Practices and procedures are in place at GES for the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Parent pick-up procedures are one such safeguard we have in place. We encourage all parents who pick-up their children after school to stay in their vehicles and use the pick-up lane. On days with extreme temperatures or precipitation, students will wait indoors. Parents who choose to park in the lot and walk up to the building will be asked to wait under the overhang until the pick-up lane is moving. We thank you in advance for respecting our procedures.
The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation is hosting its 7th annual 5K Run/Walk event to raise money for education initiatives within the Ball-Chatham School District on November 15th. Again this year, there will be a 1 mile run, the Titan Trot, for younger runners. Over the past six years, money raised from the Titan Trek event has helped purchase interactive whiteboard systems and/or components, valued at over $2,500 each. These were distributed to every designated K-8th grade classroom in the district. Further, multiple systems were funded by the Foundation and installed in high school classrooms. Last year the foundation awarded $24,000 for the purchase of Chromebooks. Monies raised will still support District technology enhancements, and learning opportunities that are available outside the classroom through foundation "Beyond the Walls" grant applications. Major sponsors for this year's event are:
- Download the Titan Trek Registration form here or register online at timingiseverything.com Titan Trek Route Map
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are selling spirit wear, and the orders need to be placed by September 2! Click here for order forms!
The BCGPTO is selling Spirit Wear again this year! Click here to access the order form.
Illinois law states: When approaching a marked school zone on days when school is in operation and children are present, a driver must discontinue wireless/cell-phone use, reduce speed to 20 mph, and stop and yield the right-of-way to any children or adults in the crosswalk area. In addition, drivers are reminded to obey the regulatory or guide signs in our parking lots, as marked. This is especially important for the safety of our children as they are being dropped off before school, or picked up after. Finally, please remember that all traffic must stop while school bus “stop” arms are out and buses are loading and unloading students – including all school facilities, roads, drives, parking lots, etc. By law, drivers are not allowed to pass a stopped school bus when the stop arm is displayed.
District Events Calendar Now Available
The 2014-15 District Events Calendar is available by clicking here! Please keep in mind that dates and times of events are subject to change throughout the year, and new events could be added. After the new school year begins, please check the calendar on your school’s website regularly for confirmation.