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'Meet the Bombers' set for Friday
Meet the Bombers will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at Bomber Field (behind Ballard County Elementary School). Admission is free, and the concession stand will be open. 
Bomber Back-to-School Bash set for Saturday, Aug. 10
     The 12th annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All students in the district will register for class, receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations accompanies 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) and Teen Focus (middle and high schools) will have school supplies in the gym’s concession area for those who qualify.   

BMHS 2019-20 student schedules available now on Infinite Campus; change sessions set July 29-31
Schedules for BMHS students are ready to view on Infinite Campus. Any student requesting a schedule change may attend change sessions on July 29-31. Any junior or senior planning to take a dual credit course who does not see it on his/her schedule also should attend one of the schedule change sessions. Sessions are as follows:  
FBLA recognized at National Leadership Conference
BMHS FBLA was recognized at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in early July in San Antonio. The chapter was recognized for Largest Local Chapter-Professional Division in the Southern Region, which is comprised of 12 states. Member Mason Purcell received an Achievement Award for completing over 500 hours of community service while in high school. 
U.S. military to host eight-day public health clinic at Ballard County Middle School, two other regional sites
The U.S. Department of Defense, in partnership with Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and the Purchase Area Development District, will host an eight-day health and wellness clinic for residents of western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southeast Missouri. Ballard County Middle School will be the site of one of the clinics, from June 14-22.     
Board Office announces summer hours
The Ballard Board of Education office at 3465 Paducah Road will have the following summer schedule: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m.-noon  
Summer feeding program begins May 28, will add free books Summer feeding program begins May 28, will add free books
In its second year, the summer food from Ballard County School will be feeding minds as well as tummies this year. Meal services will begin May 28 at the following sites:

Ballard County Elementary School, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, 7:30-8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.–noon. 8/2

Blandville Baptist Church , 5576 Bethlehem Church Road, Wickliffe, 10:10-10:30 a.m.

Liberty Manor Apartments, 526 Phillips Drive, Wickliffe, 11-11:15 a.m.

Colony House Apartments, 110 Colony House Drive, Barlow, 11:30-11:45 a.m.

LaCenter Park, on Walnut Street, LaCenter, 12-12:15 p.m.  

BMHS summer school credit recovery begins June 3 with parent meeting
Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School will begin Monday, June 3, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 27. Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to the beginning of classes at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 3.  
BMHS graduates 104 members of the Class of 2019
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 67th commencement exercises on May 17 in the gymnasium at 3561 Paducah Road, LaCenter. The Class of 2019 ended with 104 graduates.  
BMHS grads receive numerous scholarships and awards
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at its Scholarship Day ceremony held at the school on May 15.  
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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 Athletic Director Stephen Queen, 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2301. 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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