District News
Community members help celebrate Read Across America Day at BCES
Several members of the community visited Ballard County Elementary School on March 2 to read to students in every kindergarten through second-grade classroom. The day celebrates the birthday of children’s author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In the first photo, second-graders Chloe Nix, Johnna Riggs and Hannah Myers are shown with Lisa Stinson and Brenda Ashcraft of Citizens Deposit Bank in Wickliffe.  
Seventeen BMHS HOSA members qualify for national competition
Seventeen members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America qualified to compete at the national level at the March 14 state leadership conference in Louisville. Another seven qualified to be alternates.  
BCMS students design towers
Students in Sue Morris’ seventh-grade science class at Ballard County Middle School have been studying structure, stability, center of gravity, and air currents. Last week, they were challenged to build the tallest possible free-standing tower, using only newspaper and 15 centimeters (about 6 inches) of clear tape. 
BCES science fair winners announced
Ballard County Elementary School held its annual science fair on March 3. Shown in these photos are grade-level first-place winners.  
Sixteen Ballard FBLA students qualify for state competition at Region 1 conference
Members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently attended the Region 1 Conference at Murray State University. Sixteen students qualified for state competition at the event. 
Six from BCES qualify for regional Governor’s Cup competition
Six Ballard County Elementary School students qualified for regional competition at the Feb. 28 district Governor’s Cup meet.  
BMHS places second at District Governor's Cup
The Ballard Memorial High School Governor’s Cup team placed second overall in the Jan. 24 district competition at Mayfield High School. They were to compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup on Feb. 14 at McCracken County High School. 
Three BCMS students qualify for state Governor's Cup
The Ballard County Middle School quick recall team finished fourth in the Regional Governor’s Cup tournament, held Jan. 31 at Paducah Middle School. Three individual students placed well enough on their written assessments that they will be going to the state finals in Louisville on March 14-16. 
Myers wins BCES spelling bee, qualifies for state
Isabella Myers (far right) won her second school-wide spelling bee at Ballard County Elementary School on Jan 29. She now is qualified to compete in the state spelling bee, to be held later in Louisville. 
BCMS wins District Governor's Cup
The Ballard County Middle School Governor’s Cup team was named District 1 champion at the Jan. 17 competition at Hickman County High. The team was to compete at regionals on Jan. 31 at Paducah Middle School. The group took first place overall, first place in quick recall, and third place in future problem solving. 
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