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PHS Varsity Queen & Court PHS Varsity Court Queen & Court

Congratulations to senior Varsity Queen Annie Salyer and the varsity court representatives.

Survey Feedback for Grading Policy 08.221

Attention:  All Pikeville Independent Stakeholders:

 

Use the following link if you would like to provide feedback to the board of education for the current draft grading policy 08.221.  Survey feedback will be shared at the board’s working session on February 5th.

 

Public Comment Board Policy 08.221

Pikeville Independent Launches New App NewApp

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Help for the Holidays We Care

The Family Resource and Youth Service Center will be providing assistance to families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

   

Infinite Campus Mobile App Changing ic

Infinite Campus is changing its mobile app.  

 

 

PES Grandparents & Grandfriends Celebration a Success

PES Students Displaying Their Love for Grandparents/Grandfriends

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.  

Family Night Book Fair Book Fair

Parents, faculty and staff are invited to shop our after school book fair Thursday, November 2 during the hours of 5:00-7:00.  This is a great time to begin your Christmas shopping and encourage the Love of Reading in your children and grandchildren!  

 

 

Haseeb Ahmad and Campbell Dawahare Inducted as Student Senate Members 2017-18 PHS Student Senate Members

The ARI Student Senate Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, August 17 in the Pike County Judicial Center. Districts from seventeen school districts in the region select one junior and one senior to represent their district. Pikeville High School student senate members for the 2017-18 school year include senior Haseeb Ahmad and junior Campbell Dawahare. 

The ARI Student Senate is a student agency component of the U.S. Race to the Top Grant received by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC).  Student Senate members will work toward a more participatory role for students, as full partners in their education, through avenues of academics, community service, and school culture, focusing on themes of community health, economic development and energy.

Our Community Helping after Hurricane Harvey Helping after Harvey

The Pikeville High School Fellowship for Christian Athletes and Teens Who Care, in collaboration with Pike Central FCA, Christ Central, and UPike collected donations that will be delivered to hurricane victims in Texas. 

How awesome it is to see our community work together for the greater good. Thank you to all who participated in this service project!

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.

 

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!

PES Preschool Graduation and Play PES 2016 Preschoolers

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!

Pikeville Elementary Academic Team Recognized during May Board Meeting PES 2016 Academic Team

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!

 

Pikeville High School Varsity Cheerleaders Bring Home National Championship Title PHS 2016 National Cheerleading Champions

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. 

 

Taylor Collins - 2015 PHS Homecoming Queen Taylor Collins - 2015 PHS Homecoming Queen

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. 

Congratulations Taylor.

Pikeville High School Senior Michael Gaunt named a National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist Pikeville High School Senior Michael Gaunt named a National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist

On September 9, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (nmsc) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. PHS senior Michael Gaunt was selected as one of the 16,000 Semifinalist.  Michael is the son of Drs. Tina and Bucky Gaunt.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Congratulations Michael on earning this prestigious award.

Pikeville High School Sophomore Emily Keaton earns National BETA Club Award Emily Keaton

Nashville, Tennessee served as the perfect backdrop to showcase the talents and achievements of students from across the nation.  The 35th National Beta convention was held during June 26-29 in Music City at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee with the theme “Betas, Rockin’ the Country”. 

The national convention brings together Beta members, sponsors and chaperones for two days of academic competitions, general sessions, talent, arts & crafts contests, leadership opportunities, and motivational speeches.

After winning first place at the Kentucky Beta convention in spelling, Pikeville High School student, Emily Keaton, advanced to Nationals to compete against competitors across the nation.  Keaton was recognized at the national awards ceremony with a second place win.  Emily is the daughter of Dr. Andy and Jill Keaton.

Mary Anne Prater and Dawn Stewart sponsor the Pikeville High School Beta Club.

Alumni celebrate Pikeville High School's 100th reunion Alumni celebrate Pikeville High School's 100th reunion

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.

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Alumni-celebrate-Pikeville-High-Schools-100th-reunion--320358051.html?device=phone&c=y

Pikeville High School Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago Pikeville High School Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago

More than 1,100 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.

Future  Business Leaders of America held its FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 29-July 2.  Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

Noor Ali, daughter of Dr. Ahsen and Munizeh Ali, Sylvia Justice, daughter of Arlin and Sandra Justice, and Braden Kendall, son of William Kendall and Dr. Sheila Combs, from Pikeville High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2.  Ali, Justice and Kendall competed in the Social Media Campaign event and brought home eighth place.  The team members were responsible for developing a social media marketing campaign for their FBLA chapter that used three social media platforms and incorporating a mix of owned, earned, and paid media.  The event also required the team members to present their social media campaign in front of a panel of judges at region, state and national competition. 

Pikeville High School FBLA advisers are Mary Anne Prater and Brandon Blackburn.

 

 

Pikeville Junior High Students Earn Top Honors in International Future Problem Solving Competition Pikeville Junior High Students Earn Top Honors in International Future Problem Solving Competition

On June 10-14, the seventh and eighth grade Pikeville ACES gifted and talented class traveled to Ames, Iowa and competed in the International Future Problem Solving Competition held at Iowa State University.  Countries around the world, as well as, many states competed in individual and team events including community problem solving, global issues problem solving, scenario writing team and scenario performance.

The Pikeville junior high ACES students competed in the community problem-solving event and won third place in their event.  The students attending the competition included Emily Crum, daughter of Dr. Aaron and Angela Crum, Isabella Justice, daughter of Adam and Rebecca Justice, Jacob Barber, son of Duane and Donna Elkins, Hunter Ford, son of Jon and Christie Ford and Jackson Holland, son of Jody and Joann Holland.  Other students who participated, but unable to attend, were Hannah Jones, daughter of Robert and Maedea Jones, Annie Salyer, daughter of Chad and Jonda Salyer and Adam Swofford, son of Mark and Lynette Swofford.

Community problem solving students use a six-step problem solving process to tackle an actual problem in their community.  The Pikeville ACES team’s community project included building self-sufficiency skills of residents at the West Care Homeless Shelters.  One component of their project involved a garden project where students planted fall/winter crops in raised beds and donated the bed, along with a worm farm, to the Men WestCare Facility.  A second component involved the students conducting a school wide book drive that resulted in a collection of over 2,000 books that were donated to create a library at the Women and Children WestCare Shelter.

The team is coached by Traci Tackett.  

Pikeville Junior High Students Earn Top Honors in International Future Problem Solving Competition Pikeville Junior High Students Earn Top Honors in International Future Problem Solving Competition

On June 10-14, the seventh and eighth grade Pikeville ACES gifted and talented class traveled to Ames, Iowa and competed in the International Future Problem Solving Competition held at Iowa State University.  Countries around the world, as well as, many states competed in individual and team events including community problem solving, global issues problem solving, scenario writing team and scenario performance.

The Pikeville junior high ACES students competed in the community problem-solving event and won third place in their event.  The students attending the competition included Emily Crum, daughter of Dr. Aaron and Angela Crum, Isabella Justice, daughter of Adam and Rebecca Justice, Jacob Barber, son of Duane and Donna Elkins, Hunter Ford, son of Jon and Christie Ford and Jackson Holland, son of Jody and Joann Holland.  Other students who participated, but unable to attend, were Hannah Jones, daughter of Robert and Maedea Jones, Annie Salyer, daughter of Chad and Jonda Salyer and Adam Swofford, son of Mark and Lynette Swofford.

Community problem solving students use a six-step problem solving process to tackle an actual problem in their community.  The Pikeville ACES team’s community project included building self-sufficiency skills of residents at the West Care Homeless Shelters.  One component of their project involved a garden project where students planted fall/winter crops in raised beds and donated the bed, along with a worm farm, to the Men WestCare Facility.  A second component involved the students conducting a school wide book drive that resulted in a collection of over 2,000 books that were donated to create a library at the Women and Children WestCare Shelter.

The team is coached by Traci Tackett.  

Pikeville Independent Recognizes Students Earning Presidential and National Physical Fitness Award Pikeville Independent Recognizes Students Earning Presidential and National Physical Fitness Award

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.

Gifted and Talented Program Featured in Kentucky Teacher First-grade student Caden McNamee and 3rd-grade student Sam Wright pluck kale blossoms to eat from the garden at Pikeville Elementary School (PIkeville Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, April 28, 2015

Mrs. Traci Tackett's elementary gifted and talented students are featured in this month's Kentucky Teacher.  To access the article and video, click the link listed below.

Gardening not just a spring project for Pikeville Ind. elementary gifted/talented students; "winter garden" may continue to spur different eating habits

http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2015/06/pikeville-students-reap-the-rewards-of-their-winter-garden-all-year-long/

PES Sixth Grade Team Place First in Regional KAAC Governor’s Cup PES Sixth Grade Team Place First in Regional KAAC Governor’s Cup

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.

Socks for Tots Drive Socks for Tots Drive

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.

PES Sixth Graders host Wax Museum PES Sixth Graders host Wax Museum

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. 

FRYSC Coalition Legislative Page for a Day Contest FRYSC Coalition Legislative Page for a Day Contest

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.

Plant it for the Planet Plant it for the Planet

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 

PHS National Honor Society Inducts New Members PHS National Honor Society Inducts New Members

On Friday, September 5, the Pikeville High School National Honor Society welcomed thirty-one new members during their induction ceremony.  The new inductees bring the current membership total to a tremendous 58 members.  To qualify for the National Honor society, students are required to log many hours of community service, participate actively in community service projects as a team throughout the year, and represent the high academic standards at PHS by maintaining a 3.5 unweighted grade point average. 

Last year the Pikeville High School National Honor Society performed over 1450 community service hours, raised over $1650 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and sponsored two blood drives in conjunction with the Kentucky Blood Center which brought in 105 pints of blood.  Plans for the upcoming year are even more ambitious. 

The current roster include Noor Ali, Logan Allara, Emily Altman, Katie Atkins, Haleigh Bevins, Brianna Blackburn, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katie Coleman, Cody Estep, Hunter Heffington, Haleigh Johnson, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Vianna Le, Reagan Linton, Emma Looney, Cailee Marcum, Brandi May, McKenzie Moore, Pranay Patel, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Benaiah Stumpf, and Nick Taylor. New members inducted in this year's ceremony are Courtney Anderson, Destiny Durham, Keely Layne, Bryson Patton, Emaly Slone, Kristen Tackett, Dylan Blackburn, Logan Coleman, Marlee Coleman, Taylor Collins, Olivia Davis, Mykah Fannin, Michael Gaunt, Alexxa Gearheart, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Alannah Little, Isaac Lucas, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Alona Neece, Bridgett Pennington, Daric Pugh, Grace Tackett, Emily Thacker, Ariel Ward, Taylor Wells and Austin Wright.

 

 

You are Invited to Save a Life You are Invited to Save a Life

The Pikeville High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, September 9, during the hours of 9:00-3:00 in the PHS Auditorium foyer. 

Photo identification and proof of age is required.  All donors under the age of 18 must have a signed parental permission slip.  Prepare to donate by getting plenty of rest the night before, drinking lots of water and eating a good meal prior to donating.  Your donation will help Save a Life.

If you can not give at the school but would still like to support the chapter’s efforts to provide scholarship money to a deserving senior, please stop by the Kentucky Blood Center in Pikeville and tell them to “Give it to PHS” when you sign in.

Pikeville Elementary Academic Team Dominates Regionals Pikeville Elementary Academic Team Dominates Regionals

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.

2014 Camp Invention MORPHED Coming this Summer to PES 2014 Camp Invention MORPHED Coming this Summer to PES

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.

Plant It for The Planet Plant It for The Planet

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.

 

Gift of Life Gift of Life

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.

           

 

           

The Face of a Panther The Face of a Panther
           To celebrate Homecoming Week, PES students create their version of the face of a Panther.  Students used their artistic and creative skills to display their Panther Pride.

 

            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.

Talk Like a Pirate Talk Like a Pirate

"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.

 

Kindercamp Prepare Students and Families for School Success Kindercamp Prepare Students and Families for School Success

For over ten years, Pikeville Elementary Family and Youth Service Center, Dawn Rowe, has been instrumental in planning and implementing kindercamp.  Kindercamp is designed to give five year olds a boost as they transition from preschool and home to kindergarten and prepare families for school success.

During the two day event, parents and students are introduced to the expectations of attending Pikeville Elementary kindergarten.  Parents and students have an orientation wehre they meet a Board of Education personnel, administration, kindergarten teachers, food service personnel and representatives from the Parent Teacher Organization.  Students also have the opportunity to be introduced to their teacher, classroom procedures, classmates, playground rules and readiness activities.

Brigance Kindergarten Screener, Save the Dates! Screener2

Parents of Kindergartners enrolling for the 2013-14 school year at Pikeville Elementary will be contacted the week of July 8th regarding the Brigance Kindergarten Screener. Parents will be asked to schedule a time during the days of July 24th through the 26th for their child to be screened for Kindergarten Readiness. Parents should plan on a 30 to 45 minute time frame for the screening to take place. During this time parents will be asked to answer a quick survey of questions regarding their child.

Isaiah Coleman wins "Hoops for Heart" Contest Isaiah Coleman wins "Hoops for Heart" Contest

Congratulations to third grader Isaiah Coleman for winning the “Hoops for Heart” donation contest in Mr. Howard’s PE classes.  Isaiah raised $280 to help fight heart disease!  Mr. Howard presents Isaiah with his winners medal. Good Job Isaiah!

Hoops for Hears is a great service learning project that integrates physical activity and critical thinking skills as students learn about and participate in the event.  Hoops For Heart helps fund research and educational programs that impact our community - an important reason to participate. But the best reason of all to join this event is that kids love it!

First Pikeville Varsity Softball Camp - A Success First Pikeville Varsity Softball Camp - A Success

The first Pikeville Varsity Softball Camp was held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Myers Field with 16 campers from Pikeville Elementary School in attendance.  Campers received small group instruction from varsity softball players and coaches on fielding, batting and base running.  The three hour camp was held to help young players learn skills and build a mentor relationship between high school players and players beginning their softball careers.  The varsity players were excited to work with enthusiastic PES students and look forward to the next camp.  If you were unable to attend camp this year please look for our camp to return next spring!

Rodney Scott reads to Second Graders in Celebration of Dr. Seuss Day Rodney Scott reads to Second Graders in Celebration of Dr. Seuss Day

Mrs. Wilson’s second grade classroom had a very special visit from Rodney Scott, Pike County jailer, during Dr. Seuss day on Friday, March 1.  In celebration of Dr. Seuss birthday, Scott read a Dr. Seuss book and then discussed his role as a jailer and how important it is to obey rules and laws.  Scott is the father of second grader, Grant Scott.  Mrs. Wilson’s class would like to extend a great big Thank You to Mr. Scott for his awesome visit.

Page for a Day Page for a Day

Pikeville Elementary sixth grade student, Taylor Akers, daughter of Tracy and Tonya Akers was selected to be ‘Page for a Day.’  On February13, 2013, 11 year old Taylor Akers traveled to Frankfort to be a page for Representative Leslie Combs. 

Taylor was selected based on an essay she wrote in Mrs. Cokely’s  sixth grade writing class, entitled "What it would mean to be a legislative page".  The ‘Page For A Day Contest’ was sponsored by the Family Youth Resource Centers. Taylor received a certificate of recognition and was very excited about the honor.

New Student & Kindergarten Enrollment New Student & Kindergarten Enrollment

Pikeville Elementary School will be holding New Student and Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year beginning Tuesday, March 5 – Thursday, March 14.  Registration will be held during school days from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Pikeville Elementary School.  Evening enrollment will be offered on Tuesday, March 5th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  Enrollment forms will be available at Pikeville Elementary beginning at 9:00 AM.

Saraiah Peters Win AARP “Greatest Grandparent” Essay Contest Saraiah Peters Win AARP “Greatest Grandparent” Essay Contest

Pikeville Elementary fifth grader, Saraiah Peters was recently recognized as the winner of the AARP Greatest Grandparent contest! 

The annual contest highlights the nurturing relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. The essay contest is an important way to make the public more aware of how important grandparents are in the lives of children.

Saraiah received several prizes from AARP for her for her winning essay on why her Grandfather, Junior Wagner should be AARP’s Grandparent of the Year.

Saraiah is the daughter of Jeff Peters and Shellae Thacker.

Reading with the Bears Family Night Reading with the Bears Family Night

On Thursday, October 11, Pikeville Elementary sponsored their monthly parent night themed "Reading with the Bears". UPike Coach Kelly Wells and the UPike basketball team visited with PES as special guests.

During their visit, PES students participated in an art activity prepared by art teacher, Paula Martin. The Bears assisted the students in preparing a princess crown or a shield featuring a "drug free" message in recognition of Red Ribbon week. After the art activity, the Bears read children’s books to the students.

Pikeville Elementary Pays it Forward Pikeville Elementary Pays it Forward

For those who have seen the movie, "Pay it Forward" where a young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance, Pikeville Elementary PRIDE committee implemented a similar version in 2010-11.

Walmart awards twenty teachers at Pikeville Elementary Teacher Rewards Program Walmart awards twenty teachers at Pikeville Elementary Teacher Rewards Program
Tim Burke, Manager of Pikeville Walmart recently awarded 20 teachers at Pikeville Elementary School with $50 gift cards to purchase classroom supplies.

The Walmart Teacher Rewards program is part of Walmart’s ongoing support of education. The teachers were honored during a recent award ceremony. Winning teachers", chosen through a random drawing, can use the funds to purchase essential items for their classrooms such as paper, folders, binders, clipboards, pens, pencils, crayons and markers".
PES Show their True Colors PES Show their True Colors
In recognition of Homecoming week, Pikeville Elementary sported their Panther school spirit attire and some were recognized for “wearing the most school spirited attire”. The students were judged in three categories: originality, most decorative and school spirit. 
The overall grade level winners were Sophie Wood, Pre-School, Mia McGuire, Kindergarten, Olivia Hall, third grade, Jasmine Maldonado, second grade, and Josie Clevinger, first grade, Hannah Potter, and Bailey Jo Stiltner, sixth grade, Peyton Blair, fifth grade, and Griffin Harris, fourth grade.
The overall school winner was third grader Olivia Hall.
Pikeville High School students visit Pikeville Preschool Class Pikeville High School students visit Pikeville Preschool Class
Students from Pikeville High School’s Teaching in Kentucky’s class visited Pikeville Elementary preschool class on Thursday, August 29 to assist the preschool students with a craft project provided by Lowes.   The class is a dual credit class through UPike and Pikeville High School. Mrs. Prater teaches the education class and Mrs. Loader is the preschool teacher. The classes work closely together throughout the school year.
Grandparents are Grand Grandparents are Grand
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day each year. In honor of grandparent’s day, Pikeville Independent invited grandparents or grand friends to Pikeville Elementary to enjoy lunch with their grandchildren. The event was a huge success with approximately 500 grandparents or grand friends enjoying lunch with their grandchildren. Thanks to our grandparents and grand friends who provide unconditional love, patience, kindness and lessons in life.
Pikeville Superintendent Jerry Green appointed to State School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council Pikeville Superintendent Jerry Green appointed to State School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council
Pikeville Superintendent Jerry Green has been appointed to serve as a new council member of the Kentucky School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC). Mr. Green was notified by Commissioner Terry Holliday on July 31. Governor Beshear appoints members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC). Seventeen members (two parents, two teachers, two superintendents, two principals, two local school board members, two school district assessment coordinators, two employers, two university professors with expertise in assessment and measurement, and one at-large member) compose the committee.
              
A Celebration of Reading A Celebration of Reading
Ms. Karen Thacker’s first grade students at Pikeville Elementary read and passed a test over a phenomenal 1,302 Accelerated Reader Books this school year. They celebrated on Tuesday, May 15 with a party and each child was awarded a metal engraved with their name, total number of books read and the school year. 

The students were Mercedes Macier, Sarah Elswick, Oliver Vogt, Stephen Colston, Brady McCown, Alyaan Salman, Zachary Baker, Abby Simpson, Blake McGuire, Rafael Ascencio, Blake Birchfield, Josh Hughes, Jakob Johnson, Seth Bolen, Brae Ward, Carson Wright, Zoey Ratliff, and Madison Adkins. Ms. Thacker said, “she was extremely proud of this class and their reading efforts.”
Pikeville Junior High Girls Softball Team - First Ever County Champs Pikeville Junior High Girls Softball Team - First Ever County Champs
The Pikeville Junior High School Girls Softball Team are the first ever County Champions! Our girls fought and clawed their way through three games for the title. The Lady Panthers won the first game against Belfry with a score of 28-9; the second game against East Ridge ended with a score of 23-13 and the championship game against Phelps ended with a 11-7 victory. The team finished up their season undefeated in county play!
 
Pikeville Elementary Academic Team enjoyed a successful year Pikeville Elementary Academic Team enjoyed a successful year
 
The Pikeville Elementary completed their season with a second place win in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition.
After a first place overall win in the 132nd District Governor’s Cup Competition and students placing in the top five in every event, they traveled to Southside Elementary to compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition on March 17.
Pikeville Elementary Academic Team scores big during District Governor's Cup Competition Pikeville Elementary Academic Team scores big during District Governor's Cup Competition
The 2012 Elementary 132nd District Governor's Cup academic competition was hosted by Pikeville Elementary. The district includes Mullins Elementary, Millard Elementary, and Pikeville Elementary. The team placed first overall and Pikeville Elementary students placed in the top five in every event.
 
Pikeville Elementary recognizes Coal Fair Winners Pikeville Elementary recognizes Coal Fair Winners
On Thursday, March 1, Pikeville Elementary recognized students for their efforts in participating in the 2012 Pikeville Elementary Coal Fair and Family Coal Night. During the night, parents and students were invited to visit the library where a total of 42 outstanding coal fair projects were on display. 
Pikeville Independent recognized for Energy Management Program Pikeville Independent recognized for Energy Management Program
Pikeville Independent was one of 47 school districts recognized by the KEEPS Program for efficient energy management programs in their school system. Pikeville Independent was awarded the Stewardship Award for completion of the first level of the Energy Star Energy Management Program.  
Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce awards Pikeville Elementary $1250 Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce awards Pikeville Elementary $1250
The Art Department, Technology Department and Gifted and Talented Department at Pikeville Elementary teamed up to submit a grant application to the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Pikeville for their annual education grant program. Pikeville Elementary received one of four $1250.00 grants awarded this year by the Chamber. The grant is being used to purchase a set of 20 Wacom Bamboo graphics tablets that can be connected to computers allowing students to created digital works of art. With a set of 20, the technology and art departments will be able to take entire classes to one of the school's two computer labs for instruction on using software for digital creation and the graphics tablets enabling them experience a new way to mix their creativity with technology. 
 
Get Ready for the Presidents Challenge Physical Fitness Test Get Ready for the Presidents Challenge Physical Fitness Test
The Presidents Challenge Physical Fitness Test
This program will again be offered to all 6th, 9th and 12th grade students enrolled in the Pikeville Independent School System. This program helps assess the current fitness level of our youth and encourages them to stay active.
What it’s all about…
The Presidential Physical Fitness Program offered at Pikeville Independent Schools includes five events that measure muscular strength/endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, speed, agility, and flexibility. The five events are Curl – Ups, Shuttle Run, Endurance Run/Walk, V-Set Reach, and Right Angle Push –Ups. The program offers three levels of rewards. Everyone is a winner in the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge.  All five events are listed in the article so you and your family can prepare for the President’s Challenge.
Evan Swofford and Evan Kimberlain advance to state STLP Evan Swofford and Evan Kimberlain advance to state STLP
Sixth grader Evan Swofford and fifth grader Evan Kimberlain  recently won the online digital art and photograph portion of STLP (Student Technology and Leadership Program) Competition. Their pieces have been invited to state competition at Rupp Arena on March 22.   
Dress Like a Coal Miner Day Dress Like a Coal Miner Day
During coal fair week, Pikeville Elementary honored our coal miners on "Derss like a Coal Miner Day, Friday, February 3.  The students who participated were judged on the ones who dressed most like a coal miner and awarded certificates. 
Pikeville Junior High Cheerleaders bring home title of Grand Champions Pikeville Junior High Cheerleaders bring home title of Grand Champions
The Pikeville Junior High Cheerleaders have a great deal to cheer about. In addition to winning the Kentucky Middle School state championship, the junior high team won the title of Grand Champion by scoring higher than any other squad no matter school size or squad size. Several of the teams are nationally ranked and the PHS junior high cheerleaders managed to beat a team that nobody in the country has beaten in four years. 
PES students selected to sing in Kentucky Children's Chorus PES students selected to sing in Kentucky Children's Chorus
Pikeville Elementary students, Star Manning, Britney Hopkins, Lindsey Lockhart and Maura McCoy were recognized by the Pikeville Board of Education on Tuesday, January 17, after being named to all-state chorus. In receiving this honor, they will represent Pikeville Elementary in the Kentucky Children’s Chorus. Comprised of fifth and sixth grade students, The Kentucky Children’s Chorus will perform as part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference held in Louisville, February 8–11, 2012. This chorus will perform on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm.
Bryce Williams wins Big Blue Madness Free Throw contest at Rupp Arena Bryce Williams wins Big Blue Madness Free Throw contest at Rupp Arena
Pikeville Elementary School sixth grader Bryce Williams shook off some early jitters and then rallied to win the Big Blue Madness Free Throw contest at Rupp Arena in front of more than 20,000 rowdy Wildcat fans. Williams qualified for the event back on June 24th by winning the FT contest at Coach John Calipari’s Basketball Camp at Pikeville High School. One winner was chosen from each of Coach Cal’s 11 Satellite Camps throughout the state to advance to the finals at Big Blue Madness.
One of the Nation’s Best One of the Nation’s Best
Alexis Stanley has a passion for cheerleading and it shows. Alexis, a Pikeville Elementary sixth-grader, was recently featured in The Cheerleader, a national cheerleading magazine.
        
Evan Rhodes selected to participate as Legislative Page Evan Rhodes selected to participate as Legislative Page
Evan Rhodes, son of David and Christi Rhodes, was selected to participate as FRYSCKY’s Legislative Page Day on February 1, 2012. This is the third year a student from Pikeville Elementary School has been chosen.
Leaders of the Pack Leaders of the Pack
Pikeville Elementary fifth graders, Keith Mullins and Logan Blackburn, were recently awarded the Arrow of Light award by the Boy Scouts of America, the highest award that can be achieved by a cub scout. To earn this prestigious award, Mullins and Blackburn had to progress from rank to rank, learning new skills as they progressed. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting had its own requirements. As they advanced through the ranks, the requirements got more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they learned as they got older.
           
Panther Varsity Football Team brings home Regional Championship Panther Varsity Football Team brings home Regional Championship
This season, 15 seniors, along with a group of determined younger players, stepped up and brought home a special season, a regional championship and Panther pride once again. The Panthers entered into the semifinals for the first time since 2004 by defeating Fairview 20-18. 
Panthers Win Regional Championship
This season, 15 seniors, along with a group of determined younger players, stepped up and brought home a special season, a regional championship and Panther pride once again. The Panthers entered into the semifinals for the first time since 2004 by defeating Fairview 20-18. 
Pikeville Junior High Girls Basketball Team claims county championship Pikeville Junior High Girls Basketball Team claims county championship
On the heels of the junior high football team’s victory, our Pikeville junior high girls’ basketball team captured this year’s county championship by defeating the Dorton Wildcats and finishing with a record of 21-8. The team is coached by Misty Prater.
Pikeville Junior High Football County Champs Pikeville Junior High Football County Champs
The Pikeville junior high football team, coached by Mr. Shane Hensley, had much to be proud about as they ended their 2011 football season and became county champions.  They brought home the gold by defeating the Belfry Pirates.   The team ended their season with a record of 15-2.
Molly Bates Crowned Ms. Pike County Bowl Queen Molly Bates Crowned Ms. Pike County Bowl Queen
The 27th annual Community Trust Bank/WYMT Pike County Bowl has a tradition of football and  the crowning of the Pike County Bowl Queen and this year was no exception.  Pikeville's win over the Tennessee Tellico Plains Bears was even sw
Learning about other cultures Learning about other cultures
Andy Lin, owner of Peking Restaurant recently visited Mrs. Hall's sixth grade geography class. 
No Smoking Zone No Smoking Zone
In observance of Red Ribbon Week, Representatives from the Pike County Health Department talked with students about the dangers of Tobacco products and all the chemicals that are contained in only one cigarette.
Preschool/Kindergarten Classes rewarded for March of Dimes Preschool/Kindergarten Classes rewarded for March of Dimes
The preschool/kindergarten classes were rewarded for their great efforts in helping raise money for the March of Dimes Drive  in October.  FBLA members treated the students to pizza and ice cream sundaes. 
We never left, but the referees did We never left, but the referees did
Replicating the famous Eric C. Conn's "I never left" message, junior girls decided to wear black t-shirts emblazoned with “We never left” and how accurately those words summed up this year’s powder puff game. Junior and senior girls hit the football field on Monday, October 3rd ready to play ball and play ball, they did. As the buzzer sounded to signal the end of the fourth quarter, the score board displayed a score of "20-20". 
Double Trouble for the Raiders Double Trouble for the Raiders
Showing support for our Panthers, students from Pikeville Elementary dressed for twin day.  Look out Raiders for "double trouble".
"Sock it" to the Raiders - with Sandals Day! "Sock it" to the Raiders - with Sandals Day!
In celebration of homecoming week, Pikeville Elementary displays their school spirit during "Sock it" to the Raiders - with Sandals Day!
PHS Education in Kentucky Students Visit PES Preschool PHS Education in Kentucky Students Visit PES Preschool
PHS students from Mrs. Prater's education class travels to Pikeville Elementary to assist Mrs. Loader's preschoolers in building patriotic boats in celebration of the upcoming Labor Day holiday.
Showing Community Support Showing Community Support
Pikeville Elementary second grader, Tyler Hughes shows his community support as he runs across the finish line at the first annual Paint Pikeville Pink.
Learning to Build

Students in Mrs. Delphia Lockhart’s Pikeville Elementary School Kindergarten class got some hands on building experience recently.  With help from Lowe’s, students had the opportunity to actually experience building with tools.

Team up against drugs Team up against drugs
Pikeville Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week activities October 18-21, 2011. This year's Red Ribbon Theme was “Team Up Against Drugs.”
Student Technology Leadership Program participants recognized for outstanding accomplishments Student Technology Leadership Program participants recognized for outstanding accomplishments
Three teams representing Pikeville Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program participated in the regional showcase held at the EXPO Center on Thursday, 3. As a result of their efforts, each team will be representing Pikeville Elementary at the state competition to be held at Rupp Arena on April.
Reading with the Bears Reading with the Bears
Coach Kelly Wells and our UPike Bears visited Pikeville Elementary for "Reading with the Bears" family night hosted by the Family Resource Youth Service Center. 
Little Ghosts and Goblins visit Pikeville High School Little Ghosts and Goblins visit Pikeville High School
Mrs. Loader's preschool class visited Pikeville High School on Thursday, 10/27. The class, dressed as their favorite char
PHS Golf Team - Winners of the 2011 "Tates Creek Commodore Classic" PHS Golf Team
Congratulations to Pikeville High School Boys Varsity Golf Team.  Pikeville is the team champion of the 2011 "Tates Creek Commodore Classic" beating out 17 central Kentucky teams..   
Pike County Bowl Pike County Bowl
Kathy Shurtleff, Pikeville High School secretary, and Cady Cooley, Pikeville Elementary kindergartener would like to invite our Panther family to this Saturday's Pike County Bowl. 
DARE Officer Recognized DARE Officer Recognized
Pikeville Police Officer Mike Baldridge was recognized at the Pikeville Independent board meeting held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Board Chairman Dr. Mark Myers presented the award of recognition for his tremendous efforts, both paid and unpaid, at Pikeville Elementary. 
Free Dental Screening for Kindergarten Students
Family Writing Night Postponed
Due to some very exciting events taking place in our community this evening, the PES Family Writing Night has been postponed and rescheduled to take place on April 7th 2011 at 6:30pm upon our return from Spring Break. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us April 7th.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
A special group of readers visited Pikeville Elementary School March 2nd in honor of a very special man.
Academic Team Yard Sale Planned

 

Have you started cleaning out your closets yet?  Tired of tripping over your kid’s stuff?  Tired of having nothing to do and looking for reason to get out of the house?  Well, the time has come.

 

Baseball Team to Host Pancake Breakfast

Got Milk??? We’ll have the pancakes to go along with that milk!!!

PES Announces Dates for Kindergarten and Preschool Enrollment

Pikeville Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten and New Student registration for the 2011-2012 school year beginning Wednesday, March 16th – March 25th.  Pre-School enrollment will be held Tuesday & Wednesday, March 22 & 23, from 8:30-11:00 am and on Thursday, March 24, from 1:00-4:00pm.

Varsity Court PHS 2011 Varsity Court
Kayli Johnson has been named Pikeville High School Varsity Court Queen for the 2010-2011 school year.
Moon, Mars and Beyond Moon, Mars and Beyond
Pikeville Elementary 5th graders recently got the chance to rescue stranded astronauts in space from their classrooms as part of the Challenger Learning Centers' e-mission: Moon, Mars and Beyond.
Staggs Selected for All State Children's Chorus Elisabeth Staggs
 Elisabeth Staggs will continue the strong tradition of Pikeville Independent's representation in KMEA all-state choirs as she has been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Children’s Chorus.
6th Grade wins Kentucky Colonels' Academic Showcase 6th Grade Team (Not Pictured Nicole Kinder)
Wednesday night Pikeville Elementary School hosted the 6th grade Academic Showcase. Students from eight schools competed in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts & Humanities, Composition and Quick Recall.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer PaintPikevillePink
Students, Teachers and Coaches from Pikeville Elementary and Pikeville High School were among approximately 100 participants making strides in support of the first annual Paint Pikeville Pink on Saturday, August 20th
Lindsey Chaney crowned 2011 Pikeville Homecoming Queen Lindsey Chaney crowned 2011 Pikeville Homecoming Queen
During half-time of the Pikeville High School homecoming queen, Ms. Lindsey Chaney was crowned 2011 Pikeville Homecoming Queen.
Superintendent Green Installed as President of Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Superintendent Green Installed as President of Kentucky Association of School Superintendents
Pikeville Independent Schools Superintendent Jerry Green is the new president of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, taking over during the KASS summer conference in Lexington.
Wal Mart Honors Teachers
Teachers at Pikeville Elementary School got a nice surprise recently.  Pikeville Wal Mart Manager, Tim Burke and Shelia Marcum visited the school to honor them.  They awarded ten random teachers with $100 gift cards and a rose.  Each of the
Congratulations Class of 2011 Congratulations Class of 2011

Eighty-eight seniors are now graduates of Pikeville High School.  Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2011 were held on May 29th at Alumni Auditorium.

 

Pikeville Elementary and Pikeville High School join forces Pikeville Elementary and Pikeville High School join forces
Pikeville Elementary and Pikeville High School joined forces to raise approximately $2,400 for the March of Dimes.  The preschool/kindergarten classes will be awarded a pizza/ice cream party provided by FBLA members for raising the most money during the drive.  On September 24, Pikeville High School students walked during the annual community walk held at Bob Amos Park.  Community businesses, organizations and schools helped raise $33,000 for the cause.