District News
Try-outs continued on May 4 for Ballard County Middle School volleyball teams
Try-outs for the 2016-17 Ballard County Middle School volleyball teams will be continued on Wednesday, May 4, from 3:15-5 p.m. in the Ballard Memorial High School gym.
All girls currently in grades 5-7 with an interest in playing volleyball for next year are invited to attend.
 
Five HOSA members qualify for national competition
Five members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America qualified to compete at the national level at the state leadership conference held March 17-19 in Louisville. Four other student teams placed in the top 5 in the state. 
Ballard softball team takes first place in Todd County tourney
The Ballard Memorial High School softball team placed first in the Todd County Lady Rebels Invitational tournament on March 19. The Lady Bombers beat Russellville 4-3, University Heights 6-2 and hosts Todd County 9-4 in the championship game. Ballard team members Rianah Fields and Jayde Newton received Outstanding Player awards. 
Parker attends leadership training through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Amber Parker, principal at Ballard County Middle School, is finishing a year of executive-level leadership training usually reserved for top business and industry CEOs. The Leadership Institute for School Principals is a program of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Parker’s spot was sponsored by CSI, Inc., of Paducah. 
FBLA qualifies 14 for state competition
Fourteen students in the Future Business Leaders of America at Ballard Memorial High School qualified for state competition at the regional meeting held at Murray State University on March 7. 
BCMS artists' work named best in class at Baptist Health exhibit
This art work by Ballard County Middle School students Ivy Mowery (left) and Jade Artis was chosen as the best of 16 middle-school level submissions in a recent contest held by Baptist Health in Paducah.  
BCES students take second in district Governor's Cup
Ballard County Elementary School placed second overall in the District Governor’s Cup competition held March 6 at Heath Elementary School. The Future Problem Solving Team also won second place and the Quick Recall team was third. 
BMHS outlines new policy for semester tests, and other policies pertaining to graduation and prom attendance
The Ballard Memorial High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council passed a new policy concerning semester tests at its regular February meeting. 
Fosters direct Monsanto Fund donation to Ballard County Schools
Ballard County Schools has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by Charlie and Anne Foster. The donation will help the district prepare students to become college- and career-ready. 
Ballard County Schools recognized for meeting college and career readiness goal
Ballard County is among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.
All of the state’s 169 P-12 superintendents and local board chairs signed the pledge – known as the Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness – in 2011.
 
Upcoming Events
BMHS Baseball
Fri Apr 29 2016
to Sat Apr 30 2016
BMHS Baseball
Mon May 2 2016
BMHS Softball
Mon May 2 2016
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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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