A big thank you to the over  300 runners and walkers who came out to support Ballard High School on April 1. You made our first Running With The Beavers a huge success. 

BASH AUCTION DINNER
April 29th @ 5.30-10pm, The annual  BASH  dinner and auction event brings our families and community together to help raise critical funds that allow us to help cultivate an excellent educational environment for all Ballard High Students. The  BASH  is the largest contributor to the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Teacher Grant Process, which funds staff requests for needs not supported in the district budget.  For more information 

PTSA AWARDS
Its PTSA Awards time! Have a special teacher or staff member you'd like to see acknowledged for their efforts? Or do you know somebody in the BHS community who should be recognized for their contributions? Log in HERE and leave your suggestion for Outstanding Educator or Golden Acorn awards.


BHS FILMMAKERS WIN PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITION
Three shorts by twelve students in Ballard High School's Digital Filmmaking Program have won honors at the Dominique Dunne Film Competition in Colorado Springs. This competition actively seeks and invites entries from schools with outstanding film programs throughout the United States and abroad. It has only two categories: Documentary and Dramatic Narrative. Each school is limited to only four entries.

Maya Konz, Nolan Baker, Bailey Wall and Kajsa Woolford won 1st Prize in the Documentary category for 9066 , Also recognized in Documentary was Heart of Gold by Miles Andersen, Josh Gaynor-Cote, Willow Hudson and Jesse Romero. It received an Honorable Mention. In the Dramatic category, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller, Cameron Miller, and Skala Leake received an Honorable Mention for Comeback

Students from Ballard's Digital Filmmaking Program won three of the six honors given by the competition. The other schools winning honors were the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, and Perth Modern School in Australia. This is the fifth year in a row that Ballard's film students have been among the winners. Read more

LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK BEFORE BEAVER DAY!
Yearbooks are now back on sale $ 55.00 until 4/28 with an ASB card - $ 90.00 w/o ASB
SEE MS K IN THE ACTIVITY CENTER. CASH OR CHECK ACCEPTED

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Several local scholarships have deadlines coming up RIGHT after the vacation. Look at the scholarship bulletin on the Ballard HS website to see details for the Lions (4/17), District Four Masons (4/28), and Carkeek (4/30).

DON'T MISS NEW SHORTS FROM BALLARD'S AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKERS!
Everyone is invited to a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program. The Ballard Film Festival (BFF) will be on Saturday, June 3 in the Ballard High School auditorium. The screening will feature short comedies and dramas, news features, advertisements, and the documentaries students produced for IMAX. Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door.

Films that first premiere at the BFF routinely win honors from prestigious national and international film festivals, the National YoungArts Foundation and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Funds raised will benefit students in the Digital Filmmaking Program. For more information, visit www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com.

WIND ENSEMBLE IS IN NEW YORK CITY!
The Wind Ensemble left on a red-eye flight for New York City on Friday the 7th. They perform in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Tuesday the 11th. An action-packed itinerary, including the "New York International Music Festival", "Aladdin" on Broadway, and a performance in Central Park will keep them on the go. King 5 television news broadcast live from the halls of Ballard High on 4/6. The complete video collection is here!

SPRING PLAY WILL TICKLE YOUR FUNNYBONE!
"The Importance of Being Earnest" is Oscar Wilde's funniest work and the Ballard Playmakers will present this Victorian-era farce May 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30pm. Wilde pokes fun at Victorian-era social norms while misunderstandings and mistaken identity wreak havoc on our young characters who are in pursuit of true love. Cleverly written with more than a bit of irreverence.
"In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing." Gwendolen

MAUI 2018  
Ever snorkeled in a living coral reef? Climbed a 10,000 foot volcano for sunrise?  Seen breeding humpback whales frolicking?  Your chance is coming up- Ballard is going back to Maui!  February 2018.  It is open to ALL students and scholarships are available.  Seattle Schools Ecology credit also available.  See Mr. Foster or Mr. Gundle for an application or any questions.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
Ballard cheerleading tryouts are right around the corner! You can pick up your tryout packet in the Main Office or download online. Be sure have it turned in and checked off by Kim Nickerson in the Ballard Main Office by Friday, April 21st.

SAFEPLACE
Safe Place is a program that quickly connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either by reuniting them with their family or providing them with emergency shelter. Youth can connect to the program through our 24/7 hotline 1-800-422-TEEN (8336), by texting the word SAFE and their location to 69866 or visiting any location that displays the Safe Place yellow diamond logo.  More info 

VOLLEYBALL CAMP
The June volleyball camp is back on June 27-29 at 2:30-7:30pm. To register please fill out this form

BEAVER HOOP CAMP
On July 17-21, 9am-3pm. If your son wants to have fun and make friends while becoming a stronger basketball player and a great teammate, this is the camp for him! The Beaver Hoop Camp is designed to provide individual skill instruction and team concepts in a fun and safe learning environment. More info

SPREE
What is Senior SPREE?  Senior SPREE has been a Ballard High School tradition for many years - it is an all-night party hosted by Grad Nights and chaperoned by BHS parents and staff. Past venues include the Family Fun Center, the Pacific Science Center, and Rainforest Café. Past activities include, bowling, video games, sumo wrestling, henna artists, DJ's, a hypnotist and LOTS and LOTS of FOOD!!  Register now for $150. Registration forms can be found in the Activity Center and HERE 
Username: 2017BallardSenior
Password: Beavers706
Check out this flyer or go to the Senior page or email: bhsspree@gmail.com   Don't Miss Out!   Watch Twitter too @BHSseniorspree 

CHAPERONES NEEDED (especially dads)
Hey parents of this year's Junior's! We invite you to chaperone the senior graduation party , SPREE, which promises to be a memorable event with most of the 2017 seniors attending!   Come enjoy the fun first-hand and see what your graduate will experience next year! Monday, June 19, 10 pm to Tuesday, June 20, 6 am. Help us get them onto the buses; facilitate some of the fun activities; and enjoy lots of food. Contact us at bhsspree@gmail.com or call Peggy Gudgell at (206) 972-4481

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
Broadview Thomson K8  needs volunteers to clean up after their annual fundraising auction.  The cleanup is on Sun., April 2nd at the Bitter Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. - noon (13035 Linden Ave. N.)  Contact Tina Montgomery, the BTK8 PTA Auction Co-Chair, at  auction@broadviewthomsonpta.com  to learn more and sign up. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS
MORE CLASSES ADDED! Due to popualar demand they added extra classes. The UW Summer Youth Program has a variety of unique STEM and humanities-focused classes for high school students starting mid-June through mid-August.  There is a wide range of programs from coding, filmmaking, landscaping to writing. Read more

 
COMING UP

Yearbook sale
April 17 - 21

Baseball 
C-team BHS VS O\'Dea
April 17, 3:30 at
Loyal Heights

Boys Soccer
Lakeside VS Junior Varsity
April 18, 4:00 at
Ballard High School

Softball 
Varsity BHS VS Eastside Catholic
April 19, 4:00 at 
Lower Woodland Park 

Boys Track
Varsity VS Chief Stealth 
April 20, 2:45 at SW Athletic Complex

Girls Tennis
Junior Varsity VS Rosevelt
April 21, 4:00 at Ballard High School

Girls Lacrosse
Varsity VS Klahowya
April 21, 5:30 at Klahowya S
 
SAVE THE DATE

PNACAC College Fair
April 29, at Seattle University

BASH Dinner and Auction
April 29, 5.30-10pm
Grove Dining Room
 
Syttende Mai Parade
May 17 in Ballard

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BeaverGear!
Clubs
Cinco de Mayo Participants
Meeting is Thu at 3:20 pm in room S-100

Civic's Club  
Wanna make history? Check out and join the new Ballard High Civics Club. Tue at 3:20 in Mr. Hutchins' room, N-110

Model United Nations
Meeting is Mon with Jack Thompson
 
Bio Tech
The biotechnology academy students meet on Mon after school in NW200
 
BHS Hip Hop Club
Is just starting up. Join us on Tue after school in S100
 
Multi Cultural Committee
Join in to promote diversity in our school on Wed after school in room S100
 
Chess Club
Lover of chess. Come and play the game of Kings on Thu after school in S100. Staff is welcome
 
Ballard Ukulele Club
No experience is required come on down and jam on Thu in SW110 after school
 
Gay/Straight Alliance Meeting will be Thu from 3:30 to 4:30. Please note we are meeting in a new room, S202 in the World Language pod
 
SLAM club
Meets every Thu at 8.15am at the Teen Health Center
 
INK Club
Love art, such as paintings, poems, photography? Join us in SW105 Thu after school
 
STAR
Students and teachers against racism is meeting  Fri at 1st lunch in SW105 and 2nd lunch in SW107. All are welcome. Contact MS. Coe for more details.