CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Athletic Calendar can be found at: https://bit.ly/2o9Yxd8
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 (info coming soon)
January 9 - Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 10 - Early Release ( school dismisses at 1:15pm )
January 13 - Rubber Chicken Spirit Week (info coming soon)
January 14 - Seminar Schedule (topic - registration for Fall classes)
January 14 - Jazz Band Concert - 7:00pm
January 16 - Rubber Chicken Con and Games (Boys 5:30, Girls 7:30 at the Arena)
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 22 - Running Start Info Meeting for Parents and Students - 6:30pm
January 23 - Semester Finals Block Schedule Periods 1-2-3
January 24 - Semester Finals Block Schedule Periods 4-5-6 - Semester 1 Ends
January 24 - An Evening of Ensembles @ the Cracker Building (see below for more info)
January 27 - Semester 2 Begins ( NOT a snow day)
January 29 - Junior registration for next fall in English classes
January 29 - 8th Grade Parent Night - 6:00pm
January 30 - Sophomore registration for next fall in English classes
January 31 - Freshman registration for next fall in English classes
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
When our kids were little, we lived next to Cannon Hill Park.

It was then and still is a little jewel among Spokane’s many beautiful parks.

Every Christmas Eve, a very well-organized Cannon Hill family put together a holiday bonfire and sing-along for the neighborhood.

A hundred or more folks would gather – kids home from college, folks just sneaking in before mass at St. Augustine’s, parents with wee ones needing to burn off some Christmas morning anticipation. And Santa always arrived with candy canes and admonishments to the littles to sleep tight so he could come down the chimney later.

It was Norman Rockwell come to life.

We ultimately outgrew our house there and although I tried to make my family keep attending the sing-along, my children finally revolted and said they felt a little creepery and trespassy showing up.
I really miss going.

The good news for me is that I work in a school that is crazy-full of tradition.

And the great news for me is that the traditions honored here come from a myriad of cultures and influences.

At our winter choir concert this week, the students sang celebration songs in Swahili, Norwegian, and Gaelic. They shared music from the Jewish faith. There were some American holiday classics and even some Tchaikovsky thrown in.

Our AVID kids busily readied their traditional gift-drive for a local elementary here in town and left just a few moments ago with nearly 400 wrapped presents for the kids there. Our kids learn a lot about equity, economics, privilege and opportunity doing this drive each year. And they are so incredibly happy to give.

Our ELD kids are spiffed up to the Nines today. They are being interviewed by L.A. Times reporters in town for a story about the Marshallese community in Spokane. The traditions that our Marshallese families are working to bring with them here to help keep their culture alive thousands of miles from their island home are gorgeous and compelling.

Many former teachers are in the building today to reconnect at our annual staff holiday luncheon. It’s a tradition that brings them back into the fold of our instructional team for an afternoon. We adore seeing their faces and always marvel at how retirement actually makes most folks look a lot younger than when they left.

I so hope that this winter enables you and your family to celebrate some family traditions of being together, enjoying some down time with one another, and appreciating the people you get to call your own.

We look forward to seeing your students again in 2020!

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: Two LC math teachers - Matt Huddle and Brook Gannon - have earned their National Board Certification. Congratulations Matt and Brook!
Good News: The Los Angeles Times was at LC today to do a feature story about the Marshallese community in Spokane. They are interviewing our ELD teachers and our Marshallese students. As soon as the article is published, we will share the link. Here is a link to the first story in the series: https://www.latimes.com/projects/marshall-islands-nuclear-testing-sea-level-rise/
Good News: We are excited to announce that LC Senior Morgan Armstrong has been selected as the candidate from LC for the 2020 Lilac Royal Court. Morgan will be competing with 16 other wonderful young ladies from the Spokane area for a place on the Royal Court. Good luck Morgan!
Good News: LC and the LC AVID program would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the LC Community for your generosity in making our 4th Annual Giving Tree a huge success! Thanks to your donations, we were able to take a gift to every student at Grant Elementary (almost 400 students). Our future Tigers were beyond excited to see the big Tigers come into classrooms with bags stuffed with gifts. A huge thank your to LC AVID teacher Mrs. Maegan Gomes for her boundless energy and dedication to making this a success!
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 Matt Barker has been accepted to Montana State University. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Stella Brown has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Coulter Cloninger has been accepted to Carroll College and has been awarded a $76,000 Trustee Scholarship. Go Saints!
Accepted: LC Senior William Cloutier has been accepted to Montana State University and has been awarded a $16,000 scholarship. Go Bobcats!
Accepted: LC Senior Isabella DeLis has been accepted to San Diego State University and Hawaii Pacific University (in the Marine Biology program). Go Aztecs and Sharks!
Accepted: LC Senior Logan Denlinger has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Meredith Dirkman has been accepted to the University of Michigan. Go Wolverines!
Accepted: LC Senior Alicia Edgar has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Diamond Franco has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Lakaija Hairston has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Josh Hechtman has been awarded the Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship. Over 3,000 high school seniors applied for this rigorous scholarship with 80 finalists in the US who were all interviewed and 10-15 were ultimately selected. The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large. Josh will be attending Stanford University with the scholarship. Go Cardinal!
Accepted: LC Senior Tyler Hilsendeger has been accepted to George Fox University and the University of the Pacific. Go Bruins and Tigers!
Accepted: LC Senior Eli Hollon has been accepted to Colorado College. Go Tigers!
Accepted: LC Senior Sarah Holman has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University. Go Knights!
Accepted: LC Senior Teddy Jackson has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Molly Kurfman has been accepted to Western Washington University. Go Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Gabriela Marquis has been accepted to Marquette University. Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior James McGivern has been accepted to the University of Portland (with a $108,000 Presidential scholarship), Montana State University (with a $66,400 scholarship), Texas Christian University (with a $92,000 scholarship), and Santa Clara University (with the Dean’s scholarship). Go Pilots, Bobcats, Horned Frogs, and Broncos!
Accepted: LC Senior Erin Miller has been accepted to the University of Denver (with the Dean's Scholarship for $22,000 in tuition and $3,000 for room and board) and San Diego State University. Go Pioneers and Aztecs!
Accepted: LC Senior Jackson Morehouse has been accepted to the University of San Francisco. Go Dons!
Accepted: LC Senior Jaxon Morris has been accepted to Washington State University with a $4,000 scholarship. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Fiona Murphy has been accepted to the University of Puget Sound and Seattle University (with an Academic Achievement Scholarship for $20,100 per year for four years). Go Loggers and Redhawks!
Accepted: LC Senior Sophia Murray has been accepted to Cornish College of the Arts!
Accepted: LC Senior Andrew Rindge has been accepted to Western Washington University, Fordham University, Santa Clara University (and has been awarded a Dean's Scholarship for $18,000), and the University of San Francisco (and has been awarded a $25,000 per year Scholar's Scholarship). Go Vikings, Rams, Broncos, and Dons!
Accepted: LC Senior Jaimie Roller has been accepted to Washington State University. Go Cougs!
Accepted: LC Senior Kaitlynn Schmidt has been accepted to San Diego State University. Go Aztecs!
Accepted: LC Senior Shee Sho has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Jonathan Schweifler has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Manpal Singh has been accepted to North Seattle College, Santa Monica College, Seattle Central Community College, and Long Beach City College. Go Northstars, Corsairs, and Vikings!
Accepted: LC Senior Avery Steer has been accepted to Marquette University. Go Golden Eagles!
Accepted: LC Senior Zane Stephens has been accepted to Spokane Falls Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Gwyn Teel has been accepted to Harvey Mudd College with early decision. Go Athenas!
Accepted: LC Senior Anna-Rae Thompson has been accepted to Spokane Community College. Go Sasquatch!
Accepted: LC Senior Grace Wick has been accepted to the University of Northern Colorado. Go Bears!
Accepted: LC Senior Kelsey Williams has been accepted to the University of South Carolina - Columbia and Louisiana State University. Go Gamecocks and Tigers!
INFORMATION
LC Offices Closed for Break: The LC Public, Student, and Business Offices will be closed during Winter Break.

FYI - Seniors with a January 1 college deadline, counselors are on break and not available by phone or email until we return on January 6.
LC Running Winter Strength Camp: Sign up now and start the new year with a strength training camp at LC that focuses on developing young runners. This camp will be led by a certified strength trainer who is an expert in running strength exercises. This camp is open to anyone who would like to participate.
Voter Registration: On January 9, during lunch , in the front hallway, students 16 years or older (so you are ready to vote when you turn 18), are encouraged to complete registration to become a registered voter. A Washington driver’s license/ID or social security number and about 10 minutes is all that is required to complete the registration. Join us in the front hall on January 9 and become and official registered voter!
PSAT Scores: On Thursday or Friday in English classes, all 9th, 10th and 11th graders received their PSAT score results and original test booklets from the October test. Please ask your child to share the test results so you can see their areas of strength and areas they can improve in before taking the SAT.

The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered offer students free SAT practice connected to their PSAT scores. At Khan Academy, students can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on their results. To access this FREE resource, students can log into their College Board account ( https://www.collegeboard.org/ ).
Senior All-Nighter Corporate Sponsor and Donor Invite: The LC Senior All-Nighter is looking for corporate and private donors to help make the event a success for the Class of 2020. The All-Nighter provides seniors with a safe and fun event following graduation and one last time that they will all be together. Click he re for the form to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity Spokane Announces New Volunteer Opportunities in the City of Spokane! Habitat for Humanity Spokane is a nonprofit organization that builds homes, communities and hope. Habitat now has construction volunteer opportunities in West Central Spokane working on rehabilitating abandoned and blighted homes. Once the homes are rehabbed, they will be sold to qualified low-income families. Construction for this project will consist of rehabilitation of these homes as well as demolition. To sign up, each volunteer must be 16+ years or older, fill out a volunteer application and sign up online. Click here to get started!
 
Habitat can accommodate groups of volunteers of up to 20 to work on these homes Wednesday – Saturday. Half day and full day shifts:
  • Morning shift from 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon shift from 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Full day shift from 8:30am-4:30pm
Rubber Chicken T-Shirts: Rubber Chicken is coming and you need to get your t-shirts starting January 6 in the Business Office! The package price for both shirts is $17.00. The orange shirt is short sleeve and the black shirt is long sleeve. You'll layer them on game night and the Cheerleaders/Spooh Crew will tell you when it is time to change shirts.
Rubber Chicken Spirit Days: Rubber chicken Spirit Days are coming, here is your guide to showing your Tiger spirit to help us win back Chuck!
  • January 13 - Camo Day - wear camo, black, green, brown, gray
  • January 14 - Destination Day - 9th wear Texas (flannel, boots, hats), 10th wear PNW (Athlelisure, Patagonia), 11th wear Hawaii (Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses), 12th wear Antarctica (hat, goggles, coats)
  • January 15 - Emergency Day - wear red, white, blue
  • January 16 - Rubber Chicken T-Shirt Day (or orange and black)
  • January 17 - Pajama Day - wear pajamas or comfy clothes
Semester 2 SVL: Registration for Spokane Virtual Learning is now open for Second Semester 2019-2020!  Students currently enrolled in year-long SVL courses only will be rolled over to 2nd semester and do not need to re-register.
 
Students can find the course offerings and registration information at www.spokanevirtual.com
  1. Follow the links in the Register menu
  2. Watch your email that you provided for more information from SVL that will include a link to your registration form
  3. Print and take the registration form to your school counselor that includes your signature and parent/guardian signature
An Evening of Ensembles: Please join us for a fun evening of festivities in Spokane’s own historic Cracker Building on January 24 For tickets and information click here
  • Enjoy live music by small ensembles featuring band, choir and orchestra students
  • Special guest speaker Don Goodwin
  • MC Verne Windham 
  • Silent Auction and raffle drawing
  • Raise the Paddle fundraiser
  • Sweet and Savory Hors d’oeuvres
  • Beer and Wine by Overbluff Cellars
  • Handcrafted Coffee by Anvil Coffee
  • $37.50 suggested donation per ticket, includes one beverage of your choice ($40 at the door)
  • All proceeds raised at this fundraising event will benefit the band, choir and orchestra programs at LC.
Choice Transfers for 2020-2021: For those who are interested in having their current LC student or current middle school student attend a school other than their neighborhood school, the priority enrollment window will be open from January 1- February 15 . During this time, people can complete and submit an application to the first-round enrollment lottery, and make changes anytime through February 15. Learn more on the Spokane Schools Transfer page.

If your child currently attends LC on a choice transfer AND you live within the Spokane Public Schools boundary area, you do NOT need to reapply for next year to continue at LC. If you live outside of the SPS boundaries, you WILL need to reapply for a choice transfer so that your home district can approve the continuing transfer. Please call Karen Payne (354-6889) if you have questions.
Legal Assistance for Families: The Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) is working to connect low-income community members to low-cost and free legal services when needed. The VLP can assist with Family Law, housing, consumer, and debt issues. Referral to the VLP is easy. Community members may reach them:
  • In-person at 1116 W. Broadway, 4th Floor Annex
  • By phone, 888.201.1014
  • On-line at www.SpokaneVLP.org
Earn college Credits While in High School: Are you interested in opportunities to earn college credit while in high school?  LC will also host a parent/student evening event on Wednesday, January 22 6:30-7:30pm in the LC auditorium on the Running Start program. Representatives from each of the participating Running Start colleges will present information on the program and LC Counselors and teachers will present information on Advanced Placement course opportunities .
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:
  • January 8: CWU Application Session 1:30-3:00pm
  • January 15: Whitworth University Admissions EA 2 Deadline
  • January 31: Washington State University Admissions Priority Deadlin
  • January 31: Western Washington University Admissions Regular Deadline
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Eastern Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 1: Central Washington University Admissions Priority Deadline
  • February 6: SFCC/SCC Application Session 1:30-3:00
  • February 28: SFCC/SCC Scholarship Application Closes
  • March 1: Whitworth University Admissions Regular Deadline
Jostens Senior Orders: Seniors, you can pick up order packets for Jostens Graduation Supplies in the Student Office or go to spokanegrad.com to order online.
SchooLinks for Seniors: Rising Seniors, its time to start thinking about applying to colleges, so be sure to log into our college application tracking system called SchooLinks to do career interest surveys, college research, and scholarship searches to jump start your process. You can access your account at 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: 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: 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: 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