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    -> SCHOOL NEWS <-

    If you do not have a 6th period class stop by the main office to pick up your 1st day packet.

    Student Planners
    are available for $10.00 in the main office.

    If you are 17 years old and will turn 18 by Nov. 6th – you may register to vote here at Ballard on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4th in the main hallway 1st floor during both lunches.

    PSAT | All 10th & 11th graders at BHS will take the PSAT on Wednesday, 10/10. There is no charge for the test and all students are automatically registered. Specific details coming in the next few weeks! For more information click HERE.

    Photography Italy Trip. If you are interested in traveling to Italy this spring break. See Ms. O’Neill in the Photo Room SW 126 at break of lunch. A parent meeting about this trip will take place next Tuesday Sept, 25th @ 6:30 pm.

    Did you know that you can sign up in the counseling office to meet your counselor
    . The appointment book to schedule appointments with your counselor is available in the Counseling Center.

    Students who are parked in the staff parking lot will receive a $ 50.00 parking ticket per occurrence. The fee will not be waived.

    Students who'd like some extra help with math after school can go to the library where volunteers are ready to help you. Starting Monday, September 17th, help will be available for just about every level of math, including AP calculus. Please consider this offer of help that can give you a boost to your GPA.

    Are you interesting in building and programming a large robot? Do you want to help fundraise over $70,000? Join Viking Robotics, our school’s world champion robotics team. No Experience is required to join, and all skill sets are needed. The first meeting is Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 8pm in NW204. Build your college application while learning valuable skills, and earn scholarships from an international organization.

    Homecoming tickets on sale! – Activity Center @ Lunch and After school. $ 10.00 with an ASB card $ 15.00 without an ASB card for this week. Price increases on the 24th.

    Yearbooks may be purchased now until Sept 28 in the Activity Center. $ 50.00 or 85.00 as a combo

    Copies of the Shuttle Bus routes are available in the main office or on the BHS Website.

    ASB cards can be purchased for $ 35.00 in the Activity Center (AC) or on SchoolPay via The Source!.




    -> SERVICE LEARNING <-

    SEPTEMBER 2018! 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.



    The 15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival is happening in Ballard Commons Park (57-1 22nd Ave. NW) on Sat. Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. You can learn what volunteer jobs need your help by going to http://www.sustainableballard.org/festival-volunteers/.

    Need service learning hours? Want to help children in your community? Learning Buddies matches high school student mentors with children to help them improve their literacy, math and logic skills. The Greenwood Library partners with the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club to host the program in conjunction with their after-school program on Tuesdays from 4:30-6 pm. You can find more information about the Learning Buddies program and the dates for the fall session here: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/student-success/teen-service-learning-opportunities . Email Jennifer at jennifer.bisson@spl.org, to set up an interview, ASAP; interviews will end Thursday Oct 4. Training begins on Sat., Oct. 6.

    Orientations at the Seattle Aquarium for any students interested in being a Youth Ocean Advocate are happening on Sun., Sept. 30 from 11am-noon and Tues., Oct. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Potential volunteers must attend one of the orientations to receive an application. School-year Youth Ocean Advocates sign up for a minimum of three volunteer activities each month. Learn more at https://www.seattleaquarium.org/youth-ocean-advocates . To reserve a spot for an orientation, email aquateens@seattleaquarium.org

    Youth in Focus is a youth development photography program serving students 13-19 years old. Learn more and sign up now for their fall classes (beginning Oct. 1) at http://www.youthinfocus.org/ or call 206-723-1479. Scholarships are available.




    -> TESTING SCHEUDULES <-

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



    ->
    SENIOR NEWS <-


    SENIOR IMPORTANT DATES 


    COLLEGE VISITS | JUNIORS WELCOME AS WELL!

    Visit the College Visits page.

    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 <-

    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.

    Visit the BHS Activities and Athletics webpage for Weekly updates.

    Athletic Events | Visit the Metroleage website 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.

    -> 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 ballardhighclubs@gmail.com.


    FCCLA and Fashion Club will have their first meeting after school on Tuesday, in N220.
     
    The Black Student Union meets after school on Tuesdays in SW105. There will be snacks! Everyone welcome. See Mr. Macdougall if you have any questions.

    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.

    Are you interested in exploring issues of race, equity, and intersectionality? Do you want to take a more active role in social justice in our school, community, and country? Please join us for this week’s STAR (Students & Teachers Against Racism) Club meeting: Wednesdays during both lunches in Room SW 107. See Ms. Coe for more details. All are welcome.

     




    -> PARENTS/GUARDIANS <-


    The Goodwill truck will be at the Ballard HS parking lot on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2pm -5pm Please set aside your items for donations until then.
    Ballard Performing Arts will receive a donation of at least $500 from Goodwill. They will accept small furniture (no large furniture please), electronics, used cell phones, clothes, shoes, toys, kitchen items, etc.

    PSAT Assistance:
    We are also looking for parent volunteers to help check in students for the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10 from 7:45am-8:45 a.m. in the Commons. Please contact Mike Broom mrbroom@seattleschools.org if you can help.

    FLU Shots OCT 4th, outside the PAC 3:00 – 7:00 pm bring your family and insurance card.

    WA State Fair tickets for students ages 5 – 18 are available in the main office.

    Curriculum Night Sept 27 - 6:30pm - various tables to visit, evening starts at 6:30pm and the program at 7:00 pm in the gym. Beaver Gear available.

    PTSA General Meeting Oct. 4 in the Library 7:00 pm ( enter from the back parking lot only).

    Please remember to bring in your Dr. signed authorization for medication with your child’s medicine.

    School Fees can now be paid online with School Pay. Yearbooks go on sale Sept. 10th – 28th - $ 85.00 for both the ASB and Yearbook. $50.00 for Yearbook (if you have already purchased your ASB)  



    Ballard Families We Need You!  Check Out the Current Volunteer Needs page today! We can't do it without you!!!