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District Announcements
Sept 17 - Upcoming Parenting Program
Help Your Child Cope with Anxiety
Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety from time to time, and children are no different. But when is it a problem? The Ball-Chatham School District will be hosting a parenting program at 6:30 p.m., October 14 at Chatham Elementary School for parents of students K-5 that will address:
  • The most common types of anxiety in children
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How to help your child cope
  • How school can helpá
Presenters include:á Tricia Link, Prevention Coordinator; and school counselors Julie McAllister and Kristin Ribley.
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Childcare will be provided.áClick here to download the registration form.

Sept 4 - Internet Safety Seminar
Internet Safety Seminar Coming in October
The Ball-Chatham School District will be hosting an internet safety seminar, "What's Your Child's Digital Footprint?", beginning at 7 p.m.,áOctober 1 atáGlenwood High School. áThe keynote speaker is an Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General's Office. áThe seminar will focus on how today's youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their lives and utilize social media to communicate. Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth, while at the same time challenging parents and teachers as we work together to keep them safe and healthy. Click here for informational flyer and RSVP details.
Ball-Chatham partners with Friends of the Parks for new event
Family Kite Festival September 20!
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Don't miss the 2014 Family Kite Festival at the soccer fields in Chatham Community Park, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.á
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Professional kite flyers from Chicago Kite will be giving demonstrations with trick kites and large demo kites. The professionals will also be offering flying tips, techniques and on-site assistance to help kids of all ages get the most our of their kites! Weather permitting, there will be a massive candy-dropping kite over the soccer fields. Food will also be available and picnics are encouraged!
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The inaugural event is being hosted by Chatham Friends of the Parks. The Ball-Chatham School District and Chatham Area Public Library are partners in this family fun event.á
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Click here to find more information about this unique and fun event, along with sponsorship details.á
Aug 26 - Titan Trek/Trot - Register Today!
7th Annual Titan Trek 5k Run/Walk and 2nd AnnualáTitan Trot November 15 at GHS!
The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation is hosting its 7th annual 5K Run/Walk event to raise money for education initiatives within the Ball-Chatham School District on November 15th. Again this year, there will be a 1 mile run, the Titan Trot, for younger runners. Over the past six years, money raised from the Titan Trek event has helped purchase interactive whiteboard systems and/or components, valued at over $2,500 each. These were distributed to every designated K-8th grade classroom in the district. Further, multiple systems were funded by the Foundation and installed in high school classroomsLast year the foundation awarded $35,700 for theápurchase of Chromebooks. Monies raised will still support District technology enhancements, and learning opportunities that are available outside the classroom through foundation "Beyond the Walls" grant applications. Major sponsors for this year's event are:
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School Announcements
It's Directory Time Again!!!!
Click here for the form.
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á Recess Lunch
KG 11:00-11:20 11:20-11:45
1st 11:25-11:45 11:45-12:10
2nd 11:50-12:10 12:10-12:35
4th 12:15-12:35 12:35-1:00
3rd 12:40-1:00 1:00-1:25
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