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Glenwood Middle School - Ball Chatham CUSD #5

Middle SchoolGlenwoodA publication of the Ball-Chatham School District May, 2013


On the CoverThe eighth grade students at GlenwoodMiddle School had a chance toexperience the real world on April 5th,through participation in the “Welcometo the Real World!” program, providedby the Sangamon-Menard ExtensionOffice. Read more at the right!“One man practicingsportsmanship is farbetter than a hundredteaching it.”—Knute RockneGMS Library NewsThis year, 7th and 8th grade GMS studentsparticipated in the state-wideRebecca Caudill Young Readers’ BookAward Program. This award focuseson outstanding literature for studentsfrom 4th to 8th grades. Students werechallenged to read books from a list oftwenty recommended by the RebeccaCaudill Young Reader’s Book AwardSteering Committee. Once studentsread three books, they were allowedto vote for their favorite. Voting for thisyear was held during the month of February.Here at GMS, students selectedRaina Telegmeier’s book Smile andGlenwood Middle School8th Grade “Life AfterGMS” Event Held in AprilOn Friday, April 5th, GlenwoodMiddle School (GMS) providedan opportunity for eighth grade studentsto look toward to their futures asstudents at Glenwood High School asthey heard from high school studentsIsaac Albrecht, Ryan Connor, Tyler Jones,Sophie Lunzer, Christina Thomas andRachel Woerner with support fromPam Barris (GHS Staff) Presentationsthat focused on post-secondary educationwere made by Nada Broderick,Glenwood High School, Chad Burtonfrom Benedictine University, and CaitlinMcLaughlin from Illinois Student AssistanceCommission.The eighth grade students also had achance to experience the “real world”through participation in the Welcometo the Real World! program, provided bythe Sangamon-Menard Extension Office.The program is an active, hands-onactivity which gives young people theopportunity to explore career opportunitiesand make lifestyle and budgetchoices similar to those adults face on adaily basis. In this simulation of the realSharon Draper’s Out of My mind as theirfavorites from the list. Overall, 27,311Illinois school students voted. Statewide,Telegmeier’s book was chosenfirst with 5,324 votes.School librarian, Noel Clevenger,promoted this book list and voting challengeto all language arts classes and receiveda great response. Sixty studentsread at least three titles so they couldvote. Clevenger’s additional challengewas to get the majority of the studentsin their language arts classes to read atleast one of the books on the list. Theresponse was amazing. Some studentsworld, participants are to assume theyhave completed basic educationalrequirements for their chosen careerand are single, 25 years of age, livingon their own with no financial supportfrom family or others. Participantschoose an occupation, for which theyreceive a monthly salary. They thenproceed through the Real World activity,deducting taxes, determining asavings amount, and spending their“salary” on the necessary and luxuryitems that reflect the career and lifestylethey have chosen. The engagingsimulation let our students learn aboutmoney management and career choicesand support the Illinois State Goals forLearning in language arts, mathematicsand social sciences.The organizers of GMS’ 8th Grade CareerDay appreciate the support provided byGMS staff, GMS PTO, GHS, Marine Bank,and the Sangamon-Menard ExtensionOffice. The financial support providedby Marine Bank and the ElementaryCareer Grant was much appreciated andmade this day possible.read just one title and others read all 20.Classes that had over 50 percent participationearned an ice cream party. Sofar, nine parties have been held. Eachtime a student read one of these titles,library staff hung a star on the wall withtheir name and picture of the book. Ihave 385 stars hanging in the library. Asthe year winds down, students continueto read books from their list. Close tothe end of the school year, Clevengerplan to put all of the stars in a drawingand give away posters from the bookfair. Due to the success of this program,she plans to promote it again next year.


7th GradeNicholas AielloChristopher BaleHailey BanningMadelyn BeeLauren BimaJackson BloughNathaniel BockemeierEmily BrigigsTristan CanoJoseph CappsSophia CardinalLuke ChaseEthan ChildressOlivia ChristyVictoria ClintonMary Mei ColeThomas ColoniusKendal CoppAlexander CrewsCecilia CurranMaxwell DayRobert EastmanAbby EllesonBianca Espinosa SpetaKali FalterClaire FarnsworthRachel FehrGrace FieldsAbigail FloydJacob FoilesCarolyn FrankeKathyrn GardnerJoseph GebauerToby GigantiLucas GilletteAbbie GreenAdam GrundlerAshwin GuptaLogan HammonWilliam HanlonMichael HardwickOlivia HartelCole HembroughLuke HerbstPeyton HighSpencer HohmRyann HolmanJasmine HouseMadeline HuangChandler HuppConnor HutchisonAmr IssaAndrew JarvisRyan JarvisThird Quarter Honor Roll ~ 3.0 or Higher ~ 7th/8th GradeSean JarvisJayson Jean LouisSara JenkinsMikaela KalaskieMorgan KathAlly KaueraufEmma KauffmanHayden KuetemeyerEthan LafountainSara LawyerClayton LeachMallory LeggSydney LehnenRachel LeightonAshley LounsberryRobert LovegroveAndrea LukertNicole LutchkaAnna LytchakovMadeline MackGiovanni MarchizzaAneesh MattaOlivia McclintockMadeline McdevittRegina MendiolaMarko MilicevicKatie MinerJacob MooreAlexa MoserChase MundhenkeJivan NallamothuJulianna NeugerJeffrey OndreyEmily PasleySydney PaulauskisAaron PeckAustine PengKaylie PhillipsJoshua PiperRachel PowellSydney RadloffNafiz RahmanSamuel RatliffHana RebbeElizabeth RettigErin RoeschKylie RothElijah RudinEmily SaboKayla SallengerAudrey SandstromSophia SanguedolceNathaniel SchumerRyan ScottBrianna SkeetersHunter SmalleyElizabeth SmithSujay SomeshwarMarissa SorceHarrison St.ClairMorgan SterbinskyRebekah SterkenBrooke StickelCecelia StockerShelby StottlerHalle StuartNicholas TerryAlexa TisdaleJacob ValeroJenna VanberkomMarisa VanhalaJared WallaceAlexander WangMadison WearKatelynn WhiteAustin WilliamsCharles WilliamsElla WilliamsJenna WilliamsMary WisemanSydney WolfeAnastasiya WrightKelly YuBenjamin YutzyKevin Zhang8th GradeKarson AherinParker AllenAmber BahlmannDavid BalesDaniel BanaitisGrant BeelerDaniel BellRobert BettsSarah BingenheimerHaleigh BlackHannah BlackAmber BotrellBriana BourlandKelsey BradyHanna BrazierHaley BrownOwen BrownTiara BuchananGrant BuennemeyerAshton BurdellEaston BushLogan CodyWilliam ConlonKatie CoppZane CormierLandon CouncilKelsey CourColin CreightonHunter CrumlyCassandra CurtisMatthew DiehlDemi DixonAbigail DowellRyan EricksonKrista FairJaelyn FlukerJocelyn FlukerJenna GillelandAlyssa GlazierColleen GleasonHarlie GrahamJoshua GreerJason GriffinRobert HansenHannah HarlowSchyler HarrisCarlie HeatonRyan HembroughMadison HochsteinLauren HoffmanNicholas HoffmanAlvin HuangTaylor HutmacherMichael JakobyTobi JebodaOlivia JefferisMakenzie JonesKatherine JuhlinIlisha KarriLuke KaueraufSamuel KaueraufMatthew KleinMadison KlintworthAlexander KohlmannHope LangJack LanserKourtney LauterbachNathan LebarMichaela LeesmanShavontae LindsayOlivia LogsdonLauren MarinesLauren MarkovicJoshua MayfieldRachel MaysSamuel McguireMason Mcintoshcontinued, next page


Third QuarterHonor Roll ~3.0 or Higher ~7th/8th GradeMorgan McintoshSydney MeadowsRegina MendioaAbigale MillerAlyssa MoriconiChloe MorrisEric MorrisAllyson MoultonNoah MyersTony NiThomas OdonnellWilla PhillipsGenie PoonTori PowellSarita PrabhuBreann PresslerMira RadwineNathan RiegleBreanna RiemenschneiderJames RigbyMarisa RiosHayley RitterHannah RobertsClaire RoscettiMeagan SandhaasBenjamin SchmidSiena SessaKeralyn SiebrassAlexandria SmithKatherine SmithAbigail SouthardElayna SwickardLeo SzamockiZachary TennenhouseAbby ToberBryan TrippJoshua UdenElizabeth WakelinCarter WalkerMegan WalkerHailee WhitingCameron WilliamsElizabeth WilsonAidan WoodfallRaya WrightThomas YangRyan YoakumWilliam ZellersKelly ZhangGMS Student Council Helps Those in the CommunityGMS4th Annual Triathlon Held April 26The Glenwood Middle School fourth annual triathlon washeld Friday, April 26.Over 200 students and staff competed in the event. Thetriathlon included a 2 km (1.3-mile) bike ride, a 129-meter(.08 mile) “roll,” in which participants could roller blade,skateboard or ride their scooter, and a 2 ¼ km (1.4 mile)run.The middle school is able to host the event thanks to agrant from the Dairy Council and numerous sponsors.Glenwood Middle School 7th & 8th GradeJazz Bands Perform at DanceThe Glenwood Jazz BandDance was held Saturday,April 27, and featured thehigh school’s jazz band andmiddle school’s 7th and 8thgrade jazz bands. The 7thgrade band played: What’sYour Problano?, Minnie theMoucher, Sway, The FinalCountdown, and Free Bird.The 8th grade played: CrazyTrain, Hawaii Five O Theme,Pink Panther Remix, Livin’ LaVida Loca, and Forget You.Online Registration Begins in JulyOnline registration for all Ball-Chatham schools will be held July 16-31. Walk-in registration is scheduled for August 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.


This year the Ball-Chatham Education Foundation’sspring fundraiser Parade of Pig’s theme is, “Lights, Camera,Action.” Money raised will help fund needed 21st Centuryupgrades for the Glenwood High School performing arts.Funds will go towards needed lighting and soundequipment used by the Drama Department, Show Choir,Jazz Band and others!7th GradeCareer DayOn May 17 th from 6-8 pm the banks will be auctionedoff at a cookout at Island Bay Yacht Club, get your ticketsnow as seating is limited!!"#"$%&'(&!)*+&,%-.&Three Different Pulled Pork BBQ Sliderswith assorted toppings&Five Salads: Mixed Greens, Asparagus,Corn, Coleslaw & Mediterranean.Two Sides: Parmesan Coated PotatoWedges Baked BeansThree Desserts: Chocolate Cake,Strawberry Shortcake & Lemon Cake.Beverages: Pink Lemonade, Peach Tea &CoffeeCash Bar along with a Signature Drinkmade with Bacon VodkaTicket price for the cookout/auction is $25 per personName_________________________________________________I’d like _______ticket/s to the cookout/auction.Tickets can be reserved by; returning this form, along withpayment, to the BCEF, 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629.You can also ring Julie Nortell-Briggs 217-720-6079 or emailBCEFDir@chathamschools.org by May 10 th .Glenwood Middle Schoolhosted a “7th gradeCareer Day” on April 25.Twenty-two presenters metwith students to discusstheir career journeys. Inaddition, several GlenwoodHigh School students shared,“What I know now that I wishI would have known in 7thgrade,” under the directionof Mrs. Pat Scott, the highschool’s SAP coordinator.“I don’t knowthat there are anyshortcuts to doinga good job.”--Sandra Day O’Connor


GIS/GMS PTO News… to all those parents who took time out of theirbusy schedules to help make Welcome To the RealWorld and Career Café a HUGE success, to all thoseparents who came out and helped with the 2013Triathlon and to Laura Kinney for all her help asTreasurer for the past 3 years.A Special Thank You to County Market fortheir continued support with donations to our Staff& Teacher Appreciation Luncheons.ditional Professional DevelopmentBooks for writing.SCHOOLKIDZ The last day to orderSchoolKidz supply kits is Friday, May17th. Please contact hlong1977@yahoo.com if you have any questionsor concerns.GIS Jr. Olympics, Friday May 24We are in need of volunteers to helpat the concession stand on GMS’sTrack throughout the day. Pleasecontact jnortellbriggs@me.com ifyou are interested in helping.Campbell’s Labels for EducationA big thank you to everyone who’ssubmitted Campbell’s Labels for Education(LFE)! We’ve earned 26,295Our PTO Grants this year given toGIS were used to purchase a varietyof items needed: an Apple TV for theBand Room, musical items for theMusic Classroom, Active Board forSpeech, Interactive Digital Titles forChrome Books, Interactive OnlineScience subscription to GIZMOS,Math Manipulatives, ScholasticBooks, various subscriptions forMath and Periodicals needed alongwith some new Reading Sets as wellas supplies for PBIS.GMS used the funds to purchasean Electronic Quizmo Game, a setof Merriam Webster’s CollegiateDictionaries for Social Studies classrooms,a TV with DVD player forLanguage Arts classrooms, 5 iPads, 5Apple TV’s, a HDMI card and adpointsthis year and GMS/GIS are examiningthe LFE catalog for items ontheir playground wish list. Look foran update in coming issues to learnwhat you can look forward to seeing around your school. My biggestsurprise this first year as coordinatorwas to learn that LFE includes Campbell’s,Pepperidge Farm, Post cereals,Glad food storage (not trash bags),Emerald Nuts, Dannon, and a varietyof other companies. Check out theaccompanying list of products to seewhich ones are already in your house(they might not be marked)! Pleaseput your labels in plastic baggiesmarked LFE and then submit themjust like Box Tops.Thanks! --Beth Edwards, LFE CoordinatorBox Tops Success!!One hundred forty-three percent more than last year! One hundred nine percent more than our stretch goal for thisyear! Thanks to you and by working together, we have collected over 32,767 Box Tops this school year. That translatesto more than $3,000 income for our schools. Please keep collecting Box Tops over the summer. If you need any collectionsheets or have additional questions, send an email to gisgmsptoboxtops@gmail.com. Thanks for all you’ve done. Have agreat summer!

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