District News
Start, end times at BCPS changing this year - meal times updated
The start and end times for morning and afternoon sessions at Ballard County Preschool-Head Start are changing this year, beginning on Aug. 22. Morning preschool will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon. Afternoon preschool will begin at noon and end at 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast will be served at 8:40 a.m. Morning session lunches will begin at 11:15, 11:20 and 11:25 a.m.; afternoon session lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m.
 
Dowdy qualifies for state All 'A' golf tournament
Ballard Memorial High School junior Austin Dowdy shot a 78 at the All "A" regional tournament held at Silos Golf Club on Aug. 12. Dowdy qualified for and will play in the state All "A" tournament in Somerset on Sept. 10. 
New this semester: CTC visitors must check in at BMHS
Starting with the first day of classes this year, all visitors to Ballard Career and Technical Center now must check in first through the Ballard Memorial High School main office at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. 
Breakfast, lunch at all schools again free under CEP program
For the third year, students at all Ballard County schools will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch for free. Morning and midday meals for all Ballard County Schools students again will be free in 2016-17, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, according to Ballard Food Service Director Amber Hayes.  
Same name, different face: Brant Veal named choir director at BCMS, BMHS
Ballard County Schools has named Brant Veal as its successful candidate for the position of choir director at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools. 
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.  
Ballard students take first place at FFA welding competition
The Ballard Memorial High School FFA arc welding team of Dylan Blankenship, Hunter Benton and Clayton Teeters took first place in the April 27 Purchase regional competition, and will compete at the Kentucky State Fair in August. Each student had to weld three separate welds in 15 minutes for the score.
FFA member Jabarie Bledsoe represented Ballard in the MIG welding competition and had the best flat bead in the region. Bledsoe placed third overall.
 
Upcoming Events
BCMS Softball
Tue Aug 30 2016
BMHS Soccer
Tue Aug 30 2016
BMHS Volleyball
Tue Aug 30 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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