The Athletic Calendar can be found at:
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 (register here )
March 4 - School Day SAT for ALL Juniors (see below for more info)
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
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today is a day to celebrate all those things that are good for our hearts.

This week in the public office, it’s been Sugar and Peaches.

Sugar is Mr. Gannon’s little pup and Peaches belongs to Ms. Schmidt.

Together they weigh about four pounds and are at the puppy-life stage wherein they are entirely all tongue and tail.

We’ve been considering doing some therapy canine work here – several high schools and colleges in the state have on-site dogs who are trained as support animals. The dogs can be “checked out” for a few moments during a stressful time in a student’s life and the student and pup simply sit in the counseling office for a bit. Research shows that blood pressure evens out, respiration regulates, endorphins and good brain chemicals increase, and the dog gets an extra dose of companionship.

Having the two pups here in the office – even if only for the few hours that we have – has confirmed to me that dogs are really good for human hearts and that we need to find a critter for our kids and adults. Stay tuned!

Also good for human hearts is the great work happening in our fitness department. Mr. Terry Reed has been leading efforts using Polar technology to ensure that our fitness classes are cutting edge and student-supportive. Walking into his general fitness class is a lot like checking into an OrangeTheory gym session. Kids grab their watch/monitors, identify which fitness routine they are going to focus on that day, step into their assigned sessions, and watch the Big Board for their icon so that they can ensure that their hearts are beating at appropriate rates to put them into healthy workout zones. The students move throughout a variety of stations during the day and then check their readouts to see if they met their targeted fitness goals for the day.

It's so fun to watch!

Finally, what has been good for our hearts is meeting with all of our families during this conference week. We have loved getting to interact with all of you and our teachers have so appreciated the oh-so many of you who have carved out time to connect.

Have a happy heart’s day – ours are full and ready for a three-day weekend!

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
We value your feedback! We are surveying LC families to gain insight into your perception of school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous, safe learning experiences that meet the needs of our students, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think. The survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our school and district as good as they can be. You may complete the survey on line between February 10 and May 24.
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.
Go od News: LC Cross Country state champ Wil Smith has been named the Gatorade Washington Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and is now part of a 30+ year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons! The Gatorade Player of the Year program is proud to recognize the nation’s most elite high school athletes for not only athletic excellence, but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character. Congratulations Wil!
Go od News: Congratulations to Lewis and Clark's knowledgeable Knowledge Bowl team for their 2nd place finish in the Inland Empire League Tournament including schools from Pullman to Coeur d'Alene to Kettle Falls. Next, the Tigers compete at Regionals at Whitworth on February 21! Go Tigers!
Good News: Congratulations to our LC Speech and Debate students who qualified in various categories for State Speech & Debate.
  • Sophie Avery - Original Oratory
  • Ella Branson - Original Oratory
  • Melanie Brigham - Impromptu & Informative Speaking
  • Hallie Brigham - Duo Interpretation
  • Jonathan Crowley - Extemporaneous & Policy Debate
  • Noah Hoerner - Extemporaneous
  • G Kelly - Informative
  • Bella Kershaw - Dramatic Interpretation & Lincoln/Douglass Debate
  • Sam Morehouse - Duo Interpretation
  • Jack Morehouse - Duo Interpretation
  • Chloe Olsen - Public Forum
  • Andrew Rindge - Public Forum
  • Siena Roberts - Original Oratory & Duo Interpretation
  • Josie Stenzel - Humorous Interpretation, POI, & Lincoln/Douglass
  • Gabriel Thompson - POI, Congress, & Impromptu
  • Alan Zeng - Extemporaneous
Good News: The popular 3rd annual, LC lunchtime, all-school pickleball tournament, ‘Pickleball Brawl’, put on by LC’s Entrepreneurship class, finished up last Friday with a total of 13 teams participating leading to the Championship game Friday. Hoopfest, the tournament sponsor, provided cool new shirts to ALL of the participants; the Champs claimed some extra Hoopfest swag. Making their way all to way to the Championship was the team of Madelyn Dibble and Max Ellingsen . They prevailed in the final game against their worthy opponents: Ethan Warring and Mathew Rhinehart by a score of 25-17. Stay tuned for more lunch tournaments coming up: 3-on-3 Basketball in March, Badminton in April, and maybe a Kahoot Trivia tournament! Brought to you by the students in Entrepreneurship and Hoopfest.
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 Stella Brown has been accepted to Marquette University. Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior William Cloutier has been accepted to the University of Miami and has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Go Hurricanes!
Accepted: LC Senior Grant Daniel has been accepted to Coffeyville Community College and will join their power lifting team. Go Red Ravens!
Accepted: LC Senior Caymus Ducharme has been accepted to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Go Goats!
Accepted: LC Senior Alicia Edgar has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Bucs!
Accepted: LC Senior Josh Hechtman has been accepted to Duke University and has been selected as a candidate for the Robinson Scholars Leadership Program.
Robinson Scholars receive 4 years of full tuition, room & board, fees, funding for 3 summer opportunities and 2 semesters of study abroad. Go Blue Devils!
Accepted: LC Senior Kali Ledeboer has been accepted to Arizona State University (with a $62,000 President's Scholarship), the University of Arizona, Colorado State University (with the WUE Tuition Exchange Scholarship), the University of Colorado - Boulder (with a $25,000 Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship), the University of Montana (with the WUE Tuition Exchange Scholarship), and Western Washington University. Go Sun Devils, Wildcats, Rams, Buffaloes, Grizzlies, and Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Serene Pollock has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Spencer Young has been accepted to and will be attending Montana State University to study Mechanical Engineering and he has received the WUE Tuition Exchange Scholarship. Go Bobcats!
Spokane American Indian Family Night: All Native American Families and students from Spokane Public Schools are invited to the Spokane American Indian Family Night on Thursday, February 20 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Rogers High School Cafeteria (sponsored by the University of Montana). For more information, contact Bonnie St. Goddard at 354-5693.
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:  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.
SAT School Day Test for Juniors: On Wednesday, March 4 , all LC Juniors will take the SAT during the school day for FREE! They are preregistered, so there is no need to anything additional prior to the test. Juniors will need to be at their testing room by 7:45am. The test will run from 8:00am-1:30pm. They will eat lunch after the test. Students should get a good night's sleep and eat a hearty breakfast. They should bring pencils, snacks, water, and a calculator (if available). Juniors cannot be disturbed during the test or leave early, so please do not schedule any appointments or early dismissals for this date. All 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will have normal classes on March 4 .
If you are a Junior in Running Start , and you do not plan to take the test because it conflicts with your college schedule, please let Theresa Meyer know at
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.
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.
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 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 - 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: 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: ).
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 ( ).
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 - ). 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: April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
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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 . 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.
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: 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 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:
  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:
  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