Letter from the Principal

Letter from the Principal – Greg Hood

Dear Madison Community,

I welcome you to the start of the 2018-19 school year!  I am eagerly anticipating a successful and rewarding year and I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, parents and community to provide an exceptional educational experience for Madison’s students.  At Madison, our goal is to develop creative and resilient global citizens.

Getting the school off to a great beginning starts with our traditional Fall Kickoff Festival on Friday, August 24th.  Please note the following events and times on August 24th:

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – New Student Orientation in the library (10th, 11th and 12th graders new to Madison)
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Freshmen Welcome in the auditorium (all freshmen)
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Fall Kickoff Festival in the building for all students
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  – County Fair in back of building (food and activities for the whole family)
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – First home football game versus Marshall High School

Every year, parents are asked to complete several forms or to update specific information.  To help with this task, we compiled the Back-to-School Information links found on Madison’s website.  FCPS items include: emergency cards, opt-out forms for Family Life Education, photographs, and health information.  JMHS items include: bell schedules, parking information, PSAT forms, information on the PTSA and Athletic Boosters, etc.  In addition, hard copies of these documents will be available in Warhawk Hall during the Fall Festival on August 24th.

We are excited for a new school year and look forward to the first day of school when more than 2,230 students enter our doors.  We ask that you continue to monitor our school’s website, as well as the FCPS website, for additional information.  Please also follow us on Twitter @JamesMadisonHS and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail.

We take great pride in our accomplishments, traditions, and community.  There is no better place than Madison High School.  Get ready for an outstanding school year!

Gregory S. Hood, Principal
James Madison High School
Phone: 703-319-2311
Email: gshood@fcps.edu