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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.

Learning How Bills Become Law
Corn Bill Passes the House!
Chatham Elementary 4th graders were present to witness their official state vegetable bill pass the Illinois House of Representatives with a 115-0 vote, on May 20. These students began work on the bill at the beginning of the school year when they were studying Illinois state symbols and questioned why there was an absence of an official state vegetable. They then researched all the vegetables grown in Illinois, considered the economy, surveyed community members, and came to a consensus that sweet corn should become the official state vegetable of Illinois. Thanks to the support of Senator Sam McCann, and Representative Raymond Poe for sponsoring the bill, and all the senators and representatives that also signed on! They helped make education come to life for these students and created memories that will last a lifetime for these students. Watch the "germination" of the Corn Bill! https://youtu.be/RJYIKRs9uyE
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.

School Announcements
Girls on the Run
Good luck to our Girls on the Run Team at the 5K
at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 16!



 

 
Lunch and Recess Times
Lunch and Recess Times

Recess Lunch
Fourth 10:35-10:55 11:00-11:20
Second 11:00-11:20 11:25-11:45
Kindergarten 11:25-11:45 11:50-12:10
First 11:50-12:10 12:15-12:35
Third 12:15-12:35 12:40-1:00












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