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District announces end-of-year event dates
Ballard County schools have set the following dates for end-of-year activities:

Ballard County Preschool-Head Start:

May 9 is Beach Day, all day long. Celebration Day will be May 10 from 12-2 p.m. at Bomber Field, behind the preschool at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow.

For more information, please contact BCPS Director Terri Wehmeyer at 270-665-8400, ext. 2101, or email terri.wehmeyer@ballard.kyschools.us.

Ballard County Elementary School:

Dojo (good behavior) trips were April 19 for fifth grade and will be April 26 for grades K-4. May 3 will be K-Prep rewards day, with a testing pep rally set for May 6 at 1:15 p.m. Testing will begin on May 7.

The annual art show will be held May 7 from 5-7 p.m., with the talent show set for May 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Students who have been minor-discipline-referral free all year will get a day in the park on May 13; fifth grade will travel to Discovery Park in Union City, Tenn., on May 15. May 16 will be field day. Fourth-grade Hee Haw will be held May 14 at 6 p.m.

Fifth-grade promotion ceremony will be May 17 at 9 a.m.; the fourth-grade awards presentations will be at 11:30. These events will be in the school’s gym at 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow.

For more information, please contact BCES Principal Chris Sheffer at 665-8400, ext. 2201, or email chris.sheffer@ballard.kyschools.us.

Ballard County Middle School:

Testing will take place May 1-3 and 6-9. There will be trips to Holiday World on May 9 and 10.

normal'>Good-faith effort rewards day will be May 14. Promotion practice will be May 15 and 16.

BCMS Awards Day for sixth and seventh grades will be May 16 at 8:30 a.m., and eighth-grade promotion and awards will be May 17 at noon. These events will be in the school’s gym at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow.

For more information, please contact BCMS Principal Amber Parker at 665-8400, ext. 2300, or email amber.parker@ballard.kyschools.us.

Ballard Memorial High School:

MNA testing will be April 26. The senior trip is set for May 3. Senior finals will be May 6 and 7; credit recovery seniors must have work completed by May 9. Other semester finals will be May 15 for periods 2, 4 and 6, and May 17 for periods 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Awards Day will be May 14 at 10 a.m.; Scholarship Day also will be that day at 1:30 p.m. Both events will be in the school’s gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. If your senior is getting a scholarship from a college or other organization, please contact guidance counselor Renee McDermott at 270-665-8400, ext. 2503, to make sure it is on the program. All local scholarships already will be on the program.

Baccalaureate will be May 15 at 7 p.m. Graduation is May 17 at 7 p.m. Admittance to graduation is by ticket only. Both events will be in the gym.

For more information, please contact BMHS Principal Leslee Davis at 665-8400, ext. 2501, or email leslee.davis@ballard.kyschools.us

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