Nathan Hale High School

Nathan Hale
High School

Friday 3/8 Message to Families

Beloved Families,

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated on March 8th as a central focus of the Women’s Rights Movement, centering on gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. This movement is central to our history in America. Moreover, I want to share my appreciation to all of our women educators at Nathan Hale High School! During March we celebrate Women’s History Month, by centering the historical movements, leadership, and contributions that women have made in history. I encourage you to ask your students what they are learning and engaging with in their classes.

Ramadan Mubarak! We have officially reached the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims will observe fasting for 30 days, from around March 11th to around April 8th. 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.

Bite of Hale, Wednesday 3/13

Everyone is invited to attend the Bite of Hale on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00 to 8:00pm! It’s our all-school, all community, evening celebration of food and cultures represented at Nathan Hale. Purchase “Bite” tickets to use in exchange for food bites. Sample food from cultures represented here in our community. Read more about it on the Bite of Hale news post on the NH website. We invite our Nathan Hale Muslim community to break their fast with us at the Bite of Hale! Leaders of our MSA (Muslim Student Association) will share what Ramadan, community, and the experience means to them before sharing an Iftar together. A prayer space will be provided; please bring your own prayer mat.

Raiders Helping Raiders – NHCO Gift Card Drive through 3/15

The counselors’ supply of gift cards for student food insecurity and/or school and hygiene supplies is running low. Please consider supporting NHCO efforts during their Spring Gift Card Drive March 5 – 15th. Here’s how:

-Drop off $25 Fred Meyer/QFC/Kroger/Safeway/Grocery Outlet/gas cards or checks payable to The Alliance for Education to the school office (note gift card drive on memo line).

-Make an online contribution through The Alliance for Education (for group choose Nathan Hale HS – Community Organization – 02227).

-Venmo funds directly to NHCO representative @julia-mitzel.

Please email Julia Mitzel at with any questions. Thank you in advance for making this program a success!

SPS Skills Center 2024-25 Registration

Seattle Public Schools Skills Center 2024-25 class registration is now open. To give this year’s 11th graders a head start on getting into a Skills Center course in their last year of high school, they receive priority placement in Skills Center classes until March 8. After that, spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Go to the Skills Center School Year website to learn more and apply. Summer Seattle Skills Center classes will be posted early April. Detailed information is also in our Counseling Office. 

2024-25 Skills Center courses:

These classes are available to all students, regardless of home high school location. Details can be found on the Skills Center School Year webpage and in the attached two-page flyer with class schedules and a map of locations.

  • Teaching Academy: Careers in Education (Franklin High School)  
  • Administrative and Medical Office Assisting (Lincoln High School) 
  • Advanced Manufacturing (Wood Technology Center, Seattle Colleges) 
  • Automotive Technology (West Seattle High School or Washington Middle School Skills Center Building)
  • Construction Trades (Wood Technology Center, Seattle Colleges)
  • Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services (Washington Middle School Skills Center Building)
  • Maritime Vessel Operations (Center for Wooden Boats and Seattle Maritime Academy, Seattle Colleges)
  • Media Arts (NOVA High School) 
  • Nursing Assisting (Franklin High School)
  • Video Game Animation and Programming (NOVA High School)

The Summer Skills Center application will be available around early April. Schedule will be July 9 to July 30, 10:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday (with 1.5 hours of daily asynchronous work). Summer classes offer .5 CTE credit. The Skills Center will send out an announcement when they open the application. Learn more on the Skills Center Summer webpage.

Yearbooks on sale until 3/16

The Nathan Hale Heritage yearbook is on sale for $75 for a limited time until March 16th. They can be purchased in the fiscal office during lunch and afterschool or parents can purchase them online using the 2023-24 Nathan Hale Yearbook schoolpay link.

This weekend is the start of Daylight Saving time so clocks will move forward one hour on Sunday. Despite the loss of an hour, have a restful weekend.

Much love,

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