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District Announcements
Pre-K Screening
Pre-K Screening Dates Set
Ball-Chatham’s Pre-K screening for children who will be 3-years-old by September 1, 2015 is scheduled for August 10, and 11 at Ball Elementary School, 1015 New City Road. Interested parents must call 483-2414, July 20 or 21, 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.

Class of 2015
Record Number of Scholarship Monies Awarded
The Annual Glenwood High School Scholarship Breakfast was held May 18. This year, a record $8.8 mil. was awarded to 141 seniors, representing 43% of the class. Congratulations Class of 2015!!

Learning How Bills Become Law
Corn Bill Passes the House!
Chatham Elementary 4th graders were present to witness their official state vegetable bill pass the Illinois House of Representatives with a 115-0 vote, on May 20. These students began work on the bill at the beginning of the school year when they were studying Illinois state symbols and questioned why there was an absence of an official state vegetable. They then researched all the vegetables grown in Illinois, considered the economy, surveyed community members, and came to a consensus that sweet corn should become the official state vegetable of Illinois. Thanks to the support of Senator Sam McCann, and Representative Raymond Poe for sponsoring the bill, and all the senators and representatives that also signed on! They helped make education come to life for these students and created memories that will last a lifetime for these students. Watch the "germination" of the Corn Bill! https://youtu.be/RJYIKRs9uyE
2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood 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. Registration is due by May 8. Registrations received after May 22 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Mark your calendars - Parade of Pigs is Back!

BCEF's Parade of Pigs Fundraiser May 29

The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation's spring fundraiser aims to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students by collecting donations in piggy banks specially painted by some of the district’s most talented artists! Monies raised will help fund each school's art program.  The ceramic pigs are now placed at the host sites until May 22nd to collect donations from our generous community. The host sites are: 


 

  • Island Bay Yacht Club
  • Chatham Library
  • INB-Chatham
  • UCB-Chatham
  • BOS-Chatham
  • County Market-Chatham
  • Powerworks Fitness
  • Edgar's Coffee House
  • Casey's General Store, and
  • All Ball-Chatham schools
On May 29th, the banks will be auctioned off at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

This year's sponsors are: O'Shea Builders; Maddox Dentistry; Shelley Ebener; Jane Hay Sales & Staging; Ed Clark Photography; Chris and Joan Parks; Dr. Sarah Fowler & Chris Chambers; Formea Insurance Group; Steven Koch, CFP, Ameriprise Financial Services; and Kevin Floyd, DDS. In-kind supporters are: China Towne, Frye-Williamson Printing, and Ben Ladage Auctions.

Contact BCEF Director, Julie Nortell-Briggs at BCEFDir@chathamschools.org if you would like to purchase tickets to the cookout at Island Bay on May 29. $25 per person.

Athletic Booster Golf Outing May 31
Glenwood Athletic Booster Golf Outing May 31 - Registration Deadline Extended
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters invite everyone to participate in their annual golf outing May 31 at Piper Glen Golf Course. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for registration and lunch. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. $100 per golfer includes: 18 holes with cart; lunch; two on-course beverage and game areas; dinner and prizes. Checks should be made payable to the Glenwood Athletic Boosters. Registration form and payment, due by May 20, can be returned to the high school Athletics Office, or mailed to GHS, 1501 E. Plummer in Chatham. 

District Announcements
Negotiations - Announcements

Stay Up-to-date with Contract Negotiations
The Board of Education is in the process of negotiating a contract with the BCEA.  Meetings are held in closed session, and details of progress remain confidential until the contract is ratified and approved.  Both the Board of Education and the BCEA agree that it is in everyone's best interest that progress be reported regularly. 

Update

We'd like to hear from you!
Have a Great Idea to Improve Our Schools? 
Please feel free to email community@chathamschools.org with any and all ideas. Administrators will give each idea or recommendation their full consideration.

Ball-Chatham Supports Vision 20/20!

Watch informational video below, featuring many Ball-Chatham classes and activities:
 

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