The Athletic Calendar can be found at:
September 27 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
October 1 - Mid-Quarter 1 Ends ( grades always available in PowerSchool)
October 2 - Debate Parent Night 6:30pm in room 023
October 3 - Josten's Order Day - lunch in the main hall
October 3 - Trades/Apprenticeship Evening Open House @ NewTech ( see below)
October 4 - T-2-4 College Fair for 11th/12th @ LC ( see below)
October 4 - Robotics Parent Meeting 6:00pm in room 321
October 7-11 - Homecoming Week
October 9 - Mid-Quarter 1 grades in 1st period ( grades are always on PowerSchool!)
October 11 - Homecoming Con
October 11 - LC HoCo Rally (6:00pm) and Homecoming Game (7:30pm) @ Albi
October 12 - Homecoming Dance in the Fieldhouse ( more info coming soon)
October 14 - IMPA Music Parent Meeting 5:45pm
October 14 - STAGE Drama Parent Meeting 6:00pm
October 14 - Booster Club Parent Meeting 6:30pm
October 16 - PSAT for all 9th-11th grade, College/Career Activities for 12th grade
October 17 - Choir Concert 7:00pm in the Auditorium
October 22 - Band Concert 7:00pm in the Auditorium
October 24 - Orchestra Concert 7:00pm in the Auditorium
October 25 - Teacher Professional Learning Day - NO SCHOOL
October 29 - Jazz Band Concert 7:00pm in the Auditorium
October 31 - Senior Recognition Ads for Yearbook Deadline ( see below)
November 30 - Senior Portrait for Yearbook Deadline ( see below)
As we finish up our September community emphasis on attendance, I want to take a moment to talk about the teacher’s role in getting kids to attend.
Our staff is a modest bunch.

They simply will not blow their own horns much, if at all.

Often they receive awards or other accolades and I find out about it only after the fact. (Did you see that Maura Ruiz, our College Success Foundation advisor, was named one of TEN Women of Achievement by the Spokesman-Review last week? Well, she was and it was an honor well deserved! Read the story here.)

But on occasion, one of them will get a message from a past student that they pass on to me because the student’s message is so completely affirming to the work that our whole community does, that they want to share it with me.

Just this week, three teachers have forwarded on to me the sweet emails they have received from last year’s graduates.

“I just wanted you to know that I felt completely prepared for my production class. Thank you for all the work you did to help me be ready.”

“We spent the first day in class reviewing style guides for writing. People in my class were taking notes like crazy and I just sat there knowing I knew exactly what to do. Thanks!”

“You told me I would be ready and I just wanted you to know that I am. I miss everyone, but I’m not scared or overwhelmed, so thanks.”

We tell students that our teachers are the best and that if they ever need extra help, that they just need to let their teacher know and extra support will be on the way.
(Note: I also tell students and families to plan on making appointments for extra support and do not presume that teachers are available 24/7. They have lives and limits, just like all of the rest of us, so please help your Tigers learn to be advocates for themselves: Speak to a teacher during class and let them know there is an issue. Work with that teacher to find a time that is mutually agreeable to get in for extra help. Plan on going to the library after school M-Th to get help from a student mentor if that can work. Be persistent about becoming a confident learner. Thank the teacher!)

I sincerely believe that our staff is the reason most students choose to come to each class each day. They are excellent at maintaining rigorous standards for content as well as highly relational communities in their classrooms. Students feel known and safe. I am grateful each day that this is the community I get to work for and am routinely humbled by the excellence I see in our classrooms every time I walk through.

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
Plea for Help - We Need Calculators: With the PSAT coming up, we want to equip our students with the best chance for success. To help, we are in need of calculators for students who do not have their own to bring to the test! We are in need of the graphing calculators (TI-84 model) for the Juniors and non-graphing scientific calculators for 9th and 10th grade testers. If you can donate new or used calculators, we will collect them in the Public Office. 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.
Coming Soon: The LC Art Club is preparing to paint a student-designed mural on the temporary wall that separates LC from our construction site. The Lewis & Clark High School Art Club would like to thank the following Paint Supply Stores for their kind donations to use for the mural that is at the northwest corner on the first floor at LC - Sherwin Williams on S Grand and Mallory Paint Store on W Indiana. The mural is in process, and will be unveiled in the next two weeks.
Congratulations: LC Senior Rogan Tinsley is going to be on Spokane Public Radio ( KPBX livestream ) this coming Tuesday (October 1) at 10:00am talking about his composition and playing his saxophone. He will be interviewed by Verne Windham. You can preview Rogan's music at:
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!
LC HoCo Rally!: Join us for a pre-game tailgate before the LC Homecoming game on Friday, October 11 at 6:00pm . Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for kids and includes BBQ dinner. Tickets available at or cash at the door, All proceeds to support the 2020 Senior All Nighter.

If you would like to volunteer on the SAN committee or any sub-committees, please contact Kevin & Paige Swaim at
Homecoming Spirit Week Days: Homecoming Week is October 7-12 - show your school spirit by dressing up!
  • Monday, October 7 - Out of This World - Wear galaxy colors (pink, purple, blue, yellow, black) or Alien (green or silver)
  • Tuesday, October 8 - Crazy Hair Day - Do you craziest hairdo
  • Wednesday, October 9 - Think Pink Day - Wear pink
  • Thursday, October 10 - JersThurs - sport your favorite jersey or sports wear
  • Friday, October 11 - Dark Side vs. Light Side - upperclassmen wear black and red, underclassmen wear white and blue
Veterans Day: If you have veterans in your family that you would like us to honor for Veterans Day, please send Theresa Meyer a photo of the veteran, the branch he/she served in, and rank. We will add these
PSAT Day/T-2-4 Day: On Wednesday, October 16, we will be holding our annual PSAT and T-2-4 Day (Technical - 2 Year - 4 Year Colleges). All activities will be in the morning, followed by classes in the afternoon (we will hold all 6 classes that day, but with shortened periods). This is a required school day and attendance will be taken .

All Freshmen , Sophomores , and Juniors will be taking the PSAT test at no cost! This test is a practice exam for the SAT test and provides valuable feedback to students on areas of strength and growth.
  • Juniors in Running Start, you may take the test with us, but you'll have to miss your morning college classes (you cannot leave until 12:00pm).
  • Juniors who go to NewTech, you will stay at LC all day for the PSAT test. We will excuse your NewTech absence for you.
  • All 9th-11th graders have access to FREE PSAT practice through Khan Academy. Click here to access your practice tests. English teachers will also be providing to 10th and 11th grade students a practice booklet to prepare for the exam.

All Seniors will work with counselors on college applications, essays, and scholarships, and complete a number of High School & Beyond graduation requirement activities with their Seminar classes. The Senior activities will culminate with the Senior Group photo for the yearbook. We are also offering the ASVAB test for Seniors who are considering a future in the US military. The ASVAB provides a free in-depth analysis of developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military and other career fields. For more information about the ASVAB, please visit:

T-2-4 Day ( October 16 ) Bell Schedule
  • 8:00-12:00 - PSAT/T-2-4 Activities
  • 12:00-12:35 - Lunch
  • 12:35-12:50 - Period 1
  • 12:55-1:10 - Period 2
  • 1:15-1:30 - Period 3
  • 1:35-1:50 - Period 4
  • 1:55-2:10 - Period 5
  • 2:15-2:30 - Period 6
AP Test Registration Starts Tuesday: We want to take this opportunity to update you on some very important changes that the College Board is implementing this year for the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
The AP experience will largely remain the same - the exams will still be administered in May - but students will now commit to taking the exams in the fall instead of the spring . We will provide directions to on how to commit to the exam online and how to order the exams through the LC Business Office.
All AP students have a College Board account that gives them access to new free online resources from the College Board that their teachers will be using throughout the year. This account also gives students access to their previous PSAT, SAT, and AP test scores.
Each AP Exam costs $94.00 .
  • If your student qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch, the State of Washington will pay 100% of testing fees.
  • We have a small budget set aside to help offset costs for families that do not qualify for Free/Reduced lunch but may still need a little help.
  • LC must submit our AP order by early November, so payments will need to be made prior to the order. If your family has extenuating circumstances preventing you from paying by the deadline, we will work together to find a solution that ensures your child can take the exams.
  • If a student registers for an exam in the fall and decides not to take the test in May there is a mandated $40 cancellation fee. Additionally, if a student decides to register after the fall registration due date, a $40 late fee will be assessed. These prices are set by College Board and are not negotiable.
Next Steps: We will open the registration and payment process October 1- 31 . Students will have to commit to their exams in the College Board account AND complete the registration paperwork for payment at LC. Payments will be made to the Business Office or online through our District payment system. Details will be coming soon.
Additional resources for students and parents can be found at the following sites:
Senior Yearbook PORTRAITS: The 2019-2020 yearbook staff would like to inform you on the aspects of the yearbook that specifically concern your Senior student. The deadline for senior portrait submissions is November 30 . Please make sure your submissions are turned into the Lewis & Clark yearbook email:

  • If you do not have a professional photographer, the yearbook staff will be glad to take one for you. Visit room 015 prior to the deadline for your photo.
  • Students who do not provide a photo will have their Dorian school photo placed unless unavailable.
  • Current photographs of seniors ideally displaying 3/4 shot (waist up) are requested for the senior section. 
  • Photographs should be color or black and white. 
  • While we want you to express yourself through your senior photo, please keep it respectful and professional.
  • Photos will be accepted by the yearbook staff and deemed appropriate. The yearbook staff has the right to deny photos that don’t comply with our expectations. An additional photo will be requested.
  • We will not accept photos with the following: horizontal pictures, pictures with other people (or pets), inappropriate content, excessive photo manipulation, or costumes 
  • School dress code applies to senior pictures as well!
  • For the photograph to print properly we require a photograph that is a minimum of 1 MB (1,000 KB). Larger files are fine as we can always size down. Facebook or Instagram photos do not work as they are not sized for print publication. An ideal size is 2x3 inches (vertical) at 200 dpi and emailed to
  • Photos of larger scale will be accepted and sized appropriately by the yearbook staff.
  • When you email your picture we will confirm that we received it. If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, we did not receive the photo. Please follow up.
  • Please specify the student’s name as file name. Ex: Smith,John.jpg
  • A list of students whose photos we have received will be updated weekly in the LC News
Senior RECOGNITION Yearbook Ads: If you are looking for a way to celebrate your senior, a Senior Recognition advertisement is a great option! These layouts will allow you to add a variety of photos at several price points. Our yearbook staff will custom create your page to fit your photos and message for your student.
  • FULL PAGE - $200: With a full page personal ad you will have up to 12 photos and up to 200 words. The page layout will be customized for you to reflect your senior.
  • 1/2 PAGE - $110: A half page ad will showcase your senior with up to 6 photos of your choosing and up to 150 words.
  • 1/4 PAGE - $60: The quarter page ad offers parents flexibility with up to 3 photos and up to 100 words.
  • WALLET - $25: Wallet size ads are available for an economical choice providing 1 image and up to 25 words.

All photos and payment are due by October 31. Digital photos can be emailed to the yearbook staff at (you will receive a confirmation email within 48hrs. If not, we did not receive them). Digital copies need to be a minimum resolution of 200dpi. Hard copy photos can be mailed to LC Business Office, 521 W. 4th Ave. Spokane, WA 99204.

Only images with return stamped envelopes will be sent back. Payment can be sent to LC Business Office or made through their online payment option via our website at: Please make sure your words and photos fit within allowed limits for your size ad.
Clean Out Your Closets!: Your Tiger Drill Team is doing a fundraiser with Value Village. We would appreciate anything you can donate. We get money based on the weight of the goods, so the heavier the better! You can contact Sarah Paul at for any further questions or donations. We can come pick it up from your classroom! Below is a list of items they will accept; please take a look at it! The drive ends October 4 . Thank you!
Acceptable items:
  • Accessories: Hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags
  • Clothing & shoes: Men's, women's, children’s
  • Electrical: Small electrical toasters, radios, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, stereos, CD players, speakers, DVD and VCR players, table lamps, floor lamps, humidifiers
  • Exercise & outdoor: Bicycles, golf accessories, garden tools, sports equipment, exercise equipment, skis
  • Kids: Toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals
  • Kitchen: Pots, pans, utensils, china cups, vases, dishes, cutlery, glassware, silverware, stemware
  • Knick-knacks: Jewelry, crafts, mugs, candles, pictures/frames, baskets, ornaments, hand tools
  • Media: Hardback and paperback books, magazines, records, tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs, computer software
  • Small furniture: All chairs, tables (dining, kitchen, coffee, end, computer, night stand, patio), dressers, hutch, armoire, bookcase, cabinets, entertainment centers
  • Other textiles: Bed/bath towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths
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: October 14 , November 18 , December 9 , January 13 , February 10 , March 9 , April 13 , and May 11 .
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 if you can help get the Tiger Closet ready for our students to outfit themselves with new clothes!
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. 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 high school) - attend FREE when accompanied by you!
  • An affordable family activity!

Purchase your Sports Pass Online here .

*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 Joe Albi, Gonzaga Prep, University High or Central Valley for $76. Choose your best and easiest option.
**The GSL Sports Pass does not include admission to District 8 regional Playoffs, State or tiebreakers.
Follow the league announcements, schedules and results here .
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 Lewis & Clark 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. Please visit our website at where you can find information on how to get involved as well as:
  • Upcoming meeting schedule
  • Past meeting minutes
  • Current Booster Club budget and allocations
  • Info on volunteer opportunities
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:
  • September 28: WSU Fall Preview Day
  • October 1: FAFSA Application Opens
  • October 3: Columbia University - 7:45am
  • October 4: T-2-4 College and Career Fair @ LC - all day
  • October 5: Saturday SAT
  • October 10: Northwestern University - 7:45am
  • October 11: Biola University - 7:45am
  • October 14: Central Washington University - 1:30pm
  • October 15: Willamette University - 7:45am
  • October 16: PSAT / T-2-4 Day
  • October 17: University of Chicago - 11:00am
  • October 18: University of Redlands - 7:45am
  • October 24: Whitworth University - Lunch
  • October 28: Pomona College - 7:45am
  • October 30: SFCC Preview Day
  • November 4: Lewis & Clark College - 7:45am
  • November 4: University of Arizona - Lunch
  • November 5: NACAC National College Fair - Spokane Convention Center
  • November 5: Reed College - 7:45am
  • November 6: Corban University - 7:45am
  • November 7: Linfield University - 7:45am
  • TBA: On site registration events for EWU, SFCC, SCC
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 - 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, . 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: October 5 , November 2 , December 7 (not at LC) , 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: ).
ACT Testing: ACT college admissions test will be offered on Saturdays at FERRIS or EAST VALLEY High School. For information on test registration, visit: . Be to Ferris 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). The ACT will be offered next year. Test dates: October 26 , December 14 , February 8 , April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
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Business Office Hours: The LC Business Of fice will be going back to the previous schedule of being closed to staff and students during 5th period each day to complete our daily deposits. This change will go into effect beginning next Monday, September 16. Please plan your visits and requests to the Business Office around the 5th period closure to aid in the accurate daily reconciliation. They are still able to assist parents during 5th period.
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 birthdate (MMDDYYYY).  For reference, students’ Office 365 username is their Last Name + last 4 digits of their student ID followed by . Example: . 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.
B ite2Go 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. Students can sign up here:
  • Step 1: Student uses link to fill out menu
  • Step 2: Student will need to know their ID number
  • Step 3: Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  • Step 4: Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  • Step 5: Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  • Step 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:
  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.
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:
  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!!
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