The mission of the Pikeville Independent School District is to provide a meaningful, integrated education in a positive, nurturing environment to develop each student as a lifelong learner and a responsible citizen in a global community.
The Pikeville High School Wind Band made school history on Tuesday, May 9 at the KMEA State Concert Band Assessment at Comstock Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music by being awarded a distinguished rating at the KMEA State Concert Band Assessment. Bands from across the Commonwealth perform in this prestigious event. To qualify, participating bands must receive a distinguished rating at one of the state’s district concert band assessments.
Bands are judged in seven categories: tone quality, intonation, interpretation, technique, rhythm, balance, and overall factors. The assessment requires that the participating ensembles “compete” against themselves within the context of the national standards of music performance. The assessment results are determined by a panel of three nationally-known judges. Judges determine if each band meets the national performance standards required by the music composers. Judges then rate the performance in one of four categories: Distinguished, Proficient, Apprentice, or Novice.
Based upon the decision of the judges, the Pikeville Wind Band was awarded a Distinguished rating. This is the first statewide distinguished rating garnered by the Pikeville High School band program and one of only two distinguished ratings ever awarded within KMEA District Nine history.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to the Pikeville High School Academic team for their outstanding performance in the Governor’s Cup district academic competition.
Members of the PHS Academic Team include Hasseeb Ahmad, Madhu Ammisetty, Alex Chang, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jared Green, Tanner Hamilton, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton, Paul Keaton, Tiffany Lin, Lindsey Lockhart, Adam Swofford, and Haley Williamson.
Pikeville High School won the Governor’s Cup Regional Championship. The Future Problem Solving Team, Alex Chang, Adam Swofford, Haseeb Ahmad, Cami Gaunt, Tiffany Lin, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton and William Flenikan, won first place. The Quick Recall Team, Haseeb Ahmad, Madhu Ammisetty, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jared Green, Jackson Holland, Emily Keaton, Paul Keaton, Tiffany Lin, Lindsey Lockhart also won first place.
Individual wins included Paul Keaton, first, in Social Studies and Arts and Humanities, Jared Green, second, in Social Studies and Jackson Holland, third, in Social Studies. In Language Arts, Emily Keaton placed first, Cami Gaunt placed second and Hunter Ford placed fourth. Hunter Ford also took fourth in Arts and Humanities. In math, Lindsey Lockhart, took fourth and Madhu Ammisetty, placed fifth. In Science, Adam Swofford captured third place and Haseeb Ahmad captured fifth place. Rounding out the individual wins, Cami Gaunt placed first and Tiffany Lin placed fifth in Composition.
The team is coached by Tom Asbury, Traci Bishop and Jordan Johnson.
Pikeville High School competed at the 76th annual Kentucky Beta Club senior convention held January 22-January 24 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Pikeville High School’s Club secured individual and group honors including Will Williamson taking third place in Social Studies; Sam Musgrave placing third in Mixed Media and group talent taking second. Group talent members included Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Lauren Blackburn, Lily Case, Rebecca Clark, Lexie Damron, Trey Grant, Britney Hopkins, Emily Hughes, Taylor Johns, Dalton Justice, Sylvia Justice, Braden Kendall, Savannah Little, Kristen Maynard, Maura McCoy, Andrew McNamee, Austin Mullins, Sam Musgrave, Brooklyn Newsome, Jonathan Ray, McKinley Webb, Maddie Willard, Will Williamson, Paige Workman, and Alicia Zacarias.
In addition to student competitions, the statewide gathering included conference meetings, officer elections and guest speakers. Pikeville sophomore Emily Crum was elected as Beta state secretary and senior Clay Slone gave an inspirational speech during the opening ceremony. Senior Maddie Willard completed her service as the 2016-17 Beta state president at the convention. The club also received the G.O.L.D. Key award.
The National Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. The 2017 national senior convention is slated for June 29-July 2, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Club sponsors are Mary Anne Prater and Dawn Stewart. Special thanks to Kim Willard for her time and efforts in making our group talent successful.
Pikeville High School’s brightest and best were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during their annual induction ceremony held on August 31 at 7:00 in the Alumni Association Auditorium. The four pillars of the National Honor Society include leadership, scholastic excellence, community service and good character. Adviser Tom Asbury and the NHS Executive Committee members presided over the ceremony. Members of the Executive Committee include Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Emily Keaton, McKinley Webb, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson.
New members inducted into the National Honor Society included Trenton Allara, Haseeb Amhad, Austin Ball, Raven Branham, Cade Byers, Alex Chang, Micah Clevinger, Keely Coleman, Kenzi Hale, Walker Hall, Evan Hamilton, Quinn Helfin, Noah Little, Bailey Lockhart, Cassidy Lowe, Tyler McKinney, Lindsey McNamee, Collin Noud, Conner Riser, Evan Rhodes, Caleb Sackman, Allyson Sizemore, Camryn Slone, Abigail Smart, Elisabeth Staggs, Alexis Stanley, Evan Swofford, Leah Vanderbeck, Jacob Wilkerson, Paige Workman, Madison Younce and Alicia Zacarias.
Returning members include Cameron Alley, Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Lauren Blackburn, Rachael Blackburn, Kassidy Caudill, Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Lexie Damron, Alyssa Francis, Canaan Godsey, Trey Grant, Carmen Hall, Andrew Harris, Hannah Hopkins, Emily Hughes, Taylor Johnson, Sylvia Justice, Dalton Justice, Emily Keaton, Kennedy Keeys, Braden Kendall, Cameron Lane, Callie Leisure, Savannah Little, Kyle Martin, Sydney May, Kristen Maynard, Andrew McNamee, Sam Musgrave, Brooklyn Newsome, Savanna Nunemaker, Christen Ousley, Joe Steele, Katherine Stiles, Tanner Thompson, Phoebe Thornbury, Ariana Velasquez, McKinley Webb, Maddie Willard, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson.
Congratulations to our 2016-17 National Honor Society members.
Pikeville Independent recognized their Governor’s Scholars during the regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, August 18. Pikeville’s Governor’s Scholars included Ryan Crum, son of Dr. Aaron and Angelia Crum; Trey Grant, son of Tammy Grant; Cameron Lane, son of Joe and Sherry Lane; Andrew McNamee, son of Chris and Jerri McNamee; Haley Williamson, daughter of James and Jamie Williamson; and Will Williamson, son of Oliver and Virginia Williamson.
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a five week summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated to attract the state’s “best and brightest” to remain in Kentucky while pursuing their postsecondary education. The core curriculum for these summer sessions included a focus area that allowed the student to pursue a topic in-depth; general studies that emphasized inquiry, service-learning, community leadership and resolution development and personal development seminars.
On May 14, Pikeville High School hosted their annual junior/senior prom at the Hilton Garden Inn. The night ended with the crowning of the 2016 PHS Prom King and Queen. This year's king and queen were Mr. Cody Charles and Ms. Hannah Layne. Cody is the son of Kevin Charles and Tonya Scroggins and Hannah is the daughter of Dusty and Mary Layne. Congratulations Cody and Hannah!
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!
Twenty Pikeville High School students placed at the state FBLA competition and three additional teams advanced to the top eight on April 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. The FBLA state awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Eleven of these students qualified as national winners and will represent Pikeville High School at the 2016 National Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
First place winners included Logan Newsome, Courtney Maynard and Austin Wright in Graphic Design and Lauren Blackburn, Lexie Damron, Dalton Justice and Savannah Little in Public Service Announcement.
Second place winners included Sydney Fannin, Kayce Tackett, Ariana Velasquez and Alicia Zacarias in Digital Video.
Third place winners included Sean Hillwig in Business Calculations; Olivia Davis and Bridgett Pennington in Chapter Scrapbook.
Evan Hall placed fourth in Future Business Leader.
Fifth place winners included Alexxa Gearheart, Beka Lindsey and Brooklyn Newsome in Partnership with Business and Pryce Atkinson and Trey Grant in Business Plan.
In addition, teams that advanced to the top eight included the Business Ethics team Sylvia Justice, Braden Kendall and McKinley Webb; the Parliamentarian team Michael Gaunt, Kevin Green, Kenton Hall, Cameron Lane and Beka Lyndsey; and the Introduction to Business Presentation team Keely Coleman, Alexis Stanley and Elisabeth Staggs.
The FBLA advisors for Pikeville High School are Brandon Blackburn and Mary Anne Prater.
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.