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    BHS Graduation Going Digital - June 16 at 5:30pm
    Posted on 05/19/2020
    Congrat Seniors Class of 2022

    Ballard High School Graduation Going Digital

    The School District announced that June in-person graduations are officially cancelled, and Ballard High School will be broadcasting a Digital Graduation on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:30pm.

    The ceremony will be televised on SPS-TV Channel 26 and uploaded to YouTube. I hope that our community will watch together.

    I am committed to making this event as good as we can. It will not come close to replacing our usual ceremony, but it will help to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors. ~ Keven Wynkoop

    Ballard Digital Graduation Cap & Gown Photo Submission Information

    For June’s Digital Graduation Production, all Seniors need to submit a photo of themselves in their Cap & Gown by June 1st.   Download Senior Photo Details Flyer.

    If you have not picked up your Cap & Gown yet, the last two opportunities before the photo deadline.

    Last Chance To Pick Up Cap & Gown

    o Wednesday, May 27 from 12 - 1:00PM
    Linger outside near the Library entrance to pick up.

    Ideal Picture Guidelines - READ CAREFULLY

    o Wearing your red Cap & Gown

    If you don’t have your cap & gown, consider borrowing from a friend if you can safely. 

    Backup: Ballard gear and/or bright red clothes

    o Taken portrait orientation (not landscape/horizontal)

    o Entire body, waist up, or chest up are all alright.

    o Taken with great lighting - consider going outside or standing with a window shining onto you.

    o Decorations in background or on your cap are alright.

    o Smile!


    o File Name Format: SchoolName_LastName_FirstName
    Example File Name: Ballard_Wynkoop_Keven

    o Minimum 2MB | Minimum 640X800 Portrait 72 DPI and JPEG format


    ->  Link to submit photo:

    SPREE Candy Roll with 2020

     SPREE Details To Follow!

    In-Person Event | SPREE

    As much as the move to a digital graduation closes the door on a district supported ceremony in August, I am stubbornly holding onto hope that the conditions in the state will allow us to hold an in-person event at Memorial Stadium on either August 3rd or August 7th. We won’t know what is possible until July, but I am committed to doing everything I can to get our seniors together one last time.

    We are also working to re-schedule the Senior SPREE for this week and hopefully the same night. The company that we have contracted with for 30 years to run this event is really struggling financially and we are much more likely to be able to re-schedule the event for August than to get refunds. Also, this is a unique event that would be a memorable way to wrap up a disappointing senior year. We will keep you updated in the Summer, as details become clear.

    SPS Update: High School Graduation Ceremonies To Be Held Online

    The scheduled June graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will all be virtual/online. Thank you to the many seniors who shared their input about this year's graduation ceremonies. The Washington Department of Health recently published guidelines and considerations for schools and districts to consider: Guidance for Graduation Ceremonies during the COVID-19 Pandemic Health Department.