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

Our next PTSA meeting will be held Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. The All Night Grad committee will meet the same day at 6:00 pm. Please click here to review the latest meeting minutes and find out what happened at the last meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the JMHS PTSA Executive Board 2023-2024 or as a member of the Nominating Committee,
please contact President Beth Eachus at
president@jmhsptsa.org!
Please contact us if you are interested in serving in one of these important roles – or know someone who might be a good fit.

Upcoming Parent Programs

JANUARY PARENT PROGRAM:

For this month’s PTSA Parent Program, we encourage our JMHS parents and guardians to attend Drug Education Nightwhich will be presented by the FCPS Student Safety & Wellness Office.  This Tier 1 intervention is designed to inform the audience of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources.  This presentation is open to the entire Madison Pyramid, so please spread the word.  This very important program is can’t miss!

What:  Drug Education Night
Who:  For the Madison Pyramid parents, guardians, and youth caregivers
When:  Tuesday, January 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where:  JMHS Town Hall

FEBRUARY PARENT COFFEE:
Our next Parent Coffee will take place on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 pm at the Panera Bread in Vienna.  Please join us for a roundtable discussion on how to support your student as they start choosing their classes for next year.  

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

Hospitality will start 2023 with a ribbon cutting event celebrating the new staff room on January 20 with Panera bagels, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and donated fruit, drinks, and breakfast snacks. On February 13, we will be asking for donations of full size candy bars (which we will wrap/decorate and then place in teacher’s mailboxes), and on March 13, we are excited for our annual JMHS “STARS” event with fun Oscars-themed decor and yummy Nothing But Bundt bundtlets! 

We are grateful for the gift cards we received for our previous events this year. Your donations fully covered our Dunkin Donuts breakfast in December! Once again, we will be asking for gift cards, specifically to Panera and Nothing But Bundt. We also need donations of full size candy bars. In addition, we need volunteers to setup the January event, help decorate the candy bars in February, and help setup the March event. 

January 20th Signup
February 13th Signup
March 13th Signup

What happens if we get more gift cards than needed to pay the bill for any of the vendors? We use the higher denomination gift cards first when paying off hospitality bills at local restaurants and the remaining gift cards will be used during teacher appreciation week when we shower our teachers with a week of gift card raffles!  

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

Order a yearbook today! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 5307. The price is $70.

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

MAD Drama Presents: Student-Directed One Act Plays

February 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm also February 18 at 2:30pm

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!

Tickets are $5 cash only at the Auditorium door

HERE WE GO AGAIN! Another great MAD Drama Musical is coming: MAMMA MIA! April 27-29

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)

Winter Guard News

Winter Guard rehearsals have been well underway and competitions will start early February and continue until early April! Hope to see you there to cheer on our impressive Winter Guard students!!

Competition dates include:
February 4th, Patriot HS
February 18th, Mt. Vernon HS
February 25th, Woodgrove HS

Orchestra News

The Madison Orchestras have some exciting performance opportunities coming up:
February 23, 2023 – Pre-assessment concert at Madison High School – come hear what your students will be playing for their orchestra assessments
March 4, 2023 – Assessment concert at South Lakes High School – friends and family come support your musicians
May 23, 2023 – Spring concert – a culmination of the year’s musical journey

Does your musician have concert black attire that is gently worn but no longer fits? Madison Orchestra will be collecting these garments for donation to future students. More information to come, but start planning now to pay it forward with concert black clothing.

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

Athletic Booster News

Get your family booster pass HERE!

Student pass HERE

January

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

Congratulations to the 45 Madison Choir singers who were accepted into the 2023 VCDA All-District Choirs. These singers will perform February 9th, 10th, and 11th with singers from all over the District in these elite choirs at Herndon HS. And we are proud to report, there are again more Madison singers selected for this choir than any in the District.  Bravo MadChoir!

Emilie Bishop    Chase Bishop    Nathaniel Borrowman    Colbie Bremer
Sophie Centola    Caroline Clinton    Madison Corry    Rithik Desai 
Robert Eachus    Theo Erickson    Genevieve Fischinger    Corey Furufawa
Gianna Gecan    Advai Govind    Riya Gupta    Cozette Humen   
Gwyneth Kemeny    Caroline Kugler    Tobi LaCroix    Paul MacDonald
Catherine McGuire    Lydia Mikhin    Ryan Monacella    Katelyn Montalto
Evan Moss    Luke Mudrick    Naomi Mudrick    Gavin Neville    Leslie Oh
Fortune Picker    Varenya Rao-Mallela    Sofia Remondino    Angelina Remondino
Maggie Ricciardiello    Sara Rooney    Eleanor Ross    Sierra Rossman
Mia Sanchez    Samantha Stemp    Ella Tiller    Sydney Topoleski    Mary Ulses
Renata Vera    Laila Weedman

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.