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    2019-20 Posted After School Starts

    We at Ballard High School feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of activities is provided. There are so many choices to help your student thrive at school, make new friends and engage with staff. 

    Interested in starting a club? We have many clubs on campus and we are always looking to find more ways for students to get involved. An idea for a new club? Contact: BHS Activities Coordinator Kevin Kendrick at khkendrick@seattleschools.orgClubs Coordinator 2019-20 - TBA

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    Clubs Coordinator
    TBA | 
    Activities Coordinator
    Kevin Kendrick |

    Clubs and Organizations 2018 - 2019
    Average Joe’s

    Student President: Joe Zahner |
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt |
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: SW203

    Joes come together to form a community of Joes. Competitions for the alpha Joe will also take place (in good fun).


    Student President: Avery Miller |
    Advisor: Samantha Burnstead |
    Meets: 2-7 days a week
    Location: The Commons

    Members boost spirit and cheer-leadership at Ballard. Tryouts held in April or May 2019.

    Cloud Watching

    Student President: Zoë Lohden-DuMosch |
    Advisor: Brandon Officer |
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: NW220

    This is a place where people can meet new people, relax and learn about clouds and meteorology.


    Student President: Madeleine Clark |
    Advisor: Mary Jereczek |
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: N101 or Library

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    Dungeon and Dragons

    Student President: Zander Bell |
    Advisor: Minerva Villegas |
    Meets: SW206
    Location: Mondays after school

    Earth Service Corps | Idle Free School Info

    Student President: Ella Kirwan |
    Advisor: Noam Gundle |
    Meets: First and second lunch on Thursdays
    Location: 1st lunch – S106 2nd lunch – NW217

    Our club meets every Thursday to plan work on projects to improve the environment. We work with the YMCA on restoration projects, hikes, and environmentally friendly projects in our school and community.

    Fashion Club/FCCLA

    Student President: Ashley Taherazer |
    Advisor: Marcia Lalonde |
    Meets: After school Tuesday
    Location: N220

    Joining FCCLA/Fashion club to have a business/career-oriented club preparing students for potential careers in the fashion industry.

    French Club

    Student President: Francesca Evangelista |
    Advisor: Annaick Sturgeon |
    Meets: One Wednesday a month after school
    Location: S207

    The French Club organizes activities to promote a better understanding of French and francophone culture French Club meets about once a month to do activities such as making crêpes, playing trivia, playing Boules, making masks for Mardi Gras, and much more! No French experience required. Treats Provided. See board outside of S207 for info. 

    Gaming and Computing

    Student President: Gabe Guadalupe |
    Advisor: Jim Verhaeghe |
    Meets: Mondays 3:35 – 5:00
    Location: N112

    Girl Talk

    Student President: Isabel DeGreen
    Advisor: Marie Lassley |
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: P102

    A time where club members can take time to talk about anything that they want and be supported by others. A place where people can have time away from school and anything bad in their life.

    Girls Who Code

    Student President: Morgan Warren
    Advisor: James Verhaeghe |
    Meets: After schools Monday
    Location: N112

    Girls of all skill levels engage in programming and explore computer science basics.

    Good Vibes Tribe

    Student President: Ava Alvord | / Fiona Hamlin |
    Advisor: April McKenna |
    Meets: 1st lunch - Mondays
    Location: SW100

    The Good Vibes Tribe is all about staying positive and supporting each other when high school gets tough!

    Ink Club

    Student President: Rianah Smith |
    Advisor: Gordon MacDougall |
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: SW105

    Ink Club takes student submissions of original art-poetry, paintings, videos, music, drawings, short stories, doodle, you name it- and we publish it online and in the annual Ink Journal. We also host events throughout the year, featuring art and student musicians.

    International Thespian Society

    Student President: Cassidy Murphy |
    Advisor: Shawn Riley |
    Meets: Monday after school
    Location: Black Box (NE224)

    The Thespian organization is a special honorary group within the Drama Club for Junior and senior students who have participated in a minimum of 100 hours in two or more main stage theater productions AND maintained the proper annual requirements to remain Thespians. Some members may attend a state leadership conference and the state theater festival each year.

    The mission of the Thespians is to provide a nurturing environment in which students can pursue individual and collective achievements by developing their skills and understanding in the genre of theatre, musical theatre, and technical theatre. Thespian expectations are as follows; Demonstrate respect by being punctual, serve as a leader and role model to others, commit to being focused and dedicated to your academics, your craft, and your school. Value your body as your instrument by living a clean lifestyle. Show respect to each other, staff, volunteers, and to the facilities of the theater in which we work. Demonstrate and express support for each other whether onstage, backstage, or in the audience. Thespians as an organization are far greater than any individual. Let us be proud of our accomplishments, yet humble enough to understand that our goals could not be accomplished without each other.

    Investment Club

    Student President: Tim Gaston |
    Advisor: Michael Broom |
    Meets: First lunch on Mondays
    Location: SW207

    A fun introduction to the world of investments and money management. The goal will be to give all members the confidence to invest on their own and make significant profits.

    Junior State of America

    Student President: Liam Bonds |
    Advisor: Jack Thompson |
    Meets: Fridays from 4:15 to 5:15
    Location: S206

    The Junior State of America club is part of a nationwide organization to promote civic engagement and leadership. Each week the club will hold organized debates and will prepare for the numerous statewide conventions.

    Key Club

    Student President: Hannah Weaver
    Advisor: Oana Rus
    Meets: Tuesdays (at lunch)
    Location: SW202 for first lunch, N101 for second lunch

    Key Club plans and runs service learning events, such as the in-school Blood Drive and various fundraisers for local and international charities. We also go out and volunteer at outside organizations.

    Lacrosse – Girls

    Student President: Rachel Howell |
    Advisor: Suzanne Replinger |
    Meets: Every day in the spring. 5-7 pm.
    Location: Field

    Girls Lacrosse is a no-cut sport that welcomes new player. We practice every day in the spring and have a Varsity and JV team. It’s a fun environment for players of all skill level.

    Link Crew

    Advisors: Keven Wynkoop |
    Carrie Burr |
    Meets: Various
    Location: Varies

    A Mentoring Program, that assigns every incoming 9th grader with successful upperclassmen at a ratio of about 10:2 to help them adjust to the realities of high school. Link Leaders, the mentors, are chosen through an application process in the spring and they are trained in late August to prepare for an exciting Freshmen Orientation Program. Follow up activities are organized throughout the year to increase freshmen connection to school and improve their academic and social success.

    Lego Club

    Student President: Cooper Croy |
    Advisor: Kira Franz-Knight |
    Meets: Thursdays after school (after football season)
    Location: S105

    We will get together to build and talk about Legos. If you are able, bring Legos to build with for the club.

    Mountain Biking Team

    Student President: Jessica Darlington |
    Advisor: John Foster |
    Meets: After school on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings
    Location: Woodland Park

    Come ride bikes with us! We practice after school on Wednesdays and every Saturday morning. We have four races in the spring. If you want to learn new mountain biking skills, make new friends and have fun, join the team!

    Model UN

    Student President: Julia Atkins |
    Advisor: Jack Thompson |
    Meets: Mondays after school
    Location: S106

    Students address important current international issues as delegates at Model United Nations conferences. Members develop skills in public speaking, debate, negotiation and analytical writing. A Model UN conference will be held in December at Ballard to prepare members for outside conferences

    Music – Band

    Advisor: Michael James |
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE221

    Music – Choir

    Advisor: Courtney Rowley |
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE224

    Music – Orchestra

    Advisor: Elizabeth Fortune |
    Meets: Various
    Location: NE224

    National History Day Club (NHD)

    Student President: Aneesa Roidad |
    Advisor: Shawn Lee |
    Meets: Afterschool on Tuesdays
    Location: S115

    Members of NHD club create projects about a topic in history based on a theme, which is triumph and tragedy this year. They get to share their projects and compete with other students in the region, state, and nation.

    National Honor Society

    Student President: Rachel Howell |
    Advisor: Jack Thompson |
    Meets: Once or twice a month
    Location: SW106

    NHS is an academic national organization that focuses on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Members are required to keep at least a 3.5 GPA and complete a minimum of 15 community service hours per semester. Students must be a sophomore or above.

    Philosophy and Ethics

    Student President: Savannah Myers |
    Advisor: Kristin Storey |
    Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school 3:45 to 5:00
    Location: SW104

    Philosophy and Ethics are dedicated to discussing and learning about different philosophical and ethical ideas. We learn new things, expand our minds, and discuss interesting issues with a diverse group of students and our UW philosophy teacher Mr. Krister.

    Plant Club

    Student President: Mitra Shafii |
    Advisor: India Carlson |
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: NW203

    In plant club, we grow and propagate succulents and tropical plants and learn how to care for them.

    Political Discussion Club

    Student President: Max Schomber |
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt |
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: SW203

    A forum for political discourse on various topics.

    Psychology Club

    Student President: Allessandra D’Alosio |
    Advisor: Viola Spencer |
    Meets: Thursdays after school 3:40- 4:40
    Location: SW101

    At Psychology Club, we will take part in a variety of discussions about the mind. We will have presentations, watch movies and documentaries, and we will always have snacks!


    R.A.N.T. Club (Reason, Analyze, Negotiate, Take-Action)

    Student President: Grace Ebel
    Advisor: Carol Faust
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: S101

    Complaining and debating with a purpose. Bring in ideas local to global that you want to discuss, debate, and come up with solutions and actions.


    Student President: Al Hernandez |
    Advisor: Alonzo Ybarra |
    Meets: Wednesday after school
    Location: S116

    Rhapsody is a club that is meant to be a creative collective meant to help members express themselves through music (hip-hop and a few other genres), fashion (streetwear) and other outlets.

    Sailing Team

    Student President: Erik Anderson |
    Advisor: John Foster |
    Meets: Fridays 4-6
    Location: Corinthian Yacht Club

    The Ballard sailing team competes against local high schools in small, 2-person sailboats. We have practices and go to regattas around Washington to race.

    Students Learning About Mental health (SLAM)

    Student President: Jessie Anderson |
    Advisor: Chelsea Clark |
    Meets: Every other Tuesday starting 10/9 at 8:15
    Location: Activity Center

    SLAM is a group that goes to various high schools and middle schools around Seattle to educate students about mental health, suicide, and depression.


    Student President: Jack Feist |
    Advisor: Brandon Officer |
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: NW220

    Smash club aims to grow a friendly environment for BHS students to play Super Smash Bros. while catering to both casual and competitive styles.


    Student President: Jordan Bowles |
    Advisor: Profe Lopez Madrid |
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: S201

    We will explore Spanish culture and food, practice the language, and have lots of fun. You will learn a lot about the language of Spanish!

    Sports Analytics

    Student President: Aneesh Grove | 
    Advisor: Marie Lassley |
    Meets: Wednesdays at 2:30
    Location: P102

    In the Ballard Sports Analytics Club, we work to analyze the stat lines and trends of players in the NFL. This information allows us to make predictions on any possible positive regression in the productivity of any given player and enables us to experience the statistical element of creating the ideal roster.

    Students and Teachers Against Racism

    Student President: Aneesa Roidad and Alli Shinn |
    Advisor: Taryn Coe |
    Meets: Wednesdays - both lunches
    Location: SW107

    STAR club is a student-led advocacy group that is committed to combatting racism in our school, in our community, and in our country.

    Ultimate (Boys & Girls Coed)

    Student President: TBA
    Advisor: John Nobis |
    Meets: 2 – 3 times a week
    Location: Ingraham Stadium Turf

    Unity for Change

    Student President: Annelise Bowser and Isabel Norlen |
    Advisor: April McKenna |
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: SW100

    Unity for Change is a community outreach and volunteer club that organizes events and programs based on students’ interests and passions. We focus on improvement within our school and the greater Seattle area.

    Viking Robotics

    Student President: Ransom Miller
    Advisor: Brian Connolly | 
    Meets: September thru December: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm
    January thru February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm
    March thru June: Monday and Wednesdays, 6-8pm
    Location: NW204

    Viking Robotics is an afterschool club that teaches high school students engineering and leadership skills. Mo experience is required to join. We spend six weeks each year building a robot based on the FIRST Robotics competition requirements. WE then spend about one month competing with other teams from our area and the country. All are welcome to join, we have positions in mechanical, financial, programming, electrical, and team outreach.

    Virtual Reality (BVR)

    Student President: Avery Wagar |
    Advisor: TuesD Chambers |
    Meets: Thursdays after school

    24 Hour Plays

    Student President: Lilly Grey Rudge |
    Advisor: Gordon Macdougall |
    Meets: November 15th after school until the 16th
    Location: SW105

    In the span of 24 hours those who’ve signed up will write and act out five plays for the school.