Augusta High School
207 Bracken Street  Augusta KY41002
Phone: 606-756-2105 | Fax: 606-756-3000 
Robin Kelsch, Principal | Brandi Brewer, Assistant Principal
Board Phone: 606-756-2545   |   Board Fax: 606-756-2149
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We are pleased to inform you that Augusta Independent Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2015-2016.

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AIS to Host Read-I-Fest and Open House July 30

With the month of July in full swing, that can only mean the beginning of a new school year is just a few weeks away.

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Basketball Camps

The Athletic Department will be holding separate girls and boys basketball camps July 15-17. For more information, visit

Augusta Independent New Student Registration; Kindergarten Registration

Augusta Independent School will be holding New Student Registration on July 22 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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2015-2016 Elementary Supply Lists

With July here, the new school year is just around the corner.

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Alumni Association Banquet September 05

Can you believe that two decades have passed since we began having our Annual Augusta High School Alumni Association’s Annual Banquet and Meeting?

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KHSAA "Dead Period"; Athletic Facilities Closed June 25-July 09

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association designates June 25 - July 09 as "Dead Period" for high school sports each year. 

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Meeting Notice

 There will be a special meeting of the Augusta Ind. School District Finance Corporation on Wednesday, June17, 2015 in concert with the special meeting of the Augusta Ind. Board of Education at 6:00 p.m.         

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AIS to begin Renovations

Nip and tuck time is about to get under way at Augusta Independent School.

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Yearbook Orders Due May 27!

Time is running out to order your 2014-2015 yearbook!

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Australia to Augusta

On Sunday, May 10th, Mark McLay arrived in the beautiful city of Augusta.  The purpose of his visit was to meet with fellow Community Education colleague Phyllis Reed and other of her affiliates from across the state to gain a better understanding of Community Education in Kentucky.

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Brian Kirk Named Boys Basketball Coach

Augusta Independent School has hired Brian Kirk, a 2004 Panthers' graduate, to fill the vacant boy's basketball head coaching position.

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May Panther Pause

Click the link below for the March edition of the Panther Pause.


May 2015 Panther Pause

PTSA Makes a Difference

There are many people who play a vital role in the success of Augusta Independent School. 

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Max Hargett selected to participate in Kentucky Governor's Scholar Program

Augusta Independent High School Junior, Max Hargett has been selected for the prestigious five week Governor's Scholar Program.

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Bray Replaces Arnold as Head Coach of Augusta Lady Panthers

On April 01, Coach Rebecca Arnold resigned her position as head coach of the Augusta Lady Panthers basketball program. 

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AIS Testing Information

Another year is winding down and graduation is almost here.

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Augusta High School Prom Slated for May 2nd

The Augusta Independent High School Prom will be held in the Augusta Independent Gymnasium on May 02 from 8 p.m. to Midnight. “Walk-in” for the prom will begin at 7 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. when the dance begins.

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Breaking the Chains

Join us for a town hall meeting to learn more about drug and alcohol addiction. Participants will learn how addiction begins, how to prevent and treat the disease, and resources for individuals and families living with addiction.

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AIS hosts Spring Fling

Augusta Indepedent Schools hosts Spring Fling on May 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

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AIS Concludes Operation Preparation Month with Mock Interviews

Augusta Independent School recently welcomed community professionals for the school’s annual Mock Interviews as part of “Operation Preparation” for College/Career Readiness.

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Meningitis Booster Dose

Turning 16 is an exciting time for your teen . . . . Getting a driver’s permit and license.   But don’t forget that your child needs to receive their meningococcal (meningitis) booster when they turn 16.

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MCTC offers new Tuition Guarantee Program

With the new Tuition Guarantee, you can graduate from MCTC with no out-of-pocket tuition expenses.

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Spring Break Board of Education Office Hours

There will be no school April 13-17 for Spring Break.  The Board Office will have limited hours that week:

Monday - Office Closed
Tuesday - Office Closed
Wednesday - 9am-3pm
Thursday 9am-3pm
Friday - Office Closed


Preschool Screenings

The Augusta Independent Preschool is scheduling appointments for preschool screenings for the 2015-2016 school year. 

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March Panther Pause Newspaper

Click the link below for the March edition of the Panther Pause.


March 2015 Panther Pause

Bracken County Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Augusta Independent School District will host the next Bracken County Chamber of Commerce meeting scheduled for April 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

Senior Night Ceremonies

The Augusta Athletic Department would like to invite you to Senior Recognition Night to honor our senior students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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Spring Pictures Set for March 24 at AIS

Spring Pictures will be held at Augusta Independent on Tuesday, March 24.  Two sets of pictures will be taken. 

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Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is accepting Applications

 Are you interested in becoming involved with others to help KY public schools meet the learning needs of all students?

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Services for Miss Gracie Hurst

The services for Miss Gracie Hurst will be held in the Augusta Independent Schools Gymnasium.

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President's Day

There will be no school on Monday, February 16, in observance of President's Day.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Available

Augusta Independent School District’s insurance does not cover student injuries due to accidents at school or during school-sponsored activities such as a field trip or basketball game. 

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Augusta Independent Schools Book Fair

Augusta Independent Schools will be hosting a book fair from Feb. 2nd - Feb. 6th.

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Augusta Seniors Attend KYFAME Open House

Augusta Independent School seniors attended the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) Open House held at Hahn Automation in Hebron, KY on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. 

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January Panther Pause Edition

The January edition of the Panther Pause school newspaper has been released.

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Augusta Independent Schools 2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll

The following is the Augusta Independent Schools honor roll for the 2nd nine weeks ending on December 19.



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Panthers win All "A" Region Title

MOUNT OLIVET | It almost seemed as if someone from above wanted Augusta to win its first 10th Region All “A” Tournament title this year.

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New Year, New Goals

At Augusta Independent, our 2015 New Year’s resolution involves student learning and academic achievement.

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Augusta Independent Fitness Center to Help with Lifestyle Needs

That time of the year when individuals start making New Year’s resolutions is just around the corner. 

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Augusta Independent Music Program to Host Winter Concert

The Augusta Independent School’s music program will host its annual winter concert on Thursday, December 18 at 7:00pm in the gym. 

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Senior Parent Night

Amy Marvin from KHEAA will be here to provide information and answer questions over FAFSA and Financial Aid. You can also schedule an appointment to fill out your FAFSA in January.  The meeting will be held on December 18th at 6:00pm in the library.


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Board of Education Office Christmas Break Hours
Dec. 22: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Dec. 23-26: Office Closed
Dec. 29 & 30: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Dec. 31 - 8:00am to Noon
Jan. 01 & 02: Office Closed

Augusta Independent School recently completed a school wide penny drive to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project

The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council of Augusta Independent School recently completed a school wide penny drive to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. 

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Board Office Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Break Board of Education Office Hours:

November 26: 9:00-11:00AM

November 27: Closed

November 28: Closed

OVW Wrestling will be back in Augusta

OVW Wrestling will be back in Augusta on November 21st.  Please see attached flyer for more information

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Augusta Independent School Fall Festival will be November 7th

Augusta Independent School Fall Festival will be held November 7th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Please see flyer for more information.

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Panthers Compete in the Region 5 Championship as Snapp Advances to State

Cold, windy, and no sun in sight.  That describes the conditions at the Region 5 Class “A” Cross Country Championship held in Mason County on November 01. 

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Augusta Independent Schools 1st 9 Weeks Honor Roll

The following is the Augusta Independent Schools honor roll for the 1st nine weeks ending October 10.



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The AIS/BC Community Education Program is currently seeking photographs and a brief biography from any and all service men or women in Bracken County.

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October 20 - 24 was recognized as Red Ribbon Week nationwide. 

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Red Ribbon Week October 20-24 at AIS!

Make the choice to support a drug free life style by participating in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 20-24.  Check out this article to learn about the different theme days for students and staff!

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Ron Cole Returns To AIS

Ron Cole will be in concert October 9th at 7:00 pm in the Augusta Gym. Tickets are 5.00 dollars each and 10.00 dollars for the entire family. Come out and support Augusta Independent!!!

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Board of Education Office Fall Break Hours

The Augusta Board of Education Office will be open limited hours during the week of Fall Break, Ocotber 13-17.

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Augusta School of Horror Returns October 25

For one night only, Augusta Independent School will turn into a haunted school.  Doors will open at 7:00pm on October 25 as the Augusta School of Horror returns for a second year. 

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Presentation

Danny "Hyper Bald Guy" Plyler will be in the Augusta School Library on October 21st at 6:00pm to promote Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  Please contact Phyllis Reed or Jason Hinson for more information.

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FRYSC sponsors Bicycle Night

The Family Resource and Youth Service Center is proud to sponsor Bicycle Safety Night on September 30th at 6:00pm in the library.  Please see attached flyer.

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Bracken County Citizens Working Together

The Bracken County Citizens Working Together will hold a community meeting on September 25th.  The meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the Augusta Independent School Library.  Everyone is weclcome to attend.  See attached flyer for more information.

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November Panther Pause

Check out the newest issue of the Panther Pause!

November 2014 Panther Pause Issue

High Attendance Day Thursday, September 18, emphasizes importance of class time for Kentucky students

Karen Kirby, Director of Pupil Personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.”  Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate, September 18, 2014, as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky schools.”

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Augusta Independent Schools Book Fair

Augusta Independent Schools Book Fair will be from September 8th - September 12th in the AIS Library.

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AIS to Host Grandparents / Grandfriends Luncheon

Augusta Independent Schools will host Grandparent / Grandfriends luncheon September 4th -12th.

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FRYSC Suicide Prevention Training

On August 28th, The Augusta Ind. FRYSC will be presenting a training for the students in grades 6 – 12, and their parents/guardians.

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2014-2015 Homework Clinic

School is in full swing here at Augusta Independent, and things are off to a great start. 

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2014-2015 Attendance Incentives

Check out this year's attendance incentives for our students!

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Fall Pictures Set for August 19

Lifetouch will be at Augusta Independent on Tuesday, August 19, for Fall Pictures.

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AHS Alumni Association’s Annual Banquet and Meeting

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to mark your calendar for Saturday, August 30, 2014 to attend the 19th Annual Augusta High School Alumni Association’s Annual Banquet and Meeting.  

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Sports Physicals Offered at AIS

Augusta Independent Schools will be offering sports physicals for our athletes on Tuesday, August 5th. 

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Upcoming Athletic Webcasts
Check here for links to listen to live and view upcoming athletic webcasts.

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A Message from the Principal Excellence Keeps Moving!!! As your principal, it is an honor to be the driving force behind this movement.&n...
Posted On: 2/28/2011
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