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    BREAKING NEWS!


    TuesD Librarian

    Ballard High School Library has been busy busy busy
    - and we are just getting started! It is not unusual to see four different classes using the library space for teaching and learning in one given period. Students have spent this week getting orientated to the library, learning about research skills, finding great books, and recording themselves on Flipgrid (students have ID to log on) to earn a Beaver Reader Headband! Please encourage your child to read fantastic stories and share them with our Ballard community with a 1 minute and 30 second video on Flipgrid. We want to get to know all of our Beaver Readers!

    The Ballard High School Library has started the 2018 school year like a Vin Diesel movie- Fast and Furious !
     Students and staff are loving the flexible learning spaces and new furniture. The Makerspace is off to a hot start with students leading workshops and teachers using it for a class to show alternate ways of thinking. We have already finished a puzzle to compete in the SPS Great Puzzle Challenge and a Rubik's Cube team is in the process of being formed for an upcoming competition.

    Ballard Virtual Reality Club has started meeting on Thursday afternoons and is eagerly awaiting the delivery of 35 Occulus Go's and two Occulus Rifts while they plan to create a VR Haunted House for Ballard Students at Halloween.

    The Beaver Book Club has started meeting on first Fridays and first lunch is reading Born a Crime and the second lunch is deciding between three books. All students are invited to all of the activities above.

    Please check out the student orientation video below to learn more about what is going on in the Ballard HS library.


    We would love to have volunteers in the library to shelve books, weed books, repair books, organize our Makerspace, catalog maker materials, and help with library signs. Visit the Library Sign Up for times and days. Email TuesD at tschambers@seattleschools.org 


    BHS Students! Need help with homework?
    Students who'd like some extra help with math after school can go to the library where volunteers are ready to help you. Starting Monday, September 17th, help will be available for just about every level of math, including AP calculus. Please consider this offer of help that can give you a boost to your GPA.

     

    Follow the BHS Library on Twitter!

           


    The Seattle Public Library website now makes it easier to explore the many formats of books and media we offer! Explore staff picks, book lists for kids and teens, and options for downloads and streaming. spl.org/books-and-media



    We have started Library Leaders, Eager Beaver Readers, and Maker programs for students who would like to get more involved in the library.  View the links below for important details and descriptions of opportunities. 

    Ways To Stay Involved at BHS | English Language Arts Reading List

    Ms. Wood and I would like to thank all the staff, students, and community for their support and kindness.

    TuesD & Lindi


    Teacher Librarian 
    TueD Chambers



     

    The Ballard High School library is in transformation mode!
    We have replaced the carpet, worked on connectivity and electricity, and we are now designing the space. We have been working with Shelly Stock of Stock & Associates and we are getting student feedback on furniture, color swatches, and what makes the space more functional for learning.

    Visit the Library Photo Gallery!

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    #WhatAreYouReading- this is the question every person connected to Ballard High School should be discussing. We believe that the fastest way to connect with people and positively change the world is to discuss the books and stories that matter to us most. If you need any ideas for books to read or purchase please go to our Amazon or Queen Anne Book Company Wishlists.

    Amazon Wishlist

    Queen Anne Book Company Wishlist 



    We Won! Beaver Community!

    I am thrilled to announce that we won the $100,000 grant award from Farmer's Insurance! The award was unveiled at a faux assembly for 9th graders at the end of the school day today where Ms. Chambers was surprised by her family, district officials and representatives from Farmer's Insurance.  View Video!

    Structural work will take place and equipment will be received sometime in 2018 and we anticipate the Learning Commons being 100% transformed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Thank you to every one who voted! Our community is the best and it is so, so clear that it is Always Great to be a Beaver!!   Keven Wynkoop

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