The Ball-Chatham School District’s Board of Education approved hiring Dr. Douglas Wood, interim Superintendent for O’Fallon School District 90, as its next superintendent Monday night, June 1. The Board voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract, with a yearly base compensation of $163,000. He begins at Ball-Chatham July 1.
Earlier this year the Board contracted with School Exec Connect to conduct a nation-wide search to replace current superintendent, Carrie Hruby, who announced her resignation in January, (effective June 30).
During the search process the District conducted 11 focus groups, two open forums, and an online survey to develop a profile of the qualities our community values most in a superintendent. The search firm brought six candidates to the Board for interviews, out of 41 applicants. From the top six, they narrowed the field to three. The top three candidates then interviewed with community, administrative, and teacher/staff committees – as well as with the Board for a second time. The Board deliberated a final time and ultimately chose Dr. Wood.
“Within a relatively short period of time as their superintendent, Dr. Wood settled both certified and non-certified union contracts, presented a balanced budget, developed and implemented PARCC Assessment Procedures, settled TIF proposals from the City of O’Fallon, and restructured their professional development model,” said Ball-Chatham Board President, Steve Copp.
Copp continued, “His list of accomplishments are just as impressive while he served as a principal at O’Fallon, including being named Illinois Southwest Region Middle School Principal of the year by the Illinois Principal’s Association; earning the Racial Harmony, and MLK Building Bridges awards; and serving in numerous leadership roles in the national and Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.”
Dr. Wood received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education, and Education Administration, respectively, from Illinois State University and his doctorate degree from Loyola University in Chicago in Leadership Foundations and Counseling Psychology.
Listed below are the tryout and start dates for fall athletics 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. Included in this letter is a copy of the IESA physical form if you would like to use it when you take your child to the doctor. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country: First day of practice for interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders is August 3rd from 8:30 -9:45 a.m. at the GMS track. Beginning August 4th until the start of school, practice will be from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. at the Chatham Community South Park.
Baseball: Tryouts will be held August 10-11. All tryouts and practices will be held at the baseball field at GIS. 7th grade will tryout from 9 -10:30 a.m. 8th grade will tryout from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
Softball: Tryouts will be August 3rd and 4th. All tryouts and practices will be held on the softball field at GIS. 7th grade will tryout from 9 -10:30 a.m. 8th grade will tryout from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
Football: Practice will start on August 3 for interested 7th and 8th graders. Practices will be from 5:30 - 8 p.m. until the start of school. Once school starts, practices will begin directly after school. All practices will be held on the field behind GIS.
Glenwood Intermediate School Hours
7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Doors open at 7:15 a.m. each school day
GIS Summer Office hours: 7:30am-3:30pm
2015-16 Online Registration will open mid-July (TBA)
GIS open for students to walk their 2015-16 schedules
August 10th-14th, 8:00am-7:00pm
2015-16 first day for students is Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
2015-16 District Calendar