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2018-19 BCPS-Head Start registration dates set in March
Ballard County Preschool/Head Start will hold spring registration for new students on March 2 and March 9 for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2018.

All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 421 Broadway, LaCenter. Appointments may be made from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parents/Guardians are asked to please call 270-665-8400, ext. 2100, to schedule an appointment; children will be given their developmental screenings while adults are completing the registration packet.  

BCES names new principal BCES names new principal
The Ballard County Elementary School site-based decision-making council has named Stephanie M. Wood as its successful candidate for principal.

Wood has been assistant principal at Lone Oak Intermediate School since 2015, and has served as the school’s curriculum specialist since 2014. She began her career as a special education teacher at Reidland Elementary School in 1996, and also taught second, third and fourth grade regular classrooms in her tenure there until 2014.

Wood was offered and accepted the job on May 5; her first full year on the job officially will begin on July 1, 2017.  

Adult Education now offering GED classes at Barlow City Library, and Tuesday evening at Adult Ed office
Ballard County Adult Education now is offering GED classes at the Barlow City Library on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. The library is located in the City Hall Annex (old City Hall), behind the City Hall building at 139 N. Fourth St., Barlow. 
BCES receives donation from Wickliffe Masonic Lodge BCES receives donation from Wickliffe Masonic Lodge
Wickliffe Masonic Lodge members Harry Ashcraft (left) and John Horn are shown here with Ballard County Elementary School Assistant Principal Angie Woods as the men delivered bicycles and helmets from the lodge. 
Student Council officers, members, named for 2016-17 Student Council officers, members, named for 2016-17
Ballard County Elementary School recently announced its Student Council officers for 2016-17. Shown from left are President Boden Lovelace, Vice President Lance Scott, Secretary Kori Martin, and Treasurer Tyler Chandler. 
Leaders of the Month announced for August Leaders of the Month announced for August
At the beginning of each month, teachers will focus on a particular leadership characteristic and identify students who have displayed that trait exceptionally well during the previous month. On the last day of each month, the students are recognized at an assembly.  
Breakfast, lunch at all schools again free under CEP program
For the third year, students at all Ballard County schools will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch for free. Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students again will be free in 2016-17, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.  
Wickliffe Masonic Lodge donates two bikes for perfect attendance at BCES 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.  
FPS team takes fourth place at regional Governor's Cup FPS team takes fourth place at regional Governor's Cup
The Future Problem Solvers team at Ballard County Elementary School won fourth place at regional Governor’s Cup competition on March 12. 
April Students of the Month announced April Students of the Month announced
Ballard County Elementary School has announced its Students of the Month for March. Students are selected by their teachers as good examples of the positive attitude, behavior and effort that is expected of everyone at BCES.  
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