Friday 11/5 Message to Families

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great start to your November and are excited about the weekend ahead. Please remember to turn your clock back an hour this weekend as daylight savings time ends on Sunday. Have a great weekend, a positive start to your month and stay dry!

Another reminder, there will be no school this coming Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. As a result, Friday, November 12th, Nathan Hale will follow our typical Thursday schedule so that students will have their extended periods 2/4/6 day. We have included the schedule for next Friday below (after my signature) and it is also available on the calendar entry for Friday, 11/12 our NH website.

Seattle Promise

While Seattle Promise scholarships are awarded to any senior who applies, we are including the information in today’s Friday Message so families in all grade levels can learn more about this great opportunity for students in Seattle.

Seattle Public School 2022 Graduates Qualify for Free Tuition for College! 

Learn how students can apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship. Attend an online workshop in November. (We are including all the workshop dates though some have already passed this week.)

Seattle Promise Workshop Date  Time  Languages  
Tuesday, November 25:30pm – 7:00pm  Amharic & English  
Thursday, November 4  5:30pm – 7:00pm  Spanish & English  
Tuesday, November 9  5:30pm – 7:00pm  Somali & English  
Wednesday, November 10  5:30pm – 7:00pm  Vietnamese & English  
Tuesday, November 16  5:30pm – 7:00pm  Tigrinya & English  
Thursday, November 18  5:30pm – 7:00pm  Cantonese & English  

Info about this workshop from Seattle Promise
At this workshop, we will help students to complete the first steps in the scholarship process. We will assist students in completing the Seattle Promise application as well as the Seattle Colleges application. We will also describe the next steps for students to complete and answer any questions that you have.  

Senior Scholarship Info

Seniors looking for scholarships should review the SPS November/ December Scholarship bulletin.

Fall Play is November 18th – 20th!

Nathan Hale Theatre is thrilled beyond belief for the chance to perform in person on our beloved stage once more, and hope you’ll join us in celebrating our return with a fabulous comedy! The 39 Steps mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a little Monty Python to create a thrilling story of love, murder, and international conspiracy. With over 50 characters played by a cast of 16, Nathan Hale’s The 39 Steps will be a hoot!

Check out their Instagram (@nathanhaletheatre) to find production photos and check out the theatre website ( to find ticket info, cast/crew blog posts, and more!

Performances of The 39 Steps run November 18th-19th at 7:00pm, and November 20th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 for adults ($10 for students/seniors) and online at

Proof of vaccination and health attestation required upon entry for all 18 years and older. There are no exceptions. Per COVID protocols, we will be assisting with seating to enforce social distancing. Masks are required throughout the evening and during the performance. We care about everyone’s safety!

College Possible Announcements

  • Junior Students
    • Does your junior need support getting started with the college process? College Possible is a nonprofit providing free college counseling to Nathan Hale students from low-income backgrounds. We are currently accepting juniors into our program.  Please encourage your student to apply ASAP:
  • Senior Students

With love,

William Jackson, Ed.D. (he,him) 
Nathan Hale High School


10th-12th Gr.Times
2nd period8:45 – 10:15
Mentorship10:20 – 10:50
Support10:50 – 11:20
4th period11:25 – 12:55
Lunch1:00 – 1:30
6th period1:35 – 3:05
Reading3:05 – 3:35
9th GradeTimes
Block 18:45 – 9:30 (45 min)
Block 29:35 – 10:15  (40 min)
Mentorship10:20 – 10:50
Support10:50 – 11:20
4th period11:25 – 12:55
Lunch1:00 – 1:30
6th period1:35 – 3:05
Reading3:05 – 3:35