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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.   

BCMS fundraising with discounted tickets to Venture River
Ballard County Middle School is offering discounted tickets to Venture River in Eddyville as a summer fundraiser. Purchasers can save $4 on general admission tickets, or $12 on combo pack tickets, and BCMS makes $5 from every sale.  
BCMS journalism class seeking local veterans to interview
The journalism class at Ballard County Middle School is writing about veterans, and would like to interview any and all current or former service members in the county.
They are asking veterans to come to the school at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, on Monday, Nov. 12 from 12:20-1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  
Time changing on first doors open at all schools
Doors at all district schools - Ballard County Elementary, Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial High schools - will not open until 7:15 a.m. this year. This includes the BCMS and BMHS gyms, and all other doors.  
Wehmeyer named new director of special education, preschool coordinator Wehmeyer named new director of special education, preschool coordinator
Ballard County Schools has named Terri Wehmeyer its successful candidate for district director of special education and Ballard County Preschool coordinator, effective July 1.

She had been director of special education and preschool at Crittenden County for the last year, and dean of students at the Grand Chain Learning Center/JAMP for the year before that. Wehmeyer also taught at Lone Oak High School for six years, and spent four years as a special education teacher at Paducah Middle School. She has been employed in the educational setting since 1999.  

Adult Education now offering GED classes at Barlow City Library, and Tuesday evening at Adult Ed office
Ballard County Adult Education now is offering GED classes at the Barlow City Library on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. The library is located in the City Hall Annex (old City Hall), behind the City Hall building at 139 N. Fourth St., Barlow. 
BCMS Young Leaders meet with state Rep. Rudy BCMS Young Leaders meet with state Rep. Rudy
First District State Rep. Steven Rudy is shown here with Ballard County Middle School students at a meeting on Dec. 5. The students are part of the Young Leaders in Action group looking at issues in the local community and deciding how they can help solve it. 
Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor Ballard County Middle School names Bodell interim counselor
Ballard County Middle School has named Ashley Bodell as its interim school counselor for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. Bodell had been serving as a special education teacher at BCMS. Long-time counselor Kim Grogan retired at the end of October. 
BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting BCMS all-Distinguished students recognized at Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting
Ballard County Middle School students who earned Distinguished scores in every administered area of the May 2016 K-PREP assessments were recognized at the Ballard Board of Education’s Oct. 17 regular meeting.  
Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir Ballard students participate in First District Honor Choir
The following students recently participated in the 45th annual First District Honor Choir held at Paducah Tilghman High School. 
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