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District Announcements
Pre-K News

Pre-K Screening Scheduled at Ball Elementary

Ball-Chatham’s Pre-K Screening, for children born between September 1, 2009 and May 23, 2011, is scheduled for May 12 and 13 at Ball Elementary School, 1015 New City Road, Chatham. Parents interested in the screening MUST call 483-2414, April 28 or 29 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment for either May 12 or 13.

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.

Summer Activities

Glenwood Sports Camps Announced!
The Glenwood High School Sports Camps have been announced for this summer! Click here for all the details and the registration form. Please note that registration forms are due back to the GHS Athletic Office by May 9. Entries received after May 23 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Village of Chatham's Summer Recreation Program

The Village of Chatham has announced their line-up for summer camps and classes.There's something for everyone! Click here for all the details and register today!

Recycling Event Draws Near

Key Club Community Recycle Event April 26

Glenwood High School Key Club will once again be hosting its annual community Recycling Day on Saturday April 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Families and businesses from the Ball-Chatham School District and/or nearby communities are invited to bring the following recyclable items to the Glenwood High School’s west parking lot (closest to GES) for drop off:

•Books • Old Pillows/Blankets •Goodwill Collection of clothing, shoes, working or nonworking computers and computer accessories including printers, faxes, and copiers, kitchenware, electronics, small appliances, décor, etc. •Wire Hangers •Eyeglasses/Sunglasses/Hearing Aids •Used/Broken Crayons •Aluminum Cans •Used and/or Empty Ink/Toner Cartridges from printers or copiers •Old Medicine •Glass (clear or colored) •Paper/Paper Bags/Clip Boards •Plastics •Tin and Aerosol Cans •Recyclable Batteries • Old Cell Phones •Packing Peanuts •Bubble Wrap •Plastic Bags •Old License Plates •Cardboard

In addition, Affordable Shred will be available the first 2 hours of the event (9 – 11 a.m.)

You are invited to bring up to 5 file-boxes of paper items/documents to be shredded – while you watch.  To expedite the recycling process, please have your items separated – drop off stations will be marked in the parking lot.  Goodwill will have receipts available for participants to itemize charitable donations. 

The event is free to the public, however Key club will be accepting donations to benefit the hunger relief organization Feed My Starving Children (fmsc.org).  Last year’s event was a huge success, and we look forward to another rewarding recycling day.  Thank you to the businesses who help make this possible.

Questions may be directed to Stephanie Hagan at shagan@chathamschools.org.

Chatham Schools Receive Over $4,000 in Donations Through DonorsChoose.org!

What is DonorsChoose.org?
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Individuals can browse the requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the materials to the school. This is an easy way to give and you know exactly who you are helping.

How has it impacted Chatham classrooms?
DonorsChoose.org has had a huge impact on the Ball-Chatham classrooms. Teachers have had many projects funded, receiving a variety of supplies for their classrooms including: CD players, audio books, storage baskets, focus seats, wireless headphones, Chromebooks, individual CD players, and an IPAD! Read more...

PBIS Posters and Pavements

PBIS Hits the Streets!
The Ball-Chatham School District, through its many volunteers, is working with area businesses to bring PBIS into the community.  PBIS, (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) is a school-wide system that strives to improve consistency in expected behaviors, resulting in students being ready and prepared to learn. All of our district schools, kindergarten through high school, have adopted three core behavior expectations; BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, AND BE SAFE. By teaching these expectations, students of the Ball-Chatham School District will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become respectful, responsible and safe community members. Our goal is to have community-wide support of our behavior expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. 

Glenwood HOF

Glenwood Hall of Fame Banquet 
Tickets Now Available

Tickets can now be purchased for the Glenwood Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held at 12 Noon, April 27 at Glenwood High School in Chatham. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children (12 and younger). They can be obtained by calling the Glenwood High School Athletic Office at 483-2424, extension five, or e-mailing kmidden@chathamschools.org. You may also stop by the GHS Athletic Office and purchase tickets at that location.

The event will begin with a catered banquet and will conclude with a ceremony honoring the 2014 Hall of Fame Class of inductees, including: Lifetime Recognition – The Rev. Peter Alexander; Athletics –Jane (Birtch) Vatchev; Achievement – Charles Bush; Service – Don Udey; and, Athletics (Team) – 2000-01 Girls Soccer Team. Also during the ceremony the Class of 1964 will present a video tribute to their classmates as part of their 50-year reunion. Click here to read each inductee's biography.

The Glenwood High School Hall of Fame, which includes students who have graduated from Ball and Chatham High Schools, was created to honor those individuals or groups whose actions or achievements in their chosen fields bring honor and distinction to the heritage of Glenwood High School. Categories of recognition include: Achievement, Athletics, Service, and Lifetime Recognition.

LIVE JAZZ coming soon!

GHS/GMS Jazz Band Dance April 26th
Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment by the Glenwood High School and Middle School Jazz Bands on Saturday, April 26, 7 to 10 p.m. in the GHS Commons. Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Dance with your friends! Indulge in decadent desserts! Door prizes will also be awarded! Click here for more information!

We'd like to hear from you!

Have a Great Idea to Improve Our Schools? 

Please feel free to email 
ommunity@chathamschools.org with any and all ideas. Administrators will give each idea or recommendation their full consideration.

District Announcements
Negotiations - Announcements

Stay Updated with Contract Negotiations
The Board of Education is in the process of negotiating contracts between two collective bargaining associations, the BCEA and the BCESPA.  Meetings are held in closed session, and details of progress remain confidential until the contract is ratified and approved.  Both teams agree that it is in the best interest of the members and constituents that progress be reported after each meeting. 

BCEA (link) 

BCESPA (link)

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