CALENDAR OF EVENTS
In accordance with Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration - the LC offices are closed, but all administrators, counselors, teachers, and office staff are available via email. Please contact us if you need anything. The LC email directory can be found here: https://www.spokaneschools.org/domain/1653

June 8-19 - 9th-11th Grade Checkout, Textbook Return, and Yearbook Pickup (see below for info)
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
As I write this drop-in for our weekly newsletter, I’m in my office, listening as seniors re-enter the building for the first time in months to return and reclaim items from the school.

We are checking them in, issuing them “commemorative” LC facemasks that they will wear at Sunday’s Diploma Walk at Hart Field, and advising them to observe social distance rules as they walk about the halls paying fees, turning in texts, and picking up yearbooks. (Shout out to the yearbook delivery truck driver who drove darned near two days straight just to get the seniors their annuals by this morning. Kudos to you!)

I just got off the phone with a mom who is worried that her son won’t be allowed to walk in Sunday’s event; he has fees on his account that she can’t pay since she has been out of work for the past several weeks. I assured her that fees and fines will not preclude a senior from taking part in the event and that there are a lot of ways that we can continue to work with her to ensure that the monies are managed and the fines are cleared. She cried. So then I cried. But then we laughed because both of us said our respective facemasks were getting all damp and icky and we were just so glad that we would see each other on Sunday – her from inside her car and me from a socially-distanced position behind the table on the staging area. We promised to wave at one another.

And just now my phone alerted me to the funeral of George Floyd taking place in Minneapolis.

Of all the strife our students have been processing these past few weeks – COVID and its subsequent isolation, economic impacts and familial uncertainty – I am pretty certain that their processing of historic and current racial enmity directed toward black Americans is going to exact the heaviest toll.

Right now, while at home and in isolation, our students our trying to learn what the difference is between being non-racist and being anti-racist.

They are listening to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations’ messaging about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery; they are watching news reports about unrest in downtown streets – their downtown streets – and thinking about how they want this city to respond; and they are looking inward and wondering how privilege has and has not impacted them, who and what they want to be in terms of allyship and participation in anti-racist movements across our state and nation, and just what sort of policing they want to see in the future of this community.

It saddens me that they are doing this work on their own, but I’m so glad that they are doing it with you.

Your parenting of our young people right now is critical work.

I think about our students right now and I think about what Nelson Mandela once said about sometimes some generations are “called to greatness”.

I hope that this greatness-called crew can endure the greatness that is being thrust upon them, and that then, in turn, that greatness can endure within them.

We here at LC have a ton to learn about how to better love and grow the dignity and worth of our black students. The reflection caused by recent days’ events has been humbling and has inspired many of us to want to become still and listen, follow, support, and elevate the voices of black leaders.

Should you find yourself wanting to do the same, here are some resources that have been shared with me by staff members here as being thought-building, conscious lifting, and advocacy inspiring.

“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo serves as a good primer for foundational understandings of topics swirling around racism in America.

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander gives lots of good foundational understandings about systemic racism in institutions and within law enforcement and the judiciary in America.

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DeAngelo. This can generate discomfort on the part of white readers – which makes it a great and compelling text for us right now.

“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi This writer is also a busy blogger and has been cranking out a ton of great thinking in the past few days. If you are on IG, Kendi is worth following.

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is a National Book Award winner and Coates’ seminal work to date. It makes you ache a bit to read.

Best wishes for the heavy lifting you are doing right now with your students. We miss them but are reminded every day that you are their first and best teachers.
 
Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
9th-11th END OF THE YEAR SCHOOL CHECK OUT
In order to facilitate textbook return, locker clean-out, yearbook pick up, fine payments, and school check out, students will be given a specific time frame to come to LC to complete all of the tasks. Students should be able to move through the process in no more than 10 minutes.

We will be employing social distancing practices to keep all students and staff safe, so we ask that students wear a face mask while in the building. We are limiting the number of people allowed in the building at any one time, so if possible, please do not come as groups or bring siblings who do not attend LC.

If you or a parent has been ill in the last 10 days, please do not come to school, but please contact us to make alternate arrangements at 354-6888. We will work on a plan to return items to students that aren't able to come to LC.

9th, 10th, & 11th GRADES: Click HERE for detailed times for student check out. Please do your best to come during your scheduled time.
  • Monday, June 8 - last names A-B
  • Tuesday, June 9 - last names C-D
  • Wednesday, June 10 - last names E-G
  • Thursday, June 11 - last names H-J
  • Friday, June 12 - last names K-L
  • Monday, June 15 - last names M-N
  • Tuesday, June 16 - last names O-R
  • Wednesday, June 17 - last name S
  • Thursday, June 18 - last names T-W
  • Friday, June 19 - last names X-Z
GOOD NEWS
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. Please keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations!
Good News: Today is the last day for the " Keep the Lights On " to support members in our community through SNAP. If we can raise at least $25,000, Inland Power will donate an additional $5,000.

Please donate if you can, text LIGHTSON to 71777

As of now, LC is leading all other area high schools. Let's show the community some Tiger love!
Good News: Lewis and Clark High School takes 1st place in Washington in the Girls Go CyberStart U.S. National high school cybersecurity championships! The team, ranking 1st in Washington battled more than 360 other high school teams that qualified for the national championship and demonstrated impressive talent, persistence and passion in their race for the top of the leaderboard. The Team LC Tigers members from Lewis and Clark High School are Liberty Ward and Sophia Post . They were supported by Computer Science teacher Hogan Wrixon . The national finals that were played May 20-21, was the culmination of a 5-month multi-stage contest that began in January when Governor Inslee announced the opening of the competition and encouraged Washington girls to participate. The participants had to demonstrate that they could master hands-on hacking, forensics and cyber defensive skills by solving real-world cybersecurity problems. Way to go Tigers!
Good News: Senior Josh Hechtman has won a $5000 cash prize from Teen Vogue for “Throwing Shine” on our community based on a 500 word essay on his service to our community! The award is sponsored by Teen Vogue and Mars, Inc. Congratulations Josh!
Good News: We are proud to announce our Class of 2020 Honors and Awards! We always looked forward to our Senior Move Up Con where the entire school would gather to honor our seniors. This year, like many of the celebrations for our Seniors this one will be virtual. Click HERE to watch the Senior Move Up Virtual Con that includes the Senior Video (that you Mr. Lang) and Awards celebrations. Here are our honorees for the Class of 2020:

  • CW Anderson Award $500 - Karrigen Hanson & Caleb Bopp

  • Beth Wadden Service/Caring Award $500 - Morgan Armstrong & Matthew Read

  • Steve Crawford Outstanding Senior Award $500 - Bailey VanderWilde & Joshua Hechtman

  • Tiger Leap Award - Netinamay Addy

  • LC Tiger Fund at the Innovia Foundation Award $1000 - Halka Inagaki, Samuel McLaughlin, & Eunice Viatoshir

  • Gunnar Oprea Inspirational Award - Charles Avery

  • Three Sport Letter Athlete - Jordan Munir

  • Spokey Hutchinson Award $500 each - Emma Moore & Johnathan Curley

  • Emmett L. Durrum, M.D. Science Award $500 - Brenna Huang & Caymus Ducharme

  • Scott Brajcich Art/Drama Award $250 - Jordan Santiago, Emma Hendricks, Gunnar Rorholm, Amelia Crawford-Heim, Sophie Rast, & Morgan Valley

  • Department Outstanding Seniors - Theater: Matthew Read, Choir: Emma John, Orchestra: Courtney Haupt, Band: Mason Mitchell, Family & Consumer Science: Atina Jabuwe, Fitness: Bailey Babin, Business: Charles Avery, Visual Arts: John Farley, English: Gavin Juviler, Social Studies: Caymus Ducharme, Science: Sydney Zinnecker, English Language Development: Eh Moo Dah, Math: Benjamin Louie, Applied Tech: Jack Morehouse, World Language: Brenna Huang, Career Focus: Sarah Wheeler

  • Seal of Bilteracy - Netinamay Addy, Kimberly Costilla, Jordyn Dashiell, Rebecca Fox, Joshua Hechtman, Brenna Huang, Halka Inagaki, Emma John, Serine Johansen, Gavin Juviler, Daniel Kilwani, Roberto Lopez, Jael Mateos, Annie McQuesten, Electra Meipel, Hope Muriungi, Sebastian Orton, Andrew Rindge, Daegan Roper, Shayan Shahrabadi, Bailey VanderWilde, Noah Williams, & Yahel Zavala Arriaga

  • AA Degree/70+ Credits at EWU - Jehu Allen, Ainsley Bauer, Jordan Boehm, Edward Cochran, Sydney Fairman, Rebecca Harper, Mary Hoerner, Josiah Jennings, Catelin Kashork, Vladislav Kozlov, Eleanor Kappes, Gwyn Knight, Sydney Lowry, Aydan MacKay, Gabriela Marquis, Abigail Moore, Ashley Nicholson, Hannah Niemi, Emma Orndorff, Ethan Plaster, Tallia Richmond, Kaitlynn Schmidt, Sevrin Smith, William Smith, Jacob Tenold, & Nuqu Xiong

  • Washington Honors (top 10% of Washington Seniors) - David Adewale, Daria Alicic, Morgan Armstrong, Eli Armstrong, Charles Avery, Catherine Bodinger, Kiki Bourekis, Melanie Brigham, Stella Brown, Luke Bumpus, Lindsay Butler, Emma Dailey, Jordyn Dashiell, Noah Davis, Meredith Dirkman, Caymus Ducharme, Joshua Eckert, Maxwell Ellingsen, Mia Etter, Sydney Fairman, John Farley, Cate Fasbender, Darby Fitzgerald, Rebecca Fox, Madeline Gatewood, Erynn Gores, Mackay Graper, Emma Guin Jacob Hallesy, Justyn Hamilton, Sara Haney, Isla Hargreaves, Miles Heath, Joshua Hechtman, Emma Hendricks, Tyler Hilsendeger, Sarah Hockett, Elias Hollon, Brenna Huang, Jacob Huppin, Nickolas Jeske, Serine Johansen, Caleb Jordan, Gavin Juviler, Gracyn Kaiser, Riley Kelley, Joy Koston, Kali Ledeboer, Benjamin Louie, Aydan MacKay, Luis Mai, Gabriela Marquis, James McGivern, Curran Middleton, Owen Middleton, Erin Miller, Kian Miner, Sarah Moline, Jaxon Morris, Ethan Mueller, Jordan Munir, Claire Murphy, Callen Neff, Tate Nelson, Patrick North, Bennett Nye Emma Orndorff, Kylie Pester, Christina Phan, Janet Phang, Chloe Pond, Meghan Pratt, Piper Quimby, Sophie Rast, Thomas Ray, Matthew Read, Darby Rickel, Andrew Rindge, Daegan Roper, Jacob Ryse, Parisa Saleki, Kaitlynn Schmidt, Jacob Sepinuck, Sevrin Smith, William Smith, Avery Steer, Jacqueline Stefanoff, Josephine Stenzel, Duncan Sullivan, Gwyneth Teel, Gabriel Thompson, Joseph Trefry, Bailey VanderWilde, Chloe Wiley, Kelsey Williams, Sydney Williams, Lauren Wood, Sydney Zinnecker

  • Distinguished Honors (3.6 - 3.79 GPA) - Juno Bonnell-Jones, Caleb Bopp, Noelle Brecht, Ashley Browning, Coulter Cloninger, Amelia Crawford-Heim, Johnathan Curley, Havivah Giangreco, Elijah Hansen, Mary Hoerner, Kate Hufnagel, Josiah Jennings, Emma John, Riley Kelley, Samiah Kuntz, Emma Lang, Jasper Larue, Aydan MacKay, Carmen Martinez, Abigail Moore, Chloe Olson, Madison Rhodes, Daegan Roper, Kaitlynn Schmidt, Evan Schweifler, Jonathan Schweifler, Shee Sho, Mathew Silar, Cody Spacek, Benjamin Stone, Pramila Subba, Lauryn Tippets, Sarah Wheeler, Cassidy Worley, Spencer Young, Cassia L Zurlini

  • Cum Laude (3.8 - 4.09 GPA) - Daria Alicic, Charles Avery, Ainsley Bauer, Paw Nay Blu, Luke Bumpus, Kimberly Costilla, Hayden Cote, Eh Moo Dah, Ila Davis, Isabella DeLis, Madelyn Dibble, Sage Erban, Sydney Fairman, John Farley, Shannon Farley, Rose Felice, Paige Galey, Sydni Goulding, Justyn Hamilton, Sara Haney, Sierra Hansen, Karrigen Hanson, Courtney Haupt, Sarah Holman, Hannah Humes, Jacob Huppin, Maeve Jensen, Eleanor Kappes, Gwyn Knight, Vladislav Kozlov, Joshua Love, Jolina Manoguerra, Annie McQuesten, Mason Mitchell, Hsa Hay Blut Moo, Emma Moore, Malachi Moore, Jackson Morehouse, Samuel Morehouse, Jaxon Morris, Debora Mugisha, Fiona Murphy, Sophia Murray, Khin May Naung, Ashley Nicholson, Emma Orndorff, Kylie Pester, Matthew Pfeifer, Meghan Pratt, Shayan Shahrabadi, Camryn Smith, Sevrin Smith, Jacqueline Stefanoff, Paige Elizabeth Stoick, Wyatt Swaim, Tylynn Tate, Gabriel Thompson, Rogan Tinsley, Morgan Valley, Olivia Waldenberg, Kelsey Williams, Noah Williams, Nuqu Xiong, & Joel Zylak

  • Magna Cum Laude (4.1 - 4.29 GPA) - Catherine Bodinger, Jordyn Dashiell Emily Pitts, Joshua Eckert, Kaitlyn Emery, Darby Fitzgerald, Erynn Gores, Mackay Graper, Emma Guin, Miles Heath, Emma Hendricks, Tyler Hilsendeger, Sarah Hockett, Nickolas Jeske, Serine Johansen, Joy Koston, Gabriela Marquis, Conner Martin, Curran Middleton, Owen Middleton, Erin Miller, Jordan Munir, Hope Muriungi, Claire Murphy, Tate Nelson, Piper Quimby, Thomas Ray, Matthew Read, Nicole Resanovic, Jacob Ryse, Parisa Saleki, Jacob Sepinuck, William Smith, Avery Steer, Josephine Stenzel, Duncan Sullivan, Joseph P Trefry, & Bailey Weber

  • Summa Cum Laude (4.3 GPA and above) - David Adewale, Morgan Armstrong, Eli Armstrong, Kiki Bourekis, Melanie Brigham, Stella Brown, Lindsay Butler, Emma Dailey, Noah Davis, Meredith Dirkman, Caymus Ducharme, Maxwell Ellingsen, Mia Etter, Cate Fasbender, Rebecca Fox, Madeline Gatewood, Jacob Hallesy, Isla Hargreaves, Joshua Hechtman, Elias Hollon, Brenna Huang, Gavin Juviler, Gracyn Kaiser, Kali Ledeboer, Benjamin Louie, Luis Mai, James McGivern, Molly McMulkin, Kian Miner, Sarah Moline Ethan Mueller, Callen Neff, Patrick North, Bennett Nye, Janet Phang, Chloe Pond, Sophie Rast, Darby Rickel, Andrew Rindge, Gwyneth Teel, Bailey VanderWilde, Chloe Wiley, Sydney Williams, Lauren Wood, & Sydney Zinnecker
Good News: LC Families and Community Members - Let's recognize Tigers who are serving others in this difficult time with a Tiger Award ! Perhaps a Tiger is helping a sibling with academics, is part of food distribution, has stepped up at home with cooking/cleaning, is connecting family members via technology, or anything else to benefit family or community. We'd love to recognize these Tigers with gift cards for free items at McDonald's or Dutch Bros Please that we'll mail home. You can nominate a Tiger here or at www.lctigers.com . Share the student's name and why you are nominating her/him. We'll randomly select 5 nominated Tigers each Wednesday. Our teachers are also nominating students who are staying engaged and moving forward with academics. We'll call their home and share their names on our LC Facebook page. We love and miss our Tigs! Congratulations to this week's Tiger Awards Winners:
  • Evan Chow, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Evan is amazing in his quest to learn new and challenging material. He works quickly and efficiently to understand material, seek clarification, and solidify his understanding of materials.” 
  • Nadia Lund, nominated by both Laurel Wheeler & Jenny Purtell - From Laurel Wheeler: “Great job, Nadia--before and after school closure of completing work and working hard. Excellent work ethic!”  From Jenny Purtell: “Nadia is one of the most dedicated students I know, and she has kept that motivation and enthusiasm for learning alive and well during this closure. Even with technical difficulties she has managed to get all her work done and her learning at a top level. Thanks Nadia!" 
  • Anna Schmidt, nominated by Jenny Purtell - Consistent, smart, dedicated....Anna is doing amazing learning and turning everything in during closure. Thanks for all your hard work and engagement Anna!   
  • Callie Swain, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Callie had technical issues early in this ordeal, but she kept in touch whenever she could. She also worked to find things she was genuinely and uniquely interested in exploring, and I feel like I got to know a side of her that I wouldn't have if we hadn't been forced to be weekly pen pals. Before the break, I loved seeing how my instruction impacted and improved her writing, even when getting there was frustrating or I was initially unclear. Callie's teachers (presently and in the future) are lucky to have her in class.”  
  • Bridget Burns, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Bridget's thoughtful pursuit of knowledge and hard work are exemplary. She works methodically to understand material, seek clarification, and solidify her understanding of materials.” 
  • Aiden Fitzgerald, nominated by Jill Nowak - "Aiden has completed every assignment for his Computer Class. All of his assignments/projects are well done. He always adds a little "Aiden" touch to the end of them. He also attends his Team and Zoom Meetings each week and is very involved. Keep up the good work Aiden. I enjoy sharing your work with my staff. Takes a little more to be a Tiger and you are rocking it!!!”  
  • Janee Ko, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Janee seeks to understand concepts with diligence and respect. She always asks wonderful questions and truly desires to learn that which she did not get the first time.” 
  • Arun Waran, nominated by Kendra Moser - “Arun is an exceptionally hard worker who always helps others. In class he helps others through challenging materials or acts as tech support. He continues to ask great questions of clarity that benefit himself as well as others.” 
  • Kaitlyn Hawker, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Kaitlyn found some joy in working in this frustrating environment, working on a novella she sends to me as she finishes editing each chapter. She gives me a later draft, so the focus is on the content and story without being distracted by egregious errors. Furthermore, she communicates with me about my comments, so I know they are understood and thoughtfully considered - a refreshing break from the typical glance at the grade book. And she's a good person.” 
  • Lauren Ghrist, nominated by Jill Josquin - “For the entire 2019-2020 school year Lauren has been a role model for her peers in French 3 with her perfect attendance and outstanding work ethic. Since the COVID closure she has maintained her academic excellence by completing every assignment and attending ZOOM meetings. Congratulations Lauren!” 
  • Ava Casteal, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Ava is a Freshmen in French 3. All of Ava's classmates are juniors or seniors. Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, Ava has worked hard to improve her French skills. During the closure, Ava has completed every assignment and attended every ZOOM meeting. Bravo Ava!” 
  • Zoe Smith, nominated by Mark Robbins - “I like working with Zoe because there is no pretense. If she doesn't understand why she has to do it, she let's you know; and if she doesn't WANT to do it, she's comfortable letting you know that too. But she also, during this separation, keeps me posted about how she's spending her time, knowing that I care and that I might have some useful feedback. Most importantly, Zoe has this easygoing demeanor and dry sense of humor that make her fun to work with.” 
  • Lucia Jensen, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Although Lucia doesn't always appreciate my teaching or grading philosophy ;) she always approaches what we do with an optimism and inquisitiveness - holding herself accountable when she should have asked a question or when she should have better hidden her frustration. Lucia's chill. She doesn't have that us-and-them barrier that so many students seem to hold up to their teachers. She also brings energy to all classroom and small-group discussion. She's the type of student it's easy to write a letter of recommendation for because it's easy to recall all the good she brings to your class.” 
  • Hazel Schaub, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Hazel reflects on the articles, podcasts, and other things she's encountered over the break in a mature and human way. Rather than summarizing or telling me what hoops she has jumped through, she makes recommendations and talks about how she was impacted by the things she chose to read or listen to. She was also forthcoming about the emotions and frustrations that made this experience so difficult, which helped me put the student experience in better perspective.” 
  • Jasmine Castillo, nominated by Mark Robbins - “Although she often seemed disconnected at the beginning of the year, Jasmine has grown up a lot in understanding the impact she has on the classroom, and she started to participate in a meaningful way before this whole fiasco. Furthermore, while we've been in quarantine, Jasmine has done a great job of staying in touch, even if it's just to touch base and let me know she's still breathing. Jasmine, like her brother, is a sweet and infectiously kind person.” 
  • Lauren Schulte, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Lauren does a great job completing work and has even tried to help me do some troubleshooting regarding the technology. Thank you!” 
  • Julia Hallesy, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Nice job communicating with me and keeping up with all assignments, Julia. Many thanks!"  
  • Lindsey Murto, nominated by Jill Josquin - “For the entire 2019-2020 school year Lindsey exceeded expectations in her work. Since the COVID closure she has maintained her academic excellence by completing every assignment. Congratulations Lindsey!”  
  • Lily Boercker, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Lily has been communicating with me since the COVID closure began. She has completed every one of her French 2 assignments assigned both before and after closure! She is an excellent example of Tiger Power!” 
  • Ruby O'Neill, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Ruby has really put forth a gold star effort in her completion of assignments and learning of material in a timely manner during this time. She asks questions as needed and has made my days happier. Thanks Ruby!”  
  • Piper Quimby, nominated by Jill Josquin - “For the entire 2019-2020 school year Piper has been a role model for her peers with her perfect attendance and outstanding work ethic. Since the COVID closure she has maintained her academic excellence by completing every assignment. Congratulations Piper!” 
  • Cassidy Worley, nominated by Jill Josquin - “For the entire 2019-2020 school year Cassidy has been a role model for her peers by demonstrating an excellent work ethic. Since the COVID closure she has maintained her academic excellence by completing every assignment. Cassidy also actively participated in ZOOM sessions. Congratulations Cassidy!” 
  • Yafiet Estifanos, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Yafiet does a nice job of completing work and communicating with me to really understand the material!”  
  • Eli Olson, nominated by Jill Josquin - “For the entire 2019-2020 academic year, Eli has worked hard to do well in Mythology. He has continued his efforts during COVID closure by maintaining communication with me and asking for clarification on assignments as necessary. He has exceeded expectations by being the first Mythology student to submit the final research project! Congratulations Eli!” 
  • Lauren Krauter, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Lauren has maintained her commitment to studying French 3 during the COVID closure by submitting all assignments! Congratulations Lauren!” 
  • Lauren Schulte, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Lauren has been an amazing learner. She asks questions, wants clarification on answers, really wants to understand and learn the material. She is doing great, and I appreciate all of her hard work. Keep it up!" 
  • Caitlyn Perritt, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Completing all Chemistry assignments and keeping up the quality of work. :) Thank you!"  
  • Avery Tyler, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Avery transferred to LC at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. She faced the rigor of the French AP classroom with new peers and the determination to succeed. During COVID closure, Avery participated regularly twice a week in ZOOM meetings for French 4 - AP. She also sought help to improve her French skills before the AP French exam. Avery is an example of Tiger grit and determination.” 
  • Noah Williams, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Noah has been my French student for the past three years where he has been an excellent role model for his peers as he seeks to improve his understanding of the French language and culture. During COVID closure, Noah attended every ZOOM meeting ready to converse in French in preparation for the French AP exam. Congratulations Noah!” 
  • Hope Muriungi, nominated by Jill Josquin - “Hope has studied French with me for the past three years. During that time, in addition to course requirements, she furthered her French skills by reading novels in French. The day of the COVID closure, Hope asked to borrow some French novels so that she may continue building her French skills through reading. Hope recently took the French AP Language and Culture Exam. In preparation for the exam, Hope attended ZOOM meetings with her classmates and me twice a week. Hope was always prepared for these meetings and able to fully participate in French. Congratulations Hope!” 
  • Katie MacKenzie, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Katie has kept up a very strong work ethic and is completing all work. Keep it up!” 
  • Audrey Thronson, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Audrey is submitting all work and communicating regularly with me. Thank you!”  
  • Lauren Bertoch, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Lauren has done every assignment and is learning the material exceptionally well. She is fully engaged and I appreciate her hard work.” 
  • Owen Swanson, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Owen is working hard and always one of the first to have all assignments done and Checks for Understanding complete. He is doing a really great job. Keep it up Owen!" 
  • Jaime Fitzgerald, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Jaime does a nice job of keeping up with Chemistry notes and assignments, just as before!” 
  • Ryan Roozekrans, nominated by Laurel Wheeler - “Ryan is an excellent student in biology and always pushes himself to do more and understand more clearly.”  
  • Addy Somes, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Addy consistently works hard, asks questions, and sincerely cares about her learning. The closure has not changed that, and I appreciate all her efforts during this time. Keep up the great learning Addy!" 
  • Skylar Branson, nominated by Jenny Purtell - “Skylar is doing awesome and working hard in Honors Alg. 2. I am impressed with her consistent efforts!” 
ACCEPTED
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! Please keep the good news coming so we can continue the celebrations - lets fill up the wall!
Accepted: Senior Tad Patrick has been accepted and will be attending Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: Senior Jordan Santiago has been accepted and offered music and theater scholarships to Western Washington University, Millikin University, Midland University, DePaul University, University of Washington, and Oklahoma City University (where he received music, theater, dance and cheer scholarships). He was accepted into their BFA and Musical Theater Programs and made their Competitive Cheer Squad. Go Vikings, Warriors, Blue Demons, Big Blue, Huskies, and Rams!
Accepted: Senior Parker Sutherland has been accepted and will be attending Images at Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: Senior Lauryn Tippets has been accepted and will be attending Brigham Young University - Idaho. Go Vikings!
SENIOR INFORMATION
Virtual Senior Move Up Con: To the Cla ss of 2020, we love and miss you! The COVID pandemic won't stop us from celebrating you and your accomplishments! Please enjoy your virtual Senior Move Up Con!
Diploma Walk: On Sunday, June 7 from 8:00am to 6:00pm , you and your family are invited to attend the 1st “Lewis and Clark Diploma Walk” at Hart Field. Specific times for your participation will be in the graduation packets you pick up June 4 and 5 and HERE .

Once again, all social distancing guidelines must be adhered to from your time of arrival to your time of departure. Note: only one vehicle per family will be allowed to enter and the graduate must be in the car with the family . Graduates must wear face masks - Remember that your Commemorative Class of 2020 Masks will be provided at the “Senior Check-Out and Senior Pick-Up Days” on June 4 and 5 at Lewis and Clark. If you do not have a car to decorate or to drive you that day, we will provide escort for you to the staging area; simply walk to Hart and enter on 37th Avenue as described above. Families who wish to place signage on the fencing along the drive at Hart to celebrate their graduate may do so on Saturday. We ask that signs be no larger than standard poster board size and be limited to one per graduate.

Families are to arrive in their designated time slots entering Hart Field from 37th Avenue only. Family members must stay in the car and graduates will be instructed to stay in the car until directed to exit for the staging area. Only the graduate will be allowed to exit the vehicle and, again, can do so only when advised by staff. Due to social distancing rules, we are only allowed to have five people in the staging area at a time: the graduate, an administrator, a counselor, videographer, and photographer. Students will be allowed to remove their face masks to walk across the stage and claim their diplomas. Dorians will be on hand to snap a formal pic of each grad with their diploma – these pix will be available for later online purchase. Families will be able to pull up directly in front of the stage and cheer on their graduate while hearing their graduate’s name read, watching them walk across the stage, and having their pictures taken to become a certified Alumnus of Lewis and Clark High School Class of 2020. (The onsite videographer will use the footage taken that day to use in the “LCHS Virtual Graduation Ceremony” that will be broadcast on KSPS later in the month.) Vehicles will exit Hart Field at Manito Boulevard. We ask that you respect neighbors and assist in the flow of traffic through Hart Field by exiting the area immediately. 
 
We are so excited to be able to offer to you a horn-honking, family-cheering, car-decorated, (socially distant and mask-wearing) celebration of YOU! You are so deserving.
  1. Families enter off 37th Ave. at the track entrance (yellow arrows). Volunteers will be at entrance to greet families.
  2. Drive north towards the Field House. If necessary, cars can queue in the long driveway. Volunteers will be placed along the drive to keep traffic flowing.
  3. Graduate will exit the car at the green X for the diploma walk and Dorian’s pictures. See the zoomed in map for stations the graduate will move through.
  4. Parents will remain in car but will have unobstructed view for pictures.
  5. Families will exit west to Manito Blvd.- right turn required. (blue arrows).
Senior High School and Beyond Plan: One of the last steps in the graduation requirement process for Seniors is the completion of the required High School and Beyond Plan. Click here to complete your online plan. It should only take you about 10 minutes and you'll be one step closer to graduation!
Senior Fees: Seniors and Senior Parents - with graduation nearing, please go to the Online Payment System to see if you have any outstanding fines. Questions can be directed to the Business Office by phone, 354.6880 or they can email, nicolesim@spokaneschools.org . If seniors do not take care of the fines, they will not receive their diploma. We are working on a plan for seniors to return current textbooks and spring sports uniforms (these are not on your current fines list).
INFORMATION
LC Summer School 2020: LC Summer School is free and will run from Monday, June 22 - Thursday, July 16 . The school will be in session Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm. Summer school is available to students who have failed any English, History, Math, Science, or Health course. This year's Summer School will be held online only . Due to the nature of summer school this year, students will automatically be enrolled (this will not allow them to choose) in courses they need to recover. Students may recover more than one course during summer school, and it will be selected for them after completing the first assigned course. You can register online HERE . If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor or the Summer School Coordinator, Veronica Steele, at 354-6965 or veronicas@spokaneschools.org.
8th Grade Virtual Visit Tour Video: Every year 8th graders look forward to their LC visit and tour. It is an exciting time to see the building, high school students, staff, and all that LC has to offer. Because we could not do the tour in person this year, we held Zoom meetings to welcome our new Tigers! If you were not able to attend, we are proud to present the 8th Grade Virtual Tour of LC. In less than 15 minutes, you get a taste of the LC pride. Welcome future Tigers. We cannot wait to meet you in person!
Yearbook Delivery and Late Orders: Pre-ordered Yearbooks are here! We have additional yearbooks available ($60 per book) for late orders. If you need to check if you have already ordered a yearbook, follow these directions:
  • Go to www.lctigers.com and click “Pay Fees” button
  • Log in to the system using your student’s SPS ID# (User Name) and Last Name (Password). Logging in as a “Guest User” will NOT allow you to see purchase history or buy a yearbook.
  • Click on box with student’s name
  • Go down to “Reports” and choose “Purchase History”
  • If you see “305 YEARBOOK SALES 19/20” for $47, you have already purchased a yearbook for the current year.
 
If you have NOT purchased a yearbook, exit out of the Purchase History and click on “Items at Student’s School,” then click on “GSL, YEARBOOK & MISC ITEMS” to buy your yearbook ($60).
iCAN Students: In order to better support your iCAN credit recovery course learning, iCAN students can join a virtual iCAN Lab daily, in addition to reaching out to their virtual teacher at any time. These labs are held Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:00am for the remainder of this school year. If you need help with a question in your iCAN virtual course, your first point of contact is your iCAN Virtual teacher.  However, you can now also check-in with an iCAN Lab Teacher and get support for technology or other learning at home needs by joining us in the iCAN Virtual Labs.  You can attend any day of the school week and as often as needed. Click HERE to join our iCAN Virtual Lab, Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:00am.
Fall 2020 Schedules: Our draft Fall 2020 schedules are now available on PowerSchool for students to view. These schedules are in very early DRAFT form and we have 94% of students fully scheduled (we are working on this every day to get to 100%). The next step is to ensure that all students have the correct and desired classes by logging into PowerSchool to check that the right classes are assigned and that nothing has been missed (click on Next Year’s Schedule, then look at the Matrix view - works best on a computer, the app doesn't show next year's classes). Please read the information below on how scheduling and change requests work :
  • If you don’t know how to get into PowerSchool, email theresam@spokaneschools.org.
  • If you have a hole in your schedule, that means you are one of the 6% that have scheduling issues. We are moving classes around to fix as many issues as possible. If we cannot find a solution, we will be emailing you directly to find a solution (the email will go to your MS365 account). This process will take time, so we thank you for your patience.
  • Your classes are confirmed, but the periods and teachers WILL change many times over the next few months. Sorry, but we cannot promise specific teachers or periods due to the fluidity of the schedule and very full classes. Please try to not get attached to a specific schedule because it will change every day (maybe even every hour). Note: There may still be a few classes that will be collapsed due to low enrollment. If you are in one of those classes, you will be put into one of your alternates.
  • If you signed up to be an Intern (Seniors only), we haven't assigned specific periods to that class yet. Over the next few weeks, you'll see it move into periods 1-6.
  • For errors or change requests: 1) if you need counselor support regarding the change, begin by emailing your counselor, or 2) if it is a straight forward change, you can email theresam@spokaneschools.org. You can see the changes reflected in PowerSchool once they are made. If a change cannot be made due to period conflicts or full classes, we will let you know.
  • MANY of our electives are full, which is why you may have been moved into an alternate elective that you entered into PowerSchool when you selected your classes in January. We cannot promise that we can get you into specific electives. If you were moved out of an elective that you need for graduation (ex. you are going to be a senior and you registered for CTE because you need the credit but you were moved into Art, please explain that in your request).
  • If you are a choice student from outside Spokane Public Schools, you will not be able to see your schedule online because you are considered "pre-registered" and there is a glitch that doesn't show your schedule. You can theresam@spokaneschools.org and a copy will be sent via email (but it will change many times).
  • If you are planning on taking SVL, please go online to register soon to ensure a spot at www.spokanevirtual.com. There may be some changes coming for SVL registration with the closure, when we know more, we will let you know. For now, SVL is listed on schedules as “pending”, in August, the real SVL courses will be merged into PowerSchool. If you no longer want to take the SVL class, email theresam@spokaneschools.org. Information about SVL registration can be found further down in the email.
  • If you are planning on enrolling in Running Start at the college, please contact your counselor to begin the process. Once you have a confirmed schedule, it is important to let us know that we can drop your LC classes (we understand that this process might be delayed as well due to the colleges being closed for now).
Summer 2020 SVL: SVL Summer School Registration is OPEN!! Register at www.spokanevirtual.com SVL summer school offers many high school credited classes for $185 (scholarships available), as well as the following non-credit support courses for $120:
  • SAT/PSAT Prep class to help you score higher on next year’s test.
  • Math “Bridge” classes to help students who would like to feel better prepared for math next school year.
  • World Language “Bridge” to transition between class levels or for extra speaking practice with Rosetta Stone.

Fall 2020 SVL: FALL Registration is now open for Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL) for the 2020-2021 school year! Students can find the course offerings and registration information at www.spokanevirtual.com
  1. Follow the links in the Registration menu
  2. Watch your school email for a link to your SVL registration form and additional information
  3. Print the registration form, sign, have a parent/guardian sign, and take the registration form to your school counselor
Mobile Meals - Bus Stops & Times: In addition to providing meals at 24 distribution sites , Spokane Public Schools is also using school buses to deliver meals along routes that reach areas of our community with the highest need. The neighborhoods being served are near the following commentaries: Arlington , Audubon , Cooper , Sheridan , Stevens , Hutton , and Regal . Any child can grab a meal at these stops! Go to https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/3981 for the map with drop off locations and times.
COLLEGE & CAREER
Community Graduation Ceremony Updates:
  • The Spokane Native American Graduation event is cancelled for the safety of the community, and especially for the elders. Instead, they are honoring and celebrating 2020 graduates by sending care packages with a Pendleton stole and a certificate to the first 65 graduates in the Spokane area who sign up here.
  • HBPA Hispanic and Young Scholar Recognition is cancelled due to state protocols, but HSPA believes that all graduates, regardless of their GPA, deserve to receive a stole and certificate of recognition. Graduates of 2020 must register by 5/8/2020 in order to receive their stole and certificate. Please register and see guidelines for scholarships at www.hbpaspokane.net before 5/8/2020.
  • African American Graduation has been cancelled in order to keep the safety and wellness as the community as priority. They are considering alternative avenues to still recognize and celebrate eligible 2020 graduates and will put out further details soon.
  • Lavender Graduation by the EWU Pride Center has been cancelled to prioritize the health and safety of the community. Students can still receive a rainbow tassel and lavender stole by completing the registration form no later than 4/15/2020, and the $10 registration for non-EWU students will be waved. Tassels and stoles will be available for pick-up later in spring quarter. Sign up with the following link: https://inside.ewu.edu/pridecenter/lavendergraduation/
  • Asian Pacific Islander Graduation - we are reaching out to get updates from the organization.
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 www.lctigers.com - 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!
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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 @sps81.org . Example: Smith4543@sps81.org . 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.
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 www.lcboosters.org 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: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qvywmh70twwbt9/
  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).
Access to FREE Internet at Home: As the country deals with the effects of the Coronavirus, Comcast is helping to connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two FREE months of Internet service. After the first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer ($9.95/month). You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment. You can apply at: https://apply.internetessentials.com/

You may qualify if:
  • You are eligible for public assistance programs such as Free/Reduced Lunch (National Lunch Program), Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI.
  • You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
  • You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
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: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lewis-clark-high-school
  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