District News
For the first time, Ballard County Schools named a District of Distinction in KPREP testing, all three K-12 schools classified as distinguished
The Ballard County School district has been classified as a District of Distinction for the first time under Kentucky’s K-PREP accountability assessments – a designation that means it is in the top 15 of the state’s 173 school districts – and all three of Ballard’s K-12 schools have earned distinguished status for the first time.
 
Ballard County Wheels and Wings bike ride group accepting proposals for first fitness grants
After six annual bike rides, the Ballard County Wheels and Wings committee is ready to accept proposals for its first fitness grants. Up to $4,000 will be granted this year, with no minimum and a maximum of $2,000 per grant. The money is meant to be used on projects, events or venues in Ballard County that would improve fitness opportunities for the county’s citizens. 
Three Ballard FFA teams place sixth or better at Kentucky State Fair
Several members of the Ballard Memorial High School FFA chapter recently competed in events at the Kentucky State Fair. The meats team took first place in the region and fifth place in the state; the agronomy and welding teams took first place in the region, and sixth place in the state. 
Farm Bureau's Puckett sponsors notebooks for BCMS leadership program
Kentucky Farm Bureau agent Justin Puckett is shown here with the first local sponsorship to the Leader in Me program at Ballard County Middle School. The money will be used to purchase Leadership notebooks for all students so they can learn to track their own academic and behavior data for the school year.  
Ballard receives last load of donated steel from Gerdau Steel
Shown from left are BMHS alumnus Colby Foster, Ballard County Career and Technical Center welding instructor Kevin Chatellier, Gerdau Engineering Manager Wayne Armbruster, Gerdau 33-year employee John Wampler. Shipping coordinator Rhonda Morgan is not pictured. The Calvert City site had sponsored BCCTC welding classes for about 6,000 pounds of steel a year for the last 12 years. Armbruster has served on the welding program’s advisory board. The plant employs 130 people, and announced plans Aug. 17 to idle by the end of November. 
Renfrow named to All 'A' Regional Tournament soccer team
Ballard Memorial High School junior Owen Renfrow was named to the Region 1 All “A" tournament soccer team in Murray on Aug. 27. Renfrow plays mid-fielder for the Bombers. 
Solomon gets 200th win
Ballard Memorial High School Head Volleyball Coach Adam Solomon got the 200th win of his career on Aug. 19, when the Lady Bombers defeated Edmonson County 2-1 at the Apollo Summer Slamdown in Owensboro. 
Start, end times at BCPS changing this year - meal times updated
The start and end times for morning and afternoon sessions at Ballard County Preschool-Head Start are changing this year, beginning on Aug. 22. Morning preschool will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon. Afternoon preschool will begin at noon and end at 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast will be served at 8:40 a.m. Morning session lunches will begin at 11:15, 11:20 and 11:25 a.m.; afternoon session lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m.
 
Dowdy qualifies for state All 'A' golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School junior Austin Dowdy shot a 78 at the All "A" regional tournament held at Silos Golf Club on Aug. 12. Dowdy qualified for and will play in the state All "A" tournament in Somerset on Sept. 10. 
New this semester: CTC visitors must check in at BMHS
Starting with the first day of classes this year, all visitors to Ballard Career and Technical Center now must check in first through the Ballard Memorial High School main office at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. 
Upcoming Events
BMHS Football - TIME CHANGE
Fri Sep 30 2016
BCMS Volleyball
Sat Oct 1 2016
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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