Nathan Hale High School

Nathan Hale
High School

Friday 5/24 Message to Families

Beloved Families,  

Although it was an up and down week with our weather, school spirit didn’t dip during YDD (Yankee Doodle Days) Week! It was great to see what students and staff wore for dress up days! Among the activities was a competitive student v. staff basketball game on Wednesday, which staff won by 2 points! The week culminated in a spirit assembly today where additional events like class cheer, tug-of-war and relay races were held in front of our student body.

Also this week, Business Math courses held a joint culminating Food Truck Festival, where students shared their final Food Truck projects made from math equations and business strategy to a larger school audience — all to increase financial literacy.

As a reminder, in observance of Memorial Day, there is no school on Monday, May 27th, 2024.

World Language Film Festival Results

Last night our World Language Department held their 71st World Language Film Festival, where students and families came to observe films made by students in their World Language courses: French, Japanese, and Spanish, and determined which film won. They are happy to announce the winners of the festival. The Audience Choice Award goes to French film: La Corruption by Shaheer A., Eli H., and Hank R. The Judges’ Award goes to Spanish film: Juan Wick 2 by Brody S., Ben M., Barend B., Phylle B., Lux C. And a shout-out to the Library for its stunning presence in at least half of the festival films!

School Climate Concerns

Students and parents have made us and Seattle Public Schools aware of concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, and hate speech at Nathan Hale. The administration is currently investigating these concerns in partnership with the Office of Student Civil Rights. I encourage parents and family members to check-in with your student and their social media activity. If additional concerns or incidents arise, please report them directly to the administrative team. We rely on engaged parents to help us maintain a safe and a positive learning environment for all. Please note that Seattle Public Schools Board Policy 3207 prohibits the targeted harassment, intimidation, and bullying of district students, and engaging in negative targeted behaviors may result in disciplinary action under this policy.

Spring Sports Banquet, Wednesday 5/29

All spring sports athletes and their families are invited to attend the Spring Sports Awards Banquet. It is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th starting at 7:00PM in the Commons. This is a time when team and athlete achievements are recognized.

Year End Music Events: Fridays 5/31 and 6/7

The Nathan Hale Music Department is ending the year on a high note with some exciting performances. Join us on Friday, May 31st at 7:00PM to hear the Spring Concert featuring performances from the Concert Choir, Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Then dance the night away on Friday, June 7th at the annual Swing Dance. Come at 7:00PM to learn some basic swing dance moves, then boogie to live music performed by Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz starting at 7:30PM.   

Yearbook Pre-Sales 

Yearbooks are still available for pre-sale! Cost is $80. The sale period runs through Tuesday, June 4th. Yearbooks can be purchased online (through SchoolPay accessed from the parent’s Source account), during lunch or afterschool from the Fiscal window. 

Senior Class Updates 

Senior Sign Distribution – Senior signs will be distributed on Wednesday, May 29th from 2:25 to 3:00PM in the Activity Center. Seniors should bring their student ID card. These free signs can be put in your yard or window to show that you have a graduating Raider, and are provided by the Nathan Hale Foundation.

Senior Breakfast Support – The Class of 2024 needs help supplying food for their Senior Breakfast scheduled for Monday, June 3rd at the Center for Urban Horticulture. They have made a sign-up link where parents and members of the community can sign up for certain items. Please reach out to with questions. 

Class of 2024 webpage – Seniors and their families can read more about various year-end events and deadlines on the Seniors – Class of 2024 webpage

Buy SPREE Tickets Now! – From the SPREE Parent Committee: Parent donations raised enough money so tickets this year are just $145! Use the registration link to register and pay. Scholarships are still available; see the counselors to request assistance. More information on the SPREE Website

Blood Drive Results

Our Leadership students coordinated a blood drive this past Tuesday, May 24th with BloodWorks NW. Some stats from the day of collection include:

  • 35 donors were registered
  • Out of the 35 donors, 22 were first-timers
  • 23 units of blood components were successfully collected

BloodWorks NW noted: With just one day, your impact has helped many patients in the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy the long weekend! We’ll see your student back in the building on Tuesday, May 28th. We’ll be entering our final 4 weeks of school!

Much love,

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