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Stories tagged: ferris high school

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

School continues as usual after source of Ferris High threat identified

Classes were in session Tuesday at Ferris High School despite a social media threat that prompted a reassuring message to parents the previous night from Principal Ken Schutz.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Former Ferris High School assistant football coach pleads guilty to two federal sex crimes

Charles J. Eglet, 30, faces a potential prison sentence of about 22 years after pleading guilty to production of child pornography and online enticement of a minor on Wednesday. A …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

‘He was a friend of all people’: Ferris postpones basketball games after alumnus’ death in crash

Extra counselors are at Ferris High School today to help students and staff after the death of 2019 graduate Kellen Erickson, 19, who died in a crash on Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Former Ferris assistant coach nears plea agreement on sex trafficking charges

The day before a former assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested in 2018 for convincing a 15-year-old Moses Lake girl to meet him at Northern Quest Resort …

Reformed procrastinator Helen Gao thriving academically

She’s a National Advanced Placement Scholar with a near-perfect Scholastic Aptitude Test score who found time to organize a sleeping bag drive for the homeless, teach computer skills to the …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Police presence increased at Ferris High School in response to threats

Extra Spokane police officers were stationed at Ferris High School on Monday in response to two threats posted on social media over the weekend.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …