CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
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 & Early Dismissals (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)
March 2 - Spring Sports begin
March 4 - School Day SAT for ALL Juniors (more info coming soon)
March 5-6-7 - LC Tiger Drama presents SHREK!
March 9 - IMPA Parent Meeting 5:45pm
March 9 - STAGE Parent Meeting 6:00pm
March 9 - Booster Club Parent Meeting 6:30pm
March 17 - Choir Concert 7:00pm
March 20 - Early Release (students dismissed at 1:15pm)
March 24 - Band Concert 7:00pm
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
My kids are all adults now, but for eighteen years my husband and I very dutifully trooped into their various kindergartens, elementary and middle schools and their high schools to attend their annual open houses and conferences.

I was always glad to hear about what they were doing in their various classes (Owl pellet dissection? Cool- that explains the vole skull I found in the backpack last week. You’re reading Where the Red Fern Grows aloud after recess? Ah, yes – that explains the teary bedtime clutching of our poor mop of a dog every night this month… Thanks for that!)

But what I always most wanted to hear was the teacher’s perception of my children as classmates to other children.

Were my children kind?

Did they notice when others were feeling left out or sad?

Did they defend others? Did they share? Were they tender with students who struggled? Were they good helpers in the classroom?

I so appreciated the window that teacher conferences provided me into the parts of my children’s lives that I didn’t get to see lived.

I wanted to know that all the work we were doing at home to have our kids grow into the sorts of servant-leaders that we believe the world needs most was taking root in them.

Some years the reports were good and some years we learned that we had some refinements to make, but I was always grateful for the insights teachers afforded us.

We have conferences here at LC next week, and you are all invited to come and visit about the academic experiences your children are having here.

I encourage you to also ask about how your child is impacting others in the classroom.

Is your child a positive influence in class? Is s/he helpful when learning gets tough? Is s/he managing stress and rigor well?

Our staff works so hard to create the strong relationships that adolescents need as undergirding for good learning.

We look forward to sharing with you all we can about your students’ experiences here at LC and are excited to see you next week!

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
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: Congratulation to the following LC Speech and Debate Team members who have pre-qualified for state:
  • Jonathan Crowley & Anna Ryplewski – Policy Debate
  • Josie Stenzel – Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Humorous Interpretation
  • Sam Morehouse & Jack Morehouse – Duo Interpretation
  • Alan Zeng – Extemporaneous Speaking
Good News: Congratulations to the LC music students who finished as winners or alternates at our regional solo/ensemble festival this past weekend. Winners and selected alternates will travel to the State competition at Central Washington University in April.
 
Winners:
  • Piper Quimby, Rogan Tinsley, Milo Miller, Warren Atkison - Small Woodwind Ensembles
  • Serena Wen, Duff Overstreet, Grace Wang, Jeslyn Cai - Small String Ensembles
  • Ben Whitney - Cello
  • Serena Wen - Violin
  • Jeslyn Cai - Piano
  • Catherine Dietschak - Soprano
 
1st Alternates:
  • Fidelma Chaney - Oboe
  • Helen Knaack - Violin
  • Janee Ko - Cello
  • Hannah Blake, Miranda Brown, Ella Damon, Ila Davis, Amia Delaney, Sarah Garvin, Lauren Ghrist, Halka Inagaki, Emma John, Kristianne Johnson, Nadia Lund, Ruby O’Neil, Kylie Pester, Mertie Robbins, Jacqueline Stefanoff - Large Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, and Alto Voice Ensemble
 
2nd Alternates:
  • Yebsera Pachelli - Flute
  • Samuel Numata - Cello
  • Amia Delaney, Sarah Garvin, Halka Inagaki, Emma John, Kristianne Johnson, Kylie Pester, Ila (Gabby) Davis, Jacqueline Stefanoff - Large Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, and Alto Voice Ensemble 
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 Noah Bartlett has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Elijah Clopton will enlist in the United States Navy upon graduation. Not for self, but for country!
Accepted: LC Senior Grant Daniel has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Mali Ellis has been accepted to Boise State University and Montana State University. Go Broncos and Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Caden Gwynn has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Lakaija Hairston has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Haney has been accepted to Biola University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Brenna Huang has been accepted to the University of Michigan. Go Wolverines!
Accepted: LC Senior Halka Inagaki has been accepted to Indiana University - Bloomington. Go Hoosiers!
Accepted: LC Senior Nick Jeske has been accepted to the Oregon Institute of Technology and Whitworth University. Go Hustlin' Owls and Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Samiah Kuntz has been accepted to Arizona State University and Western Washington University. Go Sun Devils and Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Abigail Moore has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Tylynn Tate has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Eunice Viatoshir has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Morgan Valley has been accepted to Eastern Washington University and has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Spencer Young has been accepted to Western Washington University (and will be attending) and has been awarded WUE Tuition Exchange Scholarship for $66,400. Go Vikings!
INFORMATION
LC February Conferences 2020: No Appointments Necessary, we hope to see you!
 
Dates & Times:
  • Tuesday, February 11: Periods 1-2-3, students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00
  • Wednesday, February 12: Periods 4-5-6, students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00
  • Thursday, February 13: Periods 1-2-3, students leave at 12:30, Conferences 1:00-3:00 + 3:00-7:00
  • Friday, February 14: Periods 4-5-6, 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.
High School iCAN Credit Retrieval Courses are open NOW! If you have failed a class you can recover the credit through our iCAN program. In this program you attend an iCAN lab classroom only until the credit is completed, which averages 6-10 weeks, and can test through your prior knowledge to work only on what you need to learn. You have support from a lab teacher to help stay on track with your goals and a virtual content teacher who will work with you to master the course learning standards. It is essential to complete these credits in order to graduate on time. Register today with your school counselor!
LC Senior All-Nighter: Seniors - don't miss out on your big night. Buy tickets for the Senior All-Nighter here . Parents and community members - you can support the LC Senior All-Nighter by becoming a sponsor or by making a donation. Click here for more information.
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.
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 28: SFCC/SCC Scholarship Application Closes
  • March 1: Whitworth University Admissions Regular Deadline
African American Graduation Celebration: the 24th annual African American Graduation Celebration is set for Saturday, April 25 at 2:00pm at the Eastern Washington University Pence Union Building in Cheney. If you want to participate, see Mr. Norton in the Career Center to get an application to register.
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