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Family Focus again holding workshops for Christmas assistance program
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. 
Meeting set for Dec. 12 about bass fishing
There will be a meeting for parents of students interested in the sport of bass fishing on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the library at Ballard Memorial High School, 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. 
BMHS Christmas choir concert set for Dec. 15
The Ballard Memorial High School Christmas choir concert will be held this Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of LaCenter, 421 Broadway. The public is invited to this event. 
Family Focus receives donation from James Marine at Wickliffe Family Focus receives donation from James Marine at Wickliffe
For the third year in a row, the Wickliffe employees and owners of James Marine Inc. have made a sizeable donation to the Christmas assistance program of Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center. A group of employees brought a check for $2,500 on Nov. 17. 
Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition Artwork by BMHS students chosen as logo for Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy coalition
Three Ballard Memorial High School students were among 26 from Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties who submitted artwork for a logo contest. The hand-drawn logo by BMHS was chosen to represent the new four-county Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE), and was unveiled at the group’s first major conference, held in October at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Hickman County. 
Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor
Ballard County Middle School has named Ashley Bodell as its interim school counselor for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. Bodell had been serving as a special education teacher at BCMS. Long-time counselor Kim Grogan retired at the end of October. 
BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting
Ballard County Middle School students who earned Distinguished scores in every administered area of the May 2016 K-PREP assessments were recognized at the Ballard Board of Education’s Oct. 17 regular meeting.  
For the first time, Ballard County Schools named a District of Distinction in KPREP testing, all three K-12 schools classified as distinguished
The Ballard County School district has been classified as a District of Distinction for the first time under Kentucky’s K-PREP accountability assessments – a designation that means it is in the top 15 of the state’s 173 school districts – and all three of Ballard’s K-12 schools have earned distinguished status for the first time.
 
Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir
The following students recently participated in the 45th annual First District Honor Choir held at Paducah Tilghman High School. 
Four Ballard volleyball players named to All-District team Four Ballard volleyball players named to All-District team
Shown from left in the front row are the four Ballard volleyball players who made All-District team this season: McKinsey Laster, Tessa Blankenship, Madison Trusha, and (pink jersey at right) Adriana Worley.  
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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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