Wolfpack Pride

September 10th, 2021

Principal's Update

Hello Wolfpack,

What a great week! Our seniors are leading our school in purposeful ways. They are following safety precautions and still enjoying senior moments. I am grateful for this respectful, inclusive group of students. I was able to visit twenty classes this week. I assure you; your student is glad to be here. This is evident in engagement in class discussions, group work, and homework. Tonight, NC plays the first football game of the season – an exciting milestone. I look forward to more events for our community.

-Tami McCracken

This Week's Events

Saturday, September 11th

  • NCHS Volleyball - Tournament Appearance Cancelled

Monday, September 13th

  • HW Center Opens, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Soccer vs. Freeman, 4 PM at Dwight Merkel Complex
  • Softball at Mead, 4 PM

Tuesday, September 14th

  • Volleyball at West Valley, Varsity at 7 PM
  • Softball vs. East Valley at 4 PM

Wednesday, September 15th

  • Soccer vs. Lewis and Clark, 4 PM at Dwight Merkel Complex
  • Cross Country Meet at Gonzaga Prep, 4 PM

Thursday, September 16th

  • Softball vs. University, 4 PM
  • Volleyball vs. East Valley, Varsity at 7 PM

Friday, September 17th

  • Varsity Football vs. Clarkston, 7 PM at University HS


Hamilton Scholar - Ivy Pete

Congrats to our own Ivy Pete for being named a 2021 Hamilton Scholar! This prestigious cohort includes only 33 young adults from across the United States. Students earning this award exhibit the highest standards of character and leadership through service, and were selected from a pool of over 600 high-achieving high school juniors nationwide. Join us in celebrating our Scholar and be sure to read their inspiring bios below by clicking on their photos! Read the bios and learn more at this link. Congratulations, Ivy, on this important accomplishment! We appreciate your continued leadership on our campus.

Athletic Signing - Isabella Bay

Congratulations to Isabella Bay for her recent signing with Western Washington University to play softball. Her coach writes that Isa is an incredible softball player and team captain. She is also an academic scholar, an artist, and has a fantastic sense of humor. Congrats, Isa!


Meet the Counseling Team

We are well underway into the school year! Here is your North Central counseling team. Look for us in the hallways and say hello. We have had many students coming to the student office for schedule changes. We are now two weeks into school, and no longer doing schedule changes. If you have any schedule questions, please email your counselor about your specific concern.

-The Counselors

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HW Center Starts Monday

Homework Center starts on Monday after school in the Library. Students can stay from 2:30 - 4:30 PM to complete assignments and get help. It is open Monday through Thursday, but closed on Fridays. Students who normally ride a school bus can catch the activity bus, which leaves at 4:30 PM.

Photo Retakes and Makeups

Did you miss picture day today? You can still get your photo taken on Thursday, October 21, from 8 AM to Noon. If you had your photo taken but want to order prints, you can do that on the Dorian Studio website until September 14th. This Dorian Studios flyer has more details about what to expect.

Student Leadership Announcements

Leadership students will be doing red and black counting each Friday during 6th period, so please be sure to wear red and black for class competition points!

Dance Team Tryouts

Want to be a part of a team that preforms in halftime shows, pep cons, parades, Groovy Shoes and competition? Tryout for the North Central Dance Team! Come learn how to dance or improve your current dance skills. All you need is dedication and a positive attitude. All ages, genders, and abilities welcome. Tryouts are September 20th – September 24th 3pm-5pm in room N341. Please sign up for 21-22 Dance Team on Family ID and we will see you at tryouts. Please contact me if you have any questions.

~ Coach Kati Kelsey, 509-354-6397, katik@spokaneschools.org

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Counseling Corner - Graduation Pathways

The counselors are busy at work making sure all students have the exact classes they need to get to an on time graduation! Did you know that there are specific state requirements students must meet to graduate with a Washington state diploma? Students must have 24 credits in specific content areas, complete a high school and beyond plan, and have a completed career pathway. Pathways are the newest piece of the puzzle for the class of 2022 and beyond. You can learn more about pathways HERE. The counselors will be supporting your student all four years in the journey toward graduation. The more you know, the better you can help prepare your student for success!

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COVID Safety at SPS

The SPS Back to School COVID Safety Plan
Would you like to review the Spokane Public Schools Covid guidelines in more depth? These links have more information:

PowerSchool Parent Portal

PowerSchool is the portal where parents can view students' schedules, grades, attendance, and more. Make sure to log in following these directions to see your child's schedule and other information. You can even set up automatic emails with updates about your child's progress and performance; this video will explain how to do it.

Having trouble logging in? Check your mail for an activation code or call the student office at 354-6310.

Free School Meals

While all meals are free this year, we encourage families to complete the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application. The application helps us maintain our funding and waives or discounts additional fees for students. Letters were mailed out last week directly to families.

Business Office Updates

  • Do you have any student fees to pay online? Simply choose "Pay Fees" on the NCHS website for full directions on how to access your child's account and pay online.
  • The GSL Participation Fee is $42 this year, but students can quality for a waiver based on their Free and Reduced Lunch status or College Bound Scholarship Eligibility. This form is included in the Family ID sports registration and is available at the Business Office.
  • We have last year's yearbooks available in the office for those who still haven't picked their up or for those who would like to purchase one for $30. We're also selling yearbooks for this year for $36 until December 31st.
  • We have NC gear available in the Business Office. Feel free to come in and shop now and watch for news on a new online store that will be opening later this school year!

For any questions, stop by the Business Office or call us at 324-6239.

Athletics Updates

Spectator Expectations

Masks are required for spectators for all indoor athletic events. For fall sports, this applies to our volleyball games. We encourage students and community members to come out and support our teams as they have worked hard to play this season.

Attendees who forget a mask will be provided one at the ticket table. If there are consistent problems with wearing a mask over the nose and mouth, individual spectators may be asked to leave or the game may need to be delayed or cancelled. Please work with school staff to support our teams and make sure they can play a full season this year. If you have a concern about mask wearing, reach out to school administration at any time.

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North Central High School

At NCHS, our vision is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment which embraces diversity, encourages social responsibility, promotes rigorous learning experiences, and emphasizes personalized learning support.