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    Ballard Daily Bulletin
    December 11, 2017


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    STUDENTS | PARENTS/GUARDIANS


    STUDENTS

    Lunch  Monday: Chicken Teriyaki | Tuesday: Pancakes Sausage and Hash Browns

    -> BREAKING NEWS

    Jam the Dam this week! Wrestling home meet @ 6:30 on Thursday, Gymnastic @ 5:30 and Swimming @ 4:00 both home meets on Friday and Saturday Dec 16 we will be having Basketball games all day Boys and Girls JV and Varsity Basketball and Unified Basketball too. Doors open at 9:30 am. Games will be at 10:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:30, 4:15, and 6:00 pm

    Did you know that if you have an ASB card, that home BBall games are free!
      
    Students make sure you bring your ASB card to get into the game for Free. Your student ID card becomes an ASB card when you have the ASB sticker attached to your card. A student ID card without an ASB sticker will cost you $4.00 to get into the game. Adults & visiting students without ASB cards will cost $ 6.00. Senior Citizens $4.00. ASB cards can be purchased for $ 35.00 in the activity center or on-line on the Source with SchoolPay.

    BHS Activity Card - $35.00 - Why Buy an Activity Card?
    • To receive free admission to BHS home games
    • To be able to play on a Ballard athletic team or perform in a music group
    • To get a discount on the price of a Yearbook and activities like school dances.

    Come cheer on the teams and support the BHS PEP Band at the Home BB games!

    "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"


    -> SCHOOL NEWS

    Ballard Music’s Winter Concerts Dec. 7 & 11 Feature Choral-Orchestral Masterwork, Haydn’s Te Deum
    Choir Concert: December 11, @ 7:30 p.m. | 
    Admission is free. If you would like to make a donation to Ballard Performing Arts, you can reserve seats in these crowded concerts. Tickets for reserved seating may be purchased online at https://showtix4u.com ; look at upcoming events and search for “Ballard Choir Fall Concert”.

    Winterfest Ice Arena, happening at the Seattle Center Ice Rink, Fisher Pavilion (West of the Center House) needs volunteers daily from Dec. 1 through Jan. 1. Hours are from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Shifts are 3-5 hours long. Volunteers will hand out and reshelve rental skates and assist customers. Skating ability is not required. Learn more and sign up at http://highlandskatingclub.org/volunteer/#Winterfest. Dress in warm clothes and shoes; the rink is cold. If you have questions, email Sallie at salliecrowell782@msn.com.

    Service Learning Opportunities 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. 

    Student Planners are available for sale in the main office.  Proceeds benefit Senior SPREE $ 10.00

    -> ASSESSMENT & TESTING NEWS

    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

    Did you order your cap and gown and announcements? Deadline Dec. 15th.  Call National Achiever at 1-866-238-5336

    Seniors Applying to College:
     
    If you are applying to college and have questions about your application, college list, essay, FAFSA, etc. COME TO THE COMPUTER LAB IN THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS! Ms. Flanagan will be there to answer questions and make sure you have access to a computer to work on your applications. We will be there from 2:20-3:55. We will be doing this every Wednesday after school.  Remember 3 weeks until many colleges have their deadline on 1/1!


    -> ATHLETICS & CLUB SPORT SCHEDULES & NEWS

    Strong volunteers needed before each home gymnastics meet to help set up gymnastics floor.  Set up is between 4:00 - 5:30pm on the following Friday Dec 15. Service hours are available.

    Are you in need of service hours? Come check out wrestling
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     They are in need of managers and score keepers. Come support our Co-Ed Wrestling team. Meet Coach Daniels in the commons afterschool with your questions.

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

    Game Day slips and grade check forms are available inside the main office

    Visit the BHS Athletics & Activites webpage for more info.


    -> CLUB UPDATES/NEWS | COMPLETE CLUB LIST

    Unified Drama - It is like an acting club. It is in Room SW209 (The Life Skills Lab) every Monday. It runs from 3:45pm-4:45pm (1 hour). Students earn service hours.

    YDSA Club meets Thursday’s in S116 with Mr. Ybarra. If you like socialism and want to fight to make a difference ( or you just want volunteer service hours) Come and join the Young Democratic Socialists of Ballard High.

    Do you eat lunch? Do you like games and meeting new people? Join Project Unify 2nd lunch every Monday in the Activity Center. Everyone is welcome!

    What is the meaning of life?
    Is killing always wrong? Should free speech ever be restricted? If these questions intrigue you,come to the New Philosophy and Ethics Club. We will meet every Thursday afterschool in Ms. Storey’s Rm SW 104

    PARENTS/GUARDIANS

    DUE JAN 5, 2018 | Student Data Emergency Info Form | Update On-Line on The Source | FAQ | BE SURE TO REVIEW & SUBMIT YOUR CHANGES ONLINE

    The Student Data Verification Form, which is typically sent out at the start of the school year, is now available On-line on the Source for Parents and Guardians to access and update! The On-Line Form will be available on the Source from Nov 30, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018 to update and make necessary changes. After that, any updates can still be done via the paper Student Data Verification Form by contacting the BHS Main Office at 206-252-1000. The Data Verification Form gives parents and guardians the opportunity to update emergency and medical information for their student. More info is available on the FAQ.

    If the Data Verification Form is not displayed on your Source screen above SchoolPay or if you have other issues please email: studentsystemssupport@seattleschools.org.

    Check out SchoolPay on The Source!
     You can now pay your ASB fee, yearbook, Grad Ads, class fees online. Just go to the Source and click on the SchoolPay link.

    Ballard Athletic Club needs a treasurer. Position includes handling deposits, check requests, basic accounting using Quickbooks and reports to teams and board. Position is perfect for someone who likes numbers. If you are interested or have questions please contact Lauren Molloy-Johnson at BHSABCpresident1@gmail.com.

    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch - Salads, Sandwiches and Panini Bar!  Thursday January 11, 2018 • 11am - 3pm

    We need your help! Each month, the Ballard High PTSA hosts an Buffet Lunch in the Staff Lounge to express our ongoing appreciation of our amazing teachers and staff. Show your Beaver Team Spirit today by signing up to bring a potluck item on Jan. 11, 2018. Let's give back to our busy teachers and staff who work hard to nourish our students everyday.

    Sign up on PERFECT POTLUCK | Questions: Phyllis Rosen lemonlimecurling@gmail.com