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    CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    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?

    Contacts:
    BHS Clubs Coordinator: Jessie Anderson | ballardhighclubs@gmail.com
    BHS Activities Coordinator: Kevin Kendrick | khkendrick@seattleschools.org



    APPLICATION FORM:
    New & Returning Clubs Application Form

    3-D Games Club

    Student President: Max Krause - maximilian.krause14@gmail.com
    Advisor: April McKenna - ahmckenna@seattleschools.org
    Meetings: Tuesday, 3:40pm-5:00pm
    Location: SW100
    A club where students can play games of the 3D variety such as 3D chess, 3D checkers and others. A truly exciting club that all high schoolers should give a try.


    Advanced Physics, Gender Studies and Beyblades

    Student President: Perrin Myerson - perrinmyerson@gmail.com
    Advisor: Timothy Stedman - tistedman@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays at lunch
    Location: NW204
    Learn how to become a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Discuss, learn and have fun with friends.


    Art Club

    Student President: Grace Sanderson - gracekatsanderson@gmail.com
    Advisor: Matthew Harkleroad – msharkleroad@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Every Wednesday at Lunch
    Location: SW110
    Art club is a place for any student that has a passion for art, or any student that would like a space to pursue creativity. At Art club, we can find opportunity to do art from observation, organizing group projects and supporting anyone who wants to create.


    Ballard Asian Student Society

    Student President: Wendy Zhang and Jedi Cho – WendyjZhang@gmail.com Jediknightcho@gmail.com
    Advisor: Ruth Kutrakun – rdkutrakun@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Every other Tuesday after school
    Location: S203
    We have discussions about our shared heritage and current cultural developments as well as discussions over political situations in Asia.


    Ballard Debate Club

    Student President: Robert Miller and Lukas Ramakrishnan – robert.ransom.miller@gmail.com
    Advisor: Shawn Lee - stlee@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursday 3:45-4:45
    Location: S104
    Debate club is an engaging place to come and discuss raw, relevant social, political and economic issues and injustices in the world. Members will learn to speak confidently in front of their peers, think quickly on their feet and so much more.


    B.O.A.T. Club

    Student President: Maddy Bowles - maddyzoe2015@gmail.com
    Advisor: Lindi Wood - ldwood@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesday Mornings, 8:15-8:40
    Location: 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.


    Calligraphy Club

    Student President: Maria Ordal - mariaordal@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kaija Reinelt - klreinelt@seattleschools.org
    Meeting: Every other Friday (first meeting nov. 1st)
    Location: NW218
    A space for people to take the time to learn calligraphy, take pretty notes, set up their bullet journal, learn to bullet journal and overall share their excitement for notes, calligraphy, stationary and bullet journaling with others.


    Chess Club

    Student Presidents: Jonathan Carroll-Madden and Arlo Breslauer - jonathancarrollmadden@gmail.com
    Advisor: TuesD Chambers - tschambers@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays - After school 
    Location: SW200
    Snacks are provided! All players are welcome, regardless of ability. If you want to learn chess or just play, chess club is the club for you. We even have laser chess. (Other days are available, just shoot us an email and we can work something out)


    Club of Comedy

    Student President: Jack Fisher – jackfisheremail@gmail.com
    Advisor: Robin Dowdy – rmdowdy@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: P104
    Club of Comedy is about watching, learning and performing stand-up comedy.


    Coed Uno Club

    Student Presidents: Jack Fleisher, Katrin Goedert, Kaya Edwards, Dayton Westmark –
    fleisherjack@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kelly Locklin – kwlocklin@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30
    Location: S103


    DECA

    Student Presidents: Ellis Stock and Eliot Randall - ellisstockk@gmail.com
    rockinelbell23@gmail.com 
    Advisor: Mary Jereczek - mejereczek@seattleschools.org
    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.


    Dungeons and Dragons

    Student President: Daniel Pierce - Eagle157@comcast.net
    Advisor: Scott Gross - stgross@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays 3-5pm (possibly 2:20pm)
    Location: N104
    A fantasy roleplaying game – Members will play as a set character and complete campaigns.


    Earth Service Corps

    Student President: Ella Kirwan - ellajeankirwan@gmail.com
    Advisor: Noam Gundle - njgundle@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursday during 1 st and 2 nd lunch
    Location: 2 nd lunch – NW216, 1 st lunch –
    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 Earth themed spirit week every year. Anyone interested in protecting the Earth is welcome!


    Fashion

    Student President: Nicole Thomas – nicolethomas24@gmail.com
    Advisor: Marcia Lalonde – malalonde@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: N220
    Fashion Club will create fashion illustrations, talk about fashion, learn about job opportunities and go on field trips related to fashion and trends.


    FCCLA

    Student President: Owen McCabe – owenmoonbeam@gmail.com
    Advisor: Marcia Lalonde – malalonde@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: N220
    FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for both at home and in the workplace. Meetings will include improving professionalism and fun activities related to Family and Consumer Science classes.


    Feminist Club

    Student President: Isabella Crone-Baron – isabellacronebaron@gmail.com
    Advisor: April McKenna – ahmckenna@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays after school
    Location: SW100
    Feminist club is a group focused on taking on social justice issues, particularly those regarding issues of gender inequality, sexual harassment/assault and other women’s rights issues.


    Filipino Club

    Student President: Mark Summer - mds98119@gmail.com
    Advisor: Joseph Subido - jesubido@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays in the morning or the afternoon
    Location: Commons
    The Ballard High Filipino club is a community that anyone can join and learn about Filipino culture, meet new people and have a great time!


    Film Club

    Student President: Sebastian Zufelt – sebastianzufelt@gmail.com
    Advisor: Steven Bradford – spbradford@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: N225
    Film club has film screenings and discussions. Prepare to broaden your knowledge of film! We are also looking to have guest speakers from within the industry.


    FLUSH Club

    Student President: Jude Hodgson - judehodgson11@gmail.com
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt - jsschmidt@gmail.com
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: Library
    Meeting: Monday afternoon
    Health, lifestyle, and wellness club as it relates to the digestive system. Weekly meetings and educational guests and group activities.


    French Club

    Student President: Julia Lewiclei - jules.wiclei@gmail.com
    Advisor: Annaick Sturgeon - amsturgeon@seattleschools.org
    Meets: First Wednesday of every month
    Location: S207

    We will learn about French culture by doing things like making crepes, eating brignets, and buche de noels and many more


    Girls Who Code

    Student President: Ella Kirwan – ellajeanmkirwan@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jim Verhaeghe – jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: N112
    If you’re a girl interested in STEM, Girls Who Code is the perfect club for you. 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.


    Girls Who Fish

    Student Presidents: Zoe Freeman and Clara Fletcher – zoeafreeman@gmail.com
    clara.l.fletcher@gmail.com
    Advisor: Eric Blazevic – edblazevic@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays or Thursdays
    Location: Hutchins room
    Girls Who Fish Club is devoted to representing/ empowering women in fields they usually are neglected from, and also educating people on the fishing industry and ecology.


    Generic Computing Club

    Student President: Ransom Miller – robert.ransom.miller@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jim Verhaeghe – jpverhaeghe@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays 3:35-5:00
    Location: N112
    Build a game, app or website in a project-oriented environment. All experience levels welcome. We will have a finished product by the end of the year, which members are able to include in their portfolio.


    GSA – Gay Straight Alliance

    Student President: Gavin Eachus – c.d.coultas@gmail.com
    Advisor: Mrs. Schmider – csschmider@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: S202
    GSA will support and raise awareness for our BHS and Seattle school’s LGBT community.


    Hacky Sack Club

    Student President: Connor Gizinski – cnr0687@gmail.com
    Advisor: Mr. Stedman – tistedman@seattleschools.org
    Meets: TBD – depends on the weather
    Location: On the field or local parks We will play hacky sack and learn new tricks.


    History Club

    Student President: Aneesa Roidad – aneesaroidad@gmail.com
    Advisor: Robin Dowdy – rmdowdy@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    History Club is a place where students build their skills in historical analysis, research, collaboration, and presentation by making a project for the National History Day Competition. By understanding the past, History Club members are ready to change the future! 


    Ink Club

    Student President: Nora Allen – redraccoon7333@gmail.com
    Advisor: Mr. Macdougall – gimacdougall@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays 3:45
    Location: SW 105
    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. The club also helps plan the Spilled Ink events at the Ballard Public Library.


    Japanese Club

    Student President: Bailey Black – baileyb765@outlook.com
    Advisor: Sachiko Smith – sosmith@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Fridays 3:45-5:00
    Location: 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.


    Jewish Student Union

    Student President: Perrin Myerson and Maggie DeLeon - perrinmyerson@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson - jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meetings: Wednesday after school
    Location: Thompson room S106
    A club dedicated to uniting Jewish students and their allies through fun, games and education.


    Key Club

    Student President: Hannah Weaver – hannahweavver@gmail.com
    Advisor: Oana Rus – ovrus@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays during lunch
    Location: 1 st lunch – N101 2 nd lunch – SW202
    We plan and run service-learning events’ such as the in-school Blood Drive and various fundraisers for local and international charities; while also volunteering at outside organizations.


    Latinx Student Union

    Student President: Arioma Santo Enriquez – asantosenriquez@gmail.com
    Advisor: Leti Bravo – lrbravo@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays
    Location: S200
    The goal of the Latin Student Union is to promote the education and cultural representation of Latino students at BHS. We work to create community support as well as address social justice and educational issues. We have guest speakers, watch movies and participate in culturally relevant events and community service activities.


    Magic: The Gathering

    Student President: Edwin Seri - enroskul@gmail.com
    Advisor: Westin Pentecost – wmpentecost@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: SW200
    We will play Magic: The Gathering and other collectible card games. Decks not required.


    Model United Nations

    Student President: Cameron Donnelly - searosed@icloud.com, Helen Liska - helenliska4@yahoo.com
    Ransom Miller – robert.ransom.miller@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson – jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays 3:45-4:45
    Location: S106
    Discuss foreign policy in a formal environment while playing the role of a delegate to the United Nations. Learn public speaking skills and global politics while attending conferences.


    Mountain Bike

    Student President: Jessica Darlington – jessicamaydarlington@gmail.com
    Advisor: John Foster – jffoster@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays after school and Saturday mornings
    Location: Woodland Park
    We practice every Wednesday at Woodland Park and ever Saturday morning we ride a different trail around the state.


    Multiracial Student Union

    Student President: Maria Ordal + Eliot Lee - mariaordal@gmail.com
    Advisor: Carol Faust - clfaust@seattleschools.org
    Meeting: Every other Friday
    Location: S101
    A space for multiracial students to talk about our common experiences and meet new people.


    Muslim Student Association

    Student President: Isra Ismail – israisbae5@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kira Franz-Knight – kafranzknigh@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays after school
    Location: S105
    The Muslim Student Association is a place where students of all backgrounds come together to discuss issues Muslim’s face at Ballard and in the world. It is a place where Muslims can come together and feel welcome.


    Outdoor Club

    Student President: Karsten Obrietan - karsten.orbietan@outlook.com
    Advisor: John Foster - jffoster@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location: NW205

    This club is for anyone who enjoys being in the outdoors


    Philosophy and Ethics

    Student President: Ben Jakupcak – benjakupcak@gmail.com
    Advisor: Kristin Storey – kmstorey@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:00
    Location: SW104
    A world view changing experience with topics of discussion decided by members. We participate in the Washington State Ethics Bowl each February, providing opportunities to voice your solutions to the world’s problems. No matter your beliefs or interests there will be something here that engages you.


    Psychology Club

    Student President: Indra Greenberg – indragreenberg@gmail.com
    Advisor: Ms. Spencer – vmspencer@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Thursdays after school
    Location:
    Come meet with us to discuss your dreams, learn about psychological conditions and how our brains work.


    Ping Pong Club

    Student President: Benny Scott – bennyscottland@gmail.com
    Advisor: Ensign – erensign@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays 2:20-3:30
    Location: AC
    This club is for people of all skill levels who love to play both competitive and recreational ping pong.


    Plant Club

    Student President: Astrid Jolley – astrid.jolley@gmail.com
    Advisor: India Carlson – ikcarlson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school
    Location: NW203
    Plant club focuses on cultivation, propagation and overall care of all plant varieties.


    Polynesian Club

    Student President: Shayenne Ta’ase – maylea.romero@gmail.com
    Advisor: Sailau Tuitele – sailau.tuitele@swedish.org
    Meets: Mondays and Thursdays
    Location: Varies – gym, halls, commons or Ms.Carlson’s room
    Represent Polynesian culture, learn about Polynesian culture and practice Polynesian culture, by doing dances and celebrating/ meeting with poly food and all member coming together.


    Sailing Team

    Student President: Erik Anderson – patdabunnylego@gmail.com
    Advisor: John Foster – jffoster@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm
    Location: Corinthian yacht club Seattle
    We race small, 2 person sailboats against local High schools around Washington. We welcome new sailors and help them to improve their skills.


    SLAM Club (students learning about mental health)

    Student Presidents: Jessie Anderson and Alexis Johnson – jesscanderson4@gmail.com
    Advisor: Chelsea Clark – cd.clark@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Tuesdays after school at 3:35
    Location: THC conference room
    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!


    Spanish Club/ Club de Español

    Student President: Zoe Bumstead and Diego Salazar – bumstead.zoe@gmail.com
    diegodsalazar@gmail.com
    Advisor: Vanesa Lopez-Madrid – dulopezmadri@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Every Tuesday after school until 4:30
    Location: S201
    Spanish club is learning about Hispanic culture through fun community building activities. There will be snacks, fun games, dancing and music (we are an all-inclusive club),


    Spike Ball club

    Student President: Jonas Soerensen – Moneymanerasn@gmail.com
    Advisor: Timothy Stedmen – tistedman@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays
    Location: Cafeteria
    Spike ball is a competitive partner-based ball sport, similar to volleyball or badminton. This club is all about getting people together to play and improve their skills. All levels of ability are welcome, even if you have no idea how to play the game!


    STAR (Students and Teachers Against Racism) Club

    Student President: Dhani Srinivasan + Aneesa Roidad - dvsrinirasann@gmail.com
    Advisor: Taryn Coe - tmcoe@seattleschools.org
    Meets: 1st lunch - P105
    Location: Wednesdays at lunch

    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.


    Stock Talk

    Student President: Nathan Dracobly – ndracobly@gmail.com
    Advisor: Danielle Gleit – degleit@seattleschools.org
    Meets: 2 nd lunch on Monday or Friday
    Location: SW204
    We will discuss trade policy, politics or anything that affects the broader market.


    Tetris Club

    Student Presidents: Hayden King, Oscar Hoekmon, Sam Kirwan, Samara Bunn-Hartman –
    samjackkirwan@gmail.com
    Advisor: Jack Thompson – jcthompson@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Wednesdays 2:20 – 3:45
    Location: S106
    Tetris club is a club for playing Tetris and chatting with Mr. Thompson occasionally. We also have discussions and help each other with homework.


    Viking Robotics

    Student President: Ransom Miller – president@ballardrobotics.org
    Advisor: Joe Schmidt – jcschmidt@seattleschools.org
    Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Locations: NW204
    Bolster your college resume while learning to fund, program, design and build a robot on a world champion team. No experience is required to join. Feel free to stop by any time!