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Dear Titan Families,


This being my final bulletin as the Superintendent of Ball-Chatham, I would like to begin by thanking all of the wonderful students, families and staff members that I have had the good fortune to work with over these past seven years. I must say though, I am truly looking forward to retirement and spending time with my family, and doing the things retired people do.  Albeit, I’m not quite sure what that is just yet.   


This past week we celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!  We celebrate all of our staff, as each plays an important role in the lives of your children and our school community.  Our staff has consistently been there for our students and families over the years, and this year is no exception.  I am very proud of their efforts each and every day.


During the April Board meeting, new officers were selected for the 2022-2023 school year.  Tiffani Saunders was selected to fill the role of Board President, Laura Calderon was selected to fill the role of Board Vice-President, and Andrea Rediger will remain as the Board Secretary.  Thank you to Kyle Barry and Dr. Ann Strahle for serving as the Board President and Board Vice-President respectively during the 2021-2022 school year. Your service and leadership in the most trying of times was certainly appreciated.  


Kudos to the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation for another stellar Iron Chef event! We had a full house at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield this past Saturday evening. Through the generous donations of our parents, school community members and sponsors, the foundation raised well over previous event totals.  The full amount will be shared once the gross total is confirmed.   These donations will support our STEAM program, teacher grants, and additional resources and supplies for classrooms throughout the Ball-Chatham school district.   


And finally, our seniors will be graduating at the BOS Center on June 4th.  The high school is finalizing preparations for this wonderful celebration.  Congratulations to all of our senior students and their parents for achieving this significant milestone.  Any additional information will be shared by our high school administration in the coming days.  


Thank you one again for allowing me the opportunity to serve as the Ball-Chatham Superintendent.  I wish you and your family a wonderful summer. 


Forever Titan Strong! 


--Supt. Dr. Wood

Supt. Douglas A. Wood, Ph.D.

Address: 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

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