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    Ballard Daily Bulletin
    December 15, 2017

    Images of holidays to celebrate in December

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    STUDENTS | PARENTS/GUARDIANS


    STUDENTS

    Lunch  Friday: Mozzarella cheese sticks with Marinara sauce


    1 hour Early Release 45 min classes No DAM Time

    1st 8:45 – 9:30

    2nd 9:35 – 10:25

    10:25 – 10:30 extended passing period

    3rd 10:40 – 11:25

    1st Floor 1st Lunch 11:30 – 12:05

    1st Floor 4th period 12:10 – 12:55

    2nd Floor 4th period 11:30 – 12:15

    2nd Floor Lunch 12:20 – 12:55

    5th 1:00 – 1:45

    6th 1:50 – 2:35 winter break begins



    -> BREAKING NEWS

    Lotion and lip balm made by Botany and Horticulture students will be for sale in NW 203 at lunch and afterschool Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Come by and pick an awesome handmade product and support the program.

    Ballard School Store (Activity Center) items (shirts, glasses, lanyards, sweatshirts) can now be purchased on SchoolPay via the Source!
    Check out our merchandise and fun little gifts for the holidays!


    Jam the Dam this week!
    Did you know that this Friday - Dance Team will have their Showcase taking place in the PAC at 7:00pm.  Come and show your support for the Dance Team this Friday Night!

    Wrestling home meet @ 6:30 on Thursday, Gymnastic @ 5:30 and Swimming @ 4:00 both home meets on Friday and Saturday Dec 16 we will be having Basketball games all day Boys and Girls JV and Varsity Basketball and Unified Basketball too. Doors open at 9:30 am. Games will be at 10:00, 11:45, 1:30, 2:30, 4:15, and 6:00 pm


    Did you know that if you have an ASB card, that home BBall games are free!
      
    Students make sure you bring your ASB card to get into the game for Free. Your student ID card becomes an ASB card when you have the ASB sticker attached to your card. A student ID card without an ASB sticker will cost you $4.00 to get into the game. Adults & visiting students without ASB cards will cost $ 6.00. Senior Citizens $4.00. ASB cards can be purchased for $ 35.00 in the activity center or on-line on the Source with SchoolPay.

    BHS Activity Card - $35.00 - Why Buy an Activity Card?
    • To receive free admission to BHS home games
    • To be able to play on a Ballard athletic team or perform in a music group
    • To get a discount on the price of a Yearbook and activities like school dances.

    Come cheer on the teams and support the BHS PEP Band at the Home BB games!

    "Flu shots are now available in the Teen Health Center. It is free and available to all Ballard students. Stop by and talk to Annie about scheduling an appointment"


    -> SCHOOL NEWS

    Winterfest Ice Arena, happening at the Seattle Center Ice Rink, Fisher Pavilion (West of the Center House) needs volunteers daily from Dec. 1 through Jan. 1. Hours are from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Shifts are 3-5 hours long. Volunteers will hand out and reshelve rental skates and assist customers. Skating ability is not required. Learn more and sign up at http://highlandskatingclub.org/volunteer/#Winterfest. Dress in warm clothes and shoes; the rink is cold. If you have questions, email Sallie at salliecrowell782@msn.com.

    Service Learning Opportunities are now available in the counseling office and on the Ballard HS website. Every student needs 60 hours to graduate and 240 hours to earn the Above and Beyond Award their senior year. See Gracye Mitchell upstairs in counseling office for more details. 

    Student Planners are available for sale in the main office.  Proceeds benefit Senior SPREE $ 10.00

    -> ASSESSMENT & TESTING NEWS

    Want help with a challenging assignment? Come to the library after school to work with someone who knows how to guide you along. No need to sign up in advance - just get to the library, on the video production side of the room and ask for help. Stop by Mon - Thurs.

    Visit the Ballard Assessments & Testing page OFTEN for more updates!
     

    -> SENIOR NEWS

    Attention Seniors-
    If you have ordered official transcripts for your college applications, please make sure you stop by the Counseling Center and pick them up before Winter Break. You are responsible for mailing them to the colleges you are applying to.

    Did you order your cap and gown and announcements? Deadline Dec. 15th.  Call National Achiever at 1-866-238-5336


    -> ATHLETICS & CLUB SPORT SCHEDULES & NEWS

    Strong volunteers needed before each home gymnastics meet to help set up gymnastics floor.  Set up is between 4:00 - 5:30pm on the following Friday Dec 15. Service hours are available.

    Are you in need of service hours? Come check out wrestling
    .
     They are in need of managers and score keepers. Come support our Co-Ed Wrestling team. Meet Coach Daniels in the commons after school with your questions.

    BHS ATHLETICS NEWS Open Gym Rules! |  WAIT FOR YOUR SUPERVISOR- DO NOT GO IN THE GYM UNTIL THEY ARRIVE!

    Game Day slips and grade check forms are available inside the main office

    Visit the BHS Athletics & Activites webpage for more info.


    -> CLUB UPDATES/NEWS | COMPLETE CLUB LIST

    Unified Drama - It is like an acting club. It is in Room SW209 (The Life Skills Lab) every Monday. It runs from 3:45pm-4:45pm (1 hour). Students earn service hours.

    YDSA Club meets Thursday’s in S116 with Mr. Ybarra. If you like socialism and want to fight to make a difference ( or you just want volunteer service hours) Come and join the Young Democratic Socialists of Ballard High.

    Do you eat lunch? Do you like games and meeting new people? Join Project Unify 2nd lunch every Monday in the Activity Center. Everyone is welcome!

    What is the meaning of life?
    Is killing always wrong? Should free speech ever be restricted? If these questions intrigue you,come to the New Philosophy and Ethics Club. We will meet every Thursday afterschool in Ms. Storey’s Rm SW 104

    PARENTS/GUARDIANS

    Ballard School Store (Activity Center) items (shirts, glasses, lanyards, sweatshirts) can now be purchased on SchoolPay! Check out our merchandise and fun little gifts for the holidays!

    DUE JAN 5, 2018 |
    Student Data Emergency Info Form | Update On-Line on The Source | FAQ | BE SURE TO REVIEW & SUBMIT YOUR CHANGES ONLINE

    The Student Data Verification Form, which is typically sent out at the start of the school year, is now available On-line on the Source for Parents and Guardians to access and update! The On-Line Form will be available on the Source from Nov 30, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018 to update and make necessary changes. After that, any updates can still be done via the paper Student Data Verification Form by contacting the BHS Main Office at 206-252-1000. The Data Verification Form gives parents and guardians the opportunity to update emergency and medical information for their student. More info is available on the FAQ. If the Data Verification Form is not displayed on your Source screen above SchoolPay or if you have other issues email: studentsystemssupport@seattleschools.org.

    Check out SchoolPay on The Source!
     You can now pay your ASB fee, yearbook, Grad Ads, Merchandise, class fees online. Just go to the Source and click on the SchoolPay link.

    Ballard Athletic Club needs a treasurer. Position includes handling deposits, check requests, basic accounting using Quickbooks and reports to teams and board. Position is perfect for someone who likes numbers. If you are interested or have questions please contact Lauren Molloy-Johnson at BHSABCpresident1@gmail.com.

    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch - Salads, Sandwiches and Panini Bar!  Thursday January 11, 2018 • 11am - 3pm

    We need your help! Each month, the Ballard High PTSA hosts an Buffet Lunch in the Staff Lounge to express our ongoing appreciation of our amazing teachers and staff. Show your Beaver Team Spirit today by signing up to bring a potluck item on Jan. 11, 2018. Let's give back to our busy teachers and staff who work hard to nourish our students everyday.

    Sign up on PERFECT POTLUCK | Questions: Phyllis Rosen lemonlimecurling@gmail.com