America’s Most Challenging High Schools – We made it!

We made the list. . . AGAIN!

Congratulations to our Mt. Spokane High School community for being only one of three area high schools to be named to the annual list compiled by Jay Mathews at the Washington Post!

Please access the provided links to read more about this wonderful accolade!  This is 10+ years of MSHS receiving this honor!

Go ‘Cats!

Click HERE and HERE to learn more!

Wildcat Finalists – Spokane Youth Sports Awards

Each year the Spokane Sports Commission recognizes the “best of the best” in high school athletics, and this year our Mt. Spokane High School community is strongly represented!

With only three finalists in each category, it’s an honor simply to be recognized!

Alex Schuerman is named as a finalist for “Coach of the Year”

Mt. Spokane Baseball is named as a finalist for “2A/3A/4A Top Male High School Sports Team”

Mt. Spokane Volleyball is named a finalist for “2A/3A/4A Top Female High School Sports Team”

Winners will be announced Monday, June 5th in a formal award-show event. The night will also be broadcast live on SWX!

Congratulations to our student/athletes and coaches!

Go ‘Cats!


Wildcat Baseball – A Perfect GSL Season

What a journey!

The 2017 MSHS Wildcat Baseball team completed the perfect GSL season this past weekend with their victory over North Central. Playing at home, our ‘Cats captured a 20-0 record. . . the first of its kind in school history!

Congratulations to everyone in our program!

Go ‘Cats!  Keep it rolling!

One Cool ‘Cat – April Johnston

Congratulations to a fantastic student/athlete!

April Johnston is an USA Gymnast, Level 8 and also a 9th grade student at Mt. Spokane High School.  On March 18, 2017 she won the Washington State Vault Championship with a fantastic 9.6. April also placed 4th in the all-around scoring, which included scores from the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor routine.

Due to this fantastic accomplishment, April competed at the Region 2  meet (WA, OR, AK, MT, ID, HI)!  What an accomplishment!

Congratulations, April!  We are proud!

Go ‘Cats!


Caleb Marll – Creative Writing Contest Winner!

Mt. Spokane High School sophomore Caleb Marll was awarded first place in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust creative writing contest. Please click the link to learn more about Caleb’s amazing accomplishment!

Click HERE!

Congratulations, Caleb!  We are proud!

Go ‘Cats!

Talented ‘Cats

Call this a potpourri of fantastic news!

Last week we celebrated our US Army – NFL Hall of Fame Award of Excellence nominee: senior Makenzie Funk. As the first student EVER from the state of Washington, Makenzie was honored at an assembly that was held in the MSHS Theatre. NFL Hall of Fame player Mike Haynes honored Makenzie with her award, and we are all incredibly proud of this strong student/athlete. Truly, she is deserving as only one of 25 national finalists!

Following this assembly, I was honored to celebrate two more student/athletes at the annual GSL Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. This year Megan Billeter and Hayden Dressel were our nominees, and this award luncheon at the Spokane Club was the perfect setting to honor their four year careers. Joined by nominees from the nine other GSL schools, honoring the golf, volleyball, distance running and academic accomplishments of both Megan and Hayden was a pleasure.

Fast forward to this week where, last night, we celebrated our 2017 Spokane Scholars. For the past 25 years, the Spokane Scholars board has honored the most notable scholars from schools in Spokane County. This year we were pleased to nominate Taylor Bastian (English), Joey Roach (Social Studies), Makenzie Funk (Science), Andrew Bailey (Math), Lindsey Carlson (World Languages) and Tannor Glumbik (Fine Arts). Congratulations to these incredible scholars. . . we are proud of your dedication and hard work!

Our “Why” statement at Mt. Spokane High School reads as follows: Empowering People – Abolishing Apathy – Creating What’s Next. Each of these events, highlighted by our talented students, fulfills the intent of our statement perfectly. What an amazing group of students!

Go ‘Cats!

Wildcats to National Hockey Championships

MSHS will be well represented at the US Hockey National Championships in Frisco, Texas this April!

There are five Wildcats on the Spokane Junior Chiefs U16AA team that was crowned as the 2017 PNAHA State Champions. Aaron Morris, Kyle Knoles, Damon Lawton, Jacob Ketola and Jeremy Headley will all be on the ice from April 6th through the 10th, and we are so proud to congratulate these student/athletes on their amazing accomplishment!

Go Jr. Chiefs!

Go ‘Cats!

Simply Cool

Mt. Spokane students create some crazy cool things, and this is one more example!

Cycilee French made this from a flat piece of sheet metal at Skills Center (Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering program), and the result is absolutely blog-worthy!

Nice work, Cycilee!

Go ‘Cats!

NEWESD101 – Art Winners!

Mt. Spokane students are incredibly talented, and these two talented artists are perfect examples!

We are PROUD to congratulate Emily Willmore (ceramic sculpture) and Bridget Clouse (pastel drawing), as they both were awarded first place at the NEWESD101 regional art competition.

Additionally, Bridget Clouse was awarded the Judge’s Choice Award and a Central Washington University $3000 art scholarship.

There will be an awards reception on Friday, March 17th at 4:00 pm at the NEWESD101 Conference Center.  Both winning art pieces will travel to Olympia where they are entered into the state competition.
Congratulations, girls!

One Cool ‘Cat – Jagger Jacobi

The past year has been a busy one for MSHS junior Jagger Jacobi.

After attending a  regional FBU (football) camp in June of 2016 in Seattle, Jagger was selected to take part at the “Top Gun” camp in South Carolina in July. This three day camp included one-on-one instruction and competition amongst some of the best high school players in our country.

After another strong performance, Jagger then was invited to attend the US Army All-American Bowl Combine. This combine, in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamo Dome, welcomed 600 high school football players from around the nation. These young men each competed for a chance to be considered for the 2018 US Army All-America Bowl that is held annually in San Antonio.

Jagger also was able to watch the 2017 game, and his best memory was competing in one-on-one drills against Division I athletes. It was an experience he won’t soon forget!

“Iron sharpens Iron” was the quote that really stuck with Jagger during his time in Texas, and he is hopeful that his experiences will help our Mt. Spokane team get back to the state playoffs this upcoming fall.

Thank you for sharing your story, Jagger!

Go ‘Cats!