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    Ballard Daily Bulletin
    October 19, 2017
    HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK!!!!


    STUDENTS | PARENTS/GUARDIANS


    STUDENTS

    Lunch   Thursday, Chicken Soft Taco | Friday: Fish and Chips


    BREAKING NEWS!

    Loyola Marymount University visit has been rescheduled for Friday, 10/20 at 9am

    Congrats to John Foster for winning Maritime……….

    Congrats to our own Ms. Courtney Rowley
    she has been honored by the Elliot Bay Music Educators Association as OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR !!!! A very well deserved honor.

    SAFETY Tip – Please be alert and aware of your surroundings when walking to the bus, to your car or walking to an event. Think about what you would do to get away from a dangerous situation. Whenever possible please walk in groups and being in well-lit, public walkways.

    Support our Ballard Student School Store by buying pop-tarts and school spirit bracelets
    during 1st, 2nd lunch and afterschool in the activity center.

    Please join us to set up The Dia de los Muertos Alter Wednesday 10/20/17. Meet in the library afterschool. Service learning hours available.

    AFTER SCHOOL CREDIT RETRIEVAL CLASSES:  Do you need to make up required credit for history, language arts or math classes? Begins Monday, October 23rd, Registration forms available in the Counseling Center. See your counselor if you have questions.

    Vote for Ballard HS $100,000 Grant & Dream Big!

    Thank America's Teachers: Ballard High School's Teacher Librarian, TuesD Chamber, is one of 15 nationwide finalists for a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance.

    The five $100,000 awards are determined entirely by online voting, so WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are 18 years old, have older siblings, friends and parents please encourage them to vote daily.
     Please vote every day until Oct 30th!  You can vote once per day, per e-mail address by going to:     farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/vote-100k-proposal/, clicking on "Vote for a Teacher"; TuesD Chambers.  You will receive an e-mail to verify your vote, click on that link and your vote is recorded.  

    Viking Robotics is holding a Clothing Donation Fundraiser with Value Village on Saturday morning, Nov 11 from 9:30-12:30 in the BHS parking lot.   Donations can be delivered before this time to the school office or to the Engineering Room, NW 204.

    The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Families Dinner will be held Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm at Meany Middle School. Members of the school board will be there to welcome LGBT families and their friends. All SPS students, families and staff are welcome to attend! This donation-funded event is brought to you by the Health Education Office. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. To reserve space at this popular event, please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Lisa Love in the Health Education Office at 252-0982 or llove@seattleschools.org.


    SCHOOL NEWS

    TONIGHT Come to see METAMORPHOSES  our Fall play featuring many of our Ballard Students. October 19 & 20   Curtain at 7:30pm  Students $10  Tickets will be sold in the lunchroom on Oct 10 and Oct 11 during lunch.  Tickets at SHOWTIX4U

    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. See Gracye Mitchell upstairs in counseling office for more details.

    "Flu vaccine is 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"

    Washington Interactive Network needs volunteers to assist with the running of GE2, a gaming and experiential entertainment convention at the CenturyLink Field Event Center this weekend---Oct. 21 and 22. Volunteers need to work for at least one 4.5-hour shift -- ideally on both days of the convention. Shifts are 10:30am to 3:00pm and 2:30pm to 7:00pm both days. As a volunteer, you will receive free admission. Volunteer duties may include managing lines and registration for various game play zones, helping attendees and exhibitors with VR and indie games, helping with AV during panel presentations, or general assistance with registration and information. More info about GE2 is here: http://www.ge2.live/ Sign up by emailing Daniel Grace thisgenericname@gmail.com or Audrey Fan audrey@washingtoninteractivenetwork.org or use this link http://signup.com/go/zVPdHZA Mandatory training is happening on Thurs., Oct. 19th from 7-8:30 pm at Portal in Ballard (2601 NW Market St.) Student and adults/parents/guardians welcome.

    North Beach Elementary (9018 24th Ave. NW) is looking for volunteers
    for their Harvest Carnival on Friday, October 27. Two shifts are available: 6:15-7:30 and 7:15-8:30. You can sign up for both shifts. You will be assisting in the running of carnival games. Need more info and want to sign up? Contact Tammy Howard at tahoward@starbucks.com or 206-261-5185 to sign up.

    Seattle Recreative, a nonprofit dedicated to creative reuse and art education, has a retail store in the heart of Greenwood (8408 Greenwood Ave N.). They would love to have teens that are interested in arts and/or art education as volunteers. You can either help in the retail store or assist the outreach coordinator in prepping for community classes for a 2-3 hour shift once a week. To learn more and sign up, email Maria France at volunteer@seattlerecreative.org or stop by the store on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to talk with her. www.seattlerecreative.org

    Ballard Branch Library needs your talent and ideas. They are recruiting for Oct – June creative service learning projects – meetings will be on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 4:00 – 5 pm. The group will plan and produce Spilled Ink Music and Arts Events. Members can also assist with First Friday Gaming & Board Game Sunday. What else would you like to accomplish? For more info, contact Lynn Miller lynn.miller@spl.org or come to our first meeting --- Tues Oct. 10th 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Ballard Branch Library meeting room (5614 22nd Ave NW) for a brief introduction, snacks and then help with “Horrifying the teen area”.

    The Holocaust Center for Humanity is taking application for their Student Leadership Board until Fri., Oct. 20. Members of the Student Leadership Board will develop skills for leadership and teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving while gaining a deeper understanding of the Holocaust. SLB teams will research a Holocaust story with a local connection, develop a project, create a plan, and see it to completion. Each team will be paired with a survivor or child of a survivor, and will set up regular meetings to consult and work together. Projects will be showcased as a special exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Meetings at the Holocaust Center (2045 2nd Ave., Seattle) are twice a month, December 2017- June 2018, Wednesdays, 4:45 - 6:00pm. Learn more and complete the application at https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/education/student-leadership-board

    Whittier Elementary (1320 NW 75th St.) is seeking creative, hard-working volunteers to help build its inaugural “Hogwarts Experience: Snape’s Potions Class” on the Whittier stage. Bring this exciting experience alive by helping to set the stage (literally!) on Wed., Oct. 25 and Thurs., Oct. 26 from 6pm - 8pm. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ea4a72eaafe3-fall. Contact Kate Avneri at katamos@gmail.com for more information.

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


    ASSESSMENT & TESTING NEWS

    Did you know you can get help with homework in the library afterschool.  Stop by and meet our tutors, they are here to help you.   Mon – Thurs afterschool, join us on the video production side of the library.
     

    SENIOR NEWS

    It is now official, Graduation is June 18th at 8:00 pm @ Memorial Stadium

    Senior photos are due October 30th or your school picture will be used.
      A paper with further details on the requirements for senior photos and GRAD ADs are DUE NOV 2  was distributed by your language arts teachers.  If you are in Running Start or for some reason do not have an LA class, you can pick up the form outside SW 122. If you have any further questions, contact us at ballardshingle@gmail.com.

    Ballard 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 (NOT on October 4th).
     
    Seniors –Have you taken your Senior Portraits yet? Time is running out.  Rowland Studios will take your senior potraits with 4 poses for $35.00 in the Activity Center on Oct 18th during both lunches. See BHS website for more details. Senior pictures are due to Michael Smith by Oct 30

    Grad Ads Due Nov. 2nd to Michael Smith 
     
    College Visits – sign up in the counseling office, they will give you a report to counseling office note the day of the event.  Visit the Ballard Website College Visit and Scholarship page for a complete list of college visits. 

    Date Time College

    10/18 9:30 am University of Vermont VT
    10/18 10:20 am McDaniel College MD
    10/18 11:10 am University of Denver CO
    10/18 1:20 pm Loyola Marymount University CA


    Need Help Completing Your FAFSA? BHS Counseling is hosting a FAFSA help session on Tuesday, 10/23 from 4-6pm in the Counseling Center.
    North Seattle College’s Financial Aid department will be here to help students and parents complete their FAFSA. Laptops will be available for you to COMPLETE and SUBMIT your FAFSA with professional financial aid office help! See Ms. Flanagan with questions.


    BHS ATHLETICS NEWS

    Football this Saturday at Memorial Stadium 5:00 pm vs Liberty. Come support our team and the BHS Marching Band and Dance Team!  Buy your ASB card and get a discount on your ticket to the football game. Homecoming !

    Boys Basketball “All boys interested in playing basketball. Open Gyms are Tuesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am.
    Strength and Conditioning will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7am starting Sep 18th. See Mr. Broom for questions.

    Girls Basketball:
    All girls interested in playing basketball, please join us for . . . 
    - Open gyms: Th 7:15-8:45 p.m.
    - Strength and conditioning: M, W, F 7-8 a.m.
    - Mandatory informational meeting: Tuesday, 10/21 3:40-4:00 p.m. in the Commons
    - Tryouts: 11/13-15
    Questions? Contact Coach  Sara Wetstone.
     
    Game Day slips and grade check forms are available inside the main office


    CLUB NEWS | CLUB LIST

    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!

    Photography club is every Monday starting October 2 from 3:40 to 4:40
    in room SW 126. If you have your own camera, you welcome to bring it.

    The Creative Writing Club 
    meets Tuesdays after school in SW 105 to write, edit and share poetry and prose. See Mr. MacDougall if you have questions.

    FCCLA
    after school Tuesday’s in room N220 (Mrs. Lalonde’s room).   

    Do you want to be part of the fight against racism in our school, our community, and our country? Join STAR: Students & Teachers Against Racism. STAR Club meets every Wednesday during both lunches: 1stlunch in Room SW 107 and 2nd lunch in Room SW 202. See Ms. Coe or Ms. Rus for more details. You can also follow STAR on Twitter @bhsstarclub.

    "Come join Unified Robotics!
    All are welcome and no experience required. For more information stop by SW208."

    Do you want to make a difference in the community? Do you need service hours? Then come join Key Club. The first meeting is Tuesday, tomorrow. During first lunch the meeting is in rom N101 and during second lunch it is in SW202. Hope to see you there!

    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

    Have you voted for the Farmers Insurance Grant. Please vote every day. See above posting or the Ballard website home page for more details. 

    Ballard HS Breakfast of Champions Saturday Oct. 21 - Ballard Commons see school packet with more details.  Guest Speaker Edwin Bailey – Seahawk Legend - 50% of all funds raised goes directly to the sports team or your choice.   TICKETS! 

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

    Parents do not forget to sign up for student access to the Teen Health Center - free physicals, free shots and much more.

    Is your student playing a winter sport, get your physical now at the Teen Health Center or Bartells on Market St. is having a special of $ 25.00 with Insurance card. Paper work can now be turned in for Winter Sports.

    If you have health concerns and or prescription information for our school nurse Annette Cologna you may fax it to 206-743-3106.

    The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Families Dinner will be held Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm at Meany Middle School. Members of the school board will be there to welcome LGBT families and their friends. All SPS students, families and staff are welcome to attend! This donation-funded event is brought to you by the Health Education Office. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. To reserve space at this popular event, please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Lisa Love in the Health Education Office at 252-0982 or llove@seattleschools.org.

    Need Help Completing Your FAFSA? BHS Counseling is hosting a FAFSA help session on Tuesday, 10/24 from 4-6pm in the Counseling Center. North Seattle College’s Financial Aid department will be here to help students and parents complete their FAFSA. Laptops will be available for you to COMPLETE and SUBMIT your FAFSA with professional financial aid office help! See Ms. Flanagan with questions.

    Volunteers needed for Beaver Gear sales on Saturday during Breakfast of Champions and during the Football game Saturday night at Memorial Stadium ( before the game starts )