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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!

5th Graders Attend Farm Safety Day Events

For the past twenty years, Adair County students have learned how to prevent farm and home accidents by participating in a Farm Safety Day. Recently, the 5th grade students at Adair Elementary traveled to Adair County High School for this important event. Students learned about first aid and how to be safe around animals. They learned about the importance of wearing a life preserver when on the water and how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Adair County Future Farmers of America students provided demonstrations about the safe use of all terrain vehicles and farm equipment and helped coordinate the event. 
This annual activity is sponsored by Progressive Farmer, Adair Co. 4-H, Adair Co. FFA and the Family Resource Center. -- Debbie Cowan 

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!


Want to know how the eye works?

Brynna Powell, a 4th grade student in Mrs. Bradshaw's science class created a model of the eye and tells you in this video how it works!

Grandparents Night a Grand success at ACES!

It was nothing but smiles, laughter and fun on Tuesday night, September 12th as Adair Elementary hosted the annual Grandparents Night event.  A great crowd of glowing grandparents and eager students filled the halls and rooms.  Activities for the night included bingo for books, a craft, a reading nook and photo booth and several highly competitive games of checkers.   The event is sponsored by The Family Resource Center, Title I and Camp SAFARI.  - Debbie Cowan


ACES will be conducting a donation drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. These items will be delivered to Texas on September 14th. Most requested items are cleaning supplies, pet food, and miscellaneous baby items. Items can be sent with students to school or dropped off in the front office at ACES.

Grandparent's Night at ACES - September 12th Grandparents

Adair County Elementary School will host Grandparents Night on Tuesday, September 12th, 5:00 -6:00 at the school.  All ACES students are invited to bring their grandparents to school for a night of fun activities.  There will be bingo for books, crafts, games and treats for all who attend.  We hope to see you there.  It will be  a GRAND time!

ACES ACTION - week of September 5 - 8
  • Art - 5th grade learned about Adinkra fabric (Adinkra (ah-DEEN-krah) cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. Developed by the Ashanti people, Adinkra cloths were traditionally made for royalty to wear at religious ceremonies.)  They learned about how the ink was made from tree bark and stamped on the fabric.
    All students are working on a coloring piece to enter for Kody's 5K Coloring Contest.  Cody was a beloved volunteer at ACES.
    Mrs. Garmon's class is creating their art pieces to be entered in the VSA traveling art show.
  • MUSIC - 4th grade students are getting ready for a musical that will be performed sometime after fall break.  Date will be announced at a later time.
ACES ACTION - week of August 28 - September 1
  • 5th GRADE - Ms. Jane Reed and Mr. Tony Rose, Adair County 4-H had some exciting tools for students to work with during STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Class this week.  Some of the items included an Optical Toy, which consists of a set of distorted drawings and photographs and a few cylindrical mirrors to decipher the drawings.  Also, a Spectroscope which is used to deterime the atomic makeup of a visible source of light.
  • In Mrs. Courtney Grant's and Mrs. Lisa Godsey's science classes, students used a magnifying lense tocreate a working model of the eye.  Using this, they were ableto actually see how our eyes actually work!
ACES ACTION - week of August 21st - 25th Jenna Rodgers, ACHS

The Solar Eclipse was the main topic in all three grade levels last week!

 Mrs. Sarah Dean, Mrs. Julie Smith and Mrs. Pam Compton's third grade reading classes enjoyed moon pies while watching an informational kid friendly video about the solar eclipse in their reading classes today.  Students also created a memory folder to commemorate the event. 

Photo at left by ACHS Sophomore, Jenna Rodgers


ACES Attendance Kick-Off!

ACES began this year's ACES HERO (Here Every day Ready & On-Time) attendance competition on August 23, 2017. Mrs. Debbie, FRC director talked with students about the HERO board that is located in the gymnasium and how grade level and gender competitions will be held each week based on attendance from the previous week.

To add to the excitement, ACES also welcomed three members of the Casey Creek Lodge F & AM #536 who have generously donated two girl bicycles and two boy bicycles for attendance prizes.

ACES Needs Your Help! Great American Opportunities

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



Adair County Elementary students celebrated the Solar Eclipse in a big way!  

Adair Co. Elementary School870 Indian Drive
Columbia, KY 42728

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