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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.

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.

Fundraiser for Language Arts
Athletic News
Fall Athletic Practices Scheduled
Listed below are the tryout and start dates for fall athletics at Glenwood Middle School and Intermediate School.  All athletes must have a current physical within the last 395 days in order to tryout, practice or participate.  Included in this letter is a copy of the IESA physical form if you would like to use it when you take your child to the doctor.  Physicals can either be turned into the office at GMS and GIS or to the coaches the first day.  If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Green at 483-2481 or email at
Cross Country:  First day of practice for interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders is August 3rd from 8:30 -9:45 a.m. at the GMS track.  Beginning August 4th until the start of school, practice will be from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. at the Chatham Community South Park.
Baseball:  Tryouts will be held August 10-11.  All tryouts and practices will be held at the baseball field at GIS.  7th grade will tryout from 9 -10:30 a.m.  8th grade will tryout from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. 
Softball:  Tryouts will be August 3rd and 4th.   All tryouts and practices will be held on the softball field at GIS.  7th grade will tryout from 9 -10:30 a.m.  8th grade will tryout from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.  
Football:  Practice will start on August 3 for interested 7th and 8th graders.  Practices will be from 5:30 - 8 p.m. until the start of school.  Once school starts, practices will begin directly after school.  All practices will be held on the field behind GIS.
School Announcements
GMS Dress Code
Welcome Warm Weather!  Please encourage your student to follow the GMS dress code as found on page 23 of the student handbook.  We have been making weekly announcements to remind students of the guidelines that include examples of unacceptable attire that includes clothing that reveals undergarments, tops that expose the shoulders, cleavage, or midriff, short shorts and skirts.  If a student is in violation of the dress code, a parent/guardian will be contacted to bring in acceptable attire. Progressive  discipline will be assigned for repeat offenders.  Please contact the GMS administration if you have any questions.


“We may be different, but in this school we swim together!”
Glenwood Middle School’s Theme this year is based on Fish! , a book written by Stephen C. Lundin.  Students and Staff are working on the following components, which support the PBIS philosophy:
Choose Your Attitude-The attitude you have now is the one you are choosing.  Is it the one you want?
Be There- Be fully engaged in the moment
Make Their Day- The world becomes a better place the moment you act on an intention to serve.
Respectful Play-It’s not just an activity, it is a state of mind that brings energy and sparks creativity.
Check out all of the Fish on display at GMS as we “reel” everyone in to practice these healthy habits!
What is TPH or Titan Power Hour?
  • Time to receive interventions, which may include academic, social, or emotional support.  In other words, interventions that help further teach strategies that may include math skills, reading skills, or even classroom skills like staying focused and keeping organized
  • Titan Time activities that focus on character education and the PBIS goals of be respectful, responsible, and safe.
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The GMS Cafeteria offers a variety of lunch items each day, including a la carte items.  Please be aware that a la carte items are not part of a "Type A" lunch.  Any student who wishes to eat a la carte items will be charged for them.


In order to ensure that students are following staff directives and to further facilitate student safety, we have changed the end-of-day release. Our new procedures are as follows:

·               All students who participate in extra-curricular activities, walk home, or are picked up from school will be dismissed at 3:32 p.m. 
·               Students who ride a bus home from school are to stay with their ninth hour teacher until an announcement is made that their bus has arrived.  
Please know that students are being monitored so that they have enough time to go to their lockers, get their materials and get to their buses on time.  We appreciate your support in relation to these new procedures.


In order to ensure an orderly and safe environment, the delivery of balloons, flowers or other similar items to students is not allowed.




Regular School Day hours are 8:29 a.m. - 3:32 p.m.
Students can be dropped off after 7:45 a.m.


School and District Information:
GMS 2014-15 Supply List

GMS Course Book
GMS Student Activities
GMS School Lunch Program
2014-2015 Student Handbook


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