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  • PTSA News
    • Pi/Pie Night
    • Staff Appreciation Lunch
    • Teen Dating and Relationships Slides
  • School News
    • Spring Sports Tryouts
    • Clothing Donations Needed
    • Roosevelt HS Info Night
  • Community News
    • Ballard High's The Secret Garden
    • Skate Like a Girl
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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 20
Kickoff for Spring Sports Tryouts

Monday, March 20
Roosevelt HS Info Night

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Pi/Pie Night a Huge Success! 
We had a huge participation in last week's Pi/Pie Night. It was so wonderful to see the community come out in full force and enjoy all the fun activities together -- from pie eating contests, to Pi recitation, to pie judging ... and of course eating (pizza) pie. Thanks to all who volunteered their time and effort! For anyone who wanted to contribute toward the pizza fund and didn't get to, please contribute using the PTSA donation QR code. 
HIMS Staff Spring Salad Bar Needs Donations and Volunteers
Please join us in celebrating the start of spring for our staff and contribute ingredients or time to our HIMS Staff Spring Salad Bar on Friday, March 31. Send in some drained beans, or spend an hour of time refilling cherry tomatoes and chatting with your student's teachers. Any contribution helps. Thank you so much!

Teen Dating Relationships Presentation Slides Are Here

Thanks to all who attended the winter PTSA general meeting on Feb. 16. We had a presentation on Teen Dating Relationships with Victoria Orcutt and Alicia Yan from New Beginnings. Here is a link to the meeting's slides, and for those of you who attended, Victoria and Alicia ask that you fill out this parental workshop feedback form. Thank you! are welcome to join us for our monthly PTSA meeting.



Spring Sports Tryouts This Week!

Sign-ups for spring sports are starting for Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Soccer, and Co-Ed Track. Students must have a complete athletic packet to participate in tryouts. All forms are required, and available on our Athletics page.

  • Tryouts for Girls’ Volleyball will be: Tuesday, March 21 in the Hamilton Gym from 4-5:45pm and Wednesday, March 22 from 2:45-4:30pm. Students will meet in the Gym foyer after school to verify their paperwork has been completed. Pick up will be at Hamilton.
  • Tryouts for Boys’ Soccer will be: Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23 (for call-backs) at Lower Woodland Pk, Field #7 from 4-5:45pm. Students will meet in the Hawk’s nest after school to verify their paperwork has been completed. Then the group will head up to Lower Woodland Park, Field #7 for tryouts. Pick up will be at Lower Woodland Park, Field #7.
  • Track Practice will start Tuesday, March 21 at Lower Woodland Pk, Field #7, from 4-5:45pm. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will meet in the “flex space” by room 201 afterschool to verify their paperwork has been completed. Students then head up to Lower Woodland Park, Field #7 for practice. Students will return to Hamilton. Pick up will be at Hamilton.

Clothing Donations Needed for School Nurse's Office

The School Nurse's office is requesting donations of used girls, boys, or gender neutral sweatpants, basketball shorts, or athletic pants. A range of sizes for ages 11 to 14 would be great! Donations can be dropped off in the main office. 

Guide to ChatGPT for Parents and Caregivers

This new A.I. tool is changing how we create information and content -- including in the classroom. Common Sense Media’ has produced a “Guide to ChatGPT for Parents and Caregivers." Read it here:

Save the Date: Roosevelt High Info Night on March 20

How do students get from Day 1 freshman year to graduation? RHS PTA and Counseling Staff have put together an evening of mini-classes, where students and parents can learn about:

-Offsite education opportunities
-Graduation Requirements
-Supports at school
-How best to communicate with staff
-Choosing and paying for college

The evening is designed, in part, to help entering families have a better big picture understanding of the opportunities and offerings available during high school.

Chipotle dinner at 6:00 pm; classes start at 7:00.

RSVP here:

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Ballard High Presents 'The Secret Garden'

This year the BHS Playmakers present The Secret Garden. This dramatic adaptation of the classic children's story features a beautiful score by Grammy award-winning composer Lucy Simon. 
When: March 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ballard High School's Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts at 1318 NW 65th St. in Seattle

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students; order here:

Skate Like a Girl’s Y.E.S. Program 

What is Skate Like a Girl?
Skate Like a Girl is a 501(c)3 federally recognized non-profit organization with a mission to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding. We have been hosting skateboarding events and programs since 2000. 
What is Y.E.S.?
This summer we are relaunching our Youth Employment Skateboarding Program (Y.E.S)! Y.E.S. is a one-of-a-kind, skateboard centric volunteer program that was started in 2011. The program’s mission is to provide young people of all genders, ages 13-18, the opportunity to earn service hours, gain work experience, and make a positive impact in their community through skateboarding. In addition to this, Y.E.S. will introduce teens to adults in the action sports community who can serve as references or recommendations for future jobs or college programs. All information, printable flyers, and application are online at for the 2023 cohort are due March 19th! 

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