Science Fair Snack Sign-up

We are coordinating a light lunch and snacks for the Science Fair Judges on Wednesday, February 5th.  The Science department has about 70 volunteers who evaluate and judge the student projects. 

If you can contribute, please click on the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49aeaf22a31-snacks5

Thank you for your generous support!
Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality – Staff Appreciation

JMHS Science Fair Volunteers Needed!

Happy New Year from the Madison HS Science department. We’re already well down the path in planning for the 2020 science fair, to be held on Wednesday, February 5th (snow day: Wednesday, Feb 12th).

Qualifications: You DO NOT need to be an expert in a judging field. A logical person can evaluate most projects, at minimum in terms of their purpose, process, and results.  As Einstein said, “if you can’t explain a concept simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.”   Our students should be able to explain their experiments in straight-forward language.  

Date:  Wednesday, Feb 5th
Time:  Approximately 2:00 – 5:00 PM  (arriving late or departing early can be accommodated). New time, new procedure, see below!
Where: JMHS cafeteria (new location!)
Format: Work as a team within a judging category to assess projects.
Goal: Determine which of the projects should be recommended to move forward to the FCPS regional fair.  Provide feedback to all students on their project strengths and weaknesses.

What’s new:  We’re suggesting that judges arrive between 2:00-3:00 PM.  Judges can grab a snack and review abstracts ahead of interviewing the students. Judging should begin at 3:45 PM. Feedback from you all suggests that this will lead to a more efficient judging process.  We believe that judging will end by 5:00 PM, awards discussion to end by 6:00 PM at the latest… 

Please indicate your interest in participating in the science fair by clicking on this link, a Google Form which will ask you for more details.  We will contact you again shortly with more info.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqfgtPpdFA5bxAnHWVfpxRdX3haVbBNqxPeRe1an7CqADiHQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Your participation is vital.  We simply cannot conduct the science fair without your help.

Thank you for your interest in JMHS science.  Wishing you all a wonderful 2020. 

RK Gongaware and Scott Hazen (for Jyo Vallampati, Science Fair Coordinator and the entire JMHS science faculty)

Mock SAT & ACT

Spring Sports Tryouts Begin February 24, 2020

Spring tryouts begin on February 24th for all sports. Please visit www.warhawksports.org for important information about requirements for participation.

Volunteer for All Night Grad

All Night Grad (ANG) is a drug and alcohol-free celebration held at Oak Marr RECenter, following the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 2 (11pm-5am).  This fun-filled, all-night extravaganza is sponsored by the PTSA.  Oak Marr is transformed into a teen entertainment venue, complete with a casino, carnival games, food, tattoo & caricature artists along with use of the pool and putt-putt course!  The night ends with raffles and drawings for fabulous prizes.

Planning meetings for ANG take place each month at 6:00pm in the school library before PTSA meetings.  Many sub-committees make up our planning group.  We have several of those positions filled but we are still in need of committee chairs or co-chairs in the areas of Decoration and Set Up, Fundraising Letters, Publicity, Entertainment, and Volunteer Coordinator.  We are always looking for underclassmen parents to help, especially due to the later time of the graduation ceremony and to carry the knowledge forward into the next year. 

ANG is made possible by the generous support of local businesses, parents, and many volunteers. Consider being part of helping with this longstanding tradition by contacting Cathy Wasilewski at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org or join our next meeting on January 13 at 6:00 pm, preceding the PTSA meeting at 7:00 pm.

SENIORS: JMHS Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Celebration

Starts at 11pm Tuesday, June 2 and ends at 5am, Wednesday, June 3
Where: Oak Marr RECenter 3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton,VA

Sign up early to SAVE (NOT included in Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/20, $75 until 5/15/20, and $90 up to event 
Register & Pay Online

Want to help in planning the 2020 All Night Grad or other questions?  Contact:  ANG Chair: Cathy Wasilewski — Email us at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org 

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

Purchase Class of 2020 Yard Signs, $20 each. Proceeds to All Night Grad.

Yearbooks

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.

MAD Drama News

Mad Drama will not host any performances at JMHS in January, but several Mad Drama members will take part in “RENT” the inaugural Virginia ALL STATE MUSICAL at Rock Ridge HS in Ashburn on January 17 & 18. For the first time, the Virginia Thespian Society will produce a show featuring the best cast and crew members from all over the state. “RENT” is a Pulitzer Prize winning musical following the lives of young artists and musicians struggling to create and survive in New York City in the early 1990s and Rock Ridge HS has an exceptional facility to host this all-star event. Mad Drama will be represented by: 

Denali Greer – Assistant Stage Manager
John Lande – Deck Crew
Lauren Bretl – Costumes
Luke Jackins – cast as Angel 
Renee Erickson – Deck Crew
Susan Weinhardt – Assistant Stage Manager

Tickets are on sale now at: https://rrpa.booktix.com. Buy now to guarantee a seat to see the best high school theater in Virginia. 

Athletic Booster News

Spring Sports Tryouts Begin February 24, 2020
 If you plan to try out for a spring sport, please submit your paperwork before the end of January. It takes 2-4 days to process.

  • VHSL Physical form – students should deliver directly to the Activities Office. Do not give to the coach or Main Office.  Make a copy of the physical form for your records. 
  • Participation Policy 2019-20 – forms were submitted by all students at beginning of the year as part of the SR&R process. 
  • Emergency Care Form  – Coach will gain access to ECC via the student’s SIS account, please update your information on 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) page. Look in upper right corner. 
  • Concussion Education – athletes and parents must review the FCPS concussion presentation.  Use this link  to complete concussion education process:  https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/FCPS%20Sports-Concussion%20Education%20Program.pdf

All forms must be received, approved and logged into the compliance report to participate in tryouts or any green days prior to tryouts, so please turn in forms early to allow for processing. Check out https://www.warhawksports.org/
 to find forms needed to participate.

 AUCTION HELP NEEDED!!!!
The Madison Athletic Boosters are looking for volunteers for the 2020 Booster Auction Planning Committee.  If you are interested in helping in any way, big or small , contact Jennifer Sorrell at sorrell5vienna@gmail.com.

Curriculum Night Thursday, January 9 @ 7 PM  –  Are you looking for Madison gear for your student?  Madison Merchandise will be on sale at Curriculum Night.  Volunteers will be needed for Merchandise Sales.  To help out with Merchandise Sales, sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aa8af2e5-madgymnastics

For scores and game updates for all of our teams, check out Twitter (@JMHSAthletics).  For game schedules, check www.warhawksports.org.