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Posted November 25, 2015

   Put a brick in their stocking
Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation Launches Holiday Campaign with Creative Gift Idea!
This holiday season, please consider supporting our students through the BCEF’s newest fundraising campaign. For $100, you can give an engraved, commemorative brick in honor of your current or graduated child and have it permanently placed at the entrance of Glenwood High School. A certificate showing a representative image of your brick will be mailed to the gift-giver that can be placed in the recipient’s stocking or under the tree this holiday. All bricks will be ordered after the first of the year and installed as soon as weather and time permit. Click here for the order form.

Posted November 23, 2015 - Volleyball tryouts
Volleyball Tryout/Practice Information
​Listed below are the tryout and start dates for 6th, 7th and 8th grade volleyball 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.  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
  • 6th Grade: Tryouts will be December 7th and 8th.  Both days will be held after school in the field house at GIS.
  • 7th Grade:  Tryouts will be December 10th and 11th.  Both days will be held after school in the field house at GIS.
  • 8th Grade:  Tryouts will be December 14th after school at GIS and 15th after school in the south gym at GMS.
The first day of practice for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders who make the team will be December 17th after school in the field house at GIS.  There will be a parent meeting following practice that day at 5:30 p.m.
Posted November 16, 2015 - Titan Trek/Titan Trot
Titan Trek/Titan Trot Held November 14!

Nearly 500 men, women and children ran or walked in the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation’s 8th Annual Titan Trek 5k Run/Walk, and 3rd Annual Titan Trot event, held this past weekend at Glenwood High School. Overall winners of the Trek were Glenwood High School students, Paul Giganti and Savannah Duncan, with chip times of 18:04 and 20:45 respectively. Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for your support of this fantastic event. Special thanks to Modern Woodmen of America and O’Shea Builders for being our presenting sponsors! Timing results from the race can be found at http://www.timingiseverything.com.
More pictures can be found on the District’s Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/Ball-Chatham-School-District-124175540963318/​

Posted November 3, 2015 - Athletic Boosters Seek Members
Become a Glenwood Athletic Booster Today!
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are reaching out to boost membership enrollment. The Glenwood Athletic Boosters provides supplemental, financial support to our GMS and GHS athletic departments. We especially encourage all families who have children involved in athletics to consider joining at one of the five levels offered. We thank you for your support of Glenwood Athletics. Membership Form

School Announcements

GMS Yearbooks are now on sale for $16.00
To order, please visit:  www.inter-state.com/yearbook 
and enter code:  04810P
​or return an envelope with cash, check or money order
payable to Glenwood Middle School.

Schedule for end of 1st semester projects & finals:
Dec. 14 - Math and LA
Dec. 15 - Health
Dec. 16 - Math and History
Dec. 17 - Science
**GHS will give foreign language exams. In the past, they've been around Dec. 17 although this is not yet confirmed.
Be a Titan!  Students may earn the privilege of taking part in a school wide celebration to be held on November 25, 2015, by following the GMS expectations of being respectful, responsible, and safe.  Ask your child if they are being a Titan each day!


Titan Power Hour (TPH) is the 30 minute class period to help engage and equip students to achieve their unique potential.  It is a time to provide individualized intervention services, social/emotional assistance or academic support. With the new quarter beginning on Monday, students may have a change in their TPH teacher as well as a change in the hour in which a student previously had TPH or lunch. Students may qualify for additional academic support based on his/her MAP reading and math scores.  A copy and explanation of student scores were sent home with students on October 16th.  

Schoolmasters Information
Attention parents of Middle School Honor Band selectees, Middle School Girl's Basketball players, and Middle School Literary participants:  For all the Sangamon County Middle School Schoolmasters events a professional printed program is distributed free of charge at the event.  Take this opportunity to place a Happy Ad in the event program for as little as $1.  Visit our website at www.mcqualityeducserv.com for the details on submitting your Happy Ad today.
Cell Phone Usage
Please note, in order to focus on academic instruction, students will be required to leave cell phones in their locker during the day for the 2015-16 school year.
GMS Dress Code
Dress Code
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.


School Lunch
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.

End of Day Dismissal Procedures
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.

Deliveries for Students
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.

GMS Administrative Team Contact Information:

Kyle Andrew-Assistant Principal:     kandrew@bcsd5.org  or  483-2481 ext. 224
Ryan Green-Assistant Principal/Athletic Director:  rgreen@bcsd5.org  or 483-2481 ext. 225
Alyssa Myren-Special Education Coordinator:   amyren@bcsd5.org  or  483-2481 ext.223
Tina Root-Principal:  troot@bcsd5.org  or 483-2481 ext.222

School and District Information:
GMS 2015-16 Supply List
GMS Course Book
GMS Student Activities
GMS School Lunch Program
2015-2016 Student Handbook


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