The Ballard Athletic Booster Club is holding elections on Monday, May 15 th at 6:30 in the staff lounge. This is a great way to get involved if your kid plays a sport. We meet 8-10 time during the school year. The Booster club works to support 23 teams. For more information please contact Lauren Molloy-Johnson or Jen Doherty
 
The open positions are:
  • President- over sees board meetings, represents the Booster Club at functions, works with all other member of booster club
  • Vice president- assists president as needed, organizes annual fundraiser " The Blast"
    Secretary- records minutes, maintains by-laws
     
  • Treasurer- handles all deposits, maintains ledger of all funds, prepares reports and over sees tax filings
     
  • Beaver Gear Support- a 2 nd person is needed to help with Beaver Gear sales and inventory management
PLANT SALE
The Ballard High School plant sale will be May 18th and 19th from 3:30-6pm and on Saturday the 20th  from 10 am to 12:30pm. All proceeds go the BHS greenhouse program.

SYTTENDE MAI PARADE
Come celebrate Norwegians independence day and watch the BHS Marching band in the parade on May 17 from 6-8pm in Ballard.
It is a celebration of The Constitution of Norway that was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark-Norway's devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars.
Ballard's favorite parade steps off at 6pm. Don't be late, or you will miss the Beaver Marching Band, unit number 12. You don't want to miss it. Learn more

LAST WEEK FOR THE SPRING PLAY!
Join the outrageous fun at "The Importance of Being Earnest" for one more week (May 18-20, 7:30 curtain). Fraud perpetrated, identity revealed, proposals made. It's Victorian era properness with comedy throughout! Algernon and Jack have a thing or two to learn about relationships. Lady Bracknell, on the other hand, will tell you she knows absolutely everything. Advance tickets at showtix4u.com.

FRIENDS OF THE BHS MARITIME ACADEMY  
invite you to attend the 14th Annual fundraising dinner with Silent and Live Auction!

Friday, June 2, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Leif Erikson Hall

The Friends of the Ballard High School's
M aritime Academy invite you to attend a gala fundraising dinner in support of the Academy's goal to prepare student for careers in the maritime industry and marine sciences. To purchase tickets, click here . We are also looking for donations to the auction. Please respond to Margaret Johnson .

BALLARD JAZZ AT DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY MAY 30
Both Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be playing where the greats do! Dimitriou's Jazz Alley is the place to spend Tuesday, May 30th. Stop by for drinks or reserve for dinner. Minors are welcome until 10pm. Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7:00. Tickets here!!!

INCOMING STUDENTS
We are having a incoming Freshman music meeting on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00 PM in the Ballard High School Performing Arts Center.  It is a time to meet the teachers, learn about the program, hear from current students, and meet other 8th graders that will be in the program next fall!  We will also be talking about next year's calendar of events and answering many questions that people often have as they enter the music program.

SENIORS
A brand new scholarship is available for Ballard Seniors exclusively. The Windermere Real Estate Ballard Scholarship is $500 and open to any Ballard senior going on to 2 year or 4 year college. Applications are available HERE or in the counseling center. Applications must be submitted by June 1st. See Ms. Flanagan in the Counseling Center with questions.

CODEDAY
Code day in Seattle May 20-21. Have fun, make friends, build something awesome.
CodeDay is a nationwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps & games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome- we have workshops and mentors who can help if you're new.  Learn more


NOMINATIONS FOR BHS FILMMAKERS
Academy Nominates Ballard High School Filmmakers
The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has nominated 17 productions by students in Ballard's Digital Filmmaking Program for High School Awards of Excellence. The nominations span seven categories, reflecting the diverse skills students learn in the program. These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals. Ballard students received more than twice the nominations of any other school or organization in the region. The envelopes will be opened at the Northwest Emmy Awards on Saturday, June 3.

CHANGE THE DATE!
IMAX plans to premiere the two environmental documentaries produced by BHS students at World Environment Day (June 5). So as not to pre-empt their world premiere, the BHS Film Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm in our auditorium. (Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and will be sold at the door.) This date change will also allow the 31 Ballard film students whose work has been nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) to attend the Northwest Emmy Awards on June 3rd (where the envelopes will be opened). NATAS nominated 17 productions from Ballard's Digital Filmmaking Program for High School Awards of Excellence.


SPREE
Get SPREE tickets! Graduation is close! Bus sign ups for SPREE start on May 22 in the AC. Signed paperwork and payment must be completed. Lots of fun activities planned! Register now for $175. 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 


COMING UP

Syttende Mai Parade
May 17 in Ballard

The importance of being Earnest
May 18-20  at 7.30pm

Plant Sale
May 18-20

Cooding Day
May 20 

SAVE THE DATE

Memorial Day
No School
May 29

BHS Maritime Dinner
June 2, 6pm at Leif Erikson Hall

Ballard Film Festival
June 17, 7.30pm

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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.