News and Events
Aisha Carpenter – Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
The Stenog Girls – Best Ensemble in a Musical
Eia Waltzer – Best Choreography in a Musical
Amanda Balter – Outstanding Student Achievement
Educational Impact Award
The 5th Avenue 2015 Awards honors outstanding achievement in High School Musical Theater and celebrates the hard work and dedication students and educators put forth to make their school productions a success. This program was created to shine the spotlight on Musical Theater similarly to the way sports are regularly celebrated in schools.
Wish Ballard's nominees luck at the awards ceremony on June 8.
Softball plays their first District tournament game Tuesday at Rainier Beach at 7:00 with the winner qualifying for State.
What a great day to be a Beaver!!
Let’s Keep The Momentum Going!
This past fall the PTSA held a Direct Appeal campaign, Keep the Momentum, with the hope and intention of raising $30,000 that goes directly towards supporting BHS teachers and staff with their twice a year grant requests. For the past several years, we have successfully raised $30,000 and even exceeded our goal in some years.
To date, we are $24,000 short of our goal. Therefore, there will be no spring grants awarded this year. In fact, if you and I do not make up for the shortfall, the PTSA may not be able to award winter grants next school year.
- Purchased telescopes, microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, hot plates, electric scales, vacuum pumps, dissecting scopes, skeletons, fish tanks, complete an electric car (to list a few items) for the science program
Ballard High School is a dynamic learning institution with a solid core of programs offering many unique opportunities to our students. If you and I want BHS to continue to offer our students a complete education to prepare them for their future, we need to step up and help our staff and teachers. The direct appeal program is simple and straightforward. The PTSA will use the money received to fund grants submitted by BHS teachers and staff.
Corporate matching gifts are an easy way to magnify the impact of your contribution. If your employer has a matching gift policy, please fill out and send your employer’s matching form to our PTSA treasurer. After we verify your gift, your employer will issue a matching gift to the Ballard High School PTSA in your name.
Please consider giving your family and friends an opportunity to make a donation to BHS. You can donate by clicking this link https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=655e8f and enjoy the convenience of giving online. For questions, contact Pam Dundas, PTSA Membership/BLT Rep, at email@example.com or Carolyn Stalter, PTSA Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the BHS staff and the PTSA, we THANK YOU!
- Last day for Seniors is now Tuesday, June 9th
- Seniors finals will be periods 1,3 & 5 on June 8th and periods 2,4 & 6 on June 9th
- Please note in an unrelated change, Friday June 12th Graduation Ceremony has changed to a 8:00pm start
9th through 11th Graders:
- Last day of school is now Tuesday, June 16th
- June 16th will have a 1 Hour Early Dismissal
- Finals will have periods 2 & 5 on June 12, 3 & 6 on June 15 and 1 & 4 on June 16
The complete schedule can be found here.
We know this will be an inconvience to some families. Students are encouraged to speak with their teachers early to resolve any potential issues.
Lyric Gonzalez, Bergen Johnson, Leo Pfeifer, Stephanie Shao, and Meagen Tajalle took 1st Prize in the 48-Hour Film Off. This filmmaking competition gave teams of students from various high school production programs 48 hours to produce a short film that included a given line of dialogue (“It’s a state of mind.”), character (a pirate), and theme (see summer). The Ballard team created a mockumentary about an inept movie pirate. Their prize was a $1,500 donation to our Digital Filmmaking Program. BHS is now the only school ever to win the competition twice. (They received 2nd Prize last year, and won the competition last time in 2010.)
The winner of the 48-Hour Film Off will be screened at the Ballard Film Festival on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium. For more information on the BHS Digital Filmmaking Program, visit www.bhsvideo.blogspot.com or contact Matt Lawrence at email@example.com .
Ballard Film Students will Best Drama at CineYouth
Leo Pfeifer and Coleman Andersen won Best Drama in the junior division at the CineYouth Awards last Saturday night, May 9, at Columbia College Chicago. They won the prize for their short film Stolen.
CineYouth is a project of the Chicago International Film Festival. This annual film showcase celebrates shorts by filmmakers 21 years old and younger from around the world. As winner of the prize for Best Drama, Stolen will screen in the CineYouth “Best of the Fest” at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival next October.