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    2018-19 CLUBS ARE NOW POSTED!

    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. An idea for a new club? Contact: Clubs Coordinator; Clara Propst at ballardhighclubs@gmail.com


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    Clubs Coordinator
    Clara Propst | ballardhighclubs@gmail.com
    Activities Coordinator
    Kevin Kendrick | khkendrick@seattleschools.org
    Athletic Director 
    Eric Ensign | erensign@seattleschools.org


    Clubs and Organizations 2018-19
     
    Average Joe’s

    Student President: Joe Zahner | joezahner@gmail.com
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt | jcschmidt@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: SW203

    Joes come together to form a community of Joes. Competitions for the alpha Joe will also take place (in good fun).


    Cheerleading

    Student President: Avery Miller | averygmiller1@gmail.com
    Advisor: Samantha Burnstead | ballardhs.cheerleading@gmail.com
    Meets: 2-7 days a week
    Location: The Commons

    Members boost spirit and cheer-leadership at Ballard. Tryouts held in April or May 2019.


    Cloud Watching

    Student President: Zoë Lohden-DuMosch | zlohden@gmail.com
    Advisor: Brandon Officer | bsofficer@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: NW220

    This is a place where people can meet new people, relax and learn about clouds and meteorology.

     


     

    DECA

    Student President: Madeleine Clark | madeleineclarke@gmail.com
    Advisor: Mary Jereczek | mejereczek@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: N101 or Library

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


    Dungeon and Dragons

    Student President: Zander Bell | maskofthefallen@gmail.com
    Advisor: Minerva Villegas | mgvillegas@seattleschools.org
    Meets: SW206
    Location: Mondays after school


    Earth Service Corps

    Student President: Ella Kirwan | ellajeankirwan@gmail.com
    Advisor: Noam Gundle | njgundle@seattleschools.org
    Meets: First and second lunch on Thursdays
    Location: 1st lunch – S106 2nd lunch – NW217

    Our club meets every Thursday to plan work on projects to improve the environment. We work with the YMCA on restoration projects, hikes, and environmentally friendly projects in our school and community.

     


     

    Fashion Club/FCCLA

    Student President: Ashley Taherazer | aztaherazer@gmail.com
    Advisor: Marcia Lalonde | malalonde@seattleschools.org
    Meets: After school Tuesday
    Location: N220

    Joining FCCLA/Fashion club to have a business/career-oriented club preparing students for potential careers in the fashion industry.


    French Club

    Student President: Francesca Evangelista | faevangalista10@gmail.com
    Advisor: Annaick Sturgeon | amsturgeon@seattleschools.org
    Meets: One Wednesday a month after school
    Location: S207

    The French Club organizes activities to promote a better understanding of French and francophone culture French Club meets about once a month to do activities such as making crêpes, playing trivia, playing Boules, making masks for Mardi Gras, and much more! No French experience required. Treats Provided. See board outside of S207 for info. 


    Gaming and Computing

    Student President: Gabe Guadalupe | gabrieljguadalupe@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jim Verhaeghe | jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays 3:35 – 5:00
    Location: N112


    Girl Talk

    Student President: Isabel DeGreen
    Advisor: Marie Lassley | mjlassley@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: P102

    A time where club members can take time to talk about anything that they want and be supported by others. A place where people can have time away from school and anything bad in their life.


    Girls Who Code

    Student President: Morgan Warren
    Advisor: James Verhaeghe | jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
    Meets: After schools Monday
    Location: N112

    Girls of all skill levels engage in programming and explore computer science basics.


    Good Vibes Tribe

    Student President: Ava Alvord | avaalvord@gmail.com / Fiona Hamlin | fionahamlinsa@gmail.com
    Advisor: April McKenna | ahmckenna@seattleschools.org
    Meets: 1st lunch - Mondays
    Location: SW100

    The Good Vibes Tribe is all about staying positive and supporting each other when high school gets tough!


    Ink Club

    Student President: Rianah Smith | rian.smith.124@gmail.com
    Advisor: Gordon MacDougall | gimacdougall@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: SW105

    Ink Club takes student submissions of original art-poetry, paintings, videos, music, drawings, short stories, doodle, you name it- and we publish it online and in the annual Ink Journal. We also host events throughout the year, featuring art and student musicians.


    International Thespian Society

    Student President: Cassidy Murphy | cassm2001@gmail.com
    Advisor: Shawn Riley | smriley@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Monday after school
    Location: Black Box (NE224)

    The Thespian organization is a special honorary group within the Drama Club for Junior and senior students who have participated in a minimum of 100 hours in two or more main stage theater productions AND maintained the proper annual requirements to remain Thespians. Some members may attend a state leadership conference and the state theater festival each year.

    The mission of the Thespians is to provide a nurturing environment in which students can pursue individual and collective achievements by developing their skills and understanding in the genre of theatre, musical theatre, and technical theatre. Thespian expectations are as follows; Demonstrate respect by being punctual, serve as a leader and role model to others, commit to being focused and dedicated to your academics, your craft, and your school. Value your body as your instrument by living a clean lifestyle. Show respect to each other, staff, volunteers, and to the facilities of the theater in which we work. Demonstrate and express support for each other whether onstage, backstage, or in the audience. Thespians as an organization are far greater than any individual. Let us be proud of our accomplishments, yet humble enough to understand that our goals could not be accomplished without each other.


    Investment Club

    Student President: Tim Gaston | timgaston421@gmail.com
    Advisor: Michael Broom | mrbroom@seattleschools.org
    Meets: First lunch on Mondays
    Location: SW207

    A fun introduction to the world of investments and money management. The goal will be to give all members the confidence to invest on their own and make significant profits.


    Junior State of America

    Student President: Liam Bonds | lpbonds@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson | jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Fridays from 4:15 to 5:15
    Location: S206

    The Junior State of America club is part of a nationwide organization to promote civic engagement and leadership. Each week the club will hold organized debates and will prepare for the numerous statewide conventions.


    Key Club

    Student President: Hannah Weaver hannahweaver@gmail.com
    Advisor: Oana Rus ovrus@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays (at lunch)
    Location: SW202 for first lunch, N101 for second lunch

    Key Club plans and runs service learning events, such as the in-school Blood Drive and various fundraisers for local and international charities. We also go out and volunteer at outside organizations.


    Lacrosse – Girls

    Student President: Rachel Howell | rrhowell00@gmail.com
    Advisor: Suzanne Replinger | sreplinger@gmail.com
    Meets: Every day in the spring. 5-7 pm.
    Location: Field

    Girls Lacrosse is a no-cut sport that welcomes new player. We practice every day in the spring and have a Varsity and JV team. It’s a fun environment for players of all skill level.


    Link Crew

    Advisors: Keven Wynkoop | kswynkoop@seattleschools.org /
    Carrie Burr | cjburra@seattleschools.org

    Meets: Various
    Location: Varies

    A Mentoring Program, that assigns every incoming 9th grader with successful upperclassmen at a ratio of about 10:2 to help them adjust to the realities of high school. Link Leaders, the mentors, are chosen through an application process in the spring and they are trained in late August to prepare for an exciting Freshmen Orientation Program. Follow up activities are organized throughout the year to increase freshmen connection to school and improve their academic and social success.


    Lego Club

    Student President: Cooper Croy | coopercroy@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kira Franz-Knight | kafranzknight@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school (after football season)
    Location: S105

    We will get together to build and talk about Legos. If you are able, bring Legos to build with for the club.


    Mountain Biking Team

    Student President: Jessica Darlington | jessicamayedarlington@gmail.com
    Advisor: John Foster | jffoster@seattleschools.org
    Meets: After school on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings
    Location: Woodland Park

    Come ride bikes with us! We practice after school on Wednesdays and every Saturday morning. We have four races in the spring. If you want to learn new mountain biking skills, make new friends and have fun, join the team!


    Model UN

    Student President: Julia Atkins | jjatkings@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson | jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays after school
    Location: S106

    Students address important current international issues as delegates at Model United Nations conferences. Members develop skills in public speaking, debate, negotiation and analytical writing. A Model UN conference will be held in December at Ballard to prepare members for outside conferences


    Music – Band

    Advisor: Michael James | mijames@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE221


    Music – Choir

    Advisor: Courtney Rowley | chrowley@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE224


    Music – Orchestra

    Advisor: Elizabeth Fortune | eafortune@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE224


    National History Day Club (NHD)

    Student President: Aneesa Roidad | aneesaroidad@gmail.com
    Advisor: Shawn Lee | stlee@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Afterschool on Tuesdays
    Location: S115

    Members of NHD club create projects about a topic in history based on a theme, which is triumph and tragedy this year. They get to share their projects and compete with other students in the region, state, and nation.


    National Honor Society

    Student President: Rachel Howell | rrhowell00@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson | jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Once or twice a month
    Location: SW106

    NHS is an academic national organization that focuses on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Members are required to keep at least a 3.5 GPA and complete a minimum of 15 community service hours per semester. Students must be a sophomore or above.


    Philosophy and Ethics

    Student President: Savannah Myers | savannahm8095@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kristin Storey | kmstorey@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school 3:45 to 5:00
    Location: SW104

    Philosophy and Ethics are dedicated to discussing and learning about different philosophical and ethical ideas. We learn new things, expand our minds, and discuss interesting issues with a diverse group of students and our UW philosophy teacher Mr. Krister.


    Plant Club

    Student President: Mitra Shafii | mitra.shafii@gmail.com
    Advisor: India Carlson | ikcarlson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: NW203

    In plant club, we grow and propagate succulents and tropical plants and learn how to care for them.


    Political Discussion Club

    Student President: Max Schomber | alphamax9000@gmail.com
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt | jcschmidt@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: SW203

    A forum for political discourse on various topics.


    Psychology Club

    Student President: Allessandra D’Alosio | alessbd@gmail.com
    Advisor: Viola Spencer | vmspencer@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school 3:40- 4:40
    Location: SW101

    At Psychology Club, we will take part in a variety of discussions about the mind. We will have presentations, watch movies and documentaries, and we will always have snacks!


     

    R.A.N.T. Club (Reason, Analyze, Negotiate, Take-Action)

    Student President: Grace Ebel graceebel@yahoo.com
    Advisor: Carol Faust clfaust@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: S101

    Complaining and debating with a purpose. Bring in ideas local to global that you want to discuss, debate, and come up with solutions and actions.


    Rhapsody

    Student President: Al Hernandez | forreal134@gmail.com
    Advisor: Alonzo Ybarra | atybarra@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: S116

    Rhapsody is a club that is meant to be a creative collective meant to help members express themselves through music (hip-hop and a few other genres), fashion (streetwear) and other outlets.


    Sailing Team

    Student President: Erik Anderson | patdabunnylego@gmail.com
    Advisor: John Foster | jffoster@seattlschools.org
    Meets: Fridays 4-6
    Location: Corinthian Yacht Club

    The Ballard sailing team competes against local high schools in small, 2-person sailboats. We have practices and go to regattas around Washington to race.


    Students Learning About Mental health (SLAM)

    Student President: Jessie Anderson | jessicacanderson@comcast.net
    Advisor: Chelsea Clark | Chelsea.clark@swedish.org
    Meets: Every other Tuesday starting 10/9 at 8:15
    Location: Activity Center

    SLAM is a group that goes to various high schools and middle schools around Seattle to educate students about mental health, suicide, and depression.


    Smash

    Student President: Jack Feist | jackfeist@gmail.com
    Advisor: Brandon Officer | bsofficer@seattlschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: NW220

    Smash club aims to grow a friendly environment for BHS students to play Super Smash Bros. while catering to both casual and competitive styles.


    Spanish

    Student President: Jordan Bowles | jtbowles@outlook.com
    Advisor: Profe Lopez Madrid | dvlopez@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: S201

    We will explore Spanish culture and food, practice the language, and have lots of fun. You will learn a lot about the language of Spanish!

     


    Sports Analytics

    Student President: Aneesh Grove | Aneesh.grove@gmail.com 
    Advisor: Marie Lassley | mjlassley@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays at 2:30
    Location: P102

    In the Ballard Sports Analytics Club, we work to analyze the stat lines and trends of players in the NFL. This information allows us to make predictions on any possible positive regression in the productivity of any given player and enables us to experience the statistical element of creating the ideal roster.


    Students and Teachers Against Racism

    Student President: Aneesa Roidad and Alli Shinn | ballardhs.starclub@gmail.com
    Advisor: Taryn Coe | tmcoe@seattlschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays - both lunches
    Location: SW107

    STAR club is a student-led advocacy group that is committed to combatting racism in our school, in our community, and in our country.


    Ultimate (Boys & Girls Coed)

    Student President: TBA
    Advisor: John Nobis | ballardultimate@gmail.com
    Meets: 2 – 3 times a week
    Location: Ingraham Stadium Turf
    Registration: BallardUltimate.org


    Unity for Change

    Student President: Annelise Bowser and Isabel Norlen | bhsunityforchange@gmail.com
    Advisor: April McKenna | ahmckenna@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: SW100

    Unity for Change is a community outreach and volunteer club that organizes events and programs based on students’ interests and passions. We focus on improvement within our school and the greater Seattle area.


    Viking Robotics

    Student President: Ransom Miller
    Advisor: Brian Connolly | baconnolly@seattlschools.org 
    Meets: September thru December: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm
    January thru February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm

    March thru June: Monday and Wednesdays, 6-8pm
    Location: NW204

    Viking Robotics is an afterschool club that teaches high school students engineering and leadership skills. Mo experience is required to join. We spend six weeks each year building a robot based on the FIRST Robotics competition requirements. WE then spend about one month competing with other teams from our area and the country. All are welcome to join, we have positions in mechanical, financial, programming, electrical, and team outreach.


    Virtual Reality (BVR)

    Student President: Avery Wagar | BallardVRClub@gmail.com
    Advisor: TuesD Chambers | tschambers@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: Library


     

    24 Hour Plays

    Student President: Lilly Grey Rudge | lillygreyr@gmail.com
    Advisor: Gordon Macdougall | gimacdougall@seattleschools.org
    Meets: November 15th after school until the 16th
    Location: SW105

    In the span of 24 hours those who’ve signed up will write and act out five plays for the school.