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District Announcements
Glenwood Athletic Booster News
Athletic Boosters Plan “Takeover Night” at Buffalo Wild Wings April 27
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are planning a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on April 27th.  Present a ticket from the attached flyer and Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales, for dine-in and carry-out orders, to the Athletic Boosters. Guests must present a ticket in order for their food purchase to count towards our donation to the boosters. One check per ticket. For example, if a family of four pays on one check, they only need to have one ticket.
Takeover Night groups may not pass out tickets to guests who are arriving or who are already in the restaurant (this includes the parking lot and any BWW property in general); this is considered solicitation and it is prohibited. Any solicitation that occurs on Buffalo Wild Wings property will result in forfeiting of the donation from the Takeover Night. 

Village of Chatham Summer Program
Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program Announced
The Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program information is now available! There are programs for children and adults alike. Also included this year are the GHS Summer Sports Camps details. Click here for details!

2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Sports Camps Announced!
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.

PARCC Testing
PARCC Testing Begins March 9
Beginning March 9, Ball-Chatham students in grades 3-8, and high school students enrolled in Algebra II and English III will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. The PARCC replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). Students will complete assessments in the areas of math and English Language Arts. These assessments are fully aligned to the K-12 Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core) in English language arts and mathematics. The standards emphasize academic rigor, critical thinking, problem-solving, and college/career readiness for all students. Each school in the Ball-Chatham district has spent the last three years aligning curriculum to the Common Core. PARCC will be administered with paper and pencil in grades 3-4 and electronically (online) for grades 5-11.
Testing will take place between March 9 and 20 at the three elementary schools and between March 9 and April 3 at GIS, GMS and GHS. Students who miss any portion of the assessments will be assigned a make-up time within the testing window.
These State tests are lengthy - some can take nearly two hours to complete. You can help your child be prepared for the PARCC each day by making sure they get proper rest (at least 8 hrs.), eat breakfast (healthy and balanced), and remind them to stay calm and focused.

School Announcements
Spring Picture Day
GMS Picture Day is April 20th
Everyone's photograph will be taken.  A proof will be sent home with an order form, so you can preview the pose(s) before you purchase.
GMS Dance Team Try-outs

GMS Dance Team Try-outs
Football and Basketball

Dance Clinics : Monday, April 20 from 3:45-5:10
Followed by Informational Meeting with Guardians from 5:15-5:30 in the cafeteria

Wednesday, April 22 from 3:45-5:15
                     Friday, April 24 from 3:45-5:15

Try-outs will be held throughout the week

**Songs to be announced at try-outs!**

Packets are available in Rm 129 or the Main Office

You MUST have a physical on file in order to practice and try-out

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.

GMS Triathlon

​Glenwood Middle School has 100 teams (of 3) signed up to participate in the 2015 Triathlon on Thursday, April 30 at 9:30 am.  With the first step almost completed, I am searching for help with two more areas.
First, if anyone would be available on Thursday, April 30 at 8:45-10:45am to volunteer at the Triathlon it should be a great deal of fun!  The jobs are pretty easy, such as pointing the direction of the course, handing out t-shirts, water, snacks to the participants, and general crowd control. Please respond with an email and I will happily add you to a list.  I feel like a group of 25 adults could really make a difference in making the event run smoothly.  And your help would be greatly appreciated.
Secondly, each participant of the Triathlon will receive a 2015 t-shirt for their effort and willingness to participate.  In order to fund the t-shirts, donations are being requested.  We have received a generous donation from our GMS PTO to get the fund started, but we are only about half way to meet our goal (to pay for the shirts).  If in exchange for your donation you would like to place the name of your business on the back of our Triathlon shirt please send a small logo with your donation.  We would need the donation/logo by April 15th to complete the logo side of the shirt.  Please contact Ms. Alexander by email if you are willing to make a donation or simply send it with your student to me or the GMS Main office to her attention.
The Triathlon is in its 6th year, and we have added a celebration following the event with a DJ and some other fun activities.  Thank you so much in advance for your continued support of Glenwood Middle School.  Please email Julie Alexander if you have any questions at jalexander@chathamschools.org
Kailey's Krew
Kailey’s Krew

Kailey’s Krew’s mission is to provide financial assistance for basic needs to families of children in Central Illinois with serious health challenges.

GMS students have an opportunity to partner with Kailey’s Krew to raise funds for these families by selling raffle tickets for a chance to win 4 tickets to the Cardinals/Cubs game on Sat., June 27 at 6:15 in St. Louis.

Any student who sells 10 raffle tickets at $5 each will receive a Kailey’s Krew t-shirt. Raffle Tickets and order forms for Kailey’s Krew t-shirts are available in the GMS Counseling Office. T-shirt order forms are also available online.

All ticket money and t-shirt order forms must be returned to the GMS Counseling Office by Friday, April 15.

Kailey's Krew T-Shirt Order Form

Weight lifting


Weight lifting is available for GMS students on Tuesday and Friday each week after school.  A bus will transport the students after school to Glenwood High School.  Please arrange to pick them up from the High School at 5:00 pm.

“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

GMS Newsletter



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