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District Announcements
Superintendent Search Update
New Superintendent Expected to be Named June 1

The Ball-Chatham School District’s Board of Education is expected to approve hiring a new superintendent at a special meeting on June 1.
 
Earlier this year, the Board contracted with School Exec Connect to conduct a nation-wide search to replace current superintendent, Carrie Hruby, who announced her resignation in February, (effective June 30).
 
During the search process the District conducted 11 focus groups, two open forums, and an online survey to develop a profile of the qualities our community values most in a superintendent. The search firm brought six candidates to the Board for interviews, out of 41 applicants, on May 15 and 16. Trustees relied heavily on the information garnered from the superintendent profile when they considered each candidate. From the top six, they narrowed the field to three. The top three candidates then interviewed with community, administrative, and teacher/staff committees – as well as with the Board for a second time - May 19-21. Finally, the Board selected their top choice on May 26.
 
The special Board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office – 201 W. Mulberry in Chatham. The recommended candidate is expected to be in attendance.

 
Pre-K Screening
Pre-K Screening Dates Set
Ball-Chatham’s Pre-K screening for children who will be 3-years-old by September 1, 2015 is scheduled for August 10, and 11 at Ball Elementary School, 1015 New City Road. Interested parents must call 483-2414, July 20 or 21, 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.

2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood 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. Registration is due by May 8. Registrations received after May 22 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Mark your calendars - Parade of Pigs is Back!

BCEF's Parade of Pigs Fundraiser May 29

The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation's spring fundraiser aims to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students by collecting donations in piggy banks specially painted by some of the district’s most talented artists! Monies raised will help fund each school's art program.  The ceramic pigs are now placed at the host sites until May 22nd to collect donations from our generous community. The host sites are: 


 

  • Island Bay Yacht Club
  • Chatham Library
  • INB-Chatham
  • UCB-Chatham
  • BOS-Chatham
  • County Market-Chatham
  • Powerworks Fitness
  • Edgar's Coffee House
  • Casey's General Store, and
  • All Ball-Chatham schools
On May 29th, the banks will be auctioned off at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

This year's sponsors are: O'Shea Builders; Maddox Dentistry; Shelley Ebener; Jane Hay Sales & Staging; Ed Clark Photography; Chris and Joan Parks; Dr. Sarah Fowler & Chris Chambers; Formea Insurance Group; Steven Koch, CFP, Ameriprise Financial Services; and Kevin Floyd, DDS. In-kind supporters are: China Towne, Frye-Williamson Printing, and Ben Ladage Auctions.

Contact BCEF Director, Julie Nortell-Briggs at BCEFDir@chathamschools.org if you would like to purchase tickets to the cookout at Island Bay on May 29. $25 per person.

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