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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (for a complete list of athletic and evening events, go to: www.lctigers.com)
October 24 - Roar Rumble Rally Tailgate Party - 6:00pm @ Albi - see below for more info
October 24 - Homecoming Football Game - 7:30pm @ Albi
October 25 - Homecoming Dance - 8:00-11:00pm @ LC - see below for more info
October 28 - SAT Registration Deadline for November 8 test - see below for more info
October 28 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00pm in the LC Auditorium
October 30 - Choir Concert w/Middle Schools - 7:00pm in the LC Auditorium
October 30 - GEAR UP Workshop - see below for more info
October 31 - Senior Picture & Senior Baby Ad DEADLINE for Yearbook - see below for more info
November 1 - Ti-Girls Dance Camp for grades 1-8 - see below for more info
November 2 - West Point Military Academy meeting - see below for more info
November 4 - National College Fair - Spokane Convention Center
November 4 - 1st Quarter Ends (grades are always available on PowerSchool!)
November 4 - Jazz Band Concert - 7:00pm in the LC Auditorium
November 5 - PTSG Meeting - 6:30pm @ LC
November 8 - LC Booster Bash - see below for more info
November 8 - SAT Test @ LC - see below for more info
November 9 - Tiger STAGE parent meeting - 6:30pm in room 129
November 10 - Veterans Day Con - see below for more info
November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
November 12 - LC Blood Drive - see below for more info
November 14 - 1st Quarter Grades Mailed Home (grades are always available on PowerSchool!)
DID YOU KNOW?
Did You Know?: Our incredible Tiger athletes are also scholars when they are off the field and court! We've had
another season outstanding cumulative GPAs for our varsity programs:
- Boys Cross Country = 3.735 (3.77 was the state champ last year)
- Girls Cross Country = 3.849 (highest mark this season)
- Football = 3.274 9 (highest in 10 years)
- Volleyball = 3.759 (3.76 was the state champ last year)
- Girls Soccer = 3.688 (beat last year's mark)
- Slow Pitch Softball = 3.491
- Cumulative GPA of all our varsity student-athletes = 3.6325
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations: The LC Band had a fantastic weekend at the Yakima Band Festival. This was the first time they
attended this event since 2006. In the preliminary competition, they placed 5th. In the finals, they placed 2nd in
the AAA-Large Division and 6th overall in the festival. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations: LC graduate, McKenzi Novell, has been named Miss Washington USA for 2015! McKenzi is an
Honor Graduate from Gonzaga University. She volunteers with Communities in Schools, a non-profit organization
encouraging students to stay in school. She also played a zombie in Z Nation, a North by Northwest production
filmed in Spokane for the Syfy television channel! Learn more about McKenzi and her new role at:
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INFORMATION
Roar Rumble Rally Tailgate Party: All LC families are invited to visit the LC Tigers Senior AllNighter (SAN) website to find out about LC events open to everyone throughout the
year. The next exciting event is our LC Homecoming Tailgate Party (Roar Rumble Rally)
on Friday, October 24, 6:00pm at Joe Albi stadium. Go Tigers! Please visit our website at
www.lcseniors.org and click on the 'Fundraising' tab to find out more information and to
pre-purchase your tickets (wristbands) to join in the fun! Additionally, Senior All-Nighter
tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from this website under the 'Buy a Ticket'
tab.
Homecoming Dance: The 2014 Homecoming Dance - "Dancing in the Rain" is
Saturday, October 25 from 8:00-11:00pm in the LC Field House. Tickets will go on sale
starting Monday, October 20 at lunch in the main hall or online at
http://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/303. New lower price! - $25 (couple) or $15
(single). Don't procrastinate because tickets at the door double in price! - $50
(couple) or $30 (single). If an LC student is bringing a date from another school (at
least be high school age or under 21), the name of that student needs to be
registered at the time of ticket purchase. On dance night, every LC student must
bring student ID and guests must bring either school ID or a driver's license. Dorian's
will be on site during the dance for students who wish to purchase photos.
Booster Bash: Everyone is invited to LC's biggest party on November 8 at Manito
Country Club. This is the Booster Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $40
each. Come enjoy a live and silent auction, live band, good food, a night out with
friends, all to benefit our children’s activities at LC. We are a non-profit organization
that supports all co-curricular activities at LC. Tickets can be purchased online at our
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Last chance to be a TIGER SPONSOR. Contact Kelley Rusnak, [email protected] if you are interested. The cost for a Tiger
Sponsor is $250 and includes 2 tickets to the event and recognition in the program.
Other items needed are: Tickets to sporting events such as GU, WSU, UW, Seahawks, Shock, etc. Gift cards, frequent flyer
miles, concert tickets, tiger gear, and jewelry. Please contact Kelley Rusnak, 279-3601, to arrange for these items to be picked
up. Your child’s sport or activity will get listed for your donation.
Thank you to our sponsors so far this year:
Centennial Sponsors: Drs. Higuchi & Skinner, P.S.- NW Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Mark Paxton, D.D.S., P.S. Spokane Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Orange Sponsors: Ellingsen Paxton Orthodontics, P.S., Ellingsen Endodontics, PLLC
Victory Sponsors: Dennis & Lynn Spurlock, NWOS, North West Orthopedic Surgeons
Black Sponsors: Cravens Coffee, Damon Orthodontics, Solid Waste Systems, Winco, FirstWind
Tiger Sponsors: AmericanWest Bank, Applied Health Associates, Coast to Coast Turf, LLC, College-Found Consulting, Dix
Corporation, Edwards Lalone Travel, Laura Fallis, Fery’s Catering, Fulcrom Group, Garco, The Grand Latte, David & Suzanne
Greely, Imprezzio, NAI Black,, Dr. Brandy Richey, DDS, Pat & Kelley Rusnak, Schaffer Real Estate Appraisals, Dr. Jay H.
Sciuchetti, DDS, ServPro, Christopher Zylak & Megan Hoefer, Electric Smith Inc., Dr. Susan Kohls, DDS, NEWEST TIGER
SPONSORS: Spokane Civic Theatre, Pat & Marla DeMars, Washington Trust Bank, Jayson & Deana Brower, Lloyd’s
Automotive, Milieu, South Grand Veterinary Clinic, Todd & Dianne LaValley, Grossman & Associates, Dr. Marc Weiand.
Senior Pictures & Senior Baby Ads for the Yearbook: The deadline to have Senior Pictures
and Baby Ads in the 2014-2015 yearbook is Friday, October 31 - with NO exceptions. For
information about submission rules, baby ad prices, and confirmation of submissions, visit:
http://www.spokaneschools.org/Domain/3620
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West Point Military Academy: West Point Academy will be holding an admissions meeting on Sunday, November 2
from 1:00-2:30pm at the Argonne Public Library (4322 N Argonne Rd). Interested Sophomores/Juniors and parents
are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please RSVP to Bob Gregson at [email protected]
Rubber Chicken Theme Ideas: LC's ASB Leadership is seeking Rubber Chicken theme ideas from all students
for the 2014-2015 Rubber Chicken game and spirit contest against Ferris. Submission suggestions are due in
the Student Office by October 24. You can see a complete history of Rubber Chicken themes at:
http://www.spokaneschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=339
Tiger STAGE: All drama parents are invited to join us for the next Tiger STAGE (Supporting Theatre Arts and
Education) parent meeting on November 9 at 6:30pm in room 129. The meeting will involve pre-planning for
parents of those students possibly attending the National Thespian Festival in the Summer of 2015.
Ti-Girls Dance Camp: The LC Drill Team is putting on their annual Ti-Girls Dance Camp for all girls grades 1-8. The
camp is on Saturday, November 1 from 10:00am-1:00pm in the LC Field House. The participants will learn moves,
dances, and cheers from the LC Drill Team members with a performance for their parents at the end of camp.
The camp costs $25 by October 30 which includes a t-shirt, snack, and the 3 hour camp experience. More
information and details on how to pay are available at: http://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/22815
GEAR UP: Our next GEAR UP family event is right around the corner! On Thursday, October
30 GEAR UP families (students and families of current 10th grade students) are invited to join
us for a free dinner at LC (catered by Tomato Street) and listen to three guest speakers who
will share information about financial literacy. Dinner starts at 5:45 outside Room 133/135
and we will begin with our speakers by 6:00pm. The event will wrap up before 7:00pm on
the LC campus so you can enjoy a free choir concert in the Auditorium! Rotary Exchange Students: Spokane Rotary is looking for current LC students who are interested in being an
overseas exchange student for the 2015-2016 school year (ages 15 to 18 1/2). If you are interested, please
contact Rotary member Ira Amstadter - [email protected] or 747-6011.
Veterans Day Con: On November 10, we will be holding our Veterans Day Recognition
Convocation. We want to thank our Veterans for their service to our great nation. We
invite any parents, grandparents, or siblings of current LC students who are veterans to
join us in our ceremony. To reserve a seat of honor at the event, please contact Randy
Ott (354-6911).
Call for Advertisers: The LC Journal, one of Spokane's last high school newspapers is
looking for advertisers and sponsors for the school year. Our first issue will be published in
November, but not without your help. Our publication is funded by donations and ads. If you would like to run an ad, please view our ad info on our website: http://www.spokaneschools.org//Domain/126. You can also donate online and
become a sponsor directly from this site. With a $50 donation, sponsors get their names
in the sponsor's box on the back of every issue of the newspaper through June. Questions? Contact Advisor
Jennifer Showalter: [email protected]
Blood Drive: The Tiger Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, November 12 in the Wrestling
Room from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Appointments are available, periods two through six. To sign
up, please verify donor eligibility, complete a minor consent form with parent signature, and
signup in room 115. If you would like more information, please contact Chantal Czarapata at
[email protected]
Eligibility guidelines: Must be at least 16 years of age (with parent permission), no piercings or
tattoos in the last year. For minors: minimum height: 5'4", minimum weight: 120 lbs. For adults:
no minimum height, minimum weight: 110 pounds.
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Important Student Surveys: October is survey month at LC. We has been chosen to the Campus Ready diagnostic
survey conducted by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). All students will be taking this survey online in the library in one of their classes during the week of October 27-31. The goal of the survey is to measure the
level of preparedness in multiple areas of college and career readiness. The results will be used to focus and fill
gaps in students understanding of key aspects of postsecondary readiness. Spokane Public Schools has a clear
focus on student success after high school in Technical Schools (Military), 2-year Colleges and 4-year College
experiences (T-2-4).
Please Donate to Our PTSG: The Lewis and Clark PTSG (Parent, Teacher, Student Group) invites all LC parents to become a
member by donating at least $20. ALL funds go directly to LC students for Open House, Academic Recognition, the Senior
bar-b-q, the Freshman Activity Night, and other great activities. The ONLY source of PTSG funding is membership fees. Our
focus is completely on students, staff and parents. Without your help, these programs are in jeopardy! JOIN and HELP
TODAY! Visit http://www.spokaneschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=395 to download the application or you can bring
your $20 donation to the LC Open House on October 1.
Travel to Europe in the Summer of 2015: Have you ever wanted to scale the Eiffel Tower,
look the Mona Lisa in the eye, eat decadent chocolate in Switzerland, tour the caste the
inspired Disney's Sleep Beauty's castle, experience history at the hallowed ground of
Dachau, and peek behind the former Soviet Iron Curtain into Prague?
Mr. Greg Pschirrer, Ms. Emily Haxton, and Mrs. Theresa Meyer are organizing a European
Adventure for Summer 2015. This will be the 5th European trip for us and we are excited to
take your student on the adventure of a lifetime! The two week trip organized by
WorldStrides will include: Paris, France - Lucerne, Switzerland - Munich, Germany - and - Prague, Czech Republic and many
points in between!
Students/parents who register before November 15 will receive a $150 discount (November 15 is also the last day to apply
for a need-based scholarship).
We currently have 14 students ranging from 9th-12th grade, 4 parents, and 3 LC leaders registered for the trip. Any high
school age student is welcome to enroll (and we love having parents join in on our adventures!) Contact
[email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] and we can help you out! Note:
This is not an official LC sponsored activity.
Knitting Club Collecting Donations: The LC Knitting Club is collecting hats and scarves for the homeless population in
Spokane through Project Warm Up, sponsored by the YMCA, through October 30. Donate new or gently used hats and
scarves or knit or crotchet your own. Donations can be dropped off in room 019 or Mrs. Showalter's mailbox in the public
office. Please help the community effort to warm up those in need during the cold winter months. GEAR UP for Academic Success: Our new GEAR UP Academic Success Center (ASC) is open and
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ready to start helping students! The ASC is open to 9 and 10 grade students.
- Where: Southwest corner of the library.
- When: Monday-Friday at lunch, and Monday-Thursday after school (2:30-3:30pm)
- What: Helping students with whatever they need to succeed academically.
COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION
SAT Saturday Testing Information: The SAT will be offered on Saturdays at LC this
year:
- November 8, 2014 (late registration deadline 10/28*)
- December 6, 2014 (registration deadline 11/6, late registration deadline 11/24*)
- March 14, 2015 (registration deadline 2/13, late registration deadline 3/3*)
- May 2, 2015 (registration deadline 4/6, late registration deadline 4/21*)
- June 6, 2015 (registration deadline 5/8, late registration deadline 5/27*)
Late registration incurs an additional $28 fee.
Students register for exams directly on the SAT website, www.sat.collegeboard.org. Please be aware that
registration deadlines for the exams close approximately one month prior to the exam date; late registration
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deadlines for the exams close approximately ten days prior to the exam date and incur an additional fee.
Additional information regarding the SAT can be found online at our website under the "Info" tab (SAT testing @
LC), or on the College Board website (www.sat.collegeboard.org).
Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT
twice - in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the
second time around.
The SAT test costs $52.50 per test. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, you can see your counselor to apply for a
fee waiver before you register online (click here for fee waiver information:
http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers).
Note: All LC Juniors will take the SAT test during the school day on April 15 for free. More details coming closer to
the test date.
FREE SAT Prep Program: We are excited to offer LC students an innovative and exciting program designed to help
them become more college and career ready! The Naviance Family Connection Program will not only help our
students meet this goal, but also provides them with a FREE SAT prep program! Have your student login and check
out all the great things Naviance Family Connection can offer them! Here is what your student will need to login:
- Website: www.lctigers.com (click on the Naviance link on the home page - right hand column)
- Username: (use your student ID #)
- Password: tigers (be sure "tigers" is lower case t)
- Click "PrepMe" link on left side of screen to get started in the SAT prep program!
Changes are coming to the SAT in 2016: When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they’ll encounter
an SAT that is more focused and useful than ever before. The full specifications of the exam along with extensive
sample items for each section will be available on April 16, 2014. Major changes are:
• There will be three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and the Essay.
• The length of the SAT will be about three hours, with an added 50 minutes for the essay.
• The exam will once again be scored on a 400- to 1600-point scale. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
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section and the Math section will each be scored on a 200- to 800-point scale. Scores for the Essay will be
reported separately.
The Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org/sat) is partnering with SAT to help students prepare for
these changes with FREE test prep!
Visit: https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign for a complete description of the 8
key changes in:
◦ Relevant Words in Context
◦ Command of Evidence
◦ Essay Analyzing a Source
◦ Math Focused on Three Key Areas
◦ Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts
◦ Analysis in Science and in Social Studies
◦ Founding Documents and Great Global Conversation
◦ No Penalty for Wrong Answers
Scholarships: Visit our Career and College web site to learn about the newest scholarships that your student may
qualify for at: http://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/16576 - be sure to bookmark this page and check back
frequently for updates!
REMINDERS
PowerSchool & Grades: Do you want to know how your student is doing before report
cards come out? Do you want real time progress reports and attendance data online for
your student? Visit www.lctigers.com and click on the PowerSchool icon at the top. Your
PowerSchool login and password were mailed home with the Welcome Back letter.
In PowerSchool, you can choose to have progress reports emailed to you as often as
you want. Last year, we have 76% of our parents and students accessing their information and 32% getting email reports - we
would love to see everyone utilizing this great tool!
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If you have questions about your student's grade, please contact the teacher directly as your first step as soon as you have a
concern so they can partner with you to help your student be successful.
If you have trouble accessing PowerSchool, please contact Paula Cavanagh at [email protected]
School Sponsor: We are excited to announce our continuing partnership with Target stores. Families who
shop at Target and use the Target REDcard can designate LC to receive a donation of 1% of the purchase
total. So far, we have 20 families donating to LC just by shopping at Target! If you don't have a REDcard,
you can apply at: www.target.com/REDcard - our school code is: 106638. If you already have a REDcard, you
can designate LC as your recipient school at www.target.com/tcoe. Our school code is: 106638.
Volunteers Needed: We need you as a VOLUNTEER at LC! Some of the events/projects we need help with are Picture Day,
Tiger Closet, Office staff relief for staff luncheons, Freshman Night, Sr. BBQ just to name a few. If you are interested in
volunteering at LC please send your name, telephone number and email address to our volunteer coordinator, Leigh
Halvorson at [email protected]
Absences: If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance hotline to excuse the absence at 354-6968.
Tiger Closet Needs: The LC Tiger Closet provides students an opportunity to select free new and gently used clothes. The
Closet is in need of the following items (donations can be brought to the Public Office):
- Winter coats (boys and girls)
- Pants (girls)
- Shoes in large sizes (boys and girls)
Free Microsoft Software for Students: In an effort to help prepare students for the technology skills required in the
workforce, Microsoft announced Student Advantage. Students can now use Office every day for school work and activities
that are most important to them. Office not only helps students stay organized and get their work done today but at the
same time develops skills that will be required when they enter the work force. There is no cost to download and run the full
versions of Office provided in the Student Advantage program. You can also access the Microsoft Mobile apps on smart
phones or tablets.
Enrolled students at LC are eligible to install the full version of Office Pro Plus as part of our Office 365 Student email
subscription. Below are instructions on how to install Office Pro Plus on a Windows 7 machine. The installation process is
similar for Windows 8 and the Mac OS.
Procedure
Using the computer you want to install Office on do the following: Login to your Office 365 email account at:
https://login.microsoftonline.com (If you do not remember how to log in to your Office 365 email account, go to:
http://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/23164).
Once logged in, click on the setting’s gear in the upper right corner and select Office 365 Settings.
On the left side, select Software.
The system will detect the operating system you are running and recommend the latest version of Office for you to install.
Once you verify the version to install, click the Install button.
If you are prompted to Run or Save the file, select Run.
Microsoft Office will install in the background and after a few minutes you will receive notice stating "Welcome to your new
Office." At this screen click Next.
Follow the prompts through the installation, selecting the options you want.
When all options are selected, a video will play explaining some of the features of Office. Once the video is done, it will ask
you to Sign in. At the Sign in prompt, enter your [email protected]g email address, and click Next.
Follow the remaining prompts and when complete you can begin to use the Office products.
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Calculators Available for Purchase: The LC Bookroom has 60 calculators available in stock for purchase. These calculators
(model TI 30-XS Multiview) do everything students need except graphing. For students in Algebra, this calculator will be
sufficient for their needs. The calculators are available for $14 in the Bookroom (regular price in stores is $18).
Safe Driving Reminder: With school back in session, please remember that the speed limit in school zones is 20 miles/hour
or slower. This applies not only to the LC campus area but to the Hart Field/Sac/Jefferson/Camp Hutton neighborhood. It is
important that we are good citizens and abide by the traffic laws meant to keep children safe.
Backpacks Needed: If you have any new or gently used backpacks, we would be happy to accept the donation! You can
bring the backpacks to the LC Public Office and we will distribute them to students in need. Thank you!
Donate to our Student Assistance Fund to Help Fellow Students: When you come in to pay student fees in the Business
Office, please consider donating to the Student Assistance fund. This fund helps needy students pay for the required class
fees and athletic fees. Every dollar donated goes directly to LC students.
BrightArrow: Learn about the new Parent Notification System called BrightArrow that will send email updates and text
messages for emergency communications and important updates from LC. You can choose what phone number and/or
email address you prefer for notifications and sign up to receive text notifications. Bright Arrow will not replace the LC News
You Can Use, but will be an additional tool to help us communicate with our community. Go to BrightArrow to learn how to
update your information.
The LC Tiger Pantry: Lewis and Clark now has a FREE food outlet for our students to access canned and boxed food items
for use at home. (We cannot dispense food for lunch). The LC Tiger Pantry is located in the underground parking garage
around the corner from the Tiger Closet. This Pantry was set up for LC students to access free food to take home and help
their families with major meals. Currently, they can access this resource during the day with a staff member or a counselor.
We are inviting students/staff/parents to donate needed food items to our Pantry all year long. We are needing high protein
items (peanut butter, packages of noodles, beans, canned vegetables, etc). We also could use the cloth reusable grocery bags
and strong paper bags. Food donations can be taken to the Public Office.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Our community partners have supported LC staff and student activities this year. We are asking our LC families to give back
by supporting these partners
Fred Meyer
Larry H Miller Toyota
Domino's Pizza
905 S Grand & 30th
Ave.
Davenport Collection
US Army
Ammonite Ink
Cravens Coffee
Applied Healthcare
Tuxedo Gallery
517 W 3rd Ave.
Instant Sign Factory
Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race,
color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with
a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all
students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts
and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX officer
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and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator. Title IX Officer, Shawn Jordan, (509) 354-7396 * Section 504 Coordinator, Wendy Bleecker, (509) 354-7399 * ADA
Officer, Tennille Jeffries-Simmons (509) 354-7265 * Affirmative Action Officer, Ramon Alvarez, (509) 354-7344 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Ramon Alvarez,
(509) 354-7344 * 200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201
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