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    Announcing the 2019-2020 Direct Appeal
    Posted on 11/06/2019
    Direct Appeal Logo Academic Excellence

    Every year the PTSA holds a ​Direct Appeal​ to raise funds to support academics at Ballard High School. The funds raised through the Direct Appeal are used to ensure that Ballard High School can continue to offer rigorous, in-depth, inquiry-based coursework.

    Funds raised through Direct Appeal are used to support ​Academic Excellence​ at Ballard High School. In the past, the funds have been used to purchase:

    Telescopes • Music Composition Materials• SMART InteractiveBoards • Art Supplies
    • Microscopes • Molecular Models • Foreign Language Learning Software
    • English Literature Materials • Centrifuges • Spectrophotometer
     • Lab Tables • Laptops • Bathymetric Charts

    Please donate today and help us raise ​Money for Academics​ 

    Corporate matching is an important part of a successful Direct Appeal, so ask your employer whether it will match your donation. Indeed, many companies will match 100% of their employees’ donations.

    All donations are tax deductible. ​THANK YOU


    Direct Benefits From Direct Appeal

    Curious what type of projects Direct Appeal supports?

    2 students with headsets for virtual realityWith funds provided by the PTSA, BHS social studies teacher Kira Franz-Knight was able to go to Washington DC to work with the education design teams at the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, both at the Smithsonian, and the Museum at Mount Vernon, to develop Virtual Reality lessons for United States History.

    When the project is finished, students at Ballard will be able to experience what life was like for African American Exodusters in the 19th century, participate in the Watergate hearings, and visit George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon virtually.