Wolfpack Pride

September 30th, 2022

Principal's Update

Hello Wolfpack!

Wolfpack for the win! We had an amazing night at the NCHS vs. SPHS volleyball game. Our varsity team beat Shadle Park in three sets. The team encouraged each other and brought high energy. Our students came out to cheer for our team, encouraging them when the going got tough. Being there was just plain fun.

Mid-quarter is upon. Teachers have been working with students through discourse strategies and interactive lessons to ensure all students believe they belong in every class. As the complete this first marker, students will be busy turning in work and showing proficiency in their classes. Please reach out to your student’s teachers with any questions you may have.

On Tuesday, October 4, at 5:30 PM, we will be hosting our Family Advisory Committee in the library. We will be sharing information about our school and ways for parents to get involved. All are invited to attend.

The strength of the wolf is in the pack.

Every Student, Every Day,

Tami McCracken

This Week's Events

Monday, October 3 -

Varsity Girls Slowpitch @ Mt. Spokane 4:00 PM

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Ridgeline 6:30 PM

JV Girls Soccer vs. Ridgeline 4:00 PM

JV Boys Football @ Clarkston 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 4 -

Family Advisory Counsel 5:30 PM

Varsity Girls Slowpitch @ Mead 4:00 PM

Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Mead 7:00 PM

JV Girls Volleyball vs. Mead 5:15 PM

Wednesday, October 5 -

Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Ferris 4:00 PM

JV Girls Soccer @ Ferris 4:00 PM

Thursday, October 6 -

Varsity Girls Slowpitch @ Lewis & Clark HS 4:00 PM

Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Lewis & Clark HS 7:00 PM

JV Girls Volleyball @ Lewis & Clark HS 5:15 PM

Friday, October 7 -

Varsity Football @ East Valley HS 7:00 PM

Community Celebrations

Marketing classes learn personal financial literacy and team building

Students in the Marketing courses and the DECA club had a busy week learning about personal finance and team building. Numerica Credit Union employees spent three days in the classroom sharing their expertise in personal financial literacy. The guest speakers focused on three topics: Budgeting, Credit (establishing and maintaining a good credit history), and Fraud. Numerica will return to the classroom in October to focus on the cost of post-secondary education and how to prepare for it.

DECA’s mission statement is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for the future. The North Central DECA club worked on leadership development, communication skills and learning how to trust each other while spending the day at Camp Reed. They participated in a low and high ropes challenge course to actively learn skills that will transfer over to owning and managing a business. After spending the morning working on team building and learning to trust each other, they entered the high ropes challenge course better prepared to support and help each other succeed in the challenge.

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Announcements and Events

PSAT Day: October 12

PSAT Testing Guides were passed out in 11th grade Advisories. If your student did not receive one, there are extras in the Public Office.

Taking the PSAT is a great way for your student(s) to find out how prepared they are for college and a career. The PSAT is the qualifying test for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program and connects students with College Board programs and services. The PSAT Test Taking Guide is a practice test to help students prepare for the PSAT. Students are encouraged to review the sample questions to become familiar with the question formats; students will see similar questions on the PSAT. Spend some time these next few weeks practicing for the real test on October 12th!

All 8th grade and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT at North Central on October 12th!

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Joya Penny Drive

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Joya Penny Drive. The success of Joya fundraising efforts allow them continue to provide comprehensive and compassionate care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
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Transportation Update

SPS Connect Cards are being distributed to eligible students who reside outside the 1.5- mile walk-zone radius at North Central in the Public Office. Please have your student(s) come in before or after school to pick up their SPS Connect Cards.

Students residing within the 1.5-mile walk-zone who would like a free STA Connect Card, should register at STA Reduced Fare Pass and Qualifications - Spokane Transit Authority . Scroll down to the ZERO-FARE Rider’s Licenses. They are available to all students ages 6 to 18.

Chief Communications and Customer Service Officer Carly Cortright stated, "There will be a grace period through December 31, but we encourage youth to apply now."

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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.

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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!

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.

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.