Medical Lake School District

Every Student. Everyday.

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  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
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
Medical Lake High School College Fair
MLHS is excited to announce that we will be participating in a Spokane college fair circuit week.
On Friday October 3rd we will be hosting 40 representatives from different colleges,
universities, technical schools, and art schools on our campus.
Junior and Senior students were given permission slips in their English classes to participate.
Once the permission slip is signed and turned into the main office or counseling/career center, the student will be given a
hall pass to use to go from class to each session.  
There will be 5 different sessions and college representatives will be in 6
different locations throughout the high school building.
Students are encouraged to complete a transcript request form in the counseling
center so they can take their transcript when they meet with the representatives.
The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1: 8:10-8:52
Session 2: 9:15-9:52
Session 3: 10:15-10:52
Session 4: 12:45-1:22
Session 5: 1:45-2:22
Presenters will be located in the following areas:
Counseling/Career Center
Small Gym
If you have any questions please contact
Nicole Rippee at (509) 565-3275 or 
Senior All Nighter Meeting
The Senior All Nighter Committee is meeting on Monday September 29th from 5-5:45 in the high school counseling center to start planning. If you are interested in helping plan and organize the Senior All Nighter please attend this meeting, share your ideas and learn more about what you can do to get involved and create a great night for the class of 2015!
If you have any questions you can contact Malenna King at

Spokane College Fair Circuit Evening Events
You are invited to attend the very first Spokane College Fair Circuit in the Spokane County inSeptember 29 through October 3, 2014. There are four evening college and career fairs schedule for you during this week. With over 50 institutions from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho participating at these college fairs. There will be a day event for Medical Lake High School Junior and Senior Students Friday October 3rd, but other students and families who would like to attend an evening event are invited to do so at one of these other schools
Monday, Sept 29
Tuesday, Sept 30
Wednesday, Oct 1
Thursday, Oct 2
Mead District College/Career FairNorth Spokane College/Career FairSpokane Valley College/Career FairSouth Spokane College/Career Fair
Address: Mt Spokane HS - 6015 E Mt. Spokane Park Dr, Mead, WA 99021  Address: Rogers HS  - 1622 E. Wellesley Ave, Spokane WA 99207Address: West Valley HS – Valley, 8301 E Buckeye Ave, Spokane, WA 99212Address: Ferris HS – 3020 E. 37th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223
Time: 5:30-8:30pmTime: 5:30-8:30pmTime: 5:30-8:30pmTime: 5:30-8:30pm
Contact: Rob Renner509-465-7221Contact: Nancy Pemberton 509-354-6603Contact: Deborah Reeder509-340-7182Contact: Melissa Pettey509-354-7349
The evening events are open to the public population which will include 6th – 12th gradestransfer students and their families. 
Local schools can make arrangements to bus students to 1 of 4 events.
Agenda: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
      5:00pm - Set up for a typical college fair style in either gym or commons
      5:30pm – 8:30 College Fair
      6:00 – Workshop* 1 – Finding the Right Fit
       6:30 – Workshop* 2 – Mapping Senior Year
        7:00 – Workshop* 3 – Financial Literacy
       7:30 – Workshop* 4 – What Makes a Great Student
        8:30 – College Fair Ends
*Workshops will be offered in 3 separate rooms on the same topic and presented by representatives.
Check in –Students and Parents
       Each student will receive a passport to complete in order to enter for a grand prize.
       Each member of the family will receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings every 30mins. Drawings will begin at 6pm.
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.

                                     SEPT. 29TH                          SENIOR PARENT NIGHT 6:00 pm

                                     OCT. 11th                            HOMECOMING DANCE 9-11pm

                                     OCT. 17TH                           PICTURE RETAKES/SENIOR SWEAT MONEY DUE

                                     OCT. 31ST                             SENIOR PICTURES DUE FOR YEARBOOK


Common App

October 23

400 Lab




Nov 12

400 Lab



Western Wa App

Nov 6

400 Lab



 SENIOR PARENT NIGHT Monday Sept 29th 6:00 pm
 You are invited to attend the Senior Parent Night in the high school auditorium.
Senior students and parents are invited to learn about what to
expect senior year, timeline, activities and senior project.

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
Ann Everett
for additional information during summer break
 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 back 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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