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District News

ACMS Academic Team Sweeps 6th Grade Showcase Competition Adair County Middle School Academic Team Sweeps 6th Grade Showcase Competition

By:  Vicki Leibeck-Owsley, ACMS Academic Team Coach

On Saturday, December 1st, 6th Graders from Adair, Russell, Green, and Monroe County Middle School Academic Teams gathered at Adair County Middle School for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s annual Kentucky Colonel’s 6th Grade Showcase, an academic competition designed “ to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s Cup competition.”

PLUGGED IN: Middle School Utilizes Digital Classrooms Students in Mrs. Brittany Smith's class at Adair County Middle School incorporate technology into their classroom assignments on a daily basis.

By:  John Overby, Assistant Editor, Adair Progress, October 18, 2018 Print Edition

When walking into Mrs. Sarah Antle’s eighth-grade math classroom, how the room is set up jumps out immediately. The desks are not in rows. They are instead divided into four separate clusters, most facing different directions. On one side of the room, Antle sits nestled in a swivel chair, positioned at a semi-circle desk with a group of students seated around her.

Technology is everywhere. There are two smart boards positioned in different corners of the room. When the students walk in, they each grab a Google Chromebook laptop, a calculator, and their own personal dry-erase board with markers, which they use to take notes by working out problems and taking photos of it with their Chromebooks.

Adair Students trip to Fish Hatchery fish hatchery collage picture

A group of Adair County Students were recently invited to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  During their visit they experienced fishing for trout and visiting with Smokey the Bear and Goldie the Goldfish. They also observed and interacted with various outdoor wildlife in a controlled environment. The students were provided a free meal, free t-shirts and medallions.

Adair County Community Assessment Survey Your Voice Matters

The Adair County Cooperative Extension Service requests that all Adair Countians complete the "Community Assessment Survey".  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey, which will provide the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System with the information needed to tailor new and existing programs to address the highest priority issues that directly impact our community.  The survey may be completed at http://bit.ly/KYExtension.

Taking SRO Applications

In partnership with the Adair County Sheriff Office, the Adair County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the position of a School Resource Officer (SRO).  Applications can be picked up at Central Office, 1204 Greensburg Street and will be accepted through October 15, 2018.

Preventative Dental Care Provided to ACPC Students Elisha Crawhorn is all smiles after her dental screening.

Elisha Crawhorn, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Laura Keltner’s class, is all smiles after she had her dental screening and received her gift pack with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and other dental goodies.  Cumberland Family Medical Center, in conjunction with Family Resource Youth Services Centers, offered preventative service for students with permission from parents.  This included an exam, cleaning, x-rays, and sealants, if needed. 

~Paula Garrison, ACPC FRC Coordinator

ACES Fundraiser Begins!

ACES is raising funds to directly benefit our students.  We are asking for your support in our annual Cookie Dough Sale.  In addition to cookie dough we are also offering NCAA Tervis Tumblers and magazine subscriptions which make great gifts!   Online sales can be made at http://bit.ly/helpaces.

Thank you for your support! 

Substitute Positions Available District Logo

Are you looking for a work environment that allows you to inspire young people while promoting a safe learning experience for students? Do you want a job that is both enjoyable and rewarding? The Adair County Board of Education is now accepting applications for substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, substitute custodians, substitute food service staff, and substitute school bus drivers. Come join our team!

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please stop by the Adair County Board of Education at 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728 to complete the application process or call (270) 384-2476 for more information.

WHAS Visits Adair Co Schools WHAS Logo

WHAS 11 Larry Ledford and Crusade for Children CEO Dawn Lee visits Adair County Schools. Story by Jason Rector

Payne Takes School Board Oath & Jones Receives Achievement Award

Story Courtesy of Adam Capps with The Community Voice

Learning Doesn’t Stop for Summer at ACPC Landon-Hunter-Carson-Aisyn

Camp Rocket at Adair County Primary Center blasted off into summer on June 4th. This academic summer program for students who have completed Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade at ACPC has taken months of planning by 21st CCLC Director, Dana Harmon and Family Resource Center Coordinator, Paula Garrison. The purpose of Camp Rocket is to prevent learning losses in math and reading during the summer break; plus have some fun while doing it. Students will be given pre and post assessments in reading, math and science to measure their growth from participating in Camp Rocket.

The Family Place Resource Center Shares End of Year Reviews
Mrs. Hayes 1st Grade Class at ACPC

Mrs. Hayes’ 1st grade class at ACPC has been studying text features and the importance of them in nonfiction texts. The class attended “medical” school and learned all about the text features. The students then were given 8 different patient files that contained people who needed “surgery”.  The students would read the patient file and determine what text feature was needed to make them better. They then had to perform surgery using nonfiction texts. After all the operations were completed, the students had to complete a post-op reports discussing the text feature transplant that was given and the purpose of the text feature when reading nonfiction texts. This was a very exciting, hands-on, real world activity that the students really got involved in. The activity was followed by an assessment that confirmed their knowledge of each text feature.

Shriners Help ACHS Student

Tuesday, May 15, 2018--The Mark Twain Shrine Club presented Pedro Plancarte, a student at Adair County High School, with new tires for his wheelchair, which were in need of replacement.  Pedro sends many thanks to the Shriners for his new wheels.  The school district believes the Shriners are a wonderful organization that helps students in need and wishes to extend a huge thank you.

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2018-15-05 – Adair County High School Lobby, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY – Photo by Brook Beard
Pictured are (front row): Student Pedro Plancarte (back row) Dale Malone and Robert Flowers, Shriners.

End of Year Reminders

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May 24th is the last day for Students

May 25th is closing day for staff. ACHS Graduation will also be conducted on May 25th.

New ACPC Administration for 2018-2019 School Year

Debbie Bradshaw, Principal and Gerald Hadley, Assistant Principal.

Adair County Elementary School 4th Grade Awarded National Park Trust Scholarship Students Listen to Park Ranger as Tour the Park

The Adair County Elementary School’s fourth grade students are pleased to have been named, out of hundreds of schools across the nation, the winners of the “Kids to Parks Day” national school contest. 

Early Release Friday Schedule Ended April 27, 2018

Attention all students, parents and guardians…Please remember that last Friday, April 27th, was our last Early Release Friday for the school year.  Each Friday the rest of the school year will be on regular schedule and release students at 2:45 PM.

Adair County Schools Well-Represented at 2018 STLP State Championship Adair County Primary Center Second Grade STLP Winc Best in State K-5 Honors

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, teams of Adair County students and their sponsors from all schools boarded a school bus at 5:45 am to travel to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky to compete in the STLP State competition.  For the second year in a row, all schools participated in regional competition and all schools qualified for state competition. 

2018 ACES Reading Madness Tournament Champs

ACES concluded their 2nd ACES READING MADNESS TOURNAMENT on Friday,
March 30, 2018.  This year’s “Reading Madness” started on February 2, 2018, pitting teams of students against one another in a bracket-style competition to earn Accelerated Reader points.

Each grade was comprised of 32 teams, made up of six or seven students per team.  The team that earned more points in a two-week, head-to-head matchup advanced to take on another winning squad, but there were second-chance brackets to keep all teams motivated.

An award ceremony was held on Friday, March 30th during morning assembly.  This year several colleges and universities in Kentucky were contacted and asked if they would be willing to donate prizes for our students.  ACES would like to thank the following colleges and universities who donated items such as: t-shirts, bracelets, leis, pencils, pens, cups, slider puzzles, sunglasses, and notepads:
 

  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Campbellsville University
  • University of Louisville
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Murray State University
  • Western Kentucky University
     

 

Congratulations to ACPC STLP Team! STLP Team Members

ACPC STLP wins State Championship!  Heading to Nationals!

School In Session March 30, 2018 for Students School Calendar

Because of recent snow days, the Adair County Schools will be in session on Friday, March 30, 2018.  This date was originally scheduled for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Friday, March 30, 2018 will be an "early release" day with school in session from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm.  The last day of school for students will be Thursday, May 24, 2018.  The last day for teachers will be Friday, May 25, 2018.  High school graduation will be held on May 25, 2018.  The revised calendar may be viewed at the following link.  goo.gl/uWnxMe

Community-Wide School Safety Forum

The Adair County Board of Education will hold a community-wide forum to discuss school safety on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Adair County High School.

 

Emma Helm wins Grandparent Essay Contest Grandparent Essay Contest

Congratulations to ACES 5th grader, Emma Helm for winning the school Grandparent Essay Contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.  Emma not only won from ACES but she was also the district winner!  

Other ACES students that placed in this contest were Piper Kemp - 2nd place, Jazzy Kemp - 3rd place and Autumn Price - 4th place.

Good luck Emma at the state competition!

ACES Academic Team Wins District 54 Governor's Cup!

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Adair County Elementary School hosted the District 54 Governor’s Cup.  Students in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland and Metcalfe counties participated in this event.

Teams began the day with written assessments in Arts & Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  The following students from ACES placed in this event:

WRITTEN ASSESSMENTS:
Arts & Humanities:  J.T. Loy (3rd place)
Language Arts:  Mason Holliman (1st place)
Mathematics:  Kinzlee Akin (1st place), Aaron Smith (3rd place)
Science:  Bailey Watts (1st place), Andrew Zinati (2nd place), Joseph Kotter (5th place)
Social Studies:  Andrew Zinati (1st place), Nathan Ballou (2nd place)

Other ACES students participating in written assessments:
Arts & Humanities:  Hannah Kotter, J.T. Loy, Jay Whalen
Language Arts:  Addie Bennett, Mason Holliman, Abbie Kemp
Mathematics:  Kinzlee Akin, Seamus Cook, Aaron Smith
Science:  Joseph Kotter, Bailey Watts, Andrew Zinati
Social Studies:  Kinzlee Akin, Nathan Ballou, Andrew Zinati

ACMS Academic Team Finishes Second in District Governor’s Cup Championship Adair County Middle School Academic Team took home second place honors in District Governor’s Cup Competition

The Adair County Middle School Academic Team took home second place honors in District Governor’s Cup Competition on Saturday, January 20th.

ACHS Theatre Department Presents "A Bit of Classic, A Bit of Contemporary: a Dessert Theatre Event"

Thursday, December 7, the ACHS Theatre Department presents "A Bit of Classic, A Bit of Contemporary: a Dessert Theatre Event." The night features two one-act plays--each with a Christmas theme--with a time to mingle and dine on desserts between each play. The performances will give the audience a slice of two different dramatic stylings, each representing an era different from the other. Although characteristics are noticeably different in premise, tone, pace, age, and approach, we as an audience seek to find out a bit about our own abilities to process humor and emotion regardless of each period which brought about distinctly different comical slants. Admission to the event is free to everyone. The show begins at 6:30pm and will take place in the Adair County High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

ACHS Art Students' Work On Display in NASA Exhibit at Mammoth Cave ACHS Student Artists Jenna Turner, Haley Morgan, Layla Zech, Camellia Pearson, and Seth Flowers at Mammoth Cave National Park

Five Adair County High School students are among thousands of other students from around the country who have created original artworks for a nationwide campaign organized by NASA. Camellia Pearson, Seth Flowers, Jenna Turner, Layla Zech, and Haley Morgan are students in Ms. Cayce Davenport’s advanced art courses at ACHS who each have created an original artwork for the Dream Rocket Project now on display at Mammoth Cave National Park.  

ACES Christmas Crafts

It's Christmas Crafts Time!!!

Adair County Elementary School students and their parents/guardians are invited to the annual Christmas Crafts event at the school (870 Indian Drive, Columbia) on Tuesday, December 5th at 3:30.  At this fun, family event, families spend time together making crafts and ornaments for the Christmas season.  All materials are provided and it is a free event sponsored by the schools parent involvement team. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center at 270-384-9112. 

ACES Study Island Math Bowl Concludes Study Island Math Bowl Grade Level Top Winners

Adair County Elementary School concluded their 2017 Math Bowl competition on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Adair County Students Excel at Regional STLP Competition ACES Students Present STLP Project to ACPC Students

Early Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017, a busload of Adair County students departed for the Regional Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competition at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. 

ACHS Students Complete Service Learning Projects Mrs. Owsley's Students Learn By Doing--Bathing Dogs at the Green River Animal Shelter

During the season of Thanksgiving, the idea of "thanks" often takes shape verbally as people declare things they are thankful for over a hot meal and family congregation. For a group of Adair County High School students, however, "thanks" has been shown through acts of service during the months of October and November. 

Shriners and Kosairs Charities Present Student an HP Notebook Laptop Donated to Adair County Student by Shriners and Kosair Charities

Monday, November 27, 2017 The Mark Twain Shrine Club and Kosair Charities partner to present Dawson Fisher, a student in Adair County Schools, with an HP Notebook purchased locally.

ACPC to Present Patriotic Program for Military ACPC Patriotic Program to be held November 21 at 9:00 am.

Adair County Primary Center students will present a patriotic program to honor the military and the United States of America.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 9:00 am CST at the Adair County Primary Center located at 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY  42728.  All are invited!

Shriners and Kosair Charities Donate Tablet to Student Shriners and Kosair Charities partner to donate tablet to Adair County Schools student, Byron Moss.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, The Mark Twain Shrine Club and Kosair Charities once again partner to present Byron Moss, a student in Adair County Schools, with an Samsung Ipad.

Shriners and Kosair Charities Donate Oxygen Equipment to Student Pictured are (front row): Brook Beard, Teacher; Anita Goode, District Special Education Director; Laura Furkins, Student receiving the donation, and Robert Flowers, Shriner (back row) Paul Smith, Shriner; Richard Soule, Teacher ,and Joe Flowers, Shriner.

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Mark Twain Shrine Club and Kosair Charities partnered together to present Laura Furkins, a student at Adair County High School, with an Inogene portable oxygen machine purchased through Community Health.  

Safety Tipline to Prevent Bullying, Violence, and Risky Behavior Safety Tipline, Online Prevention. Stop Bullying, Violence, and Risky Behavior.

Dean of Students, Robbie Harmon, would like to remind students, parents, and community members of the S.T.O.P. Tipline.  The S.T.O.P. Tipline provides a means to anonymously report bullying, possible violence, and other risky behavior.  Click on the logo on the district's website to access the S.T.O.P. Tipline.

ACMS Pumpkin Decorating Contest Pumpkins Entered into Contest at Adair County Middle School

Students at Adair County Middle School demonstrated their creativity by participating in a schoolwide pumpkin decorating contest.  Twenty-six pumpkins were entered into the contest. 

 

CEV Multimedia Features ACHS Agriculture Program ACES Featurd on CEV Multimedia Website

Adair County High School's Agriculture program is featured in a case study published nationwide by CEV Multimedia.  The article may be read at goo.gl/tgJMc4. Congratulations, ACHS!

ACPC Students Collect Food for Adair County Food Pantry ACPC Students

Students at Adair County Primary Center collected 220 cans of food for the Adair County Food Pantry.  One classroom per grade level was recognized for the most cans collected.  

ACES Doggie Dash Fun Run/Walk Registration

The 2017 Doggie Dash Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 , starting at 9:00 AM (Central). The event will begin at the front doors of the Adair County Elementary School (participants can park in the school parking lots). This event is being held to raise money to benefit the Green River Animal Shelter, and is being sponsored by the ACES STLP (technology) Club. Please click on the following link to register for this event online-https://goo.gl/forms/Getk2bFpkfkDCtJ13

ACHS to Host Free ACT Boot Camp ACHS ACT Boot Camp

Adair County High School will be hosting a free ACT Boot Camp for ACHS students who are taking the ACT in October or December. Students will receive instruction from subject matter teachers about test-taking strategies and content that students may see on the exam.

High Attendance Day is Tomorrow (September 20, 2017) High Attendance

September 20, 2017 has been designated across Kentucky as High Attendance Day.  Research shows that a child's attendance may be the biggest factor influencing his/her academic success.  We hope to see every child at school on time tomorrow and everyday.  Every day counts!

 

ACHS Clubs Join Together to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims ACHS Students Donate to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Adair County High School clubs came together to assist those in need from the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.  ACHS Pep Club, National Honor Society/BETA Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes joined forces to combat the lack caused by the recent destruction in Texas. 

ACMS Teacher Attends KCSA Workshop

Deborah Hensley, 8th grade Adair County Middle School Science teacher attended the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) teacher's workshop.  The workshop provided lessons that were aligned to Kentucky standards.  Mrs. Hensley was one of the teachers featured in an article that appeared on the Kentucky Teacher website.  The article may be read at  http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2017/09/going-beneath-the-surface-for-a-better-pd/.

Special Called Board Meeting--September 7, 2017

This is official notification that there will be a Special Called School Board Meeting Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6 pm CT, at the Adair County Board of Education Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, for the purpose of:

  1. Tax hearing discussion
  2. Approval of tax rates

Becky Bailey, Administrative Assistant, Adair County School System

Early Release Fridays ERF

Early Release Fridays began September 1, 2017 and will continue every Friday through April 27, 2018.  Students are released from school at 1:00 PM.  Specific information about after school activities that are available for your child on Early Release Fridays may be obtained from your child's school.  Bus transportation will not be provided for students who stay later for school activities. If you have questions, please contact your child's school.

ACES Needs Your Help! Great American Opportunities

ACES kicked off our annual fund-raising campaign August 22nd.  Great American Opportunities has delicious cookies for baking and magazine subscriptions.  We appreciate your purchases from our students.  This is our only school-wide fundraising activity.   You may purchase online at the following https://gaschoolstore.com/.  Sales end September 6, 2017.  Thank you in advance for your support for our school!

 

Adair County Bornlearning® Academy

The Bornlearning® Academy is a series of family workshops that begins on September 7, 2017 for parents of children not yet enrolled in Kindergarten. The Academy provides a family dinner and educational opportunities for parents and children in a fun setting.  

 

Lieutenant Governor Visits ACHS Lt. Governor Hampton discusses the “Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge” with Lauren McQuaide

Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor, Jenean Hampton visited Adair County High School on Friday, August 11, 2017.  She met with students, faculty, school and Central Office administrators to introduce the “Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge” (LGEC).

Open House Schedule Open House Dates

Back to school is near!  Adair County Schools have announced their open house times and dates.  Please make plans to attend and get ready for the 2017-2018 school year.  We hope to see you there!

Summer Registration Days Summer Registration Flyer

Beat the Back to School paperwork rush!  We would like to invite parents/guardians of all new and returning students to stop by the Board of Education at 1204 Greensburg Street on July 25th or 27th from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. to complete the necessary paperwork this year.  Once you have completed the paperwork you can receive your child's homeroom teacher/schedule and cool door prizes will be given away!

BASEBALL, SOFTBALL DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS START TODAY

Adair County High School hosts postseason competitions

ACHS SENIOR BREAKFAST, WALK-THROUGH THIS MORNING grads

Graduating class spends final day in Adair County school system

ACES HOSTS AWARDS CEREMONY ON LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ACES

Students’ accomplishments are recognized for attendance and academic progress

ACPC STUDENTS SHINE IN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST giveaway

Three of top four finishers are Adair County students

HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ccr

Almost 250 students meet qualifying benchmarks

ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOLS’ SPRING CHOIR CONCERT: THURSDAY, MAY 11 choir

More than 60 students will participate, admission is free

EIGHTH GRADE CLASS DELIVERS BLANKETS TO NORTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL norton

Reading assignment leads to unique service project at ACMS

REMEMBERING KIM DOWNS

Beloved teacher touched the hearts of students, coworkers

A TRIBUTE TO KIM DOWNS

Friend and fellow teacher Pam Phipps shares her memories

ABSTON SIGNS WITH LWC BASKETBALL Chris Abston
ACES STUDENT WINS POETRY AWARD Kiana

Kiana McHolan recognized by Kentucky State Poetry Society

MAY 19: ACHS FOOTBALL GLOW RUN 5K FOOTBALL
REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS OVER FOR REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR

Early Release Fridays have concluded for the 2016-2017 school year.  Students will stay at school for the entire day – until 2:45 p.m. – from now until the end of the school year.

CAREER DAY AT ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER career day

Students learn about jobs and careers in a variety of fields

ADAIR STUDENT FINISHES IN TOP 10 AT STATE ACADEMIC COMPETITION Lejano Zavalija

ACHS junior Lejano Zavalija shines in Future Problem Solving

LOCAL STUDENTS WIN ACTIVIST AWARD don't smoke

Youth-centered anti-smoking campaign garners statewide recognition

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS WIN FUNDRAISING COMPETITION AT ACMS fundraiser

Lucas Murphy and Lexi Snider each sell 420 candy bars

‘OPERATION 10-46’ AND ‘GHOST OUT’ PROMOTE STUDENT SAFETY accident

Juniors and seniors learn the dangers of drunk and distracted driving

COMMUNITY WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE Matt

Senior Matthew Combes learns automotive repair skills with a unique scheduling arrangement

OPERATION 10-46 SET FOR FRIDAY MORNING

Mock accident aims to educate students on dangers of distracted driving

‘LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL’ DEBUTS THURSDAY theatre

Production will feature 21 Adair County students

ACMS NAMES SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Students of the month

Honorees chosen based on academic progress, behavior, and attitude

ACPC JOINS FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE o'neal

Students receive blue ribbons from Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center

STLP TEAMS COMPETE AT STATE acpc

Adair County Primary Center finishes in top 10 with popular YouTube video 

ACHS HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS IMPRESS AT STATE COMPETITION HOSA

Participating students perform real-world tasks in professional setting

WELDING STUDENTS JOB SHADOW AT INFAC infac

Seniors take advantage of opportunity to meet with potential employers 

ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS FFA REGIONALS FFA

Local students fare well against stiff competition

LASLEY INKS LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY AT LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE cam

Wide receiver is third Indian in ’17 class to commit to a college team

‘BUILD A BOOK’ PROGRAM ENCOURAGES FAMILIES TO READ build a book
EIGHTH GRADERS MAKE BLANKETS FOR CANCER PATIENTS blanket

Advanced reading class merges book study with service project

ACHS ART STUDENTS DOMINATE REGION COMPETITION state

Adair wins 12 total awards, four students qualify for state

ACES, ACPC CELEBRATE MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH acpc

Students learn music principles, history, and cultural importance

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND BETA COLLECT FOOD FOR ACES’ BACKPACK BUDDIES Beta/NHS

High School students fight local hunger by sending food home with elementary school students

GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS SHINE AT KENTUCKY UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY KUNA

Group takes home multiple awards in statewide competition of 800 students

‘READING MADNESS’ WRAPS UP AT ACES epic elephants

Students read 20,000 books in two months

ACPC STUDENTS USE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS instruments

“I love this activity because there is so much creativity involved.” – ACPC music teacher Laura Marcum

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM OUTREACH PROGRAM VISITS ACPC derby

Students educated on historic annual race through interactive games

FEESE SIGNS WITH KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY feese

Family, teammates, and coaches on hand for commitment

HOOD LODGE DONATES TWO CHROMEBOOKS TO ACMS HOOD LODGE

Reward will be given to one boy and one girl with perfect attendance

CHIEF NATION TO DEBUT NEXT YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOL

Innovative program will allow eligible seniors to get early start in career

ACMS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR ‘I LOVE MY PUBLIC SCHOOL’ ESSAY, ARTWORK Mirah and Jessica

Jessica Hamlet and Mirah Murphy are the campaign’s regional winners, have work displayed in state capitol

BASEBALL TEAM DEDICATES SEASON TO KIM DOWNS, ALS AWARENESS first pitch

Downs’ children throw out season’s first pitches

ACHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT ART COMPETITION Toxic

Four seniors earn commendation at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center

GRREC VISITS ACHS’ AIR AND SPACE ACADEMY asa

Students demonstrate skills and projects in flight and aviation career pathway

HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES HONOR ROLL FOR THIRD NINE WEEKS honor roll

264 students boast GPA of 3.5 or better

CAREER DAY AT ADAIR COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Career Day

Students introduced to wide array of professions, career pathways

FAMILY RESOURCE, YOUTH SERVICES CENTERS HOST REGIONAL MEETING resource

Coordinators network, exchange ideas, and receive valuable training

MUSICAL AT ADAIR COUNTY PRIMARY CENTER Mrs. Morrison's class

‘Make a Difference’ puts first graders on center stage

ACHS JUNIOR RECOGNIZED FOR WELDING ABILITY Mason Carter

Mason Carter wins Regional Skills Competition, advances to state

CHEMISTRY LESSON GETS EXPLOSIVE Chloe Hixson

Susan Peck’s students make hydrogen rockets

KOTTER NAMED 'PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY' Hannah Kotter

Second grader recognized for earning 475 AR points

INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS IN REGION FINALS Chance Melton

Tribe finishes record-breaking year with 32 wins

ACMS NAMES SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH sotm

Winners chosen based on academic progress, behavior, and attitude

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: AUSTIN DIPASQUALE Austin Dipasquale

Avid reader, exemplary student, and founder of ACHS Chess Club

5TH REGION TOURNAMENT: TRIBE MARCHES ON Cam Lasley

Indians top John Hardin, face Taylor County in championship tonight

ACES ACADEMIC TEAM WINS REGION ACES academic team

Season ends on high note with Governor’s Cup victory

MORE THAN 800 ATTEND READ ACROSS ADAIR COUNTY Read Adair County

ACES, ACPC students celebrate the joys of reading

LADY INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS AT REGION Katherine Curry

Young squad made big strides in 2016-17

‘TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES’ PROGRAM AT MIDDLE SCHOOL Truth and Consequences

Presentation uses community volunteers to encourage good behavior 

ACMS STUDENT RECOGNIZED AT BETA CONVENTION Sadie Kemp

Seventh grade student Sadie Kemp finishes third in photography competition

NHS AND BETA SHOW APPRECIATION FOR TEACHERS beta

ACHS students serve lunch at annual event

BORN LEARNING ACADEMY HONORS GRADUATES graduates

Local parents receive recognition for completing educational workshops

ACHS CELEBRATES NATIONAL FFA WEEK tractor

Local chapter honors local farmers, initiates new members

INDIANS CRUISE IN DISTRICT OPENER Cam Lasley

Tribe bests Campbellsville by 46 points, advances to region

LADY INDIANS ESCAPE WITH WIN IN TRIPLE OVERTIME katherine

Adair tops Campbellsville, advances to region

UPDATED SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED AT BOARD MEETING

Students will be in school March 20

HIGH SCHOOL’S FPS TEAM WINS REGION, QUALIFIES FOR STATE fps

Successful season continues for FPS squad and individual qualifiers

REMINDER: ADMISSION, PARKING PLANS FOR DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS bball

A.D. Brent Campbell reminds fans of postseason changes

LEADERS IN THE ARTS DAY AT ACES donnie perry

Community members, high school students offer demonstrations for third, fourth, and fifth graders

HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS OPEN HOUSE, BOARD MEETING board members

More than 50 ACHS students speak on impact of their clubs and organizations

SHRINE CLUB TAKES STUDENTS TO CIRCUS IN LOUISVILLE kosair
ADAIR COUNTY ARTIST FEATURED IN TRAVELING EXHIBIT aiden

ACES fourth grader Aiden Peltston’s work included in statewide display

EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN NOW UNDERWAY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACADEMIC TEAM WINS DISTRICT academic team

ACES’ squad advances to region following weekend wins

LAURA FURKINS NAMED ACMS STUDENT OF THE MONTH Laura Furkins

Principal Alma Rich:  “Laura Furkins is an inspiration.”

FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD IN ACHS LIBRARY

Student organizations will lead open house one hour prior 

ACES CAFÉ DEBUTS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACES Cafe

New lunchtime reward system encourages progress in reading and math

HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS RAISE ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS check

ACHS’ HOSA Club facilitates more than 50 registrants to organ donor list

INTERNATIONAL PARADE AT ACES mexico

Fifth grade social studies students create floats for different countries

ACADEMIC TEAM WINS DISTRICT CROWN academic team

2017 title is 11th in a row for Adair County High School squad

CLASS OF 2021 ATTENDS FIND YOUR FUTURE EXPO expo

Morning assembly introduces eighth grade students to options in high school and beyond

LASLEY SIGNS WITH LINDSEY WILSON FOOTBALL JL
TAYLOR FINISHES THIRD IN SCIENCE AT BETA CONVENTION jaiden taylor

Sophomore shines against brightest students in the state

GINNA MARSH LEADS REJUVENATED CHOIR PROGRAM choir

Participation is up, support continues to grow

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH students of the month

Four boys and four girls earn distinction at Adair County Middle School

“READING MADNESS” AT ACES reading madness

School-wide initiative encourages reading with friendly competition

GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS GET “HOOKED ON SCIENCE” hooked on science

Renowned science educator Jason Lindsey visits ACHS

STUDENTS TEACH STUDENTS: HIGH SCHOOLERS VISIT ACES, ACPC fable

High school English classes lead lessons on fables

BETA CLUB SHINES AT STATE CONVENTION beta

Quiz Bowl team finishes in top eight against elite competition

ACHS STUDENTS EARN 359 COLLEGE HOURS IN FALL SEMESTER college

Fifty-four students take advantage of low-cost opportunity to jumpstart college careers 

LOCAL LEADERS VISIT ACES SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS judges

Officials share their knowledge for section on local government

MELTON BROTHERS HONORED FOR JOINING 2,000, 1,000 POINT CLUBS chance

Chance Melton becomes all-time leading scorer in win over Glasgow

GIFTED AND TALENTED CLASS PREPARES FOR MOCK UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT gifted

Adair County High School students will present resolution for Mexico

SAVANNAH ROY WINS BASKETBALL HOMECOMING QUEEN queen
HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES HONOR ROLL FOR SECOND NINE WEEKS honor roll

248 students boast GPA of 3.5 or greater

STARKS, KEMP NAMED ACMS HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN king and queen

20 students participate in this year's middle school homecoming festivities

THE PAPERLESS CLASSROOM AT ACMS paperless classroom

Sarah Antle’s math students use technology and dry erase boards for lessons

BASKETBALL HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES SET FOR FRIDAY hc

Ceremony to take place between boys’ and girls’ games

TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN board members

Daniel Adams and Jonathan Gaskins take oaths of office

2007 REGION CHAMPS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT FRIDAY’S GAME 2007

Meet-and-greet scheduled for 5:30, recognition at 6:30

EMT TRAINING PROGRAM DEBUTS AT HIGH SCHOOL emt

New addition provides opportunities in Health Sciences Career Pathway

WELCOME BACK: STUDENTS RETURN FOR SPRING SEMESTER kindergarten

ACPC students work to establish new routines after two-week break

INFINITE CAMPUS WILL LIKELY BE DOWN AT TIMES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

A message from Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon

MARK TWAIN SHRINE CLUB DONATES MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR TO ACPC STUDENT kayleigh

Classmates cheer as Kayleigh McClister receives the gift

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS PERFORM ‘A SEASON OF FUN’ AT ACPC musical

Christmas musical entertains students, parents

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY TEACHES WATER CONSERVATION AT ACES tva

Cross-disciplinary exercise incorporates scientific principles into social studies 

STATE SENATOR VISITS FIFTH GRADERS AT ACES max wise

Sen. Max Wise talks about importance of citizen participation in government

ACADEMIC TEAM ROLLS THROUGH LEAGUE PLAY, PREPARES FOR POSTSEASON academic team

Adair County High School’s two teams finish first and second in Green River Regional Fall League

SIX STUDENTS EARN ANIMAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATION ffa students

High School FFA members Alesha Bennett, Kaitlyn Burton, Kyle Burton, Brady Cowan, Shelby Hatcher, and Conway Loy are the first students in the state to achieve the accreditation  

ALL FOUR STLP TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE high school STLP team

Each school earns high marks at Regional Showcase

6TH GRADE ACADEMIC TEAM FINISHES THIRD AT SHOWCASE 6th grade academic team

Several earn individual medals against stiff competition

ADAIR STUDENTS SHINE AT STLP CONFERENCE stlp

Students’ creative use of technology draws praise from judges

‘BUDDING ENGINEERS’ DEMONSTRATE SKILLS AT ACMS egg drop

Sixth graders learn Newton’s laws of motion with hands-on experiment

ACES STUDENTS DECORATE TREE WITH HANDMADE ORNAMENTS aces tree

School-wide art project now on display in lobby

LADY INDIANS WILL RELY ON YOUTH IN 16-17 CURRY AND OWENS

Lone senior Katherine Curry leads a talented group of underclassmen

HOPES ARE HIGH FOR INDIANS IN 16-17 kel and breeze

Deron Breeze enters his second season at the helm with plenty of returning talent

ACES STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS grandkids

Lunchtime Assembly Draws Impressive Crowd

51 ACHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION nhs

“This is an opportunity to recognize these kids for their academic achievements and the hard work that goes into that.” – NHS sponsor Sheila Willis

S.T.E.M. NIGHT AT ACES stem2

Event encourages family participation in science, technology, engineering, and math education

REED ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AT BOARD MEETING

Superintendent's tenure marked by vast improvements, accomplishments

THREE IN A ROW: BAND WINS NATIONAL CROWN Adair Band at BOA

Adair dominates Class A at Bands of America

ACES CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY international day

Lindsey Wilson College students offer exposure to different cultures

ACMS RECOGNIZES 6TH GRADE "STUDENTS OF THE MONTH" sixth grade

Eight students earn the honor for their attitudes, citizenship, and work ethics

REMEMBERING RAQUEL: FRIENDS, TEACHERS SHARE MEMORIES raquel

Beloved eighth grader had a buoyant personality and a passion for life

SUPERINTENDENT OFFERS STATEMENT ON LATEST TRAGEDY

"Today we join Raquel's family, friends, school staff, and our community as we once again grieve for the loss of another young life"--Supt. Alan Reed

ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES HONOR ROLL FOR FIRST 9 WEEKS honor roll

Adair County High School is proud to recognize these students for their academic achievements at the end of the first nine weeks grading period. The Principal’s Honor Roll lists 116 students who have earned a weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater and the Honor Roll lists 175 students who have earned a weighted GPA between 3.50 and 3.99. Congratulations to these students!

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: ABBY CURRY AND MACIE DRAKE, TWO SHINING STARS AT ACHS abby curry and macie drake
SUPERINTENDENT REED ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAGIC ACCIDENT
MISS KENTUCKY VISITS ACES, ACPC miss ky

Laura Jones educates students on healthy living and a drug-free lifestyle

COMMUNITY WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM OFFERS STUDENTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES cwtp
WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR LEARNING CENTER AT GRANT HEARING hearing

Administrators, students, and elected officials extol benefits of proposed new project

ACES STUDENTS TURN PUMPKINS INTO BOOK CHARACTERS pumpkins

Project encourages reading, family cooperation

DINNER VARIETY SHOW EARNS RAVE REVIEWS theatre dept

High School Theatre Dept.’s first show of the year proves a hit

HOOKED ON SCIENCE PROGRAM VISITS ACPC jasper kemp

Science instructor and meteorologist Jason Lindsey provides Halloween-themed show for students

ADMINISTRATORS, FIRST RESPONDERS MEET FOR SAFETY ROUNDTABLE Robbie Harmon

Annual training covers accident, crisis, and disaster preparedness

OCT. 25: PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER GRANT

All interested parties are invited to City Hall to voice support for jobs-focused initiative

FALL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: NOV. 7

Parents can meet with teachers between noon and 6 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BUILDING 3D PRINTER 3d printer

STEM Club and College Prep Seminar Class Join Forces for Ambitious Project

LEADERS IN HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY AT ACES aces2

Program promotes wellness and health education for students

CAREER FAIR AT HIGH SCHOOL downey eye

Juniors and seniors meet with potential employers in fourth annual event

KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENTS CHANGED

Age cutoff now two months earlier

PERSONALIZED LEARNING: NOT SUCH A NEW “THING” IN PRIMARY CLASSROOMS vlc

An Essay by ACPC Principal Patty Jones

SENIOR ART STUDENT WINS STATEWIDE CONTEST es

Elisabeth Spoon takes first place for teapot and cup

SENIORS PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY jameson miller

Adair County joins state, nation in encouraging higher education

FOOTBALL PLAYERS MEET, EXCHANGE LETTERS WITH THIRD GRADERS xavier

Debbie Bradshaw’s reading classes learn to write letters by reaching out to football team

SENIOR PARENT NIGHT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW FLIER
CELEBRATORY TONE AT SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING board meeting

Superintendent and board members trumpet test scores, student achievement

ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: PROFICIENT, PROGRESSING, HIGH PROGRESS

Test scores reach new heights in 15-16

ADAIR INC. DEBUTS AT HIGH SCHOOL Adair Inc.

New program links students and community to build tomorrow’s workforce

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM AT ACHS

Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline, severely wounded in Iraq, uses humor to motivate and inspire

OCTOBER 16-22 IS KENTUCKY SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK

Be the HERO; STOP the bullying

A NEW KIND OF CLASSROOM: ACHS’ VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER

Students take online courses in the high school's new "coffee shop" classroom

FFA STUDENTS EDUCATE LOWER GRADES ON FARM SAFETY

Two-day event covers wide range of agriculture hazards and precautions

JACKSON ELECTED CKMSAC COMMISSIONER
HOMECOMING WEEK: SCHOOL SPIRIT SOARS

“The whole school culture seems to be in a really good place right now—it’s a good feeling.” – ACHS Principal Troy Young

WISH GRANTED FOR ADAIR COUNTY 8TH GRADER

Laura Furkins gets the star treatment

ACES HOSTS GRANDPARENTS’ NIGHT

Students have “grand” time sharing their learning experience

BORN LEARNING ACADEMY EDUCATES PARENTS

Seminar teaches easy activities to prepare children for kindergarten

TUESDAY IS HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY

Students urged to participate in statewide attendance challenge

THE FACES BEHIND THE VOICES

Meet the ACHS students in the district's latest radio promo

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Middle School recognizes top performers in four subjects

WELDING STUDENTS PUT SKILLS TO GOOD USE

Instructor Barney Taylor provides juniors with hands-on experience

ACT NOW: EARN A GAS METAL ARC WELDING CERTIFICATION

Limited availability—sign up now and take the first step toward a new, high-paying career

‘AMAZING CHINA’ PERFORMANCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Entertainers educate students on eastern art and culture

ADAIR STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM ROGERS EXPLORERS
MAYOR, JUDGE SIGN ATTENDANCE PROCLAMATION
ATTENTION PARENTS: FLU VACCINATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
INDIANS CRUISE IN WIN OVER LARUE COUNTY

Defense holds Hawks scoreless in second half

EIGHTH GRADERS LEARN LIFE-SAVING SKILLS

Adair EMS workers teach students CPR, Heimlich

REED CELEBRATES RETIREMENT
SEPTEMBER: SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

"Last year we had more than 50 kids with 30-plus absences.  As hard as our teachers work, we can never recoup those days of lost education." -- Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon 

FFA STUDENTS WIN AT STATE FAIR

Five juniors recognized for restoring 69-year-old tractor

MATH CLASS: REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

Seniors engage in data-driven debate

TRIBE ROLLS OVER CAVERNA

Adair moves to 2-0 behind Lonnie Grant's four touchdowns

REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS START SEPT. 2

Students leave at 1 p.m. every Friday from September through April

ACES LAUNCHES ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Program offers prizes, college assistance for participating students

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: SERENA CORBIN

"She is as humble as she is gifted, and beneath that meek exterior beats a fiercely creative heart."  -- ACHS art teacher Cayce Davenport on senior art student Serena Corbin

EARN A GAS METAL ARC WELDING CERTIFICATE IN JUST 9 WEEKS!

Take advantage of this offering to start an exciting, in-demand career in a high-paying field

OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY: WELDING CLASSES AT ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Partnership with Somerset Community College offers unique opportunity for lucrative career

BOARD MEETING AT NEW BUS GARAGE
MONTGOMERY HONORED AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

2016 graduate and Academic Team superstar finished second in the world in Future Problem Solving -- scenario writing

CUMBERLAND FAMILY MEDICAL PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH FREE DENTAL CARE

"This program is a proven success.  It's a great opportunity to support students' health." -- Paula Garrison, Adair County Primary's Family Resource coordinator.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INDIANS KNOCK OFF GREEN COUNTY
CASEY CREEK MASONIC LODGE PROMOTES SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
PLANCARTE EARNS MIGRANT SCHOLARSHIPS
BACK TO SCHOOL: STUDENTS RETURN TODAY
DISTRICT-WIDE ‘THINK LIKE A KID’ TOUR

Employees put themselves in students’ shoes prior to first day of school

TEACHERS MEET PARENTS, STUDENTS AT OPEN HOUSES

Principals say excitement is in the air for new school year

ADAIR FOOTBALL KICKS OFF AUG. 19 ACHS head football coach Clay Stephens

New head coach Clay Stephens looks to continue recent success

PRINCIPALS RELEASE SCHOOL TRAFFIC PATTERNS
VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER PRESENTS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDENTS Above:  The preliminary drawing for Adair County High School's Virtual Learning Academy.
CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN PRESENTS CHECK TO DISTRICT

Funds will be used for a Positive Approach to Student Success (PASS) teacher position

BAND LOOKS TO REPEAT

March toward another state title already underway

SUPERINTENDENT SPEAKS AT CHAMBER MEETING Adair County Supt. Alan Reed shares the district's progress with attendees at the July Columbia Adair Chamber of Commerce meeting. (July 12, 2016)

Adair County Earns Work Ready Community Designation

Sports Physicals Offered Wednesday

Adair County athletes, kindergarteners, and sixth graders can recieve their physical examinations Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m. at the ACHS gym.

School Readiness Bus Engages Students at Adair County Fair

School Readiness Bus at the fair keeps young students interested in learning, right in the middle of summer break.

Adair County Schools Open House Dates
New ACHS Head Football Coach Meets HIS Team!

Mr. Campbell, ACHS Athletic Director, introduced the new ACHS Head Football Coach tonight during the teams weight training practice. Coach Stephens was well received and spoke honestly to his new team. #RollOnTribe!

New ACHS Head Football Coach Named

Clay Stephens has been hired as the new head football coach at Adair County High School.  He had previously been at Warren Central in Bowling Green.  ACHS is pleased to add Coach Stephens to its staff and will have a meet and greet with our new coach this Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM in the weight room at ACHS. 

2016 Project Graduation

Jaime White, Youth Service Director at Adair County High School and the new Chairperson of Adair County’s Project Graduation, did not disappoint the 2016 Graduates last night with the 2016 Project Graduation. There were tons of fun games and action activities on the main floor of the gym, a live DJ, card games, board games, twister, and poker around the top balcony of the gym, and over 32,000 dollars in cash and prizes. While I was there, volunteers and students alike where having a fabulous time. It is the high light of graduation each year and this year was absolutely no different! Once again, congratulations to all the graduates, we are proud of each and every one of you. 

ACHS Class of 2016 Commencement Exercises

The Adair County High School Class of 2016 will hold its commencement exercises on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium (526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY). Each senior who is participating in the graduation ceremony has been given two tickets for early entry. Ticket holders may enter the gym at 5:30 p.m. CDT. The general public may enter at 6:00 p.m.

 

Today is National School Nurse Day!

Today is National School Nurse Day and we would like to take a few seconds to say thanks for all the time and effort they put into making our students healthier…Without these ladies in our schools we have no doubt that many of our students would go without the necessary healthcare that they urgently need at times…We can never put into words how much we appreciate the fact that all our nurses are so accommodating and work so hard to be part of the school families and build on our main mission of taking care of student needs!

Each of you are great with our students and their families…Please know it is noticed and greatly appreciated! We am a true believer in the National School Nurse Association’s logo, which states, Better Health. Better Learning…As a district we have bought into this thought and our nurses, in conjunction with the Healthy Kids Clinics, have taken the lead on building healthier students in Adair County!

We encourage everyone to please take a few seconds to say “thanks” to our school nurses today.

 
Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and the Adair County Schools want to the community to know how blessed we are as a district, to have one the most dedicated, creative, and inspiring teaching staff in the State! If you have an opportunity to tell one of our staff members they are doing a great job this week, please take the time to do so. As Robbie Harmon, Director of Pupil Personnel, stated in a email this morning “Please know that all you do is noticed and greatly appreciated! From a DPP’s point of view, and more importantly a dad’s point of view, “THANKS for being a teacher, encourager, instructor, mentor, point of praise and positive influence, a guide and someone that inspires our youth!””

Mr. Harmon along with fellow central office staff members, John Shelly (Title 1) and Steve Turner (Federal Programs) put their backs into showing their appreciation while putting up these wonderful signs around Campus. 

REMINDER - This Friday LAST ERF

Reminder - This Friday will be our last Early Release Friday. Starting in May Friday's will be full length from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm. 

New ACCEL Academy a Huge Success

Candice Flatt is exceeding all expectations with her leadership of the Adair County Schools Gifted and Talented Program. Her new high school program called Adair County Creative Exceptional Leaders or  ACCEL Academy is bringing the program to new heights. The core idea is for the identified gifted high school students to expand their horizons by being leaders in their areas of giftedness and to share their love and passion for education with others with similar interests.

 

Campbellsville University - Art Contest Winners

Last week, Campbellsville Universities Art Department, presided over a Art Contest for area high school students.  Cayce Davenport, Adair County High School Art Teacher, helped her students, who were interested, prepare their work for the competition. The results were wonderful. Shown here are Sarah Berberich, Tyler McKinney, LaShay Corbin, Courtney Keezer, Gabe Wilson, Not shown are Hannah Scott and Tiara Holmes. The placements and awards of these wonderful students where -- Drawing --3rd Place: Sarah Berberich, Painting -- 2nd Place: Tiara Holmes, Graphic Design --2nd Place: Tyler McKinney, Mixed Media --3 rd Place: LaShay Corbin, --Ceramics --1 st Place: Courtney Keezer, 2 nd Place: Gabe Wilson, 3 rd Place: Gabe Wilson, Honorable Mention: Hannah Scott,  and BEST OF SHOW  --Courtney Keezer. Photography – 1 st Place: Courtney Keezer, BEST OF SHOW – Courtney Keezer. A big congratulations to all the Adair County High School students who participated in the Art Competition and congratulations to all those who received ribbons and monetary awards.

An Egg-venture at ACMS

Today at the Adair County Middle School it has been all about the egg action! Sixth Grade Science students became “Egg-gineers” while planning the role of a “Vehicle Safety Engineer”. The idea was to design and build cars and trucks which would help people survive auto accidents.

 

Heading to Gatton Academy

Word spreads quickly in our district and everyone is abuzz with chatter, pride, and congratulatory thoughts for a wonderful young man by the name of Zack Pyles. When I met with him this morning, there was no question who he belonged to since he is a wonderful mix of both his Dad, Doug, and His Mother, Tammy, and a humble nature that is very endearing. When I asked Zack about his recent acceptance to the Gatton Academy he replied “it has always been my dream.” I asked which area of study he preferred Science or Math and he quickly said “Both!” .

 

Find Your Future Expo at ACHS

Adair County Schools are striving to create a district culture based on Leadership and preparing students to be college and/or career ready with innovation paving the way.

Our goal is simple. To reinforce key principles from Kindergarten to Graduation which encompasses, thinking and behavior of leaders as well as long term planning, providing direction for each step of students educational career within the district.

 

ACES Career and College Day

Adair County Elementary School in conjunction with Adair County High School and Community Partners conducted their first ever Leadership, College and Career Day. Community Partners included Ambulance Service, Law Enforcement, Corps of Engineers, United Citizens Bank, Lindsey Wilson College, Community Voice, Extension Office, Game Warden, Adair County Health Department, along with Adair County High School students representing different Career Pathways and organizations such as Art, Welding, Health Services, FFA, Gifted and Talented, Air and Space Academy, and others.

Donated Helmets!

On March 22, 2015, “A standout Lindsey Wilson student-athlete, Hannah Hayduk, was airlifted from near the scene of an single bicycle crash on Dunbar Hill…” (from CM).

On the afternoon of March 24, 2015, one of our own finest and best Adair County educators, Michael Godsey, suffered a near fatal bicycle accident. 

Courtney Green put ACHS on the Stage at HOSA State Competition

This past weekend the Adair County High School Health Services Career Path students competed in the HOSA state competitions. Courtney Green placed in the top 5 in the category of  Medical Mat.  There were over 1,200 people in attendance. Way to go Courtney!  Shown here at the competition from left to right are Kaitlyn Bryant, Taylor Lawhorn, Courtney Green, and instructor Jennifer Carter

Time Capsule at ACPC

Jelaina Barnes, a kindergarten student teacher at Adair County Primary from Lindsey Wilson College, had an idea....a great idea.  She, along with her kindergarten class from Ms. Amber Bledsoe's classroom and other ACPC students, collected items and placed them in a Time Capsule.  On Thursday, March 17, Miss Barnes along with her class buried the capsule in front of the school.  Directions on the plaque to be placed by the capsule will instruct future staff and students at ACPC to open the capsule 50 years from this date or when the building is destroyed...whichever comes first.  Items from the students and staff depicting the day to day adventures of a primary school are loviningly placed inside.

 

Supporting Ms. Kim at ACPC

Facility and Staff at Adair County Primary Center are showing support for 1st grade teacher Kim Downs. Ms. Kim has been have health issues and the students and staff miss her presence. Ms. Kim’s Daughter, McKenna,  is in center of her mother’s second family. We are all pray for you Kim, keep your head up and know we miss you every day and your district is behind 100 percent!

2016 -2017 Adair County Preschool Registration

Where: Adair County Library Basement - Please use basement side entrance. 

Dates: Friday, April 15th and Friday, April 29th

Time: 8 am - 2 pm

Remember to bring proof of household income which can include W-2 forms, 2015 taxes, check stubs, etc.... 

 

 

ACES 4th Graders Saving Lives!

Adair County Elementary 4th grade Reading teachers Pam Compton and Amy Walker are always looking for a way to incorporate real world applications, becoming a great leader, higher order thinking, and core content into units that leave a lasting impression on their students. And as always their students exceeded even Ms. Compton and Ms. Walkers expectations. Personally, I have come to expect nothing but creative and innovative lessons from these two  exceptional teachers but this time I was even blown away by their unit and their students generous and genuine concerns for children they will never meet.

Poetry Cafe

It was a great day to be a  8th grader at Adair County Middle School. Mrs. Cindy Walker’s English class had a wonderful culminating activity created by her student teacher Sydney Fleurdelys. There unit has been over poetry and students had to write a poem that was about their everyday life and have meaning. Then today, Miss Fleurdelys created a Poetry Café for the students to perform in. The Café  was amazing as was the students work. The young man performing in this picture is Jorge Soto and his poem about made me cry. The ambiance was special with the lighting and feel of the room. You felt like you were in New York City at a true Poetry Café. There was food and drinks that was almost as good at the poetry. Way to go Miss Fleurdelys! Talk about bringing ideas together for students, your creativity and imagination will be missed as you move to your next assignment. 

Caveland Regional High School Art Competition Winners

This past Sunday, March 13, 2016 the KY Art Educators Association presented awards and placements for advancement to the state level completion. Ms. Cayce Davenport member of the KY Art Educators Association and Art Teacher at Adair County High School was present to receive the results from her students regional entries. ACHS competed in the Caveland Region High School Art competition  with great results. 

FBLA Will Be Attending State

The Adair County High School’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America placed at their regional competition at EKU on March 10, 2016. By placing at the regional competition students will have the privilege to attend the KY FBLA State Leadership Conference which will be held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky on April 18-20, 2016. Students who attended included the regional event were Elijah Jackson, Leonardo Median, Grant Cockerham, Dayana Perez, Daniel Corbin, Robert Knifley, and Sierra Stonecyher. The requirement to compete at the state level is a student must place in the top three of any category. Senior Elijah Jackson placed third in Computer Problem Solving, Elijah is confident he will top his score at state and is hoping for a first or second place finish. Good Luck Mr. Jackson! 

2016 Basketball Homecoming Queen - Kayla Garrison

This past Friday night the 2016 ACHS Basketball Homecoming was held during half-time of the game. A huge congratulations to the this year’s Queen Kayla Garrison. Kayla was representing Beta/NHS and is the daughter of James and Paula Garrison. Kayla’s escort for the evening was Treyton Grant the son of Sylvia Grant. 

ACHS Academic Team Makes It 11 District Championships in a Row

ACHS Academic Team Makes It 11 District Championships in a Row

When Adair County High School won its first Governor's Cup District Championship in the current string of titles they have claimed, the youngest members of the 2015-2016 roster had not even uttered their first sentence as a baby. Eleven years later, the ACHS Academic Team has once again claimed the Governor’s Cup District Championship. On Thursday, January 28, and Saturday, January 30, representative team members competed at Adair as the hosts of this year's competition. The Quick Recall team swept through each round of Quick Recall undefeated.  The team now has a 10-year undefeated streak against District opponents. In addition, the Future Problem Solving team swept all judges’ top rankings for 1st Place in their competition for their 11th Championship in a row as well. 

 

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ACHS Academic Team Wins League Championship

The ACHS Academic Team won the 2015 Green River Regional Academic League Championship on Monday, December 7. Since the league was first formed in 2007, Adair County has won every league championship, this year making it nine years in a row.

The team plays on Monday nights over a three-month-long season, and this year the team accomplished a first. At the coaches meeting in early September, the league approved Adair County to enter two full varsity teams to compete. The first team of Rebecca Montgomery, Eli Jackson, Courtney Green, Zane Sanders, Dylan Pendleton, Samuel Willis, Erwin Ruczienski, and Arabella Caldwell swept through the regular season and league tournament undefeated. Adair's second varsity team of Austin Bradshaw, Treyton Grant, Ben Hancock, Trevor Smith, and Jaiden Taylor finished second in the league both in the regular season and in the tournament.

ACMS Idol Contest

Thursday, December 10th, was an exciting day at Adair County Middle School. They held their annual AMCS Idol Contest. There are a total of 14 individuals hoping to be the next idol. Voting is conducted by a penny a vote and is open until next week. The contestant’s performances where wonderful and enjoyed by all those who attended the event. Contestants included Elizabeth Bair, Alexis Burton, Emma Rich, Billy Salmon, Moran Spoon, Emma Grider, Hazel White, Mary Kellogg, Madison Stotts, Machenzie Bennett, Autumn Reynolds, Jazmin Hernanadez, Emily Farmer, and Jayson Owens. Students were also entertained during the intermission by a performance from Zander Bolin playing his electric guitar which was an unforgettable high point of the contest. I will say I was highly impressed with the courage and talents of all these students. We will keep everyone posted on the outcome next week. There is no doubt it will be a close vote with such talented students participating this year. And remember being a leader means taking risks and believing in one’s self. This group of students proved once again we are creating leaders everyday!

ACHS Blood Drive

Each year, Adair County High School Librarian, Mrs. Jenny Myers works closely with the Central Kentucky Blood Center to provide at four opportunities for her students to help their fellow Kentuckians. This year is no different, today was the second of those opportunities and once again students have stepped up and are providing the gift of life to those in need.

Lending a Helping Hand

Adair County  Elementary School (ACES) students, Emma Compton, Jayla Galarza, Mylee Bell, Kayden Greene and Evan Stotts assisted 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Sarah Dean with ringing the bell for the local chapter of The Salvation Army last week. The ACES family is always looking for ways to help our community!  

ACPC Students participate in their Hour of Code

Students at ACPC participated in the Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 8.  Every student in the school was involved from Kindergarten - 2nd grade at all levels.  We had one young man in 2nd grade earn his coding certificate in around 30 minutes.  We had two kindergarten students complete an entire coding session completely on their own and earn certificates. Several other students (and teachers) earned their certificates as well.   To put this in perspective, many adults were challenged and stuck on several levels of these activities.

Hour of Code

Next week, December 7 -13, is Computer Science Education Week here in the United States. In support of this there is a movement to put computer coding opportunities into children’s education. To help promote this idea and show teachers and students how easy coding actually is, there is the Hour of Code pledge which basically challenges teachers to add an hour of code into their lessons.  Yet,  anyone is welcome to log onto the site and participate.  The website is https://hourofcode.com/us and currently over 80 thousand classrooms worldwide have signed up. Next week, Adair County Schools will be participating in this challenge.

ACHS 2015 / 2016 Yearbooks Information

The Adair County High School currently has their 2015 – 2016 Yearbooks on sale. They are $50 each and you must let Mrs. Meyers know by December 11, 2015 if you are interested in owning one. Any questions please call Mrs. Meyers at 270-384-2751. 

New Gifted and Talented Coordinator - Candice Flatt

The Adair County Schools are proud to make the formal announcement that a hometown girl has been placed in the position of District Gifted and Talented Coordinator. Candice Flatt, the daughter of Edwin and Carolyn Taylor, wife of Daryl Flatt, has been given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students who show exceptional abilities in one or more areas such as academics, leadership, creativity, or the  performing arts. Some students are identified in more than one area or all areas. Speaking as a parents of two such children myself, I am thrilled to see someone such as Candice have the opportunity to make this program her own and change the lives of our students.

Students finding thier own ways to be leaders and the shining stars they are each capable of!

A shining star within the Adair County Schools is Jennifer Jimenez who has reached the 500 point club at Adair County Middle School with 526.2 Accelerated Reader points!  She is an 8th grader and is the first student to ever reach this point club before the first semester has ended!  Our district is so proud of all our students and more and more of them are stepping up and being leaders in their own ways! 

New Innovative Opportunity for ACMS

Adair County Middle School is excited about a new and innovative opportunity for its students to learn at their pace. Adair County Schools Title I funds purchased access to Moby Max.  Moby Max is an internet based program to help students work from their current level of understanding in subject areas such as reading and math.  By using this program, students get additional practice on skills that need to be mastered.  Parents can access the site at home and assist students with their work.  Parents were trained by Mrs. Valerie Taylor on Thursday, November 12.  Students are being given passwords and logins to begin their work at home. Shown here at the training are Diana Eastham, Brandi Garrett, Noah Newell, Deanna Grider and Bailey Grider. ACMS students love the new program;  staff and administrators love the idea of the extra assistance for their students!

ACMS - Veterans Day Program

Please join us at ACMS to celebrate our Veterans and all they have done for our country. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. please come out and join us. 

Leaders in Literacy Day

Story book characters came alive at Adair County Elementary School on Friday, October 30, 2015 as part of the school’s first annual Leaders in Literacy Day. Visitors to the school were introduced to such literary characters as Tom Sawyer, the Cat in the Hat, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and the Three Little Pigs.   There were also famous historical figures present such as Babe Ruth and Queen Elizabeth and current celebrities such as the Duck Dynasty boys.  

 

Family Reading and Family Fun Night at ACES

Family Reading and Family Fun Night at ACES, 870 Indian Drive, will be Thursday,October 22nd, 5;00 - 6:30. 

There will be lots of fun activities related to reading including scary stories, reading rooms, bingo for books and Readers Theater. 

 

The Media Center/Library at ACES will feature the Storybook Pumpkin display.  These pumpkin characters, created by ACES students, have been decorated to correspond with a book that the students read recently. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Adair County School District

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 2nd

12:00-6:00

These times will be for every school in our district.

No School November 3rd for Election Day.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

 Kentucky Safe Schools Week, is set for  October 18-24, 2015.

This year's theme  “I WANT TO BE A SCHOOL SAFETY  SUPERHERO...”   www.kysafeschools.org/ssw.php  focuses on building-up the self-esteem of the students in your school, while working toward an environment free of Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment and Conflict.   From Superman to Captain America most Superheroes started with problems or issues and turned their uniqueness into a power or force.  They used their power for the  betterment of society.  The campaign highlights the word SUPER and qualities  necessary to be a SUPERHERO at school.   S-StrongU-UnderstandingP-PowerfulE-Encouragingand R-Respectful, by using these character words to teach and describe our students, they can become School Safety Superheroes!

 

More Great News for Adair County Schools!

Adair County Schools got more great news this week. The new WHAS Coordinator, James Maulden, presented Anita Goode, Director of Special Education, a 30,000.00 dollar check from this past years WHAS Crusade for Children. All the funds go to assist children with special needs.

 

Leading the Way Again!

Adair County Schools leading the way once again! Shown here from left to right are Adair County High School Principal Troy Young, first ever student elected member of the ACHS Site Base Council, Pablo Plancarte, Superintendent, Alan Reed, and first ever student elected Board Member Lauren McQuaide.

 

Indian Football has a NEW LOOK

Indian Football has a new look check it out on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpqb3Mt6FK4

Staff Opening Day

Yesterday was an exciting day at Adair County Schools. It was Opening Day for all district staff, classified and certified. The students created and ran the show again this year. Superintendent Reed stated “he was a little worried if last year could be toped but they did not disappoint!”

 

K-13 Student Accident Insurance

We want to remind parents that we offer extra insurance that is available. You can follow the provided link on the district webpage located on the left simply clickon logo with this article. Other information you may want to review before enrolling is available using the logo below.  To go to there website use the logo on the District webpage it is on the left. 

 

Memories of Ms. Pam Geisselhardt

By: Shamarie Harper Claiborne

Adair County Schools lost one of their own last Friday, July 31, 2015. Ms. Pam Geisselhardt was taken away from us tragically. Everyone has a great Geisselhardt story. Today, during the Adair County Schools “Opening Day” there was a table set up in her memory and folks were asked to write their favorite story or memory of her. These will be given to the family. Everyone stopped and wrote their memories.

 

 

New Partnership between Adair County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center Inc. Annouced

Adair County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. are pleased to offer a new system of expanded health care in our local schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Along with the regular school nurse program, the addition of a Family Nurse Practitioner will allow for a high level of care within the school setting.  The Family Nurse Practitioner, Tiffany McMinoway, will be available during school hours on a rotational basis through our schools to provide preventative services such as well child exams and immunizations along with acute care visits.  Parents will have the option of allowing their student to be seen at school in the Healthy Kids Clinic in an efforts to provide more complete and prompt care, reduce time out of class for appointments, and increase academic opportunity.

Welding Fabriacation Team comes in 7th at Nationals!

Adair County Schools are proud to announce the result are in from their first Skills USA Nationals appearance. The three man Fabrication Team which consisted of Josh Grant, Dusty Claiborne, and Chad Scholl could not have made the district more proud with their 7th place finish. It is a true accomplishment considering they have only been in their facility since Christmas. The young men are hoping to find themselves at Nationals again next year, and we all have high hopes for them doing even better, their next time out.  Way to go boys, And a big shout out to their wonderful instructor Barney Taylor. Our welding program is sure to become one of Adair County Schools shining stars.

Jaiden Taylor did it again!
Jaiden Taylor did it again!  He is the national champion in the Division II Science Academic test at the National Beta Convention.  We are so proud of him and want everyone to see this huge accomplishment! 
 
Adair County High School Featured in KDE Publication

The Office of Career and Technical Education at KDE have included the Adair County turnaround in their latest newsletter!

Take a moment and check it out!

http://education.ky.gov/CTE/techednews/Documents/CTE%20Spring%202015.pdf

 

ACHS Class of 2015 Commencement Exercises

The Adair County High School Class of 2015 will hold its commencement exercises on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium (526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY). Each senior who is participating in the graduation ceremony has been given two tickets for early entry. Ticket holders may enter the gym at 5:30 p.m. CDT. The general public may enter at 6:00 p.m.

 

New Tradition Proves to be a Keeper!

Today marked the beginning of a new tradition within the Adair County Schools. The Class of 2015 walked the halls of every school in the district and were congratulated not only by the students, but teachers and staff as well.

 

Deron Breeze named new head coach at ACHS

It was announced today that Deron Breeze while be the new ACHS Head Basketball coach.

Coach Breeze graduated from Barren County High School in 2001, when on and completed his degree from Western Kentucky University in 2007, and then finished his Master’s in 2010 from Western Kentucky University as well.

 

 

The Suspense has begun!

The Adair County School District is proud to announce we have hired a new Head Basketball Coach for the 2015-2016 school year. We will be publishing a full introduction in the coming days. We are excited about his potential within our distinct and cannot wait for everyone to meet him.  

ACHS Baseball wins 2nd straight 20th District Championship

Congratulations to the Adair County High School Baseball Team for winning their 2nd consecutive 20th District Championship. We are all very proud of you all!

Coach Mantooth stated: “I've challenged this group all year about energy and determination.  I told them on Tuesday and Thursday that it's gonna take every single one of us to bring those two things from start to finish.  I tip my hat to the 27 kids in that dugout.  They bought into each other and every single one of them had the same mindset.  So, at the end of the day, they deserve all the credit. 

We did have some very good individual performances. However, this group knows we are not a team out for individual awards.  We are about Squad 44.  We represent all of Adair Co. ---- .” 

Some things are WORTH talking about!

There are some things just worth talking about! Senior Aaran Taylor is not only a great student who is a pleasure to have in class, but he is also well spoken and always has a smile on his face. His academic record speaks for itself. Just an all around good kid, but there is something about Aaran many may not  know. He has never missed a day of school. Aaran started school in the Adair County School System in preschool and has had perfect attendance his entire academic career.

 

WORK KEYS ASSESSMENT

By: Robin Loy

Adair County High School would like to announce the results of the recent Work Keys assessment for the Class of 2015. The ACT Work Keys is a job skills assessment system designed to help employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.  Students are required to take a series of tests on Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information to obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate.  

 

Aerospace Career Path gaining momentum!

Next year during the 2015-2016 school year, everything is set for the Adair County High School to provide students with a 40th Career Path in Aerospace. With the excitement growing among students, Mr. Willis decided to take prospective Air and Space Academy students to visit the Wing Design Competition at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, KY this past Saturday May 9th. They had the opportunity to observe the competition as well as see some awesome aircraft. Mr. Willis stated,  “The students were inspired!” This is just another great reason Adair County Schools continue to be front runners in providing students with new and exciting Career Path options.   

Art Winners

Campbellsville University's Fine Arts department hosted an open house showcasing their new BFA program in Visual Art.  Local high school juniors & seniors were given a tour of the campus's visual art facilities & privied to a viewing of an award winning documentary.  A juried art exhibit specifically for local high school students was also part of the day's activities.  Several art students from Adair, Taylor, Marion, & Campbellsville High Schools were recognized & awards were given.  These students from Adair County, under the instruction of Ms. Cayce Davenport, were recognized:

 Destiny Wright: 2nd in Sculpture - Tara Pierce : 2nd in Painting - Tyler McKinney: 2nd in Digital Media

Teacher Appreciation Winners

With this week being Teacher Appreciate Week two local business donated items to being given to teachers in recognition of their hard work. Holmes Bend Boat Dock and Marina donated the Grand Prize with a $350 value which consisted of a nights stay in one of their wonderful cabins and a day rental of a Pontoon. Untied Citizens Bank donated the 2nd place prize of $100 dollars. Each school drew on teachers name out and then Mr. Reed had Morgan Harvey, a student at Adair County Middle School, draw the winners from the finalist. Morgan drew Lana Glasgow from Adair County Elementary School for the Grand Prize and Luci Irvin from Adair County Primary Center won the $100 dollars. Congratulations to both these great teachers! 

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week across the Commonwealth. I personally had two teachers that really made an impact on me.  The first one is  Mrs. Holt in 5th Grade because she was the first public school teacher I had ever had. The second was my High School English Teacher, Mrs. Judie Alley, who I love and stay in touch with even now that I am a grown woman.

 

Finding new ways to review for KPREP … Mrs. Waddell has figured it out!

With the KPREP right around the corner, 6th grade Science Teacher, Debra Waddell, has been coming up with creative ideas to not only keep her students focused at this time of the year, but also to reinforce core content. Her students have been working on Math questions by looking at statistical data collected from an experiment. They dropped pennies from a specific height, then recorded where they landed within several bulls eyes. The final step was plotting the information on a line plot, looking for gaps, clusters, skews and outliers! Not only were her students focused and reinforcing past lessons ….. they were having fun doing it! Kudos Mrs. Waddell! ---- shown in the picture is Brandon Foster working hard on preparing for the upcoming KPREP testing. He states Mrs. Waddell makes learning fun! Good luck to all the students preparing for the upcoming testing.

ACHS FBLA advance to National Conference

Congratulations to ACHS Future Business Leaders of America for their outstanding performance at KY FBLA State Leadership Conference in Louisville. The KY FBLA State Leadership Conference was held at the Galt House April 20-22 of this past week. ACHS had one team to place second; qualifying them for national competition. Andrew Grant add Noah Polston are the members of the Sports Entertainment Management team that placed and will attend Nationals in Chicago on June 29, 2015. Only first and second place qualify for national competition. Students competing at state were Mason Pyles, Noah Polston, Elijah Jackson, Daniel Corbin, Nathaniel Franklin, Andrew Grant, Leonardo Medina, Aaron Taylor, and Grant Cockerham. 

ACHS Fabrication Team Win First Place at Skills USA

The Adair County High School Lake Cumberland Technical Center Satellite Campus is proud to announce that after less than one year in existence instructor Barney Taylor and his Welding Fabrication team have won the school’s first State Title at the Skills USA Completion that was held this past weekend in Louisville KY. The team who consist of Dusty Claiborne (Son of Kevin and Shamarie Claiborne), Josh Grant (Son of Andy Grant and Denise Grant), and Chad Scholl (Son of Brad and Lachana Scholl) not only won prizes for their first place win but each received $7000 dollars in scholarship money to the Kentucky Welding Institute. With this win they advance to the National Skills USA competition held in June.

Science Meeting at LWC

Rikki Neat, Troy Warren, Eli Jackson, Ben Hancock, Lauren McQuaide, and Issac Carter all attended a special event last Thursday night, when they participated in a science meeting hosted by Dr. Jean Oosten at Lindsay Wilson College. The students were treated to a meal at the dining center and were allowed to participate in several hands on science experiments during the evening. It was a truly wonderful night out for these students. Their teacher Mrs. Sheila Willis also attended as well as Middle School Science Teacher Debra Waddle

ACHS GRIT Team Doing Projects that Extend Beyond our Community

Article By:  Lauren McQuaide and Ben Hancock

 

 

Earlier this year, the ambitious student group known as the GRIT team was presented with a seemingly small service project. However, this project proved to be much bigger than what was expected. Mr. Brent Campbell's idea was simple: collect new or used shoes for an organization called Shoes for H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel). The organization collects shoes in any condition to be sent to those who are in need around the world. When GRIT team members got word of the project, they decided to take it to the next level, involving all Adair County Schools, several local churches, businesses, government offices, and community centers. With all involved, the team set a goal to collect 1000 pairs of shoes. To their surprise, they not only met this goal, but exceeded it by collecting nearly 1800 pairs of shoes.

Art Students Compete in Caveland Regional

The Adair County High School Art Department recently competed in the Kentucky Art Educators Association annul regional art competition and faired very well. Adair County is in the Caveland Region and walked away with two first place awards, two third place awards, and an Honorable Mention.

 

 

Making Sense of how we use our Money!

Article and Photo by: Debbie Cowan

“Whew, managing money is harder than it looks,” sighed a 4th grade student at Adair Elementary School.  Another student responded, “Managing money is a big responsibility. I thought it was easy until today.”

These students, along with all of their 4th grade classmates, had just visited they school gym to participate in the “Dollar and Sense” Program.  This program, designed to introduce elementary school students to concepts in economics and budgeting, provided students with an opportunity to make their own financial decisions.  

 

Wi-Fi installed in 7 Buses!

Ronnie Bryant, Donnie Curry, and Tony Gabehart were all working hard in the bus garage yesterday. They were installing Wi-Fi on one of the seven busses that through the Race to the Top - kid-FRIENDLy grant the district has been able to purchase.

 

Jaiden Taylor wins 1st place at the State Jr. Beta Convention

The Adair County Schools are extremely proud of Jaiden Taylor, 8th grader, at Adair County Middle School. Jaiden just returned from the State Jr. Beta Convention in Louisville, KY, this week. Jaiden competed in the Science Academic Competition. There were 4500 students in attendance at the conference from across the state. Jaiden won 1st place and secured himself a bid to the National Beta Convention which will be held in June at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Way to go Jaiden!!

Mr. Reed's Comments ---

To all:

Yesterday afternoon our faculty and staff was shocked and saddened by the news of Mr. Michael Godsey's serious accident.

I, along with some others from our school district, drove to U of L Hospital to support the family. Their church family and relatives are here as well.

The family is deeply moved by the outpouring of love from all you, their school family.

The situation remains serious and the family is solid in their faith.

For now the family requests continued prayers. It could be sometime before a clearer picture emerges.

I am sure information will be shared as it becomes available. 

This incident serves as another reminder about the fragile nature of life.

It was around 11 p.m. when we left to give the family privacy.  Again, they have lots of support.

Today we are all reminded to hold those we love close.  Be sure to remind them you love them and appreciate them.

Alan Reed  

ACMS Taking History Test at WKU

On Friday, March 20, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Wells took 20 of the top 8th grade ACMS history students to Bowling Green in order to compete in the 42nd Annual WKU History Exam.
Students that participated: Trevor Smith, Easton Downs, Chloe Clark, Jailyn Janes, Austin Burress, Aiyana Pearson, Chris Stuchell, Trevor Pelston, Sydney Slaven, Matthew Scheyer, Tina Kessinger, Natalie Taylor, Kendyl Hardin, Jaiden Taylor, Kyron Burton, Christian Wright, Sean Johnson, Alex Lara, Chandler Wisdom and Elizabeth Jenkins

FBLA Heading Back to State Competition

Adair County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America had another successful year, and the chapter is heading back to State Competition. They will be competing at KY State Conference for FBLA in Louisville, KY at the Galt House on April 20-22. At FBLA Six Regional Competition this past Friday at EKU, 

ACES Has Great Performance in Regional Governor's Cup

Congratulations to the Adair County Elementary School Academic Team as they ended a very successful season at the Regional Governor's Cup Competition held at Gamaliel Elementary on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  With 14 schools being represented, the ACES Academic Team did an excellent job representing our school and district.  Top honors went to the Future Problem Solving Team as they were named Regional FPS Champions!  FPS Students are...Gracie Baker, Briley Burns, Madeline Hardwick and Elizabeth Smith.  They are coached by Jeana Pike. 

     

Mad Scientist Night

The Adair County Middle School Title I council and FRYSC along with the ACMS science department will be hosting Mad Scientist Night on Monday, March 30, from 3:15-4:15 at the school.   Lots of weird, wild, and whacky experiments to take part in!    Snacks will be served.  Special surprises are also in store for that night--come find out how fun science is!!!!

 

ACES Leading the Way

The Adair County Elementary School is having huge success with an incentive program connected to two online programs, Lexia and Dreambox. Both programs are researched based and proven to improve academic performance.  Lexia deals with Reading and Language Arts and is aligned with Kentucky common core standards. The same is true with Dreambox, which is Mathematics based.

ACES students are encouraged to use the programs at home as well as at school.  Each student has a username and password enabling them to access the software that is located at school from any location. They are given weekly objectives connected to each program. Every student that reaches their goal for the week in either program receives a certificate during morning assembly. Principal Steve Burton has recognized as many as 90 students in one week.

This is a first for our School System and ACES is using the new access abilities to their fullest. To all the ACES students out there --- Keep up the great work!

 

Rebecca Montgomery Moves on to Nationals

The Adair County High School Academic Team competed this weekend at the Governor's Cup State Championships in Louisville. Competitor Rebecca Montgomery won 2nd Place in the state in FPS Scenario Writing. This is Rebecca's third Top 5 in the State in a row with the team. The finish also earned her a bid to the World Championships in June at Iowa State University where she finished 3rd place overall last year. 

Baseball Opening Game

Tonight, Tuesday March 17th, will open the 2015 Baseball season at Adair County High School.  We would like to welcome

everyone to come out and support these young men.  We will have a special guest, teacher, and assistant

football coach Jamie Bryant. He will be throwing out the first pitch! Mr. Bryant has been battling a long illness and

we are so glad he is able to help open our season!  The boys will be facing Russell County starting at 5:00 p.m. with opening activities at 4:45p.m. Admission is free for all Adair County fans.

ACHS Academic Night Out

Adair County High School will be hosting an Academic Night out on Thursday, March 19th from 6-7:30.  In conjunction with the Academic Night out, we will be hosting our spring Parent-Teacher Conferences that night as well.  Also, Ms. Davenport and her art students have some art work (25-30 pieces) that will be auctioned in the library.  We invite everyone to come out and join us on Thursday, March 19th from 6-7:30.  If you have any questions, please call the high school at 270-384-2751.
As a reminder, school will be is session on Friday, March 20th as a student instructional day.

Fourth grader Evan Bernard Honored by VSA

Sometimes something great happens to the most deserving individuals. That would be the case, this past week, when Evan Bernard, a fourth grader in Missy Garmon’s class at Adair County Elementary School received the news that his Art work had been accepted for the VSA Traveling Art Exhibit but that was not all, his piece was chosen for a holiday ornament that was given to all VSA board members --which is the highest honor.

 

New School Calendar

Good Friday morning,

At 8:00 am this morning the Adair County Board of Education met for a special called meeting and one of the agenda items was the 2014-15 School Calendar.

 

ACES to host Science Night on March 12th, 5:00 -- 6:00

 Adair County Elementary School will be the sight of exploration for young engineers and young scientists  on March 12th, 5:00 - 6:00 at Science Night Out.

All ACES students and families are invited to this fun event.  Students will learn about health and nutrition as they build and race an edible car.  There will be opportunities to learn about the life cycle of plants as well as fun family engineering projects.  Parents will have the opportunity to learn about ways to help their child be more successful in science class.

A light meal will be provided.

 This event is being coordinated by student  teachers at ACES and is co-sponsored by  ACES Science Dept., Title I, Family Resource and Camp SAFARI. 

Welding Fabrication Team Bring Home 1st Place!

The Adair County Lake Cumberland ATC Campus went to Somerset Community College Saturday, February 28th, and competed for the first time in SKILLS Welding Fabrication Contest.

The team competing was made up of welding students Dusty Claiborne, Joshua Grant, and Chad Scholl. They competed against 8 other teams from across the region and were judged on Safety, Teamwork, Welding Blueprint reading, layout, GMAW-Spray (MIG Welding), Finish and Quality Control. The team came away with 1st place. A huge feather in the cap of Adair County High Schools new program.

Rector promoted to new position - Network Engineer

Jason Rector has been named the new Network Engineer for the Adair County Schools. Superintendent Reed says the rapid growth of handheld devices such as iPads has placed a strain on an already outdated system. Every employee and student in our system depends on wireless technology that is dependable and modern. Jason has worked his way up through the ranks and has proven his worth.

 

ACHS Academic Team Members Once Again Advance To Governor's Cup State

At the 2015 Governor's Cup Regional, Adair County High School had another successful series of finishes among the best students from 19 different schools stretching from Bowling Green to Russell County. The ACHS Academic Team earned five slots in Governor's Cup State Finals, which will be held in mid-March at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. 

 

 

Shoes for H.O.P.E. Drive

The ACHS GRIT Team (Goal Driven, Resilient, Influential Teens-GRIT) is partnering with Mr. Campbell and the Athletic Department at Adair County High School in the Shoes for H.O.P.E. Drive.  You can learn more about this project at http://vimeo.com/69276501.  This is an an excellent opportunity for the ACHS family and community to give back and make a difference to people all over the world, and even in our own state of KY, who may not have shoes.   Shoes do not have to be new.  They can be in any condition and will be refurbished.

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Free Admission tonight sponsored by the Bank of Columbia

Rhonda Cox from the Bank of Columbia proudly annoced that the Bank of Columbia is inviting everyone to join them nonight at the Adair County High School Burr Gym as the Adair Co Indians take on Campbellsville in District action on our home court.

All Adair Co students will receive free admission and the Bank of Columbia will sponsor the Indians and Lady Indians for "FILL THE GYM" night.

Lady Indians will BEGIN at 5:30 followed by the boys game at approximately 7:00.

Great players deserve great fans, so come on out to show your support and you may just go home with a free Indians t-shirt.

Career and Technical Education Showcase

The Adair County High School Career and Technical Education Showcase is something you will not want to miss. It will be held on February 9, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT at the Adair County High School – located at 526 Indian Drive.

 

Mrs. Clause Saves Christmas

The Adair County High School Drama Department lead by Brett Reliford and Jessica Mays have been working with their students Maylayna Alexander, Troy Armstrong, Selena Foster, Victoria Hernandez, Jeana Mace, Michael McKinley, Erika McClintock, Gretchen Miles, Isaac Neat, Tristan Phelps, Farrah Phillips, Dacia Roe, Zane Sanders, Jacob Schiling, Brittany Schneider, Ilene Shab, Angaleea Smith, Brooklyn Spaulding, Jessi Taylor, Schyler VanArsdale, and Gabe Wilson to perfect a performance of “Mrs. Clause saves Christmas” that was presented today for the Adair County Primary Center students. It was a huge hit! The plot is very cute with a villain trying to stop Christmas but in the end all she wanted was love from children like Santa.

"The Little Pine Tree"

Mrs. Jennifer Perkins room put on a wonderful little play today entitled “The Little Pine Tree”. The story promotes the idea that it is okay to be who and what you are, instead of seeking what others have. Throughout the play “little pine’s” friends support his need for change, but in the end help him understand he is perfect just the way he is.

 

The "Who" Girls

Each year, 2nd grade teacher Angie Hixson, reads her class “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. Then encourages students to dress up like the characters the next day. Today Gracie Gist, Lilly Adams, and Marque’ Hicks dressed up like “Cindy Lou Who” … couldn’t pass up the picture!  

FFA Quiz Bowl

The Adair County FFA placed first in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Quiz bowl last week.  Team members L-R are Susan Spinks, Sarah Hancock, Grant Robertson and Dylan Hancock.

Indian Trust Bank

Adair County High School’s Indian Trust Bank opened on October 29, 2014 for this school year.  The Indian Trust Bank is merged with the Financial Services l/ll classes.  This class teaches the daily operations of a bank in conjunction with the history of banking, Federal Reserve, mortgage and installment loans, check writing and statement reconciliation, workplace safety, personnel issues and other financial content, as well.

 

ACHS Academic Team Wins Fall League Once Again

The ACHS Academic Team repeated as Green River Regional Academic League Champions on Monday, December 1, as they hosted the final night of the three-month-long competition. Adair entered the evening as the number one seed and swept through the final night’s tournament with double-digit victories in each round to be crowned champions. Since the inception of the Fall League in 2007, Adair County has claimed the title every year, which has featured teams from Taylor, Russell, Larue, Campbellsville, and Green in that span.

 

3rd Grade Family Reading Night December 2nd, 5 pm ACES

3rd Grade Family Reading Night, December 2nd, 5:00 at ACES

Adair County Elementary will host "Readers are Leaders" Family Reading Night for 3rd grade students and their families on Tuesday, December 2nd at 5:00.  All ACES families with 3rd grade students are invited for a fun evening of reading and family time. Each family will receive a new book and refreshments will be provided.   This event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource and Camp Safari. 

Christmas Crafts, December 10th, 3:15 - 4:45 at ACES

Christmas Crafts, December 10th, 3:15 - 4:45 at ACES

It's Christmas Crafts time at Adair Elementary. All ACES families are invited to the school on December 10th, 3:15 - 4:45 for this annual crafting event where students and parents  will be able to make simple crafts for the up-coming holiday season.  This event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource and Camp Safari. 

Student Spotlight: Tyler Moore

The good news just keeps pouring in for Adair County High School students. Junior, Tyler Moore, has been attending the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center in Russell Springs, KY the past few years. This past August, the Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. in Russell Springs, KY  announced they would offer a Certified Apprenticeship for Injection Molding to juniors throughout the state. Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. has only one plant in the United States and it’s located in our area.  Convenient for Tyler since the craft of injection molding is where his interests lie. Injection molding is a specialized vocational skill that is highly sought after in many industries but predominantly in the automotive world.

Student Spotlight: Shelbi Cheatham

I have always heard the saying “the proof is in the pudding” – but for Adair County High School Senior Shelbi Cheatham the proof is in the achievement!

Shelbi is one of the pilot students involved with Indian University at ACHS this year. Last year, the top 30 juniors were given the opportunity to have a different kind of senior year, with more flexibility than ever dreamed of, in the history of the school. Students enrolled in “Indian U” have been allowed to take classes at both the high school, and the college of their choice, during the regular school day.

ACHS Reinstating Honor Roll

The Adair County High School has brought back the Honor Roll! The ACHS SBDM Council decided it was time to once again recognize high academic achievement each nine weeks after progress reports have been presented. 

ACHS Yearbooks - On Sale NOW!

Adair County High School Yearbooks are currently on sale until December 1st. Here is a ORDER FORM you can complete then please see Mrs. Myers in the Library or a Yearbook staff member to hand it in with your money.  

Creative Music Classes at ACMS

Mr. Martin’s at Adair County Middle Schools eighth grade music class has been inventing and then creating instruments as part of their classroom work. Shown here displaying two of the creations are Sydney Kimbler with her fully functioning guitar and Joseph Fuller’s drum made from a cut log and drum sticks. Mr. Martin wanted to mention a few other students with exceptional invented instruments and they included Baylor Giles, Jaylen Holmes, Christian Wright, and Sydney Slaven. We hope Mr. Martin keeps inspiring and helping to instill a love for music in our students heart. 

Join Adair County High School

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, our high school is participating in Celebrate My Drive and we'd like to invite your support!  Adair County High School is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important to us and our school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant from State Farm!  We could also win one of two hometown concert events.

But we need your help.

You can make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between today October 15 and October 24, 2014.  The more safe driving commitments we make, the better our school's chance of winning $100,000 and hosting a concert.  It's simple:

*Log onto celebratemydrive.com

*Indicate you want to support Adair County High School

*Commit to drive safely!

2014 Pumpkin Patch

The 2014 Pumpkin Patch was a perfect example of synergy in action.  Teachers, staff, and community members worked together to create this year’s event for all of the Adair County Primary Center (ACPC) students and preschoolers from the Adair County Elementary School. ACPC teachers Sarah Burton and Luci Irvin collaborated with Adair County High School (ACHS) teachers Kirby Hancock and Sheila Willis to create the fun-filled day for students.

 

Winners at the Kentucky Art Educators Fall Conference

After the retirement of Mrs. Debra Wimmer last year the Adair County High School hired Cayce Davenport to take over their Art Department. Mrs. Davenport is doing a great job so far with tons of contributions to the school and her students. She recently attended the Kentucky Art Educators fall conference and after evaluating her students work created under the tutelage of her predecessor Mrs. Wimmer, Mrs. Davenport found two exceptional pieces and with the students permission entered them into the state wide competition held during the conference.

 

ACHS Academic Team

ACHS Academic Team competitor Rebecca Montgomery presented a storyboard display of her 2014 award-winning effort in Scenario Writing on September 26 in Louisville. Montgomery was asked to present at this year's KAAC State Conference after her 3rd Place finish at the International Future Problem Solving Championships that took place in June at Iowa State University. 

Farm and Home Safety Day

By: Debbie Cowan

Farm and Home Safety Day is sponsored by Adair County 4-H, Adair County FFA and ACES Family Resource Center.  Progressive Agricultural Foundation is a national sponsor of this event and provides t-shirts for all participants. This was the 17th  year for this event in Adair County. 

 

 

Readers are Leaders

Readers are Leaders!

 4th Grade Family Reading Night

October 7th, 2014 - 5 PM

We are inviting all ACES families with 4th grade students to join us for a fun evening of reading and family time. Each participating family will receive a new book and refreshments will be provided.

 

Early Release Fridays

***Reminder from Adair County Schools***

Early Release Fridays will be begin tomorrow, September 5th.

All schools will release students at 1:00 each Friday from September 5th-April 30th.

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call.

Parent Night - College and Career Awareness

Adair County High School invites all parents and Seniors to join us in the library on Monday evening September 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. for the first parent night of 2014.

 

WKU/WBKO Scholar of the Week Program

The Honors College at WKU and WBKO are proud to present the Scholar of the Week recognition program to showcase southern Kentucky's most talented high school Juniors and Seniors and to acknowledge the rich academic environment found in area high schools.  Scholars will be selected based upon demonstration of significant academic, service, leadership, or extracurricular excellence.  The application deadline is September 5, 2014 with application and instructions for submitting the photo and consent forms are available at:   http://www.wku.edu/honors/scholar.php.

Adair County Community Walking Club working with ACPC and ACES Family Resource

Did you know that 30 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week can greatly improve your health? Walking is the number one form of physical activity and is the cheapest and easiest way to stay fit. The Adair County Community Walking Club was formed to offer a safe environment for people to walk together. The club hosts monthly walks and welcomes anyone to join at anytime.

 

A New Culture at Adair County High School

A New Culture at Adair County High School

By: Robin Loy

Personal Greatness: GRIT - Goal Driven, Resilient, Influential Teens

?The Personal Greatness: GRIT model for Adair County High School and all of the 23 Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) high schools participating in the grant has now been developed by Franklin Covey and  the kid-FRIENDLy RTT-D leadership and is ready to transform the high school experience. The process of developing and shaping teens who are Goal Driven, Resilient, and Influential in their schools and communities began at ACHS on Monday Night August 11th during freshman orientation. This is just the beginning of a major culture shift happening not only at Adair County High but at high schools across the kid-FRIENDLy RTT-D Green River and Ohio Valley Educational Cooperatives (GRECC and OVEC). 

 

ACMS Dance

ACHS Open House

Adair County High School

New Student Registration July 29th and 30th 8:00-2:30
Grades 10th-12th Schedule Pick-up August 11th 8:00 and 3:00
Freshman Orientation for 9th graders and their parents only August 11th at 6:00
Open House ACMS

Adair County Middle School

Class lists-Will be posted August 1st at ACMS. Parents that have access to Infinite Campus Parent Portal can access schedules now. There may be a few changes but schedules are almost complete
Open House-August 11th 5:00-7:00

            5:00-5:30-6th grade Orientation in gym

            5:45-6:15-7th grade Orientation in gym

            6:30-7:00-8th grade Orientation in gym

 
ACES Open House

Adair County Elementary School

Class Lists are posted at ACES.
Open House-August 11th 4:00-6:00
 
 
ACPC Open House

Adair County Primary Center

Class Lists are posted at ACPC and on the ACPC website.
Open House-August 11th 5:00-7:00
 
ACES Summer Camp SAFARI provides many adventures for students!

Unsuspecting visitors to Adair County Elementary School (ACES) this summer may have expected to see an empty building void of learning and children’s laughter.  Instead they have been greeted with live snakes, rockets being launched, children encased in bubbles and science and art experiments gone wild. 

 

SENIOR PICTURE DAYS!

 Sr. Picture Day:  July 18th & 21st

 Proof Delivery On:  July 29th  11am-1pm

 Taking Orders On:  August 5th  11am-2pm

 Retakes On:  August 21st

List of Fall WKU Dual Credit Classes Now Available

This coming fall semester WKU Dual Credit will be offering 9 online courses for high school students. These courses are a great opportunity for your students to add to their current high school curriculum while also getting an early start on college at a significantly reduced cost.

Project Graduation

2014 Project Graduation when off without a hitch! Students had a blast playing games, winning money and prizes. Overall, it was a outstanding graduation party. Our community never falls short on helping this great even and this year was no exception. There was over $10,000 dollars with of cash and prizes donated along with tons of great food. Way to go Adair County for supporting  a drug free zone for students.

Senior Awards

Thursday June 5th, 2014 during the annual Senior Awards ceremony held at the Adair County High School there was in excess of 3 million dollars of scholarships presented to the 2014 graduating class. While some of the scholarships where one time funds and others renewable for up to four years of study, they were all greatly appreciated.

Representative Kelly Flood tours Adair YDC

During this year’s general assembly in Frankfort, Representative Kelly Flood was instrumental in securing one million extra dollars to help ensure state agency children are provided the same education as public school children. The funds will be used to enhance educational programs across the state and will be allocated over a two year period. Sue Buley, School Administrator, at the Adair Youth Development Center which will benefit from the extra allocations, forwarded heartfelt thank you letters from her staff’s students to Representative Flood expressing their gratitude for standing up for them and trying to make a  difference in their lives.

 

The Love of a Grandmother

Will volunteering in your child or grandchild’s school improve their academic life? It has been researched and studied for years, and the verdict is a resounding yes! Just ask Travis and Dylan Hale.

 

ACPC Playground is Open for Business

The students of Adair County Primary Center celebrated last week.  The long-awaited playground for the school has finally opened.  Ribbon-cutting ceremonies occurred this morning, with Kylie Miller, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Shay Knifley’s class, doing the honors.  At the beginning of the school year Kylie gave the first donation toward getting a new playground.  Her one-dollar donation was saved and today she proudly cut the ribbon and was the first ACPC student to play on the new facility.  She was quickly followed by the students in Mrs. Knifley’s class.  Mr. Chad Myers, ACPC PE teacher,  designed and negotiated the entire playground process for the school.  The students and staff at ACPC are certainly thankful to him for his hard work.  The playground is the result of board approved funding combined with money raised by students and families at ACPC.  Thanks to all involved.

Pedro's New Wheels!

Last Friday was a big day for Pedro Plancarte, he took possession of his new computerized electric wheelchair. Then this past Monday Jenny Myers and Betty Arnold had a party for him in the library to celebrate the event. Local Shriners Robert Flowers and Richard Shivel were on hand to help celebrate, everyone who knows and loves Pedro here at the Adair County High School want to say THANK YOU to the Shrines who paid for Pedro’s new chair. Pedro’s twin brother Pablo was also in attendance. Everyone had a great time. Especially Pedro! The Shriners have truly blessed him and his family with this gift.

20th District Champs!

We want everyone to know that for the first time since 1989 (25 years!!), the Adair County High School baseball team, coached by Mr. Mike Mantooth, has won the 20th District Baseball Tournament played last night at Campbellsville.  Adair defeated a tough Campbellsville opponent by a score of 4-3.  

 

This is Art!

The “This is Art” event had over 100 people present for the viewing. I will have to say from a personal standpoint, it was one of best art shows I have ever attended! The pieces were all light-centered and illuminated the Arboretum. What I think made it even more special was the fact that not only did art students have pieces but students from cross disciplines participated as well.

 

Purple Wednesday

Jessie Sanchez, a senior at Adair County High School, has wore Purple every Wednesday since he was in the 6th grade. Jessie says it started when his dad gave him an old pair of purple shorts. He wore them on Wednesday of that week, then a few weeks later, Jessie got to thinking and he had wore them every Wednesday. So it became his thing – every Wednesday he wore purple and his ever since.

 

Cupcakes for Kody!

During the afternoon of May 7th -- the Adair County Special Education classes gathered to remember one of their own. It was the first annual Cupcakes for Kody! Our entire district has struggled with the loss of our dear friend Kody Pelly, who without a doubt was the kindest soul God ever put on the planet.

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at ACHS

Ana Perez, Maria Valadez, and Martisha Carey worked very hard to create and put up decorations in the Adair County High School cafeteria to expose their fellow students to the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, which translates to 5th of May. Ms. Wimmer’s Art classes, along with Mr. Woods Spanish classes, collaborated to create authentic piñatas that were displayed throughout the lobby.

 

A perfect example of why we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Adair County Middle School student Kaleb Butler needs help with his fine motor skills. His teacher, Valerie Taylor, and paraeducator, Shirley Holt, found numerous activity boards in different teaching supply catalogs but they were all extremely expensive, ranging in hundreds of dollars.

 

Adair Elementary School students on the right track with physical fitness...

Adair County Elementary School (ACES) students are enjoying the opportunity to become more physically active at school this year as they participate in the school’s 100 Mile Walking Club.   The 100 Mile Club is a national organization that seeks to provide an opportunity for students to experience fitness and personal success.   The philosophy behind The 100 Mile Club is simple; the belief that every single individual has the ability to achieve  personal success  and a new level of physical fitness by accepting the challenge of walking 100 miles at school during a single school year.  It’s not a competition, but rather a personal journey for each student as they work to achieve the goal of becoming more physically active each day.

 

Regional Tennis News

The 2014 Adair County Tennis Team has had a large number of members qualify for the Regional Tennis Tournament this season. The tournament will take place this Friday May 2, 2014 in Elizabethtown. Members who qualified include Corbin Shelton, Daniel Williams, Cosmo Bosela, Jesse Ande3rson, Deseree Kerekees, Tara Pierce, Marian Bogajo, Alberta Bosela, Rebecca Montgomery, Emily Farmer, Sara Bault Katelyn Moore, and Ashley Farmer. The entire district would like to congratulate each of you and we know Coach Rexroat could not be prouder. Good luck!

Career/Technical Education Night Out

For more information and assistance in helping your child chose the pathway right for their high school experience, please attend the Career/Technical Education Night Out being hosted by the Adair County High School, Tuesday, April 29th, from 5 to 7 at the Adair County High School.

Transitions

Thursday, April 24th, marked one of the most important transitions that has transpired in years--if not decades--for not only the Adair County school system but for Adair County as a whole. However, many of you have no idea what this largely unnoticed event was, let alone how it affects you. It has taken place for years with little or no fanfare. It was important to the children who were involved, an important rite of passage we have all enjoyed at some point.

 

University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Field Day Well Attended

University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Field Day Well Attended

Lexington, Kentucky (April 17, 2013) – Over 1300 students representing 47 schools from across the Commonwealth attended the 42nd annual University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day.  This event, hosted by the College of Agriculture and the Department of Community and Leadership Development, took place at Commonwealth Stadium.  The field day events assessed students content knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food, and natural resources. Twenty-eight competitive events assessed students core academic knowledge in the area of agriculture.

2013-2014 School Calendar Update

Robbie Harmon, Director of Pupil Personnel has released an update to the school calendar, which includes the addition of Primary Election Day, May 20, 2014 and Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 as dates that school will be in session.  Beginning May 5, 2014, five minutes will be added to the school day with students being released at 2:50 PM.  The last day of school for students will be May 30, 2014.  High school graduation is set for June 6, 2014. Please read attached article for more details.

AARP Grandparent Essay Winners

Miranda Ellis could not be happier with two of her 5th grade Language Arts students. Caroline Hardwick and Madison Billingsley both entered the AARP Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest sponsored through the Adair Co. Retired Teachers Association. Bobbie Coomer is President and Teresa Roy coordinated the contest for Adair County. Caroline Hardwick won the contest with her essay about her grandmother Peggy Ellis. The 1st runner up was Madison Billingsley. Caroline is very excited that her essay will be going on to be judged for regional and possibly to the state competition. She will find out in April.

CBS Hit Show Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty

Article and Picture by Alice Curry

Adair County Elementary School welcomed Ms. Jeffra Bland, a Campbellsville native and contestant on this year's CBS hit show Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty shared her experiences while in the wilderness of  Cagayan (Philippines)  and related it to the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.  Here are some of her comments as related to our school study of these tips to be successful:

 

Kentucky Stamp Project

On February 14th many of you may remember that State Representative “Bam” Carney come down to see a display of Adair County Middle School 6th graders Kentucky Stamp Project. At the time Representative Carney invited the winners to come to Frankfort and show off their work and promised them he would introduce a resolution to make one of the stamps the “unofficial” Kentucky State Stamp. Keeping to his words on March 13th all the winners and their stamps traveled to Frankfort and the students had a blast!

 

Champions for Kids

Champions for Kids

SIMPLE Giving

Stop by your local Walmart and donate personal care items for our kids!

Stop by our local Walmart

and purchase items such as kids’ toothbrushes, toothpaste, and hand soap to donate in the purple donation bins between March 22 - April 7.

All donations will go to children in our school district.

 

Josh Grant Earns 1st Place at Regional Skills Competition

On March 1, 2014, students from both Adair and Russell Counties traveled to Somerset, Kentucky, to represent the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center in the Regional Skills Competition held at Somerset Community College and Pulaski County Area Technology Center.  There were several counties represented during the contest, and students competed in the fields of Automotive, Carpentry, Electricity, Industrial Maintenance, and CNC Machining, as well as many other categories.

 

Lend a Helping Hand

The Adair County Middle School Team Pride will be holding a Family Resource/Youth Service Drive March 24-28.  If you would like to donate, please come by Adair County Middle School March 24-28 between the hours of 8:00-2:00.  Items in need of donation: Clothes, shoes, belts, toiletries and school supplies.  We appreciate any assistance you can provide for the students of Adair County.  Items will be given to the Family Resource/Youth Services Directors and distributed throughout all schools.

Huge Success for ACHS Academic Team at State

The Adair County High School Academic Team returned from the Kentucky Governor’s Cup State Championships on March 17-19 with more awards to add to the program’s long list of successes. The team had three Top 5 placements at the State Championships this year as well as two qualifying scores for International Championship competition.

 

Adair County Elementary School’s Future Problem Solving Team – Regional Champs!

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, the Adair County Elementary School’s Academic Team, coached by Lisa Newell-Hare and Jeana Pike, competed in Regional Governor’s Cup Competition at Russell Springs Elementary School.  Several students competed in written assessments with the Future Problem Solving Team coming out on top as they were named Future Problem Solving-Elementary KAAC Regional Governor’s Cup Champions.  Also, placing in regional competition was Elizabeth Cook taking 4th place in Written Composition.  With these wins, ACES ended up in 4th place in total team points out of twelve schools competing.

 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You to our Community -

On Tuesday March 18, 2014 all students in the ACHS class of 2014 participated in some form of job shadowing with members of the community. All students had the option to arrange their own shadowing experience in an area that they have an interest in as a future career.  ACHS principal, Troy Young said, “We can’t say enough about the incredible experiences that our students took part in last week.  They returned to school very excited and were grateful for the opportunity.  A big thank you goes out to everyone who took time out of their day on Tuesday to mentor our students!”

 

District Spotlight - Dana Harmon Dana Harmon and Jaylyn England

This month’s Adair County School District Spotlight is on what has to be one of the sweetest ladies I think God ever put on the planet. Her heart is--without a doubt--the size of Adair County, and if you ever get a chance to see her work with our young children, your own heart will melt. She started her career with the district in 1998 as an Instructional Assistant to a student with a visual impairment. Fast-forward 16 years and she is the Director for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. If you ever had a child who was lucky enough to be in her after-school program over the years, you know exactly who I am talking about: Ms. Dana Harmon.

 

ACPC Scholastic Book Fair

As many of you may know the Scholastic Book Fair is going on at ACPC right now.  If you would like to shop the fair, but cannot come out for Family Night, we have your answer.  Here is a link to the book fair so you can shop online.  Everything that is at the book fair is on this site.  Thanks, as always, for your support of our school!!

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=cwc

 

Preschool and Headstart Registration

Preschool and Headstart Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will take place at the Adair County Annex Building Basement on April 11th from 8 am until 12 noon and then again on May 9th from 8 am until 2 pm. Parents will need to bring proof of income and a state certified birth certificate. For more information feel free to call Anita Goode in regards to Preschool at 270-384-2476 or Robbie Harmon in connection to Headstart at 270-384-4111

Read Across Adair County

The Adair County School District is excited by all the great activities Ms. Sarah Burton at the Adair County Primary Center has put together for the upcoming Annual Read Across Adair County.

Indians Win on Bennett Buzzer Beater

By Shamarie Claiborne

The Adair County Indians defeated the Marion County Knights 61-60 last night in the first round of the boys 20th district tournament at The Robey Dome in Lebanon. Senior forward Ty Bennett connected on a three pointer as time expired giving the Indians their 17th win of the season. The Knights closed out their year with a 19-8 record.
 

Adair County Basketball

We are so proud to announce that both our girls and boys basketball teams will be playing this weekend for 20th District Championships. Congradulations to all our players. The Adair County Girls Team will be playing tonight February 28th, against the Marion Co. Girls and tomorrow night March 1st, the Adair County Boys Team play Taylor Co. The boys game is camo themed!  Both these games will be held in Marion County and start at 6:00 pm CST. Please come out and support these athletes.

 

Where it all Begins!

The Adair County Elementary School Academic Team started their quest for a District Title this week as they compete in District Governor’s Cup Competition being hosted by Metcalfe County Elementary School. Folks in these parts are very familiar with how great the Adair County High School Academic Team has been for years. But I think people forget that success doesn’t happen overnight. Many of the students currently on the ACHS Academic Team have competed for years starting in elementary school.

 

ACES is where it all begins!

The Adair County Elementary School Academic Team started their quest for a District Title this week as they compete in District Governor’s Cup Competition being hosted by Metcalfe County Elementary School. Folks in these parts are very familiar with how great the Adair County High School Academic Team has been for years. But I think people forget that success doesn’t happen overnight. Many of the students currently on the ACHS Academic Team have competed for years starting in elementary school.

 

Adair County Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team Wins District Title

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 in Marion County, Kentucky the Adair County Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team defeated Marian County, Taylor County, and Campbellsville Teams to become the 2014 Girl’s Junior Varsity District Tournament winners. The Adair County School District could not be prouder of this group of talented young ladies! Coach Amanda McCloud and her assistant Stacia Jo Hill have done a outstanding job working with the girls this year and we look forward to seeing great things from these young ladies in the future. Keep up the good work!

Grand Group Meeting

GRAND GROUP Meeting  

A support group for grandparents who are the primary caregiver for their grandchildren.....join us for information, resources and fun with other local “Grands”.

~February 25th, 2014~ at 11:00 a.m.

Adair County Cooperative Extension Office

409 Fairgrounds Street (HWY 206)

~Your lunch will be provided~

Congradulations All-District Band Members

The Adair County School District would like to congradulate the members of the All-District Band that performed this last weekend. The following students represented the Adair County High School and Middle School at their wonderful performances at the Somerset High School Saturday evening.

 

Camp SAFARI at Adair County Elementary School...every day is an adventure!!! Camp SAFARI

Article and Picture by Debbie Cowan

For many students, the end of the regular school day means boarding a bus and departing for home. However, for numerous Adair County Elementary School (ACES) students, a new adventure begins each afternoon at Camp SAFARI, ACES’s 21 Century Community Learning Center program. SAFARI is an acronym for “staying after -school for academics, recreation and imagination” and the program delivers on its promise to provide before and after-school extended learning and enrichment opportunities for 3rd – 5th grade students.

Job Shadowing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014: Job shadowing for ACHS Seniors

On Tuesday March 4, 2014 all students in the ACHS class of 2014 will have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing with a member of the community, taking an industry tour of Tarter Gate Company, or remaining at school for a panel of community speakers. On that same day all ACHS 11thgrade students will be taking the ACT test to become college ready, all 10th grade students will be completing an ACT scrimmage test, and all 9th grade students at ACHS will be touring the Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center. It will be a very busy day on their journey to college and career readiness for all!

ACES - Family Reading Night for Preschoolers

Article and Photo by Debbie Cowan -

Adair Elementary School  hosted a Family Reading Night for Preschoolers and their families on January 28th.  After a meal, the families enjoyed the story of  The Little Red Hen .  In this classic tale, the red hen must complete all the house and field work by herself because of her lazy friends. In the end, she enjoys the fruits of her labors and her lazy friends go without.

ACHS Academic Team District Champs!

The ACHS Academic Team brought home the school’s 9th consecutive Governor’s Cup District Championship on Monday, January 27. The team swept 1st Place in every category at the event, held at Russell County High School. The Quick Recall team advanced through each round of the tournament with an undefeated run, and the Future Problem Solving team earned all 1st Place scores in their evaluations.

 

Stamp Design Winners

The sixth graders at Adair County Middle School have been learning about Western Europe and how a lot of the smaller countries get a large portion of their revenue from Postal Stamps. So, Mr. Glen Ashbrook decided to run with the idea and created a contest for the best stamp design. Since most European nations try to create a “feel” for their country on the stamps, student were asked to create a clever stamp that would represent the State of Kentucky. To make it even more exciting the students competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class for both boys and girls. Then there was an overall Boy and Girl winner from all the entries.

Recycling Project

Sheila Willis (Environmental Science)  in collaboration with Heather Spoon (Energy Academy) , and Debra Wimmer (Advanced Art) have created a cross subject unit that incorporates components from each of their areas of expertise. Students from all three classes are excited and can’t wait for the actual project to start on the first day of March.

 

Adair County School District Banner to be Displayed

The Kentucky Public School Superintendents sent out a request for each school district to design a banner reflecting the upcoming Kentucky School Boards Association Conference theme which is Kentucky Public Schools – Creating Next Generation Leaders. The conference will be held at the Galt House in Louisville and the banners will be displayed there from January 31 – February 2.

January Spotlight

Adair County School District January Spotlight –

 

This month our district spotlight shines on a wonderful educator by the name of John Shelley. For those who may not know Mr. Shelley aka John; he is one of the smartest, most hard working, humble, kind gentleman you will ever meet. In the summer of 2013 after 22 years in the classroom Mr. Shelley accepted a position at Adair County Board of Education as the Title I Director, Principal of Adair County Youth Development Center, Principal of Spectrum, District Site Base Coordinator, and Energy Coordinator. It makes me tired just typing it all…… but to no one’s surprise John has exceeded expectations. 

 

The Adair County High School is proud to announce the reopening of the Indian Trust Bank. Over the past few months the Indian Trust Bank has been closed due to remodeling. Today the doors opened on the wonderful new structure located in the Adair County High School Cafeteria. The students are very proud of all the work the Ag Department has done and were very excited about the ribbon cutting.

 

Planning for New Welding Program

By Alan W. Reed, Supt. Adair County school district

This morning Gabe Jones (SCB), Jeff Adams, Principal of Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center (KCTCS), Alan Reed, Supt. of Adair Co. Schools, and Barney Taylor, Welding Instructor, reviewed architectural drawings for the satellite campus addition at Adair County High School.

 

Innovation in Adair County Middle School

Innovation is everywhere you look these days in the Adair County School District. Adair County Middle Schools newest Science Teacher Jessica Holt wants her students to take PRIDE (a theme held in high regard at the middle school) in taking the initiative to create a classroom that is clean, enjoyable, friendly, and an overall safe learning environment. So you might be saying those ideas are not really innovative since the entire middle school believes the same thing. What is different about Ms. Holt’s room is how she implements the philosophy!

ACHS Academic Team Wins Fall League Once Again

The ACHS Academic Team won yet another Fall championship in the Green River Regional Academic League Monday, November 25, as they hosted the final night of the nearly three-month-long competition. Adair entered the evening as the number one seed and swept through the final night’s tournament to be crowned champions once again. Since 2007, Adair County has claimed the title each year of the league, which has featured teams from Taylor, Russell, Larue, Campbellsville, and Green in that span.

 

Adair County Primary Center Congratulates Their Newest National Board Certified Teacher

The students and staff of Adair County Primary Center want to congratulate their newest National Board Certified, Amber Bledsoe. Ms. Bledsoe is a kindergarten teacher at the school.

 

Recycle, Reuse, Renew!

When Col. Wm. Casey and John Adair were closed, other schools and staff from across the district took the opportunity to reuse any and all of the furniture, equipment, teaching aids, and kitchen items left behind. The unneeded objects remaining, combined with other surplus items from across the district, were cataloged and stored to be auctioned.

American Education Week

Many of you may not know that November 18-22, 2013, is American Education Week, a celebration to honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Here is a copy of the Proclamation signed this morning by County Judge Executive Ann Melton, and Columbia Mayor, Mark Harris.

 

Adair County High School Proclaims Wednesday November 20th, 2013 College Application Day

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is sponsoring Kentucky College Application Week, November 18th through November 22nd. The Adair County School System has jumped on board full steam ahead with Superintendent Alan Reed and Principal Troy Young signing documentation today proclaiming Wednesday November 20, 2013 College Application Day at Adair County High School.

New Standards-Based Report Cards for K-5 Students

It is an exciting time in education and two schools in the district, Adair County Primary and Adair County Elementary, are paving the way to a grading approach that more accurately measures student performance and gives parents very specific feedback. Both schools have moved to a standards-based grading format. The first reports will be going home with K-5 students next week.

District Spotlight Mr. Taylor working with his class.
The Adair County School District is proud to spotlight Barney Taylor, welding instructor at Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center in Russell County which serves both Adair and Russell Counties.  Mr. Taylor started teaching in 2004 after receiving his degree in technical education from Western Kentucky University.  Prior to teaching, Mr. Taylor had gained hands-on experience in his area of expertise while working for Waste Energy Technology Construction Company, Taylor Services, and Sandusky Steel.

 

Adair County Schools Conducts Adair County Emergency Responders Round Table Meeting
Adair County Schools Conducts Adair County Emergency Responders Round Table Meeting
Thursday October 24th 2013 the Adair County School System hosted an Emergency Responders Roundtable Meeting attended by 30 community leaders representing the Kentucky State Police, Adair County Sheriff Department, Columbia City Police, Adair County EMS, Adair County Fire Department, Adair Search and Rescue, Breeding Fire Department, Lake Cumberland Health Department, Westlake Regional Hospital, as well as Local and Regional Emergency Management representatives.

 

Kentucky Safe Schools Week
By: Lauren McQuaide

 

 

October 20th-26th is Kentucky Safe Schools week! This week is all about bullying prevention in our schools and community. As you probably know, bullying can come in many forms.

Agricultural Safety Day Agricultural Safety Day

Photo and Article By: Debbie Cowan

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, unintentional injury is the number one cause of death for children ages 1-15 in Kentucky. Many of those accidents are home and farm related and farming continues to rank as one of the most dangerous jobs. Adair County’s rural landscape is home to over 1,400 farms and even children who do not live on or near a farm will likely visit farms on occasion.

Ident-a-Kid

If you have been to any of the Adair County School's this year you have noticed a few changes in the way things look and some of our operating procedures. The biggest change for parents has been using the new Ident-a-Kid security system that is located in every building on campus including our central office.

Weekly District Spotlight

This week the Adair County School District is proud to spotlight Mr. Charlie Dial.

High Attendance Day

Kentucky Schools will be having their annual “High Attendance Day” on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 and for districts such as Adair County that will not be in session that day it will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

 

ACMS PRIDE Kick-off!

The Adair County Middle School had their PRIDE Kick-off this week and it was a huge success!

Weekly District Spotlight

The Adair County School District is proud to spotlight Mr. Randall Sneed this week. The 2013/2014 school year marks Mr. Sneed’s 16th year as a custodian with the Adair County School District.

 

Weekly District Spotlight

The Adair County School System will be spotlighting staff throughout the 2013/2014 school year. Our first spotlight is from the Adair County High School.

 

The Adair County High School is proud to spotlight Mr. Robert Meacham.

Indian Cafe

The coolest place to eat in town is now the Adair County Middle School Cafeteria hence forth known as Indian Café.

Bob Valvano - Keynote Speaker

Bob Valvano was the Keynote speaker at the Adair County School System’s opening day activities he entertained both the certified and classified staff with wonderful real life examples of how laughter, thinking, and emotion are the key to living and how coming together as a community enables us to get through any adversity or change.

Adair County Primary Center Informational Meeting

There will be an Informational Meeting for all parents/guardians who will have a child attending the new Adair County Primary Center during the 2013-2014 school year. The school will house all district students in grades Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Their will be two sessions conducted on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the Col. Wm. Casey Elementary gym from 5:00-7:00 p.m. depending on your last name.

Great Things in Small Packages

There are great children throughout our district but a extra special one has emerged and her name is Ms. Sarah McQuaide. With all the wonderful changes in the Adair County School System that have been happening, one young lady has silently made a difference of her own.

 

FFA State Winner

Abby Royse of Adair county FFA chapter was selected as the state winner in the Ag Communications proficiency contest Wednesday night, June 12th, at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Migrant Summer Program Utilizing technology in the Migrant Program!

The Adair County Migrant Education Program has had a busy month of June, our summer school kicked off and was filled with learning, laughter, and fun!

Under Construction

The Adair County School DIstrict website is currently undergoing a small facelife. During the next few days the site may not look exactly right here and there but please be patient. The new design and layout should be completed by Monday June 10th.

School Set to Begin
Opening Day activities are planned for staff on August 7, 2013. Details will be posted soon. The first day of school for students is August 8, 2012.
Open House & Freshman Orientation/Schedule Pick-Up Dates Set

The following dates have been scheduled for the new school year:

  • Adair County Primary Center's Open House is set for Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Adair County Elementary School's Open House is set for Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Adair County Middle School's Open House is set for Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Adair County High School's Freshman Orientation is set for Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm.  Students in grades 10-12 may pick up schedules at the school on August 6, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am.
ACHS STLP Students Prepare for State Competition ACHS Logo

Adair County High School STLP students have been busy preparing for state competition which is to be held at Rupp Arena next Thursday, March 29th. These students originally qualified at regional competition with a “Safe Halloween” project where they collaborated with younger students in the district by providing guidelines to help ensure the safest experience possible. Since then, the ACHS students have altered their community service project to be an overall safety initiative.

Adair Band to Compete in State Championship on October 28th Wear black and blue on October 27th to support the Adair County Band.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Adair County Band will compete for their 22nd state championship.  Please wear black and blue on Friday, October 27th, in support of the Adair County Band.

Wes Feese Named new District Media Relations Coordinator

Superintendent Alan Reed congratulates Wes Feese after he was selected as the district’s new District Media Relations Coordinator.  Wes will handle all aspects of the school district's informational program in order to keep Adair County citizens better informed about all that is going on within the school district.  He will also manage the district’s web site and social media sites.  Reed said stated that Feese brings an extensive background in print journalism to the job.  Reed says he feels the public will appreciate the ever increasing transparency of the Adair County School District. 

Reminders -

Tomorrow Tuesday May 17, 2016 there will be NO SCHOOL due to the Election. 

Family Resource Survey /Title 1 Survey

Steve Turner, Director of Federal Programs at the Adair County Schools, is asking all parents of current students to please help the Family Resource Youth Services by completing the survey at the following link. It will not take long. The Deadline is May 20th and the entire district would like to say thank you in advance for helping with this information gathering survey, it helps us to continue to provide the much needed services available through our Family Resource Centers at ACPC, ACES, ACMS, and ACHS.

http://goo.gl/forms/RhsS5nDZIx

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr. Robbie Harmon, Dean of Students and Director of Pupil Personnel,  announced that students and staff in the Adair County Schools will be attending classes on March 18th, 2016. This date had previously been scheduled to be a Parent Teacher Conference Day but due to instructional days recently missed for snow/ice , the decision has been made to attend classes on March 18th and Parent Teacher Conferences to be rescheduled after school hours at each building. Mr. Harmon, as well as the Adair County Schools appreciates everyone’s willingness to adjust their schedules and plans, on this day, to help our students be better prepared for upcoming testing windows. If there are any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Harmon at 270-384-2476. 

ACHS Welcomes Workforce Development Specialist

Mrs. Elizabeth White, Workforce Development Specialist at the Kentucky Career Center worked with seniors on creating resumes in Mrs. Robyn Mantooth's English IV classes today at Adair County High School.   Mrs. White also spoke to students about the importance of good attendance at school and in the workplace.

Career and Technical Education Showcase

The Adair County High School Career and Technical Education Showcase is something you will not want to miss. It will be held on February 9, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT at the Adair County High School – located at 526 Indian Drive.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Adair County Schools

Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 14th from 12:00-6:00

We hope you are able to make plans to stop by and speak with your child’s teacher(s).

Community Involvement Needed - 2014 Career Fair - ACHS

We cordially invite you to be part of the 2nd annual Career Fair at Adair County High School on Friday, September 26th from 9-11 a.m.  Your willingness to be a mentor to Adair County High School students is appreciated.  We value this opportunity come together to connect our kids with the community and expose them to the wide variety of jobs that are available in the area. 

WHAS Crusade for Children Promotional Video

In the coming days be watching WHAS for a clip about the Adair County Special Education Program. It features Kody Pelly’s memory, Griffitt Powell, and Mary Keen Speech Therapist at Adair County Elementary School. WHAS Crusade for Children producer/director Larry Ledford spent the morning interviewing Kim Pelly, Superintendant Alan Reed, Director of Special Education Anita Goode, Michelle Powell, and Griffitt Powell working with Mary Keen ACES Speech Therapist in preparation for a clip promoting the WHAS Crusade for Children.  Mr. Ledford is focusing on the positive impact the Crusade has on schools and their students. It is an honor to be included in the upcoming video.

 

New Career Center Mrs. Robin Loy working with ACHS students.

As part of the Race to The Top-District grant, Adair County High school has established a career center to serve students and families in the community.

The center is the home of Robin Loy, College and Career Readiness Counselor for Adair County Schools.

Early Release Fridays

As part of the Race to the Top grant, the Adair County School System will begin Early Release Fridays beginning Sept. 6 and running through April 25, 2014.  What does this mean for you and your family?

Adair Co. Elementary Kindergarten Students Excited to Learn with iPads
Kindergarten students in Mary Keen’s classroom at Adair County Elementary School were excited to learn about the new iPads that were presented to their school on Tuesday, September 18th.
Kindergarten Registration Set for April 6 and April 20

Children who become five years of age on or before October 1, are eligible to enroll.


Summer Registration Days for New and Returning Students Student Registration

Summer Registration Days for New and Returning Students

Tuesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 26th
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT

Adair County Elementary School Gym
870 Indian Drive
Columbia, KY 42728

ACMS Students Create "Indian Tech Help" ACMS Indian Logo

Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students at Adair County Middle School have worked diligently this year to create a technical support website for teachers, staff, and students within their school and beyond.  Their project "Indian Tech Help" was presented at the STLP Regional Showcase in Somerset on November 29, 2018.  It scored well enough that our students were invited to STLP State competition that will be held on March 29, 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.  The website consists of student-created videos and online resources that address  the basics and more advanced technology topics.  The STLP group is led by ACMS teacher, Adam Cox.  Please visit the website at goo.gl/A4qyoh and send any feedback to adam.cox@adair.kyschools.us.

Miss Kentucky Visits ACPC Miss Kentucky, Molly Matney, visits ACPC.

Miss Kentucky, Molly Matney, visited Adair County Primary Center on Friday, October 20, 2017.  She spoke with students on making healthy choices for kickoff to Red Ribbon/Drug Prevention Week.

First Ever Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center and Adair County High School Pinning Ceremony

Last night I had the privilege of attending the first Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center and Adair County High School Pinning Ceremony for the Medicaid Nurse Aid Class of 2016. It was extremely heartfelt and  touching.

The Keynote Address was given by Mrs. Nikki Loy, and she discussed the meaning of the pin, its origins and evolution through time. But then talked about what the pin actually represented to her. I was truly touched. She spoke of her three C’s Caring, Compassion, and Competence  

 

A Day of Adventure for ACES Students

As many of you know, we have two great young Chinese teachers within out district this year. They are here through the Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University. 

Public Announcement

Adair County High School is fortunate to again offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge. We are accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.  We ask that you encourage your children to speak to their teachers if they feel they have a need for our tutoring services. The ESS Program supports the common goal of helping our children be successful.

 

Pennies for Patients

Reese Bardin is pictured with the "Goal Poster" for Adair County Primary Center's recent Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The school set a goal of $3000 and topped it by raising $3,361.00 to donate to the group.  This effort started for the school at Col. Wm. Casey three years ago when Blane Bardin, Reese's brother, was a first grader.  Blane is a leukemia survivor and one of our own local heros.  Thanks to Reese for keeping the spirit alive at ACPC now that Blane has moved on to ACES!!  Thank you to all of our students, parents and community members who donated and supported this worthy cause.

Visit from Miss Kentucky

Photo and Article by: Debbie Cowan

ACES students were treated to a visit from Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter on October 28th, 2014.     Miss Carpenter spoke with the students about goal setting and perseverance.  She shared that she sought the Miss Kentucky crown three times prior to her successful bid in 2014 and that hard work, dedication and a strong belief in self are the keys to being successful.  When asked about her crown, she pointed out that the crown has four points. Each point represents a quality of someone that holds the Miss Kentucky title.  Those qualities are scholarship, service, style and success.

 

A Gift for Coach Bryant

Most of our community knows that Adair County Assistant Football Coach and Social Studies teacher Jamie Bryant has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. The students at Adair County High School were heart broken when they received the news. Coach Bryant was flown to Arkansas to begin treatments the week before school stated.

Math Madness

Math Madness, a night of math games and activities will be held Thursday, March 20th, 5:00 at Adair Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive,  Columbia. All ACES families are invited out for this fun event.  For more information, call 270-384-9112.

Career Awareness Week

The Adair County High School will be holding a career fair for 11th and 12th grade students on Friday, September 27th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  This will mark the end of Career Awareness Week, September 23rd through 27th. During the week there will be a variety of activities going on to increase student knowledge of possible career paths and the training required to be successful.  They include:

 

ACHS Boy's Golf are State Bound
On Wednesday afternoon, the ACHS Boy's Golf Team captured Runner-Up in the Boy's 4th Region Golf Tournament. The Indians shot a team score of 305 to punch their ticket to the Boy's State Tournament.
No School September 19, 2012
There will be no school Wednesday, September 19, 2012. 
School Bus Dedication in Memory of Charles Sparks
A WHAS Crusade for Children grant partially funded a much-needed handicapped accessible school bus that will used for Adair County students.  On August 21, 2012, Adair County school bus number 16 was dedicated to the memory of fallen firefighter and local hero, Charles Sparks.
New Elementary School A Reality
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new elementary school that will replace Col. Wm. Casey Elementary on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  
Adair School District assumes lead role In Work Ready Community application process

Adair County to seek certification as a Work-Ready Community;  goal is earn competitive advantage in attracting new businesses and jobs.

State Testing Underway Across District
It's a high-stakes test where results really matter.
ACPC STLP Students Attend ISTE Conference in Chicago Curriculum for Kids Made by Kids

Once again, the Adair County Primary Center's STLP students wowed their audience when they presented their award-winning, "Best in State STLP K-5" project, "Bus Safety for Everyone" at the international technology conference, ISTE, in Chicago, IL on June 26, 2018.

ACES STLP Students "Food for Furbabies" Supply Drive ACES STLP Students Involved with "Food for Furbabies" Supply Drive

The ACES Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP ) club is excited to announce that our classrooms collected 216 items in our "Food for Furbabies" supply drive.  The Green River Animal Shelter has already received these items.  Congratulations to Mrs. Kristy Bright’s homeroom and Mrs. Debbie Bradshaw’s homeroom for donating the most items. They win a visit from a cute and cuddly shelter puppy! ACES students are so awesome and super generous.

4th Quarter Family Reading Night

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Red Ribbon Week at ACES Red Ribbon Week

Students at Adair County Elementary School continue to participate in activities that bring awareness of Red Ribbon Week.  Keeping with the theme of "Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free", the following activities continue throughout the week of October 23-27.

WIN - WIN

Jennifer Carter, Adair County High School Health Career Teacher, and Sheila Willis, Adair County High School Science Teacher, saw a chance to collaborate and provide students with a hands-on practical application activity  today in the form of a AP Bio Circularity System Lab. Mrs. Willis has been working on the Circulatory System with her AP Biology class. She wanted to do a Lab that would demonstrate the changes in blood pressure while laying and then sitting immediately after. Demonstrating to her students how the blood flows within your body and how it affects you. What better way to get your blood pressure checked than by knowledgeable Health Career Students – NONE!

Adult Gas Metal Arc Welding Class a Huge Success

Tuesday March 15, was the second night of the first Gas Metal Arc Welding classes taking place on the Adair County Schools Campus, in partnership with the Workforce Solutions Department at Somerset Community College and the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.  This first group of adult learners range in age from their early 20’s to late 40’s and come from not only Adair County but Metcalf, Taylor, Russell, and Cumberland counties. They are a diverse group but they all seemed to be engrossed in learning process.

 

Godfrey Jackson Named New Assistant Athletic Director for ACHS and ACMS

The Adair County Schools are proud to announce today that 1985 Adair County High School graduate and stand out athlete, Godfrey Jackson, has been hired in the position of Assistant Athletic Director for ACHS and the Adair County Middle School. Starting immediately! Superintendent Reed signed and handed Godfrey his contract this morning. Godfrey’s  position is part-time but will include interaction with the schools and all sports related activities within the district and he will have extra duties such as helping Little League programs, to build stronger feeder programs that have similar expectations in line with our local school programs, among other various duties. We feel Godfrey is not only a great leader but a wonderful role model for all our student body. Godfrey currently works at as an Engineer at RECC, a referee for the 5th Region Referee Association, as well as serving as a board member within the association.  Godfrey’s other unique qualifications include experience as a police officer and corrections positions. We fell blessed to have such a well rounded, experienced individual joining the Adair County Schools team - We can’t wait to see the positive changes Godfrey will be a part of in the coming days and years! 

Decade of Dominance

Decade of Dominance: ACHS Academic Team Wins 10th Straight District Title

The Adair County High School Academic Team won the 2015 Governor’s Cup District Championship on Saturday, January 24, for the 10th year in a row. The competition took place at Green County High School, and the Quick Recall team swept through each round of Quick Recall undefeated.  In addition, the Future Problem Solving team—a perennial world championship qualifier—swept all judges’ top rankings for 1st Place in their competition.  




Adair Co. FFA President Sarah Bault - Was a Busy Girl!

Adair County FFA President Sarah Bault has been busy representing Adair County High School FFA all over the state.  She was voted FFA Leadership Camp President, Lake Cumberland  Regional Vice President, and attended ROAR, IFAL  (Institute for Future Agriculture  Leaders) at Murray State University, Kentucky State Fair  Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event,  and a delegate at the Kentucky State FFA Convention.

You’re invited to a Grand Night at ACES!!!

In honor of Grandparents’ Day, we would like to invite Grandparents to ACES to spend some time with their grandchildren.  There will be several fun activities including Bingo for Books, Crafts and Reading Rooms. Refreshments will be available.     

September 23rd, 2014     
5:00 – 6:00
Adair County Elementary School


This event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource & Camp SAFARI.  

Kentucky's Healthcare Connection

Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection, kynect, will be offering insurance enrollment on March 12th and 13th at Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia.  Officials with this program will be in the school library, 3:00 – 7:00 each night to help families with the enrollment process.  Interested persons are asked to bring proof of family income, social security cards and photo identification for all family members.

For more information, call 606-305-1128

WHAS Crusade for Children

This year marked the 60th Anniversary of the WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. As many of you know local fire department’s work together to raise money for children with special needs in the State of Kentucky.

 

 

Weekly District Spotlight

The Adair County School System is proud to spotlight Mr. Mike Mantooth currently an instructional aide at Adair County Elementary School and the new Adair County High School Baseball Coach.

Adair County Welcomes New Superintendent Alan W. Reed
 Alan W. Reed was hired as Superintendent of the Adair County Schools effective July 1, 2012.
ACHS joins long list of Kentucky schools which must do a better job of preparing students for “Grade 13

An extensive report from a joint commission comprised of the Kentucky Department of Education, Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Kentucky Higher Assistance Authority is the most revealing yet on graduation rates and college and/or work readiness; most schools falling short.

Two Long-time Bus Drivers Retire
David Jones, Transportation Director, says these drivers shared a compassion for children and they will be hard to replace.
ACPC Students Create Bus Safety Video for STLP Project Bus Safety Board Game

This year 2nd grade students participating in the STLP or Student Technology Leadership Program created a project that they thought could benefit our school and other districts as well. Our students picked a topic that they wanted to make a video about to present to a regional showcase. They picked "Bus Safety for Everyone".

ACHS Students Take Part in Peaceful Demonstrations Across Campus ACHS Students Participate in Peaceful Walk-Out Activities

On Tuesday, March 13th, Adair County High School Students took place in an organized Walk-Out in opposition to Gun Violence in schools in the wake of the school shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Weeks prior, student leaders met regularly with ACHS administration to discuss ways that ACHS students could actively, meaningfully, and safely participate in one of the scheduled walk-outs. The movement and conversations that were happening nationwide were also happening at Adair County High School, and student leadership wanted ACHS students to be a part of a positive force for change. Once students and administrators agreed on a time, date, and format, the event was scheduled. The students planned their campus activity with no gun protests, no political statements -- just a demand for safety.
 

ACHS Academic Team Earns National Championship Honors

The Adair County High School Academic Team traveled to the University of Kentucky Saturday, October 21, for a PACE National Championship Qualifier against 32 of the best teams from across all corners of the state and teams from neighboring West Virginia. The team finished the Prelim rounds ranked in the Top 5, which bracketed them into the top 8 Finals where they won two of three matches, thus qualifying the team for the 2018 National Championship.

Real World Applications!

As a teacher one of your main goals and biggest feelings of accomplishment. Is when you provide your students with an opportunity to use what you have taught them in a practical application or real world connection. It is always in the back of our mind. We are thinking how could I allow my students to see and understand how this can help them or others in the future. Well between Adair County Middle School Principal, Alma Rich, and Adair County High School Welding Instructor, Barney Taylor just such a brainstorm occurred.

 

Grandparent of the Year Essay School Winner --


The Adair County Retired Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce that Trayton Stargel, 5th grade student in Amanda Webster’s class at Adair County Elementary School (ACES), is the 2016 Adair County Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest Winner. Students submitted essays answering why “My Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.” 

AC Schools Honored to Host KIDS Webcast at ACPC

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 the Adair County Schools were honored to host the August broadcast of Kentucky’s K-12 Education Technology Webcast at Adair County Primary Center. Department of Education staff from the Office of Knowledge, Information, and Data Services (KIDS) included: David Couch, Associate Commissioner of Education Technology, Dede Conner, Division of Enterprise Data Director, Phil Coleman, Division of Operations and Services Director, Mike Leadingham, Division of Engineering and Management Director, Chuck Austin, Office of Knowledge, Information and Data Services, Robert Hackworth, Division of Engineering and Management, Howard Keeter, Division of Engineering and Management, Andrew Liaupsin, Division of Operations and Services, Cameraman, and Laura Raganas, IT Academy Program Manager, Judy Evans, Region 6 KETS Engineer, while Alan Reed, Superintendent, Carla Perkins, Technology Coordinator, and Floyd Burton, Board of Education, Chairman, represented Adair County Schools at the table.

Adair County Schools Announces STOP Tipline......

Adair Co. Schools Announces STOP Tipline …Report bullying and other risky behavior online

Safety is our first priority. In an effort to use every available resource to STOP bullying and other risky behaviors in our schools, Adair Co. Schools proudly announces the implementation of the “Safety Tipline Online Prevention” or STOP! Tipline.   The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an online reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.   If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format. 

 

Extended School Services at ACHS

Adair County High School is fortunate to offer extended school services this year for every student free of charge.    We are accepting teacher and parent recommendations for students who are at risk of failing, who need to attain a credit in a previously failed course, who need additional time to learn the content presented in the classroom, or who need to make up a quiz or test.  We ask that you encourage your children to speak to their teachers if they feel they have a need for our tutoring services. The ESS Program is for the common goal of helping our children be successful.

 

September 18, 2014 is the Kentucky Schools’ High Attendance Day

Dear students of Adair County,

We just want to take a few minutes to share the importance of school attendance with you. You are our community’s most important asset and the Leaders of tomorrow. School attendance is super important for your success in school and in your future. Please take just a few minutes to read this letter.

ACES Academic Team
On Saturday March 1st , 2014 at the Metcalfe County Elementary School the Adair County Elementary School Academic Team competed in the District Governors Cup. The young team did very well with wins in numerous written assessment areas. Aiden Bosela placed 2nd in Science, Amber Loy placed 4th in Language Arts, Morgan Spoon placed 3rd and Sadie Kemp 5th in Arts & Humanities. Their Quick Recall team placed 3rd.
 
 
Adair Schools cut fat in school meals; fresh fruits added daily
Adair County Schools committed to making its menu even more healthy and appealing...
Adair Educators Honored by Campbellsville University
Adair educators recognized as among Kentucky’s finest.
2017-2018 School Calendar Revised

On March 15, 2018, the Adair County Board of Education approved a revision to the 2017-2018 school calendar to reflect the days that school was cancelled due to weather or illness.  The revised calendar includes 170 instructional days for students.  May 23, 2018 is the last day for students.  Closing day for staff is scheduled for May 29, 2018.  The school calendar may be viewed here.

 

ACES Academic Team Places in Regional Governor's Cup Competition

ACES want to congratulate the following students on their individual accomplishments at this weekend's Regional Governor's Cup competition.

Kinzlee Akin - 4th place - Mathematics
Bailey Watts - 1st place - Science, 2nd place - Written Composition
Andrew Zinati - 3rd place - Science, 2nd place - Social Studies

Future Problem Solving Team - 4th place

Quick Recall - 2nd place

ACES Academic Team was regional runner-up!

Congratulations!!!!

Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31, 2017 Red Ribbon

October 23 - 31, 2017 is National Red Ribbon Week bringing awareness to alcohol, drug and substance abuse!

 

Adair County FFA bring it home from WKU Field Day

The Adair County FFA attended the WKU Agriscience and Education Field day and came home winners. There were over 1000 students representing 28 schools from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.  This event is a proud tradition that exemplifies the care and effort the WKU College of Agriculture, Food and Environment places on the future of young agriculturalist. The  Adair County FFA represented our young agriculturalist well by winning in Entomology Career Development, Seed ID Career Development, Agronomy Career Development, and Nursery Career Development. Way to go – Gabriel Alfaro, Tray Strange, Ryder Karnes, Hailey Stanley, for placing 1st in the Nursery Career Development. Mason Carter congratulations on your 2nd place finish in Entomology Career Development. A big shout out to 1st place winner Abby Dykes in the area of Seed ID Career Development. And First place was brought home by the Agronomy Career Development Team of Chandler Wisdom, Mathew Irvin, Ashley Hadley and Tori Kimbler. 

MEDINA Signs with Lindsey Wilson Football

Leo Medina signed with Lindsey Wilson Football on Tuesday, March 8. Pictured with Leo are his parents.
Front row: Jose Medina, Leo Medina, and Veronica Medina
Back row: LWC Head Coach Chris Oliver, Assistant ACHS Coach Jared Radford, Assistant ACHS Coach Wes Stephens, and ACHS Head Coach Travis Gay

Together we can do anything! Our year in review!

It is not often that a person, place, or community can look back over its shoulder and see positive change has not only occurred but been the dominating theme of its resent past. Yet, for the first time in years, the Adair County Schools can say without question positive change it truly what has defined us over the past year or so.

 

Work Keys Assessment

BY: Robin Loy

Adair County High School would like to announce the results of the recent Work Keys assessment for the Class of 2014. The ACT Work Keys is a job skills assessment system designed to help employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.  Students are required to take a series of tests on Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information to obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate.  To learn more you can go to http://www.act.org/certificate/about.html.

 

State is implementing new public school accountability testing

Adair School District Readies for Next-Generation Learners (NexGen) and new school accountability model known as K-PREP.

Adair Students Fare Well on ACT ACT Results for ACHS Juniors Show Improvement
Overall results from the 2011 ACT administered to juniors of Adair County High School show Adair County students performed as well or better than 16 surrounding districts an nearly equal to the state average.  
"Twelve Days of Change" to be Implemented

Starting Monday, March 19, 2018, for 12 days we will be asking each school to read provided scripts during morning announcements and post the poster accompanying the script in a common area of the school where everyone can see them. We are providing these posters and scripts in hopes of spreading positivity and heading toward everyone making a change in the way we treat one another. These will also be shared on our social media sites.

Instruction and Assessment Update Apple and Books

Mrs. Phyllis Curry, Academic Dean, provides an Instruction and Assessment update.  It includes information about (a) Parent-Teacher Conferences; (b) Changes to the Accountability Model; (c) Test Results 2016-17; (d) Graduation and College and Career Readiness; and (e) Closing Achievement Gaps. 

Animal Tales visits ACMS

Adair County Middle School 8th grade science department were thinking out of the box this past week. Students were treated to a live show which incorporated habitats and ecosystems from the science curriculum in a captivating way. Animal Tales,  created and ran by Jeff Armstrong, brought a baby wallaby, baby kangaroo, porcupines, and reptiles for students to see, pet, and learn amazing facts about a ton of different animals. Mr. Armstrong was full of information and made the afternoon fly by and students were soaking up the information as well as the adults. It was a wonderful learning experience. Great way to bring the real world into the school --- way to go 8th grade science department!

Another Shining Star - Mrs. Pam Phipps

Congratulations to Pam Phipps for her video being included in ATLAS! You are a shining star for our district!  

Dear Pamela,

Congratulations! I'm writing to let you know that one of your video portfolio entries for National Board Certification was selected for inclusion in ATLAS®, a password-protected online resource that will showcase accomplished teachers in action.

Ahead of the Curve!

This story was brought to my attention not by a principal, the superintendant, parents, or even other staff members, but by students. Yes, I said students!

Marion Grant, 5th grade practical living and social studies teacher at Adair County Elementary School, is ahead of the curve as usual! Many of you have heard about the “Leader in Me” program the Adair County School System will be implementing next year. I have written about and showcased  a hand full of staff members who have taken the ball and are running with it. And the first reactions from students are nothing short of fabulous! They are so proud of what they are doing they want everyone to know.

 

State Places Two Adair County Schools in Top 8 for Replacement: John Adair Intermediate Tops State List

John Adair Intermediate School now shares Category 5 status with Colonel William Casey Elementary School.

End of First Week Enrollment Numbers End of First Week Enrollment Numbers
Little change seen in total student population over last year.
ACHS Baseball to Host Chili Supper and Auction ACHS Baseball Chili Supper Flyer

On Friday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m., the ACHS Baseball Team will be hosting a Chili Supper and Auction.

"Take a Walk in My Shoes"

In recent years there has been an ongoing educational debate about the validity of the Arts in our schools. During this period, teachers of the Arts have taken different approaches to prove the worth of their discipline. Some have created rigorous written curriculum, power points and terms, then a test,  but the few and best have found a way to incorporate rigorous lessons with higher order thinking (which is about creativity at its core) to make developing students creativity the heart of their teaching style. When this is done successfully, it is a win-win for students and fellow staff. When a student learns to think and be creative it naturally flows into every area of their life, including other academic areas.

Katie Campbell the Adair County Middle Schools Art teacher has become a master at challenging her students and developing their high order thinking skills in regards to creativity. Our district is truly blessed to have Mrs. Campbell and her dedication to teaching skills which are relevant in every area of life, using what she loves most, which is Art.

 

ACES Family Science Night Out

The recent Family Science Night was a great success at Adair County Elementary School.  The event,held February 25th, featured a variety of hands-on science activities for all grade levels including engineering projects, student displays  and experiments. Students had the opportunity to build their own hovercraft and robots.  They learned about chemical reactions and enjoyed a "Myth Buster" room where they were able to stick a skewer through a balloon and walk on eggs.

ACHS Academic Team Advances to State Championships

ACHS Academic Team Advances to State Championships

In what is widely regarded as one of the most competitive Governor's Cup Regions in the state, the Adair County High School Academic Team rose to the occasion, reaching school records in the number of individual qualifiers advancing to the State Championships.  The team continued its winning tradition on February 20 at South Warren High School in Bowling Green during the 4th Region Championships, finishing 2nd in the overall standings only slightly behind the defending State Champions. The Future Problem Solving team earned runner-up honors  and advanced to State Finals for the 11th time as well.

Adair County Schools $25,000 Technology Donation

Adair County Schools $25,000 Technology Donation

                                                                                                                                               

Columbia, KY – February 12, 2014 – Duo County Telecom announces a donation of $25,000 to the Adair County school district for technology upgrades.  The school district welcomed the much needed funds as they are constantly facing the necessity to upgrade their technology infrastructure with limited resources.

Adair Schools Beginning to “Think Different”

Most of us remember kindergarten as a time of coloring books, thick pencils, writing lessons and chalkboards.  The current generation of kids might look back twenty years from now and recall the limited features of the “ancient” Apple iPads.

ACMS Science Teacher Selected 1 of 3 Best in Kentucky

The Kentucky Science Teacher’s Association (KSTA) has chosen seventh grade science teacher Denise Grant as one of three finalists for prestigious state and national award.

End of Course Assessments a Requirement for Adair County High School Students State to Require End-of-course Exams
The Kentucky Department of Education will require high school students in Kentucky to take end-of-year tests in certain courses.
ACHS Academic Team Advances to State Championships For Another Year ACHS Academic Team Poses After Regional Victories

The Adair County High School Academic Team had outstanding finishes across the board at the Governor's Cup Regional Championships on Saturday, February 17. The team qualified for the State Championships in both team events: Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving. Included in the State Championship qualification, the team also had four individuals advance in individual written assessment competition.  

Adair County Middle School students have been named 2016 Rogers Explorers

Adair County Middle School students Maggie Young, Jenna McGaha, Walter Baker, and Maddie Harmon have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s 2016 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Rogers Explorers is open to eighth-grade middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who have a strong interest in developing their skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. 

One hundred and eighty-two students—the largest class ever—will converge on the campuses of six Kentucky colleges and universities this summer for the Rogers Explorers program. 

ACHS Art Exhibit being held at LWC Slider Building May 4th - May 24th with a Reception on May 9th at 6:30 pm. 



Congratulations to Tara Pierce, Tyler McKinney, Haley Diamond, Autumn Bennett, Tiara Holmes, Kaitlyn Grant, Courtney Keezer, Katie McGaha, Kellie McGaha, MaryBeth McAllister, Rebecca Janes, and Kayla Parnell. These students have been working independently all school year on various projects in a variety of medias of their own choosing. Artworks include drawings, paintings, ceramic pottery & sculpture, photography, & graphic design.

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Engaged Learning at ACMS

Today, Feburary the 25th ,  it became a little safer to be in the 8th grade at Adair County Middle School. Lou Ann Carter, Practical Living Teacher at ACMS, collaborated with Roger Cundiff from Adair County Emergency Services to provide students with a live demonstration and lesson over CPR, provided by a professional from their own community. This type of engaged learning is becoming the standard throughout the Adair County Schools.  And the bonding between community and school continues to grow and strengthen. One can only imagine where we will be in another year from now.

Mr. Chase Coffey Making Us Proud

Adair County Schools, once again, has a moment of pride due to the hard work and dedication of a staff member. Mr. Chase Coffey, Math Teacher at Adair County High School, presented at the kidFriendly Communities of Practice Learning Forum, held Tuesday, February 23rd, in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Coffey and fellow professional, Jose Gonzalez, from the Hart County School System provided valuable information on project-based learning strategies and activities to engage students.

Community Baby Fair

The Adair County Family Resource Centers will be hosting a Community Baby Fair on Tuesday, April 8th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Adair County Elementary School Cafeteria located at 870 Indian Drive. The event is for ALL expectant Adair County parents and parents of children up to 6 months of age.

 

John Adair Honors It's Most Famous Alum: Dakota Meyer

Sounds of applause reverberated throughout the hallways at John Adair Intermediate School as the Medal of Honor was placed around the neck of former John Adair student Dakota Meyer.

Welcome to the New Site
The new website is up and running!
Let the KPREP madness begin! Live scoring event.

ACMS 8th grade students participate in a live scoring event to prepare them for KPREP at the end of the school year. 

ACHS National Honor Society Gives a Helping Hand

Adair County Elementary School would like to give a huge THANKS to Adair County High School National Honor Society for having such big hearts!  They brought in hundreds of dollars worth of food items for ACES Backpack Buddies. We are so thankful for Sheila Willis, ACHS Honor Society sponsor and these giving students.  Thank you for showing kindness to others. Pictured are Isaac Carter, Nick Taylor, and Emory Bosela.

Collaboration with Somerset Community College

Collaboration is leading the way today, February 25th , in the Adair County Schools. The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education from Somerset Community College discussed and presented information to students at Adair County High School. The two groups KYFAME Instructor Chris Hall spoke with were Mrs. Candice Flatt’s ACCEL program students and Technical instructor Barney Taylors students. 

ACHS Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Adair County High School

2015-16 Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

 

Adair County High School is pleased to recognize the following students for their academic achievements at the end of the second nine weeks grading period. The Principal’s Honor lists 87 students who have earned a weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater and the Honor Roll lists 319 students who have earned a weighted GPA between 3.00 and 3.99. Congratulations to these students for their academic achievements!

 

 

Student Ambassadors and Leadership Team -- Spend Day in Frankfort

Photo by Ann Young

Last week the Adair County High School Student Ambassadors Hannah Absher, Laura Akin, Natalie Bertram, Ethan Brown, Elliot Burton, Taylor Burton, Kyndal Caldwell, Spencer Claypool, Kate Durham, Kayla Garrison,  Kaitlyn Grant, Austin Hatcher, Jake Hixson, Elizabeth McGaha, Sarah McQuaide, Madelyn Murrell, Ashton Nixon, Beth Owens, Emily Peck, Ana Perez, Tessa Pyles, Marshall Shelley, Ashley Simpson, Rachel Stephens, Trevor Stonecypher along with the Adair County Middle School’s Leadership Team members Jadie Smith, Maddie Harmon, Meredith Compton, Maggie Young, Kyla Kessler, Lauren McQuaide, Sam Baker spent last Thursday in Frankfort.

 

Adair School District Introduces Online Meal Payment System

The worry of remembering to give your child lunch money in the morning can be a thing of the past.

 

ACHS Academic Team Wins 13th Straight District Championship District Championship 2018

The Adair County High School Academic Team kept their legacy going on Saturday, January 27, when the team took home the Governor's Cup District Championship for the 13th year in a row. The competition took place at Green County High School where the team swept both team events, winning each round of Quick Recall to earn 1st Place and ranking 1st among all judges in Future Problem Solving to take home that championship as well.

ACHS SHINES ON WORK KEYS EXAM: NCRC CERTIFICATION IS CRUCIAL TO BECOMING A WORK READY COMMUNITY

Adair County High School is proud to announce continued growth and success on the recent Work Keys assessment. The Class of 2016 posted a 54% increase in the number of students meeting and exceeding the benchmark score in comparison to the previous year.  A total of 154 students in the Class of 2016 met or exceeded the benchmark score.  Additionally, for the first time ever ACHS was able to assess and certify an additional 78 of the preparatory underclassmen enrolled in career and technical education programs at Adair County High School.

 

 

Collaboration

What makes Adair County Schools special is not only our great students and dedicated staff but also our community. Within our small-town are agencies and organizations which add enrichment to our students lives and walk hand-in-hand with our ideas and philosophies. One such agency is the Adair County UK Ag Cooperative Extension Office. Our community and school district are so lucky to have Tony Rose and Kelli Bonifer striving to accomplish many of the same goals as our school district.

Greenhand Ceremony winners

Photo and Information from K. Hancock

FFA recently held their Greenhand Ceremony. Winner of the FFA Creed contest was Jaykob Lee and Chris Franklin won the FFA Quiz contest. Pictured about are Jaykob Lee, Jameson Keen – FFA President, and Chris Franklin.

What Can We Do Now?
As school draws to a close, it’s time for parents and students to go shopping---for wholesome summer activities, that is.
2011-2012 School Year Calendar
Please click "learn more" to view the calendar for the 2011-2012 School Year.
Who Doesn't Love a Roller Coaster?

            As part of our third grade physics unit about determining patterns in motion, the students built roller coasters…on the exterior walls of the Adair County Elementary School! Students worked their way to this culminating performance task by investigating the effects of ramps, friction, and gravity. They measured height and length, calculated average speed and time, predicted, recorded data and wrote conclusions. They were so persistent in their efforts and problem solving we just had to share their success with the community. The only materials we used were some locally purchased piping insulation, marbles, masking tape, and a sturdy wall. Definitely, try this at home!  

Jenna Claywell Placed First in the First Round of the National Braille Challenge

Jenna Claywell, daughter of Misty Claywell and Justin Claywell, competed in the National Braille Challenge on February, 18, 2016.  The competition took place at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, KY.  Awards were presented at the American Publishing House in Louisville, where all the educational materials for the blind are printed.    Jenna is a 2nd grade students in Mrs. Sarah O'Neal's classroom at Adair County Primary Center.  

Pennies for Patients

The students of Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY  42728, just completed their Pennies for Patients fundraiser drive for the Kentucky Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This effort came on the heels of having had a fundraising effort to support the family of Dawson Fisher, a student at ACPC who was burned in a fire accident in December.  The students raised over $3000 for Dawson’s family with the support of the community, local businesses, and churches.  All of these funds were given to the family in the form of gas cards, restaurant cards, grocery cards, and phone payments.  The family was very appreciative and both Tina Ford, Dawson’s mother, and Donna Ford, Dawson’s grandmother, wish to convey their thanks to all involved.

 

Three Adair Students Win First Place in State-wide Writing Contest
The Columbia Women’s Club is thrilled to have three state winners from Adair County.
Over $500,000 in Technology Advancement

It is an exciting time in the Adair County Schools right now. We are in the process of purchasing mobile computer devices in the form of Chromebooks and mini IPads that will create a 1 device to 2 student ratio across the district and completely rebuilding our computer network to support our needs currently as well as the foreseeable future. The 2016-2017 school year will be the dawning of a new day in Adair County Schools.  Superintendent Reed said it best “installation of the new fiber optic infrastructure and a 1:2 computer or device ratio per child, puts Adair County Schools out front and ahead of many districts in Kentucky.  We are also adding high speed wireless access points in schools and classrooms all over our district so that students can learn anywhere they need to be and not tied to desks. When students and teacher return to school this fall, they will enter a whole new era for technology in our schools.”

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ACHS Academic Team Successful Again at Region Championships; Qualifies for State

ACHS Academic Team Successful Again at Region Championships;

Qualifies for State

Adair County High School Academic Team continued its tradition of winning excellence on February 15 at South Warren High School in Bowling Green during the 4th Region Championships. The Future Problem Solving team earned 1st Place honors once again and advanced to State Finals for the 10th year in a row. The win also continued Adair’s streak of ten straight years in which the school has earned a team championship at the Regional level. This also continues Adair’s record of being one of only two schools in Kentucky to hold a 10-year streak of State Finals appearances.

Public Notes of Encouragement for John Adair Students
The front lobby bulletin board is filled with notes and drawings encouraging students to do their very best on the Core Content tests.
2016 Middle Cumberland District Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest Winner - Trayton Stargel

The Adair County Retired Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce that Trayton Stargel, 5th grade student in Amanda Webster’s class at Adair County Elementary School (ACES), is the 2016 Middle Cumberland District Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest Winner. Students submitted essays answering why “My Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.” Trayton’s essay was chosen from all fifth grade winners in the Middle Cumberland District. His essay has been submitted to the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association for state competition.

Family Ties Parenting presents "Lunch and Learn"

Family Ties Parenting presents  “Lunch and Learn”

A series of fun, informative meetings for expectant parents and parents with children ages birth — 5 years

March 6th, 13th, 20th

10:00 – 11:00 each day

Location: Adair County Cooperative Extension Office

409 Fairgrounds Street

 

First Grade Spelling Bee At Col. William Casey Elementary
First Grade spelling bee is a first for CWC.
Jordan Pollard Latest CCR Gang Member

Congradulations Jordan! 

Infinite Campus a Powerful Tool for Parents
Parents can continually track student progress.
District Seeks Handicapped Bus from Crusade for Children Grant Seeks Special Needs Bus
Local firemen play key role securing special needs bus.
AIMS Offers Instructional Support for Adair Teachers
From American quilts to sharks teeth. If you’re a teacher, chances are Pam Geisselhardt will have what you need.
John Adair Intermediate School Art Show a Hit with Community
John Adair Art Show was a visually stimulating event.
New Website Announced to the Community
All users should appreciate the new look.
School District Receives Readiness/Emergency Management Grant
Implementation is already underway.
Tiny Bird Inspires Adair County Middle School Students to Never Give Up
Tony Durbin, custodian at Adair County Middle School, knew he had to do something quickly for a special bird. 
1,000 Steps for Hope at Col. William Casey Elementary
Casey students and faculty join Adair community’s fight against cancer.
National Recognition for Middle School Students
Nine middle-school students recognized for their exceptional academic abilities in Duke University program.
Career Day at John Adair Intermediate School
John Adair students explore future vocations during career day…
Three-Day Fundraising Effort Underway for Tornado Victims
Help is requested from local community…