PTSA Meetings

PTSA Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm in the library.
Please click here to review the latest meeting minutes in advance so they can be voted on at the start of the meeting.

Click here for more information and how to join.

DEIA Corner

April brings us:  

The Month of the Military Child
Arab American Heritage Month
Autism Acceptance Month
National Volunteer Month
Earth Day
Eid Al-Fitr
Baisakhi or Vaisakhi

Please click here to see more detailed information as well as events that are occurring in our community this month.

JMHS PTSA continues to strive to be even more inclusive for our James Madison High School community. Please reach out by email at [email protected] to share any thoughts, ideas, events, topics to discuss, and/or feedback you’d like the Madison PTSA to explore or share with the wider community

Community Event

Special Olympics Feet Meet on Friday, April 19th

Madison HS is hosting its 2nd annual “Feet Meet” for Special Olympics student athletes on Friday, April 19th and we need volunteers! To volunteer, you MUST SIGN UP at this link.


Madison is hosting a SPECIAL OLYMPICS FEET MEET for students across FCPS from preschool through high school on Friday, April 19th from 9:30am-12noon. There will be stations (similar to Field Day) and the following events:  25 M Races and 50 M Races including Wheelchair Races, Softball or Turbo Jab Throw and Standing Long Jump.  We currently expect over 300 athletes and partners – and will need volunteers to lead the stations and events as well as serve as “ambassadors” for visiting schools and our own team.  If you are a student, you will miss class (it is considered an in school field trip) but you will need to check with both your teachers and your parents to get their approval.

Here is our approximate timeline:

8:00am-9:30am Set up (volunteers needed!!) 

9:30am-10:30am Students arrive and activities and events commence 

10:45am Opening Ceremony 

10:50am- Athlete Oath

10:55am-Torch Run 

11:00am- Feet Meet resumes

12:00 – Conclusion

Number of volunteers are limited so please complete this form to RSVP to be a volunteer for Feet Meet!

Please contact Beth Eachus with questions.

Triple I Award Nominations for JMHS Teachers

Nominate a teacher for our PTSA sponsored Triple I (Innovate-Instruct-Impact) Award for Madison teachers and staff! In 2002, a JMHS parent, Maria Coyle, developed a this teacher recognition award to acknowledge exceptional educators. Ten teachers will be awarded with $250 each. Nominations from parents, students, teachers, and administrators are being accepted now through Sunday, May 5th. Award recipients will be announced at Convocation.

Note: teachers who received the award last year are not eligible this year.

Nominate a teacher here.

Contact Beth Eachus with any questions.


Making a Difference Scholarship

The PTSA will award a $1000 scholarship to three seniors who exemplify the qualities of service within school and community, such as involvement at school, volunteer work, community service, paid work such as babysitting, helping their family, or enriching the lives of others in some other way.

Criteria: seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college or a professional or technical school.

Requirements: an essay, recommendation letter, documentation of service and activities.

Due date: Sunday, May 5th

Scholarship recipients will be announced at Convocation.

Apply here.

Contact Beth Eachus with any questions.

Class of 2024 Lawn Signs

Class of 2024 Lawn Signs are here!!
Celebrate your senior by purchasing a sign to display proudly in your yard!  Purchase today through this link.  Pickup of signs will be at Madison, outside door 11, at the following dates/times:  April 13:  9-11am, April 19:  4-6pm, April 21:  3-5pm.  Extras will be available for purchase ($20 cash) on these dates.  Any questions:  contact Jen Hallworth.

All Night Grad

Come to the Warhawk Wrap (party) – Madison’s All-Night Grad party!  Get your senior a ticket through this link today!  We have already given away a TV and more raffle prizes will be handed out for students with purchased tickets throughout April, including a custom REI bike (highlighted below).  Tickets are $90 and include all-night entertainment, food, friends and prizes.  Walk our red carpet entrance and try your luck in the casino, run through a giant inflatable obstacle course, get photos with friends at our photo booth, have a blast in the silent disco, and snack on a food smorgasbord all night long.  


The family of a Madison senior has generously donated a brand-new, custom-fit REI Co-op Cycle to one lucky graduating senior!  This bicycle (to be selected by the winner which will then be properly sized) will be raffled off at the end of April.  YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ANG to be eligible to win.  Purchase tickets here.

Parent Donations Welcome!!

Our All-Night Grad (Warhawk Wrap) party is a smashing success!  Every senior goes home with a gift card to a local business, and many other amazing prizes are won (air pods, iPads, TVs, etc).  Please help us fund the excitement by donating a prize to our epic night of fun!  Support our generous local businesses by purchasing $5 gift cards to hand out, or larger amounts for bigger prizes.  Everything helps!  Sign-Up Genius

Parent Programs

The PTSA is proud to partner with Applerouth, one of our educational partners, and share the following webinars:

Study Strategies for Finals: Supercharge Your Executive Function Skills on April 30th 8-9pm
Finals are challenging. Even more so if your teen struggles with motivation, organization, time management, and other study skills. Better executive function skills can make all the difference. Join us to learn six tips to help you study smarter! Tal Kitron will lead you through the executive function process. Designed for parents and students, this webinar will leave you invigorated, informed, and ready to conquer finals season.

Please note: If you cannot make it on this date, register anyway and you will be sent a link to the webinar recording.

Register at this link to participate.

Ask the Experts: Advice from Top College Admissions Directors
Over the past few years, the world of college admissions has seen substantial change. Join us at “Ask the Experts”, a panel discussion on May 7th from 7-8pm that is designed to help you make sense of the ever-evolving landscape.  You have questions and these admissions officers have answers. Students, parents/guardians, and educators are all welcome for this highly informative session.  Topics will include:  testing, classes and course selection, grades, extracurriculars, college visits and essays.

Register at this link to participate.

Path to College: What Your Student Should Be Focused On Now  
No matter where you are in your high school career, you can lay the groundwork for an amazing college application. Take this trip with Applerouth – and we will show you how to navigate the college admissions process with confidence.  In this special event on May 14th from 8-9pm for students in the Classes of 2025, 2026, and 2027, we’ll discuss what your student should do this summer (and beyond!) to set themselves up for application success.

Register at this link to participate.

Staff Appreciation Committee

Thank you to all who donated yummy drinks and snacks for “Spring Treats for Teachers”. It was a lovely way to welcome our teachers and staff back from spring break. Our May event is a big one and we will need lots of help! During teacher appreciation week, on Tuesday, May 7, we will host a taco bar for our teachers and staff. You can sign up here.

Thank you for your wonderful support. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

JMHS Food Pantry

The PTSA is proud to partner with Madison High School in supporting our students who need additional support.  

We are always asked, what do we need?  Our most requested items are toiletries from the list below. 
– Shampoo/Conditioner
– Body Wash
– bar soap
– deodorant
– dish soap
– sponges
– small size laundry detergent (37 ozs or less)
– sanitary pads (no tampons please)

We are always collecting nonperishable food items.  Some of our most requested items are –

– pasta
– granola bars
– shelf stable boxed milk
– shelf stable juice boxes or bottles
– small size cooking oil 
– salt and pepper shakers
– ramen cups
– canned fruit
– cereal

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 below.

Thank you again for your continued support and generosity!  We especially want to thank our Food Pantry Community Partners: Rustic Love, Cease Hunger, Vienna Presbyterian Church, and One Neighborhood Foundation. 

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

MAD Drama

Up Next for MAD Drama, The Spring Musical:PIPPIN – with a NEW SHOW DATE on Friday May 3rd! 
The show for Wednesday May 1st has been moved to Friday May 3rd.

Thursday May 2nd at 7:30pm 
Friday May 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday May 4th at 2pm and 7:30pm

Stay Connected with MAD Drama:

Parents’ Group Email: [email protected]

Instagram: dramamadison

Facebook Groups:
MAD Drama Parents’ Association (closed group – for parents)
MAD Drama (public page – student driven)
MAD Drama Thespian Troupe #2541 (closed group – for MAD Drama Students)

Athletic Boosters

Please visit our Athletic Booster website at  There you will find information including our most recent meeting notes.  Thank you for your support!!

Open Booster Positions for 2024-2025 school year:

Interested in supporting Madison athletics?  The booster club is looking to fill the Secretary Role, an Assistant tot the Treasurer role and Concessions Organization Committee Positions. If you have any interest in these rewarding opportunities or would like to ask questions, please feel free to contact current secretary, Natacha Moore at [email protected]  or our current treasurer, Rob Pfelghardt at [email protected]

Student-Athlete Registration:

Madison is hosting Sports Physical Night – Wednesday, May 8th. All are welcome! Come and take care of your pre-participation health screening for the 2024-25 school year. Register HERE to select an appointment time. The cost is $50. Questions? Contact Athletic Trainers, Karina Bertness – [email protected] and Erin Finucane – [email protected]  

Volunteer Registration:

Calling the Warhawk community! Sports Physical Night is just around the corner – Wednesday, May 8th! This serves as the primary fundraiser for AT supplies and facility maintenance. We are looking for medical professionals (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, etc) and other community members to help make this event run smoothly. If you are interested in helping out, please register HERE. Questions? Contact Athletic Trainers, Karina Bertness – [email protected] and Erin Finucane – [email protected]

Be sure to follow the Warhawk Boosters on Facebook for all the latest news!

Warhawk Crew

James Madison Crew Boosters Organization, Inc. Vienna, Virginia

2004 Summer Camp

Open to all rising 8th and 9th grade students in the JMHS Pyramid

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $250 per camper

Registration is open now!

Camp will be at Madison on Monday where campers will learn about rowing technique on the ergs (rowing machines). Tuesday-Friday campers will ride the bus down to our boathouse on the Occoquan to get out on the water! Professional instruction and transportation is included. No experience or special equipment is necessary.

Warhawk crew is a competitive club sport open to all JMHS students. Find out all about us at

Orchestra News

James Madison Orchestra is proud to host its spring concert on May 9, 2024 at 7:00pm in the main auditorium.  

We look forward to celebrating our year of music with all of you!

Mad Choir

Greetings from MadChoir!  
On Friday, March 8th all choir groups sang in our State Choral Assessment at Chantilly HS. All four Madison Choirs received scores of Excellent and Superior on both the stage and in sight reading. 
Madison is proud to be a Blue Ribbon School for Musical Excellence for the past 16 years!  This award is presented to schools who receive a Superior Assessment rating for their Band, Choir, and Orchestras that perform the highest difficulty level music.  This is a rare achievement in the state and we are so proud and grateful for the support of the Vienna community.
Congratulations to our singers selected for the 2024 All State Choir in Richmond, April 18h, 19thand 20th
Gianna Gecan- soprano 1
Theo Erickson – tenor
Advai Govind- bass 1
Varenya Rao-Mallela- soprano 2
Rushil Bansal – tenor
Robert Eachus- tenor
Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the end of the year Pops Concert on May 22nd  in the Madison auditorium.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  The first set will be at 6:30pm and the second set will start at 7:30pm.

Please Join the James Madison PTSA

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.)

It’s so easy to join online! Alternatively, membership forms can also be downloaded and mailed with a check.

Questions? Contact Regan Morgan, President or Heather Buescher, PTSA membership chair.

Join the Academic Boosters!

The Academic Boosters is a PTSA initiative dedicated to enriching the educational experience of all Madison students. Click here to join.

Academic Boosters has proudly sponsored the following programs and initiatives:

  • Funding of materials, tools, and technology to enhance classroom instruction across all subject areas
  • Annual Academic Awards Ceremony recognizing students with academic letters and pins for notable achievements
  • Funding of teacher conferences, faculty training, and other staff development activities
  • Hosting of SAT and ACT mock tests in the fall and spring
  • Triple “I” Teacher Awards Program recognizing outstanding teachers at Madison
  • Funding “Making a Difference” scholarships for graduating seniors