PTSA Meeting Monday, May 10 at 7:00 pm

Our next PTSA meeting will be held by zoom on Monday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. Please join us at this link or with this information:

Meeting ID: 879 1167 0414
Passcode: Warhawks

If you missed our April meeting you can view the recording here.

Track & Field Team Tryouts

The JMHS Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams will be holding open tryouts on Monday, April 12 at 3:30pm on our home track.  Students in grades 9 through 12 are welcome.  Track and Field includes running events from 100 meters to 3200 meters, two hurdle events, plus 6 field events including jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump), pole vault, shot put, and discus.  Choose an event of particular interest or just come out let us help you figure it out.  Come dressed ready to try out in comfortable performance attire, including sweat pants, running shoes, and a mask.  Also, be sure to bring along a liter (32 oz.) bottle of water.

Please register for tryouts in advance at this link.  If you have questions, please contact Head Coach Craig Chasse at cjchasse@fcps.edu.

Also, once each school year, all students competing for JMHS need a PHYSICAL completed on this form and to register for sports through this link.
Please email the form for the physical to JMHSPhysicals.

Chik-fil-a Orchestra Booster Spirit Night

Monday, April 26th CHIK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT from 6:30am – 10:00pm – Please join us and help raise money for the JMHS Orchestra Boosters by placing a MOBILE order with SPIRIT DAY in the special instructions (drive-thru, curbside, or delivery). Show your school spirit by wearing the Madison High logo for a digital offer card!

Make a Difference Scholarship for Seniors

The PTSA will award scholarships to three seniors who exemplify the qualities of service within the school and community. Three applicants will receive a $1,000 scholarship for “making a difference” (e.g., involvement at school, volunteer work, community service, paid work such as babysitting, helping their family, or other ways of enriching the lives of others).

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

DUE MAY 4, 2021 (If you have questions contact 1stvicepresident@jmhsptsa.org)

Click here to apply.

JMHS PTSA Triple I Teacher Award Nomination Form

In 2002, a JMHS parent, Maria Coyle, developed a teacher recognition award call the Triple I Award. Triple I stands for Innovate-Instruct-Impact and the awards are intended to acknowledge the teachers that have been exceptional educators in the eye of their peers, their students, and the students’ parents. Nominations from parents, students, teachers, and administrators are being accepted now through May 22nd for this year’s awards.

Click on link to submit a nomination.
EXTENDED DEADLINE –DUE MAY 22, 2021 (If you have questions contact 1stvicepresident@jmhsptsa.org)

Navigating the College Admissions Process with Dr. Jed Applerouth

At 7 PM on April 15th, we invite you to Dr. Jed  Applerouth, founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, who will arm you with information and timelines, dispel myths, provide the latest expectations of college admissions offices, and discuss optimizing your test scores, resume, and grades for admissions, to ease any anxiety about the process. 
 
He will share the latest intel on: colleges’ reactions to the global health crisis, increases in competition, test-optional vs. test-blind, and more. After this complimentary, live-online seminar, you’ll be prepared to navigate your college admissions process with confidence and a plan!
 
(Pre-registration is required; Zoom link to be emailed the day of the event, with a recording to follow.)  Sign Up HERE or enter the event code: M415294 at applerouth.com/signup
 
For any questions, please email info@applerouth.com or call (202) 558-5644, weekdays, 9:00-5:30.

Some useful links!

Information about student parking and permits for the 2020-2021 school year

Information and updates about Madison’s renovation

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-2021 (revised 11/6/20)

 

PTSA Volunteer Opportunities

The PTSA is looking to fill the committee chair (or co-chair) positions for:  

  • Baccalaureate Overseeing the Baccalaureate service prior to graduation. 

Please fill out the volunteer interest form or contact Chris Lande at president@jmhsptsa.org if interested or if you know someone who might be interested in any of these positions.

All Night Grad

The Senior Celebrations Committee/ANG is planning events to honor the class of 2021!  We are asking for you all to donate gift cards and other gifts (electronics, Madison merch) to give away at various senior events.   

Want to be part of the planning committee?  Please email allnightgrad@jmhsptsa.org if you’d like to join.   

Buy a 2021 senior yard sign

Donate to ANG

Lawn Signs to celebrate the Class of 2021

Senior Parents!  Please purchase a graduation sign to support your Class of 2021 Warhawk this spring!  The Senior Class is currently designing the sign and distribution will be in March for proud display all spring!  Great decoration for grad parties and to show your support for your Senior.

These signs support All Night Grad and are not the “Home of a Senior Warhawk” signs. 

Class of 2021 Lawn Sign – purchase here!

Donate to ANG here.

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
– Tomato sauce (please no glass)
– Juice
– Fruit (canned or in plastic)
– Milk (shelf stable)

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 though 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

2021 Yearbook Purchase

The order center is open and ready to take orders for the 2020-2021 yearbook! To order online, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 5307. This allows you to pay with a credit card. If you would like to pay by check, you will need to print this order form and mail it to the printer. 

Can’t remember if you purchased one already? This list includes the names of all students who have purchased a yearbook. It is updated on the first of each month. Parents cannot access this list because it is behind the FCPS firewall. Parents will need to ask their students to access the list via their FCPS google account. 

Academic Boosters Events

The JMHS PTSA Academic Boosters are proud to partner with Educational Connections and offer full-length practice ACT and SAT exams virtually but with a live proctor and individual detailed reporting and results.  Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board and the ACT are used during the mock test.  We are offering the following mock tests:

Mock SAT: Saturday, April 10th 9:00am to 2:00pm virtually. Register

Mock ACT: Saturday, April 24th 9:00am to 2:00pm virtually. Register

Mock tests help determine which test is right for your student.  They also provide a baseline score to identify natural strengths and weaknesses in a simulated testing environment.  To get the most accurate results, only official full-length tests published by College Board are used during the mock test.  The cost is $20 per test.  All students will receive a full score report (via the email used on the sign up). 


MAD Choir

MadChoir has had lots of reasons to celebrate over the past few months!  30 students participated in our virtual District Chorus and the final District 12 Virtual Choir Video will be released soon.  And, 4 of our Madison Singers were selected by audition for the upcoming Virginia All State Choir: Caroline Cha (alto), Stella Monner (soprano), Sydney Topoleski (alto), and Viha Chakrapani (soprano alternate).  MadChoir students continue to prove amazing musicians are all around us in Vienna!  

Check out this link for the phenomenal 2021 Virginia Senior Honors Choir Performance- featuring Stella Monner (soprano), Isabella Mudrick (soprano), Meghna Parameswaran (soprano), and PJ Pearson (tenor).  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaaLAhmzyQw

Athletic Booster News

Warhawk Athletic Booster Supporter
Welcome to Fall Sports in the Winter! Congratulations on becoming a Warhawk Athlete! It’s quite a honor to be a part of the Warhawk Nation Athletic Program. Did you know that almost 60% of the budget for the Athletic Programs at Madison comes from the Warhawk Athletic Boosters? Our Athletes need your support! Please consider making a donation to our Athletic Boosters so we can continue to provide financial support to our Athletic Department!  Click here https://www.warhawksports.org/page/3055  to show your support! All the money raised by the Boosters goes directly to the school to use for capital improvements.  All donations are 100% tax deductible

Madison Masks are Here!!
Just in time for Fall Sports and  Return to School!  We are super excited to partner with Vienna Sports to sell Warhawk Face Masks! The link to order is here: https://jmhsmasks.itemorder.com/  All orders will be placed through Vienna Sports and then distributed through Warhawk Merchandise. Thank you for supporting Warhawk Athletic Boosters! 

Warhawk Sports Car Decals
Show your Madison pride with a Red Warhawk Car decal. Pick your Sport and display it proudly! Each decal is $5.  Pictures available in the Merchandise link below.  PayPal, Venmo &  Cash Accepted (see info below)  Decals will be distributed by each team’s Booster Rep or Team Parent unless bought with spirit wear. 

Madison Spirit wear Payments can be made by paypal, check or Venmo (no fees incurred by Boosters and preferred). If you would like to pay by check, please make your check out to Madison Athletic Boosters

If you would like to pay by Venmo, please send your payment to Madison-AthleticBoosters If you would like to pay by paypal, please send your payment to James Madison HS Athletic Boosters paypal.me/jmhsathleticboosters