The Annual Glenwood High School Scholarship Breakfast was held May 18. This year, a record $8.8 mil. was awarded to 141 seniors, representing 43% of the class. Congratulations Class of 2015!!
Chatham Elementary 4th graders were present to witness their official state vegetable bill pass the Illinois House of Representatives with a 115-0 vote, on May 20. These students began work on the bill at the beginning of the school year when they were studying Illinois state symbols and questioned why there was an absence of an official state vegetable. They then researched all the vegetables grown in Illinois, considered the economy, surveyed community members, and came to a consensus that sweet corn should become the official state vegetable of Illinois. Thanks to the support of Senator Sam McCann, and Representative Raymond Poe for sponsoring the bill, and all the senators and representatives that also signed on! They helped make education come to life for these students and created memories that will last a lifetime for these students. Watch the "germination" of the Corn Bill! https://youtu.be/RJYIKRs9uyE
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.
BCEF's Parade of Pigs Fundraiser May 29
The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation's spring fundraiser aims to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students by collecting donations in piggy banks specially painted by some of the district’s most talented artists! Monies raised will help fund each school's art program. The ceramic pigs are now placed at the host sites until May 22nd to collect donations from our generous community. The host sites are:
- Island Bay Yacht Club
- Chatham Library
- County Market-Chatham
- Powerworks Fitness
- Edgar's Coffee House
- Casey's General Store, and
- All Ball-Chatham schools
This year's sponsors are: O'Shea Builders; Maddox Dentistry; Shelley Ebener; Jane Hay Sales & Staging; Ed Clark Photography; Chris and Joan Parks; Dr. Sarah Fowler & Chris Chambers; Formea Insurance Group; Steven Koch, CFP, Ameriprise Financial Services; and Kevin Floyd, DDS. In-kind supporters are: China Towne, Frye-Williamson Printing, and Ben Ladage Auctions.
Contact BCEF Director, Julie Nortell-Briggs at BCEFDir@chathamschools.org if you would like to purchase tickets to the cookout at Island Bay on May 29. $25 per person.
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters invite everyone to participate in their annual golf outing May 31 at Piper Glen Golf Course. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for registration and lunch. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. $100 per golfer includes: 18 holes with cart; lunch; two on-course beverage and game areas; dinner and prizes. Checks should be made payable to the Glenwood Athletic Boosters. Registration form and payment, due by May 20, can be returned to the high school Athletics Office, or mailed to GHS, 1501 E. Plummer in Chatham.
Stay Up-to-date with Contract Negotiations
The Board of Education is in the process of negotiating a contract with the BCEA. Meetings are held in closed session, and details of progress remain confidential until the contract is ratified and approved. Both the Board of Education and the BCEA agree that it is in everyone's best interest that progress be reported regularly.