CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
December 13 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 7:00pm
December 13 - Mid-Q 2 Grades Distributed ( grades are always available on PowerSchool )
December 14 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 2:00pm
December 17 - Choir Concert - 7:00pm
December 18 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00pm
December 19 - Rubber Chicken Food Drive Ends at 3:30pm
December 20 - Yearbook Pre-Order DEADLINE
December 23-January 3 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
January 4 - Robotics Season Kickoff Breakfast - 10:00am
January 6 - School Resumes - Happy New Year!
January 9 - Rubber Chicken T-Shirts Sale - Business Office (info coming soon)
January 9 - Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 10 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
January 13 - Rubber Chicken Spirit Week (info coming soon)
January 14 - Jazz Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 16 - Rubber Chicken Con and Games (Boys 5:30, Girls 7:30 at the Arena)
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 22 - Running Start Info Meeting for Parents and Students - 6:30pm
January 23 - Semester Finals Block Schedule Periods 1-2-3
January 24 - Semester Finals Block Schedule Periods 4-5-6 - Semester 1 Ends
January 27 - Semester 2 Begins (NOT a snow day)
January 29 - Junior registration for next fall in English classes
January 29 - 8th Grade Parent Night - 6:00pm
January 30 - Sophomore registration for next fall in English classes
January 31 - Freshman registration for next fall in English classes
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
“We’re All in This Together”

This is the title of the finale in High School Musical – the current production from LC’s amazing drama department. (Brag alert: our drama department was recently named one of only four Most Outstanding drama programs in the nation  - #humble, #itsnotbraggingifitstrue, #comeseeforyourself.)

Earlier this week, all of our ninth graders attended a matinee of the show. All of their 4th-6th period teachers adjusted lesson plans for the afternoon and all of our freshmen got to watch this amazingly entertaining event - together .

They most adored seeing other freshmen perform. Every time their classmates appeared on stage, the applause and cheering was doubled.

LC has the well-deserved reputation of being a tremendous school not only for the arts, but for high-rigor academics as well.

Our course-taking data for AP- and honors-level classes bears that out and the clarity of post-high school plans that most of our seniors have in place also speaks volumes about the preparedness for next steps that our students are demonstrating.

It’s been fun to watch the “ACCEPTED” wall in the front hall fill out with notifications regarding all of the acceptance letters our seniors are receiving from colleges, military placements, trade schools, etc.

It’s even more fun to watch the juniors and sophomores and freshmen stand in front of the wall and discuss where they hope to see their names in the years to come.

“He got into STANFORD – that’s so cool!”

“She’s going into the navy – she’s wanted that forever!”

“Look at all the people going to community college in Spokane – that’s so smart. You can save a ton of money that way.”

“She’s gotten into like six different colleges – she’s in College Success Foundation with me – I hope I get into Western when it’s my turn.”

I’ll attend three musical concerts, one more matinee of HSM, two basketball games, a wrestling match, and complete a scheduled fifteen classroom walk-throughs next week. I’ll hold the ladder for AP Theresa Meyer so she can post about twenty more “ACCEPTED!” notifications on the Accepted wall prior to winter break.

At every event, there will be at least a moment or twelve of marvel – kids work so hard and celebrating them in their efforts is the very best part of this work.

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: LC Junior Jameson Elton has been chosen to attend the YoungArts regional program in Los Angeles on March 24-29 where he will sing for a chance to move on to nationals! Good luck Jameson!
Good News: Congratulations to the LC Speech and Debate Team for their fine showing at the Feline Frenzy Tournament at Mt. Spokane. Our team placed 2nd overall in the tournament! Here are the individual results:
  • Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Siena Roberts - Quarter Finalist, Hallie Brigham - Semi-Finalist
  • Novice Policy: Sasha Sharman & Justin Park - 1st place (undefeated)
  • Novice Public Forum: Ella Branson & Myles Hidalgo - Semi-Finalist
  • Open Lincoln-Douglas: Josie Stenzel - 1st place (undefeated)
  • Open Policy: Jonathan Crowley & Cassie Benson - Semi-Finalist
  • Open Public Forum: Jack Morehouse, Andrew Rindge, & Chloe Olson - Semi-Finalist
  • Novice Editorial Commentary: Ella Branson - 3rd Place
  • Novice Informative: Sam Lamarche - 3rd Place
  • Novice Extemporaneous: Vinh Pham - 1st Plac
  • Novice Oratory: Siena Roberts - 1st Place, Ella Branson - 3rd Place
  • Open Editorial Commentary: Josie Stenzel - 3rd Place
  • Open Humorous Interpretation: Josie Stenzel - 1st Place
Good News: The LC Tigers were out in force at the DECA an “Association of Marketing Students” Regional Conference on December 6 along with 800 students from around the region. Students took a business exam, presented a written project, and/or participated in 2 role plays. The following will head to Seattle for state competition in March. Congratulations to our category winners:      
  • 1st place - Karrigan Hansen & Avery Steer - Travel and Tourism
  • 1st place - Claire Murphey & Joy Koston - Finance
  • 1st place - Isaac Engle & Kelton Otter - Hospitality and Tourism
  • 1st place - Julia Larson - Business Services
  • 1st place - Serafina Radford - Professional Sales
  • 2nd place - Erin Miller & Stella Brown - Entrepreneurship
  • 2nd place - Morgan Armstrong - Marketing Communications
  • 2nd place - Logan Denlinger - Quick Serve Management
  • 3rd place - Alex Ellingson & Jack Garvin - Buying and Merchandising
  • 3rd place - Allison Lorentz & Clare Heinen - Travel and Tourism
  • 3rd place - Joseph Kjeldgaard - Automotive Services
  • 3rd place - Ruby O’Neil - Human Resource Management
  • 3rd place - Malika Halvorson - Restaurant and Food Service
  • 4th place - Charles Avery & Noah Bartlett - Hospitality and Tourism
  • 4th place - Josh Bewick & Tyler Hilsendeger - Management
  • 5th place - Jack Stevens & Hayden Cote - Finance
  • 5th place - Tatum Getchell - Human Resource Management
  • 5th place - Kate Cornelius - Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • 5th place - Ryan Flanigan - Accounting
  • 7th place - Marina Swartout & Kate Maclver - Hospitality and Tourism
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 Jaren Adams has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Eli Armstrong has been accepted to Creighton University and has been awarded a $23,000 Magis Award Scholarship. Go Bluejays!
Accepted: LC Senior Morgan Armstrong has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Emily Bendickson has been accepted to Marquette University and has been awarded the Père Marquette Award of $16k per year ($8k per semester for up to 8 semesters). Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Melanie Brigham has been accepted to Columbia University in the City of New York. Go Lions!
Accepted: LC Senior Trystan Brown has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Kimberly Costilla has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Caymus Ducharme has been accepted to Colorado State University and he has earned an Air Force 4-Year Type-2 Scholarship for $18,000 per year. Go Rams and Aim High-Fly-Fight-Win!
Accepted: LC Senior Jasmine Ereaux has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Mia Etter has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Rose Felice has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Haines has been accepted to Whitworth University and Washington State University. Go Bucs and Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Jake Hallesy has been admitted under early decision to Pomona College where he has also committed to run for Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field. Go Sagehens!
Accepted: LC Senior Justyn Hamilton has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University and has been awarded a $25,000 scholarship. Go Knights!
Accepted: LC Senior Josh Hechtman has been accepted to Stanford University. Go Cardinal!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Hockett has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Serine Johansen has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma John has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Gracyn Kaiser has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Gwyn Knight has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Gabrielle Martinez has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly McMulkin has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Jillian Moore has been accepted to Arizona State University. Go Sun Devils!
Accepted: LC Senior Malachi Moore has been accepted to Montana State University and Whitworth University. Go Bobcats and Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Debora Mugisha has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Bennett Nye has been accepted to the University of Montana. Go Grizzlies!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma Orndorff has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Kylie Pester has been accepted to Vanguard University. Go Lions!
Accepted: LC Senior Piper Quimby has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Matthew Read has been accepted to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Loyola University Chicago, and Pacific Lutheran University. Go Cardinals, Ramblers, and Knights!
Accepted: LC Senior Madison Rhodes has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Gunnar Rorholm has been accepted to Marquette University (with the Pere Marquette Scholarship for $16,000 per year), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (with a Trustee's scholarship of $23,000 per year, and the Lillian Davis Hogan Theatre Award in the amount of $3000 per year), Loyola University of New Orleans College of Music and Media (with the President's scholarship of $23,000 per year), and the University of Northern Colorado. Go Golden Eagles, Cardinals, Wolfpack, and Bears!
Accepted: LC Senior Camryn Smith has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Wyatt Swaim has been accepted to Whitworth University and Belmont University. Go Bucs and Bruins!
Accepted: LC Senior Rogan Tinsley has been accepted to Whitworth University and Washington State University. Go Bucs and Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Bailey Vanderwilde has been accepted to Marquette University. Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Eunice Viatoshir has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Olivia Waldenberg has been accepted to Washington State University, Boise State University and Grand Canyon University. Go Cougs, Broncos, and Antelopes!
Accepted: LC Senior Kalena Warrick has been accepted to Seattle Pacific University. Go Falcons!
Accepted: LC Senior Bailey Weber has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Kelsey Williams has been accepted to the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and has been awarded the Tennessee Explore Scholarship for $6,000 per year for four years. Go Volunteers!
Accepted: LC Senior Lillian Womach has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
INFORMATION
We're All in This Together: LC Tiger Drama is proud to announce our run of High School Musical December 13-14. Friday show at 7:00pm with 2:00pm matinee Saturday . You won’t want to miss seeing the many cast combinations working together to tell this popular story! Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
AVID Giving Tree: For the past three years, AVID helped Lewis and Clark and our fabulous community get a present for every student at Grant Elementary. This year, we want to do the same thing…the AVID Giving Tree is back. The Giving Tree will run between December 2-20. Please take a tag from the tree - there will be orange tags for girls and red tags for boys with the teacher and grade level. We would love your help to get toys, books, stuffed animals, and other small gifts - between $5 and $10 - for every kid at Grant Elementary. We also need wrapping paper, and cash donations are greatly appreciated.

Bring back your generous gift, wrapped or unwrapped, with the tag and place it in the boxes located in the entrance of the school and in the student and public offices. The AVID classes will be delivering the gifts to Grant! So on Black Friday, don’t pass up those deals. Keep your eyes out for a small present that will make a huge difference in the life of a child. Thank you!!!
Semester 2 SVL: Registration for Spokane Virtual Learning is now open for Second Semester 2019-2020!  Students currently enrolled in year-long SVL courses only will be rolled over to 2nd semester and do not need to re-register.
 
Students can find the course offerings and registration information at www.spokanevirtual.com
  1. Follow the links in the Register menu
  2. Watch your email that you provided for more information from SVL that will include a link to your registration form
  3. Print and take the registration form to your school counselor that includes your signature and parent/guardian signature
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.
Legal Assistance for Families: The Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) is working to connect low-income community members to low-cost and free legal services when needed. The VLP can assist with Family Law, housing, consumer, and debt issues. Referral to the VLP is easy. Community members may reach them:
  • In-person at 1116 W. Broadway, 4th Floor Annex
  • By phone, 888.201.1014
  • On-line at www.SpokaneVLP.org
Earn college Credits While in High School: Are you interested in opportunities to earn college credit while in high school?  LC will also host a parent/student evening event on Wednesday, January 22 6:30-7:30pm in the LC auditorium on the Running Start program. Representatives from each of the participating Running Start colleges will present information on the program and LC Counselors and teachers will present information on Advanced Placement course opportunities.
The Tiger Depot is Selling Calendars: Our 2020 12-month calendars have full color pictures, include all major holidays, have laminated covers (front and back), and are spiral bound. There are pre-designed Tiger calendars (as well as Tropical, Kitten, Nature, Butchart Gardens, Flowers, Space, and Angel calendars) for $7.00 each or you can have a custom one designed for $12.00 each. The customized calendars have personal photos of your own along with personalized dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. For samples, see the display case by room 109, Mrs. Underhill, or any Tiger Depot staff member in room 111. These make great gifts for the holidays! Place your order soon for prompt delivery. Feel free to contact Mrs. Underhill at lisau@spokaneschools.org or 354-6908 if you have any questions.
Tiger Closet: We were fortunate to receive a substantial amount of clothing donations to start the year off, but now we are in need of both student and parent volunteers to help us sort and organize our windfall! Please contact Kris Crocker at krisc@kxly.com if you can help get the Tiger Closet ready for our students to outfit themselves with new clothes!
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:
  • January 8: CWU Application Session 1:30-3:00pm
  • January 31: Washington State University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • TBA: On site registration events for SFCC and SCC
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 ).
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: December 14 , 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: January 13 , 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