All Things Bally

Published: September 22, 2019

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Principals Message

Bally Programs 101 for Parents: You are invited to an information session Monday night explaining how to use Canvas to keep track of your child's day-to-day assignments and assessments AND how to use BehaviorFlip to keep track of your child's day-to-day corrective and positive behavior. We'll be in the cafe at 6pm. Mrs. Kegley will discuss Canvas and Mr. Demetrakis will discuss Behavior Flip. Then we'll have time to play around in the apps and receive small group or 1:1 support. You can also find online tutorial info here and HERE.

Standards Based Learning 101 for Parents: Mrs. Kegley has arranged Mastery Learning/Standards Based Learning info sessions for parents. See the graphic below if you are interested in learning more about how we teach and learn at Ballyshannon and how our assessment of learning may look different to you.

Curriculum Night Change (yes...again--eye roll emoji): To allow more slots for parent teacher conferences AND to make sure every parent can experience curriculum night on their own time regardless of their family and work schedule, we're bringing Curriculum Night to you virtually. We will no longer have an in-person Curriculum Night on October 3rd. See info below. Teachers are working on their videos this week. We'll publish next weekend.

Erika Bowles

James Demetrakis

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Basketball Tryout Times

6th Girls

  • Oct 18 5-615
  • Oct 19 1230-2
  • Oct 21 3-430
  • Oct 23 5-615

7th Girls

  • Oct 18 615-730
  • Oct 19 2-330
  • Oct 21 430-6
  • Oct 23 615-730

8th Girls

  • Oct 15 5-630
  • Oct 18 730-845
  • Oct 22 5-630
  • Oct 23 730-845

6th Boys

  • Oct 17 5-615
  • Oct 19 11-1230
  • Oct 21 6-730
  • Oct 24 5-615

7th Boys

  • Oct 17 615-730
  • Oct 19 930-11
  • Oct 21 730-9
  • Oct 24 615-730

8th Boys

  • Oct 15 630-830
  • Oct 17 730-845
  • Oct 19 8-930
  • Oct 22 630-8
  • Oct 24 730-845

Color Run Sponsors!

We're looking for sponsors for our annual Color Run. See info below.
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This Week's Events

Monday: Bally Programs 101 for Parents at 6pm (this info is also available on our website and HERE)

Tuesday: Volleyball vs. Twenhofel at home from 5-8pm, Young Detectives Club after school

Wednesday: Spirit Club after school, We Are Bally Night from 6-8pm

Info From Our Teachers

7th Grade Newsletter for September---Click here!

8th Grade Newsletter for September--Click here!

8th grade science is at the end of their genetics unit and will have their Summative this week. They will begin using the information from genetics unit to investigate why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism. They will have to create a model to show their understanding of the effects on the organism of their choosing.

Ballyshannon SEL, Counseling, and Guidance

CLICK HERE to learn more about the programs Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Steinbrunner organize for our kids.
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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