The Athletic Calendar can be found at:
September 13 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
September 16-20 - Hello Week (activities during lunch, dress up days - see below)
September 19 - Debate Night 5:30pm in the Library
September 20 - Move Up Con to welcome our new Tigers
September 26 - LC Tiger Drama Presents Opening Night - 7:00pm
September 27 - Early Release - School ends at 1:15pm
October 2 - Debate Parent Night 6:30pm in room 023
October 3 - Trades/Apprenticeship Evening Open House @ NewTech ( see below)
October 4 - T-2-4 College Fair for 11th/12th @ LC ( see below)
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 Homecoming Game and HoCo Rally (6:00pm) @ Albi Stadium
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
October 31 - Senior Recognition Ads for Yearbook Deadline (see below)
November 30 - Senior Portrait for Yearbook Deadline (see below)
As we continue in the month of September with our emphasis on attendance, I’m reminded of a sort of watershed moment in my history of staff leadership. I was working as an Instructional Coach here in the building and, as such, was delivering bi-monthly staff professional development. At the time, our focus was on “rigor”. We were working to help teachers deliver instruction that was not just engaging, but also challenging and requiring of a certain amount of academic risk-taking.

We got to the end of our session and I asked the group for any comments or insights.

“Smith!” said Spanish teacher Peg Herbert from the back of the room. “This ‘rigor’ stuff is great and all. But you’re forgetting something… I can’t ‘rigor’ them if they’re not here.”

She was right, of course, and data collected here since that time proves her point; students who come to class every day get through.

They get through tough classes.

They get through classes taught by teachers with they don’t have a great, natural fit.
And they get through classes that aren’t really in their wheelhouse and require lots of support.

If they’re here, they almost always get through, thanks to teachers who bend over backwards and meet students at lunch and build great supports on their websites and do all of the things that our amazing teachers do.

Next week, our administrators will be visiting our math classes with information about attendance for all of our students; we really want all students to fully understand how critical “showing up” truly is. The presentation is attached here so that you can review it with your Tigers.

Peg was right – we can’t rigor ‘em if they’re not here. Please help us see to it that your Tiger is here every day he or she can be and that if they can’t be, that you’re letting us know so that we can record their attendance correctly. Thanks!

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
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.
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: Senior Joseph Kjeldgaard has enlisted in the United States Navy and will receive a $40,000 enlistment bonus for his education. Non sibi sed patriae - Not for Self but Country!
Hello Week: Hello Week, our annual welcome to our new Tigers, is September 16-20! Please join us by dressing up and showing your spirit!
  • Monday: Mono-chromatic Monday
  • Tuesday: Tye Dye Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Country vs. Country Club
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday: Harry Potter - 9th: yellow/black, 10th: green/silver, 11th: blue/bronze, 12th red/gold
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 . NO EXCEPTIONS! 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.
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
Changes are Coming to AP: 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:
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!
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. 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
LC HoCo Rally!: Join us for a pre-game tailgate before the Lewis & Clark 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.
IMPA Car Wash: Come by Lewis and Clark High School and get your car washed on  Saturday, September 2 by   LC music students! Students will be in front of the field house washing cars from  10:00am-2:00pm.
Students are selling tickets for $5. You can buy them early or purchase them when you get your car washed ($10 day of car wash). For more information and payment online, go to
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 17: Washington Army National Guard - Lunch
  • September 17: Performing & Visual Arts National College Fair - Seattle
  • September 18: ACT 6 Scholarship Program info - during PAWS
  • September 20: John’s Hopkins University - 7:45am
  • September 25: Grand Canyon University - 7:45am
  • September 25: Jostens presentation to Seniors
  • September 28: WSU Fall Preview Day
  • 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
  • November 4: Lewis & Clark College - 7:45am
  • November 4: University of Arizona - Lunch
  • November 5: NACAC National College Fair - Spokane Convention Center
  • 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: September 14 , 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!!
GSL Sports Pass for Parents: You can purchase your adult GSL Pass in the Business Office for $76 (cash/check only) or online at for $76 (plus online fees) here .
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, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Dr. Adam Swinyard, (509) 354-7393 *504 Compliance Officer, Gwen Harris, (509) 354-7393 * ADA Officer, Dr. Linda McDermott (509) 354-7265 * Affirmative Action Officer, Kevin O'Neill, (509) 354-5961 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206.