You are here

Ada Schools 2022-2023 resources overview

The Ada Exempted Village Schools have provided the following information on the start of the 2022-2023 school year, which includes

  • Opening activities (first day August 18 and open house August 17)
  • Kindergarten orientation
  • Registering students
  • Immunizations
  • Online Forms
  • Workbooks
  • Food Service
  • Bus Routes
  • Pick up and drop off
  • School delays and closings
  • List of staff

The Ada Schools website is and we invite parents to visit to find a wealth of information including the following: district calendar listing various school activities, lunch menus as well as your student’s lunch account balance (password required), bus request form, and many other informational items. You can follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter as well. 

We look forward to seeing you at our District-wide Open House on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first day of school is Thursday, August 18, 2022 with a full day planned for Grades 1-12.  School will begin each day at 8:05 a.m. for all students. Dismissal each day will be at 3:00 p.m. for all students. 

Kindergarten orientation will be held on August 17, 2022 with Group A meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Group B from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Parents of Kindergarten students are to sign up, using, to schedule a KRA assessment for either August 18 or August 19. Kindergarten students will begin school on a staggered start schedule beginning August 22, 2022.   

All parents of students new to the Ada School District are urged to contact their respective school office, if they have not already, to register their child(ren):  Grades K-6 (419-634-2341) and grades 7-12 (419-634-2746).

Kindergarten students (and first grade students who have not already done so) must have completed their immunization program before the opening day of school.  State law requires that no pupil shall be permitted to remain in school for more than 14 days unless he or she has been immunized against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, varicella, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus, rubeola, and rubella, or is in the process of being immunized. If a pupil’s parent or guardian objects to the immunization for a good cause, including religious convictions, the child is not required to be immunized, but parent or guardian must present a written statement.

State law also requires:

All 7th grade students must have a TDAP and Meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the new school year. 

Proof of vaccination MUST be provided to pick up schedule.

All incoming 12th grade students must have a Meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the new school year. 

Proof of vaccination MUST be provided to pick up schedule.

All immunizations are offered at the Hardin County Department of Health. 

We are asking that ALL parents of students review their information on FinalForms at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.  All NEW parents to the school district should complete and sign their online form before the first day of school. You may create your account and sign your forms immediately. Please register at – -- now and electronically complete ALL forms! You will also find a link to FinalForms on our website -

For high school (grades 7-12) students are required to have their Emergency Medical Form completed through Final Forms prior to schedule pickup. Students who do not have their forms completed at schedule pickup time will not receive a schedule.

Workbooks for 7-12th grade students will be purchased through the school for those classes requiring workbooks.  Middle School and High School fees are determined based on grade and if courses scheduled have fees attached.  Fees will be posted on the school website in August. All fees can be paid online this year through

Elementary workbook fees are as follows:  Kindergarten-$54; First Grade-$45.00; Second Grade-$42.00; Third Grade-$59.00; Fourth Grade-$63.00; Fifth Grade-$73.00; Sixth Grade-$45.00.

Both the high school and elementary offices will have the complete list of fees. School fees may be paid during Open House.  

The cafeteria will be in operation on Thursday, August 18, 2022 and every school day thereafter. Student Breakfast K-12 is $1.75. Student Lunch will be $2.25 for students in Grades K-5 and $2.50 for Grades 6-12.  Students may pay daily as they go through the cafeteria line or pay on-line through PaySchool Central which is on our website. Ada Schools will be participating in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Forms will be available during Open House and also sent home with elementary students on the first day of school.  Information concerning this program will be available at Open House on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  (The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.)

Transportation to and from school will be provided for children in Kindergarten thru Grade 6 who live in the following areas within the Corporation limits:

A.  South of the railroad

B.  North of the railroad and east of SR 235; and

C.  North of SR 81 and west of SR 235

D.  Grades K-12 south of Lima Avenue inclusive of Lima Avenue

Transportation to and from school will be provided for children in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who live outside the Corporation limits. Transportation may be provided to and/or from a babysitter, on a permanent or long-term basis, for Grades K-8.

Students are requested to be ready approximately ten (10) minutes early on opening day.   Students will be scheduled for busing based on their home address.  Any changes in pick-up or drop-off must be requested in writing and approved by the transportation supervisor.  Parents are reminded that students will go home their regular way unless a written note is received indicating a change and received prior to 2:00 p.m. during the school year.  

The bus transporting the Apollo Career Center students will leave from the Vocational Agriculture Building at 7:20 am each morning and will leave Apollo when classes are dismissed in the afternoon and return to Ada.  These students must furnish their own transportation to the Ada School each morning.  However, they may ride the rural buses home each evening if they wish.  Students are to meet in front of the VoAg Building each morning. 

Parents driving student(s) to and from school are to drop-off students in the back of the school by the cafeteria.  Students will enter through the main entrance doors (south side) of the building.  Students should not be dropped off before 7:45 a.m., as doors will be locked prior to this time.  We ask for your cooperation in this matter to help keep our students safe. 

Ada Schools offer text or email alert services in the event of school delays and/or cancellations.  To sign-up, visit our website and select “Sign-up for Remind Alerts”.  If you have problems or need assistance in signing up, call the school offices for assistance.


Dr. Dan Lee, Middle School/High School Principal

Dr. Britton Devier, K-12 Assistant Principal/Transportation Supervisor

Mr. Jeremy Clark, Elementary Principal

Mr. Tim Vernik, District Technology Director


Secretary: Alane Collins  

Kindergarten: Sarah Phillips, Stacey Klingler, Meghan Kosier, Alicia Wissman 

First Grade: Melissa Gossard, Rachel Ludwig, Heather Etgen 

Second Grade: Bridgette Jones, Christa Preston, Kyleigh Woodruff 

Third Grade: Brittany Daniels, Sherri Burnett, Julie Stavenger

Fourth Grade: Kathryn Bruskotter, Deone Rieman, Susan Stuart  

Fifth Grade: Erica Madison, Julie Burris, Emily Courtney

Sixth Grade: Kim Guagenti, Kristie Reichert, Shelleigh Alexander

Art: Kristie Winkeljohn

Physical Education: Jill Laughlin

Title I Reading Intervention: Arlene Allison, Dr. Brittany Lee, Sarah Perkins, Debbie Poling  

Special Education: Sheila Hughes, Gwen Jochims, Stefani Koontz, Cristin St. Laurent 

Instrumental Music: Tabitha McPeeks (grade 5) and Carter Bevins (grade 6)  

Technology Lab: Barth Montel

Teacher Aides: Mary Garver, Valerie Hall, Amy Stover, Jean Stavenger, Sara Bryan, Sarah Anderson and Katie Ulrey

Elementary Library Aide: Linda Dysert  


Secretaries:  Andy Pifer and Angie Hall

English:  David Ames and Neisha Hermiller

English 8: Anna Andre

English 7: Bethany Kauffman

American Sign Language:  Elaine Garber

Spanish:  Sarah Davis

Math:  Rachel Temple, Joshua Klein and Camille Hesse

Math 8:  Julie Thaxton

Math 7:  Alayne Schrock

Science:  Dave Lusk and Christina Bowden

Science 7 & 8:  Shawn Christopher

Social Studies:  Ken Jochims and Kristin Salyer

Social Studies 7 & 8:  Michael Styer

S.T.E.M.: Aaron Acheson

Technology:  Kurt Klingler

Health and Physical Education:  Morgan Bass

Digital Academy/Health & PE teacher: Tobin Smith

Physical Education: Jill Laughlin

Vocal Music 7-12:  Scott Henning

Instrumental Music (Grades 7 through 12):  Carter Bivens

Art and Ceramics:  Gary Wells

Art:  Kristie Winkeljohn

Vocational Agriculture:  Korie Lochard

Special Education:  Tyler Craig, Zachary Ricker, Sean Anderson, Sheila Hughes

Gifted Education: Sarah Perkins

School Psychologist: Melissa Fallis

Guidance Counselor 9-12:  Erinn Prater

Guidance Counselor K-8:  Tracy Breidenbach

Media Specialist:  Chanda Smith

Co-Athletic Directors: Eric Perkins and Ken Jochims

School Nurse:  Marlene Vermillion 

School Social Worker: Katherine Badertscher

Also serving the school district from Midwest Educational Service Center 

Lisa Closson, Nicole Dearth, Jen Fleming, Nicole Preston, Sherry Miller, Tara Swaney, Laura Tattrie, Victoria Wilkinson and Jessica Keckler.

Cafeteria Manager - Ann Hersey

Cafeteria Staff: Hillary Buxton, Robin Creeger, Gail Kahley, Kelly Kloeppel, Sarah Staley, Ramona Sumney and Scotty Fuqua.


Building and Maintenance Supervisor – Tim Garmon 

Assistant Building and Maintenance Supervisor –  Mike Lenhart 

Transportation Supervisor – Dr. Britton Devier

Custodial Staff – Carla Cole, April Guthery, Deborah Prater, Chad Sanders, Anthony Sumney, Brock Sumney, Chaise Sumney, and Matthew Waugh. 

Transportation Staff - Jean Conley, Cindy Dodge, Eileen Risser, Sharon Shaw, Patricia Shockency, Amy Stover, and Judy Williams. 

Board members are: Dr. Amy Mullins, President; Mr. Matt Gossman, Vice President; Ron Fleming, Steve Ramey and Ted Griffith.

Kim Light serves as Treasurer for the district, Cami Nichelson is Assistant to the Treasurer, GiGi Fetter is the Executive Secretary in the Central Office and Robin VanBuskirk is the Superintendent of Schools.