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The Shingle – Yearbook Production 22-23
Yearbook Production combines the Journalist Writing Class with photography, advertising, budgeting, design and electronic media.
The ultimate goal is the production of the School Yearbook, The Shingle. Students learn about the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, the responsibilities of the press to inform, the ethical responsibility of truthfulness, fairness, accuracy and objectivity, and other principles as well as practical skills of analytical writing, layout, word processing, computer skills, and general paper production.
Ballard HS Yearbooks | The Shingle
Yearbook sales dates are established in accordance with state tax policies. No yearbook sales between April 30 and Beaver Day (June TBD). Pre-Sold yearbooks will be distributed on Beaver Day. Yearbook sales resume following Beaver Day and continue until books are sold out.
Yearbook Sale Windows
- 9/14/22 – 10/5/22 $60.00 | Closed
- 1/4/23 – 1/25/23 $65.00
- 4/3/23 – 4/28/23 $70.00 (Excludes Spring Break – 4/10– 4/14)
- Cash, Check (Ballard High School), Debit, Credit Card
- Pay online via parents Source/SchoolPay
- Yearbooks will be sold in the Activity Center (AC) at lunch and after school.
Student Newspaper Production 22-23
Newspaper Production combines Journalist Writing Class with photography, advertising, budgeting, design and electronic media. The ultimate goal is the production of the School Newspaper, The Talisman.
Students learn about the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, the responsibilities of the press to inform, the ethical responsibility of truthfulness, fairness, accuracy and objectivity, and other principles as well as practical skills of analytical writing, layout, word processing, computer skills, and general paper production.
Mission Statement: The Ballard Talisman is an open public forum for student expression, and exists to give a student perspective on issues relating to the Ballard student body and community. Please send signed letters with authors’s name, class or position (e.g. parent, student, teacher , etc.) to the editor.
Subscribe to The Talisman
The Talisman which was established in 1917, is an award-winning BHS student-produced newspaper. Visit the Talisman website for the most current updates and recent articles.
Subscribe to get all seven issues for the school year. Support student media, and stay informed about issues affecting the Ballard community. Subscriptions start at $40.
Advertising in The Talisman
If you would like to place an ad in the paper, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shingle and Talisman Highlights!
Talisman Staff, Photographer Earn Awards 2022
Shout out to the Talisman staff which received Honorable Mention for for its Editorial “Pandemic Shows How Our Healthcare System Fails Disabled People” in the National Scholastic Press Association 2022 Story of the Year competition.
Also, congratulations to Talisman Photographer Tom F., who received fourth place in the NSPA’s Photo of the Year for his “Tech Theatre” image: Mid-rehearsal, Senior Philip D. counts in members of the school’s theater production group. “I got involved in theater production when I was a freshman as an assistant, and I took over on the second show and have been running it ever since,” Dussin said. “It is a very satisfying feeling when all of the different parts come together to make a show work, and I also like playing with some of the technical aspects.” Photo by Tom F.
The top prizes in scholastic journalism, NSPA’s Pacemaker awards highlight journalistic excellence. Winners were announced during the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 10-13, in St. Louis.
More Talisman News
The Talisman is in the Best of SNO: The Ballard Talisman was recently featured in the Best of SNO. SNO is the online platform of The Talisman, and chooses to showcase some of the best student journalism and photography.
The featured article “Conversations without contact: COVID-19’s disruption of language classes” was written by staff reporter Marley H. and included a photo taken by staff photographer Arden R.