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District Announcements
Posted May 31, 2016
GES Start/End Times to Change by 10 Minutes for 2016-17 School Year
In an effort to better maximize student instruction time, Glenwood Elementary School will begin and end their day 10 minutes later (8:30 a.m./3:35 p.m.) for the 2016-17 school year. The current staggered elementary start/end times often result in buses arriving at, or just after 8:30 a.m. as they complete their morning routes to BES/CES. At the end of the school day, the majority of GES students wait 10-20 minutes after the 3:25 p.m. dismissal for their buses to then complete the BES/CES afternoon routes. These gaps leave less student instructional time than the other elementary schools provide. Thus, over the past year Glenwood Elementary staff, building administration and District administration collaborated to try to find a remedy to this issue. While the ultimate goal is to align school start/end times for all three elementary schools in the future, all agreed that a more immediate solution was needed.  Thus, beginning in August 2016, Glenwood Elementary School’s student day will begin with doors opening at 8:30 a.m., late bell at 8:40 a.m., and student dismissal at 3:35 p.m. This ten-minute change will allow for all of GES buses to arrive and leave at the same time, and - more importantly - will result in gaining 50-60 minutes of instructional time per week.

Students who’ve been here from the beginning!

The group of 4th graders pictured are those who were Kindergartners when the building opened in 2011. We’ll miss this group of students, but can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!

Posted May 16, 2016 - Pre-K News
Pre-K Screening Dates Set
Ball-Chatham’s fall Pre-K screening for children who will be 3-years-old by September 1, 2016 is scheduled for August 10-11 at Ball Elementary School, 1015 New City Road. Interested parents must call 483-2414, ext. 1302, August 2-3, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to schedule an appointment for the August screening. The screening includes evaluations in the areas of: academic ability; speech and language development; fine and gross motor skills; self-help skills; and social/emotional development.
Posted May 4, 2016 - Titan Fuel Fundraiser
Shrimp Boil Event to Benefit Titan Fuel
The Titan Fuel steering committee is hosting an inaugural Shrimp Boil fundraiser to benefit the Titan Fuel food assistance program. The event will take place at the Piper Glen Clubhouse on June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and can be picked up at Scoop Du Jour (1029 Jason Place in Chatham) or Modern Woodmen of America (7036 Kingsmill Ct. in Piper Glen). Sponsorships still available!
The following District partners are already signed on as sponsors: Platinum Level - Illinois National Bank, Modern Woodmen of America; Gold Level - Green Automotive; Silver Level - the Ball-Chatham Education Association (BCEA),  Jane Hay Staging and Sales Team; and Bronze Level – Formea Insurance Group, Inc. Click here for event details

Please note that online ticket sales will end June 10. Tickets can be picked up at event.

Posted May 4, 2016
Residency Verification for 2016-17 Required by June 10
The Ball-Chatham School District is asking all parents and guardians who plan to re-enroll their children for the 2016-17 school year to confirm residency before June 10. The need to periodically confirm residency for all students is important in order to ensure that we are being good stewards of taxpayer monies. These monies are utilized specifically to educate those students who reside in the Ball-Chatham School District.
To help with this process, parents have the following options:
  • Mail in copies of the required residency items, (see list attached) from Category 1 and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached) to the District Office – 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629, before June 10, 2016.  
  • Drop off copies of the required documents (see list attached) from Category I and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached), to the District Office – 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629, before June 10, 2016.
  • Email copies of the required residency items, (see list attached) from Category 1 and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached) to: residency@bcsd5.org before June 10, 2016. ​
Residency documents will be reviewed and if further information is needed, parents/guardians will be notified by the District Office. The District will NOT be in contact if all documents are received, and residency IS confirmed. Please note that residency must be verified before students can be registered (either online July 18 through August 5) or through walk-in registration (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 4, at each school). Notification of schedules and/or teachers will not be made available until residency is confirmed and registration is complete.
For questions, please call any of our school’s main offices, or the District Office at 483-2416, ext. 0. We appreciate your cooperation on this request as we begin staffing plans for the upcoming school year.

Posted April 5, 2016 - Revised Summer Rec Program
The Village of Chatham’s Summer Rec Program Announced
Registration is underway for the Village of Chatham’s Summer Recreation Program. Click here for the booklet! One sign-up form per participant is all that is required. If additional forms are needed, they are available at http://www.chathamil.net. Payment of all program fees is expected at the time of registration. There are no exceptions. The final day of registration is May 20, 2016. Any late registrations will be assessed a late fee of $5. A written receipt will be provided upon request. Registration fees may be mailed to or dropped off at: Village of Chatham Recreation Program, 116 E. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629.

2016 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Summer Sports Camps
The Glenwood High School Sports Camps have been announced for this summer! Click here for details on all the camps and the registration form. Registrations received after May 20 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

School Announcements
 Lunch and Recess Times
Recess Lunch
Kindergarten 11:00-11:20 11:20-11:45
First 11:50-12:10 12:10-12:35
Second 12:15-12:35 12:35-1:00
Third 11:25-11:45 11:45-12:10
Fourth 12:40-1:00 1:00-1:25

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