News and Events
Contact: Ballard High School at (206) 252-1000
March 18 (two, forty minute periods)
12:40-1:35 Period 5 (Reading/bulletin 15 minutes)
1:40- 2:20 Period 6
March 19 (five, thirty-five minute periods) March 20(five, thirty-five minute periods)
7:50-10:25 Testing Testing
10:30-11:05 Period 1 Period 1
11:10-11:40 Lunch Lunch
11:45-12:20 Period 2 Period 2
12:25-1:00 Period 3 Period 3
1:05-1:40 Period 4 Period 41:45-2:20 Period 5 Period 6
Since Juniors will be taking this test for the “greater good” and not for any personal reasons, we are able to offer two incentives to entice them to take the test. The first is that any Junior that completes both days of the test will receive five hours of Community Service Hours for their effort. The second is that we have partnered with our friends across the street at El Camion and when students complete their 2nd day of testing, they will be given a coupon that earns them two free tacos for that day only.We scheduled this Field Test so that it would not impact class time and we have been told that we may have to pull students out of class later if they do not test on their assigned days, so please encourage your Juniors to take the test on their assigned day and times.
Group A- last name beginning A-K. Group B- last name beginning L-Z.
Group A will test from 7:50 to 10:45 on Tuesday March 18th and from 7:50 to 10:25 on Wednesday, March 19th. Group A will have a 10:25 late arrival time on March 20th.
Group B will test from 8:50 to 11:50 (one hour late arrival) on Tuesday March 18th and from 7:50 to 10:25 on Thursday March 20th. Group B will have a 10:25 late arrival on Wednesday March 19th.
If you would like more information about Smarter Balance, please visit the Smarter Balanced website at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/. If you have any questions regarding your student’s participation, please contact Sid Glass at 252-1107 or email@example.com
A big Congratulations to Sydney Janeway, Jolie Boget, Avary Lenz, Gibran Schriter-Costa, Edgar Pavon-Barcelata, Lauren Rodriguez, Trenton Scott, and Jathien Gregory and Coaches Lorie Buob, Steve Hickenbottom and Dagmar Obert !
Also at the State competition, Maya Pell was awarded a Gold Medal for Individual Skills. Congratulations Maya!
If you did not get a chance to see Ballard's recently produced Lip Dub, we encourage you to follow this link www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com to watch this video designed to show you what Ballard High School is all about.
Here are some words that the student producers recently shared at The Showing:
"To end the night, you will have the chance to watch our first school wide lip dub. A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. But unlike a music video, a lip dub is one extended shot. This creates a challenge for producers who must make sure everyone involved is prepared. Otherwise the whole production could derail.
In December a group of us began pre-production on Ballard’s first lip dub. We started by choosing a song, and then found out which programs and activities wished to participate. We had under a month to determine how much time each group had, designate hallway space, and work out on camera choreography as well as camera moves and passes. This took around 30 hours in total outside of school including weeknights, weekends, and winter break, as to not inconvenience classes and instructional spaces.
Eventually, we had two separate days to shoot. Each day, the school had only 10 minutes to prepare and we had 5 minutes to film. Making a production with so many people involved was extremely difficult and stressful, but ultimately I am very proud if the finished product and of everyone who worked on it. In the end, I believe we succeeded in making our lip dub a creative and unique way of presenting Ballard High school."
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Show dates: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15
All shows start at 7:30 pm
Buy tickets at www.showtix4u.com or at the door each night of the show starting at 6:30 pm
COST: $15 for Adults, $10 for Students under 18, BHS Staff, and Senior Citizens