Admin Minute

Greetings Ferris Students and Families,


 As I write to you, I am full of gratitude and just a little tired. We've wrapped up a wonderful graduation season and enjoyed celebrating our amazing class of 2024. I want to thank our Senior All Nighter parents who provided a fun, safe, and overwhelmingly generous party for our graduates. Our Ferris parents continue to show us that Ferris does indeed have the best parent group in all the land.


The end of a school year is a great time to reflect and celebrate. The 2023-2024 school year was truly one to remember. I can honestly say that we have had much to celebrate this year, more than I can mention here. Ferris High School is an amazing place to work because of our students, parents, and staff. As this school year closes, I want to thank every one of you for working together to make Ferris a thriving Community.


Have a wonderful summer. We will see you all in the fall to do it all again!


John O'Dell


Upcoming Events

August 21

First Day of Football

August 22

Freshman Orientation

9:00 am-Noon

August 26

First Day of Fall Sports

(XC, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Slow Pitch Softball)

August 28

Ferris Feeder Block Party

3:00-6:00 pm

August 29-30

Launch Conferences

September 3

First Day of School

September 9

Picture Day &

Student ID Cards Distributed

September 9-13

Hello Week

Monday: Smile for the Camera

Tuesday: Tropical

Wednesday: Wacky

Thursday: Jerseys

Friday: Class Color War

9 White

10 Grey

11 Black

12 Red

Visit our Website
Summer Calculus Assignment
Facebook  Instagram

School Activities Calendar

Saxon Sports Schedules

Online Payments

Hometown Ticketing (Sports)

Online Peach Jar Flyers

Complete the SPS Family Survey


We'd love to know your thoughts, opinions, and perspectives about your family's experience at Ferris and in the Spokane Schools district. Please take a moment to complete the SPS Family Survey. SPS asks that you fill out a separate survey for each child in your household who attends an SPS school.

Take the Spokane Schools Survey

Saxon Shoutout!

Happy Summer, Saxons! We did it!

School, Sports & Activities News

Fall Sports begin in Mid-Late August. All athletes must be registered in Final Forms and have a valid physical to tryout and participate in sports. Physicals are not done at the school and must be completed by a physician. Physicals are good for two years.

Start Dates and Coaches:

  • Football: August 21 - Coach Jerrall Haynes,
  • Slow Pitch Softball: August 26 - Coach Linda Bushinski,
  • Boys Cross Country: August 26 - Coach Jeff McGlocklin,
  • Girls Cross Country: August 26 - Coach Julie Shogan,
  • Girls Soccer: August 26 - Coach Alex Bray,
  • Volleyball: August 26 - Coach Staci Hazelbaker,

Check out the latest Ferris Information Network

Check out the final FIN of the year!

College, Career & Class of 2024...and 2025!

Financial Aid for college, technical programs, and trade schools

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Home | Federal Student Aid

Parents, if you are wondering if whether you have any eligibility for federal or state financial aid, you can use this Federal Student Aid estimator tool.

Federal Student Aid Estimator | Federal Student Aid


Scholarships, job shadows, internships, and more!

To access scholarships I am posting, in SchooLinks, click “finances”, “scholarship matching”, then click on “district posted” to see the scholarships for our area.

To access job postings, volunteer opportunities, internship opportunities and more, click on “career”, “opportunities”

Contact Info

Attendance Hotlines

509-354-6060 A-K

509-354-6158 L-Z

Business Office


Public Office


Dawn Hilsendeger, College & Career


Technology Help Desk


Nurse Patti Case


Campus Safety


More info on the Website
Facebook  Instagram

"Let the Scarlet and Silver stand out among the rest!"