Friday 3/3 Message to Families

Beloved Families,

Welcome to March! I hope you had a great week and are still recharged from our Mid-Winter Break. Beginning this Wednesday, March 1st, we celebrate Women’s History Month, where we commemorate and encourage deep study, observance, and celebration of the leadership women have had in American History.

The Bite of Hale Rescheduled

The Bite of Hale will not take place next Wednesday, March 8th. It will be rescheduled to a later date in May. There will be plenty of communication about the all-school event ahead of time as we reintroduce The Bite of Hale to our community after the lapse of several years due to COVID.

Hale Yes – now virtual

“Hale Yes”, our in-person fundraiser at Sunset Bay Lodge, was scheduled for April 1st. Unfortunately, the cost of hosting an in-person event was beyond our reach this year and forced us to change our plans. Supporting our students and educators is our reason for being and we hope you join us virtually this year. Please mark your calendars for our online auction starting April 1st. Registration instructions and other details to follow soon.  

Free Meals for Students

Your child 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.

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

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

Here is the link to the online application: This application is available in several languages. Paper forms are also available in the Main Office.

Sign up to receive the Daily Bulletin

The Daily Bulletin is emailed out the late afternoon/evening before every school day to families and those who sign up to receive it. As our school is made aware of notable scholarship and internship info, this is one place where you can find out about them. Families indicate their student’s graduation year when signing up so if grade-specific messages go out, you would get that communication as well. The bulletin is also posted on the Nathan Hale website under the Resources quick links. Also on the Hale website is a link for Hale Mail 101, where families can sign up for Hale Mail.

Seattle Skills Center Applications & Summer Skills Center 

Seattle Skills Center is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. All SPS students are eligible to register for and earn credit from half-day Skills Center courses while attending their current high school. Classes provide rigorous, hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in building skills in careers like healthcare, firefighting, education, maritime, and many more while students are still in high school. 

Students leave Skills Center with a stronger sense of purpose and understanding of the work environment. Students graduate to attend four year or two-year college, enter into an apprenticeship or job training program, or go straight to work out of high school. Many of our classes offer dual college credit with Seattle Colleges, where students earn credits towards their associate’s degree with free tuition through Seattle Promise. 

Browse their programs using the video links below or by visiting the Skills Center website. Students can attend any Skills Center class, regardless of their home school location. Bus, van, and taxi transportation between home high school and Skills Center may be provided.  

Steps for students interested in applying:

1 – Learn more about Skills Center by watching this 4-minute video. 

2 – Visit the Skills Center website for full course descriptions and to watch videos about specific courses

3 – Complete the required online application

4 – Have any questions or concerns? Contact them at

Skill Center also offers summer courses.  To learn more about their summer opportunities, go to the Skills Center Summer webpage!

A Skills Center flyer that lists classes and their locations is available in the Counseling Office.

Senior Grad Ads

The deadline to purchase Yearbook Grad Ads are less than a month away. 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 24th. 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: 

·       Go to
·       Type in the school code “7408” 
·       Click “Start Your Ad” 

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

Have a great weekend!

With love,

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