Our fair city. 
( Photo by  Michael B./Flickr)



If you participated in a sport this year, you and your family are invited to a fun night honoring the accomplishments of the teams, coaches & athletes. 

We are asking each team to bring desserts to share at the reception after the event in the Commons.  Let your coaches know if you are able to bring finger food treats to share (no plates or silverware).  Look for more information to come through via twitter   @BallardHSSports  and the  Athletic Booster Club Website

Your student is encouraged to register for ALL sports they plan to participate in next year. Packets are available outside the Office or download the Athletic Packet   DID YOU KNOW?  You can submit your paperwork packet electronically by sending PDF versions of your completed packet to Lindsay Squires at  lesquires@seattleschools.org  with "Sports packet" in the Subject line.


The Ballard Library is so pleased to honor students who have become literacy champions for our Ballard community. We nominated Lily Grey Rudge who has encouraged literacy and started a Beaver Reader Book Club that includes Principal Wynkoop. We also nominated Nell Baker who created a book club with team captains at our school to talk about rape, sexual assault, and the power of consent. Please congratulate our literacy champions.  Visit the Library What's New  webpage for library updates!



6/10 | Beaver Nation Athletic Awards Night 7PM . If you participated in a sport this year you and your family are invited to a fun night honoring the accomplishments of the teams, coaches & athletes. 

6/11 |   Senior Academic Awards Night at 7PMThis is an evening dedicated to academic excellence and recognizing the many accomplishments of graduating seniors.  Invitations will be sent to the homes of all seniors who have an award and will be listed in the program for the Senior Awards night for seniors and their family.     

6/13 & 6/14 Senior Finals | Refer to:  June Finals Details  and the  End of Year Testing  handouts for complete information and bell schedules.

6/17 | 10:00AM | Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at Memorial Stadium

6/17 | 5:30PM | Graduation Ceremony at Memorial Stadium.   Families do not need tickets for graduation. Plenty of seating is available.

Visit the Senior Important Timeline for updates.

Help make the alcohol and drug free all night party called SPREE memorable for our graduating seniors. Donations are now being accepted. Gift cards of $5 - $20 each to places like Target and Bed Bath and Beyond are great! Other small prizes like ear buds, summer fun, or off-to-college items are great too.  If you can  donate,  please contact Nancy Knoll at  theknolls@mac.com  or text/call her at 206-909-6965.


SEE TOMORROW'S AWARD-WINNERS AT THE BHS FILM FESTIVAL |  The Ballard Film Festival (BFF) is Sat, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School auditorium (PAC).  This is a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program. The festival will feature short documentaries, client-based ads and PSA's, as well as a selection of award-winning productions from this school year. Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door.

Banding Together, one of the short documentaries making its premiere, follows freshman Jill Philbin through the various events that make up a year with BHS band. Another documentary, FTM, tells the story of senior Evon Mahesh's transition from female to male. 
Designed by: Ella Tipping a 2nd year student

Films that premiere at the BFF frequently go on to win honors from various film festivals and professional organizations.  This semester alone, BHS film students earned top prizes at two international film festivals (the   STAR dance Film Festival in Los Angeles , and the  Discover the World of Communications Film Festival  in Washington D.C.), 18 nominations from the  National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  (envelopes to be opened at the NW Emmy Awards), 18 awards and honors from the  NW High School Film Festival , and Best Student Film from the state-wide  Shoreline Short Short Film Festival .  

Films screened at previous BFF's can now be seen on the  Digital Filmmaking Program's Vimeo site All funds raised by the BFF will benefit students in the Digital Filmmaking Program.

Summer Fun Staff Appreciation Lunch

WHEN: Thursday June 13, 2019
TIME:  BHS Families please bring your donations or drop off in the office by 9AM in order for set up to be complete by 11AM.
WHERE: Staff Lounge 

*Please bring your Kleenex donations to the front office. 
Our noses thank you! 



BigSun Scholarship - Deadline June 19, 2019 | Amount $500 | To assist young athletes succeed in the academic pursuits. Application on the website bigsunathletics.com.

View the SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN PAGE  for a listing of ALL known available scholarships. Questions?  Contact Helen Maynard the College & Career Specialist at  hbmaynard@seattleschools.org

Ballard Historical Society needs volunteers for their house tour on Sun., June 23. You can either do ticket sales from 9:30-1:00 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm, or you can be a volunteer docent at one of the tour houses from 12:45-4:00 pm. You are welcome to attend the optional volunteer orientation Docent Orientation and Homeowner Reception on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Contact Lesli Cook, Classic Home Tour manager at 206-992-7010 or  retroreno@comcast.net by call, text or email ASAP if you are interested in helping. If you volunteer for a shift, you can see all the homes for free during the rest of the tour.

One of the graduation requirements for the Seattle School District is 60 hours of service learning. Service learning is giving time, without pay, to a non-profit or government agency. Service learning allows students to learn and to apply academic, social and personal skills through real  hands on  activities. Students make a difference and address authentic community needs. As part of service learning, students are asked to reflect and report on their experiences.

Need Service Learning Hours? Check out SL O pportunities  on the Service Learning webpage and download forms too!  

June & Summer Service Learning Opportunities This list contains SL opportunities for May and also upcoming Summer Opportunities.


BPA Website  for complete Band and Jazz audition instructions. Be sure to look for the correct sign up link on the web page as well as links to the Audition packets.  

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS | Visit the BPA Website for complete Orchestra audition instructions. U se the Audition Packets links posted on the right side.

CHOIR AUDITIONS | Incoming 9th graders do not need to audition for Choir. Students with upper register voices (soprano/alto) should sign up for Treble Choir and students with lower register voices (tenor/bass) should sign up for Concert Choir. Women's Chamber Choir and Men's Ensemble ensemble callback auditions will take place in the fall.


Hey Ballard Parents! The PTSA Needs You!!

Ballard High School relies heavily on parent volunteers  to help BHS provide the best possible experience and opportunities for its students. It takes incredible infrastructure, coordination and orchestration not just from the students, teachers, and administrators, but tremendous support from the parent community as well. 

The BHS PTSA is looking for volunteers to help benefit all students for the next school year. View the attached Volunteer Interest form    and select any areas you would like to help out or get more info. Return the form to the office or complete on-line at ballardhighschoolptsa.org Just a few hours of your time really goes a long way!  We need your support!  Get Involved!

Ballard High School Calendar
Visit the Ballard High School website for s chool news, upcoming events, bell schedules,  testing info, scholarships and much more! BHS NEWS!

BEAVER GEAR on sale until 6/7!  Forms in the main office or email  bhsabcgear@gmail.com



We are the Ballard HS Girls Ultimate team also known as BUF (Ballard Ultimate Family), we have been invited to participate in our first ever out-of-state travel tournament at the 2019 High School National Invite Tournament in Rockford, IL June 7 & 8! The team ranks 16 in the nation and we are excited to represent BHS & the PNW Ultimate Community. Visit our website for info & consider donating  to help us reach our goal!

Ballard High School appreciates every family's contribution to our school. 
Volunteering is a great way to support your student, faculty, and staff. Thank you!

SAT Prep classes @ UW | The SAT is a standardized test widely required by colleges and universities to assess an applicant's potential for success. In today's competitive atmosphere, you should not go into this test unprepared. The goal of the SAT course is to prepare you for the SAT by reducing your anxiety, increasing confidence in your abilities, and arming you with practical and proven strategies. The SAT is a standardized test that becomes easier and more predictable with practice, preparation, and keen strategy. You will get to know the test from top to bottom, how it is scored, sectioned, timed, and designed. The focus will be on strategies that work, and you will get the chance to practice these strategies. Registration closes one week before classes start. Materials provided. Summer Schedule: August 6, 7 & 8, 1-4 pm or 5:30­-8:30 p.m., UW Seattle Campus, DEN 259. Click HERE for more information.

S UMMER 2019 COACHING OPPORTUNITIES Skyhawks  is looking for sports-oriented individuals who are highly-motivated, energetic people that enjoy working with children. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, varsity-level experience playing and/or coaching, reliable transportation, and willingness to travel.  See attached flyer. Pay range between $12.00 and $17.00 per hour. Must have reliable transportation.

Work for FOR ALL - A great cause! |  Work 20 hours per week for 7 weeks for FOR ALL, a Seattle nonprofit that works to reduce societal waste.  Assist in the "Summer Meals for Kids" sites with multiple operations - food prep and delivery, flyer distribution, etc. Please reference the attached flyer Paid $599 at end of 7 weeks of service.

QFC on 57th & 24th has a variety of jobs available for teens. 
  • Courtesy Clerk - 16 yrs or older
  • Deli Assistant - 18 yrs or older
  • Starbucks Barista - 18 yrs or older
Call Store Manager, Angeline 206-297-2150 to schedule an interview.
Free Summer Theater Opportunity!What are your summer plans?? How about doing something awesome and creative? Need service learning hours or resume experience? Want to work in a professional theater...for free??  Penguin Productions seeks 4 more actors, as well as students interested in music, costumes, design and more for their summer production, ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, directed by Shana Bestock. The play also needs a drummer and singer. Rehearsals start July 8, performances are at Taproot Theater August 2-11. COST FREE - Penguin programs are funded through voluntary donations. Fun, supportive, professional environment. Come and join your fellow Ballard High School students already in the Penguin family! More information at http://penguinproductionsseattle.org/our-programs.html or email shana@penguinproductionsseattle.org.   
Attention a ll interested Volleyball players! Pre-register by 6/15. Camp runs 7/10-12. D etails on the  CAMP REGISTRATION .
Visit the   Lincoln HS website  for current  updates including cheer tryouts, athletics registration and meet the coaches, special events & more!

LINCOLN PTSA MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PARENT SOCIAL | June 10 at 6:30pm at Peddler Brewing, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107 | View this FLYER for more details. Come socialize with your fellow Lincoln parents, hear what your PTSA has planned, and learn the latest news out of Lincoln from the LHS Admin team! We're doing it all at our Lincoln PTSA Membership Meeting + Parent Info Session & Social! Membership is NOT required to attend, so nothing should stop you from coming out! Light appetizers will be provided; drinks are on you. PLEASE RSVP so they can staff appropriately (and it helps us prepare a special something for everyone) RSVP HERE.

June 15 Lincoln Jazz Band Audition  - More info on the  Performing Arts Website |  Band Students , please send your uniforms measurements to Band Director  Zachariah MacIntyre at  zamacintyre@seattleschools.org

Lincoln High School Orchestra Kick-Off Calling all Lincoln bound orchestra students. You are invited to our kickoff gathering on June 19 from 4:30-7 pm at Hamilton, in the orchestra room! Because Lincoln is still a construction zone, we are starting up just next door at Hamilton. We'll have snacks, drinks and a t-shirt contest--if you can design a splendid and zesty t-shirt for Lincoln Orchestras, you will win a prize. Colors are black and red, and you can include clefs or whatever looks striking--be creative! Bring your ideas and we will all share our thoughts to developing a culture and strong orchestra program at Lincoln. Meet your fellow orchestra members and have fun! Please RSVP by email to Lincoln orchestra director Vicki Greenbaum at vigreenbaum@seattleschools.org or 
vgreenbaum1@gmail.com). Or mobile: 650-766-7244 (texts welcome)

MUSEUM OF HISTORY & INDUSTRY is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA) program!   Youth Advisors ages 14-18 make the museum more welcoming for their peers by finding fun and creative ways to connect teens with MOHAI, and providing input on the development of museum programming and exhibits.  MYA offers PAID positions for a ten-month commitment (September-June), with twelve spots available in our 2019-20 MYA group. Students can find out more info and apply through our website at  mohai.org/mya . The online application is due no later than 6/30.

Crystal Clear College Planning | 6/18 at 7 p.m. Redmond Library. This information-packed class will focus on high school juniors and will address: How to pick a college that is a good Academic, Social, and Financial Fit. Why procrastination may cost a family thousands of dollars. Why standardized tests are important and which one to take SAT/ACT. How to maximize your student's potential to receive scholarships, grants, and other forms of gift-aid. This class will illustrate to families how to attend a PRIVATE COLLEGE for a Public College Price. No Matter How Much Money You Make or How Good Your Student Is, This Class Is For YOU! Classes are free, but reservations are necessary. Register online HERE. If you are unable to attend a live class, we also have a webinar version you can view at your convenience.
New College Planning Class
New College Planning Class

Tuesday, 6/25 at 7:00 p.m. at Ballard HS PAC for  all students who will be involved with the BHS Music Department next year.   It is a time to meet the teachers, learn about the program, hear from current students, and meet other students that will be in the program next fall! We will also be talking about next year's calendar of events.  If you have any questions let us know  ballardperformingarts@gmail.com

  • Parent/Guardian Orientation Night
  • Freshmen Student Orientation Day