BHS Daily Bulletin

Ballard Daily Bulletin
May 30 2017

Red indicates new information / Blue important dates


Lunch –  Chicken Tenders and Waffle Sticks

If you received an ORCA card from Ms. Belcher in the office this year from the City of Seattle, stop by the City of Seattle table in the main hallway on the 12th and 14th of JUNE to receive an ORCA card for the summer. They will have a list to verify.

2017/18 BHS Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Auditions:
Are you interested in trying out for next year’s Jazz Bands or Wind Ensemble? Go to the Ballard Performing Arts website at to find all of the information that you need. You can also email Mr. James or find him in the Band Room if you have any questions.

If you prepurchased a yearbook
, please check to make sure you have no fines. The fine listed is posted in the main hallway. All fines must be paid in full before you can receive your yearbook. If you have not purchased a yearbook you can purchase them again on June 12th.

Congratulations to the Biotech Genetics students who presented their capstone projects at the 17th annual Student BioExpo at Shoreline Community College on Friday. The Bio Expo is a science fair where students can enter in several different categories ranging from Drama/Dance and Lab Research to Creative Writing and Molecular Modeling. All projects are judged for their scientific content and for creativity in each category. Twenty schools from the state of Washington participated. The following students received special recognition. Creative Writing: Honorable Mention- Sophie Zucker for “To Bleed or Not to Bleed”

· Journalistic Writing: Honorable Mention-Tavish Hansen for “Tourette Syndrome: Living the Life Chosen by Your Genes. 2nd Place-Sophie Adams for “Keeping the Body Intact: Marfan Syndrome”
· Multi-Media: Honorable Mention-Hannah McNamara, Kale Zweig, and Kailana Wang for “The Story of Breast Cancer”
· Music: 3rd Place-Mercedes George for SCA 2-(Spinocerebellar ataxia 2); 2nd Place-Veronica Redpath and Noah Parker for “Amalgamation of Mutations”
· Teaching: 1st Place-Paige Campbell for “Teaching Alzheimer’s Disease”
· SeaVuria: A unique category where students are matched with students in Kenya in order to educate about a global health issue. 3rd Place-Sammy Blue, Liat Carlyle, Julia Jackson, and Audrey McFarland for “HIV: A Global Fight”; 2nd Place-Caitlin Moore and Lia Freeman for “ Tuberculosis: The Invisible Killer”; 1st Place-Sam Wilk, Sophia Alvord, and Lauren Farrar for “Malaria: The Bite That Does More Than Itch”

Sports Paperwork for the school year 17-18 is now available online and in front of the main office. Be early and complete your paperwork now for next year. Make sure your physical is current for the whole season and that you have $ 35.00 for your new ASB card. Questions see Mrs. Nickerson in the main office.

Did you lose your planner?  Do you need a planner?  Come to the main office we still have some available for $10.00.  All proceeds benefit SPREE 2017

T-Shirts for sale, Black Lives Matter and No Wall No Ban $ 15.00 each support diversity and the multi-cultural committee. Available during lunch or in S100.

Afterschool Studies Those grades you want can be yours!  Try coming to the library after school to get a boost with your assignments.  We can help you - tutors are here to go over any work that puzzles you. 

The Seattle Art Museum is taking applications until Mon., May 29th  for TAG (Teen Arts Group) 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.  Learn more and apply online at 


The current list of seniors who will receive the Above and Beyond Service Learning Award is posted in the counseling office.  The deadline to turn in 240 or more hours for this award is Thurs. June 1st

Biotech Seniors! If you have successfully completed your biotech coursework, it’s time to pick up your honor cords. They are $8.00. Come by Ms. Pagels’ room, NW200 before school, after school or during lunch to purchase them. 

Seniors! A brand new scholarship is available for Ballard Seniors exclusively. The Windermere Real Estate Ballard Scholarship is $500 and open to any Ballard senior going on to 2 year or 4 year college. Applications are available in the counseling center. Applications must be submitted by June 1st. See Ms. Flanagan in the Counseling Center with questions.

Spree ticket for $175 on May 1, 2017. Bus Sign ups start May 22nd in the Activities Center. Visit the table next to the ASB Prom Tickets sales. All paperwork and payments must be received before you can sign up with your friends on the same bus.

Scholarships are available; please see your school counselor. Payment and forms: Username: 2017BallardSenior Password: Beavers706. Challenge your friends to out do your moves on the Sling Shot Trampoline.

Service Learning Opportunity
Get Schooled is currently casting for several original web series! We are looking for high school students who are personable and comfortable being in front of the camera! Do we still have your attention? Ready to come in? Date: Thursday, June 1st 3:00 - 5:00 pm Where: Get Schooled Office in Downtown Seattle. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of please email the following information by May 30th: Subject line: GET SCHOOLED CASTING Answer the following: Tell us about one of your favorite class projects/assignments you've done so far! Why was it your favorite and what did you learn from it? We will send a confirmation back if you get selected. There is no compensation, but we can definitely sign-off on volunteer hours for your school.

Seniors:  Your service learning documentation needs to be turned into the counseling
office by June 1st.  

Check out new scholarship listings in the counselor’s office or on the BHS website

Service Learning Opportunities: A complete May Service Learning bulletin can be found online or in the counseling office.


French Club: It is time to elect French Club officers for next school year. All members and interested students should come to the last French Club meeting of the year this Wednesday, May 31 in S 207 after school. We will be taking nominations, voting and electing the new officers for next year.

Native Club meets in Mr. Macdougall’s room, SW105, Mondays after school. Everyone welcome, Native or not!

Model UN Club-- Come join Model United Nations in Mr. Thompson’s room (S106) at 3:25 pm.

Bio Tech - Biotechnology Academy Students: Biotech Club Monday, at 3:15 in NW200

BHS Hip Hop Club is starting up! Tuesdays after school in S - 100

FCCLA meets after school on Tuesday in room N220.

Civic’s Club - “ Make history? Check out and join the new Ballard High Civics Club.  After school in Mr. Hutchins’ room, N-110 on Tuesdays

Key Club - is an international community service organization that orchestrates a variety of different service projects, including the on-campus blood drives. Students meet on Tuesdays at lunch (1st lunch in S208 and 2nd lunch in N101).

Join the multi-cultural committee to promote diversity in our school. Wednesdays, afterschool in room S – 100

Chess during lunch Second lunch S-100.  See Ms. Kauffman in S-100 if you want to play first lunch.

Chess Club Thursday’s right afterschool in S100. Come and play the game of Kings! Staff welcome

Ballard Ukulele Club meeting Thursday in Mr. Harkleroad SW 110, No experience required.  Come on down and jam.

SLAM Club Meets every Thursdays at 8:15 am at the Teen Health Center

“Gay/Straight Alliance meeting will be Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30. Please note we are meeting in a new room, S202 in the World Language pod.”
INK Club Love art, such as paintings, poems, photography? Join us in SW105 Thursdays after school!

STAR (Students & Teachers Against Racism) Club meets Fridays during both lunches: 1st lunch in SW 105, 2nd lunch in SW 107. We encourage all interested students and staff to join us. Please see Skala Leake, Samantha Quevedo, or Ms. Coe for more details.


Senior Spree Details:
SPREE price $175.00            Payment and forms: Username: 2017BallardSenior                Password: Beavers706

Staff Appreciation – Staff Appreciation 1950's Soda Fountain!  SIGN UP

StaffAppreciation 1950's Soda Fountain!

( Thu, June 8, 2017 . . . 1pm- 3:00pm )

What is Summer without Ice Cream?! So, this last event of the 2016-17 school year is an
.... Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor!
I'll play 1950's music, have a couple of Soda Jerks making to order....There will also be a build your own banana split, root beer float area...poodle skirts anyone?
Mark any dishes you want returned with your name.
Recover dish in lounge at your earliest convenience.
Please mark food with basic ingredients(nuts etc)
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