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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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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. …
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | The fifth grade classes at Jane Ball Elementary School made their own instruments for music class.
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 …
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.
CEDAR LAKE | Recently, Jane Ball Elementary School had a food fight.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, February 3.
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.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School hosted a Title 1 Family Literacy Night on Wednesday, January 25.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | Alora Kelly is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Manis' class at Jane Ball Elementary School.
CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball P.T.O. treated nine students to a special lunch last week.
CEDAR LAKE | Jane Ball Elementary School students participated in a "Time Out for Reading" sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition last week.
CEDAR LAKE | Mr. Gibson's 4th grade class at Jane Ball Elementary School discussed the 10th anniversary of September 11th during their social studies lesson.
CEDAR LAKE | The Jane Ball Elementary School's PTO sponsored an event for their students on Friday, September 9 referred to as Friday Night Live.
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