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District Announcements
Aug 28 - SchoolGuard app
New App to Aid in an Emergency
The Ball-Chatham Board of Education approved the implementation of a smartphone app that will allow teachers and staff at Glenwood High School, to create a direct link between each other and the closest law enforcement officers during an active school shooting emergency.

 
The SchoolGuard app has the capability to speed dial 911 and instantly send out an alert directly to nearby enforcement offices from ALL jurisdictions, both ON and OFF duty. This type of technology is supported and endorsed by our local law enforcement officers and will be a useful, if not critical, tool in our crisis communication plans. Training for staff on how to download (access to download is limited and specific) and use the app will begin soon.   
 
The initial cost for implementing the app and making it work specific for our district is $2500. That cost is being underwritten thanks to a generous donation by Green Toyota. Thereafter, the cost to maintain the app would be $99 a month. The District is planning on extending the app to teachers and staff at each of our buildings.

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 $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:
 

  




 
 
Aug 25 - BCGPTO Spirit Wear
Order Elementary School Spirit Wear Today!
The BCGPTO is selling Spirit Wear again this year! Click here to access the order form.

Road Construction - Expect Delays!
Sangamon County Announces Construction to Begin on Iron Bridge Road
 
The Sangamon County Highway Department announces road construction to County Highway 22 (Iron Bridge Road) beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2. The construction is expected to last two to three weeks depending on weather and will be similar to the recent construction on Woodside Road. When the project starts there will be lane closures which may cause traffic delays.  Questions about the project should be directed to the County Highway Department at 217-535-3070.

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!

2014-15 District Calendar

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.


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