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District Announcements
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 11, 2016 - National Merit Scholarship Winner
Thara Nallamothu Named National Merit Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to GHS senior, Thara Nallamothu, who was recently named a National Merit Scholarship winner!  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must first take the PSAT/NMSQT during high school.  Over 1.5 million students take the test each year.  Scores from the test are used to identify outstanding academic performance. Thara was one of only 15,000 students nationwide to meet all requirements, and only one of 7,400 students to actually win a scholarship!

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 28, 2016 - NHS
GHS Inducts National Honor Society Members
The Glenwood High School Chapter of the National Honor Society would like to welcome and congratulate the 2016 National Honor Society Inductees.  These amazing students were selected based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Congratulations!


Front row (left to right)
Katarina Von Lehmden, Aditi Marella, Nolan Legg, Ryan Walters, Taylor Randle, Benjamin Trask, Meagan Harlow, Michael Thomas
Second Row (left to right)
Samuel Kauerauf, Abby Tober, Kayla Lee, Ilisha Karri, Keralyn Siebrass, Tony Ni, Easton Bush, Amber Bottrell, Marisa Rios, Thomas Yang, Lauren Marines, Haley Brown, Taylor Loftus, Elizabeth Wakelin
Third Row (left to right)
Leo Szamocki, Jack Lanser, Elayna Swickard, Alvin Huang, Jacob Ryan, Colleen Gleason, Haneen Said, Ryan Yoakum, Logan Cody, Bryan Tripp, Matthew Diehl, Benjamin Luebkemann, Hunter Crumly, Grant Buennemeyer, Zachary Tennenhouse

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.

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