BHS PTSA News
May 23, 2021
B H S C A L E N D A R

Thanks to BHS National Honor Society for last week's chalk art positivity!
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Ballard PTSA dates you won't want to miss!
June 10 PTSA Awards | Honor our awesome teachers & volunteers
It's that time of year again, when we thank our educators and volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness at our Spring General Meeting/PTSA Awards on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. via Microsoft Teams!

It's always fun to celebrate the winners of the Outstanding Educator, Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards!

Hear all about the great ways the BHS PTSA has contributed to our school this year as well. The meeting will include the presentation of the Executive Board slate for the 2021-22 school year.

Link to come, but please mark your calendars! And thanks to those who submitted their nominees for educators and volunteers of the year.

June 8 | Erin Jones' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion online talk
The Ballard High School PTSA is teaming with the Lincoln High School PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Hamilton International Middle School PTSA, to host an online talk with acclaimed speaker Erin Jones at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8.
Jones will discuss how lower-diversity schools in Seattle's north end can create a more equitable and inclusive environment for students of color.

Erin Jones is recognized in Washington State as a leader on issues related to equity and social justice, funding and galvanizing community leaders and partners. She has 25 years of experience in education, both as a teacher and administrator, was the first black woman to run for Superintendent in the state of Washington, and most recently led a diversity training program led by the Seattle Council PTSA.

Please add this date to your calendar and keep an eye out for the meeting link in next week's PTSA newsletter or on BHS PTSA social media.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Second dose Pfizer shots at BHS June 8, 10
Way to go, Beavers!

"Day one of our COVID Vaccine Clinic went better than we could have hoped. Our partners at Swedish Hospital administered 265 vaccines over the course of two and a half hours. So exciting!" ~ Mr. Wynkoop.

Thank you Swedish Hospital employees for helping with the first administration of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at BHS last week on May 18 and 20. Gratitude also to the City of Seattle for organizing these clinics at Seattle Public Schools.

Second doses will be offered on June 8 or June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., again in the Auxiliary Gym. Students will be excused from their classes to get their vaccines. No pre-registration is required, enter clinic via north gym doors. Vaccines are for SPS students, 12 and older, and their family members.

More information on the BHS Vaccination Clinic page.
Pre-order your 2020-21 Shingle starting June 1
Yearbooks are for sale for $50 starting June 1 via Parents SchoolPay on the Source. Don't miss out on another amazing edition of the Shingle!

More information on the Yearbook Sales page.
Digital Filmmaking Program earns NATAS nominees
The Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently shared its full list of regional Emmy nominees, including seven nominations in five high school categories for the Ballard Digital Filmmaking program.
"Once again a strong field despite all the disruptions this year," said teacher Steven Bradford. Awards will be announced in a Virtual Ceremony on June 5.

Music Video
Rubble and Rain – Nathan Laha ‘21, Producer; Anyia Gillespie ‘21, Producer; Henry Coleman ‘21, Producer; Samson Espenschied ‘21, Propmaker

Animation/Graphics/Special Effects
Time Tower – Nathan Laha ‘21, Animator

Audio/Sound
It's All Fun and Games – Ben Murphy ‘21, Sound Designer
Time Tower – Nathan Laha ‘21, Audio Editor and Mixer

Editor
Rubble and Rain - Nathan Laha ‘21, Editor

Photographer
It's All Fun and Games - Ella Tipping ‘21, Cinematographer
Rubble and Rain - Nathan Laha 21’, Photographer
Student photographer featured in online exhibit
Congratulations to BHS junior and AP Photography student Sheridan Green, who recently was featured as a 8X8Photo Spotlight Artist on @shorelakearts/Instagram.

Sheridan's work is included in the 8X8Photo Exhibit and Sale, which runs through May 27 at https://www.6x6nw.org/.

Proceeds from the event support ShoreLake Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating creativity and inspiring the community through the arts. Thanks to Sheridan's AP Photography teacher Gina O'Neill for sharing this student work!
Naramore Art Show features BHS artists
The Naramore Art Show Virtual Museum is open through June 30, celebrating more than 200 artworks by Seattle Public School’s middle and high school students.

Check out senior photographer Connor Magee's work among nine other BHS student artists, on the Naramore Art Show webpage or via the May 21 Video Celebration. Full list of student participants:
TESTING & ASSESSMENTS
AP Exam Updates!
AP Digital Exams | June 1-4, 7-11
Students who are signed up and wish to take an AP Exam will take the test during the CollegeBoard’s Window 3, and to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all exams will be administered digitally at home.

New! 

Visit the AP Information page for details on Installing, Practicing, Setting Up and Checking In for AP Exams.
BHS AP Exams In-Person | June 4
For the AP Exams that ONLY have the option for In-Person testing, Japanese, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French and Music Theory, These exams will be at Ballard HS on Friday, June 4.
 
New! Audacity User Guide (PDF) for recording sections of exams and to practice prior to testing (for all in-person testing subjects except Japanese).

SENIORS
GRADUATION NEWS & NOTES
BHS Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony
Mark your calendars:
5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Memorial Stadium

Ceremony speakers sought | Deadline today 5/23
Attention students: Interested in taking on a bigger role in your graduation ceremony on June 16 for the Class of 2021? We have 2-4 speech spots available.

If interested, please read the attached flyer and send an email to Mr. Kendrick (khkendrick@seattleschools.org) by May 23!
Order Graduation Cap & Gowns online
Still want to order a Cap & Gown?
You can place orders online at National Achiever. Orders placed now will arrive before Graduation, but please order soon, as the deadline for getting your items shipped in time is Wednesday, May 26. After that date, students would need to pick up their items at the shop in Everett.

Need to pick up an order?
The Main Office has all the pre-ordered grad gear (Caps & Gowns). Cohort A & B students may stop by the Main Office on the days they are in the building. Cohort C students, please call the Main Office at (206) 252-1000 to arrange a pickup day and time.

Deadline May 25!
Sr Academic Awards & Scholarship Info Survey
The Class of 2021 BHS Senior Academic Awards & Scholarship Information Survey is due on May 25. For details on what can be included, check out the Survey webpage.

Students, please sign in using your district email and complete the survey no later than Tuesday, May 25 so you might be listed in the Senior Academic Awards Night program.

In addition on the survey please enter your name EXACTLY the way that you want it printed on your diploma. More details coming soon regarding the June 8 Senior Academic Awards virtual event!
Pick up grad yard signs May 25 after school!
The Class of 2021 Senior Graduation Yard Signs have arrived for our BHS Seniors and their families! 

Our amazing PTSA Volunteers will be in the back BHS Parking Lot distributing signs on Tuesday, May 25 from 3:50-5:30 p.m. All seniors get one free sign courtesy of the PTSA, no need to pre-order.

Yard signs are not available to pick up from the Main Office yet. After the May 25 distribution, yard signs may be picked up in the Main Office.

Questions? Contact PTSA Volunteer Marcie Guthrie at marciegg@icloud.com. Photo courtesy of @the_head_beaver
SPREE
Senior SPREE 2021 | Buy tickets now!
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 the professional graduation party company, Grad Nights. Tickets are $180, check with your Counselor if you are interested in a scholarship.
More on the SPREE 2021 Information page. Questions? Contact Sarah Kopf at kopfpatterson@earthlink.net or Becky Moore at becky@beckymoore.com
Donate gift cards for SPREE prizes!
Senior parents! We need your help! 

Please consider donating a gift card to use for prizes at SPREE -- anywhere from $5-$20 each to businesses such as Starbucks, Amazon, AMC Theaters, Target, etc!

Items such as portable speakers, earphones, college school supplies are a big hit too! Maybe you can procure a donation from your place of employment?

You can have your student drop the items off to Cindy Peterson in the Main Office, or you can mail the items to:

SPREE c/o BHS PTSA, P. O. Box 17912, Seattle WA 98127 

For questions, contact Becky Moore at becky@beckymoore.com.
Junior parents: We need SPREE chaperones
SPREE is back! But we need your support as chaperones to help the celebration happen!
Class of 2022: It's a BHS tradition for Junior parents/guardians to chaperone at SPREE and "pay it forward" so senior parents can rest easy, knowing their newly graduated Beavers are having a safe and fun evening. It's also a great way for Junior parents to preview what the party will be like for their teens next June!
We can't do it with you! We are currently need about 15 more parents/guardians to help with chaperone duties from 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 until 8 a.m. Thursday, June 17. (Thanks to those who have already signed up for the fun. If enough people sign up to help, the evening can be broken up into two shifts.) Want to learn more? Contact Danielle Steele at steele.danielle@yahoo.com.
LIBRARY
Curbside at the Library fun | May 27 after school!
Check out the next Curbside at the Library on Thursday, May 27 from 3:50-5 p.m., and get some great books before the Memorial Day holiday weekend! Place book holds at bit.ly/BHSHolds.

Please help the BHS librarians and your fellow Beaver Readers by returning any borrowed titles promptly. You can use the bins outside of the school entries, or schedule a time to check out/return books on Wednesdays with Ms. Chambers at tschambers@seattleschools.org.

Coming soon! Be on the lookout for Beaver Reader Book Lists (both for incoming ninth graders and 10-12th grade students)! More information at the Library Overview page.
Two more sessions for online library groups
What an inspired year of Beaver Reader online meetings! Sharing picture books with first grade Reading Buddies; diving deep into PRIDE titles with Mr. Furman and Comic Book collections with Mr. Lee; bimonthly Book Club musings with the Head Beaver; and inspired ideas by Library Leaders -- it's been like a virtual hug every session.

Here are the times for all our online groups, which meet for two more sessions (May 26, June 2) on Wednesdays:
Reading Buddies - 9:10 a.m.
Eager Beaver Readers - 10:30 a.m.
Library Leaders- 11:30 a.m.
PRIDE/Beaver Book Club- 12:15 p.m. (they alternate Wednesdays)
Ballard Comic Book Club- 1 p.m.
COUNSELING CENTER
Counseling Center offers virtual/in-person visits
Check out the Counseling Center news page for information on booking appointments, virtual jobs/internships board, online college visit details, Scholarship Bulletin and more!
Help rebuild supply of extra grad caps & gowns!
Do you have an BHS alumni at home or in your neighborhood who wants to gift their gently used RED cap & gown? The Counseling Center supply is running low. Feel free to donate your red cap & gown to the bin outside of the Main Office.

For more information, contact Carol Bristol in the Counseling Center at chbristol@seattleschools.org
Counseling Center Job/Internship Board
Check out the Counseling Center's Virtual Job/Internship Board for recent internships and job training offerings, including:
Aeronautical Science Pathway
The Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) is for juniors and seniors who want to become Professional Pilots or work in one of the many Aviation Operations Management fields. Details and signup.
College Event
Seattle Central’s Student Success Panel
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society students will be giving advice and insight to college life over Zoom at the Seattle Central Student Success Panel Q & A from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1. Come and see what Seattle Central College has to offer and hear from some of its most involved students.

Service Learning opportunities thru BHS
Service learning is giving time, without pay, to a nonprofit or government agency. Service learning allows students to learn and to apply academic, social and personal skills through 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.

BHS Service Learning Coordinator Lindsay Squires (lesquires@seattleschools.org) updates and maintains the monthly Service Learning Opportunities for students. Visit the Service Learning page for info.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Nurse Notes: Stressed for Time
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Do you feel like there is not enough time in your day? Never have a chance to listen to music, watch a sunset from your deck or relax in a bath? When life gets busy and you get buried in work, things tend to pile up leaving you feeling tired and stressed. Time management can help you relax, de-stress and breathe more freely. How is this possible you wonder? Glad you asked!

Here are some areas to help you manage your time.

  1. Understand your personal time management style. Are you a procrastinator or do write then lose lists? These are obstacles to achieving time management goals.
  2. Get rid of to-do lists as they don’t take into account what matters most to you.
  3. Identify the 3 things most important to you and work on them daily.
  4. Have a place for everything and everything in its place.
  5. Be protective of your time. Facebook is fun but you know what’s more fun? Keeping up with your real in-person family and friends. Just think of all the things you could do with the precious time you find!

Notes from the Nurse are provided by BHS School Nurse Laurie Tirtanadi.
BALLARD PERFORMING ARTS
Cohort B string quartet | Serious TakeOut 10:30 5/23
Live Music Alert Sunday! The string quartet "Cohort B" will be performing live at Tom Douglas' Serious TakeOut (5118 14th Ave. N.W) rom 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 23.

The kids are excited to be performing together again and the acoustics are fantastic at this outdoor venue! Plenty of picnic tables to enjoy takeout fare and inspired music.
BPA Spring Virtual Concerts | 7 p.m. June 3-5
We’re closing out this year celebrating our students' resilience, strength and commitment with a year-end virtual concert.

June 3 | Spring Choir Concert 7 p.m.
June 4 | Spring Orchestra Concert 7 p.m.
June 5 | Spring Band Concert 7 p.m.

Featuring all Bands, Choirs, Orchestras and Jazz Bands. Concerts are free (donations welcome!), look for the link soon.
Spring BPA Coffee Sale Fundraiser!
Last week for Caffe Appassionato Coffee Sales! Order your favorite coffee ONLINE and directly support a BPA student. Just specify their name on the order! For every bag purchased, the student named will earn $6 in credits that can be used towards future trips, camps, and program fees. Otherwise, proceeds with no student named will go into the BPA general fund. 

Order now, the deadline is May 31 and your coffee can be picked up curbside at BHS on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Questions? Please contact Lori Day. Thank you for supporting our students!
Band audition info for 2021-22 school year
Symphonic, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands audition information is due by June 11.

Audition music and forms and more information is available on the BHS website.
ATHLETICS
Beaver Nation posters now available
Students: Stop by the Main Office to grab a copy of this year's Beaver Nation poster, featuring the seniors and captains of BHS sports.

Cohort C students, please call the Main Office at (206) 252-1000 to arrange a pickup day and time.
BHS summer practices require registration
Summer Registration begins on June 7 on FinalForms. Please register in order to be ready for any summer practices or tryouts that may begin for football, dance and cheerleading. Visit Athletics Overview and Paperwork for more updates.
Season 2 Athletics | Go Beavers!
Athletic Events
For Week of May 25-30
Season 2 BHS Athletics & Clubs
Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse (Club), Soccer, Swim & Dive
Girls: Basketball, Fastpitch Softball, Lacrosse (Club}
Coed: Tennis, Track & Field, Girls Wrestling & Boys Wrestling

BALLARD HS FOUNDATION
Ballard HS Foundation Golf Classic | 8/30
Come support the Ballard HS Athletics, Cheer, Dance and Band at the
21st Annual BHS Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, Aug 30.

Online auction the week before the Golf Classic, culminating in a Live Online Auction on Sunday, Aug. 29!

OFFICE UPDATES
Helpful BHS Instruction Links
Contact staff in Main Office w/ ?'s
Have questions about remote or in-person learning? While parents/guardians cannot come into the building, the office staff is available to answer questions via email and telephone.

Please call (206-252-1000) or email BHS Administrative Secretary Cindy Peterson at crpeterson@seattleschools.org or Asst./Athletics Secretary Rayna Bauer at rcbauer@seattleschools.org.

Grab & Go meals offered at BHS
Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals are available during in-person learning days. Meals may be picked up at the entrance by the gym doors only.

Food is available and free for all students, and while students are not able to eat in the classroom, they may save it and snack on it during the day by stepping into the hall during class for a short time.
SPS UPDATES
Reminder to follow safety & health protocols
Dear Families: This is a reminder that we must continue to adhere to our high levels of health and safety strategies while in SPS buildings, including wearing masks/face coverings, daily health screening, physical distancing, and hand hygiene.

CDC and DOH guidance recommend schools continue to follow the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the remainder of the school year.

Additionally, the agreement between SPS and SEA requires staff to adhere to safety precautions which includes wearing face coverings, daily health screening, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. This agreement is in place through the end of August.

We must all do our part to help protect our most vulnerable populations, including those who may not be vaccinated.

More information on the SPS Health & Protocols page.
SPS Vaccination Clinic details
SPS is partnering with the City of Seattle, the Seattle Fire Department, and Public Health – Seattle & King County to offer vaccine clinics for its students and families across the district (in addition to the ones that have been held at BHS).

Please see the list of clinic dates here if any of these dates work better for your family members:
Appeals process for 20-21 school year ends 5/31
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This spring, while planning for buildings to reopen, SPS surveyed families to select their students’ instructional model (fully remote or in-person hybrid) for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

An appeals process for those who wanted to change their original instructional model preference has been in place to accommodate families whose circumstances may have changed.

The appeals process for the 2020-21 school year will close on Monday, May 31 at 4 p.m.

Appeal requests that come in after May 31 will not be considered. If your student is currently learning remotely and wishes to switch to in-person learning, you must submit an appeal prior to May 31 at 4 p.m.

As a reminder, SPS is working to reopen all school sites full-time for fall 2021. The instructional model your family selects for the rest of 2020-21 will not be applied to fall 2021.
SPS Academic & Student Well-being Recovery Plan
Seattle Public Schools is preparing to submit the Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by June 1. A draft of this plan will go before the School Board for action on Wednesday, May 26.

On Tuesday, May 25Join Superintendent Brent Jones and district leaders for an update on fall 2021 planning. Ask questions and provide feedback on the Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan on a FACEBOOK Virtual Town Hall at 5:45 p.m. where district staff will answer community questions.

You can also use the Student Well-Being Plan Let’s Talk to provide feedback by noon on May 25, or contact the School Board at any time at schoolboard@seattleschools.org.

Information about the plan is summarized on the plan webpage.
Skills Center Summer Courses
The Seattle Skills Center will be offering remote and in-person career-connected classes this summer for incoming 9-12 grade students.

The usual range of course offerings like Construction, Careers in Education, Maritime, Medical Careers, and many more will be available.

In-person classroom and remote courses will be offered from July 6 to July 30, and other courses, such as “Sailing the Salish Sea” aboard the schooner, Adventuress, and at the Center for Wooden Boats will be offered at the end of June and beginning of August.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The BHS PTSA offers Community Resources for informational purposes & does not necessarily support activities or views presented therein.
MOHAI Youth Advisors | Deadline June 30
Museum of History and Industry Youth Advisors (MYA) 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 is teen-driven; youth advisors work together to choose and build their own projects and activities. This team of 12 high school students meet regularly from Sept.-June and are offered a monthly stipend.
More information here, application deadline June 30.
Insight 2021
UW Online Summer Program
The Insight 2021 UW Online Summer Program is a unique program features an intensive four-week online program designed to introduce high school students to public health, biomedical research, & medicine.

Students will take a deep dive into injury prevention research through various activities. The program is open to high school students entering grades 10-12 or recently graduated.
Greenwood PTA
Afterschool Program Coordinator
Greenwood Elementary PTA is seeking an Afterschool Enrichment Program Coordinator.

There is a stipend for this position, paid out quarterly according to hours worked.
 
Interested? Please contact membership@greenwoodpta.org for more information and full list of responsibilities.
Help stage Penguin Productions' Tempest
Join fellow BHS student, Stellan Rude, for a production of “The Tempest” this summer in person with Penguin Productions.

Students of all ability levels ages 14-18 are welcome. Teens assistant direct, help with stage management and set design, and act. Penguin Productions is a pay as able program.


For information and questions email sbestock@gmail.com
Register for 2021 All-City Band
Registration is now open for the 2021 All-City Band.

This is a wonderful all-school summer marching band that will be a shorter program than usual this year and the band will be doing a field show instead of community parades.

Membership will be open to students in the graduating classes of 2020-2025.
  
BOYS LACROSSE
The Boys Lacrosse team had their first two home games of the season this week and both were pretty intense matchups. They won against SAAS 11-10 on Tuesday and against Lakeside 10-9 on Thursday.

The team looks forward to playing Lincoln on the May 25 and to its rematch with Roosevelt at home on Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Go Beavs!
SOFTBALL
From @Ballard HS Athletics: Beaver Varsity Softball had a big 13-10 victory -- with six lead changes -- over Holy Names including a triple for Olivia Henderson, two RBI for Addy Wynkoop and an inside the park HR for Peyton Nakagawara!

Follow the team on its MaxPreps page.
WRESTLING
The Boys and Girls Wrestling Teams competed against last Tuesday against Blanchet and Ingraham.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Boys Varsity Basketball reached deep and rallied but lost to Chief Sealth on Wednesday 58-57. On Friday, Varsity hosted the Rams who topped the Beavers 61-44.

Here is the livestream link so fans can watch from this week's schedule from home.
GIRLS LACROSSE
Check out the awesome Ballard Girls Lacrosse Team, which released its epic team photo this week @bhs_girlslax! Varsity also beat Blanchet in a scrimmage 14-6 on Monday.

The team will be celebrating its 2021 graduating seniors (pictured below) at its home double header on Friday, June 4.

From L-R, the Seniors are: Anna Wilk, Mollie Buchinger, Saniya Busam, Elise Cziesla (Captain), Kristen Seeley (Captain), Cameron Donnelly (Captain), and Anya Blissett. 
BOYS SOCCER
The Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted the Lincoln Lynx Monday, outscoring them 2-1. They lost to Roosevelt Thursday 3-0.

Boys JV rallied from a 2-1 loss to Roosevelt Thursday, to top Chief Sealth 6-1 on Friday. The freshman team bested Garfield 1-0 in their Friday effort.

Follow the team on its MaxPreps page or on Instagram @ballardsoccer
BASEBALL
The Beaver Varsity Baseball team is 4-0 since May 13 with victories over Garfield (5/13 2-1); away at Hale (5/17 20 (!) - 8 and 7-4); and most recently, topping Roosevelt on the Riders' field, 15-7.

Follow the team on their MaxPreps page. Wayback photo of then-sophomore Ryan Blokker smacking one at then-Safeco Field c/o @BallardBeaversBaseball/FB
TENNIS
On Tuesday, the Varsity Boys Tennis Team had a successful trip to the Nathan Hale courts, topping the Raiders 4-1. The JV Team hosted Hale and beat them 2-1.

Both the Varsity and JV Girls Teams were edged by Hale 3-2.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Ballard Girls Varsity Basketball team had every member in the scoring bracket in its win Wednesday over Chief Sealth, 49-18.

Follow the team on Instagram @ballardhs_gbb
TRACK & FIELD
Ballard Track & Field competed against Rainier Beach, Bishop Blanchet and Cleveland at the Rainier Beach/SEAC May 20. (YouTube highlights above!)

Among the amazing performances: Liane Kistler topped in Pole Vault (13-06.00); Peter Golden dominated discus (126-01); Natalie Anderson topped the 30" 300m Hurdles (54.47a); Tova Goedert won the 33" 100m Hurdles (18.34a); Caleb Pook won the 39" 110m Hurdles (17.49a) and the 36" 300m Hurdles (44.52a); the relay team of Eva McIntoshEvelyn NeddermanLeah Van Loen and Helen Richardson won the 4x200m (2.04.08a); the team of
Camryn BrooksDavyn WatersMax Moriarty and Nathan Erb won the 4x100m relay (48.75a); and Sophie Carolyn Pratt earned first in the High Jump (4-08.00).

BALLARD CHEER
Congrats to graduating Ballard Cheer Team members Zoe Seeman and Isa Conzatti who made the cheer squads at the University of Wisconsin and San Diego State University!

Follow the team @ballardcheer
Send BHS Athletics news to ballardhighnews@gmail.com. Deadline for sports writeups by noon Saturdays. Thanks!
LEGISLATIVE CORNER
WSPTA advocacy submission process open thru June 1!
Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issueor a resolution, or learn more about the legislative principles that address concerns that affect children on a statewide level to the WSPTA.

The WSPTA relies on its members to provide the priorities that we will advocate for at the state level and within our communities. The submission window is open through June 1.
WSPTA 2021 Legislative Report
Check out this cool Legislative Session wrap-up report from Roosevelt PTSA Advocacy Chair Natalya Yudkovsky, highlighting WSPTA focus item "wins" in Olympia this year. Thanks for sharing, Natalya!
Legislative wins for gun violence prevention
BHS PTSA Legislative Liaison Brian Duncan recently shared updates on behalf of Gun Violence Prevention from the Seattle-based action group Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
SUPPORT BHS PTSA WHILE YOU SHOP
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!
Community Resources
The BHS PTSA offers Community Resources for informational purposes & does not necessarily support activities or views presented therein.
Community support
Food bank services
Do You Have an Announcement for the BHS PTSA Newsletter?
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 ballardhighnews@gmail.com. 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.