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Open House for School Year 2017-2018 Open House at PHS

You are invited to join our staff at PHS for Open House for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, August 21 for seventh and eighth grades at 6:00 p.m. and for Freshmen-Seniors at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24.

Pikeville Wind Band Makes School History 2017 PHS Wind Band

The Pikeville High School Wind Band made school history on Tuesday, May 9 at the KMEA State Concert Band Assessment at Comstock Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music by being awarded a distinguished rating at the KMEA State Concert Band Assessment.  Bands from across the Commonwealth perform in this prestigious event. To qualify, participating bands must receive a distinguished rating at one of the state’s district concert band assessments.

Bands are judged in seven categories: tone quality, intonation, interpretation, technique, rhythm, balance, and overall factors. The assessment requires that the participating ensembles “compete” against themselves within the context of the national standards of music performance. The assessment results are determined by a panel of three nationally-known judges. Judges determine if each band meets the national performance standards required by the music composers. Judges then rate the performance in one of four categories: Distinguished, Proficient, Apprentice, or Novice.

Based upon the decision of the judges, the Pikeville Wind Band was awarded a Distinguished rating. This is the first statewide distinguished rating garnered by the Pikeville High School band program and one of only two distinguished ratings ever awarded within KMEA District Nine history.




Pikeville Elementary Honor Community Heroes Mr. Jones, PES Principal and our Community Heroes

On Tuesday, May 2, Pikeville Elementary honored our local community heroes - law enforcement agencies and first responders for their commitment to keeping our community safe.  The excited students formed a thank you tunnel througout the school as our law enforcement and first responders walked through greetng the students.  Representatives from the Pikeville Police Department, Kentucky State Police and Pikeville Fire Department were on hand to participate in the celebration.

Pikeville Independent administration, faculty, staff, parents and students are truly grateful for our local comunity heroes and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their support.


Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Pikeville Independent Schools’ Local Planning Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12 pm in the John Waddell Administration Building, 148 Second Street, Pikeville KY.

PHS Senior Ryan Crum Earns Coca Cola Scholarship Ryan Crum

Pikeville High School senior Ryan Crum, son of Dr. Aaron and Angela Crum, has earned one of only 150 Coca Cola Scholars Program scholarships worth $20,000. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Pikeville Varsity Cheerleaders – Back to Back Champions PHS Varsity Cheerleaders - 2017 National Champs!

This past weekend, the best high school teams from all over the country, featuring over 680 teams comprised of 13,200 athletes and representing 31 states, gathered in Orlando,  

Our own Pikeville Varsity Cheerleaders captured the Small Varsity Division II cheer national title Sunday night in Disney, making it back-to-back national championships for our Panthers.

The varsity team includes seniors Christen Ousley and Catie Rowe, juniors Kate Lackey, Cameron Slone and Alexis Stanley, sophomores Karson Bailey, Savannah Crider, Kaitlyn Damron, Emily Hager, Staci Morrison, Hannah Potter, Annie Salyer, Alyssa Shanklin, and Olivia Whitfield and eighth grader Elizabeth Brown. The team is coached by Kandace Branham.  Congratulations Panthers!

PHS Academic Team Wins District and Will Advance to Regionals PHS Academic Team

Congratulations to the Pikeville High School Academic team for their outstanding performance in the Governor’s Cup district academic competition.

Members of the PHS Academic Team include Hasseeb Ahmad, Madhu Ammisetty, Alex Chang, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jared Green, Tanner Hamilton, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton, Paul Keaton, Tiffany Lin, Lindsey Lockhart, Adam Swofford, and Haley Williamson.           

Pikeville High School won the Governor’s Cup Regional Championship.  The Future Problem Solving Team, Alex Chang, Adam Swofford, Haseeb Ahmad, Cami Gaunt, Tiffany Lin, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton and William Flenikan, won first place.  The Quick Recall Team, Haseeb Ahmad, Madhu Ammisetty, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jared Green, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton, Paul Keaton, Tiffany Lin, Lindsey Lockhart also won first place.

 Individual wins included Paul Keaton, first, in Social Studies and Arts and Humanities, Jared Green, second, in Social Studies and Jackson Holland, third, in Social Studies.  In Language Arts, Emily Keaton placed first, Cami Gaunt placed second and Hunter Ford placed fourth.  Hunter Ford also took fourth in Arts and Humanities.  In math, Lindsey Lockhart, took fourth and Madhu Ammisetty, placed fifth.  In Science, Adam Swofford captured third place and Haseeb Ahmad captured fifth place. Rounding out the individual wins, Cami Gaunt placed first and Tiffany Lin placed fifth in Composition.

The team is coached by Tom Asbury, Traci Bishop and Jordan Johnson. 

PHS Beta Club Advances to Nationals Beta Club State Convention

Pikeville High School competed at the 76th annual Kentucky Beta Club senior convention held January 22-January 24 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.  Pikeville High School’s Club secured individual and group honors including Will Williamson taking third place in Social Studies; Sam Musgrave placing third in Mixed Media and group talent taking second.  Group talent members included Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Lauren Blackburn, Lily Case, Rebecca Clark, Lexie Damron, Trey Grant, Britney Hopkins, Emily Hughes, Taylor Johns, Dalton Justice, Sylvia Justice, Braden Kendall, Savannah Little, Kristen Maynard, Maura McCoy, Andrew McNamee, Austin Mullins, Sam Musgrave, Brooklyn Newsome, Jonathan Ray, McKinley Webb, Maddie Willard, Will Williamson, Paige Workman, and Alicia Zacarias.

In addition to student competitions, the statewide gathering included conference meetings, officer elections and guest speakers. Pikeville sophomore Emily Crum was elected as Beta state secretary and senior Clay Slone gave an inspirational speech during the opening ceremony.  Senior Maddie Willard completed her service as the 2016-17 Beta state president at the convention. The club also received the G.O.L.D. Key award.

The National Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. The 2017 national senior convention is slated for June 29-July 2, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

Club sponsors are Mary Anne Prater and Dawn Stewart.  Special thanks to Kim Willard for her time and efforts in making our group talent successful.

New Members Inducted into Pikeville National Honor Society PHS National Honor Society


Pikeville High School’s brightest and best were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during their annual induction ceremony held on August 31 at 7:00 in the Alumni Association Auditorium.  The four pillars of the National Honor Society include leadership, scholastic excellence, community service and good character.  Adviser Tom Asbury and the NHS Executive Committee members presided over the ceremony.  Members of the Executive Committee include Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Emily Keaton, McKinley Webb, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson. 

New members inducted into the National Honor Society included Trenton Allara, Haseeb Amhad, Austin Ball, Raven Branham, Cade Byers, Alex Chang, Micah Clevinger, Keely Coleman, Kenzi Hale, Walker Hall, Evan Hamilton, Quinn Helfin, Noah Little, Bailey Lockhart, Cassidy Lowe, Tyler McKinney, Lindsey McNamee, Collin Noud, Conner Riser, Evan Rhodes, Caleb Sackman, Allyson Sizemore, Camryn Slone, Abigail Smart, Elisabeth Staggs, Alexis Stanley, Evan Swofford, Leah Vanderbeck, Jacob Wilkerson, Paige Workman, Madison Younce and Alicia Zacarias.

Returning members include Cameron Alley, Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Lauren Blackburn, Rachael Blackburn, Kassidy Caudill, Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Lexie Damron, Alyssa Francis, Canaan Godsey, Trey Grant, Carmen Hall, Andrew Harris, Hannah Hopkins, Emily Hughes, Taylor Johnson, Sylvia Justice, Dalton Justice, Emily Keaton, Kennedy Keeys, Braden Kendall, Cameron Lane, Callie Leisure, Savannah Little, Kyle Martin, Sydney May, Kristen Maynard, Andrew McNamee, Sam Musgrave, Brooklyn Newsome, Savanna Nunemaker, Christen Ousley, Joe Steele, Katherine Stiles, Tanner Thompson, Phoebe Thornbury, Ariana Velasquez, McKinley Webb, Maddie Willard, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson. 

Congratulations to our 2016-17 National Honor Society members.


Governor's Scholars Recognized at Board Meeting Pikeville High School 2016 Governor's Scholars

Pikeville Independent recognized their Governor’s Scholars during the regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, August 18.  Pikeville’s Governor’s Scholars included Ryan Crum, son of Dr. Aaron and Angelia Crum; Trey Grant, son of Tammy Grant; Cameron Lane, son of Joe and Sherry Lane; Andrew McNamee, son of Chris and Jerri McNamee; Haley Williamson, daughter of James and Jamie Williamson; and Will Williamson, son of Oliver and Virginia Williamson.

The Governor’s Scholars Program is a five week summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated to attract the state’s “best and brightest” to remain in Kentucky while pursuing their postsecondary education.  The core curriculum for these summer sessions included a focus area that allowed the student to pursue a topic in-depth; general studies that emphasized inquiry, service-learning, community leadership and resolution development and personal development seminars.


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