District News
Football boosters to hold pancake breakfast on Aug. 1
The Ballard Football Boosters will have an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast on Aug. 1 from 7-10 a.m. at Smokey D’s Restaurant in LaCenter. Cost is $5. 
Next Ballard Little League football sign-ups are Aug. 1 and Aug. 3
The next regular Ballard little league football sign-up for students in grades 1-5 will be held Aug. 3 from 5:30-6 p.m. at Bomber Fieldhouse. A one-hour practice will follow. Players also may sign up at a pancake breakfast on Aug. 1 at Smokey D's in LaCenter from 7-10 a.m. 
Deadline to order plaques for BMHS football Memorial Wall is Aug. 3
The Ballard Football Boosters are offering stainless steel memorial plaques to family members or friends for loved ones who were part of the Ballard Memorial High School football program and who have passed away.
These 2 ½x8-inch plaques of brushed stainless steel will be engraved with the names, graduating class and jersey number (if applicable) for former high school football players, cheerleaders, coaches or boosters, and filled with black enamel. Deadline for order this year is Monday, Aug. 3.
 
BCES to host 'Tales of a Third-Grader' on Aug. 4
Ballard County Elementary School will host“Tales of a Third-Grader” for all incoming third-graders and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the school at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow. 
BCMS to host 'A Day in the Life of Your Sixth-Grader' on Aug. 6
Ballard County Middle School will hold "A Day in the Life of Your Sixth-Grader" on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the school at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow. All sixth-graders and their parents are invited to attend. 
Bomber Bash set for Aug. 8; first day of school for students is Aug. 13
The eighth annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All students in the district will register for class, receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations follows this story.) 
Little Lady Bomber volleyball camp will be Aug. 17-18, deadline to register is Aug. 14
The Ballard volleyball program will have camp for girls in grades 3-5 on Aug. 17 and 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Ballard Memorial High School gym. 
Morehead named assistant principal at Ballard Memorial High School
Ballard Memorial High School Principal Leslee Davis, in consultation with the school’s site-based decision-making council, has named BMHS science teacher Howie Morehead as its successful candidate for assistant principal. 
All Ballard County schools again participating in free meal program
For the second year, students at all Ballard County schools will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch for free
Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students again will be free in 2015-16, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.
 
BMHS cheerleaders earn superior trophy at UCA camp
Ballard Memorial High School cheerleaders attended UCA camp on July 16-18, and three girls made the All American UCA team. The entire squad also earned the superior trophy for earning all blue ribbons in each division, first place trophy for game day, second place trophy for cheer, and second place trophy for extreme routine. 
Upcoming Events
BCMS Volleyball
Sat Aug 8 2015
Board of Education meeting
Mon Aug 10 2015
District Calendar
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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