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors and their director rehearsing and then performing a flop of a show. Noises Off is written with a wit and heart that allows it to transcend its medium and become so much more than a mere farce or parody of a farce. It speaks to what we love about theater and makes us laugh at our dramas, both onstage and off.

Auditions for ‘One Acts’ will be held the week of December 5.
Auditions for the spring musical, ‘West Side Story,’ will be held December 11-15. Please note this in includes a Saturday audition date.

Please watch the Madison Drama website for details.

Volunteers Needed

Hearing and Vision Screenings are done on all 10th grade students and those new to the county yearly. This year screenings will be done November 7(Wednesday) & 8 (Thursday)

Parent volunteers are needed to assist. No previous experience is necessary. Training is provided. Volunteers may choose from one of 2 shifts: 8-11:15 or 11:15-2:45.

Please contact your School Health Aide Lynn Jones @ ljones1@fcps.edu or 703-319-2310.

Parent volunteers are always welcome in the School Health Room. Training is provided for Hearing and Vision screenings on site. Parents wishing to assist in the health room on a continual basis need to attend a 2 hour training provided by the Public Health Nurses. Please see the flyer for training details for the present school year. For more information please contact your School Public Health Nurse, Vivienne Goldstein or School Health Aide, Lynn Jones at 703-319-2310

Yearbook Purchase

Yearbooks can be ordered online (school code: 5307) or by printing and mailing this order form.