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    Thursday, April 19 - Friday, April 20

    Lunch: Thursday: Turkey Hot Dog, Baked Beans & double Fudge cookie | Friday: BBQ Chicken & Cornbread

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    Shout out to our Girls Who Code group for winning most innovative idea for a robot design challenge ( they participated in last month for the Human Centered Design and Engineering school at UW. If you see Morgan Warren or Renee McGeough in the hall, give them a pat on the back for a job well done!  

    Dam Robots (and Project EMAR) were featured on the Today Show on Friday:

    For more info email Mr Verhaeghe at

    Mod Pizza Fundraiser May 23rd, mark the date to support Performing Arts 

    College Visits and Event Information.

    Date Time College
    4/19/18 10:45am Oregon State University-Cascades Campus OR
    4/19/18 12:50pm University of Utah UT
    4/30/18 9:45am University of Akron Main Campus OH

    Visit the College Visits and Events and the Senior Calendar page for more updates.

    Next week 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

    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 March & 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: This Sat., April 21 from 9 a.m.- noon, the Ballard Elks are hosting a Bike Rodeo in the lodge parking lot (6411 Seaview Ave. NW). This public event, with Cascade Bike Club and the Elks Scouting Program, is designed to teach kids proper bike skill and safety. Volunteers will help with set up, parking safety, and lead a few of the bicycle activity stations. Set up is from 9-10. The event runs from 10 - noon. Clean up from noon-1p.m. If you want to volunteer, call/text Scott Radford 206-383-0828 or email

    Volunteers needed Sat. April 21 to help at a local race that is benefitting Heifer.
    What: Tenacious Ten Race at Gasworks Park
    When: Saturday April 21, varying 3-4-hour shifts starting at 6:30am and ending at 12:30pm
    Who: YOU! And your friends!
    How: Choose your volunteer category and sign up here -
    Be sure to designate that you are volunteering with Heifer. Also, email Eliza to let her know you’ve signed up (and with any questions) –
    The Wing Luke Museum needs volunteers for its auction Sat., April 21 at The Westin Seattle Hotel (1900 5th Ave) near Westlake Center. Volunteering for this auction is great chance to learn about their museum and see some awesome art by local artists and/or artists of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can follow directions from staff. The shifts we are seeking to fill are: Greeter Group 1 (4pm-7:30), Runner or Spotter (5:30-10 pm), Greeter Group 2 (7 pm-10pm). Dinner is provided and volunteers will be trained the day of. Dress is festive. To sign up (no later than Thursday evening) and to get more information, contact Heather at or (206) 623-5124 x105 with your name, preferred shift(s) and emergency contact’s name, relationship to them and primary phone number.

    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 <-

    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.

    Attn Seniors: Are you interested in a career in Electronics, 3D Design, or EMT? Join us for a day at North Seattle College on April 24 to experience these programs and hear from current students, faculty and employers. Lunch provided. See Ms. Coacher for a permission slip and more details. Space is limited.

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

    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)