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Human Trafficking & Internet Safety Workshop Workshop Flyer

Adair County Schools and Adair County Schools Family Resource/Youth Service Centers in partnership with the Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center and the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office will be presenting an Internet Safety program that will be focusing Human Trafficking Awareness. This community based program will focus awareness as we know that involvement and education is the best way to stop and prevent human trafficking. This training will give parents and community members the tools to identify and report suspected trafficking activities as well as the knowledge to identify when those you know or love are being recruited by traffickers.

The program will be at 5:00 pm on February 5th at the Adair County Extension Office…The program will be one and a half to two hours in length.

Family Tech-Talk Night

When:  January 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Adair County High School Cafeteria
Presented by:  Adair County Schools
Click here for more information - Family Tech.Talk Night

ACMS Academic Team Sweeps 6th Grade Showcase Competition Adair County Middle School Academic Team Sweeps 6th Grade Showcase Competition

By:  Vicki Leibeck-Owsley, ACMS Academic Team Coach

On Saturday, December 1st, 6th Graders from Adair, Russell, Green, and Monroe County Middle School Academic Teams gathered at Adair County Middle School for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s annual Kentucky Colonel’s 6th Grade Showcase, an academic competition designed “ to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s Cup competition.”

ACMS Homecoming 2018

Check out this great homecoming announcement.

PLUGGED IN: Middle School Utilizes Digital Classrooms Students in Mrs. Brittany Smith's class at Adair County Middle School incorporate technology into their classroom assignments on a daily basis.

By:  John Overby, Assistant Editor, Adair Progress, October 18, 2018 Print Edition

When walking into Mrs. Sarah Antle’s eighth-grade math classroom, how the room is set up jumps out immediately. The desks are not in rows. They are instead divided into four separate clusters, most facing different directions. On one side of the room, Antle sits nestled in a swivel chair, positioned at a semi-circle desk with a group of students seated around her.

Technology is everywhere. There are two smart boards positioned in different corners of the room. When the students walk in, they each grab a Google Chromebook laptop, a calculator, and their own personal dry-erase board with markers, which they use to take notes by working out problems and taking photos of it with their Chromebooks.

ACMS students participate in marching band state competition. Band Students

On Saturday, October 27, Adair County Middle School students participated in the Kentucky Marching Band state championship.

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.

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.

ACMS students participate in Mark Twain Band Exhibition Band Students

Over the weekend, many of Adair County Middle School's band students participated in the Mark Twain band exhibition hosted by Adair County.

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 2, 2018

Adair County Middle School's Open House date is scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

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

ACMS Students Create "Indian Tech Help" ACMS Indian Logo

Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students at Adair County Middle School have worked diligently this year to create a technical support website for teachers, staff, and students within their school and beyond.  Their project "Indian Tech Help" was presented at the STLP Regional Showcase in Somerset on November 29, 2018.  It scored well enough that our students were invited to STLP State competition that will be held on March 29, 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.  The website consists of student-created videos and online resources that address  the basics and more advanced technology topics.  The STLP group is led by ACMS teacher, Adam Cox.  Please visit the website at goo.gl/A4qyoh and send any feedback to adam.cox@adair.kyschools.us.

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.


Let the KPREP madness begin! Live scoring event.

ACMS 8th grade students participate in a live scoring event to prepare them for KPREP at the end of the school year. 

ACMS Academic Team Finishes Second in District Governor’s Cup Championship Adair County Middle School Academic Team took home second place honors in District Governor’s Cup Competition

The Adair County Middle School Academic Team took home second place honors in District Governor’s Cup Competition on Saturday, January 20th.

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. 


On Friday, November 19th, eigth grade reading students at ACMS put themselves in the shoes of those who experienced the effects of the Holocaust. 

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!



The first weeks of school have provided some great learning experiences for students as well as some time for them to shine! Here are few things students have experienced thus far:

2017 Solar Eclipse
ACMS students were given the great opportunity to view the 2017 solar eclipse first hand. Science classes discussed eclipses and why they happen. Students also created personal eclipse viewing devices called pinhole projectors that allow them to safely view the eclipse.


SOLAR ECLIPSE INFORMATION Solar eclipse viewer provided by Western Kentucky University.

Students at ACMS received a permission form to view the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. This form must be turned in by Thursday, August 17.


Access to important documents like the student handbook, athletic handbook and athletic schedules is now available online.


More than 60 students will participate, admission is free


Reading assignment leads to unique service project at ACMS


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.


Youth-centered anti-smoking campaign garners statewide recognition


The following link will take you to a copy of the Adair County Middle School site based...


Lucas Murphy and Lexi Snider each sell 420 candy bars


Honorees chosen based on academic progress, behavior, and attitude


Adair County Primary Center finishes in top 10 with popular YouTube video 


Advanced reading class merges book study with service project


Group takes home multiple awards in statewide competition of 800 students


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


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


Coordinators network, exchange ideas, and receive valuable training


Winners chosen based on academic progress, behavior, and attitude


Presentation uses community volunteers to encourage good behavior 


Seventh grade student Sadie Kemp finishes third in photography competition


Students will be in school March 20


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


Student organizations will lead open house one hour prior 


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


Participation is up, support continues to grow


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


Renowned science educator Jason Lindsey visits ACHS


Adair County High School students will present resolution for Mexico


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


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


Daniel Adams and Jonathan Gaskins take oaths of office


A message from Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon


Each school earns high marks at Regional Showcase


Several earn individual medals against stiff competition


Students’ creative use of technology draws praise from judges


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


Superintendent's tenure marked by vast improvements, accomplishments


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


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


"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


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


Annual training covers accident, crisis, and disaster preparedness


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


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


Superintendent and board members trumpet test scores, student achievement


Test scores reach new heights in 15-16


Be the HERO; STOP the bullying


Laura Furkins gets the star treatment


Students urged to participate in statewide attendance challenge


On Friday afternoon Adair County Middle School students celebrated reaching their Scholastic Book Fair fundraising goal of three-thousand dollars. Mrs. Alma Rich (Principal) and...


Middle School recognizes top performers in four subjects


Entertainers educate students on eastern art and culture


Adair EMS workers teach students CPR, Heimlich


"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 


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


Students at Adair County Middle School will be given the opportunity to participate in an online book fair.


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


Principals say excitement is in the air for new school year

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
Teachers Go to School

Just when most middle school students thought school was out for summer, their teachers went back to class! This photo shows art in progress by art teacher Katie Campbell.

ACMS Basketball Tryouts for 5th Graders Entering 6th Grade

Tryout to be a member of the ACMS Indians Basketball Team!

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.


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. 

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!

Reminders -

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

"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.


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.

Adair County Middle School has 4 Roger Explorers!

Maggie Young

Jenna McGaha

Walter Baker

Maddie Harmon

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 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.


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.


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. 

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.


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.


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.... 



Poetry Cafe

It was a great day to be a  8th grader at Adair County Middle School. Mrs. Cindy Walker’s English class had a wonderful culminating activity created by her student teacher Sydney Fleurdelys. There unit has been over poetry and students had to write a poem that was about their everyday life and have meaning. Then today, Miss Fleurdelys created a Poetry Café for the students to perform in. The Café  was amazing as was the students work. The young man performing in this picture is Jorge Soto and his poem about made me cry. The ambiance was special with the lighting and feel of the room. You felt like you were in New York City at a true Poetry Café. There was food and drinks that was almost as good at the poetry. Way to go Miss Fleurdelys! Talk about bringing ideas together for students, your creativity and imagination will be missed as you move to your next assignment. 

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.

Engaged Learning at ACMS

Today, Feburary the 25th ,  it became a little safer to be in the 8th grade at Adair County Middle School. Lou Ann Carter, Practical Living Teacher at ACMS, collaborated with Roger Cundiff from Adair County Emergency Services to provide students with a live demonstration and lesson over CPR, provided by a professional from their own community. This type of engaged learning is becoming the standard throughout the Adair County Schools.  And the bonding between community and school continues to grow and strengthen. One can only imagine where we will be in another year from now.


What makes Adair County Schools special is not only our great students and dedicated staff but also our community. Within our small-town are agencies and organizations which add enrichment to our students lives and walk hand-in-hand with our ideas and philosophies. One such agency is the Adair County UK Ag Cooperative Extension Office. Our community and school district are so lucky to have Tony Rose and Kelli Bonifer striving to accomplish many of the same goals as our school district.


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. 

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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.

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.

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! 

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!

ACMS - Veterans Day Program

Please join us at ACMS to celebrate our Veterans and all they have done for our country. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. please come out and join us. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Adair County School District

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 2nd


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.


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!


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!



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.



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.


Finding new ways to review for KPREP … Mrs. Waddell has figured it out!

With the KPREP right around the corner, 6th grade Science Teacher, Debra Waddell, has been coming up with creative ideas to not only keep her students focused at this time of the year, but also to reinforce core content. Her students have been working on Math questions by looking at statistical data collected from an experiment. They dropped pennies from a specific height, then recorded where they landed within several bulls eyes. The final step was plotting the information on a line plot, looking for gaps, clusters, skews and outliers! Not only were her students focused and reinforcing past lessons ….. they were having fun doing it! Kudos Mrs. Waddell! ---- shown in the picture is Brandon Foster working hard on preparing for the upcoming KPREP testing. He states Mrs. Waddell makes learning fun! Good luck to all the students preparing for the upcoming testing.

Jaiden Taylor wins 1st place at the State Jr. Beta Convention

The Adair County Schools are extremely proud of Jaiden Taylor, 8th grader, at Adair County Middle School. Jaiden just returned from the State Jr. Beta Convention in Louisville, KY, this week. Jaiden competed in the Science Academic Competition. There were 4500 students in attendance at the conference from across the state. Jaiden won 1st place and secured himself a bid to the National Beta Convention which will be held in June at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Way to go Jaiden!!

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  

ACMS Taking History Test at WKU

On Friday, March 20, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Wells took 20 of the top 8th grade ACMS history students to Bowling Green in order to compete in the 42nd Annual WKU History Exam.
Students that participated: Trevor Smith, Easton Downs, Chloe Clark, Jailyn Janes, Austin Burress, Aiyana Pearson, Chris Stuchell, Trevor Pelston, Sydney Slaven, Matthew Scheyer, Tina Kessinger, Natalie Taylor, Kendyl Hardin, Jaiden Taylor, Kyron Burton, Christian Wright, Sean Johnson, Alex Lara, Chandler Wisdom and Elizabeth Jenkins

Mad Scientist Night

The Adair County Middle School Title I council and FRYSC along with the ACMS science department will be hosting Mad Scientist Night on Monday, March 30, from 3:15-4:15 at the school.   Lots of weird, wild, and whacky experiments to take part in!    Snacks will be served.  Special surprises are also in store for that night--come find out how fun science is!!!!


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.


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.


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).

Creative Music Classes at ACMS

Mr. Martin’s at Adair County Middle Schools eighth grade music class has been inventing and then creating instruments as part of their classroom work. Shown here displaying two of the creations are Sydney Kimbler with her fully functioning guitar and Joseph Fuller’s drum made from a cut log and drum sticks. Mr. Martin wanted to mention a few other students with exceptional invented instruments and they included Baylor Giles, Jaylen Holmes, Christian Wright, and Sydney Slaven. We hope Mr. Martin keeps inspiring and helping to instill a love for music in our students heart. 

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!

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.

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.


ACMS Dance

Open House ACMS

Adair County Middle School

Class lists-Will be posted August 1st at ACMS. Parents that have access to Infinite Campus Parent Portal can access schedules now. There may be a few changes but schedules are almost complete
Open House-August 11th 5:00-7:00

            5:00-5:30-6th grade Orientation in gym

            5:45-6:15-7th grade Orientation in gym

            6:30-7:00-8th grade Orientation in gym

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.


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.  


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.


A perfect example of why we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Adair County Middle School student Kaleb Butler needs help with his fine motor skills. His teacher, Valerie Taylor, and paraeducator, Shirley Holt, found numerous activity boards in different teaching supply catalogs but they were all extremely expensive, ranging in hundreds of dollars.



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.


CBS Hit Show Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty

Article and Picture by Alice Curry

Adair County Elementary School welcomed Ms. Jeffra Bland, a Campbellsville native and contestant on this year's CBS hit show Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty shared her experiences while in the wilderness of  Cagayan (Philippines)  and related it to the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.  Here are some of her comments as related to our school study of these tips to be successful:


Kentucky Stamp Project

On February 14th many of you may remember that State Representative “Bam” Carney come down to see a display of Adair County Middle School 6th graders Kentucky Stamp Project. At the time Representative Carney invited the winners to come to Frankfort and show off their work and promised them he would introduce a resolution to make one of the stamps the “unofficial” Kentucky State Stamp. Keeping to his words on March 13th all the winners and their stamps traveled to Frankfort and the students had a blast!


Lend a Helping Hand

The Adair County Middle School Team Pride will be holding a Family Resource/Youth Service Drive March 24-28.  If you would like to donate, please come by Adair County Middle School March 24-28 between the hours of 8:00-2:00.  Items in need of donation: Clothes, shoes, belts, toiletries and school supplies.  We appreciate any assistance you can provide for the students of Adair County.  Items will be given to the Family Resource/Youth Services Directors and distributed throughout all schools.

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.


ACPC Scholastic Book Fair

As many of you may know the Scholastic Book Fair is going on at ACPC right now.  If you would like to shop the fair, but cannot come out for Family Night, we have your answer.  Here is a link to the book fair so you can shop online.  Everything that is at the book fair is on this site.  Thanks, as always, for your support of our school!!



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

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.


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.

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.


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.


Stamp Design Winners

The sixth graders at Adair County Middle School have been learning about Western Europe and how a lot of the smaller countries get a large portion of their revenue from Postal Stamps. So, Mr. Glen Ashbrook decided to run with the idea and created a contest for the best stamp design. Since most European nations try to create a “feel” for their country on the stamps, student were asked to create a clever stamp that would represent the State of Kentucky. To make it even more exciting the students competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class for both boys and girls. Then there was an overall Boy and Girl winner from all the entries.

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. 


Innovation in Adair County Middle School

Innovation is everywhere you look these days in the Adair County School District. Adair County Middle Schools newest Science Teacher Jessica Holt wants her students to take PRIDE (a theme held in high regard at the middle school) in taking the initiative to create a classroom that is clean, enjoyable, friendly, and an overall safe learning environment. So you might be saying those ideas are not really innovative since the entire middle school believes the same thing. What is different about Ms. Holt’s room is how she implements the philosophy!

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 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.


Kentucky Safe Schools Week
By: Lauren McQuaide



October 20th-26th is Kentucky Safe Schools week! This week is all about bullying prevention in our schools and community. As you probably know, bullying can come in many forms.


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 Book Fair!

A huge thanks to all those who helped make the book fair such a success!

This year we were able to add 80 new titles to our collection, we received $500.00 cash back, and were rewarded 650 Scholastic Book Points!

Thanks again!

Tammy Rich, Library Media Specialist

ACMS September Newsletter

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Weekly District Spotlight

This week the Adair County School District is proud to spotlight Mr. Charlie Dial.

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.



ACMS is now totally wireless!!!  Our cafeteria and gym at times are still spotty but so much better. We can't thank Jason and Mark from maintenance and the Technology Departments for making this a reality!

Hands-On Learning!

The Adair County Middle School 8th grade social studies classes have been learning about the Mayas, Incas and Aztec civilizations since school started.


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?

ACMS PRIDE Kick-off!

The Adair County Middle School had their PRIDE Kick-off this week and it was a huge success!

Indian Cafe

The coolest place to eat in town is now the Adair County Middle School Cafeteria hence forth known as Indian Café.

ACMS 2013/2014 Supply List

Supply List for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are now available. Please click learn more for complete details.

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.

New Library Circulation System
Students on the Move
Students teaching students 
Drawing to Scale in Math
Mr. Matthews and LouAnn Carter are teaching the students about scale.
Debates in 7th Grade Language Arts classes
Valentine Dance!
Do you want to meet your Swetheart?  Buy them a rose?  
Denise Grant is Kentucky state finalist in Science and Math Denise Grant recieving her plaque
We are so proud of Ms. Grant!
Social Studies Projects are REVOLUTIONARY! Take a look!
ACMS Newsletter
ACMS Newsletter
Ms. Alma's Desk
Mark Twain Band Festival is this weekend! Go Adair!
15 marching bands will arrive in Columbia on Saturday, August 27, 2011.  Come on out and watch the excitment.
This is not a competition for these bands, but each band will be evaluated by three qualified judges.  This evaluation assists the bands on working on particular aspects of their show before they enter later competitions.
It's awesome to watch!
Come out and enjoy this wonderful day of music!
Have you turned in your child's forms?
Your school needs all the forms that were sent home for you to fill out and return.  Help us help your child by turning in all these forms:
Pickup list
Health and wellness
Open House
We invite you to join us for an open house at Adair Middle on August 2 from 5:00-7:00..  We welcome all parents and students to come tour the building and meet your teachers.  They want to meet you!
Lou Ann Carter's Math Class - Scale Drawings
Teachers getting into the CATS Testing "Nerdy" Spirit.
Testing Excitement at ACMS Nerds Galore!
Teachers and students are getting excited about the CATS testing that will begin next week.
Scholastic BOGO Bookfair has Arrived!!!!
Summer titles are ready for you!
First Win of the Season! GO ACMS!!!!
Technology at ACMS ROCKS!!
Learning about measurement in Science
Students are Xtranormal in Cindy Wells' class
Are you Xtranormal?