A Look Back – District Basketball

The Spokane Arena was a new venue for district basketball, and the end result was fantastic for all involved!

Check out this great video from the Spokane Sports Commission (click HERE).

Special thanks to our Athletic Director, Paul Kautzman, for his leadership to help make this even possible. Thanks, too, to the Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest for their generous support!

Quite a few Wildcats made the final cut. . .check it out!

Wildcat Wrestling STATE CHAMPS!

What a weekend!

Congratulations to our 2018 3A State Champions in wrestling! After a memorable regular season, 12 wrestlers earned a place at Mat Classic this past weekend in Tacoma. After the dust had settled, our Wildcats were atop the podium with a first-ever state championship! Scoring an impressive 179 team points, our ‘Cats were led by 3A State Coach of the Year Travis Hughes and state champions Blake Haney and Jake Howerton.

Hard work really does pay off, and we are extremely proud of our student/athletes, coaches and wrestling community!

Great job, ‘Cats!  This title was very much deserved!


Wildcat Basketball ON TO STATE!


For the first time in our school’s history, both our boys and girls basketball teams earned state tournament berths in the same year! Both teams defeated Kennewick High School last Friday night in the Spokane Arena to earn these trips to state, and the regional match-ups have been set!

The girls will travel to Mt. Tahoma High School on Friday to face-off against Peninsula High School. Tip-off is set for 8:00pm.

The boys will travel to North Creek High School on Saturday to take on Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Tip-off for this game is slated for 2:00pm.

This is the girls third straight trip to the state tournament. Our boys are making their first trip to state in over 15 years!

Congratulations to our coaches and players!

Go ‘Cats!

Spokane Scholars Announced!

The 2018 Spokane Scholars from MSHS have been announced!

Please join our community in celebrating the following senior scholars. They include:

* Iris Thoren – World Languages
* Sophia Madill – Social Studies
* Preston Bingley – English
* Gabi Hager – Mathematics
* Ali Jones – Science
* Seth Reed – Fine Arts

These six seniors will be honored during a formal award ceremony on April 16th at the Spokane Convention Center. Each of them will also compete, by academic discipline, for scholarship opportunities. Truly, we are proud of these students and their academic accomplishments!

Go ‘Cats!

New Look – New Posts

I’m back!

This blog has been asleep for far too long, and I’m thankful to be back sharing stories from our high school community. While there’s no great excuse for the silence, I hope the new look, combined with new blogposts, will capture the great things happening at Mt. Spokane High School.

I appreciate you following!

Go ‘Cats!

One Cool ‘Cat – Mr. Dale Emery

Dale Emery is a fantastic educator, and this past weekend he was recognized for his work!

Dale was beyond thankful to receive the Carolyn Nunemaker Teacher Appreciation Award from the Spokane Youth Symphony in the beautiful Fox Theatre. Along with this award was a $500 check given to be used in his Mt. Spokane Orchestra program!

Congratulations, Mr. Dale Emery! We are proud of you and this well-deserved recognition!

MSHS Music Strong in Montana

When the University of Montana hosts their annual High School All-Star Ensembles, it takes special talent to perform in this environment.

As student-musicians from both Mt. Spokane High School and Mead High School performed, the results were spectacular!

Congratulations to all who took part. . . what memories!

Go ‘Cats!

Blood Drive – A MSHS Tradition of Giving

We have some caring ‘Cats at Mt. Spokane High School.

Each year, led by our ASB, students and staff are provided the opportunity to give blood to support the Inland Northwest Blood Center. This past week welcomed our annual drive, and the results were nothing less than spectacular.

Entering the drive, our school goal was 54 procedures. This was a gross underestimation as our community hosted 74 procedures which collected 88 products! The collective generosity of our school has the potential to reach 264 people in our community. . . what a gift!

Special thanks to Nancy Butz for all of her organizational help and leadership!

Go ‘Cats!

Thankful. . .


This was the word that seemed most appropriate as I left our theatre Saturday night after watching the final showing of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I was, and remain, so thankful for our director, Jessica Rempel, and her cast and crew for such a memorable performance. As a former English teacher, I found myself in awe of our students. How they took the Bard’s words and brought them to life in the context presented was both fun and creative. Truly, their six night “run’ this fall was successful in every possible way.

To our seniors who are incredibly gifted: thank you! This was a show I won’t soon forget!

One Cool ‘Cat – Mrs. Yolanda Dooley

Would you like to see how a high school library is supposed to serve students? If so, swing by Mt. Spokane and have a visit with Mrs. Yolanda Dooley.

Serving as the Queen of our library, Yolanda never ceases to come up with ideas to engage students and support them in their learning. Truly, this is a safe and nurturing place.

From working with circuits to using a 3D printer, students can let their imaginations run wild, and this is all due to the vision and care that Yolanda spends each day for our students and staff.

One idea that started a few years ago and continues to be popular is “Blind Date with a Book.” After reading a book, students have the ability to wrap it up, place clues on the paper cover, and allow other students to choose it without ever seeing the title. What a great idea!

Mt. Spokane High School is a special place because of people. Mrs. Yolanda Dooley makes this statement true each and every day!