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    Lunch - T- Penne Chicken Alfredo | W - BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwich | TH - Beef Nachos | F - Chicken Corndog

    Attention all BHS students- We are competing with middle and high schools across the district to finish as many PUZZLES as possible by the end of the year. We complete puzzles, note the time it took, send it to the next school, and continue to finish puzzles as quickly as possible. We get a trophy and a donut party if we win so come to the library to get your puzzle on!

    Summer Writing Classes at the University of Washington! Registration for two new writing classes has just opened. High school students who are passionate about writing and want to be creative this summer should consider the August Intensive Screenwriting or Writers Workshop classes scheduled at the UW. For details visit us online at: Summer at the UW.

    The submission deadline has been extended for Ballard Ink arts and literary journal!
    Ink accepts art (photos, paintings, sketches, photos of sculpture) and literature (poetry, short stories, essays.) Submit to art and literature to ballardinkclub@gmail or to Mr. Macdougall in SW105 by Friday, April 5th.

    Ink is also seeking artists to perform at the Spilled Ink event on the evening of May 4th at the Ballard Public Library: music (solo or groups; acoustic or electric), poetry, dance, video…See Mr. Macdougall.

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Elliott Bay Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend.
    Our Ballard students had wonderful performances and the highest participation of any school. In addition, seven soloists and six ensembles won their categories and will advance to the state competition this April: Matt Watanabe – Tuba, Max Levy - Bass Clarinet, Clara Propst – Soprano, Renee McGeough – Alto, Gabe Zuniga – Tenor, Gavin Bradler – Baritone, Daniel Windus – Bass, Claire Burreson and James Kerrigan - Small Mixed Ensemble, Chamber Singers - Large Mixed Ensemble, Women's Chamber Choir - Large Soprano/Mezzo/Alto Ensemble, Men's Quartet - Small Tenor/Baritone/Bass Ensemble, Men's Ensemble - Large Tenor/Baritone/Bass Ensemble, Low Brass Brigade - Large Brass Ensemble.

    The Shingle yearbook staff had several winners at the Washington Journalism Education Association (WJEA) competition on Saturday.
    Senior Clara Spain won an honorable mention in yearbook feature writing. Junior Maddy Angelos won an honorable mention in yearbook design. Junior Ian Anderson won a superior in news/feature photography. Sophomore Owen McCabe won an honorable mention in yearbook sports photography. Congratulations!

    Congratulations to the Biology Biotechnology students for their presentations at the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Bellevue College last Saturday
    . Ballard students presented diverse projects in engineering and scientific research. Twenty-two schools participated in the regional event and our students did well!

    The following students took home awards and special recognition:
    Lydia Rice and Betty Haas won an award of excellence for their project: Citrusy Circuits. Abi Russell and Darby Moore won an award of excellence for their project: Improving Data Collection Buoy Design and Sustainability. Alice Brasher and Elsa Rediger won an award of excellence for their project: Ocean Clean up Project. They also won honorable mention in the Earth and Environmental Science category. Thomas Bioren and Jaimie Richards won first place in the Mechanical Engineering category for their project: Grease Ceaser. Congratulations to all!

    Volunteer opportunity: Would you like to help coach JV and V boys’ soccer at McClure Middle School? They need help from now through the first week of June Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 and on some Saturdays for weekend games. Late arrival after school okay. To learn more and sign up, contact Leigh Chapple at or mobile 678.427.8747.

    Are you interested in getting into the outdoors, to hike, climb, raft, or kayak?
    Cascade Leadership Challenge is an outdoor program for high schoolers of all outdoor experience levels, going on day-long and overnight trips through spring and summer. Contact Mr. Macdougall with questions.


    Service Learning forms and opportunities flyers are available online on the Service Learning page or in the main or counseling offices. Each student needs 60 hours to graduate and 240 hours to earn the Above and Beyond award their senior year. View the CURRENT MONTH OPPORTUNITIES!  

    Seniors---you have two months before all your service learning documentation must be turned in to the counseling office. The deadline for the 60 service learning hours is Friday, May 31.


    Visit the Ballard Assessments pages OFTEN for more updates on testing dates, registration, scores and more!

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    SPREE the Senior Graduation Party will take place after graduation on Monday, June 17, 2019. What is Senior SPREE? Senior SPREE has been a BHS tradition for 28 years! It is an ALL NIGHT graduation party that is one final night together the same night as graduation.

    SPREE tickets are now on sale! Flyers are posted around the school with details on how to sign up.  TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.  Visit the SPREE page for more info! 

    -> ATHLETICS <-

    Girls Volleyball Open Gyms are Mondays 5-7pm and Fridays 4-5:30 in the auxiliary gym, starting next week (March 18th). New players are welcome to join! It’s gonna be super fun!

    Boys Basketball: Spring Open Gyms are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45am
    . Strength and Conditioning is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45am.

    Support the Ballard Teams!
    Visit MetroLeagueWA for current athletic schedules. 
    Visit the BHS Activities and Athletics webpage for Weekly updates. 

    Softball is looking for Team Managers! If you are interested, please talk with Coach Dale in SE125.

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    Are you interested in astrology or learning more about it?
    Do you know what your sun sign is? Come to Astrology Club to learn about everything astrology! Stop by S105 Mondays (today!) afterschool to learn more!


    ATTENDANCE REMINDERS | Early Dismissals must be excused in advance by sending a note or an email to Please do not call the Attendance Office as early dismissals and absences cannot be excused by phone.

    5K Fun Run/Walk a fun community event in Golden Gardens Park sponsored by the BHS Foundation.  Register by 3/27 to be entered to win 2 free Brown Bear Car Wash!

    WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Would you rather help out on a Saturday morning at the Running Of The Beavers?  Sign Up to volunteer for the event and
    students can get Service Learning hours too! THANK YOU.

     THANK YOU FOR THE Kleenex!
    Thank You for supporting BHS.

    Ballard High School Merchandise Breakdown!

    Beaver Gear Water bottle  

    BEAVER GEAR  = Athletic Booster Club Website

    ​​ Ballard Duffle BagFlannel Pants

    Spirit Wear Shirts and Sweatshirts on a rack

    Kiosk with DECA Merch

    STUDENT SPIRIT WEAR STORE (AC) & KIOSK= DECA Club (open at both lunches)Spirit Wear Store in AC with 2 students

    PERFBPA Cinch BagORMING ARTS SPIRIT MERCHANDISE = Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club WebsiteBPA Tumbler

    Some ATHLETICS/SPORTS have merchandise.   Check with your Coach!