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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.

Grand Night at ACES!

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

In honor of Grandparents’ Day, we would like to invite Grandparents or “Grandpersons” of ACES students to our school to enjoy some time with their grandchildren. Join us for several fun activities including Bingo for Books, games and crafts. Refreshments will be served.

September 10th, 2018

5:00 – 6:00

Adair County Elementary School

This event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource

ACES After-school Camp S.A.F.A.R.I. will be offered - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Camp SAFARI will offer after school activities for ACES students on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 -4:30 beginning September 4ththrough November 29th.  There will be no program in December or January and programs will resume February through April.  

Early Release Friday Camp SAFARI will be offered every Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 beginning Friday, September 7th through April 26th, 2019.

If your child is interested in Camp SAFARI, please contact Ms. Debbie Cowan at ACES Family Resource Center, 270-384-9112 or debbie.cowan@adair.kyschools.us  Parents are responsible for transportation home from Camp SAFARI and there is no cost for participation. 

ACES Fundraiser Begins!

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

Thank you for your support! 

Dental Van

The Dental Screening and Cleaning Program will be offered again this year to all ACES students and they will be here next week, August 20th - 24th. Thank you ACES Family Resource Center!

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

Open House Set for August 7, 2018

Adair County Elementary School's Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

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

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

2018 ACES Reading Madness Tournament Champs

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

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

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

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


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

4th Quarter Family Reading Night


ACES STLP has SUCCESSFUL Food for Furbabies Drive! Furbabies Drive

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

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.


ACES Academic Team Places in Regional Governor's Cup Competition

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

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

Future Problem Solving Team - 4th place

Quick Recall - 2nd place

ACES Academic Team was regional runner-up!


Emma Helm wins Grandparent Essay Contest Grandparent Essay Contest

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

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

Good luck Emma at the state competition!

ACES STLP - Food for Furbabies Drive

Bring in supplies to your homeroom like old blankets, pet toys, cleaning supplies, and cat or dog food to be donated to the Green River Animal Shelter.  The supply drive will be held February 21 - March 6, 2018.    The homeroom with the most donations will receive a school visit from a shelter puppy!

ACES Academic Team Wins District 54 Governor's Cup!

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

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

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

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

Family Resource/Youth Service Center needs you help!

It’s time for our state-wide FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey!  Please take a minute (literally one minute) and complete this survey.   Your support of FRYSC is so very much appreciated.

 The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at 10:00 am (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2018.   

    SURVEY LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKBJ9T7


ACES tipped-off the 2018 ACES READING MADNESS program during morning assembly on Friday, February 2, 2018.  The 1st game begins today and will end next Friday, February 9th.  All other games will be for two weeks except the last game which will last for one week.

Please watch the tip-off video featuring ACES's own, Mr. Mike Mantooth!


ACES hosts STEAM Night

ACES hosts STEAM Night   by Debbie Cowan

What do a trebuchet, a potato clock, celery, geodes and slime have in common?  Adair Elementary   students and family members can tell you that each of those items were featured as exhibits at the recent Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math Night on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

This family involvement event, sponsored by ACES Title I program, Family Resource Center, Science Department and Camp SAFARI, featured family science projects and displays in the cafeteria as well as many hands–on activities to actively engage students and families in shared learning.

Participating students enjoyed creating artwork with a pendulum, exploring electrical circuits and writing codes for robots.  Parents and students had opportunities to explore technology in the computer lab, test a roller coaster and make slime.

Snacks for the night included an edible solar system and chemical reaction tea and candy that could be consumed only after using it to learn about fractions.

The event was a big success, with great attendance and many smiles. Staff members that organized the event were thrilled to overhear a student remark to their parent that they didn’t want to leave but “wanted to do more math”.  

By the way, in case you were wondering, a trebuchet is a catapult or “a machine used in medieval siege warfare”. ACES 5th grader, Gage Thorn and his family built and displayed a large scale model at STEAM Night and it was awesome. 


ACES will host STEAM Night on January 30th, 5:00—6:30…. This family involvement event will offer activities to promote science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students and parents are encouraged to work together to prepare a science project for demonstration/display on this night.  There will be many fun activities for all students and their parents. Make plans to join us!!!

2018 Brings New Faces to ACES

ACES welcomes a few new faces and some changes to our faculty.  With the retirement of some of our family members, a few changes have been made.

  • Mrs. Teresa Absher, ACES School Counselor
  • Mrs. Sheila Huff, long-term substitute for 4th grade Reading
  • Ms. Sydney Bright, long-term substitute for 5th grade Math
ACES Christmas Crafts

It's Christmas Crafts Time!!!

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

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

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

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

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

RED RIBBON WEEK at ACES - October 23 through 27

Monday—We are “Red-y” to be Drug Free - Wear Red Day   
Tuesday—Real Heroes don’t do Drugs - Superhero Day – dress as a Super Hero
Wednesday—Team Up Against Drugs - wear team jerseys, caps or a school shirt 
Thursday—Follow your Dreams, Drug Free - Pajama Day 

We are planning to have give away items each morning during assembly as well as providing drug free messages during assembly, in the halls etc. We hope to have a special activity Monday morning at bus/car unloading to kick off the week as well. 

-Debbie Cowan

Better Together Tribe (BTT) Events

Upcoming Parent/Teacher Events at ACES.



We kicked-off our Study Island Math Bowl on Monday morning, October 16th during morning assembly.  Grade level homerooms are competing with each other to see who can win the most blue ribbons in Study Island math.  Each ribbon equals "1 yard".    The teams with the most touchdowns at the end of the competition (December 1) will be the winners! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to Coach Stephens and the ACHS Football Team and the ACHS Cheerleaders for coming to help us motivate our students!!!


"Are You Ready for the Math Bowl?" - Theme Song

ACES ACTION - week of October 2 - 6, 2017

3rd Grade Reading - Reading Breakout/Escape Rooms - We reviewed the reading skills sequence, cause and effect and character traits this week by creating tasks that students had to complete before they could move on to the next room. Students had to complete tasks in three different rooms before they could receive the prize (playtime on the playground).  
ACES - celebration of being a DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL during the 2016-17 KPREP test.
ACES - Health & Fitness Day

Registration form for Doggie Dash Fun Run!
Jimmy the Butterfly is set free!

Students at ACES have watched the life cycle of the monarch butterfly almost in it's entirety.  Caterpillars were brought to school while eating milkweed plants.  They soon spun themselves into chrysalis'.  Everyday, sometimes twice a day, students checked on the progress of the chrysalis.  Finally this week, three of the chrysalis have emerged into butterflies.  Each grade level was on-hand to watch one of the butterflies set free!

Butterfly News

Sunday, October 1 at 6:40 p.m. - Came to check on butterfly progress....TWO have hatched but are not in CAGE!  Be on the lookout tomorrow for two butterflies in our building! ---- Mrs. Curry

On Your BARK, Get Set, Go!!!! Doggie Dash

Come out for the 2017 Doggie Dash Fun Run/Walk! This event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 (Rain date: October 28th) at the Adair County Schools’ Campus. The event is being held to benefit the Green River Animal Shelter and is sponsored by the Adair County Elementary STLP (Student Technology Leadership) Club. Registration forms will be available starting next week for pre-registration. Participants can also register that day at 8 AM. The one-mile fun run/walk will begin at 9 AM. The registration fee will be $10 and 100% of the registration fee will be donated to the animal shelter. Also, items for the shelter can be donated at the event. As well, t-shirts for the event will be available for pre-order on the registration form. BUT WAIT THERE’s MORE…

ACES ACTION - week of September 18 - 22 Monarch

The big event for the week was the school-wide monitoring of the monarch caterpillars as they grazed and transformed into the chrysalis stage.  We are now patiently awaiting the hatching of monarch butterflies!

Adair Co. Elementary School870 Indian Drive
Columbia, KY 42728

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Phone: (270) 384-0077
Fax: (270) 384-0079