Online Registration Extended Until August†5
Online registration for the 2014-15 school year has been extended until August 5. If you've not already done so, please log onto Skyward Family Access and register your children today.
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 childís registration online in their schoolís 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 districtís Skyward system.
Online Registration Tutorial is found†here†and under Parent/Families drop down. Transcript is also available under the Parent/Families drop down menu.
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 email@example.com.
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 schoolís website regularly for confirmation.
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
- Driverís 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
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 todayís 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!
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.†
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!
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.
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.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Regular Day 7:50am - 2:45pm
Early Dismissal 7:50am - 11:05am
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.
Attendance Calendar 2014 - 2015