Academic Boosters

Academic Boosters will partner with Student Services to offer a practice ACT exam on Saturday, March 2nd (Registration deadline is Feb. 28 at 11:59 PM.).  This exam is geared toward sophomores and juniors.  The cost of the practice ACT exam is $20, after which students will receive a detailed summary of their results, including areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Register at: https://ectutoring.com/madison

PTSA Meetings

PTSA Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm in the library.
Please click here to review the latest meeting minutes in advance so they can be voted on at the start of the meeting.

Click here for more information and how to join.

DEIA Corner

February brings us:  

Black History Month
Lunar New Year or Chunjie
Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”)
World Day of Social Justice

Please click here to see more detailed information as well as events that are occurring in our community this month.

We Want to Hear from You! 
JMHS PTSA continues to strive to be even more inclusive for our James Madison High School community. Please reach out by email at [email protected] to share any thoughts, ideas, events, topics to discuss, and/or feedback you’d like the Madison PTSA to explore or share with the wider community

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

In January, Madison Hospitality helped our teachers wrap up the second semester by providing a homemade lunch with 29 crock pots filled with yummy soup and chili, along with sides, desserts, and drinks. Thanks to all who donated food and time towards celebrating our Warhawk teachers & staff!

     

Our February event is our annual mailbox candy event. Please consider making a donation of of full size candy bars here.

Thank you for your wonderful support. Questions? Email us at [email protected].


JMHS Food Pantry

The PTSA is proud to partner with Madison High School in supporting our students who need additional support.  Items especially needed currently include hygiene items including shampoo, soap. toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant.  Any donations can be dropped off in the Main Office at Door 1 or you can place an order through our Amazon wishlist.

We are always asked, what do we need?  Our most requested items are toiletries from the list below. 
– Shampoo/Conditioner
– Body Wash
– bar soap
– deodorant
– dish soap
– sponges
– small size laundry detergent (37 ozs or less)
– sanitary pads (no tampons please)

We are always collecting nonperishable food items.  Some of our most requested items are –
-shelf stable boxed milk
-small size cooking oil (16ozs or 40 ozs)
– salt and pepper shakers
– ramen cups
– canned fruit

We would like to thank all who supported our Madison Winter Clothing Drive! We also want to especially thank Madison teacher Bethany Slingerland for her incredible efforts in coordinating our drive. The students and their families were thrilled with the donations. We did have several specific student needs identified right before winter break for the following items: men’s size 13 winter boots, men’s size 13 sneakers, and men’s pants or sweatpants sizes 2XL, 3XL or 4XL.  If anyone might be interested in donating these new or gently-used items, please email Bethany Slingerland at [email protected] . 

Thank you again for your continued support and generosity!  We especially want to thank our Food Pantry Community Partners: Rustic Love, Cease Hunger, Vienna Presbyterian Church, and One Neighborhood Foundation. Thank you also to Community for Helping Others for donating 17 bicycles with helmets and locks to some of our students.  Thank you also to Madison student Jude Adler who raised funds with his Mummies for Mouths campaign and donated $1000 to the Madison Pantry!

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

MAD Drama

MAD Drama presents in 2024: Student Directed One Acts

February 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm

February 17 at 2:30pm

CASH Only! $5 at the Auditorium Door

Every winter, MAD Drama presents student directed (and often written) One Act Plays! 

Always weird, often profound, these plays will be sure to give you both something to laugh about and something to think about.

Stay Connected with MAD Drama:

Website: www.madisondrama.com
Parents’ Group Email: [email protected]

Instagram: dramamadison

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)

Warhawk Crew

James Madison Crew Boosters Organization, Inc. Vienna, Virginia

MULCH MADNESS!

High quality extra large (3 cubic feet) Merrifield Gardens shredded hardwood mulch
$7/bag – 10 bag minimum – FREE DELIVERY

As a club sport, Warhawk Crew receives 100% of its financial support from the James Madison Crew Boosters Organization. The annual mulch sale is our largest fundraiser. Warhawk Crew members will be selling mulch through February 19th. All orders will be delivered March 2nd.

Click here to place an order or donate. Thank you for supporting our rowers!

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Warhawk crew is a competitive club sport open to all JMHS students. Find out all about us at WarhawkCrew.org.

All Night Grad

NEWS FOR SENIORS (and their PARENTS)!!  HAPPY 2024 – YOUR BIG YEAR!

The All Night Grad Committee has big plans for the class of 2024!  Seniors spend the night of graduation with their class for one last time at Warhawk Wrap 2024:  try your luck at the casino, win amazing prizes, play games with friends, check out our giant inflatable obstacle course, and eat a seemingly never ending supply of food.  New this year:  silent disco!!

Get a ticket to this bash for your senior here!  Purchase today – prizes will be raffled off starting in February. In addition, we will be raffling off a BIG prize in mid-March to all students who have purchased a ticket by March 1.

If you are interested in helping to plan this epic night, or have questions, email chair Jennifer Hallworth at [email protected]. This is a fun group – what is better than party planning?

Lawn Signscelebrating the class of 2024 are on sale!!  The senior class has designed their own sign (final draft will be published this month) and signs 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

If you are interested in helping to plan this epic night, or have questions, email chair Jennifer Hallworth at [email protected] This is a fun group – what is better than party planning?

Band & Winter Guard News

Band Concert Season

Congratulations to all of the JMHS Band Members that have been selected to honor ensemble this school year!!

Congratulations to the JMHS Band members that were selected as members of the 2024 District 12 Band. Great Work!

Anabel Bascom – Trumpet
Cavanagh Keelin – Bb Clarinet
Daphne Jaillon – Bb Clarinet
Gretchen Schmitt – Tenor Saxophone
Jack Papandon – Percussion
Matthew Mai – Horn
Weston Borodin – Alto Saxophone
Yuna Lim – Oboe

Congratulations to Jazz Band Members Nina Howell (Bass) and Anabel Bascom (Trumpet) for being selected as members of the All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble!!

Winter Guard News

The 2024 Winter Guard season competitions start this month! Hope to see you there to cheer on our impressive Winter Guard students!!

Competition dates:
February 3rd, Forest Park HS, Woodbridge, VA
February 17th, Mt. Vernon HS, Alexandria, VA
February 24th, WGI Philadelphia Regional, Holland, PA

Orchestra News

Madison Orchestra is pleased to be hosting a concert on Wednesday February 21 at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.​

Mad Choir

We are excited for lots of great music in 2024!
 
Congratulations to the 45 Madison Choir singers who were accepted into the 2024 VCDA All-District Choirs. These singers will rehearse February 8th, 9th, and 10th with singers from all over the district in these elite choirs at Oakton HS. The concerts are on Saturday, February 10th and open to the public and begin at 2:30pm. 
 
The Spring pre-assessment concert will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 7 pm in the JMHS Auditorium.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 
  
Choir students will be heading down to Nashville, TN on March 13-17th for the departmental spring trip to spend time working with the choral director at Vanderbilt University and attend a workshop at the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
  
Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the end of the year Pops Concert which will be held on May 22nd  in the Madison auditorium.