Letter from the PTSA President

Thank you for all your support this year!

Our next PTSA meeting will be held on Monday, April 8th in the library at 7pm. Mr Hood will give his Principal’s report and answer parent questions. We will have exciting news involving a school-wide project involving Mindful Memorial.  Our Madison pantry and its expansion into additional areas for summer will be di scussed.  Finally, we will hear from Mr Buckley, our teacher representative Ms Petty, the SGA and our committee chairs.  All Night Grad will meet immediately preceding the PTSA meeting at 6pm. We are looking to fill the positions of VP and Treasurer for next year!  Please contact Beth Eachus at president@jmhsptsa.org if interested or know someone who might be interested.

Dr. Jed Applerouth, Educational Psychologist and founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services, is presenting “Navigating the College Admissions Process” Parent Program at James Madison High School on April 4th, at 7:00 in Warhawk Hall. In this free seminar, Dr. Applerouth will take you through the journey of applying for college from start to acceptance and answer all the questions you have about the process. Come learn about the SAT and ACT, financial aid, kinds of admissions and more so you can navigate the college admissions process with confidence. Thank you to Monica Anschel for organizing this parent program.

I am also excited to announce a school-wide community outreach effort.  Mindful Memorial Day was inaugurated in 2014 by Armor Down, which is dedicated to helping our military service members make a successful transition back to civilian life.  Mindful Memorial Day will be observed with the hanging of yellow ribbons and fallen warrior cards—one for each service member killed in-theater since September 11, 2001.

On Friday, April 12th during War Hawk Time, Madison High School will be partnering with Mindful Memorial as a school community by cutting all 7,000 ribbons, and attaching the cards to the ribbons.  The ribbons and their attached cards will then be suspended from the rafters of at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery.  Students will also have the option to participate with hanging the ribbons at The Women in Military Service for America Memorial as well as participating in the living memorial and offer a mindful moment of gratitude to a fallen warrior. All three days the memorial will be open from 8am to 5pm.
Our next Staff Appreciation event will be a TEACHER LUNCHEON on Wednesday, April 24th.  Donations and volunteers are needed. Please sign up if you can here.   Huge thanks to Kebra Krol who chairs our staff and teacher appreciation events!  And thank you to the Ms Victoria Noyes for organizing a Custodial Staff Appreciation event!
Beth Eachus
JMHS PTSA President