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September 2018

9/17/2018
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Constitution Day - September 17th
Constitution Day is required observance in schools by law and Garry Middle School will commemorate the day with a grand flare! Not only will teachers in all social studies classes present lessons specifically about the Constitution, but students and staff will participate in a variety of engaging events. For example: As a start to Spirit Week, students will dress up for "Red, White, and Blue" day. Some staff are dressing up in colonial gear! Lunch activities include access to a special menu like Benjamin Franklin Fries. Students who memorize the Preamble can recite it to administrators at lunch to earn an ice cream bar. The American Legion Riders Post 54 will be here on their motorcycles to teach students proper flag folding and flag waving etiquette. Constitution magnets with patriotic statements will be handed out for students to stick in their lockers. We're working on a joint lunch musical moment having everyone sing Yankee Doodle Dandy (although this might be a stretch!!). In the evening we have our parent Open House (6:30 pm). We'll continue the commemoration by sharing with parents the law/purpose behind Constitution Day and also share some of the day's events with photos of the kids in action. In addition, given the unfortunate, caustic political environment, at Garry we think this would add a positive and patriotic outlook and help us remember just how fortunate we are to live in this country.
Garry
725 E. Joseph Ave.

Contact Info
Wendy Watson, Principal of Garry Middle School
wendyw@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5210

November 2016

11/4/2016
12:30 PM-1:00 PM
EAGLE PEAK CROSS COUNTRY ASSEMBLY
This year we applied for a grant to help start the first ever Cross Country Team. We had 6 students compete at various meets across the city. Students have noticed a growth in Social Emotional Skills and the benefits of working as a team. During the season these students had excellent attendance and saw a decrease in suspensions. The entire team are considered at risk and receive free/reduced lunch and attend Eagle Peak to work on behavioral concerns in hopes of returning to their neighborhood school. Come listen to our guest speaker and celebrate the students receiving their running shoes as well as gifts from the community for their hard work and dedication.
Eagle Peak School at Pratt
6903 E 4th Ave

Contact Info
Timothy O'Halloran
timoh@spokaneschools.org
509-324-1776
11/4/2016
12:30 PM-1:00 PM
EAGLE PEAK CROSS COUNTRY ASSEMBLY
This year we applied for a grant to help start the first ever Cross Country Team. We had 6 students compete at various meets across the city. Students have noticed a growth in Social Emotional Skills and the benefits of working as a team. During the season these students had excellent attendance and saw a decrease in suspensions. The entire team are considered at risk and receive free/reduced lunch and attend Eagle Peak to work on behavioral concerns in hopes of returning to their neighborhood school. Come listen to our guest speaker and celebrate the students receiving their running shoes as well as gifts from the community for their hard work and dedication.
Eagle Peak School at Pratt
6903 E 4th Ave

Contact Info
Timothy O'Halloran
timoh@spokaneschools.org
509-324-1776

August 2015

8/20/2015-6/24/2015
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Shadle Park Summer music camps
Percussion camp runs Thurs. Fri. 8/20 & 21 then the Band and Color Guard join in Mon. - Wed. 8/22-24. In the Instrumental music room at Shadle Park.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Kevin Hartse
kevinh@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6735

June 2015

6/16/2015
3:15 PM-4:10 PM
Family Day at Cooper Garden
Cooper Garden Club and all Cooper students have worked hard on the Cooper Garden this spring, and it is bursting with flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. We will be giving tours to parents, community, and staff on Tuesday.
Cooper
3200 N Ferrall St.

Contact Info
Julia Becker
juliab@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2495
6/16/2015
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Cooper Garden Clun Open House and celebration
Follow-up story...our garden shed was stolen earlier this year.( They can take our shed, but they can't take our spirit.) A new shed was donated and we now have a garden club with 70 students in grades 1-3. The garden is flourishing and the kids are opening up the garden for tours to family and friends. We hope to see you there.
Cooper
3200 N Ferrall St.

Contact Info
Rona Williams
ronaw@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2505

May 2015

5/29/2015-6/19/2015
Chase jazz band earns awards
The Chase Middle School Jazz Band won two awards at the Music in The Parks competition. The Jazz Band competed against middle schools and high schools from all over the state of Washington, receiving a score of 94.8 out of a possible 100 points. Chase earned 1st Place in the Middle School Division. Chase also took 1st Place for the Top Overall Jazz Band.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
John Andes
johnand@spokaneschools.org
354-5000
5/21/2015
3:30 PM
CTE student expo
This event will celebrate the accomplishments of CTE students, and recognize the contributions of CTE advisory members, mentors and teachers.
Lincoln Center
1316 N. Lincoln

Contact Info
Christi Harter
ChristiH@spokaneschools.org
354-7335
5/13/2015
8:30 AM-2:30 PM
DECA Safeway Takeover
Safeway Takeover 2015 - Creating Experienced Leaders Shadle Center, May 13 – “Your Business is our Future”. Shadle Park DECA members are taking over the Safeway at Shadle Center from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This project is an excellent example of DECA’s comprehensive learning program which encourages members to integrate with classroom instruction, apply learning and connect to business. The Safeway Takeover promotes the benefits of the Shadle Park DECA Chapter and provides the opportunity for all members to practice their customer service skills. In addition, we continue the great partnership with our local Safeway, also a national DECA corporate sponsor. One goal of DECA is to teach professional responsibility. Members will job shadow Safeway employees to see what happens in the 17 departments of the store. Students will work in food service areas to include the bakery, deli, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. Some students will work in departments like customer service or check stands where they gain experience in working directly with the public, while students who would rather be behind the scenes work in stocking departments such as produce and receiving. Each DECA member will work in various locations and learn lessons that could be transferred to their future careers. Members also have the opportunity to shadow store managers, providing these students with the skills to become experienced leaders themselves, which is another purpose of DECA. They learn how to instruct their peers and keep the store operating smoothly. In addition, Safeway will provide an in-store hiring session to those members interested in future employment. Another goal of DECA is civic consciousness. Students learn this through the community service projects we complete during the year. Stop by the fuel station and have DECA members wash your windows and then make a donation to Shadle DECA so that we can continue our work to support other community organizations such as the Second Harvest Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Because There is Hope and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Funds going to the Shadle DECA chapter will be used to help pay for competition fees and expenses for leadership training. Shadle DECA strives to make a difference in our community. Finally, what is DECA? Stop by Safeway and ask one of our many members! At the front entrance of Safeway there will be a table to promote SPHS DECA with students sharing their experiences with curious customers. Shadle Park DECA hopes you’ll stop by the Shadle Center Safeway and show support for our chapter as we network with all in our community as “Your Business is our Future”. For more information, please contact: Erin Ruehl, Shadle Park High School DECA Advisor Phone: (509) 354-6787 E-mail: erinr@spokaneschools.org
Shadle Safeway
Shadle Center on Wellesley

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787

April 2015

4/30/2015
6:00 PM
ASA Northwest awards dinner
The Automotive Service Association Northwest will host a celebration, recognition and awards dinner. Guest speakers Shelley Redinger, SPS superintendent, and Will Sarett, NEWTECH Skill Center director, will discuss the importance of automotive education and related industry partnerships within Spokane.
Lincoln Center
1316 N. Lincoln

Contact Info
Will Sarett
Wills@spokaneschools.org
354-7420
4/29/2015
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Longfellow Science Night
This is an event that partners with Whitworth Univerity as well as a multitude of community partners to provide hands-on science experiences for our students and families. We will have a planetarium on site as well as 3 live science demonstrations from Mobius as well. The mobile food bank will even be in attendance handing out bags of food to families.
Longfellow
800 E. Providence Ave.

Contact Info
Meghan Anderson
meghanan@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3537
4/29/2015
5:30 PM
Longfellow Science Night
The annual Longfellow family science night features a planetarium, physics live shows, 40 community and Whitworth hands-on science booths for kids, and the mobile food bank distributing food. Also, the Lego Robotics club will be showing off their robots!
Longfellow
800 E. Providence Ave.

Contact Info
Meghan Anderson
meghana@spokaneschools.org
354-3500
4/21/2015-6/19/2015
Salk WDFY essay winners
Three winners in the Washington Drug Free Youth Essay Contest are from Salk: Taylor McNees, Washington State Grand Prize Winner; Angela Paparazzo, Region 5 Third Place Winner; Caleb Socha, Honorable Mention.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Carole Meyer
carolem@spokaneschools.org
354-5600
4/18/2015
7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Washington State Science Olympiad
After receiving 4th place at the Eastern Regional Tournament at Spokane Community College on March 7th, we earned a place at the State Science Olympiad. Fifteen Libby Center Odyssey students will be traveling to Highline Community College in the Seattle area this coming weekend to compete in 23 different STEM events. (I will let you know the results next week.)
Libby
2900 E. 1st Ave.

Contact Info
Christine Bargman
Christineb@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7518
4/16/2015-4/24/2015
Ferris Theatre Arts presents The Diary of Anne Frank
Ferris High School is proud to present the production of Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, of The Diary of Anne Frank on April 16-18 & 22-24 at 7 pm. Ticket prices are $8 presale and $10 at the door.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
354-6076
4/13/2015-6/19/2015
NC bio teacher gets $5,000 grant
NC biology teacher Dan Shay received a $5,000 grant from the NEA to further the Algae and Bio-Diesel project he started last year. Every year, the NEA Foundation awards more than 150 grants to support public school educators innovative ideas.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Dan Shay
dansh@spokaneschools.org
354-6382
4/13/2015-6/19/2015
SPS blended learning featured by Clayton Christensen Institute
SPS featured as one of six case studies of how traditional district schools improved learning outcomes after implementing blended learning. http://www.christenseninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Spokane-Public-Schools.pdf
SVL
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Contact Info
Kristin Whiteaker
kristinw@spokaneschools.org
879-1188
4/11/2015-6/19/2015
Odyssey students compete at Science Olympiad
Fourteen Libby Center eighth graders competed at the Washington State Science Olympiad, held last weekend at Highline College in Kent. Libby placed 9th out of 22 teams that qualified from three regional tournaments. Individual students placed in the following events: - Isaac Garza and Owen Gadd placed 1st in Entomology. This is the second year the two have won the state title in this category. - Ethan Whitmer and Dylan Soth placed 2nd in Write It-Do It - Brooke Carruthers and Jordyn Trent placed 3rd in Dynamic Planet - Autumn Finley and Brooke Carruthers placed 3rd in Solar System
Libby
2900 E. 1st Ave.

Contact Info
Debra DeWitt
debrade@spokaneschools.org
354-7500

March 2015

3/31/2015-6/19/2015
Chase students place 2nd and 3rd in Holocaust Creative Writing Contest
Two of Chase MS teacher Michelle Areta's students won in the middle school division of the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Creative Writing Contest. This is a contest entered by hundreds of students across the community. Carly Crooks won 2nd place and Nathan Kesler won 3rd place.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
John Andes
johnand@spokaneschools.org
354-5000
3/18/2015-3/19/2015
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Free seminar on paying for college
Charles Hoff presents a free seminar on how to earn great scholarships and substantial financial aid packages for college. The events are open to all families. March 18, from 6-7:30 pm at Shadle Park High School Auditorium; or March 19 from 6-7:30 pm at Chase Middle School cafeteria.
Shadle Park and Chase
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Contact Info
Melissa Pettey
melissap@spokaneschools.org
354-7349
3/11/2015-6/19/2015
Ferris students complete tech certifications
Two Ferris High School students recently worked on their own to complete technology certifications through the Test Out Pro Certification program available through their school. Ellie Fitzgerald and Lauren Walker received the PC Pro Certification by gaining additional training in many areas, including System Components, Peripheral Devices and Storage and System Management. They also consulted with CyberPatriot and SkillsUSA coaches and mentors after school. Previously, Rogers student Trent Kenny completed his Security Pro Certification, covering such topics as Data, Application and Perimeter Defenses and Cryptography. Certificate holders may now go on to take the A+ test, which is a national exam and certification.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Patty Arthur
PattyAr@spokaneschools.org
354-7279
3/8/2015-3/14/2015
“Ham on Regal” 2015
More than 250 Ferris parents use their hidden talents to be a “ham” as they sing, dance, jump and jive for the annual Ham on Regal fundraising event, now in its 52nd year. This year’s show, “Pig Tales~ A Summer Aswinement” is a hilarious look at what Ferris students did over their summer vacation! 3/8/15 at 2 pm matinee 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14 at 7:30 pm 3/14 at 1:30 pm matinee Tickets go on sale January 21 and will be $7 and $9 each. Tickets can be purchased at Round Table Pizza, 2nd Look Books, Rosauers on 29th, the Ferris High School Business Office and from any Ham on Regal Cast Member. For more information about Ham on Regal visit www.hamonregal.org
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Cheryl Johnston, publicity chair
cjplans@comcast.net
251-3733
3/7/2015-6/19/2015
Regional Robotics Results
On Track Academy's robotics club placed first out of 28 area high school teams in the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition this past weekend. OTA was one of five Spokane Public Schools teams competing at the district tournament. Other teams were the Ferris High School SaxonBots, the Community School Jagwires, the Lewis and Clark High School Titanium Tigers, and the Rogers High School Gearhead Pirates. The Gearhead Pirates and the Titanium Tigers made it to the semifinals. The SaxonBots won the Industrial Design Award (sponsored by General Motors), the Titanium Tigers won the Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen, and OTA won the Judges Award for overcoming challenges and having a high percentage of girls on the team. All 5 SPS teams will compete in 2nd District Competition in Ellensburg, March 20-21. Because On Track Academy won first place in the district finals, they’ll move on to state competition in Cheney, April 3-4.
West Valley High School
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Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7293
3/5/2015-3/7/2015
SPS teams to compete at 2015 Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics competition
The following teams from SPS will be part of the 2015 Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics District competition: Ferris Team: led by Skip Crater and Bob Chadduck LC Team: led by Megan Willingham and Denise Desormier Rogers Team: led by Tim Young and Chuck Dravland The Community School Team: led by Matt Inman and Brian Monger On Track Academy Team: led by Chris Burke and Nathan Ziegler Find more info here: http://pnwfirst.org/events/schedule/2015-pnw-dist-4/
West Valley High School
8301 E. Buckeye Rd.

Contact Info
Christi Harter
ChristiH@spokaneschools.org
354-7335

February 2015

2/18/2015-6/19/2015
Garry and Rogers receive career guidance award
Garry Middle School and John R. Rogers High School are among 46 schools from across Washington that received the 2015 Career Guidance Award of Excellence. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) gives these awards to schools with exemplary career- and college-readiness programs. The award recognizes schools that operate highly effective, inclusive guidance and counseling programs. These schools take advantage of resources available through OSPI’s Career Guidance Washington to maintain high standards and a clear process for career and college readiness.
Garry and Rogers
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Contact Info
Kevin Morrison
kevinmor@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
2/12/2015
10:00 AM
Reading Bonanza at Bryant
Students K-5 are wearing their pajamas to school and having an assembly, with a special guest--Granny Goodreads! We have set a goal of 3000 number of hours read.
Bryant/TEC
910 N Ash St

Contact Info
Laura Lloyd
laural@spokaneschools.org
354-7818
2/11/2015-6/19/2015
Rogers AFJROTC earns awards at regional competition
The John R. Rogers High School AFJROTC placed second in drill team and first in color guard at a recent conference competition in Yakima. About 500 cadets from 16 schools in Washington and Oregon attended the event. Individual awards went to Drill Team Commander C/LtCol Quinton Cassidy, who placed second; Dustin Kenagy, who placed fourth in in Armed Individual Drill Down; and Coral Welker, who placed fifth in Armed Individual Drill Down. Next stop for the Rogers Drill Team will be the Two-State Championship Meet March 7 in Walla Walla.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
354-6609

January 2015

1/29/2015
7:00 PM-12:00 AM
TCS open house
Interested in finding out more about project-based learning? Come to The Community School open house and learn about what sets TCS apart from other high schools. This event is being held in conjunction with National School Choice Week.
The Community School at Bancroft
1025 W Spofford Ave

Contact Info
Cindy McMahon
cindymc@spokaneschools.org
354-3810
1/28/2015
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
College and Career Fair
Salk MS and northwest elementary school families are invited to this fun, free event that will allow students to learn about future careers from professionals, experience hands-on demos from MS and HS electives teachers and students, and have a chance to win college gear!
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Carole Meyer
carolem@spokaneschools.org
354-5600
1/24/2015
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
School Choice Enrollment Fair
Stop by the School Choice Enrollment Fair to learn about the various SPS programs and school choices available to families. Principals will be on hand to answer questions. Find out more about the new online enrollment system.
Libby
2900 E. 1st Ave.

Contact Info
Jeannette Vaughn
jeannettev@spokaneschools.org
354-7353
1/19/2015-6/19/2015
Chase student wins first place in MLK writing contest
Chase eighth grader Carly Crooks won the first place prize for the writing contest put on by the Martin Luther King Jr Family Outreach Center. She got first place in the Middle School Division by writing an essay about how service to our community is a true form of leadership.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
John Andes
johnand@spokaneschools.org
354-5000
1/19/2015-6/19/2015
Chase MS yearbook honored
Chase Middle School's school yearbook, advised by Mrs. Areta, received an honor from Walsworth Publishing Company. Walsworth publishes a Premier Idea Book called "Possibilities" each year. This book features the most elite university, high school, & middle school books from across the nation. Only 213 yearbooks across the nation were featured in the Possibilities book this year. Chase Middle School was one of the 213 yearbooks. It was one of only seven schools featured from Washington State. The Chase Yearbook, as well as an interview with Mrs. Areta, are featured in the Possibilities Premier Idea Book.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
John Andes
johnand@spokaneschools.org
354-5000
1/16/2015-1/19/2015
10:30 AM-12:00 AM
Robotics teams head to semi-finals
Six SPS robotics teams are heading to Ellensburg to compete in the semi-final competition for First Lego League Robotics. This will be an awesome T-2-4 experience, as the students are staying in dorms on the Central Washington University campus and dining in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch as well as competing on campus! Schools with participating teams are Bemiss, Browne, Finch, Linwood, Odyssey and Wilson.
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Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7293
1/7/2015
8:15 AM-9:00 AM
Book Release Party with local author and kid testers
Local author Cynthia Morris recently published Kids’ Krostics, challenging quotation puzzles that help kids build “grit” as well as vocabulary and basic research skills, all while learning fun animal facts. Kids’ Krostics were tested by a large group of 8 – 12 year old kids at Mullan Road Elementary School in Spokane, with extremely positive results. With Kids’ Krostics now in print, Morris and her team of testers will meet at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Mullan Road to celebrate.
Mullan Road
2616 E. 63rd Ave.

Contact Info
Heather Moore
HeatherMo@SpokaneSchools.org
509-354-3800
1/5/2015-3/16/2015
Ferris Jazz Orchestra selected for Seattle Jazz Experience
The Ferris Jazz Orchestra was selected as one of 6 high school bands and just 20 participant ensembles to attend the Seattle Jazz Experience scheduled for March 13-14, 2015 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Ben Brueggemeier
benbr@spokaneschools.org
354-6000

December 2014

12/19/2014-6/19/2015
Regal students win math contest
Recently teams of students competed in a math competition on the Sumdog website. Here's the facts: 19,522 classes entered 8,646 classes qualified 197,009 students played 47,985,561 questions answered 40,374,365 correct answers Results: Regal's team of 16 students won the contest!! 2 Regal students placed in the top 10 of all students who participated, correctly answering 1,000 questions!
Regal
2707 E. Rich Ave.

Contact Info
Tricia Kannberg
triciak@spokaneschools.org
354-3900
12/17/2014
10:15 AM-10:55 AM
Riverview Reading Grandma/pas celebratins with first graders
Reading Grandma/pas celebrate with the first graders for their reading skills. They present every child with a hand knitted stocking hat. It is amazing to see 75 students with beautiful hats made by the residents at Riverview Terrace Retirement Home.
Logan
1001 E. Montgomery Ave.

Contact Info
Debb Schultz
Deborahs@Spokaneschools.org
509-354-3434
12/11/2014
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Hour Of Code - School Wide Computer Event
The week of Dec. 8-12 is the global initiative, Hour of Code, to promote STEM careers and interest in computer science. Students from K-College will be experiencing this initiative endorsed by President Obama. Our entire school will be in our 'unCommons' to learn to code.
The Community School at Bancroft
1025 W Spofford Ave

Contact Info
Cindy McMahon
cindymc@spokaneschools.org
509-230-4313
12/8/2014
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Area 11 DECA Competition
SHADLE DECA COMPETES AT SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Spokane, WA – December 8, 2014 – 60 DECA members from Shadle Park High School will meet at Spokane Falls Community College on Monday, December 8th for the annual Area 11 DECA Competition. DECA members will be competing in different events in order to qualify to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA, March 5-7. Students will begin arriving around 8:30 am and competitive events will begin at 8:45 am and continue throughout the day with most events finishing between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Awards will be presented at Shadle the following day. DECA members will compete in a variety of events which include categories such as food marketing, retail merchandising, sports and entertainment marketing, business law and ethics, travel and tourism and hospitality. Members present projects, complete role plays and test their overall business and marketing knowledge and skills. The DECA Advisor from each participating school has collaborated with our Area 11 DECA leader, Robin Barnhart, to plan and facilitate the conference. Many local businesses and individuals have volunteered to judge and provide valuable feedback to the competitors. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” To learn more about DECA, please visit the Washington DECA Web site at: www.wadeca.org or the National DECA Web site at www.deca.org. For further information, please contact the Shadle Park DECA Advisor, Erin Ruehl at 354.6787 or erinr@spokaneschools.org.
SFCC
3410 W Fort George Wright Drive

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
12/8/2014
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Shadle DECA competes at Area 11 Competition
On Monday, December 8, 2014, 53 Shadle Park DECA members competed in the Area 11 DECA competition at SFCC. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” Each competitor represented Shadle in a very professional manner. The following members have qualified to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA March 5-7. Those placing in the top three in their event are: Teagan Osborne-2nd place in Food Marketing Hanna Merkel - 2nd place in Apparel and Accessories Spencer Kerr and Anthony Grier - 3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan Will Dobratz - 2nd place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Tim Khadzhi - 1st place in Financial Consulting Event Ethan VanGelder and Steven Schleigh - 3rd place in Marketing Communications Team Bronson Leinweber and Nathan Vitale - 3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Other state qualifiers are: Maddie Icard and Taylor Norwood in Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan Haley Gee in Professional Selling Natasha Boyd and Hailey Himelspach - Travel and Tourism Team Anna Wood-Gaines - Hotel and Lodging Congratulations Highlanders!
SFCC
3410 W Fort George Wright Drive

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
12/6/2014-12/7/2014
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
First Lego League Regional Competition
Event Information: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th over 73 First Lego League Robotics teams from Eastern Washington will converge on the campus of Glover Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to compete in regional FIRST LEGO League competition. Each team will compete by: • Building, testing and programming an autonomous robot using a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit • Choose and solve a real world question in the Project gathering knowledge and skills about how kids learn. • Solving a problem using teamwork and the Core Values of FIRST, including “Gracious Professionalism”. Spokane Public Schools hosts 26 teams who have been learning and practicing their new skills in engineering, robotics, computer programming, research, problem solving and teamwork. The World needs sharp, talented and competent young people! It needs them now and will continue to need them for the foreseeable future.
Glover
2404 W. Longfellow Ave.

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
509-599-9722
12/6/2014-12/7/2014
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
First Lego League Regional Competition
Event Information: Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th over 73 First Lego League Robotics teams from Eastern Washington will converge on the campus of Glover Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to compete in regional FIRST LEGO League competition. Each team will compete by: • Building, testing and programming an autonomous robot using a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit • Choose and solve a real world question in the Project gathering knowledge and skills about how kids learn. • Solving a problem using teamwork and the Core Values of FIRST, including “Gracious Professionalism”. Spokane Public Schools hosts 26 teams who have been learning and practicing their new skills in engineering, robotics, computer programming, research, problem solving and teamwork. The World needs sharp, talented and competent young people! It needs them now and will continue to need them for the foreseeable future.
Glover
2404 W. Longfellow Ave.

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
509-599-9722
12/2/2014
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Rhetoric in the Ring
“Rhetoric in the Ring” is an event to raise funds and awareness for the Rogers High School Speech and Debate Club. Free and open to the public. Stuckart will debate high school senior Zack Bonser. Fagan will debate high school senior James Pearson. High school juniors Rylee Cesal and Hana Knowlton will take topics from the audience and deliver impromptu speeches. Bert Caldwell, opinion editor at the Spokesman-Review will serve as guest referee.
Howard Street Gym
165 Howard Street

Contact Info
Jennifer Harmer
jenniferhar@spokaneschools.org
354-4953

November 2014

11/22/2014
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Step into STEM
A hands-on interactive journey through Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for students in grades 6-8. Students can expect to perform actual experiments with people working in the areas of STEM, gain insight into careers/innovations in Spokane industry relating to STEM, and participate in activities led by high school students doing advanced work/learning in the areas of STEM.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Joey Pascal
joeyp@spokaneschools.org
354-6258
11/20/2014
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
40th Anniversary Reunion for Grant Drummers and Dancers
Grant drummers and dancers are celebrating 40 years of performing. Former drummers and dancers, along with teachers and community are invited to come to Grant for this celebration. There will be a performance and many memories celebrated. If you know a former Grant student share this invitation.
Grant
1300 E. 9th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Weber and kevin Cope
maryw@spokaneschools.org
354-2808
11/3/2014-6/19/2015
New HEART/STEP Resource Center
STEP (a transition program) and HEART (for homeless students) have combined to open a new clothing bank/resource center, which includes a delivery program at schools for students who need immediate services. The center is located at 1807 N. Washington, right next to Dolly's, in the portables on the east side of the North Central HS campus.
near NCHS
1807 N. Washington

Contact Info
Colin Storm
colins@spokaneschools.org
354-6311
11/3/2014-6/19/2015
Rogers teachers earn Unsung Heroes Grant
Rogers teachers Aaron Brecek and Chris Dunn received a $2,000 grant as part of the Voya's (formerly ING) 2014 Unsung Heroes awards competition. Through the program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and the ability to positively influence the children they teach. Brecek’s and Dunn’s innovative teaching idea, Flipping Algebra, is designed to improve the experience and grades of ninth graders taking algebra.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

October 2014

10/31/2014
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Second Grade Ancient Asian Civilization Open House
Our 2nd graders would like to take you on a journey of their learning. Please come and see our culminating projects for Early Indian and Chinese Civilization.
Longfellow
800 E. Providence Ave.

Contact Info
Cari McKeen
carim@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3500
10/24/2014-10/26/2014
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
CyberPatriot VII Round 1
CyberPatriot Teams from Ferris, Lewis and Clark, North Central, and Rogers will compete in 7th season of CyberPatriot. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program features an annual online and in-person competition, in which teams across the United States and Canada, as well as from Department of Defense Dependent Schools abroad compete in a series of online rounds for a chance to earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition in Washington, DC in the spring. There students have the opportunity to win scholarships and network with industry leaders. Each team will compete in a 6 hour window. Spokane Public Schools was designated by the Air Force Association as a Center of Excellence in October of 2012.



Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609
10/16/2014
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Watch Dogs Launch
Watch Dogs Program is restarting again this year. This event is to explain to fathers, uncles, and grandfathers as well as other men in our children's lives, on how they can be an authentic part of their student's experience at school. Men and children are invited to have some pizza (donated by Papa Murphy's) and learn about this program.
Logan
1001 E. Montgomery Ave.

Contact Info
Michael Mattoon
mikema@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3434
10/4/2014
1:30 PM-12:00 AM
Montessori students help create downtown mural
Spokane Public Montessori students were selected to provide two panels for Spokane’s Mobile Mural project at 3rd and Division to celebrate the arts in October. The panels will be installed Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Montessori at Havermale
1300 W Knox Av

Contact Info
Shannon Lawson
ShannonLa@spokaneschools.org
354-6404

September 2014

9/26/2014
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Ice Bucket Challenge
We are doing the Sheridan version of the "Ice Bucket Challenge", we are raising money for 3 local charities: Boys & Girls club, 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Communities in School. When a student donates money they get to vote for the staff member they want "iced" top 3 staff members voted in will join principal, principal assistant and counselor to be "iced".
Sheridan
3737 E. 5th Ave.

Contact Info
Larry Quisano
larryq@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4140
9/26/2014
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Ice Bucket Challenge
We are doing the Sheridan version of the "Ice Bucket Challenge", we are raising money for 3 local charities: Boys & Girls club, 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Communities in School. When a student donates money they get to vote for the staff member they want "iced" top 3 staff members voted in will join principal, principal assistant and counselor to be "iced".
Sheridan
3737 E. 5th Ave.

Contact Info
Larry Quisano
larryq@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4140
9/26/2014
12:30 PM-2:30 PM
High School Nation Music and Arts Tour
High School Nation is a traveling music & arts assembly that will visit 25 campuses in the US this Fall. Our campus has been selected as one of these schools on Friday, September 26th from 12:30-2:30. This will be a 2 hour all-student assembly on our field or gym. It is setup like a small festival. There are interactive booths for music, fine arts, dance, journalism, and fashion. Our students will be able to play instruments, paint on canvas, learn about music recording, learn how to DJ, and learn about TV production and green screen. There is also a stage with live performances throughout the assembly for the students who would prefer to just enjoy the music. Prizes will be given out to students during the assembly, which include: a brand new guitar, DJ turntables, backpacks full of art supplies, microphones, and more! There will also be a vocal recording booth for students to show their skills as a singer! The focus of the tour is to connect students with post-secondary opportunities in the music and arts industry, and students will be involved with the entire process from set-up to finish gaining job experience in the music, arts, and media production fields.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Sammy Anderson
sammya@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6162
9/13/2014
Ferris HS re-opening celebration
You are invited to the Ferris High School grand re-opening on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Events include a formal ceremony, ribbon cutting, a complimentary lunch and self-guided tours. If you would like to see the Soul Rebels in concert at 7 p.m., be sure to purchase your ticket at the Ferris business office.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/6/2014
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
IST open house and dedication
Please join us at 11:30 a.m. for the official dedication ceremony of the newly expanded Institute of Science and Technology at North Central High School. Self-guided tours run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/3/2014
8:30 AM-12:00 AM
Spokane Public Montessori ribbon cutting
Spokane Public Montessori kicks off the year with a ribbon cutting to celebrate moving into their new location at 1300 W. Knox.
Montessori at Havermale
1300 W Knox Av

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/3/2014
7:30 AM-12:00 AM
IST ribbon cutting
Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newly expanded Institute of Science and Technology at North Central High School.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

August 2014

8/25/2014-6/19/2015
LC and NC make list of top high schools
LC and NC were named to The Daily Beast's list of top high schools for 2014. Find out more at www.thedailybeast.com/features/2014/america-s-top-high-schools.html
LC and NC
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

July 2014

7/28/2014-7/30/2014
8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Washington School Nutrition Association 2014 Conference
The annual gathering of 500+ school nutrition professionals is being held in Spokane this year at the Double Tree Hotel - City Center. This year's theme, "You Are the Stars of Child Nutrition!", emphasizes the important role school nutrition services plays in student learning. From education sessions, a product exhibit show and community services opportunities through a blood drive and a collection drive for Spokane's Crosswalk & Spokane Valley's Teen Closet, there will be many opportunities for members to expand their knowledge, network with and help others, while enjoying what Spokane has to offer. For more information on conference details and activiety schedule please contact Jan Dieter, WSNA Conference Publicity Chair, at 354-7236.
DoubleTree Hotel - Spokane City Center


Contact Info
Janice Dieter
jand@spokaneschools.org
354-7236
7/6/2014-9/5/2014
Students Compete in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference
More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference, including 10 students from SPS. Kaitlynn Ingram and Tavia Powell from Rogers High School competed in the Chapter Service Portfolio project and received a gold rating. Their project focused on the homeless people living in Spokane. After calling many businesses for donations they were able to deliver many needed items to St Margaret’s Shelter for homeless women and children. Lewis and Clark students, Maddy Derby and Zoe Vietti also completed a Chapter Service Portfolio project and received a bronze rating in the event. Their project was developed when they noticed that not all students at their high school could afford lunch. This led them to design and build a food bank for students within their school. North Central students Martina Cuevas and Rebecca Petrone received a gold rating for their presentation on the True Effects of Media on Teens. Lindsey Bays also competed and received a gold medal for her project in Career Investigations. She investigated a career in gerontology which included 140 hours in a local Senior facility.
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Contact Info
Pam Travis
pamtr@spokaneschools.org
354-6671

June 2014

6/5/2014
10:25 AM-10:45 AM
Move Out Convocation-Presentation of Veterans Memorial
The Class of 2014 will present their gift to the school at the convocation. The plaque honors by name, the Lewis and Clark students who lost their lives in Korea and Vietnam.This is a 36"x24" memorial plaque that will be displayed in the main entry of the school. Veterans have been invited to attend the dedication.
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Marianne Dunn
mariannedu@spokaneschools.org
354-7026

May 2014

5/23/2014
Bemiss students tour Rogers for scavenger hunt
Rogers High School student "interns" from the Family and Consumer Science program have been meeting with Bemiss second graders for the last three months. The students have buddied up and worked on many literary projects together. The interns got to work with children and use their professional skills, while the younger students were supported in their learning. As a celebration, Bemiss second graders will tour Rogers and participate in a scavenger hunt on May 23. This activity will boost their confidence about attending high school, generate anticipation for high school and support the district's T24 initiative.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Jennifer Keck
jenniferk@spokaneschools.org
354-2300
5/22/2014
8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Shadle DECA Safeway Takeover
Safeway Takeover 2014 - Creating Experienced Leaders Shadle Center, May 22 – “Give some change, make a change”. Shadle Park DECA members are taking over the Safeway at Shadle Center from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This project is an excellent example of DECA’s comprehensive learning program which encourages members to integrate with classroom instruction, apply learning and connect to business. The Safeway Takeover promotes the benefits of the Shadle Park DECA Chapter and provides the opportunity to perform community service by raising funds for a great cause. In addition, we continue the great partnership with our local Safeway, also a national DECA corporate sponsor. One goal of DECA is to teach professional responsibility. Members will job shadow Safeway employees to see what happens in the 17 departments of the store. Students will work in food service areas to include the bakery, deli, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. Some students will work in departments like customer service or check stands where they gain experience in working directly with the public, while students who would rather be behind the scenes work in stocking departments such as produce and receiving. Each DECA member will work in various locations and learn lessons that could be transferred to their future careers. Members also have the opportunity to shadow store managers, providing these students with the skills to become experienced leaders themselves, which is another purpose of DECA. They learn how to instruct their peers and keep the store operating smoothly. In addition, Safeway will provide an in-store hiring session to those members interested in future employment. Another goal of DECA is civic consciousness. Students learn this through the community service portion of the Takeover. Students raise awareness for Prostate Cancer by helping to collect funds to donate to this cause. Stop by the fuel station and have DECA members wash your windows and then make a donation to Prostate Cancer and Shadle DECA. The donations will be split between Prostate Cancer and the Shadle DECA Chapter. Funds going to the Shadle DECA chapter will be used to help pay for competition fees and expenses for leadership training. Shadle DECA strives to make a difference in their community. Finally, what is DECA? Stop by Safeway and ask one of our many members! At the front entrance of Safeway there will be a table to promote SPHS DECA with students sharing their experiences with curious customers. Shadle Park DECA hopes you’ll stop by the Shadle Center Safeway and show support for us and Prostate Cancer. For more information, please contact: Erin Ruehl, Shadle Park High School DECA Advisor Phone: (509) 354-6787 E-mail: erinr@spokaneschools.org
Shadle Center Safeway
2507 W Wellesley, Spokane, WA 99205

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
5/19/2014
Photographic Society of America Youth Competition
Shadle Park High School had 6 images chosen to go to the national P.S.A. Youth Competition this year in Milwaukee, Wisc. Photographers whose images were chosen were: Krista Carrothers, Jamie Dewey, Katie Gilbert, Dylan Hance, Emily Heston and Sarah Kessinger. Emily Heston received a 2nd place nationally along with being selected to go to the 80th International Conference of the Photographic Society of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September. Sarah Kessinger and Dylan Hance's photos will also travel to the conference in Albuquerque.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Thomas Smith
thomass@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6785
5/16/2014-5/17/2014
7:00 PM-12:00 AM
Project Hope, produced by the Ferris drama students
Project Hope is a student-directed, and student-performed show that raises awareness about a topic in life that very few people are comfortable talking about. Students have researched varieties of mental illness and talked to those who have experienced illness, counselors, and service organizations that serve those with mental illness. It has been an amazing learning experience for the students. They hope to share what they have learned and make a difference in the community by doing so. Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds are collected and donated to frontier behavioral health (previously known as Spokane mental health)
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
MaryCoo@spokaneschools.org
354-6076
5/16/2014
9:30 AM-2:45 PM
Walk In The Park
Grant Elementary's 8th annual Walk In The Park is our largest fund raiser, held on May 16th. We welcome and are grateful for community involvement. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Heidi Hash at 953-2626. There are two sessions: 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:15-2:45 p.m. If you are interested in sponsoring our supporting our Grant Elementary community we welcome donations to T.E.A.M. Grant, 1300 E. 9th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202. Come join our fun. We will have special guests, music and prizes.
Grant
1300 E. 9th Ave.

Contact Info
Pam McClenny
pamm@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2804
5/15/2014
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
On Track Academy open house
Please join us for an informational evening about On Track Academy, an accredited, choice high school with Spokane Public Schools. We have a unique, blended-learning model that allows students to individualize their course of study and encourages them to discover who they are as learners and citizens. We personalize each student's course of study around their "What's Next" to maximize their academic and personal potential. We will meet in the NEWTECH Skill Center conference room.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Lesa Renner
lesar@spokaneschools.org
354-7449
5/12/2014
Washington State Law Enforcement Essay Contest "Why I Will Say No to Alcohol and Drugs"
Salk Middle School Students win state award. Congratulations to Rose Henjum who won 1st place and Cydni Marshall who won 2nd place for region 5 in the Washington State Law Enforcement Essay Contest "Why I Will Say No to Alcohol and Drugs".
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Sherri Hopkins and Debra Trujillo
sherrih@spokaneschools.org
509-270-0100
5/7/2014
1:00 PM-1:30 PM
NEWTECH Skill Center groundbreaking
Please join us as we kick off the NEWTECH Skill Center renovation project at 4141 N. Regal.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Kevin Morrison
kevinmor@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
5/7/2014
The Hamilton Award
Two juniors, Khoi Ha and Tyara Jamtaas, at John R. Rogers High School have been awarded the prestigious Hamilton Award. This award is presented by the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association, a national organization that seeks to identify young Americans who demonstrate leadership skills, academic commitment and a passion for service to others. The two rose to the top through a rigorous application process where only 36 of 600 applicants are given this award nation wide. They both receive $500 and will spend the next year collaborating with their cohort through social media and will attend the Hamilton Leaders Academy in Seattle the summer of 2015 and a week of service in Guatemala in the summer of 2016.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Marty Robinette
martyr@spokaneschools.org
354-6534
5/1/2014
Photographic Society of America Youth Competition
The Inland Empire chapter of P.S.A. had their local youth competition and Shadle Park H.S. received 2 of the 4 local awards. Emily Heston received 1st place in People and Animals and Sarah Kessinger received 3rd place in Photographer's Choice. Along with a certificate they received a check for $100 and $50 respectively. Congratulations!
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Thomas Smith
thomass@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6785

April 2014

4/26/2014
Washington State H.S. Photography Contest
Shadle Park H.S. was able to win 13 ribbons from the W.S.H.S. competition this year. There were 70 high schools submitting over 4100 images in this years competition. Students winning ribbons were: Jamie Dewey, Emily Heston, Ethan Baker(3 ribbons), Jamaal Burns, Dylan Greenwald, Tiernan Osborne, Dorian Elms, Mariah Johnson (2 ribbons) and Karissa Belfils. Congratulations to all.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Thomas Smith
thomass@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6785
4/22/2014
2:15 PM-2:45 PM
Salk MS groundbreaking
Please join us as we kick off the Salk Middle School gymnasium project at the school, 6411 N. Alberta.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Kevin Morrison
kevinmor@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
4/21/2014-5/7/2014
7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Bemiss students start the day with Zumba
Two certified teachers are leading 60 students and staff as they dance, jiggle and jive to music. The dancing happens April 21, 23, 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, and 7.
Bemiss
2323 E Bridgeport Ave.

Contact Info
Janice Erickson
janicee@spokaneschools.org
354-2300
4/19/2014
State SkillsUSA Competition winners
NEWTECH Skill Center instructor Don Belcher accompanied his Collision Repair students to Renton last week to compete in the Washington State SkillsUSA Competition. Three of his students placed. Dmitriy Ivakhnenko placed 1st and Paul Chuyashov placed 3rd in Automotive Refinishing, while Trace Ader placed 2nd in Collision Repair. Dmitriy will now be moving on to the SkillsUSA National Competition, which takes place in Kansas City in June. Congratulations to our students for a job well done.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Gail Gwynn
gailgw@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7460
4/18/2014-6/20/2014
4th grade Math is Cool Championship results
At the fourth grade Math Is Cool Championships held April 18, Moran Prairie placed 10th -- the only SPS school to place in the top 10. Congratulations!
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
4/17/2014-4/19/2014
SkillsUSA State
Our John R. Rogers SkillsUSA State Team has set some new all time firsts for us. Our Chapter was named Largest Chapter in the Eastern Region beating out some very impressive chapters. Jacki Craipo was elected to the Washington State Officer delegation (First time for Rogers to have State Officer in Skills). Mike Suryan placed 2nd in Computer Programming earning a Silver Medal and Pavel Krivopustov place 3rd earning a Bronz Medal (first time that Rogers has had anyone place in Programming). Trent Kenny placed 2nd in Computer Maintenance earning a Silver Medal (last one to place in this contest was Petru Vicol in 2011). And for the first time Debbie Smiths group competed in Web Design with Konstiantyn Makrasnov and Griffen Fosters (team event) placeing 2nd to earn Silver Medals.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Terry Yeigh
Terryy@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6596
4/16/2014-4/18/2014
SPS students plant trees to revitalize forests
Students at various SPS schools will work with Spokane Ponderosa to plant trees to help revitalize local urban forests. Plantings are scheduled: April 16 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Hamblen Elementary, and April 18 from 12:10-2 p.m. at Balboa Elementary.
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Contact Info
Patrish Brady
patrish@spokaneponderosa.com
863-1401
4/1/2014-6/27/2014
Rogers wins $16,000 from Muscle Milk
CytoSport®, maker of Muscle Milk®, announced that John R. Rogers HS is one of 22 high school athletic programs from thoughout the US that will receive a grant this year as part of the 2013 Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program to help rebuild and revitalize its high school athletic program.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Lori Wyborney
loriwy@spokaneschools.org
354-6600

March 2014

3/17/2014-6/27/2014
Finch listed to National Register of Historic Places
Finch Elementary has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Finch was also listed in the Washington Heritage Register by the Washington State Historic Preservation Advisory Committee this past fall. It is a significant honor to have our historic schools listed on these registers and is a tribute to the careful design and restoration work our Capital Projects staff undertakes with the architects and contractors selected for our school renovation projects. Finch joins Lewis & Clark High School and John R. Rogers High School on the state and national historic registers.
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
3/17/2014-6/27/2014
AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Audubon Elementary student Allarae Prigan was named to the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
Audubon
2020 W Carlisle Ave.

Contact Info
Kimberly Stretch
kimberlys@spokaneschools.org
354-2140
3/17/2014-6/27/2014
AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Audubon Elementary student Allarae Prigan was named to the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
Audubon
2020 W Carlisle Ave.

Contact Info
Kimberly Stretch
kimberlyst@spokaneschools.org
354-2140
3/14/2014
Spokane Public Schools is on YouTube!
Yoga for kids, crime fighting robots, viral Seahawks chants...all these and more stories are added to our YouTube channel every week! http://ow.ly/uBchS And while you're at it, check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Spokanepublicschools) and our Twitter feed (twitter.com/spokaneschools) for daily updates on what's happening around SPS. Have a story you'd like share? Email Media/Marketing Specialist Ryan Lancaster @ Ryanla@spokaneschools.org.
The World Wide Web


Contact Info
Ryan Lancaster
Ryanla@spokaneschools.org
3/11/2014-6/27/2014
Rogers student earns state computing award
The Washington State National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Awards Committee selected John R. Rogers HS computer science student Jacki Craipo as one of 20 Washington State Affiliate Award Winners for Aspirations in Computing. The award recognizes Jacki's computing-related aspirations and accomplishments, in addition to her solid leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. Jacki, the captain of her CyberPatriot team, was the only girl from Eastern Washington selected.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Terry Yeigh
Terryy@Spokaneschools.org
354-6596
3/7/2014-6/27/2014
5th grade Math is Cool results
Several SPS schools placed well at the Math is Cool 5th Grade Championships for the Spokane region March 7. Linwood was invited to attend the Math is Cool Masters state championship. Teams placing in the top 10 were: Division I -- Libby-Odyssey (sixth), and Moran Prairie (ninth). For division II -- Linwood (second), and Cooper (fifth). Individuals in the top 10 were: Division I -- Timothy Nelson, Libby-Odyssey (seventh), and Suhang Liu, Libby-Odyssey (ninth). Division II -- Lyndon Paris, Linwood (fourth), Nancy Phan, Cooper (sixth), and Brandon Vue, Cooper (eighth).
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
3/1/2014
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
JROTC Cascade Mountaina League Drill Championships
The John R. Rogers AFJROTC is hosting the Two-State Championship Meet for the Cascade Mountains League Drill Championship. Events will include both Armed and Unarmed Drill, Color Guards, Physical Fitness, Single and Dual Armed Exhibition Drill, Dual Unarmed Exhibition Drill, and Armed and Unarmed Individual Drill Down.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609

February 2014

2/22/2014-2/23/2014
Bemiss First Lego League qualifies for state competittion
Bemiss Elementary's first-year Robotics team's performance at the regional competition in Moses Lake qualified them for the state competition in Ellensburg Feb. 22-23. They are the only SPS team to qualify.
Bemiss
2323 E Bridgeport Ave.

Contact Info
Jennifer Keck
jenniferk@spokaneschools.org
354-2300
2/20/2014
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Pizza and poetry night
Spokane's Poet Laureate and Balboa Montessori parent Thom Caraway is hosting the first ever pizza and poetry night at Balboa Elementary. Montessori students have been working with Dr. Caraway to produce original poetry to share at this event and are selecting some of their favorite poems to recite.
Balboa
3010 W Holyoke Ave.

Contact Info
Amy Barton
amybar@spokaneschools.org
354-2236
2/13/2014
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
BLOG written by former studenty
http://spokaneisbeautiful.weebly.com/the-untold-stories-of-spokane.html
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barb Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6552
2/13/2014
7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Boeing Aerospace Engineer and NEWTECH alum speaks to staff & students
Ken LaSalle is currently an Aerospace Engineer for the Boeing Company and is working most recently on their Boeing 787 Jumbo Jet project. He is excited to come back to NE Spokane and share his story and the impact that NEWTECH Skill Center has had on his professional growth.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
KC Abbott
kca@spokaneschools.org
354-7411
2/11/2014
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Opening and re-dedication of Ferris' Brueggemeier Hall
The Ferris Music and Performing Arts Department celebrates the opening and re-dedication of Paul G. Brueggemeier Hall with a concert and tour of the new facility.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Kevin Foster
KevinF@spokaneschools.org
354-6000
2/11/2014
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Holmes Science Night
This is a great T-2-4 event which exhibits collaboration with community businesses as well as having a strong presence from North Central, The Community School and Glover showcasing their science/technology programs.
Holmes
2600 W. Sharp Ave.

Contact Info
Steve Barnes
stevebar@spokaneschools.org
354-2990
2/11/2014
4:30 PM-6:15 PM
Invention Convention
412 inventions by Tessera and 5/6 Odyssey students will be on display at the Libby Center open house. The top 35 students awarded for their inventions will move on to the State Invent Washington Celebration on May 17 at Gonzaga University.
Libby
2900 E. 1st Ave.

Contact Info
Diane Garmire
dianga@spokaneschools.org
354-7521
2/11/2014
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Harlem Globetrotters present the ABCs of Bullying Prevention
Firefly Fisher from the Harlem Globetrotters will visit Browne Elementary to present the Globetrotters’ ABCs of Bullying Prevention. The ABCs of Bullying Prevention program was designed by the Harlem Globetrotters in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV). The program focuses on Action, Bravery and Compassion. The program presentation is designed to be interactive and engaging.
Browne
5102 N Driscoll Blvd.

Contact Info
Becca Watters
bwatters@spokanearena.com
279-7105
2/10/2014-3/7/2014
Read Across America
Teacher Debby Smith has constructed a HUGE display in the school's front lobby in honor of Read Across America day March 2.
Moran Prairie
4224 E. 57th Ave.

Contact Info
Linda Juliano
lindaj@spokaneschools.org
354-3689
2/7/2014-2/9/2014
7:00 PM-2:00 PM
"Zombeo and Juliet" - A Student-Directed Production
Evening Performances - Feb. 7 and 8 - 7pm Matinee - Feb. 9 - 2 pm
The Community School at Bancroft
1025 W Spofford Ave

Contact Info
Cindy McMahon
cindymc@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6409
2/7/2014
DECA Gold Recertification for SBE, Highlander Hut
For Immediate Release: Contact: Lori Tran February 2014 (703) 860-5000 lori_tran@deca.org DECA Recognizes Outstanding School-based Enterprises The School-Based Enterprise at Shadle Park High School of Spokane, WA was among 221 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The students who worked on the certification were Danielle Sherven, Shelby Angstrom, and Brandon Mohr with the assistance of their advisor Erin Ruehl. The school-based enterprise at Shadle Park High School has operated for over 40 years and is to be commended for this achievement. A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Management. Marketing educators and DECA advisors have utilized this effective educational tool for over four decades to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers. DECA’s School-based Enterprise Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and growth. SBEs can be certified at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. In order to apply for the certification, SBEs must submit extensive documentation that demonstrates their adherence to various marketing and retail standards. After the documentation is submitted, a review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 200,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Complete information about DECA’s School-based Enterprise Certification Program can be found at www.deca.org/sbe. *Pictures available upon request from DECA chapter
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
2/7/2014-6/27/2014
Sixth grade Math is Cool Championships
At the sixth grade Math is Cool Championships held Feb. 7, placing in the individual top 10 were Helen Gao (5th) and Spencer Wilson (9th) from Libby. Division I teams from SPS in the top 10 were Libby (3rd), Jefferson (4th), Moran Prairie (8th) and Woodridge (9th). For Division II teams, Cooper placed eighth.
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
2/6/2014
9:45 AM-11:00 AM
NC recognizes distinguished alumnus
United States Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter will be recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at North Central High School on February 6, 2014. Specialist Carter received the Medal of Honor from President Obama at the White House on August 26, 2013. During a 2009 battle in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Carter risked his life multiple times to deliver ammunition and medical aid to fellow soldiers. The Distinguished Alumnus Award will be given to Sergeant Carter at North Central’s annual Red and Black Convocation. North Central students will present information about the Medal of Honor, and North Central Principal Steve Fisk will present the award to Sergeant Carter, a 1998 graduate of the school. Recognition awards will be presented to current students at the ceremony as well. A press availability session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the North Central Library. Media representatives may reserve 10 minute slots to interview Sergeant Carter by calling Darlene Linahan at North Central – (509) 354-6183. There will be an area reserved for press cameras in the North Central Theatre during the convocation. Parking will also be made available for the press.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Darlene Linahan
darlenel@spokaneschools.org
354-6183
2/3/2014
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Salk Middle School's 19th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction
Salk Middle School’s 19th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction will be held on Monday, February 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Salk Middle School Cafeteria. This is the Music Department’s largest fundraiser of the year that benefits Band, Choir and Orchestra, helping to pay for trips, music, uniforms, instruments and other items not covered by district funds. There will be a spaghetti dinner with serving times at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and the opportunity through the evening for families to bid on some great items in the silent auction. Please join us on February 3 and help support Salk’s Music Department. 4 and under is free, 5-12 is $4 and 13 to adult is $5. The maximum any family will pay is $20. For more information, please contact Bryan Bogue at 354-5575.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Bryan Bogue
bryanb@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5575

January 2014

1/31/2014
2nd & 3rd Grade Learn Chess
Audubon Elementary has partnered with First Move! Chess to teach 2nd and 3rd graders who to learn and play chess. Learning to play chess is linked to many improved thinking strategies, learning habits, and content connections. Students learn through and online lesson and then play class and partner games and simulations. Our students weekly lesson is every Friday afternoon.
Audubon
2020 W Carlisle Ave.

Contact Info
Kimberly Stretch
Kimberlyst@Spokaneschools.org
509-354-2140
1/30/2014
9:45 AM-2:30 PM
Roosevelt Elementary Career Fair
Roosevelt Elementary students will take part in a career fair. Business people from the local community will share what they do and what education they needed to get there.
Roosevelt
333 W. 14th Ave.

Contact Info
Madeline Sells
MadelineS@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4051
1/29/2014
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Rogers HS 2nd annual Science Expo
Demonstration of knowledge led by science students from: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Human Biology, Principals of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Pre-Engineering. Formal Presentations will be given by Advanced Placement Students. Open expo runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; presentations will be from 6-7 p.m.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Brett Hale
bretth@spokaneschools.org
354-6543
1/26/2014
12:00 PM-3:30 PM
First Lego League Regional Qualifier at LCHS
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 22, 2014 Contact: Mike Nepean, CTE Spokane Schools; Lorna Kropp, lkropp@cet.com Photo Opportunity SPOKANE AREA STUDENTS COMPETE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION & MATH (STEM) COMPETITION NEXT WEEKEND FIRST LEGO League Regional Competitions Features 400 Students Nearly 400 Spokane area students will compete in the FIRST LEGO League Spokane Region Qualifying Competition Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane. The 44 teams are made up of students ages 9 – 14 from Eastern Washington area schools, neighborhoods and community groups, including 18 rookie teams from Spokane Public Schools. Winning teams will advance to the Eastern Washington semi- finals in February in Moses Lake and then the state Championships at CWU, Ellensburg. These future engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs were tasked with building and programming robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology and solving real-world problems. This year’s challenge is called, “Nature’s Fury: prepare, be safe, rebuild.” Teams will be judged on how their robot performs and their research presentation of recommendations for communities affected by natural disasters, and their teamwork. The robot games portion of the event in Lewis & Clark High School Gymnasium is open (12:00 pm – 3:30 pm) to the general public and community members are invited to cheer on our area’s future workforce. The head-to-head competition is accompanied by music and cheering for robot performance on the “missions” of surviving and rebuilding after natural disasters occur. An awards ceremony will take place immediately following the last round of robot games. FIRST LEGO® League provides an inspirational learning experience that celebrates science and technology for 9 to 14 year-old children. FLL believes that the natural curiosity and creativity inherent in children are qualities critical to understanding complex problems, envisioning possibilities, and developing innovative solutions. Students 1) build and program NXT Lego Mindstorms robots, 2) research a real life world issue and make a presentation, and 3) practice teamwork and “Gracious Professionalism.”
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Mike Nepean
miken@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7330
1/26/2014-6/20/2014
SPS robotics teams qualify for state semis
Five teams from SPS qualified for the next round of FIRST Lego League competition (state semi-finals) in Moses Lake on Feb. 15: Wilsonators Wilson Elementary, Brick Brainiacs Odyssey Middle School, Robo-Sapiens Westview Elementary, Two and Half Minute Men Jefferson Elementary, Mystifying Bemiss Robot Explorers Bemiss Elementary.
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Contact Info
Caleb Ellefson
calebe@spokaneschools.org
521-1086
1/25/2014-6/27/2014
SPS students qualify for State Thespian Festival
Nearly 300 students from Eastern Washington performed at the Regional IE Thespian Festival. Congratulations to the following students who qualified and will be representing their school at the Washington State Thespian Festival in March. From LCHS: Katie Ahern – Group Acting Genevieve Alexander - Group Acting Sadie Bagby - Group Acting Kiley Barz** – Costume Design Zoe Broadus –Duo Scene, Solo Musical Vanessa Butler** – Solo Musical Brie Cole** – Solo Musical, Costume Design, Duo Scene Olivia Cook - Group Acting Veronika Coon - Group Acting Will Dubiel – Duo Scene Levi Finch** – Monologues, Duo Scene Siobhan Flanagan** – Lighting Design, Scenic Design Ilan Hernandez – Monologues, Solo Musical Emma Lyons** – Lighting Design Anna Maguire** – Solo Musical, Costume Design, Theatre Marketing, Monologues Melina Palomba** – Duet Musical, Group Acting Kezia Rhodes** – Monologues Madeleine Rush** - Costume Design, Solo Musical Liam Schaaf** – Duet Musical Cast and Crew of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE ** National Qualifiers From Ferris: Isabella Trujillo & Mattise Wood, top 20% in Monologue Gillian Herold, National Qualifier and top score in Costume Construction Gabrielle Boettner, Andrea Blom, and Hailey Mathia; perfect scores and National Qualifiers in Costume Design From NCHS: Kaylan Martin -- Monologues Group Non-Musical Scene Shakyla Hacker Katherine Cowley Karli Pound Kailee Theisen Jennifer Haldeman
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
1/20/2014
9:45 AM-11:00 AM
PTG Family Walk to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King
Adams students, parents and staff will participate in the MLK unity march in downtown Spokane. Families will meet at 9:45 at the Michael Anderson statue behind the INB.
Adams
2909 E 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Ann Flatt
annf@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2016
1/10/2014-6/20/2014
Outstanding Jazz Band
At the EWU Jazz Dialogue Festival, held recently, the Chase Middle School Jazz band was recognized as the outstanding band, when competing with several other Middle School bands around the region. Also recognized as outstanding were the Trombone and Saxaphone sections. Outstanding Soloists were Jonathan Herberger and Allie Vu.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Charlene Milota
charlenem@spokaneschools.org
354-5204
1/2/2014-6/20/2014
Rogers student in the top 20 for state computer science award
Rogers student Jaqueline Craipo was named to the top 20 for the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. This is a state competition that awards women in computer science for their leadership, involvement in IT and educational accomplishments.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7335

December 2013

12/12/2013-12/15/2013
2:30 PM-12:00 AM
Freezin for a Reason
Freezin for a Reason is our annual camp out to bring in canned food for the Ferris food drive. Our six ASB officers camp out in the freezing cold at the entrance of the Ferris parking lot and collect donations of canned food from our local community. We would really appreciate some coverage so that we can get the word out to our community so that we can reach our goal of 5,000 cans!
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Chandler Howard
chanhoward13@yahoo.com
509-220-8318
12/12/2013
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Cooper Staff gives to "Toys for Tots" in a unique way
The Cooper Staff have come up with a special way to honor each other this holiday season, as well as make a sizeable donation to our local Toys for Tots. Similar to a "Secret Santa" gift exchange, each person draws a staff member name out of a hat. Then, that person buys a children's gift that reminds him/her of that person. On Thursday, December 12th, staff will exchange their gifts and discover how they "inspired" the purchase of the child's toy. Last year, for example, Rona Williams, principal at Cooper - and avid golfer - received a set of plastic golf clubs perfect for a toddler. Once all of the gifts are opened, the entire lot of toys is hauled away and donated to Spokane's Toys for Tots organization. It is one small way that the Cooper staff can give back to this great community.
Cooper
3200 N Ferrall St.

Contact Info
Moleena Harris
MoleenaH@spokaneschools.org
354-2499
12/9/2013
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Area 11 DECA Competition
SHADLE DECA COMPETES AT SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Spokane, WA – December 19, 2013 – 57 DECA members from Shadle Park High School will meet at Spokane Falls Community College on Monday, December 9th for the annual Area 11 DECA Competition. DECA members will be competing in different events in order to qualify to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA, March 6-8. Students will begin arriving around 8:30 am and competitive events will begin at 8:45 am and continue throughout the day with most events finishing between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Awards will be presented at Shadle the following day. DECA members will compete in a variety of events which include categories such as food marketing, retail merchandising, sports and entertainment marketing, business law and ethics, travel and tourism and hospitality. Members present projects, complete role plays and test their overall business and marketing knowledge and skills. The DECA Advisor from each participating school has collaborated with our Area 11 DECA leader, Dave Whitehead, to plan and facilitate the conference. Many local businesses and individuals have volunteered to judge and provide valuable feedback to the competitors. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” To learn more about DECA, please visit the Washington DECA Web site at: www.wadeca.org or the National DECA Web site at www.deca.org. For further information, please contact the Shadle Park DECA Advisor, Erin Ruehl at 354.6787 or erinr@spokaneschools.org.
SFCC
3410 W Fort George Wright Drive

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
12/9/2013
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
18 Shadle DECA Members Qualify for State DECA
On Monday, December 9, 2013, 55 Shadle Park DECA members competed in the Area 11 DECA competition at SFCC. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” The following members have qualified to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA March 6-8. Steven Schleigh and Alex Carpentier in Human Resource Management, Haley Gee in Professional Sales, Crystal Gonzalez in Entrepreneurship, Aleksa Scott and Breanna Horn in Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, Leslie Hancock and Alyssa Harris in Principles of Business Administration, Natasha Boyd and Hailey Himelspach in Travel and Tourism Team, Anna Wood-Gaines in Hotel and Lodging Marketing, Daniela Giacomelli and Paula Maring in Travel and Tourism Team and Hannah Hicks, Payton Mackin, and Jadon Woodard in Advertising Campaign. Special congratulations to the following members who have placed in the top 3 in their event and have also qualified for State. Will Dobratz, first place in Principles of Hospitality, Michelle Jacobs, third place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787

November 2013

11/23/2013
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Step Into STEM
Step Into STEM is an interactive journey through the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for students in grades 6 through post-secondary levels. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Shaffer, CEO/Founder of Paw Print Genetics. Register now at www.spokaneschools.org/northcentral. Questions? Contact Joey Pascal at 354-6251 or joeyp@spokaneschools.org.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Joey Pascal
joeyp@spokaneschools.org
354-6251
11/22/2013
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Canned Food Drive Load Up/Delivery
Join North Central High School students as they load hundreds of canned food items into delivery vans for delivery and unloading at Ogden Hall and the Women and Children center today. Loading begins at North Central at 12:30 pm, and delivery and unloading will take place immediately following. Contacts are Tom Armitage and/or Wendy Bromley at North Central High School.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Tom Armitage
thomasa@spokaneschools.org
509-981-1920
11/20/2013-11/22/2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Shadle Park HS Drama Presents Don't Drink the Water
Shadle Park High School Drama presents Don't Drink the Water a play written by Woody Allen, Wednesday Nov. 20 through Friday Nov. 22, 2013. Don't Drink the Water premiered on Broadway on November 17, 1966 and played for 598 performances at three different Broadway theaters. The farce takes place inside an American Embassy behind the Iron Curtain
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Eric Sylling
ericsy@spokaneschools.org
11/16/2013
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball at Shadle Park HS
This fundraiser for the Shadle Park cheerleaders is for little princesses 12 and under and their dads. Find more information on the SPHS website.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Brandi Martin
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
599-1094
11/7/2013-11/16/2013
7:00 PM-12:00 AM
Ferris Theatre Arts One Act Festival
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kill Date 11/17/13 Contact: Mary Cooper 354-6076 MaryCoo@SpokaneSchools.org Ferris High School presents The Senior Directed One Act Festival, with a total of six one acts, three to be preformed on November 7, 8, & 9 and the next three to be preformed on November 14, 15, & 16. Show times are at 7:00 pm for all dates. Tickets are $6 for general admission. One acts performing on November 7, 8, & 9 include the drama Twelve Angry Jurors directed by Mary Cooper, the comedy Happily Never After directed by Cara Lyonnais, and the drama Eleesomsynary directed by Gabrielle Boettner. One acts performing on November 14, 15, & 16 include the drama The Glass Menagerie directed by Mary Cooper, the drama Flowers for Algernon directed by Ethan Reid, and the comedy The Brothers Grimm Spectacularthon directed by Andrea Blom. This diverse collection of one acts features students from beginning, intermediate, and advanced drama classes as well as stage management, set, costume, prop, light, and sound work done by students in stagecraft class.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6076
11/6/2013
2:15 PM-2:45 PM
Veterans Day Convocation
Annual John R. Rogers Veterans Day Convocation in the gymnasium. All veterans are cordially invited.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Col Don Oukrop/MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609
11/6/2013
National Semi-Finalist for the Grammy Signature School Award
The Ferris High School Music Department is a National Semi-Finalist for the Grammy Signature School Award. This award is given to high school music programs that are recognized by the Grammy Foundation as outstanding. Ferris is one of three high schools in Washington and one of five in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming) that were selected by the Grammy Foundation as National Semi-Finalists (Hellgate, Kamiak, Mercer Island, Broadview are the other four schools). Congratulations to our Ferris Music students!
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Ben Brueggemeier
benbr@spokaneschools.org
354-6034
11/1/2013-11/22/2013
State Farm Distracted Driving Campaign
At Rogers high school the senior class officers Kamdra Wilder, Nicole Steffenhagen, Mashayla Combs, Miguel Arroyo, Alicia Nichols, Lacey Doering, Keri Aalund, Samantha Olsen and Katie Prior are working to raise awareness about distracted driving involving cell phones. There are 11 teen deaths every day due to texting and driving. Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. The senior officers are raising awareness to lower these statistics by; asking drivers in their school to take a pledge not to text and drive, and making a memory wall of teens who have died while driving and texting.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Brian Via
brianv@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4959

October 2013

10/25/2013
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Rogers' Gay-Straight Alliance Balloons in Memory Event
Info: On Friday, Oct. 25, 25 members of the Rogers' Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) released 62 balloons in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us. This activity started out as a fund raiser but it became much more. Balloons with loving comments attached were released for anonymous people, kids who lost their lives to suicide, parents, grandparents, beloved animals and children who had been lost. Look for information about this activity being done in the Spring - Balloons in Memory...
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barbara Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
354-6552
10/25/2013
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
1st Annual Rake and Run
Camp Finch students are going to begin the First Annual Rake and Run. This activity was designed to let our community know we appreciate them. Students in kindergarten through 4th grade will be walking around the Westview neighborhood raking leaves for the community and leaving them neatly bagged in yards. We want to say "thank you" to the Westview community for housing us during our transition year and plan to continue this when we move back into Finch Elementary for our own community. Come see the fun!! (Remember- we are at Camp Finch Elementary- 6104 N. Moore St.)
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Kim Harmon
kimha@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2574
10/19/2013-10/20/2013
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
21st Annual Ferris High School Craft Show
Over 150 vendors from Seattle to Montana! The show will be in the gym and new commons area of the school, and includes something for everyone. This is a 2-day show that everyone should attend. Come and have a great time shopping for yourself, friends, holidays, or just every day.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Cindy Dreifus
dreifus.c@comcast.net
509-951-4755
10/19/2013
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Terri Kim Community Benefit
Rogers High School AVID program, JROTC, Drama, Interact, NHS,Leadership, DECA, and Tech Connections will be collecting money and donations at most Spokane Walgreens locations, Rosauers at The Y, and Bruccis on Division and Hawthorne in the name of former Rogers Teacher Terri Kim. All donations will be given to the Childrens Home Society in the name of Terri Kim.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Brian Via
brianv@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4959
10/17/2013
3:45 PM-7:30 PM
Shadle Park DECA helps Tackle Hunger
Shadle’s football game at Joe Albi is part of a two-month Tackle Hunger Campaign, sponsored by Darigold, in which Spokane-area high school students are raising money to help Second Harvest feed children, families and seniors in need. Shadle Park DECA members will be on-site at the game, collecting donations of $1 or more in exchange for “I Tackled Hunger” mini footballs, silicone wristbands, stickers and tattoos. Second Harvest transforms every dollar donated into six pounds of donated food – about five meals – for hungry people in the community. This marks the fourth annual Tackle Hunger fund drive, which runs through October. At the end of the campaign, the participating school that raises the most in donations per student will claim the traveling Tackle Hunger trophy. In addition, the top two winning DECA chapters of Tackle Hunger will win a scholarship, $1,500 for first and $500 for second, which will go to graduating DECA seniors. Darigold and Second Harvest are excited to add this component and reward students for their excellence. Shadle also has been collecting Tackle Hunger donations at their Student Based Enterprise, The Highlander Hut and other fall sporting events. For more information about Shadle Park‘s Tackle Hunger football game and other events, contact Erin Ruehl at 509-354-6787 or erinr@spokaneschools.org.
Joe Albi Stadium
4918 W Everett Spokane, WA 99205

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
10/16/2013-10/17/2013
11:45 AM-2:45 PM
College Fair/College Visitation Day
There will be a College Fair on Oct 16 at Rogers with 26 colleges/military present. On Oct 17, the same college reps will come back for 1/2 hour presentations at Rogers & Shadle (1/2 at Rogers in am and 1/2 at Shadle--then they switch schools) It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to access college information!
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Nancy Pemberton
nancyp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6603
10/16/2013
8:00 AM-11:15 AM
T24 Day
This is our annual College and Career Day - now called T24 Day. Sophomores, Juniors, and some Freshmen will be taking the PSAT. For Freshmen we will have speakers from the major industries come and talk to our students about different careers, how they personally achieved their goals, and some obstacles that they overcame. Some of the speakers include, Garco Construction, our own Angela Jones, Kevin Parker from Dutch Brothers, police, and more. The Senior class will be doing a variety of activities centered around their 5 year plan. We would love to have some press around this.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Wendy Bromley
wendybr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6233
10/12/2013
Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) T
Ferris German Teacher, Gisela Hanks, is named Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) TEACHER OF THE YEAR for 2013 This new award is a recognition given to members who have a proven track record of: 1. Promoting recognition of the importance of World Language study within and beyond the school community. 2. Displaying innovative approaches and modeling creativity in the teaching of world languages, including sharing, networking and mentoring of colleagues. 3. Promoting excellence and inspiring students. 4. Creating a superior program for his/her department. 5. Striving to promote greater cultural awareness, intercultural understanding, and the celebration of diversity within the classroom and school communities. This award recipient will also be WAFLT's candidate for the PNCFL Teacher of the Year. The ultimate recipient of PNCFL's award will be the regional representative for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Nominee MUST be a WAFLT member.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Kevin Foster
kevinf@spokaneschools.org
354-6000
10/9/2013
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Celebrate the turf at Shadle Park
Two years of dedicated cheerleading and fundraising for field improvements at Shadle Park High School’s Al K. Jackson Field by coach Ron Brooks have finally paid off. Al K. Jackson Field is now the first field at an eastern Washington high school to have an artificial infield surface. East of the Cascades, the only other fields like it are at Whitworth and WSU. Please join us for an "open house" Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. on the diamond.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Scott Harmon
ScottHa@spokaneschools.org
354-6767
10/9/2013
8:45 AM-9:00 AM
National Walk to School Day
Safe Kids Spokane is sponsoring Cooper Elementary this year with a special Walk to School event. Several other SPS schools also will take part in Walk to School Day.
Cooper
3200 N Ferrall St.

Contact Info
Rona Williams
ronaw@spokaneschools.org
354-2500

September 2013

9/18/2013
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Jefferson Elementary grand opening celebration
The community is invited to the official grand opening celebration of the new Jefferson Elementary. Building tours will follow a short ceremony.
Jefferson
123 E 37th Ave

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/17/2013
8:45 AM-11:30 AM
Students help clean up West Central neighborhood
Holmes 6th graders in conjunction with 150 Whitworth University students will be cleaning up the West Central neighborhood and sprucing up the school grounds. Whitworth president Beck Taylor and his wife will speak at the event.
Holmes
2600 W. Sharp Ave.

Contact Info
Steve Barnes
stevebar@spokaneschools.org
354-2990
9/7/2013
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Tour the new Jefferson Elementary
The community is invited to tour the new Jefferson Elementary.
Jefferson
123 E 37th Ave

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/7/2013
SPS student on Broadway
Kendal Hartse, Shadle Park high school class of 2003 appeared in Broadway's 'Cinderella' in the role of Gabrielle, the step sister, the weekend of September 7,2013. Hartse was a student of choir director Randall Fink and drama teacher Henry Seipp while a student at Shadle Park.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Kevin Hartse
Kevinh@spokaneschools.org
9/3/2013
9:15 AM-9:45 AM
Backpack distribution at Lidgerwood
Backpacks will be distributed to students!
Lidgerwood
5510 N Lidgerwood

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
9/3/2013
8:30 AM-9:00 AM
Jefferson Elementary ribbon cutting
The Jefferson community kicks off the new school year with the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new building! All are welcome.
Jefferson
123 E 37th Ave

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

August 2013

8/9/2013
Cyclists ride 580 miles to raise awareness for organ donation
Sunny Lebsack, a Lewis & Clark graduate, passed away in a car accident 20 years ago this August. Her family decided to honor Sunny’s generous spirit by donating her organs and tissue. Cyclists are gathering to honor Sunny’s generous spirit by biking from Spokane, WA, to Sun Valley, ID, to raise money and awareness for organ donation.
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Haley Lebsack
sunnyspedal@gmail.com
503-380-9800

June 2013

6/11/2013-6/28/2013
Student written, performed and produced video
Awesome video written (Senior, Miles Fowler),produced and performed (with the help of instructors Ron Crenshaw-instrumentals, Christina Thomas, vocals), Richard Bech & Kirk Hirota-Media) by Rogers students. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhIbwvgxkM
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barb Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
354-6552
6/10/2013
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
The Tree of Life Project Dedication Ceremony
We will have any entry viewing of "The Tree of Life Project" from 9:00-9:30 am in the school entrance and then from 9:30-10:00 we will have a dedication ceremony in the MPR room. Stevens 6th grade students created panels during Art Club and presented at Whitworth University in past years. I submitted an SBI that was approved and our district welder Steve Close created the tree structure to mount the art panels.
Stevens
1717 E. Sinto Ave.

Contact Info
Heather Richardson
heatherri@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4222
6/6/2013
Local members earn National DECA honor
Destiny Czyson, Austin Beekman, Ryan Nick, Doran Porter, and Myranda Williams are the recipients of the 2013 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. This award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA. The award recipient must be a DECA member in his/her senior year of high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better for each of the high school semesters. DECA is a career and technical student organization composed of more than 190,000 students who are interested in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality or management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. For more information about DECA, visit www.deca.orgranda Williams, seniors at Shadle Park High School,
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
6/3/2013-6/6/2013
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Community budget forums
Community members are invited to attend a budget forum to provide input into development of the 2013-14 Spokane Public Schools budget *Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., Sacajawea Middle School cafeteria, 401 E. 33rd or *Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m., Glover Middle School cafeteria, 2404 W. Longfellow. A preliminary recommended budget will be presented to the school board before July 10, with final adoption scheduled for August.
various
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Contact Info
Mark Anderson
marka@spokaneschools.org
354-7272
6/3/2013-6/28/2013
Rogers HS GSA - Finalist for GLSEN National GSA of the Year
Rogers High School GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) has been named a GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) National GSA of the Year Finalist. Over 1,000 GSA's were nominated and to finish in the top FIVE is quite an honor!
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barb Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
354-6552
6/3/2013-7/26/2013
Students inducted into the 2013 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Victor Grishko of Cooper Elementary and James Lasswell of Westview Elementary were chosen as 2013 AAA Hall of Fame inductees. From more than 22,000 patrollers across WA, 10 were inducted into the hall of fame.
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Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

May 2013

5/31/2013
12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Spring Science Fling
Longfellow 1st and 2nd graders will have their annual spring science fling -- it's two hours of very visual, hands-on science fun!
Longfellow
800 E. Providence Ave.

Contact Info
Meghan Anderson
meghanan@spokaneschools.org
354-3500
5/31/2013
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Informational meeting at TEC
Parents interested in learning about The Enrichment Cooperative (TEC) at the Bryant Campus are invited to this informational meeting May 31 at 10 a.m. TEC is a K-12 parent partnership program within Spokane Public Schools. Students combine at-home learning hours with direct instruction and enrichment opportunities by accessing on-site classes taught by certificated teachers and community based instructors. Find more information at www.spokaneschools.org/bryant or call 354-7810.
Bryant/TEC
910 N Ash St

Contact Info
Kay Schutz
kaysch@spokaneschools.org
354-7817
5/30/2013
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Ferris Theatre Arts Seniors present Thesperados League
Ferris Theatre Arts Seniors will take their final bow in the Ferris Commons in an improvisational comedy show, with audience interaction, called The Thesperados League. These superheroes of comedy will be joined by alumni and newly inducted members of the troupe in the last Thesperado comedy show of the year. Tickets are $2 at the door.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
354-6076
5/29/2013
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
Rogers Receives CyberPatriot State Awards
Awards will be presented to 3 Rogers CyberPatriot Teams for this year's Competitions. The Air Pirates of the AFJROTC will receive the 1st place award for the services division. The Flying Pirates also of the AFJROTC will receive the 2nd place award. The Pirate-Konnections will receive the 1st place award for the open division. Awards will be presented by Colonel (Ret) Bill Moore from Chapter 245 of the Air Force Association. On hand for the presentation will be Dr. Shelley Redinger, District Superintendent, and Mrs. Lori Wyborney, Principal of John R. Rogers HS.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609
5/24/2013-8/23/2013
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Donations to help students access AP Testing
The North Side Rotary Club has generously donated over $1,000 dollars to help support student meet their college and career readiness goals. The North Side Rotary donated this money to help support student take AP tests. Student can recieve college credit for passing AP tests. NC takes the proceeds and matches students with scholarship dollars to take tests. In total donation from the North Side Rotary Club have translated into over $40,000 dollars in tuition savings for NC students attending University. Thank you North Side Rotary Club!!
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Steve Fisk
stevef@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6233
5/23/2013
7:00 PM
"Pops" Concert
at Shadle Park High School Auditorium. Free to public.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Cheryl Falmo
cherylf@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6705
5/21/2013
7:00 PM
Choir Spring Concert
at Shadle Park High School Auditorium. Free to public.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Cheryl Falmo
cherylf@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6705
5/20/2013
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Festival of student films at the Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern Theatre Presents The Best of the Red Film Festival! This is the second year the festival hits the big screen. Ferris and North Central film students present their work on Monday, May 20, starting at 7 p.m. The Ferris titles include “Over Due” by Brighton Kilgore, “Going Up” by Lauren Doyl, “Stopwatch” by Ryan Bergerud, “Stereotypes” by Nakita Matherly, “The Longest Night” by Jack Rassier, “Voltage Vigilante” by Matt Posey, “Pokemon: The Adventures of Branndy and Ayce” by Anndy Holm and Bryce Hake, “Life Goes On” by Lauren Doyl, “Ned Valentine” by Grace Pochis and Steven Brudnicki, “Feel This Moment” by Ari Viherlahti, “Never Grow Up” by Nakita Matherly, and “Penguin Attack” by Dominik Bennett. The North Central films include “Mr. Crawford and the Tale of the Quack Quack Murder” by Brad Bothun, “Bridge” by BreAnna Butler, “Truth” by Isabella Morin, “A Spoon Story” by Erin Cameron and Hope Miller, A Groovy Shoes Promotion, by Shakyla Hacker and Kara Stermer, “Werekat” by Shakyla Hacker, and “End” by Kara Stermer and Bella Morin. Most of these students are enrolled in Career and Technical Education video classes. The audience will have the opportunity to meet the film makers and ask questions during short question and answer sessions after the films. Ticket prices: $1 for students with school ID and $7 for adults.The Magic Lantern is at 25 W. Main Ave.
Magic lantern Theatre
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Contact Info
Tom Armitage
thomasa@spokaneschools.org
354-6300
5/18/2013-6/28/2013
Wyborney receives EWU's Alumnus of Service award
John R. Rogers Principal Lori Wyborney received the EWU Alumnus of Service award at the 2013 EWU Alumni Awards May 18. The award recognizes alumni who contribute significantly in the area of educational or community service.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Lori Wyborney
loriwy@spokaneschools.org
354-6600
5/9/2013
8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Shadle DECA Takes Over Safeway
Safeway Takeover 2013: Creating Experienced Leaders Shadle Center, May 9 – “Shadle Park DECA Saves the Day at Safeway”. Shadle Park DECA members are taking over the Safeway at Shadle Center from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This project is an excellent example of DECA’s comprehensive learning program which encourages members to integrate with classroom instruction, apply learning and connect to business. The Safeway Takeover promotes the benefits of the Shadle Park DECA Chapter and provides the opportunity to perform community service by raising funds for a great cause. In addition, we continue the great partnership with our local Safeway, also a national DECA corporate sponsor. One goal of DECA is to teach professional responsibility. Members will job shadow Safeway employees to see what happens in the 17 departments of the store. Students will work in food service areas to include the bakery, deli, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. Some students will work in departments like customer service or check stands where they gain experience in working directly with the public, while students who would rather be behind the scenes work in stocking departments such as produce and receiving. Each DECA member will work in various locations and learn lessons that could be transferred to their future careers. Members also have the opportunity to shadow store managers, providing these students with the skills to become experienced leaders themselves, which is another purpose of DECA. They learn how to instruct their peers and keep the store operating smoothly. In addition, Safeway will provide an in-store hiring session to those members interested in future employment. Another goal of DECA is civic consciousness. Students learn this through the community service portion of the Takeover. Students raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy (MDA) in their community by encouraging visitors to the store that day to “Make a Muscle and Make a Difference for MDA”. Stop by the fuel station and have DECA members wash your windows and then make a donation to MDA and Shadle DECA. The donations will be split between MDA and the Shadle DECA chapter. Funds going to the Shadle DECA chapter will used to help pay for competition fees and expenses for leadership training. Shadle DECA hopes to make a difference in their community. Finally, what is DECA? Stop by Safeway and ask one of our many members! At the front entrance of Safeway there will be a table to promote SPHS DECA with students sharing their experiences with curious customers. Shadle Park DECA hopes you’ll stop by and show support for us and MDA. And don’t forget to get your windows washed and donate to a great cause!
Shadle Safeway
2507 W Wellesley Spokane, WA 99205

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
5/3/2013
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
4th Avenue Teen Film Festival
This film festival is for aspiring young filmmakers in the Spokane area ages 13-18 to exhibit their films to a live audience and win prizes. Films seeking approval must be submitted for consideration for the film festival no later than April 9th, 2013. The Festival will be held at Lewis and Clark High School on May 3, 2013 from 6PM to 9:00PM. The films can be between two and ten minutes long and will be judged by a panel of local movie experts.
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Dave Jackson
davej@spokaneschools.org
354-6883
5/3/2013-6/28/2013
Washington State Law Enforcement Essay Contest "Why I Will Say No to Alcohol and Drugs"
Taylor Aalgaard and Darcy Levesque won first and second place in the Washington State Law Enforcement Essay Contest "Why I Will Say No to Alcohol and Drugs!". Thirteen students from Salk Middle School submitted essays for this statewide contest. Sherri Hopkins, who is the advisor for the Washington Drug Free Youth Program at Salk, stated that the essays submitted were excellent and highlighted the determination of students who are making drug free choices. Congratulations to Taylor and Darcy.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Sherri Hopkins
sherrih@spokaneschools.org
354-5600
5/1/2013-5/3/2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Ferris Theatre Arts presents Project Hope: Stop The Bullying
Ferris Theatre Arts presents 3 one-acts to bring awareness of bullying and bring a stop to it. Project Hope: Stop The Bullying will be performed May 1-3 at 7 pm in the Commons of Ferris High School to raise money for S.M.I.L.E., a charity formed by parents of a fellow Saxon who committed suicide in response to bullying.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
354-6076

April 2013

4/29/2013-5/2/2013
8:45 AM-3:15 PM
Pre-MSP Test Challenge Course Days sponsored by GEAR UP.
To further strengthen the transition from Shaw Middle School to Rogers High School, GEAR UP will be bring groups of 8th grade students to Adventure Dynamics Challenge Course. Over the course of 4 days, each day 60 students split into teams of 15 will make their way for a day of fun, excitement, and challenges as they learn to overcome their fears, strengthen relationships, and tackle obstacle they may have perceived as impossible. The best part is, they won't have to go at it alone. They'll have both their current 8th grade teachers supporting them and some of the 9th grade staff from Rogers High School there to encourage them. It's an ideal situation for both students and High School teachers. These willing teachers will get the rare opportunity to just come along side kids and cheer them on, without having to wear their "teacher hat" for once. The responsibility of the kids is still resting on the solid relationships they have with their 8th grade teachers, many of whom have been with these kids for two years. Ultimately, it's a free day for 9th grade teachers to just be with the kids, and to embrace moments of laughter, tears, anticipation, and success. Students will reap the benefits two-fold. Not only will they be developing relationships with 9th grade teachers who they'll be with next year, but the timing of these challenge days fall right before the start of their main testing (MSP, EOC, & MAP) window. In theory, students will learn that even though some things may seem difficult, if they choose to try their hardest, they can succeed... scratch that, they WILL succeed.
Shaw
4106 N. Cook St.

Contact Info
Kipton Solmonson
kiptons@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5803
4/28/2013-6/21/2013
LC artists honored by Seattle Metals Guild
Passing The Torch is a metal arts competition sponsored each year by the Seattle Metals Guild for Washington State high school students. Out of 64 participating metal artists representing 17 high schools from around the state, Lewis and Clark had three student artists honored: *Ben Fitzhugh won 1st Place in the Kinetics/Movement category for his entry titled "Cupre Hamata" *Lindi Mattinson won 2nd Place in the Sculpture/Holloware category for her entry titled "Lennon" *Andrew Backlund received an Honorable Mention in the Kinetics/Movement category for his piece "Steam Engine."
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7335
4/27/2013-4/28/2013
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Craft Show
Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Cheryl Falmo
cherylf@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6705
4/26/2013-6/21/2013
Sweepstakes award Seattle Heritage Festival
Approximately 80 students from the Shadle Park high school Instrumental music program recently participated in the Seattle Heritage Festival of Music. The jazz band, concert band, concert strings, percussion and chamber string groups performed for adjudication with 25 other regional high schools. The group was awarded the sweepstakes trophy for top instrumental music program. The jazz band, percussion and concert strings all received gold awards for top performances. The concert band and chamber strings received silver award for 2nd performance. 5 individual students received recognition as outstanding performers and the band was awarded a special adjudicators award for musicality in a performance. Congratulations to the Shadle instrumental program and director, Kevin Hartse
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Kevin Hartse
kevinh@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6735
4/25/2013
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Math & Science Family Night
An opportunity for current and feeder school families to engage in math and science activities and career opportunities in the STEM fields. Pizza dinner will be served.
Shaw
4106 N. Cook St.

Contact Info
Jackie Halley
jackieh@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5884
4/25/2013
1:00 PM-4:30 PM
LC students compete at Inland NW Business Plan competition
LC students Stephanie Aguilar and Jacob Larson are competing in the fourth and final round of the Inland NW Business Plan competition. They will be making a presentation that may include a PowerPoint, physical models, presentation boards, etc. about their business plan. Stephanie's business idea is a coffee house and book store called Copernicus Coffee House and Jacob's is a non-profit connecting special needs students with other students at the same high school called The Bridge Builders Club.
Whitworth University
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Contact Info
Lisa Weiler
lisaw@spokaneschools.org
354-7000
4/24/2013
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Staff vs Staff Basketball
Kickin' it Old School vs Kickin' it New School. All proceeds go to purchase new uniforms for the Salk Spartans. Entrance fee is $4.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Carole Meyer
CaroleM@spokaneschools.org
354-5540
4/23/2013
9:50 AM-11:45 AM
Workshops with Morihiko Nakahara, Assistant Conductor, Spokane Symphony
Salk Middle School's Advanced and Intermediate Strings classes will enjoy a workshop performing prepared music for Morihiko Nakahara, Assistant Conductor of the Spokane Symphony. Mr. Nakahara will work with each of the groups and give insight into careers in music, particularly his professional career as an orchestral conductor.
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Bryan Bogue
bryanb@spokaneschools.org
354-5575
4/23/2013-6/28/2013
Chase's Lorri Slauson named Washington State Athletic Director of the Year
Chase Fitness and Health teacher Lorri Slausson is a great advocate for middle schools, for middle school kids, and for the athletic experience. She has made a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of students, and so was named WA State Athletic Director of the Year.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Lorri Slauson
LorriS@spokaneschools.org
354-5001
4/22/2013
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
21st Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet
The 21st Annual Spokane Scholars Foundation banquet will honor 141 seniors from 25 Spokane area high schools. The scholars have been nominated in one of six content areas by their teachers, counselors and principals. $60,000 will be awarded to 24 outstanding seniors based on their applications and recommendations. Many regional colleges and universities will match the awards. Dr. LeRoy Hood, President and Co-Founder of Institute of Systems Biology, is the 2013 keynote speaker. He will speak about his experiences with STEM research which has lead to the discovery of gnomes while inspiring a new generation of scholars as they ready themselves for college. Dr. Hood wrote the popular book The Code of Codes. Earlier in the day Dr. Hood will address underclassman from the SSF particpating high schools at a lecture at 1:00pm at North Central High School.
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane Falls Blvds @ Bernhard St

Contact Info
JoAnn Tripp
JoAnnT@SpokaneSchools.org
354-6830
4/22/2013-6/28/2013
Ferris students get third-most votes in STCU's Hundred Dollar Project
Sweet Miracles, a Ferris DECA group, received the third-most votes in STCU's Hundred Dollar Project, qualifying for $1,000 from STCU. The group worked with the Ferris ProStart Culinary Class to bake and sell cupcakes at the school. Using that money and its $100 from STCU, Sweet Miracles set up booths where students created and signed more than 500 get-well cards for children being treated through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Spokane.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Kevin Foster
kevinf@spokaneschools.org
354-6000
4/20/2013
5:30 PM
Camp Salvador Dinner and Auction
Camp Salvador students and Hermanas of Spokane are hosting a special dinner & auction to raise money for a library in Huisisilapa, El Salvador. Seven students will travel to ES this summer to hold a summer camp for children and are raising money for a library in this small village. Join us at The Community School, 1300 W. Knox, for a fun evening featuring delicious Salvadoran food, music, and dancing!
The Community School at Bancroft
1025 W Spofford Ave

Contact Info
Cindy McMahon
cindymc@spokaneschools.org
509-230-4313
4/19/2013
1:15 PM-3:45 PM
All Star Science Fair
Our budding young scientists have each been hard at work creating the perfect Science Fair exhibit. You are invited to stop by and see the fruits of their labor.
Adams
2909 E 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Karen Krantz
karenk@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2032
4/18/2013-4/19/2013
7:00 AM-2:00 PM
10th annual Odyssey PTG Used Book Sale
All are welcome to look through the collection of more than 19,000 books on sale Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Libby
2900 E. 1st Ave.

Contact Info
Stefanie Heinen
stefanieh@spokaneschools.org
354-7500
4/17/2013
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Mock Crash
Mock crash for 11th & 12th grade students to raise awareness of drinking & driving, etc (this is before prom to help students to make good choices)
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Chantal Czarapata
chantalc@spokaneschools.org
354-7022
4/16/2013
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
"Camp Read" Family Literacy Night
"Camp Read", Willard Elementary's Literacy Night, will include: -Storytelling -Campfire Songs -Journal Making -Smores -Students reading with their parents on sleeping bags by flashlight under the "stars" in our Willard forest (gym) -Every Willard student attending will recieve a free book!
Willard
500 W. Longfellow Ave.

Contact Info
Bev Chandler
bevc@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4468
4/16/2013
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Linwood's Math Night
Linwood Elementary will host students and their families to a night of math including estimation stations and games. Families will have the opportunity to experience math first hand in the classroom with their children as teachers facilitate learning experiences such as number strings. In the end, families leave with a broader understanding of our district's elementary math program, a game to play at home, and an ice cream bar to top it off!
Linwood
906 W. Weile Ave.

Contact Info
Linwood Title Team
ericau@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3403
4/16/2013-4/18/2013
12:40 PM-7:00 PM
Student Led Conferences
9th - 11th grade. Early dismissal no later than 12:20 PM. See Shadle Park High School web page for dates/times for all three days.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Cheryl Falmo
cherylf@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6705
4/16/2013
AAA Safety Patrol person of the year
My son Jimmy is a 6th grader at Westview. He was recently named one of 10 Safety Patrol people of the year in the state by the AAA. He was nominated by the safety patrol advisor at Westview.
Westview
3520 W. Bismark Ave.

Contact Info
Randy Lasswell
RandyL@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7170
4/12/2013-4/20/2013
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Rogers' ENCORE drama presents Macbeth
Shows are April 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. The year is 2057, nuclear war has destroyed almost all civilization on earth, and those who survived are left to pick up the carnage. In Scotland, a war rages between the Scots and Norway for the last remaining resources on earth.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Kris Freeland
KristenF@spokaneschools.org
354-6551
4/11/2013
11:00 AM-7:30 PM
Cooper's Family Science Fair
All Cooper students are invited to participate in the Science Fair. The students present their projects to the judges in the morning and in the afternoon classes visit the gym to see all of the projects. That night from 6:30 - 7:30 the parents and community are invited to see the projects and hear from the "scientists". At 7:30 awards are presented to winners from each grade level. We present awards to individuals, teams of 2, families, and classrooms. We have 96 projects and 125 participants (not counting families or classrooms). Come check us out...we'll see you in the lab. (gym) :)
Cooper
3200 N Ferrall St.

Contact Info
Rona Williams
ronaw@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2505
4/11/2013-6/21/2013
SkillsUSA Washington State Leadership Conference
At the 2013 Washington State Skills USA Leadership and Technical Skills Conference, NEWTECH Skill Center had 28 students attend and compete in various technical skill areas. Ten (10) of those students earned medals in their respective Technical Areas and three (3) of these students placed first in the State! These three have been invited to attend the Skills USA National Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO in June to compete with the best from each of the other 49 states. All medalists participated in one of the following Technical Areas: Automotive Collision Repair: Gold-Jason Gorton, Bronze-Skylar VanTroba; Automotive Refinishing; Silver-Scott Tarbert, Bronze, Jessica Millard; Automotive Service Technology; Silver-Dylan Ankenman; Auto Maintenance: Gold-Justin Crider; Mobile Electronics: Brandon Conner-Gold, Alex Burgi-SIlver, Brett Smith-Bronze; Graphic Design: Silver-Zack Brendt. Other students participated in contests for Advertising Design, Photography, Commercial Baking and 2 person Video Production. We recognize each of these students for their hard work and dedication to their career field and wish the State winners the best of luck at Nationals in their bid to be crowned the best students in the country in what they do!
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Will Sarett
WillS@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7411
4/10/2013
Rogers High School is GLSEN National Gay-Straight Alliance Finalist!
Hi Barb, Thank you for submitting your application to the 2013 GSA of the Year contest! Unfortunately, we have awarded another GSA this year. However, GLSEN is very impressed by your club’s commitment to providing a safe and affirming space for LGBT students to discuss pertinent issues. The Gay-Straight Alliance of Rogers High’s work will be given an honorable mention at the Respect Awards- New York Ceremony. We would also like to feature Roger's GSA in a blog post on GLSEN Blog. We would love to have a blog post written by your student leadership to highlight the great work you do. We’d love to feature you in the next few weeks but are aware that the end of the year is a busy time so please let us know when you would be able to get us a couple of paragraphs that we could review and post. We are so thankful to have great leaders like Rogers High’s GSA supporting the LGBT student community. Thank you again for applying, and we look forward to continuing to work with you. Best, Juliann DiNicola // Student Engagement Associate O 646-388-8071 // F 212-727-0254 // jdinicola@glsen.org 90 Broad St. 2nd Floor New York, NY 10004
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barbara Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
710-0928
4/4/2013-4/6/2013
8:30 AM-6:30 PM
SPS teams compete in FIRST Robotics
LC and Rogers will be among the teams at EWU's regional FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) on April 4-6, 2013, at EWU's Reese Court Pavilion. This is organized in collaboration with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) , FIRST Washington and many additional community partners. FRC features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, construction, teamwork and imagination. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Eastern has previously hosted both the annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition with its focus on fourth through eighth grade participants as well as the FRC event which provides a bigger stage, a bigger challenge and focuses on high school team participation. The Spokane Regional FRC (hosted at EWU in Cheney) is one of 57 regionals, and one of three on the state of Washington. Find out more at www.ewu.edu/cshe/sces/frc.xml
EWU
526 5th St

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7335
4/4/2013-4/6/2013
8:30 AM-6:30 PM
SPS teams compete in FIRST Robotics
LC and Rogers will be among the teams at EWU's regional FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) on April 4-6, 2013, at EWU's Reese Court Pavilion. FRC features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, construction, teamwork and imagination. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. The Spokane Regional FRC (hosted at EWU in Cheney) is one of 57 regionals, and one of three on the state of Washington. Find out more at www.ewu.edu/cshe/sces/frc.xml
EWU
526 5th St

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7335
4/1/2013-6/14/2013
Students honored in Letters about Literature contest
The Letters about Literature contest encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors explaining how his or her work influenced their perspective on the world or themselves. This year, Hutton Elementary sixth graders Brooke Fager and Michael Flaherty were both state finalists, and Hutton sixth grader George McGuinness won honorable mention. North Central 10th graders Kinanya Winter and Chance LeBlanc were also state finalists, and NC 10th grader Nicholas Henry won honorable mention. About 3,400 letters from Washington students began the competition.
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Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
4/1/2013-6/14/2013
NEWTECH receives Envirostar certification -- 1st in county!
NEWTECH Skill Center is the is first educational institution in Spokane Co. to receive Envirostar certifications. They were given to the Dental, Vet Science, Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Repair programs for reducing and properly managing hazardous waste.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Will H. Sarett
wills@spokaneschools.org
354-7411

March 2013

3/28/2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
SPS Sixth Grade Honor Choir performs at the Bing
Students from each of Spokane Public Schools' elementaries are represented in the 140-member Sixth Grade Honor Choir, which will be giving this free performance.
Bing Crosby Theatre
901 W Sprague

Contact Info
Dave Weatherred
davidwe@spokaneschools.org
354-7350
3/19/2013
8:00 AM-2:30 PM
CTE Speaker Series
This is the 10th speaker series presentation. The day’s theme is “Real-Life CTE” and includes discussion of career cluster trends, future opportunities, “hot” career areas, advice on entering career fields and other relevant job topics for high school students. Schedule=8 to 8:50 AM,TBD (Avista or Sacred Heart); 8:55 to 9:45 AM, Century Link (Qwest), Kerry Zimmer, Marketing Manager;10:20 to 11:10 AM Next Generation Zone, Jessica Cato, Energy Navigator; 11:50 to 12:40 PM , Spokane Area Workforce Development, Seth Dyson, Senior Project Manager; 12:45 to 1:35 PM Northern Quest Resort, Stacie Fuhriman, Recruiter; 1:40 to 2:30 PM, STCU, Keith Appleton, Member Service Representative. This is the third year of CTE Speaker Series presentations in the LC Auditorium. All of the CTE classes – and others who find the topics of interest – at LC are invited. Usually, between 100 and 200 students attend throughout the day.
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Dave Jackson
davej@spokaneschools.org
354-6883
3/16/2013-6/28/2013
Ferris thespians clean up at state
Ferris thespian Karl Cranney placed first in the state for monologue and is a national qualifier-he also took a trophy home for best overall performance of the 900+ students who attended the competition. Liz Brouwer Wade placed in the top 20% of the state for song solo. Gillian Herold placed first in Costume Construction and is a national qualifier. As is Destiny Gweh with the only perfect score and #1 in Costume Design. Also a national qualifier is Yunjung Kim with her #1 place for Lighting Design, and Savannah Lunsford in the top 20% for Theatre Marketing. Liz Brouwer-Wade directed two one acts starring Karl Cranney, Hailey Mathia, Danielle Reinkens, Ethan Reid, which won top 10% of performances and is now qualified to go to nationals. All this added up to Ferris High School being "Best of Fest" over all schools in the State competition. This is the first time the big trophy has come home with an east-side school.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
354-6076
3/14/2013
5:45 PM-7:00 PM
Lidgerwood students visit SCC
90 students of all grade levels from Lidgerwood Elementary will visit SCC Thursday night, to help parents start the process of talking about college. Families will tour the campus, eat dinner at the Lair and meet with students.
SCC
1810 N Greene St

Contact Info
Melissa Pettey
MelissaP@spokaneschools.org
354-7349
3/14/2013
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Reptile Man visits Roosevelt
The reptile man -- as seen on Bill Nye, the Science Guy -- visits Roosevelt with an assortment of reptiles.
Roosevelt
333 W. 14th Ave.

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
3/12/2013
11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Generation Alive Fundraiser
Finch raised over $1000.00 for Generation Alive, a organization that feeds the hungry. Our 5th & 6th grade students along with one 4th grade classroom will be putting together the packets.
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Kathy Fiorillo
KathyFi@spokaneschools.org
509-453-2577
3/9/2013
John R. Rogers AFJROTC Drill Team Headed to Two State Championship Meet
For the first time in 4 years, the Air Pirates of the Jhn R. Rogers AFJROTC are returning to the Two State Championship Drill Meet of the JROTC Cascade Mountains League. The meet will take place on Saturday 9 March at North Salem High School in Salem, OR. The team will compete in the Unarmed Drill Category of the meet. This year's team consists of: Marlana Reed, Mia Sanchez, Madi Sailor, Isaiah Hollingsworth, Dustyn Nelson, Elijah Rodriguez, Joshua Dufner, Keyan Vanderpool, and Colandra Moore. The Drill Team Commander is Quinton Cassidy.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609
3/8/2013-3/9/2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Awesome 80s Prom-audience interaction play
Ferris High School is excited to present the audience interactive The Awesome 80’s Prom by Ken Davenport. Performances will be on March 8th and 9th at 7 pm with doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $8 pre-sale in the Ferris Business Office and $10 at the door. The show will be held in the Ferris Commons. The Awesome 80’s Prom is an audience interactive show that’s sure to be entertaining. Come dressed in your favorite 80’s wear, ready to dance the night away and vote for your Prom King and Queen. All of your favorite characters from the classic 80’s movies will be there. From the head cheerleader and her cronies, to the captain of the football team, the overeager class president, the Asian kid, the nerdy girl, or even the rough bad boy, who will be our Prom King and Queen? You’ll have a chance to dance with all your favorite characters at this show. Morgan Kummer will be portraying our head cheerleader Whitley Whitaker, with Sergey Grankin as Blake Williams, captain of the football team. Kayla Rinaldi will be playing our typical nerd, Kerrie Kowalski; Aidan Haines will be our rough n’ tough bad boy; and CJ Harkins will be our flamboyant drama queen, Dickie Harrington.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Mary Cooper
marycoo@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6076
3/8/2013
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Anti-bullying assembly
Adams Elementary will have a 30-minute See It, Say It Assembly to showcase the learning skits the Reactor Club students have created for their peers.
Adams
2909 E 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Angela R. Jones
angelajones@spokaneschools.org
354-5961
3/7/2013-3/9/2013
DECA International Career and Development Conf Qualifiers
Congratulation Spokane DECA members! DECA members from across the state of Washington gathered in Bellevue, WA March 7-9 to decide which competitors would attend the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, CA in late April. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” We are proud to announce the following students from each school who have qualified to compete at the national level in the following events. Shadle Park High School Chapter Awards Project: Austin Beekman, Vivian Luhr, Cheyanne Robertson Public Relations Project: Vivian Luhr and Madison Stauffer Stock Market Game: Ethan Van Gelder Rogers High School Chapter Awards Project: Crystal Lobos, Ashley Leckie, Lysle Humphrey North Central High School Merit Awards Program: Kiana Conant Lewis and Clark High School Chapter Awards Program: Caitlin Breeze and Spencer McLeod Entrepreneurship Growing your Business: Leishalyn Rich Student Based Enterprise (School Store) Gold Certification: Michaela Marinos and Benjamin Crowley Learn and Earn: Sydney Dixon and Andrea Jones Ferris High School Finance Operations Research: Grace Swindler, Chapter Awards Project: Sheridan Delzer and Jessica Pollock In addition, congratulations to the new Area 11 DECA President, Madyson Allen from Rogers High School.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
3/4/2013-8/30/2013
8:15 AM-3:45 PM
Kindergarten registration starts March 4
Kindergarten registration will begin on March 4. Families can register at their neighborhood elementary school between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. To provide equity and to reduce long wait lines during kindergarten registration, classrooms will NOT be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Find more information and an online registration form here: www.spokaneschools.org/page/82
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Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

February 2013

2/28/2013
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Passport to the Arts
A hands-on fine arts event for the entire Roosevelt Elementary community. Attendees have the opportunity to explore a variety of Arts including dance, music, theatre, visual art, and literary culture from professional artists from the Inland NW. This is a free event that will include many interactive exhibits.
NW Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 West First Avenue

Contact Info
Matthew Henshaw
matthewh@spokaneschools.org
354-4040
2/28/2013
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Ferris students' video wins $1,500 grant
Creativity and energy efficiency have come together to earn a technology grant for Ferris High School thanks to a short video produced by a student team in Avista’s annual Every Little Bit Video Contest. High school students were given the opportunity to create short videos demonstrating the importance of energy efficiency practices and its benefit for the environment. More than 50 videos were submitted to Avista for judging with students also promoting online voting for their video. The Viewers' Choice award was “Be Bolt,” a video created by Ferris High School students Mark Balabanov, Colin Calvert and Irina Peregudova. Each received an Apple iPod Nano and their school received a $1,500 technology grant. The Ferris students will be honored at a presentation Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the school.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
2/25/2013-3/18/2013
Students can now earn competency-based credits for World Language
Students in the ELL (English Language Learner) program in Spokane Public Schools or who are proficient in another language may be able to obtain World Language credits without taking any courses in our schools. Contact for non ELL students: Nancy Cole Hough -World Language Coordinator. Email: nancyho@spokaneschools.org Telephone: (509)354-6951 • Contact for ELL students: Victorya Rouse - English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator Email: Victoryar@spokaneschools.org Telephone: (509)354-7304
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Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
2/21/2013
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Bulldog Madness Basketball Fundraiser
Balboa Elementary will hold its second Bulldog Madness Basketball Fundraiser. The PTG is raising funds for technology with a staff basketball game and theme basket raffle. The goal this year is $6,000. Event tickets are available $2 for pre-order through Feb. 19, and $3 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1. The theme this year is cowfolks vs. pirates. The rivalry is getting fierce and the halls are decorated liberally with cowfolk and pirate gear.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Amy Barton
amybar@spokaneschools.org
354-2220
2/21/2013
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Glover College: Ready, In, and Through Spaghetti Night
Glover Middle School is hosting a Mamma Mia's spaghetti dinner with the theme of "College: Ready, In, and Through" for all families of 7th and 8th graders at Glover. There will be college representatives and guest speakers with college/career information including Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger. Learn what our district is doing to help students prepare for college. There will be fabulous raffle baskets including a Spa Day, Golf, Gonzaga, EWU, and College Survival Kit. Raffle tickets are .25. The spaghetti dinner is $1 per person or $3 per family. (suggested donation)
Glover
2404 W. Longfellow Ave.

Contact Info
Kim Wolfe
kimberlyw@spokaneschools.org
354-5417
2/18/2013-2/28/2013
Chase MS in the running for $1,000
A video about Chase Middle School student and accomplished fiddler Justin Sherfey is in the running for the top prize of $1,000 -- which would be given to his school -- from the new website changemyschool.org. His video needs your votes! Check it out and cast a vote each day through Feb. 28 at changemyschool.org.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
2/7/2013
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
NEWTECH Skill Center open house
The NEWTECH Skill Center provides in-depth preparatory courses that are intended to lead to employment and/or the next level of education in a related program of study. Successful completion of most programs leads to college credit in a related program at the Community Colleges of Spokane or other institutions. Visitors to the open house can tour programs and also sign up for summer school courses.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Will Sarett
wills@spokaneschools.org
354-7470
2/7/2013-2/11/2013
1:00 PM
SkillsUSA Regional Competition
On February 7, 2013, 15 students from Ferris, Lewis and Clark and John R. Rogers High schools competed in two competitions at Spokane Community College. The contests were part of the Skills USA Champions at Work National Organization. The students chose to compete either in Computer Maintenance or Computer Networking. The top three placers will be automatically invited to the State Competition held on April 11-13, 2013 in Renton Washington. (Additional placements are made based on Regions participation) Spokane Community College (SCC) did an outstanding job of hosting these competitions for a total of 15 students. Instructor Laura Kier and SCC students Sam Rounds and Tony Marrazzo were instrumental in making this competition a reality. Their hours of work in preparing in addition to the 5 hours to run the competitions were inspirational and they deserve a huge thank you. The competitions are based on industry certifications for CompTIA A+ and CCNA certification from CISCO. On February 11, 2013, 23 students from John R. Rogers High school competed in the Skills USA Computer Programming competition. The competition was hosted by Eastern Washington Universities’ (EWU) Computer Science Department. The students were put in a computer lab in the Engineering and Computer Science Building and competed for five hours. The competition was judged and organized by Stuart Steiner EWU Computer Science Instructor and two students Adam Martinek and Jordan Thompson. Other instructors and students from EWU made visits and assisted in the competition as well. Without these individuals’ dedication and generous donation of time this competition would not have been successful. The top three placers will be automatically invited to the State Competition held on April 11-13, 2013 in Renton Washington (Additional placements are made based on Regions participation). In all, 38 students from Spokane Public Schools competed in the Skills USA’s North Eastern Region Computer Science contests. SkillsUSA is a national organization that is one of the Career and Technical Student Organizations. The local organizations are based out of area high schools in and around the Spokane Region.
SCC/EWU


Contact Info
Terry Yeigh
Terryy@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6596
2/7/2013
National Merit Finalists
David Li and Colin Webster are LC's two National Merit Finalists
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Denise Gilmore
deniseg@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6966
2/1/2013
3:30 PM-7:00 PM
2013 GSL individual Chess Championships
Rogers High School was proud to host the GSL Individual Chess Championships for the Third year in a row. Schools participating included Rogers (9 players), NC (1 player), Shadle (5 players) and Gonzaga Prep (4 players. After four rounds, first place went to David Blue from NC. Second place went to Joseph Verchota of Gonzaga Prep. "Biggest Upset" trophy went to Rogers' own sophomore, Zack Bonser. Pictures can be found at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/162292620545789/
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Barb Silvey
barbs@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6552

January 2013

1/31/2013
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
ARTWALK
For one evening Franklin Elementary School transforms itself into an Art Museum. Student work is displayed throughout the building. Family and friends are invited to come and admire our local student artists' work.
Franklin
3612 S Grand Blvd

Contact Info
Jill Poland
poland509@aol.com
509-354-2620
1/30/2013
6:00 PM
WatchD.O.G.S. Pizza Event
Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night to kick off a new innovative father involvement program called WATCHD.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students). WATCH D.O.G.S.® is the father involvement initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Inspired by one father’s desire to increase male involvement in his children’s school and with the help of the schools teachers and administration, WATCH D.O.G.S was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Since then, the program has spread to more than 2,610 schools in over 42 states and other countries abroad. (* Please call the National WATCHD.O.G.S. ® Office for current school and state counts. 1-888-540-3647)
Willard
500 W. Longfellow Ave.

Contact Info
Holli Kaiser
HolliK@SpokaneSchools.org
509-354-4416
1/24/2013
Shadle student on Broadway
Kendal Hartse, a 2003 graduate of Shadle Park high school will be appearing in the new Broadway production of Cinderella beginning in January. This follows her debut on Broadway last year in "On a clear day you can see forever" with Harry Connick, Jr. Hartse was a choir student of Mr. Randall Fink and a drama student of Mr. Henry Seipp, Shadle teachers.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Kevin Hartse
kevinh@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6735
1/20/2013-1/21/2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration kicks off Sunday, Jan. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 806 W. Indiana. The Unity March is Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 10 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Resource fairs follow from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Riverpark Square. For more info:455-8722 or www.mlkspokane.org.
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Contact Info
kristy mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
1/19/2013
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Invention Convention
The Invention Convention will be at the Mobius Science Center on Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The public is invited to view inventions and celebrate TEC students. As the culmination of a Washington STEM grant, The Enrichment Cooperative (TEC) students will be awarded prizes for their inventions. Inventions will be enshrined and displayed at the Mobius Science Center.
Mobius Science Center
811 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA

Contact Info
Jennifer Wheeler
jenniferwh@spokaneschools.org
509-354-7859
1/16/2013
2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Bike For Books Assembly
Winners will be drawn for Bikes for Books program.
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Linda Juliano
lindaj@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2577
1/15/2013
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
1st grade Assembly
Katie Boer, Weather Anchor/Reporter for KREM2 news came to do an assembly and teach our students about the weather and what it is like to be a TV anchor. This segment will be aired on KREM2 at 5:10 am and 6:10 am on 1/16/13. Katie Boer will send me the news link once it is posted.
Stevens
1717 E. Sinto Ave.

Contact Info
Heather Richardson
heatherri@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4222
1/11/2013
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
PTO Family Night
PTO Family Activity Night
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Linda Juliano
lindaj@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2577

December 2012

12/30/2012
Ridgeview student will be part of on-field competition at Seahawks game
At the Dec. 30 Seahawks game, Ridgeview student Jacob Tomsha will be part of the "Fuel Up To Play 60 Challenge" that involves carrying 6-foot-tall inflatable milk jugs. The competition takes place half an hour before game time.
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Contact Info
Kelly Skomerza
Kelly@eatsmart.org
425-744-1616
12/18/2012
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Operation Warm - Firefighters Coats for Kids
Firefighters will be giving out free coats for every student that attends Stevens Elementary through the Operation Warm program.
Stevens
1717 E. Sinto Ave.

Contact Info
Heather Richardson
heatherri@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4222
12/17/2012
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Winter Wonderland of Music Concert
The Ferris High School Music Department presents our Winter Wonderland of Music featuring the bands, orchestras and choirs of our school. The groups included are: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Intermediate Percussion, Advanced Percussion, Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Treble Choir, Symphonic Choir, Canterbury Belles, Camerata, and the Saxon Knights. The concert takes place Monday, December 17 at 7:00pm in the INB Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and the general public is welcome.
INB Performing Arts Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA

Contact Info
Ben Brueggemeier
BenBr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6034
12/14/2012
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Graduate to Go
Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County will host a Graduate to Go assembly at North Central High School through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Internationally recognized, motivational youth speaker Gabe Salazar will share his story with local teens and stress the importance of graduating high school at an assembly as part of the Graduate to Go High School Tour. The 10-city tour was designed to encourage high school students to graduate on time with a solid plan for their future.
North Central
1600 N. Howard St.

Contact Info
Alise Mnati
amnati@bgcspokanecounty.org
509-842-2117
12/14/2012
9:00 AM-1:45 PM
Get Connected HS college & career day at SFCC
For the sixth year, SFCC will host Get Connected, a day where high school students of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds will gather to explore career and educational opportunities.
SFCC
3410 W Fort George Wright Drive

Contact Info
Terren Roloff
terrenr@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
12/13/2012
7:00 PM
Chase Winter Music Program
The Chase band, orchestra, and choir will perfom.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Katy Sayles
katys@spokaneschools.org
354-5026
12/13/2012
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Milk & Cookies with Santa
The Balboa PTG will be sponsoring "Milk & Cookies with Santa" on Thursday, December 13 for Balboa students and families. In addition families will also be able to have their picture taken with Santa, check out Family Book Fair Night, and pick up their Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fund Raiser products!
Balboa
3010 W Holyoke Ave.

Contact Info
Amy Barton
amybar@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2236
12/13/2012
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
NC students aim to Fill the Bus with donations
The N.C. food drive has been very big this year so far. First period classes are competing to see who can bring in the most items. Leadership students did a door to door campaign, will also be at Yokes--Indian Trail from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13 to "Fill The Bus" with food and necessities. All contributions will go to Anna Ogden Hall and The Women and Children's Free Restaurant.
Yoke's Indian Trail
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Contact Info
Tom Armitage
thomasa@spokaneschools.org
354-6300
12/12/2012-12/13/2012
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Rogers grad to compete in "Super Bowl of Cyber Security"
Rogers grad Ben Donnelly has been selected to represent the Rogers AFJROTC Air Pirates in the SANS Institute NetWars Tournament of Champions. http://www.sans.org/special/netwars-champions
Washington Hilton Towers
Washington, D.C.

Contact Info
MSgt. Loyd Patton
WilliamP@spokaneschools.org
354-6609
12/12/2012
12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Students Vist Second Harvest Food Bank
Collection of students here at On Track Academy will be assisting and volunteering their time to a worthy cause and help gain real life learning.
On Track Academy High School


Contact Info
Mary Stearns
maryste@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3867
12/11/2012
10:20 AM-11:00 AM
Wildcat Winter Sing-A-Long
Our Westview Wildcat Student Choir under the direction of Mrs. Georgia Morris, music teacher and choir director, will lead our student body in some festive and spirited holiday singing. This year, our school has invited the residents of the Maplewood Gardens Retirement Center to be our special guests as we celebrate the beauty and spirit of the season. Our sing-a-long will be interactive but feature some special performances by the Westview Choir.
Westview
3520 W. Bismark Ave.

Contact Info
Cathy Comfort
CatherineC@spokaneschools.org
509-354-4270
12/10/2012
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Area 11 DECA Competition
SHADLE DECA COMPETES AT SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Spokane, WA – December 10, 2012 – 55 DECA members from Shadle Park High School will meet at Spokane Falls Community College on Monday, December 10th for the annual Area 11 DECA Competition. DECA members will be competing in different events in order to qualify to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA, March 7-9. Students will begin arriving around 8:30 am and competitive events will begin at 8:45 am and continue throughout the day with most events finishing between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Awards will be presented at Shadle the following day. DECA members will compete in a variety of events which include categories such as food marketing, retail merchandising, sports and entertainment marketing, business law and ethics, travel and tourism and hospitality. Members present projects, complete role plays and test their overall business and marketing knowledge and skills. The DECA Advisor from each participating school has collaborated with our Area 11 DECA leader, Dave Whitehead, to plan and facilitate the conference. Many local businesses and individuals have volunteered to judge and provide valuable feedback to the competitors. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” To learn more about DECA, please visit the Washington DECA Web site at: www.wadeca.org or the National DECA Web site at www.deca.org. For further information, please contact the Shadle Park DECA Advisor, Erin Ruehl at 354.6787 or erinr@spokaneschools.org.
SFCC
3410 W Fort George Wright Drive

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
12/10/2012
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Area 11 DECA Competition Results
On Monday, December 10, 2012, 42 Shadle Park DECA members competed in the Area 11 DECA competition at SFCC. DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, has designed these competitive events to “enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and measure via performance indicators the degree to which skills have already been acquired. In effect, the competitive events meet the goals of the marketing education curriculum by demonstrating occupational proficiency in specific areas of marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.” The following members have qualified to attend the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue, WA March 7-9. George Baker and Levi McDonald in Human Resource Management, Jake Allen in Marketing Management, Amjad Benjamin in Retail Merchandising, Dylan Dial in Principles of Business Administration, Steven Schleigh in Principles of Marketing, Hannah Hicks and Rashae Williams in Buying and Merchandising Team, Ryan Nick and Matt Petek in Sports and Entertainment Team. Special congratulations to the following members who have placed in the top 3 in their event and have also qualified for State. Destiny Cyzson, first place in Accounting Applications, Sean Malone, second place in Professional Sales, Austin Beekman, third place in Business Finance and Haley Gee, third place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling.
Shadle Park
4327 N. Ash St.

Contact Info
Erin Ruehl
erinr@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6787
12/8/2012
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Spok a loo All City Wrestling Tournament
GSL Middle School All City Wrestling Tournament with approximately 225 athletes competing. Ribbons go to the first through sixth place finishers in each of the 19 weight classes. First place also receives the Wall Chart Bracket for their weight class.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Leslie Sturdivant
lesliest@spokaneschools.org
354-5138
12/8/2012
Induction into the National Cross Country Hall of Fame
Lori Shauvin was inducted into the Footlocker National High Cross Country Championship which is a huge honor . She is the Race Director of the Spokane Marathon as well
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Debby Chandler
debracha@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6685
12/8/2012
Induction into the National Cross Country Hall of Fame
Lori Shauvin was inducted into the Footlocker National High Cross Country Championship which is a huge honor . She is the Race Director of the Spokane Marathon as well
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Debby Chandler
debracha@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6685
12/7/2012
3:00 PM-9:00 PM
CyberPatriot Open Division Round 2 Competition
Teams from Spokane Schools will be competing in Round 2 of the Open Division CyberPatriot Cyber-Security competition at the following sites. On Saturday December 8 from 800 AM to 2:00 PM: Shadle Park, Lewis and Clark with North Central at North Central High School. John R. Rogers teams will be competing on Friday December 7 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at John R. Rogers High School. The event is a National competition in Cyber Security. Last year 7 teams from Spokane Public schools qualified to compete in Nationals held at Washington D.C.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Terry Yeigh
Terryy@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6596
12/6/2012-6/21/2013
SPS sells bonds at historic low interest rates
Given the district's prudent fiscal management and an excellent market, SPS sold $50 million of bonds from the 2009 voter-approved $288 million bond issue on Nov. 14 at historic low interest rates -- 2.9 percent. That means Spokane taxpayers are getting more projects for their money while keeping the tax rate no higher than $1.96 as promised by the district. Moody's Investors Service affirmed the district's "Aa1" rating because of the district's large and relatively stable tax base, sound financial operations, and a manageable debt burden that is anticipated to grow. Standard and Poor*s affirmed the district*s *AA* long-term ratings due, in part, to the district's recently renewed maintenance and operations levy and good financial management policies and practices.
SPS administration building
200 N. Bernard

Contact Info
Dr. Mark Anderson
marka@spokaneschools.org
354-7227
12/5/2012
Chase student art displayed at the spokane airport
Artwork by Chase students will be displayed at the Spokane airport.
Chase
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Katy Sayles
katys@spokaneschools.org
354-5026
12/4/2012
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Band/Strings/Choir Winter Concert
music
Grant
1300 E. 9th Ave.

Contact Info
Terri Pederson
terriped@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2801
12/4/2012
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Suicide Prevention and Awareness at LC
We are aware that society and our youth have many challenges. Suicide is a part of our world that is often not spoken of and is extremely sensitive to many. Parents are invited to join us on December 4 at 6:30pm in the LC Auditorium for an important presentation on suicide prevention. This presentation and discussion is designed to address this sensitive issue of suicide. State, city and Lewis and Clark data will be discussed. This will be followed by a presentation of suicide signs and symptoms. Suicide contagion and glamorization will be addressed. Community resources will also be presented. At the end there will be time for questions and open discussion.
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Dave Crump
DavidCr@spokaneschools.org
354-7946
12/4/2012-2/26/2013
8:45 AM-2:15 PM
Pirate for a Day!
In an effort to strengthen the transition between Shaw MS and Rogers HS, GEAR UP has created "Pirate for a Day" transition experience field trips. Each Tuesday between November through February ten future "pirates" but current 8th graders are escorted to RHS and are paired with a recognized RHS leadership student at a 1:1 ratio for the school day. Shaw students are establishing a future student advocate, learning to navigate through RHS hallways, getting acquainted with teachers, and experiencing rigorous high school classes in session. Thanks go out to RHS staff for their willingness to try this out, these young Vikings are now extremely excited about becoming Pirates in the fall of 2013! ARRrrgghHGhh!
Shaw
4106 N. Cook St.

Contact Info
Kipton Solmonson
kiptons@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5803
12/4/2012-12/7/2012
Ferris' Freezin' for a Reason
Freezin' for a Reason is Ferris’ annual event during which the Ferris ASB officers camp out for three nights and four days raising awareness of homelessness and hunger. The goal each year is to collect 5,000 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Drive. Ferris students have been bringing in canned food for two weeks; the drive ends Friday, Dec. 7. Please stop by the campsite on Regal near the KSPS station to donate food.
Ferris
3020 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Jennifer Walther
JenniferWa@spokaneschools.org
354-6092
12/3/2012-12/7/2012
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Book Fair and Grandparents Week
Book Fair and Grandparents Week at Finch Elementary
Finch
3717 N Milton St

Contact Info
Linda Juliano
lindaj@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2577
12/3/2012-12/14/2012
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Winter Food Drive
We are donating food and money to go to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank!
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Christian Cross
christianc@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5568
12/3/2012-12/13/2012
ASB Giving Express
Donations to Second Harvest Food Bank; New, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots; New hats and mittens in children's sizes for local school children.
Moran Prairie
4224 E. 57th Ave.

Contact Info
Linda Robb
lindaro@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3689
12/1/2012
7:00 AM-3:00 PM
CyberPatriot Services Division Round 2
Both John R. Rogers HS AFJROTC CyberPatriot Teams will compete in the second round of the Services Division competition. CyberPatriot is a High School Computer Defense Competition founded by the AF Association with Northrup-Grummann as the Presenting Sponsor. Last year the Air Pirates of the Rogers AFJROTC placed as the top team in AFJROTC and 2nd place overall in the Services Division.
ITSC
4714 E 8th Ave.

Contact Info
MSgt Loyd Patton
williamp@spokaneschools.org
509-354-6609

November 2012

11/27/2012
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
WSU STEM seminar series features IST
WSU's STEM Interactive Seminar Series features "What’s Going On in Spokane? The Institute of Science and Technology at Spokane’s North Central High School." The IST challenges high school students to engage in serious scientific inquiry by using genomics to understand and solve real-world problems. Students work in field and laboratory settings to collect, amplify, sequence and analyze genetic material from threatened and endangered species. They further leverage their analytical work to understand complex interactions within natural systems and in a context of natural and human history. The institute is the brainchild of science teacher Randy James and Steve Fisk at North Central High School.
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Contact Info
Henriette Burns
henriette.burns100@email.wsu.edu
360-546-9529
11/26/2012-12/13/2012
People and Pet Food Drive
Please give the gift of food to people and pets in need!
Linwood
906 W. Weile Ave.

Contact Info
Abigail Cooper
abigailc@spokaneschools.org
509-354-3356
11/19/2012-12/14/2012
8:45 AM-12:00 PM
Anna Ogden Hall Hat & Mitten Drive
Our tradition at Salk is to decorate the tree in the front hallway with hats, mittens, scarves, gloves and socks donated by you. These items will be given to Anna Ogden Hall, a homeless shelter, right before winter break. Please help us fill the tree with hats, mittens, scarves, gloves and socks!
Salk
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Christian Cross
christianc@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5568
11/19/2012-11/20/2012
8:30 AM-9:00 PM
Festival of the Arts 2012
Visual and performing arts students from our five comprehensive high schools take part in this two-day celebration that culminates in a free concert open to the public Tuesday night at 7 p.m., in addition to a display of visual art at the Feb. 24 Spokane Symphony Education concert.
INB Performing Arts Center
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Contact Info
Dave Weatherred
davidwe@spokaneschools.org
354-7350
11/19/2012-12/17/2012
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Food Drive for leadership - competition for Rubber Chicken
Food drive competition between rooms
Lewis & Clark
521 W. 4th Ave.

Contact Info
Chantal Czarapata
chantalc@spokaneschools.org
354-7022
11/17/2012
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Midnight Basketball
Midnight Basketball is for 7th and 8th grade students who attend Garry, Glover, Chase and Shaw Middle Schools. There are 230 students who commit to playing basketball on four Saturday nights at Rogers High School and practice four Thursday nights at their Middle School. This is a partnership with Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Hoopfest. Hoopfest provides the coaches, and places the students on teams. So, stop by Rogers High School this Saturday night, watch some basketball and grab a snack from the concession stand.
Rogers
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Molly Lesley
mollyl@spokaneschools.org
509-354-5350
11/17/2012
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Step into STEM
This is a hands-on interactive journey through Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for all students in grade 6 thr