October 28th, 2022
As fall sports near the end, celebrating seniors has been a fun experience. Your student-athletes are amazing individuals. We are also nearing the end of Quarter 1. Students are doing well, but some need support and a nudge. Please reach out to the teacher or counselor if additional help is needed.
Halloween is on Monday, and I am fielding a lot of questions about costumes. Costumes are meant to be a way for students to express themselves and enjoy the holiday. Costumes must not create a disruption to the learning environment at school. As such, the follow parameters are in place:
- Students’ faces must be visible for identification purposes. Please no masks.
- Costumes must align with school policy, refraining from indication or promotion of violence, profanity, drugs/alcohol, and lude or vulgar behavior.
- Costumes must be culturally appropriate and not demeaning to any person or group of people.
- Students whose costumes do not fall within the guidelines above will be asked to change what they are wearing. If the student is unable or unwilling to change what they are wearing, they would be asked to go home for the day.
The strength of the wolf is in the pack.
This Week's Events
Saturday, October 29th
- Cocoa and Cram, 12-3 PM, NCHS Library
Monday, October 31st
- Late Start / Teacher Collaboration
- Last Day for Fall Food/Necessities Drive
- Voter Registration Party - Library during Lunch
Tuesday, November 1st
- Yearbook Photo and Quote Deadline for Seniors
- Senior Photo Makeups, N133
Wednesday, November 2nd
- STA Bus Pas Signups at Lunch
- Painting with a Purpose, 6-7:30 PM
- Trades Night at East Valley High School, 5-8 PM
Thursday, November 3rd
- Senior Photo Makeups, N133
Friday, November 4th
- STA Bus Pas Signups at Lunch
Saturday, November 5th
- Cross Country State Championships, Pasco
*Week 10 Crossover Football Game to be scheduled for Thursday or Friday
NC Wrestling Partners with Greek Festival
NC has been working with the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to provide support during their famous "Greek Festival" for many years. We are lucky to have worked with the Greek Church to build this into a tradition. Current North Central wrestlers work the festival, to feel like a part of the community, and to help our neighbors. Many times, these same wrestlers graduate and return to the festival as patrons, reminiscing about the time they spent working.
North Central wrestling thanks Matthew Foust and Daniel Triant for continuing this tradition and allowing NC to be a part of their community. Thanks to the wrestlers who volunteered their time to be a part of this tradition: Kilee Callaghan, Benjamin Mossa-Hotchkiss, Ryan Berthoud, Jaxon Johnson, Jaxon Fried, A.J. Wallgren, Tommy Elliot, Nick Elliot, and Ryan Karger. Pictured are wrestling head coach Steven Taylor along with festival organizers who came to NC to thank our program for the support. Thanks also to the many community members who came out to enjoy some great food and support this event!
Volleyball Celebrates our Seniors
Seniors brought family and community members to celebrate with them. It was great to come together as a community and hear statements from each Senior team member. There were not a lot of dry eyes in the house. We love our Seniors! And as the student section cheered - "You can't stop her!"
We are so proud of all of you and can't wait to see the next steps in your journey. Thanks to all of our players and to Head Coach Karrie Delp for pouring your hearts and souls into our volleyball team and representing our school so well.
Cross Country Updates
Congratulations are also due to the boys’ cross country team for their performance at the GSL All-City meet last weekend. The freshman team finished fifth, led by 9th and 10th place finishers Hudson Omine and Cory Greiner. The JV team finished second led by All-City Champion Travis Horn. The varsity team competes at the district meet in Walla Walla on Saturday. Go Wolfpack!
Announcements and Events
Food Drive Closes Monday!
The NC Fall Food and Necessities Drive has been extended through Monday, October 31st. As of Friday afternoon, we were at 5390 items total, of our 15,000-item goal. We've got a ways to go, but the NC family comes through for each other.
If you are able, take some time this weekend to find items you can donate, such as beef jerky, granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers, cereal, cup of noodle, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, Thanksgiving food items, chapstick, feminine products, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toilet paper, etc.
NC students will also be out at local grocery stores collecting items from the community. All items will be shared with the NC Food Pantry and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
When I checked in on Friday, the Seniors definitely had the lead in the competition, but there's still time for any of the other grades to catch up and surpass them. With 300 points up for grabs in one single day, this is a great way to support our school and also earn points for your class! Monday is the last day so bring in your items!
Cheer Fundraiser at D'Lish
Come dine in at D'Lish Saturday November 12th from 11am-7pm to support our North Central Cheer Squad! We are raising funds to go to state for competitive cheer! D'Lish will be donating 10% of both dine in and drive through proceeds from 11am-7pm to our cheer squad! We appreciate your support.
Spokane Transit at NC for Bus Passes
Groovy Shoes Board Applications
The Groovy Shoes board application is now open! It closes on Thursday, Nov 3rd at 2:30 PM. If you are interested in helping create props and tarps to help support us at Groovy Shoes, we encourage you to apply!
Use the QR codes posted around the school to access the application. Open to all current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Below is a great photo of members of last year's board celebrating our win. Come be part of the team for this year!
Senior Photos Due + Makeup Opportunity
Having trouble getting a photo scheduled? Yearbook staff will be offering free Senior photos to anyone who still needs one. Stop by Room N133 on Tuesday or Thursday to get your photo taken for the yearbook.
Native Education Offers Space for Cultural Reconnection
SPS's Native Education Office supports the success of our Native students through academic tutoring, culturally responsive practices, and opportunities to connect with other Indigenous youth.
"There are a lot of [Indigenous] youth out there that have this feeling inside of them that they belong somewhere, but they don't really see too much of it. And so what I love about the programs here is my children don't have to look anywhere outside of the school. They feel welcome here, their culture is accepted and it's really good for them that they don't have to hide it, because we've had to hide this for so many generations."
- Parent Tanisha Rattler, on what the Spokane Public Schools Native Education program has done for her daughters.
NC is proud to partner with Native Ed on a number of different projects and events. Learn more, including how to access these services, at spokaneschools.org/NativeEd.
Students Using Common App Must Link It to SchooLinks
Spokane Public Schools uses the platform of SchooLinks to submit documents (transcripts, letters of rec, teacher/counselor evals, school report, school profile, etc.) to colleges. Some colleges use the Common App portal instead. If you're applying to a college that uses Common App, make sure to link it to your SchooLinks account so that your documents are submitted properly.
How to do this:
- Log into Clever Portal
- Click on SchooLinks
- On the left side, click Colleges…… then click College Applications
- On the left-hand side once again, click connect to Common App
- Also, right below where they connect their common app to SchooLinks, make sure Personal details, Fee waiver eligibility and FERPA waiver has been filled out
- Then ensure all colleges they are applying to are on the College Applications tab
Blacklight Volleyball Coming Soon!
Hey NC! Wanna have a crazy fun time with your friends? Wanna smash the competition on the volleyball courts?
Register as a team of 6-8 players for our upcoming Blacklight Volleyball tournament on November 9th! Fill out the paperwork located in the business office, $55 a team, and come ready with some neon outfits! Make sure to turn your paperwork in by November 8th at 3pm to the business office! The tournament will be located in the big gym from 5:30 to 8:30pm so bring your A-game!! Can't wait to see you there!
*Middle school students are welcome to participate, but must bring their team packet to Ms. Hayes for approval before submitting it to the Business Office
Painting with a Purpose
Painting with a Purpose is Nov 2nd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the commons and the theme is sweater weather. Come join us for a fun night of painting, music, and snacks. All materials will be free for you use. Hope to see you there NC!