Our next PTSA meeting will be held Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. The All Night Grad committee will meet the same day at 6:00 pm. Please click here to review the latest meeting minutes and find out what happened at the last meeting.
If you are interested in serving on the JMHS PTSA Executive Board 2023-2024 or as a member of the Nominating Committee,
please contact President Beth Eachus at firstname.lastname@example.org! Please contact us if you are interested in serving in one of these important roles – or know someone who might be a good fit.
For this month’s PTSA Parent Program, we encourage our JMHS parents and guardians to attend Drug Education Night, which will be presented by the FCPS Student Safety & Wellness Office. This Tier 1 intervention is designed to inform the audience of substance use trends, the opioid epidemic, and how to connect with resources. This presentation is open to the entire Madison Pyramid, so please spread the word. This very important program is can’t miss!
What: Drug Education Night Who: For the Madison Pyramid parents, guardians, and youth caregivers When: Tuesday, January 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm Where: JMHS Town Hall
FEBRUARY PARENT COFFEE: Our next Parent Coffee will take place on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 pm at the Panera Bread in Vienna. Please join us for a roundtable discussion on how to support your student as they start choosing their classes for next year.
The All Night Grad Committee has big plans for the class of 2023! Get a ticket to this bash for your senior here! Prices will increase later in the year, so purchase today! Seniors spend the night of graduation with their class for one last time: try your luck at the casino, win amazing prizes, play games with friends, eat a seemingly never ending supply of food.
If you are interested in helping to plan this epic night, or have questions, email co-chairs Sarah Espanol and Jennifer Hallworth at email@example.com.
Lawn Signs celebrating the class of 2023 are on sale!! The senior class is currently designing their own sign and will be distributed in early spring. Buy yours today and check it off your list! Orders must be placed by March 15 to guarantee availability. These look great at grad parties!
Hospitality will start 2023 with a ribbon cutting event celebrating the new staff room on January 20 with Panera bagels, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and donated fruit, drinks, and breakfast snacks. On February 13, we will be asking for donations of full size candy bars (which we will wrap/decorate and then place in teacher’s mailboxes), and on March 13, we are excited for our annual JMHS “STARS” event with fun Oscars-themed decor and yummy Nothing But Bundt bundtlets!
We are grateful for the gift cards we received for our previous events this year. Your donations fully covered our Dunkin Donuts breakfast in December! Once again, we will be asking for gift cards, specifically to Panera and Nothing But Bundt. We also need donations of full size candy bars. In addition, we need volunteers to setup the January event, help decorate the candy bars in February, and help setup the March event.
What happens if we get more gift cards than needed to pay the bill for any of the vendors? We use the higher denomination gift cards first when paying off hospitality bills at local restaurants and the remaining gift cards will be used during teacher appreciation week when we shower our teachers with a week of gift card raffles!
Membership in the James Madison Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is an invaluable way to contribute to your child’s education and stay connected with them during high school. Specific programs include:
Providing Faculty and Staff Enrichment and Education
Assistance to Student Activities and Events
Sponsorship of Student Events and Parent Education Programs
Support Academic Boosters and Provide Mock Testing Opportunities
Hosting the Baccalaureate Ceremony
Fund Making a Difference Scholarships and the Triple I awards
Hosting Senior Celebrations and the All Night Grad celebration
Supporting our Madison students and families in need
In addition to your PTSA membership, we suggest a donation of $50 per family. Your one-time, tax-deductible donation allows the PTSA to promote the academic excellence and well-being of our students. Donations are tax deductible. (Please check to see if your employer has a donation matching program.)
The PTSA is proud to partner with Madison High School in supporting our students who need additional support. Every year we are in need of school supplies for many of our students. Please consider donating! Items especially needed include backpacks, pencils and pens, spiral notebooks, pencil cases, folders and loose leaf paper. Any donations can be dropped off in the Main Office at Door 1 or you can place an order through our Amazon wishlist.
The PTSA is also proud to partner with Madison High School and local non profits to support students and their families who are food insecure. The Madison Pantry and Outreach team distributes food weekly to students and their families.
– 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.
On November 9th, we are kicking off our ANNUAL Winter Clothing Drive! Please consider signing up for one of the clothing donations to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. And huge thanks to Madison teacher Ms Slingerland for again organizing this effort!
And Saturday, November 18 is our Fall Giving Day. All Madison families are invited to stop by the school cafeteria between 10am-12pm to pick up free food, school supplies, and other household products they may need for the upcoming holidays. All items are courtesy of the Madison Food Pantry and the community.
Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!
MAD Drama Presents: Student-Directed One Act Plays
February 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm also February 18 at 2:30pm
In this story of crossed wires…just kidding, but you know what we mean!
Just think: often student written, but ALWAYS student directed, these sets of plays always shock, surprise, and delight.
Don’t miss this explosive weekend of entertainment!
Tickets are $5 cash only at the Auditorium door
HERE WE GO AGAIN! Another great MAD Drama Musical is coming: MAMMA MIA! April 27-29
The Madison Orchestras have some exciting performance opportunities coming up: * February 23, 2023 – Pre-assessment concert at Madison High School – come hear what your students will be playing for their orchestra assessments * March 4, 2023 – Assessment concert at South Lakes High School – friends and family come support your musicians * May 23, 2023 – Spring concert – a culmination of the year’s musical journey
Does your musician have concert black attire that is gently worn but no longer fits? Madison Orchestra will be collecting these garments for donation to future students. More information to come, but start planning now to pay it forward with concert black clothing.
Congratulations to the 45 Madison Choir singers who were accepted into the 2023 VCDA All-District Choirs. These singers will perform February 9th, 10th, and 11th with singers from all over the District in these elite choirs at Herndon HS. And we are proud to report, there are again more Madison singers selected for this choir than any in the District. Bravo MadChoir!
Emilie Bishop Chase Bishop Nathaniel Borrowman Colbie Bremer Sophie Centola Caroline Clinton Madison Corry Rithik Desai Robert Eachus Theo Erickson Genevieve Fischinger Corey Furufawa Gianna Gecan Advai Govind Riya Gupta Cozette Humen Gwyneth Kemeny Caroline Kugler Tobi LaCroix Paul MacDonald Catherine McGuire Lydia Mikhin Ryan Monacella Katelyn Montalto Evan Moss Luke Mudrick Naomi Mudrick Gavin Neville Leslie Oh Fortune Picker Varenya Rao-Mallela Sofia Remondino Angelina Remondino Maggie Ricciardiello Sara Rooney Eleanor Ross Sierra Rossman Mia Sanchez Samantha Stemp Ella Tiller Sydney Topoleski Mary Ulses Renata Vera Laila Weedman
Congratulation to the James Madison Marching Ensemble on a great season! On November 5th at the VMBC State CHampionship, Madison placed 1st in Group 5 and received the Caption Awards for Best Visual and General Effect after the preliminary performance! Madison was one of 12 marching ensembles to advance to the Finals, and ultimately placed 2nd overall with a finals score of 93.363. CONGRATULATIONS Madison!
Concert season is just around the corner! Tickets are on sale for the Annual Tiny Tots Holiday Concert in the JMHS Auditorium: December 1st – 10am and 7pm December 2nd – 10am Advance purchase is highly recommended to ensure admission. Please use the following link for online reservations: https://james-madison-band.ticketleap.com/. The advance ticket price is $10.00 per person. Note there is an additional processing charge for online orders.
Hear the Jazz Band on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00pm and the Winter Band Concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00pm, both in the JMHS Auditorium.
White House Ornaments! Complete with delicate white icing and candy details, this year’s ornament represents the White House tradition of displaying a gingerbread house in the State Dining Room. The ornament has a special scratch and sniff feature that smells just like fresh gingerbread! They are $24 each and make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a purchase for porch pickup. Cash or Checks to: JMHS Band Boosters.