Science Fair Snack Sign-up

We are coordinating a light lunch and snacks for the Science Fair Judges on Wednesday, February 6th.  The Science department has about 70 volunteers who evaluate and judge the student projects.

Please contribute. Thank you for your generous support! Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality

Nominations Open for Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for Outstanding Employee Awards for Fairfax County Public Schools employees. To submit a nomination for a James Madison HS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories, please complete the nomination at this link using the given questions. Our hope is to have lots and lots of teachers and staff members recognized for going above and beyond at JMHS.  Deadline is December 12th.

All Night Graduation Celebration Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with planning the All Night Grad (ANG) celebration.  Many sub-committees make up our planning group.  We are looking for help with Fundraising Letters, Food Coordination, ANG Chaperones, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Underclassmen parents, in particular, are needed especially to carry knowledge forward and also because senior parents are at graduation.

Consider helping to make ANG 2019 a success by contacting Cathy Wasilewski at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org or attend our next planning meeting on Monday, January 14 at 6:00pm in the school library (ANG Committee meets one hour prior to PTSA meetings).

Seniors: All Night Graduation Celebration

SENIORS:  JMHS Class of 2019
ALL NIGHT GRADUATION CELEBRATION
From 11:00p.m. to 5:00a.m., June 7-8
Oak Marr RECenter:  2300 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, VA
Sign up early to SAVE (All Night Grad is not part of Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/18, $75 until 5/15/18, and $90 up to event
Register & Pay online.

 

ONE LAST NIGHT TOGETHER!
NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT with SURPRISES and BIG PRIZES!!!
Casino Games  *  Caricature & Face Painting * Tattoos
Mini Golf  *  Massage Chairs* Gift Cards and Cash Prizes * Magician * Pool Games * Slide * Giant Hot Tub
FOOD (dinner, breakfast, snacks)
Questions? Co-Chairs: Cathy Wasilewski & tbd; Email us at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org

*The All Night Grad celebration is an alcohol/drug free event, sponsored by the JMHS PTSA, and funded in part by community and business donations.

Athletic Booster News

Mark your calendars to come out and celebrate our senior athletes.
Winter Sports Senior Nights
12/14/18 –  Girls Basketball & Dance Team
12/17/18 –  Gymnastics
01/18/19 –  Swim and Dive
01/23/19 –  Wrestling
02/01/19 –  Boys Basketball
2018 JMHS Softball State Championship Recognition Ceremony
The 2018 Softball State Champion team will be recognized at the 12/21/18 basketball game, so we would like to invite all to come out and show their support.
Support the James Madison HS Wrestling Team’s USWF Wrestlers for Wreaths Campaign!
The JMHS Wrestlers for Wreaths raise money to purchase the wreaths, participate in the wreath laying on December 15, 2018, and the January Wreath Clean-up event.  JMHS Wrestling receives $5.00 back for each wreath sold.  Purchase a wreath through the this link.
Get your Madison Gear for the Holidays
Merchandise will be available for sale by the main gym during events on 12/7, 12/14 and 12/17.  Come by and complete your holiday shopping list!

Swim and Dive Fundraiser at Chipotle 12/10

Swim and Dive will hold a fundraiser at Chipotle on Monday, December 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at 213 Maple Ave.  Be sure to tell the cashier you are supporting Swim and Dive so the cashier will credit our fundraiser.

Madison Choir News

Congratulations to the 32 singers from the Madison Choral Department who were selected by audition to the 2019 All District Chorus.  These singers will perform in a concert in February with their peers from across the district in a concert open to the public on Saturday, February 9th at Marshall HS.

Mixed Choir
Alto 1- Kiley Arick, Victoria Lanning, Elizabeth Marble
Alto 2-Kelly Brennan
Tenor 1- Ransom Cain, Robbie Erickson, Luke Jackins, Kyler Neville
Tenor 2– PJ Pearson, Jeff Ware, Noah Zimmerman
Bass 1- Wallace Brown, Logan Neville
Bass 2- Connor Davison, Matthew Pearson
Alternate– Spencer Kury

Treble Choir
Soprano 1– Meg Borrowman, Abigail Boatwright, Katherine Carr, Claire Centola, Viha Chakrapani, Stella Monner, Vani Subramanian
Soprano 2– Pauneez Faris, Meghna Parameswaran, Caitlin Sullivan, Daniella Wilcock, Ashley Wynkoop, Luciana Vera Yepez
Alto 1– Olivia Basiouny, Olivia Bell, Caroline Cha, Charlotte McConville
Alternate- Isabella Mudrick

All Madison community members are invited to the MadChoir Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.

Also, feel free to stop by Vienna Town Hall on Friday, December 14th at 5:00pm to hear the Madrigals.  And…keep your ears open as the students will sing along Church Street throughout December and at the Town Holiday Sing-Along on Sunday, December 16th at 5:00pm on the Town Green.

Madison Drama News

Thank you to Panera and Chipotle for supporting MAD Drama.  Our next ‘Dining For Dollars’ is Thursday, December 13 at Tequila Grande from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Take a break from the holiday madness and grab a quesadilla!

An interest meeting for anyone wishing to partake in the spring musical, ‘West Side Story,’ will be held Tuesday, December 4 after school.  This meeting is for actors as well as technical assistants.

Auditions for Winter ‘One Acts’ will take place on Wednesday, December 5.

Auditions for ‘West Side Story,’ are Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12 (Song and Monologue).  The Dance Workshops will also be held on those days.  Dance auditions will be held Thursday, December 13.  Callbacks will be held Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15.  ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION! More info at: http://www.madisondrama.com/.

JHMS Best Buddies

The JMHS Best Buddies celebrated fall with a walk on the W&OD trail and cocoa at Cafe Amourri along with their friends from the Marshall High School Best Buddies Program.

20 November, the Madison Best Buddies celebrated Thanksgiving with their first annual Friendsgiving, over 30 participants, and the Capitol Region sponsors.  A fest was served with chicken, traditional side dishes and pies, along with warm thankful wishes from all those who attended.

In the community, the following events are available for families:
https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

Loyalty Rewards Program is Back!

Get all the details here.

The Madison Directory is Live!

The 2018-19 Madison HS directory is now online and accessible for all Madison parents. Find all directory information here.

JMHS Giving Tree

As the holidays near, consider supporting our community through the JMHS Giving Tree.  Stop by the school office to pick up a tag with a needed item (or item(s) from the tree.  If you would like to participate, but can’t get to school, please email Beth Eachus at president@jmhsptsa.org.  She will be happy to choose a tag and get the information to you.

Below is a list of items on the tree.  And Amazon gift cards are also welcome!

Coats (prefer Puffer, non wool)
Men’s medium: 16, Men’s large: 2, Men’s XL coats: 1

Sets of hats/gloves/scarves for men: 20
Boots
Women: 1 pair size 6.5, 6 pairs size 7,  1 pair size 7.5
Men: 1 pair size 6.5, 1 pair size 7, 4 pairs size 8, 4 pairs size 8.5, 1 pair size 9, 1 pair size 9.5, 4 pairs size 10, 1 pair size 10.5, 1 pair size 11.5
Thank you for your generous spirit.
Happy Holidays!

Yearbook Recognition & Purchase

The 2017-2018 has received multiple distinctions for graphic design, photography and quality of journalism.
The Virginia High School League (VHSL) awarded the publication a Trophy Class rating, which is equivalent to a state championship for VHSL. This is the 3rd consecutive Trophy Class award the publication has earned. The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) honored the publication with a Design of the Year Award, for the graphic design that was used as a concept through the entire yearbook last year, designed by Editors-in-Chief, Katie Oliverira and Sidney Miralao. Additionally, at the fall NSPA convention at the beginning of November, the publication earned a Best of Show Award, being ranked one of the top ten yearbooks in the nation. This is a tremendous honor for our publication.
Order Your Yearbook Before the Price Increase!
A price increase for the purchase of a yearbook will occur at the end of December. If you have not yet ordered a yearbook, you can order by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 5307.

If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook, check this list!

Band and Guard News

Congratulations to the JMHS Marching Ensemble for a spectacular season.  On October 27th, the Ensemble performed at the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) Assessment receiving a Superior rating and later that same day they won first place at the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative (VMBC) Shenandoah Regional competition also earning first place caption awards for General Effect, Visual, Percussion, and Color Guard.
On November 3rd, the Ensemble won the first ever Virginia Marching Band Cooperative state championship as well as caption awards for Best Music and Best Visual.  Forty bands from across the state competed at the event hosted at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

Concert season has begun! Hear the great Jazz Band on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm in the JMHS Auditorium. Come out for the Winter Band Concert featuring the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the JMHS Auditorium.

The annual White House Ornament is still available for purchase at the Main Office or email ornaments@jmhsband.org.  The ornaments are $22 each by cash or check made to JMHS Band Parents, or $22.50 by credit card.


The Madison High band won first place in the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative state championship.