CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
November 15 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
November 18 - Winter Sports Begin (Wrestling, Basketball)
November 28-29 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
November 30 - Senior Portrait for Yearbook Deadline ( see below )
December 2 - Rubber Chicken Food Drive Begins
December 5 - Mid-Quarter 2 Ends ( grades are always available on PowerSchool )
December 6 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
December 5-6 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 7:00pm
December 7 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 2:00pm
December 9 - IMPA Music Parent Meeting - 5:45pm
December 9 - STAGE Drama Parent Meeting - 6:00pm
December 9 - Booster Club Parent Meeting - 6:30pm
December 12-13 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 7:00pm
December 13 - Mid-Q 2 Grades Distributed ( grades are always available on PowerSchool )
December 14 - LC Tiger Drama presents High School Musical - 2:00pm
December 17 - Choir Concert - 7:00pm
December 18 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00pm
December 20 - Yearbook Pre-Order Deadline
December 23-January 3 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
January 4 - Robotics Season Kickoff Breakfast - 10:00am
January 6 - School Resumes - Happy New Year!
January 9 - Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 10 - Rubber Chicken Food Drive Ends
January 10 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
One of my very favorite movies of all time is the 1989 Ron Howard film “Parenthood”.

It depicts four generations of a typically dysfunctional, remarkably average family struggling through the standard, stressful events that pepper the raising of complex children, the struggle for a healthy marriage, and the aging of older family members.

The matriarch of the clan, known only as “Grandma” says little during the film, but at the end it is her words about the constant challenges of being in family that always come back to me.

“When I was nineteen, grandpa took me on a roller coaster. Up! Down! Up! Down! Oh, what a ride! I always wanted to go again. It was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so scared, frightened, sick, excited, and thrilled all together. Some didn’t
like it and went on the merry-go-round instead. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster better. You get more out of it.”

Working with teenagers is a lot like the coaster ride Grandma speaks of – it can be crazy-making, but you get more out of it, for sure.

There are the downs, and we had one yesterday with a student’s social media post that upset and disrupted our community.

And there are the ups. So many of them.

Here is a video of one from just this morning.
 
Your kids are messy and worrisome and aggravating and even infuriating at times. (I hope I can say that – mine were, too – please don’t ask about the time my youngest son drove my Suburban directly into the side of our garage after taking it out to the driveway to wash … so that I could trade it in at the dealership from where I had just purchased a new family car…)

But they are also athletes and artists and scholars and advocates. They are hilarious and inspiring and tender and good.

We have so many more ups around here and since it is that time of year for doing so, let me please give thanks that every day we get to work with your students.

Marybeth Smith
LC Principal
GOOD NEWS / THANK YOU
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: The LC Boys Cross Country Team took 3rd place in the State 4A Cross Country Championships last weekend and Senior Wil Smith took 1st place in the individual championship! Way to go Tigers!
Good News: The LC Girls Cross Country Team took 5th place overall in the State 4A Cross Country Championships last weekend. Way to go Tigers!
Good News: Freshman Jeslyn Cai has been named the winner in the Washington Music Teachers National Association Competition Junior Performance for Piano. Congratulations Jeslyn!
Good News: The LC Speech and Debate Team hosted the Rumble in the Jungle Tournament last weekend at LC. Out of 17 schools and 388 students here is how the amazing LC team placed:
  • Novice Lincoln-Douglas - Siena Roberts - Quarter-finalist
  • Novice Policy - Sam Lamarche & Sasha Sharman - Semi-finalist
  • Novice Public Forum - Ella Branson & Myles Hidalgo - Quarter-finalist
  • Open Lincoln-Douglas - Melanie Brigham - Semi-finalist
  • Open Lincoln-Douglas - Josie Stenzel - Quarter-finalist
  • Novice Oratory - Siena Roberts - 2nd Place
  • Open Duo Interpretation - Jack Morehouse & Sam Morehouse - 1st Place
  • Open Editorial Commentary - Jose Stenzel - 3rd Place
  • Open Editorial Commentary - Tatum Getchell - 4th Place
  • Open Extemporaneous - Alan Zeng - 3rd Place
  • Open Extemporaneous - Jonathan Crowley - 4th Place
Good News: Our LC fall sports teams had a terrific season and we are proud to announce the GSL All-League athletes:
  • Slow-Pitch Softball (3rd in State): Tara Groves - Coach of the Year, Madelyn Dibble - MVP, Peyten Johnson - Second Team
  • Girls Soccer: Anna Ackermann - Honorable Mention, Ella Magnuson - Honorable Mention, Elena Rawlins - Honorable Mention
  • Volleyball: Katarina Kenlein - 2nd Team, Kate Hufnagel - 2nd Team
  • Boys Cross Country (3rd in State): Wil Smith - 1st Team (State Champion), Patrick North - 1st Team, Danny Maxwell - 1st Team
  • Girls Cross Country (5th in State): Ila Davis - 1st Team, Bridget Burns - 1st Team, Tate Nelson - 1st Team, Alice Groza - 2nd Team, Lindsay Butler - 2nd Team, Audrey Thronson - Honorable Mention, Naomi Butler - Honorable Mention
  • Football: Malachi Moore - 1st Team Offense, Keani Guthmueller - 1st Team Defense and 2nd Team Offense, Charles Avery - 1st Team Defense, Alonzo Williams - Honorable Mention Offense, Jace Parbon - Honorable Mention Offense, Josh Bewick - Honorable Mention Defense, Stephan Cox - Honorable Mention Defense, Grant Daniel - Honorable Mention Defense, Keel Potter - Honorable Mention Defense
Good News: The Legal Studies and Criminal Justice classes went on a field trip to the Gonzaga Law School and were able to sit in on Professor Brooks Holland's (an LC dad!) Criminal Law class and received a tour of the school, courtesy of Susan Lee, PhD, the Dean of Admissions (LC teacher Mr. Lee's wife!). The students learned, maybe more than they wanted to know, about the subject of 'depraved heart murder' and the case of People vs. Knoller. They are heading off to the Juvenile Detention Center next week for their next step out into the real world.
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!
Accepted: LC Senior Caleb Bopp has been accepted to Grand Canyon University with a Dean's Scholarship for $5,500 per year. Go Antelopes!
Accepted: LC Senior Katherine (Kiki) Bourekis has been accepted to and signed a National Letter of Intent to play Girls Soccer at Seattle Pacific University. Go Falcons! Watch her signing video here .
Accepted: LC Senior Melanie Brigham has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University. Go Knights!
Accepted: LC Senior Luke Bumpus has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Pirates!
Accepted: LC Senior Lindsey Butler has been accepted to and signed a National Letter of Intent to run Girls Cross Country at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Go Hardrockers! Watch her signing video here .
Accepted: LC Senior Amelia Crawford-Heim has been accepted to The Evergreen State College. Go Goeducks!
Accepted: LC Senior Isabella DeLis has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Shannon Farley has been accepted to Montana State University, Washington State University, and Boise State University. Go Bobcats, Cougs, and Broncos!
Accepted: LC Senior Miles Heath has been accepted to Washington State University and has been awarded a Distinguished University Achievement Award for $8,000 per year. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Eli Hollon has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Kate Hufnagel has been accepted to Montana State University and Washington State University. Go Bobcats and Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Humphreys has been accepted to Boise State University. Go Broncos!
Accepted: LC Senior Halka Inagaki has been accepted to Montana State University and Western Washington University. Go Bobcats and Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Maeve Jensen has been accepted to Brigham Young University - Idaho. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Carmen Martinez has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Pirates!
Accepted: LC Senior Samuel McLaughlin has been accepted to Whitworth University. Go Pirates!
Accepted: LC Senior Matt Pfeifer has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Serena Pollock has been accepted to Central Washington University. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Serafina Radford has been accepted to the University of Montana. Go Grizzlies!
Accepted: LC Senior Darby Rickel has been accepted to and signed a National Letter of Intent to play Girls Golf at Creighton University. Go Bluejays! Watch her signing video here .
Accepted: LC Senior Wil Smith has been accepted to and signed a National Letter of Intent to run Boys Cross Country at Gonzaga University. Go Bulldogs! Watch his signing video here .
Accepted: LC Senior Sydney Waddell has been accepted to Portland Community College. Go Panthers!
Accepted: LC Senior Olivia Waldenberg has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Kelsey Williams has been accepted to Carroll College. Go Fighting Saints!
INFORMATION
Senior Yearbook PORTRAITS: The 2019-2020 yearbook staff would like to inform you on the aspects of the yearbook that specifically concern your Senior student. The deadline for senior portrait submissions is November 30 . Please make sure your submissions are turned into the Lewis & Clark yearbook email: lcyearbook@spokaneschools.org

  • If you do not have a professional photographer, the yearbook staff will be glad to take one for you. Visit room 015 prior to the deadline for your photo.
  • Students who do not provide a photo will have their Dorian school photo placed unless unavailable.
  • Current photographs of seniors ideally displaying 3/4 shot (waist up) are requested for the senior section. 
  • Photographs should be color or black and white. 
  • While we want you to express yourself through your senior photo, please keep it respectful and professional.
  • Photos will be accepted by the yearbook staff and deemed appropriate. The yearbook staff has the right to deny photos that don’t comply with our expectations. An additional photo will be requested.
  • We will not accept photos with the following: horizontal pictures, pictures with other people (or pets), inappropriate content, excessive photo manipulation, or costumes 
  • School dress code applies to senior pictures as well!
  • For the photograph to print properly we require a photograph that is a minimum of 1 MB (1,000 KB). Larger files are fine as we can always size down. Facebook or Instagram photos do not work as they are not sized for print publication. An ideal size is 2x3 inches (vertical) at 200 dpi and emailed to lcyearbook@spokaneschools.org.
  • Photos of larger scale will be accepted and sized appropriately by the yearbook staff.
  • When you email your picture we will confirm that we received it. If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, we did not receive the photo. Please follow up.
  • Please specify the student’s name as file name. Ex: Smith,John.jpg

Treats 2 Troops: The Family & Consumer Sciences and HOSA clubs are working on a community service project that will benefit the men and women serving overseas with Fairchild Air Force Base. Working with KREM 2 & Washington Trust Bank and the Treats 2 Troops program, LC students are collecting treats, snacks, candy, hand-held games, stationary supplies, protein bars, hygiene wipes, etc . Please drop off your donations to the LC Public Office no later than Friday, November 22
Speaker Opportunity: Spokane native and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who recently returned from the International Space Station, will be speaking at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (5720 S. Perry St.) on Sunday, November 17 at 7:00pm . All students are invited to hear her speak about life in space and about pursuing our dreams.
Lilac Royalty: Senior girls with a GPA of 3 or higher - if you are interested in representing LC as a Lilac Princess, you must attend one of the orientations for the Lilac Royalty Scholarship Program with a parent/guardian. The final 2020 Candidate/Parent Mandatory Meeting is Monday, November 18 - 6:00pm at the Spokane Valley Library on Argonne Road.
We're All in This Together: LC Tiger Drama is proud to announce our upcoming run of High School Musical the first two weekends of December (5-7, 12-14). Thursday & Friday shows at 7:00 with 2:00 matinees each Saturday. You won’t want to miss seeing the many cast combinations working together to tell this popular story! Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Stay tuned for information on how you can get discounted tickets for seeing more than one performance.
The Tiger Depot is Selling Calendars: Our 2020 12-month calendars have full color pictures, include all major holidays, have laminated covers (front and back), and are spiral bound. There are pre-designed Tiger calendars (as well as Tropical, Kitten, Nature, Butchart Gardens, Flowers, Space, and Angel calendars) for $7.00 each or you can have a custom one designed for $12.00 each. The customized calendars have personal photos of your own along with personalized dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. For samples, see the display case by room 109, Mrs. Underhill, or any Tiger Depot staff member in room 111. These make great gifts for the holidays! Place your order soon for prompt delivery. Feel free to contact Mrs. Underhill at lisau@spokaneschools.org or 354-6908 if you have any questions.
Tiger Closet: We were fortunate to receive a substantial amount of clothing donations to start the year off, but now we are in need of both student and parent volunteers to help us sort and organize our windfall! Please contact Kris Crocker at krisc@kxly.com if you can help get the Tiger Closet ready for our students to outfit themselves with new clothes!
COLLEGE & CAREER
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:
  • October 1: FAFSA Opens
  • October 28: SFCC/SCC Scholarship Application Open
  • November 21: Grand Canyon University - 11:00am
  • TBA: On site registration events for EWU, SFCC, SCC
Jostens Senior Orders: Seniors, you can pick up order packets for Jostens Graduation Supplies in the Student Office or go to spokanegrad.com to order online.
Find Your Future: Business AfterSchool is a series of career connected learning workshops hosted by local businesses for students in grades 6-12. 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. To sign up, go to BusinessAfterSchool.com or click on the QR code on the poster. Following are the Fall opportunities:
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!
SAT Saturday Testing Information: The SAT will be hosted on Saturdays at LC this year. Students register for exams directly on the SAT website, www.sat.collegeboard.org . 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: December 7 (not at LC) , March 14 (not at LC) , May 2 , and June 6 . The SAT test costs $64.50 per test with the essay (49.50 without the essay). Late registration incurs an additional $29 fee. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, you can see your counselor to apply for a fee waiver before you register online (click here for fee waiver information: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers ).
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 - www.act.org ). 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: December 14 , February 8 , April 4 , June 13 , and July 18.
REMINDERS
Follow Us: Follow us on Facebook and YouTube !
District Logins for Students: When students return for the new school year, they will have one less username and password to remember. Students will log in to their computer with their Office365 username and their eight-digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY).  For reference, students’ Office 365 username is their Last Name + last 4 digits of their student ID followed by @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.
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: November 18 , December 9 , 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 Joe 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 Lewis & Clark Booster Club is the official fundraising organization for ALL of the high school’s co-curricular activities and athletics. All proceeds to the Booster Club are allocated to coaches and club sponsors to support their needs. All LC parents are welcome at our monthly meetings and are encouraged to support the fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Please visit our website at www.lcboosters.org where you can find information on how to get involved as well as:
  • Upcoming meeting schedule
  • Past meeting minutes
  • Current Booster Club budget and allocations
  • Info on volunteer opportunities
After School Academic Support: Monday-Thursday from 2:45-4:00pm we offer after school academic support for students to receive individual help from teachers (English, Math, and Science teachers are on staff) and student tutors or use the time to work on homework and/or study. Students who are school bus riders can take the 4:00pm activity bus home.
B ite2Go Program: Lewis and Clark High School aspires to bring meal security to eliminate the nutritional gap of secondary students on the weekend. We intend to fulfill this goal with the Bite2Go program, which is a program run by LC DECA members meant to help get food to students for the weekend.
Directions:
  • Step 1: Register at: https://bite2goxl.wufoo.com/forms/qvywmh70twwbt9/
  • Step 2: Student will need to know their ID number
  • Step 3: Select an adult, within the building to receive food from
  • Step 4: Make sure to connect with this teacher so they know about the food delivery
  • Step 5: Bag of food will be delivered to the adult on Thursday during 5th period
  • Step 6: Student will continue to receive food each week. The same menu will be used unless it is changed by the student (filled out another menu with different selections).
Absences: If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance hotline to excuse the absence at 354-6968. Please leave a message with your name, your student's name, clearly spelling out the last name, how long your student will be absent, and the reason for the absence. An unexcused absence will generate an automated phone call home. If your child is going to have an extended absence, please have them go to the Student Office to pick up an Extended Absence Sheet to give teacher advanced notice of the absence.
FamilyID Athletic Clearance/Registration: FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides an easy, user-friendly way to register for activities, while helping us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register, the system keeps track of your information, so you only have to enter it once for multiple uses, family members and programs. If you do not have Internet access, you can use a computer at LC. The first time you register, it is recommended that you use a computer. After that, registrations can easily be done on your phone. If needed, paper packets are still available in the Business Office. Register at:
  1. Go to: 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