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Contact Ballard High School at 206-252-1000
 

News and Events

Ballard Talisman Earns Major Nomination
The Ballard Talisman recently received notice of their 2014 Pacemaker Finalist nomination in the Tabloid category from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) which is considered the highest honor for a scholastic newspaper in the country. Some compare the Pacemaker award as the high school equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for professional newspapers.


It marks the first Pacemaker nomination in the school’s history and the first Seattle Public School to receive a nomination since 2006 (Garfield Messenger).

Winners will be announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 8 in Washington, D. C.

Staff editors submitted 5 issues that judges critiqued based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

The Talisman also received 4th place in the Best of Show as part of the national convention in San Diego last spring in the tabloid category, and received 2nd place in both best website and best edition categories at the Edward R. Murrow High School Journalism contest. In addition, Talisman news editor, Anna Ferkingstad won the 2014 high school journalist of the year for the state of Washington.

According to the NSPA website, the NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker contest has recognized general excellence in scholastic newspapers for 87 years. The 2014 Newspaper Pacemaker contest yielded approximately 300 entries. 
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Homecoming Announcements
Next week is Homecoming at BHS and our amazing ASB put together a couple of video primers for students to learn about the Spirit Week and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday the 27th.  Check them out!
We hope that our Community will join us at the Homecoming Football game on 9/26 at 7:45 at Memorial Stadium to see our mighty Beavers taken on Chief Sealth. #AG2BB

BHS Spirit Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl4p9vviIcY&list=UUHX2tZ2lvMDFPfGKCZz3cpw

BHS Dances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Ies7H3ENw&list=UUHX2tZ2lvMDFPfGKCZz3cpw&index=2



Hot News
Flu shot clinics available for all students, employees and their families.
Seattle Public Schools has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu shot clinics for our students, staff, and their families. There is no co-pay or other expense for those providing proof of insurance.
 
 
Ballard High School: Tuesday, Sept.30, 2014, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Clinics will be open to all Seattle Public Schools students (four years of age and older), staff, and their families. Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. Patient Consent Forms and will be available at the clinic site and here on the district website.

All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill all insurance plans including Apple Health (Washington State Medicaid) plans. Flu shots are considered preventative care and are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. This means no out-of-pocket expense for participants.




Chaperones Needed
 CHAPERONES NEEDED FOR HOMECOMING!

It's that time of year again and we're looking for adult chaperones for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 27.  ASB is rushing to get it all organized!  Even if your student is not planning to attend, this is an excellent volunteer opportunity -- and the kids really appreciate your help in making this event happen! If you are available on Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 pm-12 am, we would be very grateful for your time.  If you are looking for more information or are interested, please email Gabe Mamallo and we will make sure you get all available details.   



Graduation Date and Time
Sorry for the recent confusion.  Ballard's 2015 Graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 5:00pm at Memorial Stadium.  There were multiple changes last Spring and Summer, but this is the official date and time.  





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