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Nominations Open: Pikeville Junior High & High School 2021-2022 SBDM Council Minority Parent Representative

Pikeville Junior High & High School: 2021-2022 SBDM Council Minority Parent Representative, Parents of 7th-12th Grade students during the 2021-2022 School Year.  Nominations: Monday, September 20, 2021, through Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to nominate an SBDM Council Minority Parent Representative

Pikeville High School Welcomes New Principal

It is with great excitement that the School-Based Decision Making Council in partnership with Mr. David Trimble welcome Brandon Blackburn as the new Principal of Pikeville High School. Mr. Blackburn has spent his entire education career at Pikeville High School and is very active in the Pikeville community.

The 2021 PHS ACT 30+ Club Announced Pikeville P
AP Test Boot Camp Schedule

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PHS Junior, Rebekah Newsome, named 2021 Governor's School for the Arts

Congratulations to PHS Junior, Rebekah Newsome, for being named a 2021 Governor's School for the Arts for Visual Arts.  

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Seven PHS Juniors named 2021 Governor's Scholars

Seven PHS Juniors were named 2021 Governor's Scholars.  Seven students in one class ranks second all-time in PHS history.  Congrats to the following students!

Fatima Ahmad

Olivia Hall

Caeden Bartley

Drew Hurley

Teddy Sizemore

Dylan Street

Noah Thacker

 

Senior Decision Day is Friday, April 30th at 1:40 pm on Hillard Howard Field

Senior Decision Day is Friday, April 30th at 1:40 pm on Hillard Howard Field.  Parents are welcome to attend as long as the weather allows.  In the event of bad weather, the event will be moved into the Alumni Auditorium and filmed by Mountain Top Media.  The community and parents would need to watch it online in this case.  WATCH LIVE for FREE.

 

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Pikeville High School voted BEST SCHOOL IN THE MOUNTAINS
PHS SBDM Parent Elections to be held April 12-13
PHS senior, Jason Lin, named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to PHS senior, Jason Lin, for being named a National Merit Finalist!

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Top 10 Juniors announced

Congratulations to these 10 juniors who will be honored at graduation by serving as the Marshalls for the Class of 2021 commencement ceremony.

Listed in alphabetical order:

Kelcie Adams

Fatima Ahmad

Caeden Bartley

Olivia Hall

Drew Hurley

Teddy Sizemore

Dylan Sizemore

Dylan Street

Felicity Tan

Noah Thacker

Tyler Varney

PHS 2021 Varsity Court Members Announced

Congratulations to these students for being named members of the 2021 PHS Varsity Court.

Seniors:  Elizabeth Brown, Emmi Edmonds, Emily Gearheart, Kate Justice, Allie Samples, Nate Collins, Hunter Jones, Jason Lin, Kyle Rhodes, & Coleton Tackett

Juniors:  Kelcie Adams, Lexie Blackburn, Ashton Crum, Kara Lee, Barrett Caudill, Brady Clark, Zac Lockhart, & Isaac McNamee

Sophomores:  Hadley Gayheart, Cassidy Slater, Caroline Wright, Blake Birchfield, Wade Hensley, & Jake Lowe

Freshmen:  Molly Coleman, Ginna Jones, Merrick Byers & Charlie Fitzer 

 

The court will be presented during the pre-game of the boy's varsity basketball game on Tuesday, February 23.

Nate Collins & Rachel Wright named 2021 Mr. & Ms. Pike High

One of Pikeville High's richest traditions is the selection of Mr. & Ms. Pike High. Congratulations to Nate Collins & Rachel Wright for being voted 2021 Mr. & Ms. Pike High!

2021 Yearbooks now on sale!

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! There are three ways to order:

1.  Online at jostensyearbooks.com

2.  Call toll-free 1-877-767-5217

3.  Fill out the form you will receive in the mail and mail it in.

If you have any questions email susan.huffman@pikeville.kyschools.us

 

 

PHS Monday Message for 12-7-2020

10 days to go!  Make sure you have all your assignments completed and turned into your teachers.  Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00-2:00.  Come see your teachers if you need help!!!

Here is the Monday Message Video link:

https://youtu.be/fNIZt--_H0s

 

 

PHS Senior, Sarah Belcher, named Coca-Cola Scholar Semi-finalists

Congrats to PHS Senior, Sarah Belcher, for being named a Coca-Cola Scholar Semi-Finalists!

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PHS's Cyber Monday Message for 11-3-20

Please visit this link to view PHS's Cyber Monday Message for November 30th, 2020.

https://youtu.be/KcVMZ_nYQec

 

 

PHS and PJHS 1st Nine Week Report Cards now available on Infinite Campus

PHS and PJHS 1st Nine Weeks REPORT CARDS are now available on Infinite Campus. Click here for directions to open.

Students and Parents can view their 1st Nine Weeks REPORT CARD on Infinite Campus' Parent Portal or Student Portal.  No hard copy will be sent home unless requested in guidance office.

Directions:

1.  Open Parent Portal or Student Portal

2. Click Menu button in top left corner

3.  Click on DOCUMENTS

4.  Click on 1st Nine Weeks Report Card

Pikeville Ind to continue Yellow-Hybrid Schedule through October 23rd

Pikeville Independent Schools YELLOW, hybrid-model to continue through October 23rd, 2020 at this time. Important note, in addition to the previous schedule, Group A will report in-person Fri 10/16 & Group B will report Fri 10/23  Please click here to read more on back to school announcements.

PHS partnership with Georgetown College

Graduating from PHS allows you to earn more scholarship money to GC compared to other high schools in eastern Ky. Here is a message from Georgetown College's President Jones to PHS explaining our unique partnership. #BuiltDifferent #PaysToBeAPanther

https://vimeo.com/460709302/d872923098

 

 

 

PHS back-to-school in-person instructions
PHS signs multi-sport agreement with Mtn. Top Media
Return to in-person instruction on yellow schedule beginning Monday, September 21st

"Pikeville Independent return to in-person instruction on yellow beginning Monday, September 21st. This yellow model is a hybrid model that we feel can allow our students and members of our team to safely interact as we teach not only content, but also new procedures as the result of the current pandemic. If you have questions as to whether your child is an A or a B, please visit the district website." Please click here for entire letter

PHS National Honor Society now accepting applications
PHS Senior, Jason Lin, named a National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to PHS Senior, Jason Lin, for being named a National Merit Semifinalists today.  He is the only senior in Pike County to be named at least a semifinalists.  He now tries to become our 20th National Merit Finalists since 1957.  

Meet the PHS "All-Star" Staff for 2020-2021 Pikeville P

Click the link to meet our PHS "All-Star" Staff for 2020-2021

https://youtu.be/158YQmUl7Fo

 

Pikeville Independent announces partnership with Edgenuity Pikeville Independent announces partnership with Edgenuity to serve as the district’s digital learning platform for its K-12 Online Academy.

Pikeville Independent announces partnership with Edgenuity to serve as the district’s digital learning platform for its K-12 Online Academy.

PHS Principal's Monday Message for Aug. 3rd
National Honor Society names Executive Council for 20-21
Student Intent Form needs to be completed by August 5th.

Parents must fill out their child's intent form for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  The two options are VIRTUAL ONLINE ACADEMY or IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

 

 

In-Person Graduation Instructions
PHS Senior In-Person Graduation Set for July 25th at 8:00 pm
PHS National Honor Society News
PHS names valedictorian and salutatorian

Congratulations to PHS seniors, Adam Swofford for being named valedictorian of his class and Harrison Booher for being named salutatorian of his class.  

PJHS names valedictorian and salutatorian

Congratulations to PJHS 8th graders, Aneesh Sharma for being named Valedictorian of his class and Jenny Hu for being named salutatorian of her class.

 

Deadline to File to run for our 2 board seats is June 2nd

Pikeville Independent Schools will elect two board seats in November.  These seats are currently held by Dr. Mark Myers and Ashley Brown.  The deadline to file to run is Tuesday, June 2nd by 4:00 pm. 

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Please CLICK HERE for more details.    

PHS Report Cards are released on Infinite Campus

The report cards for the 2019-2020 school year are now available to view on Infinite Campus for students and parents.

 

PHS 2019-2020 Academic Honors & Awards Show
PHS Class of 2020 Sr. Tribute Video
Sr. Graduation Times, Dates, and Instructions
PHS Monday Message 5-11-2020

Watch this PHS Monday Message to hear some important news and announcements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-kccp9Dv48&feature=youtu.be 

Have a great last week!!!

Congrats to Harrison Booher on KHSAA Whitaker Bank Sweet 16 scholarship

Congratulations to PHS senior, Harrison Booher, on being named one of the four KHSAA Whitaker Bank Sweet 16 scholarship recipients.  

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The PHS Monday Message for 5-4-2020
PES SBDM Nominations

PIKEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO

105 BAILEY BLVD

PIKEVILLE, KY 41501

May 1, 2020

Pikeville Elementary is currently seeking nominations to serve on the 2020-2021 School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council.  Three parents will be elected.

The PHS End of the Year Newsletter
PHS's 2020 National Senior Decision Day Video
PHS Monday Message 4-27-2020
PHS has 6 students named Governor's Scholars for 2020

Congrats to these 6 Panthers for being named 2020 Governor's Scholars.  100% acceptance rate this year!  

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PHS Monday Message 4-20-2020

The PHS Monday Message for April 20th, 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXGZSVxlVuI&t=235s

 

PHS Monday Message 4-13-2020

Attached is the Monday Message for April 13th.  Hope everyone is safe from the storms last night.  If you don’t have electricity and/or WiFi, don’t worry.  Just get on your assignments when service is restored.  Have a great week! 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D48o3OiAkKbhIfgHxW3Q_nlcMuVwQzZb/view

 

PHS Monday Message for 4-6-2020
PHS Junior, Jason Lin, scores a perfect 36 on the ACT for the 2nd time

Congratulations to PHS junior, Jason Lin, for scoring a perfect 36 score on the ACT for the 2nd time since being a student PHS.  He makes us super proud with this unprecedented accomplishment!  

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PHS Monday Message 3-30-2020
New Online Instruction Model to start after spring break
Breakfast & Lunch Information

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PHS's Online Learning Information
Minority Parent Representative sought for Superintendent Search

Minority Parent Representative Sought

Pikeville Independent Superintendent Search Screening Committee

 

The Pikeville Independent Board of Education is currently conducting a search for a new superintendent.  The statute requires that the Board have a screening committee to review applications and make recommendations.  One of the members of the committee must be a minority.  

 

If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else for minority parent representative, please return this Nomination Form to Johnny Belcher at the Pikeville Independent Board Office, 148 Second Street, Pikeville, KY 41501 or email the completed form to johnny.belcher@pikeville.kyschools.us.  Nominations will not be accepted after 4:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020.

 

If more than one nomination is received, all parents are eligible to vote on February 27th or 28th at the Pikeville Independent Board Office from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.

PJHS 8th Grader, Eli Tan, wins Pike County Spelling Bee

Congrats to Eli Tan for placing 1st in the 8th Grade Division & winning the Grand Champion of the Pike County Spelling Bee

PJHS 8th Grader, Aneesh Sharma, scores highest math score in the state

Congrats to PJHS 8th grader, Aneesh Sharma, for scoring the highest math score in the state at the District Middle School Governor’s Cup this past weekend.

Academic Team wins their 18th straight District Championship

Congrats to our Academic Team for winning their 18th straight District Championship!

Team members that placed in the top 3 individually are:

Composition:  1st Place Felicty Tan

3rd Place Aliyah Dotson

Math:  1st Place Angelo Matthew Pimienta, 2nd Place Jason Lin

Science:  3rd Place Christina Al-Akhrass

Social Studies:  1st Place Noah Thacker, 3rd Place Zane Osborne-Owens

Language Arts:  2nd Place Felicity Tan

Arts & Humanities:  1st Place Sarah Belcher, 2nd Place  Christina Al-Akhrass

State Football Championship Tickets

State Championship football tickets will go on sale at Pikeville High School on Wednesday, December 4th at 8:30 am.  All tickets are general admission and can be paid for with CASH, CREDIT CARD, or CHECKS made out to PHS.  Tickets are $15 and include parking at Kroger Field.  They will also be on sale Thursday during school and at the gate at Kroger Field Friday for $15.  We ask that OUR FANS sit in SECTIONS 5 & 6 and the STUDENT SECTION will be in SECTION 7.

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PHS Senior, Harrison Booher, named state's KHSAA Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year

Congrats to senior, Harrison Booher, for being named the state's 2019 Midway University/ KHSAA Male Cross Country student-athlete of the Year!

https://twitter.com/KHSAA/status/1186666017545572353?s=20

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Title IX Review Public Comment Session to be held at PHS
Governor's School for the Arts Applications now open

10th and 11th Grade Students:  Governor's School for the Arts Applications are now open.  GSA is a competitive summer program for students interested in intense study and instruction in an art form.  The program is free if you are accepted and can result in scholarship money for college.  All application materials and videos must be submitted online by January 10, 2020.  You should begin your application well before the deadline date.  You may apply in up to 2 of the following art forms: Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Visual Art, or Vocal Music.

Art Form Application and Audition Guidelines

 

 

PHS Class of 2019 Breaks ACT School Record

The PHS Class of 2019 broke the school record for their composite ACT score as well as broke the reading and math sections school record.  Their composite was 22.9 and the previous composite school record was 22.7.  The national average was 20.7 and the state average was 19.8 putting us significantly above those averages. 

Congrats to our staff and students for a job well done preparing our students for this important test and breaking a couple school records on the way!

Pikeville City Police and Fire Department donate school supplies to PHS

Thanks to the Pikeville City Police and Fire Department for delivering our students some school supplies. Our city is "All In" for our students and school to be #1. # GoPanthers

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KDE Commissioner of Education, Wayne Lewis, visit Pikeville Schools

Commissioner of Education, Wayne Lewis, spoke to our students today at PHS and congratulated them on being 1 of only 7 high schools in the state with a 5-star rating. #WinningIsContagiousPHS seniors

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Pikeville Independent Schools Ranked #4 in State for 2020 top 4

The Pikeville Independent School System is excited to announce that our school system is Ranked #4 in the State of Kentucky for 2020.  This ranking says a lot about our students, our teachers, our staff, and our community.  This makes everyone proud to be a Panther!  

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/kentucky/

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PHS Band Receives Distinguished PHS Band

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Bersaglia and the Pikeville Advanced Percussion Ensemble for receiving two DISTINGUISHED ratings at the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Senior Graduation Time and Date class pic

The Senior Class of 2019 Graduation will be Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm in the PHS T.W. Oliver Gymnasium.

 

 

First Senior College Decision Day a Success PHS Class of 2019
2019 Senior Decision Day at PHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our ACT 30+ Club Recognized today 30+ Logo

 

 

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30+ ACT logo

 

PHS receives the GreatSchools.org's 2019 College Success Award!

We are proud to announce that Pikeville High School has received GreatSchools.org’s 2019 College Success Award!

The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college and ultimately careers.

Pikeville High School is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. See the list of schools that won in our state and learn more about the award and the promising practices from other Award-winning schools at https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/.

We applaud the hard work of the entire Pikeville High School community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the College Success Award!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Booher

Principal

Pikeville High School

PHS Ranked 5th Best High School in the State by U.S. News & World Report

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kentucky

Pikeville High School was just named the 5th Best High School in the State of Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report out of 227 high schools.  This is exciting news for our school and community.

 

Graduation Dates are Now Set

Seniors graduation is Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm.  8th graders graduation is Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Pre-Registration Family Scheduling Nights start April 2nd logo

Pre-Registration for Classes next year starts April 2nd

Sweet 16 Tix and T-shirts go on sale Tuesday p

KHSAA Girl's Basketball Sweet 16 State Tournament tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 12 at PHS for $12.  Region Championship T-shirts go on sale that day as well for $10.

 

 

PHS named 2019 National Beta School of Merit beta

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Basketball Teams both Win District Championships, 1st time since 1929

Congratulations to our boys and girls basketball teams for winning the 59th District Championships this week.  It is the first time since 1929 both basketball teams have won both district tournaments.

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PHS to Host Family Scheduling Nights logo

PHS to Host Family Scheduling Nights for Pre-Registration for the 2019-2020 School year

Math Counts Team Qualifies for State Math Counts Team

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 Students Participate in KMEA All State Choir Pikeville Junior HIgh All State Chorus

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.              

 

Pikeville High School Students Participate in KMEA All State Chorus Senior All State Chorus

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.  

 

Gaunt named National Merit Finalists Cami Gaunt

PHS senior, Cami Gaunt, was named a National Merit Finalists.

Pikeville Middle School Academic Team Advances to State Governor's Cup 2018-19 Pikeville Junior High Academic Team

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.

ACT Mastery Prep Boot Camp for juniors boot camp

Tuesday, February 5th, all juniors will attend an ACT Mastery Prep Boot Camp.

Pike County Boys Basketball Tournament at PHS Pikeville P

Pikeville High School Host the Junior High Boys Basketball Tournament this weekend.

PHS Varsity King & Court Varsity Court King & Representatives
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Congratulations to senior Varsity Queen Annie Salyer and the varsity court representatives.

PHS Academic Team Places 1st in District PHS Academic Team

Congratulations to our PHS Academic Team and coaches for taking the first place overall team spot in district on Saturday, January 26.

PHS Junior Emma Johns Crowned Miss Kentucky Teen Emma Johns

Congratulations to PHS junior Emma Johns for being named Miss Teen Kentucky on Sunday, 1/27.

PES STLP Showcase Projects Advance to State PES STLP Showcase Participants

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.

PHS STLP Showcase Qualifies for State PHS STLP Showcase Projects

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.

Congratulations students.

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

State BETA Club Results BETA

BETA Club competes at State

4 entering UK Medical School from Class of 2015 medical school

Four Students from the Class of 2015 to enter UK Medical School in the Fall of 2019.

Varsity Court and Sr. Night Dates P

The 2019 Varsity Court and Senior Night Dates have been announced.

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Governor's School for Entrepreneurs - 9th-11th grade gse

Applications open Nov. 16th 

Rogers Scholars Program for Sophomores rs

Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

PHS students and faculty have an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

Pikeville Independent Launches New App NewApp

Download Pikeville's new App for the latest information and news.

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Mr. Hobb's A.P. Literature classes dressed up today as The Great Gatsby characters.

 

 

 

PJHS All State Chorus Announced chorus

Jay McNamee

Emma Hopkins

Jayden Alley

Kara Lee

Lainey Vazquez

Sofia Hackney

1st SEMESTER FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE for PJHS & PHS Final exams

Click on this box to view the Fall Final Exam Schedule

Football State Championship Tickets tix

Football State Championship Tickets will be on Sale during school Wed. & Thurs. for $13.

No School, Friday, Nov. 30 Announcement

There will be no school on Friday, November 30th.

PHS Counselor chosen to serve on UK's Counselor board stewart

Pikeville High/Junior High Counselor Dawn Stewart is serving on the first University of Kentucky High School Counselor Advisory Board. 

Help for the Holidays We Care

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

 

   

Senior Zach Akers Getting Head Start in Law Enforcement Zach Akers

Zach is getting a head start on a career in law enforcement thanks to the EKU online dual credit program.

Infinite Campus Mobile App Changing ic

Infinite Campus is changing its mobile app.  

 

 

ACT Workshops at Pikeville High School ACT Workshops

There will be ACT tutoring the following Saturdays in November: 

Saturday, November 11th (no specific subject- just ACT overview) from 12 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, November 18th (no specific subject- just ACT overview) from 12 pm – 3 pm

For more information visit the following website: http://pikevillelibrary.weebly.com/act-prep.html

Students should sign up in the library with Ms. Poteet. 

These sessions are not subject specific but will provide more of an overview of the ACT. 

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!  

 

 

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!

Open House for School Year 2017-2018 Open House at PHS

You are invited to join our staff at PHS for Open House for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, August 21 for seventh and eighth grades at 6:00 p.m. and for Freshmen-Seniors at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24.

Pikeville Wind Band Makes School History 2017 PHS Wind Band

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Pikeville Independent Schools’ Local Planning Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12 pm in the John Waddell Administration Building, 148 Second Street, Pikeville KY.

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!

PHS Academic Team Wins District and Will Advance to Regionals PHS Academic Team

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. 

PHS Beta Club Advances to Nationals Beta Club State Convention

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.

New Members Inducted into Pikeville National Honor Society PHS National Honor Society

 

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.

 

Governor's Scholars Recognized at Board Meeting Pikeville High School 2016 Governor's Scholars

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.

 

Pikeville High School Crowns the 2016 Prom King and Queen PHS 2016 Prom King and Queen

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!

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 FBLA will Advance to Nationals PHS FBLA State Competitors

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.

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 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 Academic Team Captures First Overall Pikeville Junior High Academic Team Captures First Overall

Pikeville Junior High, along with eleven other schools, competed in the junior high Governor's Cup regional competition on Saturday, January 31 at Pikeville High School.  The schools competing included Pikeville Junior High, Belfry Middle, Valley Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary, Phelps Elementary, Dorton Elementary, Feds Creek Elementary, Kimper Elementary, Millard Elementary, Mullins Elementary and Elkhorn City Elementary.

Pikeville Junior High students ranked first in the overall rankings. The Future Problem Solving team and Quick Recall teams placed first.  The Future Problem Solving team includes Leen Alnajjar, Tiffany Lin, Maddhu Ammisetty and Adam Swofford.  The Quick Recall team includes Lindsey Lockhart, Jared Green, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jackson Holland, William Fleniken, Jason Lin, Isaiah Huffman and Adam Swofford.

Individual rankings included first place Jared Green in Social Studies.  Also, in social studies, Jackson Holland placed third and Hunter Ford placed fifth.  In science, Jared Green and Jackson Holland tied for fourth.  Hunter Ford placed second in Arts and Humanities.  Jason Lin placed fifth in math.  In Language Arts, Cami Gaunt placed second and Sarah Belcher placed fourth.  Rounding out the wins, Cami Gaunt placed first and Leen Alnajjar placed fourth in Composition.  The students will be competing in state Governor’s Cup finals on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.

The team is coached by Mrs. Sherry Lane and Mrs. Glenda Adkins.  

Pikeville High School recognizes Academic Achievement Pikeville High School recognizes Academic Achievement

Pikeville High School recognized 104 students in the junior/senior high that received a 4.0 for the first semester.  They received a special recognition break with a treat and was recognized at halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Harlan County on January 20 where they received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. 

Students who were recognized included Seniors Noor Ali, Emily Altman, Courtney Anderson, Haleigh Bevins, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katelyn Coleman, Cody Estep, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Keely Layne, Reagan Linton, McKenzie Moore, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Carter Tackett, Haley Wetzel.  The junior class students receiving a 4.0 included Cole Branham, Logan Coleman, Olivia Davis, Michael Gaunt, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Kayce Tackett and Austin Wright. 

 

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.

Emily Altman selected for Governor's Scholar Program Emily Altman selected for Governor's Scholar Program

Emily Altman, daughter of Jim and Julie Altman, was selected to participate in the 2014 Governor's Scholar Program.  Emily is a member of the PHS soccer team, dance team, Pep Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, PHS Student Council, Pike County Youth Leadership and Grace Baptist Youth Group. 

During her high school career, Emily was selected for PEPP at UPike, co-editor of PHS yearbook, Student Advisory Committee Class representative and Student Council class representative.  For the upcoming school year, Emily will be president of the Senior Class and Pep Club. 

Vianna Le selected for Governor's Scholar Program Vianna Le selected for Governor's Scholar Program

Vianna Le, the daughter of Hai Le and Lily Tran, was selected to particiapte in the 2014 Governor's Scholar program.  Vianna is a member of PHS Drama Club, Academic Team, Future Business Leaders of American, Key Club, Pride Club, Beta Club, Pep Club, National Honor Society Student Council, and Library Advisory Council. 

During her high school career, Vianna received the academic award in Art II, Presbyterian award and first place in Digital Design and Promotion at FBLA regionals.  Vianna plans to pursue a career in materials engineering. 

Noor Ali named Governor's Scholar Noor Ali named Governor's Scholar

PHS Junior Noor Ali was one of three juniors named to participate in the 2014 Governor's Scholar program.  Noor Ali is the daughter of Dr. Ahsen and Munizeh Haider Ali.  She is a member of the PHS Academic Team, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Roger’s Scholar ambassador, Pike County Youth Leadership Council and Beta Club. 

During her high school career, Noor has earned numerous awards and achievements including first place in state in Quick Recall during her sophomore year, second place in state in Entrepreneurship in FBLA, the Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award, Presbyterian Award and Governor’s Scholar for Entrepreneurship her sophomore year.    During her senior year, Noor will be president of FBLA and Beta Club. 

Pikeville Academic Team competes at State Pikeville Academic Team competes at State

Over 30 students and staff from Pikeville Independent participated, coached, scored, proctored and cheered at the 28th Annual Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held in Louisville on March 15-17.  This year marks the 28th year that Pikeville Junior/High School has been represented at the tournament. 

Both the junior high and high school teams competed in multiple fields including a single elimination Quick Recall Tournament (and we do mean Quick), individual subject testing, Individual Future Problem Solving and On-Demand Written Composition. 

In the high school division, Krishna Ammisetty placed second and Blaine McNulty place fifth in written composition and Ammad Mansoor placed eighth in social studies.  The Quick Recall Team advanced out of pool play and finished the tournament as semi-finalists. The high school team finished sixth place overall in the tournament.

The team coaches for the high school team are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.  The high school coaches would like to say farewell to this year’s seniors, Alex Malone, Patrick Cordero and Krishna Ammisetty and “May the wind always be at your backs.”

Pikeville Junior High Academic Team compete in 28th Annual Governor's Cup Pikeville Junior High Academic Team compete in 28th Annual Governor's Cup

Over 30 students and staff from Pikeville Independent participated, coached, scored, proctored and cheered at the 28th Annual Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held in Louisville on March 15-17.  This year marks the 28th year that Pikeville Junior/High School has been represented at the tournament. 

Both the junior high and high school teams competed in multiple fields including a single elimination Quick Recall Tournament (and we do mean Quick), individual subject testing, Individual Future Problem Solving and On-Demand Written Composition. 

Students ranking in the top ten of the state include for the middle school division eighth grader Ewa Sulicz who placed fourth in the state in Science testing with a score of 41 out of 50.  The Middle School Quick Recall team advanced out of pool play to compete in the top 24.

The junior high team is coached by Mrs. Sherry Lane and Mrs. Glenda Adkins.

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.

Pikeville High FBLA Competitors Mean Business Pikeville High FBLA Competitors Mean Business

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to Morehead State University on Thursday, March 6, and really got down to business.  Out of 31 schools in Region 5, Pikeville High School captured 22 first place wins, six second place wins and three third place wins.            

FBLA members qualifying for state include first place winners: 

American Enterprise Project – Ryan Crum, Will Williamson, Haley Williamson

Business Calculations – Sean Hillwig

Business Communication – Stacie Gooch

Business Math – Cameron Lane

Digital Design and Promotion – Vianna Li and Hunter Adams

Pikeville Junior High School MathCounts Team advances to State Pikeville Junior High School MathCounts Team advances to State

The Pikeville Junior High School MathCounts team competed on Saturday, February 15 earning second place in the region and a trip to state competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

The competition series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students.

Team members are Lindsey Lockhart, Ewa Sulicz, Hunter Ford and Haseeb Ahmad.  Individuals placing are Tanner Skeens and Larry Roberts.  Eighth grader Ewa Sulicz placed third place overall, earning a $500 per year scholarship offer to WKU! 

The team is coached by Mrs. Jeri McNamee and Mrs. Shana Webb.

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.

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.

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.
              
Thanks for the Memories Thanks for the Memories
Saying goodbye is never easy and this is especially true as Pikeville High School faculty, staff, students and administration bid farewell to not only one, but three tremendous educators, Mr. Dan Houston, Mrs. Jeannie Stone, and Mrs. Lisa Wheeler. These three educators have a total of 89 years in education. Mrs. Stone is retiring with a total of 37 years; Mrs. Wheeler is retiring with 27 years; and Mr. Houston is retiring after 25 years of service. These 89 years of dedication have taken place not only within the four walls of a classroom, but also, outside the realm of the classroom. In addition to being exceptional classroom educators, all three of these individuals have dedicated countless hours to chorus, band, tennis and cheerleading. Mr. Dan Houston is our band director, choir director, and tennis coach; Mrs. Jeannie Stone is our high school cheerleading coach; and Mrs. Lisa Wheeler is our junior high cheerleading coach. Their dedication to these extracurricular activities has earned them countless accolades throughout the years and contributed greatly to the Panther Pride tradition. 
The Finale The Finale
The 2012 Art Show and Concert Band Spring Concert presented Tuesday May 1st was again incredibly successful. The artwork on display in the foyer of the Alumni Auditorium was created in Mrs. Paula Smith’s art classes and is an outstanding example of the artistic talent at Pikeville High School. 
 
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!
 
The 2012 Art Show and Choral Spring Concert showcases our great student talent The 2012 Art Show and Choral Spring Concert showcases our great student talent
The 2012 Art Show and Choral Spring Concert presented Sunday April 28th was incredibly successful. The artwork on display in the foyer of the Alumni Auditorium was an outstanding example of the artistic talent at Pikeville High School. Thank you Mrs. Paula Smith for all you do for the students. The audience that attended the concert was entertained by the incredibly gifted and talented choral students. 

 
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.
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. 
PHS named 6th best high school in state. PJHS named 11th best in state. high school

Lexington Herald-Leader reports PHS is Ky's 6th best high school.

 

 

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. 

 

The High School Academic Team Strikes Again! The High School Academic Team Strikes Again!

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Pikeville High School Academic team traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in the annual Hilltopper Invitational Quiz Bowl tournament.  This year's team tied for fifth place out of 22 teams from several states.

Ammad Mansoor ranked as the tope player for the tournament with the highest average point total.  After the tournament, word arrived that based on High School Quiz Bowl rankings, this year's PHS team ranked 78th in the world, quite an accomplishment.

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.

Mr. Johnny Belcher - One of the Nation's Best Mr. Johnny Belcher - One of the Nation's Best
For those of us who know him, it came as no surprise that Mr. Johnny Belcher was recognized as one of the nation’s best by receiving a $25,000 award from the Milken Family Foundation. The Commissioner of Education, Mr. Terry Holliday made the announcement during a surprise assembly and the news was met with a rousing round of applause and wholehearted approval by the students, faculty and staff. 
Hunter Ford - National Merit Scholar Commended Student Hunter Ford

Hunter Ford is named a National Merit Scholar Commended student.

 

 

BETA Club Members Participate in State Conference BETA Club Members Participate in State Conference

Twelve Pikeville High School students traveled to Louisville to compete in the BETA Club state convention held in December.  This year's convention theme was "Making History with BETA" and BETA club members participated in a wide range of academic and artistic competitions.  The National Beta Club has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. They are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others.

Freshman Emily Keaton won first place in spelling; freshman Sylvia Justice placed third in black and white photography and freshman Alicia Zacaria placed in the top five in talent. With her first place win, Emily qualified for nationals to be held in Richmond, Virginia on June 25-28.

 

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.

Lindsey Isner named Female Academic Athlete of the Year Lindsey Isner named Female Academic Athlete of the Year
Pikeville High School senior Lindsey Isner was named as the Female Academic Athlete of the Year in the state of Kentucky by KHSAA.  This competitive award is sponsored by the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association (KHSADA) and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association (KHSCA).  It is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community and organizational involvement.
 
On Thursday, April 26, Lindsey received a special plaque at the Awards Banquet of the KHSADA in Louisville at the U of L Papa John’s Stadium.  In addition, she received a $1000 grant and her name will be added to a commemorative plaque that hangs in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, recognizing this achievement.
 
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.  

Veteran’s Day Blood Drive at PHS – AMAZING!!! Veteran’s Day Blood Drive at PHS – AMAZING!!!

The fall blood drive held at PHS on Veteran’s Day was a smashing success.  The National Honor Society in conjunction with Mrs. Scott’s Anatomy class and the Kentucky Blood Center got the word out and helped secure 46 pints of blood for local hospitals.  According to Richard Davis with KBC, this was the most successful blood drive at PHS in history.  Last year, the two blood drives held at PHS netted 48 pints.

A typical pint of blood can save the lives of three adults or six babies.  This information drives our students to give the gift of life.  We also want to recognize the 12 people who tried to give blood but were unable to.  It can be a bit scary to give blood, especially your first time.  Thank you!!

 

Pikeville Seventh Grader Ewa Sulicz - First Runner Up in Pike Spelling Bee Pikeville Seventh Grader Ewa Sulicz - First Runner Up in Pike Spelling Bee

 

The Pike County Grade School Spelling Bee was recently held and taking first runner-up for the second year in a row and winner on the seventh grade level was Ewa Sulicz, 12, of Pikeville Junior High, daughter of Adam and Katarzyna Sulicz of Pikeville. The competition was between Pike County, Pikeville Independent and Christ Central Schools.

Senior Reese Ward pitches perfect game Senior Reese Ward pitches perfect game
On April 2, in the opening round of the all “A” Classic, Senior Reese Ward pitched a perfect game leading the Panthers to a 14-0 victory over South Floyd at Shelby Valley’s Dale Trivette Field. During the game, Reese faced 15 batters, striking out 14.

Reese is only the third player in PHS history to pitch a perfect game. According to Reese, “I just tried to stay calm and go through my same motions every pitch. It was something I’ll always remember.” Congratulations Reese. 
PHS National Honor Society Welcomes New Members P

25 PHS students were inducted into the 2018-2019 NHS.

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.

 

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.

Will Branham earns MVP honor at East/West All-Star Game Will Branham earns MVP honor at East/West All-Star Game
Pikeville High School senior guard Will Branham scored 21 points to lead the East squad to a 124-107 win in the Kentucky East/West All-Star game played at Transylvania University. The game featured the player of the year from all of the 16 regions in the state as well as the runner-up from each region. 
Three of the five finalists for Mr. Basketball participated in the game including Adam Wing from Rowan Co., Matt Day from Buckhorn, and Mekale McKay from Louisville Moore. The runner-up for player of the year in the 15th region, B.J. Moore from Sheldon Clark, chose not to play in the game.
Pikeville’s Branham was named the 15th region player of the year after leading the Panthers to a record of 20-12 and the 59th District Championship. Will averaged 17.9 points a game and led the state in 3-pointers made per game. Will was also invited to try-out for the Kentucky All-Stars as part of the KY/Indiana All-Star Series that will be played this summer.
Cami Gaunt Named National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist cami

PHS is fortunate enough to have our 5th semi-finalist since 2012—Cami Gaunt. 

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.

           

 

           

PHS Participates in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Programs

Our school and the PHS National Honor Society is excited to be participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Programs. Last year, students in the Kentucky & Southern Indiana area raised $345,000 to fight blood cancers like leukemia and provide services for patients and their families.

Ethan Rowe joins PHS 1,000 Point Club Ethan Rowe joins PHS 1,000 Point Club
Pikeville Junior guard Ethan Rowe has become the 28th member of the Pikeville High School 1,000 Point Club. 
Rowe reached the milestone in the Panthers 61-42 win at Betsy Layne on Feb. 16. Rowe will enter his senior season with 1,038 career points and ranked 22nd on the PHS all-time scoring list.
Ethan is the son of Billy and Kim Rowe.
PHS says thank you to our City Police and First Responders P

Teens Who Care UNITEd distributed goody bags.

 

Two PHS seniors advance to 2014 National Merits Scholarsip Program Two PHS seniors advance to 2014 National Merits Scholarsip Program

Pikeville High School seniors Krishna Ammisetty and Alex Malone were recently announced as finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Krishna is the son of Drs. Vijaya and Srinivas Ammisetty and Alex is the son of Timothy and Lisa Malone.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 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 more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Poetry Out Loud Poetry Out Loud

                 Pikeville High School’s 2013 Poetry Out Loud school- wide competition took place on February 6th and may have proven to be the most eventful POL in school history. Fourteen students in grade nine were honored with the chance to perform in front of their teachers and peers after they had already won the poetry competition in their classroom. The competing students were required to memorize two poems to recite and were judged on factors including the articulation, dramatic appropriateness, the poem’s level of difficulty, and evidence of understanding. 

                While all students did an AMAZING job, only three students could be awarded at the end of the day. Haley Wetzel and Haley Bevins, both sophomores, won second and third place respectively.

                Taking top honors was PHS senior Miranda Webb who was awarded the first place prize, a fifty dollar gift card, and a chance to compete at the Kentucky state POL competition for her beautiful recitations of “The Obligation to Be Happy” and “Inside Out”. Along with Webb, all the competitors of POL will come along to cheer her on at the state POL competition on March 15th. When asked about state competition Miranda says she is “really nervous, but grateful for the opportunity.” Michael Stevens, Stephen Clark, Caleb Hall, and Kaitlyn Good also provided entertainment by performing great songs such as Tom Petty’s “Free Falling.”

               

PHS FBLA Members get down to business PHS FBLA Members get down to business
On Thursday, March 8, sixty Pikeville High School FBLA members traveled to Morehead State University for this year’s FBLA regional competition. Fifty one of them placed in the top 3 in 29 events. 
 
Stats Highlight College-going rate of PHS Grads
Kenton Hall selected as Hugh O'Brian Ambassador Kenton Hall selected as Hugh O'Brian Ambassador

Pikeville High School sophomore Kenton Hall has been selected as ambassador for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.  Kenton will attend the 2013 Kentucky HOBY Leadership Seminar May 30-June 2, at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.  Kenton is the grandson of Hugh B and Pat Hall. 

HOBY seminars prepare high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Ambassadors benefit from improved critical thinking skills, enhanced leadership abilities, a better understanding of the democratic process, developed goal-setting skills, and the realization of the importance of leadership in their communities. Ambassadors participate in small-group activities, interact with a variety of panels, practice leadership skills, participate in community service and have fun.

Middle School Academic Team Wins 1st place in KAAC Governor’s Cup Middle School Academic Team Wins 1st place in KAAC Governor’s Cup

The Pikeville Middle School Academic Team won first place in the KAAC Governor’s Cup which took place at Christ Central on Saturday, January 18. 

First place winners included Ewa Sulicz in Math and Science; Nicole Kinder in Composition; and Callie Leisure, Nicole Kinder, Haseeb Ahmad and Hannah Hopkins in Future Problem Solving. 

Second place winners included Cameron Lane in Math; Samuel Bishop in Science and Social Studies; Trey Grant in Language Arts and Sam Bishop, Cameron Lane, Thomas Ratliff, Ewa Sulicz, Kennedy Anderson, Trey Grant and Haseeb Ahmad in Quick Recall.

           

Pikeville High School Academic Team advances to nationals Pikeville High School Academic Team advances to nationals
 The Pikeville High School Academic team traveled to Lexington Center Rupp Arena on March 10-12 to compete in the state Academic Competion.  The team had a strong finish and will be advancing to nationals to be held in Washington, DC. 
  
The team finished seventh overall in the state. The Quick Recall team placed eighth after being defeated by a very good Campbell County team, who finished the state with a second place win. Individually, team members Alex Malone placed fifth in Science and twelfth in Math; Ammad Mansoor tied for fifth in Social Studies; Patrick Cordero placed 15th in Science; Iman Ali placed twelfth in Language Arts and tied for 16th in Arts & Humanities and Noor Ali tied for 16th in Arts & Humanities.
 
Thank You to our Fire & Police Departments

PHS would like to say Thank You to our Pikeville City Fire and Police Departments for helping us successfully conduct our safety drills for the beginning of the school year.  They are both incredible teams that our city is fortunate to have for our safety!Fire Dept 

Ryan Crum chosen as Rogers Explorer Ryan Crum chosen as Rogers Explorer

Pikeville High School ninth grader, Ryan Crum was chosen to participate in the Rogers Explorers program this summer at Eastern Kentucky University.  The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Explorers program helps rising ninth-grade students interested in science, math, and technology start the journey toward careers in those in-demand career fields.

Ryan spent three days and two nights on campus at EKU where experts guided participants through hands-on assignments, all of which encourage creative thinking and teamwork and build leadership skills.  When interviewed about his experience, Ryan responded, “it was an awesome experience that allowed me the opportunity to meet new people, learn good communication and leadership skills and experience a combination of college life, education and fun.”

 

PHS Senior Kaitlyn Good Goes to Hollywood PHS Senior Kaitlyn Good Goes to Hollywood

Many of us have seen the hit reality hit American Idol, but Kaitlyn Good had the opportunity to experience the reality of being a contestant.  Being the Big Sandy Idol winner last year, Kaitlyn was no stranger to performing before judges and this experience no doubt was a stepping stone to pursue what Kaitlyn refers to as her dream career.  Kaitlyn advanced to the third round of auditions going from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Baton Rouge, New Orleans and finally to Hollywood where she auditioned in front of producers and singers from various walks of life.  Kaitlyn sang “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston during the first two auditions and sang “Independence Day” by Martina McBride in Hollywood.  When interviewed about her experience, Kaitlyn stated, “the experience was really stressful, but a blessing.” 

  

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.
 
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. 
Jason Booher is Named PHS Principal Mr. Jason Booher and Family

Pikeville Independent Schools will enter it’s 103rd year, with a new principal at the helm of Pikeville High School.  The School-Based Decision Making Council hired Jason Booher as the next Instructional Leader of Pikeville High School.  

Mr. Booher is a veteran educator of twenty-two years with experience spanning from rural, military, inner city, and independent school districts.  He began his educational career as a mathematics teacher and later devoted seventeen years of his life to high school administration.  He has spent the past four years serving as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of PHS. 

 ‘In any occupation or in life, our goal should always be to leave it better than you found it.  That will be an incredible challenge at Pikeville High School since ACT scores are at an all-time high, all seniors graduating with a diploma in May are all enrolled at a college or university this month, and there is a waiting list of parents wanting to enroll their children for the upcoming school year.   We look forward to Mr. Booher continuing to build on what Principal David Thomas has led at PHS the past four years. 

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.

Hard Work and Dedication Pays Off for Pikeville High School Academic Team Hard Work and Dedication Pays Off for Pikeville High School Academic Team

On January 26, Pikeville High School hosted the 58th District High School Governor’s Cup.  Our team excelled taking first place in six events. 

Jared Auton placed first in Compostion; Patrick Cordero placed first in Science; Ammad Mansoor placed first in Social Studies; Iman Ali placed first in Language Arts and Arts & Humanities; and our Quick Recall Team memers Iman Ali, Patrick Cordero, Ammad Mansoor, and Michael Gaunt took first place in Quick Recall.  

Our second place team winners included Patrick Cordero in Math; Noor Ali in Language Arts and Arts and Humanities; Krishna Ammisetty in Math; and team members Krishna Ammisetty, Vianna Le, Michael Gaunt and Sean Hilwig in Future Problem Solving.

 The team’s third place finishes included Sean Hillwig in Math; Michael Gaunt in Arts and Humanities; Esha Narola in Language Arts.

Blaine McNulty took fourth place in Written Composition and Chase Thacker took fourth in Math. Esha Narola and Krishna Ammisetty rounded out the team wins taking fifth place in Social Studies and Written Composition, respectively.

All of these students will advance to Regionals on February 16th at Johnson County High School. Team coaches are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.

 

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. 
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
Pikeville Middle School Academic Team Advances to State 2018 PJHS Academic Team

Congratulations to our Middle School Academic Team for their performance in Governor's Cup Regional competition!

The PJHS Quick Recall team took first place at Regionals and will advance to State Governor's Cup in March. Members of the Quick Recall team include  eighth graders Anaya Ali, Andrew Sandfer, Lucas Shepherd, Felicity Tan and Noah Thacker; seventh graders Christina Al Akhrass and Maddox Parsons; sixth graders Clint Goff, Aneesh Sharma Eli Tan.

Advancing to state in Science include first place winner Christina Al Akhrass, second place winner Noah Thacker and fourth place winner Aneesh Sharma.

Advancing to state in March in Social Studies include first place winner Noah Thacker and third place winner Clint Goff.

In Arts and Humanities, first place winner Christina Al Akhrass, second place winner Anaya Ali and third place winner Aastha Patel will advance to state.

First place winner Felicity Tan and fourth place winner Eli Tan will advance to state in Language Arts.

In Math, first place winner Aneesh Sharma and fourth place winner Maddox Parson will advance to state.

Third place winner Felicity Tan will advance to state in Composition.

Our Future Problem Solving Team placed third in Regionals.  Team members include Dylan Street, Anaya Ali, Noah Howie, Fatima Amhad, Lucas Sheppard and Caedan Bartley.

Congratulations team and coaches Mrs. Ashley Estep, Mr. Jason Johnson and Mrs. Sherry Lane.

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.

 

Three PHS Juniors Chosen for Governor's Scholars Program Three PHS Juniors Chosen for Governor's Scholars Program

Three Pikeville High School students have been selected to attend the 2013 Governor’s Scholars Program. Krishna Ammisetty, William Mac Hall, and Rachel Potter will represent their school in this prestigious scholarship program.

Krishna Ammisetty, son of Dr. Srinvivas and Dr. Vijaya Ammisetty, is involved in Pike County Youth Leadership Council, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Academic Team, Speech and Drama and Rotary Youth Leadership Club.  He is president of Pike County Youth Leadership Council and treasurer of Student Council.  Krishna is a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leader, University of Kentucky Class of Kentucky scholar and 2012 Dataseam scholar.

 

ACES Class Win Future City Project Regional Competition ACES Class Win Future City Project Regional Competition

Pikeville’s Junior High ACES (A Challenge for Exceptional Students) class will be traveling to Washington, DC to compete after winning the Future City Project regional competition.  The competition is hosted by the UK College of Engineering and was held on Saturday, February 26.  The ACES team, comprised of six eighth graders worked on the Future City project for four months. In addition to the ACES teacher, Mrs. Traci Tackett, the team also collaborated with volunteer mentor, Rusty Justice civil engineer for Jigsaw Enterprises.

 

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.  
Tobacco and Drug Free - Stay in the Game! Tobacco and Drug Free - Stay in the Game!
“My goal is to be Tobacco and Drug Free – Stay in the Game!” was the designated theme for the recent H.O.T. (Helping Overcome Tobacco) Youth Conference at
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.

Thirty Six PHS Students Pass AP Tests Thirty Six PHS Students Pass AP Tests

Hard work, dedication, and long hours of studying pay off big for 36 Pikeville High School students from the Class of 2013 and 2014.    The students were rewarded for their efforts after earning qualifying scores on eligible 2013 AP math, science and English exams. The students earned a total of $5,300. 

The students recognized for their efforts included:  Bharat Ammisetty, Aaron Asbury, Jared Auton, Rachel Bailey, Carew Bartley, Jenna Bartley, Daniel Bevins, Sara Biery, Henna Chandel, Patrick Cordero, Sarah Frankie Dawahare, Blake Donithan, Stacie Gooch, William Mac Hall, Rachel Hazelett, Elizabeth Huffman, Elon Justice, Christopher Kinder, Elias Little, Braeden McNulty, Christopher Meadows, Esha Narola, Conner Pack, Manali Panchal, Rachel Potter, Amber Sexton, Madison Smith, Wendi Smith, Abigail Stafford, Dalton Stanley, Madison Tackett, Adam Taylor, Chase Thacker, Anna Wallace, Miranda Webb and Whitney Williamson.

 

 

PHS Students Named to GSE PHS Students Named to GSE

Pikeville High School junior Dalton Stanley and sophomore Noor Ali were two of fifty students chosen statewide to attend the first inaugural Governor’s Scholars for Entrepreneurship.  This three-week summer program will be held at Georgetown College June 9-29 and hopefully jumpstart the careers of a new wave of young business leaders in the state of Kentucky. That’s certainly what Governor Steve Beshear had in mind when he announced the new hands-on, immersive program at a December 5 press conference in the Capitol building.

GSE will be modeled after the very successful Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and the Governor’s School for the Arts.  At the end of the summer, some teams may be ready to launch an actual company or product. In addition to the summer program, GSE will participate in the Kentucky Department of Education's Student Technology Leadership Program.

 

 

PHS Boys Basketball Team Advances to State PHS Boys Basketball Team Advances to State

On Saturday, January 20, our Panther Boys Basketball Team managed to accomplish something that has not happened in twenty years for Pikeville High School by winning the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the East Kentucky Expo Center and earning a trip to the state in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Panthers managed to hold off a talented Lawrence County team and bring home a 68-67 victory in what proved to be a nail-biting game for fans attending Saturday’s night game.  Seniors Ethan Rowe and Ray Kasongo were quite a duo scoring a combined 40 points to lead the Panthers to victory.  Ethan led the team with 21 points and Ray scored 19 points.  Our freshmen were also important in helping bring home the victory with Blaine May, Ryder Johnson and Steve Silvers contributing 22 points.  Steve scored 10, Blaine scored 7 and Ryder scored 5. 

The Panthers will play Holy Cross Thursday, January 24, at 5 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.  In honor of the Panther victory, school will not be in session Thursday to allow Panther fans to travel to Frankfort and show our support for the team.

Congratulations to Coach Bart Williams and our Panther Boys Basketball team.

Lady Panther Rachel Potter scores 1,000th point Lady Panther Rachel Potter scores 1,000th point
On February 6, 2012, history was made again by another Pikeville High School girls’ basketball player. Rachel Potter scored her 1,000th point against the Magoffin County Lady Hornets. She became the 11th member of the 1,000 Point Club. Not only is it a great honor to become a member of this club, it is an even bigger accomplishment to achieve this status as a sophomore!
Sharing and Caring Sharing and Caring
Spending time with residents of Signature Health Care once a month has been a rewarding experience for members of Key Club, sponsored by Susan Huffman, and FBLA, sponsored
PHS Inducts 44 New Members during the 57th Annual Induction Ceremony 2017-18 PHS National Honor Society Members

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.

 

 

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held

On August 30 thirty-two new members were inducted into the Pikeville High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  These students bring the current membership total at PHS to an impressive 52 members.  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; represent high academic standards PHS is famous for all while maintaining a 3.5 unweighted grade point average.  Considering the large number of advanced placement and college dual credit classes taken by these students, this is quite an accomplishment.

Last year the PHS National Honor Society performed over 2557 community service hours; raised over $1700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and sponsored two blood drives in collaboration with the Kentucky Blood Center. Plans for the upcoming school year are even more ambitious.

 

 

PHS Academic Team wins at Governor's Cup State Championship PHS Academic Team wins at Governor's Cup State Championship

The Pikeville High School Academic Team spent part of their Spring break competing at the Governor's Cup state championship at Louisville’s Galt House on March 16-18.  About 2,600 students participated this year in one of the Governor's Cup competitions, which range from team events in quick-recall and future problem solving (proposing solutions to complex societal problems) to individual competitions such as composition, social studies and language arts. 

Their hard work and dedication paid off as the PHS Quick Recall team members Iman Ali, Alex Malone, Noor Ali, Patrick Cordero and Ammad Mansoor placed first in the state.  The team defeated Jackson Independent, Conner High School, Henderson County HS, and Calloway County HS to advance to the quick-recall finales.

 

Coach Chris McNamee - Coach of the Year Coach Chris McNamee - Coach of the Year
          Pikeville High School’s very own Coach Chris McNamee was named the Courier- Journal Class A Football Coach of the Year. Every Class A head football coach in the state is considered for the honor, but Coach McNamee outshined the others and was awarded the title. Coach McNamee who has been coaching football for twenty years credits his players and assistant coaches Billy Johnson, Brandon Huff, Shawn Thacker, Steve Johnson, and Lukas Burchett for his success. “Anytime an accolade like this is given, everyone involved with the football program needs to be applauded. My players did well this season and really gave their all, and the immense effort that my assistant coaches gave needs to be recognized as well.”
The Panther community congratulates Coach McNamee on the great season and his prestigious award. 
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. 
 
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..   
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.

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.

Micaela Bush selected for All State Honors in Soccer Micaela Bush selected for All State Honors in Soccer
PHS Senior Micaela Bush was selected for All State honors by the Kentucky High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association (KHSGSCA).  A committee of high school coaches from across Kentucky chooses All State players based on their performance during the high school season.  Micaela participated in the East-West All Star game along with other All State players on November 10th, 2012 in Elizabethtown, KY.  She is the first Pikeville High School soccer player to be selected for the All State team.
 
It's a Disney Day It's a Disney Day
After the momentous success of the PHS Show Choir’s debut production, Christmas Town, Producer Dan Houston decided to take the group on the road once more. For their second tour, the group of sixteen choir members and thirteen crewmembers put on Disney Magic. This show included songs from both vintage and modern Disney movies, ranging from Pete’s Dragon and Mary Poppins all the way to The Lion King and Hercules. To prepare, the group practiced every day after school for the four weeks leading up to their tour.
 
Pikeville High School Dance Team will make debut Pikeville High School Dance Team will make debut
Pikeville High School's Dance Team will make their debut during half-time at Friday night's football game.  The thirteen ladies that make up our dance team include seventh graders Savannah Little, Sydney May, and Ariana Viasquez, eighth graders Hanna
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. 
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.

Pink Panther Day Pink Panther Day
On Saturday, October 13, Coach Misty Haynes junior varsity basketball team hosted a Pink Panther Play 4Kay basketball tournament to help raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation. The foundation’s namesake, Kay Yow, was a former ladies basketball coach at North Carolina State University who lost her life after fighting three bouts of breast cancer. The mission of this initiative is a nation of coaches raising breast cancer awareness on the basketball court. The event featured a basketball tournament with area teams and a silent auction. This event raised an impressive $2014.00.
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.
Gifts for Haiti Gifts for Haiti
Hoping to brighten the lives of those less fortunate, Members of the National Honor Society spearheaded a school-wide community service drive “Christmas Gifts for Haiti” at Pikeville High School.
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.

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.   
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. 
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.

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.

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. 
Free Dental Screening for Kindergarten Students
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

Jessica Branham wins Steve Hart Award Jessica Branham wins Steve Hart Award

 

Senior Jessica Branham was recently honored during the 2012 Class A state soccer championship in Frankfort, Kentucky by receiving the Steve Hart Award and a $500 scholarship. Jessica has played soccer her entire high school career. Jessica’s essay focused on the role of leadership and team membership. This group of seniors have really played the role of leader for the past two years on their soccer team due to not having any seniors on the team their junior year.

Pikeville High School Junior Iman Ali selected for Inaugural Student Council Pikeville High School Junior Iman Ali selected for Inaugural Student Council
Pikeville High School student Iman Ali was one of eleven students chosen to serve on the first Next-Generation Student Council, a new group formed by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. Public school students in grades 10-12 were invited to apply for membership and a committee of KDE representative reviewed and scored all applications.
PHS Dance Team Tryouts
Want to try out for the Pikeville High School Dance Team?
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 High School Senior named National Merit Semifinalist Pikeville High School Senior named National Merit Semifinalist

 

Pikeville High School senior Elon Justice has qualified as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Justice is one of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who will compete for scholarships worth more than $32 million. The finalists will be announced in April 2013.

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. 
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.
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.  

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".
Pikeville Junior High Academic Team - Runner Up in the Governor’s Cup District Competition Pikeville Junior High Academic Team - Runner Up in the Governor’s Cup District Competition
Our Pikeville Junior High Academic Team competed in the Governor’s Cup District Competition on Saturday, January 21 at the University of Pikeville. The team brought home ten medals. Seven of our students placed in written assessment and are now eligible to compete in regional competition. 

The students bringing home a win included: Sean Hillwig - 1st place in Math and Social Studies; Sam Bishop - 1st place Science; Michael Gaunt - 2nd place in Arts and Humanities; Trey Grant - 3rd place in Language Arts; Michael Gaunt - 4th place in Language Arts; Cameron Lane - 4th place in Math; Thomas Ratliff - 4th place in Science; Thomas Ratliff - 5th place in Social Studies and Nicole Kinder - 5th place in Composition.
 
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.
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.

PHS Alumni Jessica Casebolt, Ms. Kentucky visits Alma Mater PHS Alumni Jessica Casebolt, Ms. Kentucky visits Alma Mater
The reigning Ms. Kentucky, Jessica Casebolt visited Pikeville High School and Pikeville Elementary to promote her platform as Ms. Kentucky. Of course, Ms. Kentucky is no stranger to our district. She is a Pikeville alumni and Pikeville is her hometown. 
Jessica attends college at Georgetown College and is majoring in political science. Jessica plans on attending law school in the future. As Ms. Kentucky, she will have to put her educational goals on hold while she fulfills the obligations of Ms. Kentucky.
PHS Academic Team wins High Q PHS Academic Team wins High Q
The high school academic team participated and won the 2012 season of the television game show High Q.
 
“High-Q , the locally produced high school quiz show that aired for decades over the tri-state area has returned to television. Once again hosted by Ernie G. Anderson, this incarnation of the popular program is produced with Electronic Media students of Ohio University Southern in Ironton.”   
Burton Signs Baseball Scholarship

Congratulations to Pikeville High School Senior Sam Burton.  Burton signed with Walter State in Morristown, TN to play baseball next year.

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/

Pikeville High School Academic Team Coach Honored Pikeville High School Academic Team Coach Honored
On Friday, September 29, six people across Kentucky were inducted into the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) Hall of Fame at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Pikeville High School’s academic coach, Bennett Stewart was one of these six people honored for their dedication to their team.   Bennett will be among only 100 others to hold this honor.
 
After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in biology, Bennett attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a master’s degree in Zoology. Bennett has worked for the Federal Government for 34 years. A longtime member of MENSA, Bennett has been honored with seven Exceptional Achievement Awards for outstanding achievement and innovation during his tenure with the Federal government.
 
Senior Zack Burgy-Vanhoose recognized as one of Nation's Best Top Kicking Specialists Senior Zack Burgy-Vanhoose recognized as one of Nation's Best Top Kicking Specialists
Pikeville High School senior Zack Burgy-Vanhoose has been recognized as one of the nation’s best top kicking specialists by Ray Guy Prokicker.com. Players were selected after the Prokicker.com staff watched and coached the players during camps, and considered the players’ performance on the field during the 2011 football season. 
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.

 

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.

PHS Principal Nominated to KASC Board of Directors PHS Principal Nominated to KASC Board of Directors
PHS Principal Michael Rowe was recently nominated as the Region 8 principal to represent Eastern Kentucky on the Kentucky Association of School Councils Board of Directors.
            KASC is a not-for-profit organization supporting school councils as they work to help students succeed.
            The Board of Directors includes a parent, teacher and principal from each of the eight regions of the state. Directors are elected by delegates chosen by member schools.      
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.
Baseball Team to Host Pancake Breakfast

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

Pikeville High School Academic Team advance to State Governor’s Cup Pikeville High School Academic Team advance to State Governor’s Cup

This year’s PHS academic team has worked endless hours to prepare for competition and the hard work paid off in many ways.  On February 14, Pikeville High School hosted the 59th Regional Governor’s Cup. 

Tying with Piarist with a total of 16 points, the Pikeville High School Academic Team took third place overall, with Piarist earning second place as the team nudged out PHS with more first and second place winners.  Taking second place and qualifying for state is the Quick Recall team.  The Future Problem Solving team placed fourth.  The individual team members who received awards and also placed for state are Michael Gaunt, earning second in Arts and Humanities, Ammad Mansoor placing third in Social Studies and fifth in Language Arts, Noor Ali placing fourth in Language Arts and rounding out the individual wins, Emily Keaton placing fifth in Science. 

The state qualifiers will represent PHS in the Governor’s Cup competition at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16. The Governor’s Cup, the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students and nearly 1200 schools, was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement.

The PHS Academic Team coaches are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.  

Students Earn Money and College Credit for Academic Achievement Students Earn Money and College Credit for Academic Achievement
Students who enroll in AP classes and pass the national AP exam win big. In passing the AP exam, PHS students received college credit for the class and $100 for each test they passed.  Seniors of the Class of 2012 and 2013 earned a total of $15,000.
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.
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.

Boys Soccer Team make School History Boys Soccer Team make School History
For the first time in Pikeville’s history, the Panthers boys soccer team has advanced to the state “A” soccer tournament to be held in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Saturday, 9/15 and Sunday, 9/16. 

After claiming the title of all “A” regional champions, the boy’ soccer team beat West Carter to advance to the final eight in state. The boys’ soccer team is coached by Phil Heffington and Adam Freeman. The team players include Logan “LJ” Allara, Turner Altman, Carew Bartley, Alex Davis, Mason Griffith, Joseph Hall, Mac Hall, Hunter Heffington, Sean Hilwig, Austin Kidd, Richmond McAnallen, Grant Moore, Pranay Patel, Joe Potter, Sam Prater, Ethan Rowe, Dalton Stanley, Benaiah Stumpf, Carter Tackett, Adam Taylor and Luke Wheat.

Congratulations Panthers.
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.
        
Former Governor Speaks with Students Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins speaks with PHS Juniors
Former KY Governor Martha Layne Collins spoke to Pikeville High School Juniors on behalf of Georgetown College during a college recruiting visit. 
Lady Panthers Soccer Team make School History Lady Panthers Soccer Team make School History
For the first time in Pikeville’s history, our Lady Panthers soccer team has advanced to the state “A” soccer tournament to be held in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Saturday, 9/15 and Sunday, 9/16. 
The Lady Panthers soccer team, coached by Joe Dan Vanhoose and Alexandria Allen, beat Paintsville and Menifee County to capture the all “A” Region championship and advance to the final eight in state. The female soccer players include Keely Layne, Anna Sisco, Deelaney Hackney, Frankie Dawahare, Elon Justice, Baylie Vanhoose, McKenzie Moore, Micaela Bush, Fallon Smith, Rebekah Lindsey, Aileah Bartley, Wendi Smith, Kate P’Pool, Haleigh Bevins, Jessica Branham, Olivia Lane, Rachel Hazelett, Micah Heffington, Emily Altman and Emma Looney.
Senior Lindsey Isner scores 1,000th point Senior Lindsey Isner scores 1,000th point
Senior Lindsey Isner made history on December 20th and joined nine other lady Panthers to have scored 1,000 points during their high school basketball career.
          Isner scored her 1,000th point during their game against Henry Clay at Dunbar High School in Lexington. Isner is the only senior on this year’s team.
Varsity Court PHS 2011 Varsity Court
Kayli Johnson has been named Pikeville High School Varsity Court Queen for the 2010-2011 school year.
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.
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.
Seniors Rule Seniors Rule
Pikeville High School seniors have taken a step in the right direction in planning for the future and had another reason to celebrate the New Year. With the assistance of Mrs. Ann Samons, Pikeville High School’s guidance counselor, 100 percent of the senior class completed and submitted at least one college application, along with the required documentation, to a college of their choice. To celebrate their efforts, December 13th was dedicated as College Sweatshirt Day. Seniors, administration and faculty members were encouraged to wear a college sweatshirt from their alma mater or college of their choice. 
Poetry Out Loud Poetry Out Loud
Pikeville High School has selected its school winner for the 2011 Poetry Out Loud contest.  Winner Jared Auton will go on to compete at the next level.
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.
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.
           
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.
Pikeville High School Ranks Top Ten in Statewide ACT Pikeville High School Ranks Top Ten in Statewide ACT
 
                All students in the state of Kentucky are required to take the ACT in the spring of their Junior, or eleventh grade, year. Kentucky’s 2011-2012 Junior ACT scores have recently been released, and Pikeville High School has achieved a rank of 9th out of 230 high schools and 4th out of the 169 school districts in the commonwealth with an average composite score of 21.7. The seventy five juniors who took the exam in early March now make up Pikeville’s current senior class.
               
PRIDE Club is recognized for their GREEN efforts PRIDE Club is recognized for their GREEN efforts
Pikeville High School’s PRIDE was recognized for project of the month in December for Eastern KY PRIDE.
In their efforts to help make PHS and our community a greener place to live, Pikeville High School celebrated America Recycles Day on November 15 by starting the day off on the radio promoting recycling, what to recycle, where to recycle and why to recycle. The day continued with the AP Environmental Science students going to the elementary school teaching the fifth and sixth grade about recycling. The day ended with the Panther PRIDE members going to Velocity and Food City to share information on recycling with the public. 
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.
Panthers Win 59th Annual Pikeville Invitational Tournament Panthers Win 59th Annual Pikeville Invitational Tournament
The Pikeville Panthers went into the PIT (Pikeville Invitational Tournament) on Wednesday, December 28th, expecting a win. They got their win and beat the Beechwood Tigers 77-60. Senior, Will Branham, scored a whopping total of 28 points to lead his team to their victory. Ethan Rowe only played in the second half of this game and still reached double digits scoring a total of 13 points.
New Principal at Pikeville High School Michael Rowe
Pikeville High School's Site-Based Council didn't have to look far to find the school's next principal; they just had to bring him home.
Senior Panthers participate in Border Bowl Senior Panthers participate in Border Bowl
Senior Panthers, Randy Maynard and Zack Burgy-Vanhoose had the honor of playing in the Kentucky/Tennessee Border Bowl on Saturday, January 7, at the University of Cumberland in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The Border Bowl is a non-profit organization established to promote high school football in Kentucky and Tennessee. The objective of the organization is to provide an All-Star Game featuring the top players in Kentucky and Tennessee.
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.
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. 
PHS Scores Among Top 10% of Districts
The Kentucky Department of Education recently released its report on College and Career readiness.  Pikeville Independent was one of twelve districts in the Commonwealth and one of only two high schools
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.
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
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.
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.
Will Branham signs with Morehead State University Will Branham signs with Morehead State University
On Friday, November 11, 2011, Senior Will Branham signed a letter of intent to play college golf with Morehead State University. Will, the son of William D. Branham, III and Bonnie Branham, has attained many accomplishments during his school golf career.
 
National Honor Society Welcomes New Members National Honor Society Welcomes New Members
During an induction ceremony held on Wednesday, November 5, new members were inducted into the National Honor Society at Pikeville High School. 
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.
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.
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.”
Medical Science Class Visits PMC
Students from Pikeville High Schools Medical Science class recently got a very unique opportunity. Nineteen students traveled to Pikeville Medical Center to learn and shadow various occupations in the medical field. Students went behind the scenes in phar
A Perfect "36" A Perfect "36"
Pikeville High School Senior Samuel Potter recently achieved something less than one percent of all students across the nation achieve, by scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT, a college entrance exam. The ACT test assess
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
Mary Hilwig National Merit Scholar Mary Hilwig National Merit Scholar
Mary Hillwig, senior at Pikeville High School was recently announced as a semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program is in its 57th year of honoring students who show exceptional academic abi
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.
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