PTSA Meeting

Our first PTSA meeting of the 2019-2020 will be held Monday, September 9th in the library at 7:00 pm. We will be voting on our annual PTSA budget.  Mr Hood will give his Principal’s report and answer parent questions.  We will hear from Director of Student Services, Mr Buckley, our Madison teacher representative, the SGA and our committee chairs.   Our Madison Pantry and plans for additional support will also be discussed.  

Staff Appreciation

We would like to provide a snack for the teachers and staff on Wednesday, October 23rd.   Our plan is to leave baskets of fruit and snacks in the office that include apples, clementines, granola bars, and trail mix.

If you can contribute, please click here.

A big THANK You for all who donated and helped out with the Welcome Back Breakfast & Back to School Night Dinner!  Your support is very much appreciated.
Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality

Mock ACT & SAT Exams

Mock SAT Saturday, September 7th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Mock ACT Saturday, September 21st, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

More information here.

Madison Parent Education Program

LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE: Tuesday, October 15th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium)

More information about this and other upcoming parent programs here.

MAD Drama News

Madison Drama has announced the 2019 Fall Play; JMHS will be performing Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” November 14, 15 & 16. Auditions are after school September 4th & 5th and are open to all JMHS students, not just those currently enrolled in drama classes. For further information, check out the MadDrama website ( or contact Mr. Henderson.  And looking further down the road, the Spring Musical is “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Performances will be April 30, May 1 & 2, 2020. Stay tuned for more details. 

Mad Drama also offers a wide variety of off-stage opportunities for students to participate in creating the productions including working on costumes, makeup, publicity, set construction and painting. Any students interested in becoming part of the production crew may contact Mr. Henderson for details.  

For parents of students participating in any aspects of JMHS Drama, you are invited to attend the first MadDrama Parent Meeting of the year, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 3rd in the Black Box Theater (just inside Door 11). This meeting provides an opportunity to learn about the many facets of putting together the various productions over the course of the school year and how parents can help support their children and MadDrama. The entertaining and dramatic performances you see on the Madison stage are the result of lots of student effort and talent complemented by not insignificant amounts of parental emotional & financial support as well as time, snacks, elbow grease, donated props and trips to Home Depot. Please stop by to learn what it’s all about. 

Lastly, MadDrama invites all JMHS parents to support the JMHS theater department by becoming a Patron. Parents may choose from several levels of financial contribution (via MySchoolBucks) and receive VIP tickets to the Fall Play and Spring Musical. MadDrama is entirely self funded so Patron contributions help defray the initial costs of production including paying for rights, renting costumes and purchasing materials to construct the sets. Check out the MadDrama website for more details. 

Band and Guard News

The Marching Ensemble has been working hard this summer on their new 2019 show, “Dusk Till Dawn.” It features a medley of well-known tunes with dramatic choreography and visual effects.  Music for this year’s show is by Johann Sebastian Bach, Scott Director, Elton John, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.  Catch their first halftime performance at the opening home football game on September 6th!

Support the Pride of Vienna through donations to its annual Thank A Donor (TAG) Day fundraiser on Saturday, September 7, 2019. 

More than 150 uniformed James Madison High School Band and Color Guard members will knock on 10,000 doors through Vienna and Oakton to thank residents for their support and solicit donations for the Band Boosters. Tag Day donations are used to help fund travel and entry fees to competitions, instructors, student leadership training and awards, and instrument and equipment purchase and maintenance.  Tag Day donations are tax deductible and much appreciated!

Athletic Booster News

JMHS County Fair and Football, Friday, September 6th starting at 4:00 pm
The 3rd Annual JMHS COUNTY FAIR will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm in the back-parking lot by the stadium.  This event honors Lenny Schultz’s vision of bringing Warhawks (students, faculty, community) together to celebrate what it means to be a family. Enjoy food trucks, a DJ, games, and more! And stay after for the first home Varsity Football of the 2019-2020 year.

First Home Varsity Football Game! Madison vs Stone Bridge HS, Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm
Stone Bridge is always a tough opponent!  Come cheer on the Warhawks!!  Booster member? No need to wait in long entry lines!Look for the Booster Entrance, gate to the far right of the main entrance, and enter the stadium there. This entry is only open for home Varsity Football games. Main gate entry is for ticket purchasers.   

Have you purchased your Booster Membership?
Purchase your membership now to enjoy games throughout the year even if you have a winter or spring athlete.  Select from four Booster Memberships to find the option that best suits you and your family.With a $200 or $250 Booster Membership you receive passes to ALL home regular season games.   Booster Memberships will be on sale on Friday, September 6, at the Booster Entrance (to right of main entrance), sales start at 6:00 p.m. Or purchase online at

Madison Masters 2019 Mark McGinly Memorial Golf Tournament
This year’s event will once again be hosted by Westwood Country Club, Monday, October 21.  Slots are limited and will sell out fast so register today. Do you know someone looking for a fun event to show their Madison support?  Have them check out Sponsorship opportunities from the Putting Green contest, Breakfast or an individual golf hole, there are options for all. Sponsorship and registration information can be found at .Please contact Teralyn Carlson ( or Jennifer Sorrel ( for more information. If you would like to volunteer to be on the planning committee, please contact Teralyn Carlson at