District-wide 'Bomber Back-to-School-Bash' set for July 31


The 13th annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, July 31, 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 posted with this story.) A district-wide safety update will be held at 11 a.m., and all parents are invited.

In addition to students and parents, the public is invited to a health and community resource fair in the Ballard Memorial High School gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow, from 8 to 11 a.m. Family Focus (elementary school) will hand out school supplies in the elementary school and Teen Focus (middle and high schools) will have school supplies in the high school gym concession area for those who qualify.

Orientation times for kindergarten through high-school seniors are scheduled on that day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Parents may drop in any time from 8:30-10 a.m. this year at Ballard County Elementary School and Ballard County Preschool-Head Start, both located 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, regardless of their child’s grade level. All BCES and BCPS teachers will be in their classrooms that day. Students are encouraged to bring supplies to their classrooms.

BMHS orientation is from 9-9:45 a.m. in the cafeteria; BCMS orientation is in the MS gym from 10-11 a.m. The safety update will be held in the MS gym from 11-11:30 a.m., and building and district administrators will be present, as well as community responders.

The community-wide health fair will be on the BMHS gym floor from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day, featuring more than 20 area participants, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. The public is welcome. Volunteers from local and regional health care providers will offer free blood pressure and other screenings.

As always, the top of the high school gym will host a community fair with local service, business and college/university representatives during the same hours.

For more information, please contact Ballard Coounty Director of Pupil Personnel Leslee Davis at 270-665-8400, ext. 2014, or email leslee.davis@ballard.kyschools.us; Family Focus Director Kelly Wray at ext. 2026, or email kelly.wray@ballard.kyschools.us; or Teen Focus Director Tina Armer at ext. 2028, or email tina.armer@ballard.kyschools.us.


Bomber Bash schedule