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Posted May 5, 2016 - Welcome to the Real World
Glenwood Middle School 8th Graders are Welcomed to the “Real World”
On Tuesday, May 3 Glenwood Middle School provided an opportunity for eighth grade students to look toward to their futures as students at Glenwood High School, and in college and/or the workforce. Middle schoolers heard from high school students Jackson Blough, Grant Cowdrey, Ryan Hembrough, Shavontae Lindsay, Lauren Marines, Tony Rolfe, Bethany Szamocki, and Jayla Taylor, with support from GHS Staff. Presentations that focused on post-secondary education were made by representatives from UIS, LLCC, and Midwest Technical Institute.

The eighth grade students also had a chance to experience the “real world” through participation in the Welcome to the Real World! program, provided by the University of Illinois Extension – Logan, Menard, Sangamon Counties.  The program is an active, hands-on activity that includes a money management curriculum and gives young people the opportunity to explore careers and make lifestyle and spending choices similar to those adults face.  In this simulation of the real world, participants are to assume they have completed basic educational requirements for their chosen career and are single, 25 years of age, living on their own with no financial support from family or others. Participants choose an occupation, for which they receive a monthly salary. They then proceed through the Real World activity, deducting taxes, determining a savings amount, and spending their “salary” on the necessary and luxury items that reflect the career and lifestyle they have chosen.  The engaging simulation let our students learn about money management and career choices and support the Common Core curriculum in language arts, mathematics and social sciences.

The organizers of GMS’ 8th Grade Career Day appreciate the support provided by GMS staff, GMS PTO, GHS, Marine Bank, University of Illinois-Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Midwest Technical Institute, and the University of Illinois Extension – Logan, Menard, Sangamon Counties.

Posted May 4, 2016
Residency Verification for 2016-17 Required by June 10
The Ball-Chatham School District is asking all parents and guardians who plan to re-enroll their children for the 2016-17 school year to confirm residency before June 10. The need to periodically confirm residency for all students is important in order to ensure that we are being good stewards of taxpayer monies. These monies are utilized specifically to educate those students who reside in the Ball-Chatham School District.
To help with this process, parents have the following options:
  • Mail in copies of the required residency items, (see list attached) from Category 1 and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached) to the District Office – 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629, before June 10, 2016.  
  • Drop off copies of the required documents (see list attached) from Category I and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached), to the District Office – 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629, before June 10, 2016.
  • Email copies of the required residency items, (see list attached) from Category 1 and Category 2, and include the residency form (attached) to: residency@bcsd5.org before June 10, 2016. ​
Residency documents will be reviewed and if further information is needed, parents/guardians will be notified by the District Office. The District will NOT be in contact if all documents are received, and residency IS confirmed. Please note that residency must be verified before students can be registered (either online July 18 through August 5) or through walk-in registration (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 4, at each school). Notification of schedules and/or teachers will not be made available until residency is confirmed and registration is complete.
For questions, please call any of our school’s main offices, or the District Office at 483-2416, ext. 0. We appreciate your cooperation on this request as we begin staffing plans for the upcoming school year.

Posted May 4, 2016 - Titan Fuel Fundraiser
Shrimp Boil Event to Benefit Titan Fuel
The Titan Fuel steering committee is hosting an inaugural Shrimp Boil fundraiser to benefit the Titan Fuel food assistance program. The event will take place at the Piper Glen Clubhouse on June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and can be picked up at Scoop Du Jour (1029 Jason Place in Chatham) or Modern Woodmen of America (7036 Kingsmill Ct. in Piper Glen). Sponsorships still available! 
Click here for event details.
Posted May 2, 2016
Fall Athletic Tryouts/Start Dates 
Listed below are the tryout and start dates for 2016 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 rgreen@bcsd5.org.
Cross Country: First day of practice for interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders is August 1st from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the GMS track. Beginning August 2nd until the start of school, practice will be from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. at the Chatham Community South Park.
Baseball: Tryouts will be held August 8th and 9th. 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 .pm.
Softball: Tryouts will be August 1st and 2nd. 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 1st for interested 7th and 8th graders. Practices will be from 5:30 p.m. until 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.

Posted April 5, 2016 - Revised Summer Rec Program
The Village of Chatham’s Summer Rec Program Announced
Registration is underway for the Village of Chatham’s Summer Recreation Program. Click here for the booklet! One sign-up form per participant is all that is required. If additional forms are needed, they are available at http://www.chathamil.net. Payment of all program fees is expected at the time of registration. There are no exceptions. The final day of registration is May 20, 2016. Any late registrations will be assessed a late fee of $5. A written receipt will be provided upon request. Registration fees may be mailed to or dropped off at: Village of Chatham Recreation Program, 116 E. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629.

2016 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Summer 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. Registrations received after May 20 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

School Announcements

Our Buy One, Get One Free* Book Fair is a reading event that brings books to your childs school that they want to read. Its a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and help shape your childs reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Monday, May 9 Friday, May 13th
Hours: 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Class Visits 
Monday, May 9th Tuesday, May 10th Wednesday, May 11th Thursday, May 12th
Creighton Dinges Lewis Dowis
Laub Gonzalez Adams Scherschel
Beasley Haggard Barrett Bostrom
Thank you for supporting the GMS Book Fair.  Please visit the Book Fair website at

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