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Yearbook Order Deadline Tuesday, October 30th

ACT Family Night @ ACHS Scheduled for October 25th

ACT Family Night

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.

ACHS Basketball 2018-2019 Schedule ACHS Basketball 2018-19
ACHS Choir Students Qualify for SKMA All-Festival Honors Choir ACHS SKMA All-Festival Honors Choir Participants

On September 16th, 2018 Ellie Belcher (11th), Madison Coomer (10th), Joaquina Domingo (9th), Emma Grider (11th) and Billy Salmon (10th) auditioned for Southeastern Kentucky Music Association (SKMA) All-Festival Honors Choir. All five students made it and scored anywhere from 97%-99% (out of 100%) on their auditions. One student even improved their score from 69% last year to 97% this year!

On November 18th these students will travel to London, KY to practice and perform with the top singers in District 10. Students will rehearse on the 18th-20th and on November 20th they will put on a concert that is free to the public at London First Baptist Church.

Congratulations to these incredible performers! 

4th + Main to Perform at ACHS 4th + Main

On Friday, October 5th, at 7 pm CT, 4th + Main will be in the Gym of ACHS. All proceeds will go to the Adair County Choir Programs. Tickets online (eventbrite.com) are $16 and at the door, they are $20. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-main-concert-tickets-49347469610?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

4th + Main is an all-male group, based out of Nashville that focuses on 4-part harmony. Some of their past performances have been in Alaska, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. They are influenced by Keith Whitley, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban. For more information, go to 4thandmainmusic.com.

ACHS FFA Wins Big at the Kentucky State Fair 2018 FFA Agriculture Mechanics Team

The Adair County FFA Agriculture Mechanics Kentucky State Fair exhibits placed 1st place for the 3rd straight year.  The exhibit is a collection of woodworking, welding, and large equipment restoration.  Students spend around a year in the Ag Shop working on individual and team projects.  Many different skills are developed during the year that can be used for the rest of their lives. Students participating in this exhibit include Kasey Wall, Walter Baker, Bohdi Bryant, Reece Giles, Braxton Coomer, and Jacob Morrison.

 

Additionally, the 2018 FFA Floriculture judging team became the 9th Horticulture team from Adair County High School to represent Kentucky at the National FFA Convention in those areas.  It was a team effort in winning CDE events over the last 2 years.  The team has won contests at Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University. Elizabeth Rexroat became the 13th student from Adair County to be awarded top scoring individual at the Kentucky State Fair. All four students scored high numbers in every contest that is how you win these contests.  Team members include Ty Cheatham, Kiley Feese, Maddie Harmon, and Elizabeth Rexroat.

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.

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.

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

Freshman Orientation & Grades 10-12 Schedule Pick-up Set

Adair County High School's Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6:00 PM.  Students in grades 10-12 may pick up their schedules at the school beginning at 9:00 am on August 6, 2018.

Congratulations to the ACHS Class of 2018!

ACHS Class of 2018

Seniors Dedicate, Bury Class of 2018 Time Capsule

Class of 2018 Seniors CJ Bonifer, Emery Bosela, and Tanner Janes took the initiative to bury a time capsule filled with mementos from the class and the year 2018 for the Class of 2068 to unearth and open 50 years from now! 

Tanner Janes and Emery Bosela pose with the time capsule

ACHS Business Students Honored for Achievements 2018 Business KOSSA Students

(From left to right) Gage Hodges, Luke Wallace, Baylor Giles, Trinity Mishoe, Brandon Bair, Devin Richardson and Laydon Carter received Kentucky Skills Standards Assessment Certificates after passing the State Test from the business areas of Accounting, and Financial Services.

Additionally, students Clay Giles, Cameron Harmon, Brady Cundiff, Jaidon Spires, and Macy Brown were awarded certificates for passing the Microsoft Digital Literacy course. This is an Entry level course that is taken when a student is pursuing a business pathway.  A student must achieve a composite score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate.  The Web-based course topics include Computer Basics, The Internet, Cloud Services, the World Wide Web, Productivity Programs, Computer Security and Privacy and Digital Lifestyles. Not pictured were Mackenzie Turner, Dylan Pierce, and Austin Lawhorn.
 

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.

ACHS Air and Space Academy Students Pass Written FAA Pilot Exam Clayton Janes and Nick Taylor Pass FAA Pilot Test

Adair County High School would like to congratulate two Air and Space Academy students, Clayton Janes and Nick Taylor, for their recent accomplishments. 

ACHS sophomore, Clayton Janes (son of Chris and Christina Janes) took the FAA written pilots exam on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and passed.  This makes Clayton the first student in the Air and Space Academy to pass the rigorous exam.  To make his accomplishment even more impressive, he took the exam two years earlier than was required. 

ACHS senior, Nick Taylor, (son of David and Kristi Taylor) took the FAA written pilots exam on Monday, April 30, 2018, and passed.  Nick has already begun his flight training and has logged approximately 10 hours with an instructor.  The following day, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Nick became the first Air and Space Academy student to successfully solo in an airplane.  Nick plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall and study to become a professional pilot. 

The Adair County High School Air and Space Academy is completing its third year of instruction.  The academy focuses on flight/aeronautics, aeronautical engineering, and unmanned aerial systems (drones).  The instructors are Matthew Willis and Keri Willis. 

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

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.
 

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.

 

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.  

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.

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 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.  

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. 

ACHS Career Ready, Industry Certified Agriculture Students Featured In Nationwide Publication Career Ready and Industry Certified Ag Students at ACHS

At Adair County High School, student certifications have become a defining factor when classifying students as career-ready. By implementing the industry certification program powered by iCEV, Randy Rexroat and Kirby Hancock, Agriculture Educators at Adair County High School in Columbia, Kentucky, are filling a major gap in their career-readiness goals.

“We were lacking an accurate guide for instruction to prepare students for prior assessments,” Hancock said. “However, the lessons, videos, activities and quizzes within iCEV do a really good job preparing students for the final certification exam.”

Through the iCEV platform, students have the opportunity to earn certifications such as the Bayer CropScience Plant Science Certification, the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification and the American Meat Science Association’s Food Safety and Science Certification. All three certifications are state-approved and meet the requirement for career-readiness. Additionally, students can earn the certifications while they complete their regular coursework and gain concrete, evidenced skills to include on their résumé

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.

ACHS Clubs Donate Much Needed Supplies to Hurricane Harvey Victims Students Help Harvey Victims

Several Adair County High School clubs came together to assist those left in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The ACHS Pep Club, National Honor Society/BETA Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes joined forces through a supply drive, collecting much needed supplies like bottled water, toiletries, and other items to help those in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's destruction in Texas. For two weeks students brought in items to donate to hurricane victims. Showing off the items donated are (from left) Pep Club representative Aaron Peck, FCA representative Jacklynn Janes, and NHS/BETA President Emery Bosela.

Adair County High School FFA Chapter Wins Numerous State Awards

Adair County FFA students took home numerous state fair awards including first in Ag Mechanics Exhibit, first in Large Restoration Contest, second in FFA Quiz Contest, second in Floriculture Judging, and ninth in Nursery Judging

ACHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes Opens Free Store For Students In Need FCA Store

The FCA has been working on is its FCA store, a new FCA program which will help provide personal care and household items to students and their families in need. All items are donated items and are free to any high school student or family of a high school student in need, in addition to the 5th Quarter Program, a safe and fun hang out for students after every home football game.

ACHS to Host Parent Night For College and Career Readiness October 2nd CCR Parent Night

Adair County High School invites all parents and seniors to join us in the library on Monday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. for the first parent night of 2017. 

There will be an overview of the college application process and financial aid questions will be answered by Ms. Audrey Price from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Ms. Price will also discuss and answer questions that students and parents may have about other topics related to higher education. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more as your child begins the transition from high school into college and adulthood! 

 

ACHS Choir to Host Drive 4 Ur School Fundraiser Drive 4 Ur School
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 Seeking Local Business Participation for 5th Annual Career Fair

Local businesses and business owners are invited to join us for the 5th annual ACHS Career Fair on Friday, September 29, 2017. ACHS is committed to strengthening our ties and providing networking opportunities for our students with the business community, both locally and regionally. This will be the 5th annual career fair at ACHS and it is one of our favorite events.  

2017-2018 Yearbooks On Sale Now!

ACHS is now accepting orders for the 2017-2018 ACHS Student Yearbook. Yearbooks are $50 each or $55 for a customized Yearbook with your students' name stamped on the cover.

The deadline to order is Monday, October 30th. Cash and checks will be accepted. All checks should be made payable to Adair County High School. 

Parents and students may also order online with a credit card through www.yearbookordercenter.com. Type in Job #10498 to access the ACHS Yearbook. 

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).

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

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

ABSTON SIGNS WITH LWC BASKETBALL Chris Abston
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

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

Juniors and seniors learn the dangers of drunk and distracted driving

ACHS STUDENT GREEN HOUSE NOW OPEN 2017 Student Greenhouse Participants

The 2017 Adair County High School Student Green House is now open on school days until 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

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

ACHS ART STUDENTS DOMINATE REGION COMPETITION state

Adair wins 12 total awards, four students qualify for state

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

FEESE SIGNS WITH KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY feese

Family, teammates, and coaches on hand for commitment

CHIEF NATION TO DEBUT NEXT YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOL

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

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

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

INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS IN REGION FINALS Chance Melton

Tribe finishes record-breaking year with 32 wins

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

LADY INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS AT REGION Katherine Curry

Young squad made big strides in 2016-17

NHS AND BETA SHOW APPRECIATION FOR TEACHERS beta

ACHS students serve lunch at annual event

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

FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD IN ACHS LIBRARY

Student organizations will lead open house one hour prior 

HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS RAISE ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS check

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

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

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 

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

BASKETBALL HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES SET FOR FRIDAY hc

Ceremony to take place between boys’ and girls’ games

ANNOUNCEMENT: ESS SERVICES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

Public Announcement:

Adair County High School will continue offering extended school services for the remainder of year. Students will be able to attend at their own request or upon a parent or teacher recommendation.  If a student wishes to attend he/she must see Mrs. Pierce in room 149a prior to attending.  This service is offered for students who are at risk of failing, who have been absent and need instruction on missed content, or who need additional instruction to grasp the content presented in the classroom.  We ask that you encourage your children to speak to their teachers prior to the tutoring sessions, so they will be prepared with the materials that will be needed for the instruction in these sessions.  The ESS Program supports the common goal of helping our children be successful.

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

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

A message from Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon

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

ADAIR STUDENTS SHINE AT STLP CONFERENCE stlp

Students’ creative use of technology draws praise from judges

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

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

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

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
COMMUNITY WORK TRANSITION PROGRAM OFFERS STUDENTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES cwtp
FCA HOSTS FINAL 5TH QUARTER OF SEASON

5th Quarter provides a safe, fun, and uplifting environment for students to gather after each home football game. Each 5th Quarter features activites, games, food, and concludes with devotional time led by local youth leaders and youth pastors. All food, drinks, games, and activities are free to all students.

ACHS SENIORS BALANCE THE BUDGET

Students in Transitional Mathematics learn the importance of setting and balancing a budget.

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR LEARNING CENTER AT GRANT HEARING hearing

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

DINNER VARIETY SHOW EARNS RAVE REVIEWS theatre dept

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

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

CAREER FAIR AT HIGH SCHOOL downey eye

Juniors and seniors meet with potential employers in fourth annual event

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

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

CONGRATULATE YOUR SENIOR

ACHS yearbook staff is now selling senior ads to students' families

IT'S SPIRIT WEEK AT ACHS!

Students and staff are encouraged to participate in 2016-2017 Football Homecoming festivities and Spirit Week by dressing in coordination with the following themes....

TUESDAY IS HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY

Students urged to participate in statewide attendance challenge

Adair County High School Offers Kaplan ACT Prep Course
THE FACES BEHIND THE VOICES

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

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

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

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ESS SERVICES WILL RESUME

Extended school services are available every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for Math, every Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 for Science, and on our early release Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:45 for all subject areas. Transportation arrangements will need to be provided by guardians for students who will be staying for our tutoring services as the school is unable to accommodate after-school transportation at this time.

ACHS SEEKING TO PARTNER WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

As part of the continuing effort to make all students college or career ready, Adair County High School is seeking local business and community partners to participate in the annual High School Career Fair. This is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their organization, meet and recruit potential hires, and give back to the community. To volunteer, see the form below. 

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

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

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

MONTGOMERY HONORED AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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

UNDERCLASSMEN PICTURE DAY

Graham Photography will be at ACHS on Monday, August 22nd to take school pictures for students in grades 9-11. School pictures will be made available for purchase.

SENIOR CLASS PICTURE RETAKES

Attention Adair County High School Seniors and Senior Parents--

Final senior picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, August 18th and Friday, September 30th in the ACHS Library beginning at 8 a.m. All students who wish to have their senior pictures remade should plan to attend one of these sessions. 

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.
BAND LOOKS TO REPEAT

March toward another state title already underway

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.

Adair County Schools Open House Dates
Recent ACHS Graduate, Rebecca Montgomery, Places 2nd In International Competition

It is not often that one is declared to be among the best in the world--yet, there is something about Adair County Future Problem Solving and component events that draws international attention and acclaim.

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.

 

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  

 

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. 

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!

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.

 

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. 

Reminders -

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

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.

 
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.

 

 

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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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

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. 

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.”

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.

Jordan Pollard Latest CCR Gang Member

Congradulations Jordan! 

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.

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.

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

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.... 

 

 

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! 

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.

 

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

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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!

 

 

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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.

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!

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! 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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! 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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  

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, 

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.

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.

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.  




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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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).

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.

 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Prom Tickets Now On Sale

Prom 2014 tickets are now on sale. Click here to register for prom before paying for your tickets.

Athletic Survey Link

Mr. Campbell will be needing this link this week to conduct our Athletic Survey --Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20132014adaircountyt61survey

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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!

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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~

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

 

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.

 

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!

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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?

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.

ACHS Opening Activities

Adair County High School

Opening Activities

Monday, August 12

Adair County High School Bell Schedule

Adair County High School

Bell Schedule

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.

Graduation DVD Order Form

Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony Order Form.

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.

December Newsletter
The December issue of the High School Years newsletter is now available. Click here to download the issue.
Senior Make-Up Pictures
Senior make-up pictures will be on September 7th at 8:00 a.m.
ACHS Student Handbook
The 2012-13 Student Handbook can be downloaded here.
Senior Profile Information
Any senior who did not complete the online profile information form must contact Mr. Parnell by Friday, May 11th.
Academic Team Captures State Championship
ACHS and ACMS Academic teams capture awards in five different events.
FBLA Members Place at Regionals
FBLA members placed in six categories at the Region 6 FBLA Conference.
Academic Team Captures 7th District Title gov cup logo
The Adair County High School Academic Team captured yet another Governor’s Cup District Championship on January 28. This marks the team’s 7th championship in a row at District, which was held this year at Russell County High School. 
Chairback Seats and Season Tickets On Sale B-Ball Pic
Basketball Chairback Seats and Season Tickets Now On Sale
 
School Pictures Camera
Picture Day for Grades 9 - 11 is Monday, September 12, 2011.
Spirit Week Pom
The week of September 12th is Spirit Week! Click to read more.
Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2011
Commencement exercises for the Class of 2011 will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011, at the John Burr Memorial Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. 
Cheerleaders Win All Divisions at CANAM Myrtle Beach 2011
The ACHS Cheerleaders competed in the 2011 CANAM National Cheerleading competition In Myrtle Beach, SC.
ACHS Yearbook Receives Fifteen Awards 2011 Yearbook Staff at WKU
The 2010 ACHS Yearbook, "Any Way You Look At It," captured 15 awards at the WKU Mark of Excellence Competition.
ACHS Golf Scramble
The ACHS Golf Boosters are sponsoring a Golf Scramble on June 4, 2011, at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson College.
ACHS Baseball Golf Scramble

I reminder to all you golf lovers out there!

The Adair County High School Baseball team is sponsoring a Golf Scramble at The Pines, 275 County Club Road, this coming Saturday September 28, 2013.

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.

 

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.

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. 

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:

 

Thank You to Adair County from ACHS and ACMS Academic Teams
 The Academic Team's road block was a huge success and they are very appreciative of everyone's support!
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.

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. 

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.

 

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.  

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.

2013/2014 ACT Dates

The new 2013/2014 ACT Dates are now available HERE

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.

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). 

 

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.