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
Showing a genuine concern for the welfare of others and being a kind,
supportive helper 
            Medical Lake High School
Welcome to "Home of the Cardinals"
           B & B DRIVERS ED


December 1, 2014

9th Grade


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11th Grade


12th Grade                  


  WINTER BREAK Dec 22-Jan 2     
 sleigh ride

Grading Scale



200 East Barker
Medical Lake, WA 99022
509-565- 3226 


As you start thinking about the 2015-2016 school year, please note that the priority deadline for students to apply to NEWTECH Skill Center is January 16, 2015. The Skill Center partners with Medical Lake High School to offer advanced technical and professional training.  Please see their website for a complete list of programs:
To attend the Skill Center you must be a junior or senior (by fall of 2015), be on-track for graduation, and have a good attendance record.  If those qualifications are met, please fill out the attached application and turn it in to your counselor. 

Benefits of meeting the priority enrollment deadline for students are early admission and notification of placement in a skill center program, as well as the unique opportunity of meeting their program instructor during the "Dinner with the Teacher" event scheduled for April 23rd from 5:30 - 7:00.

Student enrollments will continue to be accepted after the January 16th deadline as seats remain available.
Please contact your student's counselor if you have further questions.

Federal Student Aid Resources for Students and Parents
Remember that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens January 1st. Here are some resources to help students and parents complete the FAFSA and learn more about financial aid.
Federal student aid at a glance: basic overview of aid and application process (
Funding your education: The guide to federal student aid- Understanding the financial aid process and maximizing resources on the government website (
Direct loan basics- Federal loan info for students and parents (
Video types of federal student aid- 2 minute video introducing concept of grants, loans and work-study (
Video how to fill out the FAFSA-  video providing overview of FAFSA process (
Infographic-graphic showing the path a student takes to apply for and receive aid (
Infographic determining dependency status- Graphic showing dependency status questions ( 

Spokane Falls Community College Application Day
Medical Lake High School will be holding a day for seniors to apply to Spokane Falls Community College Thursday January 22nd beginning at 8am. Students who would like to participate need to sign-up in the counseling center. Students participating will need to bring the following items:
1. Social Security number
2. $25 application fee (unfortunately SFCC does not accept fee waivers)
If you have questions please contact Nicole Rippee at

Senior All Nighter 
Just a reminder that the monthly senior all nighter committee meeting will be Wednesday December 17th at 6pm at the Pizza Factory. If you have questions please contact Malenna King at
ASVAB Results
 We have received the ASVAB results for the students who took the test in November. We have invited Dr. Steven Cook to come and speak with students on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 8:00am in the auditorium. He will be going over what the different sections of the ASVAB mean for strengths and possible career paths. If your student would like to know sooner about their score and what it means they can meet with Terry Carver. If parents have questions they can call Terry Carver at (509) 565-3280 or email him at
There are two upcoming ways that you can help support fundraising efforts for the Class of 2015.
1. The Senior ASB officers are selling great posters for your car and home windows at all home basketball games. Large posters $5 and smaller $3, and can only be sold at home basketball games. Posters say "In Cardinal Country".  Also, bring a picture of your favorite Cardinal and we will make a button for you to wear that same night for $5.00.
2. Senior ASB Medical Lake Pizza Factory Fundraiser Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 4:00pm to closing. $10.00 per person. 50% goes to the Senior Class of 2015 for their Senior week. Plus your ASB members will be making your pizzas Please support your Senior Class of 2015. 
Diploma Name and Walking Partner
Seniors please stop into the counseling center and write down your walking partner and how you would like your name printed on your diploma. If you have questions please contact the senior class counselor Nicole Rippee at (509) 565-3275 or 

Grad packets  
Graduation Announcement  Orders
Wednesday January 14th
11:51-12:22 MLHS Foyer 
 cheer camp

Drug Free
WDFY Advisor
Mrs. Wilbanks
We are currently accepting applications to WDFY.  The application link is above (both student and parent contracts need to be signed), or you can pick one up in the Counseling Center.  
WDFY is a voluntary drug testing program of the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council's (GSSAC). Prevention Center Washington is the 22nd state to offer a Drug-Free Youth Program. There are currently 24 youth-led chapters in Spokane County schools.

WDFY offers youth an incentive to become or remain drug-free through positive reinforcement by giving them the opportunity to participate in fun activities and receive discounts from local merchants. Businesses benefit from having drug free youth programs in the community. We are growing a drug free workforce Click here for a current list of WDFY merchant supports.

WDFY members are drug free and prove it by voluntarily submitting to random drug tests throughout their membership.

Applications should be turned into the Counseling Center.  Please see Mrs. Wilbanks with any questions.

Senior All Nighter Information
Senior All Nighter Craft Fair and Bake Sale Fundraiser
This is a reminder that volunteers are still needed to help with the Senior All Nighter Craft Fair and Bake Sale. You can help two ways:
1. You can donate baked goodies to be sold at the bake sale. Please make items that are packaged to be sold individually. 
2. You can volunteer to help run the event. Volunteers are needed between 6:30am-4:30pm. You can volunteer for a few hours or all day. Students who volunteer will be awarded community service hours. Volunteers will be assisting vendors in moving their merchandise, manning raffle tables, manning the door/donations. Volunteers who have their food handlers cards to serve pizza at lunch time. 
If you are interested in helping please contact Melissa Brown at (509) 389-8954 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

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:

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:
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:
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)



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