Medical Lake School District

Every Student. Everyday.

  C A R D I N A L cap S
 Medical Lake High School
PO Box 128
200 E. Barker Rd.
Medical Lake, WA 99022

John McSmith

Vice-Principal/Athletic Director:
Chris Spring
Main Office
     (509) 565-3200      
Fax (509) 565-3201
 (509) 565-3295
7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Counseling Office
(509) 565-3270
Fax (509) 565-3271
Glitter Photos
School start/dismiss 
7:57a.m. - 2:22 p.m  
 Character trait of the month
Being accountable, the pursuit of excellence, and the exercise
of self- control 
Medical Lake HIgh School
            Medical Lake High School
Welcome to "Home of the Cardinals"
           B&B DRIVERS ED


October 1, 2014

9th Grade


10th Grade


11th Grade


12th Grade                 




Grading Scale

If you want to keep their feet on the ground put some
                  responsibility on their shoulders.
                                                                  Abigail Van Buren


Glitter Words

                                     OCT. 17TH          PICTURE RETAKES/SENIOR SWEAT MONEY DUE

                                     OCT. 30TH           SENIOR QUOTES DUE

                                     OCT. 31ST            SENIOR PICTURES DUE FOR YEARBOO

EWU Application Open Lab
An Eastern Washington University will be on campus Wednesday November 12th from 8am-12pm to help students complete their EWU application. Students need to sign-up in the counseling center to participate. In addition students will also need to have the following things:
1. Unofficial copies of their high school transcript (this will be provided by counselor)
2. ACT or SAT test scores
3. Information about how long you have lived in Washington State
4. Personal information about one or more parents, guardians, or emergency contacts
5. Personal IDs like your driver's license, social security number, visa or green card #
6. A credit card or your checking account information to pay for the application fee approximately $50. Those students who cannot afford the application fee see Mrs. Rippee or Mrs. Wilbanks
After you apply you will need to do the following:
1. Mail your official ACT or SAT scores
2. Mail your official transcript- see Ms. Kim in the counseling center 
Art Institute of Seattle Visit
A representative from the Art Institute of Seattle will be on campus Friday October 10th during 2nd period (from 8:50-9:34). If students are interested in listening to the presentation they can sign-up in the counseling center

Common Application Open Lab
Counselors are hosting an open lab to help seniors complete the Common Application Thursday October 23rd from 8-12. There are over 500 colleges and universities that accept the Common Application across the United States including: Gonzaga University and Whitworth University.
Students who are interested in participating can sign-up in the counseling center and will be excused from class. Students should start preparing 1-3 application essays that they can use on the application and those who want to submit applications will need some form of payment for each college application fee. If your family cannot afford the application fee have your student see Mrs. Rippee or Mrs. Wilbanks for fee waivers. 

Western Washington University (WWU) Application Open Lab
Thursday November 6th from 8am-12pm a representative from WWU will be hosting an open lab at Medical Lake High School to help seniors apply to WWU. Students interested need to sign-up in the counseling center in order to participate. Students will also need the following:
1. Transcript -Counselor will provide it for you
2. Essay:Students are asked to respond to one of the prompts below as part of the application for admission. Most essay responses are about 500 words, but this is only a recommendation, not a firm limit. Feel free to take what space is necessary for you to tell your story.
  • Share a meaningful experience and how this has helped shape you in your preparation for college – this could be related to your passions, commitments, leadership experience, family or cultural background.
  • Describe any activities you have been involved in related to diversity or multiculturalism andexplain how you will actively contribute to a diverse campus community at Western.
  • Admissions Essay - topic of your choice. If you have written another essay that captures what you want the Admissions Committee to know about you, feel free to share it with us.
3. Activities list: a list of meaningful activities and achievements grades 9-12. Make sure and list them in order of importance to you, include the name of the organization or involvement, include your position or role, include the length of involvement, and share a short description about the activities that are most significant to you. You do not need to describe all activities
4. Application fee approximately $60 in the form of check or credit card. If you are unable to afford the application fee please see Mrs. Rippee or Mrs. Wilbanks.
5. Unofficial SAT or ACT scores
Spokane National College Fair
Permission slips are available in the counseling center for junior and senior students to attend the Spokane National College Fair Wednesday November 5th at the Spokane Convention Center. Permission slips are due to Ms. Kim no later than Friday October 31st. Buses leave at 8am and return approximately at 12pm.
Before the fair students who are attending should register at               
Senior All Nighter Information
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the senior parent night! For those unable to attend there are packets of information available in the counseling center.
Malenna King, the senior all nighter co-chair, wanted to share the names of the Facebook pages where parents can get more information about the senior all nighter and other events for the class of 2015. The name of the senior all nighter Facebook page is Oh the places you'll go-MLHS Senior All Nighter and the Facebook page with deadlines, ASB fundraisers and other information for the class of 2015 is Students of Today, Leaders of -class of 2015. You can find these pages by typing the names in the top search bar on Facebook. 
Please contact Malenna King at if you have questions or need more information. 
Senior All Nighter Committee Upcoming Meetings
If you are interested in volunteering to help plan and execute the Senior All Nighter for the Class of 2015 the meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Pizza Factory.
If you have any questions please contact Malenna King at 
MLHS will be hosting the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test
Wednesday October 15th at 8am in the auditorium.
The cost is $14 and can be paid to Ms. Patty in the business office.
Once students sign up to take the test they will receive a practice booklet.
100 tests were ordered and approximately 80 are still available on a first come first serve basis.
If for some reason your family is not able to pay the cost of the test,
but your student would like to participate please notify one of the counselors as scholarships are available.
The PSAT helps students prepare to take the SAT and
is a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test for juniors.
If you have any questions please contact either

Tuesday October 14th: Healthy Youth Survey
Every two years Washington State requests that all schools complete the Healthy Youth Survey with their 10th and 12th graders. 

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the

Healthy Youth Survey.


Common App

October 23

400 Lab




Nov 12

400 Lab



Western Wa App

Nov 6

400 Lab



ITT Tech Open House
There will be a high school open house day on October 11th from 10am-1pm. They will be showing students and their parents around their Spokane Valley campus, giving out information on their programs and financial aid, and there will be refreshments available. After the open house is over, they will be hosting a gaming tournament from 2-6pm
If you have any questions please contact Kevin Monroe the Community Relations Specialist at ITT Technical Institute at (509) 926-2900 or

Please contact
John McSmith
Chris Spring
for additional information
 ATTENTION Choice Students
Choice forms are a required form.
If you are joining MLHS for the 2014-2015 school year the form must be returned
prior to participation in athletics and other school events.
 Counselors will be checking that this obligation is met prior to making any requested schedule changes.
mail to
Medical Lake School District
PO Box 128
Medical Lake, Wa. 99022
or fax to 565-3102
for questions contact 565-3123
Welcome to MLHS
We are proud you are a Cardinal!
Cardinal Pride

Drug Free
Permission Slips
WDFY Advisor
Mrs. Wilbanks

SAT Prep Website

Here is another resource for students to use in preparation to take the SAT
If your student is stronger in science they should consider taking the ACT. The fall dates are as follows:

October 25, 2014 (Register Sept. 19), December 13, 2014 (Register by November 7, 2014)

You can register online at

Juniors should be practicing and studying to take the SAT sometime in the spring of 2015. The test dates are as follows:

March 14, 2015 (Register by Feb. 13), May 2, 2015 (Register by Apr. 6)
June 6, 2015 (Register by May 8)

You can register online at

Testing Information
SAT and ACT Test Dates
Here are the registration and test dates for the SAT and ACT for the 2014-15 school year. You can register for the SAT at or the ACT at

SAT Dates:
Oct. 11, 2014 (Register by Sept 12, Late Sept 26), Nov. 8, 2014 (Register by Oct. 9, Late Oct. 24) 
Dec. 6, 2014 (Register by Nov. 6, Late Nov. 21), Jan. 24, 2015 (Register by Dec. 29, Late Jan 9, 2015) Mar. 14, 2015 (Register by Feb. 13, Late Feb. 27), May 2, 2015 (Register by Apr. 2, Late Apr. 17), June 6, 2015 (Register by May 8, Late May 22)

ACT Dates:
Oct. 25, 2014 (Register by Sept. 19, Late Sept. 3), Dec. 13, 2014 (Register by Nov. 7, Late Nov. 21) Feb. 7, 2015 (Register by Jan. 9, Late Jan. 16), Apr. 18, 2015 (Register by Mar 13, Late Mar. 27)
June 13, 2015 (Register by May 8, Late May 22)


The counseling center will be administering the PSAT (practice SAT) test this October. The PSAT is typically taken Junior year.

The PSAT will take place in the high school auditorium Wednesday October 16th at 8am. The test fee is $14 and can be paid to the front office.

The PLAN will be replace by ASPIRE dates/times/fees to be announced soon.

There are 100 of each test and they will be given on a first come first serve basis. These tests are important because they allow students to practice and learn their areas of strength and weakness to better prepare for the SAT and ACT. High scores on the SAT and ACT will help strengthen college applications and open doors for scholarships. The SAT and ACT tests are only required for students planning on attending a 4-year university after graduation.

Please contact your student's counselor with additional questions:

Lori Wilbanks
Class of 2016 & 2017
(509) 565-3274

Nicole Rippee
Class of 2014 & 2015
(509) 565-3275


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