Please sign up for Ethics Day, we need a lot of volunteers to make this day great for our Senior Class. We have afternoon clean up positions for middle school students needing volunteer hours. We also want to encourage any non-senior grandparents or parents who might be interested in being table leaders to sign up.
We would like to provide a snack for the teachers and staff Wednesday, October 17th. Our plan is to leave baskets of fruit and snacks in the office that include apples, clementine’s, granola bars, popcorn and trail mix.
Please sign up to contribute (item needed by Tuesday, Oct 16). Thank you for your generous support!
Kebra Krol – JMHS PTSA Hospitality
Hygiene Items: October Challenge for the Madison Food Pantry
The food pantry is going well and we thank everyone who has contributed. It’s come to our attention that some of our students are in need of hygiene items. For the month of October, we are hoping to collect the following to be distributed through the pantry: Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap/Body Wash, Toothpaste.
Food items are always needed and we welcome all donations. You or your student can drop donations off in the front office or order through Amazon for delivery.
Take a look at the Sign Up Genius for a full list of items needed.
Thank you for supporting our Madison community!
Sponsored by the James Madison PTSA
Give the gift of warmth to local families in need. Donate new and gently used clean winter coats (no wool), hats, gloves, and scarves. All sizes welcome. Drop off items in the Main Office October 10th to November 9th.
Tests are scheduled for Saturday November 10th (SAT) and November 17th (ACT) at 9 am in the Madison cafeteria. Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in.
At this time in the school year, the test is recommended for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. It is still early for 9th graders to take the test, mostly due to where they are academically in math.
With more and more colleges no longer requiring the essay portion (and the subjective nature of the scoring) the mock test will continue to offer the essay but Educational Connections won’t score it. Students can still practice taking the essay under timed conditions and are welcome to take their essay home with them.
Tuesday, October 16th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium). Learn strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid and scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure. Appropriate for all grades, not just parents of seniors. Presented by Brock T. Jolly, Managing Partner, The College Funding Coach.
Yes. On Wednesday, October 31. Students need to bring their portrait package back that day and turn it back in to the photographer. They may go any time during the day, such as Warhawk Time or lunch.
What if I was absent? – Oct. 31 is the make-up day. They may go any time during the day, such as Warhawk Time or Lunch.
What do I do if I did not get an ID / Lost an ID – Go to the Security Office, they can print ID’s.
Parents – want to keep up with the Hawk Talk News? Sign up here! The Hawk Talk will send out one email per week (on Fridays at 9 a.m.) with all of the articles that they had published from the previous week. It’s a great way to stay on top of all of the latest Madison news. In addition to news and other interesting articles, they also post daily announcements on the site each day.
Madison Drama will present their annual Fall play, “Noises Off” November 8, 9, 10, 2018.
Called “the funniest farce ever written, (Daily Telegraph)” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors and their director rehearsing and then performing a flop of a show. Noises Off is written with a wit and heart that allows it to transcend its medium and become so much more than a mere farce or parody of a farce. It speaks to what we love about theater and makes us laugh at our dramas, both onstage and off.
Auditions for ‘One Acts’ will be held the week of December 5.
Auditions for the spring musical, ‘West Side Story,’ will be held December 11-15. Please note this in includes a Saturday audition date.
Please watch the Madison Drama website for details.
Hearing and Vision Screenings are done on all 10th grade students and those new to the county yearly. This year screenings will be done November 7(Wednesday) & 8 (Thursday)
Parent volunteers are needed to assist. No previous experience is necessary. Training is provided. Volunteers may choose from one of 2 shifts: 8-11:15 or 11:15-2:45.
Please contact your School Health Aide Lynn Jones @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-319-2310.
Parent volunteers are always welcome in the School Health Room. Training is provided for Hearing and Vision screenings on site. Parents wishing to assist in the health room on a continual basis need to attend a 2 hour training provided by the Public Health Nurses. Please see the flyer for training details for the present school year. For more information please contact your School Public Health Nurse, Vivienne Goldstein or School Health Aide, Lynn Jones at 703-319-2310