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District Announcements
Titan Fever Celebration Performance
Come Celebrate our National

Glenwood High School will honor our recently crowned National Champion show choir, Titan Fever, with a performance ceremony this Wednesday, April 1st.  The members of Titan Fever will be recognized and director Jeff Gemar will comment on the group’s success.  As a special treat, Titan Fever will perform their award winning show.  The ceremony is free and open to the entire community.  Activities will begin at 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium

Glenwood High School’s Titan Fever Show Choir won Grand Champion honors at the 2015 Show Choir Nationals held at the historic Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, Tennessee, March 27-28. They were welcomed back to Glenwood High School on Sunday, March 29 by hundreds of fans, as their buses were escorted by Chatham police and firefighters.

Titan Fever was also awarded the “Best Vocals” caption award at the competition which featured choirs from as far away as Minnesota, Connecticut, Virginia and Alabama. Also bringing home honors to GHS was senior Steffi Quinn, who was named best Female Performer of the competition, and junior Brennen Daniels, who was named best Male Performer.

In their 8th year, Titan Fever is currently comprised of 49 singers and dancers, and a 17-member instrumental combo. This year, the group won Grand Champion awards at the Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational, Crete-Monee Spectacular, and the O’Fallon Show Down, as well as numerous best vocals, best choreography, and best band awards during their competitive season.

Titan Fever is directed by Jeff Gemar, assisted by choreographer Heath Gemar, costumer/organizer Mary Gemar, and Combo Director Tom Myers.

The group will host their annual Dessert Theatre fundraiser on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. The public is invited, and tickets are $5.

Out of the Blue Fun
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Are you a Cardinals fan or a Cubs fan? Yankees fan or Red Sox fan? Do you cheer for the White Sox or Twins? Opening day of the 2015 baseball season is right around the corner. The GHS Out of the Blue Team invites all Titans to show their allegiances to their favorite baseball team on Thursday, April 2. So dust off that favorite player's jersey or your best team shirt and cheer on your team to a great 2015 season!

Glenwood Athletic Booster News
Athletic Boosters Plan “Takeover Night” at Buffalo Wild Wings April 27
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are planning a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on April 27th.  Present a ticket from the attached flyer and Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales, for dine-in and carry-out orders, to the Athletic Boosters. Guests must present a ticket in order for their food purchase to count towards our donation to the boosters. One check per ticket. For example, if a family of four pays on one check, they only need to have one ticket.
Takeover Night groups may not pass out tickets to guests who are arriving or who are already in the restaurant (this includes the parking lot and any BWW property in general); this is considered solicitation and it is prohibited. Any solicitation that occurs on Buffalo Wild Wings property will result in forfeiting of the donation from the Takeover Night. 

2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Sports Camps Announced!
The Glenwood High School Sports Camps have been announced for this summer! Click here for details on all the camps and the registration form. Registration is due by May 8. Registrations received after May 22 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Village of Chatham Summer Program
Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program Announced
The Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program information is now available! There are programs for children and adults alike. Also included this year are the GHS Summer Sports Camps details. Click here for details!

Yearbook News
Your Help is Needed for After Prom!
Help create a wonderful memory for our children by donating your time, talents and resources! This event is sponsored and organized by the GHS PTO, and your contributions are essential to providing a safe, fun-filled night. All GHS juniors and seniors, and their guests are invited to After Prom beginning at 11 p.m., May 16 and ending at 4 a.m., May 17. Click here for more details on how you can help!

Athletic Booster Golf Outing May 31
Glenwood Athletic Booster Golf Outing May 31
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters invite everyone to participate in their annual golf outing May 31 at Piper Glen Golf Course. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for registration and lunch. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. $100 per golfer includes: 18 holes with cart; lunch; two on-course beverage and game areas; dinner and prizes. Checks should be made payable to the Glenwood Athletic Boosters. Registration form and payment, due by April 30, can be returned to the high school Athletics Office, or mailed to GHS, 1501 E. Plummer in Chatham. 

College Placement News
Welcome to CP! College Placement Seminar for Class of 2016 and Their Parents 
Plan to attend the first in a series of College Placement (CP) seminars designed to assist students and families with finding a “good fit” college, successfully applying, securing the maximum possible funding, and transitioning from GHS to College. The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 14 in the GHS Auditorium.
Topics presented at this seminar will include the following: 
  • College Overview
  • The senior timeline for college applications and funding
  • Deciding what to study in college
  • How to discover a good fit college
  • How to make the most of a college visit
  • Key points to discuss with college admission representatives
  • Re-testing: why, how, and when
Nominate a GHS Student Today!
SJ-R Looking for Top Teens
The State Journal-Register will be accepting Top Teen  nominations 
until 5 p.m. March 31. Recipients will be announced at the end of April. Please return nomination form (download here) to: Carla Jimenez, State Journal-Register, carla.jimenez@sj-r.com.
PARCC Testing
PARCC Testing Begins March 9
Beginning March 9, Ball-Chatham students in grades 3-8, and high school students enrolled in Algebra II and English III will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. The PARCC replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). Students will complete assessments in the areas of math and English Language Arts. These assessments are fully aligned to the K-12 Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core) in English language arts and mathematics. The standards emphasize academic rigor, critical thinking, problem-solving, and college/career readiness for all students. Each school in the Ball-Chatham district has spent the last three years aligning curriculum to the Common Core. PARCC will be administered with paper and pencil in grades 3-4 and electronically (online) for grades 5-11.
Testing will take place between March 9 and 20 at the three elementary schools and between March 9 and April 3 at GIS, GMS and GHS. Students who miss any portion of the assessments will be assigned a make-up time within the testing window.
These State tests are lengthy - some can take nearly two hours to complete. You can help your child be prepared for the PARCC each day by making sure they get proper rest (at least 8 hrs.), eat breakfast (healthy and balanced), and remind them to stay calm and focused.

January 21 - Operation Prom Dress
Operation Prom Dress is Underway
Do you have gently used prom dresses hanging in your closet? Glenwood High School is looking for prom dresses to donate to students.  Last year, approximately 15 dresses were given to students from GHS and also surrounding districts.  Please consider supporting our students by donating your used prom dresses.  Please contact Pat Scott or Lisa Majka at 483-2424 for more information or to donate a dress.

GHS Athletics - News
GHS Athletics – News
Athletic announcements regarding tryouts and practices are regularly being added to the GHS Athletics page on our website. Just click on the "Glenwood Athletics" tab on the left, or go to http://il.8to18.com/glenwood for all the latest sports news and announcements.
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