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Supt. Wood at Homecoming Parade

Office of the Superintendent


Hello Titan Families,


Believe it or not, the end of the first quarter is just a few weeks away, fall is in the air, games are being played, and much of what we experienced pre-COVID is occurring in our schools.  I credit our families, staff, and the entire Titan community for their commitment to working through the challenges we face together.  We still have a little ways to go, but I am hopeful we will move past all of this soon.  My staff and I will continue to work with the local and state agencies to ensure we are doing all we can to maximize opportunities for our students.


One of the areas that created some challenges at the beginning of the year was the bus driver shortage.  Our new Director of Transportation, Stanley Young, has worked in tandem with our Human Resource Director, Rachel Bolinger, in recruiting new drivers.  We will be hiring seven additional bus drivers at the September Board meeting.  It is a process, with hiring, and training, but this will certainly help alleviate times and route congestion once completed.  Kudos to Mr. Young and his team for working through this issue!


I would like to conclude this message by bringing attention to our Glenwood Hall of Fame ceremony and recognition.  As in years past, we have several deserving inductees.  This year’s Hall of Fame recognition ceremony will take place on Friday, October 1, at halftime on Titan Field!  Congratulations to all of our inductees for their outstanding achievement, and for representing Titan Nation so well!  Please click on this link to read about our Titan celebrities. (link)


I look forward to this school year getting better as we progress through each quarter.  I would like to once again thank you, the Ball-Chatham School Community, for your continued support.



Dr. Douglas A. Wood


Douglas A. Wood, Ph.D

Address: 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

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