District News
BCPS coordinator Puckett honored with retirement reception
Fanetta Puckett (seated), Ballard County Schools’ director of special education and preschool coordinator, was honored with a retirement reception at Ballard County Preschool and Head Start on May 13.  
BMHS graduates 85 members of the Class of 2016
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 64th commencement exercises on May 20 in the gymnasium here. The Class of 2016 ended with 85 graduates. 
Corrigan named director of special education, preschool coordinator
Ballard County Schools has named Ballard Memorial High School special education teacher DiAnna Corrigan as its successful candidate for the district’s director of special education and preschool coordinator. 
Sixth annual 'Wheels and Wings' bike ride set for May 28; BBTC adding wing cook-off in LaCenter Park
The sixth annual Ballard County Wheels and Wings bike ride will be held May 28, beginning at 8 a.m. at Ballard County Preschool. In a continuing effort to get more beginners and families interested in bicycling, organizers have planned another free 5-mile family ride this year, in addition to the 15-, 30- and 60-mile paid routes. If riders want a shirt, or the early registration discount on paid rides, that deadline is May 8.
New this year, the Ballard Bottoms Tourism Council is partnering with Wheels and Wings for the first-ever Wing Cook-Off in LaCenter Park. Everyone is welcome to enter, from church teams to individual back-yard chefs. Entry fee is $25, and the wings will be provided. A five-judge panel will award a trophies and $100 to the winner, $50 for second place and $25 for third.
 
Summer school credit recovery, other learning opportunities available at BM
Summer school credit recovery sessions for high school students will begin Monday, June 6. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 6, prior to classes beginning. Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., June 6-30.
Notifications will be made by phone and/or email from June 1-3 if a student is in need of credit recovery. Students may attempt to recover a maximum of two credits. Each credit attempted will cost $50 and each half-credit attempted will be $25.
Two summer learning opportunities also are scheduled for June.
 
Class of 2016 received over $400,000 in scholarships
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at a ceremony held at the school on May 16. Guidance counselor Renee McDermott said that graduating seniors received over $400,000 in local, college and university scholarships. 
Ballard students take first place at FFA welding competition
The Ballard Memorial High School FFA arc welding team of Dylan Blankenship, Hunter Benton and Clayton Teeters took first place in the April 27 Purchase regional competition, and will compete at the Kentucky State Fair in August. Each student had to weld three separate welds in 15 minutes for the score.
FFA member Jabarie Bledsoe represented Ballard in the MIG welding competition and had the best flat bead in the region. Bledsoe placed third overall.
 
Ballard students place second, third in state SkillsUSA competitions
Two students from the Ballard Memorial High School chapter of SkillsUSA placed very highly in the state competition, held April 13-16 in Louisville. 
Wickliffe Masonic Lodge donates two bikes for perfect attendance at BCES
Members of the Wickliffe Masonic lodge donated two bicycles to Ballard County Elementary School for a drawing for students with perfect attendance.  
FBLA digital video group qualifies for national competition
The digital video design team of Staci Henderson, Brandt Marinelli and Johnathan Thompson took fourth place at the Future Business Leaders of America state conference, held April 18-20 in Louisville.  
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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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