Updated 7/07/20

1) For parents of incoming 8th and 12th graders:

Please be on the lookout for letters in the mail regarding the need for updated immunizations. If you have questions or concerns, please email the school nurse at angie.preston.adrian.k12.mo.us. Records may be submitted to the Central Office or faxed to 816-297-2980 (Central Office).


2) For parents of incoming kindergartners:

Please follow up with your pediatrician, healthcare provider, or local health department to ensure that your child has had all of the required vaccinations prior to the start of school. Please submit your child's updated record to the Central Office or faxed to 816-297-2980 (Central Office).

Welcome Dustin Bridges

MS/HS Principal

The Adrian School District would like to announce the hiring of Dustin Bridges as the Secondary Principal for the 2020-21 school year. Dustin Bridges has been the K-12 Principal at Ballard R-2 where he has been for the past eleven amazing years. Dustin has served as the Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor for nine of those years. Dustin also coached Varsity baseball for six years and Trapshooting for ten years. During his time at Ballard he served as a PLC leader, Professional Development Committee Chairman and has been on curriculum teams.

Dustin hold an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration from William Woods University, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri, a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Technology from the University of Central Missouri, and an Associate’s degree in Agriculture from Crowder College.

Dustin live in Adrian with his wife Miranda, oldest son Cody who will be a junior at Adrian, and youngest son Clayton who will be a sophomore. As a family they enjoy everything sports, camping, boating, and family vacations. Dustin grew up in Adrian, MO and is a 1998 graduate of Adrian R-3. In high school, he participated in football, basketball, track, FFA, choir, and band.

Dustin is very excited to be returning to the Adrian R-3 School district! Adrian is a very special place and the staff goes above and beyond to make sure students are being served. It is an honor to be taking over for Mr. Lewis as the secondary principal. I look forward to meeting everyone and working closely with Mr. Lile, Mrs. Baker, and the rest of the Adrian team to serve this wonderful community. I cannot wait to get started and partner with our staff and community to continue building and improving our amazing school. Blackhawk Pride! Please welcome Dustin and his family to our School District.

Welcome Tyler Cesonis

Adrian Elementary Principal

The Adrian School District would like to announce the hiring of Tyler Cesonis as Elementary Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Tyler Cesonis has been a physical education teacher at Cler-Mont Elementary in the Fort Osage School District where he has been for the past nine wonderful years. Tyler has served as a Junior Varsity Girls’ basketball coach for four years and then the varsity assistant coach for two years after that. Tyler is currently a co-facilitator of their building leadership team. Tyler has served on numerous professional development and curriculum teams. Tyler is currently working towards his doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University. Tyler holds an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration from the University of Central Missouri, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from University of Missouri, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Central Missouri, and an Associate’s degree in Physical Education and Recreation from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

Tyler lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife Emily of almost eight years, his son Cameron who is four, and daughter Cayleigh who is three. They enjoy playing outside, riding bikes, going to church, and family dinners on Sunday. Tyler grew up in Merwin, MO and graduated from Miami R-1. While in high school Tyler participated in baseball, basketball, football, stucco, FFA, and working for their family construction company.

Tyler is very excited to be a part of the Adrian R-3 School district! Adrian is a very special place and the staff go above and beyond to make sure students are being served. Tyler said he is very honored to be taking over for Ms. Connie Reynolds. She has had a great influence on the community and the school district, and she will be dearly missed. Tyler is looking forward to meeting everyone and working closely with Mr. Lile, Mrs. Baker, and the rest of the Adrian team to serve this wonderful community. Tyler cannot wait to get started and partner with our community. Go Blackhawks! Please welcome Tyler and his family to our School District.


Caleb Noland

Athletic Director

The Adrian School District would like to announce the hiring of Caleb Noland as the Athletic Director for the 2020-21 school year. Caleb Noland has been a Social Studies Teacher for the past 6 years at Adrian School District. Caleb has served as the Head Baseball Coach for 6 years and Football Defensive Coordinator for 5 of those years. Caleb has also served on the Athletic Leadership Team.

Caleb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a minor in Secondary Education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Caleb lives in Harrisonville with his wife Kira, Daughter Riann (2), and son Bruin (1). As a family they enjoy everything outdoors such as camping, riding their side by side, sitting around the fire pit and traveling. Caleb grew up in Harrisonville, MO and is a 2006 graduate of Harrisonville Cass R-9. In high school, he participated in football, basketball, baseball and Young Life. He attended William Jewell College where he played football for four years.

Caleb is very excited to be working with all activities at Adrian R-3. He is looking forward to further improving all activities to allow for success for each program and student in the district.