CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
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 19 - Rubber Chicken Food Drive Ends at 3:30pm
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 - Rubber Chicken T-Shirts Sale - Business Office
January 9 - Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 10 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
When our three (now adult!) children were little people, we had a dinnertime ritual called “Thankful -Sorry -Hoping” during which time we would go around the table and each identify something in the day that had occurred that had made us each feel each of the emotions from the title of the game.

The things the kids could list under each topic varied widely and ran the gamut from hilarious - “I’m thankful that Evan barfed on Sadie’s desk and not mine today!” to profound - “I’m hoping Alec’s mom is well enough to pack his lunch tomorrow; he only had Corn Pops in his sack today,” to revealing - “I’m sorry I didn’t practice my math facts this week but if I get put in the fast group I won’t get to sit next to Raven anymore and her hair smells soooooo good.”

We started the practice as a family because their Dad and I wanted our kids to go out into the world gratefully, with hearts for others and for service, and as aspirationally as we could help them become in this world where so much need is evident.

(We also wanted to get way better intel on their personal lives than we got from asking, “How was school today?” We are nosy like that!)

I am excited to get to have two of our three kids at home this Thanksgiving and will look forward to another round of “T/S/H” with my boys.

I know what I can share: I’m thankful for my work and my family. I’m sorry that there is so much divisiveness in current discourse and deprivation in our current communities. And I’m hoping that my work and my family can help bring reconciliation and sustenance to the lives of others who so very much need it.

Here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I so hope you have blessings to count and family to love on over the break.

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 Speech and Debate Team competed in the Couer d'Alene High School Viking Invitational Tournament on November 22-23 and had a fantastic showing coming in 2nd place with individual team wins:
  • Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Siena Roberts - Semi-finalist, Hallie Brigham - Quarter-finalist
  • Novice Policy: Sasha Sharman & Justin Park - 1st place, Tula Webber & May Larsen - 2nd place
  • Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Josie Stenzel - 2nd place, Melanie Brigham - Quarter-finalist
  • Open Policy: Jonathan Crowley & Anna Ryplewski - Semi-finalist
  • Novice Editorial Commentary: Ella Branson - 5th place
  • Novice Expository: Helen Garabedian - 4th place
  • Novice Extemporaneous: Vinh Pham - 1st place, Sasha Sharman - 2nd place, Jeslyn Cai - 3rd place
  • Novice Impromptu: Hallie Brigham - 1st place, Egara Aragoneses - 3rd place, Sophie Aldred - 7th place
  • Novice Oratory: Siena Roberts - 1st place, Ella Branson - 3rd place
  • Open Editorial Commentary: Josie Stenzel - 2nd place
  • Open Humorous: Josie Stenzel - 1st place
Good News: On Saturday, November 24, the LC Academic Team competed at the Southern Washington regional History Bowl competition, in Vancouver, Washington. Congratulations to our team members for their fifth place finish: Bri Dashiell , Matt Glaser, Bennett Nye, Joe Trefry, Chloe Wiley, and Noah Williams.
Good News: Congratulations to the LC students who are members of the "School of Cross" junior cyclocross (CX) bicycle racing team Elizabeth Roggenbauer , Alex Ryse , Jacob Ryse , Evan Schweifler , Maddie Speare , and Linnea Sunderman raced through dirt, mud, grass, sand and over barriers in a number of series and races. In the Inland NW CX series, students raced in junior and adult categories, closing the season with impressive overall standings (see Inland NW CX Series for results). Elizabeth, Alex, Jacob, and Linnea will be traveling to Steliacoom, WA in December to race in the USA National Cyclocross Championships.
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 Emily Bendickson has been accepted to Boise State University and the University of Idaho. Go Broncos and Vandals!
Accepted: LC Senior Dontae Black-Solomon has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Paw Blu has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Beatriz Cebola Santos has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Kim Costilla has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Eh Moo Dah has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Logan Denlinger has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Sage Erban has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Caden Evans has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Syndi Goulding has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University (and has been awarded a University Achievement Award for $2,000). Go Sasquatch and Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Sierra Hansen has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Halee Hazen has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Emma John has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Dalina Jonathan has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Sein Lah has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Genavieve Marckini has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Carmen Martinez has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Jael Mateos has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Dimitri McDonald has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Samuel McLaughlin has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University. Go Knights!
Accepted: LC Senior Shellie Meier has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Hsa Moo has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Jillian Moore has been accepted to the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Aaliyah Moss has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Viva Mungualinipa has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Fiona Murphy has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University and Western Washington University. Go Knights and Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Khin Naung has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Jasiel Quesada-Hernandez has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Taytum Richo has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Mugel See has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Shayan Shahrabadi has been accepted to Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University. Go Eagles and Pirates!
Accepted: LC Senior Calvin Sherwood has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Pramila Subba has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior David Sumner has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Tylynn Tate has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Eunice Viatoshir has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Bailey Weber has been accepted to the Community Colleges of Spokane. Go Sasquatch!
INFORMATION
Senior Yearbook PORTRAITS: 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

AVID Giving Tree: For the past three years, AVID helped Lewis and Clark and our fabulous community get a present for every student at Grant Elementary. This year, we want to do the same thing…the AVID Giving Tree is back. The Giving Tree will run between December 2-20. Please take a tag from the tree - there will be orange tags for girls and red tags for boys with the teacher and grade level. We would love your help to get toys, books, stuffed animals, and other small gifts - between $5 and $10 - for every kid at Grant Elementary. We also need wrapping paper, and cash donations are greatly appreciated.

Bring back your generous gift, wrapped or unwrapped, with the tag and place it in the boxes located in the entrance of the school and in the student and public offices. The AVID classes will be delivering the gifts to Grant! So on Black Friday, don’t pass up those deals. Keep your eyes out for a small present that will make a huge difference in the life of a child. Thank you!!!
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 and 12-14). Thursday & Friday shows at 7:00pm with 2:00pm 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.
Knitting Club: The LC Knitting Club t-shirts are back! If you would like to purchase a shirt, contact Mrs. Showalter to let her know the size. You can bring $10 to room 019 by December 9.
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 30: California State University System Admissions Priority Deadline
  • December 1: Gonzaga University Admissions Deadline
  • December 1: Innovia Foundation Scholarship Portal Opens
  • December 4: University of Montana- 7:45 am
  • January 31: Washington State University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • TBA: On site registration events for SFCC and 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
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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.
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: 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 Albi, Gonzaga Prep, UHi or CV for $76.
**The GSL Sports Pass does not include admission to Playoffs, State or tiebreakers.
Join the LC Booster Club: Are you a parent of an Lewis and Clark student? If the answer is yes, then you are a Booster Club member! The LC Booster Club is the official fundraising organization for ALL of the high school’s co-curricular activities and athletics. All proceeds to the Booster Club are allocated to coaches and club sponsors to support their needs. All LC parents are welcome at our monthly meetings and are encouraged to support the fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Visit our website at 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).
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