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Dates, times for BMHS schedule changes announced
     Schedules for Ballard Memorial High School students will be released on Infinite Campus on July 30. Schedule change dates are July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon. 
Students with dual credit questions or who need to register for courses can come during the those dates and times.   
Drop-in clinic for some required school immunizations to be held Aug. 9
      A drop-in clinic for required hepatitis A and meningitis immunizations will be held Aug. 9 at Ballard County Middle School from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for Ballard students in grades K-12. The school is located at 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow.

A parent/guardian must be present to sign permission forms for the injections.  

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.  

Annual permanent records destruction at BMHS is May 30; this year it's records from 2013
Permanent records at Ballard Memorial High School are destroyed annually, five years after a student's graduation date. 
Anyone wishing to pick up their records must do so before May 30 of each year. This year, records from the graduating class of 2013 will be destroyed.  
2017 BMHS report cards mailed; records destruction from 2011-12 will begin next week
BMHS report cards for grades 9-11 will be mailed today (May 26). Seniors received their final report cards in their graduation packets with their diplomas.  
BMHS graduates 108 members of the Class of 2017 BMHS graduates 108 members of the Class of 2017

Ballard Memorial High School observed its 65th commencement exercises on May 18 in the gymnasium here. The Class of 2017 ended with 108 graduates. The two valedictorians were Shelby Lynn Hawes and Kerrie Yen Pullen. The salutatorian was Cheyenne Rae Shely. There were 15 additional honor graduates: Tessa Kennedy Blankenship, Devyn Shurvia Bledsoe, Kayto Mary Buchanon, Alexis Michele Donelson, Hannah Elizabeth Gilbert, Matthey Riley Gilbert, Savanna Mae Rose Gray, Phillip Dale McKee, Zane Adam Parsons, Crystal Dilip Patel, Alexis Lyn Scott, Chance Allen Shely, Charles Jacob Sullivan, Lindsay Dale Tatum, and Adriana Nicole Worley.  

BMHS News Team takes first place at state STLP competition BMHS News Team takes first place at state STLP competition
Students from Ballad Memorial High School were among more than 9,000 students, educators and parents who attended the 10th annual Student Technology Leadership Program state championships, held April 12 at the Lexington Convention Center. The BMHS News team took first place in multimedia content, a competition division in which students use tools to create original learning by combining at least three of the following: animation, audio, design software, images, interactive devices, text, and video. 
HOSA members take second place in state contest to sign up new organ donors HOSA members take second place in state contest to sign up new organ donors
Members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America were rewarded with second prize in the state of Kentucky for their hard work on the organization’s organ donation sign-up drive. Charlotte Wong of the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates in Lexington came to Ballard County on Feb. 14 to present a $300 check, which will be used by the group to attend HOSA’s state leadership convention in March. 
BMHS' Rehkemper going to state Governor's Cup BMHS' Rehkemper going to state Governor's Cup
Ballard Memorial High School freshman Ryan Rehkemper qualified for state competition in social studies, and will compete on March 11 in Louisville. The BMHS academic team took fourth place overall at Regional Governor’s Cup competition last weekend. 
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. 
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