BHS News, Talisman, Beaver Beat and More

Welcome to the Ballard High School Publications Page

There are many resources to stay connected with Ballard High School news and events. In addition to this website, see the below links for the Daily Bulletin & BHS Weekly News, Performing Arts, the Talisman student paper, the PTSA Ballard Beat, the SPS School Beat and Social Media links.

PTSA logo icon BHS Weekly News

BHS Weekly News is an informational PTSA Newsletter that is emailed to subscribed families with important upcoming date info as well as sports, clubs, performing arts, community news and more!
To subscribe, visit the Sign Up page or email: 

BHS News Archives - Visit the archives page to read previous editions you may have missed. Some examples of informative and helpful editions you may have missed:

Grant Distributions!PTSA Education Summary | Donations Make An Impact! | Source & Schoology Info

BHS logo png  Ballard Daily Bulletin


The Daily Bulletin has daily school announcements, lunch menu and immediate upcoming events. This bulletin includes the announcements that are made to BHS students during the beginning of each day as well as information for parents/guardians.

 ABC logo icon  Ballard Athletic Booster Club Newsletter

This monthly ABC Newsletter has BHS Athletic information to keep you up to date with our school's sports programs.  You will see important dates, team and booster news, fundraising information, links to paperwork and news from our school athletic director. To subscribe, text BHSABC to 22828.

Coach Humphries 2017 Football Spring Training & Update pdf icon

talisman icon  The Talisman

The Ballard Talisman is the school student newspaper and is an open public forum for student expression, and exists to give a student perspective on issues relating to the Ballard student body and community. It is a nationally recognized and awarding winning publication.

Current March Issue Available Now

Talisman Website News!
There are many updated articles on the Talisman Website of late and two Talisman staff members testified in the House Education Committee hearing on the student free speech bill SB5064 this week.  You can listen to their testimony here.  Feature editor Eleanor Dudley and political reporter Oscar Zahner testify around 1:02:00, and their testimony lasts about 2 minutes.  

Additional articles include Story on blind Iranian student's success | Q & A with two-time state wrestler, sophomore Jeremy Miyake | Gymnastics competes at the state tournament | Cheer takes 1st place at state | Coverage of the women's march in Washington state | Article on the New athletic director and activity coordinator, Jason Thurston | Q & A with socialist council member Kshama Sawant | Behind the scenes making Les Misérables

Visit the archives to read Talisman editions you may have missed or visit the Journalism/Talisman and Yearbook webpage or the Talisman website at for more information!
To subscribe to the Talisman, email the editor at

 Beaver Beat icon The Beaver Beat

The Beaver Beat is published by the BHS PTSA and emailed to families that are already subscribed to the BHS Weekly News.  It includes all of the accomplishments, awards, recognitions and upcoming event dates that are happening at Ballard High School. Don't miss reading this!

2016-17 School Year 
Digital Filmmaking Edition - Jan 2017Beaver Beat - Nov 2016

2015-16 School Year
Jun 2016   |   Apr 2016   |   Feb 2016   |   Dec 2015   |   Oct 2015


 BPA icon BPA Newsletter

The Ballard Performing Arts Newsletter is emailed to subscribed families weekly with up to the minute Music and Theatre Performance information, including links to photos, and videos of Concert performances. To subscribe, send your email, your students name, grade and music group to or visit the Sign Up page.  See the BPA Newsletter Archives for event recaps, and links to videos & photos you may have missed!

Ballard Performing Arts Video & Photos |  BPA YouTube  |   BPA Vimeo   |  BPA Flickr

 SPS Beat icon  SPS School Beat

Stay connected by subscribing to the district's electronic newsletter, School Beat. You can rely on School Beat for the latest news about academic initiatives, key developments, and the great accomplishments of teachers and students. Visit the School Beat Archives for editions you may have missed! To subscribe, visit the  Join the SPS' School Beat Mailing List page.

Connect With Us!

Additional resources to stay connected to get information on important school dates, alerts, changes in schedules and other information are the school's social media links and websites.

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