Twenty-four teachers were honored as Valvoline Teachers of the Year at a ceremony on May 20 in Frankfort. Pikeville High School math teacher, Ashley Adams was one of the 24 teachers honored at the ceremony. Government officials, state dignitaries and Sam Mitchell, chief executive officer of Valvoline, honored the teachers and recognized the Kentucky Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year. The Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award recipients were awarded cash awards and certificates at the ceremony.
Judging was conducted in March by a blue-ribbon panel of veteran educators. Applications included information on the nominees’ teaching philosophies, teaching experiences and involvement in their respective communities, as well as letters of recommendation from peers, students, parents, administrators and others.
Congratulations Mrs. Adams for your dedication to the Pikeville Independent School students, parents, colleagues and community.
Congratulations to PHS Coach Ginger Mullins and her MathCounts Team! The Panthers won first place in team competition. Team members include Christina Al Akhrass, Trey Hancock, Aneesh Sharma and Maddox Parsons. Aneesh Sharma also won third place individual and Maddox Parsons won first place individual. With this win, Maddox won a four year full tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky, a four year $1,000 dollar scholarship to Western Kentucky University and a one time scholarship of $500 from the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers. Coach Mullins also won a $100 gift certificate for her winning team! The math Panthers are off to state in March.
Pikeville Junior High chorus members recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus, under the direction of Barbara Kelley. The concert took place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Friday, February 8 as part of the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Students were chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state. KMEA Junior High Choir consist of students in seventh through ninth grade.
Students who participated in the KMEA junior high choir included freshmen Sofia Hackney, daughter of Lesley and Angela Hackney, Kara Lee, daughter of Brent and Kristy Lee, Lainey Vazquez, daughter of Jose and Sarah Vazquez, eighth graders Jayden Alley, daughter of James and Crystal Alley, Emma Hopkins, daughter of Scott and Melissa Hopkins and seventh grader Jay McNamee, son of Patrick and Nicole McNamee.
Eight Pikeville High School chorus members recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus, under the direction of Barbara Kelley. The concert took place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Friday, February 8 as part of the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Students were chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state. KMEA High School Choir consist of tenth through twelfth grade.
Congratulation to Pikeville Junior High Academic Team for their success in Governor’s Cup Regional Tournament held at Johns Creek High School on Saturday, February 2.
Individual academic awards included first place Aneesh Sharma, second place Maddox Parsons and fifth place Noah Howie in Math. In Arts and Humanities, Christina Al Akhrass placed first and Aastha Patel placed second. Pikeville Junior High swept the first three places in Language Arts and Science. Chloe Olegario placed first; Grace Clark placed second; and Eli Tan placed third in Language Arts. In Science, Christina Al Akhrass, Aneesh Sharma and Jamie Layne placed first, second and third, respectively.
In team events, the Quick Recall placed first and the Future Problem Solving team placed second. Quick Recall members included Christina Al-Akhrass, Grace Clark, Clinton Goff, Chloe Olegario, Maddox Parsons, Aastha Patel, Aneesh Sharma, Zack Slone and Eli Tan. Future Problem Solving team members include Thomas Cranney, Noah Howie, Jenny Hu and Victoria Le. The team is coached by Laura Cooley and Jordan Johnson.
The junior high state academic Governor’s Cup will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Galt House on March 16-18.
Congratulations to senior Varsity Queen Annie Salyer and the varsity court representatives.
Congratulations to our PHS Academic Team and coaches for taking the first place overall team spot in district on Saturday, January 26.
Congratulations to PHS junior Emma Johns for being named Miss Teen Kentucky on Sunday, 1/27.
Pikeville Elementary Students: Passinta Lataifeh, Jackson Lucas, Chloe Allen, & Sadie Elswick represented our STLP Club of 40+ STEAM Junior Engineers with their recent solution using a Raspberry Pi computer kit as digital signage to help teachers better schedule the busy science lab.
They will continue their work with electronics, coding & robotics to solve problems they discover and assist younger classes with learning some of these new STEAM opportunities.
Pikeville High School students Seth Clark, Riley Gilliam, & Sarah Belcher presented their idea and design for a retractable net for the Pikeville Pond to catch debris during flood events.
They will be continuing their work in 3D modeling of the engineering concept and pitching the idea to city officials.
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Each year, Pikeville Elementary shares their appreciation and love with grandparents/grandfriends in honor of Grandparents Day. Pikeville Elementary celebrated Grandparents/Grandfriends day on Thursday, 9/13 and Friday, 9/14. The event was a success with over 720 grandparents/grandfriends sharing lunch with their grandchild/grandfriend.