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.
In Pike County, manystudents go without the necessities during the winter such as socks, toboggans, gloves, scarves, etc. Pikeville FBLA has courageously taken on the task of providing for these students, but we need your help! Bring the items listed below from January 20th-26rh to help support this cause.
The homeroom that brings in the most items will receive a reward! At PES, grades preschool - 3rd are eligible to receive a party with Disney characters and superheroes and grades 4th-6th are eligible for a cupcake party. At PHS, grades 7th-12th will also be eligible for a cupcake party.
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.
During the month of October, Mrs. Cokley's sixth grade students learned about the role of state legislators, the job of a legislative page, and the informative writing process. In addition, Mrs. Dawn Rowe educated the students about the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) and the role it plays in the school system.
As a special bonus, the students attended a morning program with Representative Leslie Combs who explained her role as a legislator and encouraged a question and answer session with the students. During Representative Leslie Combs' visit, a surprise guest arrived, Senator Ray Jones, who took time from his day to speak with the class.
The last few weeks have been busy for Pikeville Elementary’s "Plant it for the Planet Project” as students work to get their fall and winter vegetables planted and growing before the cold weather starts. Cathy Rehmeyer, a parent volunteer, UPIKE Professor and author of motherofahubbard.com is collaborating with Mrs. Traci Tackett’s Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Education classes to expand their gardening project and share their educational experience about gardening techniques, the many vegetable varieties, growing food in the fall and winter and healthy eating habits.
To help support the project, The Conservation District donated $250.00 which purchased the composting bin, several garden tools and peat moss to enrich the soil. The students will manage a composting system, worm farm and pollinator garden as well. In addition, Sustainable Pike County sponsored the garden soil and PVC pipe that will create the basis for the low tunnel frames that will protect the plants throughout the winter months.
The Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Class is also partnering with Mr. Branham’s class from Pikeville High School, as well as, Mr. Arnett’s STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) by creating more awareness through technology projects like their garden blog, website, videos, public services announcements and Twitter.
The Plant It for the Planet students have now planted four raised bed gardens at Pikeville Elementary School including a rainbow kale garden, coleslaw garden, stir fry garden and a salad garden. To follow the progress of their gardens during the fall and winter, as well as, many projects to come, follow them on Twitter @plantitpes or http://twitter.com/plantitpes
Follow our school four seasons garden project at our website here and on Twitter @PlantitPES
Pikeville Elementary School
Principal: Robert Jones
Asst. Principal: Greg Stone
Guidance Counselor: Lara Keene
Phone: (606) 432-4196
Fax: (606) 432-1234