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    View Updates Below! Senior Important School Year Date Information and Monthly Check List

    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 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.


    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 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

    Tues, April 2 - April 30 | Check Spelling of Name for Diploma.  List posted on the wall by the main office. Please see Ms Peterson in the Main Office for any corrections by April 30.

    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.

    Mon, April 15 | SPREE | SPREE ticket prices increase! Buy your ticket now for $165 through 4/15. After that the cost is $195. Save now and join your friends for a safe and memorable night filled with activities, prizes, food and guaranteed fun! SPREE starts at 10:30pm after graduation on 6/17 and ends at 6am on 6/18. Visit the GRAD NIGHTS site for more info and tickets or deliver a check to the PTSA mailbox in the front office (made payable to the BHS PTSA) to reserve your spot. See your counselor for scholarship info. Questions? Email Nancy Knoll at

    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  Questions? 425-357-1388 or email

    MAY 2019

    May 1 - June 5 | Senior Class Photos For Slideshow Due
    Seniors please submit photos of you and your friends at any age for the Senior Class Slideshow. Please email photos to

    Monday, May 20 | Cap and Gown Distribution during lunch

    May 20 - June 3 | Prom Tickets Go On Sale.
    The Prom is on June 8, 2019.

    May | Library Book Fines Due & Textbooks. Date TBD.
    Check posted list. Pay via SchoolPay/Source or Ms K in the Activity Center.

    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 Awards Night on June 11.

    JUNE 2019

    Wed, June 5 | Deadline for photos for the slideshow (see May).

    TBD | Thursday, June 6 | Senior Dinner in the BHS Common 6pm

    Senior dinner with slideshow and yearbook distribution (if no fines).

    Saturday, June 8 | PROM at the Columbia Tower 8PM - 11PM.

    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 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 of graduating Ballard High School seniors.

    New! From Principal Keven Wynkoop 3/13/19

    Ballard Staff, Students and Guardians, I know that many of you have questions about the updated schedule for June Finals (because of the snow make up days). Please see the June 2019 Finals Details letter pdf icon If you have questions about the schedule, please let me know. If your student will miss any of finals, please contact their teacher(s) directly to start a dialogue about how they will handle it well before the end of the year.

    Senior Finals will be on Thursday, June 13 (periods 1/3/5) and Friday, June 14 (periods 2/4/6) and Senior Check Out will culminate on June 14th as well.
    Graduation rehearsal (10:00am on 6/17) and Graduation (6/17 at 5:30) will proceed as originally scheduled at Memorial Stadium.

    All Seniors will have regular access to their classes on June 18-20 and will be offered educational 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 13 | Senior Finals (1,3,5)

    Friday,  June 14 | Senior Finals (2,4,6)
    Checkout Form Required

    Tues, June 18 - Thurs, June 20 Seniors will have access to Regular Classes

    MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 AT 5:30 PM

    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 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 Graduation PartySenior SPREE Details: Check in at Ballard High at 10:00PM on June 17 (night of graduation) and travel on tour buses to the different venues until 6:00AM the next morning. An adult must pick up his or her student from BHS by 6:30AM on June 18.  TICKETS & MORE INFO