Support our Madison Arts Programs

The following Madison – Town of Vienna events support our Band, Choir and Orchestra programs:

Vienna Turkey Trot
The 2021 Vienna Turkey Trot 5k/10k/fun run is on Sunday, November 21! Please register for this fun, festive, and SAFE Vienna holiday tradition!

The Snowman concert
Our Madison orchestra and choir will be performing THE SNOWMAN in Concert on Saturday, December 11th.  This concert will feature the JMHS Chamber Orchestra and Madison Select Singers performing the live music to the animated Raymond Briggs’ classic movie.  Buy tickets here.

Tiny Tots concert

FCPS Outstanding Empoyee Awards

Is a teacher or staff member at Madison going above and beyond to make this year a great one? Students, parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate an OUTSTANDING MADISON HS EMPLOYEE for recognition in the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards program! Nominate using this Google form link.  Nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 23rd.

The School Directory Is Now Live!

The 2021-22 Madison High School directory is now online and accessible for Madison parents, teachers and staff. If your family is listed in the directory, you should have received a welcome email on October 17, 2021 providing you with a unique log-in and password, so that you can access this digital directory and verify/correct your family’s information contained in it.

This school directory, provided through AtoZ Connect, conveniently displays information at your fingertips—including students’ names and grades, along with parents’ email addresses, phone numbers and home address. This information is only shared with our JMHS families and staff, and not to anybody outside of the Madison community. Parents can add, delete or correct any of the information for their household.

  • Please check your inbox from October 17th for a “JMHS Directory Access 2021-2022” email from the Madison High School PTSA. If it’s not there, and it’s not in your spam folder, then email Alene Metcalf at directory@jmhsptsa.org.
  • For any Madison teachers or staff who would like to access the online directory, email directory@jmhsptsa.org from your FCPS email address and you will be sent a welcome email with a link to access the directory.

Families can update their entry in the directory throughout the school year, so if any of your family data changes this year, you can just go on the app and edit your information yourself.

Enjoy the directory!

Please Join the James Madison PTSA

It’s not too late! More information here.

Staff and Teacher Appreciation

We have amazing staff at Madison and the PTSA hosts teacher and staff appreciation events throughout the year and we need your support for an event this Friday!! The JMHS PTSA Staff Appreciation and Hospitality Committee will be providing “Fall Treats” for teachers and staff on Friday, November 19. We will leave baskets of fruit and snacks in the office that include apples, clementines, bananas, granola bars, popcorn, chips, candy, and trail mix along with cans of sparkling water for our teachers to enjoy throughout the day. If you can contribute, please sign up HERE

Thank you to our wonderful chairs Angie Gutenson and Dara Dirth. If you would like to learn more and get involved with this committee, please send a message to hospitality@jmhsptsa.org

JMHS Food Pantry

Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to our Madison Pantry and Outreach efforts!  

The Pantry and Outreach team are distribute food weekly to our students and families who are food insecure and are making deliveries as needed.  Specific items that are needed include:

– Cereal
– Rice
– Pasta
– Canned vegetables
– Dried beans
– Granola bars
– Tomato sauce (please no glass)
– Juice
– Fruit (canned or in plastic)
– Milk (shelf stable)

Thank you to all that signed up for Winter Clothing Drive!  Currently, the list is full (thank you!  thank you!  thank you!) but new items may be added.  

Additionally, THIS Saturday, November 20th, we will be hosting Giving Day and providing cleaning and hygiene items in addition to food.  Specific items needed are:

Shampoo
Conditioner
Bodywash
Bar soap
Hand soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Deodorant
Dish soap
Laundry detergent
Kitchen sponges

Donations of food can be dropped off at Madison at Door 1 during school hours.  These items are available through our Amazon wish list as well.    If you are able, please consider ordering something for those in need.

We have been supporting our Madison families who are food insecure since January 2018 through our Pantry.  Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!

Food for Students Grab and Go Locations

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

Pictures and Yearbooks

Yearbooks: Buy your 21-22 Yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307.  Starting August 28 through December 31 the cost is $65 and $70 with a nameplate.

Senior Baby Ads: Ads will be on sale through November 8, 2021. Click here to purchase.

Makeup Senior Portraits:   Additional senior portrait days have been scheduled.  November 1-5.  Students who still need their senior portrait taken need to schedule an appointment on one of these dates. Click here for information and scheduling.

Senior News/All Night Grad

Senior news is here

All Night Grad is already making plans for  the class of 2022!  Tickets and grad signs are on sale now!
 
It’s time to purchase tickets to All Night Grad: Tix are $75 right now and you can purchase them on the PTSA website here.  ANG will take place on the night of June 1st at the Vienna Community Center. 

Please email allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org if you would like to join our planning crew!  All are welcome, especially undergrad parents!

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

MAD Drama

MAD Drama has been busy preparing for the 2021 Fall Play “Almost, Maine.” Show dates and times are: Thursday, November 11 at 7:30pm, Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm, and Saturday November 13 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm.  Tickets are now available online using the following link:  James Madison High School Tickets (etix.com).  We can’t wait to see you at the show!

Student Directed One Acts will be February 17, 18 and 19 and the Spring Musical will be “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on April 28, 29 and 30, 2022.  There will be a student interest meeting for Winter One Acts and the Spring Musical on Wednesday, November 17 at 3:15pm in the Black Box Theatre. Auditions for Winter Ones Acts will be on December 1-3 and auditions for the Spring Musical will be on December 7-11.   Check out the MadDrama website for more details.

The next Thespian Honor Society Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 3rd at 3:15pm in the Black Box Theatre and the next MadDrama Parent Meeting will be on Thursday, November 4th at 7pm in the Black Box Theatre.  Everyone is welcome!

Facebook groups are the primary means of communication in MAD Drama. Interested students can join the Thespian Troupe #2541 Facebook page and interested parents can join the MAD Drama Parents’ Association Facebook page. There is also a MAD Drama Facebook page you can follow.  Parents can also be added to the MAD Drama email list through the MAD Drama website: http://madisondrama.com/.

Orchestra News

October 20 was MAD Music Day where Orchestra and Choir performed for local students.  It was a great day of wonderful music for hundreds of Vienna students!  It was amazing to have live music again at Madison.

Please support Madison music efforts at our Dine Out Night—November 16 at Panera on Maple Ave from 4:00-8:00pm.

Coming up, we are looking forward to “The Snowman in Concert” on Saturday, December 11 from 10:30am onwards.  This is a fundraiser for Orchestra and Chorus that includes a viewing of the holiday classic while our Chamber Orchestra and Choirs perform the music to accompany the film.  Following the movie, the children and adults in the audience will be invited to participate in craft stations, photos with Santa and the Snowman and holiday treats to go.  Masks will be required in the building per FCPS guidance. We are hoping for a large turnout from the community!  More information regarding online ticket sales information, and volunteer/donation sign up sheets will be sent out in a few weeks. Please support Madison’s Performing Arts Program by attending and bringing as many friends as you would like to this annual holiday event!  We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following committees: Publicity, Decorations, Crafts, Santa’s Corner and Food. Please contact Sheila at cs_ribeiro@verizon.net to volunteer.

What is Next: 
November 12- Kennedy Center Performance
November 11-13- Senior Regional Orchestra (selected musicians)
November 16- Pie Fundraiser Pickup
November 16- District Orchestra Auditions (optional)
November 16 – Dine out at Panera
December 7-  Winter Concert
December 11- The Snowman in Concert

Athletic Booster News

Winter Sports Planning Please visit www.WarhawkSports.org to keep updated on all Warhawk sports including upcoming games, scores, and all the details for Athletes wishing to participate in Winter and Spring sports. Winter Sports Schedules, Tryouts and Meet the Coach details will be posted soon.
 
Support our Student Athletes Join the Athletic Booster Club and get key tags that give you access to all home games of all sports! (Minus Playoffs). Join online by clicking here.  
 
Warhawk Spirit Wear Never too early to start some holiday shopping! Spirit wear can be bought online by emailing spiritwear@warhawksboosters.org.
Available items can be found here.

Madison Spirit wear Payments can be made by PayPal, check or Venmo (no fees incurred by Boosters and preferred).

Band & Winter Guard News

Congratulations to the JMHS Marching Ensemble who received a Superior rating at the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association State Assessment on October 23rd and on the same day took 1st place at the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative Loudon Invitational competition with caption awards for Music, General Effect, Visual, and Color Guard.

Also, at the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional on October 9, JMHS was 1st place in Class 4A in the preliminary competition, receiving caption awards for Music, Visual, and Effect.  At the final competition, JMHS was named the 4th place finalist overall competing against other bands from Virginia as well as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Jersey.
 
We will be headed to the VMBC State Championship at Liberty University on November 6.


The 2021 Vienna Turkey Trot 5k/10k/fun run is on Sunday, November 21! Please register through http://viennaturkeytrot.org/ for this fun, festive, and SAFE Vienna holiday tradition!

White House Ornaments!  It’s that time of year. The 2021 Official White House Ornament benefiting the White House Historical Association is ready for purchase. This year’s ornament commemorates President Lyndon B. Johnson, the picture is attached to this newsletter.  They are $23 each and make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends.  We will be selling the ornaments on Election Day, November 2 at Flint Hill and Cunningham Park elementary schools, the Vienna Community Center, and James Madison high school.
 
You can also email ornaments@jmhsband.org or call/text Becky Lewis 703-599-7429 to make a purchase.