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District Announcements
Sept 18 - Titans Wear Pink!
Titans Wear Pink in October!
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters will be selling pink t-shirts/sweatshirts through the month of October to help promote breast cancer awareness. They encourage all Titan fans to wear these pink shirts to sporting games. The order form is available here

Sept 17 - Upcoming Parenting Program
Help Your Child Cope with Anxiety
Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety from time to time, and children are no different. But when is it a problem? The Ball-Chatham School District will be hosting a parenting program at 6:30 p.m., October 14 at Chatham Elementary School for parents of students K-5 that will address:
  • The most common types of anxiety in children
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How to help your child cope
  • How school can help 
Presenters include:  Tricia Link, BSW, Prevention Coordinator; and school counselors Julie McAllister, MS Ed; and Kristin Ribley, MA NCC.
 
Childcare will be provided. Click here to download the registration form.

Sept 16 - Assembly Line Benefits Homeless
Assembly Line Project Benefits Homeless in Area
Students in Mr. Caleb Cox’s and Mr. Hummel’s World History classes studying the Industrial Revolution, work in an assembly line by making sandwiches to benefit the homeless in our area. Pictured are students in Mr. Hummel's 2nd hour class.

Sept 8 - Homecoming Parade Participants
Homecoming Parade Participants Sought
The 20th Annual Glenwood High School Homecoming Parade will be held October 15 at 5:45 p.m. If your business or organization is interested in being a part of the parade, please contact the GHS Student Council advisor, Courtney Muller, for an entry form. She can be reached by e-mail at cmuller@chathamschools.org or by phone at (217) 483-2424. The Student Council hopes to see the whole community come together to be a part of this fun event! More details about homecoming activities and events will be coming soon.

Sept 4 - Internet Safety Seminar
Internet Safety Seminar Coming in October
The Ball-Chatham School District will be hosting an internet safety seminar, "What's Your Child's Digital Footprint?" beginning at 7 p.m., October 1 at Glenwood High School.  The keynote speaker is an Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General's Office.  The seminar will focus on how today's youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their lives and utilize social media to communicate. Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth, while at the same time challenging parents and teachers as we work together to keep them safe and healthy. Though the seminar is for parents, free childcare will be provided by the GHS Student Council.  Click here for informational flyer and RSVP details.
Ball-Chatham partners with Friends of the Parks for new event
Family Kite Festival September 20!
 
Don't miss the 2014 Family Kite Festival at the soccer fields in Chatham Community Park, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
 
Professional kite flyers from Chicago Kite will be giving demonstrations with trick kites and large demo kites. The professionals will also be offering flying tips, techniques and on-site assistance to help kids of all ages get the most our of their kites! Weather permitting, there will be a massive candy-dropping kite over the soccer fields. Food will also be available and picnics are encouraged!
 
The inaugural event is being hosted by Chatham Friends of the Parks. The Ball-Chatham School District and Chatham Area Public Library are partners in this family fun event. 
 
Click here to find more information about this unique and fun event, along with sponsorship details. 
Aug 26 - Titan Trek/Trot - Register Today!
7th Annual Titan Trek 5k Run/Walk and 2nd Annual Titan Trot November 15 at GHS!
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 classroomsLast year the foundation awarded $35,700 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:
 

  




 
 
Band Boosters Looking for Sponsors
The Glenwood Band Boosters is actively looking for sponsors for its First Annual Mouse Races at Glenwood High School to be held on October 10.  If you are interested in sponsoring our event and advertising your business, please contact a band member or send in the sponsorship form.  We appreciate all of your help and support!

District Announcements
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.

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