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    Ballard Daily Bulletin
    February 16, 2018

    MON 2/19 - FRI 2/23 NO SCHOOL | Mid-Winter Break!
    2017-18 SPS Key Dates | 2018-19 SPS Key Dates

    Civial Rights Week

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    STUDENTS | PARENTS AND GUARDIANS


    SPS LUNCH MENU Friday: Chef's Choice

    -> BREAKING NEWS 

    Red = New or Important Update 


    The Ballard Jazz Band has earned a spot in the 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival in New York City! If you don’t know much about this festival, it is easily the most competitive high school jazz festival in the nation – only 15 bands from throughout the US are accepted. We are one of 3 bands from Washington State!

    Attention 9th graders:
    Do you love science? Do you want to be a part of an academic program at Ballard High School that links together math, science, and language arts? Applications are now being accepted to the 10th grade cohort in the Biotechnology Academy for the fall of 2018. If you are currently in physical science and you are ready to take geometry or higher next fall, then you qualify to apply. Pick up an application from your physical science teacher or go to the BHS website, click on the Biotech page, and download one there. Application deadline is March 23, 2018.


    Congratulations to all Ballard Music Students who participated in Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday.
    With 70 entries, Ballard had by far the most participation of any school in the region! All students performed well, with most earning a Superior or Excellent rating. In addition, 6 ensembles and 6 soloists won their categories and will advance to the State Competition this April at CWU!
     Winners include:
    Women’s Chamber Choir Men’s Ensemble Chamber Singers Mixed Vocal Quartet The Treble Singers Duet Percussion Quartet Claire Burreson – Soprano Ezra Finch – Soprano James Kerrigan – Tenor Roscoe McDonald – Bass Jude Hodgson – MalletsMatt Watanabe – Tuba    Congratulations Ballard Music!


    Attention Students
    , when you are parking in the neighborhood, please remember to park as efficiently.  If the space is large please pull forward so another car can park behind you
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    Spree Candy RollsSeniors! SPREE Kickoff! | Early signing prince $125.00 if you sign up now.  
    Rotary Club of UD will award up to five (5) each, $5,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Seattle High Schools seeking to attend a 2 year college or vocational school in WA state. Recipients will be selected on scholastic achievement, financial need, community service and leadership. Download an Application on the Ballard Counseling website. DUE 2/19/18.

    The Golden Beavers Scholarship applications are now available for Ballard High School Seniors who plan on attending a 4 year, 2 year or technical college or university
    . Please pick up an application from the Ballard High School counseling center or from the BHS counseling center website. Completed applications must be returned to the counseling center by Friday, March 2, 2018.


    The Ballard Elks are offering another NEW scholarship. Scholarship to be awarded to one male and one female student for a vocational school. Vocational schools include nursing schools, technical schools (culinary arts, massage therapy, office management, fashion design, etc.). Download application under the WSEA Vocational Grant Section: https://waelks.org/what-we-do/scholarships/ Application is due 3/2/18


    Running Beavers

    The Running of the Beavers will be held Saturday March 31, 2018 (mark your calendar!). The 5k Fun Run/Walk, benefiting the Ballard High School Foundation, starts at Ballard's famous Golden Gardens park and runs along the waterfront. The event drew over 300 participants and raised over $20,000 for the Foundation last year! Visit the BHS Foundation Website and Running of the Beavers 2018 to register.


    AP Registration and Payment Info for Students that want to take an AP Exam must register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/481045. Registration closes on Wednesday Feb 28th. Most AP exams will be given at Ballard High School in May 2018. Each exam will cost $102 and payment will be made through SchoolPay via the Source. We will continue to offer a reduced price of $15 per exam for students who qualify for F/R lunch. Students who qualify for F/R lunch will register and make payment (Cash or Check) at 1st or 2nd lunch in SW207 with Mr. Broom.    Visit the AP Exam page for more info.
    "Flu shots are now available in the Teen Health Center. It is free and available to all Ballard students. Stop by and talk to Annie about scheduling an appointment"
    Did you miss out buying last years year book. If so you are in luck now to buy one.
    We have a few left and they are now available for $35.00. Stop by the activity center and see Ms. K to purchase one.
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    -> SCHOOL NEWS

    Start the new semester off on the right foot. Come to the library after school, we have plenty of experts ready to guide you. 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 Monday - Thursday

    Attention Juniors!
    Ballard HS is hosting a College Fair with general information sessions on Tuesday, March 27th. The fair will be held in the Commons from 6-7pm, with rotating information sessions from 7-8pm, which will be held in classrooms. The event concludes at 8pm. Information sessions will cover the following topics: WUE/Out of State Options, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Public/Private Universities, Liberal Arts, and 2 year to 4 year transfers. All grade levels are welcome but the information will be targeted to juniors. A complete list of colleges attending is posted in the counseling office or view the attached flyer.


    SERVICE LEARNING

    Service Learning forms are available online, in the main office and in counseling.

    Service Learning Opportunities for Feb & 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.


    -> ASSESSMENT & TESTING NEWS

    Start the new semester off on the right foot. Come to the library after school, we have plenty of experts ready to guide you. 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 Monday - Thursday

    All BHS Juniors will be taking the SAT on March 7.


    AP Registration and Payment Information Students that want to take an AP Exam must register on-line at
    https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/481045. Registration closes on Wednesday Feb 28th. Most AP exams will be given at Ballard High School in May 2018. Each exam will cost $102 and payment will be made through SchoolPay via the Source. We will continue to offer a reduced price of $15 per exam for students who qualify for F/R lunch. Students who qualify for F/R lunch will register and make payment (Cash or Check) at 1st or 2nd lunch in SW207 with Mr. Broom.    Visit the AP Exam page for more info.
    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

    Check the Senior page often for updates on deadlines as well as college and scholarship information!

    Spree Candy RollSeniors  SPREE kickoff get your tickets now at the early price of $125. 


    -> ATHLETICS & CLUB SPORT SCHEDULES & NEWS

    Sports paperwork for SPRING sports is due now. Spring tryouts begin Feb. 26th

    March 6 - Spring Sports Parent Meeting @ 7pm – PAC / Auditorium

    March 9 – Spring Sports Team Photo


    Softball has a new coach Dale Griffith
    ddgriffith@seattleschools.org
    Tryout will be the 26th, 27th and 28th. Regardless of skill level you are invited with open arms to come out to the ball park and try out for Highschool Softball!
    Softball will have a meeting in N 101 at 3:45 on Feb. 7th. Come meet the coach and find out about our Softball for this upcoming system season.


    BHS ATHLETICS NEWS Open Gym Rules!
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    WAIT FOR YOUR SUPERVISOR- DO NOT GO IN THE GYM UNTIL THEY ARRIVE!

    Visit the BHS Athletics & Activities webpage for more info.



    -> CLUB UPDATES & NEWS | VIEW A COMPLETE CLUB LIST

    PARENTS/GUARDIANS


    Attention Art Parents: The Fine Arts Department is looking for a few interested parents to help re-form the Ballard High School Art Boosters. The boosters program will work closely with the fine arts teachers to organize this year’s Ballard Art Walk (scheduled for Wednesday, May, 23rd) and to help find other interesting ways to show and promote student work. All interested parties should contact: Gina O’Neill, Fine Arts Dept. Chair at gaoneill@seattleschools.org 206-252-1089


    Check out SchoolPay on The Source! You can now pay your ASB fee, yearbook, Grad Ads, Merchandise, class fees online. Just go to the Source and click on the SchoolPay link.
    BEAVER GEAR! | March 6 at Spring Sports Parent Meeting 5:45 Rep Meeting | 7pm Sports Meeting in the PAC

    Dual sided Blankets with fleece and nylon for spectators. $40 | Reversible MLS style supporter scarves NOW $15 (regularly $20) | Strideline Socks - honestly THE most comfortable socks you’ve ever worn. NOW $16 (regularly $18) | We also have the new ladies v-neck style in oh-so soft pima cotton $25 | Baseball style tees $20 |  Caps and Beanies and Toques in Ballard red and black $15-$20 | Stop by the sale on March 6 on the 2nd floor. We accept cash checks or cards!