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Welcome to the Ballard High School 
Athletic Booster Club  

The purpose of the Ballard High School (BHS) Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is to assist with fundraising opportunities, help manage and distribute funds, promote attendance and spirit at athletic events, provide parent-oriented assistance to the Athletic Department, promote awareness of the important relationship between success in athletics and academics, advocate for Ballard Athletics in the community, and provide a forum for discussions about athletic programs and related issues.

2013-2014 Athletic Booster Club Meeting Schedule
by posted 01/28/2014
 

                  2013-2014 Dates To Remember
BALLARD ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE

General Meetings
Mondays, at 6:30 in the Staff Lounge
            September 9
            November 4
            January 13
            March 3
            May 5 (Elections)
 
Board Meetings
Mondays – time to be determined
            October 7
            December 2
            February 3
            April 7
            June 16 ( updated end of year gathering due to scheduling conflicts)
 
Fall Sports Meeting – September 4, at 6:30 in the Auditorium
 
9th Grade Parent Night – TBD
 
First PTSA Meeting – September 12 at 7:00 pm
 
Curriculum Night – September 26th 
 
Winter Sports Meeting – November 26th at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.

ABC Blast - Saturday November 23rd, 7:00 pm - Ballard Elks

Spring Sports Paperword Due: February 12th (make sure you have a current physical or that the one you used last year is still valid)
 
Spring Sports Meeting – March 12th at 6:30pm in the Commons


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Important Changes to NCAA Initial-Eligibility Standards
by posted 10/03/2013
 
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Please help us reach your student-athletes with this information! 
Did you know that the NCAA’s initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 1, 2016 (this year’s high school sophomore class and younger)? A brief summary of the changes can be found here.
To assist in getting this message out, we have developed the Initial-Eligibility Resource Index , a new electronic tool that contains links to the NCAA Eligibility Center’s resources and presentations available free of charge. Please share these materials broadly with students, parents, coaches, etc.  
Key Reminders 
1. Additional high school-specific resources are available on the High School Portal Resources page. The NCAA Eligibility Center receives thousands of calls each year regarding hardcopy transcript receipt due to the two- to three-week processing time needed to mail, log, scan, and post transcripts to student accounts. You are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts through one of the approved e-transcript providers (Docufide/Parchment, Scrip Safe, ConnectEDU, National Transcript Center/Pearson Edustructure, USMO ET, and XAP) as these transcripts usually appear in student accounts within 48 hours. 
2. Please verify that your school’s List of NCAA Courses is up to date by logging into your account within the High School Portal . This will help ensure that courses taken by your students can be matched to their transcript during the final academic certification process. 
3. Catch us live at  www.collegeweeklive.com at 11 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, October 24. The free webinar can be found under the Events tab titled "All Access Fall event through CollegeWeekLive" and the name of the webinar is "Path to the Student-Athlete Experience."
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

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BHS Cheer Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
posted 06/10/2012
 
BALLARD'S CHEER COACH INDUCTED INTO STATE HALL OF FAME

Ballard High School’s Cheerleading Program Director and Head Coach, Nancy Ellen Elster, has been inducted into the Washington State Cheer Coaches Assocation’s (WSCCA) Hall of Fame.


Nancy Ellen is an active and well-respected member of the WSCCA – she has been a cheer coach for nearly 15 years; she has been on the WSCCA Board for nearly 10 years; she has judged at cheer competitions around the greater Northwest; she has helped start, support, and save multiple cheer programs; she has provided advice and guidance to numerous other coaches in the state.

Needless to say, there are many, many more who have benefited from Nancy Ellen’s work and Ballard Cheer is very fortunate to have her. She is the heart of the Ballard Cheer program, a loyal supporter of Ballard Athletics, and Ballard Cheer is thrilled that she’s finally been recognized for everything she has given to cheerleading – BHS and statewide.

Congratulations Nancy Ellen Elster!!!

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Seattle Public Schools Student Athletic Handbook Now Online
posted 10/18/2011
 
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT ATHLETIC HANDBOOK

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) now has their Student Athletic Handbook on line. 

Click here to download the handbook.

 
Click here for more information.


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501(c)(3) Information

The BHS Athletic Booster Club is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.

The tax i.d. # is 26-1102089.

Mailing Address

BHS Athletic Booster Club Mailing address:

BHS ABC
P.O. Box 70426
Seattle, WA 98127


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