Nathan Hale High School

Nathan Hale
High School

Friday 3/15 Message to Families

Beloved Families,

What a joy it was for so many students and families to come together this past Wednesday night at the Bite of Hale! It was the second one since COVID shut down this long-standing tradition at Nathan Hale. There were over 40 tables serving foods representing the different cultures at Nathan Hale. Attendees were able to enjoy student and staff performances on the Commons stage over the course of the evening! Also performing were the exchange students visiting from Naha High School in Okinawa, Japan. We are grateful to our student leaders who coordinated this event and especially to leadership teachers Mr. Swarts and Mr. Renouard. Thanks as well to the many staff and parents and friends who contributed food for this event!

I want to share my appreciation to you in all your support for our school and community safety. Though school and community safety challenges are hard for our educators, families, and community, it always brings us closer together through the trust we build in the process of ensuring school safety. Please remember in addition to reporting concerns to our school staff, our families and students may use the SPS Safe Schools Hotline 206-252-0510 to report any threats to SPS schools. This phone number is managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan is a worldwide celebration and experience, a time to deepen the connection with God and with family and friends. Ramadan is a time in which all Muslims practice self-restraint, forgiveness, humility, and empathy. Ramadan brings together diverse communities of people around the world, as well as within our school community.

Raiders Helping Raiders – NHCO Gift Card Drive ends today

It’s not too late to make an on-line contribution through The Alliance for Education (Group: choose Nathan Hale HS-Community Organization – 02227). You could also Venmo funds directly to NHCO representative @julia-mitzel. Help replenish the counselors’ supply of $25 Kroger/QFC/Fred Meyer gift cards for student food insecurity and/or school and hygiene supplies.  

Please email Julia Mitzel at jmitzel@yahoo.com with any questions.  Thank you to those who have contributed.

Senior Grad Ads due March 25th

Senior grad ads are a way to honor your senior in the yearbook with a personalized message and photos. Grad Ads are on sale from now until March 25th. Space is limited, so purchase now to guarantee a spot for your senior. Sales will close early if we sell out of available ad space. Follow the instructions below: 

*Please note – the yearbook staff is sharing this information for those who are interested, but it is not a required item for seniors. 

FamilyWorks Resource at Nathan Hale

FamilyWorks wants to support students and families with food resources leading into Spring Break. Check out their Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:30-3:30, parked next to the track/field and Portables 1-6. Come for family groceries AND no-cook options for kids and teens. Everyone is welcome to take advantage of this FREE resource. To learn more, go to the FamilyWorks Food Banks webpage.

FamilyWorks is onsite every Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:00pm when school is in session. FamilyWorks staff can assist with rental assistance information and referrals; enrollment in public benefits (Basic Food, Health Insurance, etc.); free diapers, clothing, books, toys and other household items; weekly groceries at its food bank, available through its Wallingford location at 1501 N. 45th Street in Seattle; connecting families within their community by offering multilingual playgroups, parent support networks, and other enrichment activities for families. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali and other languages through translation services. No appointment needed. Just come to Portable 6.

Donate to Support Nathan Hale Athletes!  

The Nathan Hale Sports Boosters now offer the opportunity to show support through donation to all Club & WIAA sports at any time during the year. Just click on the link and find your sport on the list!   https://givebutter.com/NathanHaleSportsBoosters   

We love corporate matching programs!!  Each year our athletes benefit from matched donations and reimbursed volunteer time. Please ask your employer about available company matching programs. Thank you for supporting our Hale athletes!

Nathan Hale Sports Boosters is a registered 501c3, so your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID 30-0344799.  

Enjoy the sunny weekend!

Much love,

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