Wildcat Music – Simply Fantastic!

What a weekend for our music program at MSHS!

Last weekend, our student/musicians traveled to Vancouver, B.C. for the prestigious WorldStrides Music Festival, and the results were nothing short of spectacular!

While the list of accolades is provided, the best part of this story is that the dedication and hard work expended by everyone in the program was recognized in such a public way.  Thank you to our students and staff for representing Mt. Spokane High School. . . we are proud!

Go ‘Cats!

Music Awards – WorldStrides Music Festival 

Ensemble Awards

Symphonic Band – Silver award and 2nd place

Wind Ensemble – Gold award

Concert Orchestra – Gold award

Chamber Orchestra – Gold award

Symphonic Orchestra – Silver award and 2 nd place

Jazz Band 1 – Gold award and 1st place

Jazz Band 2 – Gold award and 2nd place

Percussion Ensemble – Gold award

Marching Band – Silver award

Maestro Awards (outstanding soloist awards)

Jared Crider – Flugelhorn

Tannor Glumbik – Mallets

Chase LaPlante – Drums and Mallets

Mt. Spokane HS won the Instrumental Sweepstakes of the entire festival! – meaning the three highest scoring ensembles!

Adjudicator Awards (Adjudicators favorite ensembles of the festival)

Wind Ensemble

Chamber Orchestra

Percussion Ensemble

Wildcat Track & Field – More Accolades!

Great news!

As our track and field athletes make their way to the post-season, more accolades were recently announced!

Pat Kostecka was named GSL Boys Coach of the Year.

Delaney Warren was named GSL Girls Thrower of the Year.

Dillon Lionello was named GSL Boys Thrower of the Year.

Congratulations, Wildcats!


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!


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!