Jul 2, 2019 Ball Charter students enjoyed a wonderfully informative and engaging visit from local beekeeper, Gil Opferman, who provided facts, pictures, and actual bees for the crowd. The students were able to see the bees up close in a protective box and even taste honey made from the bees.
May 29, 2019 Students who achieved 700 reading steps this year (10,500 minutes) enjoyed a fun-filled celebration that included the Noonan Game Trailer and Go Noodle activities! Our students have read over 3,507,000 minutes this school year! Special thanks to Noonan Grand Rentals!
May 22, 2019 Mr. Shanklin, who has been an educator in District 186 and is now a published author, has recently unveiled his new book “Seasoned” at a reception held at the Kidzeum Museum. He visited Ball Charter School on Tuesday, May 21st for two assemblies.
May 16, 2019 Beta students spent a year making blankets to donate for community service. The students donated over 30 blankets to Memorial Behavioral Health, Memorial Emergency department, and St. John's Children Hospital.
May 8, 2019 The 29th annual TECH 2019 student technology showcase will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:00am-3:15pm at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield where hundreds of students and teachers will represent schools from throughout the state.
Apr 29, 2019 Gibson the Dog is visited Primary students in our library on Wednesday, April 24th. Gibson is a therapy dog whose "job" is to help with emotional support.
Apr 29, 2019 Hundreds of middle school girls from @SchoolDist186 attended "The Future is Female" event sponsored by the Tri Sigma Sorority at #UISedu today.
Mar 25, 2019 Thank you to our amazing PTO for hosting such a wonderful event. Everyone looked stunning and there were many special memories made as students danced with their guests, enjoyed refreshments, and took pictures at our "Under the Sea" backdrop.
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