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District Announcements
Aug 29 - College Placement
College Placement News
Seniors, It’s Time to Roll!
  a College Placement Seminar for seniors and their parents will be held Tuesday September 2,, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.  The seminar will unpack a college application.  Covered topics include the application timeline, personal statement expectations of various levels of colleges, how to speak about volunteer hours, application and funding due dates, how and why to talk to college representatives and what are your next steps if you are admitted, wait listed, or denied. 
 
Senior College-Bound Students with disAbilities, a College Placement seminar for seniors and their parents will be held Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 6:30 in the College Placement Office.  This seminar will shed light on what students who would like to access disability services in college need to consider and prepare for.  The discussion will include  services colleges offer, documentation students need to have for the colleges, scholarships available for students with disAbilities, strategies for managing a disAbility in college.

To register for this program, please contact Nada Broderick at 483.2424 ext. 35 or email nbroderick@chathamschools.org.

Aug 28 - SchoolGuard app
New App to Aid in an Emergency
The Ball-Chatham Board of Education approved the implementation of a smartphone app that will allow teachers and staff at Glenwood High School, to create a direct link between each other and the closest law enforcement officers during an active school shooting emergency.

 
The SchoolGuard app has the capability to speed dial 911 and instantly send out an alert directly to nearby enforcement offices from ALL jurisdictions, both ON and OFF duty. This type of technology is supported and endorsed by our local law enforcement officers and will be a useful, if not critical, tool in our crisis communication plans. Training for staff on how to download (access to download is limited and specific) and use the app will begin soon.   
 
The initial cost for implementing the app and making it work specific for our district is $2500. That cost is being underwritten thanks to a generous donation by Green Toyota. Thereafter, the cost to maintain the app would be $99 a month. The District is planning on extending the app to teachers and staff at each of our buildings.

Aug 26 - Titan Trek/Trot - Register Today!
7th Annual Titan Trek 5k Run/Walk and 2nd Annual Titan Trot November 15 at GHS!
The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation is hosting its 7th annual 5K Run/Walk event to raise money for education initiatives within the Ball-Chatham School District on November 15th. Again this year, there will be a 1 mile run, the Titan Trot, for younger runners. Over the past six years, money raised from the Titan Trek event has helped purchase interactive whiteboard systems and/or components, valued at over $2,500 each. These were distributed to every designated K-8th grade classroom in the district. Further, multiple systems were funded by the Foundation and installed in high school classroomsLast year the foundation awarded $24,000 for the purchase of Chromebooks. Monies raised will still support District technology enhancements, and learning opportunities that are available outside the classroom through foundation "Beyond the Walls" grant applications. Major sponsors for this year's event are:
 

  




 
 
Aug 26 - Athletic Booster Spirit Wear
Athletic Booster Spirit Wear - Order Today!
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are selling spirit wear, and the orders need to be placed by September 2! Click here for order forms!

Aug 25 - Yearbook News
Attention Seniors and Senior Parents
OCTOBER 31 is the DEADLINE DATE for:
  1. Grad Ad, and
  2. Senior Stats - info next to picture
Linked you will find:
  1. Senior Stats – to be filled out and returned to yearbook in Room 304. This is the information that will appear next to your senior portrait in the yearbook. You may also put in Ms. Kaylor’s mailbox in Office 1.
  2. Grad Ad order form – for parents and/or friends to use
  3. Yearbook order form– price of yearbook increases over the year.  BUY BEFORE Aug 31 to get the BEST price!!
REMINDER:
Your yearbook formal senior portrait needs to be taken by ED CLARK PHOTOGRAPHY – We suggest BEFORE OCT 1!! So you have time to choose your photo online. CONTACT INFO: ED CLARK PHOTOGRAPHY 217.496.3686, 217.652.3686,  or edclark@gcctv.com Info can also be found on the GHS home page, ghs.chathamschools.org, towards the bottom under “Senior Portrait Info”
 
The senior formal portrait section of the yearbook will be able to be viewed outside of room 301 in late December or early January. BE SURE TO CHECK that your photo appears and your name is spelled correctly!!  Click here for more important yearbook information.

Aug 20 - Athletic Booster News
Chatham Glenwood Athletic Booster News
If you would like to become a member of the Glenwood Athletic Boosters, please click here. Fill out the form and return it to the high school: 1501 E. Plummer in Chatham.

Glenwood Athletic Boosters provides supplemental financial support to GMS and GHS athletic programs while providing an opportunity for families to become involved with their child’s school(s). We welcome all parents to join us in our efforts. For more information on athletic boosters please contact either Mike Gorman at 217-494-4494 or Stacey Gilmore at 217-553-6996.

2014-2015 Athletic Boosters Officers:
President: Mike Gorman
Vice President: Stacey Gilmore
Treasurer: Kathy Dierkes
Secretary: Deb Parish

Band Boosters Looking for Sponsors
The Glenwood Band Boosters is actively looking for sponsors for its First Annual Mouse Races at Glenwood High School to be held on October 10.  If you are interested in sponsoring our event and advertising your business, please contact a band member or send in the sponsorship form.  We appreciate all of your help and support!

GHS Athletics - News
GHS Athletics – News
Athletic announcements regarding tryouts and practices are regularly being added to the GHS Athletics page on our website. Just click on the "Glenwood Athletics" tab on the left, or go to http://il.8to18.com/glenwood for all the latest sports news and announcements.
2014-15 District Calendar

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 school’s website regularly for confirmation.


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