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Lewis & Clark High School Class of 2014 Parent Night Administrators Shawn Jordan - Principal Mike Malsam - AP Curriculum & Instruction Theresa Meyer - AP Curriculum & Instruction Dan Close - AP Student Administration Jeff Norton - Activities Director Parent Involvement

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administrators
Administrators
  • Shawn Jordan - Principal
  • Mike Malsam - AP Curriculum & Instruction
  • Theresa Meyer - AP Curriculum & Instruction
  • Dan Close - AP Student Administration
  • Jeff Norton - Activities Director
parent involvement
Parent Involvement
  • PTSG meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm
    • After the presentation, sign up to help with Freshman Fun Night
  • Boosters meet on the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm
  • IMPA – Band/Orchestra parent group
  • Visit www.lctigers.com for all school info
  • Join the “LC News You Can Use” email group
our vision mission
Our Vision/Mission
  • To create a safe and caring learning environment for all of our students.
  • Provide an educational experience that will not only meet high standards, but also provide our graduates with confidence, knowledge, and the skills that will allow them to be successful in life.
school climate
School Climate
  • From our school climate survey, overwhelmingly, our students believe:
    • LC has great teachers
    • They can get help when needed
    • LC pushes them to improve their abilities
    • The LC staff are friendly and easy to talk to
    • LC helps students feel good about themselves
elements of success at lc
Elements of Success at LC
  • Best Instructional Practices
  • Advocacy & Personalization
  • High Standards
  • Connections
  • Attendance
high expectations
High Expectations
  • 15 different Advanced Placement (AP) courses with over 40 sections of classes
  • Over 700 AP tests given in 2009 (top in the district)
  • Ranked by Newsweek since 2003 as one of the top high schools in the nation
  • 17 National Merit Scholars/Semifinalists in 2009
  • Over 100 AP Scholars in 2009
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Circle of Advocacy

SAS

Counselor

Security

Officer

Secretarial

Staff

Community

Resources

Intervention

Teacher

Teachers

District

Support

Student

Custodial

Staff

Parents

Administrators

Counselors

Activity

Advisors

Mentors

Athletic

Coaches

Cafeteria

Staff

counselors by alpha
Counselors(by alpha)
  • Bob Adams (A-Cr)
  • Morgan Hatcher (Cs-Hi)
  • Charlene Dupper (Hj-Mg)
  • Marty Frazier (Mh-Se)
  • Vicki Jones (Sf-Z)
  • Christine Mackleit (SAS Counselor)
the counselor
The Counselor
  • Many roles
    • Communication with parents, students, teachers
    • Registration guidance
    • Post-High School guidance
    • Personal issues
making connections
Making Connections
  • 19 different athletic programs from 9th to Varsity
  • Over 20 different extracurricular activities and clubs
  • Most sports and activities can be found on our website
  • Fall sports coaches will visit middle schools this spring with info about summer startup
activities athletics survey
Activities & Athletics Survey
  • Form will be in the 9th grade registration folder
  • Provides basic information for Fall Coaches
summer opportunities
Summer Opportunities
  • Speed & Strength Camp
    • Get ready for Fall sports
    • Meet coaches
    • Make new friends
  • 9th Grade Orientation
    • Find classes and meet teachers
    • Locate lockers
    • This will be the day before school starts
summer opportunities16
Summer Opportunities
  • Summer Sports Camps
    • Football, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, & Volleyball
    • Information will be mailed to ALL 8th grade homes and to middle schools
  • Skills Center Summer Academy
    • Registration begins Feb. 25
    • www.skillscenter.com
    • Criminal Justice, Welding, Auto, Culinary, Construction, Broadcast Media, Computers, etc.
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An LC graduate has successfully:

  • met standard on the High School Proficiency Exam
  • completed the Culminating Project
  • completed a 5-Year Plan/Portfolio
  • earned a minimum of 22 credits
  • gained confidence and made well-educated choices
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High School Proficiency Exam

  • Spring of 10th grade
  • Must meet standard in:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Math
    • Science (not yet required)
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The Culminating Project

Consists of:

  • Paper
  • Project
  • Portfolio
  • Presentation
  • Completed during the senior year
5 year plan portfolio
5 Year Plan/Portfolio
  • Started in 8th grade and continues through graduation
  • Helps students to plan for high school and beyond
  • Portfolio is online through the WOIS system - can be accessed even after graduation
it takes a little more to be a tiger
It takes a little more to be a Tiger!
  • 8th grade performance has a great effect on how well you will do in high school
  • High school is a new beginning – you determine your success!
  • Every class counts in high school; your grades and attitude matter!
  • Finish strong so you can start strong as a Tiger!
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CORE
  • Invitation-only program for identified freshmen
    • Entry based on middle school assessments, grades, and attendance
    • Parent and student make the final decision to join
  • School-within-the-School model
    • Smaller class sizes
    • Advisory program (earn .25 CTE credit/semester)
    • Classes: English, Science, Algebra, & Math lab
    • World History is deferred to 10th grade
core data
CORE Data
  • This is our 2nd year for the CORE
    • Compared to control group (non-CORE):
      • Earning more credits
      • Higher GPA
      • Higher attendance
      • Lower major discipline entries
    • CORE teachers were named Spokane Schools 2010 Distinguished Educator Team
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Chart yourown course

LCRegistration

honors pre ap
Honors/Pre-AP
  • 9th Honors Courses:
    • English (required summer assignment – online)
    • World History
    • Geometry (pre-requisite: Algebra)
    • Science (Chemistry & Physics) or MESA Science
  • NO application required
  • We encourage students to challenge themselves with these courses
  • Students can take any or all of the honors classes
registration form
Registration Form
  • Full-year registration
  • One elective choice, but need to provide multiple alternatives
  • Middle schools have handed these out – or available online
9 th course guide
9th Course Guide
  • Short descriptions of all 9th grade classes
  • Available online
  • Full LC course guide on the web as well
special transfer requests
Special Transfer Requests
  • In-district: due by March 31st – must be turned in to your home high school
  • Out-of-district: start with your home district to get a release, then turn it in to the SPS District office
  • In April, high schools will notify you if your request is approved.
registration resources
Registration Resources
  • Online you will find:
  • Registration Forms
  • Course Descriptions
  • SVL Information
  • Summer Assignment for English (coming soon)
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Presentations for Students and Parents