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2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703
217/525-3275
 

2018 - 2019

Horace Mann visited Springfield Ball Charter School.  Included in the presentation was an opportunity to recognize one staff member with the "Mugs and Kisses Award."  This year

Ball Charter and Horace Mann Say "Thank You" to Mr. Stapleton

January 1, 2019   3 photos
On Thursday, December 13th, Springfield Ball Charter School held their annual talent show.  This year

BALL CHARTER'S GOT TALENT!

December 18, 2018   30 photos
Thanks to those who donated books and all of the family members that attended our December "Breakfast Bunch".  Every student received a free book and a list of fun reading activities to enjoy over the winter break!

BALL CHARTER BREAKFAST BUNCH PROMOTES LITERACY

December 12, 2018   24 photos

BREAKFAST BUNCH

December 12, 2018   0 photos
Our middle-level students had two opportunities in one week to share what they know with younger students.  Our fifth grade students visited the second floor to get a look at what six grade looks like.  Our students shadowed their older peers in the classroom and practiced the transition from classroom to classroom on the bell schedule, complete with a trip to lockers. 

Ms. Kirby

Multiage Mentoring and Hour of Code

December 10, 2018   24 photos
Our current Social Studies unit is Colonial America. We recently learned Colonial Americans had to prepare almost everything they needed for cooking from scratch, including butter. Today we gave it a try. They loved it, especially eating it on crackers!

Ms. Kruzan's Class Makes Butter!

November 26, 2018   11 photos
Members of the Jr. Glee Club and their families traveled to St. Louis to participate in the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Jr. Glee Club sees ALADDIN at the St. Louis Fox!

November 18, 2018   13 photos
Thank you to Chuck McCue, Belinda Piepenbrink, Ryan Fawcett, Eric McNutt, Archie Ford, Scott Brower, and Melvin Miller for visiting classrooms.  We were inspired and honored that you would take the time to visit our students and share your experiences.

SBCS OBSERVES VETERANS DAY WITH HONORED GUESTS

November 12, 2018   14 photos
Ball Charter would like to extend a special "thank you" to our classroom guests who helped us observe Veteran

Ball Charter School Salutes our Veterans

November 12, 2018   49 photos
At the end of the 10-week Girls on the Run season, all of our girls in our 15 county territory will participate in Community 5k Event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience within the GOTR curriculum. Girls set running goals over the course of the program which helps prepare them for the final event. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when your girl realizes that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Girls on the Run

November 10, 2018   11 photos

Girls on the Run

November 10, 2018   0 photos

Girls on the Run 2018

November 10, 2018   0 photos
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Classroom Fun at Ball Charter School

October 31, 2018   3 photos

Classroom fun at SBCS

October 31, 2018   0 photos
Thank you to the UIS Men

Thank you to the UIS Men's Basketball Team

October 31, 2018   2 photos

Classroom Fun at SBCS

October 31, 2018   0 photos
Thank you to the many Ball Charter families who supported our Texas Roadhouse Fundraising Night.  The entire evening was so fun!  I hope you enjoyed the face-painting, line-dancing and ice cream toppings.

BALL CHARTER TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER

October 22, 2018   15 photos
K-5 students enjoyed a "barn on wheels" during a visit from the Agventure Barn Tour. The Agriculture Education Partnership of Sangamon, Menard, and Logan Counties is an organization that was formed by multiple entities, including the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, who saw the need for agriculture education. These entities joined efforts to hire an agriculture literacy coordinator to carry out the AITC programs and educate students in Sangamon, Menard, and Logan counties about agriculture. The Agventure Barn Tour gave students the opportunity to see and pet live farm animals.

AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

October 17, 2018   10 photos

AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

October 17, 2018   0 photos
In order to prepare for Ball Charter Night at Texas Roadhouse, Andy the Armadillo and Texas Roadhouse staff visited recess to teach our students a line dance.  

Texas Roadhouse Line Dancing at Recess

October 16, 2018   8 photos
Thank you to members of our school and surrounding community that joined students for our 100-step celebration!  Our guest readers shared exciting stories with enthusiasm, demonstrating our love of reading!  Next stop - 200 Step Celebration (November 15th)!  Read your home steps and we will see you there!

100 STEP CELEBRATION

October 16, 2018   6 photos
The Student Council election was held October 4, 2018.  Great job to all the students who ran for office and/or representative!

Congratulations to the following officers of the 2018-2019 Student Council:

Historian- Allysse L., Secretary- Kaitlyn L., Vice President- Piper C., President: Jacquez P.

Representatives were chosen based on teacher recommendation and interview with Ms. Tan and Mrs. Williams.  There were so many impressive applicants that it was decided to have two fourth grade and two fifth grade representatives on student council.  

Congratulations to: 

4th grade Representatives: Shiloh H. and Tre

BALL CHARTER STUDENT COUNCIL

October 8, 2018   3 photos
What a fantastic evening!  Thank you to all who attended and volunteered at this fantastic family event. Special thanks to the SBCS PTO and the Southeast High School Band.

BALL CHARTER 20 YEAR CELEBRATION!

September 26, 2018   23 photos
Ball Charter school welcomed 177 guests for our annual Grandparent

SBCS GRANDPARENT'S DAY LUNCH

September 10, 2018   50 photos
On September 7th, Laila B., Makai A. and Kate H-F. attended the first IESA Student Leadership Conference in Bloomington, IL.  The conference included exciting and engaging presentations about using your influence, expectations of leaders, conflict resolution, and hazing prevention and response.  One featured speaker was Eddie Slowikowski, who was once the fastest mile-runner in the country.

SBCS STUDENT ATHLETES ATTEND THE FIRST IESA STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

September 10, 2018   4 photos
Mrs. Kirby and selected middle level students presented information about their indoor balloon tests, glider kits, and demonstrated nanotechnology.  The students were excited to speak to so many attendees and made us all very proud!

BALL CHARTER/PROJECT LEAD THE WAY AT THE ROCHESTER STEM FAIR

September 6, 2018   13 photos

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