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.
at Girls State Finals
Glenwood High School student, Samantha Biel, has been selected to perform on Friday, March 6, in Peoria, the National Anthem during the IHSA Girls Class 3A/4A State Final Basketball Tournament. This selection was made via audition in cooperation with the Illinois Music Educators Association. In preparation for her performance on the 6th, Samantha will sing the National Anthem at GHS before the 1st round of boys varsity regionals on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m.; and the 2nd round of regionals on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. Congratulations Samantha!
GHS PBIS Titan Ticket Winners
Congratulations to our students and staff for exhibiting positive Titan traits. The student winners and the teacher who nominated: Dean Ranson – Ari Curtis; Caleb Berkley – Angela Clarke; Michailah Hawley – Stephanie Hagan; Gillian McMahon – D. Walters; Caleb Berkley - Roger Tyler; Ansen Eriksen – Brooke Almdale ; Maddy Enno – Brooke Almdale; Omar Hussein – Carmen Karhliker; Kirsten Schuller – Amy Lynn; and Grant Buennemeyer – Nikki Brawner
Teacher winners and the teacher who nominated: Stephanie Hagan – Kristi Dubaski; Carmen Karhliker – Tracy Altman; Melissa Luxmore - Tracy Altman; Amy Ross – Pat Scott; and Kristi Dubaski – Stephanie Hagan
Remember: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe! BE A TITAN!
It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy something warm, right out of the oven.
GHS and GMS Band students are selling Butter Braids and other baking goods through March 4. Sale items include:
- Butter Braid pastries in Caramel, Cinnamon, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry & Cream Cheese.
- Premixed cookie dough for making dozens of chunky Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, White Chocolate Macadamia, Peanut Butter and M&M cookies.
- Pizzas by the pair: Pepperoni, Meat Lovers, Barbeque Chicken and Four-Cheese varieties.
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters have new spirit wear items (see attached forms) and a new website where orders can be placed. Now, you have a choice – either fill out the forms and return them to the main offices at the high school or middle school, or go online to http://grecographics.homestead.com/~shop/main.html. Please note that there are additional items on the website that are not on the order forms.
Do you have gently used prom dresses hanging in your closet? Glenwood High School is looking for prom dresses to donate to students. Last year, approximately 15 dresses were given to students from GHS and also surrounding districts. Please consider supporting our students by donating your used prom dresses. Please contact Pat Scott or Lisa Majka at 483-2424 for more information or to donate a dress.
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.