District News
End-of-year events set for all district schools
Ballard County’s schools have set the following dates for end of year activities: 
Fifth annual 'Wheels and Wings' bike ride set for May 23
The Ballard County Wheels and Wings bike ride will be held May 23. In an effort to get more beginners and families interested in bicycling, organizers have planned a free 5-mile family ride this year, in addition to the longer paid routes. If riders want a shirt, or the early registration discount on paid rides, that deadline is May 8. 
Summer school credit recovery begins June 1; students notified May 28-29
Summer school credit recovery sessions for students at Ballard Memorial High School will begin Monday, June 1, and tentatively will end on Thursday, June 25. 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 1. 
BMHS announces Summer Academy elective courses
The following courses are offered for first-time credit through the Ballard Memorial High School Summer Academy. Students who have taken the class previously are not eligible to enroll.  
BMHS greenhouse opens for business
The Ballard Memorial High School Greenhouse opened its doors last Monday to begin the its first-ever spring plant sale. “The students have worked hard preparing the greenhouse through the winter for this very day,” said agriculture instructor Brian Jarvis.
Available items include hanging baskets, assorted flowers and vegetable plants, including tomatoes and peppers.
 
Bombers are runners-up in school's first-ever All A championship game in Lexington
For the first time in school history, a Ballard County program made it to the state championship game in any All A sport on May 3. The Bomber baseball team fought hard in the Sunday afternoon game against Lexington Christian Academy, but came up one run short in a 4-3 squeaker. 
Higgins chosen as BCES guidance counselor
Fifth-grade math teacher Ginger Higgins was named guidance counselor last week by the Site-Based Decision-Making council at Ballard County Elementary School. As of July 1, she will replace Vicki Fowler, who is retiring after 31 years of service. 
BMHS student selected for exclusive Governor's School for the Arts
Ballard Memorial High School sophomore Emily Morehead has been selected to attend the 2015 Governor’s School for the Arts in vocal music at Centre College in Danville. She was one of only 30 chosen from over 500 sophomore and junior applicants from around the state in her art form. 
Two BMHS students selected for prestigious Governor's Scholars Program
Two Ballard Memorial High School students have been selected for this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. They are Matthew Miller and Olivia Robison. Cutler Phillippe and Hannah Morrow were selected as alternates. 
BMHS baseball player earns state scholarship
Ballard Memorial High School senior baseball standout Lee Chandler was one of only 32 student-athletes statewide recently selected as regional winners in the Forcht Bank/Kentucky High School Athletics Association CLASS (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) awards program.  
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