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    Start the new semester off on the right with Homework help!  Come to the library after school, we have plenty of experts ready to guide you. 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 Monday - Thursday

    Exciting things are happening in the library!

    Visit the Library Photo Gallery!

    Library Desk February has been a month of Library Love and Black History empowerment. We have students going on "blind dates" with books, crafting their own poetry and cheesy puns for Valentine's Day cards, and writing about the books that have opened their eyes to issues going on in the world. They have written about the books that have inspired them to take action and used the #ReadMyResistance for a library PowerPoint display. All Ballard staff members are also participating in their own #ReadMyResistance library PowerPoints in response to the books they are reading in Professional Development and in an effort to be transparent with students.

    Extreme Reading LogDuring Midwinter break we are asking students to participate in the "EXTREME Beaver Reader Challenge" of reading as many books as possible and/or taking photos of themselves reading in strange places. Staff and students are encouraged to "BE EXTREME" this break.

    After Midwinter break we will be working on an art project focused on time and the loss of black lives to violence. We would appreciate any clock, watch, or timepiece donations for this project prior to Thursday, March 1st.

    We will also be having a Hamilton Sing-Along in the library on Friday, March 2nd so please tell your children to come during their lunch to be in "the room where it happens."Reading Log

    Happy Reading, 

    Ms. Chambers
    @beaverreaders Twitter

    We have started our transformation!

    We have shifted some of the furniture to make Libary Deskthe space more flexible for student learning and teaching. We have relocated a circulation desk, ordered interactive projectors and worked with electricians to start wiring for increased student use. The library is definitely transforming! We have removed bookshelves, repositioned our books, started weeding our nonfiction, and interactive projectors have arrived. Stop by the library to check out some of our changes and use our QR codes to give us feedback on what you think we can add to make it even better!  We will continue to update you as we make changes.

    Poems, Stories, Drawings Spilled Ink LogoSpilled Ink is coming back to Ballard High School in coordination with the Ballard Public Library in early May! Please talk to your child about their artistic endeavors and encourage them to share an original drawing, painting, poetry, short story, photography, video, music, sculpture or more at or in room SW105. For more information go to

    #WhatAreYouReading- this is the question every person connected to Ballard High School should be discussing. We believe that the fastest way to connect with people and positively change the world is to discuss the books and stories that matter to us most. If you need any ideas for books to read or purchase please go to our Amazon or Queen Anne Book Company Wishlists.

    Amazon Wishlist

    Queen Anne Book Company Wishlist 

    We Won! Beaver Community!

    I am thrilled to announce that we won the $100,000 grant award from Farmer's Insurance! The award was unveiled at a faux assembly for 9th graders at the end of the school day today where Ms. Chambers was surprised by her family, district officials and representatives from Farmer's Insurance.  View Video!

    Structural work will take place and equipment will be received sometime in 2018 and we anticipate the Learning Commons being 100% transformed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Thank you to every one who voted! Our community is the best and it is so, so clear that it is Always Great to be a Beaver!!   Keven Wynkoop

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