One Cool ‘Cat – Avery Plank

Project Unconditional Love.

A fitting title for an amazing non-profit that seeks to feed and vaccinate pets throughout our city. The coolest part? It was founded by a current Mt. Spokane High School 9th grade student.

In the summer of 2014, Avery Plank’s father was meeting with representatives from Blessings Under the Bridge. Casually, Avery asked if the dogs and cats that were running around were being fed and vaccinated. The response of “Not really” caused Avery to spring into action, and two and a half years later, the heart of his mission and work is alive and well.

Avery started by simply collecting extra pet food from friends and family. He would then take quarts and gallons of food to Blessings Under the Bridge for distribution. Fast forward to today, Project Unconditional Love is supported by Northwest Seed & Pet and serves animals throughout the greater Spokane area.

It’s an understatement, but Avery Plank is one cool ‘Cat, and we are fortunate to have him at Mt. Spokane!

Well hello, 2017-18!

What a start!

Thanks to an incredible student body and staff, the 2017-18 school year is off to a fantastic start at Mt. Spokane High School! From our opening day assembly to the settling-in process that always transpires within classrooms, the positive energy on our campus is real and tangible.

While the smoke from a horrific fire season stalled some activities and athletic contests, everyone within our community has rallied and responded to make the most of our facility constraints and scheduling challenges. Always resilient, I haven’t been surprised in the least!

As we progress through the year together, our “WHY” at MSHS will continue to guide the work that happens with students each day. Empowering People – Abolishing Apathy – Creating What’s Next. . . this is WHY we do WHAT we do with and for students and one another. I’m thankful to work with such dynamic people, and I’m confident the 21st year of our high school will be the best to date!

I encourage everyone to support our students as they take place in drama, athletic endeavors, music, clubs and community service projects this fall. When the statement “WE are Mt. Spokane” is stated, the “WE” is meant to include each and every student. This is a worthy goal, and one that our staff works hard to reach.

I am humbled and thankful to serve as the Principal at MSHS. This is going to be an epic year!

Go ‘Cats!

Darren