June 13, 2021

June 13 | Jazz Brunch at Serious Takeout, 10:30 a.m. to noon

AND Yearbook Pickup (see link for your grade level's hours)
June 16-17 | Senior SPREE student check-in, 9:30 p.m. 6/16

Senior SPREE student pickup, 5:45 a.m. 6/17

June 18 | Grades 9-11 Last Day of School, 1hr early out

July 22 | Curbside at the Library, noon to 2 p.m.

AND Book Club, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 19 | Curbside at the Library, noon to 2 p.m.

Aug. 23 | Fall Sports FinalForms Registrations due (except Football)

AND Beaver Book Club, 2:30 p.m.

Check out the School Bulletin for important last week updates.
This is it! Bell Schedule for final week
More information on the Bell Schedules page. Don't forget students' Daily Attestation for in-person days.
Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Graduates!
Proudly presenting the Ballard High School Class of 2021 ...
The BHS Graduation Ceremony will be Wednesday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium for those who want to participate. The BHS community, as well as graduating seniors who choose not to attend in-person, are invited watch this special event via LIVE STREAM on SPSTV; SPTV Broadcast Channel or watch on the SPSTV Cable Channels.
Graduation News and updates are on the Graduation 2021 page and featured in the newsletter below in a special GRADUATION section!
Including Senior Checkout | Academic Awards Night | Graduation Details
Time to: Turn in laptops, order/pickup yearbooks, return books!

Laptops/charger check in June 18
All students need to return their district-issued laptops/charger cords on the last day of school, Friday, June 18 so that the district can update them and have them ready for Fall.

Suggested Laptop/Charger Check In Times: Cohort A after 3rd period, Cohort B after 6th period and Cohort C by 2:50 p.m.
Students MUST fill out a Device Return Form (linked in button below) and put inside the device. Students will be able to pick up and complete the Device Return Form at Ballard HS as well. The ONLY students who can keep their laptops are those who are going to be completing Incompletes or are enrolled in Summer School.
If devices need to be returned early, please bring them to either the BHS Library or the Main Office. If you are unable to get your district laptop to school by June 18, please make arrangements with Cindy Peterson at or call 206-252-1000.

More information/translated form versions are available on the SPS Device Return page.
Don't forget to return your books!
Don't forget to return your books! Once you're done using them for your classes this final week of school, make sure all your borrowed library items and text books are returned IMMEDIATELY so we can start class in the fall with textbooks.

Books can always be returned to BHS in the bins on both 65th and 67th M-F 9-3 p.m. More information on the Library page.
Yearbook | Purchasing and distribution details
Yearbooks are still for sale for $50 via Parents SchoolPay on the Source.

Seniors: Yearbooks will be handed out on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15 at Senior Check Out!

Grades 9-11: Yearbooks will be passed out at the outside doors near the PAC and Gym:
  • Cohorts B/C on Tues., June 15 at 3:50 - 4:30
  • Cohorts A/C on Wed., June 16 at 11:55 - 12:30
  • Cohorts A/C on Thurs., June 17 at 11:55 - 12:30 an Cohorts B/C at 3:50 - 4:30
  • Cohorts A/C on Fri., June 18 at 11:25 - 12:00 and Cohorts B/C at 2:50 - 3:20

Not sure if you already bought one? View previous transactions on the Parent Source account and SchoolPay. Still not sure? Email the BHS Fiscal Specialist Karen Kazanjian at

More information on the Yearbook Sales page.
BHS students win at NW Regional Emmy Awards
Two Ballard Digital Filmmaking students won three Student Production Awards at the 58th annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards virtual ceremony on June 5.
Senior Ella Tipping won for her Camera and Lighting work on the short film “It’s All Fun and Games.” Senior Nathan Laha won in the animation AND audio categories with his CGI Short “Time Tower.”

Congratulations also to the following students who received an Award of Excellence: Nathan Laha, James Brammer, Nicola Anderson, Henry Coleman, Ella Tipping, Ben Murphy, Lucas Salm-Rojo, Fia Franz-Knight and Lola Foti       
And to these students who received an Honorable Mention: Oliver Orkand, Rose Shipley, Matthew Toupe, Nathan Laha, Anyia Gillespie, Henry Coleman, Samson Espenschied, Anna DeTurk and Evelyn Noble-Stewart

The Digital Filmmaking teacher is Steven Bradford. For more information on the program, films and past honors, check out the Ballard Digital Filmmaking Program webpage and its Vimeo page. More info on all area winners at the NATAS NW High School Awards page.
Check out Talisman's new June 4 edition!
The BHS award-winning student-produced newspaper, Talisman, has a new June 4 issue! Students can pick up this year's only printed edition outside of the Main Office!

Issue 3 Cover art and editorial cartoon by Sam Rainville. Editor in Chiefs are Tess Petrillo and Paige Anderson.

Visit the Talisman website for the most current updates and recent articles.
2020-21 Ink Journal now available
Time to get your BHS literary & arts journal
Ballard High School's student literary/photography Ink Journal 2021 is now available!

Ink Journal is published by the Ink Staff: Presidents Aiden Wilkson and Iris Worrall. Editors Antonette Rice, Sean Semick, Rowan Saunders, Henry Tweed, Grace Wesche, Aiden Wilkson and Iris Worrall.

Our Ink Club Advisor is Mr. Gordon Macdougall, Cover art "Golden Gardens Railways" by Gabriel Sico. Ink Journal is made possible by the support of Principal Keven Wynkoop and a generous grant this year from the Ballard High School PTSA.

Contributors can pick up a copy in Mr. Macdougall’s room (SW 103) or send him your address and he’ll mail it. Other Ink Journal enthusiasts can buy one too: Suggest donation of $10 to help pay for next year's printing (sliding scale, pay what you can!).
Spilled Ink Event | BHS pieces displayed thru June
Ballard High Ink Club and Ballard Branch Library teen volunteers continued their tradition -- despite the pandemic -- and met virtually during 2020-21. The Ink Club published the Ink Journal in May. The public can enjoy the student art and writing featured in a show running in Ballard through June 28.

Most Spilled Ink pieces are displayed in the Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave. N.W).

Five Ballard businesses are also displaying art in their windows: Ballard Sheet Metal at 4763 Ballard Ave. N.W. and Fair Trade Winds at 5329 Ballard Ave. N.W. and Fleet Feet at 5404 22nd Ave. N.W. and Push/Pull at 5484 Shilshole Ave. N.W. and Market Street Shoes at 2232 N.W. Market St.

Student's Plan Your PathWA video wins award
Congrats to 10th grader Lina McRoberts, who was one of five student winners in Ready Washington's #PlanYourPathWA Student Video Contest
Ready Washington is a coalition of more than 20 state and local agencies, associations, and advocacy organizations that believe every Washington student should graduate high school prepared for a successful future -- on the education and career path they choose -- and they offer tools and resources to support them on that path.

The goal of this contest is to elevate students’ voices and motivate all students to think about their futures and consider the people and resources that are available to help.

Class of 2021 Important Graduation Details
The Ballard HS Graduation Ceremony, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Memorial Stadium for those who want to participate. Each student will be allowed four ticketed guests.

Graduating Seniors must attend a Virtual Graduation Rehearsal at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 via Teams.

Graduating seniors who choose not to attend graduation in person, or whose family members are unable to attend due to ticket limits or COVID concerns, ill be able to watch a LIVE STREAM on SPSTV; SPTV Broadcast Channel or watch on the SPSTV Cable Channels.

More information on the Graduation 2021 page.
Please watch the Graduation Ceremony Overview Q & A for important information for Seniors and their families!
Important Senior Check Out Details | June 14-15
The Senior Check Out is a vital process that EVERY SINGLE Senior needs to physically come to school and participate in. Seniors cannot participate in the graduation ceremony until they officially “Check Out,” which means getting all required signatures on the Senior Check Out Form.
June 14 | Senior Check Out Last Names A-K
Time/Last Names: 9:30-10 A-B; 10-10:30 C-E; 10:30-11 F-H; 11- 11:30 I-K

June 15 | Senior Check Out Last Names L-Z
Time/Last Names: 9:30-10 L-M; 10-10:30 N-Q; 10:30-11 R-S; 11-11:30 T-Z
Start by looking at the Check Out Station Map that shows the plan and the Stations 1-6:

  1. Laptop Return,
  2. Yearbooks,
  3. Graduation Tickets,
  4. Book Return,
  5. Fine Clearance,
  6. Final Check Out 

Any issues, students need to contact their counselor ASAP. More information on Senior Updates
Senior Academic Awards Night | June 15
Our annual event to celebrate the academic accomplishments of our Seniors will be shown electronically at 7 p.m, on Tuesday, June 15. The link to the event will be sent via e-mail on the day of the event, but the link will not go live until 7 p.m. It is always a special night to hear about all of the awards and scholarships that our Seniors have received.

More information on the Graduation 2021 page.
Senior SPREE 2021 | Waiver Forms due!
Senior SPREE is a safe, all-night Graduation Party on June 16-17, hosted and chaperoned by BHS PTSA parents and staff, in collaboration with Grad Nights.

IMPORTANT Spree Attendee Reminders  
Don’t forget to fill out the Required SPREE waivers! Please bring all signed forms with you on Wednesday:

  • Arrive at BHS Gym at 9:30 p.m. (This allows grads time to go home and change, eat, etc.) Wear mask, comfortable clothes and bring socks.
  • Phones, purses, backpacks stay at home. If not, they are locked up.
  • Participants will arrive back @ BHS at 5:45 a.m., make sure your ride is there by 5:45 a.m. to pick you up so you can go home and sleep.
'Paws' and Read All About It this Summer!
Summer Curbside at the Library events are already in the works! Mark your calendars for noon to 2 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 19! Beaver Book Club will also meet at 2:30 p.m. on July 22 and Aug. 19. Look for more details coming in next week's final newsletter of the school year!

Before making your summer reading plans, however, make sure all your school-year borrowed library items and school text books are returned IMMEDIATELY so we can start class in the fall with textbooks.

Books can always be returned to BHS in the bins on both 65th and 67th M-F 9-3 p.m. More information on the Library page.
Summer Reading Book Lists are here!
These BHS Library Book Lists are your tickets to awesome!

Keep track of your books read to compete for prizes in the fall! Also, share your faves with Ms. Chambers at!

More details on these Summer Reading List pages: 9th grade | 10th-12th grade
Jenny Lee Scholarship winners named
Congratulations to graduating seniors Ella Casey and Alexis Olafsson who won the BHS PTSA's Jenny Lee Scholarship, offering $1000 per student toward their college expenses.

Jenny Lee Scholarships are given in memory of Jenny Lee, the mother of Ballard Foundation Executive Director Richard "Dick" Lee. Considerations include community service, employment outside of school, academics and other criteria.
Virtual Job & Internship Board available
The Counseling Center webpage has a myriad of opportunities for summer on its Virtual Job & Internship Board, like the following:

Penguin Productions/Northwest Folklife Intern
Penguin Productions is partnering with Northwest Folklife again to hire a PAID Digital Storyteller & Community Engagement Intern for the summer. Open to ages 16-26. Applications due June 18th. For more information visit:
Notes from the Nurse: Happiness
What is happiness? Happiness is living with thought and purpose enhanced by community with a willingness to learn. Happiness is meaningless without disappointment as this allows us to stretch and grow. Actions towards intentions other than happiness makes us, well, happy.

Write a letter of gratitude weekly to others. Dream of a future for yourself and then make a plan of action towards that dream. Or simply sit back look around and truly appreciate all the people in your life. It takes work to increase happiness, but it may be the most gratifying and enjoyable work you will ever do.

Notes from the Nurse are provided by BHS School Nurse Laurie Tirtanadi. Thanks to Laurie for all her tips this year, you can read the archived "notes" on the School Nurse page.
Enjoy all three BPA Spring Concerts!
As an encore, check out the BPA Spring Concert Series. Congratulations to our talented student performers:

Orchestra, Directed by Elizabeth Fortune
Band, Directed by Jay Gillespie
Choir, Directed by Courtney Rowley

More information and programs on the Spring Concert page.
BPA Senior Salute | Congrats Class of '21
Thank you to the seniors who have worked hard to be part of our school’s rich performing arts tradition over the last four years. Your contributions will remain part of our legacy. View the recognitions on the Ballard Performing Arts website.
Jazz Brunch at Serious Takeout | 6/13 10:30-noon
Enjoy a BHS Jazz concert with your brunch at Serious Takeout Ballard (5118 14th Ave. N.W.) from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 13.
No purchase necessary, picnic tables available.
Athletic registration dates: Dance, Fall Sports
TRYOUTS 21-22 | Dance June 14-15
Contact Athletics Secretary Rayna Bauer at to get set up to do your online registration on FinalForms. In addition, you must also Sign Up on the the Dance website.

Online FinalForms Registration DUE Aug. 16 | Football (Football practice starts Aug. 18)
All Other Fall Registration Forms DUE Aug. 23 | Golf, Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive, Volleyball, and Slow-Pitch Softball
More information on the Athletics Overview page.
And that's a wrap!
PTSA Awards & Spring General Meeting
Thank you for joining us at our Spring General Meeting and virtual PTSA Awards event last Thursday, where we celebrated the winners of the Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn (volunteer) Awards!
Our 2020-21 Outstanding Educators:

Joe Bushek
Special Education-XG Teacher
Jan Drabek
Math Teacher 
TuesD Chambers
Vanesa López Madrid
Spanish Teacher
Sonja Petersen

Outstanding Volunteers:
Golden Acorn
Linda Jweinat
Library volunteer extraordinaire

Honorary Life Membership
Carolyn Stalter
PTSA Treasurer (including two terms at BHS!)

Meeting participants also approved the proposed 2021-22 Budget and voted in next year's PTSA Executive Board Officers:

President Gloria Kruzner
Vice President Michelle Renn
Secretary Gena Mason Frank
Treasurer Shelley Rousseau

More information on the PTSA Overview page.
Erin Jones 6/8
Online DEI talk
Erin Jones discussed how lower-diversity schools in Seattle's North End can create a more equitable and inclusive environment for students of color during an online talk last Tuesday night, including attendees from the Ballard, Lincoln and Roosevelt High School PTSA communities; as well as Eckstein and Hamilton Middle Schools.

Participants met in breakout rooms to discuss key concepts and Jones provided helpful follow-up materials, such as a Personal Cultural Inventory, to assist with further family discussions.

Here is a Powerpoint download that includes discussion topics.
Need to reach staff in the Main Office?
If you have any questions about the final week of school not covered in this newsletter or on the Ballard High School website, call the Main Office at 206-252-1000 or email BHS Administrative Secretary Cindy Peterson at or Asst./Athletics Secretary Rayna Bauer at

Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Keisha Scarlett
Chief Academic Officer titled a letter to SPS families in the most recent issue of the district's e-news, "School Beat."

We have some excerpts here:
Dear SPS Community,
As we close out the 2020-21 school year strong, I am already looking to next school year and the return of all students to our school buildings.

.... Based on state requirements from the governor and state superintendent, as well as the district’s desire to best serve our students, SPS is planning to have five full days of in-person instruction at all 104 schools in the fall.

We are committed to working with our community and staff to open schools and welcome back all students who wish to return to in-person learning. We will take what we have learned during the last year and build on what is working. We will continue to utilize our technology in our classrooms, as well as incorporate social emotional learning (SEL) into all subject areas. Our classrooms will promote engagement, joy, and wellness for all our students, especially those most impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

Student Meals During Summer
Seattle Public Schools provides meal service for SPS students. Many meals sites will be open this summer, however all meals by bus and Amazon home delivery will discontinue after June 18.

Queen Anne and Magnolia
Louisa Boren K-8, 2550 34th Ave. W.,
Northwest Seattle
Broadview Thomson K-8, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N.,

BF Day Elementary, 3921 Linden Ave. N.

SPS Summer of Learning
The Summer of Learning 2021 will run July 6-30 and will offer programming for all grades to help students stay engaged, promote student joy and wellness, brush up on content from this past year, or receive personalized support.

Seattle Skills Center class signups available
Applications for the Seattle Skills Center’s 2021-22 School Year courses are now available online on the Skills Center website.

The Seattle Skills Center prepares Seattle Public Schools high school students for college, career, and life through advanced Career and Technical Education courses. Classes are available in a wide range of career pathways at several locations around the city. Courses are both offered for the school year and summer sessions.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
At the June 2 school board meeting, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing the first Friday in June as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Gun violence is an epidemic in our society, and victims include school-age students. Evidence strongly suggests that secure firearm storage is an essential component to any effective strategy to keeping students and schools safe.

The school board is encouraging all schools to support their local communities’ efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human lives and help educate their communities about safe storage of firearms in the home.

The BHS PTSA offers Community Resources for informational purposes & does not necessarily support activities or views presented therein.
Summer fun & enrichment ideas
Just a taste of summer activities going on for area teens. And a lil' beaver science fun ,,,
SCPTSA Meeting/Election June 14
Seattle Council PTSA is having its General Membership Meeting and Elections via Zoom at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14.

Nominees are:
President Naida Boyer; Co-Vice Presidents Romanita Hairston and Kiani Pineiro-Hall; 
Secretary Heather Hart and Treasurer Brian Terry.

2021-22 Candidates for SSEPTSA Board
The Seattle Special Education PTSA membership will be voting in its 2021-22 Board at its 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 meeting.

Candidates are: President Janis White; Co-Vice Presidents Cherylynne Crowther and Jana Parker;
Co-Secretaries Julianna Hillard and Christie Robertson; and
Treasurer Catherine Muth. More info on the SSEPTSA site.
Season 2 Athletics
The Ballard Boys Lacrosse team finished their season with an awesome win on Thursday night!

They soundly defeated Bainbridge 13-8 with excellent performances by the graduating seniors, who were honored before and after the game. There was also an amazing halftime performance by The Ballard Beaver, in full costume, dancing to "Can't Touch This."

Most notably, seniors Tim Gaston and Nate Dracobly scored 4 and 3 goals respectively. It was also great to see senior Ian Douglas back on the field after being sidelined by an injury for much of the season (though his bullhorn cheers for his teammates were a nice touch when he couldn't play).

A big thank you to our fantastic coaches, Christian Kelso (Head Coach) and Ben Eischen (Assistant Coach) who did an amazing job of guiding the boys to a winning 10-2 season and had thoughtful and encouraging words for our seniors as they move on to their next adventures.

Best of luck to all six of our graduating seniors: Ian Douglas, Nate Dracobly, Connor Dynes, Tim Gaston, James Glanville, and Nick Toll. You will all be missed next year!
Congrats to the Beavers Softball team that finished an epic season 10-4. The team beat Seattle Prep 5-4 Monday and Eastside Catholic 5-4 Thursday to end the season.

Watch their recent efforts on the Ballard Athletics YouTube page. And congrats to the graduating Softball Seniors:
Philomene Sturgeon, Sarah Tripp and Alexis Olafsson.

Follow the team on its MaxPreps page.
The tryouts for next year's Dance Team will be June 14-15 from 5-7:30 p.m. For more updates or questions, follow/dm @ballardhsdanceteam.

Also congratulations to this year's graduating Dance Team seniors!
Congrats to the cheer athletes who participated in their tryouts last week!

Also, congratulations to this year's awesome cheer seniors!
"Our Senior class is off to do some amazing things post high school, and five or six of them will continue playing at the next level!" said Coach Ross Humphries in his most recent update.

This year's Seniors that will be playing are:
  • Ryan Blokker - College of Idaho (ID)
  • Chauncey Cox - Denison University (OH)
  • Nowlin Ewaliko - San Diego State University (CA)
  • Caelin Johnson - Simon Fraser University (B.C.)
  • Davyn Waters - Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Hayden McPherson - still weighing options
Ballard Boys Tennis ended the Metro season 3-4, with wins against Ingraham, O'Dea and Nathan Hale.

The Girls Team had close matches against Blanchet and Nathan Hale and looks forward to its 2022 campaign.
The Ballard Girls Lacrosse program ended its season June 7 against Bellevue.

From the Coaches: "The Class of 2021 (Anna Wilk, Mollie Buchinger, Saniya Busam, Elise Cziesla (Captain), Kristen Seeley (Captain), Cameron Donnelly (Captain), and Anya Blissett) has given so much to the program, and we thank them for being such wonderful role models to the younger girls of the team."
On Thursday, the Varsity Soccer Team lost to Seattle Prep 2-0.

Congrats to the @ballardsoccer's graduating seniors:

Baker Nothdurft, Benjamin Finkelstein, Cesar Garcia, Ethan Barnes, George Ford, Grant Luce, Javier Martinez, Kiernan Smith, Krisna LaFrance, Min Jang and Oliver Orkand.

Follow the team on its MaxPreps page
Congratulations to the Girls Wrestling team athletes for their efforts at Metros!

Ava Olson is Metro Champ for the 135 lb. weight class. Cassidy Sylves took second in the 130 lb. weight class. Lucille Harris (120 lb.) and Chloe Olson (145 lb.) both took third in their weight class.

Check out all of the Boys Wrestling and Girls Wrestling Teams' highlights from last week on the Ballard Wrestling Facebook page.
Congrats to Brendan Day, Hugo Swangstu and Cooper Vaughn (pictured with Coach Jared Daniels) who competed in the Boys Wrestling Metro Tournament Friday at Ingraham High School.

Hugo is Metro Champ at 152 lb. weight class. Brendan won the 132 lb. weight class and Cooper was second in the 170 lb. weight class

Check out all of the Boys Wrestling and Girls Wrestling Teams' highlights from last week on the Ballard Wrestling Facebook page.
The Varsity Baseball team finished the season with three wins, beating Roosevelt 5-1 Monday; Nathan Hale 12-4 Wednesday; and West Seattle 11-8 Friday.

From @BaseballBallard Twitter page: "Thanks to our 9 seniors. You’re all a bunch of weirdos, but you all managed to graduate from high school, and are headed to college, so that’s pretty cool. Thanks for 4 years of #BallardPride"

Congrats to this year's seniors:
1 Tam Bellefuil, C
4 Ryan Blokker, INF, P, OF
5 Nik Greb, OF
10 Nate Leibold, P, INF
14 Henry Holt, C, INF
15 Charlie Wilton, INF, P
20 Ben Murray, INF, P
21 Nolan Pittman, INF
24 Adrian Cruz, INF
Boys' Swim and Dive team had a great (if short) season this year. They won their second (and last) dual meet with Eastside Catholic and several swimmers are ranked in the District:

Thomas Bioren: 2nd overall in 200 free and 4th overall in the 500 free
Kyle Chew: 3rd overall in 200 IM, 8th overall in 100 breaststroke
Ben Caffee: 5th overall in 500 free
Grayson Mokulua: 8th overall in 100 fly

BHS Divers exceled at State:
Caleb Pook is 4th in state 
Oliver Stacey is 2nd in state.
The Ballard Girls Varsity Basketball team lost to West Seattle 52-46 last Wednesday; and beat Chief Sealth 62-19 Friday.

Shout out to the 5 seniors: Bella, Sidney, Ryann, Macy and Olivia! Check out the Senior Night game and celebration here. Follow the team @ballardhs_gbb
Boys Varsity Basketball lost 66-49 to West Seattle on Wednesday and beat Chief Sealth 70-45 Friday.

Here is the livestream link so fans can watch the final games of the year.

Congrats to our Senior players on another great season!
Ballard Track & Field athletes competed in the Culminating Metro Meet, June 9-11, at the Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle

Among the top performers: Eric Anthony Souza-Ponce took second in the 1600m (4:24.18a) and third in the 3200m (9:24.04a); while Caleb Pook took third in the 39" 110m Hurdles (16.25a). Peter Golden took third in discus (120-01) and Thomas Duggan vaulted to third place with his 12-00.00 effort.

Lianne Kistler took third in the 100m (12.93a) and second in Pole Vault (13-00.00). Tova Goedert finished third in the 33" 100m Hurdles.

The 4 x 100m Relay Team of Isabella Angelos, Anna Simpson, Jill Sousley and Lianne Kistler (51.54a) took third.
And Mackenna Meyer leapt 4-10.00 for second in High Jump.

The Ballard Sail Team traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where they participated in the 2021 Mallory Cup also known as high school sailing nationals. There was lots of wind and warm weather for sailing on Lake Erie Saturday but sadly no wind for sailing on Sunday. They placed 17th out of 20 of the best high school teams in the nation.

Congratulations to the team: skipper Erik Anderson with crew Johnny Vaughey and Sam Airhart; and skipper Catie Vandervort with crew Meimei Peterson.

Special thank yous are extended to Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle for sponsoring the Ballard Sail Team and also to Sail Sandpoint for their support over the past four years.
Girls & Boys Ballard Ultimate Frisbee (BUF) Summer leagues are happening now! Summer leagues are open for rising 9th graders through graduated 12th graders. Find out more info at or email

Interested in 2021-22 high school seasons? If you are interested in joining a team and are not on the email list, please fill out this form to receive information. We have a Boys season (Fall 2021), Mixed (Winter 2022), and Girls season (Spring 2022).

For BUF to thrive, new organizers are needed. Email:
Contribute to BHS PTSA while you shop at Fred Meyer stores
Thank you to those who contribute to the BHS PTSA while they shop at Fred Meyer. To participate, link your Shoppers Card card to the BHS PTSA (code MJ933). Once your card is linked, all you have to do is swipe your Shopper's Card while paying for your purchases. More info: Community Rewards.
AmazonSmile purchases benefit PTSA
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to BHS PTSA. Check out the AmazonSmile information page to learn about using AmazonSmile and select “Ballard High School PTSA, Seattle, WA.” Thank you!
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Submit content (appropriate and relevant to Ballard High School or Community) by 5 p.m. Thursday (1 or 2 weeks before your event ) to the BHS Newsletter Editor email at Please submit posts no more than 100 words and include relevant URLs, contact info and a small graphic (if available). Editor has full discretion over what is published. The BHS PTSA provides Community News for purely informational purposes and does not necessarily support the activities or views presented therein.