College Fair and College Night

Sunday October 20 and Monday October 21, 2019

The FCPS College Fair and College Night events offer a venue for high school students and parents to meet with colleges and universities to share information and answer questions about their institutions. Approximately 400 colleges attend these events. College Fair is an open-air setting and traditionally draws approximately 5,000 students and parents. College Night, held the following evening, attracts between 2,000 and 3,000 attendees. In addition to the open-air setting, College Night features workshops related to the college admissions process.

Students looking for an experience beyond the classroom should consider a gap year. FCPS hosts a gap year program fair each February and has produced a video featuring an FCPS student who recently completed a gap program.

To register or for more information, click HERE.


It is Homecoming week!  Join in the fun by coming out for the annual parade, beginning at 2:00 PM Friday, October 4 and then attend the game that evening, 7:00 PM kickoff! 

No spirit wear?  Be sure to check out our Spirit Wear tent.  We have items for all and can be found at the stadium located right inside the gate.  

Academic Boosters

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters is proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT & SAT exams at James Madison High School on November 9th for the Mock SAT test and November 16th for the Mock ACT test.

Mock test registrations are now OPEN. Space is limited to 125 students per test and is ideal for sophomores and juniors. This round of mock testing will include the option to register with extended time accommodations. Those taking the test with accommodations will start at 8 a.m.

Mock SAT registration link.
Mock ACT registration link.

Staff Appreciation

We would like to provide a snack for the teachers and staff on Wednesday, October 23rd.   Our plan is to leave baskets of fruit and snacks in the office that include apples, clementines, granola bars, and trail mix.

If you can contribute, please click here.

A big THANK You for all who donated and helped out with the Welcome Back Breakfast & Back to School Night Dinner!  Your support is very much appreciated.
Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality

Make-up pictures for students grade 9-11

Students in grades 9-11 have the opportunity to get a re-take or make-up portrait taken on October 30. They can report during WT or during their lunch.


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.

Webinar: Road Map to College

Please join us for the free webinar Road Map to College presented by Ann Dolin, founder of Educational Connections, on October 8, 2019 from 12:15 to 1 p.m.  See the attached flyer for more information. If you have questions, you may email Ellen MacGregor.

Please register here.

Madison Masters 2019 Mark McGinley Memorial Golf Tournament

The JMHS Athletic Booster Club will host the golf tournament on Monday, October 21 at Westwood Country Club.  Join us for a fun filled day with other Warhawk parents and supporters! 

Event timing:
8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 Shot Gun Start (box lunch provided)
12:30 Lunch and drinks provided on the course
2:30 Reception and prizes

If you have a lead for a sponsor please contact Teralyn Carlson.

Registration is now closed
Sponsorship information
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Best Buddies

The Best Buddies program at Madison continues to thrive!  Special Olympics will begin in January for our students too!

This past Friday was the Best Buddies match party and next week brings homecoming festivities inclusive for all!  

October 13 is an indoor cycle ride for various skill levels to join!  Sign up at

October 19 is the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in downtown DC.  

If you don’t know what Best Buddies is, it is an organization that creates genuine one to one friendships between people with and without disabilities.  Madison is so proud to have joined the community with this important outreach available to all students!

Madison Parent Education Program

LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE: Tuesday, October 15th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium)

RSVP here.

More information about this and other upcoming parent programs here.

MAD Drama News

Mad Drama will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” November 14-16 in the JMHS auditorium. Mark your calendars for performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings plus a Saturday matinee. Tickets will be available online at:

For access to the best seats in the house, become a Mad Drama Patron. Patrons receive VIP seating tickets to the Fall play and Spring musical.

Lastly, Mad Drama cast and crew members will march in Friday’s Homecoming parade to provide a preview of some visual elements of the play. Check them out! 

Choral News

October is a busy month in Madison Choir and we are excited for all that is underway.

Tuesday, October 22nd is our Annual MadMusic Day.  We will welcome over 300 students from Thoreau and Kilmer Middle School for a joint concert with our Orchestra program.  We will then enjoy lunch with our fellow middle school musicians.  At 7:00pm, we will present our performance for the community in the JMHS Auditorium.  All are welcome.

Members of the Madison Select Singers and the Madrigals are excited to again join with Vienna Choral Society in a concert on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm at Providence Presbyterian Church.  Tickets will soon be available online at  It is sure to be a lovely evening of music featuring our local choral ensemble and fabulous Madison students.

Our annual Pie Sale is under way.  MadChoir students are selling our favorite Chef Pierre Pies through the first weekend of October.  Students will pick up their pies on October 23rd and start delivering.  Save yourself a bit of baking this upcoming Thanksgiving with a (frozen) delicious pie and support MadChoir at the same time!

Band and Guard News

The JMHS Marching Ensemble won 1st place at their first competition of the season at the Virginia Marching Band Coalition (VMBC) Northern Virginia Regional at Herndon High School.  The Marching Ensemble also received caption awards for Best Overall Effect, Visual, and Color Guard.

The Marching Ensemble will be competing at the Bands of America (BOA) Mid-Atlantic Regional on the University of Maryland campus on October 5, at the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association State Assessment on October 19 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, and at the BOA Virginia Regional on October 26 at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

Come support the JMHS Marching Ensemble at any of the home football games and competitions.  You can also see them march in the upcoming JMHS Homecoming parade on October 4th and the Vienna Halloween Parade on October 23rd.

Athletic Booster News

The Fall is well underway but there are many more games to be played! It’s not too late to buy your Madison Athletic Booster Pass and support our athletes!

Your membership at the $250 or $200 level gives you, your spouse, and any NON Madison student key tags to attend all home games of any sport (playoffs and tournaments excluded).

As a Booster member you are also able to buy a discounted pass for your student at the rate of $60.00. Madison students can not use Booster key tags.

100% of the money raised by the Athletic Boosters goes back to supporting our school and it’s athletic programs, fields, gyms, equipment and activities. All of the students at Madison benefit!

Please join! Thank you for your support!