District News
Two students chosen for National FFA Chorus
Shown from left, Ballard Memorial High School FFA members Autumn Dunaway and Patra Caldwell have been selected to sing with the group’s National Chorus at the National FFA Convention in Louisville in late August.  
Band director named First District's High School Music Teacher of the Year
Heather DiPasquale, band director for Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools, was voted by her peers as the 2015 First District Kentucky Music Educators Association Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year. 
Wray qualifies for state All A golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School senior T.J. Wray qualified for the All A state golf tournament at regional competition held Aug. 14 at Silos Country Club.  
Board of Education recognizes GSP, GSA students at meeting
The Ballard County Board of Education recognized Ballard Memorial High School students chosen for two competitive statewide honors programs at its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 10. One student was chosen for the Governor’s School for the Arts, in the category of vocal music; two were chosen for the Governor’s Scholars Program.  
Child Find notice posting
The Ballard County School District has an ongoing Child Find system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age 3 to 21 years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services. 
Annual public notice of non-discrimination
Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County Schools are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. 
Ballard County Schools keeps safety as high priority for upcoming year
Ballard County Emergency Management Services Director Travis Holder assisted Ballard County Schools personnel in identifying and marking evacuation routes and weather safe areas in all district buildings last week. Ballard County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Bob Wilson said they checked each of the five classroom buildings, and other campus areas, as well. 
Family Focus receives donation from North Ballard Masonic Lodge
Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center received an $800 donation from the North Ballard Masonic Lodge this week, to be used in the agency’s school supplies distribution for students.  
Morehead named assistant principal at Ballard Memorial High School
Ballard Memorial High School Principal Leslee Davis, in consultation with the school’s site-based decision-making council, has named BMHS science teacher Howie Morehead as its successful candidate for assistant principal. 
All Ballard County schools again participating in free meal program
For the second year, students at all Ballard County schools will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch for free
Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students again will be free in 2015-16, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.
 
Upcoming Events
Ballard Volleyball
Thu Sep 3 2015
BCMS Baseball
Thu Sep 3 2015
BCMS Softball
Thu Sep 3 2015
District Calendar
Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Ballard County School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The District Title IX Coordinator will handle any inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, and may be reached at 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024, or by phone at 270-665-8400, ext. 2000.

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