Rachel Bailey on zoom this Thursday 4/2

The Madison PTSA is hosting Rachel Bailey (M.A., CPDPE) via Zoom on this Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. She will be discussing “Parenting Through ‘Social Distancing’ and Distance Learning” Her discussion will be followed by a Q&A. For more information on Rachel (whom we have hosted before), please check out her website.

JMHS Food Pantry

Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to the Madison Pantry!  We  distributed hundreds of pounds of food (and hygiene products and cleaning supplies) last Thursday and Friday to our students and families who are food insecure.  However, we no longer will have access to the school and so we are having to rework our efforts to get food to our students and families.   

All Amazon orders that had not yet shipped have been cancelled and refunded to the donor.  Deliveries in transit will either be rerouted or cancelled and refunded to the donor later this week.  We are still in the process of determining how best to distribute items received to our families who are food insecure.  

At this time, if you want to support our students and their families, we recommend making a Food Bank donation to our Madison Pantry.   We are a 501c3 and the funds are most flexible to address the needs of our families in this ever-changing situation.  When we determine the best way to support our students and families in need then we will either distribute funds through gift cards directly to the students and their families or purchase and deliver food and other items to them and/or support local food programs. 

Also, Cunningham Park Elementary School in Vienna has been added to the list of Grab and Go locations and our Madison students and families can receive food at that location as well.  Breakfast will be available from 8:00-10:30 a.m and lunch from 10:30 – 2:00 p.m.  The food is FREE for anyone 18 and younger and $2 for adults over 18.  Any child qualifies.

Thank you for your caring and continued support!  

Please help spread the word to the Vienna Community!

Questions? Email culturaldiversity@jmhsptsa.org or president@jmhsptsa.org

MAD Drama News

Save the Date! Madison Drama Spring Musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, April 30 – May 2.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch 4/22

The teacher and staff appreciation lunch will be held on Wednesday, April 22. Please sign up here to contribute. Thanks you for your generous support! – Kebra Krol, PTSA Teacher-Staff Appreciation

SENIORS: JMHS Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Celebration

Starts at 11pm Tuesday, June 2 and ends at 5am, Wednesday, June 3
Where: Vienna Community Center

Sign up early to SAVE (NOT included in Senior Dues)
COST = $60 until 2/28/20, $75 until 5/15/20, and $90 up to event 
Register & Pay Online

Want to help in planning the 2020 All Night Grad or other questions?  Contact:  ANG Chair: Cathy Wasilewski and Sarah Espanol  — Email us at allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org 

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

Purchase Class of 2020 Yard Signs, $20 each. Proceeds to All Night Grad.

Mock SAT & ACT

The March 21st Mock SAT and March 28th Mock ACT have been cancelled. If you were registered you should receive an email and a refund.

Mad Choir

March is Music in our Schools Month- and MadChoir will be busy with lots of musical events!  On Tuesday, March 10th we will have our Pre-Assessment Concert for all students at 7:00pm.  This is open to the public and all are encouraged to come enjoy some beautiful choral music.  On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 12th, 13th, and 14th, MadChoir will host the VMEA State Music Assessment for our District.  We will host close to 40 choirs over these three days.  Come by at any time after 3:30 to hear choirs while the students perform for adjudication.  

Special Congratulations to our five All-State Choir members!  Chosen by audition in early February, these singers will join with the best choral musicians in the state in late April at the All-State Event.  Bravo and Good Luck to Isabella Mudrick (soprano), Sofia Remondino (soprano), Caroline Cha (alto),Sydney Topoleski (alto), and Logan Neville (bass).

Band & Winter Guard News

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the JMHS Marching Ensemble for their award-winning season at their February 25th meeting.  You can catch these amazing musicians at their upcoming concert on March 11 at 7:00 pm in the JMHS Auditorium.  The concert is in preparation for the upcoming VBODA state concert assessments on March 20 and 21.

Winter Guard has begun their 2020 season! This year’s show is called “Toxicity.”  Their show took Second Place in their class at Patriot HS on February 8th and Second Place in their class at Woodgrove HS on February 22nd. Their remaining competition schedule is:

  • 3/7 at the WGI regional at Powhatan HS, Powhatan, VA
  • 3/14 at the James River show being held at Cosby HS in Richmond
  • 3/28 at the AIA Circuit Championships at the Hampton Roads Coliseum

The Madison Jazz Band will present Jazz Night on March 24 at 7:00 pm in the JMHS auditorium.  Jazz Night typically includes a performance by and collaboration with professional jazz musicians, and this year the Jazz Band will be performing with renowned trumpeter Dave Detwiler and members of his jazz ensemble.  Dave Detwiler is a fixture in the music scene in this region as both a performer and an educator.  Admission is free.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available now for $70.00. Purchases can be made online, over the phone at 1-866-287-3096, or you can mail in an order form with a check.

Athletic Booster News

Spring Sports Update
With tryouts complete and teams finalized, spring sports have officially kicked off the season!  Please note the following dates,

  • Meet the Coach Night is Tuesday, March 3 @ 6:30  (Merchandise will be sold starting at 6 PM)
  • Team Pictures Monday, March 9

Athletic Boosters Auction
Are you a season ticket holder? Have a vacation home?  Business owner?  If so and you are interested in supporting boosters through a donation of an item or service towards the annual auction please reach out to Jennifer Sorrell @ sorrell5vienna@gmail.com.  In addition to fabulous items donated we will feature the much anticipated “Team Baskets”.

Looking to get involved? Athletic Boosters needs You! As part of a succession planning, we are looking for volunteers to partner with and support current leads in all areas. Know anyone with a rising freshman athlete? Please share this information with them. This is a great opportunity to get involved early and find out what Athletic Boosters is all about.

Please contact Jennifer Sorrell at sorrell5vienna@gmail.com  to find out how you can help. Thank you in advance for your support to keep Boosters strong and thriving!

For scores and game updates for all of our teams, check out Twitter (@JMHSAthletics).  For game schedules, check www.warhawksports.org.