Stories tagged: Ferris High School
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.
Tue., July 11, 2017
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.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
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.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 1, 2016
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 …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
Education notebook: Ferris teacher earns national excellence award
Weekly roundup of school news
Thu., April 7, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 3 p.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015
School stages raising their curtains
This weekend Ferris opens “Shrek,” NC opens “Harvey,” and Northwest Christian opens “The Importance of being Earnest”
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
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.
Thu., June 4, 2015
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, …
Thu., June 4, 2015
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Thu., Jan. 1, 2015
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 …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
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 …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Spokane’s Hazen Audel taps skills of indigenous people for Survive the Tribe TV series
Spiders and snakes were more inspiring than school to Hazen Audel as he grew up in Spokane. “My high school teachers would never have bet that I’d become a science …
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014
Ferris vice principal charged with child molestation
Ferris High School Assistant Principal Todd Bender acknowledged having sexual contact with a teenage boy but told investigators the teen initiated the interactions, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Bender …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Ferris High School administrator under investigation
Ferris High School Assistant Principal Todd Bender is under investigation for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage boy several times in 2011, according to court documents filed Thursday. Bender, who was …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Ferris assistant principal investigated for child molestation
A Ferris High School assistant principal is under investigation for child molestation.
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Ferris modernization goes into celebration mode
In the middle of a courtyard surrounded by new fields and a renovated building, one Ferris High School tradition still remains — a victory bell that rings after every Saxon …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Undead reckoning: Zombie slayers clean up Comstock Park, raise funds
A zombie horde invaded Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill on Saturday, but there were plenty of zombie slayers waiting for them. At 6 p.m. dozens of kids lined up, …
Thu., May 22, 2014
Ferris High School
Class of 2014 Expected to graduate are: