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    Ballard High School Senior Class of 2020

    BHS Senior families please review the important dates and information. Running Start students and senior parents mark your calendars as well. Sign Up for the PTSA BHS Weekly News and the Senior Remind.com text messages to stay connected! Dates are subject to change, check the Senior Important Dates page often!


    News for Seniors

    BHS Senior Families Have you Completed Your FAFSA?

    FAFSA logoBallard High School Counselors want to you know that completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get financial aid for college. The FAFSA is a free online application for financial aid eligibility for college. The FAFSA is a form that determines your financial need, allowing you to be eligible for federal financial aid including some merit-based scholarships—awards based on talent and academics that still require you to file the FAFSA. The FAFSA is used by schools to put together your federal student aid package. This package can include grants for college, work-study, federal student loans, state and school financial aid, and merit scholarships. 

    Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Federal student aid applications began Oct 1 at FAFSA.gov. Federal financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, know your deadlines and apply as early as you can to maximize your financial aid.


    Senior Important Timeline

    January 2020

    Monday, January 6 - Back to School

    Wed, Jan 8 from 8:45 - 4:00 Seattle Promise Outreach Specialist, Kelsey Peronto, from Seattle Colleges will be in the Ballard HS Counseling Center on Wed, Jan 8 & Wed, Feb 5 from 8:45 – 4:00 to answer any questions students/parents/guardians may have about the Seattle Promise Scholarship Program, and will also be able to help you fill out your FAFSA/WASFA. We will have laptops available. For more information you can refer to Kelsey Peronto the Ballard HS Contact. Students should sign up to visit on Naviance or just come anytime that day! Questions about this event can be directed to the BHS Counseling Center at 206-252-1014. 

    Continue to visit the following webpages: Senior, Scholarships and BHS Counseling Center for important senior updates. 

    February 2020

    February 17 to 21 - Mid-Winter Break

    Wed, Feb 5 from 8:45 - 4:00 Seattle Promise Outreach Specialist, Kelsey Peronto, from Seattle Colleges will be in the Ballard HS Counseling Center on Wed, Feb 5 from 8:45 – 4:00 to answer any questions students/parents/guardians may have about the Seattle Promise Scholarship Program, and will also be able to help you fill out your FAFSA/WASFA. We will have laptops available. For more info you can refer to Kelsey Peronto the Ballard HS Contact. Students should sign up to visit on Naviance or just come anytime that day! Questions about this event can be directed to the BHS Counseling Center at 206-252-1014. 

    Continue to visit the following webpages: Senior, Scholarships and BHS Counseling Center for updates.

    March 2020

    March 1 | SPREE Ticket Price goes up to $195. Visit the SPREE webpage for more details about SPREE.

    Any Seniors who have not yet passed the SBA ELA & Math exams will have the opportunity to retake the Smarter Balanced Exam in ELA and Math the week of March 24 - 26.

    April 2020

    Friday, April 3 - Senior Class Meeting in the Activity Center, 10:30 to 11:15 AM. Graduation announcements and other ordered items will be available for pick up.

    April 15 | SPREE Ticket price goes up to $210. Visit the SPREE webpage for more details about SPREE.

    May 2020

    Friday, May 1 | Sign Up for SPREE Bus during lunches. SPREE Agreement forms and payment must be turned in.

    ATTN: Seniors Who Have Pre-Ordered a Yearbook |  Anyone with fines will be highlighted on a poster hanging outside the Commons and the fine must be paid by June 3 in order to pick up your yearbook on June 4 - Pay via SchoolPay on the Source or with Ms. K in the Activity Center. Senior yearbooks will be distributed on June 4 at the Senior Dinner and June 5 at Beaver Day.

    Wed, May 13 - All Service Learning Paperwork which includes qualifying for the Above & Beyond award is due for the award that will be given out on Senior Awards Night on June 3, 2020.

    Friday, May 22 - Cap and Gowns Distributed in the PAC

    Thursday, May 28 - Senior Class Photos for Slideshow Due
    Seniors please submit photos of you and you friends at any age for the Senior Class Slideshow, contact email and details to follow.

    Saturday, May 30 - PROM at the Columbia Tower, 8 to 11 PM

    June 2020

    Wednesday, June 3 - Senior Awards Night at 7 PM, PAC
    Chords will be distributed, and Valedictorian/Salutatorian recognized; this is an evening dedicated to academic excellence and recognizing the many accomplishments of graduating Ballard High School Seniors.

    Thursday, June 4 - Senior Dinner in the BHS Commons, 6 PM
    Senior dinner with slideshow and yearbook distribution (if no fines).

    Friday, June 5 - Beaver Day

    Monday, June 8 - Ballard Nation Athletic Awards at 7 PM, 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 and athletes.

    Wednesday, June 10 - Senior Finals More details to follow.

    Thursday, June 11 - Senior Finals & Last Day for Seniors, Fines Due & Checkout Form REQUIRED More details to follow.


    College Planning Resource Forms

    Seniors College Planning Dates & Reminders
    Letters of Recommendation (Student Info Sheet)
    College Application and Deadline List
    Senior Year College & Post High School Planning
    Transcript Request Info 
    End of Year Finals and Senior Checkout Form - Posted in May



    Black Graduation Cap with Red tasselBallard High School Graduation
    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    10:00 AM MANDATORY Rehearsal Memorial Stadium
    Students are responsible for finding their own way to the rehearsal at Memorial Stadium. Senior arrival time to graduation TBA at rehearsal.

    5:30 PM Ballard HS Graduation at Memorial Stadium Families do not need tickets for graduation. Plenty of seating is available.



    SPREE Candy Roll with 2020

    Senior SPREE Graduation Party!! Visit the SPREE page for information about the event. Specific details and SPREE instructions for graduation night TBA.

    Updated 1/5/2020