All Things Bally

Published: January 26, 2019

Principals Message

Our archery tournament is the final weekend of the month. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Contact if you can assist.

Congratulations to our dance team, our archery team, and our MathCounts team. All competed locally this weekend. Bally Dance finished 1st place in all three categories they competed in. MathCounts is moving on to the local competition at NKU in February, and our archery team finished 3rd place at the Camp Ernst competition.

Incoming 6th grade orientation is March 24th. Incoming 6th grade parents were emailed on Saturday. :)

Erika Bowles

James Demetrakis

This Week's Events

Monday: Drama Club, Club U's 1st meeting, Girls basketball vs. Campbell Co. at home, Parent Article Series at 6pm

Tuesday: MathCounts until 3:45pm, Young Detectives Club, Boys basketball vs. Twenhofel at home

Wednesday: Drama Club

Thursday: Academic Team practice, 8th graders to Cooper and Ryle during day, Cooper incoming Freshman parent night--see flyer below

Friday: Sign Language Club, Forensics Team Practice, Archery Competition

Saturday: Archery Competition

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.

Topics this week:

It Takes a Village: Article - Being a Teen Is Hard Enough

SEL: What do we mean when we talk about morals?

Cooper and Ryle Scheduling Information

Tech Tips: The Darkside of SnapChat and Teens

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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Sign up for a student led conference by clicking below.

Home Basketball Schedule

6th grade plays at 5, 7th grade plays at 6, 8th grade plays at 7:15

Students may not stay after school for games.

NKMSAA Tournament: 2/1, 2/4, 2/6

Parent Discussion Series

Our counselors have created a 6-week series beginning in January. They have selected articles that are relevant and of high interest to parents raising middle schoolers. We'll gather during the evening and have time to discuss our take-aways from the articles with other parents at Bally. You don't have to attend all 6 sessions. You can pick and choose which ones you're most interested in.

Topics include:

  • 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do
  • Top 10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety
  • 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.

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