Twenty-four teachers were honored as Valvoline Teachers of the Year at a ceremony on May 20 in Frankfort. Pikeville High School math teacher, Ashley Adams was one of the 24 teachers honored at the ceremony. Government officials, state dignitaries and Sam Mitchell, chief executive officer of Valvoline, honored the teachers and recognized the Kentucky Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year. The Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award recipients were awarded cash awards and certificates at the ceremony.
Judging was conducted in March by a blue-ribbon panel of veteran educators. Applications included information on the nominees’ teaching philosophies, teaching experiences and involvement in their respective communities, as well as letters of recommendation from peers, students, parents, administrators and others.
Congratulations Mrs. Adams for your dedication to the Pikeville Independent School students, parents, colleagues and community.
Congratulations to 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.
The Senior Class of 2019 Graduation will be Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm in the PHS T.W. Oliver Gymnasium.
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!
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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.
Seniors graduation is Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm. 8th graders graduation is Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm.
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.
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.
PHS to Host Family Scheduling Nights for Pre-Registration for the 2019-2020 School year
Congratulations to PHS Coach Ginger Mullins and her MathCounts Team! The Panthers won first place in team competition. Team members include Christina Al Akhrass, Trey Hancock, Aneesh Sharma and Maddox Parsons. Aneesh Sharma also won third place individual and Maddox Parsons won first place individual. With this win, Maddox won a four year full tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky, a four year $1,000 dollar scholarship to Western Kentucky University and a one time scholarship of $500 from the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers. Coach Mullins also won a $100 gift certificate for her winning team! The math Panthers are off to state in March.
Pikeville Junior High chorus members recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus, under the direction of Barbara Kelley. The concert took place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Friday, February 8 as part of the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Students were chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state. KMEA Junior High Choir consist of students in seventh through ninth grade.
Students who participated in the KMEA junior high choir included freshmen Sofia Hackney, daughter of Lesley and Angela Hackney, Kara Lee, daughter of Brent and Kristy Lee, Lainey Vazquez, daughter of Jose and Sarah Vazquez, eighth graders Jayden Alley, daughter of James and Crystal Alley, Emma Hopkins, daughter of Scott and Melissa Hopkins and seventh grader Jay McNamee, son of Patrick and Nicole McNamee.
Eight Pikeville High School chorus members recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Chorus, under the direction of Barbara Kelley. The concert took place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Friday, February 8 as part of the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Students were chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state. KMEA High School Choir consist of tenth through twelfth grade.
PHS senior, Cami Gaunt, was named a National Merit Finalists.
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.
Tuesday, February 5th, all juniors will attend an ACT Mastery Prep Boot Camp.
Pikeville High School Host the Junior High Boys Basketball Tournament this weekend.
Congratulations to our PHS Academic Team and coaches for taking the first place overall team spot in district on Saturday, January 26.
Congratulations to senior Varsity Queen Annie Salyer and the varsity court representatives.
Congratulations to PHS junior Emma Johns for being named Miss Teen Kentucky on Sunday, 1/27.
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.
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.
BETA Club competes at State
Four Students from the Class of 2015 to enter UK Medical School in the Fall of 2019.
PHS students and faculty have an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.
Mr. Hobb's A.P. Literature classes dressed up today as The Great Gatsby characters.
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Pikeville High/Junior High Counselor Dawn Stewart is serving on the first University of Kentucky High School Counselor Advisory Board.
Infinite Campus is changing its mobile app.
Zach is getting a head start on a career in law enforcement thanks to the EKU online dual credit program.
Hunter Ford is named a National Merit Scholar Commended student.
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.
25 PHS students were inducted into the 2018-2019 NHS.
PHS is fortunate enough to have our 5th semi-finalist since 2012—Cami Gaunt.
Teens Who Care UNITEd distributed goody bags.
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!
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.
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Our juniors averaged 22.5 on the ACT in 2018
Our juniors averaged 22.8 on the ACT in 2016 & 2017
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