Augusta School News

2016 - 2017 Augusta Independent School Calendar

Please see attached for a copy of the 2016 - 2017 school calendar.

Cap Day March 04

Augusta Independent will participate in Cap Day on March 04 to support kids with cancer.

Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Homecoming Royalty was crowned at Augusta High School on February 05.

FRYSC Public Policy Survey

Please particpate in the FRYSC Public Policy Survey by February 10.

Augusta Independent School Holds Spelling Bee

Augusta Independent School students sixth through eighth grade competed against one another to represent their school at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

AIS Homecoming Scheduled for Feb. 5th

AIS Homecoming festivities will be on February 5th.  Homecoming will take place during the basketball game against West Carter scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

January Panther Pause

Read the January edition of The Panther Pause.

Augusta Independent Fitness Center Offering Special Rate

If becoming healthier, more active, or better physically fit is a goal for you, consider purchasing a membership at Augusta Independent’s Fitness Center.

Family Literacy Night March 01

Augusta Independent will hold a Family Literacy Night on March 01 for students and families in grades Pre-school - 5th grade.

Comprehend introduces Mental Health First Aid

Comprehend Inc. is initiating Youth Mental Health First Aid in the Buffalo Trace region, officials said recently.

Orange & Black Night November 13

AHS will hold its annual Orange and Black Night November 13.

Augusta Schools to Host Senior Parent Night

On Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 PM in the library, Augusta Independent will be hosting a Senior Parent Night to discuss FAFSA and other Financial Aid Opportunities for senior students.

AHS Veteran's Day Basketball Game

The Augusta Athletic Department will host a Veteran's Day basketball game on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:00pm.

Augusta Independent Test Results are Reason to Celebrate

Augusta Independent School strives each year to raise the bar of achievement for our students.  Each year, our students’ rise to the challenge and reach that bar or even surpass it. 

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Red Ribbon Week at AIS will be from October 26th - 30th.  Please see attached for activities.

Board of Education Fall Break Office Hours

The Board of Education Office will have limited hours during the week of Fall Break.

AIS To Host Annual Veterans Day Program

The Augusta Independent Schools will be hosting the annual Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, November 11th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Augusta Independent/Bracken County Community Education Program Seeking Veterans Photos and Biographies

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

September Panther Pause Issue
Augusta Independent Schools to host Tennis Tournament

Augusta Independent Schools will host a tennis tournament on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Please see attached flyer and registration for more information and to enter.

Augusta Board of Education will hold a special meeting

Augusta Board of Education will have a special called board meeting.  The meeting will take place on August 19th at 3:00pm at the board office.   The meeting will be to approve a revised BG-1. 

2014-2015 Financial Report Available for Public Viewing

The 2015-2016 financial report for Augusta Independent School District is now available for public viewing.

Annual FERPA Notice

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Grandparents and Grand-Friends Day 2015

Grandparents and Grand-Friends Day has been scheduled for Sept.14th - 22nd.  Please see attached flyer for dates and times.

Fitness Center Hours

The Augusta Fitness Center is operated by volunteers on the weekends and may be subject to unexpected closings.

Construction Continues at AIS

As Augusta Independent released for summer break, construction at the school was just getting underway, all part of a project funded through bonding of a restricted building fund.


We are pleased to inform you that Augusta Independent Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2015-2016.

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.

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.

2015-2016 Elementary Supply Lists

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

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?

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. 

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.         

AIS to begin Renovations

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

Yearbook Orders Due May 27!

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

AIS Testing Information

Another year is winding down and graduation is almost here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MCTC offers new Tuition Guarantee Program

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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?

Services for Miss Gracie Hurst

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

Band Concert December 17

The annual Augusta Band and Choir Christmas Concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 17. 

Upcoming Athletic Webcasts
Check here for links to listen to live athletic webcasts.
AHS Schedules Senior Nights

In an effort to recognize/spotlight the seniors of different teams and clubs, Augusta High School has designated senior nights for the various groups.

Augusta Independent School Adopts New Mission & Vision Statements

Augusta Independent School has revised its mission and vision statements.

November Panther Pause

The November edition of the Panther Pause is now available.

Gilbert and Cordle Attend Rotary Youth Camp

Kaitlynn Gilbert and Stephen Cordle, both freshmen at Augusta High School, were among 12 students from eastern Kentucky who participated in Rotary District 6740’s inaugural Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) at Camp McKee on Sept. 24-27.  The two students were sponsored by the Augusta Rotary Club.





Augusta Independent Schools participates in Shoparoo fundraiser

Augusta Independent Schools will be participating in the Shoparoo fundraiser for the 2015-2016 school year.

Augusta Independent Schools Honored The Memory of Savannah "Gracie" Hurst

            On Friday, August 14th, Augusta Independent Schools honored the memory of Savannah “Gracie” Hurst with the dedication of the school playground.

2015-2016 Attendance Incentives

We encourage our students to have good attendance!  Please check out this year's attendance incentives.

Augusta Independent Schools
307 Bracken Street   |  Augusta, KY 41002
Phone: 606-756-2545  |  Fax: 606-756-2149

Augusta School
207 Bracken Street  |  Augusta, KY 41002
Phone: 606-756-2105  |  Fax: 606-756-3000