SPS Podcasts

  • Listen & learn about the people in our SPS community.

  • Sounds of Learning

    In this audio series, SPS brings you into the classroom – or wherever else learning is happening – to provide auditory excerpts from across our district.

High schoolers, 3rd graders create community of kindness

Students at Shadle Park High School have been connecting with a Westview Elementary third grade class to read books, collaborate on projects, and create a community of kindness at both schools.

 

Frances L.N. Scott Family speaks with students

Frances L.N. Scott Elementary celebrated its new name on October 22, 2021. Prior to a dedication ceremony, select students had a chance to attend a Q&A session with members of the Scott family, including her daughter, son, grandchildren, and son-in-law.

Our gratitude to the Scott family for their willingness to share. Watch some highlights of the event.

 

Students learn sport designed for vision impaired

Students at Garfield Elementary School put on eyeshades and perked up their ears this week to learn goalball, a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment.

 

Libby Spanish Immersion students recreate "El Grito" for Hispanic Heritage Month

For Hispanic Heritage Month, 3rd grade students from Libby Center's Spanish Immersion program learned about "El Grito", a battle cry that commemorates Mexico's battle for independence and democracy.

 

Phonograph sends summer campers back to 1900s

Before streaming services, MP3s, CDs or even records, there was the cylinder. SPS Paraeducator Phil Saunders recently brought his Edison phonograph cylinder player to Audubon Elementary for some show, tell, and listen. 

 
  • Community Partners

    Published April, 2021 - present
    In this monthly podcast series, SPS is highlighting the local community organizations that partner with our district and work to provide equitable opportunities for students to succeed inside and outside the classroom, no matter their background. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center

Published April 29, 2021
This series’s first episode is about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center in East Central Spokane. The center has been around for over 40 years and has left an indelible legacy as a regionally recognized community social service center providing comprehensive education, social services and cultural enrichment programs for children and families. To learn more about the MLK Family Outreach Center, go to mlkspokane.org.

 

 

NATIVE Project

Published May 25, 2021
In this episode, we’re featuring the NATIVE Project, which offers health, wellness and behavioral health services for Natives and non-Natives in the greater Spokane area with an emphasis on Indian Health. Looking out for and supporting our area's native students has been a priority of the NATIVE Project since its early years. If you’d like to learn more about the NATIVE Project and the services they provide, head to nativeproject.org.

 

The ZoNE

Published June 25, 2021
This June, we’re featuring The ZoNE – a community initiative that’s for people from Northeast Spokane, by people from Northeast Spokane. The ZoNE has a hand in helping so many different causes around Northeast Spokane – from expanded learning, to help with employment and healthcare, to access to healthy food. Their reach is bigger than most people probably realize. If you’d like to learn more about The ZoNE and how they help in the NE, head to thezonespokane.org.

 

Spark Central

Published July 29, 2021
This month, we’re featuring Spark Central – a nonprofit that sparks the creativity, innovation, and imagination that allows people to carve the path to their best future. They partner with our schools in the West Central neighborhood by offering kids a welcoming space to engage in fun, hands-on programs and access to innovative technology at no cost to their families. If you’d like to learn more about Spark Central and the opportunities they have to offer, head to spark-central.org

 

College Success Foundation

Published Aug. 25
In this episode, we’re featuring College Success Foundation – a non-profit that empowers students, families, and communities with the resources they need to ensure students are prepared for college, or any other post-high school academic endeavor, and complete their degree.

CSF has advisors at three SPS middle schools and at our five largest comprehensive high schools, helping eleventh- and twelfth graders prepare for a successful post-high school experience.

If you’d like to learn more about College Success Foundation and their student programs, head to collegesuccessfoundation.org

 

Communities in Schools of Spokane County

Published Sept. 20
This month, we’re featuring Communities in Schools of Spokane County – a non-profit whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

CIS has been an incredible partner to our district, and we are grateful for how they’ve been able to help countless SPS students through the years.

If you’d like to learn more about Communities in Schools of Spokane County, head to spokane.ciswa.org

 
  • Mental Health Awareness

    Published Dec. 9, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021
    In SPS's first podcast series, members of our communications staff talked with some of the district’s mental health therapists to help shed light on the mental struggles we’re probably all experiencing during the pandemic and what we can do to help us or our loved ones feel a little bit better.

Jenny Keenan, Willard Elementary

 

Brittany Haugen, Salk Middle School

 

Michelle Owen & Tara Brown, Map Middle & High School

 

Kati Kelsey, North Central High School

 

Natalie Sarria-Wiley, Rogers High School

 

Kristi Mathistad, SPS Chemical Dependency Professional

 

Danielle Allen, Adams Elementary

 

Dr. David Crump, Director of SPS Mental Health Services