Mead School District – Bond & Levy 2015

February 10, 2015

The Mead School District will be running a bond and levy on the February 10th ballot. Please use the provided link for information specific to the bond and levy.

Click HERE.

Thank you for your continued support of Mt. Spokane High School and the Mead School District!

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What’s in a number?

Numbers, they say, don’t lie.

With this in mind, here are a few numbers specific to Mt. Spokane High School that are worth noting:

18: The number of years Mt. Spokane High School has been open.

1482: The number of students currently enrolled at MSHS.

100: The percentage of MSHS teachers who are considered “highly qualified” by the State of Washington within their content area.

85: The percentage of MSHS teachers who have earned their Masters Degree.

90.1: The percentage of MSHS 10th grade students who met standard on the HSPE Reading assessment in 2014.

91.6: The percentage of MSHS 10th grade students who met standard on the HSPE Writing assessment in 2014.

81.9: The percentage of MSHS students who met standard on the Biology End of Course assessment in 2014.

153: The number of students who participate/compete in the MSHS Band program.

23: The percentage of MSHS students who competed in a fall athletic endeavor.(Almost a quarter of our total population – wow!)

276: The number of MSHS students who attempted an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in 2014.

493: The number of AP exams taken by MSHS students in 2014

68: The percentage of AP exams passed by MSHS students in 2014.

1,295: The number of points earned by MSHS student/athletes in the 2013-14 WIAA Scholastic Cup Competition. (Most of any GSL school.)

96: The percentage of students from the 2014 graduating class who are pursuing some form of post-secondary education.

2014: A great year to be a Mt. Spokane Wildcat!

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Financial Aid Night #2 – January 13th

And so it begins. . .

The beginning of a new year signifies many things to many people, but for parents of senior students it equates to the completing of financial aid forms. January also kicks-off the final push for twelfth-grade students looking to apply to four-year colleges and universities across the country.

Thankfully, Traci Stensland will be back to offer guidance regarding the financial aid process. Focusing on the different types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment, this will be a “can’t miss” evening for Mt. Spokane High School families.

The Associate Director of Financial Aid at Whitworth University, Mrs. Stensland speaks as both a financial aid professional AND a parent of a current college student. In addition to speaking to the different types of financial aid, a FAFSA question and answer period will also be available.

Save the date!

Tuesday, January 13th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Mt. Spokane High School Library

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Holiday Concert – Last Chance!

The holiday spirit is alive and well at Mt. Spokane High School, and we’re excited to share this joy with families across our community!

The second, and final, holiday concert of the season takes place this Thursday, December 11th at the Mt. Spokane High School theatre. The show begins at 7:00pm, and our award-winning choir, band and orchestral programs will all take the stage at once. . . what a treat!

Be sure to arrive early for an open seat! There is no charge for this event!

Happy Holidays!

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Wildcat DECA Starts Strong

Monday, December 8th marked another strong start for the Mt. Spokane High School DECA program, and there’s no reason to believe their continued run of success won’t continue.

Over 140 MSHS students traveled to Spokane Falls Community College for the state qualifying event, and few schools could compete with the sheer number of Wildcat competitors. Dressed professionally and prepared with notecards and presentations, MSHS students ranging from ninth through twelfth grade spoke to unannounced panels of judges and then waited until the next day for scores. After the results were tabulated, an astounding 73 MSHS students qualified for the state level DECA competition this upcoming March in Seattle. Congratulations, ‘Cats!

Congratulations, too, to our fantastic DECA advisor Dave Whitehead!

To learn more about DECA, click HERE!

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The Wildcat Welcome Wagon

It’s oftentimes hard to be the “new” student in school.

This reality has been the focus for the Mt. Spokane High School Link Crew class this year, and their efforts have helped many new students navigate our hallways and class schedules since school started in September.

Most recently, Link Crew students organized a “Welcome to Mt. Spokane” function where they connected with new students, consumed yummy cake, and even provided our newest Wildcats with MSHS cups AND a New Student Handbook that was written and published by Link Crew students.

Schools cannot become communities without taking care of one another, and I am beyond thankful to our Link Crew students and their dynamic teacher, Sue Dunfield, for their selfless work. You continue to make our school a better place!

Go ‘Cats!

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Wildcats Represent at Foot Locker

The magical seasons for both boys and girls cross country continued for Mt. Spokane High School.

Running on December 6th at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, four MSHS harriers qualified for the extremely prestigious Western Region Foot Locker race. Sponsored by Bloomsday, Ava Figon, Michaela Kostecka, Hayden Dressel and Johnny Dressel each represented Mt. Spokane High School with competitive class.

Finishing in the top 10, Johnny Dressel was named to the All-West team and qualified for the National Championships meet this upcoming weekend in San Diego, California. Additionally, Ava Figon medaled in her race – what an accomplishment!

Congratulations to our incredible cross country athletes. We are proud!

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Great News, Wildcats!

Today was a quite a Mt. Spokane filled day within the pages of the Spokesman-Review.

Obviously, and thankfully, the news was celebratory in nature, and the highlights included our recent “Cats Come Back” event and the announcement that senior elite cross country runner Johnny Dressel has chosen the University of Colorado after he graduates this spring. Congratulations, Johnny! We’re proud of you!

Please access the two stories via the provided links. ┬áSpecial thanks to the Spokesman for covering what’s good about Mt. Spokane High School!

‘Cats Come Back – Click HERE

Johnny Dressel goes to Colorado – Click HERE

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