District News

Updated illness guidelines

We are updating our guidance for Covid-19 and other illnesses for the 2023-24 school year:

Mon Aug 28 11:42 AM

New DTC/network admin Mason Purcell
Purcell named DTC/network admin at Ballard County Schools

Mason Purcell has been named district technology coordinator/network administrator at Ballard County Schools. He will assume his duties on June 5 from exiting DTC Reta Renfrow and network admin Mike Howle, both of whom are retiring this summer.

Wed May 31 10:52 AM

New BMHS cheer coach Ashley Hogancamp
Hogancamp named new varsity cheer coach at BMHS

Ashley Hogancamp, a former Murray State cheerleader and competitive team coach, has been named the school’s new varsity cheer coach at Ballard Memorial High School.

Tue May 23 10:32 AM

New BMHS girls' basketball coach Barry Phillips
Phillips named girls' varsity basketball coach at BMHS

Barry Phillips, the Ballard Memorial junior varsity girls’ coach last season, has been named the school’s new girls’ varsity coach. Phillips will begin his third year teaching health and PE for BMHS and Ballard County Middle School in the fall, and his fifth year teaching.

Wed May 10 10:55 AM

Daniel Meinschein
Meinschein selected for Governor's Scholars, Commonwealth Honors Academy

Ballard Memorial High School junior Daniel Meinschein has been selected for not one, but two prestigious competitive summer programs: The Governor’s Scholars Program, and the Commonwealth Honors Academy.

Sat May 06 12:00 AM

Ballard LPC to meet May 10

The Ballard County Schools Local Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 11 Vocational School Road, Barlow. The public is welcome to attend.

Wed May 03 03:15 PM

BMHS summer school dates set

Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School who failed an English or math class will begin Monday, June 5, and will end on Thursday, June 29. Summer school will run from 7:45 a.m.- 1:45 p.m, with breakfast/lunch provided.

Tue May 02 12:55 PM

Shown from left are Citizens Deposit Bank Marketing Director Abagail Norsworthy and Ballard Family Focus Director Kelly Wray.
Ballard County children now can take part in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program

Ballard County now is partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. “We’ve been working on this for a while, but only became operational recently,” said Ballard Family Focus Director Kelly Wray. “Parents can sign their kids up online, or they can call me and register them over the phone.”

Mon May 01 02:55 PM

District schools announce end of year events

The following is a list of events at each school from now until the end of the year:

Mon Apr 24 09:03 AM

Changes coming for start/end times, buses for BCPS in 2023-24

Beginning in the fall of 2023, students at Ballard County Preschool and Head Start will have the same start and end times as their older counterparts at the elementary school. Students may be dropped off at 7:15 a.m., and picked up at 3 p.m., said BCPS Director Terri Gentry.

Fri Apr 21 02:05 PM