The mission of the Pikeville Independent School District is to provide a meaningful, integrated education in a positive, nurturing environment to develop each student as a lifelong learner and a responsible citizen in a global community.
The Presidential Physical Fitness Award recognizes students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness based on national benchmarks based on a student’s age and gender. Pikeville Independent test all sixth, ninth and twelfth grade students. Boys and girls who score at or above the 85th percentile on five events that include curl-ups, shuttle run, endurance run or walk, right angle push-ups testing and V-sit (sit and reach) are eligible for this award. Ten Pikeville Elementary students earned the Presidential award. The students include Elizabeth Brown, Jestina Davidson, Alexandra Fleniken, Lauren Hoffman, Patrick Jones, Jason Lin, Emma Minix, Tate Walters, Mason Ward and Kaylee Wells. Pikeville High School freshman Walker Hall also earned the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
A second award students can earn is the National Physical Fitness Award. Students who score above the 50th percentile on the same five events are eligible for this award. Eleven Pikeville Elementary students earned this award including Sarah Belcher, Jewel Booher, Rachel Bowman, Nathaniel Collins, Emily Gearheart, Aaron Justice, Lauren K. Justice, Allie Samples, Colin Street, Coleton Tackett and Riley Tavis. Five freshmen from Pikeville High School also earned the National Physical Fitness Award including Alexander Chang, Colton Cross, Cassidy Lowe, Hunter Heffington and Ryan Williams.
Mrs. Traci Tackett's elementary gifted and talented students are featured in this month's Kentucky Teacher. To access the article and video, click the link listed below.
Gardening not just a spring project for Pikeville Ind. elementary gifted/talented students; "winter garden" may continue to spur different eating habits
Pikeville sixth grade team placed first in the regional KAAC Governor’s Cup sixth grade challenge with earning a total of 91.5 points. The event was hosted at Pikeville High School and included Belfry Middle, Kimper Elementary, Millard Middle, Phelps Elementary and Valley Elementary. Sponsored by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Sixth Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders.
In the math and science divisions, Pikeville swept first, second and third place wins with Colin Street placing first in Science, Sarah Belcher placing second and Ethan Hager placing third. In math, Jason Lin placed first, Hunter Jones placed second and Colin Street placed third. Pikeville also took first in Quick Recall. In Social Studies, Jason Lin took first in and Daegen Sword placed second. Isaiah Huffman took a first place win in Language Arts and Jewel Booher took second. In Composition, Jewel Booher and David Macier placed second and third, respectively. Rounding out the events, Sarah Belcher placed third and Evan Kelley placed fourth in Arts and Humanities.
Pikeville Junior High, along with eleven other schools, competed in the junior high Governor's Cup regional competition on Saturday, January 31 at Pikeville High School. The schools competing included Pikeville Junior High, Belfry Middle, Valley Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary, Phelps Elementary, Dorton Elementary, Feds Creek Elementary, Kimper Elementary, Millard Elementary, Mullins Elementary and Elkhorn City Elementary.
Pikeville Junior High students ranked first in the overall rankings. The Future Problem Solving team and Quick Recall teams placed first. The Future Problem Solving team includes Leen Alnajjar, Tiffany Lin, Maddhu Ammisetty and Adam Swofford. The Quick Recall team includes Lindsey Lockhart, Jared Green, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jackson Holland, William Fleniken, Jason Lin, Isaiah Huffman and Adam Swofford.
Individual rankings included first place Jared Green in Social Studies. Also, in social studies, Jackson Holland placed third and Hunter Ford placed fifth. In science, Jared Green and Jackson Holland tied for fourth. Hunter Ford placed second in Arts and Humanities. Jason Lin placed fifth in math. In Language Arts, Cami Gaunt placed second and Sarah Belcher placed fourth. Rounding out the wins, Cami Gaunt placed first and Leen Alnajjar placed fourth in Composition. The students will be competing in state Governor’s Cup finals on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.
The team is coached by Mrs. Sherry Lane and Mrs. Glenda Adkins.
This year’s PHS academic team has worked endless hours to prepare for competition and the hard work paid off in many ways. On February 14, Pikeville High School hosted the 59th Regional Governor’s Cup.
Tying with Piarist with a total of 16 points, the Pikeville High School Academic Team took third place overall, with Piarist earning second place as the team nudged out PHS with more first and second place winners. Taking second place and qualifying for state is the Quick Recall team. The Future Problem Solving team placed fourth. The individual team members who received awards and also placed for state are Michael Gaunt, earning second in Arts and Humanities, Ammad Mansoor placing third in Social Studies and fifth in Language Arts, Noor Ali placing fourth in Language Arts and rounding out the individual wins, Emily Keaton placing fifth in Science.
The state qualifiers will represent PHS in the Governor’s Cup competition at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16. The Governor’s Cup, the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students and nearly 1200 schools, was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement.
The PHS Academic Team coaches are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.
Pikeville High School recognized 104 students in the junior/senior high that received a 4.0 for the first semester. They received a special recognition break with a treat and was recognized at halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Harlan County on January 20 where they received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment.
Students who were recognized included Seniors Noor Ali, Emily Altman, Courtney Anderson, Haleigh Bevins, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katelyn Coleman, Cody Estep, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Keely Layne, Reagan Linton, McKenzie Moore, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Carter Tackett, Haley Wetzel. The junior class students receiving a 4.0 included Cole Branham, Logan Coleman, Olivia Davis, Michael Gaunt, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Kayce Tackett and Austin Wright.
Pikeville Elementary sixth grade students hosted a Living Wax Museum at school on Friday, November 8. The living museum was a culminating activity that students worked on for approximately one month; but teachers began planning the event at the beginning of the school year.
The sixth graders got the opportunity to portray a person from history by dressing like them, making props for staging and writing a script about how their character impacted the world. Students worked on their projects in both reading and art classes.
The entire student body got the chance to visit the museum and learn from their peers.