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Senior Night for Baseball & Softball

On Monday, April 25, 2016,  the Ballard Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs played their last home game of the season. For some of these fine young athletes, it was the last home game to ever be played in their hometown. The senior girls include Sydney Berry, the daughter of Rodney and Jill Berry; Sabrina Walsh, daughter of Dan and Karla Walsh; and Darby Hill, daughter of Rick and Pam Hill. These ladies have helped make this season one of the best yet. There was never a joke told that Darby wouldn't laugh at, a rock on the field Sydney wouldn't throw, or an error made that Sabrina didn't say shoot. The time is . . .

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Art Show

On Friday, April 29, Ballard High School hosted an art show featuring artwork from many students in grades K-12. There were many different varieties of artwork, from pencil sketches to pastel drawings and from paper mâché to clay pottery. Like always, there was a great amount of support from the community as many came in to see the artwork the students had created. Receiving first place in the elementary was Audrey Foster with “Pretty Butterfly” second place was Macie Wainscott with “Fall Leaves” and third place was Ashton Carullo with “Ice Cream Cone.” In the high school, . . .

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FFA State Trap Meet

Our FFA trap team was on a roll this year.  We had one team that went to State. They went to the Missouri Trap Association trap range in Linn Creek, MO.  This team included, as pictured; Kody Green, Caleb Morris, Merritt Roach, Colton Page and Brice Eidson FFA Sponsor Dustin Bridges.  Together, the team went to State and got 19th out of 215 teams.  Individual scores shown below.   Name First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round Total Score Kody . . .

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May 2016 Student of the Month

The Ballard R-II School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2015-2016 school year. Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-II School District using the following criteria: attendance, attitude towards others and school, behavior, leadership, and improvement in or maintenance of good grades. The Student of the Month for May is freshman, Jack Rotert, son of Chris and Michelle Rotert. History teacher, Mr. Dunkin, states “Jack has great attendance and is always prepared for and engaged in class discussions. . . .

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April Student of the Month

The Ballard R-II School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2015-2016 school year. Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-II School District using the following criteria: attendance, attitude towards others and school, behavior, leadership, and improvement in or maintenance of good grades. The Student of the Month for April is senior Tatiana Martinez-Quiroz, daughter of Deziree Quiroz. History teacher Mr. Dunkin, states “She keeps her resolve when faced with an epidemic of senioritis.  She is . . .

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