The Pikeville Elementary Academic Team dominated the Regional Governor’s Cup with a first place win in final standing scoring a total of 74 points, with the second place overall win walking away with 14 points.
Individual wins included first, second and third place wins in math with Jason Lin taking first, Colin Street taking second and Hunter Jones taking third place. In Science, PES students took the first three places in Science with Wimeth Dissanayake earning first, Colin Street earning second and Tyler Varney earning third. Again in Social Studies, PES students took the first three places, Aaron Smart, first, Jason Lin, second and Isaiah Huffman, third. In Language Arts, Tyler Varney took first and Kelcie Adams took second. In Composition, Hunter Jones earned first and David Mauer earned fifth. In addition, Evan Kelley placed second, Sarah Belcher earned fourth and Christina Al Akhrass earned fifth in Arts and Humanities.
Rounding out the competition were the PES Future Problem Solving and Quick Recall teams that both captured first place. The Future Problem Solving team included Ethan Hager, Emily Gearheart, Allie Flenekin, Kelcie Adams and Noah Thacker. The Quick Recall Team included Jason Lin, Colin Street, Wimeth Dissanayake, and Aaron Smart.
The team coaches are Kim Fields, Betty Brewer and Jeff Akers. Congratulations to the entire PES academic team and their coaches.
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Pikeville Elementary is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s an exciting, week-long summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. This unforgettable week begins on June 2, when Mrs. Michelle Scott and Mrs. Barbara Kelley will direct the Camp Invention MORPHED!™ program at Pikeville Elementary School. In the Super Go™ module, students design a small, motor-powered vehicle that zooms! Girls and boys will collect energy coins along the way for building ramps, bridges and tunnels for the Super Go Road Rally.
A BIG Congratulations to our PES STLP Students and their showcase "Plant it for the Planet". Olivia Hall, Aliyah Dotson, Corey Meza, and Gage Ritchie represented Pikeville Elementary STLP at the East Kentucky Expo Center on December 4th at the Regional STLP Showcase. The students were judged alongside 70+ showcases from seven Eastern Kentucky school districts. They received a score of 111 out of 118, qualifying them to compete at the state STLP competition to be held at Rupp Arena in April.
Their showcase entitled "Plant it for the Planet" is part of a collaborative effort between STLP, Mrs. Traci Tackett’s Gifted and Talented classes and Mrs. Scott's PHS AP Environmental Science program. The STLP students are bringing the technology element to this gardening and environmental science project and helping to raise community awareness.
Pikeville Elementary teacher, Shawne Wells and husband, Kelly Wells, UPike head basketball coach, knows the value of life and the importance of organ donation. After battling a battle against kidney disease, Coach Wells benefitted from a kidney donated by his wife, Shawne.
Based on their life experience, the Wells are passionate about informing the public about the importance of making healthy choices and the importance of organ and tissue donation. To promote this message, ten agencies came together to educate fourth and fifth graders about the functions of their organs and the importance of healthy choices.
Fourth and fifth graders visited ten hands-on stations featuring presentations on various body organs such as the heart, lungs and liver. At other stations students enjoyed demonstrations of the effects of smoking, the importance of eating healthy and the importance of donating blood.
Students from preschool through sixth grade submitted their artistic entries in a school wide competition. The grade level winners included preschooler Jacob Engle, kindergartener Michaela Braxton, first grader Kassidy Cottrell, second grader Rylee Theiss, third grader Josh Varney, fourth grader Mattie Crum, fifth grader Hailey Wise and sixth grader Asher Stumpf. Asher was the overall school winner.
Congratulations to these students for their efforts and their Panther Pride.
"Aaaargh ye Mateys" Pikeville High School education students and Pikeville Elementary preschool students celebrated "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on Thursday, September 19.
The preschoolers visited Pikeville High School and were greeted by Education in Kentucky students in the Commons Area where Ms. Cassidy Coleman read, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" before they began a treasure hunt looking for their stolen treasure. The preschoolers, escorted by the high school students, followed treasure map clues throughout the school that led them to locate the scallywag pirates that stole their treasure. After a swordfighting match, the preschoolers proved too much for the scallywag pirates who surrendered after hearing the preschoolers sing their pirate song. A celebration followed in the senior lounge and all were happy in the end.