CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
February 4 - Orchestra Feeder Concert @ Sacajawea - 7:00pm
February 7 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
February 7 - Penny Drive Ends - bring in your change!
February 10 - IMPA Music Parents Meeting - 5:45pm
February 10 - STAGE Drama Parents Meeting - 6:00pm
February 10 - Booster Club Meeting - 6:30pm
February 11-14 - Conferences (see below for more info)
February 17 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
February 21 - Teacher Learning Day - NO SCHOOL
February 27 - Mid-Quarter 3 Ends (grades are always available on PowerSchool)
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
This past week our amazing construction partners from Garco have led tours of the new building for some of our school staff as well as for CTE students interested in careers in construction trades. They have taken time from their lunch hours (Thanks, folks!) to walk Tigers through the facility and to share with them the educational and professional pathways that have brought them to their current careers.

They have also conducted after school staff tours, and I’ve been fortunate enough to get more than a couple ganders inside our new digs.

They are incredible.

Full stop.

Our new space will include room for student gatherings – comfy, coffee-counter style seating for casual collaborations; wide, sloping staircases that create a presentation amphitheater for learning and performing; inside seating for 800-ish students at one sitting; outdoor seating along deep concrete planters and stairs; a new street-level ADA entrance; a two-story glass skywalk connecting the new and main buildings; nine classrooms; seven cafeteria service lines; restrooms; offices; makers spaces and project rooms; state-of-the-art sound system; and room for additional CRO support.

We are busily determining which teachers will move into the new spaces as well as considering how to make best use of the many changes inside this main building that will be completed this summer.

Huge thanks to Garco, AP High-Edward, our department leaders, our CTE staffer, and to district leaders including Greg Forsyth and Dr. Mark Anderson for spearheading and organizing this great new space for us – we are thrilled!

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
Skybridge between the current LC and new Commons
The new LC Commons looking west.
The new LC Commons looking east,
GOOD NEWS / THANK YOU
Good News: Share your good news with us! We love to feature the incredible things our students are doing inside and outside of school. If you have good news to share, please send it to Theresa Meyer to be included in the LCNYCU.
Good News: LC Freshman Jeslyn Cai placed 2nd (alternate winner) in the Northwest Division of the national Music Teachers National Association competition for her piano performance. Congratulations Jeslyn!
Good News: Congratulations to LC’s Academic Team for their performance at the regional History Bowl tournament. The team of Bri Dashiell , Matt Glaser , Chloe Wiley , and Noah WIlliams finished in a tie for 3rd and qualified for the national competition in April. A special shoutout to Matt Glaser who qualified for the National Political Science Bee, 90%, which puts him in the top 25 in the nation. Their next competition is the last regular season Knowledge Bowl match at LC on February 10. Good luck Tigers!
Good News: The LC Speech and Debate Team had a great weekend at the S outhside Invitational Tournament January 24-25. Congratulations to our winners!
  • Open Lincoln-Douglas: Josie Stenzel 3rd place
  • Novice Editorial Commentary: Ella Branson 3rd place
  • Novice Extemporaneous: Sasha Sharman 3rd place & Jeslyn Cai 4th place
  • Novice Impromptu: Hallie Brigham 3rd place
  • Novice Oratory: Ella Branson 1st place
  • Open Extemporaneous: Alan Zeng 5th place
  • Open Impromptu: Jonathan Crowley 5th place
  • Open Duo: Jack Morehouse & Sam Morehouse 1st place
  • Open Editorial Commentary: G Kelly 4th period
  • Open Expository: G Kelly 4th period
  • Original Performance: Josie Stenzel 1st place
  • Open Program Oral Interpretation: Josie Stenzel 3rd place
  • Team Overall: 3rd place
Good News: LC Music Department is featured in a new video by Spokane Schools on the importance of music education. Thank you to Dan Nord , Sara Carroll , and Rose Saurette for your dedication to our students and your program!
ACCEPTED
Accepted: Please let Theresa Meyer know when your Senior has been accepted to a post-high school institution. Seniors can also fill out an Accepted slip in the Career Center (room 105). Please include scholarship information so we can share the good news!
Accepted: LC Senior Mali Ellis has been accepted to Boise State University and Montana State University. Go Broncos and Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Sydney Fairman has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Lavinia Greer has been accepted to Marquette University and has been awarded the Pere Marqette Scholarship for $16,000 year. Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma Guin has been accepted to Pepperdine University (and has been awarded the George Pepperdine Achievement scholarship for $11,000 per year), Boise State University (and has been admitted to the Honors College with the GEM scholarship for $15,00 per year), and Grand Canyon University (and has been awarded the President's Scholarship for $7,500 per year). Go Wave, Broncos, and Antelopes!
Accepted: LC Senior Elijah Hansen has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Rebecca Harper has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Josh Hechtman has been accepted to Vanderbilt University and has been selected as a finalist for the Ingrams Scholarship (for full-tuition each year plus a stipend for a summer service project). Go Commodores!
Accepted: LC Senior Mary Hoerner has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Holman has been accepted to George Fox University. Go Bruins!
Accepted: LC Senior Catelin Kashork has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly Kurfman has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly Leech has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Aydan Mackay has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Hannah Mahan has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior A nnie McQuesten has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Bennett Nye has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Janet Phang has been accepted to Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Kansas. Go Jayhawks!
Accepted: LC Senior Nicole Resanovic has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Madison Rhodes has been accepted to Eastern Washington University and Columbia University Go Eagles and Lions!
Accepted: LC Senior Annalia Santos has been accepted to Western Washington University and Evergreen State College. Go Vikings and Geoducks!
Accepted: LC Senior Shee Sho has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Avery Steer has been accepted to Marquette University, Creighton University, Hawaii-Pacific University, and Loyola University - Chicago. Golden Eagles, Bluejays, Sharks, and Ramblers!
Accepted: LC Senior Chris Sukin has enlisted in the United States Marines upon graduation. Semper Fidelis!
Accepted: LC Senior David Sumner has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Gwyneth Teel has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Joseph Trefry has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Morgan Valley has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Sydney Zinnecker has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
INFORMATION
LC February Conferences 2020: No Appointments Necessary, we hope to see you!
 
Dates & Times:
  • Tuesday, February 11: students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00
  • Wednesday, February 12: students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00
  • Thursday, February 13: students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00 + 3:00-7:00
  • Friday, February 14: students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-2:30
  *Students will eat lunch at school before leaving at 12:30
 
Can my student come with me?
Yes, we’d encourage your student(s) to come with you, stay with you, and participate in conversations with teachers with you.
 
Parking, Conference Classrooms, Transcripts, & Course Selections:
There’s free parking under the freeway. When you come through the front doors, you’ll see a table in the front hallway. At this table we’ll give you your student’s current schedule with Conference Classrooms listed where you can find teachers. These may be different rooms than PowerSchool so please refer to this schedule. You’ll also pick up your student’s transcript and course selections for next year (except for Senior students).
 
Drop-In Format:
We have a drop-in format to maximize flexibility and opportunity for you to meet with any of your student’s teachers in their Conference Classroom during the times above. If there is already a family meeting with a teacher, feel free to sign up for a time slot on or near the teacher’s door. You may visit another teacher while you wait for the first one. It would be helpful to keep your conversations with teachers to 10 minutes so teachers can meet with as many families as possible. Feel free to contact teachers to set up follow-up conversations. Our Career Center will be open, and counselors will be available for any post-high school planning conversations.
 
We look forward to seeing you!!
If you have any questions about conferences, feel free to contact Sarah Pooler, PA, at sarahp@spokaneschools.org or 354-7023
Ski Mob: Do you like skiing and saving money? If so, come to Mt. Spokane on Thursday, February 20 from 3:30-9:00pm for $23 lift tickets! Buy your lift ticket here:  http://store.mtspokane.com/grplogin.aspx  enter Group Name: GPSKIMOB Password: FEB2020
Then grab your friends and head up to Mt. Spokane for some great night skiing under the lights! A portion of the proceeds benefit the LC Music programs.
New LC Club "Girls Go CyberStart": Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) is a new Lewis and Clark club that is a fun, free and interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce high school girls to cybersecurity. With GGCS, students can explore exciting career opportunities in the field, join the global cybersecurity community, and learn the techniques they need to keep our country safe online.

The program is a response to the fact that there is a huge shortage of cybersecurity experts in the United States. Teaching high school students through exciting digital challenges, we are on a mission to encourage girls to work together and support each other’s skills, so that they can protect their country. No prior experience in computer science or cyber security is necessary. The club meets Tuesdays after school in room 013 from 2:30-4:30pm . For more information, see Mr. Wrixon in room 013 or email him at hoganw@spokaneschools.org and visit the web site at: https://www.girlsgocyberstart.org/
Tiger Closet: We are in need of hoodie sweatshirts for boys and girls and new socks in the LC Tiger Closet! If you have an opportunity this weekend to go through your closets, you can bring the donations to the LC Public Office on Tuesday. Thank you!
Tiger Fund Scholarship: The Lewis & Clark Tiger Fund Scholarship was started by the LC Class of 1966 in 2006 in order to recognize an LC senior who has overcome personal and/or life difficulties and has made a commitment to furthering his/her education after graduation from Lewis & Clark High School. We know that there are many students who have potential for college success but often get overlooked for scholarship assistance. We also know that character and desire to improve play a large part in future success in school and life. Two scholarships for $1,000 are available from the 2020 LC Tiger Fund Scholarship fund. You can download the application here . Here are criteria for the scholarship selection:
  1. Applicants must be a LC Senior graduating in 2020.
  2. Must have a verifiable financial need that would make it difficult to pursue a college or university education without monetary assistance.
  3. Must have had a personal life challenge/difficulty that they have overcome.
  4. Must have a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 3.49.
Penny Drive:   Did you know that approximately 450 children are born each year with a disability in Spokane County? Help has been there because of people like you who care enough to help. For over 50 years, the Spokane Guilds' School, a non-profit organization and now known as Joya , has helped children birth to age 3, with a variety of syndromes or developmental delays by providing physical, occupational, speech and cognitive therapies. The LC Tiger Depot Student Store is having their Annual Penny Drive where we encourage all Tigers to participate in supporting Joya. Donations will be taken anytime from now to February 7 . You can find "Kids for Kids" collection jugs at any of the offices, tiger stores, and 2nd period classes. You can give your son/daughter a donation to turn in or even put a personal donation in Lisa Underhill's mailbox here at the school in the main office. Last year we were able to give over $3,300 and we would love to surpass that amount this year. Please help us support this great cause!
Career Exploration: B usiness AfterSchool is a series of career connected learning workshops hosted by local businesses for students in grades 6-12 in the greater Spokane region. Students are invited to attend a workshop to gain real life skills, experience learning in a workplace setting, and explore local career pathways through local innovations highlighted by business professionals. Teachers, parents, advisors, and mentors are all welcome to attend as well! Questions? Email  Cassidy Peterson
Choice Transfers for 2020-2021: For those who are interested in having their current LC student or current middle school student attend a school other than their neighborhood school, the priority enrollment window will be open from January 1- February 15 . During this time, people can complete and submit an application to the first-round enrollment lottery, and make changes anytime through February 15. Learn more on the Spokane Schools Transfer page.

If your child currently attends LC on a choice transfer AND you live within the Spokane Public Schools boundary area, you do NOT need to reapply for next year to continue at LC. If you live outside of the SPS boundaries, you WILL need to reapply for a choice transfer so that your home district can approve the continuing transfer. Please call Karen Payne (354-6889) if you have questions.
Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity Spokane Announces New Volunteer Opportunities in the City of Spokane! Habitat for Humanity Spokane is a nonprofit organization that builds homes, communities and hope. Habitat now has construction volunteer opportunities in West Central Spokane working on rehabilitating abandoned and blighted homes. Once the homes are rehabbed, they will be sold to qualified low-income families. Construction for this project will consist of rehabilitation of these homes as well as demolition. To sign up, each volunteer must be 16+ years or older, fill out a volunteer application and sign up online. Click here to get started!
 
Habitat can accommodate groups of volunteers of up to 20 to work on these homes Wednesday – Saturday. Half day and full day shifts:
  • Morning shift from 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon shift from 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Full day shift from 8:30am-4:30pm
COLLEGE & CAREER
Upcoming College Visits and Deadlines: If you are interested in learning more about any of the following colleges, come to the Career Center (room 105) and meet the college reps:
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 6: SFCC/SCC Application Session 1:30-3:00
  • February 6: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Application Closes
  • February 28: SFCC/SCC Scholarship Application Closes
  • March 1: Whitworth University Admissions Regular Deadline
College Applications: SFCC/SCC representatives are at LC on Wednesday, February 5 from 1:00-3:00pm for personal assistance with applications in the Career Center.
Jostens Senior Orders: Seniors, you can pick up order packets for Jostens Graduation Supplies in the Student Office or go to spokanegrad.com to order online.
SchooLinks for Seniors: Rising Seniors, its time to start thinking about applying to colleges, so be sure to log into our college application tracking system called SchooLinks to do career interest surveys, college research, and scholarship searches to jump start your process. You can access your account at www.lctigers.com - look for the link under Headlines.
Join Senior Remind: Rising Seniors, get out your cell phone and join our Class of 2020 Remind group. To receive messages, send a text to the number 81010 and enter @lchsccr20 in the message field. You'll never be out of the loop for deadlines regarding scholarships, testing, college apps, and graduation. Sign up now!
SAT Saturday Testing Information: The SAT will be hosted on Saturdays at LC this year. Students register for exams directly on the SAT website, www.sat.collegeboard.org . Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice - in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time. Test dates: March 14 (not at LC) , May 2 , and June 6 . The SAT test costs $64.50 per test with the essay (49.50 without the essay). Late registration incurs an additional $29 fee. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, you can see your counselor to apply for a fee waiver before you register online (click here for fee waiver information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers ).
PSAT Scores: Before break, all 9th, 10th and 11th graders received their PSAT score results and original test booklets from the October test. Please ask your child to share the test results so you can see their areas of strength and areas they can improve in before taking the SAT.

The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered offer students free SAT practice connected to their PSAT scores. At Khan Academy, students can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on their results. To access this FREE resource, students can log into their College Board account ( https://www.collegeboard.org/ ).
ACT Testing: ACT college admissions test will be offered on Saturdays at Ferris or East Valley or Mt. Spokane High Schools (check the ACT web site for locations - www.act.org ). Be to the testing site by 7:45am, bring a printed copy of your test ticket, photo ID, pencils, and calculator. The test will end at 12:15pm (or 1:00pm if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). The ACT costs $62.50 with the writing test ($46 without). Test dates: February 8 , April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
REMINDERS
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District Logins for Students: When students return for the new school year, they will have one less username and password to remember. Students will log in to their computer with their Office365 username and their eight-digit birth date (MMDDYYYY).  For reference, students’ Office 365 username is their Last Name + last 4 digits of their student ID followed by @sps81.org . Example: Smith4543@sps81.org . Consistent with prior student experience, when a student logs in to their computer with this new username/password, this will automatically log them into Clever, Blackboard, Office 365 and most other District applications.
Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Parents are invited to join the Citizen's Advisory Committee meetings this school year. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Rochelle Miller . Topics for meetings to be updated soon here . The CAC meetings are on Monday evenings at The Libby Center, 7:00-8:30pm on the following dates: February 10 , March 9 , April 13 , and May 11 .
GSL Sports Pass for Parents: Ten GSL Schools - One Sports Pass for the Entire School Year for only $70* per adult. One low price for ALL GSL home and away games!
Includes admission to regular season events at all ten GSL schools for football, volleyball, boys & girls basketball, gymnastics and wrestling over $250 value! Attend the game and your GSL Sports Pass allows entry for you and your children that are younger than high school, and with you, to enter for free. Purchase your Sports Pass Online here . Sports Pass Advantages:
  • Eliminate standing in line or finding cash each time you attend a GSL event!
  • Save on walk up pricing of $7/adult and $5/student per game. Do the math!
  • Your children (younger than HS) - attend FREE when accompanied by you!
  • An affordable family activity!

*The GSL Sports Pass is $70 plus a per ticket fee when purchased (ticketing fees, credit card processing and mailing of $6.71). Passes will also be available for cash only purchase at football events at Albi, Gonzaga Prep, UHi or CV for $76.
**The GSL Sports Pass does not include admission to Playoffs, State or tiebreakers.
Join the LC Booster Club: Are you a parent of an Lewis and Clark student? If the answer is yes, then you are a Booster Club member! The LC Booster Club is the official fundraising organization for ALL of the high school’s co-curricular activities and athletics. All proceeds to the Booster Club are allocated to coaches and club sponsors to support their needs. All LC parents are welcome at our monthly meetings and are encouraged to support the fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Visit our website at www.lcboosters.org where you can find information on how to get involved.
Bite2Go Program: Lewis and Clark High School aspires to bring meal security to eliminate the nutritional gap of secondary students on the weekend. We intend to fulfill this goal with the Bite2Go program, which is a program run by LC DECA members meant to help get food to students for the weekend. Directions:
  1. Register at: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qvywmh70twwbt9/
  2. Student will need to know their ID number
  3. Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  4. Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  5. Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  6. Student will continue to receive food each week. The same menu will be used unless it is changed by the student (filled out another menu with different selections).
Absences: If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance hotline to excuse the absence at 354-6968. Please leave a message with your name, your student's name, clearly spelling out the last name, how long your student will be absent, and the reason for the absence. An unexcused absence will generate an automated phone call home. If your child is going to have an extended absence, please have them go to the Student Office to pick up an Extended Absence Sheet to give teacher advanced notice of the absence.
FamilyID Athletic Clearance/Registration: FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides an easy, user-friendly way to register for activities, while helping us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register, the system keeps track of your information, so you only have to enter it once for multiple uses, family members and programs. If you do not have Internet access, you can use a computer at LC. The first time you register, it is recommended that you use a computer. After that, registrations can easily be done on your phone. If needed, paper packets are still available in the Business Office. Register at:
  1. Go to: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lewis-clark-high-school
  2. Open an account using a valid email and password of your choice
  3. Within minutes, you will be sent a link to begin registration
  4. After selecting your program and completing registration - CONFIRM REGISTRATION
  5. You will see a confirmation page and you are in.
Donate to the Student Assistance Fund: When you come in to pay student fees in the Business Office, please consider donating to the Student Assistance fund. This fund helps needy students pay for the required class fees and athletic fees. Every dollar donated goes directly to LC students.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer. Officers: *Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 *504 Compliance Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 * ADA Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Affirmative Action Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206