Wolfpack Pride

September 23rd, 2022

Principal's Update

Last Saturday’s football game was an amazing time for me. The day was chalk full of positives. Our team played competitively in the first half. Competitive stamina will improve as our coaching staff continues to transform team culture into a trusting, cohesive group. The NCHS Marching Band was out in full uniform with an entertaining playlist to liven up the afternoon. They looked and sounded incredible and are a fun, energetic group of young people. Our cheerleaders are remarkably athletic and talented. They were on point with their spirit cheers and genuinely looked happy. The dance team performed an excellent half time routine. The student section was electric, loud, and supported all their teams and classmates. Come out tonight for our next football game and see why education is the best profession. You cannot help but be boosted up by such amazing youths.

Our students are so polite! In the lunch lines, I hear thank you and have a nice day to our cafeteria staff. These simple gestures go a long way in creating a positive atmosphere.

We strive to create an inclusive climate where every student believes that they belong here at North Central High School. If your student needs support, please reach out to us.

The strength of the wolf is in the pack.

Tami McCracken

This Week's Events

Saturday, September 24th

  • Cheer Team Car Wash, 11-5 at the Staples on Division
  • Linda Sheridan Volleyball Invitational, All Day, Multiple Schools

Monday, September 26th

  • Auditions Begin for Shakespeare in Love
  • Softball vs. Rogers, 4 PM at NC
  • Soccer vs. Mt. Spokane, 4 PM at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Tuesday, September 27th

  • 9th Grade Class Elections
  • Softball vs. Shadle Park, 7:30 PM at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Soccer vs. University High School, 4 PM at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Thursday, September 29th

  • ASB Meeting during 6th Period
  • Softball vs. Ridgeline, 4 PM at NC

Friday, September 30th

  • Football at Clarkston High School, 7 PM

Save the Dates

  • Monday, October 3rd - College and Career Circuit, 9-11 AM
  • Tuesday, October 4th - Family Advisory Committee
  • Wednesday, October 12th - PSAT for 8th and 11th Grade

Community Celebrations

Out of Darkness Walk

NCHS Leadership students came out to support the Out of Darkness Walk in Riverfront Park past weekend. This walk centered around suicide awareness and prevention. Your NC Wolfpack is here for you!

  • You are not alone.
  • You are enough.
  • You matter.

--NC Leadership

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Etiquette Con

Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in a social gathering. At North Central High School, we have two types of convocations. Cons in the gym are high energy, pep assemblies. Students are encouraged to clap, dance, and sing to show their school spirit. Convocations in the theater are a formal assembly. These convocations highlight important individuals or events.

This morning NCHS Infinity Club demonstrated expected etiquette during a convocation in our theater. Through an interactive performance, students were led through a series of interruptions demonstrating what etiquette does not look like including:

  • Cell phone use,
  • Flash photography,
  • Climbing over chairs,
  • Food or drinks in the theater,
  • Erratic clapping and hollering, and
  • Purposeful distractions such as burping.

Thank you to the students of Infinity Club and their sponsor, Leah Dach, for putting together this program for our community.

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NC Football Featured on KXLY

This week, KXLY filmed a story about fall sports, featuring interviews with student-athletes and coaches from the NC football team. The article focuses on changes since Covid-19, and the increased numbers of students who have signed up this year to participate in sports and activities.

Senior Alexander Shaw reflected on his football experience during Covid: "It was a lot harder to play as a whole group because you can be with one or two people at a time.” Now? "It feels normal. It feels like my freshman year."

Junior Trey Workman is glad to be back on the field: “Sometimes school can be stressful with homework and everything. Coming to football after practices really helps a lot with mental health.”

Head Coach Aaron Woods was pleased to see the turnout this year: “Numbers were always around 30 to 40 players. This year...Fortunately for us, we had a very large turnout. We got close to 100 kids.”

“It feels like a family again,” Shaw said. “You didn’t feel that two years ago, even a year ago. Now, you can really notice it.”

Great job representing the Wolfpack! Click here to read or watch the full story from KXLY.

NCXC Hill-a-thon Fundraiser

NC girls ran 64 DOOMSDAY HILLS for the team on Sat, 9/17 as part of their annual Hill-a-thon fundraiser. Way to go!!

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Friday Dancing & Spirit

Join us on Fridays in your red and black gear for dancing in the Commons! It's a great way for us to celebrate together as a community and start our Fridays off on the right note.
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Announcements and Events

Cheer Team Intro and Fundraiser

We are the 2022/2023 North Central Cheer Squad! We are so excited to serve our student body and NC community!

We are looking forward to competition season as well as Groovy Shoes!

In an effort to raise funds for competition season we are having a car wash fundraiser sponsored by North Central Parent Booster next Saturday the 24th from 11-5 at Staples on Division!

Joya Penny Drive

The Joya Penny Drive will be running September 26-October 7th!! Bring donations to the jug in your 6th-period class to support Joya in bringing speech, physical, and occupational therapies to kids/families in need. The top three classes to donate the most will receive class points!

Learn more about the Joya Penny Drive and their great work in our community at this link.

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Library Books Survey

Students and staff, please take time to complete this survey to help Ms. Bass and and Ms. Smith order new books for our library collection once we have funds to do so. We greatly appreciate your input!

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

Click here for lots more details, including how to register and a list of participating colleges and programs!

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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.

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!

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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.

Community Flyers & Events

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!

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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.