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Families reminded about weather make-up day schedule
So far, the weather has been more fall/spring-like than winter, but officials at Ballard County Schools are keeping their fingers crossed. The next bad-weather day will be made up by making the last day for students a full day of instruction, instead of a half-day. For more information, and the entire make-up calendar, please click below.   
Sickling named ASAP Star Award winner Sickling named ASAP Star Award winner
The Ballard County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention has recognized outstanding community members and/or businesses that have made contributions to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug usage for several years. This year, the Star award is being presented to Ballard County Middle-Ballard Memorial High School media specialist Kristin Sickling for her efforts in promoting a drug-free community through her work with the Purchase District Health Department. 
CDB presents donation to district from Bomber-branded debit cards CDB presents donation to district from Bomber-branded debit cards
Citizens Deposit Bank presented a check for $2,000 to Ballard County Schools at a recent home basketball game.  
Parrott signs to play baseball at Kaskaskia College Parrott signs to play baseball at Kaskaskia College
Ballard Memorial High School senior Brady Parrott recently signed to play baseball at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill. "We are very excited to have Brady as a member of our baseball program. He has a tremendous future and we look forward to working with him over the next two years," said Kaskaskia Head Coach Mitch Koester. "He is a great kid that comes from a great family." 
Rehkemper named an MSU FFA All-Region Star Rehkemper named an MSU FFA All-Region Star
Ballard Memorial High School senior Ryan Rehkemper was named a Murray State University FFA All-Region Star at a campus event on Dec. 3. The Stars program is designed to promote leadership and excellence in the FFA. 
BCES 'Bomber News Show' team qualifies for state STLP BCES 'Bomber News Show' team qualifies for state STLP
"The Bomber News Show," a student-produced news program at Ballard County Elementary School, qualified for state competition in the Student Technology Leadership Program in November at Murray State University. 
BMHS students visit Lexington, Louisville on educational trip BMHS students visit Lexington, Louisville on educational trip
A group of Ballard Memorial High School juniors and seniors went to Lexington and Louisville recently for educational and career visits, accompanied by Teen Focus Director Tina Armer and special education teacher Bethany Spencer. The group began at The Kentucky Castle, where they toured the building and grounds, and learned about the history and architecture of the building. 
Local officials, district administrators hold community safety forum Local officials, district administrators hold community safety forum
Ballard County Attorney Vicki Hayden, Ballard County Sheriff Ronnie Giles, and several deputies participated in a community safety forum held Nov. 19 at Ballard Memorial High School. 
Community safety forum set for Nov. 19 at BMHS
Members of the Ballard County Sheriff's Department and County Attorney's Office will participate in a community safety forum to be held Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Ballard Memorial High School, 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. The public is invited to attend. 
Family Resource-Youth Service Centers outline Santa's Helpers program for this year
Family Focus has been helping families with Christmas expenses for several years, and wants to continue the program. Here is an outline of the guidelines for this holiday season: 
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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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