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Stories tagged: Ferris High School

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

Ferris senior Carly Crooks lost her mom, grew up quickly, and soars

As Carly Crooks strides down the hallways of Ferris High School, she looks around to the places where she’s accomplished so much.

Welcome to the modern high school: Professionals take on spike in teen challenges

In Spokane and elsewhere, there are more professionals than ever working in schools.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Former Ferris assistant football coach indicted on federal sex trafficking charges

While he was originally arrested last year on state charges, federal prosecutors have now charged a former Ferris high school coach in a six-count indictment on charges involving sex trafficking, …

Records detail fight at Ferris High School that led to resource officer’s resignation

It all started over a tattoo and a pair of sneakers. Records released this past week by Spokane Public Schools reveal what started the Jan. 24 altercation that prompted a …

Ferris High School graduate to make appearance next month on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

Ferris High School graduate Alyssa Waggoner, a college student in San Diego with family still in Spokane, will appear as a contestant in the March 20 episode of the CBS …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Ferris High School resource officer resigns; Spokane School Board hears public concerns of ‘implicit bias’

Three weeks after an African-American student was pinned by a resource officer at Ferris High School, dozens of citizens contended implicit bias within the district exists.

Gifts that keep giving: Area schools reap the benefit when donors makes musical gifts

Private donations of musical instruments or successful campaigns for specific equipment can make a big impact for music programs at area schools, but they are extremely rare.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 9:59 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cursory Google search would have caught red flags in Spokane school resource officer hire

An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Resource officer on paid leave after incident at Ferris High School

Officer Shawn Audie, a former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy, had been accused of excessive force several times before the Jan. 24 incident at Ferris.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Ferris fight draws backlash against resource officer’s tactics

A fight at Ferris High School, in which a resource officer put his knee to a student’s neck, is drawing scrutiny about why Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Ferris locked down after fights; three staffers injured

Ferris High School was on lockdown Thursday afternoon following a fight involving several students.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Ferris grad Andy McCune named to Forbes list of 30 under 30

Andy McCune, a 2014 Ferris High School graduate, was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of “30 under 30,” which recognizes young entrepreneurs.

Spokane Public Schools’ pre-AP offerings unique in nation

When the College Board chose 100 schools to offer “pre-AP” courses to all freshmen, Spokane was the only district in the nation to get all of its comprehensive high schools …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Ex-Ferris coach Jim Sharkey continues to work for Spokane Schools, but not in-person with students

Former Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey, who was investigated for allegedly exposing himself to students and allowing hazing of his players, will continue to be employed by Spokane …

Ferris High School senior has turned his ADHD into academic advantage

Those high school stereotypes are easy to apply and so hard to defy – unless you’re Jacob Erdman, who definitely isn’t your everyday nerd.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Assistant football coach at Ferris High School arrested Friday under suspicion of child rape

An assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested early Friday morning under suspicion of child rape.

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 …