The Athletic Calendar can be found at:
January 9 - Rubber Chicken T-Shirts on sale in the Business Office
January 10 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
January 13 - Rubber Chicken Spirit Week (see below for more info)
January 14 - Seminar Schedule (topic - registration for Fall classes)
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 24 - An Evening of Ensembles @ the Cracker Building (see below for more info)
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
February 4 - Orchestra Feeder Concert @ Sacajawea - 7:00pm
February 7 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
February 10 - IMPA Music Parents Meeting - 5:45pm
February 10 - STAGE Drama Parents Meeting - 6:00pm
February 10 - Booster Club Meeting - 6:30pm
February 11-14 - Conferences ( more info coming soon )
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)
Next week is the Big Game – the Rubber Chicken spirit competition against our friends at Ferris High School is Thursday night, and we are all hoping that the snow and temperature gods are smiling on the event and that it comes off without a hitch.

In the days leading up to Thursday’s game, we will enjoy a number of dress-up days and fundraising efforts, all designed to unify the student body and inspire appropriate giddiness as we head into the Arena for the basketball games and spirit frenzies.

The following week opens with the federal MLK holiday. We currently have students working to organize an appropriate tribute to the legacy of Dr. King – one that celebrates and challenges and inspires reflection. A ton of our kids typically take part in the annual Unity March on the Monday holiday, so there will be some very busy Tigers that day who are definitely NOT taking the day off, but who are considering it a day of service and unification.

Additionally, our students are aware that finals week is the week after MLK week and that there is likely a lot of academic lifting that needs to happen between now and then. And, of course, our seniors are trying not to get too antsy as they await college acceptance information that often starts really rolling in in the month of January.

January is also registration month for next year, eighth grade parent night, and it marks the beginning of our teachers’ nine-hour professional development exploration of race and education in America.

This month will fly by.

It’s packed with so much good work – I hope that we can all take a good, long, deep breath and not miss any of it.

Go, Tigers!

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.
Good News: Congratulations to LC Seniors Emma John (Whitworth) and Sam McLaughlin (Gonzaga) for advancing to Phase III of the Act 6 scholarship! From 100+ overall applicants and 85 Phase II participants they are in the final group of ten participants. Semi Finalists in Phase III will be moving forward to the final selection process (4 winners per college) to take place on each college campus. Final decisions will be February 19. Good luck Emma and Sam!!
Good News: LC Sophomore John Quigley was selected by Spokane Junior Chiefs 16U-A1 in summer, 2019. During 2019-2020 hockey season John will join the team to compete in January, 2020 in Greater Trail Tournament in Vancouver, Canada and Cactus Cup in Phoenix, Arizona. In March, 2020 they will compete in the State tournament in Tri-Cities, WA. If they win the state, they will go to national championship in April, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
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 David Adewale has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Isabella DeLis has been awarded a $12,000 scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University, a $2,000 scholarship to Western Washington University, and has been awarded the Outstanding Citizen's Award from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for her willingness to take action in saving a 3-year old while on duty as a lifeguard! Congratulations!
Accepted: LC Senior Caymus Ducharme has been accepted to the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Portland. Go Orediggers and Pilots!
Accepted: LC Senior Kobly Fairchild has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Rose Felice has been accepted to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and Boise State University (and has been accepted into the Honors College). Go Cornhuskers and Broncos!
Accepted: LC Senior Paige Galey has been accepted to Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (with a $30,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship), the University of Montana (with a full WUE tuition-exchange scholarship for $15,500 per year), and Washington State University (with a $4,000 academic scholarship). Go Sun Devils, Grizzlies, and Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Isla Hargreaves has been accepted to Western Washington University and has been awarded a $6,000 per year scholarship. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Holman has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Hannah Humes has been accepted to the University of Redlands (and has been awarded the $29,000 per year Achievement Award) and San Diego State University. Go Bulldogs and Aztecs!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma John has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly Kurfman has been accepted to Seattle University. Go Redhawks!
Accepted: LC Senior Roberto Lopez has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Jolina Manoguerra has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly McMulkin has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Kian Miller has been accepted to Loyola University - Chicago. Go Ramblers!
Accepted: LC Senior Jackson Morehouse has been accepted to the University of Puget Sound (and has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship) and Seattle University (and has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship). Go Loggers and Redhawks!
Accepted: LC Senior Ashley Nicholson has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Andrew Rindge has been accepted to Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles. Go Lions!
Accepted: LC Senior Jaimie Roller has been accepted to Grand Canyon University. Go Antelopes!
Accepted: LC Senior Parisa Saleki has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Grace Wick has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Kelsey Williams has been accepted to the Colorado School of Mines. Go Orediggers!
Rubber Chicken T-Shirts: Rubber Chicken is coming and you need to get your t-shirts in the Business Office! The package price for both shirts is $17.00. The orange shirt is short sleeve and the black shirt is long sleeve. You'll layer them on game night and the Cheerleaders/Spooh Crew will tell you when it is time to change shirts.
Rubber Chicken Spirit Days: Rubber chicken Spirit Days are coming, here is your guide to showing your Tiger spirit to help us win back Chuck!
  • January 13 - Camo Day - wear camo, black, green, brown, gray
  • January 14 - Destination Day - 9th wear Texas (flannel, boots, hats), 10th wear PNW (Athlelisure, Patagonia), 11th wear Hawaii (Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses), 12th wear Antarctica (hat, goggles, coats)
  • January 15 - Emergency Day - wear red, white, blue
  • January 16 - Rubber Chicken T-Shirt Day (or orange and black)
  • January 17 - Pajama Day - wear pajamas or comfy clothes
Rubber Chicken Game Information: Clear your calendars, because it is all hands on deck for the annual Rubber Chicken game between Lewis and Clark and Ferris! We are celebrating Rubber Chicken with a con on game day then a fun night of basketball, Cheerleaders, Spooh Crew, Drill Team, and school spirit! Help us win Chuck and bring him back home! Here are the details:
  • Rubber Chicken game @ the Spokane Veterans Arena on Thursday, Thursday, January 16 - Girls game at 5:30pm and Boys at 7:30pm. Doors open at 4:30pm.
  • A huge part of the competition is based on participation, so be there for both games.
  • This year's theme is Chuck's Great Escape.
  • Admission: Free with GSL. Without GSL $5 for students, $7 for adults.
  • The Arena will be using metal detectors at the entrance. This will slow down entry, so be sure to arrive early!
  • Absolutely, positively, no backpacks or large bags will be allowed in the Arena - this is the Arena policy and we respect their facility rules. NO BACKPACKS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • While at the Arena, the expectation is for students (high school and middle school) to be inside the seating area (remember - participation and cheering are part of the competition) and not milling around the concourse area. Students are allowed to use the restrooms and the concession stands, but otherwise be in the seating area.
  • All LC students, LC families, and community members are invited to cheer us on to victory.
  • In addition to participation, we are also judged on good sportsmanship - positive cheers only.
  • Attending Rubber Chicken is not an excuse to miss school or be late on Friday. We have a normal bell schedule and expect to see everyone back that day to help us celebrate our victory!
LC Running Winter Strength Camp: Sign up now and start the new year with a strength training camp at LC that focuses on developing young runners. This camp will be led by a certified strength trainer who is an expert in running strength exercises. This camp is open to anyone who would like to participate.
  • Where: LC Field House Weight Room
  • When: Tu/Th Starting January 7- February 27 4:00-5:15pm
  • Cost: $128 payable in the Business Office or online:
Tiger Cub Cheer Camp: Come join us for fun dance routine and learn a couple of cheers!

Camp:   Saturday, January 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the LC Field House (Check-in starting at 9:40am)

Performance date: January 21 at 5:45pm (LC Home Basketball game)

Cost: $30 per cheerleader. Includes a free t-shirt and snack. 

Registration options:
1. Mail your payment and registration form to:
Lewis & Clark High School
Attn: LC Cheerleading
521 W. 4th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204

2. Register in person on Saturday, January 18 from 9:40 am to 10:00 am at LC Field House.

3. Register and pay online at , then click on the “Pay Fees” button.
Do you want to improve your SAT score?  Students wanting to boost their SAT results can use their recent PSAT results to prep for the SAT (all Juniors are taking the SAT March 4 at Lewis and Clark!). There will be a lunch meeting in the LC library Tuesday, January 14 to learn how to dig into your scores and link them to Khan Academy for a free individualized study plan. Hope to see you there!
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 .
2nd Semester: Second semester begins January 27 . Students will get a copy of their schedule for spring semester next week. For most students, the semester change does not bring any changes to their schedule. If students want to make a change, they can see their counselor. Most of the changes that will be processed are for elective changes (there are only a few elective classes that allow new students at the semester as most electives are full year and require the first semester knowledge in order to be success in second semester). Due to very full classes, we are not making teacher change requests.
Fall Registration: As second semester begins, we also begin the process of registering for the 2020-2021 school year! In Seminar on January 14, students will get an overview of their class choices for core and elective classes. Then on January 29 (11th), 30 (10th), and 31 (9th) , students will go to the library and register for classes online in PowerSchool. These course selections are just in draft form and there will be time throughout the spring and summer for students to make adjustments. As soon as the system allows, we'll also open up the courses to be viewed in PowerSchool so students can see how their schedule is being generated. Please know that we make changes up until the last minute before school begins, so periods and teachers will change many times as we balance classes and adjust the master schedule. Due to the complexity of the master schedule and the limitations of PowerSchool, we cannot promise specific teachers or periods. Please email Theresa if you have any questions:
An Evening of Ensembles: Please join us for a fun evening of festivities in Spokane’s own historic Cracker Building on January 24 For tickets and information click HERE
  • Enjoy live music by small ensembles featuring band, choir and orchestra students
  • Special guest speaker Don Goodwin 
  • Silent Auction and raffle drawing
  • Raise the Paddle fundraiser
  • Sweet and Savory Hors d’oeuvres
  • Handcrafted Coffee by Anvil Coffee
  • $37.50 suggested donation per ticket, includes one beverage of your choice ($40 at the door)
  • All proceeds raised at this fundraising event will benefit the band, choir and orchestra programs at LC.

If you’ve been wanting to help out the music program but not sure how - this is for you! Buy a ticket, come enjoy the evening and support our kids! Tickets are super easy to buy - just go to our website which is also mobile friendly, so you can even purchase them on your phone! This fundraiser supports all 3 music programs while also enjoying an evening out! 
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
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 ( ).
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
  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
Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity Spokane Announces New Volunteer Opportunities in the City of Spokane! Habitat for Humanity Spokane is a nonprofit organization that builds homes, communities and hope. Habitat now has construction volunteer opportunities in West Central Spokane working on rehabilitating abandoned and blighted homes. Once the homes are rehabbed, they will be sold to qualified low-income families. Construction for this project will consist of rehabilitation of these homes as well as demolition. To sign up, each volunteer must be 16+ years or older, fill out a volunteer application and sign up online. Click here to get started!
Habitat can accommodate groups of volunteers of up to 20 to work on these homes Wednesday – Saturday. Half day and full day shifts:
  • Morning shift from 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon shift from 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Full day shift from 8:30am-4:30pm
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:
  • December 1: Innovia Foundation Scholarship Portal Opens
  • January 6: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Portal Opens
  • January 15: Whitworth University Admissions EA 2 Deadline
  • January 31: Washington State University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • January 31: Western Washington University Admissions Regular Deadline
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 6: SFCC/SCC Application Session 1:30-3:00
  • February 6: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Application Closes
  • February 28: SFCC/SCC Scholarship Application Closes
  • March 1: Whitworth University Admissions Regular Deadline
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: ).
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: February 8 , 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: 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 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