All Night Grad Celebration

JMHS Class of 2022 All Night Grad Celebration
SENIORS: Discount Deadline 5/15

Volunteer at All Night Grad! It takes many volunteers to make this event run smoothly! WE NEED YOU to make this the best night ever!  SIGN UP HERE!

Sign up early to SAVE click here -> JMHSPTSA.org
(NOT part of Senior Dues)

$90 until 5/15/22, and $100 up to event

What:  A safe environment of non-stop entertainment, BIG prizes and tons of fun celebrating the Class of 2022!  The All Night Grad celebration is an alcohol/drug free event, sponsored by the JMHS PTSA, and partially funded by community and business donations.
When: Wed. June 1st, 2022 – Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 11:00 pm- 5:00 am
Where: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA 22180

BEST NIGHT EVER!

For more information, email Sarah Espanol at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org

PROM 2022

JMHS’ 2022 Prom “Promiere” is May 21st

Location: The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Tickets: Tickets go on sale May 2 and are available until May 20 through MySchoolBucks.com. Please use the School Store feature and Browse All Items to find the ticket option. Tickets can also be purchased in person during lunches the week of May 16 to May 20.
Ticket price: $50.00

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ashley Anderson abanderson@fcps.edu or Andrea Jones ALJones2@fcps.edu

AP Proctors Needed

If you are able, please sign up to be a Proctor for AP exams!  First, we want to thank all that have already signed up.  But more proctors are still VERY MUCH needed!  Volunteers do NOT need to be parents!  (Even students that are home from college would be hugely appreciated.)  Student Services will have parking spots for all volunteer proctors (more details to follow).

PTSA Meeting Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm

Our next PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm (NEW DATE!) in the school library (formerly Warhawk Hall) and we hope that you can join us!  We will be discussing end of year distribution of funding and voting on next year’s board.  The Nominating Committee comprised of Chair Suzanne Zulauf, Shana Coward and Jennifer Held have proposed the following slate (below) for the 2022-2023 PTSA Board.  Nominations can also be made from the floor.

President: Beth Eachus
1st Vice President: Gayle Schlueter
2nd Vice President: Abby Shannon
Treasurer: Janine Bruhn
Secretary: Eliza Morss

Please click here to review the draft April meeting minutes in advance so they can be voted on at the start of the meeting.

Virtual Parent Program

Richard Guerry’s presentation on Digital Safety, Empathy, and Mindfulness will be available until the beginning of June 2022.
(*Note: It is highly recommended that the videos are previewed before showing them to any student under 13.)

Video Replay:
o   Visit: https://www.iroc2.org/376.html
o   Username: MadisonParents
o   Password: ParentsOnlyVi

Community Closet

Madison students are invited to come to the cafeteria if they are in need of any dance attire for prom!
Thursday, May 5th: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Friday, May 6th:    3:30pm-5:30pm

Saturday, May 7th: 10:00am-12:00pm.

Academic Boosters

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters are proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT and SAT exams virtually during May.  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.  Taking a practice test will also help you build test endurance and reduce your test-day jitters.

Mock ACT: Saturday, May 7 at 9:00am (virtual)   Register here.
Registration

Mock SAT: Saturday, May 21 at 9:00am (virtual)  Register here.

The cost is $20 per test and registration closes the Wednesday before each test at 12 PM. 

  

Yearbook

Buy your 21-22 Yearbook NOW! 
Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307.

Not sure if you ordered a yearbook? You can check here.

Staff Appreciation Committee

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week and our staff appreciation committee has planned events to celebrate ALL staff.  Please help if you can!  Sign up here.

The PTSA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Committee have also continued “Thankful Thursday”, a weekly raffle organized by committee member Karla Mihalik. Every Thursday, staff names are randomly selected to receive (parent donated) gift cards from various restaurants and stores.

If you would like to donate, learn more about our Staff Appreciation efforts, or get involved, please send a message to Angie, Dara and Karla at hospitality@jmhsptsa.org.

Senior Signs

Hi, parents of seniors!  Please purchase Class of 2022 grad lawn signs here.

The School Directory Is Now Live!

The 2021-22 Madison High School directory is now online and accessible for Madison parents, teachers and staff. If your family is listed in the directory, you should have received a welcome email on October 17, 2021 providing you with a unique log-in and password, so that you can access this digital directory and verify/correct your family’s information contained in it.

This school directory, provided through AtoZ Connect, conveniently displays information at your fingertips—including students’ names and grades, along with parents’ email addresses, phone numbers and home address. This information is only shared with our JMHS families and staff, and not to anybody outside of the Madison community. Parents can add, delete or correct any of the information for their household.

  • Please check your inbox from October 17th for a “JMHS Directory Access 2021-2022” email from the Madison High School PTSA. If it’s not there, and it’s not in your spam folder, then email Alene Metcalf at directory@jmhsptsa.org.
  • For any Madison teachers or staff who would like to access the online directory, email directory@jmhsptsa.org from your FCPS email address and you will be sent a welcome email with a link to access the directory.

Families can update their entry in the directory throughout the school year, so if any of your family data changes this year, you can just go on the app and edit your information yourself.

Enjoy the directory!

Please Join the James Madison PTSA

It’s not too late! More information here.

JMHS Food Pantry

The PTSA is proud to partner with Madison High School in supporting our students who are food insecure.  The Madison  Pantry and Outreach team distributes food weekly to students and their families as well as provide hygiene items.  Specific items that are needed include:

– 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!

Food for Students Grab and Go Locations

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

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

Orchestra News

Congratulations to all of the orchestras at JMHS.  Each orchestra received STRAIGHT SUPERIORS from every judge at assessment.  That is the top score!  Congratulations to Mrs. Eberly and to every orchestra student.  
 
Recently 99 orchestra and chorus students went to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach for a spring trip. It may have been chilly but the students got to get to know one another better and celebrate their fabulous assessments.  

The orchestra boosters still needs your donations if you haven’t already contributed.  Please go to our website: https://jmhsorchestra.com/boosters/ to find out more information and to donate.
 
Coming up:
Dining for Dollars: April 13th Fosters Grill
Final Concert: May 10th at 7:00 pm, JMHS Auditorium
 

Choral News

Greeting from the Madison Choral Department!

All are invited to the annual Mad Choir Pops Concert on May 19th in the JMHS Auditorium.  The show is highly entertaining with solos, duets and small groups as well as all the Madison Choirs.  It’s a night you won’t want to miss!  Admission is free.  More details on show time will come soon.

The Madison Madrigals will be performing on the Vienna Town Green on Monday, May 30th as part of the Viva Vienna Memorial Day Tribute.  Please stop by!

Athletic Booster News

Important Upcoming Dates and Information

5/2 – Madison Physical Night for 2022/2023 school year
 This physical night is an opportunity to serve the Madison community and is a fund raiser for the athletic training program.  Both parent and healthcare volunteers are needed.  Please feel free to pass on to any healthcare volunteers who may be interested in volunteering-here is the link to signup:
https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

5/6- Baseball 2021 State Champion Ring Ceremony during the game vs. South Lakes

JMHS Athletic Boosters Warhawk Pride Athletic Scholarships

Attention Senior Athletes!
JMHS Athletic Boosters 2021-2022 Warhawk Pride Athletic Scholarship is open, apply now!
Are you a Class of 2022 student athlete? Have you proudly repped the Madison Warhawks across the Concorde District? If so, you qualify to apply for one of four JMHS Athletic Boosters Warhawk Pride Athletic Scholarships. The $1,000 tuition scholarships will be awarded to two female and two male student athletes who best exemplify Warhawk Pride. This quick and easy application is available at https://www.warhawksports.org/ Student-athletes should submit their completed applications electronically, via email as an attachment, to Tara Murray, Boosters Club Scholarship Chairperson, at tcampitiello@hotmail.comThe application deadline is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM. The winners will be announced at Convocation, Thursday, May 26.

Be sure to follow the Warhawk Boosters on Facebook for all the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/414801811900629

WarhawkSports.org

Band & Winter Guard News

Congratulations to the five JMHS Band members that were selected as members of the 2022 All-Virginia Band!   Andrew Baker, Maddie Choi, Ian Kiyokawa, Ishaan Patel, and Justin Smith
 
This Spring there are several opportunities to hear great music from the JMHS band students.  The Night of Percussion is Thursday, May 5 at 7pm at McLean High School and the Spring Concert is Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at the JMHS Auditorium both with free admission. 
 
Please also join the Jazz Band on Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm for a fabulous evening of jazz in the club atmosphere of Jammin’ Java!  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased for $15 online.