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2017-18 Ballard County Preschool - Head Start registration to be held Feb. 24, March 10, 24
Ballard County Preschool/Head Start will hold spring registration for new students on Feb. 24, March 10 and March 24 for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2017.
All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at the preschool at 455 Olive St. here. Appointments may be made both days from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.
 
BCES kindergarten registration set for April 18
Ballard County Elementary School will hold registration and screening on April 18 for incoming kindergarten students who have not attended a Kentucky public preschool, and who will be 5 by Aug. 1, 2017. 
Seven Bombers named to WKC All-Conference football team Seven Bombers named to WKC All-Conference football team
Seven Bomber football players were named the to the 2016 WKC All-Conference team at a meeting on Dec. 10 at Marshall County High School. 
BCMS Young Leaders meet with state Rep. Rudy BCMS Young Leaders meet with state Rep. Rudy
First District State Rep. Steven Rudy is shown here with Ballard County Middle School students at a meeting on Dec. 5. The students are part of the Young Leaders in Action group looking at issues in the local community and deciding how they can help solve it. 
BCES receives donation from Wickliffe Masonic Lodge BCES receives donation from Wickliffe Masonic Lodge
Wickliffe Masonic Lodge members Harry Ashcraft (left) and John Horn are shown here with Ballard County Elementary School Assistant Principal Angie Woods as the men delivered bicycles and helmets from the lodge. 
Family Focus receives donation from James Marine at Wickliffe Family Focus receives donation from James Marine at Wickliffe
For the third year in a row, the Wickliffe employees and owners of James Marine Inc. have made a sizeable donation to the Christmas assistance program of Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center. A group of employees brought a check for $2,500 on Nov. 17. 
Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition
Three Ballard Memorial High School students were among 26 from Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties who submitted artwork for a logo contest. The hand-drawn logo by BMHS was chosen to represent the new four-county Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE), and was unveiled at the group’s first major conference, held in October at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Hickman County. 
Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor
Ballard County Middle School has named Ashley Bodell as its interim school counselor for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. Bodell had been serving as a special education teacher at BCMS. Long-time counselor Kim Grogan retired at the end of October. 
BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting
Ballard County Middle School students who earned Distinguished scores in every administered area of the May 2016 K-PREP assessments were recognized at the Ballard Board of Education’s Oct. 17 regular meeting.  
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.
 
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Mon Mar 20 2017
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Sat Apr 8 2017
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Mon Apr 17 2017
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Sun May 7 2017
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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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