All Things Bally

Published: February 2, 2020

Principals Message

Congratulations to our academic team who placed 2nd at Regional competition and are now moving on to the state competition in March. Congratulations to our speech and debate team for a great showing at the Beechwood competition. Congratulations to our archers for hosting another wonderful tournament and on their 3rd place finish.

Congratulations to all of our basketball players, cheerleaders, and dance team for a great basketball season! 8th grade boys play Highlands on Tuesday at Conner and 7th grade girls play Tuesday at 7:30 at Twenhofel.

Thank you to our parents who carve time out of their own busy lives to shuttle kids here, there, and everywhere and make sure they're involved at school. We see you and we appreciate you!

Erika Bowles

James Demetrakis

Parent Discussion Series

Our counselors have created a 6-week series for parents on Mondays at 6pm at Bally. Join us this Monday night as we discuss Safetyism. Next week we'll be disucssing social media.

Topics include:

  • Is Safetyism Destroying a Generation?
  • Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle Schoolers
  • Speaking the soul: Why kids cut and what we can do about it
  • Juuling and Teenagers: Why Vaping is a Dangerous Trend
  • How to Help Tweens and Teens Manage Social Conflict: Don’t add to the drama. Take it in stride and coach your kids as they work to resolve things on their own.

Want to be included in updates about our series? Email one of our counselors.

This Week's Events

Monday: Drama Club, Parent Article Series at 6pm

Tuesday: MathCounts until 3:45pm, Board Game Club, Storybook Club, Ryle Scheduling Night (see flyer below)

Wednesday: Drama Club, Photography Club, Yearbook Club

Thursday: Academic Team practice, Comic Book Club, Energy Club and Recycling Club

Friday: Sign Language Club, Forensics Team Practice

If your child is diagnosed with the flu, please let us know at 905-2620. We keep track for state reporting. Thanks!

Ballyshannon SEL, Counseling, and Guidance

CLICK HERE for this week's newsletter.

Overview This Week:

  • It Takes a Village ~ How to help your tween/teen get out of an uncomfortable situation
  • Parent Article Discussion ~ Is Safetyism Destroying a Generation - Feb. 3 Article link in newsletter
  • SEL ~ Calming Down
  • February Guidance ~ Scheduling for 2020-2021
  • Ryle Scheduling Information
  • Tech Tip ~ Online Rejection, How to Help

Info From Our Teachers

6th Grade Newsletter --Click here!

7th Grade Newsletter ..Click here!

8th Grade Newsletter--Click here!

These links change every month.

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Info from our PTSA

Fun Run prizes are in the works and will be coming in the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

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School Hours

Doors open: 7:00am (students report to gym or cafe)

Breakfast: 7:00-7:30am

Tardy Bell: 7:35am (students must be in their 1st period classroom)

Buses, Walkers, Bike Riders dismiss: 2:35pm

Car Riders dismiss: 2:40pm