PTSA Meeting March 9th 7:00 pm

Please join us for our March PTSA meeting on Monday, March 9th at 7:00 pm in the library.  Mr Hood has invited members of FCPS to discuss the planned addition and construction at Madison HS scheduled to start later this year.  Our meetings are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening around Madison. Our Principal Greg Hood, Director of Student Services Tim Buckley, administrators, teachers, parents and students all attend to share information and ideas.  All are welcome! 

Donations Needed

The Town of Vienna Club Phoenix and Empower Me Pretty, Inc. are receiving donations of new and gently used formal dresses (all sizes), new and gently used shoes, new and unopened makeup, jewelry, and restaurant & salon gift cards at the Vienna Community Center (120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna) from now until February 28th.  For more information, please contact Denise at empowermeprettyinc@gmail.com.  

Parent Program on Drugs & Vaping

Sponsored by the PTSA
Drugs & Vaping: Prevention and Recovery
Wednesday, February 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm (Warhawk Hall)

What parents should know about the current trends in drug use and vaping. This presentation includes current trends in substance use and strategies for engaging youth in discussions around substance use prevention and recovery. Presented by Brian Maslowski, M.S.Ed. FCPS Student Safety and Wellness.

Look here for more upcoming parent programs.

Mock SAT & ACT

Mad Choir

Congratulations and good luck to the 35 students from Madison Choir who are performing this month with the VMEA All-District Chorus. We are excited that 17 of these students are eligible to audition for All-State Choir in April.  MadChoir is gearing up to host State Assessment March 12th, 13th, and 14th.  Mark your calendars to hear some wonderful music from choirs all over the region. Thank you to our wonderful Vienna community for your continued support of the arts at JMHS

Band & Winter Guard News

Congratulations to the 20 students who made All-District Band! Christina Alegre, Nicholas Aliferis, Andrew Baker. Maddie Choi, Hannah Ellis, Emily Frederick, Bryan Gao, Cole Granger, Lola Heninger, Ariana Kim, Ian Kiyokawa, Corey Lee, Drake Miller, Nils Neumeister, Emily O’Brien, Luke Padget, Ishaan Patel, Rachel Petrovich, Christian Sun, and Maya Varghese.

Winter Guard is kicking off their 2020 season! This year’s show is called “Toxicity”. 
Please come cheer them on at their upcoming competitions:

Feb. 8:  Winter Guard Competition, Patriot HS, Nokesville , VA
Feb. 15: Winter Guard Competition, Mt Vernon HS, Alexandria, VA
Feb. 22: Winter Guard Competition, Woodgrove HS, Purcellville, VA    

Best wishes for an amazing season!

Spring Sports Tryouts Begin February 24, 2020

Spring tryouts begin on February 24th for all sports. Please visit www.warhawksports.org for important information about requirements for participation.

Volunteer for All Night Grad

All Night Grad (ANG) is a drug and alcohol-free celebration held at Oak Marr RECenter, following the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 2 (11pm-5am).  This fun-filled, all-night extravaganza is sponsored by the PTSA.  Oak Marr is transformed into a teen entertainment venue, complete with a casino, carnival games, food, tattoo & caricature artists along with use of the pool and putt-putt course!  The night ends with raffles and drawings for fabulous prizes.

Planning meetings for ANG take place each month at 6:00pm in the school library before PTSA meetings.  Many sub-committees make up our planning group.  We have several of those positions filled but we are still in need of committee chairs or co-chairs in the areas of Decoration and Set Up, Fundraising Letters, Publicity, Entertainment, and Volunteer Coordinator.  We are always looking for underclassmen parents to help, especially due to the later time of the graduation ceremony and to carry the knowledge forward into the next year. 

ANG is made possible by the generous support of local businesses, parents, and many volunteers. Consider being part of helping with this longstanding tradition by contacting Cathy Wasilewski at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org or join our next meeting on January 13 at 6:00 pm, preceding the PTSA meeting at 7:00 pm.

SENIORS: JMHS Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Celebration

Starts at 11pm Tuesday, June 2 and ends at 5am, Wednesday, June 3
Where: Oak Marr RECenter 3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton,VA

Sign up early to SAVE (NOT included in Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/20, $75 until 5/15/20, and $90 up to event 
Register & Pay Online

Want to help in planning the 2020 All Night Grad or other questions?  Contact:  ANG Chair: Cathy Wasilewski — Email us at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org 

The All Night Grad celebration is an alcohol/drug free event, sponsored by the JMHS PTSA, and partially funded by community and business donations.

Purchase Class of 2020 Yard Signs, $20 each. Proceeds to All Night Grad.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available now for $70.00. Purchases can be made online, over the phone at 1-866-287-3096, or you can mail in an order form with a check.

Athletic Booster News

Spring Sports Tryouts Begin February 24, 2020
 If you plan to try out for a spring sport, please submit your paperwork before the end of January. It takes 2-4 days to process.

  • VHSL Physical form – students should deliver directly to the Activities Office. Do not give to the coach or Main Office.  Make a copy of the physical form for your records. 
  • Participation Policy 2019-20 – forms were submitted by all students at beginning of the year as part of the SR&R process. 
  • Emergency Care Form  – Coach will gain access to ECC via the student’s SIS account, please update your information on 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) page. Look in upper right corner. 
  • Concussion Education – athletes and parents must review the FCPS concussion presentation.  Use this link  to complete concussion education process:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/FCPS%20Sports-Concussion%20Education%20Program.pdf

All forms must be received, approved and logged into the compliance report to participate in tryouts or any green days prior to tryouts, so please turn in forms early to allow for processing. Check out https://www.warhawksports.org/
 to find forms needed to participate.

 Looking to get involved?  Athletic Boosters needs You!  As part of succession planning we are looking for volunteers to partner with and support current leads in all areas.  Know anyone with a rising Freshman athlete?  Please share this information with them.  This is a great opportunity to get involved early and find out what Athletic Boosters is all about.
 
Please contact Jennifer Sorrell at sorrell5vienna@gmail.com to find out how you can help.  Thank you in advance for your support to keep Boosters strong and thriving!

For scores and game updates for all of our teams, check out Twitter (@JMHSAthletics).  For game schedules, check www.warhawksports.org.