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Kindergarten 'Jump Start' to be held at BCES on July 25-26
Ballard County Elementary School will hold a “Jump Start” program for all 2016 incoming kindergarten students on July 25-26 from 9 to 11 a.m. The two-day program is free, and all new kindergarten students are welcome to attend, but need to be registered. 
BMHS schedules available on July 25
Schedules for 2016-17 students at Ballard Memorial High School may be viewed on the district's Infinite Campus portal, beginning July 25. Students also may pick up copies of schedules at Bomber Bash on Aug. 6. 
Memorial Wall on Bomber Field again accepting plaques for program members
The Ballard Football Boosters are offering stainless steel memorial plaques to family members or friends for loved ones who were part of the Ballard Memorial High School football program and who have passed away. Deadline to order plaques for this year is Monday, Aug. 1. For more information or to obtain an order form, please contact Vicki Gough at 665-8400, ext. 2201, or e-mail vicki.gough@ballard.kyschools.us. 
District-wide 'Bomber Back-to-School Bash' combines registration, orientation, with community health fair, information and giveaways
The ninth annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.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 may be downloaded at the end of this story.) 
FFA chapter holding sweet corn fundraiser
The Ballard Memorial FFA chapter will hold a sweet corn fundraiser again this year. The corn will be picked and processed by members of the FFA chapter and will be available for pickup in late July. 
WKEC seeking instructor/coordinator for Ballard Adult Ed center
The West Kentucky Educational Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of instructor/coordinator for the Ballard County Adult Education center in LaCenter.  
BMHS graduates 85 members of the Class of 2016
Ballard Memorial High School observed its 64th commencement exercises on May 20 in the gymnasium here. The Class of 2016 ended with 85 graduates. 
Class of 2016 received over $400,000 in scholarships
Ballard Memorial High School honored its outstanding students at a ceremony held at the school on May 16. Guidance counselor Renee McDermott said that graduating seniors received over $400,000 in local, college and university scholarships. 
Corrigan named director of special education, preschool coordinator
Ballard County Schools has named Ballard Memorial High School special education teacher DiAnna Corrigan as its successful candidate for the district’s director of special education and preschool coordinator. 
BCPS coordinator Puckett honored with retirement reception
Fanetta Puckett (seated), Ballard County Schools’ director of special education and preschool coordinator, was honored with a retirement reception at Ballard County Preschool and Head Start on May 13.  
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The Ballard County School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The District Title IX Coordinator will handle any inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, and may be reached at 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024, or by phone at 270-665-8400, ext. 2000.

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