Ballard High School

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  • Now – May 15: Order your favorite coffees from Caffe Appassionato and support the BPA Fundraiser. Each bag sold, the BPA student you name will earn $6 toward program fees, camps and trips. Proceeds with no student name will go into the BPA general fund. Funds raised can even be transferred to a younger sibling when a student graduates. Learn More.
  • April 26 | Multicultural Assembly Special Bell Schedule
  • Hello Ballard beavers! We as Multicultural Union want to provide a safe, comfortable space for all Ballard HS students, allowing for the unique individuals with extraordinary cultural backgrounds, to work together as a proud diverse community. Friday, April 26 we will be having an assembly! The assembly will be run by the MCU and there will be lots of fun performances for you guys to watch! 
  • Auditions After School April 26: Do you sing? Dance? Do standup comedy? If you have a talent you would like to showcase, consider trying out to be an entre-act at the spring one acts! We are looking for brief interludes to perform between the plays. So, if you have a band, an improv troupe, or want to show the school your talent, come audition for the one acts! Audition signups are posted inside the black box. Any questions can be emailed to Ms. Miller mashor@seattleschools.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Due April 30: Attention all current Grade 10 & 11 students! LINK Crew Leader Applications are open! Teachers have posters with the QR code to apply. Look for email from Ms. Lehni too. If you are a current 11th grader and Link Crew Leader you DO NEED to Reapply. See Mr. Holmgren, Mr. Fort, Mr. Joe, or Ms. Lehni if you have questions. Learn more.
  • Looking for Spirit Wear? Check out the student store for all your spirit wear needs, including new Pink Ballard Hoodies!
  • ATTN: Parents/Guardians Snack Donations Needed: Our awesome BHS Counselors like to have snacks on hand for students they work with, when they come in hungry. And they’re currently running a little low on supplies. They would be incredibly grateful if you’d be willing to donate granola bars and other snack supplies from their Amazon Wishlist. Thank you from the Ballard Counseling Center!

ASB Club Call Outs!

  • April 26: Sign up now for the Ballard HS Multicultural Union student club’s first Multicultural Night (Ballard HS, Free). “Please join us at the Multicultural Union student club’s first festival in the Ballard HS Commons from 6 – 8 p.m. Sign up to bring a dish, perform a piece from your culture, or come host a game and talk about your culture! RSVP not required but encouraged to help with the students planning!” The Multicultural Union is also looking for volunteers to help with the event.  Multicultural Festival Potluck RSVP Encouraged 
  • Feminist Club has extended their efforts for menstrual product donations through the end of April. The donation box is in the main office and all products will be donated to Seattle T2P2 to help fight period poverty.
  • ! Yapping Club (Podcast). They need Staff and Students stories. Learn more.

Athletics & Club Sports

  • Interested in trying out for Dance Team? Auditions are April 23 – April 26 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Dance technique and routines will be taught on 3 clinic days, and the final audition day will be held on Friday. Dancers will learn material in jazz, lyrical, pom, and hip-hop styles. No prior dance experience is required, and all are welcome to audition! 
  • Pre-Ordered Duffle Bags Pick Up in the office.
  • Spring Sports Have Begun! View the Metro League Schedules

Seniors!

  • Due April 26: Check your name on the senior names list that is posted in the lobby outside the main office. How your name appears on the list is how it will appear on your diploma and how it will be read at commencement. You can write in any corrections next to your name, and let the main office know if you have questions.
  • April 26: Pre-Ordered Cap, Gown, Tassel, Stole Pick Up at lunch
    • There is still time order (or go to Counseling/borrow one), get in time for graduation! Learn More.
  • This Year’s Prom theme is “Night Under the Lights!” The Prom will be held in the Columbia Tower from 8 – 11 on Saturday, June 1. Learn more.
  • May 1: Seniors: Get your forms in! Turn in any PE Waiver Forms, Service Learning Forms
    • Take your PE comp test if needed so we have time to process them and so you stay on track for graduation. See your school counselor if you have any questions. The counselors have drop ins at lunch every day so swing on by.

Key Dates at a Glance

In addition to dates and events mentioned above…

  • April 22 – 26: Multicultural Week
  • April 26: Multicultural Assembly Special Bell Schedule
  • April 26: Multicultural Festival and Potluck
  • April/May: State Assessments & AP Exams

Quick Links

Beaver Gear and Spirit Wear Breakdown

  • Athletic Booster Club (ABC) has Beaver Gear and spirit wear (shorts, baseball tee, bleacher seats, plaid flannels, socks, scarf and hats) on the ABC website with Duffle Bags offered at different times of the school year. Refer to the Spirit Wear updates.
  • The DAM” BHS Student Store run by Advanced Marketing Students in the Activity Center (AC) has great spirit items (t-shirts, hoodies, sunglasses, etc.) Updates on Instagram: @thedambhsstudentstore
  • Performing Arts (BPA) spirit merchandise can be found on the BPA Website and offered at different times of the school year.
  • Athletics! Check with coaches about specific Athletics/Sports Merchandise

Can’t Find What You Are Looking For?

Email me with tips on information you would like located here or better ways to support your searches on the Ballard HS website. Diane Taylor, BHS Website Editor at dmtaylor@seattleschools.org