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Springfield, IL 62703
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2017 - 2018

2018 SPORTS DAY

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2018 SPORTS DAY

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2018 Sports Day

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Springfield Ball Charter 2018 Sports Day

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SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER SCHOOL 2018 SPORTS DAY

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SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER SCHOOL 2018 SPORTS DAY

June 5, 2018   0 photos

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BALL CHARTER'S GRANDMA HAYES

June 5, 2018   2 photos

HAPPY 96 1/2 BIRTHDAY TO BALL CHARTER'S GRANDMA HAYES

June 5, 2018   0 photos

2018 BALL CHARTER SPORTS DAY

June 4, 2018   0 photos

FIELD DAY AT BALL CHARTER

June 4, 2018   0 photos
8TH GRADE GRADUATES

BALL CHARTER 2018 EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES

June 1, 2018   5 photos
Bottle Rockets W/S Middle Level

Ball Charter Bottle Rockets W/S Middle Level

June 1, 2018   4 photos
Rock .... Paper .... Scissors

BALL CHARTER ROCK PAPER SCISSOR CONTEST

June 1, 2018   21 photos

SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

June 1, 2018   0 photos

BALL CHARTER - Rock, Paper, Scissors

June 1, 2018   0 photos
Ms. Kirby

BALL CHARTER MIDDLE LEVEL SCIENCE STUDENTS ROCKET DEMONSTRATION

May 31, 2018   4 photos

BALL CHARTER MIDDLE LEVEL BOTTLE ROCKETS

May 31, 2018   0 photos
On May 16th and 17th, Springfield Ball Charter School students worked side by side with local Springfield artist Jeff Williams, to create a mural featuring the students’ art work. This past fall, students at the Charter School, led by art teacher Maggie Mathenia, created artwork that was then submitted to Mr. Williams. The artist took points of inspiration from the student created work and reimagined their ideas into a cohesive mural. The mural is to be 4’x24’, split between three panels and will be a central focal point to the recent playground update at the school. The collaborative piece is flanked by two weathered garden sheds that are also being given new life with a fresh coat of bright stain, which in coming months will feature original art by another beloved Springfield artist, Felicia Olin. As 8th grade art students will be finishing up their work on the mural this last week of school, Mr. Williams and Ms. Mathenia will add final outlines and finishing touches to the project. The finished art is sure to be a show stopper, thanks in part to a grant received from the Springfield Area Arts Council.

SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER HOSTS MURAL ARTIST

May 30, 2018   33 photos

Springfield Ball Charter Hosts Mural Artist

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SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER HOSTS

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SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER HOSTS MURAL ARTIST

May 30, 2018   0 photos

Springfield Ball Charter School hosts mural artist

May 30, 2018   0 photos
Sixth grade students spent part of their morning spreading mulch on the trail. Thank you for your awesome teamwork and thanks to Jen O. for organizing this project!

Ball Charter - Mulching the Trail

May 30, 2018   51 photos

Ball Charter - Mulching the Trail

May 30, 2018   0 photos
Technology instructor Erin Sulivan and art teacher Maggie Mathenia along side students Maverick P. and Alexis P. were chosen to present at TECH 2018 at the Capitol on Thursday. The team showed off just a small bit about how students at SBCS use technology in school. The students demonstrated using Sphero robots to paint with in the style of artist Jackon Pollock. The students were also able to discuss with state representatives how they use the Sphero to draw and learn coding as well as create accessories for it using our school

BALL CHARTER PARTICIPATES IN TECH 2018 AT STATE CAPITAL

May 16, 2018   5 photos
Congratulations to all of our piano students on a job well done at their spring recital!
Sanaia C., Violet P., Olivia B., Karley T., and Kate H.

BALL CHARTER SPRING PIANO RECITAL

May 11, 2018   5 photos
Special thanks to all of our Encore teachers for a fantastic Cinco de Mayo celebration.  We would also like to thank all of our teachers, parent volunteers and the UIS boys basketball teams for helping throughout the program. 

CINCO DE MAYO AT SBCS

May 11, 2018   13 photos
Simply put, Danual Berkley is a full-time fire fighter, husband, father of two little boys, Army vet, and a guy with a dream. He is now a published author and visited Ball Charter to share his wonderful books with our students.

GUEST AUTHOR, DANUAL BERKLEY, VISITS SBCS

May 11, 2018   6 photos

BALL CHARTER AND BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER AFTER SCHOOL MENTORING CELEBRATION

May 10, 2018   3 photos

BALL CHARTER THANKS OUR MENTORS

May 8, 2018   4 photos

Ball Charter - Council for Exceptional Children

May 4, 2018   1 photo
Students at Ball Charter are enjoying Spirit Week.  Today was hat/crazy hair day!  

All are invited back to school tonight for the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

CRAZY HAIR DAY AT BALL CHARTER

May 3, 2018   8 photos

SPIRIT WEEK AT BALL CHARTER - TWINS DAY

May 2, 2018   17 photos

SPIRIT WEEK AT BALL CHARTER - TWIN DAY!

May 2, 2018   0 photos

SPIRIT WEEK AT BALL CHARTER - TWIN DAY!

May 2, 2018   0 photos

SPIRIT WEEK AT BALL CHARTER - TWIN DAY!

May 2, 2018   0 photos

SPIRIT WEEK AT BALL CHARTER - TWIN DAY!

May 2, 2018   0 photos

MANY THANKS TO OUR BALL CHARTER ADMINISTRATORS

May 1, 2018   3 photos
Some of our outstanding students were invited to UIS to participate in "The Future is Female", an interactive workshop hosted by the Legion of Ladies, promoting leadership and self-confidence.  The girls learned ideas about college readiness, identifying our "tribe" of loved ones and friends, and much, much more.

SBCS ATTENDS "THE FUTURE IS FEMALE" WORKSHOP

April 22, 2018   15 photos

The Future is Female

April 22, 2018   0 photos
Ms. Tatham

BALL CHARTER ARCHERY

April 19, 2018   3 photos
As one of the parts of Mrs. Tan

BALL CHARTER STUDENTS LEARN PROPER U.S. FLAG PROCEDURES

April 19, 2018   3 photos

BALL CHARTER UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS CELEBRATE IRLA 600 READING STEPS

April 16, 2018   15 photos

BALL CHARTER INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS CELEBRATE IRLA 900 STEPS!

April 16, 2018   0 photos

BALL CHARTER UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS CELEBRATE 900 IRLA READING STEPS

April 12, 2018   0 photos

BALL CHARTER UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS CELEBRATE 900 IRLA READING STEPS

April 12, 2018   0 photos

BALL CHARTER UPPER PRIMARY STUDENTS CELEBRATE 900 IRLA READING STEPS

April 12, 2018   0 photos

CARNIVAL TIME AT BALL CHARTER

March 13, 2018   5 photos

HARVARD SINGERS PERFORM AT BALL CHARTER

March 13, 2018   1 photo
Ms. Kirby

BALL CHARTER MIDDLE LEVEL STUDENTS STUDY ROBOTIC ENGINEERING AND AUTOMATION

March 12, 2018   5 photos
Rep. Sue Scherer and Rep. Jimenez recognized the members of both the Grant Middle School and Lincoln-Magnet/SBCS 7th Grade State Championship Teams.  Both teams had an opportunity to tour the Capitol and to sit in the gallery as today

LINCOLN-MAGNET BALL CHARTER 7TH GRADE STATE CHAMPS VISIT THE CAPITOL

March 6, 2018   7 photos
Students and families had a great night of reading and fun at the Ball Charter Literacy Night.  The evening began with “walking tacos” and poetry, mask making and a selfie station, guest readers, and a Readers Theater performance.  Everyone enjoyed a fun night of celebrating “Reading Across America” and Dr. Suess’ birthday!

BALL CHARTER CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA

March 2, 2018   11 photos

BALL CHARTER CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA WITH GOVERNOR RAUNER

March 1, 2018   2 photos

BALL CHARTER GLEE CLUB SINGS AT MORNING MEETING

February 28, 2018   1 photo

BALL CHARTER BETA CLUB STATE COMPETITION WINNERS

February 28, 2018   7 photos
Students donated $1 today to dress up as their favorite superhero for the last day of our Leukemia & Lymphoma Drive.  Thanks to all the Super Heroes who participated.

BALL CHARTER SUPER HEROES

February 21, 2018   4 photos
Students were picked by teachers for being Active Listeners.

Ball Charter January Students of the Month

February 9, 2018   1 photo
Springfield Ball Charter school will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from Jan 31 - Feb 21.  By collecting donations, LLS is able to find effective cancer therapies, that over the last 50 years, have increased the childhood leukemia survival rate from 3% to 90%  Our "Hero Squad" of student volunteers helped kick off the fundraiser and one of our brave heroes, Omeir G. shared his journey to remission with the student body.

BALL CHARTER LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY FUNDRAISER

February 1, 2018   4 photos
On December 20th, Ball Charter said goodbye to Marty Reynolds.  After 19 years, Mrs. Reynolds retired as Administrative Assistant at the school.  Mrs. Reynolds began her career with Ball Charter in 1998 when the doors to the school first opened.  Always willing to give a helping hand and some good advice, her presence will be missed by all.  Congratulations and good luck to our dear friend, Marty!

Stephanie Floyd has joined the school as Administrative Assistant in the office.  Ms. Floyd comes to us from Springfield High School.  Please stop by the office and meet Stephanie and welcome her to our Ball Charter family!

BALL CHARTER SAYS GOODBYE TO A DEAR FRIEND!

January 30, 2018   1 photo
Did you know there are 74 basic phonograms (sounds) and 31 spelling rules that make up 98% of the English language? 



Mrs. Chambers

BALL CHARTER LEARN ABOUT PHONOGRAMS

January 30, 2018   3 photos
Primary students in Mrs. Willenborg/Strong, Mrs. Mayland, Mrs. Koehler and Mrs. Thompson

BALL CHARTER PRIMARY STUDENTS CELEBRATES 100TH DAY

January 29, 2018   12 photos
On Friday, January 26th, Ball Charter School had a school-wide assembly to celebrate the 400 IRLA Step accomplishment.  Jeff the Juggler came and gave a presentation which included juggling and reading and good behavior tips.  Keep up the good reading!!

BALL CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES 400 IRLA READING STEPS

January 29, 2018   11 photos

BALL CHARTER 400 STEP CELEBRATION

January 29, 2018   0 photos
Several SBCS students were found staying active and having fun in the community over their winter break at the 4-H Kwanzaa Celebration and the UIS Basketball Clinic.  What did you do during your winter break?  Send or bring your photos to Mrs. Williams.

WHAT DID YOU DO DURING YOUR WINTER BREAK?

January 5, 2018   12 photos

Sounds of the Season TV Performance

December 20, 2017   1 photo
Ball Charter School was treated to a performance by the school

Ball Charter Pastries with Parents

December 13, 2017   10 photos
Today Ball Charter 7th and 8th grade students had a visit from two Springfield High School Seniors.  The Seniors shared the joys of high school, schedule options, clubs, sports, making new friends and, of course, school lunch!  Thank you Freya and Rehka for sharing your high school experiences with our students.  

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT BALL CHARTER

December 12, 2017   3 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA STUDENTS BUILD MARS LAND ROVERS

December 4, 2017   8 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA STUDENTS BUILD MARS LAND ROVERS

December 4, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA STUDENTS

December 4, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA STUDENTS BUILD MARS LAND ROVERS

December 4, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA STUDENTS BUILD MARS LAND ROVERS

December 4, 2017   0 photos
Ball Charter 2nd and 3rd quarter Art students went to Illinois College to look at a metal sculptures exhibit.  Afterwards, students made their own paper sculpture.  Thanks to the Art Department at Illinois College.

Ball Charter Art Students Visit Illinois College

December 1, 2017   2 photos

BALL CHARTER ART STUDENTS TO ILLINOIS COLLEGE

December 1, 2017   0 photos

ROBOTS AT BALL CHARTER

November 30, 2017   9 photos

BALL CHARTER CHIC FIL A SPIRIT NIGHT AWARD

November 30, 2017   1 photo

BALL CHARTER UPPER PRIMARY CLASSES CELEBRATE FALL FEAST

November 20, 2017   11 photos

MS. I'S CLASS WINS THE SBCS BOX TOP PARTY!

November 15, 2017   4 photos
Thanks to all who came out to the PTO Barnes and Noble Fundraiser last Thursday night.  Students had a great time participating in a scavenger hunt, "open mike", and shopping for books with friends, all the while making money for the school!

BALL CHARTER BARNES AND NOBLE NIGHT

November 13, 2017   8 photos

CONGRATULATIONS BALL CHARTER GIRLS ON THE RUN

November 6, 2017   4 photos

Friday Pajama Dance Party

November 3, 2017   3 photos
Girls on the Run is raising money for the Ronald McDonald House as part of their service project.  Students paid $1 to wear hats on Thursday and $1 to wear pajamas on Friday.  Keep up the good work girls!

BALL CHARTER FUNDRAISER FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

November 2, 2017   2 photos

CONGRATULATIONS MRS. BRETZ

October 31, 2017   1 photo

BALL CHARTER STEM PROJECT

October 31, 2017   1 photo

BALL CHARTER STEM PROJECT

October 31, 2017   0 photos
Springfield Ball Charter students and staff have been celebrating Red Ribbon Week - "Say No to Drugs".  Every day had a different theme.  Today (Wednesday) is "United We Stand Against Drugs" - wear red, white, and blue.

BALL CHARTER RED RIBBON WEEK

October 25, 2017   6 photos

BALL CHARTER CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK

October 25, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER RED RIBBON WEEK

October 25, 2017   0 photos

RED RIBBON WEEK AT BALL CHARTER

October 25, 2017   0 photos
Coaches Deb Tatham and Katie Lippert scheduleld a practice 5K run for the girls Monday at Dreamland Park.  The report was good - the girls are just about ready for their final 5K race on November 4th!

BALL CHARTER GIRLS ON THE RUN

October 24, 2017   2 photos

"Our Future is Too Bright for Drugs"

October 24, 2017   0 photos

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR GRANDPARENTS LUNCHEON!

October 19, 2017   76 photos

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR GRANDPARENTS LUNCHEON!

October 19, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER THANKS HORACE MANN VOLUNTEERS

October 11, 2017   3 photos
Ball Charter Upper Primary students celebrated their 100 IRLA reading steps today.  Rain or shine, it was a good day to celebrate our reading accomplishment!  Good work friends!

BALL CHARTER 100 CELEBRATION

October 11, 2017   3 photos
Sixth grade students at Springfield Ball Charter have just wrapped up their first STEM unit on Manufacturing. Students brainstormed products to manufacture with the materials available. After 3 days of production, sixth graders sold the tic-tac-toe boards and personalized letters to other students in the school. The students raised $80 for the American Red Cross and donated several items to the Ronald McDonald House for the same amount for a total donation of $160. 



Brian Replogle came to the classroom today from the Ronald McDonald house in Springfield to accept the donations! Students shared about our STEM unit and the kids had great questions about having a degree in Business!

BALL CHARTER SIXTH GRADE STEM UNIT MANUFACTURES FOR CHARITY

October 5, 2017   4 photos

BALL CHARTER ROCK THE NIGHT EVENT

October 2, 2017   4 photos

BALL CHARTER THANKS CHIC FIL A

September 28, 2017   2 photos

BALL CHARTER SCHOOL STORE OPENS

September 27, 2017   4 photos

BALL CHARTER PASTRIES WITH PARENTS

September 20, 2017   17 photos

UIS STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT BALL CHARTER

August 25, 2017   12 photos

BALL CHARTER IMSA FUSION STUDIES MARS

August 24, 2017   4 photos

BALL CHARTER SCHOOL WATCHES ECLIPSE

August 21, 2017   11 photos

1st Day of School

August 21, 2017   20 photos

THURSDAY WAS FIRST DAY FOR BALL CHARTER

August 17, 2017   0 photos

BALL CHARTER FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

August 16, 2017   0 photos

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT BALL CHARTER

August 16, 2017   0 photos

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT BALL CHARTER

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