Ballard Dimensions

September 2021

Registration Reminders

  • Registration must be done online. You may access yoru student's registration via your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Online registration MUST be completed for your student to be assigned a bus route.
  • Classroom supply lists can be found on the Ballard district website. Supply lists have also been distribued to Staples, Walmart and Target stores in both Ames and Ankeny.
  • Student Fees can be paid online via our Online Payments. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please complete the following form and return it to the District Administration Office.
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Ballard Health Department

Immunization Requirement

Meningococcal Secondary School Vaccine Requirement:

• All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

• Meningitis vaccine protects against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y. Meningococcal disease caused by any serogroup is a very serious, life-threatening illness. It is caused by bacteria that can infect the blood, brain, and spinal cord. Meningococcal bacteria are spread through upper respiratory droplets, such as saliva (kissing, living in close quarters). About 10 to 15% of people with meningococcal disease die even with appropriate treatment. Twenty percent of people recovering from meningococcal disease suffer from serious effects including permanent hearing loss, limb loss, or brain damage. Meningococcal vaccines are very safe and effective at preventing meningococcal disease. The meningococcal vaccine is 85 - 100 percent effective at preventing infection from the subtypes of meningococcus found in the vaccine.

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Ballard Food Service

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West Elementary News

Bus Safety

Ballard West students will be trained on school bus safety durin the week of September 9th.

East Elementary News

The 1st few days of school have been awesome at Ballard East! Kids are picking up routines and we are happy to have their positive attitude and smiling faces at school!
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Ballard East BBQ

The Ballard East BBQ is planned for Friday, October 1st.

More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks!

East Elementary Vocal Concerts

Ballard East Vocal Concerts will be on Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ The Ballard High School Auditorium! If you have a child in grades 3-5, mark the date and times as follows:

3rd grade @ 5:30 pm

4th grade @ 6:30 pm

5th grade @ 7:30 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mindy DeVries at

Middle School News

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High School News

PSAT Testing

Sophomores and Juniors

If you are interested in taking the PSAT, please submit the google form that was emailed to you by Ms. Doland. You need to submit the form by Friday, September 10, to be guaranteed a test. The cost for the test is $18 and payment can be made in the guidance office.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Doland, Mrs. Doud, or Mrs. Flaherty in the guidance office.

Activities Department

Digital Ticketing and Activity Pass Information

The Ballard 2021-2022 activity season will see a few changes for the upcoming year. Admission prices for high school events will be $6.00 for K-12 students and adults. Admission prices for middle school events will be $4.00 for K-12 students and adults. These prices were adopted by the Raccoon River Conference and approved by the Board of Education.


New this year, patrons will be able to purchase tickets online for individual home events or any road Raccoon River Conference event. To purchase tickets online, please CLICK here. Cash sales are still available at the gate.


Ballard activity passes are back for the 2021-22 season. Passes provide a cost savings for those who wish to attend multiple events throughout the year. Activity passes must be purchased online and passes will be sent to you directly through email.

Student Passes - $60.00 ( CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE)

Adult Passes - $100.00 ( CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE)


Quick Start Guide
Buying Tickets and Checking in Tutorial

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Dollars for Scholars Homecoming Tailgate

Friday, October 1, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Inside Stadium Entrance

BFab sandwich, chips, cookie & drink

$6.00 meal

$3.00 additional sandwich

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