Triple “I” Teacher Award Nominations

In 2002, a JMHS parent, Maria Coyle, developed a teacher recognition award call the Triple I Award. “Triple I” stands for Innovate-Instruct-Impact and the awards are designed to acknowledge the teachers that have been exceptional educators in the eye of their peers, their students and the students’ parents. Nominations are being accepted now through May 3 for this year’s awards.

Ten teachers will receive the honor of being named a Triple I teacher, based on the nominations received. A nomination form is attached below. Hard copies are also available in the main office.

Please nominate your outstanding teachers for this special honor and email your completed form to or drop it off in the main office by May 3.

In prior years, one award winner was selected as Teacher of the Year; however, FCPS has changed their program and that teacher will be selected in October through a separate nomination process.


JMHS PTSA “Making a Difference” Scholarship 2018-2019

The PTSA will award scholarships to three seniors who exemplify the qualities of service within the school and community. At the convocation ceremony, four applicants will receive a $1000 scholarship for “making a difference” (e.g., involvement at school, volunteer work, community service, paid work such as babysitting, helping their family, or other ways of enriching the lives of others). 

The application and all requested documents are due to Mrs. Otto in the Career Center by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. CLICK HERE for Application.

“Navigating the College Admissions Process” Parent Program

Dr. Jed Applerouth, Educational Psychologist and founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, is presenting at James Madison High School on April 4th, at 7:00 in Warhawk Hall. In this free seminar, Dr. Applerouth will take you through the journey of applying for college from start to acceptance and answer all the questions you have about the process. Come learn about the SAT and ACT, financial aid, kinds of admissions and more so you can navigate the college admissions process with confidence. 

CAMO T-shirt Available

Exclusive T-shirt brought to you by the Spirit Box Team for students.
Get your CAMO t-shirt, $20, Available in the spirit box Vending machine located across from the small gym (accepts credit cards, apple pay, and cash). Show your Madison spirit!

Madison Students in the News

Twelve Students Win Grand Prize Awards in 2019 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Congratulations to Justin Hu of Madison High School! Biomedical Engineering: Using Self Assembled Monolayers for the Fabrication of Implantable Strain Gauge Sensors. Read more…

Two Hundred Five Students Qualify to Compete at DECA International Career Development Conference
A total of 212 students from 13 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools and the Fair Oaks Classroom-on-the-Mall were recognized as finalists at the 2019 Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference held March 1-3 in Virginia Beach. Two hundred five students earned the right to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference April 27-30 in Orlando.  Three FCPS students were elected to state office: Shritha Mandava of Oakton High School was elected president, Ally Silas of Oakton High School was elected executive vice president, and Victoria Heidt of Madison High School was elected Region 2 vice president. Read more..

Volunteers Needed for AP Exams

JMHS Counselors are reaching out for your support in AP Exam administration this year. The exams run from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 17th with both AM (7:30-12:00) and PM (11:30-4) time slots. We are in need of several proctors to support multiple testing days and sessions. Agreeing to support as a Proctor does not entail “administering the exam”. Your role will simply be to support our teachers and counselors during the exam. We could not provide these opportunities to our students without your efforts and sacrifice. If you would like to volunteer your time this year, please sign up here!

Seniors: All Night Graduation Celebration

SENIORS:  JMHS Class of 2019
From 11:00p.m. to 5:00a.m., June 7-8
Oak Marr RECenter:  2300 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, VA
Sign up early to SAVE (All Night Grad is not part of Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/18, $75 until 5/15/18, and $90 up to event.
Casino Games  *  Caricature & Face Painting * Tattoos
Mini Golf  *  Massage Chairs* Gift Cards and Cash Prizes * Magician * Pool Games * Slide * Giant Hot Tub
FOOD (dinner, breakfast, snacks)
Questions? Co-Chairs: Cathy Wasilewski & tbd; Email us at

*The All Night Grad celebration is an alcohol/drug free event, sponsored by the JMHS PTSA, and funded in part by community and business donations.


Graduation will be held at DAR Constitution Hall on June 7, 2019 at 7:00pm. For details, visit the Graduation Information Page.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch

The Teacher & Staff Appreciation lunch will be held on Wed. April 24th.
Please contribute.
Thank you for your generous support!
Kebra Krol –PTSA Hospitality

Madison Drama is Offering a One-day Kids’ Camp

April 5, 2019 is a teacher work day and Madison Drama is offering a camp for kids age 7-14. Registration is now closed.

Madison Drama News

Mark your calendar for the spring musical: West Side Story. May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm May 4 at 2:30 pm More info:

Yearbook Purchase

Check this list to see if you have purchased a yearbook. This list is hosted by our FCPS Google account, so your student will need to log in with his name and password to check this list.  This list was updated on January 20, 2019. If your name is not on this list, you have not ordered a yearbook.

Yearbooks may be ordered online at Our school code is 5307.

If you would like to write a check, you can print this order form and mail it directly to the publisher.

Madison High School Food Pantry

Madison High School and the PTSA continue to work together to provide a Food Pantry for students and families in need. And we need your support!  We distribute approx 30-40 bags of food each week to Madison students (and their families) in need.  This school year, we have also provided school supplies as well as winter clothing to our students in need. Through a partnership with CHO, we were able to provide bicycles for those that needed them to get to work and school.  And we provided approx 125 bags personal hygiene items to students before winter break. We also have partnered with BRAWS to provide feminine hygiene products each month to students in need.   

Thank you to all who have supported this effort!

Here are ways that you can still help:  Purchase items needed on a continuing basis and deliver to Madison HS front office, order items directly from Amazon, they will ship to the school, or make an on-line donation.  

All Night Graduation Celebration Volunteers Needed

We are looking volunteers to assist with planning for the All Night Grad (ANG) celebration.  Many sub-committees make up our planning group.  Underclassmen parents, in particular, are needed to carry knowledge forward.  Consider volunteering to lead a committee by contacting Cathy Wasilewski at or attend our next planning meeting on Monday, March 11th at 6:00pm in the school library (meetings are an hour prior to PTSA meetings).  For volunteering the night of the event, stay tuned for a Sign Up Genius that will be available after spring break.
Also, ticket prices increase as of February 28th so purchase  your senior’s ticket soon!

Athletic Booster News

  • Save the Date! Sports Physical Night (PPE Night) – Wednesday, May 20 at Madison High School beginning at 5:30pm. Click here to register.
  • Sports Summer Camps 2019 – A variety of Sports Camps are available this summer! Select here for more information. All camp registration can be found at :
  • Warhawk Nation Welcomes VYI & VYS Athletes 
    Local youth participating in VYI and VYS sports are invited to come out and cheer on their sports Madison team.  We ask that one parent attend for every 3 VYI or VYS athletes attending.
    Girls Soccer – Apr 8
    Boys Lax – April 29 – along with Senior Night
    Baseball – May 1- along with Senior Night
    Girls Lax – May 3
    Boys Soccer – May 7
Online Booster Auction 
JMHS Boosters continues to “Level the Playing Field”! 
Plan on participating in our online auction to support fundraising efforts to install a 2nd turf field.  The auction will open April 22, 2019 with great items to bid on including gift cards to local restaurants like District Taco, a Wine Tasting package from Barrel Oak Winery and a Washington Wizards Fan Experience!

We are still accepting donations of gift cards, services, tickets etc for the auction event. Sponsorships are also available.  Contact Jennifer Sorrell at

Madison Choir News

Congratulations to the Madison Choral Department on their Superior Assessment Performances.  All groups received ratings of Superior and Excellent and every group got a perfect score in Sight Reading.  Bravo MadChoir!

Band and Guard News

Congratulations to Mr. Hackbarth and all band students! The Wind Symphony and Symphonic bands received the highest rating of Superior and the Concert band received an Excellent rating at their state assessment performances on March 22 and 23. At assessment, the bands each performed 3 pieces of music for judges’ evaluation and then performed a piece they were seeing for the first time. Their results are attributable to hours of individual practice and group rehearsals.

On March 2, the Winter Guard traveled to Powhatan VA for a Regional competition where they placed 6 th in the Finals. On March 9, they took 7 th place at the WGI Regional in Pittsburgh, PA. On March 30, they will end their competition season at the State Championship at Mount Vernon HS in Alexandria.

Come join the Jazz Band on April 1, 2019, at 7:00 pm for a fabulous evening of jazz in the club atmosphere of Jammin’ Java! Doors open at 6:00 pm. You can purchase your tickets from Jazz Band Students or by contacting Sylvia Martin Estes: Tickets are $15 each cash/check (payable to JMHS Band) or $16 each with debit/credit/PayPal. To purchase with PayPal, go to the band website:; the PayPal link is in an article about the Jammin’ Java show on the home page; tickets can be picked up at the Will-Call table at the event.
Please purchase a paper ticket from the Band–we get 100% of the pre-box paper ticket sales (NOT online at Jammin’ Java website)!

Other Events:
April 23: New Band and Guard Student & Parent Orientation, 7:00pm in the Band Room
April 25: Night of Percussion at McLean HS, 7:00pm
April 26: Jazz Band performs at the Big Band Jam at the National Museum of American History, 2:00 pm.