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Adams named new principal at BMHS

Ballard Memorial High School athletic director, teacher, and coach Tim Adams has been named principal at Ballard Memorial High School. He replaces Leslee Davis, who will become district director of pupil personnel on July 1.

"It is an honor to be chosen to as the next leader of Ballard Memorial High School," Adams said. "I look forward to working with all stakeholders to make the best decisions, every day, for every student. We have an incredible staff and wonderful opportunities for our students, and we will focus on making sure that every student is prepared to transition to life after high school - whether that be by entering the workforce or attending college."  

End-of-year activities set at all Ballard County schools
Ballard County schools have set dates for end-of-year activities. Because of lingering COVID concerns, some events will be different from previous years, but they will be in-person. Event dates are as follows:
BMHS Principal Davis named district's new director of pupil personnel
Ballard Memorial High School Principal Leslee Davis has been named the new director of pupil personnel for Ballard County Schools. She will begin her new job on July 1, replacing the retiring Bob Wilson, who had been DPP for the district for 17 years.
Her duties will include oversight of student attendance and code of behavior, school safety, the district calendar, and working with homeschool families. She also will work with school nurses and Family Resource and Youth Service Center directors.  
Miller chosen for Governor's Scholars Program Miller chosen for Governor's Scholars Program
Ballard Memorial High School junior Jake Miller is the latest in a long line in his family to be selected for the Governor’s Scholars Program. His father, aunt, and three cousins also were GSP participants. This year, over 2,000 applications were submitted, from which approximately 1,000 students will attend on one of three Kentucky college campuses.  
Burnley selected for Commonwealth Honors Academy Burnley selected for Commonwealth Honors Academy
Ballard Memorial High School junior Wendy Burnley has been selected for the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University. The three-week residential academic enrichment program for outstanding rising seniors will be held on campus June 5-26. Students were chosen not only from Kentucky, but also from surrounding states.  
Parents/Guardians who want to request a Supplemental School Year are asked to complete survey
Senate Bill 128, allowing Kentucky students in grades K-12 to retake their 2020-21 school year as a “Supplemental School Year,” was passed into law this year. If parents want their students to participate, they must inform their district no later than Saturday, May 1. Completing the linked survey will be your way of telling Ballard County Schools that you are interested in your student re-taking his/her current school year.
This Supplemental Year is designed for to students to regain academic loss as a result of changes in the school year due to measures in place concerning COVID. As such, we ask you to consider these things:  
Spring sports in full swing; here's how to get tickets
Spring sports at Ballard County Schools move into full swing this week. We want everyone to come out and support our Bombers, so here are a couple of reminders to make the experience safe and enjoyable for all:  
RESCHEDULED: Orientation meeting for 2021-22 freshmen NOW will be held March 29
BMHS is hosting a ninth grade orientation meeting for 2021-22 freshmen and their parents/guardians on Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. 
Meeting topics will include requirements for graduation and diploma options. Administrators also will share course offerings to help students choose a career path and available electives. Students are asked to bring their Chromebooks to the meeting. Most information will be completed electronically.  
Bledsoe introduced as Bomber head football coach Bledsoe introduced as Bomber head football coach
If turnout is an indication of excitement, Bomber Football has entered a new era. Over 40 players and potential players showed up for the introduction of longtime assistant coach LeToun Bledsoe as the new head coach for the program.
Bledsoe was an assistant varsity football coach for two years, and an assistant and head coach at middle school for eight. His 2014 middle school team won the divisional championship. Bledsoe also has been head track coach for five years, and a head middle school basketball coach for six years.   
RESCHEDULED: BMHS hosting dual credit information meeting NOW on March 29
Ballard Memorial High School is hosting a dual credit information meeting on March 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. This meeting is for 2021-22 juniors, seniors, and their parents/guardians.   
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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County School District are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability, in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

The Ballard County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students, regardless of race, color, or national origin, and including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability, in grades 9-12: Agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health, industrial maintenance, and welding.

Persons seeking further information concerning career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact Assistant Superintendent David Meinschein, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2004. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to Superintendent Casey Allen, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2001. The person designated to coordinate Title IX compliance is BMHS Principal Leslee Davis, 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2501. The person designated to coordinate Section 504 is Director of Special Education Terri Wehmeyer, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2101.

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