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Born Learning Academy Postponed Until February 7, 2019

The Born Learning Academy that was scheduled for Thursday January 31, 2019 has been postponed.  It will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5:00 PM -- 7:00 PM at Adair County Primary Center. 

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 on Internet Safety A Success Adair County Schools

In an effort to promote Internet Safety awareness for our students, their families, and the community, the Adair County Schools presented a Family Tech Talk Night on the evening of January 8, 2019. The night included presentations by our students, a presentation for parents by Jason Rector and Kevin Atwood with concurrent Internet Safety activities for our students.  Pizza was served and door prizes were given.  The event was sponsored by our Family Resource/Youth Services Centers, 21st CCLC, School Resource Officers, and the District Technology Department with some resources provided by PTO Today and Trend Micro. The presentation may be viewed by clicking on this link goo.gl/JhpUry

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

2nd Grade Dodgeball Tournament Dodgeball Winners

Our annual 2nd grade dodgeball tournament was a hit. Each of the 8 second grade classes rallied for their teams. They carried banners to cheer their team on and their cheering voices were definitely heard down the hall. In order to win a game each team had to knock down the pins and cones from the opposing team. Several games were played as Mr. Myers kept up with the tournament bracket. Ms. West's class won the tournament and they get to keep the dodgeball trophy in their classroom this year. Special thanks to the 5+ referees that helped.

Kindergarten Christmas Program Christmas Showstoppers

On December 13th our kindergarten students helped get everyone into the Christmas spirit with their show entitled "Christmas Showstoppers". Each class performed their own special Christmas song and then they performed 2 with all kindergarten classes together. Our audience definitely experience the cuteness that kindergarteners can display.

Mrs. Howard's class performed with fabric and snowballs. Mrs. Cowan's class used sparkling pom poms and a little dancing penquin. Mrs. Mitchum's class performed an instrumental piece with handbells. Mrs. Keltner's class had a patriotic Christmas song supporting the red, white, and blue. Mrs. Richard's class performed by candlelight. Ms. Bledsoe's class danced and had a dancing and piano playing Santa. Mrs. Feese's class had a lively song using blow-up instruments and microphones. To finish it off students sang our traditional finale songs. Click "Read More" to see our program and listing of songs.

1st Grade Music Revue: My Town, My World My Town, My World

On November 29th First Grade students put on a music revue entitled "My Town, My World". It was a show that promoted how you are a part of your neighborhood, your town, your state, our country, and your world. The students entertained their audience with a variety of different ways. Mrs. Hixson's class led the program with a parade about Kentucky. Mrs. Rowe's class had the theme song and performed with inflatable globes. Mrs. Hayes' class performed as community workers from around the world. Mrs. Knifley's class dressed as they were from different countries and sang about peace using words from different languages. Mrs. Morrison's class shared with the audience things that can easily be shared with people near and far. Mrs. Giles' class performed their song with 6ft ribbons. Then Mrs. Rodgers' class performed a patriotic song in the dark using blacklights. 

Click "Read More" if you would like to see our complete program.

Curiosity Dome Theater at ACPC Curiosity Dome

On Monday, November 5, 2018, students at Adair County Primary Center got a look at our solar system in an interesting format. The Curiosity Theater, which is a large inflated dome, much like a planetarium, visited the entire school day and in the afterschool program, 21st CCLC-Camp Casey. 

Students during the school day rode along with two adventurers in a magical cardboard rocket to each of our solar system's planets. During Camp Casey students and families were treated to three different programs, Earth's Wild Ride, The Dinosaur Prophecy and Timespace. It's safe to say that this day was awe-inspiring for everyone! 

This program was made possible by the ACPC Parent Boosters, 21st CCLC Camp Casey and Lindsey Wilson College Bonner Program.




After fall break our school held a new sock drive to help support our Family Resource Center. If students brought in a new pair of socks to donate then they could wear crazy socks to show everyone they participated. The class from each grade level bringing in the most socks received an ice cream party. The overall school winner also received a sock hop dance party.


Overall our school received a total of 1,254 pairs of socks. Grade level winners included; Kindergarten--Julie Cowan's class with 150 pairs, 1st Grade--Tabitha Giles' class with 169 pairs, and 2nd Grade--Christina Burton's class with 79 pairs or socks. Mrs. Giles' class won the most donated socks overall. Way to go ACPC. Special thanks to Cara Embry, a LWC student teacher who helped organize and promote this project (shown in the photo).

Red Ribbon Week at ACPC Red Ribbon

This week is Red Ribbon Week at the Adair County Primary Center. This is a celebration of good character and making good choices: being both drug free and bully free. To help celebrate students are having special dress up days. 

Monday, Oct. 22-Red Day  (Commit to living a drug free life.)

Tuesday, Oct. 23-Hat Day (Hats off to being drug free.)

Wednesday, Oct. 24-Book or Movie Character Day (My Character Counts.)

Thursday, Oct. 25-Wear Sun Glasses (It is cool to be drug free.)

Friday, Oct. 26-Pajama Day (Follow your dreams and don't do drugs).


Photo: Here are a few students from Ms. Marsha Hixson's class wearing red for being drug free: Bottom: Gracie Harmon, Brantley Pyles, and Lissandro Murillo-Meza. Back: Harley Hensley, Ty Burwash, Lemmy McQueary, and Zoe McHolan.

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.

Family Resource Center Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 FRC

There will be a regular meeting of the Advisory Council meeting for the Adair County Primary Center Family Resource Center on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at the school. This meeting is open to the public for anyone to attend. 


L.E.A.P. (Literacy, Eating, and Activity for Primary) LEAP

Photo: Kelli Bonifer shares the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as an introduction to her lesson with Mrs. Jodie's preschool class.

Preschool and Kindergarteners at ACPC recently had special lessons pertaining to the L.E.A.P. program. L.E.A.P. incorporates reading and literacy with eating and physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Program launched this program with preschool back in 2004 and has expanded it up to 3rd grade. The program is designed to help children learn healthy behaviors at a very young age.  Research studies indicate that children as young as two are eating a high-fat, low-fiber diet and that less than 20% of school children eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.  LEAP is targeted to improving these statistics. Info provided by the U.K.Cooperative Extension. For more information go to the U.K. website: https://hes.ca.uky.edu/news-story/youth-nutrition-and-physical-activity-program-expands 

Celebrating Grandparents/Grand Persons With Bingo for Books and Walk to Read BINGO-Murphy Family

On September 20, students at ACPC were encouraged to bring their grandparents or grand person to our Bingo for Books and Walk to Read event. There was quite a bit of activity going on between different rooms in our building. Students and their guest could go to the cafeteria to play bingo and win books. Then they were encouraged to walk laps in the gym to earn books as well. Students and their guest had a chance to win up to 5 books during the event. That is a great way to add to your home library. Be on the lookout for more family fun activity nights.

This event was sponsored by the Adair County Primary Center Title 1, 21st Century Camp Casey, the Family Resource Center and the W.A.T.C.H. Coalition.

Photo: Kevin and Elizabeth Murphy (ACPC students) are pictured here with their grandparents Pam and James Murphy.

ACPC Becomes a National Board Professional Learning Pilot School! National Board Pilot School

Adair County Primary Center Becomes a Pilot School for the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3)

The Network to Transform Teaching (NT3) is a consortium of over 130 schools seeking to ensure all students have access to accomplished teachers every day. Click on the article for full details.

Farm Safety Day Rodgers Farm Safety

Students in 1st grade at the Adair County Primary Center participated in Farm Safety Day. During this event, students travelled to different booths to hear about how we can be safe on the farm. Topics of the day included safety on or around tractors, livestock, and ATVs. See the article for more details.

School Picture Day for ACPC is October 2 School Photo

Individual school photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 2nd. Graham Photography will be taking our photos for this school year. Be sure to look your best...but Do Not wear the color green. This company will be using green screen technology to provide you with a variety of background choices. Wearing green would mess up your photo. When the proof comes in you will have a choice of 2 poses, a background, and a price package.

Accelerated Reader Recognition Begins 1st A.R. Recognition 2018

This photo shows the first students of the school year to receive A.R. recognition. As students read A.R. books and take comprehension tests they earn points. For every 25 points they earn they are recognized in our morning assembly. The prizes get better as the points get higher. Kindergarteners do earn their first prize at 10 points. The students in the photo earned 25 points with the exception of Patrick Oliver who earned 50 points. Students must maintain an 85% average on their combined tests to be able to count their points.

Students in the photo include: Elaine Cook, Emma Burton, Adrian Zinati, Ellie Benson, Bobby Shelton, Emma McGuffin, Kai'Leigh Morales, and Patrick Oliver.

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.

Preventative Dental Care Provided to ACPC Students Elisha Crawhorn is all smiles after her dental screening.

Elisha Crawhorn, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Laura Keltner’s class, is all smiles after she had her dental screening and received her gift pack with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and other dental goodies.  Cumberland Family Medical Center, in conjunction with Family Resource Youth Services Centers, offered preventative service for students with permission from parents.  This included an exam, cleaning, x-rays, and sealants, if needed. 

~Paula Garrison, ACPC FRC Coordinator

Grandparent Event

Celebrating Grandparents!!!

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.

ACPC Afternoon Pick Up Changes

                                   ACPC Afternoon Pick Up Changes

In an effort to make afternoon pick up safer, we have separated the card riders and pick ups. If you plan to pick up your child please wait in your car until after the car rider rush, probably after 3:15, due to new car riders learning the procedure. 

Thank you for your patience during this change as we all strive to keep our kids safe. 


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 6, 2018

Adair County Primary Center's Open House is scheduled for Monday, August 6, 2018, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

ACPC STLP Students Attend ISTE Conference in Chicago Curriculum for Kids Made by Kids

Once again, the Adair County Primary Center's STLP students wowed their audience when they presented their award-winning, "Best in State STLP K-5" project, "Bus Safety for Everyone" at the international technology conference, ISTE, in Chicago, IL on June 26, 2018.

Learning Doesn’t Stop for Summer at ACPC Landon-Hunter-Carson-Aisyn

Camp Rocket at Adair County Primary Center blasted off into summer on June 4th. This academic summer program for students who have completed Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade at ACPC has taken months of planning by 21st CCLC Director, Dana Harmon and Family Resource Center Coordinator, Paula Garrison. The purpose of Camp Rocket is to prevent learning losses in math and reading during the summer break; plus have some fun while doing it. Students will be given pre and post assessments in reading, math and science to measure their growth from participating in Camp Rocket.

The Family Place Resource Center Shares End of Year Reviews
Mrs. Hayes 1st Grade Class at ACPC

Mrs. Hayes’ 1st grade class at ACPC has been studying text features and the importance of them in nonfiction texts. The class attended “medical” school and learned all about the text features. The students then were given 8 different patient files that contained people who needed “surgery”.  The students would read the patient file and determine what text feature was needed to make them better. They then had to perform surgery using nonfiction texts. After all the operations were completed, the students had to complete a post-op reports discussing the text feature transplant that was given and the purpose of the text feature when reading nonfiction texts. This was a very exciting, hands-on, real world activity that the students really got involved in. The activity was followed by an assessment that confirmed their knowledge of each text feature.

New ACPC Administration for 2018-2019 School Year

Debbie Bradshaw, Principal and Gerald Hadley, Assistant Principal.

Congratulations to ACPC STLP Team! STLP Team Members

ACPC STLP wins State Championship!  Heading to Nationals!

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

ACPC Students Create Bus Safety Video for STLP Project Bus Safety Board Game

This year 2nd grade students participating in the STLP or Student Technology Leadership Program created a project that they thought could benefit our school and other districts as well. Our students picked a topic that they wanted to make a video about to present to a regional showcase. They picked "Bus Safety for Everyone".

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.


February Rocket Report
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. 

December Rocket Report

The third annual Fall Festival at Adair County Primary Center will be Friday, October 20, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  We hope to see everyone there!!!

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!


September Rocket Report

Upcoming Events at ACPC 

Adair County Bornlearning® Academy

The Bornlearning® Academy is a series of family workshops that begins on September 7, 2017 for parents of children not yet enrolled in Kindergarten. The Academy provides a family dinner and educational opportunities for parents and children in a fun setting.  


Solar Eclipse 2017
Welcome to Our New Staff Members at ACPC!
Parent Site-Based Members Needed!

Three of top four finishers are Adair County students


Beloved teacher touched the hearts of students, coworkers


Friend and fellow teacher Pam Phipps shares her memories


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.


Students learn about jobs and careers in a variety of fields


Youth-centered anti-smoking campaign garners statewide recognition


Students receive blue ribbons from Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center


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


Students learn music principles, history, and cultural importance


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


Students educated on historic annual race through interactive games


Coordinators network, exchange ideas, and receive valuable training


‘Make a Difference’ puts first graders on center stage


Second grader recognized for earning 475 AR points


ACES, ACPC students celebrate the joys of reading


Local parents receive recognition for completing educational workshops


Students will be in school March 20


Student organizations will lead open house one hour prior 

February Rocket Report

Click below to see what is happening in February!

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Renowned science educator Jason Lindsey visits ACHS


High school English classes lead lessons on fables

January ACPC Rocket Report

Upcoming Events and Announcements for the coming month.


Daniel Adams and Jonathan Gaskins take oaths of office


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


A message from Director of Pupil Personnel Robbie Harmon


Classmates cheer as Kayleigh McClister receives the gift


Christmas musical entertains students, parents


Each school earns high marks at Regional Showcase


Students’ creative use of technology draws praise from judges


Superintendent's tenure marked by vast improvements, accomplishments

Pennies for Patients Campaign at ACPC-Pajama Day Pennies for Patients Campaign

Friday, November 18, will be Pennies for Patients Pajama Day!


"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


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


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


The ACPC Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday, November 4, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  There will be games, food, and a live auction.  You may vote for your favorite teacher to kiss a pig and even put a pie in the face of a teacher if you get lucky!


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


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.

Kentucky Department of Education ParentInfo Newsletter

A newsletter from the Department of Education just for parents!!

Students Caught Being Good at ACPC CBG 10-17-16

Students were given tickets recently at ACPC for being caught in the act of being good!!


Age cutoff now two months earlier


An Essay by ACPC Principal Patty Jones


Superintendent and board members trumpet test scores, student achievement


Test scores reach new heights in 15-16


Be the HERO; STOP the bullying


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

How Do I Help My Child with Math?

A letter with information regarding math instruction at ACPC.

September Rocket Report

Upcoming Events at ACPC


Seminar teaches easy activities to prepare children for kindergarten


Students urged to participate in statewide attendance challenge

Rocket Booster Meeting

The Rocket Booster Parent Group will meet September 12, at 6:00 p.m.

Child care will be provided.



"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 

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
No School Supply Lists!

There are no school supply lists to purchase this year!  Supplies are being provided by the Adair County School District.  All students will need a backpack.

Class Rosters Are Posted!

Class Rosters for 2016-17 are posted on school windows, linked on the school website, and also linked to Columbia Magazine.

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. 

Reminders -

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

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 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.


Time Capsule at ACPC

Jelaina Barnes, a kindergarten student teacher at Adair County Primary from Lindsey Wilson College, had an idea....a great idea.  She, along with her kindergarten class from Ms. Amber Bledsoe's classroom and other ACPC students, collected items and placed them in a Time Capsule.  On Thursday, March 17, Miss Barnes along with her class buried the capsule in front of the school.  Directions on the plaque to be placed by the capsule will instruct future staff and students at ACPC to open the capsule 50 years from this date or when the building is destroyed...whichever comes first.  Items from the students and staff depicting the day to day adventures of a primary school are loviningly placed inside.


Supporting Ms. Kim at ACPC

Facility and Staff at Adair County Primary Center are showing support for 1st grade teacher Kim Downs. Ms. Kim has been have health issues and the students and staff miss her presence. Ms. Kim’s Daughter, McKenna,  is in center of her mother’s second family. We are all pray for you Kim, keep your head up and know we miss you every day and your district is behind 100 percent!

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.... 



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.


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. 

Jenna Claywell Placed First in the First Round of the National Braille Challenge

Jenna Claywell, daughter of Misty Claywell and Justin Claywell, competed in the National Braille Challenge on February, 18, 2016.  The competition took place at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, KY.  Awards were presented at the American Publishing House in Louisville, where all the educational materials for the blind are printed.    Jenna is a 2nd grade students in Mrs. Sarah O'Neal's classroom at Adair County Primary Center.  

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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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January Rocket Report

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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!

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! 

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.

Rocket Boosters

Rocket Boosters will meet August 25 at 5:30 p.m.for their first meeting.

Camp Casey

Camp Casey will begin Friday, September 4 and continue on.

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.


Open House for all grades (K-2) at Adair County Primary Center will be Tuesday, August 4, from 4:0-6:0 p.m.

Rosters, Supplies, and Car Riders ...oh my!!

See links to the left for school forms and information!!

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.


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.


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  

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. 

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.

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.


Mrs. Clause Saves Christmas

The Adair County High School Drama Department lead by Brett Reliford and Jessica Mays have been working with their students Maylayna Alexander, Troy Armstrong, Selena Foster, Victoria Hernandez, Jeana Mace, Michael McKinley, Erika McClintock, Gretchen Miles, Isaac Neat, Tristan Phelps, Farrah Phillips, Dacia Roe, Zane Sanders, Jacob Schiling, Brittany Schneider, Ilene Shab, Angaleea Smith, Brooklyn Spaulding, Jessi Taylor, Schyler VanArsdale, and Gabe Wilson to perfect a performance of “Mrs. Clause saves Christmas” that was presented today for the Adair County Primary Center students. It was a huge hit! The plot is very cute with a villain trying to stop Christmas but in the end all she wanted was love from children like Santa.

"The Little Pine Tree"

Mrs. Jennifer Perkins room put on a wonderful little play today entitled “The Little Pine Tree”. The story promotes the idea that it is okay to be who and what you are, instead of seeking what others have. Throughout the play “little pine’s” friends support his need for change, but in the end help him understand he is perfect just the way he is.


The "Who" Girls

Each year, 2nd grade teacher Angie Hixson, reads her class “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. Then encourages students to dress up like the characters the next day. Today Gracie Gist, Lilly Adams, and Marque’ Hicks dressed up like “Cindy Lou Who” … couldn’t pass up the picture!  

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).

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!

2014 Pumpkin Patch

The 2014 Pumpkin Patch was a perfect example of synergy in action.  Teachers, staff, and community members worked together to create this year’s event for all of the Adair County Primary Center (ACPC) students and preschoolers from the Adair County Elementary School. ACPC teachers Sarah Burton and Luci Irvin collaborated with Adair County High School (ACHS) teachers Kirby Hancock and Sheila Willis to create the fun-filled day for students.




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.

New Faces at ACPC

Smiling Happy People Alert!!  We have lots of new faces on our staff at ACPC! Click here to meet them!


Celebrate Grandparents Day with your favorite "grandperson" by coming out to ACPC and playing Bingo for Books!!!

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.


ACPC Open House

Adair County Primary Center

Class Lists are posted at ACPC and on the ACPC website.
Open House-August 11th 5:00-7:00
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.


ACPC Playground is Open for Business

The students of Adair County Primary Center celebrated last week.  The long-awaited playground for the school has finally opened.  Ribbon-cutting ceremonies occurred this morning, with Kylie Miller, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Shay Knifley’s class, doing the honors.  At the beginning of the school year Kylie gave the first donation toward getting a new playground.  Her one-dollar donation was saved and today she proudly cut the ribbon and was the first ACPC student to play on the new facility.  She was quickly followed by the students in Mrs. Knifley’s class.  Mr. Chad Myers, ACPC PE teacher,  designed and negotiated the entire playground process for the school.  The students and staff at ACPC are certainly thankful to him for his hard work.  The playground is the result of board approved funding combined with money raised by students and families at ACPC.  Thanks to all involved.

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.


Champions for Kids

Champions for Kids


Stop by your local Walmart and donate personal care items for our kids!

Stop by our local Walmart

and purchase items such as kids’ toothbrushes, toothpaste, and hand soap to donate in the purple donation bins between March 22 - April 7.

All donations will go to children in our school district.


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.


AR --

Wesson Burton, a 2nd grader in Mrs. Kelly Robertson’s class, is the latest student to have his name displayed on the school marquee at Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY  42728.  Students who achieve 150 Accelerated Reader points in the school’s highly popular online reading program are recognized in this manner.  Congratulations to Wesson!!

Pennies for Patients

The students of Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY  42728, just completed their Pennies for Patients fundraiser drive for the Kentucky Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This effort came on the heels of having had a fundraising effort to support the family of Dawson Fisher, a student at ACPC who was burned in a fire accident in December.  The students raised over $3000 for Dawson’s family with the support of the community, local businesses, and churches.  All of these funds were given to the family in the form of gas cards, restaurant cards, grocery cards, and phone payments.  The family was very appreciative and both Tina Ford, Dawson’s mother, and Donna Ford, Dawson’s grandmother, wish to convey their thanks to all involved.


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


Camp SAFARI at Adair County Elementary School...every day is an adventure!!! Camp SAFARI

Article and Picture by Debbie Cowan

For many students, the end of the regular school day means boarding a bus and departing for home. However, for numerous Adair County Elementary School (ACES) students, a new adventure begins each afternoon at Camp SAFARI, ACES’s 21 Century Community Learning Center program. SAFARI is an acronym for “staying after -school for academics, recreation and imagination” and the program delivers on its promise to provide before and after-school extended learning and enrichment opportunities for 3rd – 5th grade students.

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. 




ACPC 2013

Christmas Comes to ACPC



Adair County Primary Center Congratulates Their Newest National Board Certified Teacher

The students and staff of Adair County Primary Center want to congratulate their newest National Board Certified, Amber Bledsoe. Ms. Bledsoe is a kindergarten teacher at the school.



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.

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.


Rocket Report

Rocket Report for the week of August 21-28

Weekly District Spotlight

The Adair County School District is proud to spotlight Mr. Randall Sneed this week. The 2013/2014 school year marks Mr. Sneed’s 16th year as a custodian with the Adair County School District.


Parent Informational Meeting

Adair Primary Parent Meeting August 8!

January Rocket Report
August Rocket Report


Ready for Camp Rocket to Blast Off!!

Camp Rocket blasts off on Monday, June 6.  

May Events at ACPC

May Events on the ACPC Calendar

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.


Pennies for Patients

Reese Bardin is pictured with the "Goal Poster" for Adair County Primary Center's recent Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The school set a goal of $3000 and topped it by raising $3,361.00 to donate to the group.  This effort started for the school at Col. Wm. Casey three years ago when Blane Bardin, Reese's brother, was a first grader.  Blane is a leukemia survivor and one of our own local heros.  Thanks to Reese for keeping the spirit alive at ACPC now that Blane has moved on to ACES!!  Thank you to all of our students, parents and community members who donated and supported this worthy cause.



JANUARY 20, 5:30 P.M.











ACPC Christmas Program

Kindergarten Students will present a Christmas Progarm for students and guests.



ACPC is Looking Great! ACPC Entrance

The new Adair County Primary Center is looking awesome!

100th Day of School

As of now the 100th Day of School will be celebrated at ACPC on Friday, February 2.

ACPC T-Shirt Order Form

ACPC T-Shirt Order Form, Due Friday, September 2

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  


Kindergarten Graduations

Kindergarten Graduations will be Monday, May 23, at ACPC

December Rocket Report







December 2015 Rocket Report

Read More to see all December Events and News!



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.


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.  

Chromebooks at ACPC Chromoebooks

New Chromebooks donated by members of our community through DonorsChoose.org are at work in our classrooms.

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.




Ready to Lift-Off to Learning on August 14, 2013

The administration and staff are excited about the upcoming year in our new facility, Adair County Primary Center!

SBDM Council Meets

The regular monthly meeting of the SBDM Council will be Tuesday, February 13, at 4:30 p.m.


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

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!  

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.

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.

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.


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.



Rocket Boosters

The ACPC Rocket Boosters will meet on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30.  Childcare will be provided.


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

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.


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.”

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!  

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.


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. 


The 2013 Chamber of Commerce Christmas ornaments The 2013 Chamber of Commerce Christmas ornaments

By Brenda Mann

Each year the Columbia-Adair Chamber of Commerce features a Christmas ornament that honors an establishment or landmark that is representative of Adair’s heritage.    The Chamber has dedicated the 2013 Christmas ornaments in honor of the contributions of two educational icons, Colonel William Casey Elementary and John Adair Intermediate Schools.

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?

President's Day

No School on Monday, February 19 in observance of President's Day.


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.



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.

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. 



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.


Fire Safety at ACPC

Local Firefighters Teach ACPC Students to be Fire Safe!!

Spring Pictures

Spring individual and class photos will be made on Thursday, Feburary 22.


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

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.

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.

ACPC Rocket Report

This week's happenings and events at Adair County Primary Center!!


Principals say excitement is in the air for new school year

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!