Nathan Hale High School

Nathan Hale
High School

Friday 4/26 Message to Families

Beloved Families,

I hope you had a great week and have fun plans for the upcoming weekend.

We are looking forward to our annual HaleYes! Auction! Please join me and our beloved Hale Community for HaleYes! tomorrow, April 27th.Buy your tickets today and join us: Tickets ( We appreciate the partnership with Nathan Hale HS Foundation and the impact they have supporting all students at Hale reach their potential. You can learn more here: What We Fund — Nathan Hale High School Foundation ( This year’s event is a very special one, celebrating 60 years of Raider Excellence.

This past Wednesday we had another successful day of learning with our annual Climate Day of Action! Thank you to the students who worked hard to plan and facilitate the day, the staff who supported them including the Climate Justice club advisor Ted Lockery, our workshop presenters from our community, and the Nathan Hale Community Organization who hosted lunch for the presenters. There were over 30 workshops for students to choose from including Habitat Restoration on the Duwamish, How Climate Change Impacts Vulnerable Populations, Seattle’s Tree (and Climate) Emergency, and Native Plant Identification. Groups of students were also outdoors collecting trash around the school!

Arab American Heritage Month 

During this time, we celebrate Arab Americans throughout the past and present, and recognize their invaluable contributions to our country. It also serves as a time to combat anti-Arab bigotry, and to challenge stereotypes and prejudices. To learn more about this month, check out the National Arab American Heritage Month webpage.

From the NH Community Organization

NHCO is hosting a meet and greet this coming Tuesday April 30th at 6:30PM. Email for the location.

We also need help with Staff Appreciation events May 7th and 9th (how we show our teachers, administrators and building staff how much we love and value them!). To all you non-senior families, consider helping plan and/or work the most anticipated event of the year…the graduation reception! Email Katie Fleming or text 206-354-5161 to hop on the end of the school year express!

Senior Class Updates

Check email daily – Parents, please encourage your seniors to check their email daily for updates and information that our staff will be sending out to your students.

Prom Donations – From the Class of 2024: Calling all Nathan Hale community members! Let’s make the Class of 2024 Prom a “Royal Ball”! Your contribution will help us create an enchanting evening for our seniors! Please donate using the SchoolPay link for Senior Class Prom donations.

Cap & Gown Distribution – National Achiever will be on site twice to hand out caps and gowns in the Commons to those who ordered them. The first cap and gown distribution date is this coming Monday, April 29th from 3:15 to 4:00PM. The next date is Wednesday, May 15th from 2:15 to 3:00PM.

Senior Meeting – There will be a meeting for all seniors on Wednesday, May 15th during Mentorship in the PAC. Please encourage your senior to attend this meeting.

Senior Class webpage – For more updates regarding senior class year-end events and for a countdown calendar, please go to the Nathan Hale Senior Class webpage.

Buy Your Tickets for Spring Musical – Cinderella

The clock has chimed 12 times and that means it’s time to buy tickets for Hale’s spring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella! This iconic musical puts a new twist on the classic story of pumpkin carriages and glass slippers. Come see Cinderella in Hale’s Performing Arts Center at 7:00PM May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th. We also have a sensory friendly matinee Saturday May 11th. For more information check out our website or follow us on Instagram @nathan_hale_theatre. See you there! Purchase tickets here.

Spring/Summer Clothing Drive, 5/6-10

Counselor Lex is hosting a spring/summer clothing drive. Donations can be dropped off before or after school in the Main Office. All gender styles and sizes will be accepted! Only dry, clean clothes, please! A list of specific items is included in the Daily Bulletin under the Parents/Families section.

Spring Fling Chaperones Needed

Spring Fling is coming up! The class of 2026 is looking for chaperones to help out at the dance. Spring Fling is Friday, May 17th from 8:00-10:30PM at Nathan Hale. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to

Spring Fling tickets will be on sale Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 17th during lunch in the Commons. Tickets are $12 with ASB, $15 without ASB, and $20 at the door. 

Seattle Skills Center Summer Application

The Seattle Skills Center summer application is open now for all high school students and this year’s 8th graders. Here are some details:

Session Dates: Tuesday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 30

In-person: 10:30AM to 3:00PM, Monday through Friday

Asynchronous/Remote: 1.75 hours of asynchronous work per day for each of the 16 days.

  • Students earn a .5 HS CTE credit (and Family Health counts towards their HS Health class requirement).
  • A Summer Skills Center class is a “real class” with “real grades” so their grade goes on their transcript.
  • Students can only miss a maximum of 3 classes.
  • If they have taken a school year Skills Center course, they can’t take the summer introductory version of the same course, but they can take a different class. Example, one of our Auto Technology students plan to sign up for summer Intro to Medical Careers class.  
  • Transportation is not provided.
  • A translated robocall and email went out to all 8th-11th grade families on Tuesday April 23rd, and classes fill fast! This is a good opportunity for those students who would benefit from earning a .5 CTE credit this summer.

Go to the Skills Center summer program webpage for more information including course descriptions. Use the link to the Skills Center summer application to apply!

Enjoy your weekend!

Much love,

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