Seniors: All Night Graduation Celebration

SENIORS:  JMHS Class of 2019
ALL NIGHT GRADUATION CELEBRATION
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.
ONE LAST NIGHT TOGETHER!
NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT with SURPRISES and BIG PRIZES!!!
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 allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org

*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.

May 2019 Testing Information

View the calendar and bell schedule for AP Exams and SOL testing.

Graduation!

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

Madison Students in the News

Twenty-Two Students Named Fairfax County Peace Awards Recipients
Students from 22 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2019 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers.  Recipients will be recognized at a reception on March 10 at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax. From Madison High School: Hannan Mumtaz founded the club Madison Minds Matter to help teens struggling with mental health problems, providing an outlet for students to express themselves.  The group has hosted talks by professionals, had discussions about coping strategies, and created advocacy videos for the school’s morning news program. To read more and see the list of other recipients, click here.

Fifty-Two Students Selected as 2019 Presidential Scholar Candidates
Fifty-two seniors have been selected as candidates for the 2019 Presidential Scholars program, designed to recognize and honor some of the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.The program has been expanded twice: to recognize students demonstrating exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts; and to recognize students demonstrating ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Up to 161 students will be named Presidential Scholars later in the spring. From Madison High School, Michelle Xu has been named as a candidate. See see the entire list, click here.

Madison High, Irving Middle Students Named Top State Volunteers by Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsStudents from Madison High School and Irving Middle School were named the state’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Justin Hu, a junior at Madison High, and Shayla Young, a seventh grader at Irving Middle, were honored for their volunteerism.  Madison High and Irving Middle are Fairfax County public schools. To read more click here.

Madison Crew presents The Capitol Steps

 The hilariously entertaining Capitol Steps return to James Madison HS on
Sunday March 17, 2019 at 4:00 pmwith songs from their current album “Make America Grin Again”!

Click on link to order tickets. https://www.warhawkcrew.org/

Boys’ Lacrosse Spring Plant Sale

The boys lacrosse team will be selling flowers this spring.  Please consider supporting the Madison Lacrosse team with high quality flowers that have a long standing reputation for beautifying Vienna and Oakton!
Any questions, please reach to Dana Hanton. Orders are due by March 30. Pick up will be at Madison on May 4.
ORDER FORM
FLOWERS FOR SALE

College Admissions Program 4/4

The college admissions process should be a time of opportunity and new beginnings, but increases in competition and costs cause more anxiety than excitement. Gathering expert information and planning ahead can smooth out the ride to securing a spot at a college where your student will thrive.

Dr. Jed Applerouth, PhD in Educational Psychology, will arm with you information and timelines, dispel unhelpful myths, discuss optimizing test scores and grades, and answer your questions so you can thrive in the ever-changing environment of college admissions.

James Madison High School, Warhawk Hall
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm

Register here, enter event code M309905.

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.

Madison Drama News

Mark your calendars for TECH ORIENTATION for West Side: Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM to 2 PM. Anyone interested in doing any kind of tech for West Side should come, including cast members. Crews will introduce their plans for West Side and teach everyone what it’s like to be on their crew. Tell your friends! This is the perfect opportunity for people to get involved with MAD Drama. Wear closed toed shoes and bring $4 for pizza!

Thespian State Conference Awards:
 MAD Drama Thespian Troupe #2541 attended the state conference at Radford University February 1-3.
The following awards were given to our drama students:
-Chapter Select Runner-Up
-Outstanding Performers: Henro K., Zak S.
-Best Story Telling
-Best Technical Element Sound: Harry W.
-Cast member in 2020 State Musical:Luke J.
-Costume Designer for 2020 State Musical: Lauren B.
-Technical Crews for 2020 State Musical: Denali G., Renee, Susan W.

More info: www.madisondrama.com

Loyalty Rewards

JMHS participants have now topped 300!  Giant Aplus School Rewards earning total $1,250.  We are looking to increase our participants to 500 for this year.  If you are new to James Madison High School and have children at another school, your registration can support up to two (2) schools.  Please use #02125 to associate your number with our school.  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 www.yearbookordercenter.com. 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

We are pleased to report that the food pantry continues to go well.  We distributed a significant number of items before the holiday break in December.  As a result, the pantry shelves were depleted, but thanks to your generous donations, we stocked the shelves in January.  For the March Food Panty Wishist – click here.

Featured items for this month include:  Shelf stable milk  and juice

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.  

Mock ACT and SAT

Please consider joining PTSA Academic Boosters here.

Last Round of Mock SAT and ACT tests offered at Madison are in March.  The last round of Mock SAT and ACT test dates are:

SAT Mock Test – March 23, 2019 – Register here.

ACT Mock Test – March 30, 2019 – Register here.

Registrations are limited to 125 students per test and recommended for 10th and 11th graders. The tests are given in the Madison cafeteria. Tests start at 9 a.m.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in.

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 allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org 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

Meet the Coach
Now that Spring sports have held tryouts and finalized teams come meet the coach Monday, February 25. The updated schedule for the evening is Merchandise and Membership sales starting at 5:45, the main event at 6:30 and team breakout sessions at 7:00.
Online Booster Auction
JMHS Athletic Boosters will be hosting an Online Auction this spring, continuing our fundraising efforts towards the installation of a second turf field.  The auction will feature fantastic items including the crowd favorite, Team Baskets.   Additional information on timing and how to participate will be coming.  Boosters is accepting donations of products, services or monetary contributions.  If you are interested in donating please contact Jennifer Sorrell at sorrell5vienna@gmail.com.
JMHS Athletic Boosters Needs You !!!!
The support of the Athletic Booster Club is made possible by the active involvement of JMHS parents.  In order to continue to support our student athletes, the Athletic Boosters will need volunteers to fill many CRITICAL positions for the coming 2019/20 school year.  Please help us to continue providing the high level of support we have achieved to both the Athletic Office and Teams by considering how you might be able to help Boosters in a big or small way and keep in mind many roles can be shared!  For interest and questions please reach out to Jennifer Sorrell @ sorrell5vienna@gmail.com.

The Madison Directory is Live!

The 2018-19 Madison HS directory is now online and accessible for all Madison parents. Find all directory information here.