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    Note from the Counselors!

    Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals are available during in-person learning days. Meals may be picked up at the entrance by the gym doors only. The food is available and free for all students, and while students are not able to eat in the classroom they may save it and snack on it during the day by stepping into the hall during class for a short time.

    Students can continue to use the Bookings link online (also on Counselor Schoology pages) to schedule any appointment with their Counselor. Appointments will continue to be virtual, however, students who are doing in-person school can see their Counselor in person. They will only be able to do this on the days they are assigned to be in the building.

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    The BHS Counselors work with students to help them develop strategies for success in academics, social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options.

    Counselors encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, develop methods for dealing with difficulties, setting goals, and to make good choices. Counselors also help students deal with social and emotional issues.

    BHS Counselor Student Assignments

    Students are assigned by the their last name.

    Counselors work with students to explain the credit system, help select courses, monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options.

    Book an Appointment with your Counselor

    Counselor Support | Running Start | New Students
    Select an option and then your Counselor's name. Enter correct email address, or you will NOT receive a confirmation email with a link.

    Schedule a Counseling Appointment >

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    Virtual Job/Internship

    • HistoryLink online service learning opportunity |Would you like to help HistoryLink’s Digital Media Editor find new images, videos, & audio recordings? is the online encyclopedia of WA State history. Our digital media editor has identified the 200 most-accessed articles and needs help searching online archives for images, videos, and audio recordings that can be added to the articles to make them more engaging. This project can be done remotely & we will provide training. Email to get involved.

    • Seattle Mariners Summer Job Opportunity | Check it Out!
      With the 2021 season underway, we are looking to add talented individuals to our team who can provide fun and exciting service to our guests through promotions and attractions as a Fielder. Learn More.
    • Columbia Lutheran Home | Openings for 2 Full Time & 3 PT Dietary Aide | Duties include dishwashing, cleaning, and transporting food and dishes to our dining areas. Hours are 4 - 7:30 pm. Apply online at the Columbia Lutheran Home or in person at 4700 Phinney Ave North.

    BHS only shares postings and does not endorse any of these businesses.

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    Seniors Class 2021

    Applying to College 

    All Grade Resources

    Running Start Information

    Creating a Culture of Belonging at Ballard HS

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    Counseling Secretary
    Carol Bristol

    BHS Student Counselor
    Assignment List

    Sonja Petersen | Counselor
    Student List A - Ci
    206-252-1106 | Mon - Thurs

    Sarah Bowman | Counselor
    Student List Cj - Han

    Tom Kramer | Head Counselor
    Student List Hao - Mci

    Gail Olson Laing | Counselor
    Student List Mcj - Sch

    Leti Bravo | Counselor
    Student List Sci - Z

    Katie Huguenin
    Counseling Dept. Tasks/Projects

    School Psychologists
    Nicole Garrie (On Leave)
    Michelle Dorman
    Marie Gent

    BHS Teen Health Center
    Teen Health Center Info

    Testing Coordinator
    Mike Broom | 206-252-1107

    Academic Intervention
    Lisa Coacher | 206-252-1107

    Kim Nickerson | 206-252-1105 

    Updated 5/13/2021