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La Center High School

Home of the Wildcats

(360) 263-1700  —  Fax (360) 263-1705

Normal School Hours M,T,Th,F: 8:15am-2:45pm Wed. 9:15am-2:45pm

725 Highland Rd. La Center, WA  98629

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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
Johnson, John (Geometry, AP Physics I, AP Calculus, Pre-Calc)LINK
Lambert, John (Intro to Bus., Computer App, Personal Fin, Adv. Weights)LINK
Langlitz, Christina (Special Education Teacher)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
Slinkard, Rhonda (Music)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

LCHS Foreign Exchange Student Application Process

La Center High School is always excited to welcome exchange students from other countries to
our school. This opportunity can benefit both the exchange student and our students by
promoting international friendships, sharing of cultural ideas and beliefs, and promote
international travel. LCHS has a process in place to find the exchange student that meets our
specific qualifications in order to have a positive experiences during the school year.
Each year LCHS accepts only two​ exchange students. Applications are due the 1st full week
after Spring Break. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are accepted from April 9-13,

No further applications will be processed after June 1st for the following school year.

Please complete the following checklist and turn it into Ms. Carol Patton, LCHS Principal.

● Provide the exchange students academic transcript, writing samples, family history,
medical record, and any other information provided by the agency.
● Accepting students from ages 15-18 years old.
● Has an ELTiS score of 228 or level 5.
● Must have a J1 Foreign Exchange Visa
● Include your​ name, phone number and email address.

Please share with us why your family is excited to host an exchange student?
How do you plan to support your high school exchange student?
Thank you for applying!

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

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.



Future Business Leaders of America State competition team
Future Business Leaders of America
State competition team
Joyce Vierck Science Class HS 3-5-18
DNA Extraction
Students extracting DNA from strawberries, peas, bananas and chicken livers.
LCHS Equestrian Team 2018
LCHS Equestrian Team 2018
Students riding to victory!
CO2 Car Race Neiman 2017
CO2 Car Racers
Racing CO2 cars just before Holiday Break
AP Biology Class Participates in Heart Watch Surgical Viewing Program
Heart Watch Program
AP Biology Class Participates in Heart Watch Surgical Viewing Program
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.
Organic Farm Visit
Organic Farm Visit
La Center Students visit Organic Farm as part of Harvest Days.
Astrophotography Greg Marshall
Visiting Lecturer
Astrophotography Greg Marshall visits HS science class to discuss his work.
Learning new skills!
Student using a plasma cutter for the first time.