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Ferris standout Michael Ervin blends athletics and music

On the court, at the track and in the classroom, senior Michael Ervin is seen by many as a great athlete or a top student, but in the hallways at …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Ferris High’s Mandy Manning, the National Teacher of the Year, prepares to deliver her message

Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ferris’ Mandy Manning named National Teacher of the Year

Ferris High School’s Mandy Manning was named the National Teacher of the Year.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Knezovich take questions on gun violence at Ferris High School

A group of teenagers from various Spokane high schools peppered Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with a variety gun-related questions Thursday at Ferris High School.


Ferris High School parents take audiences down the yellow brick road in Ham on Regal’s ‘The Wizard of Hogz’

Ham on Regal opens Sunday and runs through March 17 at Ferris High School.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Youth Spotlight: Ferris student set to pursue medical career

Morgan McGovern is on a fast track at Ferris High School to pursue a college degree and career plans in medicine.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Ferris’ Mandy Manning makes final four for National Teacher of Year

Ferris High School’s Mandy Manning has been named a finalist for National Teacher of the Year.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School

Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Local high schools plan to wear Freeman colors Thursday

Two local high schools announced on social media Wednesday that their students and staff will be wearing the Freeman High School colors Thursday in a show of solidarity.


S-R reporter Rachel Alexander to speak at library on ‘Coming to America’ series

Spokesman-Review reporter Rachel Alexander will speak at the opening reception of “Coming to America,” which features excerpts from a series of articles she wrote earlier this year that told the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Spokane’s future plan resurrects Ferris High School road, creates preference for some street work

Spokane hopes to finish revising its all-encompassing plan document in a vote next week, as concerns linger about a controversial road project that would link two thruways on the upper …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

New culture, new language, no problem for Ferris High graduate

Just four years ago, Ferris High School student Rawia Ahmed, a refugee from Sudan, did not know English. Now she is graduating with a 3.3 grade-point average and will attend …


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

Three-sport Ferris athlete Max Thompson flows with the seasons

When it came time to pick a sport, Max Thompson couldn’t choose. Pick a sport? No. He picked three sports.


Student accused of threatening to bomb Ferris High School

A student was booked into Spokane County’s juvenile jail Thursday after he was accused of threatening in a text to blow up Ferris High School. The student had earlier been …


Ferris High School football coach suspended amid investigation into claims he exposed himself

Longtime Ferris football coach and teacher Jim Sharkey has been suspended with pay for the past six weeks as school officials investigate claims that he exposed himself to players at …


Spokane Public Schools will eliminate valedictorian system, class ranking to ‘dampen’ academic arms race

Within the next five years, Spokane Public Schools will eliminate the valedictorian system as well as class rankings for high school students.


Education Notebook: Ferris High to put on morbid, musical ‘Addams Family’

Also this week: West Valley opens “Dracula,” West Valley Early Learning Center hosts open house, Roosevelt wins grant for school garden.


Terrain artwork features Ferris students giving voice to the refugee crisis

In the mornings when Lissa Robison would drive to work at Ferris High School she’d hear stories about refugees fleeing their homelands, and the dangers they faced. At the same …


Losing family in Oso landslide motivated Ferris grad Sam Thompson to succeed

As a high school sophomore, Sam Thompson suffered a tragedy most people couldn’t imagine. For Thompson, the massive mudslide that devastated communities near Oso, Washington, hit close to his home …


Education notebook: Ferris teacher earns national excellence award

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Former Ferris assistant principal pleads guilty to child molestation to avoid long prison term

Former Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender pleaded guilty to child molestation charges Thursday in order to avoid an additional three years in prison if an additional charge had …


Former Ferris High School assistant principal to plead guilty to child molestation

The former assistant principal at Ferris High School will plead guilty to child molestation charges Thursday, his attorney confirmed.


Ham on Regal celebrates 53rd year

Ham on Regal, the long-running fundraiser starring Ferris High School parents, begins its regular run on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. after debuting at a Sunday matinee.


School stages raising their curtains

This weekend Ferris opens “Shrek,” NC opens “Harvey,” and Northwest Christian opens “The Importance of being Earnest”


Ferris choir teacher named music educator of the year

Barbara Tappa, a choir teacher at Ferris High School, was named the Washington State music educator of the year. In her classes she teaches empathy through music.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 4:33 p.m.

Former Ferris High School assistant principal back in jail

Todd Bender, the former Ferris High School assistant principal accused of molesting a teenage boy in 2011, is back in jail on a charge of violating a no-contact order.


Artist and entrepreneur values what he learned from his father

Ferris High School’s Matthew Taylor is launching out, growing as an artist and entrepreneur and finding great happiness – all coming after the saddest time in his life. His father, …


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Cheney High cyber squads advance

The Cheney High School Cyber Patriots teams competed in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition on Dec. 6. Team Bravo placed first of 15 teams in the Washington Gold division …


Service dog in training learns to adapt by going to Ferris High

Knight is only 15 months old and already he’s in high school; the golden boy started attending Ferris this fall. He’s no ordinary young man, though. He’s a guide dog …