All Things Bally

Published: March 1, 2020

3rd Quarter Ends on March 10th. 4th Quarter Begins on March 11th. Teachers have until March 18th to input grades in IC. Progress reports will be run on March 20th.

Principals Message

It's only 17 days until our FAVORITE DAY! March 17th is BallyPat's Day at Ballyshannon and we treat it like a national holiday.

We are arranging service trips for all of our 8th graders. We're traveling to Erpenbeck Elementary, Burlington Elementary, Stephens Elementary, Boone Springs, Master Provisions, and the Florence Freedom to give service with a smile, Bally style.

We're running a Dodgeball tournament during the day to narrow the field to one 6th, one 7th, one 8th, and one staff team to play in front of the entire school during a pep rally.

There will be awards for the most spirited/best dressed Shamrocks.

Dreamy Whip Ice Cream Truck will be on site selling green vanilla cones for $2 each.

Brace yourselves. This day only comes once a year.

Erika Bowles

James Demetrakis

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Dodgeball Tournament

We cancelled the dodgeball tournament for our kids that was to happen over Winter Break. We've decided to run it during the day on March 17th as a part of our total-day craziness. Signups will be during lunches on March 9-12 (8th graders only until the 11th). More info to follow.
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Click below to volunteer at the book fair. We need ya!

This Week's Events

ALL WEEK: Spring Book Fair

Monday: Drama Club

Tuesday: Dailey's ESS, Boys Volleyball at Home. We play at 5pm. First 48 in the door get Shamrock Shutter Shades! Come on out, Rocks!!, Board Game Club

Wednesday: Breakfast with Books from 7-7:30am in the Media Center, Drama Club, SLCs from 4-7, Special SBDM Meeting at 4:30.

Thursday: Comic Book Club, Energy and Recycling Club, Boys Volleyball at Ockerman

Friday: Sign Language Club, Student Council Meeting until 3:30


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Info From Our Teachers

6th Grade Newsletter --Click here!

7th Grade Newsletter ..Click here!

8th Grade Newsletter--Click here!

These links change every month.

Info from our PTSO

Hello Bally parents. We are going to extend our fundraiser for the bed sheets. You will have 2 more weeks to order these amazing sheets. Please remember you can order online for a $10 shipping fee for the first set and $5 for other sets. You can also send fill out a brochure order with one of the 8th grade kids and have no shipping. Sheets will he delivered once the arrive. If you have any question or concerns, please contact Dawn Bringer @ or 859-421-8607.

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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