Wolfpack Pride

September 16th, 2022

Principal's Update

Hello Wolfpack!

Wolfpack for the win! Soccer is off to a strong start with a loyal fan base. Cross-country hosted their home meet and senior night. And, we had a great crowd and a fun night at the West Valley volleyball game. Our varsity team beat West Valley in four sets. After going down in the first set, the team encouraged each other and rallied from behind in the second set. Our students came out to cheer for our team, encouraging them when the going got tough.

Our classes are finding their flow. With our first five-day week in the books, teachers and students figuring out routines. This week, I saw students engaging in rich discussions. I saw teachers helping students adjust to the daily expectations of every student, every day.

We are having an amazing start here at NC. We are family. Always.

Every Student, Every Day,

Tami McCracken

This Week's Events

Saturday, September 17th

  • Football vs. Pullman at Union Stadium, 1 PM

Monday, September 19th

  • Softball vs. Easy Valley at Plantes Ferry, 4 PM
  • Soccer vs. Mead at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 4 PM

Tuesday, September 20th

  • Softball at Ferris, 4 PM

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Cross Country at Ferris, 4 PM
  • Soccer at Lewis and Clark, Hart Field, 4 PM
  • Volleyball vs. U-high, 7 PM

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Evacuation Drill, 1:30 PM
  • Softball vs. Central Valley, 4 PM

Friday, September 23rd

  • Etiquette Con, 8 AM
  • Football vs. Shadle Park, at U-high, 7 PM
  • Volleyball – Linda Sheridan Invitational Begins at NC

Saturday 9/24

  • Volleyball – Linda Sheridan Invitational at NC

Community Celebrations

Teacher Welcome Videos

NC's teachers and staff have put together welcome-back PowerPoints and videos to help parents and families get to know them a bit better. Click here to view the links for all the staff in our school and find your teachers and counselors to get to know them better.

Cross Country Celebrates Senior Night

North Central Cross Country hosted their only home meet last Wednesday at Audubon Park against Gonzaga Prep and University High School. The boys’ team defeated both schools and the girls’ team defeated Gonzaga Prep. Following the conclusion of the meet, we honored our seniors as this is their last home meet of their high school career. This year’s seniors include Donavyn Adair, Andrew Bakker, Kendall Carter, Zak Drew, Ibrahim Isaakh, Sean Leaming, Jesse Leach, Jake Leach, Riley Madsen, Nic Simeonov and Forrest Yegge. The next cross country meet is at Ferris High School on September 21st against Ferris and Cheney. Races start at 4PM.

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Wolfpack Volleyball

Wolfpack Volleyball showed incredible perseverance in Wednesdays match up versus West Valley getting their first taste of victory this season. NC encountered a rough start losing set one. Set two started with the Wolfpack down 21-11, then Amanda Schwahn led NC on a 10 point serving run and the pack ended up winning set 2, 25-23. The momentum continued and ended with a 3-1 set victory over the Eagles.

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Announcements and Events

Middle School Sports Update

IST families - We have an important update regarding middle school sports. Effective immediately, IST families can choose to sign up for sports at Glover Middle School, or at their neighborhood middle school. Up until now, it has been limited to neighborhood middle schools only. We hope this change will make it easier for our middle schoolers to get connected with athletics if they are interested.

To sign up for any sports, please email Le'Andra Myers at LeAndraM@spokaneschools.org with your child's ID number, the sport they wish to play, and the school they will be playing at. She will get you signed up with Final Forms to submit required registration paperwork.

STA Bus Pass Information

Some of the STA Summer Youth Passes have an expiration date listed on the pass that expired last week. However, regardless of the printed dates, all passes have been reprogrammed to expire on September 30. The current passes will continue to work until September 30th.

Starting September 30th, students will need a new Rider's License, which is available online for free. If you order one following these directions, the card will be mailed directly to your house and you will be able to order a new one anytime you lose the original. All NC students, including middle schoolers, can register for a free Rider's License. Order yours today to make sure you have it by the September 30th deadline!

STA Route Update - Bus 223

Due to recent concerns shared from families, STA has updated the stop times for Route 223, which comes from the Indian Trail neighborhood. Bus 223 will now leave each stop 10 minutes earlier. It is scheduled to arrive at North Central High School at 7:49 a.m. (8:49 a.m. on Mondays). Click here to view the updated route details.
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T-2-4 College & Career Fair

Who: 11th and 12th grades only

What: T-2-4 College & Career Fair

When: Monday, October 3rd

  • 11th grade will attend WITH their 1st period class
  • 12th grade will attend WITH their 2nd period class

Save the date for now, more information on how to register will be coming soon!

Spirit Wear Store Discount Ending Soon

Our online store will stay open all year, but the 25% discount code for the start of school is expiring this week. Make sure to log on and buy your items while you can still get the discount! Use the code SPIRIT until September 23rd.

West Spokane Wellness Partnership

Do you live, work, or travel through West Spokane? If so, we would love your input on our short community survey!

This survey helps to inform the work we do in the community. Some examples of what we do:

  1. Provide evidence-based programs like Botvin Life Skills training at North Central High School
  2. Provide family classes like Guiding Good Choices to families in the community
  3. Provide free medication lock boxes and Narcan kits to individuals, organizations, and families in West Central
  4. Provide a weekly Women in Recovery Group
  5. Support Student Assistant Professional at Glover Middle School
  6. Provide a Social Work program at West Central Community Center
  7. Support afterschool programs in the community
  8. Provide free medication take back days in the community
  9. Create community-level policies and organizational policies to address substances

Your answers will help us better serve our community. Thanks for your support!

Homework Center Launch

The NC Homework Center in the Library started last Monday, September 12th. Stop by Monday through Thursday from 2:30-4:20 for a quiet place to do homework with support. We will have teacher support for writing on Monday/Wednesday and for math on Tuesday/Thursday. This is a great way for students to get extra support getting through challenging assignments or topics. Everyone is welcome from 6th through 12th grade. See you there!

Free School Breakfast and Lunch

All NC students in grades 6-12 can pick up a free breakfast and lunch at school this year. Remember to stop by for breakfast before school, starting at 7:30 AM. Breakfast is open until 10 AM for students who have late arrival. Lunch is also free for all students because of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The state will ensure that the school meal program receives full reimbursement for all meals served to students at schools that are required to be on CEP, and schools will no longer have to track meal charges or school meal applications.

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Single Point of Entry Reminders

We have a new single point of entry system this year for visitors and students to enter the school. If you're not familiar with it, please review the video below with information on how the system works. We do have a couple of reminders after this first week of practice.

Parents: When coming to the building please remain in the vestibule until you have spoken with a secretary. Please do not follow students into the building. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wolfpack safe!

Students: Just a reminder that starting on Monday, September 12th you will need to show your student ID if you arrive late. If you did not receive your student ID on picture day, please go to the student office to have your ID printed. Thank you!

NCHS Single Point of Entry

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.