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    Friday, May 25 2018

    Lunch:  Friday: Beef Teriyaki Dippers


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    Yearbook info!
    If you prepaid for your yearbook, check the list outside the main office. If you have a lunch fine, pay the lunchroom. If you have a book or ASB fine, pay via your parent’s source account. If you owe for your ASB, pay Ms K. All fines must be paid by June 6 at 4:30pm in order to receive your yearbook on senior night/June 7th or Beaver Day/June 8th.
    The next time to purchase a yearbook is June 11th in the Activity Center during lunches and after school.
    Library FINES!
    All overdue library books (over 90 days) have now become fines. There is a list in the main office. PLEASE turn in your library books or pay the fine via the Source/Schoolpay on the parent source account.


    Congratulations!
    On Friday, May 18, Biotechnology Genetics students presented their capstone projects at the 18th annual Student BioExpo at Shoreline Community College. They did an excellent job presenting their work and received several accolades from the judges. The BioExpo is a science fair where students can enter in several different categories ranging from Drama/Dance and Lab Research to Creative Writing and Molecular Modeling. All projects are judged for their scientific content and for creativity in each category. Twenty schools from the state of Washington participated.
    All of the students represented Ballard with poise and grace. Our students exceled in several categories. In the following categories, our students received special recognition.
    Creative Writing: First Place- Cecilia Mustelin for “Hashimoto’s-A Journey to the Center of the Thyroid”
    Multi-Media: Honorable Mention- Maddie Musafia-Corwin ,Sophie Muza, Haley Stroud, and for “Cystic Fibrosis : A Struggle to Breathe”; 3rd Place-Amika Smalley and Riley Travis for “Parvo: A Deadly Virus for Your Dog.”
    Music: Honorable Mention: Gabe Airth, Alec Sigmar, Daniel Windus, and Justin Wolkenstein-Giuliano, for “Breathe”; 3rd Place-Sarah Jane Hayward and Natalie Zweig for “Forget me Not”
    Global Health: Honorable Mention: Erica Bandy and Aless D’Alosio for “ If You’re Happy and You Know It”;2nd Place: Francesca Evangelista and Max Ulibarri for “The Truth Behind Sickle Cell Disease.”
    Web Design: 3rd Place: Samantha Stewart for “The Truth Behind GMOs.”
    Art: Honorable Mention: Lucy Harvey-Smith for “Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bulosa.”
    Molecular Modeling: Honorable Mention: Fiona Doherty for “ PKU, All Lit UP”; 3rd Place: Quinn Wieder-Rawson for “Molecular Mechanism of Green Fluorescent Protein”: 1st Place: Finn Burke for “Dystrophin: Step by Step.”
    People’s Choice: Sophia Drezner, Annabelle Fryer, Hadley Schaub, and Paige Thomsen: “Melanoma Melody-A Rap”

    And over the weekend….
    Six teams from the Biotechnology Academy attended the 11th Annual Imagine Tomorrow problem- solving competition in Pullman, Washington on the WSU campus. Ballard represented our Ballard community well with multiple awards. Over 400 students competed from four different states. Here is how our Beaverific students performed:
    · Brynne Stinebrickner, Kristen Steely, Sydney Crowe, Clara Mooney received Advisors’ favorite award overall with their project Recyclable Rainwear made from Tyvek©.
    · Leonardo Hale, Oscar Hoekman, Colin Moore, Nate Peterson, and Aiden Wilkson received second place in aerospace and transportation challenge in the multi-approach category with their project Oil Spills: Don’t Clog Your Gills!
    · Lydia Urrutia, Claire Burreson, LuLu Bassett, and Paige Bouvatte received first place in aerospace and transportation challenge in the multi-approach category with their project: Charge to Go


    Science Rules!
    Green Careers Guest Speaker, Ashley Mihle, with the Loop® Biosolids Program, will be here to share how King County is converting your poop into useful compost!
    Join us this Thursday, May 24th,1st and 2nd Lunch in SW207 (Mr. Broome's room). Talk to your science teacher about possible extra credit!


    The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence. Students from our Digital Filmmaking Program earned a whopping 19 nominations. These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states. In the categories of best Writer and best Audio/Sound, every production nominated was by Ballard’s film students! The winners will be announced on June 9 at the 55th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards.
    The Student and Teachers against Racism Club is hosting a Student led discussion on Police Brutality and gun violence on May 31st. It will take place during both lunches and 4th periods as students who participate will be excused from 4th period. You must sign up and pick up your permission slip outside of SW 107. Permission slips due to Ms. Coe’s mailbox in the main office by May 29th


    Congratulations to the Ballard Jazz Band for an incredible performance at the Essentially Ellington Festival in New York City. One of only 15 bands from throughout the country who were invited to the festival, they had an exceptional performance and won several awards: Outstanding Trumpet Section (Joe Fotheringham, Lucas Beidler, Owen Ebersbach, Evan Fekete), Outstanding Trombone Section (Alli Beaulieu, Jane Christopherson, Parker Crotty), Outstanding Alto Saxophone (Katie Webster), Outstanding Violin (Evan Snoey), and Honorable Mention for Outstanding Trumpet (Joe Fotheringham).
     Watch a video of their performance
    : https://youtu.be/B9l7AVSpDn4

    Fall Sports packets are out now. Football packets need to be turned in before attending Spring Camp with a physical current until 12/1/2018. Fall sports packets will be accepted now until June 29th. Your physical expiration date shows on your Source page. Schedule your physical now with the Teen Health Center. Physical must be current thru Nov. 3rd for XCountry Nov 10th for VBall/ GSwim and Nov 17 for Soccer.

    Wed, May 30th, 6-8 pm The Ballard High School Robotics team
    will be hosting an Open House/Ice Cream Social for current freshman, incoming 8th graders and their parents who are interested in joining our award winning FRC team.  The event will be held in Room NW204 / Engineering Workshop. Parking is available in the lot behind the school; we’ll have student greeters or signs marking where to enter. https://www.ballardrobotics.org/ Questions? Contact Sharon – parker2551@msn.com


    Attention Students, when you are parking in the neighborhood, please remember to park efficiently. Please remember to allow space for homeowners to back out of their driveways.
    Seniors – If you have ordered your graduation announcements they are now available for pick up in the main office 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Next Opportunity to purchase Yearbooks will be June 11th


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    New! Opportunity to earn community service hours as well as raise funds for Ballard HS Robotics. Volunteer on Sat June 9th 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Century Link Field or Sun June 10th 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Space Needle. Please contact Erika for more information: 425-577-9859 or Erika_bonds@hotmail.com


    Seniors: Your service learning documentation forms need to be turned in if you do not have 60 hours on file already. The deadline to turn all service learning forms in to the counseling office is Friday, June 1st.
    Service Learning forms are available online on the Service Learning page, in the main office and in counseling. Service Learning Opportunities for April & Summer 2018 are now available in the counseling office and on the Ballard HS website. Every student needs 60 hours to graduate and 240 hours to earn the Above and Beyond Award their senior year. See Gracye Mitchell upstairs in counseling office for more details.

    -> ASSESSMENT & TESTING NEWS <-


    SBA Math Student Testing Schedule 5/29 & 5/31
    Location: Ballard High School Library | Visit the SBA webpage for complete details and schedule.

    11th Graders: Juniors who did not take the SBA Math as 10th graders because they were not in Algebra 2 or higher last year or juniors who did not pass it. Students should check their Source page (Assessments tab) to see if they earned a level 3 which is green. If they have questions, have them check with the counseling office. They have a list of juniors who need to take the test.   
    Want help with a challenging assignment?
     Come to the library after school to work with someone who knows how to guide you along. 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 Mon - Thurs.
    Visit the Ballard Assessments & Testing page OFTEN for more updates!

    -> SENIOR NEWS <-


     Seniors – If you ordered graduation announcements please pick up in the main office.
    Seniors - The Catharine Blaine Reunion is happening on June 14th. Check in at the Blaine office at 2:20 pm.
     


    Windermere Ballard Scholarship Details:
    Two students will receive a $1,000 scholarship each Application now due June 1st, 2018
    For seniors graduating from Ballard High School in 2018 Children of Windermere employees/brokers not eligible Essay, letter of recommendation and application on the Scholarship page required Mail application and supporting documents to Windermere Ballard:
    2636 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107


    Clutch Prep High School Senior Scholarship - $750 Clutch Prep is really excited to let you know that we’re offering a scholarship to one high school senior who demonstrates commitment and passion towards their college degree. We’d love to make an application for this scholarship available to your students. Over the years, thousands of students around the nation have used clutchprep.com to help them with their STEM courses, and we feel it's time for us to start helping them in other ways as well.
    · In order to be considered for the scholarship, the following requirements must be met: Must be a high school SENIOR, graduating between April-July 2018.
    · Committed to or already enrolled in a 2-4 year accredited college or university in the United States (must show proof of acceptance letter or offer letter upon being selected).
    · Submitted application by July 31st, 2018 11:59pm.
    For more details and the link to apply, click here.



    Seniors
    – If you have ordered your graduation announcements they are now available for pick up in the main office 7:30 am – 4:30 pm


    Seniors:
    Your service learning documentation forms need to be turned in if you do not have 60 hours on file already. The deadline to turn all service learning forms in to the counseling office is Friday, June 1st. 

     


    Check the Senior page OFTEN for updates on deadlines.  Also check the Scholarship page for new postings!
    Seniors:  Sign Up Today for SPRESpree Candy RollE! Paperwork in the Activity Center or Main Office.  Over 135 Seniors have signed up.  $175.00 limited scholarships still available.  


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    Attention BOYS Basketball Players | Spring Open gyms are in session Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Strength and Conditioning sessions are currently offered on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7:15 a.m. or directly after school.

    See Mr. Broom in SW207 with any questions or to join the Basketball Remind Account to receive schedule notifications.”

    Attention GIRLS Basketball Players | Spring Open gyms are in session Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm. Strength and Conditioning sessions are currently offered on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7:15 a.m. or directly after school on those days.

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    The Student and Teachers against Racism Club is hosting a Student led discussion on Police Brutality and gun violence on May 31st. It will take place during both lunches and 4th periods as students who participate will be excused from 4th period. You must sign up and pick up your permission slip outside of SW 107. Permission slips due to Ms. Coe’s mailbox in the main office by May 29th.


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    Attention Senior Families! Rowland Studio will be photographing graduates as they receive their diplomas on stage. Graduates individual photos will be able to view online on June 21st or 22nd. To view and purchase the photos, go to RowlandPhoto.com and click ‘Order School Photos,’ then enter the graduate’s student ID number (on student ID card or on the Source). In addition the Class of 2018 group Yearbook “18” Photo will also be available to purchase. Please note: Printed order forms will not be mailed out this year. Please contact Rowland Studio at 206-522-7171 with any questions.


    Service Learning hours for seniors are due to Grayce Mitchell on June 1st. 240 hours are due to receive the Above and Beyond Award. See Grayce Mitchell if you have questions.
    Hey Senior Families!| It’s time to sign up for Senior Spree – the annual Ballard All Night Graduation Party! Don’t miss out on the Party of the Year! Ticket price $175. * Limited scholarships still available ask your counselor. 

    Senior Student website:
    2018.ballard.gradnights.com User Name: 2018BallardSenior Password: Beavers031 Parent website: 2018.ballardparents.gradnights.com (no username or password needed). There is lots of useful information for you Parents on this site. Questions? Email ballardgrads@waeducation.org
    Or call your co-chairs: 206.427.6885 (Jenny Peters) | 206.979.1505 (Wendy Carlyle) | 206.265.0711 (Ellen Bryan)

    OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp. In this three-week program, students will take beginning Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean and earn up to 0.5 World Language credits. In the afternoons, students will participate in cultural activities and leadership workshops. There is a registration fee of $25, but all other costs (supplies, snacks, lunch, field trips) are covered by OneWorld Now! thanks to a grant from STARTALK. Please encourage your students to apply for and participate in this great program!


    The OneWorld Now! Summer Language & Leadership Camp will take place from July 9th to the 27th, 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, at Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. We will accept applications through June 15th. All students (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders) interested in learning these languages are encouraged to apply for the program. Students can find more information and apply at oneworldnow.org/programs/summer-language-camp/. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at minju@oneworldnow.org or (206) 223-7703.


    The Ballard High School Summer School Registration forms are now available in the Counseling Center and download here. Summer school runs from 7/9 – 8/3, from 8:00-12:00 Mon-Fri. Please let your counselor know if you have any questions.

    The Robotics team is participating in a fundraising event in June and we need some additional volunteers. Students can earn community service hours as well as raise funds for Ballard HS Robotics. Volunteer on Sat June 9th 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Century Link Field or Sun June 10th 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Space Needle. Please contact Erika for more information: 425-577-9859 or Erika_bonds@hotmail.com