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 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.
The 57th annual Pikeville High School National Honor Society (NHS) induction took place on September 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the Pikeville Alumni Auditorium.
During the induction ceremony, NHS Sponsor Tom Asbury welcomed the guests and spoke briefly about the National Honor Society. NHS students are required to achieve high academic standards by maintaining a 3.5 unweighted grade point average; participate actively in community service projects and represent the four pillars of NHS including character, scholarship, leadership and service.
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.