District News

Football player and American flag
Annual Memorial Bowl Sept. 16 to include veteran honors, meal, and cafeteria ribbon-cutting

The annual Memorial Bowl will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at Bomber Field. There will be a full slate of activities honoring veterans, beginning with a ribbon-cutting and open house for the newly renovated cafeteria.

Tue Sep 13 11:20 AM

BCES 21st Century Coordinator Madison Ellington (right) and BCMS Coordinator Hannah Wildharber
New 21st Century after-school programs, new coordinators at BCES and BCMS

Ballard County Schools was awarded two new 21st Century Community Learning Center grants in the last funding cycle, meaning that two new programs will go into full swing later this month. The grants will provide homework help, remediation, and enrichment for all students in Ballard County Elementary and Ballard County Middle schools, starting Aug. 29. The grant programs – starting at $100,000 for each school this year – also feature two new coordinators: Madison Ellington at BCES, and Hannah Wildharber at BCMS. Both women are excited about the services their programs will provide for Ballard students. The programs will mirror each other in schedule, running Monday through Thursday, starting with an snack immediately after school until 5:15 each afternoon. The first hour will offer help with existing subjects; the second will feature enrichment activities. Parents may pick up students at 4:15 p.m. after academics, at 5:15 after enrichment, or bus transportation to four pick-up locations around the county is available.

Thu Aug 18 02:54 PM

Zach McDaniel, new BMHS varsity boys' basketball coach
McDaniel named varsity boys’ basketball coach at Ballard Memorial High School

Zach McDaniel, a former assistant at several colleges and universities and three-year Brescia University letterman, has been named the new varsity boys’ basketball coach at Ballard Memorial High School. He also will oversee student credit recovery in the BMHS Runway program. Players were set to meet with the new coach on Wednesday evening, and a meet and greet for players, families, and community members will be held July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the BMHS gym lobby.

Thu Jul 14 09:04 AM

New BCES Assistant Principal Whitney Nichols.
Nichols named assistant principal at BCES

Whitney Nichols has been named assistant principal at Ballard County Elementary School. She assumed her new duties on July 1.

Tue Jul 12 02:29 PM

District-wide 'Bomber Back-to-School Bash' will be held Aug. 6

The 14th annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. All students in the district will register for class, and receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations is attached to this story.) A district-wide safety update will be held at 11 a.m., and all parents are invited.

Tue Jul 12 02:26 PM

District posts student immunization requirements for 2022-23 school year

If you have a child entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, or transferring to Ballard County Schools for the 2022-23 school year, the attached health requirements must be met to comply with Kentucky state regulations and will be strictly enforced.

Tue Jul 12 02:22 PM


New survey offers final chance for input before drafting strategic plan

BCS to begin strategic planning process