District News
School now in session! Drivers reminded of pick-up, drop-off points on main campus
The first day of classes for Ballard County Schools was Thursday, Aug. 7. It’s back to school for student drivers, parents and bus drivers alike. Please click the link below for a quick reminder of traffic patterns and pick-up/drop-off points for everyone on the main campus.  
Ballard County Middle School hosts volleyball camps
Twenty-seven girls registered for volleyball camps held at Ballard County Middle School in July. In the first photo are girls from fourth to sixth grade; the second photo is girls in seventh and eighth grade.  
BCES works with WKEC to improve math instruction
Ballard County Elementary School has been working with West Kentucky Educational Cooperative Math Consultant Jennifer Van Waes (standing) to improve math instruction in all grades.  
Davis named assistant principal at BMHS
New Ballard Memorial High School Assistant Principal Leslee Davis hopes to use her experience as the school’s guidance counselor to her students’ advantage. “I’m here first of all because I care,” Davis said. “There will be correction, but part of my job is to teach them new, good behaviors instead of old, inappropriate ones. If I want to teach compassion, I’ve got to model that for them.”  
Queen named interim assistant principal at BCMS
New Ballard County Middle School Interim Assistant Principal Stephen Queen said he didn’t start out wanting to be an administrator, but decided it was the right fit. “I’ll still have contact with students, and I can use my insights from being a teacher to help our younger teachers become better,” he said.  
All Ballard County schools to be included in free meal program this year
Breakfast and lunch have been free for all students in Ballard County Elementary and Preschool for two years. This year, students at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools will join them.
Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students will be free in 2014-15, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.
 
Parents asked to review immunization requirements
If you have a child entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, or transferring to Ballard County Schools for the 2014-15 school year, the following health requirements must be met to comply with Kentucky’s state regulations and will be strictly enforced.  
Parker named interim principal at BCMS
After two years at assistant principal at Ballard County Middle School, Amber Parker was named interim principal this week by the school’s Site-Based Decision-Making council.  
District hosts education law forum
Ballard County Schools hosted an education law forum on July 10 on the main campus. Ballard District Judge Keith Myers organized the forum, which was attended by about 30 attorneys, judges, legal service workers and educators from all four river counties, as well as Graves and McCracken counties.  
School marks 20th anniversary
Ballard County Elementary School marked its 20th anniversary on June 4 with a luncheon for current and former employees.  
Upcoming Events
BCMS Football
Thu Aug 28 2014
Golf
Thu Aug 28 2014
MS Football
Thu Aug 28 2014
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