Dear Madison Community,

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Spring Break! As we head into the last six weeks of school, the calendar really gets busy. Beginning May 1st, our students will be taking their AP exams for the year. The counseling department is still looking for volunteers to help with proctoring these exams, no experience necessary! The following exam times are still open – Thursday, May 4th/AM, Friday May 5th/AM, Tuesday May 9th/AM, Wednesday May 10th/AM, Thursday May 11th/AM. Please contact Lauren Robarge at elrobarge@fcps.edu if you can help fill this important task.

Each year, the PTSA awards scholarships to five seniors who exemplify the qualities of a Madison student. One student will receive a $1000 PTSA scholarship and the Faculty Award at graduation. Four additional scholarships of $500 will be awarded at convocation. The PTSA is pleased to offer these awards to our students who make such a difference in our community! Please have your students complete the application and submit it to Lynn Otto in the Career Center by Thursday, May 4th.

The Triple I Award nominations for our teachers are also being accepted this month, due on May 10th. Nominations can be submitted by hard copy to the front office or by email; more information can be found in this issue. This award recognizes the effort and dedication our teachers show to our students in the classroom throughout the year. Nominations are accepted from students and parents – please take the time to complete the application found in this issue. Show our teachers how much we appreciate them!

As a show of that appreciation, our Hospitality committee, headed by Kebra Krol, hosted the annual Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon on April 26th. A beautiful luncheon buffet was enjoyed by all, along with the opportunity to share a meal with colleagues. Many thanks to Kebra for co-ordinating a lovely event and to the many volunteers who donated items. The next hospitality event will be the reception following the Baccalaureate Ceremony on May 15th.

The annual Physical Night for students will be held Wednesday May17th from 5:30-8pm. This is a great opportunity to complete the physical requirement for the ’17-’18 year and also support out Athletic Training department. Medical professionals are also needed for this event. More information is available in this issue and at warhawksports.org.

The end of the school year and graduation will be here before we know it! The All Night Grad Committee is excited for Prom! Register for All Night Grad and your student will be eligible for a prize on Friday May 5th during the morning announcements. Thank you to Men’s Warehouse, Karin’s Florist and Diamond Spa for donating gift certificates in support of our efforts to provide an alcohol and drug free celebration.

So that our senior families can enjoy all the graduation events, we would like to ask parents of undergraduate students to consider volunteering for All Night Grad and Baccalaureate. Volunteers are especially needed for the All Night Grad party following graduation on Friday June 16th. A variety of positions are needed throughout the day and during the event. It takes the entire Community to make this event work and we need your help to provide a fun and safe celebration for our students. Click here to see a detailed list of where we could use your help and to sign up.

Our next PTSA meeting will be Monday May 8th at 7:30 pm in the library with the All Night Grad committee meeting at 6:30. We will be presenting our slate of officers for next year for a final vote at this meeting. We will also discuss some new projects and volunteer opportunities for next year, including the return of Ethics Day. This is a good time to be thinking how you can be involved in the PTSA with either a small or large role – every volunteer is important.

Enjoy the beautiful month of May!


Betsy Boswell Fusca

President JMHS PTSA

president@jmhsptsa.org

​​James Madison High School PTSA

Vienna, VA