Adairville School is very busy engaging our students in activities that expose them to more than just the four walls of the school house.
Adairville students collaborated to make a difference, one pull- tab at a time. Students have worked for a year to collect pull-tabs from aluminum cans to help support the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. The Ronald McDonald house provides housing for those people in need during times of duress. Adairville Junior Beta students, Cameron Gorrell, Rylee Hobbs, Mason Freeman, and Clark Timmons, weighed the pull- tabs for a grand total of 65.5 pounds. These pull tabs were taken to the Ronald McDonald House, who will use the proceeds from the recycled value of the pull tabs to support their charity.
Additionally, twelve middle school delegates from Adairville School presented a bill on bus safety at the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) conference in Louisville, KY. This is Adairville’s third year to participate in this program, where students serve as a part of a model state government. They had the unique opportunity to write and debate bills in assemblies led entirely by students. We want to congratulate Elijah Hopkins for receiving the Outstanding Delegate award.
The school’s 8th grade students recently partook in the Extension Office of Logan County and the FRYSC of Logan County School’s annual Reality Store. This experience helped students to realize what their lives might be like when they are adults. At the Reality Store, the students must decide on a vehicle, the size of their house, what kinds of entertainment they will have, and they must pay utility bills. Many students came away from this experience with a realization that having the things they are used to in life takes a lot of hard work and concentrated budgeting. The exercise gave students a sense of reality and showed them the importance of prioritizing money and expenditures.
The Kindergarten through fifth grade students participated in a FOOD PLAY presentation, which is a national award-winning live and interactive theatre show. Through juggling acts, music, magic and audience participation, the performers taught students about healthy eating habits and incorporated motivational messages of how healthy eating will improve their lives.
Tying the high school to its feeder schools is always a priority of the district as a whole and the Logan County High School JROTC aided in this initiative when the high school students visited Adairville’s 8th grade students and talked to them about the mission and vision of the LCHS JROTC program. JROTC students explained what the program is, different activities they complete, and how to join the program when entering high school. Adairville students listened intently and asked several questions to the JROTC students. This experience provided an opportunity for students to learn about an important program offered at LCHS.
It has certainly been a busy finish to the fall semester for students and staff at Adairville. The multiple opportunities afforded to students through the efforts of teachers, Adairville community members, and the general public of Logan Co. helps to enhance the education process far beyond the normal scope of books and paper. In keeping with the mission of creating whole students, each of these activities afforded Adairville’s students an opportunity to learn outside the box and see that education stretches far beyond the familiar confines of a classroom.