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District Announcements
Village of Chatham Summer Program
Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program Announced
The Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program information is now available! There are programs for children and adults alike. Also included this year are the GHS Summer Sports Camps details. Click here for details!

2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Sports Camps Announced!
The Glenwood High School Sports Camps have been announced for this summer!áClick hereáfor details on all the camps and the registration form. Registration is due by May 8. Registrations received after May 22 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Pre-K Screening
Pre-K Spring Screening
The Ball-Chatham Pre-K Spring Screening dates are April 30 and May 1. The comprehensive screening includes evaluations in the areas of: academic ability, speech and language development, fine and gross motor skills, and social/emotional development. Children must be three-years-old by the screening dates to be eligible for spring screening. An additional screening will be held in August for children turning three before September 1, 2015.á

Please call 483-2414áext. 1302 onáAprilá1stáorá2ndábetween the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to schedule an appointment for screening on Aprilá30tháor Mayá1st.á

PARCC Testing
PARCC Testing Begins March 9
Beginning March 9, Ball-Chatham students in grades 3-8, and high school students enrolled in Algebra II and English III will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. The PARCC replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). Students will complete assessments in the areas of math and English Language Arts. These assessments are fully aligned to the K-12 Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core) in English language arts and mathematics. The standards emphasize academic rigor, critical thinking, problem-solving, and college/career readiness for all students. Each school in the Ball-Chatham district has spent the last three years aligning curriculum to the Common Core.áPARCC will be administered with paper and pencil in grades 3-4 and electronically (online) for grades 5-11.
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Testing will take place between March 9 and 20 at the three elementary schools and between March 9 and April 3 at GIS, GMS and GHS. Students who miss any portion of the assessments will be assigned a make-up time within the testing window.
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These State tests are lengthy - some can take nearly two hours to complete. You can help your child be prepared for the PARCC each day by making sure they get proper rest (at least 8 hrs.), eat breakfast (healthy and balanced), and remind them to stay calm and focused.

School Announcements
á RECESS LUNCH
KGá 11:00 - 11:20 11:20 - 11:45
1st 11:25 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:10
2nd 11:50 - 12:10 12:10 - 12:35
3rd 12:40 - 1:00 1:00 - 1:25
4th 12:15 - 12:35 12:35 - 1:00
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