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Welcome To Ballard High School
Contact Ballard High School at 206-252-1000
 

News and Events

Ballard High School PTSA Newsletter
 

The Ballard BEAT is published by the
BHS PTSA four times a year and provides an indepth look at our school.  

To view the online issue, click here.

Some printed copies of the BEAT will be available at school in the library.  Additionally, this issue can always be downloaded under the Helpful Documents section in the daily PTSA emails.




Journalism went to Washington
 The BHS Journalism program had another strong performance at The JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention held in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

 The Talisman newspaper was named a Pacemaker award  finalist, which marks the first time the program has placed at the national level. The Pacemaker award is considered by many the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic journalism.

 In addition, The Talisman received 2nd place for Design of the Year in the Newsmagazine category. The winning design was the February 2014 issue cover, designed by Evan Bunnage, depicting a student arm with answers written on it holding a pencil next to the title, "Cheating: How far would you go?"

 The newspaper also placed 8th in The Best of Show Publication Website contest that was judged during the competition on Friday for their website ballardtalisman.com. It was the second year in a row the publication placed in the top ten at the national convention/competition.

 Also, several reporters each received individual awards at the write-off competition. Junior Photography Editor Ruby Stauffer received an Honorable Mention in Sports Photography; Sophomore McKenzie Riley received an Excellent in the Yearbook Academics Copy/Caption writing category; and Sophomore Sam Heikell received an Excellent in Sports Writing.

 Finally, the 12 attendees also toured the most storied newspaper in the country, The Washington Post. But the highlight for a select five students was a special tour of The White House's West Wing.


8th Grade Tour Dates
Ballard's evening Open House and morning Tour Dates for prospective families are now scheduled.  The events will occur on:

Open House: Thursday, February 5 7:00-9:00pm (Sport Information available at 6:30) starting in the Gym

Morning Tours: Thursday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 18 8:00-9:30am starting in the Commons

Ballard does not arrange shadowing opportunities for students, but during the month of February we allow our current students to host 8th grade visitors that they know.  The current student must pick up the paperwork in the Main Office and complete it at least a week ahead of the proposed visit.  

Another option is that students interested in Music should contact Michael James (Band), Courtney Pelavin (Choral) or Brittany Newell (Orchestra) who may be able to arrange for a visit with their students.


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