Ballard Memorial High School 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. 
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. 
BMHS art students benefit from MSU grant
Students in Jennifer Bittner’s visual art III class at Ballard Memorial High School recently got a chance to work with some college and professional printmakers. Meghan O'Connor, Middle Tennessee State University printmaking professor, had taught a workshop on relief printing to undergraduate printmaking students at Murray State University. That class came about through MSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan grant program, which funds experiential learning for MSU students, and included an agreement to teach in the surrounding communities. 
Ballard percussion takes first, band takes third place in class at Graves invitational
For the second time in as many weeks, the Ballard Memorial High School Band of Pride brought home trophies from a regional band competition. The percussion section earned first place in Class A at the Sept. 26 Screamin’ Eagle Marching Invitational at Graves County High School. The entire band earned third place overall in Class A.  
Ballard FFA receives environmental grant from national organization
The Ballard Memorial FFA chapter has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the National FFA Organization's Living to Serve: Environmental Grant program. The chapter has developed a year-long service-learning project to meet a local environmental need. The LTS grants are provided through funding from national transportation company CSX and global health care company Bayer, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. 
Students get 'first-hand' look at Civil War
Local Civil War re-enactor Mike Pinchot visited Scott Carlson’s U.S. history classes at Ballard Memorial High School this week. He brought many of his own items to show students. 
Two students chosen for National FFA Chorus
Shown from left, Ballard Memorial High School FFA members Autumn Dunaway and Patra Caldwell have been selected to sing with the group’s National Chorus at the National FFA Convention in Louisville in late August.  
Band director named First District's High School Music Teacher of the Year
Heather DiPasquale, band director for Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools, was voted by her peers as the 2015 First District Kentucky Music Educators Association Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year. 
Wray qualifies for state All A golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School senior T.J. Wray qualified for the All A state golf tournament at regional competition held Aug. 14 at Silos Country Club.  
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving - No school
Thu Nov 26 2015
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