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District Announcements
Registering your children

Online Registration Begins July 21 and Ends August 1 - Walk-in Registration August 7
Online registration for the 2014-15 school year begins Monday, July 21, and will close August 1.

Walk-in registration will take place August 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. for BES, CES, GES, GMS & GHS. Walk-in registration for GIS will be held August 7 at Ball Elementary, from 3 to 6 p.m. Parents of returning students who choose to attend walk-in registration will be directed to complete their child’s registration online in their school’s computer lab. Staff will be on hand to assist if needed.  New families will still need to fill out paperwork, however, as they are not in the district’s Skyward system.

Online Registration Tutorial is found here and under Parent/Families drop down. Transcript is also available under the Parent/Familes drop down menu.


Pick-up/Drop-off Procedures
 

Attention Parents:

School is almost back in session and the SchoolKidz School Kits are arriving. Please be sure that if you ordered a kit for grades K-8 that you pick it up at the Glenwood Intermediate School at the Field house. (Drive along the west side of the Field house and pull around back. The entrance is a large roller door on the northwest corner.) The date for kit pickup is August 7th between the hours of 3-6 p.m. For those who forgot to order a kit for grades K-4th, there are extras so feel free to come and buy one. They are on a first come first served basis. Please note that we do not have any extra kits for grades 5th-8th. Thank you and see you there. If you have any questions you can contact Heather Hammon at chathamschoolkits@gmail.com.


2014-15 District Calendar

District Events Calendar Now Available
The 2014-15 District Events Calendar is available by clicking here! Please keep in mind that dates and times of events are subject to change throughout the year, and new events could be added. After the new school year begins, please check the calendar on your school’s website regularly for confirmation.


Athletic Booster Golf Outing
Glenwood Athletic Booster Golf Outing - August 1, 2014
Piper Glen Golf Course 
Click below for more information
Golf Outing (Link)
Fees approved

Fees Approved for 2014-15 School Year

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education recently approved the fee structure for the 2014-15 school year. They may be paid through online registration this summer (July 21-August 1) or during Walk-in Registration on August 7 at each building (except GIS, which will be held at Ball Elementary due to construction) from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • K-4 Book Rental Fee - $130
  • 5-12 Book Rental Fee - $155
  • K-12 Technology Fee - $25
  • GHS Student Parking Fee, Grades 9-12, $60
  • Driver’s Ed, $250
  • GHS Dual Credit,  $50 (per class)
  • Athletic Fees, $100 (1 sport) $150 (2 sports); $300 (for a family) 


Student Breakfast and Lunch Prices (Per Meal)

K-12 Breakfast, $1.50
K-6 Lunch, $2.25
7-12 Lunch, $2.50
Milk, $  .40



Share your powers!

Titan Superheroes Program Expanding to BES, CES & GIS
Due to the immense popularity of the Titan Superheroes program that was piloted at Glenwood Elementary this past school year, the District would like to expand the program to include 4th-5th grade boys at Ball Elementary, Chatham Elementary, and GIS next school year - and we're looking for sponsors!

The Superheroes program was the idea of GHS student, Eli Day. Together with his mother, Crystal Day, a fourth grade teacher at GES, and Pam Hogan, PE teacher at GES, an innovative program was designed to empower boys with the skills needed to face challenges in today’s society while developing leadership skills with an emphasis on respect, self-discipline, positive attitude, and sportsmanship. If you would like to help sponsor this program, click here for details!


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. 
Welcome to Ball Elementary - "Where Titans Learn and Grow"
Office Hours
The Ball Elementary office will close on June 13th at 3:30pm.
 
 We will re-open on August 4, 2014, 7am - 3:30pm.  If you have any questions during the summer months, please contact the Ball-Chatham School District Office at 217-483-2416.

We hope you have a safe and fun summer!




Registration 2014-2015
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year

Online registration for current families will begin July 21, 2014.  Online registration will end on  August 1, 2014.  Registration will be done through your Skyward Family Access page, if you miss the registration period, you will need to come into your child's school to complete the registration process.

Registration for families who are new to the district will be on August 7, 2014 from 3pm - 6pm. 
Please bring residency reqirements to the district office located at 201 W. Mulberry in Chatham for approval prior to registering your child/children at Ball Elementary.  Residency requirements are posted on  the "School Office"  tab located on the left of the screen under the New Student Information Packet link. Please bring a certified birth certificate and immunization records as well.

Incoming kindergarten students must have a certified birth certificate, current physical and immunizations records on file before the first day of school.
PBIS
PBIS IN THE SUMMERTIME. . .Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe    
 
The school year may be winding down, but parents can help PBIS remain a priority over the summer. Students can be encouraged to practice their PBIS expectations of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe at home and while out in our community. Area businesses have partnered with us to display our PBIS Expectation Posters. Together, we can continue to build upon the students’ PBIS successes, create optimal classroom learning environments and make 2014-2015 another fantastic school year!
 
 
PBIS Parent Statement for Summer: Be Respectful, Responsible and Safe over Summer Break.
 
Plan the summer with your kids – and don’t forget to have fun while you are at it!  Take a half an hour over lunch or an ice-cream cone and visit with your child about expectations for the summer. Consider these questions to get the conversation start ed: “What special things do you want to do this summer? What chores will you take responsibility for around the house? What ideas do you have for getting along with your brother or sister? What extra privileges would you enjoy for good behavior?” Share your thoughts and ideas with your child, too. But really listen to their responses. Maybe even jot them down into an informal refrigerator contract. Being intentional about everyone’s expectations can help set the foundation for a responsible, safe and fun summer break.
 
For PBIS volunteer opportunities, contact the Assistant Principal, Elisabeth Gillham, or your PBIS parent representative, Kiley Marsaglia at mkmars04@comcast.netFor more information on PBIS at Ball Elementary, please go to www.bes.chathamschools.org and click on the "Parent/Family" tab, then scroll down and click on the PBIS tab.
For information state-wide, you may go to www.pbis.org or www.isbe.net.



New Adult Lunch Procedure
New Adult Lunch Procedure

We look forward to students bringing guests to lunch at Ball Elementary and want to make you aware of our new payment procedure. All adult lunches will need to be paid in cash or check at the time of purchase. Adults may not charge lunch on their child’s account.


School Hours
School Hours

Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Regular Day       7:50am - 2:45pm
Early Dismissal  7:50am - 11:05am

PreK
AM Session  7:50am - 10:50am
PM Session  11:45am - 2:45pm

PreK students are not in attendance on early dismissal days

For other buildings in the Ball-Chatham district please click the "About Our School" tab.



School Calendars

Attendance Calendar

Attendance Calendar 2014 - 2015



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