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La Center High School

Home of the Wildcats

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Chess Team after tournament
Chess Team 2017-18
The chess team continues to grow in prestige!
Get Smart! Play Rehearsal
Get Smart! Rehearsals
This year's fall play: Get Smart! Based on the classic TV show.
Knowledge Bowl Varsity Teams
Knowledge Bowl Varsity Teams
Last year's Knowledge Bowl Team took 6th place at state!
2017 Boys Basketball Team
2016-17 Boys Basketball Team
The 2016-17 La Center Boys Basketball team took 4th in the 1A State Basketball Tournament this year.
Learning new skills!
Student using a plasma cutter for the first time.
2016-17 LCHS Equestrian Team
One of La Center's many extra-curricular options.
Vocational Field Trip
Vocational Field Trip
Learning all about construction
Imagine Tomorrow Competition
2016-17 Imagine Tomorrow Competition
Thinking forward.
Mix It Up Event
'Mix It Up' 2016-17
Getting kids out of their social comfort zones.
HS Teacher Websites


Bounds, Kathy (US History, Global Studies, AP US Govt)LINK
Bryan, Sharon (English, Film Study, AP English Lit/Comp)LINK
Clegg, Brian (English, Novel/Short Story, Dramatic Literature)LINK
Cooke, Lynette (K-12 Library Media Specialist)LINK
Croskrey, Julie (AP Stats, Pre-Calculus, Algebra I & II)LINK
Dennis, Nicole (English, Math)LINK
Eiesland, Denelle (Physical Education)LINK
Gozart, Karen (English – Pre-AP English – Creative Writing – Reading Best-Selling Lit.)LINK
Grotte, Heather (English, Pre AP English, Women’s Studies I&II)LINK
Heaton, Rhea (Spanish)LINK
World Language Round TableLINK
Helm, Andrew (Algebra I&II, Geometry, Honors Geometry)LINK
Hill, Bob (Forensics, Food Science, Concept Physics, LINX)LINK
John, Johnson (Geometry, AP Physics I, AP Calculus, Pre-Calc)LINK
Lambert, John (Intro to Bus., Computer App, Personal Fin, Adv. Weights)LINK
Langlitz, Christine (Para Educator)LINK
Leach, Paula (Bio, Conceptual Physics)LINK
Link, Shawn (US History, CWP, Beyond Phoenix)LINK
Marshall, Beth (HS Library)LINK
Morris, Rebecca (USH, HomeSchool Academy, Env. Studies)LINK
Environmental Studies Class PageLINK
Mosby, Joyce (Health)LINK
Neiman, James (Industrial Arts)LINK
Newman, Teri (Concept Physics, Marine Biology, Zoology)LINK
Rideout, Sarah (Art Foundations Drama, Sculpture)LINK
Shrock, Ruth (Home School Academy)LINK
Stevens, Kate (Global Studies, Leadership, CWP)LINK
Thayer, Minna (Algebra I & II, COE Math/Financial Algebra)LINK
Uhlemeyer, Paige (HS Counselor)LINK
Vierck, Joyce (Biology, AP Biology, Concept Physics)LINK
Williams, David (Concert Band, Choral Ens, Hist. Rock n Roll, Music Theory, Recording TechLINK
Zylstra, Brian (English, German 1&2)LINK
Welcome Letter from Carol Patton, Principal

Welcome to our website. As you browse the outstanding work our teachers and students do throughout the school year. Please take a moment to look at all the opportunities available for your student in the academic areas, athletics and activities offered on our campus.

La Center High School is a dynamic educational institution where the staff is motivated to create lessons that inspire learning. Teachers are focused on student to student interactions, in-depth discussions and questions that raise the cognitive demand and a strong learning trust that is established with our student body.

Each student entering our school chooses a ‘Pathway’ that helps them determine their personal goals for post high school. One of our goals is to prepare all students for their future whether it is attending college, trade school, military and/or other forms of work. We help build confidence, responsibility and ownership in each individual.

We invite you to come and see the art displayed throughout the school building. We have beautiful art displays, paintings, sculptures and exhibits which are displayed in the halls, library, commons area, student lounge and stairwells. Students enjoy and respect the various pieces of art as it is part of our living space.

I hope you will become involved with our school through the volunteer program. Please contact our front office to find out how you can help continue supporting our young people.

Carol Patton,

High School Principal

La Center High School Mission Statement

WildcatLogo2011The Mission of La Center High School is to provide a positive, caring environment founded on high standards where all students develop skills necessary to be responsible citizens, active learners, and productive members of a modern global community.