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    Lunch –  Monday: 100% Beef Hot Dog w/Oven Baked French Fries | Tuesday: Turkey Gravy over Mashed Potatoes w/ Whole Wheat Roll & Cranberry Sauce, Frosted Holiday Cookie | Wednesday: Chef's Choice



    Our Japanese language students, along with other students and staff, have created this amazing piece of art for our beloved head secretary Vivian Belcher.
    It’s about 5 ft long and made up of over 1000 folded origami cranes.  Vivian was surprised, happy and thankful.  The Japanese have a tradition of folding 1000 origami cranes in support of a loved one. Each crane includes the name of who made it along with a message to Vivian, sending her good energy and support. Thank you, Ms Smith, for leading the effort!

    Auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS are November 27 at 3:45pm. Pick up an audition packet in the Black Box and don’t forget to sign up for an audition time. Students must sing a song of their choice WITH piano accompaniment. We provide the piano player, you have to provide the sheet music. Songs will be limited to one verse and one chorus!!! Join us for one of the most fun musicals out there and remember … DON’T FEED THE PLANT!!!

    Congratulations to Concert Choir on their dynamic and inspired performance at the Central Washington University Fall Choral Classic Invitational. Ballard won the Linda Marra Award for Outstanding Connection to Music, the only musical award given at the festival!

    Friday, December 7th, 7:00 pm PAC-- Dance Team Winter Showcase - Watch the team perform at our annual showcase!
    This show is entirely student-run and features many choreographic works by our own team members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or on www.tututix.com/tickets (scroll down to "Washington" and find Ballard HS Dance). Ticket prices are $10/adults, $8/BHS students, $5/senior citizens, $5/children ages 5 and under. Thanks so much for supporting the Ballard Dance Team! For more information, please visit www.bhsdanceteam.wix.com/ballard, or email bhsdanceteam@gmail.com.


    Please check out the Lost & Found items located across from the Main Office. Claim your items before next Thursday when all unclaimed items will be donated to charity.


    BHS Counseling/Career Center will host a military table event next Monday Nov 19th during both lunch periods (11:50pm to 1:20pm). US Army, Marines, Navy, Airforce and Coast Guard will be present to provide information and answer any questions you might have about military service and careers.

    YOUR PHOTOS ARE HERE! If you had a picture taken during retakes, your photo packet and/or student ID is in the front office. And if you had a picture taken during the first session, your packet and/or ID is still waiting for you. Please come pick them up.


    Student Store!
    Head over to the Student Store Kiosk EVERYDAY at 1st & 2nd lunch to get your Ballard gear, including new sweatshirts and sweat pants. Hurry before they sell out!!​


    Did you know that the counseling office has a job’s board? These jobs are from local Ballard businesses looking for student employees. Check this out in the counseling office.

    Students who'd like some extra help with math after school can go to the library where volunteers are ready to help you. Help will be available for just about every level of math, including AP calculus.





    -> SERVICE LEARNING <-

    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.  NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITIES NOW UPDATED AND POSTED!

    John Hay Elementary has a Project Playground that needs volunteers on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am-10:30am and/or 10:30am-12:00pm. The jobs are to transport drain rock via wheelbarrows---they need your energy and muscle to make this happen. The second effort is placing wood chips around the yard and planting a small garden area. Sign up at this link today. http://signup.com/go/aeAEAzP If you have any questions, email Laura Malkasian Huggins: lmalkasianh@me.com




    -> ASSESSMENTS & TESTING <-

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




    -> SENIOR NEWS <-

    VIEW THE SENIOR IMPORTANT DATES LIST OFTEN FOR UPDATES! 



    -> ATHLETICS <-


    Support the Winter Sports Teams! Visit MetroLeagueWA for current athletic schedules.

    Open Gym Starts Monday Nov 19th in the main gym during both lunches.

    * Wait for your supervisor. Do not go into the gym until they arrive. Mrs. C is 1st lunch and Mrs. O’Neill is 2nd lunch.
    * No food or drink in the gym, in the hall outside the gym, or in the halls outside the locker rooms.
    * No dunking or hanging on rims.
    * No messing around in the gym or in the halls outside the gym.
    * Clean up everything and leave quickly at the end.
    * Failure to follow these rules will result in losing Open Gym privileges.

    Visit the BHS Activities and Athletics webpage for Weekly updates.




    -> CLUBS <-

     VIEW THE CLUBS LIST FOR 2018-19!

    FRENCH CLUB: Come to French Club Monday after school. Play Kahoot Trivia and win prizes. Vote on this year’s tee-shirt design. Room S207

    The Latino/Hispanic Student Union is having its first meeting on Monday 11/19 after school in SE 213 (the Counseling office meeting room). The LHSU’s mission is to promote the education and cultural representation of the Latino / Hispanic community at Ballard High School. See Ms. Bravo or senior Julian Askov for moredetails. ALL are welcome.




    -> PARENTS/GUARDIANS <-

    Friday, December 7th, 7:00 pm PAC-- Dance Team Winter Showcase - Watch the team perform at our annual showcase! This show is entirely student-run and features many choreographic works by our own team members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or on www.tututix.com/tickets (scroll down to "Washington" and find Ballard HS Dance). Ticket prices are $10/adults, $8/BHS students, $5/senior citizens, $5/children ages 5 and under. Thanks so much for supporting the Ballard Dance Team! For more information, please visit www.bhsdanceteam.wix.com/ballard, or email bhsdanceteam@gmail.com.

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

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch was a success!!!   THANK YOU BHS FAMILIES!

    DONATIONS NEEDED  - Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer and Clorox wipes 
    would be much appreciated in the main office and Nurses Office. Thank You!