On Monday, May 23, the Pikeville Elementary preschool class of 2016 entertained parents, grandparents, family and friends during the graduation play. The students were directed by Mrs. Loader and assisted by Ms. Flo and Mrs. Barb. Congratulations to the preschool class!
The Pikeville Elementary Academic Team was recognized during the May board meeting for their outstanding accomplishment during the school year. The team ended their successful year by winning first place in the regional competition with a total score of 58 points. The second place team had a total of 18 points.
What a great effort on the part of our PES Academic Team and their coaches Kim Fields, Betty McGuire and Jeff Akers. Congratulations!
Our Pikeville Elementary Academic Team competed at the regional Governor’s Cup Academic competition on Saturday, March 12 with a fantastic performance. Pikeville Elementary walked away as regional champs with a total team score of 58 points.
Individual wins included Aneesh Sharma who place first in math and Maddox Parsons who placed second in math. In Science, Christina Al Akhrass placed first and Chloe Olegario placed second. Clinton Goff placed first in Social Studies and Andrew Deskins placed third. In Language Arts, Josh Varney placed first and Cady Cooley placed third. In Arts and Humanties, Christina Al Akhrass placed first and Samantha Chaney placed fifth. Rounding out individual wins was Josh Varney who placed fourth in Composition.
Both our Quick Recall and Problem Solving teams placed first. The Quick Recall team included Christina Al Akhrass, Samantha Chaney, Cady Cooley, Andrew Deskins, Clinton Goff, Colin Keene, Hibba Mansoor, Chloe Olegario, Zane Osborne-Owens, Maddox Parsons, Aneesh Sharma and Josh Varney. The Problem Solving team members are Mohammad Alnajjar, Andrew Bentley, Hibba Mansoor, Olivia Williamson and Rylee Theiss.
What a fantastic performance for Pikeville Elementary and for our academic coaches Kim Fields, Betty McGuire and Jeff Akers!
Celebrating one hundred years of Panther pride and tradition has been especially memorable with our varsity football team bringing home a state title and now our varsity cheerleaders bringing home a national title. Although our cheerleading squads traditionally place at nationals, it has been 15 years since the varsity cheerleading squad has won first in the small varsity division.
Members of the Pikeville High School varsity cheerleading team returned home with the national championship title and the coveted white jackets after competing in the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s national cheer competition in Orlando, Florida.
In January, Pikeville Junior High ACES team won first place at state qualifying them to represent Kentucky in the Future City Competition National Finals. The ACES team then traveled to Washington, DC for the National Finals, held at the Capital, February 13-17, 2016. The fierce competition took place over four days. Pikeville’s team won Best Use of Aerospace Technology in a Future City.
Since last fall, 40,000 middle school students from 1,350 schools in 37 national regions, as well as a new region in China, have imagined, designed and built cities for the 2015-2016 Future City® Competition. This year’s theme, Waste Not, Want Not, encouraged students to design waste management systems for residential use and small businesses by looking at issues such as collection, separation processing, recycling, health and safety, energy efficiency, environmental impact and cost.
Last fall, Pikeville High School senior Michael Gaunt was named as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Michael was one of approximately 16,000 students from a pool of 1.5 million entrants from across our nation to receive this honor. Semifinalist are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. In February, Michael was notified that he has advanced to finalist status.
The Pikeville Junior High Dance Team competed in state competition on February 20 at the Frankfort Convention Center after qualifying at regionals. The team brought home a second place win in Hip Hop and a fourth place win in Pom.
The team members include Emma Callis, Hannah Callis, Mattie Crum, Olivia Hall, Makenzie Maynard, Maura McCoy and Allyson Sizemore.
The team is coached by Hanna Case.
The PHS dance team will be competing in state competition on February 20 at the Frankfort Convention Center after winning regional titles in the jazz and pom categories at Johnson Central High School.
Dance team members include senior Alannah Little, juniors Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Sylvia Justice, Sydney May, Kerrigan McPeek, Brooklyn Newsome, sophomore Paige Workman and freshman Lily Case.
The team is coached by Shana Webb and Chelsea Taylor.
Twenty three vocalists from Pikeville Independent were chosen to participate in the Kentucky Music Association’s all-state choirs. Pikeville fifth and sixth graders selected to participate in the all-state children’s group include fifth graders Christina Al-Akhrass, Jayden Alley, Emma Hopkins, Hannah Justice, Jay McNamee and Chloe Olegario and sixth graders Isabella Huffman, Kylie Jones, Brianna Santiago-Kane, Kara Lee, and Grace Randall.
The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) selects students across the Commonwealth to participate in the KMEA’s 2016 All-State Chorus.
Twenty three vocalists from Pikeville Independent were chosen to participate in the Kentucky Music Association’s all-state choirs.
Pikeville High School students selected for the high school all-state chorus included ninth graders Zan McCoy and Elisabeth Staggs and juniors Hannah Auton, Nicole Kinder, Katie Stiles and Phoebe Thornbury.
The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) selects students across the Commonwealth to participate in the KMEA’s 2016 All-State Chorus. Vocalists in grades 10-12 tried out in quartets – all performing the same piece, sung a cappella; they also had to sight-sing. KMEA chose the top students and assigned them to one of three ensembles: a women’s chorus, a men’s group, and a mixed choir of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.
The high school choir performed at 8:00 p.m. on February 5.
The PHS choir director is Mrs. Barbara Kelley.
Twenty three vocalists from Pikeville Independent were chosen to participate in the Kentucky Music Association’s all-state choirs.
Pikeville junior high students selected for the junior high all-state chorus included seventh grader Madison Stewart and ninth graders Darrian Akers, Jack Lakin, Nate Mattingly, Maura McCoy and Gracie Thompson.
The 2016 Kentucky Junior High Chorus includes seventh, eighth- and ninth-graders selected via recorded audition, and the children’s group is made up of fifth- and sixth-graders who prepared solo and rhythmic/melodic patterns for their recorded audition.
The younger ensembles performed at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 4 during KMEA’s statewide conference in Louisville.
Mrs. Barbara Kelley is Pikeville's choral director.
With his 150th win, Coach McNamee and his team handed the Hazard Bulldogs a loss with a score of 50-6. The win also earned the Panthers the regional title and advanced them one step further to the state title.
The Panthers faced off with Paintsville Tigers on Friday, November 27, and brought home the victory with a score of 42-23 advancing the Panthers to state for the first time since 1989.
The Panthers then traveled to Bowling Green to take on the Beechwood Tigers on Thursday, December 3, at Houchens/LT Smith Stadium. The Panthers defeated Beechwood 42-28 to bring home the state title for the first time since 1991.
Members of the 2015 Panther Football team include freshmen Zach Akers, Brad Bevins, Jose Galvan, Jonah Green, Bradyn Hunter, Cameron Jones, Nate Mattingly, Brock Runyon, Connor Sackmann, and Jesse Sparks. Sophomores include Wyatt Battaile, Blake Charles, Walker Hall, Nathan Hamilton, and Evan Rhodes. Juniors include Nate Campoy, Blake Charles, Tyler Collins, Cody Dials, Tyler Elkins, Gunner Edmonds, Ethan Francis, Denton Heffington, Braeden Kendall, Mikey McDonald, Braxton McKee, Andrew McNamee, Jonathan Ray, Austin Salyer, and Clay Slone. Seniors include Cody Charles, Logan Coleman, Brennan Goble, Kenton Hall, Chatlin Jarrell, Isaac Lucas, Dalton Meade, Daric Pugh, Austin Ratliff, Tanner Roop, Cory Stevens, and AJ Vanderbeck,
The 2015 Pikeville Panther junior high football team made school history this year by advancing further than any other Panther middle school football team. The team ended their successful season as Region 4 champions and Division III state runners-up. In the state finals, the Panthers lost to Christian Academy of Louisville middle school team with a score of 16-12. The team ended with a 10-5 record.
Team members included: Jackson Hensley #1, Seth Pugh #2, Julian Davenport #8, Peyton Boyd-Blair #10, Brody Birchfield #12, Grayson Harris #14, Xavier Cantrell #15, Kaden Caudill #23, Jacob Lyons #25, Connor Wright #32, Drew Owens #53, Cade Slater #54, Braydan Keathley #57, Noah Honaker #61, Jackson Mullins #62, Lucas Justice #65, McKenzie Hamilton #74, Matt Compton #76, Jacob Barber #77, Eric Green #84, Dylan Justice #18, Griffin Harris #24, Skylar Ramey #30, Zach Rowe #40, Bryce Dempsey, #86, Tyler Varney #51, Jagger Bickford #56, Kyle Rhodes #58, Ty Helfen #63 and John Workman #66.
The team is coached by head coach Mr. Jonah Justice and assistant coaches Mr. Shane Hensley, Mr. Joey Justice and Mr. Bob Shurtleff.
Congratulations to our team and coaches for an outstanding season.
During the last few months, all sixth graders worked on a Living Wax Museum Project. This project involved choosing a famous person, writing a biography on them, using the most important elements of the biography to write a speech, and delivering that speech while dressing up as the person. The culminating project featured each student dressing up as their famous person and transforming the school gym into a museum where the exhibits actually delivered the speech.
The wax museum was open for viewing on Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19 during the school day and on Wednesday evening. An ARI grant, written by fifth grade teacher, Jatanna Hall, help fund this learning experience.
On Friday, October 16, PHS senior Taylor Collins was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game. Taylor is the daughter of Chad and Shelley Collins. Taylor is the sister to Nate Collins.
Taylor is a PHS cheerleader, co-editor of the yearbook and member of PHS Student Council, PEP Club, KEY Club, National Honor Society, BETA Club and FBLA.
PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Hundreds of alum, students, and staff celebrated Pikeville High School's 100th reunion today. People filled the Alum Auditorium to kick off the weekend with a speech, music, and song.
Pat Flanagan graduated from Pikeville High School in 1966 and came all the way from California to celebrate. "I’m just so excited to be here, all of our classmates together. This is awesome and so many people worked so hard. I mean I’m thrilled. This is so much fun and I cant imagine what’s coming up,” says Flanagan.
A block party will follow this evening along with a reception, dinner and dance Saturday.Click on link below for coverage of Pikeville Independent 100th year celebration.
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.
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Principal: Robert Jones
Asst. Principal: Greg Stone
Guidance Counselor: Lara Keene
Phone: (606) 432-4196
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