District News
Local church representatives welcome at April 22 meeting about baccalaureate
Members of Ballard County’s pastoral community met with administrators from Ballard Memorial High School on April 8 to discuss plans for baccalaureate.Several churches were represented, but all are welcome. The next meeting will be held April 22 at 6 p.m. in the media center of BMHS as 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow.  
BCES kindergarten registration will be April 25
Registration and DIAL screening for students who plan to attend kindergarten at Ballard County Elementary School this fall, but who have not attended a public preschool, will be held at BCES on Friday, April 25, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.  
Make appointments now for free physicals on June 4 and 5
The Area Health Education Center in Murray will be providing free physicals for anyone in the community who needs one on June 4 and 5. These may be regular physicals or sports physicals, for children or adults, and can include cholesterol and blood glucose screenings.  
Second LPC orientation meeting is April 28
The Ballard County Local Planning Committee will meet and hold the second part of its orientation on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in Ballard Memorial High School classroom 263.  
Scholarships offered now for GED testing by Ballard County Adult Education Center
If you’ve been thinking about getting your GED, now is the perfect time. This this important academic credential can help you meet your goals, and the Ballard County Adult Education Center is now offering scholarships toward the cost of the GED test on a limited, first-come, first-ready basis.  
State to allow flexibility; last day of school for students now May 30
There was good news out of Frankfort on Friday (March 28); both houses of the General Assembly passed the snow day legislation that allowed districts flexibility in fulfilling the requirement for 1,062 instructional hours. That means that Ballard County students can finish this school year on May 30, if classes are held on May 20 and May 26 (Memorial Day), and if the district makes up missing instructional time to meet the 1,062-hour requirement. That means that Ballard County students can finish this school year on May 30, if classes are held on May 20 and May 26 (Memorial Day), and if the district makes up missing instructional time to meet the 1,062-hour requirement. 
Baccalaureate, graduation dates set for BMHS
Dates for Baccalaureate and graduation at Ballard Memorial High School have been set. Baccalaureate will be on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. Graduation will be on Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m.  
Reminder issued for sixth-grade, other immunizations; school nurses can help
All students entering sixth grade at Ballard County Middle School in the fall are required to have a physical and several immunizations (TDaP, meningitis and second varicella-chickenpox). The school nurse can provide both the physical and these shots if a student has Medicaid or no insurance.  
Three Bombers sign scholarship offers
Three outstanding Bombers signed scholarship offers in an event held March 21 in Ballard Memorial High School’s media center.  
BCMS concert band receives distinguished rating
The Ballard County Middle School concert band received a distinguished rating, the competition’s highest, at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Concert Band Assessment at Murray State University on March 18.  
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