This Week at Madison - 11/29/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 11/29/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Tiny Tots Concert: December 2 and 3

Wellness/Depression Screening 11th grade

  • Our counselors will be conducting depression awareness lessons for all 11th graders through their advisory classes between December 2-10.  This lesson includes a SOS Signs of Suicide screener. For more information regarding this program please visit: https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent. If a parent wishes to opt their student out of the lesson and screening, please email Tim Buckley at tcbuckley@fcps.edu with the student’s name and ID number along with the request to opt them out. 

This Week in Advisory

  • Students will participate in group activities or complete county required lessons. 
    • 10th and 12th - Youth Survey
    • 11th - SOS Screener

PSAT/NMSQT Scores Coming Soon!

  • Score reports for the October 13th PSAT/NMSQT administration are set to be released on December 6th. Please note that scores for students testing with accommodations are sometimes delayed.
  • Students will need to set up a College Board account if they haven’t already done so. Scores can be accessed by logging into the College Board Score Portal. Student’s test books can be returned upon request. Students should fill out the Google Form that was emailed to them by Mrs. Frate on November 29.
  • If students need help accessing their scores, they should reach out to their counselor or call College Board.

Winter Clothing Drive

  • Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the Madison High School Main Office from 8am-4pm through Monday, December 13th.  Sign up here to donate.  We are also supporting the Louise Archer Elementary clothing drive, so new or gently-used children’s winter clothing donations may also be dropped off in the Madison Main Office. Any questions can be directed to Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community demonstrates towards our students! 

Senior Photos

  • If you missed senior portraits at Madison and would like to be included in the yearbook, you may schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Annandale Studio location.  The studio is located at the John G. Fox Memorial Hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. You can schedule a studio appointment by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio. Click the blue 'Book Appointment' button to get started. You'll select the Virginia - Northern Virginia location and enter Madison High School in the search bar. Select James Madison High School when it comes up and you can select your sitting level and appointment date and time from there. Seniors photographed prior to the yearbook deadline will have their images sent to the school for inclusion in the yearbook. 

Attendance Reminders

Early Check Outs:

For planned early check outs, parents and students should follow these steps:

  1. Parents: Send your student to school with a note including the following information: student’s name, time of dismissal, reason for dismissal, whether or not they will return to school, and parent signature. 
  2. Students: Turn the note in to the attendance office when they arrive at school in the morning. The attendance staff will note the early check-out and give the student a pass that will allow them to leave class at the appropriate time. Students do not need to check in with the attendance office before leaving school grounds with an issued pass.

For unplanned early check outs:

  1.  If your student is feeling ill during the school day, they should go to the clinic.  The clinic will contact you to arrange dismissal if necessary.
  2. Parents should call the main office at 703-319-2300. We will transfer you to speak with someone in attendance who can run a pass for your student to leave. Please note, this process takes longer because a pass must be brought to your student’s class.

Late Arrivals:

  1. Parents should complete the online form or leave a message on the attendance line: 703-319-2319.
  2. When the student arrives at school, they must stop by the attendance office to check in.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 29

  • No events 

Tuesday, November 30

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Marshall, 4:30
  • Freshman Girls Basketball vs Marshall, 5:45
  • Freshman Boys Basketball vs Marshall, 7:30
  • JV Girls Basketball @ Marshall, 4:30
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Marshall, 5:45
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Marshall, 7:30

Wednesday, December 1

  • JV Wrestling Jamboree @ Langley, 6:00

Thursday, December 2

  • Fr/JV Girls Basketball vs Yorktown, 5:45/7:30
  • Fr/JV Boys Basketball @ Yorktown, 6:00/7:30
  • Tiny Tots in Auditorium, 7:00

Friday, December 3

  • Gymnastics vs Oakton, Chantilly, Woodson, Washington-Liberty, 6:00
  • Tiny Tots in Auditorium, 7:00 
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Paul VI vs Elizabeth Seton (MD), 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Langley vs McLean, 5:45
  • Indoor Track @ TJMS, 5:30
  • Swim & Dive @ Oak Marr vs Chantilly, 6:00

Saturday, December 4

  • Varsity Football - State Semifinals vs. South County @ Madison, 1pm 
  • Fr/JV Boys Basketball vs O’Connell, 10:00/10:00
  • Varsity Wrestling @ Annandale, 11:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Paul VI vs Bishop Loughlin (NY), 1:10
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Langley 7:30
LOOKING AHEAD

Wellness Week: December 6-10

  • Our annual Wellness Week sponsored by our Student Services and SGA will feature fun activities all week long as well as promotion of mental health awareness programs. Activities will take place through Advisory, Warhawk Time and lunch periods.

PTSA Parent Program: Reducing Parent Stress and Anxiety presented by Rachel Bailey

  • December 6, 7:00 – Virtual format (details to follow)
  • Rachel Bailey has been helping parents and teens for over a decade as a therapist and coach. She excels in helping parents with multifaceted approaches to parenting in the 21st century.  https://rachel-bailey.com/

College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101 Workshop

Get information on what kind of scholarships are available, where to find them, and how best to complete scholarship applications.

  • December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
  • Slides for this presentation are available here
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 11/22/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 11/22/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • November 24-26

Wellness/Depression Screening 11th grade

  • Our counselors will be conducting depression awareness lessons for all 11th graders through their advisory classes between December 2-10.  This lesson includes a SOS Signs of Suicide screener. For more information regarding this program, please visit: https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent. If a parent wishes to opt their student out of the lesson and screening, please email Tim Buckley at tcbuckley@fcps.edu with the student’s name and ID number along with the request to opt them out. 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

  • Is a teacher or staff member at Madison going above and beyond to make this year a great one?  Students, parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate an outstanding Madison employee for recognition in the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards program! Submit nominations here. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 23. 

Winter Clothing Drive

  • Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the Madison High School main office from 8am-4pm through Monday, December 13th.  An additional weekend drop off time is on Saturday, November 20th from 12pm-1:30pm in front of Door 11 during the ESOL Giving Day. Sign up here to donate.  We are also supporting the Louise Archer Elementary clothing drive, so new or gently-used children’s winter clothing donations may also be dropped off in the Madison main office. Any questions can be directed to Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community demonstrates towards our students! 

Senior Photos

  • If you missed senior portraits at Madison and would like to be included in the yearbook, you may schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Annandale Studio location.  The studio is located at the John G. Fox Memorial Hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. You can schedule a studio appointment by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio. Click the blue 'Book Appointment' button to get started. You'll select the Virginia - Northern Virginia location and enter Madison High School in the search bar. Select James Madison High School when it comes up and you can select your sitting level and appointment date and time from there. Seniors photographed prior to the yearbook deadline will have their images sent to the school for inclusion in the yearbook. 

This Week In Advisory

  • Students will relax and play a gratitude themed game.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 22

  • Team Pictures for Winter Sports 

Tuesday, November 23

  • Boys Basketball Scrimmage vs. Woodson - F 5:30 /JV 5:30 / Var 7:30 
  • Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ Langley - Fr 7:00 / JV 5:30  / Var 7:00
  • Wrestling Scrimmage @ Fairfax 6:00

Wednesday, November 24

  • No events 

Thursday, November 25

  • Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Friday, November 26

  • Fr GBB scrim @ Fairfax, 5:00

Saturday, November 27

  • Varsity Football - Regional Final vs Centreville, 1:00

Reminders

  • Please submit vax cards to the activities office. 
LOOKING AHEAD

Wellness Week: December 6-10

  • Our annual Wellness Week sponsored by our Student Services and SGA will feature fun activities all week long as well as promotion of mental health awareness programs. Activities will take place through Advisory, Warhawk Time and lunch periods.

PTSA Parent Program: Reducing Parent Stress and Anxiety presented by Rachel Bailey

  • December 6, 7:00 – Virtual format (details to follow)
  • Rachel Bailey has been helping parents and teens for over a decade as a therapist and coach. She excels in helping parents with multifaceted approaches to parenting in the 21st century.  https://rachel-bailey.com/

 College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101 Workshop

Get information on what kind of scholarships are available, where to find them, and how best to complete scholarship applications.

  • December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
  • Slides for this presentation are available here

Tiny Tots Concert: December 2 and 3

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 11/15/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 11/15/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

1st Quarter Grades

  • Grades are now viewable in StudentVue and ParentVue for the first quarter. Please review these grades with your student. If you have any questions about a grade, please reach out to the teacher directly. A reminder that first quarter grades are a snapshot in time. Students’ current grade reflects their up to date grade for the year based on our rolling gradebook system.

Freshmen Wellness Lessons

  • This week all freshmen will participate in wellness lessons conducted by school counselors in their Health & PE 9 classes. Through the lesson they will take a screener for signs of depression. If parents would like to review information on these lessons, go to https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent. Here you will find information on the program as well as warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. 
  • As a reminder, if you do not want your child to participate in the wellness screening lesson, please email Timothy Buckley – tcbuckley@fcps.edu. Include your student’s name and ID number stating that you wish to have your child omitted from the screening.
  • 11th grade students will be screened December 8-10. A separate email will be sent to 11th grade parents with more details. 

4th Period Changes (Advisory/Warhawk Time)

  • To allow students more independent time throughout the week, we have adjusted the format of 4th period. Starting on November 19, students will have Advisory for 35 minutes and Warhawk Time for 50 minutes.
  • Advisory will continue to be a place where students can build relationships with their teachers and peers through lessons and general discussion prompts. Additional time has been added to Warhawk Time to allow students the ability to visit more teachers, complete work, or take a mental break if needed. 

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

  • Is a teacher or staff member at Madison going above and beyond to make this year a great one?  Students, parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate an outstanding Madison employee for recognition in the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards program! Submit nominations here. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 23. 

Attendance Next Week

  • If you know your student will be absent next week, feel free to let our attendance staff know now. Submit the online attendance form or leave a voicemail at 703-319-2319.

Winter Clothing Drive

  • Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the Madison High School main office from 8am-4pm through Monday, December 13.  An additional weekend drop off time is on Saturday, November 20 from 12pm-1:30pm in front of Door 11 during the ESOL Giving Day. Sign up here to donate.  We are also supporting the Louise Archer Elementary clothing drive, so new or gently-used children’s winter clothing donations may also be dropped off in the Madison main office. Any questions can be directed to Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community demonstrates towards our students! 

Senior Photos

  • If you missed senior portraits at Madison and would like to be included in the yearbook, you may schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Annandale Studio location. The studio is located at the John G. Fox Memorial Hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. You can schedule a studio appointment by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio. Click the blue 'Book Appointment' button to get started. You'll select the Virginia - Northern Virginia location and enter Madison High School in the search bar. Select James Madison High School when it comes up and you can select your sitting level and appointment date and time from there. Seniors photographed prior to the yearbook deadline will have their images sent to the school for inclusion in the yearbook.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 15 

  • Athletic Booster Meeting, 7pm - Cafeteria 

Tuesday, November 16

  • Winter Sports Meet the Coach Night, 6:30pm -  Auditorium

Wednesday, November 17

  • JV/V Wrestling scrimmage @ Annandale, 6pm

Thursday, November 18

  • JV/V Girls Basketball scrimmage vs Sidwell Friends, 5:45/7:30

Friday, November 19

  • Varsity Football Regional Semifinals vs South Lakes, 7pm

Saturday, November 20

  • Fr/JV/V Boys Basketball scrimmage vs Fairfax, 12:00/12:00/2:00

Notes

  • Winter Sports - team pictures - November 22
  • Submit your vaccination cards to the activities office if you plan on trying out for a spring sport or participating in off-season workouts. 
  • Madison Athletic Booster passes are not accepted for post-season play.  
LOOKING AHEAD

College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101 Workshop

Get information on what kind of scholarships are available, where to find them, and how best to complete scholarship applications.

  • November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom 
  • December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
  • Slides for this presentation are available here

Thanksgiving Break: November 24-26

Tiny Tots Concert: December 2 and 3

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 11/8/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 11/8/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

PTSA Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in the Library

Madison Mentor Connect 

  • Tuesday, November 9 through Advisory

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

  • Is a teacher or staff member at Madison going above and beyond to make this year a great one? Students, parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to nominate an outstanding Madison employee for recognition in the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards program! Submit nominations here. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 23. 

NOVA’s Virtual STEM Career Exploration Sessions

College Access Fairfax FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

  • Learn what is being asked on the FAFSA by reviewing the form in a line-by-line fashion.
  • November 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom 
  • Slides for this presentation are available here 

Wellness Screenings

  • During November and December we will begin our annual student wellness screenings. For the past 12 years we have screened various grade levels for signs of depression and being at risk for harming themselves. We use the same program as all other high schools in Fairfax County – SOS Signs of Suicide. Please preview the following https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent if you wish to learn more about the program. Our first screener will be with our 9th graders through their Health & PE classes during the week of November 15-19. A separate email will be sent out to all 9th grade families which will include more details and opt out options. Juniors will be screened in December with sophomores and seniors to be screened during second semester.

Senior Photos

  • If you missed senior portraits at Madison and would like to be included in the yearbook, you may schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Annandale Studio location.  The studio is located at the John G. Fox Memorial Hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. You can schedule a studio appointment by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio. Click the blue 'Book Appointment' button to get started. You'll select the Virginia - Northern Virginia location and enter Madison High School in the search bar. Select James Madison High School when it comes up and you can select your sitting level and appointment date and time from there. Seniors photographed prior to the yearbook deadline will have their images sent to the school for inclusion in the yearbook.

Last Chance Senior Baby Ads:

  • We were able to work with our vendor and extend the window for Senior Baby Ads by one week!  Last day to order is now Monday, November 15, 2021.
  • If you would like to purchase a Senior Baby Ad for the 2021-2022 yearbook, follow these simple steps:

Fall Play

  • The JMHS Fall Play is this week! Almost, Maine is Madison High School’s first live mainstage production since Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Fall of 2019!
  • Dates:
    • Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm
    • Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm
  • Come join us for the irreplaceable delight of live theatre, right in your own backyard of your own small town. Show details and ticket information can be found at www.madisondrama.com. Doors open thirty minutes before showtime. 
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 8

  • Winter Sports Start (Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Indoor Track, and Swim & Dive)

Tuesday, November 9

  • Field Hockey State Quarterfinals @ Fairfax HS - 7pm Ticket LINK 

Wednesday, November 10

  • National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony, 3:15pm in Main Gym 

Thursday, November 11

  • Fall Play “Almost, Maine” 7:30pm

Friday, November 12

  • Field Hockey State Semi Finals @ TBA
  • Football Regional Quarterfinals vs Marshall, 7pm
  • Fall Play “Almost, Maine” 7:30pm

Saturday, November 13

  • Field Hockey State Finals @ TBA
  • Cross Country State Meet @ Great Meadows, Girls 10:30am Boys 11:15am
  • Fall Play “Almost, Maine” 2:30pm
  • Fall Play “Almost, Maine” 7:30pm

Reminders

  • Copies of vax cards should be delivered to the activities office with student ID #
  • Testing will begin the week of 11/15 for those in the pool.  
LOOKING AHEAD

College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101 Workshop

Get information on what kind of scholarships are available, where to find them, and how best to complete scholarship applications.

  • November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom 
  • December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
  • Slides for this presentation are available here

On-Site Admissions (@JMHS) with Longwood University and the University of Mary Washington

  • This is an opportunity for seniors to receive an admission decision in November. On-site dates, requirements, and details for seniors available here. Contact Lynn Otto at lmotto@fcps.edu with questions.

Thanksgiving Break: November 24-26

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 11/1/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 11/1/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

End of Quarter

  • Friday, October 29 was the last day of the quarter and the second quarter begins Wednesday, November 3. Please remember that with rolling gradebook all grades viewed moving forward will be a reflection of the entire year's worth of work. The best way to interpret first quarter grades is to look at them as a current snapshot in time. 
  • ParentVue and StudentVue are currently unavailable while teachers input grades. These will be viewable again on November 13.

Senior Portraits

  • If you have not had your portrait taken yet and would like to be included in the yearbook - Senior Portraits are happening this week. Available dates are November 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and November 3, 4, and 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Please schedule an appointment at prestigeportraits.com. If you need to have your portrait taken again, have questions, or need assistance registering, please call the Customer Service line at 1-800-736-4775.

Deadline Approaching! Senior Baby Ads

  • Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • If you would like to purchase a Senior Baby Ad for the 2021-2022 yearbook, follow these simple steps:
  • If you would like an overview of the process, watch this video.

Winter Clothing Drive

  • The Madison High School/JMHS PTSA winter clothing drive starts November 3! Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the Madison High School main office starting Wednesday, November 3 through Monday, December 13. Donation drop-off times are weekdays from 8am-4pm.  An additional weekend drop off time is on Saturday, November 20 from 12pm-1:30pm in front of Door 11 during the ESOL Giving Day. Sign up here to donate. Any questions can be directed to Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community demonstrates towards our students!

This week in Advisory

  • Students will continue to build meaningful relationships, as well as begin exploring the art of communication.

College Visits @ JMHS on 11/5

  • Kenyon C, Stony Brook U, Brown U, Rice U, NC State 

NOVA’s Virtual STEM Career Exploration Sessions

PTSA MAD Memos 

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, Nov 1

  • Field Hockey Regional Semifinals vs Oakton, 7pm

Tuesday, Nov 2

  • No events 

Wednesday, Nov  3

  • Field Hockey Regional Final (if advance) 
  • Cross Country Regional Meet @ Burke Lake Park, Boys- 2:30 Girls 3:15
  • Volleyball Regional Quarterfinals @ Herndon, 7pm
  • Fr/JV Football @ Chantilly, 5:30/7:15

Thursday, Nov 4

  • No events 

Friday, Nov 5

  • Varsity Football vs Chantilly, 7pm (Pregame - Band Senior Night, Halftime - Field Hockey State Ring Ceremony)

Saturday, Nov 6

  • Marching Ensemble State Championship @ Liberty University, 4:45pm
  • Volleyball Regional Semi-finals @ TBD (if advance)

Notes

  • Check out www.Concordedistrict.com for info on playoffs, standings, all-district teams and Regional brackets.  
  •  Be sure you submit your vax card or exemption form. Testing begins Nov 15th - stay tuned. 
  • Winter sports begin Nov 8th - Physical, Athletic Registration and vax status required.
LOOKING AHEAD

Madison Mentor Connect through Advisory: November 9

NOVA’s Virtual STEM Career Exploration Sessions

On-Site Admissions (@JMHS) with Longwood University and the University of Mary Washington

  • This is an opportunity for seniors to receive an admission decision in November. On-site dates, requirements, and details for seniors available here.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 10/25/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 10/25/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

End of Quarter 

  • Friday, October 29 is the last day of 1st Quarter (this will be a two-hour early release). StudentVue and ParentVue will be closed from 10/29 4:00pm until 11/13 at 6:00am to allow teachers to input 1st Quarter grades.
  • Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 are Teacher Workdays; there are no classes for students on these days.

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day

  • Retake day for grades 9-11 is this Wednesday, October 27. Please note that this is the only make-up day. Students should go to the Dance Room to have their picture taken.

Deadline Approaching! Senior Baby Ads

  • Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • If you would like to purchase a Senior Baby Ad for the 2021-2022 yearbook, follow these simple steps:
  • If you would like an overview of the process, watch this video.

Expunge Deadline: Friday, October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.

Attendance Reminder: Late Arrivals

  • There are two parts to making sure a student is excused for a late arrival:
    • Parents need to call the attendance line about the late arrival AND
    • Students need to check in at the attendance office when they arrive. 

Winter Clothing Drive

  • The Madison High School/JMHS PTSA winter clothing drive starts November 3! Please consider signing up to support Madison students in need of winter clothing. Donations may be brought to the Madison High School main office starting Wednesday, November 3 through Monday, December 13. Donation drop-off times are weekdays from 8am-4pm.  An additional weekend drop off time is on Saturday, November 20 from 12pm-1:30pm in front of Door 11 during the ESOL Giving Day. Sign up here to donate. Any questions can be directed to Bethany Slingerland at bsslingerlan@fcps.edu. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community demonstrates towards our students! 

College Visits to JMHS

  • Visits are for Seniors & Juniors
  • Students are able to view the most current list and register to attend in Naviance
  • More information available in the College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 10/26:  Savannah C of Art & Design (SCAD), Shenandoah U, Mount Holyoke C, Stevenson U, Landmark C
  • 10/27:  Miami University Ohio, Penn State, Elizabethtown C, St. John’s U (NY), Brandeis U, Marist C, Florida State U, U of Maine
  • 10/28:  Hofstra U, Guilford C, 
  • 10/29:  U of Colorado Boulder, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), U of CA Berkeley, U of CA Davis
  • 11/5:  Kenyon C, Stony Brook U, Brown U, RIce U, NC State

This Week In Advisory

  • Students will learn about the following:
    • Six different domains of wellness
    • Self-care plans
    • Barriers to wellness
    • Solutions to promoting positive wellness
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, October 25

  • Girls Golf States @ Heritage Oaks Golf Club, TBA
  • Volleyball District Quarterfinals vs Westfield, 7:30
  • Field Hockey District Finals vs South Lakes, 6:00

Tuesday, October 26

  • Volleyball District Semifinals @ Oakton (TBD), 6:30

Wednesday, October 27

  • Field Hockey Region Quarterfinals vs TBA, 7:00

Thursday, October 28

  • Cross Country District Meet @ Burke Lake, Boys- 2:00, Girls- 3:00
  • Freshman/JV Football @ South Lakes, 5:30/7:15
  • Volleyball District Finals @ TBA, 7:00
  • Field Hockey Region Semifinals vs TBA, 7:00

Friday, October 29

  • Varsity Football vs South Lakes, 7:00 (Football/Cheer Senior Night)

Saturday, October 30 

  • WACFL Debate tournament (virtual) 

Check out www.concordedistrict.com for district standings, post-season play, all-district teams.

LOOKING AHEAD

NOVA’s Virtual STEM Career Exploration Sessions

On-Site Admissions (@JMHS) with Longwood University and the University of Mary Washington

  • This is an opportunity for seniors to receive an admission decision in November. On-site dates, requirements, and details for seniors available here.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 10/18/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 10/18/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Digital Citizenship Week: October 18-22

  • This week students will take part in #FCPSDigCit Week. We’ll have daily activities to help students think about how technology affects their lives and the lives of others. Students will reflect on how they can use technology to be a positive influence in their community. Each day also has a Home Connection activity. View the lessons and activities here.

Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

  • October 21st - 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Auditorium, Pre-registration requested
  • "On average, tuition tends to increase about 8% per year. An 8% college inflation rate means that the cost of college doubles about every nine years. [https://finaid.org/savings/tuition-inflation/ ] Planning for these expenses has become essential. Some families have children attending college next year and others have years to plan, but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it and still retire one day. You'll discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Please join Madison High School on October 21 @ 7 PM in the auditorium. This is information you can't afford to miss! To receive your link, please register here. Please take a look around our website www.thecollegefundingcoach.org for helpful resources and information. 

This Week During Advisory

  • The Social Emotional Learning Screener was administered to students during Advisory today, October 18. Students who were absent will complete the screener in Advisory on Wednesday or Friday.

FCPS Virtual College Week

  • FCPS Virtual College Week will take place Monday, October 18 - Thursday, October 21, 2021. FCPS families are invited to attend virtual sessions on a variety of topics, including how to pay for college, dual enrollment, AP/IB, how to apply to a military academy, and college essay writing. Registration is now open, and students and families can sign-up for as many sessions as they wish. Don’t forget to check out the FCPS Virtual College Week webpage for updates and to learn about various college fairs available to students. Please direct any questions about Virtual College Week to Karen Huffman at kshuffman@fpcs.edu

College Visits This Week @ Madison

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students are able to view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • More information available in the College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 10/19:  Bryant U, High Point U, Syracuse U, Auburn U, Drexel U, GMU, Georgetown U, Baylor U
  • 10/20:  Merrimack C, U of Oregon, Paul Smiths College, St. Bonaventure U, U of Alabama, U of Michigan, Eckerd C
  • 10/21:  U of Maine, Belmont Abbey C, Pace U, Denison U, Lynn U, Albright C
  • 10/22:  Dickinson C, Johns Hopkins U, Middlebury C, Villanova U, Pepperdine U, Columbia U International Dual BA Programs
  • 10/25:  St. Mary’s C, Smith C, NYU, Hamilton C
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

October 19

  • Fr / JV / V Volleyball vs South Lakes, 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15

October 20

  • JV XC @ Burke Lake, 4:30 / 5:00
  • Cheer District Finals @ South Lakes, 6:00
  • Field Hockey District Semi Finals, 7:00
  • Girls Golf - Zones @ Twin Lakes GC 10:00am

October 21

  • Fr / JV Football vs Westfield, 5:30 / 7:15
  • Fr / JV / V Volleyball @ Westfield, 5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15

October 22

  • V Football @ Westfield, 7:00

October 23

  • Marching Band @ Patriot HS, 3:45pm
  • Marching Band @ Dominion HS, 8:30pm

Check out the new Concorde District website for scores, standings, tournament dates / brackets, all-district teams: www.ConcordeDistrict.com

Madison Spirit Wear is restocked!! Send your order to spiritwear@warhawksboosters.org

  • Spirit wear pictures (click HERE)
  • Spirit wear pricing (click HERE)

Vaccination requirement

  • FCPS has released information within the last couple weeks (see FAQ’s HERE) stating that effective Nov 8, students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities/athletics during the winter season or off season practices for fall and spring programs will be required to show proof of vaccination. Students with a medical or religious exemption or unvaccinated will be enrolled in a weekly testing program.
    • This will NOT impact students participating in the fall season.
    • Testing protocol info will be provided once the details are finalized.
  • If you know your child plans to participate, please submit a hard copy (do not send emails) to the Madison activities office during the school day. Be sure your child’s name and student ID # are on the documentation.
LOOKING AHEAD

Governor’s School Interest Meeting

  • Grades 10 & 11: There will be a Governor’s school interest meeting on Monday 10/25 in the choir room after school from 3-3:30pm. This is a mandatory meeting; if you cannot attend, please reach out to Mr. Anderson at tanderson@fcps.edu or Ms. Robarge at elrobarge@fcps.edu

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day

  • Retake day is Wednesday, October 27.

Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 10/11/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 10/11/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

PTSA Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm in the Library.

PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day 

  • October 13 is a 2-hour early release. 
  • All students in 10-11 grades will participate in the PSAT/NMSQT. Seniors who registered will take the SAT School Day. Test day details and testing locations have been shared directly with students via their school email. Students in grade 9 and those seniors not testing will not be in school on October 13. An asynchronous activity will be provided for the freshmen. No classes will take place on this day for any high school students. 
  • Please ensure your student knows their testing location via an email sent to them on their school email address on October 6. 

AP Opt Out Forms

  • All students in an AP class have the opportunity to opt out of their AP Exam but they must do so by 10/15. By Thursday October 7th all students in an AP course will receive (in their advisory) their AP roster of exams taken along with courses currently enrolled in. Students will have the one time opportunity to opt out of any exam they wish. Students are responsible for any test beyond six (6) in their high school career. AP Exams are $95 each after the allotted six (6) which are covered by the county.

World Language Credit Exam

  • Students who are proficient in a language other than English may take a World Language Credit Exam to earn up to 3 credits in that language. Please see the following link for information; all registrations will be processed by the school counselor. Information on World Language Credit Exam.
  • Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00pm. 

College Visits This Week @ Madison

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students are able to view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • More information available in the College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 10/12:  Tulane U, U of Cincinnati, Mary Baldwin U
  • 10/14:  Washington U in St. Louis, Rider U
  • 10/15:  U of Dundee, Dartmouth C, U of MD, Scripps C, Vanderbilt U, Stevens Inst. of Technology
  • 10/18:  Elon U, Binghamton U, Salisbury U, Bowdoin C, Hollins U, Christopher Newport U (CNU)

This Week in Advisory

  • We will review expectations for the October 13 PSAT and SAT School Day. Freshmen will preview the asynchronous activity they are to complete while at home on October 13.
  • We will also review our Stop the Spread procedures as a friendly reminder to students.

SEL Screener

  • We will administer a county mandated Social Emotional Learning Screener to all students on October 18 during Advisory. More information about the screener including the opt-out process can be found here.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

October 11 

  • No events 

October 12 

  • Volleyball @ Centreville 5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15
  • Frosh Field Hockey vs Alexandria City 5:00
  • Field Hockey vs South Lakes 6:15 / 7:30 
  • Cross Country @ Lake Fairfax 5:00 & 5:30 

October 13

  • Cheer @ South Lakes - District Semis - Competition begins at 6:00pm - Madison Performs at 7:40
  • Frosh Field Hockey @ Yorktown - 5:00

October 14

  • Volleyball @ Oakton - 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15
  • F/ JV Football vs Centreville - 5:30 / 7:15

October 15

  • Varsity Football @ Centreville - 7:00 
  • Field Hockey @ Westfield - 6:15 / 7:30 

October 16

  • Cross County @ Pole Green Park - 8:00am 

Thank you for your continuous support!! Homecoming Weekend was a huge success!

Check out the new Concorde District website for scores, standings, tournament dates / brackets, all-district teams: www.ConcordeDistrict.com

Vaccination requirement

  • FCPS has released information within the last couple weeks (see FAQ’s HERE) stating that effective Nov 8, students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities/athletics during the winter season or off season practices for fall and spring programs will be required to show proof of vaccination. Students with a medical or religious exemption or unvaccinated will be enrolled in a weekly testing program.
    • This will NOT impact students participating in the fall season.
    • Testing protocol info will be provided once the details are finalized.
  • If you know your child plans to participate, please submit a hard copy (do not send emails) to the Madison activities office during the school day. Be sure your child’s name and student ID # are on the documentation. 
LOOKING AHEAD

FCPS Virtual College Week

  • FCPS Virtual College Week will take place Monday, October 18 - Thursday, October 21, 2021. FCPS families are invited to attend virtual sessions on a variety of topics, including how to pay for college, dual enrollment, AP/IB, how to apply to a military academy, and college essay writing. Registration is now open, and students and families can sign-up for as many sessions as they wish. Don’t forget to check out the FCPS Virtual College Week webpage for updates and to learn about various college fairs available to students. Please direct any questions about Virtual College Week to Karen Huffman at kshuffman@fpcs.edu

Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

  • October 21: 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Auditorium
  • Pre-registration requested
  • "On average, tuition tends to increase about 8% per year. An 8% college inflation rate means that the cost of college doubles about every nine years. [https://finaid.org/savings/tuition-inflation/ ] Planning for these expenses has become essential. Some families have children attending college next year and others have years to plan, but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it and still retire one day. You'll discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Please join Madison High School on October 21 @ 7 PM in the auditorium. This is information you can't afford to miss! To receive your link, please register here. Please take a look around our website www.thecollegefundingcoach.org for helpful resources and information. 

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day

  • Retake day is Wednesday, October 27.

Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 10/4/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 10/4/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Two Hour Early Release October 8

  • Due to our Homecoming Pep Rally and Parade, Friday, October 8 will be a two hour early release. All academy buses will operate on a regular schedule. Midday and afternoon academy classes will be optional for students. If a student chooses to stay at Madison for the pep rally, they should report to the library during their academy class time. Any student arriving back at Madison after bus departures at 12:55 will need to find alternate transportation home. 

Coalition for College Virtual Fair

  • October 5 & 6 from 4pm -10pm:  140+ college choices at the largest Coalition virtual fair yet. Join the Coalition at this free event to help you build a smart college list. Register here

Alcanza College Fair for Latinx Students

  • Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to attend this event that will be held on October 22 (forms are due October 8) at the George Mason University EagleBank Arena. Students must complete this Google form and then pick up field trip forms in Room 110, Counseling Office, or T-4 and are available for students in Schoology. Forms are due October 8 to any of the room locations listed above.

College Visits to JMHS

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students should view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • More information in the College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 10/5:  U of Toledo, U of Southern California, JMU
  • 10/6:  UVA, Oberlin C, LSU
  • 10/7:  U of Vermont, U of Georgia, W&M
  • 10/12:  Tulane U, U of Cincinnati, Mary Baldwin C

PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day 

  • October 13th is a 2-hour early release. 
  • All students in 10-11 grades will participate in the PSAT/NMSQT. No registration is required.
  • Seniors who registered will take the SAT School Day. More details will be shared directly with students via their school email.
  • Students in grade 9 and those seniors not testing will not be in school on October 13th. An asynchronous activity will be provided for the freshmen.

AP Opt Out Forms

  • All students in an AP class have the opportunity to opt out of their AP Exam but they must do so by 10/15. By Thursday October 7th all students in an AP course will receive (in their advisory) their AP roster of exams taken along with courses currently enrolled in. Students will have the one time opportunity to opt out of any exam they wish. Students are responsible for any test beyond six (6) in their high school career. AP Exams are $95 each after the allotted six (6) which are covered by the county.

This Week in Advisory

  • Students will participate in activities that connect music to positivity. They will also vote for their homecoming court and participate in virtual games with the entire school. 

Dress Code

  • Please remind your students to be mindful of the FCPS dress code policy. If you have questions, reach out to your student’s school counselor or administrator.

Leaving Campus

  • Students are not permitted to leave school grounds during the school day without prior authorization. 

Food Deliveries 

  • Food may NOT be delivered to school grounds. If you are dropping food off for your child, please drop the food at Door 1 and text your child to pick it up in the main office. 
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

October 4

  • Regional Golf @ Algonkian Regional Park, 9:30am

October 5

  • Regional Golf @ Algonkian Regional Park, 10:00am
  • Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Westfield (Senior Night), 5:00/6:00/7:15pm
  • JV/V Field Hockey @ Centreville, 6:15/7:30pm

October 6

  • No events 

October 7

  • Fr/JV/V Field Hockey vs Oakton, 5:00/6:15/7:30pm
  • Fr/JV/V Volleyball @ Chantilly, 5:00/6:00/7:15pm
  • Fr/JV @ Oakton, 5:30/7:15pm

October 8

  • Two hour early release - 12:55
  • Homecoming Parade, 2:00pm
  • Varsity Football vs Oakton, 7:00pm (Homecoming Game)

October 9

  • Homecoming Dance, 8:00-11:00pm
LOOKING AHEAD

Landscape Architecture Career Webinar

  • The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program is hosting a career webinar about Landscape Architecture Careers specifically for FCPS middle and high school students. The session will be presented by Mr. Chuck Ware, Landscape Architect. The session will highlight  opportunities in landscape architecture careers and include time for questions. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 12, from 7-8 pm. Students need to register by Monday, October 11 via this google form.

World Language Credit Exam

  • Students who are proficient in a language other than English may take a World Language Credit Exam to earn up to 3 credits in that language. Please see the following link and all registrations will be processed by the school counselor. Information on World Language Credit Exam.
  • Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00pm.  

FCPS Virtual College Week

  • FCPS Virtual College Week will take place Monday, October 18 - Thursday, October 21, 2021. FCPS families are invited to attend virtual sessions on a variety of topics, including how to pay for college, dual enrollment, AP/IB, how to apply to a military academy, and college essay writing. Registration is now open, and students and families can sign-up for as many sessions as they wish. Don’t forget to check out the FCPS Virtual College Week webpage for updates and to learn about various college fairs available to students. Please direct any questions about Virtual College Week to Karen Huffman at kshuffman@fpcs.edu

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day

  • Retake day is Wednesday, October 27.

Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 9/27/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 9/27/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Mask Reminder

  • All students are required to wear masks while in the building. Please make sure your student has an extra one in their backpack in case theirs is lost or damaged.

Dress Code

  • As students adjust back to being in school full-time, we have seen an increase in the number of dress code violations across the school. At Madison we agree that “FCPS respects students’ right to express themselves in the way they dress. It is important, however, that their appearance is tasteful and appropriate for a K-12 school setting. Discussion about dress code violations shall be held privately and maintain the dignity of the student.”  (FCPS SRR).
  • Beginning October 11, school staff will begin notifying students in a discrete, respectful manner of any dress code violations that may occur.  As a reminder, clothing and accessories should not:
    • Display vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images
    • Promote illegal or violent conduct
    • Contain threats or gang symbols
    • Promote the unlawful use of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
    • Expose private parts or show an excessive amount of bare skin (see-through clothing)
    • Contain studs or chain belts
    • Include hats or other head coverings unless worn for significant religious, cultural, or medical purpose
    • School administration may reach out to a student’s family if clarification is needed regarding the purpose of a head covering.
  • Parents, please take a moment to remind your students of these guidelines and the October 11th date. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child’s school counselor or school administrator.

Leaving Campus During the Day

  • We are asking parents to remind their children that students are not permitted to leave school grounds during lunch, or any other time of the day, for safety and accountability reasons. Per FCPS Regulation 2234.11, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during regular school hours for any reason. If your child needs to leave school for an appointment, please make sure you provide a note to the attendance office. For more information on early checkout, please see the JMHS website.
  • Beginning October 4, we will be monitoring the front and back of the building exits to remind students not to leave campus.  

Food Deliveries During the School Day

  • For safety reasons, please remind your children that food may NOT be delivered (i.e., DoorDash, Uber Eats) to school grounds. If you are dropping food off for your child, please drop the food at Door 1 and text your child to pick it up in the main office. Any deliveries that are made to the school will be held in the main office until the end of the day and will be thrown away when the office closes.  

Paying for College, The Financial Aid Process for Seniors and Senior Families (virtual event): Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Zoom Link here.
  • The FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax will offer virtual Financial Aid Night programs for FCPS seniors and their families.
  • College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. Topics to be covered include: understanding financial aid, how the financial aid process works, andthe steps that families need to take to secure financial aid. To view the slides, click here.

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides

  • Students in 10th and 11th grades will be receiving a PSAT student guide this week during Advisory. This resource can be used to prepare for the October 13th test.

PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day 

  • October 13 is a 2-hour early release. All students in 10-11 grades will participate in the PSAT/NMSQT. No registration is required.
  • Seniors who registered will take the SAT School Day. More details will be shared directly with students via their school email.
  • Students in grade 9 and those seniors not testing will not be in school on October 13. An asynchronous activity will be provided for the freshmen.

Senior Baby Ads

Yearbooks

  • Buy your 21-211 yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307. The cost is $65 ($70 with a nameplate) now through December.

College Visits to JMHS

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students should view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • 9/28:  Washington & Jefferson C, Gettysburg C, South Dakota School of Mines & Tech, Bucknell U, U of Mississippi, Florida Inst. of Tech, 
  • 9/29:  Macalester C, Shenandoah U, High Point U, Wofford C, Towson U, U of Mary Washington, Franklin & Marshall
  • 9/30:  Washington C, U of New Hampshire, Catholic U, DePaul U, West Virginia U (WVU), U of Connecticut
  • 10/1:  Georgia Inst. of Tech, Colgate U, Clemson U, Princeton U, San Diego State U, U of Miami
  • 10/4:  Worcester Polytechnic Inst., Indiana U, Longwood U, Johnson & Wales U, Case Western Reserve U, Loyola Marymount U

This Week in Advisory

  • Students will participate in a digital citizenship lesson about “Protecting Your Online Reputation”. They will also have the opportunity to vote for this year’s Homecoming Court.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

September 27 

  • JV / V Field Hockey vs Westfield, 6:15 / 7:30
  • Fr Field Hockey @ Oakton, 5:00

September 28

  • Fr / JV / V Volleyball vs Oakton, 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15 
  • Fr Field Hockey @ Alexandria City, 5:00

September 29 

  • Cross Country @ Burke Lake, 4:30
  • JV / V Field Hockey @ Chantilly, 6:15 / 7:30
  • V Cheerleading @ South Lakes, 6:30
  • Girls Soccer Interest Meeting, 3:00pm in the cafeteria
  • Warhawk Crew Interest meeting for athletes and parents, 7:00pm in the cafeteria

September 30

  • Fr / JV Football vs Marshall, 5:30 / 7:15
  • Fr / JV / V Volleyball @ South Lakes, 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15

October 1

  • Fr Field Hockey @ Washington-Liberty, 5:00
  • V Football @ Marshall, 7:00 (Rotary Bowl)

October 2

  • Cross Country @ The Plains, 9am
  • V Cheerleading @ Dominion HS, 4pm
LOOKING AHEAD

Coalition for College Virtual Fair: October 5 & 6 from 4pm -10pm

  • 140+ college choices at the largest Coalition virtual fair yet. Join the Coalition at this free event to help you build a smart college list. Register here

Alcanza College Fair for Latinx Students

  • Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to attend this event that will be held on October 22 at the George Mason University EagleBank Arena. Students must complete this Google form and then pick up field trip forms in Room 110, the Counseling Office, or T-4. Forms are due October 8 to any of these room locations.

World Language Credit Exam

  • Students who are proficient in a language other than English may take a World Language Credit Exam to earn up to 3 credits in that language. Please see the following link and all registrations will be processed by the school counselor. Information on World Language Credit Exam.
  • Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00pm.  

AP Opt Out Forms

  • All students in an AP class have the opportunity to opt out of their AP Exam, but they must do so by October 15. Next week all students in an AP course will receive (in their Advisory) their AP roster of exams taken along with courses currently enrolled in. Students will have the one time opportunity to opt out of any exam they wish. Students are responsible for any test beyond six (6) in their high school career. AP Exams are $95 each after the allotted six (6) which are covered by the county.

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day

  • Retake day is Wednesday, October 27.

Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 9/20/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 9/20/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Employment Opportunities

  • Parent Liaison: We are looking for a Spanish speaking parent liaison who is available to work a paid position at Madison High School for 10-26 hours a week.  Please forward your resume to Elise Fasick at emfasick@fcps.edu or call the office at 703-319-2464.  If you are interested in a more limited role simply supporting translation, please reach out as well. View more details here.
  • Classroom Monitor: Madison is looking to hire up to three full-time classroom monitors (we are open to part time as well).  Their primary role will be that of a substitute to fill in when teachers are out and no substitutes are available.  If no substitute duties are needed for a particular period then other duties could include helping teachers with copying or laminating, helping oversee a portion of the building during lunches, helping with students coming in door 11, or other similar duties around the school. Please contact Steve Plunkett at 703-319-2385 or msplunkett@fcps.edu if interested. View more details here.

Pass/Fail Deadline: Wednesday September 22

  • With parental/guardian approval, middle and high school students are given the option of taking one high school elective credit per school year on a pass-fail basis.  For high school students, this may be applied to required health and physical education credits, world language credits, and to credits other than those required for English, social studies, mathematics, and laboratory science
  • Any student wishing to take a course as pass-fail shall indicate this by completing a Request for Pass-Fail Status form requiring parent and/or guardian approval.

Senior Baby Ads

  • If you would like to purchase a Senior Baby Ad for the 2021-2022 yearbook, please follow these simple steps:
  • Ads will be on sale through November 8, 2021.

Yearbooks

  • Buy your 21-211 yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307. The cost is $65 ($70 with a nameplate) now through December.

College Visits This Week @ JMHS

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students are able to view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • More information available in this College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 9/21:  Roanoke C, UMBC, Radford U, U of Louisville, Rutgers U, U of Chicago
  • 9/23:  Butler U, Marymount U, Western New England U, VCU, Davidson C
  • 9/24:  U of Toronto, Emerson C, Bryn Mawr C, U of British Columbia, W&L, UCLA
  • 9/27:  Methodist U, U of Tennessee, Florida Atlantic U, Trinity Washington U, Boston C

This Week In Advisory

  • 9th Graders will meet with their mentors and vote for Class of 2025 Student Government Association officers
  • Students will discuss the art of communication and how to be thoughtful communicators
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, September 20

  • Golf - Concorde District Tournament 10:00am @ Twin Lakes 
  • Athletic Booster Meeting - 7pm - JMHS Cafeteria 

Tuesday, September 21

  • Golf - Concorde District Tournament 10:00am @ Twin Lakes 
  • XC @ Lake Fairfax Park 4:30pm 
  • Field Hockey @ Oakton 5:00 / 6:15 / 7:30pm
  • Volleyball vs Chantilly 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15pm

Wednesday, September 22

  • No events 

Thursday, September 23

  • Volleyball vs Centreville 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15
  • F / JV Football vs Langley 5:30 / 7:15pm 
  • Field Hockey @ South Lakes 6:15 / 7:30pm

Friday, September 24

  • Varsity Football @ Langley 7:00pm

Saturday, September 25 

  • XC @ Lake Braddock Relays 
  • Marching Band @ Herndon HS - VMBC Regional Competition 
LOOKING AHEAD

Paying for College, The Financial Aid Process for Seniors and Senior Families (virtual event): Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Zoom Link here.
  • The FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax will offer virtual Financial Aid Night programs for FCPS seniors and their families.
  • College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. Topics to be covered include: understanding financial aid, how the financial aid process works, andthe steps that families need to take to secure financial aid. To view the slides,click here.

Coalition for College Virtual Fair: October 5 & 6 from 4pm -10pm

  • 140+ college choices at the largest Coalition virtual fair yet. Join the Coalition at this free event to help you build a smart college list. Register here

World Language Credit Exam

  • Students who are proficient in a language other than English may take a World Language Credit Exam to earn up to 3 credits in that language. Please see the following link and all registrations will be processed by the school counselor. Information on World Language Credit Exam.
  • Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00pm.  

Underclassmen Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, October 27

Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29

  • In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at:  Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

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Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

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Dear Madison parents,

As shared in Mad Memos and in This Week at Madison, our first JMHS PTSA Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year is TODAY, Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 pm in the library. We will be hearing from Principal Greg Hood, Director of Student Services Tim Buckley and our committee chairs.  Linked here are the minutes from our last meeting for review.  We will also be voting on our annual budget.  Please enter through Door 11 and please remember that masks are required in the school building. Membership in the James Madison Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is an invaluable way to contribute to your child’s education and stay connected with them during high school. Specific programs include:

  • Providing faculty and staff enrichment and appreciation
  • Assistance to Student Activities and Events
  • Sponsorship of student assemblies and parent education programs
  • Funding Baccalaureate and Convocation ceremonies
  • Sponsoring Ethics Day
  • Hosting Senior Celebrations and the All Night Grad celebration
  • Supporting our Madison students and families in need

In addition to your PTSA membership, we suggest a donation of $50 per family. Your one-time, tax-deductible donation allows the PTSA to promote the academic excellence and well-being of our students. Donations are tax deductible. (Please check to see if your employer has a donation matching program). And it is so easy to pay online! Just go to www.jmhsptsa.org/join-the-pta/. Alternatively, membership forms can also be downloaded and mailed with check to: JMHS PTSA Membership, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181.

Questions? Contact Beth Eachus, President at president@jmhsptsa.org or Robyn Nguyen, PTSA Membership Chair at membership@jmhsptsa.org

Academic Boosters:

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:

9/25 Mock ACT 9:00am  https://conta.cc/3j8ztzj

10/2 Mock SAT 9:00am  https://conta.cc/2VmGPqE

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).

Madison Outreach and Pantry:

Madison High School and the PTSA are proud to partner in supporting our students and families who are food insecure.  The Madison  Pantry and Outreach team distributes food weekly to these students and their families.  Specific items that are needed include:

  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Granola Bars
  • 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 wishlist as well.  We are also currently collecting school supplies and BACKPACKS are especially needed.  You can also make a cash donation towards this effort at the following link: https://jmhsptsa.org/product/food-bank-donation-any-amount/ 

Staff and Teacher Appreciation:

We have amazing staff at Madison and the PTSA hosts teacher and staff appreciation events throughout the year. Thank you to our wonderful chairs Angie Gutenson and Dara Dirth who organized and coordinated both a Back to School Breakfast on Friday, August 20th as well as a Grab and Go boxed dinner for our Madison staff prior to Back to School Night!  If you would like to learn more and get involved with this committee, please send a message to Angela and Dara at hospitality@jmhsptsa.org

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Thank you for supporting our Madison community!

 

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This Week at Madison - 9/13/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 9/13/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

PTSA Meeting

Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the JMHS Library

Digital Resources Consent

At Madison HS, we will use a variety of FCPS-approved digital tools to support in-person learning this year!  We need you to give consent for your child to use them as soon as possible so we can start using them for learning right away!  Preview the list and provide your consent here

Underclass Student Portrait Packages

If you would like to order a portrait package for your student, please bring the completed order form and payment to the main office by Friday, September 17.

Note: Picture Retake Day for grades 9-11 is October 27.

This Week In Advisory

Students will participate in an Activities fair on Wednesday where they can learn about over 80 different clubs and activities at Madison. 

College Visits Begin This Week @ JMHS

  • Visits are for Seniors and Juniors
  • Students are able to view the most current list and sign up in Naviance
  • More information available in this College Quick Guide, College Visits section
  • 9/14:  U of South Carolina, U of Rochester
  • 9/15:  ODU
  • 9/17:  Bates C, Emory U, Stony Brook U, MIssissippi State, Purdue U, The New School
  • 9/20:  VT, Goucher C, Providence C, Muhlenberg C, C of Charleston

APPlication Lab (App Lab)

APPlication Lab (App Lab) begins on Wednesday, 9/15 for Seniors, 3pm in Room 110. App Lab is the opportunity for seniors to ask questions about college applications, essays, etc. Counselors available to work with seniors!

Military Academy Virtual Admissions Workshop

September 16, 2021 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

https://www.uscga.edu/serviceacademyworkshop/

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, Sept. 13

  • No events scheduled 

Tuesday, Sept. 14

  • Volleyball @ McLean 5:00 / 6:00 / 7:15
  • Frosh Football @ Lake Braddock 5:30pm
  • Cross County @ Lake Fairfax 4:30pm 
  • Field Hockey vs. Chantilly - Senior Night  5:00 (Yorktown) / 6:15 / 7:30
  • Golf vs. Westfield @ Chantilly National 4:00

Wednesday, Sept. 15

  • No events scheduled 

Thursday, Sept. 16

  • No events scheduled 

Friday, Sept. 17

  • Field Hockey vs. Centreville - Camp Night 6:15 / 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 18

  • Cross Country @ Lake Braddock Relays - 3:00pm 
  • Volleyball @ Langley - 10:30 vs. Robinson | 12:00 vs. Langley 

Athletics Vaccination Requirement - FAQs

LOOKING AHEAD

Pass/Fail Deadline: Wednesday, September 22

With parental/guardian approval, middle and high school students are given the option of taking one high school elective credit per school year on a pass-fail basis.  For high school students, this may be applied to required health and physical education credits, world language credits, and to credits other than those required for English, social studies, mathematics, and laboratory science

Any student wishing to take a course as pass-fail shall indicate this by completing a Request for Pass-Fail Status form requiring parent and/or guardian approval.

Paying for College, The Financial Aid Process for Seniors (virtual event): Tuesday, September 28 - 6:30pm-7:30pm

Zoom Link here.

The FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax will offer virtual Financial Aid Night programs for FCPS seniors and their families.

College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. Topics to be covered include: understanding financial aid, how the financial aid process works, and the steps that families need to take to secure financial aid. To view the slides, click here.

Expunge Deadline: Friday, October 29

In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at: Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 9/7/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 9/7/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Digital Resources Consent

At Madison HS, we will use a variety of FCPS-approved digital tools to support in-person learning this year!  We need you to give consent for your child to use them as soon as possible so we can start using them for learning right away!  Preview the list and provide your consent here

Reminder: Leaving Campus During the Day

We are asking parents to remind their children that students are not permitted to leave school grounds during lunch, or any other time of the day, for safety and accountability reasons.  Per FCPS Regulation 2234.11, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during regular school hours for any reason.   If your child needs to leave school for an appointment, please make sure you provide a note to the attendance office.  For more information on early checkout, please see the JMHS website for more information on attendance procedures. 

New process to speed up the return of fully-vaccinated students to the classroom

Starting September 7, fully vaccinated, asymptomatic students will be able to return to in-person learning and activities following a simple process that will reduce the time needed to process potential close contacts. Information on the new process was sent directly to parents on Thursday, September, 2, 2021.  Specifics will be sent to families whose student has been identified as a close contact.

Understanding COVID Health Terms

Pausing, quarantining, and contact tracing are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported.  Click here for more information.

Attendance: Period CUTS

 A “CUT” code will be entered into SIS by an administrator if a child checks into a class, leaves and does not return; this includes not coming back after lunch.  On the first and second offense, students will conference with our Systems of Support Advisor. On the third offense, students will be referred to their assistant principal.

This Week In Advisory

Students participated in a Lockdown Drill on Tuesday. Additionally students will participate in activities that promote student-teacher and student-student connections in the classroom. 

Today was the first day of our Return Periods. During 4th period the students will:

  • Participate in their Advisory (25 min)
  • Warhawk Time (25 min) - students may visit with other teachers for intervention or support.
  • Return Period (33 min) - students will return through their schedule based off of a preset rotation. 
  • Red/Black Calendar with Return Periods

SAT School Day and PSAT/NMSQT: October 13

  • Seniors interested in taking the SAT School Day test MUST register by TOMORROW, September 8th. Registration information can be found on the Madison website.
  • All 10th and 11th grade students will automatically be registered for the PSAT/NMSQT; no registration is required. More information about the PSAT/NMSQT can be found on the Madison website.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Tuesday, Sept 7

  • No events 

Wednesday, Sept 8

  • Volleyball @ Osbourn Park (Varsity only) - 6:00pm
  • Field Hockey - Frosh @ 6:15 vs. Oakton | Varsity @ 7:30 vs. WT Woodson

Thursday, Sept 9 

  • F/JV Football game @ Yorktown - 5:30 7:15
  • Golf match @ Laurel Hill vs. Centreville 
  • Girls Golf match @ Jefferson Park 

Friday, Sept 10

  • Varsity Football vs. Yorktown - 7:00pm 
  • County Fair / Pyramid Night @ Stadium - 5:00-7:30pm 

Saturday, Sept 11

  • Cross County - Monroe Parker @ Burke Lake - 7am

Info and Links 

  • Game Day tickets HERE
  • Student Pass HERE
LOOKING AHEAD

Pass/Fail Deadline: Wednesday, September 22

With parental/guardian approval, middle and high school students are given the option of taking one high school elective credit per school year on a pass-fail basis.  For high school students, this may be applied to required health and physical education credits, world language credits, and to credits other than those required for English, social studies, mathematics, and laboratory science

Any student wishing to take a course as pass-fail shall indicate this by completing a Request for Pass-Fail Status form requiring parent and/or guardian approval.

Expunge Deadline: Friday, October 29

In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.  Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.  The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at: Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor.  Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 8/30/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 8/30/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Calendar Reminder

  • Madison will be closed Friday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/6 for the Labor Day Break.

Digital Resources - Consent Needed

  • At Madison HS, we will use a variety of FCPS-approved digital tools to support in-person learning this year!  We need you to give consent for your child to use them as soon as possible so we can start using them for learning right away! Preview the list and provide your consent here

Early Dismissal Policy Reminder

  • A written note is required for students to leave early. Include the time, reason for check-out, parent/guardian signature and parent daytime phone number.
  • Please do not leave early dismissal information on the attendance voicemail line or email. You must speak with someone in order to arrange an early dismissal without a note.
  • When coming to the school to check a child out, parents should call the main office - 703-319-2300. A pass will be sent to your child to check-out through the attendance office. Please stay in your car in a visitor spot near Door 1 to minimize the number of visitors in the building on any given day.
  • Visit the Attendance Procedures page for more information.

SAT School Day and PSAT/NMSQT- Wednesday, October 13

  • Seniors interested in taking the SAT School Day test MUST register by September 8th. Registration information can be found on the Madison website.
  • All 10th and 11th grade students will automatically be registered for the PSAT/NMSQT; no registration is required. More information about the PSAT/NMSQT can be found on the Madison website.

Yearbooks

  • Buy your 21-22 Yearbook NOW! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307. The cost is $65 ($70 with a nameplate) now through December.

Senior Portraits

  • Additional senior portrait days have been scheduled. Available dates are November 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and November 3, 4, and 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. If you have not had your portrait taken yet, schedule an appointment at prestigeportraits.com. If you need to have your portrait taken again, please call the Customer Service line at 1-800-736-4775.

Underclassmen Pictures

  • Underclassmen pictures are Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 through English classes. Picture order forms were distributed through English classes.  You may preorder online at www.mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVTB9RCZJ.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

August 30

  • Volleyball vs Washington & Liberty 5:00/6:00/7:15
  • Field Hockey vs Washington Liberty - (Frosh @ 6:15, Var @ 7:30) 
  • Golf @ International CC vs Chantilly / Oakton 

August 31

  • Girls Golf @ Westwood CC

September 1

  • F/ JV Football Scrimmage @ Lake Braddock 5:30 / 7:15

September 2 

  • Varsity Football vs. Lake Braddock 7:00pm

September 3 - School Holiday 

  • Field Hockey @ Yorktown 5:00 / 6:15 / 7:30 

Links and Info 

  • Purchase a WARHAWK Pass (student pass) HERE
  • Purchase a Athletic Booster membership HERE 
  • Purchase home Game Day tickets (Football, Volleyball and Field Hockey) HERE
QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Digital Resources Consent

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181 | Main Office: 703.319.2300
Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 8/23/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 8/23/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Wednesday, August 25

Digital Resources Consent: All families are required to provide their consent for the use of digital tools used at Madison. Review the list and sign off here.

Counselor Assignments: Several counselor assignments have changed this year due to departures. Please visit the following page for updated counselor assignments for the 2021-22 school year - Student Services Staff 

Yearbooks: Buy your 21-22 Yearbook NOW!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5307.  Early bird price is $60 and $65 with a nameplate through Friday, August 27!  Starting August 28 through December 31 the cost is $65 and $70 with a nameplate. 

Underclassmen Pictures: Underclassmen pictures are Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 through English classes. Picture order forms will be distributed through English classes. You may preorder online at www.mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVTB9RCZJ.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, August 23

  • Volleyball vs. Marshall 5:00/6:00/7:15pm 
  • Girls Golf @ Westwood 4:00pm 

Tuesday, August 24

  • Golf Tri-Match @ Laurel Hill vs Chan / SL 
  • Field Hockey @ Langley 6:15/7:30

Wednesday, August 25

  • Back to School Night 6:00-8:00
  • Main Gym 4:45-5:45pm, the following are available:
    • Athletic Booster memberships 
    • Warhawk Pass (student pass) 
    • Madison Spirit Wear 

Thursday, August 26

  • Fr / JV Football Scrimmage vs. Stonebridge HS 5:30 / 7:15
  • Volleyball @ Yorktown 5:00/6:00/7:15

Friday, August 27

  • Varsity Football @ Stonebridge 7:00pm

Links and Info 

  • Purchase a WARHAWK Pass (student pass) HERE
  • Purchase a Athletic Booster membership HERE 
  • Purchase home Game Day tickets (Football, Volleyball and Field Hockey)  HERE
  • Purchase Madison Spirit Wear HERE
  • (cash, check and Venmo preferred - paypal and CC incurs a convenience fee)
LOOKING AHEAD

September 3-6: Labor Day Break

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

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Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

This Week at Madison - 8/16/21

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THIS WEEK AT MADISON WEEK OF 8/16/21 IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS

Virtual Freshman Parent Orientation - Tuesday, August 17, 6:00-7:00

  • Conducted by Student Services and Administration. Information regarding the transition to high school for students (and parents). A link will be sent out on Tuesday to all freshmen parents.

Virtual Schoology Parent Program - Wednesday, August 18, 6:00-7:00

  • Parents can experience and learn about the new student learning management system for students. Schoology replaces Blackboard and Google Classroom. Link will be sent out on Wednesday

Freshmen Orientation - Auditorium & Sophomore & New Student (10-12) Orientation - Cafeteria - Thursday, August 19, 1:00-3:00

  • This is the students’ opportunity to learn about Madison from the administration, counselors and fellow students. Freshmen will get paired up with their mentors for the first time. Transportation provided from the following locations:
    • Wolftrap ES: 11:30 departure, 3:30 return
    • Vienna ES: 11:30 departure, 3:30 return
    • Marshall Road ES: 11:30 departure, 3:30 return
    • Cunningham Park ES: 11:30 departure, 3:30 return

Open House - Thursday August 19, 2:00-3:00

  • An opportunity for all students to walk the building, find their classes and meet their teachers.

Fall Kick Off - Thursday August 19, 3:00-6:00

  • Students and parents can learn about clubs, activities, Yearbook, spirit wear, PTSA registration, Academic Boosters, All-Night Grad and much more.

Laptop Pick Up: Laptop pick up is August 10-20. Sign up for a time slot: FCPSOn Pick Up Information. Students must be present to receive their laptop and bring a photo id (previous year’s school id, a driver’s license/learner’s permit, walker’s id, passport, etc.  If no ID is available, we will work with the student to confirm identity.)

  • Note: If your student is opting out of the FCPSOn device program, check our Technology Resources page for guidelines. Students and their families need to agree with the school on the protocol; it is not as easy as just bringing in their own laptop from home. (The administrator to speak with for your form would be the assistant principal assigned to your letter of the alphabet.)

Counselor Assignments: Several counselor assignments have changed this year due to departures. Please visit the following page for updated counselor assignments for the 2021-22 school year - Student Services Staff 

Return to School: Visit our Return to School page on our website for back to school information including required forms and upcoming events. 

Digital Resources Consent: All families are required to provide their consent for the use of digital tools used at Madison. Review the list and sign off here.

Senior Make Up Portrait Dates:

  • 8/23/21 - 3 pm - 9 pm
  • 8/24/21 - 3 pm - 9 pm
  • 9/24/21 - 3 pm - 9 pm
  • 10/22/21 - 3 pm - 9 pm

Senior students who still need to have their senior portraits taken need to schedule an appointment with LifeTouch. Students can use the “Search by City & State” feature on the studio's website https://prestigeportraits.com to schedule the appointment.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Monday, August 16 

  • Co-ed golf  @ Hidden Creek - George Pavlis tournament - 8:00am 

Tuesday, August 17

  • Field Hockey Scrimmage @ Fairfax - 6:15/7:30

Wednesday, August 18

  • Volleyball scrimmage @ Lake Braddock - 5:45/5:45/7:15

Thursday, August 19 

  • Fall Kick off @ Madison - 3-6pm 

Friday, August 20 

  • Field Hockey scrimmage vs Yorktown - 5 / 6:15 / 7:30
  • Varsity Football scrimmage @ North Stafford - 6pm 
LOOKING AHEAD

August 23: First Day of School

August 25: Back to School Night 6:00-8:00, Senior Parent Night 5:00-6:00

QUICK LINKS

JMHS Website

Submit Your Photos

Reporting an Absence

Parent Technology Help Desk

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Attendance: 703.319.2319 | Web | Twitter

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