Seniors Parents Register Your Students for ANG Now!

JMHS Class of 2019

All Night Graduation Celebration
(NOT included in Senior Dues)

11:00p.m. June 7 until 5:00a.m. June 8
Oak Marr Rec Center:  3200 Jermantown Rd. Oakton, VA
$75 until 5/15/19, $90 until 6/7/19 Register here.

ONE LAST NIGHT TOGETHER!
ANG Chair:  Cathy Wasilewski.  Interested in helping with the All Night Grad Planning Committee?  Email us at: allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org.

ANG is an alcohol/drug free event, with costs offset by community and business donations.  Email us at:  allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org if you or your business would like to donate.

All Night Graduation Celebration Volunteers Needed

WE ARE ASKING MADISON FAMILIES TO OFFER THEIR SUPPORT IN PROVIDING THE JMHS CLASS OF 2019 THIS FUN-FILLED EVENT ON GRADUATION NIGHT

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP:  Join the fun on Friday, JUNE 7! All Night Grad Chaperones, Casino Dealers, Food Prep, and Pool Relay Games are a few positions we need to fill.  Parents of underclassmen are encouraged to sign up and see what it’s all about!

FOOD DONATIONS:  We need to keep our kids energized during the evening!  All Night Grad Food Donation

SENIOR FAMILIES:  Click to REGISTER your graduate for the All Night Grad Celebration before the price goes up again after May 15, 2019.

SENIOR YARD SIGNS:  Congratulate your senior with a Class of 2019 yard sign.  $20 each — Proceeds go to All Night Grad

Any questions, please contact allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org

Yearbook Pick UP

Yearbooks will be distributed on June 6 in the library. Seniors will be invited to pick up their yearbook prior to the senior breakfast. 

Underclassmen will pick up their yearbooks during lunch. No academic class time will be interrupted for yearbook pick-up.

If a student will not be here on June 6: A yearbook staff member will be available on June 7 in the library for all left over books to be picked up. 

If a student has moved: The school cannot incur the cost of mailing the yearbook. A friend or faculty member can pick up the book and take possession of it, but must have a written note to do so. No book will be distributed to a friend / staff member unless a note from the legal guardian is presented to the yearbook staff at distribution time. 

Can a sibling pick up the yearbook: Yes, but the sibling needs to have a written note from a parent. There have been times that the siblings do not live in the same house and the wrong sibling picked up the book. Because a yearbook is personal property that a legal guardian paid for, we have to make sure that it is picked up by the person for which it was intended.  

Madison Drama News

Drama Department Congratulations to MAD DRAMA for winning ‘Best Ensemble in Music: ‘The Jets’, in West Side Story. 

This award was presented at the 2019 Cappies Gala held at The Kennedy Center on May 27. A huge thank you to Dr. Ghaffari and the Columbia Group for sponsoring our production of West Side Story.  In addition, thank you to those restaurants in the community who fed our cast and crew during the performances: Willards BBQ, Maggios, California Tortilla, Lombardi’s Pizza, Great Harvest Breads and Nothing Bundt Cakes. The annual MAD Drama picnic will take place on June 2 in Glyndon Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Interested in finding out more about the department?  Please stop by for some food and games!! The Reston Community Players have awarded  JMHS senior Lucy Breedlove with the prestigious Shelton Hall Memorial Scholarship.  This monetary award is dedicated to an extremely talented individual who intends to study the performing arts at the college level.  Congratulations, Lucy.

More info: www.madisondrama.com

Shop at Amazon, Earn $ for JMHS PTSA

Father’s Day is June 16th.  Shop now and your purchases can help our school with AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support James Madison High School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to James Madison High School.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select James Madison High PTSA to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. 

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

Donations Needed for Baccalaureate Reception

If you are able, please sign up to provide items for the Baccalaureate Reception to be held Thursday, June 6 at Vienna Presbyterian Church. 

2019 Baccalaureate Service

James Madison Seniors

The JMHS PTSA cordially invites you and your family to attend a very special event to honor the significance of your graduation from high school.
The 2019 JMHS Baccalaureate
Thursday, June 6th at 6:00 pm
Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street, NE, Vienna, Virginia

The Baccalaureate Service is a long-standing tradition to bring the Senior Class together on the eve of Graduation to reflect and rejoice.

The theme of this year’s Baccalaureate is “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Leaders from several faith traditions will join student speakers
in an interfaith service of contemplation, thanksgiving, and celebration.

Seniors arrive at 5:30PM and gather in the Great Hall. Please wear your Graduation gown, but not the cap. The Madrigals and the Strings Ensemble performances add to the beauty and celebratory spirit of the event.

All family members are encouraged to attend.
Light reception in the Great Hall follows the service.
Event sponsored by the JMHS PTSA. Attendance is voluntary.
Questions? Email baccalaureate@jmhsptsa.org

Clinic End of Year News

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with your permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next year may be obtained from the school or on-line here.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by FCPS, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Lynn Jones at (703) 319-2310. Thank you.

Graduation!

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

Madison High School Food Pantry

Madison High School and the PTSA continue to work together to provide a Food Pantry for students and families in need. And we need your support!  We distribute approx 30-40 bags of food each week to Madison students (and their families) in need.

Thank you to the Madison community for all your support during the school year.  Your contributions have made a huge difference and it is due to your caring and your generosity that the Madison Pantry has been such a success!  If you would like to donate, we are looking for both shelf stable milk and liquid dish soap as the school year comes to a close.

Our Madison pantry has been generously supported by our Madison community and we are planning to expand support for our students families in need this summer.  If you would like to help or support these efforts, please contact me at president@jmhsptsa.org.  Additionally, we are collecting new or gently used school supplies for our students for the next school year.  Please drop any end of year or new supplies in the collection box in the front office at Madison. 

Any of the following would be appreciated:  3-ring binders (1-1/2  or 3 inch) and Dividers for binders

  • Loose-leaf lined paper
  • Composition or spiral notebooks
  • Pens and Pencils (wooden or mechanical)
  • Erasers and Pencil pouches/boxes/holders2-Pocket Folders

Thank you again!  And have a wonderful summer!  

– James Madison Pantry

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.  

Athletic Booster News

Thank you for making the Athletic Booster 2019 Online Auction a Success! We are pleased to announce that the goal set for our 2019 Online Auction was not only met but exceeded.  A huge Thank You to all that participated!

Volunteers Needed
Boosters still has many positions to fill for the coming 2019/2020 year. There are opportunities both big and small so please consider helping us continue to support our athletes and teams and contact Jennifer Sorrell  for information and questions.

Sports Summer Camps 2019
A variety of Sports Camps are available this summer! Select here for more information. All camp registration can be found at: www.warhawkcamps.com

Madison Dance Team 2019-2020 Tryouts
Tryouts will be held in the JMHS Dance Room on June 10-13 from 3:30-6:30 each day. Register here.
NOTE: Required Camp July 25-28 for all Dance Team Members.

Band and Guard News

The Spring Concert for all three concert bands was Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm. The students put on a wonderful show and were able to demonstrate how much their skills have developed during the year.   The JMHS Jazz Band Spring concert was Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm at the JMHS Auditorium.  This performance featured special guest artist, Graham Breedlove, on trumpet.

Do you want to be a part of the 2018 state champion Marching Ensemble, but don’t play an instrument?  Are you interested in being a part of the color and movement of the marching show?  Then color guard is for you!  The Marching Ensemble is recruiting now for fall color guard.  Students with a background in gymnastics or dance would be a good fit, but it’s not required to be a member of Mad Guard. Flag and rifle spin clinics occur every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 pm in the band room.  Auditions will be on June 12.  Contact Robert Nicholson at RDNicholson@fcps.edu  for more information about Madison’s award-winning color guard.