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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! 

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.

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.

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.

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

Congratulations to the ACHS Class of 2018!

ACHS Class of 2018

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.


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 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 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 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. 

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