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    Lunch –  Tues: Chicken Corn Dog | Wed: Chicken Tenders & WG Waffle | Thurs: Beef Nachos

    Our Japanese language students, along with other students and staff, have created this amazing piece of art for our beloved head secretary Vivian Belcher. It’s about 5 ft long and made up of over 1000 folded origami cranes.  Vivian was surprised, happy and thankful.  The Japanese have a tradition of folding 1000 origami cranes in support of a loved one. Each crane includes the name of who made it along with a message to Vivian, sending her good energy and support. Thank you, Ms Smith, for leading the effort!

    Student Store! Head over to the Student Store Kiosk at 1st & 2nd lunch to get your Ballard gear, including new sweatshirts and sweat pants. Hurry before they sell out!!​

    Did you know that the counseling office has a job’s board? These jobs are from local Ballard businesses looking for student employees. Check this out in the counseling office.

    Students who'd like some extra help with math after school can go to the library where volunteers are ready to help you. Help will be available for just about every level of math, including AP calculus.


    Service Learning forms and opportunities flyers are available online on the Service Learning page or in the main or counseling offices. Each student needs 60 hours to graduate and 240 hours to earn the Above and Beyond award their senior year.  NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITIES NOW UPDATED AND POSTED!

    High School Volunteers needed next WEDNESDAY, November 14, from 5-8 pm for Literacy Night & Book Fair at Daniel Bagley Elementary School. Your time will count towards your required service hours and pizza will be provided! Volunteers will help with crafts and games, distribute hot chocolate and cookies, keep things organized, and cleanup at the end. Bring your friends to help this fun event! Please text (206) 779-3981 or email with interest.


    Visit the Ballard Assessments pages OFTEN for more updates on testing dates, registration, scores and more!

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    Visit the College Visits page for a complete list.

    Date Time College State
    11/13/2018          9:45am            U.S. Air Force
    11/13/2018          1:25pm            Western Washington University
    11/14/2018          9:30am            Oregon Institute of Technology
    11/14/2018          11:10am           Saint Martin's University
    11/14/2018          11:55am           Academy of Interactive Entertainment

    Check the board in the counseling hallway for times and dates of College Visits. Come into the Career | Counseling Center to sign up and get a pass to attend. 

    -> ATHLETICS <-

    All Winter Sports begin Nov. 12. This is a school holiday, however tryouts will be happening here at the school, even though school is not in session. The main office will not be open to help with sports paperwork, so be sure you are cleared for your sport by Friday to ensure you can tryout. The list of eligible students is posted on the Athletics board in the Commons.Sports paperwork is now past due!  

    For students who are wanting to join the wrestling team, practice starts Monday, November 12th
    . There is no school that day, so practice will begin at 8 am and go until 2 pm in the Commons. Make sure you get all your paperwork into the main office.

    Ultimate Frisbee Registration is now open and tryouts are on Nov 12
    .  Visit the Ballard Ultimate website or email for more details. 

    Registration for Boys Fall Lacrosse is open! Visit this Lacrosse site to register now.
    Fall Ball is the best opportunity to keep those lacrosse skills honed for the 2019 Spring season. Fall Ball consists of 12 practices with the coach with some scrimmages mixed in. Fall Ball is open to all Ballard High School students and is a great way to get to know the team. Registration is free and practices start November 4th! (Note: Players must be a US Lacrosse member, which is $35.)

    Boys Basketball:
    All boys interested in playing basketball. Open Gyms are Tues & Thurs at 6:45am. Strength and Conditioning will be every Mon, Wed & Fri at 7am. See Mr. Broom for questions in SW207.

    Boys Basketball: Tryouts Begin Monday November 12th. You must be cleared by the main office in order to tryout. All Freshman report to the gym at 11:00am. All sophomores, Juniors and Seniors report to the gym at 6pm. See Mr Broom in SW207 with any questions.

    Ballard Girls Basketball  | Questions? Email Coach Sara Wetstone at

    Visit the BHS Activities and Athletics webpage for Weekly updates.

    Athletic Events | Visit MetroLeague for updates to times and locations.

    -> CLUBS <-

    We at Ballard High School feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of activities is provided. There are so many choices to help your student thrive at school, make new friends and engage with staff.  VIEW THE CLUBS LIST FOR 2018-19!

    -> Interested in starting a club?  We have many clubs on campus and we are always looking to find more ways for students to get involved! If you have an idea for a new club, contact the Clubs Coordinator; Clara Propst at

    The Ballard Ink Journal Arts and Literature Club, combine with the new Creative Writing Club, meets Thursdays after school. Come join us in celebrating the arts and preparing the Ballard Ink Journal! See Mr. Macdougall if you have any questions.

    Greetings from Ink Club! Students please submit your wonderful arts to Ink Journal and perform at the Spilled Ink event! We accept just about any form of creative art – paper (literature, 2d art, photos of 3d art) for the Journal, and, additionally, music and sound clips for our developing online presence. Additionally, we are looking for musicians, spoken word performers, and others to perform at the Spilled Ink event at the Ballard Public Library in the spring and in our own library at times TBD. Deadline is March 15, 2019. Students can submit in SW105 or digitally at


    Friday, Nov 16 | Senior Grad Ad Photos Due
    Senior Grad Ad's are due to Mr Smith in Room SW 122. Grad Ad's are an opportunity for families to submit photos and a personal message for their senior to be printed in the school yearbook. Please refer to the Grad Ad FLYER for specific instructions. Pay for Grad Ads online via SchoolPay/Source!

    Early Dismissals must be excused in advance by sending a note or an email to Please do not call the Attendance Office as early dismissals and absences cannot be excused by phone.

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch on November 15 | BHS Families can SIGN UP HERE if you would like to donate a lunch item.   Thank you!

    DONATIONS NEEDED  - Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer and Clorox wipes 
    would be much appreciated in the main office and Nurses Office. THANK YOU PTSA FOR THE KLEENEX DONATION!