District News
Third weather day means school on Feb. 15, full day on May 19
As of the Jan. 25 weather day, Ballard County Schools will be in session on Feb. 15. Since that was the district's third weather day, students also will have a full instructional day on May 19 (the last day scheduled for students at this point). 
First BCPS registration for 2016-17 to be held Feb. 19
Ballard County Preschool/Head Start will hold its first spring registration for new students on Friday, Feb. 19, for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2016.
All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at the preschool at 455 Olive St. here. Upcoming dates are Feb. 19 and March 4 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parents/Guardians are asked to please call 270-665-8400, ext. 2100, to schedule an appointment.
 
District looking for bus drivers, monitors
Are you a stay-at-home parent with spare time since school has started? Retired, but looking for something to fill a few hours? Or just looking for something different? Ballard County Schools invites you to consider becoming a school bus driver.
Transportation Director Darrell Sullivan says the district is always looking for qualified candidates. Training to become a driver can begin almost immediately.
 
Ballard County Schools adding position for experienced desktop technician
For the first time in nearly five years, Ballard County Schools is looking for an experienced desktop support technician to service the district’s 800 desktop computers, along with audio, video and other classroom peripherals. 
Two district musical groups invited to perform for state professional associations
Both the 7th and 8th grade mixed choir at Ballard County Elementary School and the Ballard Memorial High School band have been selected to perform at meetings of their respective state professional groups. 
BCMS academic team takes first place at district Governor's Cup
The Ballard County Middle School academic team took first place overall in the District Governor’s Cup tournament, held at Fulton City Middle School, starting on Jan. 19. Because of bad weather, individual assessments and quick recall competition did not conclude until Jan. 26.
The quick recall team finished first, and the future problem solving team took fourth place. Several students also placed in the top five individually. The QRT and individuals will compete at regionals on Feb. 13 at McCracken County High School.
 
BMHS academic team takes second place in district Governor's Cup
The Ballard Memorial High School academic team took second place overall in the District Governor’s Cup tournament, held at BMHS on Jan. 30. The team also won the meet’s sportsmanship award.
The quick recall team finished second, and several students also placed in the top five individually; all of those will compete at the regional level on Feb. 20 at Graves County High School.
 
District-wide on-site counseling services up and running
An on-site counseling service operated through Mountain Comprehensive Care Center of Morehead, Ky., is now in operation at Ballard County Schools.
The services are offered at no charge to the district, and will take any student insurance coverage for the care. If a student is not currently insured, MCCC also will help the family secure appropriate insurance coverage.
 
Board of Education sets 2016-17 break dates, changes regular monthly meeting date for remainder of 2016
The Ballard County Board of Education set dates for fall and spring breaks for 2016-17, and voted to change its regular meeting dates for 2016 at its regular January meeting. 
Ballard seniors earn OSHA 10 certification
Last November, Ballard Memorial high school seniors enrolled in the school’s welding, industrial maintenance, and agriculture classes were given the opportunity to take an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety class that offered a chance at industry certification. In January, 37 of those students received those certifications. 
Upcoming Events
BMHS Basketball
Tue Feb 9 2016
BMHS Basketball
Fri Feb 12 2016
Board of Education meeting
Mon Feb 15 2016
BMHS Basketball
Tue Feb 16 2016
District Calendar
Statement of Non-Discrimination

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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