PTSA Meeting Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm

Our next PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:00 pm. Please click here to review the draft September 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 there!

Please Join the James Madison PTSA

It’s not too late! More information here.

Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination Required to Participate in Winter and Spring Sports

Beginning November 8, FCPS will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for any student participating in Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter and spring sports for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will also be required for participation in any other activity that requires a physical. This includes dance team and step team, as well as out-of-season practices and workouts.

Click here for more info.

Parent Program: Little Known Secrets of Paying for College

The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for college and still retire one day. You’ll discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Please join Madison High School on October 21 @ 7 PM. This is information you can’t afford to miss! Please register here. Please take a look around our website www.thecollegefundingcoach.org for helpful resources and information.

JMHS Food Pantry

Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to our Madison Pantry and Outreach efforts!  

The Pantry and Outreach team are distribute food weekly to our students and families who are food insecure and are making deliveries as needed.  Specific items that are needed include:

– Cereal
– Rice
– Pasta
– Canned vegetables
– Dried beans
– Granola bars
– Tomato sauce (please no glass)
– Juice
– Fruit (canned or in plastic)
– Milk (shelf stable)

Donations of food can be dropped off at Madison at Door 1 during school hours.  These items are available through our Amazon wish list as well.    If you are able, please consider ordering something for those in need.

We have been supporting our Madison families who are food insecure since January 2018 through our Pantry.  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

Pictures and Yearbooks

Yearbooks: Buy your 21-22 Yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307.  Starting August 28 through December 31 the cost is $65 and $70 with a nameplate.

Senior Baby Ads: Ads will be on sale through November 8, 2021. Click here to purchase.

Underclassmen Pictures:  Makeup date for yearbook pictures is October 27. Click here for more information.

Makeup Senior Portraits:   Additional senior portrait days have been scheduled.  November 1-5.  Students who still need their senior portrait taken need to schedule an appointment on one of these dates. Click here for information and scheduling.

Senior News/All Night Grad

Senior news is here!  Senior signs are for sale already!  Tickets for All Night Grad are for sale! All Night Grad is making plans for the class of 2022. Please email allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org if you would like to join our planning crew.  (And we are still looking for a co-chair!)  All -especially undergrad parents- are welcome.   

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

Mock SAT and ACT Testing

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters are proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT and SAT exams virtually but with a live proctor and individual detailed reporting and results.  Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board and the ACT are used during the mock test.

Please find below, the link and information for  upcoming mock tests.  Each  test will be $20, registration will close on the Wednesday before the test so that tests can be emailed out on Thursday and there will not be any refunds issued for anyone that cancels.

10/2 Mock SAT 9:00

10/23 Mock ACT 9:00

Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board are used during the mock test.  All students will receive a full score report (via the email used on the sign up).

MAD Drama

MAD Drama welcomes all students interested in the Performing Arts! The 2021 Fall Play will be “Almost, Maine” November 11, 12 & 13, 2021. Auditions are after school September 7th – 10th and are open to all JMHS students, not just those currently enrolled in drama classes. For further information, check out the MadDrama website (www.madisondrama.com) or contact Mr. Henderson.  And looking further down the road, the Spring Musical is “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be April 28, 29 and 30, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in MAD Drama: acting, improv, tech, directing, costumes, props, set, choreography, lighting, publicity and more.  The Thespian Honor Society will have monthly meetings after school on the first Wednesday of every month.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 1st after school in the Black Box Theater. All students are welcome to attend and find out about what is going on in the drama department.  You do not need to be taking a drama class or have been inducted into the Thespian Honor Society to participate.

For parents of students participating in any aspects of JMHS Drama, you are invited to attend the first MadDrama Parent Meeting of the year at 7pm on Wednesday, September 1st in the Black Box Theater (just inside Door 11). This meeting provides an opportunity to learn about the many facets of putting together the various productions over the course of the school year and how parents can help support their children and MadDrama. The entertaining and dramatic performances you see on the Madison stage are the result of lots of student effort and talent complemented by not insignificant amounts of parental emotional & financial support as well as time, snacks, elbow grease, donated props and trips to Home Depot. Please stop by to learn what it’s all about.

Facebook groups are the primary means of communication in MAD Drama. Interested students can join the Thespian Troupe #2541 Facebook page and interested parents can join the MAD Drama Parents’ Association Facebook page.  There is also a MAD Drama Facebook page you can follow.  Parents can also be added to the MAD Drama email list through the MAD Drama website: http://madisondrama.com/.

Lastly, MadDrama invites all JMHS parents to support the JMHS theater department by becoming a Patron. Parents may choose from several levels of financial contribution (via MySchoolBucks) and receive VIP tickets to the Fall Play and Spring Musical. MadDrama is entirely self-funded so Patron contributions help defray the initial costs of production including paying for rights, renting costumes and purchasing materials to construct the sets. Check out the MadDrama website for more details.

Athletic Booster News

Warhawk Spirit Wear – Welcome Fall! As the weather gets cooler we have all your spirit wear swag to keep you warm! Check out our pictures in our google photo album. Warhawk Spirit Wear can be bought online by emailing spiritwear@warhawksboosters.org. Available items can be found here.   Madison Spirit wear Payments can be made by paypal, check or Venmo (no fees incurred by Boosters and preferred). If you would like to pay by check, please make your check out to Madison Athletic Boosters. If you would like to pay by Venmo, please send your payment to Madison-AthleticBoosters. If you would like to pay by paypal, please send your payment to James Madison HS Athletic Boosters paypal.me/jmhsathleticboosters . ** Please do not send payment until your order has been confirmed

Winter Sports Planning – Please visit www.WarhawkSports.org to keep updated on all Warhawk sports including upcoming games, scores, and all the details for Athletes wishing to participate in Winter and Spring sports. Winter Sports Schedules, Tryouts and Meet the Coach details will be posted soon.

It’s always a Great time to be a Booster!! Buy a Family Pass now and get key tags for all Home games!! Help cheer our teams on as they fight for District Titles!!

Warhawk Athletic Booster Did you know that almost 60% of the budget for the Athletic Programs at Madison comes from the Warhawk Athletic Boosters? Our Athletes need your support! Join the Athletic Booster Club and get key tags that give you access in to all home games of all sports! (Minus Playoffs) It’s the best way to support our kids and school! Join online at https://www.warhawksports.org/page/3055

Warhawk Sports Car Decals Show your Madison pride with a Red Warhawk Car decal. Pick your Sport and display it proudly! Each decal is $5. Pictures available in the Merchandise link below. PayPal, Venmo &  Cash Accepted (see info below). Decals will be distributed by each team’s Booster Rep or Team Parent unless bought with spirit wear.

Band & Winter Guard News

The JMHS Marching Ensemble won first place at their first competition of the season at the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative (VMBC) Northern Virginia Regional at Herndon High School.  The Marching Ensemble also received caption awards for outstanding Music, Effect, and Color Guard.

The Marching Ensemble has a busy schedule of performances in October.  They will be competing at the Bands of America (BOA) Mid-Atlantic Regional on the University of Maryland campus on October 9th, at the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association State Assessment on October 23rd at Patriot High School in Nokesville and at the VMBC Shenandoah Regional on October 23rd at Dominion High School in Sterling.

Registration for the 2021 Vienna Turkey Trot 5k/10k/fun run is NOW OPEN!
Please sign up to participate through http://viennaturkeytrot.org/ for this fun, festive, and SAFE Vienna holiday tradition! Race day is Sunday, November 21.

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 8th and the Vienna Halloween Parade on October 27th.