Wolfpack Pride

September 9th, 2022

Principal's Update

Hello Wolfpack!

What an amazing week! Students have returned excited to see their friends and be in a community again. Our students walk into the building with some music tunes courtesy of Student Services Team. Our hallways are full of laughing and talking students. The commons is full during lunch.

As we look towards a successful school year, please reach out to us if you have any concerns. Partnering with our families is one of the best ways to know more about the comings and goings on campus.

Every Student, Every Day,

Tami McCracken

This Week's Events

Saturday, September 10th

  • Dance & Gymnastics Car Wash, 11 AM - 2 PM

Monday, September 12th

  • Freshman Class Officer paperwork available
  • Homework Center Opens After School
  • Soccer vs. Pullman at Merkel, 4 PM

Tuesday, September 13th

  • Dance Team Tryouts Begin
  • Softball at Gonzaga Prep, 4 PM
  • Volleyball at Central Valley, 7 PM

Wednesday, September 14th

  • Cross Country at Audubon Park, 4 PM
  • Volleyball at West Valley, 7 PM

Thursday, September 15th

  • Soccer at Rogers, 4 PM
  • Softball vs. Cheney, 4 PM

Friday, September 16th

  • Freshmen Class Officer Mandatory Meeting, 7:40 AM

Saturday, September 17th

  • Football vs. Pullman at Union Stadium, 1 PM

Community Celebrations

Mona Bailey Teacher Award

Congratulations to NC's Parker Britton on receiving the 2022 Mona Bailey Teacher Award!

The Mona Bailey Teacher Award was established in 2007 by the Washington MESA Advisory Board in honor of Mrs. Mona Bailey, an outstanding educator for more than 30 years. This award is granted to middle-and-high-school educators who demonstrate a strong commitment to student exploration, STEM equity, and advancing the mission of MESA.

Mr. Britton will receive a plaque, a monetary award, and recognition at a special ceremony. Thanks, Mr. Britton, for connecting students to innovative and engaging STEM activities! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students and families.

Johnsons Ride in the American Eventing Championships

Over Labor Day weekend, NC freshman Ali Johnson and her mom, NC English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, competed in the American Eventing Championships at Rebecca Farm in Kalispel, Montana.

Three-day eventing is an Olympic equestrian sport consisting of 3 judged phases: dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping.

Ali placed 9th in her national competition on her 8-year-old quarter horse, Sam, and Mrs. Johnson placed 3rd in her adult rider division on her 6-year-old Iberian warmblood, Mya!

Both Ali and Mrs. Johnson are willing to talk to anybody about horses for hours. Mr. Matt Johnson, NC history teacher, dad, and husband, helps the two ladies at all the shows and is the best groom anyone could find! #NCFamily!

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Announcements and Events

Homework Center Launch

The NC Homework Center in the Library launches this 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!

School Pictures

School Picture Day was today with Dorian Studios. Families who still want to order pictures but didn't have a chance yet can visit mydorian.com/order to order additional packages of their child. Picture retakes will be on Thursday, October 20th.

Students also received their new Student ID's when they had their pictures taken. The ID is needed when entering the school outside of normal arrival times. Students who need a new ID can stop by the Student Office to get one printed.

Dance Team Tryouts

Dance Team Tryouts are next week. Tuesday the 13th - Thursday the 15th (3-5pm) in the Theater. Tryouts are open to student's 8th-12th grade. If interested please pick up a tryout packet located in front of the business office, we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Porcha via email (PorchaM@spokaneschools.org)

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Freshman Class Officer Elections

Attention Freshmen!

Class Officer Elections are coming soon! If you want the chance to represent your class and put together fundraisers and events run for one of the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or 5th Executive.

Paperwork will be out in the Business Office starting Monday September 12th! If you choose to run, you must attend the MANDATORY information meeting on Friday September 16th!

Have questions? Find Munoz in room N209!

Good luck everyone! Wolfpack forever!

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

STA Bus Service for High School Students

Like many districts across the nation, Spokane Public Schools reevaluated its transportation model and service options to address the ongoing bus driver shortage. After a careful review of new boundaries, routes, and stops, the SPS School Board made the decision for SPS to form a partnership with Spokane Transit Authority (STA) for increased high school ridership.

There are STA options for high school students living outside the 1.5-mile walk zone radius, as well as high school students living within the 1.5-mile walk zone radius. High school students living outside the 1.5-mile walk zone radius who also live in an area without sufficient STA service will be able to ride a yellow bus or van to their school.

Find more information here.

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Registration for Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Still Open

It is not too late to join this fall! Sign up on Final Forms (https://spokane-wa.finalforms.com) and see either Coach West, (Boy's coach), in room 201 or Coach McDerrah, (Girl's coach), in room 245 for information.

Be a part of a great program that will prove to be meaningful and fun while running trails and parks, getting fit, and making great friendships.

Free School Meals

All SPS schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students next year as a part of the passage of HB 1878. This new law requires schools or groups of schools with 40% or more of students Directly Certified (through programs like SNAP, foster, homeless and TANF) to participate in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The current DC rate for SPS schools is over 45%. 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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