Event Dates and Details for the 2023-24 School Year
August 9, 10, 11: Senior Portraits (by appointment)
JMHS is using Victor O’Neill Studios again this year. Our third and last session date is currently being scheduled for late October/early November. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking. The attire for the yearbook photo will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session, we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. If you have any questions, email @email. Students will enter door 9 (in the back of the building by the Wrestling room / Warhawk Hall) and proceed to Warhawk Hall.
August 10, 11, 14: Parking Permit Pick Up for SENIORS (12:00-2:00 p.m.)
Seniors (and their parents) who requested a parking pass through the Senior Parking Request form will receive an email detailing how to pay for their parking pass and next steps. The application form for seniors closes August 4. Seniors may pick up their pass from 12:00-2:00 p.m. each of these days at Door 11. They must have proof of payment through MySchoolBucks (printed or emailed receipt or screen shot) and an ID to pick up their parking pass. The actual parking passes will be issued first come, first served. Students may not request specific spots, but when they arrive at pick up, they can request a specific lot as long as there are spots left in that lot.
August 15, 16: Parking Permit Pick Up for JUNIORS (12:00-2:00 p.m.)
The application form for Juniors closes August 11. Once the form has closed, juniors (and their parents) who requested a parking pass through the Junior Parking Request form will receive an email notifying them if they have been selected through the randomized lottery to get a parking pass or if they've been placed on the waiting list. For those receiving a parking pass, the email will also include payment information and next steps in the process. Selected juniors may pick up their pass from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on these days at Door 11. They must have proof of payment through MySchoolBucks (printed or emailed receipt or screen shot) and an ID to pick up their parking pass. The parking passes will be in either the junior lot or in the gravel lot.
August 16: Flight School Parent Program (6:00-7:00 p.m.)
This program is for parents of freshmen. The School Counseling Department will introduce parents to Madison High School and what to expect freshman year. This event will take place in the Auditorium.
August 17: Student Schedules, New Student Orientation, Freshmen Flight School, Open House, Fall Kickoff
6:00 a.m. Student Schedules go live in StudentVUE. All students will be able to see their class schedule in StudentVUE and 9th and 10th graders will also see their locker number and combination. Juniors and seniors who would like to request a locker may do so by completing this request form, and they will be assigned lockers the first week of school. Students log in using their FCPS username and password.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. New Student Orientation for students in grades 10-12 who are new to Madison. This is an opportunity for new students to become better acquainted with the building and what to expect entering Madison this school year. A general overview will be presented and student leaders will be available to answer questions and provide new students a tour of the building. New students should enter through the Main Entrance - Door 1.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Freshman Flight School (Orientation) in the Auditorium. This is for the entire freshman class to receive information to help students get prepared for their transition to high school. All freshmen should attend even if they participated in the Madison Bridges program as they will be paired with their upperclassmen mentor for the first time. A variety of lessons and important information will be shared by our student mentors during the program. No registration is needed.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open House for students to walk through the building and meet their teachers. We will have mentors and other staff available to assist students in finding their classrooms.
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fall Kick-Off for students and parents to learn more about information specific to Madison and Activities, drop off medications with the Clinic, join the PTSA, purchase spirit wear, etc.
- You will be able to get information on all of the following: Academic Boosters, Athletic Booster Membership, Hawk Talk (Newspaper), Madison Spirit Wear, MySchoolBucks Assistance, ParentVue Assistance, Parking- Seniors and selected juniors can pick up parking passes (for those who were unavailable during earlier pick-up times), PE uniforms to pick up or purchase (pay in advance through MySchoolBucks, or with cash or check in-person), PTSA Membership, SGA Class T-shirt on sale ($10 cash/check/CC accepted), Student Activity/Athletics Passes, and Yearbook ordering
August 21: First Day of School
The day begins at 8:10 a.m. View the JMHS Bell Schedule.
Students will receive a school-issued laptop as part of the FCPSOn initiative on the first two days of school. There is no fee associated with school-issued laptops this year.
August 24: Senior College Planning Presentation, ESOL Family Welcome Program, Back to School Night
5:00 - 5:50 p.m. Senior College Planning Presentation. The JMHS Student Services team will cover the details of the college application process for parents of seniors. This event will be held in the Auditorium.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Family Welcome Program. Families are invited to meet key members of our ESOL Department.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Back To School Night. Parents are welcome in the Auxiliary Gym starting at 5:15 p.m. to join the PTSA, purchase a yearbook, buy spirit wear and much more. Teachers will begin their introductions in classrooms at 6:00 p.m. and the night will end by 8:00 p.m. Parents will follow their student’s schedule through the evening and have an opportunity to meet each of their student’s teachers. Please consider carpooling as parking will be limited this evening.
August 29: PTSA Meeting
7:00 p.m. in the Madison Library.
August 31: County Fair/Pyramid Night (5:00-7:00 p.m.)
The County Fair starts at 5:00 and runs up until the home football game against Lake Braddock which starts at 7:00 p.m. The event is a pyramid & community celebration with a variety of activities and games for all ages (cotton candy, face painting, obstacle course, meet the mascot, and much more). The event culminates with the annual “Warhawk Rush” as our pyramid students race across the football field, being cheered on by the Vienna community. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the “Warhawk Rush” begins at about 6:50. Ticket prices will be $10 for pyramid students with a paying adult ($5). This gives attendees unlimited access to all games/activities as well as admission into the game.
Looking ahead at September and October:
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There is no school Friday, September 1 or Monday, September 4 for Labor Day Weekend.
Underclass school pictures will be taken during English classes on these dates. More information will be provided.
Students will have an opportunity to learn about student clubs, activities and athletics during Warhawk Time.
School is closed on Monday, September 25 for Yom Kippur.
Students will be released from school at 12:55 p.m. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m.
The Homecoming Dance is at Madison from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
There is a Staff Development Day on October 9, so students will not be in school.
All seniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT Test, and all juniors and sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT Test at Madison. All freshmen will have an unscheduled day and will not be in school. The SAT/PSAT tests will be provided at no cost to students. Grades 10-12 will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m.