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Hale Daily Bulletin Monday, December 4th

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Sports Happenings:

Metro League Washington

12/4      Varsity Girls Bowling vs. Ingraham at West Seattle Bowl    3 pm

Wrestling Tournament at NHHS   6pm

12/6      Varsity Coed Wrestling tournament at Lincoln HS  6/7:30 pm

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Franklin at NHHS 5:45/7:30 pm

12/8      FR/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs. O’Dea at O’Dea HS      4/5:45/7:30 pm

Boys Swim vs. Seattle Prep at Meadowbrook CC   4 pm

Varsity Girls Bowling vs. Holy Names Academy at West Seattle Bowl    3 pm

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lincoln at NHHS   5:45/7:15 pm

Girls Wrestling tournament at Lynnwood HS         6pm

Varsity Gymnastics at Ballard HS            7pm

12/9      JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Sumner at Sumner HS        5:30/7pm

Basketball Tickets are $7 with ASB card/$10 w/o at the door. To purchase online:


Clubs: Horticulture Club in 1125, Pride Club in the Pride Center, Community Action Club in 1134, Mr. Coon’s Dungeon (D&D club) after school in P1. Robotics meets after school in the Benson Forum.

Quarter 1 grades will be posted and viewable on The Source Today – Monday, December 4th.  In effort to reduce waste, Nathan Hale no longer mass-mails hard copies of report cards. To see your student’s report card, log into your Source account and click on “Performance and Progress Reports” on the left-hand side of the screen.  If you’re having trouble logging onto The Source, please contact:   If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact our registrar at

EARN UP TO 4 HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS IN A WORLD LANGUAGE. If you speak, read, and write in a language other than English sign up to take a world language test. You can earn up to 4 high school credits and possibly the seal of biliteracy. Testing will happen at the NHHS library on December 6th at 2:45 pm. There are QR codes around the school to help you register online for the test. Contact Ms. Tobon in room: 2106 after you have registered before the testing date.

Safety update: Due to an increase of school safety concerns we are implementing a new school ID policy. We are asking both students and teachers to wear their School ID’s on a lanyard, around their necks. Lanyards were distributed during mentorship last week. We will continue this “soft” rollout until we leave for winter break. When we return after Winter Break, ID’s will be mandatory daily. Student IDs are available for pick up in the Counseling Office.

Yearbook sales

The 23-24 Yearbook will be on sale now till 12/16 for $70.
After that sales will pause until 3/16/2024 when the price goes up to $75.
Yearbooks can be purchased online, and in-person during lunch and afterschool. 
Don’t miss out saving $$.

National Honors Society is taking donations to Dignity for Diva’s. Socks can be new or used. Whichever mentorship gets the most donations gets donuts for their whole class. Box will be in the main office starting Friday; use the signup sheet also in the main office.

Nathan Hale Cheer Open Skills Clinic!

Still unsure if you’d like to try out for cheer this year? Come to our Basic Skills Clinic on December 5 from 4:30-6pm in the Commons. Learn the basics of cheer (motions, jumps, and kicks technique), and get your questions answered during an open Q&A with our coach and captains. This clinic is open to all genders and all current Hale 9th-11th graders, no prior experience necessary! Additionally, tryout registration is now open in FinalForms, if you have any questions feel free to email Coach Halia at

Seniors: Check out the green notebook in Counseling for detailed information and for other scholarships.

Scholarships Washington State Fair Foundation has a variety of scholarships for college, trade, the Arts.  Registration opens December 1st.  Students submit one application for all the scholarships offered.  The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for. Here is the link

Attention Senior Class of 204: it’s time to order your graduation gear (cap/gown/swag/announcements)! On Time Order Deadline is December 15, 2023. Flyers are available in the Counseling and Main Office.

All Seattle Public School 2024 graduates qualify for free college tuition. Learn how to apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship. We are offering six multilingual Zoom workshops in Amharic, Cantonese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Tigrinya.  Flyer and QR code for more information and to sign up in the Counseling office.

Senior Portraits:

Senior portrait submissions are now being accepted! To submit your senior portrait, visit and type in the school code “nathanhale”, all lowercase with no spaces. Fill out the contact form, then select “Upload Your Portrait”. To have your senior portrait included in the yearbook, it must be submitted via eShare no later than January 22, 2024. It is a hard deadline and there will not be an extension. If you have any questions, please contact: 

Class of 2024 is looking for donations for senior events! These funds will go towards the fun things we had planned like prom and senior breakfast. Any donation helps! Class of 2024

Volunteer/Employment Opportunities:

Students please note, we are now using the SPS Service-Learning Form.  Available in the Counseling Office or online . If you have already started logging your hours with the old form,  finish using it but any future volunteering should be recorded on the district form.

John Rogers Elementary (currently in residence at the John Marshall building) is looking for volunteers for an open mic night on December 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Help with basic set up, supervising a coloring/activity table for younger kids, and clean up. 

Volunteer Bakers: get service hours by baking at home & delivering to the right location! Learn more & sign up here

Youth Transportation Summit! Saturday, December 9th, 9:30am-3:30pm, at the Westin Hotel. The city of Seattle wants to hear from students to identify “what’s next?” for transportation and climate justice.  Students and young adults between ages 14-24 can register here.  Last day to register is November 29th, Spots are limited so register now if you are interested.  Questions? Contact Flyer with more information and QR code in the Counseling Office.  If attending the summit remember to pick up a copy of the service-learning form from the Counseling Office.


Reminder: Nathan Hale is a closed campus. Visitors, including parents need to come to the main office and sign in when dropping items for students or going to attendance. Due to safety concerns, we want to remind families that we cannot accept food deliveries from DoorDash, Uber eats, etc at the main office. We will not allow delivery providers in the building; they need to wait outside the building for student to meet them and pick-up the item.

Lunch: Today: Pasta w/Creamy Pesto w/Garlic Bread, Tuesday: BBQ Beef Sandwich, Wednesday: Chili w/ Cornbread, Thursday: Chef’s Choice, Friday: Cheesesteak Sandwich w/Fries.

Ensuring that all students become honorable, skillful, thinking, global citizens.

Make an appointment with your counselor

To make an appointment with your counselor, please use the link below with your SPS email, use the QR code on the yellow poster in your teacher’s room, or come in to see Ms. Takahashi. 

All Students!  Please note that when you use Bookings to make an appointment, we don’t automatically issue a pass for you to use to see your counselor.  You must come in and see Ms. Takahashi who will write you a Request to Report.

Counselors also have drop-in hours

M, T, Th, F:

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m.
  • 3:40-4 p.m.


  • 8:30-8:45 a.m.
  • 1:50-2:25 p.m.

Max Guerrero-Tomoda, (A-Gom) 
Book time with Guerrero-Tomoda, Maximillian E

Kristie Thompson, (Gon-N)
Schedule an appointment: Ms. Thompson’s calendar

Kelly Creech, (O-Z)
Schedule an appointment: Ms. Creech’s calendar

Lori Takahashi, Secretary 

Lex Puopolo, Counselor
Schedule an appointment: Book time with Puopolo, Alexandria N

Seattle Promise
Aurelio Valdez-Barajas B.A. (he/him), Outreach Specialist | Seattle Promise
Schedule and appointment with Aurelio Valdez-Barajas
Work Cell: 206-661-1216 (text is available)

Seattle Promise Office Hours:  Tuesdays 9:45am-3:40pm, Thursday 9:45am-12:45pm, and Fridays 9:45am-3:40pm

Free Meals for Students

You may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In all Seattle schools, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals receive meals at no cost. You must reapply every year. Qualification is based on household income.  Applications have a quick turn around time and may take as little as 3 days to process.

Students who qualify receive additional benefits including reduced fees for the following programs.

  • Event Fees
  • College in the High School tuition
  • Advanced Placement Tests
  • Field Trips
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) Fees
  • Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
  • College Application Fees
  • Running Start Books and fees


Step 1: Submit online application for PayPams The application comes translated in several languages.

Step 2:  Once approved, please bring a copy of the F/RL approval letter into main office so your student can begin to receive reduced fee benefits.  The school district does not inform the main office when your student is approved for free and reduced meals. 

Procedures for Early Dismissal– Students who need to leave early should bring their parental note (which should include your signature and phone number) to the Attendance office upon arrival at school.  Parent’s needing to retrieve their students for an appt. should call the Attendance office at 206-252-3684 or email the Attendance office directly at as soon as possible.  Since the Attendance office Secretary is usually at lunch from 1-2pm, retrieving students at the end of the day is not always successful and can be chaotic.  Calling early in the morning or as soon as you know that student needs to leave, yields the most accurate service.

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Quick Links

To purchase Yearbooks, ASB cards, pay fees and fines on-line: Use parent/guardian Source Account then SchoolPay