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Jane Ball reports 97.4 pass rate for IREAD-3 test

Jane Ball reports 97.4 pass rate for IREAD-3 test

CEDAR LAKE | All of the third grade students in the State of Indiana recently took the IREAD-3 test. This test measures foundational reading skills through grade three.

June 05, 2013 2:03 pm
Jane Ball and Lincoln 5th graders master etiquette class

Jane Ball and Lincoln 5th graders master etiquette class

CEDAR LAKE | The fifth grade students at Jane Ball and Lincoln Elementary Schools attended a special etiquette class to prepare them for their 5th grade luncheon.

May 21, 2013 1:29 pm Photos

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Kindergarteners celebrate Earth Day through art and education

Kindergarteners celebrate Earth Day through art and education

CEDAR LAKE | The kindergarten classes at Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated Earth Day recently by painting t-shirts and learning how they can reduce, reuse, and recycle. The students talked about ways to save water like turning off the faucets when brushing their teeth.

May 02, 2013 2:42 pm Photos

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Jane Ball participates in Walk for Health

Jane Ball participates in Walk for Health

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School participated in a “Walk for Health” last Friday. They walked laps during their specials time and earned a colored bracelet for every lap completed. The event was hosted to highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle and daily exercise.

May 02, 2013 2:28 pm Photos

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Jane Ball celebrates their DARE grads

Jane Ball celebrates their DARE grads

CEDAR LAKE | The fifth grade students from Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated their D.A.R.E. graduation on April 17. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that g…

April 17, 2013 5:35 pm
Jane Ball hosts Recorder Karate Concert

Jane Ball hosts Recorder Karate Concert

CEDAR LAKE | The 4th grade students at Jane Ball Elementary School presented a Recorder Karate Concert on Tuesday, March 19 in the Jane Ball gym. Over 200 parents were treated to a number of popular songs. Mrs. April Severs is the music teacher at Jane Ball. She spent numerous hours preparin…

March 21, 2013 2:47 pm Photos

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Jane Ball PTO hosts Friday Night Live

Jane Ball PTO hosts Friday Night Live

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball Elementary School P.T.O. hosted a Friday Night Live for the students on Friday, March 15. The theme for this fun night was “Go Green” to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

March 19, 2013 10:44 am Photos

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Hanover athletes share stories with elementary students

Hanover athletes share stories with elementary students

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated some of Hanover Central High School’s finest athletes with a school-wide assembly. The students cheered with pom-pons and classes made posters. All of the athletes shared stories about how they began in their sport and the importance of har…

March 18, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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Dr. Seuss Literacy Night a big hit

Dr. Seuss Literacy Night a big hit

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School sponsored a Dr. Seuss Literacy Night for parents and students on Monday, March 4. Over 200 parents and students enjoyed the Dr. Seuss themed activities.

March 06, 2013 11:47 am Photos

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Fine Dining at Jane Ball Elementary School

Fine Dining at Jane Ball Elementary School

CEDAR LAKE | Some of the students at Jane Ball Elementary School redeemed their Paw certificates for an opportunity for a “special dining” experience. Students earn Paws for positive behavior and redeem them at the end of every grading period. This grading period over 50 students took advant…

February 25, 2013 10:39 am
Jane Ball hosts Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance

Jane Ball hosts Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball Elementary School P.T.O. hosted their 2nd annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Great Oaks Banquets in Cedar Lake. Almost 150 of Jane Ball’s young ladies were escorted by their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers to the dinner and dance. The crowd enjoy…

February 25, 2013 9:50 am
Jane Ball celebrates 100 days

Jane Ball celebrates 100 days

CEDAR LAKE | The students at Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 31. Kindergarten students practiced counting up to 100 and writing 100 words that they learned in school. They made hats with 100 tally marks in groups of ten.

February 04, 2013 4:07 pm Photos

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Fine Dining at Jane Ball Elementary School

Fine Dining at Jane Ball Elementary School

CEDAR LAKE | Some of the students at Jane Ball Elementary School redeemed their Paw certificates for an opportunity for a “special dining” experience. Students earn Paws for positive behavior and redeem them at the end of every grading period.

December 27, 2012 2:48 pm Photos

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Snow scenes created by Jane Ball first graders

Snow scenes created by Jane Ball first graders

CEDAR LAKE | Miss Maggie Ryan, the art teacher at Jane Ball Elementary School, used glue and shaving cream to make a creamy, fluffy paste for the kindergarten and first grade students to use on their snow scenes they created in art class.

December 17, 2012 2:18 pm
Jane celebrates Indiana's statehood

Jane celebrates Indiana's statehood

CEDAR LAKE | Indiana gained its statehood on December 11, 1816. The fourth grade students at Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated Indiana’s birthday last Tuesday. All students were required to complete a state project to help celebrate the special day. Students researched the necessary inf…

December 17, 2012 11:55 am Photos

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Jane Ball supports P.A.W.S. at their school

Jane Ball supports P.A.W.S. at their school

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School believe in P.A.W.S. (Positive Actions Will Succeed). All of the students are taught the procedures at the beginning of the school year. As a form of positive reinforcement, students are given little slips of paper called a “paw” when they demonstrate …

December 07, 2012 12:56 pm Photos

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Mrs. Gross' second graders complete creative writing project

Mrs. Gross' second graders complete creative writing project

CEDAR LAKE  | Mrs. Gross’ 2nd grade class at Jane Ball Elementary School recently completed a creative writing project involving leaves. Students were required to bring in a leaf. They were then asked to add it to a picture to make it into something else.

December 05, 2012 10:30 am
Jane Ball PTO hosts 2nd Friday Night Live

Jane Ball PTO hosts 2nd Friday Night Live

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball Elementary School PTO hosted the 2nd Friday Night Live for the school year on November 30. The theme for this event was “Science Night.” The evening offered the favorite game of dodge ball played by grade level in the gym, karaoke, nail painting and face painting. …

December 04, 2012 2:31 pm Photos

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Jane Ball hosts Family Math Night Nov. 28

Jane Ball hosts Family Math Night Nov. 28

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted a Family Math Night on Wednesday, November 28. Families were invited to participate in math activities designed to explore math concepts appropriate for every age level.

November 29, 2012 2:54 pm
Jane Ball library redecorated by dedicated staff

Jane Ball library redecorated by dedicated staff

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball Elementary School library was redecorated this summer by dedicated teachers and administrators. They selected a lake theme. The library even has a boat in which children can sit and read. Two beautiful murals were painted on the walls by Lincoln Elementary art teac…

November 28, 2012 3:39 pm Photos

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Buzz Ingram shocks Jane Ball 3rd graders with electrical safety tips

Buzz Ingram shocks Jane Ball 3rd graders with electrical safety tips

CEDAR LAKE | Buzz Ingram visited the third grade students at Jane Ball Elementary School to teach them about electrical safety.

November 25, 2012 1:45 pm
Jane Ball fourth graders learn by 'Hangin' with Hoosiers'

Jane Ball fourth graders learn by 'Hangin' with Hoosiers'

CEDAR LAKE | All of the fourth grade students at Jane Ball Elementary School completed a project entitled “Hanging with Hoosiers!” This project correlated to their social studies lesson on famous people from Indiana. The assignment required students to select a person from Indiana who had ma…

November 16, 2012 5:09 pm Photos

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Jane Ball participates in Spell Bowl

Jane Ball participates in Spell Bowl

CEDAR LAKE | Colonel John Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point hosted the 20th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Competition for the Elementary Division on Thursday, November 15. Twelve schools were in attendance including Jane Ball Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School from Hanov…

November 16, 2012 5:00 pm
Jane ball kindergarteners help turkeys

Jane ball kindergarteners help turkeys

CEDAR LAKE | The kindergarten students at Jane Ball Elementary School were given an extremely important homework assignment…to help a turkey make it past Thanksgiving day! Students were required to disguise their paper turkey by decorating it. They were then asked to write why their turkey s…

November 16, 2012 4:39 pm Photos

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Jane Ball PTO sponsors Family Book Night

Jane Ball PTO sponsors Family Book Night

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball PTO sponsored a Family Book Night on Tuesday evening. Families were invited to shop at the Scholastic book fair set up in the Jane Ball library. In addition to shopping for their favorite books, families could also enjoy the DJ in the gym. Refreshments were also se…

November 14, 2012 5:19 pm Photos

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Jane Ball and Lincoln partner to raise money for Ronald McDonald house

Jane Ball and Lincoln partner to raise money for Ronald McDonald house

CEDAR LAKE | Girl Scout Troop #30094 sponsored a paper products drive to help children with cancer and their families by collecting supplies to take to the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.

November 13, 2012 10:56 am
Jane Ball hosts Veterans program

Jane Ball hosts Veterans program

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted a Veterans Day program on November 9. The program began with the presentation of the flag by Jane Ball Boy Scout Pack 129, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem performed by Jane Ball’s music teacher, Mrs. April Severs.

November 12, 2012 12:38 pm
Jane Ball high ability students learn through collecting leaves

Jane Ball high ability students learn through collecting leaves

CEDAR LAKE | Mrs. Bea Cak, the High Ability Teacher at Jane Ball Elementary School, thinks about school all of the time, even during her fall break. Mrs. Cak used her fall break to collect various leaves for a math and science activity for her students.

November 02, 2012 10:35 am Photos

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Jane Ball's 5th Graders learn by creating wax museum

Jane Ball's 5th Graders learn by creating wax museum

CEDAR LAKE | Mrs. VanMeter’s fifth grade class at Jane Ball Elementary School presented their version of a Wax Museum on Halloween. Her students researched a famous person and wrote short biographies about that person.

November 02, 2012 10:18 am
Jane Ball dedicated to drug-free philosophy

Jane Ball dedicated to drug-free philosophy

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School is dedicated to teaching students to be drug-free. They are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Ms. Maggie Ryan, the art teacher at Jane Ball, worked with each grade level to create a banner with a unique “drug-free” theme.

October 23, 2012 2:38 pm
Jane Ball 4th graders sponsor donation drive

Jane Ball 4th graders sponsor donation drive

CEDAR LAKE | The 4th grade classes at Jane Ball Elementary School sponsored a donation drive last week. The initiative was the idea of a fourth grade student, Jaiden Mika, in Mrs. Plants’ class who is a regular volunteer at the Lake County Animal Adoption and Control Center located in Crown …

October 16, 2012 10:21 am Photos

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Jane Ball's Kouder receives Service Award for dedication

Jane Ball's Kouder receives Service Award for dedication

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School is honored to have Pam Kouder as the school bookkeeper. Pam recently attended the Secretary Conference sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals. Pam was awarded the Service Award for her dedication to the school.

October 12, 2012 12:18 pm

Lions Club provides dictionaries to Jane Ball third graders

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Lions Club visited the third grade classes at Jane Ball Elementary School on Wednesday and presented each student with a dictionary. Members of the Lion’s Club included the Membership Chairperson Angie Schmeltz, Lion Doug Schmeltz, and Lion Ron Gracz. Jane Ball El…

October 12, 2012 12:06 pm
Jane Ball PTO sponsors book signing

Jane Ball PTO sponsors book signing

CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball PTO sponsored a book signing for the students. Students were able to purchase a copy of “Hello Horton” and have it autographed by Principal Teri Crussen, Assistant Principal Christine Waugh, and the Jane Ball mascot, Horton. The students will enjoy reading the hist…

October 04, 2012 3:24 pm
Jane Ball promotes anti-bullying

Jane Ball promotes anti-bullying

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School was treated to an anti-bullying assembly called “The Power of One” on Tuesday. The Power of One is a series of skits presented by actors who use boxes, colors, and masks to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it, and how every chi…

September 26, 2012 11:03 am
Jane Ball place great emphasis on literacy

Jane Ball place great emphasis on literacy

CEDAR LAKE | The teachers at Jane Ball Elementary School put a lot of effort into organizing their classroom libraries and introducing books to their students. They also understand the importance of finding out what their students are interested in reading. The class library has been covered…

September 24, 2012 1:06 pm
Jane Ball hosts Friday Night Live

Jane Ball hosts Friday Night Live

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted their first Friday Night Live on Friday, September 21. Friday Night Live is a PTO sponsored event where students are given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities at school under the supervision of approved volunteers.

September 24, 2012 12:25 pm
Second graders learn how to select books

Second graders learn how to select books

CEDAR LAKE | The second grade students at Jane Ball Elementary School are learning how to select books for themselves. Mrs. Kara Barno is explaining to her class how to pick a “Good Fit” book. The goal is for students to select their own books for independent reading, reflect on their learni…

August 29, 2012 12:06 pm
Back to School Night at Jane Ball

Back to School Night at Jane Ball

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted a Back-to-School Night for families with children in grades first through fifth on Monday, August 20.

August 21, 2012 12:30 pm
Jane Ball students celebrate Science Day

Jane Ball students celebrate Science Day

CEDAR LAKE | The fifth grade students from Jane Ball Elementary School participated in a science day on Tuesday. Each fifth grade teacher planned an activity for the students. Miss Kayla Reidenga thrilled the students testing a popular myth.

June 07, 2012 3:23 pm
Jane Ball students make their own instruments

Jane Ball students make their own instruments

CEDAR LAKE | The fifth grade classes at Jane Ball Elementary School made their own instruments for music class.

June 05, 2012 1:32 pm
Jane Ball Egg Drop becomes tradition for 4th graders

Jane Ball Egg Drop becomes tradition for 4th graders

CEDAR LAKE | The Egg Drop has become a 4th grade tradition at Jane Ball Elementary School. For the past 10 years the fourth graders have learned about classic inventors and the ups and downs of the inventing process. The students learn that it takes perseverance to help one succeed. The Egg …

June 05, 2012 12:07 pm Photos

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Girls on the Run Program inspires self-respect

Girls on the Run Program inspires self-respect

CEAR LAKE | The Girls on the Run Program at Jane Ball Elementary School works to inspire the ideas of self-respect and healthy lifestyles in each other. The program addresses their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being as well as training for their own 5K run.

May 01, 2012 11:25 am
Jane Ball Elementary encourages food fight

Jane Ball Elementary encourages food fight

CEDAR LAKE | Recently, Jane Ball Elementary School had a food fight.

February 19, 2012 11:05 pm Photos

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Jane Ball student shares his love for Disney and Mickey

Jane Ball student shares his love for Disney and Mickey

CEDAR LAKE | Joshua Kozlowski is a 5th grade student at Jane Ball Elementary School. He is a big fan of anything Disney but Mickey Mouse is his favorite.

February 13, 2012 9:05 am
Jane Ball celebrates 100 years

Jane Ball celebrates 100 years

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, February 3.

February 13, 2012 9:00 am
Jane Ball hosts 'Food Fight' for charity

Jane Ball hosts 'Food Fight' for charity

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School is having a "Food Fight" to help stock the shelves of the "Project Love Food Pantry" in Cedar Lake.

February 03, 2012 11:31 am
Jane Ball Elementary's Maria Davenport receives letter from favorite author

Jane Ball Elementary's Maria Davenport receives letter from favorite author

CEDAR LAKE | Mrs. Novitski's second grade class at Jane Ball Elementary School wrote letters to their favorite authors as part of their writing center for Guided Reading.

January 30, 2012 1:56 pm
Jane Ball celebrates Family Literacy Night

Jane Ball celebrates Family Literacy Night

CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted a Title 1 Family Literacy Night on Wednesday, January 25.

January 30, 2012 1:49 pm
Jane Ball and Lincoln compete in Indiana Academic Spell Bowl

Jane Ball and Lincoln compete in Indiana Academic Spell Bowl

CEDAR LAKE | Lincoln Elementary School and Jane Ball Elementary School, both from the Hanover Community School Corporation, participated in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl on November 17 held at Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point.

November 21, 2011 12:31 pm
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