Alerts & Information for (Thursday, March 5, 2015)
All-Day Closure
Ballard County Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5.

** All Buildings Affected **
Ballard Memorial High School News
Jones chosen as Teen of the Week
Breanna Jones was chosen as the Paducah Bank's Teen of the Week. Click the link below for more information.  
BMHS places second at District Governor's Cup
The Ballard Memorial High School Governor’s Cup team placed second overall in the Jan. 24 district competition at Mayfield High School. They were to compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup on Feb. 14 at McCracken County High School. 
Two students awarded cash for essay contest
LaCenter resident Dick Moore said the idea came out of a conversation with his friends about low voter turnout. He decided he ask students their views on “Why People Don’t Vote.” Moore worked with the social studies department at Ballard Memorial High School, and offered a cash prize in an essay contest open to all students. 
Baseball standout Chandler signs with Illinois college
Ballard Memorial High School senior Lee Chandler signed an offer to play baseball for Olney (Ill.) Central Community College on Jan. 26 at BMHS.  
Plumbers and Steamfitters make donation to welding program
Local 184 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union out of Paducah brought a $2,000 donation to the welding program at Ballard County Career and Technical Center on Jan. 23.  
BMHS, BCCTC earn statewide PEAK award for outstanding effort
The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Ballard County Schools’ officials with the
Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award on Dec. 2, following a tour of Ballard County Memorial High School/Career and Technical Center.
KSBA established the PEAK Award in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding public school efforts aimed at enhancing student learning skills and, in doing so, to promote the positive impact of public elementary and secondary education in Kentucky. Ballard Memorial and the Career and Technical Center earned the PEAK Award for the changes they have made in the past three years to make its students successful, post graduation.  
Ballard volleyball player named to All-State first team
Senior volleyball player Elizabeth Goodin recently was honored as one of only nine girls in the entire state of Kentucky to earn the 2014 Kentucky Volleyball Coaches’ Association First Team All-State (Class A) honor. 
All competing Ballard students qualify for state STLP
All 18 students from Ballard County schools who competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program regional competition at Murray State University on Nov. 7 have qualified for state competition. 
Ballard Middle, Ballard Memorial students selected for National Choir
Ballard County Middle school student Colton Baker and Ballard Memorial High School student Michaela Nutt have been selected for the biannual National ACDA Honor Choir. According to Ballard Choir Director Samantha Veal, this is the first time anyone from Ballard has been accepted to participate in this event. 
Eight BMHS players selected for All WK Football Conference team
Eight Ballard Memorial High School students have been recognized as some of the best football players in the area, and have been selected for the All-West Kentucky Football Conference team. 
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