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Summer feeding program begins May 28, will add free books Summer feeding program begins May 28, will add free books
In its second year, the summer food from Ballard County School will be feeding minds as well as tummies this year. Meal services will begin May 28 at the following sites:

Ballard County Elementary School, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, 7:30-8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.–noon. 8/2

Blandville Baptist Church , 5576 Bethlehem Church Road, Wickliffe, 10:10-10:30 a.m.

Liberty Manor Apartments, 526 Phillips Drive, Wickliffe, 11-11:15 a.m.

Colony House Apartments, 110 Colony House Drive, Barlow, 11:30-11:45 a.m.

LaCenter Park, on Walnut Street, LaCenter, 12-12:15 p.m.  

BMHS summer school credit recovery begins June 3 with parent meeting
Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School will begin Monday, June 3, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 27. Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to the beginning of classes at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 3.  
BMHS graduates 104 members of the Class of 2019
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 67th commencement exercises on May 17 in the gymnasium at 3561 Paducah Road, LaCenter. The Class of 2019 ended with 104 graduates.  
BMHS grads receive numerous scholarships and awards
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at its Scholarship Day ceremony held at the school on May 15.  
Outstanding students recognized at BMHS Awards Day program
Ballard Memorial High School held its Awards Day program on May 15, honoring student achievements and those students who strived for excellence in and out of the classroom.  
Murray Head Start seeking family service worker for Ballard County
This position is program services position responsible for the delivery of family services in Ballard County according to federal and state regulations. The successful candidate will directly supervise assigned Family Advocates and works collaboratively with management staff and school district partnership personnel. The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field, and experience working with families is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work independently.   
Jimmie Holder hired as boys' varsity basketball coach Jimmie Holder hired as boys' varsity basketball coach
Jimmie Holder, the 2018-19 assistant boys’ varsity basketball coach at Trigg County High School, has been hired as Ballard Memorial’s new head boys’ coach. He also will serve as a special education teacher at Ballard County Middle School.

Holder’s coaching experience spans from elementary school to small colleges, with a host of professional mentors. The Benton, Ky., native was a student assistant coach and player under Murray State University’s Mick Cronin (now at UCLA), and assistant to Murray High School varsity girls’ coach Wyatt Foust during the year that school won the girls’ All A state tournament (2017-18 season).   

Ballard County Preschool-Head Start registration dates set in April
      Ballard County Preschool - Head Start will hold spring registration for new students on April 12 and 13 for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2019.

All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at BCPS, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow. Appointments may be made from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 12, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13. Parents/Guardians are asked to please call 270-665-8400, ext. 2100, to schedule an appointment; children will be given their developmental screenings while adults are completing the registration packet.  

Citizens Deposit Bank donates Ballard Spirit Card proceeds Citizens Deposit Bank donates Ballard Spirit Card proceeds
Lisa Laster, Wickliffe Branch manager, and Cole Arnel (right), customer relations officer at Citizens Deposit Bank, are shown here presenting Ballard County Schools Superintendent Casey Allen (center) with $850 from the bank’s Spirit Card program. The program rewards local school systems for CDB customers’ use of their debit cards with school logos.  
Classes at all Ballard County Schools will be in session on Monday, Feb. 18 (previously scheduled for PD)
     Classes will be in session at Ballard County Schools on President's Day, Feb. 18. The day originally was scheduled as a professional development day, but the Feb. 1 water leak closure changed that plan.

"For the past few years, the board has approved a make-up schedule for our district so that students, staff, and the community will know when any canceled days will be made up," said Bob Wilson, Ballard's director of pupil personnel. "It's part of our district calendar, which been on our website since its approval during the last school year, and was sent to local media at that time. Since Feb. 1 was our third day out for the year, the schedule shows Feb. 18 as the designated make-up day." (See calendar here.)  

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County School District 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.

The Ballard County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students, regardless of race, color, or national origin, and including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability, in grades 9-12: Agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health, industrial maintenance, and welding.

Persons seeking further information concerning career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact Assistant Superintendent David Meinschein, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2004. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to Superintendent Casey Allen, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2001. The person designated to coordinate Title IX compliance is Athletic Director Stephen Queen, 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2301. The person designated to coordinate Section 504 is Director of Special Education Terri Wehmeyer, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2101.

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