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CIS superintendent speaks to Rotary Club

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Smith, who has worked at CIS since 2004, said he has been blessed to serve as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal and now superintendent.

 

“Although I’m not home-grown, this is home,” he said.

 

Smith said he is excited to serve in his new role and is learning every day.

 

He said he misses seeing children every day, but is enjoying making new relationships with parents, teachers and administrators.

 

“It’s a different role, but I enjoy it,” he said.

 

CIS is home to about 1,200 students, Smith said.

 

There have been many changes at CIS recently, he said, from multiple personnel changes to a $9 million renovation at Campbellsville Elementary School.

 

At the CES campus, a press box has been installed at the Durham Track and Field Complex, and new concession stands and restrooms have been built at the Campbellsville High School baseball field.

 

State test scores were recently released, Smith said, and show that Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools are testing at above state averages.

 

The Courier-Journal recently released a ranking of schools based on test scores, Smith said, and CES ranks as third in the state out of 1,262 schools. CHS is ranked at 114th, he said, and sixth in its region.

 

And those scores are representative of the hard work going on inside the school buildings.

 

“We are blessed to have great people doing great things,” he said.

 

Academically speaking, Smith said, he feels good about how CIS students are performing.

 

When it comes to extracurriculars, he said, the CHS soccer and golf teams have had great success this season, along with the CHS band.

 

And CMS students have presented at several Leader in Me conferences about the culture at their school.

 

CHS students are taking more Advanced Placement classes than ever before, Smith said, and the school functions essentially a mini college campus.

 

“So there’s a lot of things going on in our little district,” he said.

 

Smith said CIS students receive personalized instruction to help them reach their potential.

 

“It’s not about us, it’s about those kids,” he said.

 

Smith said CIS is doing well financially, with a $2.5 million carryover from last fiscal year.

 

The motto for this school year, he said, is Changing Lives, and all teachers and administrators are focused on doing just that. He said all CIS employees take the job of educating students very seriously.

 

“We don’t take that likely,” he said.

 

Smith said he thanks all of his district’s community partners, such as Campbellsville Rotary Club, for all they do for students.

 

“We have such a great place,” he said.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

 

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.

Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith recently spoke to Campbellsville Rotary Club members about the great happenings at his school system.





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