Congratulations to the Madison Class of 2020

Thank you to our PTSA All Night Grad Committee for raising funds for the banner flying proudly over Maple Avenue in Vienna.

Thank you also for their support for the Senior Class Raffle. Over $5000 in prizes were awarded on June 2nd. All 2020 raffle prize winnes are listed here. Winners please email jmhsang@gmail.com with a copy of student id to collect your prizes.

We are sad that we are unable to host All Night Grad this year but are hopeful for a future celebration. All seniors will be refunded for previously purchased tickets.

Madison Graduation Baccalaureate Service

One of our annual traditions at Madison is the Baccalaureate service which has been held the night before graduation. Students and faith leaders from the community share their thoughts on graduation and the future. As we were unable to gather in person, the Baccalaureate chair Sylvia Martin worked with Nick Kirkhorn to record the service.

Yearbook Update

Check this list to see if you have purchased a yearbook. This list is hosted in FCPS Google and parents will need their student to log-in to access the list. Parents cannot request access to this list, for security reasons

This list was updated on June 4 and will not be updated again until June 15. If your name is not on this list, you have not ordered a yearbook. The school does not handle the sales of the yearbook, the yearbook vendor does. If you have a question about your sale, please call Herff Jones directly, as the school will not be able to answer your question. You can call 1-866-287-3096. To order a yearbook, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com. School code 5307. All yearbooks must be purchased through this website. No yearbooks will be sold locally at the school once they arrive. 

The printing plant has estimated the end of June for our delivery date. Once we know more information, we will share it with the community. 

No yearbook will be mailed home. If a student is moving out of the area, he will be responsible for having a friend pick up the yearbook and mail it to him. A written note needs to be provided for anyone to pick up a yearbook on someone else’s behalf. If you have questions, please email the yearbook staff at madisonyearbook@yahoo.com

JMHS Food Pantry

Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to the Madison Pantry!

The pantry was started in the 2017-2018 school year and initially just provided food to a small group (10-12) of families in need.

As of March 2020, we were distributing 30-40 bags of food each week to a group of Madison students and their families. For the last two years, we have provided school supplies as well as winter clothing (including coats, boots, hats and gloves) to our students in need. Through a partnership with Community for Helping Others (CHO), we were able to provide bicycles for those students that needed them for transportation to work and to school. All items provided to students and their families have been donated by the community.

Continuing to expand into other areas of need, we distributed hundreds of bags of personal hygiene items (including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.) to students through a partnership with the Junior Volunteer League. We have also partnered with BRAWS to provide feminine hygiene products each month to our students as requested.

Our Madison students volunteer to stock and bag the items for distribution each week. We also have Madison students with disabilities who give their time by stocking shelves and filling bags for distribution while having a safe space to practice work skills.

At this time, if you want to support our Madison students and their families, we recommend making a Food Bank donation to our Madison Pantry.   We are a 501c3 and the funds are most flexible to address the needs of our families in this ever-changing situation.  We are distributing grocery gift cards weekly to our students in need and their families.  

Huge thanks to Caboose Commons for providing fresh food to some of our Madison families who are food insecure.  We have been able to provide grocery gift cards and some nonperishable items but the milk, eggs, produce, ground beef and toilet paper are so greatly appreciated!  Please support the Caboose’s efforts to care for those in our community who need our help.

We also working closely with the newly established Vienna Student Food Initiative, a partnership with BELONG!, Christ Church Vienna, First Baptist Church of Vienna, Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna Baptist Church, and Madison PTSA, in direct coordination with the administration and social workers at schools in the Madison High School Pyramid.

Thoreau Middle School in Vienna is a Grab and Go locations and our Madison students and families can receive food at that location as well.  Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The food is FREE for anyone 18 and younger and $2 for adults over 18.  Any child qualifies.

Thank you for your caring and continued support!  

Please help spread the word to the Vienna Community!

Questions? Email culturaldiversity@jmhsptsa.org or president@jmhsptsa.org

The Madison High School PTSA Tax Id is: 52-1289266

PTSA Scholarships and Triple I Awards

The PTSA awarded scholarships to three seniors who exemplify the qualities of service within the school and community. At the convocation ceremony, four applicants were announced to receive a $1000 scholarship for “making a difference.” The PTSA would like to announce the winners of the 2020 JMHS PTSA Make A Difference Scholarship are:
• Emma Canann
• Victoria Heidt
• June Reese

The PTSA also sponsors the Faculty Award.  The Faculty Award is the highest honor that James Madison High School can bestow upon a graduate. It is given to a senior who exhibits outstanding qualities of character, leadership and scholarship and is chosen by the faculty of Madison High School.  This year’s Faculty Award was given to Justin Hu. Justin is a young man who has had a tremendously positive impact not only here at Madison but throughout the world. He has created multiple philanthropies that have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help villages in need in Africa. Justin is always willing to help his fellow students and faculty alike. 

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. The PTSA would also like to announce the Triple I awardees for 2020 are awarded to the following teachers:  

  • Mr Daniel Blanchet, History & Social Studies Teacher
  • Ms Beth Blankenship, English Teacher
  • Ms Margaret Foarde, Learning Disabilities Teacher
  • Mr Andrew Foos, History & Social Studies Teacher
  • Ms Maria Frantzen, History & Social Studies Teacher
  • Mr Michael Hackbarth, Band Director
  • Ms Joy Korones, English Teacher
  • Mr Marc Lebendig, English Teacher
  • Ms Mary Padget and Ms Heather Allen, Math and Emotional Disabilities Teachers
  • Ms Michaela Wolf, English Teacher

Congratulations to Justin Hu

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students have been named 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars by the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.  Divjot Bedi of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Justin Hu of Madison High School, and Madeleine LeBeau of Chantilly High School are among 150 students nationwide selected for the honor.

Each Coca-Cola Scholar will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.  Students were selected based on their ability to exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics, and to serve as change agents, positively affecting others in their communities.

A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and the Coca Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. The new class of Coca-Cola Scholars are now part of a group of alumni that have become a force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. 

Academic Boosters

This year PTSA Academic Boosters recognized our students’ academic excellence from the 2018-2019 school year and offering mock SAT and ACT tests throughout the school year to help our Madison seniors, juniors and sophomores prepare for those tests.  These mock tests raise money to support Madison teacher and staff development training each school year. 

The PTSA Academic Boosters held our Fall Academic Awards ceremony in November to recognize students who earned a 4.0 GPA or higher during the previous school year and Madison Seniors who earned National Merit Semi-Finalist and Commended Student recognition.  Over 500 students were recognized.  

We also hosted mock SAT and ACT testing with the support of our partner Educational Connections in September, November and February.  The mock tests in November offered the opportunity for an extended time environment for those students as needed.  Almost 600 mock tests were taken.

We look forward to the next school year and an opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements of Madison students!

MAD Drama News

Congratulations to all of the seniors and Thespian Honor Society Members for all of their success and keeping art in all of our lives! 

The Reston Community Players have awarded JMHS senior Lauren Bretl with the prestigious Bruce Marson Memorial Scholarship.  This monetary award is dedicated to an extremely talented individual who intends to study technical theatre production at the college level.  The Reston Community Players award 2 scholarships per year – one in the area of performing arts and one in the area of technical theatre production.  Congratulations Lauren!

Athletic Booster News

Warhawk Summer Camps

The following Madison Teams are still planning to hold camps in July and August;

  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading  

Attending camps is a great way for younger athletes to get great training and interact with Warhawk coaches and athletes.  Registration information can be found on Warhawk Sports.  If schedules change or cancellations occur due to updated COVID-19 guidance, refunds will issued.


Sports Physical
VHSL requires that every athlete participating in a sport during the 2020-2021 school year to obtain a physical after May 1, 2020.  Until further information is known regarding students return to school and the advent of sports, Athletes who want to participate in a Fall sport should complete the physical and submit a copy of the completed Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form to the Student Activities office at least a week prior to their participation date.  The form and information can be found on Warhawk Sports.  

Band & Winter Guard News

Marching Ensemble 2019-20 Recap
The nationally ranked JMHS Marching Ensemble had a record-breaking season this fall!

The Ensemble kicked off the competitive marching season by overall first place at the Northern Virginia Regional competition, and it received all superior scores at the state marching band assessment.  The Marching Ensemble won the gold medal at the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, which is the first time a Virginia band has won first place at a large regional competition in 40 years.  The Ensemble was the bronze medalist at the Bands of America Virginia Regional Competition with some of the highest scores the band has received in its regional competition career!  The Ensemble defended its title at the Virginia State Championship and was the over-all State Grand Champion for the second year in a row.

At the end of the season, the Ensemble traveled to Indianapolis for the Grand National Championship to compete against the 100 best high school marching bands in the country.  The Ensemble advanced to the Semi-Finals, which is the first time a Fairfax County and Northern Virginia band has made it to the semi-finals round, and the Ensemble won the silver medal in Class 3A, placing 29th overall at the end of semi-finals out of 55,000 competitive marching bands in the nation, which put the Ensemble in the top 1% of the 1% of best marching bands across the country.

This type of success on the state and national stages comes from a lot of hard work and dedication by the students, and a very active and supportive parent booster organization.  Find out more about the Marching Ensemble and band program at www.jmhsband.org.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!  We will miss all the graduating Ensemble students and their families!