“Screenagers” Free Showing 1/27

Vienna Presbyterian Church is hosting a community event on January 27th showing “Screenagers”, followed by a panel discussion. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with the movie starting at 6:00 pm.

In “Screenagers”, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, “Screenagers” reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

PTSA Meeting Monday, February 11

Our next PTSA meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th in the library at 7:00 pm.  We will have exciting news on our Madison pantry and its expansion into additional areas for support.  Mr Hood will be discussing the future renovation and expansion to Madison High School.  And school-wide project involving Mindful Memorial will also be discussed.  Finally, we will hear from Mr. Buckley and our committee chairs.  The All Night Grad Committee will meet immediately preceding the PTSA meeting at 6:00pm.

Madison High School Food Pantry

Madison High School and the PTSA have been working together to provide a Food Pantry for students and families in need. And we need your support!  We distribute approx 30-40 bags of food each week to Madison students (and their families) in need.  This school year, we have also provided school supplies as well as coats, hats, scarves, boots and gloves to these same students. Through a partnership with CHO, we were able to provide bicycles for those that needed them to get to work and school.  And we provided approx 125 bags personal hygiene items to students before winter break. We also have partnered with BRAWS to provide feminine hygiene products each month to students in need.  

THANK YOU to all who have already donated!

Here are ways that you can still help:  Purchase items needed on a continuing basis and deliver to Madison HS front office, order items directly from Amazon, they will ship to the school, or make an on-line donation.  

JMHS Science Fair Volunteers & Donations Needed

Date:  Wednesday, Feb 6th (snow date: Feb 13th)
Time:  1:30 – 6:00pm  (arrive late/depart early can be accommodated)
Where:  JMHS media center (library)
Format:  Work as a team within a judging category to assess projects
Goal:  Determine which of the projects should be recommended to move forward to the FCPS regional fair and provide feedback to all students on their project strengths and weaknesses.
Qualifications:   You DO NOT need to be an expert in a judging field. A logical person can evaluate most projects, at minimum in terms of their purpose, process, and results.  As Einstein said, “if you can’t explain a concept simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.”   Our students should be able to explain their experiments in straight-forward language.  Please indicate your interest in participating in the science fair by clicking on this link.  Your participation is vital.  We simply cannot conduct the science fair without your help.

JMHS PTSA Parent Program: Preventing Risky Behavior 2/20

Risky teen behavior concerns all parents. This program will review current trends in teen substance abuse, strategies for engaging students in discussions about their choices and signs that your child or their friends are involved with illegal substances. Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00-9:00 pm in Warhawk Hall.
Presented by Brian Maslowski, FCPS Prevention Teacher.

Mock ACT and SAT

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

Tests are scheduled for Saturday February 2 (SAT) and Saturday, February 23 (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.

Science Fair Snack Sign-up

We are coordinating a light lunch and snacks for the Science Fair Judges on Wednesday, February 6th.  The Science department has about 70 volunteers who evaluate and judge the student projects.

Please contribute. Thank you for your generous support! Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality

All Night Graduation Celebration Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with planning the All Night Grad (ANG) celebration.  Many sub-committees make up our planning group.  We are looking for help with Fundraising Letters, Food Coordination, ANG Chaperones, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Underclassmen parents, in particular, are needed especially to carry knowledge forward and also because senior parents are at graduation.

Consider helping to make ANG 2019 a success by contacting Cathy Wasilewski at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org or attend our next planning meeting on Monday, February 11th at 6:00pm in the school library (ANG Committee meets one hour prior to PTSA meetings).

Also ticket prices increase as of February 28th so purchase your senior’s ticket soon!

Seniors: All Night Graduation Celebration

SENIORS:  JMHS Class of 2019
ALL NIGHT GRADUATION CELEBRATION
From 11:00p.m. to 5:00a.m., June 7-8
Oak Marr RECenter:  2300 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, VA
Sign up early to SAVE (All Night Grad is not part of Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/18, $75 until 5/15/18, and $90 up to event
Register & Pay online.

 

ONE LAST NIGHT TOGETHER!
NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT with SURPRISES and BIG PRIZES!!!
Casino Games  *  Caricature & Face Painting * Tattoos
Mini Golf  *  Massage Chairs* Gift Cards and Cash Prizes * Magician * Pool Games * Slide * Giant Hot Tub
FOOD (dinner, breakfast, snacks)
Questions? Co-Chairs: Cathy Wasilewski & tbd; Email us at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org

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

Athletic Booster News

Mark your calendars to come out and celebrate our senior athletes.
Winter Sports Senior Nights
12/14/18 –  Girls Basketball & Dance Team
12/17/18 –  Gymnastics
01/18/19 –  Swim and Dive
01/23/19 –  Wrestling
02/01/19 –  Boys Basketball

The Madison Directory is Live!

The 2018-19 Madison HS directory is now online and accessible for all Madison parents. Find all directory information here.

Yearbook Recognition & Purchase

The 2017-2018 has received multiple distinctions for graphic design, photography and quality of journalism.
The Virginia High School League (VHSL) awarded the publication a Trophy Class rating, which is equivalent to a state championship for VHSL. This is the 3rd consecutive Trophy Class award the publication has earned. The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) honored the publication with a Design of the Year Award, for the graphic design that was used as a concept through the entire yearbook last year, designed by Editors-in-Chief, Katie Oliverira and Sidney Miralao. Additionally, at the fall NSPA convention at the beginning of November, the publication earned a Best of Show Award, being ranked one of the top ten yearbooks in the nation. This is a tremendous honor for our publication.
Order Your Yearbook Before the Price Increase!
A price increase for the purchase of a yearbook will occur at the end of December. If you have not yet ordered a yearbook, you can order by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 5307.

If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook, check this list!