ASB combines “collective” efforts of individuals to serve the student body. High emphasis is placed on the spiritual growth of the student body, leadership training and application, service and outreach, coordinating school activities and events and building school spirit. The ASB team is responsible for such school activities as spirit days, Monkey Wrench, Battle for the Holy Grail, the school retreat, as well as facilitating the lobby vending machines and the student store. They also work at the Impact event as ushers and student ambassadors for the school. Officers must have a 3.0 G.P.A. and be a positive student ambassador for the school. They are elected in the fall with meetings scheduled monthly or as needed.
Class Officers and Advisors
Class officers gain leadership skills, character development, and work skills through team building and responsibilities as they represent their class. They have the opportunity to plan activities that will enhance school unity and the community. Students who are leaders and who enjoy planning and carrying out school activities are encouraged to apply. Officers must have a 3.0 G.P.A. and be a positive student ambassador for the school. They are selected in the fall with meetings scheduled monthly or as needed.
NWCS is privileged to worship God and receive Christian teaching from invited guests during our Wednesday chapel program. This is a time of Christian fellowship, worship, music, sharing, prayer and teaching designed for spiritual growth. The current school biblical theme and guidelines are given to guest speakers. The praise and worship times are led by the NWCS Worship Team and the ASB leads the welcome and introduction each week.
Students develop a philosophy of worship, study what worship is, participate and plan regular chapels and other worship opportunities. Students learn what it means to be involved in ministry, becoming servant leaders who honor and glorify God.
Future Business Leaders of America
Advisor: Laura Wright & Sam Williams
A professional student organization that is available to all students grades 9 through 12. Make new friends, have the opportunity to travel, attend social gatherings, involve yourself in community service projects, and participate in regional, state and national leadership conferences and competitions. Potential employers are looking for people who have been dedicated to a group such as FBLA.
There are State and National dues each year. There are additional costs for qualifiers to state and national competitions but there are fundraising opportunities to help cover travel expenses.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society helps students continue in the development of skills in leadership, service, scholarship and character. Scholarships and college entrance are possible benefits to its members. Membership in the Honor Society is by application only and applications are accepted for Honor Society every year in February and students must be at least a 2nd semester sophomore with a minimum 3.5 gpa in each previous semester. NHS students must maintain a 3.5gpa, attend regular meetings and participate in community service and leadership activities in order to wear honor cords at graduation. Once a student is a member of honor society, they remain a member as long as they continue to meet the requirements. There is no need to reapply.
Spokane Lilac Royalty is a scholarship program for senior girls who are interested in community service programs. One candidate from Northwest Christian Schools is chosen through a series of interviews and an application. The candidate then runs to become a princess or queen and the elected royalty takes part in the Lilac Parade and many other service activities and parades throughout the year.
Science Bowl is academic team competition that is available to all students at NWCS. It’s a quiz competition that tests your science knowledge.
Photography – Copy Writing – Design – Interview Skills – Teamwork – Editing: Students who have these skills or are interested in any of these fields should add yearbook as a class. Yearbook fosters these skills that will serve students throughout and after high school. As God is an integral part of the school at NWCS, the objective of the annual staff is to reflect God’s influence in the school life of the students by preparing a history of each year’s activities and events. The staff will pick the year’s theme, design elements and then create the school’s yearbook using edesign. Students will be expected to understand and implement color study, composition and design in relation to the yearbook. The yearbook class meets daily.
CyberPatriot is the national high school cyber security competition hosted by the Air Force Association. Our NWCS teams were put in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, our teams were given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and were tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. CyberPatriot teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
The senior year is a key year for each student and is filled with targeted learning and a call to leadership. The Senior Worldviews, Ethics, and Culture course is the launching pad to help students prepare for college and career, help lead the student body through small groups, and help set a positive Christ-centered cultural tone of acceptance, school spirit, and leadership in the student body.
Beyond full immersion in the core academic programming and extracurricular activities at NWCS, seniors will participate in the NWCS Senior Leadership Exit Plan, a program targeted to equip them for post high school planning, Biblical training, leadership, and service. An NWCS Senior Leadership Portfolio will include writings, a job shadow, a ministry plan, and a senior exit interview with a panel of professionals.
The senior year is filled with activities such as the Daddy Daughter Date Night, the senior retreat, the senior chapel, the senior assembly, and culminates in a wonderful graduation and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate.