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ACPC STUDENTS USE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS instruments

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

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM OUTREACH PROGRAM VISITS ACPC derby

Students educated on historic annual race through interactive games

FEESE SIGNS WITH KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY feese

Family, teammates, and coaches on hand for commitment

HOOD LODGE DONATES TWO CHROMEBOOKS TO ACMS HOOD LODGE

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

CHIEF NATION TO DEBUT NEXT YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

Downs’ children throw out season’s first pitches

ACHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT ART COMPETITION Toxic

Four seniors earn commendation at Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center

GRREC VISITS ACHS’ AIR AND SPACE ACADEMY asa

Students demonstrate skills and projects in flight and aviation career pathway

HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES HONOR ROLL FOR THIRD NINE WEEKS honor roll

264 students boast GPA of 3.5 or better

CAREER DAY AT ADAIR COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Career Day

Students introduced to wide array of professions, career pathways

FAMILY RESOURCE, YOUTH SERVICES CENTERS HOST REGIONAL MEETING resource

Coordinators network, exchange ideas, and receive valuable training

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

‘Make a Difference’ puts first graders on center stage

ACHS JUNIOR RECOGNIZED FOR WELDING ABILITY Mason Carter

Mason Carter wins Regional Skills Competition, advances to state

CHEMISTRY LESSON GETS EXPLOSIVE Chloe Hixson

Susan Peck’s students make hydrogen rockets

KOTTER NAMED 'PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY' Hannah Kotter

Second grader recognized for earning 475 AR points

INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS IN REGION FINALS Chance Melton

Tribe finishes record-breaking year with 32 wins

ACMS NAMES SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH sotm

Winners chosen based on academic progress, behavior, and attitude

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: AUSTIN DIPASQUALE Austin Dipasquale

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

5TH REGION TOURNAMENT: TRIBE MARCHES ON Cam Lasley

Indians top John Hardin, face Taylor County in championship tonight

ACES ACADEMIC TEAM WINS REGION ACES academic team

Season ends on high note with Governor’s Cup victory

MORE THAN 800 ATTEND READ ACROSS ADAIR COUNTY Read Adair County

ACES, ACPC students celebrate the joys of reading

LADY INDIANS’ SEASON ENDS AT REGION Katherine Curry

Young squad made big strides in 2016-17

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

Presentation uses community volunteers to encourage good behavior 

ACMS STUDENT RECOGNIZED AT BETA CONVENTION Sadie Kemp

Seventh grade student Sadie Kemp finishes third in photography competition

NHS AND BETA SHOW APPRECIATION FOR TEACHERS beta

ACHS students serve lunch at annual event

BORN LEARNING ACADEMY HONORS GRADUATES graduates

Local parents receive recognition for completing educational workshops

ACHS CELEBRATES NATIONAL FFA WEEK tractor

Local chapter honors local farmers, initiates new members

INDIANS CRUISE IN DISTRICT OPENER Cam Lasley

Tribe bests Campbellsville by 46 points, advances to region

LADY INDIANS ESCAPE WITH WIN IN TRIPLE OVERTIME katherine

Adair tops Campbellsville, advances to region

UPDATED SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED AT BOARD MEETING

Students will be in school March 20

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

Successful season continues for FPS squad and individual qualifiers

REMINDER: ADMISSION, PARKING PLANS FOR DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS bball

A.D. Brent Campbell reminds fans of postseason changes

LEADERS IN THE ARTS DAY AT ACES donnie perry

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

HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS OPEN HOUSE, BOARD MEETING board members

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

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

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

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

ACES’ squad advances to region following weekend wins

LAURA FURKINS NAMED ACMS STUDENT OF THE MONTH Laura Furkins

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

FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD IN ACHS LIBRARY

Student organizations will lead open house one hour prior 

ACES CAFÉ DEBUTS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACES Cafe

New lunchtime reward system encourages progress in reading and math

HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS RAISE ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS check

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

INTERNATIONAL PARADE AT ACES mexico

Fifth grade social studies students create floats for different countries

ACADEMIC TEAM WINS DISTRICT CROWN academic team

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

CLASS OF 2021 ATTENDS FIND YOUR FUTURE EXPO expo

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

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

Sophomore shines against brightest students in the state

GINNA MARSH LEADS REJUVENATED CHOIR PROGRAM choir

Participation is up, support continues to grow

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH students of the month

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

“READING MADNESS” AT ACES reading madness

School-wide initiative encourages reading with friendly competition

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

Renowned science educator Jason Lindsey visits ACHS

STUDENTS TEACH STUDENTS: HIGH SCHOOLERS VISIT ACES, ACPC fable

High school English classes lead lessons on fables

BETA CLUB SHINES AT STATE CONVENTION beta

Quiz Bowl team finishes in top eight against elite competition

ACHS STUDENTS EARN 359 COLLEGE HOURS IN FALL SEMESTER college

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

LOCAL LEADERS VISIT ACES SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS judges

Officials share their knowledge for section on local government

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

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

GIFTED AND TALENTED CLASS PREPARES FOR MOCK UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT gifted

Adair County High School students will present resolution for Mexico

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

248 students boast GPA of 3.5 or greater

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

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

THE PAPERLESS CLASSROOM AT ACMS paperless classroom

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

BASKETBALL HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES SET FOR FRIDAY hc

Ceremony to take place between boys’ and girls’ games

TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN board members

Daniel Adams and Jonathan Gaskins take oaths of office

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

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

EMT TRAINING PROGRAM DEBUTS AT HIGH SCHOOL emt

New addition provides opportunities in Health Sciences Career Pathway

WELCOME BACK: STUDENTS RETURN FOR SPRING SEMESTER kindergarten

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

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

A message from Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon

MARK TWAIN SHRINE CLUB DONATES MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR TO ACPC STUDENT kayleigh

Classmates cheer as Kayleigh McClister receives the gift

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

Christmas musical entertains students, parents

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY TEACHES WATER CONSERVATION AT ACES tva

Cross-disciplinary exercise incorporates scientific principles into social studies 

STATE SENATOR VISITS FIFTH GRADERS AT ACES max wise

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

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

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

SIX STUDENTS EARN ANIMAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATION ffa students

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

ALL FOUR STLP TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE high school STLP team

Each school earns high marks at Regional Showcase

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

Several earn individual medals against stiff competition

ADAIR STUDENTS SHINE AT STLP CONFERENCE stlp

Students’ creative use of technology draws praise from judges

‘BUDDING ENGINEERS’ DEMONSTRATE SKILLS AT ACMS egg drop

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

ACES STUDENTS DECORATE TREE WITH HANDMADE ORNAMENTS aces tree

School-wide art project now on display in lobby

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

Lone senior Katherine Curry leads a talented group of underclassmen

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

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

ACES STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS grandkids

Lunchtime Assembly Draws Impressive Crowd

51 ACHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION nhs

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

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

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

REED ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AT BOARD MEETING

Superintendent's tenure marked by vast improvements, accomplishments

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

Adair dominates Class A at Bands of America

ACES CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY international day

Lindsey Wilson College students offer exposure to different cultures

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

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

REMEMBERING RAQUEL: FRIENDS, TEACHERS SHARE MEMORIES raquel

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

SUPERINTENDENT OFFERS STATEMENT ON LATEST TRAGEDY

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

ACES STUDENTS TURN PUMPKINS INTO BOOK CHARACTERS pumpkins

Project encourages reading, family cooperation

DINNER VARIETY SHOW EARNS RAVE REVIEWS theatre dept

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

HOOKED ON SCIENCE PROGRAM VISITS ACPC jasper kemp

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

ADMINISTRATORS, FIRST RESPONDERS MEET FOR SAFETY ROUNDTABLE Robbie Harmon

Annual training covers accident, crisis, and disaster preparedness

OCT. 25: PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER GRANT

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

FALL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: NOV. 7

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

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BUILDING 3D PRINTER 3d printer

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

LEADERS IN HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY AT ACES aces2

Program promotes wellness and health education for students

CAREER FAIR AT HIGH SCHOOL downey eye

Juniors and seniors meet with potential employers in fourth annual event

KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENTS CHANGED

Age cutoff now two months earlier

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

An Essay by ACPC Principal Patty Jones

SENIOR ART STUDENT WINS STATEWIDE CONTEST es

Elisabeth Spoon takes first place for teapot and cup

SENIORS PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY jameson miller

Adair County joins state, nation in encouraging higher education

FOOTBALL PLAYERS MEET, EXCHANGE LETTERS WITH THIRD GRADERS xavier

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

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

Superintendent and board members trumpet test scores, student achievement

ADAIR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: PROFICIENT, PROGRESSING, HIGH PROGRESS

Test scores reach new heights in 15-16

ADAIR INC. DEBUTS AT HIGH SCHOOL Adair Inc.

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

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM AT ACHS

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

OCTOBER 16-22 IS KENTUCKY SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK

Be the HERO; STOP the bullying

A NEW KIND OF CLASSROOM: ACHS’ VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER

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

FFA STUDENTS EDUCATE LOWER GRADES ON FARM SAFETY

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

VFW POST 6097 DONATES UNIFORMS TO ROTC PROGRAM

Fundraising effort led by ACHS senior Cole Schmidt

JACKSON ELECTED CKMSAC COMMISSIONER
HOMECOMING WEEK: SCHOOL SPIRIT SOARS

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

WISH GRANTED FOR ADAIR COUNTY 8TH GRADER

Laura Furkins gets the star treatment

ACES HOSTS GRANDPARENTS’ NIGHT

Students have “grand” time sharing their learning experience

BORN LEARNING ACADEMY EDUCATES PARENTS

Seminar teaches easy activities to prepare children for kindergarten

TUESDAY IS HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY

Students urged to participate in statewide attendance challenge

THE FACES BEHIND THE VOICES

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

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Middle School recognizes top performers in four subjects

WELDING STUDENTS PUT SKILLS TO GOOD USE

Instructor Barney Taylor provides juniors with hands-on experience

ACT NOW: EARN A GAS METAL ARC WELDING CERTIFICATION

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

‘AMAZING CHINA’ PERFORMANCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Entertainers educate students on eastern art and culture

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

Defense holds Hawks scoreless in second half

EIGHTH GRADERS LEARN LIFE-SAVING SKILLS

Adair EMS workers teach students CPR, Heimlich

REED CELEBRATES RETIREMENT
SEPTEMBER: SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

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

FFA STUDENTS WIN AT STATE FAIR

Five juniors recognized for restoring 69-year-old tractor

MATH CLASS: REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

Seniors engage in data-driven debate

TRIBE ROLLS OVER CAVERNA

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

REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS START SEPT. 2

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

CAPT. JUSTIN OWENS: ADAIR COUNTY’S FIRST JROTC INSTRUCTOR
ACES LAUNCHES ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Program offers prizes, college assistance for participating students

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: SERENA CORBIN

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

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

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

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

Partnership with Somerset Community College offers unique opportunity for lucrative career

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

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

CUMBERLAND FAMILY MEDICAL PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH FREE DENTAL CARE

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

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

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

TEACHERS MEET PARENTS, STUDENTS AT OPEN HOUSES

Principals say excitement is in the air for new school year

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

New head coach Clay Stephens looks to continue recent success

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

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

BAND LOOKS TO REPEAT

March toward another state title already underway

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

Adair County Earns Work Ready Community Designation

Sports Physicals Offered Wednesday

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

School Readiness Bus Engages Students at Adair County Fair

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

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

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

New ACHS Head Football Coach Named

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

2016 Project Graduation

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

ACHS Class of 2016 Commencement Exercises

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

 

Today is National School Nurse Day!

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

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

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

 
Teacher Appreciation Week

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

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

REMINDER - This Friday LAST ERF

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

New ACCEL Academy a Huge Success

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

 

Campbellsville University - Art Contest Winners

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

An Egg-venture at ACMS

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

 

Heading to Gatton Academy

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

 

Find Your Future Expo at ACHS

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

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

 

ACES Career and College Day

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

Donated Helmets!

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

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

Courtney Green put ACHS on the Stage at HOSA State Competition

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

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

Reminders -

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

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. 

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  

 

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. 

Animal Tales visits ACMS

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

"Take a Walk in My Shoes"

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

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

 

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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Adair County Middle School students have been named 2016 Rogers Explorers

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

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

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

ACHS National Honor Society Gives a Helping Hand

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

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.

 

 

Who Doesn't Love a Roller Coaster?

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

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!