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    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Lunch:   Thursday: Beef Soft Taco's w/Spanish Rice | Friday: Chicken and Waffles

    -> SCHOOL NEWS <-


    April 23-27 is Earth Week |Everyday there will be a challenge to teach you about the day’s issues. If you participate in the challenge you will be given a star burst and then your wrapper can be added to the Earth Tree outside the commons.

    Thursday – biodiversity day
    Friday- transportation

    Blood Drive - Friday Aux gym - See Ms Rus for details  SW202
    Vaping is unhealthy ! Check out the VAPE table in the commons during both lunches all week. Free candy and sharing of the knowledge of the true risks of vaping.

    Calling all artists, thinkers, and social change makers! Applications are now open for Seattle Art Museum’s Teen Arts Group (TAG
    ). TAG is an intensive program for high school–aged youth who are interested in leadership, are highly opinionated, want to learn about themselves and the world through art, and want to make SAM fun and engaging for teens. TAG meets at SAM Thursday nights October – May, and plans all aspects of Teen Night Out—from selecting performers and art activities, to leading special tours and organizing screenings and gallery talks. Selected participants will receive service learning credit or a stipend for their participation. Learn more and apply online at Applications are due by Monday, May 4.
    Attention Students, when you are parking in the neighborhood,
    please remember to park efficiently. Please remember to allow space for homeowners to back out of their driveways.
    Want your voice heard? Then apply to join the school newspaper class or yearbook class for the next school year. Please pick up an application outside of Mr. Smith’s room, SW122.
    Get out of the woods, get out of the dark, get out of the night! Come over to Nathan Hale and see The Wizard of Oz like you've never seen it before. You're in for more surprises than flying monkeys! Opening night is Thursday, May 3rd with shows on May 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Student tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased in advance at or at the door. Show time is 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. You won't want to miss it!

    Did you order a yearbook this year?
    If you can’t remember check out the Yellow poster in the main hallway first floor. Everyone who has paid for a yearbook is listed. Have questions see Mrs. K in the activity center.
    Kiersi Muul from the Audubon Society is coming to speak with our students. We will be holding in it in SW207 on April 26th. Bring a lunch and join us! Flyers will be going up soon.
    Yearbooks sales on SchoolPay via the Source


    Seniors: You have two months to get your service learning documentation forms turned in if you do not have 60 hours on file already. The deadline to turn all service learning forms in to the counseling office is Friday, June 1st.

    Service Learning forms are available online on the Service Learning page, in the main office and in counseling. Service Learning Opportunities for April & Summer 2018 are now available in the counseling office and on the Ballard HS website. Every student needs 60 hours to graduate and 240 hours to earn the Above and Beyond Award their senior year. See Gracye Mitchell upstairs in counseling office for more details.
    Volunteers needed: Catharine Blaine Elementary School Spring Dance | 4/27 from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers need to be at Blaine by 5 p.m. Teens would help with family photo check in, help with the photo booth, snack and concessions, running games (pop-a-shot tournament) and a scavenger hunt, face painting, general set up, decorations, and/or cleanup. Pizza and juice provided. The Spring Dance is one of the main 4th-grade fundraisers for IslandWood 5th-grade camp. Contact Angela at or call 206-499-3266 to sign up.

    The NW Children’s Fund is having their biggest fundraiser of the year on Saturday, April 28 at Fremont Studios (155 N 35th Street, 98103). They need many volunteers, especially teens with lots of energy and passion. Positions available at the Gala Auction include raffle sellers, coat check, silent auction attendants and closers, packaging and check-out, live auction runners (our auctioneer is John Curley!), and more. Shifts start at 3:45pm with training and a free dinner. Doors open at 5:15pm for a busy event wrapping up in most jobs around 11pm. Dress is festive. They hope to raise over $700,000 to help heal abused children, help at-risk youth and strengthen fragile families. Sign up for one shift or the whole event at Contact Vickielee Wohlbach, Events & Volunteer Manager, at or 206-682.8447 if you have questions.



    Want help with a challenging assignment? Come to the library after school to work with someone who knows how to guide you along. No need to sign up in advance - just get to the library, on the video production side of the room and ask for help. Stop by Mon - Thurs.
    Visit the Ballard Assessments & Testing page OFTEN for more updates!



    -> SENIOR NEWS <-

    Ballard Rotary Scholarship for seniors attending a 4 year university: The Ballard Rotary is generously offering (2) $1,500 scholarships to Ballard seniors who have contributed to their community through service. Download an Application or pick up in the BHS Counseling Office. A written or video essay is required. Please see the application for more instructions. Application is due to Ms. Flanagan’s email by 4pm, 4/27/18 (

    Seniors: You have two months to get your service learning documentation forms turned in if you do not have 60 hours on file already. The deadline to turn all service learning forms in to the counseling office is Friday, June 1st.

    Check the Senior page OFTEN for updates on deadlines as well as college and scholarship information!
    Next College Visit
     Date:  4/30   | Time:   9:45am  | College: University  of Akron Main Campus

    Seniors:  Sign Up Today for SPRESpree Candy RollE! Paperwork in the Activity Center or Main Office.  Over 100 Seniors have signed up.  $150.00 limited scholarships still available.  Pricing extended to 4/30!



    Attention BOYS Basketball Players | Spring Open gyms are in session Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Strength and Conditioning sessions are currently offered on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7:15 a.m. or directly after school.

    See Mr. Broom in SW207 with any questions or to join the Basketball Remind Account to receive schedule notifications.”

    Attention GIRLS Basketball Players | Spring Open gyms are in session Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm. Strength and Conditioning sessions are currently offered on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7:15 a.m. or directly after school on those days.




    Hey Senior Families!| It’s time to sign up for Senior Spree – the annual Ballard All Night Graduation Party! Don’t miss out on the Party of the Year!  * Limited scholarships still available ask your counselor.   Pricing $150.00 extended to 4/30!

    Senior Student website: User Name: 2018BallardSenior Password: Beavers031 Parent website:
    (no username or password needed). There is lots of useful information for you Parents on this site. Questions? Email

    Or call your co-chairs: 206.427.6885 (Jenny Peters) | 206.979.1505 (Wendy Carlyle) | 206.265.0711 (Ellen Bryan)