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Ball Charter School

2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703


May 16, 2019 This year Ball Charter sent 70 entries from 7th and 8th grade to the Letters About Literature contest. We won 22 awards! Nearly one of every three Ball Charter entries was recognized by state judges. That is a fantastic result! It is a testament to our tradition of reading at Ball Charter as well as our practice in writing. READ MORE

Cheetah Chatter Newsletter: May

May 8, 2019 This is the final newsletter for the 2018-2019 school year.  Let's make the last four weeks of school great!

SBCS Track Cancellation

Apr 30, 2019 Due to the weather forecast, today's track meet has been canceled.  No practice!


Apr 29, 2019 Congratulations to Ball Charter 6th Grade students for raising $115.00 for the Animal Protective League!  Money was raised through a STEM project in Mrs. Hamrick's math and science classes.  Students sold products that they designed and manufactured.

INCS Lobby Day at the Capitol 5/8/19

Apr 25, 2019 Join other parents from around the state of Illinois on Charter Lobby Day on May 8th. Lobby Day will begin around 11:00 am and end around 3:00 pm. Our student council will be in attendance as well. This is an opportunity to speak with legislators and lobby for continued support of charter schools throughout the state. Use the link below to sign up and receive additional information. There is also a video of a previous years Lobby Day for viewing. https://www.signupgenius. READ MORE

SBCS All-City Music Festival Participants

Apr 25, 2019 About 450 students from Springfield middle and high schools performed in the District 186 All City Music Festival on Wednesday, April 17, at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium. This tradition of more than 30 years and features music students from all District 186 middle and high schools, with a total of 10 band and choir selections. The middle school choir was guest-directed by Ms. Jennifer Toney. READ MORE

Launching @BCRiseUp

Apr 11, 2019 April marks the official launch of our school’s new Twitter page.  Our PTO has done an excellent job of making our Facebook page celebratory and informative.  Sharing information on Twitter will support Ball Charter in communicating with families and stakeholders in a new way.  Twitter will also create new educational connections and the opportunity for immediate exchange of information. READ MORE

A Multiage Conversation with Joe Rice

Feb 27, 2019 Many families choose Ball Charter school because of our multiage classroom environment.  What is the definition of a multiage classroom and what strategies make multiage education an effective teaching model?  Join us on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 PM, as we discuss the history and  foundational principles of multiage education with consultant and speaker, Joe Rice. READ MORE

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