District News
Next Family Focus workshop for Christmas assistance program is Nov. 30
Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center has been helping families with Christmas expenses for several years. The organization wants to continue helping families in the community. Here is an outline of the guidelines for this holiday season. 
Fluor makes donation to Family Focus for Christmas assistance program
Lance Waddell (left), Fluor Paducah Deactivation Project director, is shown presenting a check for $2,000 to Family Focus Director Kelly Wray (center) and Ballard County Schools Superintendent Casey Allen for use in the Family Focus Christmas assistance program.  
Southern Foundation makes donation to Family Focus for Christmas assistance program
Terry Simmons (second from left), president of the Southern Foundation, is shown here presenting a $4,000 donation to Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center Director Kelly Wray (second from right) for center’s annual Christmas assistance program. Ballard County Schools Superintendent Casey Allen is at left, and Debbie Underwood, Family Focus program assistant, is at right.  
Local 680 mill maintenance workers donate funds to Family Focus weekend feeding program
As the workers of Verso Corporation prepared for the indefinite closure of the Wickliffe Mill, a group of USW Local 680 members from the mill’s maintenance department made decisions that will benefit over 500 school children and individuals with disabilities – many of whom are complete strangers to the members. In total, the group donated $19,000, distributed in Ballard, Carlisle, Graves and McCracken counties. 
Ballard County Schools to offer district-wide on-site counseling services through agreement with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center; seeks applicants for positions
An on-site counseling service operated through Mountain Comprehensive Care Center of Morehead, Ky., will begin at all Ballard County Schools as early as Jan. 4, 2016. 
Ballard percussion takes first, band takes second place in class at Hopkinsville competition
Again, for the last two weeks, the Ballard Memorial High School Band of Pride has brought home trophies from a regional band competition.  
BMHS soccer players named to All-District teams
Four girls and five boys from the Bombers soccer teams were named to their respective 2015 District 1 All-District Team for soccer last week. 
BCES recognized by state organization for work on positive behavior program
Ballard County Elementary School has been recognized for the first time by the Kentucky Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Network for implementing their system with fidelity. The school has been using PBIS consistently for the last three years. 
Ballard County Schools ranked as distinguished district for second year
Scores from the fourth year of statewide testing under the system Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) are in, and the Ballard County School district again has been ranked as distinguished for the second consecutive year. These results are from tests that students took in May 2014. 
BMHS recognized as one of 10 Kentucky schools in the Winner's Circle
Ballard Memorial High School was among 10 Kentucky schools recognized at the Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington today as being in the Winner’s Circle of teaching and learning conditions. These schools are recognized for their effective teaching and school leadership practices, and will be shared as models of best practices across the state. The Winner’s Circle schools were selected based upon their 2015 survey results, school safety and student achievement scores. 
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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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