Moscow High School

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Moscow High School
Location
402 E. Fifth Street
Moscow, Idaho
U.S. [1]
Information
Type Public [2]
Motto Pride of the North [8]
Established 1892, 1939 (current)[3][4]
School district Moscow S.D. (#281)
Principal Erik Perryman
(2013–present)[5]
Assistant principals Allen Green
Brett Clevenger
Faculty 46
Grades 9–12
(10–12, 1966–2012)
Enrollment 740 [6]
Color(s) Red, Black, & White
              
Athletics IHSAA Class 4A[7]
Athletics conference Inland Empire League (4A)
Mascot Bear [7]
Rivals Pullman, Lewiston
Publication Inner Visions
(art & literary magazine)
Yearbook Bear Tracks
Feeder schools Moscow Middle School
Information (208) 882-2591
Elevation 2,620 ft (800 m) AMSL
Website
Moscow HS is located in United States
Moscow HS
Moscow HS
Location in the United States

Moscow High School is a four-year public secondary school in Moscow, Idaho. The flagship school of the Moscow School District, it serves grades 9–12 and its principal since 2013 is Erik Perryman.[5] The school colors are red, black, and white, and the mascot is a bear.[1]

Campus[edit]

Less than three blocks east of Main Street on a moderate slope, its current compact campus opened 76 years ago in 1939, with wings added in 1968[9][10] and 1991. The previous high school of 1912 is across Third Street to the north; it was used as the junior high until 1959 and is now the "1912 Center."[11][12] The original high school of 1892 was on the site of the present north wing; it was later Whitworth grade school and was razed in 1939.[13][14][15]

Originally a four-year high school, MHS was a senior high school (grades 10–12) for 46 years, beginning in 1966.[16] The school district reconfigured in 2012 and Moscow High returned to a four-year school in August with the addition of the freshman class.[17]

An attempt to fund a new campus on the northeast edge of the city (46°44′38″N 116°58′08″W / 46.744°N 116.969°W / 46.744; -116.969) was defeated by voters in 2005.[18][19] The levy needed a two-thirds majority to pass and was defeated with only 44% in favor.[20]

Athletics[edit]

Moscow's athletic teams compete in IHSAA Class 4A, the second-highest in the state, in the Inland Empire League (4A).[7] MHS competed against the largest schools in Idaho in Class A-1 (now 5A) until the fall of 1979. It was dropped a classification level in 1976,[21] but successfully appealed for three years to stay. Moscow opted not to petition in 1979 and went down to  A-2 (now 3A),[22] and moved between A-2 and A-1 (Div. II)[23] until the new IHSAA classification system placed them in 4A in 2001.

Moscow's most successful run in athletics came in baseball under longtime head coach Gary Johnson. In an eight-season stretch from 1978 through 1985, the Bears were in seven state title games and won five, including three consecutive (1982–84).[24] The early MHS basketball team won four straight Idaho titles (1917–20),[25] and more recently, the girls' basketball team won three consecutive A-2 state championships (1992–94) and another in 1996 for four in five years.[26] The boys team was an A-2 state finalist in 1996 and state champion in 1997, winning their last twenty games.[27][28] The volleyball team was undefeated (29–0) in the fall of 2005 to claim their only state title.[29][30] The Moscow football program was strong in Class A-1 in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the 1968 Bears were undefeated at 9–0.[31] The 1968 and 1969 teams both finished second in the state writers' polls to undefeated Borah of Boise.[32][33] Moscow went 9–1 in 1971 and was fourth in the final poll,[34] 9–0 in 1975 and again polled fourth.[35] The Bears won the A-2 state title in 1981 and 1992. In 1999 the Boys soccer team went 16-5-1 culminating in a State Championship after beating Boise High 1-0 in overtime. [36]

Exactly when the bear became the school mascot is not well documented, but the Lewiston Morning Tribune referred to the MHS basketball team as the "Bears" in early 1927.[37] Alumnus and head coach Lyle Smith obtained a live bear cub for a mascot in 1941.[38][39] The present school colors were noted in 1936,[40] and likely date back decades further.

Facilities[edit]

Due to limited space on its 3.9-acre (1.6 ha) campus, the varsity athletic facilities are located approximately a mile (1.6 km) northeast at Bear Field (and Bear Den gym), adjacent to Moscow Middle School and the school district headquarters (46°44′20″N 116°58′55″W / 46.739°N 116.982°W / 46.739; -116.982). In 1976[41] and 1979, Moscow played its home football games across town at the Kibbie Dome on the University of Idaho campus,[42] and again in 1996, when the running track at Bear Field was being replaced.[43] Opened 49 years ago in early 1966, the Bear Den was originally known as the fieldhouse.[44][45]

State playoff and championship football games for all classes are regularly held in the Kibbie Dome.[46]

Rivals[edit]

Moscow's oldest rivalries are with Pullman, Lewiston,[37] and Coeur d'Alene.

A longtime member of the Inland Empire League of north Idaho, MHS currently competes with Lakeland and Sandpoint in the IEL's 4A division. Lakeland (in Rathdrum) is about 100 miles (160 km) north of Moscow and Sandpoint is even further. (The IEL's 5A division has four teams: Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, Lake City, and Post Falls.)

State titles[edit]

Boys[edit]

  • Football (2): fall (A-2, now 3A) 1981,[47] 1992 [48][49][50]   (official with introduction of playoffs, fall 1979 (A-1) 1978 (A-2))
  • Basketball (10): (one class) 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1933,[51] 1934; (A-1, now 5A) 1972,[52][53] (A-2, now 3A) 1980,[54] 1997 [25][27][28]
  • Baseball (5): (A-1, now 5A) 1978,[55] (A-2, now 3A) 1980, 1982,[56] 1983,[57] 1984 [24]   (baseball records not kept by IHSAA, A-1 tourney started in 1971, A-2 in 1980)
  • Soccer (1): (A-1) 1999 [58]
  • Track (1): (4A) 2008; also four co-titles (north): 1939–42 [59]
  • Golf (2): (B, now 3A) 1997, (4A) 2009 [60]

Girls[edit]

  • Volleyball (1): fall (4A) 2005 [29][30][61]
  • Basketball (6): (A-2, now 3A) 1981, 1982, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 [26]
  • Track (2): (A-2, now 3A) 1992, (4A) 2006 [62]
  • Golf (2): (4A) 2010, 2011 [60]

Co-ed[edit]

  • Cheerleading (1): (4A) Grand Champions 2009

Clubs[edit]

  • Rocket Club
  • Bob Saget Fan Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Domestic Chemistry Club
  • Tech Club
  • Business Professionals of America Club
  • Orchestra Club
  • Future Problem Solvers
  • Anime Club
  • Electronics Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Swim Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Buddy Club
  • ASB
  • HRAI Club (Human Rights and International)

^ art & literary magazine

Club activities[edit]

1912 Center in 2012; MHS until 1939
  • The International Club annually attends the Model United Nations conference in Seattle, Washington. Club members represent organizations from different nations worldwide.
  • The Environmental Club goes on a "Turtle Trip," to a beach near Tomatlán, Mexico, to help baby Olive ridley sea turtles get back to the sea safely.
  • The Glee Club arranges its own music and performs throughout the community year round.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Hec Edmundson - college basketball and track head coach at Idaho and Washington, state's first Olympian (track: 800 m, 1912), Class of 1906 (UI Prep)
  • Megan Griffiths - filmmaker, Class of 1993
  • Dan Monson - college basketball head coach, Class of 1980
  • Doug Riesenberg - NFL lineman, Super Bowl champion, Class of 1983
  • Josh Ritter - critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Class of 1995
  • Lyle Smith - football head coach and athletic director at Boise State, Class of 1934
  • Guy Wicks - college basketball and baseball head coach at Idaho, Class of 1920

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Moscow Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Moscow school bond vote set". Spokesman-Review. September 2, 1937. p. 12. 
  4. ^ Stillinger, Lois (October 6, 1990). "Preserve Moscow's old high school, by whatever name". (Moscow) Idahonian. p. 2C. 
  5. ^ a b "Administrative Staff". Moscow High School. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Class figures 2012-14" (PDF). Idaho High School Activities Association. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Idaho High School Activities Association" (PDF). IHSAA. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  8. ^ Sullivan, Tim (April 18, 1991). "The 'Pride' of the North?". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1B. 
  9. ^ "Moscow firm files low bid on school job". Spokane Daily Chronicle. May 27, 1968. p. 5. 
  10. ^ "Board approves new roof at high school". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. May 24, 2006. p. 3A. 
  11. ^ "1912 Center". City of Moscow. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "1912 Center". Heart of the Arts=1912 Center. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ott historical photos: High School (of 1892)". University of Idaho Library. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  14. ^ Pall, Linda (November 6, 1990). "Meanwhile, back at Whitworth building, signs of progress". (Moscow) Idahonian. p. 4A. 
  15. ^ Beck, Richard J. (April 22, 1993). "Before we demolish, let's examine options". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1B. 
  16. ^ "Junior High division new at Moscow". Lewiston Morning Tribune. August 19, 1966. p. 15. 
  17. ^ "2012-13 Reconfiguration". Moscow School District. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ Celebrezze, Bob (March 18, 2005). "Moscow School District's facility needs". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 8A. 
  19. ^ Summers, Leila (April 23, 2005). "School bond vote looms". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1A. 
  20. ^ Summers, Leila (April 26, 2005). "Voters reject bond". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1A. 
  21. ^ "Kellogg High in new loop". Spokane Daily Chronicle. May 8, 1976. p. 9. 
  22. ^ Lewiston Morning Tribune - New in A-2 - 1979-08-30 - p.4B
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  32. ^ "Borah High captures mythical Idaho grid crown; Moscow next". Associated Press. November 14, 1968. p. 17. 
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  34. ^ "Borah first; big battles coming up". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. November 11, 1971. p. 16. 
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  46. ^ Spokesman Review, Retrieved 2/16/10.
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  52. ^ "Vikings, Moscow battle for title". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. March 10, 1972. p. 16. 
  53. ^ "Bears earn A-1 crown". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. March 11, 1972. p. 8. 
  54. ^ "Bears battle back to A-2 state title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. March 9, 1980. p. 3D. 
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  56. ^ "Moscow blasts Orofino 14-1 for state crown". Lewiston Morning Tribune. May 23, 1982. p. 5D. 
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  58. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2026&dat=19991101&id=LL0jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uNAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1807,3290077
  59. ^ idhsaa.org - Boys Track champions - through 2012
  60. ^ a b idhsaa.org - Golf champions - through 2012
  61. ^ idhsaa.org Soccer & Volleyball champions - through 2011
  62. ^ idhsaa.org - Girls Track champions - through 2012

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Coordinates: 46°43′55″N 116°59′49″W / 46.732°N 116.997°W / 46.732; -116.997