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    SENIOR BREAKING NEWS!

    Rowland Studio GRADUATION Photos |Photos of seniors receiving their diploma on stage as well as a Class "19" yearbook photo are available to purchase at RolandStudio.Simplephoto.com. Enter your Student ID number. Any questions? Contact Rowland at 206-522-7171.

    Final Transcripts will be sent to colleges and universities after July 8, 2019. If additional transcripts are needed they can be picked up in the Main Office during the summer from 8:00-12:00.

    Diplomas can be picked up in the Main Office starting on Sept. 23, 2019. Diplomas must be picked up by the senior or with a signed written permission note from the graduated senior.

    AP Scores will be released on July 5, 2019. Students should log onto College Board website.

    BHS Newsletters | As a graduated senior, you will automatically stop receiving BHS Newsletters but will remain on file for any important Alumni info so please don't unsubscribe

    SPREE 2019 was a success! 

    Monday night 234 graduates enjoyed an all night party they are sure to remember always.

    This event could not have happened without the following parents who chaperoned from 10pm-6am: Maria Alvord, BJ Bartlett , Lucinda Carscadden, Greg Coats, Wonphiline Flight, Sherri Hainje, Erin Pedersen, Phyllis Rosen, Scott Sikora, and Andrew Westmark. Thank you! Thank you! I’d also like to thank the many parents who showed up to check the graduates in for the event and those that came to the first venue to deal cards for the casino. It took a village:)

    I’d like to recognize many businesses for their donations: Grocery Outlet - drinks and snacks, Albert Lee - a mini refrigerator, Superior Communications - a JBL portable speaker and Beats headphones!, As well as gift cards from: Fred Meyer, Macrina, Top Pot, 8oz Burger, Majestic Bay Theater, Oriental Trading Co., MOD Pizza, Veraci Pizza, Portal Virtual Reality, Brunswick & Hunt, Game Works, and many BHS parents. And thank you to parent Jaleh Shafii for her work procuring these items.

    The PTSA is looking for parents to chair this super fun event next year. If you are interested in helping please contact Nancy Knoll at: theknolls@mac.com

    Have a great summer! Sincerely, Nancy Knoll  

     


    Senior Important Timeline 

    SEPTEMBER 2018

    Sept 19 | Mandatory Important Senior Meeting Seniors met in the Activity Center (AC) and received packets (copies available outside the main office) to order Cap & Gowns, Announcements & other merchandise from National Achiever. Seniors also got a handout with info about SENIOR SPREE and REMIND texts. Text @ballard-19 to 81010 for updates!

    OCTOBER 2018

    Oct 4 & 5 | Senior Cap & Gown & Announcement Orders Due
    National Achiever Order Packets (1-800-800-4083) were distributed to Seniors on 9/19. A representative will be at BHS in the AC during both lunches on Thurs, Oct 4 & Fri, Oct 5 to answer questions and take completed orders and hand out any t-shirts, beanies, sweatshirts & misc items on the order. Friday, Oct 19 | Senior Class of 2019 "19" Photo
    Group Class photo will be taken during DAM time (3:20 pm). Running Start students mark your calendars too! Meet outside on the north side of the track. Tuesday Oct 30 | Senior Yearbook Photos Due Yearbook photos due to the Shingle editors at ballardshingle@gmail.com Refer to the Senior Photo FLYER for digital photo instructions. Senior ID pictures will be used in the yearbook if a portrait picture is not received. Still need a Portrait? Call Rowland Studio at 206-522-7171 if interested.

    BHS COUNSELOR SENIOR RESOURCE FORMS 2018-19

    College Planning Dates & Reminders
    Senior Year College & Post High School Planning
    Letters of Recommendation Info Sheet | Give to Counselors
    College Application and Deadline List

    NOVEMBER 2018

    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!

    DECEMBER 2018

    Dec 15 | "Last Chance" to order Graduation  Cap & Gown. National Achiever/Herff Jones 1-800-800-4083. Friday, Dec 21, 2018 (1 Hr Early Dismissal at 2:35pm) Special Bell Schedule
    Winter Break | No School | Monday, Dec 24, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019

    JANUARY 2019

    Monday, Jan 7, 2019 | Back to School. Monday, Jan 7 - Closes Friday, Feb 22. AP Exam Registration. LEARN MORE Monday, Jan 21 | No School MLK Jr Day 1st Semester Finals Schedule | January 24, 25 & 28, 2019 | January 29 Amnesty Day Class Periods 1/4, 2/5, 3/6 | Special Finals Bell Schedule Wed, Jan 30 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make up day.

    FEBRUARY 2019

    Friday, Feb 22 | AP Exam Registration Closes. LEARN MORE  Feb 18 - 22 | NO SCHOOL | Mid-Winter Break 

    MARCH 2019

    Friday, March 22 | CAP & GOWN ORDERS! Please check the list outside the Main Office.  If your name is not on the list you have not ordered your cap and gown. If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown and other graduation supplies, you must order online at highschool.herffjones.com by Friday, March 22nd to ensure delivery before graduation. National Achiever 1-800-800-4083 or 1-425-357-1338. Packets for ordering are still available outside the main office.

    APRIL 2019

    Mon, April 1 - April 26 | Last window to order Yearbooks | Read More Wed, April 3 | Mandatory Senior Class Meeting | DAM Time | PAC Senior Class Meeting in the PAC during DAM time (1:55 pm early release Wednesday). Parents/Guardians remind your students to pick up their preordered Graduation Announcements as well as any Grad Gear. Seniors will also be updated at the meeting with upcoming important dates and senior events.  Cap and Gown will be distributed in May. Tues, April 30 | Deadline for Diploma Correct Spelling Seniors check your name posted on the wall by the office.  Please see Ms. Peterson in the main office with any corrections. It's Not Too Late!  Order Your Cap, Gown, and Graduation Accessory Items On-Line!  Visit our website at www.highschool.herffjones.com  Questions? 425-357-1388 or email NationalAcheiverOrders@gmail.com

    MAY 2019

    MAY | Check the Prepaid Yearbook List Posted in the hall across from the Main Office. Please pay any fines highlighted with Ms K or online via Schoolpay/Source by June 5 at 1PM. All fines MUST be paid in order to receive your Yearbook at the Senior Dinner on June 6 and/or Beaver Day on June 7.Friday, May 17 | Senior Academic Awards & Scholarships Survey Due. Needed in preparation for the Senior Academic Awards event on June 11. Monday, May 20 | Cap and Gown Distribution during lunch May 20 | Prom Tickets Go On Sale. The Prom is on June 8, 2019. * Seniors – If you have not yet picked up your cap & gown please stop by the Main Office ASAP to pick up your graduation gear. Friday, May 31 | All Service Learning Paperwork Due All Service Learning paperwork including qualifying for the Above & Beyond is due for the award that will be given out on Seniors Academic Awards Night. 

    -> JUNE 2019

    Monday, June 3 | Last day to purchase Prom tickets. Prom is 6/8.
    Wednesday, June 5 | All Fines Due.  Pay via SchoolPay/Source or Ms K in the Activity Center by 1:00pm.
    Wednesday, June 5 | Deadline for photos for the slideshow. Seniors please submit photos of you and your friends at any age for the Senior Class Slideshow. Please email photos to ballardseniors19@gmail.com.
    Thursday, June 6 | Senior Dinner in the BHS Common 6pm Free Senior Pizza dinner with games, fun prized, senior slideshow and pre-ordered yearbook distribution (if no fines). Yearbooks will go back on sale on 6/10 until they are sold out.
    Saturday, June 8 | PROM at the Columbia Tower 8PM - 11PM.
    Monday, June 10 | Seniors receive/pick up Senior Checkout forms.
    Monday, June 10 | Beaver Nation Athletic Awards at 7PM | PAC If you participated in a sport this year, you and your family are invited to a fun night honoring the accomplishments of the teams, coaches & athletes.
    Tuesday, June 11 | Senior Academic Awards Night at 7PM | PAC Chords will be distributed, Valedictorian/Salutatorian recognized. This is an evening dedicated to academic excellence and recognizing the many accomplishments including the SL Above and Beyond awards of graduating Ballard High School seniors. Invitations will be sent to the homes of all seniors who have an award that will be listed in the program for the Senior Academic Awards night for seniors and their family. 
    Thursday, June 13 | Regular 6 period day schedule. Senior Finals in periods, 1, 3 & 5.
    Friday, June 14 | Regular 6 period day schedule. Senior Finals in periods 2, 4 & 6 - Senior Checkout Form due to Counselors and REQUIRED for graduation participation.
    Monday, June 17 | 10:00AM | Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at Memorial Stadium
    Monday, June 17 | 5:30PM | Graduation ceremony at Memorial Stadium.  Senior Arrival time to the graduation ceremony TBD at the mandatory rehearsal.  Monday, June 17 | SPREE


    Tuesday, June 18, Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, June 20
     | All Seniors will have regular access to their classes and will be offered education opportunities if they attend. They can also work to improve their grades during this time period by working with their teachers. However, to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony, Seniors will have to get verification from their teachers that they have passed all required classes to check out. That verification cannot be revoked due to a failure to attend or participate during these days after the ceremony.

    Thursday, June 20 | Seniors Official Last Day

    View the Finals Schedules Tab on the Bell Schedules webpage for complete Bell Schedules and updates.


    Updated June Schedule 

    June 2019 Finals Details letter (3/13) If your student will miss any of finals, please contact their teacher(s) directly. For more information and detailed bell schedules please view the End of the Year Finals Schedule All Grades (5/21)



    MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
    BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

    10:00 AM | MANDATORY Senior Rehearsal Memorial Stadium

    Students are responsible for finding their own way to the rehearsal. Senior arrival time to graduation TBD at the mandatory rehearsal.

    5:30 PM | Ballard HS Graduation at Memorial Stadium

    Families do not need tickets for graduation. Plenty of seating is available.

    Senior SPREE | Senior All-Night Graduation Party = Senior SPREE Check in at Ballard High School at 10:00PM on Monday, June 17 (night of graduation) and travel on tour buses to the different venues. An adult must pick up his or her student from BHS by 6:00AM on Tuesday, June 18.   Questions? Nancy Knoll at theknolls@mac.com