Ballard Memorial High School News
Leadership class serves at Grace's Table
Members of Ballard Memorial High School teacher April Jewell’s leadership class helped serve the weekly community meal at Grace’s Table at Grace United Methodist Church on Sept. 18. Shown from left in the first photo are Madi Williams and Casey Wilson pouring batter.  
CTC students explore career clusters
Jeremy Bruer (standing), territory manager for DuPont-Pioneer, visited students at Ballard County Career and Technical School last week to talk about careers in agriculture-related businesses.  
School now in session! Drivers reminded of pick-up, drop-off points on main campus
The first day of classes for Ballard County Schools was Thursday, Aug. 7. It’s back to school for student drivers, parents and bus drivers alike. Please click the link below for a quick reminder of traffic patterns and pick-up/drop-off points for everyone on the main campus.  
Davis named assistant principal at BMHS
New Ballard Memorial High School Assistant Principal Leslee Davis hopes to use her experience as the school’s guidance counselor to her students’ advantage. “I’m here first of all because I care,” Davis said. “There will be correction, but part of my job is to teach them new, good behaviors instead of old, inappropriate ones. If I want to teach compassion, I’ve got to model that for them.”  
All Ballard County schools to be included in free meal program this year
Breakfast and lunch have been free for all students in Ballard County Elementary and Preschool for two years. This year, students at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools will join them.
Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students will be free in 2014-15, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.
 
BMHS graduates 88 class members
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 62st commencement exercises on May 30, with 88 students crossing the stage in the gymnasium here. There were three valedictorians, Devin Griffin, Cera Peck and Taylor Raffety. The two salutatorians were Millicent Kay Green and Lyndsey Grief. There were 12 additional honor graduates: Chad Adams, Elizabeth Chadwick, Logan Davis, Abbi Denton, Maggie Denton, Taylor Foster, Hailey Houston, Jessica Jones, Justin King, Shelby Rollings, Codi Sullenger and Shelbi Wiggins. 
Two BMHS teachers retire
Two long-time teachers at Ballard Memorial High School retired at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Shown from left are arts and humanities teacher Charlotte Farmer and business teacher Janice Hays enjoying their retirement reception at BMHS.  
Track team members place at state meet
Several members of Ballard Memorial High School’s track team placed in their respective events at the Kentucky state high school meet on May 24. The BMHS track coach is Brenda Arington.  
Students recognized at Awards Day
Awards Day was held May 20 at Ballard Memorial High School. Students were recognized for outstanding achievement.  
BMHS grads receive over $250,000 in scholarships and awards
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at a ceremony held at the school on May 16. Guidance counselor Leslee Davis said that graduating seniors received over $250,000 in local, college and university scholarships. 
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