January 31 - RUBBER CHICKEN at the Spokane Arena (see below)

February 2 - Rubber Chicken Mixer Dance - LC students only (more info coming soon)

February 2 - End of 1st Semester

February 3 - Semester Break Day - NO SCHOOL

February 6 - 2nd Semester begins

February 6 - Juniors register for Fall classes (in Social Studies)

February 6 - Future Tiger Night for incoming 8th graders/families (see below)

February 7 - Sophomores register for Fall classes (in Social Studies)

February 8 - Freshmen register for Fall classes (in English)

February 13 - IMPA Parent Meeting 5:45pm in the Band room

February 13 - Booster Meeting 6:30pm in the Commons

February 20 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

February 21 - Teacher Professional Learning Day - NO SCHOOL

March 1 - SAT School Day for Juniors (more info soon)

March 4 - Senior All Nighter Auction (see below for more info)

Access the GSL Athletic calendar here


January 27, 2023

Greetings Tiger Students and Families,

I want to personally thank you and our students for your patience and understanding as we work through the adjustments in our practices and procedures since the December 9th incident. I am listening to your feedback, the feedback from our students, staff, law enforcement, and our district leadership to heart and working to make the necessary adjustments moving forward. The collaboration sessions with you and all stakeholders have been valued and appreciated, and your continued partnership is important to assure that we are meeting the needs of our kids. The safety, security, and wellbeing of every student and staff member is my top priority.

We have one week left of first semester, or the halfway point of this school year, so please encourage your student to finish strong and continue to give their best effort in all classes. Every opportunity provided by their teachers is an opportunity to grow and improve, so preparing for final assessments, projects, and assignments is important. We want every student to finish the semester feeling confident and prepared to start the second semester in a positive manner.

During finals week, next week, our students and staff are excited to participate in our spirit game, the “Rubber Chicken” basketball games versus Ferris High School. I know our students are excited for this event and the events we have planned for the week. Exciting times to be a “Tiger.”

Please email me at ivanc@spokaneschools.org or call me at (509) 354-6888 if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Tigs,

Mr. Ivan Corley


Connect with Principal Corley

I would like to invite parents/guardians to join me for our LC Parent Advisory Group.We will meet the 4th Monday of each month (next meeting February 27) from 6:00-7:00pm in the LC Commons. I hope to see your there!


2nd Semester Schedules. Students received a hard copy of their 2nd semester classes in Advisory. If your student needs a schedule adjustment, please contact the counselor to discuss options. 2nd Semester begins Monday, February 6.

Future Tiger Night: We are excited to welcome our future Tigers and parents to join us on Monday, February 6 at 6:00pm for our 8th grade information night. We will be meeting in our beautiful LC Auditorium (enter on 4th Ave. at the main LC building and there is free parking under the freeway).

We will share information on our great programs, classes, and supports for our students to help your Tiger be successful at Lewis and Clark High School. We will have administrators, counselors, and teachers ready to help! Questions? Contact Theresa Meyer

Registration for next year.

  • As we share presentations with students, we will post them on the LC website. Archives of the Advisory lessons can be found here.
  • The new LC course catalog is available here.
  • Students will be entering course requests in PowerSchool: Juniors on February 6 in Social Studies, Sophomores on February 7 in Social Studies and Freshmen on February 8 in Social Studies.
  • 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 your child's counselor (contact information is at the bottom of this email) or Theresa Meyer if you have any questions.

Choice Enrollment Window. The Choice Enrollment Portal for next year is now open.

  • If you have an 8th grader that wants to choice to LC for next year (in district and out of district), go here to get on the wait list. If your current LC student wants to transfer to another SPS high school, you can apply on the same site.
  • If your current LC student is a choice student and you live IN the SPS attendance area (ex. Ferris or NC area), there is NO need to reapply. Your student is already in our database for next year! If you already re-applied, we'll approve you when we have access to the list.
  • If your current LC student is choice student and you live OUTSIDE the SPS attendance area (ex. CV or Mead area), there is NO need to reapply. Your student is already in our database for next year! If you already re-applied, we'll approve you when we have access to the list.
  • Questions? Email Theresa Meyer


Rubber Chicken Games, Shirts, & Spirit Week

On January 31, Chuck takes on the exciting world of NASCAR. As the announcer yells out “START YOUR ENGINES” - The Chuck 500 begins! Chuck’s “Go-To” Team, in orange and black have perfected their racing and cheering skills. The Tigers Hit the Track with only the best in high powered engines, state-of-the-art equipment, amazingly spirited race fans, and an expert pit crew to ensure their victory. 


  • Get your Rubber Chicken t-shirts in the Business Office
  • $20 total for BOTH shirts!
  • Act soon before they sell out!

Important Times:

  • Doors open 4:30pm
  • Girls game 5:30pm
  • Boys game 7:30pm


  • Students with GSL Pass - FREE ticket - $0 - you must bring your LC ID with the GSL sticker to the Business Office Monday or Tuesday to pick up the paper ticket otherwise you need to wait in the ticket line at the Arena.
  • Adults with GSL Pass - FREE ticket - $0 - you must bring your GSL card to the Business Office Monday or Tuesday to pick up the paper ticket otherwise you need to wait in the ticket line at the Arena.
  • If you do not have a GSL card, pre-sale starts Thursday January 26 and ends Tuesday January 31 at 3:00pm
  • All tickets sold a LC business office. Cash, Check or Card.
  • Student Ticket - $5, All students ages 6 thru 18. 
  • Adult tickets - $10, All adults ages 19-64
  • Senior Adult ticket - $5, adults age 65 and older.

  • All tickets will be on sale at the Arena starting at 4:30pm on January 31.
  • Cash or check only at the Arena

Dress Up Themes:

  • Monday, Jan. 30 - wear your old Rubber Chicken shirt
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 - wear this year's Rubber Chicken shirt or orange/black

Check out this great video from our SPS Communication team about all of our district spirit games!

SPS Spirit Games

Rubber Chicken Dance & Chaperones Needed

The Rubber Chicken Dance is an informal mixer and the theme is black light so wear white.

The dance is for LC students only (no non-LC guests for mixers). The dance will be Thursday, February 2 from 7:00-10:00pm in the Commons. Students MUST bring their LC ID to be admitted. The dance is on Thursday night because we do not have school on Friday for Semester Break Day. Tickets will go on sale next week in the Busness Office ($5 per person).

We are looking for chaperons for the Rubber Chicken Mixer Dance on Thursday, February 2. We have 2 shifts: 6:45-8:30pm or 8:30-10:15pm. Sign up here.


Accepted & Good News

If you have Good News for any of our Tigers or post-high school acceptances 2 year, 4 year, military, tech school, scholarships, etc.) for Seniors, please let Theresa Meyer know!

Good News: LC's Academic Team took 2nd at the Eastern Washington regional History Bowl tournament. In the individual History Bee, Arun Waran took 2nd, Molly Wisor took 3rd, and Sylvie Manz took 4th! 

Good News: LC's SkillUSA Web Design team came in 1st place at the regional competition. Congratulations to Lauren Lauder and Claire Miller. They are advancing to the State competition in April at Tacoma.

Good News: LC's Tiger Drama Department hosted the THESPYS competition where students compete for spots in the State and National Thespian Festival. Check out the photos and video from the event.

Congratulations to:

State Honorees (Excellent Score Monologues):

  • Egara Aragoneses-Ruiz
  • Mara Bech
  • Emerson Coleman
  • Alex Cover
  • Joshua Domrese
  • Luci Edmonds
  • Isabella Ferch
  • Zoe Frazier
  • Jacob Garrett
  • Jordan Gortner
  • Eden Howarth
  • Simone Kaczmark
  • Jayneat Morgan
  • Isabelle Parekh
  • Kallisti Scrudder
  • Kate Stachofsky
  • Breña Taylor
  • Rose Thompson
  • Yer Xiong

National Qualifier (Superior Score Monologues):

  • Rozalyn Allen
  • Ayva Broadbent
  • Catherine Childress
  • Catherine Dietschak
  • Elijah Dordal
  • Siena Lotrario
  • Nash McFarlane
  • Emily Niemann
  • Sadie Overstreet
  • Kaitlyn Owens
  • Tristan Passinetti
  • Declan Sheehan
  • Sophia Thompson
  • Ella Wissing

State Honorees (Excellent Score Technical Theatre):

  • Jordan Gortner Costume Construction
  • Addison Pung Costume Construction
  • Rowan Jeske Costume Design
  • Georgia Lewis Costume Design
  • Theodore O'Harra Costume Design
  • Joshua Domrese Lighting Design
  • Caden Osborne Scenic Design
  • Kathryn Sestero Theatre Marketing
  • Isabelle Stevens Theatre Marketing

National Qualifier (Superior Score Technical Theatre):

  • Magdeline Sylling Costume Design
  • Kaitlyn Owens Lighting Design
  • Rona Smith Stage Management

State Honorees (Excellent Score Solo Musical):

  • Alex Berry
  • Ayva Broadbent
  • Catherine Childress
  • Joshua Domrese
  • Elijah Dordal
  • Luci Edmonds
  • Isabella Ferch
  • Zoe Frazier
  • Jacob Garrett
  • Jordan Gortner
  • Eden Howarth
  • Simone Kaczmark
  • Siena Lotrario
  • Rya Monroe
  • Isabelle Parekh
  • Kallisti Scrudder
  • Kate Stachofsky
  • Claire Taylor
  • Rose Thompson
  • Sophia Thompson
  • Yer Xiong

National Qualifier (Superior Score Solo Musical):

  • Catherine Dietschak
  • Ella Downs
  • Nash McFarlane
  • Jennifer-Kate Nackos
  • Emily Niemann
  • Leilani Santiago
  • Brooklyn Side

State Honorees (Excellent Score Duet Musical):

  • Rachel Dubbels & Rya Monroe
  • Emily Niemann & Ayva Broadbent
  • Brooklyn Side & Ella Downs

National Qualifier (Superior Score Duet Musical):

  • Rozalyn Allen & Declan Sheehan

National Qualifier (Superior Score Group Musical):

  • Shine Like the Sun - Roz Allen, Brooklyn Side, Ella Downs

State Honorees (Excellent Score Musical Theatre Dance):

  • Catherine Dietschak & Leilani Santiago

National Qualifier (Superior Score Musical Theatre Dance):

  • GROUP: Seize the Day - Alex Cover, Caden Osborne, Eden Howarth, Egara Aragoneses-Ruiz, Isabella Ferch, Jacob Garrett, Jennifer-Kate Nackos, Kate Stachofsky, Leilani Santiago, Mara Bech, Nash McFarlane, Rachel Dubbels, Rya Monroe, Theodore O’Harra, Tristan Passinetti, Vivian Read
  • DUET: Sophia Thompson & Elijah Dordal

State Honorees (Excellent Score Duet Scene):

  • Emerson Coleman & Lilyan Keyser
  • Vivian Read & Madeline Sipes
  • Rona Smith & Catherine Childress
  • Claire Taylor & Jayneat Morgan

National Qualifier (Superior Score Duet Scene):

  • Rachel Dubbels & Danny Post
  • Ella Wissing & Declan Sheehan
  • Kaityln Owens & Theodore O'Harra
  • Catie Traxler & Murphy Kettrick

Accepted: Senior Wilson DeLis has been accepted to Washington State University (with a Regent Scholarship for $4000 each year),

Western Washington University, and the University of Arizona (with a $20,000 scholarship). Go Cougs, Vikings, and Wildcats!

Accepted: Senior Everett Skubinna has been accepted to Michigan Technological University, Western Washington University, and the University of Montana. Go Huskies, Vikings, and Grizzlies!

Accepted: Senior Justin Park has been accepted to the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!

Accepted: Senior Aja Kimsey has been accepted to the University of Colorado Boulder and Washington State University (with a Distinguished University Achievement Award of $4,000). Go Buffaloes and Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Catherine Dietschak has been accepted to the University of Colorado - Boulder. Go Buffaloes!

Accepted: Senior Lillian Dunlap has been accepted to University of Redlands. Go Bulldogs!

Accepted: Senior Ashley Bestrom has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Hallie Brigham has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Evan Bruce has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Grace Campbell has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Brynn Chase has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Evan Chow has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Alex Contado has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Matthew Endicott has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Zack Gardenhour has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Margarette Haynes has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Jonah Jordan has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Zoie Kveton has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Sam Lamarche has been accepted to Washington State University (with the Distinguished Alumni award for $2000,renewable for 1 year), Eastern Washington University, and Western Washington University. Go Cougs, Eagles, and Vikings!

Accepted: Senior Matt Leeds has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Grace Louie has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Sam Numata has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Ta Yi Paw has been accepted to Washington State University and Eastern Washington University. Go Cougs and Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Hmayak Pirumyan has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior John Robinson has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Leilani Santiago has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Troy Sheikh has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior James Sheridan has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Julien Spitz has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Logan Thome has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Holden Tyler has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Jack Van Hersett has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Alexa Wilmer has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Julia Wirthlin has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Aaliyah-Chae Boeckel has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Nikuze Cyimana has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Peya Cyimana has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!

Accepted: Senior Megan McConnell has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Estera Ndayisenga has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Yer Xiong has been accepted to Eastern Washington University. Go Eagles!

Accepted: Senior Kaitlyn Hawker has been accepted to the University of Puget Sound with a Merit Scholarship for $29,000 per year. Go Loggers!

Accepted: Senior Arun Waran has been accepted to Gustavus Adophus College with the Deans Scholarship for $32,500 and the Paul L. Rucker Scholarship for $2,5000 per year. Go Lions!

Accepted: Senior Quinn Nessen has been accepted to Villanova University. Go Wildcats!

Accepted: Senior Keane Antush has been accepted to the University of Oregon with a $30,000 Apex Scholarship over four years. Go Ducks!


Happy Friday,

Next week is Rubber Chicken and the final week of Semester 1. Regardless of your current grades, there is always time to make your education a priority. Please come to the Homework Center for additional help, speak with your teachers or counselor if you are struggling, and set new goals and intentions for the second semester. We are all here to help you find success.  

Rubber Chicken is a time-honored rivalry basketball game and spirit competition against Ferris High School at the Arena on Tuesday, January 31. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring the entire school and LC community together to celebrate and exhibit our school pride.  

Rubber Chicken Reminders: 

  • When at the Arena, we are representing the LC community and we will do so with respect. Although off campus, school policies and rules are still upheld during school events regardless of location. We know all of you will adhere to the behavioral expectations we have for you during the school day. Any infractions of our policies and rules will be addressed just as if you were at school.  
  • HAVE FUN! This is a game that brings us all together. Embrace the atmosphere, the comradery, and the overall experience. It is a time to focus on the spirit and pride of LC vs negativity directed at Ferris. Let’s show Spokane what it means to be a TIGER! 
  • The Rubber Chicken Mixer Dance is only for LC students, no guests will be admitted. Be sure to bring your LC Student ID to make entry go quickly. The dance is Thursday, February 2 from 7:00-10:00pm. All LC policies and expectations are in effect during the dance.


School Reminders/Updates: 

  • STUDENT IDs: Any student arriving after the start of the school day (9:00am Mondays, 8:00am Tuesday-Friday) will be required to present their student ID upon arrival to gain entry into the school. ID replacements can be obtained in the student office (there may be a charge applied). 
  • TWO Points of Entry ONLY: Students and persons visiting the school will only be allowed to enter through two approved points on campus: the main front entrance and the commons entrance (ADA compliant entrance) both located on 4th Ave. DO NOT OPEN DOORS FOR ANYONE. Rather direct them to one of the approved entrances. All visitors MUST report to the public office to check in and obtain a pass. 
  • Vape Detectors ONLINE AND FUNCTIONING: We would like to remind students of behavioral expectations in the restroom. Vape detectors are connected to our camera system. Should a detector be activated, the camera system will record anyone leaving the restroom after the activation. Students found during activation of an alarm or on video are subjected to a search. Students found with prohibited items will undergo disciplinary measures and may be sent home. Please be mindful of your fellow students and leave such items at home.  
  • Attendance and TardiesStudents missing school due to a family trip, or any known extended absences must have a pre-arranged absence form on file that can be obtained in the attendance office. Parents may not PRQ their student for any reason other than the district approved excused absences/tardies. If your student is absent, please call on the same day or send your student with their valid excuse to be submitted to the office upon return to school. If an absence needs to be excused, please do so through our attendance office 509-354-6968. 3122 Excused and Unexcused Absences (spokaneschools.org)   


Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Dang, Mr. Bouge, and Mrs. Glines


Homework Center - Schedule Changes

We will not have Homework Center on the following dates:

  • January 31 - Rubber Chicken
  • February 2 - end of Semester 1/no school the next day

Senior All-Nighter Auction

It’s time to purchase your tickets to the SAN auction being held at Barrister Winery on Saturday March 4 with appetizers from Beacon Hill, live music by Pat Simmons, and loud and silent auctions! Early bird tickets are available now! https://event.auctria.com/0d180d24-55db-4d78-8097-73667f6f1ad0/a809178051b511ea91bae14d12592328

Coffee with SPS

All community members are invited to join Spokane Public Schools leaders for conversation over coffee each month at a different high school. Coffee will be provided. No RSVP is necessary. Please check in at the school’s Main Office and follow the signs to the event. If you have questions, please send a message at spokaneschools.org/letstalk.

2023 Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 31, 8:00-10:00am: Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. 4th Ave.
  • Thursday, February 23, 8:00-10:00am: Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave.
  • Thursday, March 30, 8:00-10:00am: Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St.
  • Thursday, April 20, 8:00-10:00am: Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave.
  • Tuesday, May 23, 8:00-10:00am: North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St.

Winter Concession Sign Up

Looking for a fun, interactive volunteering experience? The concession stand is the place to be on game nights! Volunteers will earn "Choice Dollars" that support the sport, program or activity you choose to represent. When you sign up for your shift, be sure to mention where you want your Choice Dollars allocated under the "comments" section. Volunteers must be at least "High School" age with adult supervision if under the age of 18. All proceeds from concession sales goes to the LC Booster to help fund all of our school's arts, clubs and sports teams. Responsibilities will include the following: Opening: preparing the store for sales, prepping food. Closing: clean up after the store closes, wipe down counters, wash dishes, clean machines use during the event. You will be handling food (pretzels, popcorn, hotdogs, burritos, nachos, candy). You will also be responsible for handling cash and giving change. Click here to sign up for a shift. Thank you!

Free Sports Physicals

CHAS Clinic is partnering again with our LC Sports Med Club to offer FREE sports physicals for spring sports at LC on February 16 8:30am-2:30pm in the LC Fieldhouse Athletic Training room. There are limited spots, so if you are interested, download the 2 forms and return them to the LC Business Office to sign up for a timeslot (paper copies are also available in the Business Office).

Ninth Circuit Court Civics Contest

The 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is open to high school students. The Eastern District of Washington is participating by holding its own local civics contest to select its winners, who will advance to compete as finalists in the 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The top 3 winners of the local contest will have a chance to win $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place and $250 for third place.

The theme of the contest is “The 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: What Should Our Next Amendment Be?” Students are asked, “What amendment would you propose for our Constitution? Why? How would you get your amendment ratified?”

Contest rules and additional information are available online at https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/.

The 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest finalist will have a chance to win a total of $11,400 in cash prizes. The top three winners in both the essay and video competition at the circuit level will receive $3,000 for 1st place, $1,700 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place. In addition, the first-place winners at the circuit level, along with a parent or guardian, will be invited to attend the opening ceremony of the 2023 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. At the conference, students will participate in a special program and meet some of the nation’s most prominent jurists and attorneys. Prize money, travel and accommodations, and other contest costs are funded through attorney admission fees collected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and by the judicial districts of the Ninth Circuit for educational programs benefiting the bar and community.

Spring Lacrosse

Interested in playing club spring lacrosse? Please join us for an informational meeting:

Moran Prairie Library

6004 S. Regal Street

Spokane, WA 99223

Monday, February 13 at 6:30pm

All interested players and parents invited to attend. Open to both new and returning players grades 9-12. Hope to see you there!

Registration: https://sites.google.com/view/lctigerlacrosse/registration

Note: This is a private club team and is not affiliated with Lewis and Clark HS

Chase Youth Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for 2023 Chase Youth Awards. The awards will be recognizing kids K-12 in eight categories: arts & creativity, community service, compassion, cultural diversity, innovation, leadership, personal achievement and social advocacy. They will also recognize an adult or group of adults who are going above and beyond in bettering the lives of youth. The deadline for nominations is February 28. Visit the website for the online nomination form.

SPS Dual Credit Webinar

Spokane Public Schools will be hosting a webinar on the Dual Credit opportunities that are available to students in our school district. Our college partners (Community Colleges of Spokane and EWU) as well as New Tech Skills Center will present information on these opportunities, to include Running Start, College in the High School and CTE dual credit options. The presentations will be offered on 2 different evenings, February 13 and 14 starting at 6:00pm. The webinar will be delivered through Zoom (it will also be recorded for those unable to attend). Please click on the link for date of the webinar you would like to attend:

SVL 2nd Semester Registration

SVL Second Semester Registration will open until Friday, February 3. To access the SVL registration system, visit our website at SVL Website - Spring Registration. Once students complete the online registration process, they will receive a confirmation email with a link to their SVL registration form (accessible for 30 days) for viewing purposes.  

  • New Enrollments: students will continue to be approved in the order SVL receives registrations and as space is available.
  • Year-long Enrollments: students will be rolled to the B section of their current course and will (generally) remain with their 1st Semester teacher.


Senior Calendar

May 1-12 - AP Exams

May 6 - Prom

June 8 - Move Up Con & Senior BBQ

June 9 - Senior Breakfast in the LC Commons

June 11 - Graduation - 7:00pm at the Podium

June 11 - Senior All Nighter

Graduation Honors

At graduation, all Spokane Public Schools use the same Latin Honors system to honor our top graduates. We will identify our Latin Honors students at the end of 1st semester. Here are the frequently asked questions about the Latin Honors System.

How will the Latin Honors system work? This system recognizes the top students at each high school using weighted grade point averages. Students have the ability to get three different levels of recognition: Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. These are the same designations that colleges across the nation use to recognize top students. These designations would honor approximately 3 percent (Summa), 5 percent (Magna) and 12 percent (Cum Laude) of our current senior class for each category.

How are grades weighted?

  • Weighted grades are calculated by providing higher points for grades earned in Honors courses and still higher points for grades earned in AP courses:
  • Unweighted Courses: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0
  • Honors Courses: A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5, F=0
  • AP Courses A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0          
  • Because SPS uses a +/- grading scale, the above table is only a sampling of options. The easiest way for students to calculate the weighted grade point average is to add .5 to the GPA for honors classes and a 1.0 for Advanced Placement classes.

Senior Advisory Recordings w/ Mr. Norton

December 1 - Cost of Attendance

November 17 - SchooLinks, FAFSA, & Applications

January 26 - SchooLinks and Next Steps

College Rep Visits

College Rep Visits to the LC Career Center are back!

January 25 during Advisory - Spokane Community College

Questions? See Mr. Norton in the Career Center (room 026 - in the back of the library).

FAFSA App is Now Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1! It is highly recommended that all LC Seniors file the FAFSA - it is FREE to file. It is the first step in getting financial aid -- including grants, scholarships, work study, and loans - from any college, technical school, or career training program. Go to to www.fafsa.gov for more information. In order to file the FAFSA, both the parent and student must first create FSA IDs. We strongly encourage you to create your FSA ID now because it takes approximately 1-3 days for the FSA ID to be verified and ready to be used. Get yours today! Learn more about FAFSA at 101: FAFSA. Seniors who apply for the FAFSA can also earn a chance at 400 $500 and 10 $40,000 Big Future Scholarships through the College Board. Get more info here.

STCU and the College Success Foundation will host three FAFSA assistance events at various branches:

  • Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30-7:30pm, STCU Northtown Square Branch / 4747 N. Division St., Suite 105 / Spokane, WA 99207
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm, STCU North Spokane Branch / 207 E. Hastings Road / Spokane, WA 99218
  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30pm, STCU Spokane Valley Branch / 13501 E. Sprague Ave. / Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Additionally, students and families can use STCU's FAFSA assistance web page to find a checklist for what to bring. If possible, students and families are encouraged to bring a laptop with wi-fi capability.

SAT Saturday Exam Dates

Registration for Saturday SAT is open. The SAT is $60 this year and you can register here. You can pick from one of the local SAT test centers - North Central, Mead, Mt. Spokane, or East Valley.

March 11 - register by February 10

May 6 - register by April 7

June 3 - register by May 4

All LC Juniors will take the SAT for free on Wednesday, March 1.

ACT Saturday Exam Dates

Registration for Saturday ACT is open. The ACT is $60 ($85 with writing) this year and you can register here. East Valley HS is the testing center.

February 11 - register by January 6

April 15 - register by March 10

June 10 - register by May 5

July 15 - register by June 16


STA Connect Cards

Don’t forget to pick up your SPS Connect card at your school or visit the STA website to register for your SPS “Riders” License Connect card. Don’t know which card to get? Click here for more information. Have questions? Contact the SPS transportation hotline at (509) 354-5970 (M-F 8:00am-5:00pm).


Attendance is a key predictor in student success. It is important for your child to be here every day! For tips on how to support your child's attendance, click here. If your child is going to be absent or late due to an appointment, please call our Attendance Hotline at 354-6968.

Homework Center Is Now Open

All LC Students are invited to attend after-school tutoring to get help with homework and class content. Help is provided by teachers, staff, and peer tutors. The center is available Monday through Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm in the Commons. Please make plans for transportation through STA or parent/guardian pick up. At this time there is no yellow bus transportation available.  


Bite2Go is a nonprofit organization that provides food anonymously for kids who want extra food over the weekend. You can order food from this link, LC website, and staff members. Select a teacher and classroom you want food delivered too. Food will be given out on Thursdays.

Tiger Closet

The LC Tiger Closet is requesting donations of sweatshirts and sneakers (and any other clothing too!). You can drop off donations in the Public Office. 

The Tiger Closet will be open Friday mornings before school for students to drop in and shop (LC staff can escort a student any time during the week). All items are free for students! The Tiger Closet is located on the ground floor of the LC Fieldhouse (enter through the LC garage).

Bell Schedules

Download the bell schedule here.

You can download the Spokane Public Schools calendar here.

LCTV1 News

Check out our student produced LCTV1 News that is shown every Tuesday in Advisory. Thank you to Mrs. Gomes and her Journalism students for their fantastic work every week!

Paying for GSL & Parking

GSL, Yearbooks, and parking permits are on sale now in the Business Office:

  • $42 student GSL Card (required for all athletes)
  • $5 student parking pass (must be purchased in the Business Office) or $90 for a meter pass. You may only purchase one parking pass this year, so you must choose between the lots and the meters.
  • Optional: Donation to Yearbook fund for students who are unable to purchase one. Every dollar donated helps a family in financial need. Thank you for your donation!

Student and Parent/Visitor Parking

Parent/Visitor Parking: LC does NOT have designated visitor parking, so you can park at any of the metered spots across the street. For after-hours events, you can park for free in any of the parking lots under the freeway. The doors to the Commons building are handicap accessible.

Student Drop-off/Pick-Up: 4th Avenue in front of LC's main building and Commons is school bus zone until buses leave. Please do not park on the south side of 4th to pick up your student. Parents picking up students will either need to arrive after 2:40pm (when the buses leave) or pick up students on Stevens, Wall, 5th, or in front of the Fieldhouse. Thank you!

Student Parking: LC students can park in the two freeway lots (in front of the Field House and in front of the church to the east). Be sure to display your student parking permit to avoid getting a ticket in the student lots. Student parking permits can be purchased in the Business Office for $5. The lots under the freeway directly in front of the main building and the Commons and the parking garage are only for LC staff and are monitored and ticketed for cars without staff permits.

Pre-Arranged Absences

If your student is going to be gone for 3 or more days, we ask that you complete a Pre-Arranged Absence form so that the teachers and counselors are aware and can help get your student work ahead of time.

Lost and Found

If you have misplaced any items, the LC Lost and Found may have your treasures. Stop by and we'll help reconnect you with your wayward items:

  • Electronics, phones, & items of value - Business Office
  • Clothing, water bottles, & other items - Book Room


Administrators (full list of administrator duties):

Counselors (list of community mental health resources):

Non-Discrimination Statement: Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate in the admission, treatment, employment, or access to its programs or activities on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, to the use of a trained 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. The following Civil Rights Compliance Coordinators have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

·        Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Jodi Harmon, 509.354.7344 

·        Section 504 Coordinator: Melanie Smith, 509.354.7284

Other district contacts:

·        ADA Officer: Stephanie Busch, 509.354.5993

·        Affirmative Action Officer: Nancy Lopez-Williams, 509-354-5651

·        AHERA Officer: Robert Findley, 509.354.7143

·        ALE Officer: Heather Bybee, 509.354.7361

·        Certification Officer: Cindy Coleman, 509.354.7318

·        Claims Agent: Rebecca Doughty, 509.354.7298

·        Contract Officer: Cindy Coleman, 509.354.7318

·        Copyright Compliance Officer: Mark Martell, 509.354.7212

·        Equal Opportunity Officer: Nancy Lopez-Williams, 509-354-5651

·        Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer: Melanie Smith, 509.354.7284

·        Personnel Officer: Nancy Lopez-Williams, 509-354-5651

·        Public Records Officer: Terri LeFors, 509.354.7395

·        Safety/OSHA/WISHA Officer: Rebecca Doughty, 509.354.7298

·        Secretary, Board of Directors: Adam Swinyard, 509.354.7268

Address: 200 N Bernard Street, Spokane 99201-0282.

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Officer, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below).