Open House/Fall Kickoff August 17

6:00 a.m. – Student Schedules go live in StudentVUE – All students will be able to see their class schedule in StudentVUE and 9th and 10th graders will see their locker assignments as well. Juniors and Seniors who would like to request a locker may do so by completing this form, and they will be assigned lockers the first week of school. StudentVUE can be accessed here. Students log in using their FCPS username and password.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – New Student Orientation – This is an opportunity for any new students (grades 10-12) to become better acquainted with the building and what to expect entering Madison this school year. A general overview will be presented as well as self-guided tours. Student leaders will be available to answer questions as well as guide new students through the building.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Freshman Flight School (Orientation) – This is an opportunity for the entire freshman class to receive information to help them get prepared for their transition to high school. All freshmen should attend as they will be paired with their upperclassmen mentor for the first time. A variety of lessons and important information will be shared by our student mentors during the program. No registration is needed. This event begins in the Auditorium.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Student Open House – This is an opportunity for students to walk through the building and meet their teachers. Mentors and other staff will be available to assist students in finding their classrooms.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Fall Kick-Off – This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about specific Madison information and Activities, drop off medications with the Clinic, join the PTSA, purchase spirit wear, etc.

PTSA Meetings

The first PTSA meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 pm. There will be no September meeting, and starting in October, they will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Please click here to review the June meeting minutes in advance so they can be voted on at the start of the meeting.

Your new Executive Board looks forward to seeing you then!

Click here for more information and how to join.

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 Regan Morgan, President or Heather Buescher, PTSA membership chair.

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

Staff Appreciation Committee

The PTSA hosts teacher appreciation events throughout the year. Our first event of the year is the Staff Welcome Back Breakfast on Friday August 18. Please sign up to donate your time and/or breakfast items so that we can provide a beautiful breakfast for our teachers as they prepare to welcome students back into the building.

On Thursday August 24, our wonderful Warhawk staff will be treated to an early dinner prior to Back to School Night. Please sign up to donate your time and/or beverages.

Contact Angie Gutenson at [email protected] to learn more about our monthly events or to get involved.

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.

Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!

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

Band and Guard News

The JMHS Marching Ensemble is back working hard this summer on their new 2023 show, “A LIGHT WILL LEAD YOU HOME.” Catch their first half-time performance at the opening home football game on Thursday, August 31st!

The VIENNA TURKEY TROT is partnering with Roadrunner Sports on Route 7 in Falls Church with a week of savings to gear up! Save up to 20% on your purchase, with 10% of the proceeds going to the band. Just mention JMHS Band when checking out any time from August 5-13.

Thank A Donor (TAG) Day Support the Pride of Vienna through donations on Saturday, September 9th. James Madison High School Band and Color Guard members in uniform will knock on 10,000 doors throughout Vienna and Oakton to thank residents for their support and solicit donations for the Band Boosters. Tag Day donations are used to help fund travel and entry fees to competitions, instructors, student leadership training and awards, and instrument and equipment purchase and maintenance. Tag Day donations are eligible for tax deduction and much appreciated!

MAD Drama


Meet Drama Department parents and learn about exciting opportunities throughout the school year!

Sunday, August 27th, 4:00-6:00 pm at Settle Down Easy Oakton Tasting Room – 2952 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton VA (individual tabs for orders)

SHOW Dates 23/24 School Year:
Fall Play (To Be Announced) November 9th at 7:30pm, 10th at 7:30pm, and 11th at 2pm and 7:30pm
Student Directed One Act Plays February 15th at 7:30pm, 16th at 7:30pm, and 17th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Spring Musical (To Be Announced) May 2nd at 7:30pm, 3rd at 7:30pm, and 4th at 2pm and 7:30pm

Stay Connected with MAD Drama:

Parents’ Group Email: [email protected]

Facebook Groups:
MAD Drama Parents’ Association (closed group – for parents)
MAD Drama (public page – student driven)
MAD Drama Thespian Troupe #2541 (closed group – for MAD Drama Students)

Athletic Booster News

Madison Athletic Boosters has a new Website!

The Athletic Boosters used the summer to create a new, more user friendly website.

At WARHAWKBOOSTERS.COM you can now buy your booster membership, purchase spirit wear for you and your family, find out more about boosters and much more.  Go check it out!

If you have ideas on further improvement, please send comments/questions to [email protected].

The Athletic Boosters thank you for checking out!

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

Warhawk Crew

It’s been an eventful summer for our returning and future rowers!
*Learn to Row Camp – July saw our first ever camp for athletes new to the sport. New rowers spent a week on the water learning technique and terminology.

*Summer Training – To stay in shape in the off-season, our returning rowers have had the opportunity to attend strength and conditioning sessions at Tysons Playground as well as on the water rowing twice a week.

We’re Looking forward to more fun this fall! Join Us!
*Learn to Row Days – On the water orientation for new rowers. Fall Dates: TBD
*Student/Parent Interest Meeting – September
*Winter Conditioning – November – After school workouts to prepare for the spring season.
Please fill out the interest form to stay informed about upcoming events and activities.

Warhawk Crew is a competitive club sport open to all JMHS students
Find out all about us at

All Night Grad

Join the fun!

All Night Grad is making plans for the class of 2024!  We will have a table at both Fall Kick-Off and Back-to-School night to answer questions and sell tickets for this epic event.  Prizes are raffled off throughout the school year to those seniors who have a ticket.

Come join the fun in planning this memorable night.  The ANG committee welcomes all who want to have fun and make this a great night for our seniors.  We especially love having undergrad parents on this committee who can continue to make this event better each year!  Come talk with us at Fall Kick-Off or email co-chairs at [email protected] to join the planning crew or ask questions about the event.

Lawn Signs celebrating the class of 2024 will also be for sale!!  The senior class will be designing their own sign that will be distributed in early spring.  Buy yours at Fall Kick-Off or BTS night and check it off your list!  Orders must be placed by March 15 to guarantee availability.