Medical Lake School District

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Medical Lake High School
PO Box 128

200 East Barker Medical Lake, Wa 99022
(509) 565-3200
Fax (509) 565-3201

Counseling & Career Center
(509) 565-3270
fax (509) 565-3271

Mr. John McSmith
Asst. Principal/Athletic-Activities Director Mr.Chris Spring
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Welcome to
Medical Lake
High School
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School start/dismiss 
8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

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Senior All Nighter Volunteer Meeting
There will be a meeting on Thursday April 17th at 6:30pm at the Pizza Factory for any parents interested in helping plan the Senior All Nighter.

American Honors Program
The American Honors Program at the Community Colleges of Spokane is a great opportunity for students interested in starting college at a 2 year school with the intent to transfer to a 4 year university. This program is still accepting applications for fall enrollment.
The Spring Honors Information Dinner is Tuesday, April 22nd from 5:30-6:30PM at Spokane Falls Community College Building 17 in the A/B Lounges. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to learn more about the American Honors program and ask a panel of their current students about their experiences- as well as enjoy some free pizza.
Students who submit their applications and scholarship essays by May 5th are eligible to be considered for one of their scholarships worth up to $5,000- which would almost cover a full year of the American Honors program at Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). If students have questions, you may contact Bryan Blackburn at (509) 228-8022 or
Senior Information
On Tuesday April 15th there will be a senior meeting during 6th period. At this meeting we will talk about senior week, give permission slips and forms to declare scholarships that have been accepted. If you are unable to be at this meeting all of the forms are available in the counseling center.
On Wednesday April 16th CE Ward will be at Medical Lake High School distributing graduation announcements and other items that seniors have purchased. If you owe a balance on your order please remit the amount due to CEWard-National in advance of distribution date, or pay on distribution day. A postcard was mailed to your home if you owe a balance on your order with payment instructions. Orders paid in full will be distributed on delivery date. If you have any questions please contact CEWard-National at:

Senior All Nighter Tickets
Tickets for the Senior All Nighter will be sold during lunch Wednesday April 16th. Tickets are $40 each. Scholarships will be available to help cover the cost of the tickets. Also any student who is a client of the Medical Lake Dental Clinic and is current with all of their dental appointments and cleanings will be given a free ticket to attend the Senior All Nighter.
2014-2015 Schedule Request Forms
Counselors met with students on Monday March 24th and handed out schedule request forms for the upcoming school year. They gave students credit evaluations and recommendations for classes that are required to meet their graduation requirements. Please return your schedule request form for next year to the counseling center as soon as possible. This will help the Medical Lake High School administration to understand what classes need to be offered for next year.
If you have questions please contact your student's counselor. Extra forms are available in the counseling center.
2014-2015 Class Registration Forms
Lori Wilbanks
Current Freshmen and Sophomores
Nicole Rippee
Current Juniors and incoming Freshmen
Incoming Freshman Parent and Student Orientation
Medical Lake High School (MLHS) would like to invite all current 8th grade parents and students to attend the Incoming Freshman Parent and Student Orientation. This event will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the
Medical Lake High School Auditorium.
This is a great opportunity to meet MLHS staff and administration. Parents and students will learn about high school graduation requirements, athletics, clubs and activities offered at the high school level.
Program of Events:
6:00-6:15 Club and Elective Class Booths
6:15-6:45 Counselors talk about graduation requirements
and Mr. Spring talks about athletics
6:45-7:00 Club and Elective Class Booths
7:00-7:20 Breakout Session #1
7:25-7:45 Breakout Session #2
Senior All Nighter Meeting
Medical Lake High School is quickly approaching graduation and the fun activities that accompany gradation. The Senior All Nighter will take place the night of graduation, June 7th from 10pm-3am. The event will be held at Medical Lake Middle School and is a fun time for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with their classmates in a safe environment. This year's theme is "That's how we roll 2014". The Senior All Nighter committee is looking for help planning and executing this fun event. If you are interested in helping in ANY WAY please contact:
Rhonda Kissack
Kathy Petek-Overfeldt
There will be a committee meeting tomorrow, Thursday March 20, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Pizza Factory. If you are interesting in helping with the Senior All Nighter in any way you are welcome to join the meeting and learn more about how you can help. Please contact either Rhonda or Kathy and let them know that you are interested in helping by April 4, 2014. They need at least 40 volunteers.

The Skill Center partners with Medical Lake High School to provide a half day of technical and professional training in a variety of programs (see below).
(next year's juniors or seniors only)
If you or your student would like to learn more about this unique opportunity,
You can view their website for more information 
listed here are their programs:
Automotive Technology
Broadcast Media Production
Business and Entrepreneurship
Collision Repair
Computer Game Programming and Web Development
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Cyber Security
Dental Careers
Medical Careers
Mobile Entertainment Installation and Repair
Multimedia Graphics and Printing Production
Robotics and Engineering
Veterinary Assisting
Welding Technology

NEWTECH Summer Skills Academics

NEWTECH Skill Center is once again hosting our Summer Skill Academies, when students may come try out one of our many programs, explore a trade, and earn .5 elective credit on their high school transcripts per session. Students who will be enrolled in grades 9 - 12 during the 2014/2015 school year are eligible to attend.

Their open house is Wednesday March 12th from 5:00-7:00PM. Students who attend the open house event will be first to be placed in programs; all other forms that are faxed or mailed in will be processed after that night on a first come, first serve basis.

Information about summer school and the enrollment forms are available on their website at www.

June Skills Academy: June 23- July 11 (no classes July 4)
July Skills Academy: July 14- July 31
Classes run 7:30am - 2pm

Programs Offered:
*Computer Game Design
*Graphic Arts
*Tourism and Hospitality
*Collision Repair
*Medical Careers
*Culinary Arts
*Cyber Security
*Mobile Electronics
*Criminal Justice
*Broadcast Media
*Automotive Technology
*Molecular Diagnostics

Dollars for Scholars Day

Scholarship America has partnered with CollegeWeekLive to host an online event specifically for Dollars for Scholars communities. Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars is pleased to offer students, parents and others in the Medical Lake School District a convenient way to receive relevant and timely information from national experts on financing education beyond high school.
The event will feature three live, interactive presentations, which topics will include:

4pm- Paying for College, How College Goal Sunday can Help: lead by Sharon Hassan, State Coordinator, College Goal Maryland

5pm- Financial Aid and the FAFSA, led by Adam Essex, Senior Project Manager, U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid

6pm- Are you Scholarship Ready: led by Mary Wynne, Vice President, Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars

Participants can join the presentations from anywhere that has a computer and Internet access. Register today at
Also please take this time to register for your Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars account! Go to the following website:

The College Board has set the AP test dates. They are as the following:

Monday May 5th
8am- AP Environmental Science
Wednesday May 7th
8am- AP Calc AB & BC
Thursday May 8th
8am- AP English Literature
Friday May 9th
8am- AP English Language
12pm- AP STATS

Monday May 12th
8am- AP Biology
Wednesday May 14th
8am- AP US History
12pm- AP European History
Thursday May 15th
8am- AP World History

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 spring dates are as follows:

April 12, 2014 (Register by March 7, 2014)
June 14, 2014 (Register by May 9, 2014)

You can register online at

Juniors should be practicing and studying to take the SAT sometime in the spring of 2014. The test dates are as follows:

May 3, 2014 (Register by April 4, 2014)
June 7, 2014 (Register by May 9, 2014)

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 2013-2014 school year. You can register for the SAT at or the ACT at

SAT Dates:
May 3rd (Registration deadline April 4th) (Late registration Apr. 18)
June 7th (Registration deadline May 9th) (Late registration May 23)

ACT Dates:
April 12th (Registration deadline March 7th) (Late registration Mar. 21)
June 14th (Registration deadline May 9th) (Late registration May 23rd)

PSAT and PLAN Tests

The counseling center will be administering the PSAT (practice SAT) and PLAN (practice ACT) tests this October. The PSAT is typically taken Junior year and the PLAN is typically taken during the Sophomore year, but students are encouraged to participate in both tests if they are interested.

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 Ms. Renee in the front office.

The PLAN will take place in the high school auditorium Wednesday October 30th at 8am. The test fee is $14 and can also be paid to Ms. Renee in the front office.

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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