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Clubs at Ballard HS 21-22

Clubs are a great way to get involved! Ballard has over 75 clubs available for students. Find a club that matches your interests and get involved. If you can’t find a club that fits your interests, start your own club!

For Reference Only:
Clubs for the School Year 21-22

3D Printing Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chambers; tschambers@seattleschools.org
Students: Lucian Eckert-Dean; 1lueckertdean@seattleschools.org
and Sarah Warshaw; 1sawarshaw@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Library

We are giving students access to 3D printing technology to aid in their classes, projects, and creative freedoms. We’re looking to work with teachers on interactive lessons involving 3D printing, and hope this club helps encourage more people to get into STEM-related fields as a result.


Aromantics and Asexuals against Amatonormativity (AroAce Club)

New! Teacher Advisor: Ms. Banholzer; srbanholzer@seattleschools.org
Student: Adair Ernst; 1alernst@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW221

To improve the visibility of and education on Aro/Ace identities (aro and ace are lgbtqia+ identities), a place for Aro/Ace people to meet and talk in person (Aro Ace people generally learn about their identity online and find it hard to meet other Aro/Aces in person).


Asian Student Union

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Gundle; njgundle@seattleschools.org
Student: Meilee Riddle; 1mcriddle@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW217


Astrology and Tarot Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Franz-Knight; kafranzknigh@seattleschools.org
Students: Erica Richardson; 1ejrichardson@seattleschools.org
and Adair Ernst; 1alernst@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | S105

Self growth and spiritual exploration through the study of tarot cards and astrology.


Astronomy Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Banholzer; srbanholzer@seattleschools.org
President: Wilson Bailey; 1wrbailey@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | NW221

A chill, laid-back club where we talk about space stuff and the latest astronomy news.


Ballard Adoptee and Foster Kid Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Katrel; khkatrel@seattleschools.org
President: Lina McRoberts; 1lmmcroberts@seattleschools.org
VP: Maraike Van-Schepen
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School (biweekly) | SW102

The Ballard Adoptee and Foster Kid Club will be dedicated to creating a safe space to share stories discuss challenges and celebrate heritage.


Ballard Button Pressers/Rhythm Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Broussard; awbroussard@seattleschools.org
Student: Charles Schmeising; 1crschmeising@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | N106

This will be a club for rhythm games such as GH, OSU, FNF.


Ballard Comic Book Club (The BCBC)

Teacher Advisors: Mr. Lee; stlee@seattleschools.org 
and Ms. Chambers; tschambers@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | S108

Read and discuss comics every week.  Celebrate Comic Books, Comic Book Movies, and “Geek Culture”.


Ballard Environmental Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms Reinelt; klreinelt@seattleschools.org
Students: Maggie Hall; 1mshall@seattleschools.org
and Lauren Oboy; 1leoboy@seattleschools.org
and Katherine Mullins; 1knmullins@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | Library

Environmental club is a fun way to meet new people while helping out the environment and gaining service hours.


Ballard Feminist Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. McKenna; ahmckenna@seattleschools.org
Co-Presidents: Malia Fletcher; 1mmfletcher@seattleschools.org
and Lina McRoberts; 1lmmcroberts@seattleschools.org
Logistics Coordinator: Taiya Fletcher; 1tafletcher1@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | SW100
Follow us on Instagram: @ballardfeministclub

To create a safe space where we can have meaningful conversations and projects related to feminist topics and issues.


Ballard High Hockey Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Drabek; jsdrabek@seattleschools.org
Students: Izzy Kim; 1igkim1@seattleschools.org
and Safiya Rajan; 1srrajan@seattleschools.org
and Kate Lauderback; 1krlauderback@seattleschools.org
and Bella Neireiter; 1ianeireiter@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | SW207

Hockey club is a fun community that meets at lunch to have open discussion about our favorite hockey teams and current hockey news. Come and connect with fun people who are passionate about the awesome sport that is hockey!


Ballard High School Checkers Association

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Schmidt; jcshmidt@seattleschools.org
Student: Zach Branica; 1znbranica@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | SW203

To bring joy and whimsy to all students while giving them the gift of checkers.


Ballard High Speech and Debate Team

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Morean; Kimorean@seattleschools.org
Co-Presidents: Bella Neireiter; 1ianeireiter@seattleschools.org
and Juliette Klein; 1jsklein1@seattleschools.org
and Marcela Bonet; 1mlbonet@seattleschools.org
and Safiya Rajan; 1srrajan@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday & Wednesday
Times & Locations:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm Lunch | S101
Wednesday: After School | S101

Ballard High Speech and Debate Team is a fun community where we will be working as a group to build our speaking and debate skills, no experience necessary to join. Our ultimate goal this year will be going to competitions and competing in categories in both speech and debate.


Ballard High STEM Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Drabek; jsdrabek@seattleschools.org
Students: Bella Neireiter; 1ianeireiter@seattleschools.org
and Juliette Klein; 1jsklein1@seattleschools.org
and Marcela Bonet; 1mlbonet@seattleschools.org
and Safiya Rajan; 1srrajan@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday & Tuesday
Times & Locations:
Monday: 1:00 Lunch | SW207
Tuesday: After School | SW207

STEM Club is a scientific community filled with those passionate about science and mathematics. This year we will be competing in 2 science fairs and doing other experiments to expand our scientific thinking and experimentation skills.


Ballard Jewish Student Union

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Furman; 1djfurmam@seattleschools.org
Co-Presidents: Lola Velush; 1levelush@seattleschools.org
and Isabelle Kim; 1igkim1@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | N106
Follow us on Instagram: @ballard_jsu

To create a safe space for Jews at Ballard, as well as anyone interested in Judaism, and discuss topics surrounding our Judaism, as well as work to educate others in the community and create a more equitable community for Jews. Come join us to meet and talk about the upcoming year, and make some posters to put up to spread the word about JSU! 


Ballard Martial Arts Club

Advisor: Mr. Johnson; jjohnson@seattleschools.org
Student: George Martinez; 1gemartinez@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | Commons then locker room hallway

Ballard Martial Arts Club will be a club that is for both existing martial arts students at the school who currently study somewhere as well as individuals who are new or have been curious about martial arts. It can also serve as an opportunity to teach women’s self-defense and safety. The purpose would be to come together, mingle, share and learn. Participants could have an opportunity to test for rank, participate in exhibitions and tournaments if they choose.


Ballard Paddle Board Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Foster; jffoster@seattleschools.org
Student: Gabe Sico; 1gpsico@seattleschools.org
and Katie Efroymonson; 1kaefroymson@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW205

To teach students the basics of stand-up paddling, water safety and inspire an interest in taking care of our local waters.


Ballard Recovery Club

Advisors: Coach Humphries; rdhumphries@seattleschools.org
and Ballard Teen Health Center Eddie Medina; eddie.medina@sound.health
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Ballard HS Teen Health Center

AA or other types of recovery support.


Ballard Students Against Capitalism

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Morean; kimorean@seattleschools.org
Students: Cassia Tacket, Alice Pearson, Beatrice Nelson-Talbot, Willa Behrens and Margaret Sharp-Milgrom
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | S101

We spend our lunches discussing about what we can do in our community to combat the negative effects of capitalism.


Ballard True Crime

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Faust; clfaust@seattleschools.org
Students: Maddie Salafsky; 1masalafsky@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: After School | S106

It’s a true crime club.


Ballard Viking Robotics

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Schmidt; jcschmidt@seattleschools.org
Student: Luisa Bloch Garcia; 1lmblochgarcia@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Times & Location: Evening Teams Call Only

Viking Robotics is a youth-led inclusive and diverse community that inspires, develops and educates individuals within our community about business, marketing, programming, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, design, fabrication, and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related skills.


Ballard Volleyball Club

Teacher Advisors: Mr. Broom; mrbroom@seattleschools.org
and Mr. Pentecost; wmpentecost@seattleschools.org
Students: Drew Herrman; 1dsherrman@seattleschools.org
and Ethan Zierman; 1elzierman@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Times & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | Gym

An opportunity for students to engage in athletic competition and social pleasure through the beautiful game of volleyball.


BHS Fundraising Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Maykut; msmaykut@seattleschools.org
President: Siena Hill; 1sthill1@seattleschools.org
VP: Fiora Peterson; 1fmpeterson1@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | SW215

To bring change to the world through fun fundraising events!


BHS Marine Biology Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. McGinty; lsmcginty@seattleschools.org
Student: Malia Fletcher; 1mmfletcher@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW211
Club Email: ballardhsmarinebioclub@gmail.com
Follow us on Instagram: @bhsmarinebioclub

In this club, we will focus on doing fun activities related to marine biology such as organizing clean ups at nearby beaches, presentations about interesting oceanic creatures, watch marine biology documentaries and make projects related to marine biology. We also raise awareness for conservation of our oceans and to ignite passions for marine biology.


BHS Power Lifting Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Cunningham; Wacunningham1@seattleschools.org
Student: Hudson Deleon; 1hmdeleon@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School at 2:30 pm | Weight Room

To get people into the sport of power lifting.


B.O.A.T Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Dowdy; rmdowdy@seattleschools.org
Presidents: Willa Kuhn; 1wmkuhn@seattleschools.org
and Eden Murphy and Anika Bennigson; 
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 8:00 am Before School | Library

B.O.A.T. (Ballard Outdoor Adventure Team) organizes fun adventures designed to help members develop a love for the great outdoors and build a sense of community.


Charcuterie Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Lehni; lllehni@seattleschools.org
Student: Trinity Edwards; 1tjedwards@seattleschools.org
and Samantha Simpson; 1svsimpson@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | S100

Monthly Charcuterie Celebration.


Chess Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Pentecost; wmpentecost@seattleschools.org
President: Asher Seibel; 1alseibel@seattleschools.org
Student: Colin Dunlap
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | SW203
Follow us on Instagram: @ballardchessclub

To help teach and play as a community.


Club Utilizing Powerpoint Indie Development (C.U.P.I.D)

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Subido; jesubido@seattleschools.org
Students: Antonette Rice; 1larice@seattleschools.org
and Val Mcmurchie; 1ndmcmurchie@seattleschools.org
and Polaris Wesche; 1gawesche@seattleschools.org
and Alexandra Strople; 
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | The Book Club Room in the Library

We are to make games in PowerPoint after school on Monday.


Craft Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Harkleroad; msharkleroad@seattleschools.org
Students: Evie Chatburn; 1egchatburn@seattleschools.org
and James Schmidt; 1jbschmidt@seattleschools.org
and Kathleen Benefiel; 1kcbenefiel@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | SW110

Craft Club is a club focused on a variety of arts and crafts, people can come in to make crafts or share current or previous projects. We also plan to sell some of our crafts made during the year and donate our proceeds to charity.


DECA

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Jereczek; mejereczek@seattleschools.org
Students: Madi Harth; 1mbharth@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Library

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.


Diabetic Student Union

Teacher Advisor: Mr Cachopo; sacachopo@seattleschools.org
Students: Maddie Salafsky; 1maddiesalafsky@seattleschools.org
and Luke Clemens; 1laclemens@seattleschools.org 
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | SW111

DSU wants to help educate those with and without diabetes about the auto immune disease and support the t1d community through volunteering and participating in local fundraisers.


Drain Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Vertucci; scvertucci@seattleschools.org
Students: Cameron Craig; 1cdcraig@seattleschools.org
and Henry Sipos; 1hwsipos@seattleschools.org
and Ben Schulte; 1blschulte@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | S216

A place to discuss their favorite music and gain a community that enjoys the type of music that “Drain Gang” produces.


Dungeons and Dragons Club (DnD)

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Gross; stgross@seattleschools.org
Students: Hugo Heim; 1hjheimromero@seattleschools.org
and Abigail Carmack; 1aecarmack@seattleschools.org
and Gideon St. Onge; 1gfstonge@seattleschools.org
and Connor Selleck; 1cdselleck@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday & Thursday
Time & Location: After School | S102

Dungeons and Dragons club is a place for students to discuss and play the world’s oldest role-playing game. DnD club is open to all players, regardless of experience and ability. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned adventurer, there’s room for everyone at our table.


Earth Service Corps

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Gundle; njgundle@seattleschools.org
Students: Joe Fewel; 1jbfewel@seattleschools.org
and Tova Goedert; 1tjgoedert@seattleschools.org
and Sadie Clark; 1sdclark@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW217

Earth Service Corps is a club dedicated to helping the environment. We work on projects like making reusable cloth bags, hosting park and beach clean ups, working on Ballard’s native plant garden, composting and creating school wide interest. Anyone interested in protecting the Earth is welcome!


Film Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bradford; spbradford@seattleschools.org
Student: Matthew Wilbur; 1mjwilbur@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: After School | N225
Follow us on Instagram: @ballardfilmclub

We watch movies and have fun and have film screenings and discussions. Prepare to broaden your knowledge of film! We are also looking to have guest speakers from within the industry. We also organize film festivals!


Finance Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Blazevic; edblazevic@seattleschools.org
Student: Garrett Knight; 1gmknight@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | N108

Short weekly meeting where members can have discussion about stocks, money and world events.


Fitted Hat, Aesthetic Dream Chaser and Mask Police Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Banholzer; srbanholzer@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | Library

We want to make a community for people who are into fitted hats and becoming a absolute Greek god.


French Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Sturgeon; amsturgeon@seattleschools.org
Meets: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | S207

We will learn about French culture by doing things like making crepes, eating beignets, and buche de noels and much more. Discover French and Francophone culture. No knowledge of French required


Frisbee Golf

Teacher Advisor: Mr Chacopo; sacachopo@seattleschools.org
Students: Mara Scalen and Seth Carrell
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: After School | SW111

To have fun and play frisbee golf!


Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Schmider; csschmider@seattleschools.org
Student: Cameron Patel; 1kapatel@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | S202

A space for LGBTQ students to meet each other, discuss LGBT issues, and feel safe.


General Computing Club (GCC)

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Verhaeghe; jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 2:30 pm After School | N112

Develop video games and learn CS with others. To spend time with like-minded individuals and learn more about Computer Science and the software industry.
Visit our website: bhsgcc.com/info


Girls Who Code

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Verhaeghe; jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | N112

Girls who are interested in software and the software industry coming together to create products and discuss issues in that industry. We work on computer science projects, host different speakers and do outreach in the community to help build girls coding skills, and confidence in STEM environments.


Ink Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Macdougall; gimacdougall@seattleschools.org
Students: Rowan Saunders;
and Antonette Rice; 1larice@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | SW103

A great group of interesting creative types hanging out, laughing, and creating! Ink club is an arts and literature club that supports artists and writers in the club while also accepting submissions from all BHS students for publishing in the yearly INK Journal in the spring. The club also helps plan the Spilled Ink events at the Ballard Public Library.


International Thespian Society

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Riley; smriley@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: After School | The Black Box/NE224

ITS is an international organization started in 1922 to recognize theatre excellence in secondary schools.


Japanese Culture and Anime Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Smith; sosmith@seattleschools.org
Students: Antonette Rice; 1larice@seattleschools.org
and Anna DeTurk; 1acdeturk@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | S204

You do not need to be able to speak Japanese to participate. Club members take part in various Japanese cultural and linguistic activities including cooking, arts and crafts, games and movies.


JSA Junior State of America

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Feise; gefeise@seattleschools.org
Student: Maddie Poole; 1mmpoole@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | S107

Help students develop leadership and knowledge about public affairs and civic life.


Keanu Reeves Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. McGinty; lsmcginty@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | NW211

We chill and watch films with Keanu Reeves in them and at times discuss at length his awesomeness.


Latinx Student Union

Teacher Advisor: Ms Bravo; lrbravo@seattleschools.org
Student: Frida Santos Enriquez; frsantosenriqu@gmail.com
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | S200

The LSU is to promote the education and cultural representation of the Latino / Hispanic community at BHS. We create a sense of community support and to address social justice and educational issues we face at BHS. The purpose of the Latinx Student Union is to bring together all Ballard students who hold a Latinx identity and/or ally to build a strong community and presence on campus.


Leftists of BHS

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Fortune; eafortune@seattleschools.org
Student: Mia Cole-Daum; 1mlcoledaum@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | P103

Student guided lunchtime discussion and learning of current topics and political concepts in our world today.


Library Leaders

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chambers; tschambers@seattleschools.org
President: Garrett Knight; 1gmknight@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | Library

Library leaders is a club where students can work on different projects that build community at Ballard High School. Join us at a weekly meeting, where members talk about and organize projects.


Math Tutoring Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chambers; tschambers@seattleschools.org
Students: Aleksey Adams; 1asadams@seattleschools.org
and Evan Lott; 1ealott@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time & Location: 8:00 pm Before School | Library

To give math tutoring help for high schoolers.


Model United Nations

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Dowdy; rmdowdy@seattleschools.org
Co-Presidents: Annika Haug; 1aehaug@seattleschools.org
and Lillian Peterson
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | P104

In Model United Nations we learn and practice the skills necessary for MUN conferences. We learn proper debate rules, how conferences work, and how to represent a country. We hold mock conferences at school during meetings, as well as attend ones in the Seattle area.


Monkey Discussion Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Villegas; mgvillegas@seattleschools.org
Student: Daniel Pierce; 1ddpierce@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | SW206

To bring awareness to monkey issues.


Monopoly Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Faust; clfaust@seattleschools.org
Students: Carmen Black; 1crblack@seattleschools.org
and Luisa Bloch Garcia; 1lmblochgarcia@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | S106

An inclusive community that plays and learns about monopoly.


Multicultural Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Dowdy; rmdowdy@seattleschools.org
and Assistant Principal Dr. Williams III; jowilliams@seattleschools.org
Student: Semai Hagos; 1sahagos1@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesdays
Time & Location: After School | P104

Uniting students of color at Ballard High School. This club will have multicultural speakers and events, plan assemblies, and be a place for students to share their cultures and experiences.


National Honors Society

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Feise; gefeise@seattleschools.org
President: Joe Fewel; 1jbfewel@seattleschools.org
Students: Amelie DeEulio; 1amdeeulio@seattleschools.org
and Madi Harth; 1mbharth@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Library
Follow us on Instagram @ballard.nhs

The National Honor Society is a chapter of a nationwide organization for high school students to participate in scholarship and leadership opportunities, service learning, and character building.


Novaturient

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Maykut; srmaykut@seattleschools.org
Students: Eden Hawkins; 1erhawkins@seattleschools.org
and Nathalie Stanley; 1ngstanley@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday
Time & Location: After School | SW215

Novaturient is a mental health production project designed to expand students creativity and create a safe space for students to feel supported.


P. B. C. Plant Based Club

Teacher Advisors: Ms Baron; mrbaron@seattleschools.org
and Ms. Franz-Knight; kafranzknigh@seattleschools.org
Student: Harper Nesbitt
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | S105

Inform and learn about the impacts of a plant based diet, talk about climate change, factory farming, watch documentaries, and share plant based recipes.


Pacific Islander Club

Teacher Advisor: India Carlson; ikcarlson@seattleschools.org
and Advisor: Sailau Tuitele; sttuitele@seattleschools.org
Student: Kasa Finau Atu; 1kifinauata@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: After School | NW203

This club will represent most of the Polynesian cultures and educate everyone on the history behind those cultures, and how they are different from each other – we do culture dances too! We want to create a safe place for the Pacific Island community at the school.


Philosophy and Ethics

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Storey; kmstorey@seattleschools.org
Students: Sara Wilkson and Eden Gabbert
bhsphilosophyandethics@gmail.com
Meetings: Tuesday & Thursday
Time & Location: After School | SW104

To have philosophical discussions and ethical debates.


Photography Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. O’Neill; gaoneill@seattleschools.org
Student: Chamonix Reynolds; 1careynolds@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch Time | SW126

Photography club: members come to gain more experience with photography and share photos that they are proud of.


Pokémon GO Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Holmgren; tgholmgren@seattleschools.org
Student: Cassia Tackett; 1cltackett@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch Time | NW105

We are working to build camaraderie between the teams that separate Ballard. We will talk about pokémon go and hopefully, everyone will learn more about the game we all love so much.


Plant Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms Carlson; ikcarlson@seattleschools.org
Students: Daniel Cura: 1decura@seattleschools.org
and Rosa Basiji; 1rnbasiji@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: After School | NW203/Greenhouse

Plant club focuses on cultivation, propagation and overall care of all plant varieties.


Psychology Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Lee; stlee@seattleschools.org
Students: Kate Feist; 1khfeist@seattleschools.org
and Rachel Mintzer; 1ramintzer@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: After School | S108

We learn about and discuss various aspects of psychology and the brain. We also have brownies!!


Queen of Spades Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Blazevic; edblazevic@seattleschools.org
Students: James Goodall; 1jfgoodall@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | N108

To enjoy a variety of card games and a competitive yet fun community.


Sailing Team

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Foster; jffoster@seattleschools.org
Students: Meimei Peterson; 1kmpeterson@seattleschools.org
and Catie Vandervort; 1cavandervort@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | NW205
Practices will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club

Ballard’s sailing team is nationally ranked and supportive of students learning to sail and race.


Seattle Students Against Sexual Violence (SSASV)

Teacher Advisor: Profe Lopez Madrid; dvlopezmadri@seattleschools.org
Co-Leader Students: Lola Velush; 1levelush@seattleschools.org
and Zoe Isett; 1zsisett@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | S201
Follow Us on Instagram @ssasv.bhs

Our goal is to combat sexual violence at Ballard, and in the future at schools all throughout Seattle, through preemptive and retroactive action. This will be done by establishing a support group for survivors at Ballard, working with administration to establish teacher trainings as well as student education, and by working with the organizations Youth Against Sexual Violence and One Love Foundation.


SLAM Students Learning About Mental Health

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Clark; chelsea.clark@swedish.org
and Ms. Kazanjian; klkazanjian@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | Teen Health Center

To bring awareness to mental health issues. This club is a student group that presents at schools around Seattle, educating students about mental health awareness and resources. We also do events at Ballard, like chalk projects and so much more!


Smash Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bradford; spbradford@seattleschools.org
Student: Jagger Barrington; 1jsbarrington@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Film Studio/N225

To build a community of people who love smash brothers and video games who want to open up and make friends with students of a variety of backgrounds.


Spanish Club

Teacher Advisors: Ms. Yardley; emyardley@seattleschools.org
and Ms. López Madrid; dvlopezmadri@seattleschools.org
and Ms. Schmider; csschmider@seattleschools.org
President: Garrett Knight; 1gmknight@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | Rotating between S206 and S201 and S202

Spanish club is a lunchtime club where members can meet, and learn and practice the Spanish language. Spanish club is learning about Hispanic culture through fun community building activities.


Spikeball Club

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Carlson; ikcarlson@seattleschools.org
Students: Casper Soerensen; 1casoerensen@seattleschools.org
and Frannie Clark; 1fkclark@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: After School | Field

To join students together to play spikeball in order to gain social skills and physical activity.


STAR (Students & Teachers Against Racism)

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Morean; kimorean@seattleschools.org
Student: Taiya Fletcher
Meetings: Wednesday
Time & Location: 12:10 pm Lunch | S101

STAR club works to combat racism within Ballard High School. We create content to present to students, help plan MLK assemblies and hold discussions on school and national issues pertaining to race. To acknowledge, address and fight against racism in all its forms – both within the school community and beyond.


Sunrise Ballard

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Maykut; srmaykut@seattleschools.org
Students: Sheridan Green; 1srgreen1@seattleschools.org
and Lizzy Rampersad; 1iarampersad@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | SW215

The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people through organizing actions and protests.


Table Tennis Team

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Ensign; erensign@seattleschools.org
Student: Euan McElwaine; 1esmcelwaine@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time & Location: Lunchtime | Activity Center (AC)

To play table tennis and improve skills.


Unified Club

Teacher Advisors: Ms Maddess; ramaddess@seattleschools.org
and Ms Nitz; cmnitz@seattleschools.org
Meetings: Friday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | SW226

To support inclusion at Ballard.

Unified Game Club too!
Join Unified Game Club! Every Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 in SW208. We hope to see you there!


Wii Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bradford; spbradford@seattleschools.org
Student: Kian Barnes; 1kjbarnes@seattleschools.org
and Matthew Wilbur
Meetings: Thursday
Time & Location: 1:00 pm Lunch | N206 Library

We play wii games and hang out.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Club

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Drabek; jsdrabek@seattleschools.org
Students: Gideon St. Onge
and Daniel Pierce; 1ddpierce@seattleschools.org
and Dillon Carney
Meetings: Tuesday
Time & Location: After Achool | SW207

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club revolves around the trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh!. In Yu-Gi-Oh club students can learn how to play the card game and play against fellow club members as well as trade cards and help build decks and strategies. We also have a discord server with resources to help you out with the Yu-Gi-Oh card game as well. This club is open to everyone but it is recommended that you have your own deck to play with before joining.