Pike Road Schools

Think. Innovate. Create. The Pike Road Way 5.11.16

The Mission of Pike Road Schools

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have

ownership of their learning and are inspired to think, innovate and create.

Jennifer Brown, 2015-16 Teacher Of the Year, Visits Pike Road Schools

Thank you to Alabama Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Brown 2015-16 TOY for visiting Pike Road Schools today! We LOVED having you and appreciate your support for the exciting things that are happening at PRS! We are so proud of our Patriots! ‪#‎thinkinnovatecreate‬ ‪#‎PRS‬
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American Mothers 2016 National Essay Contest Winner for PRS is Ashlee Lynch

Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone, 2015 Alabama Mother of the Year Charlene Rabren, Contest Winner Ashlee Lynch, Pike Road Schools' Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Freeman, and 2014 Alabama Mother of the Year Patty Payne are pictured below.
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THANK YOU for all the love and support expressed during Lead Learner/Staff appreciation week!

Speed Limit Reminder

Safety is important and we want to be a good neighbor, so please watch your speed on Avenue of Learning.


Community K

Math Stories

Community 1

LC8 Share Their World's Fair With Us
Muffins and Manicures with Mom

Community 2

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Webbing their plans and materials needed to create a beehive

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Mystery Reader Mr. Bill Kennedy read Just a Big Storm by Mercer Mayer

and talked about storm preparedness. He even brought safety kits!

Community 3

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In the Court of Once Upon a Time, the case of The Evil Queen vs. Snow White

is headed to the grand jury.

Learners experienced friction, force and motion through a variety of activities.

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Symmetry Drawings

Writing letters to thank Josh Johnson and Eric Snitil for bringing

the WSFA Storm Tracker to Pike Road Schools

Community 4

Learning - The Pike Road Way
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Classifying Triangles

Community 5

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Mrs. Hanson reads Pop's Bridge to introduce a math project in which

learners will study and eventually build different types of bridges.

Learners led review sessions on science concepts taught throughout the year.

A Look at Gravity

Community 6

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Science concepts come to life at the McWane Science Center

Learning at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Learners at the Southern Environmental Center in Birmingham

Community 7

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These learners worked together to host a bake for Child Find, raising $177 in three hours.

Learning about different types of angles by creating a city map

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Matching fossils with their organism and determining how long the organism lived

Community 8

Respect Diversity World's Fair

Health and Wellness

PRS Inaugural Patriot Games were a success!

Thank you to PTSA, Frazier and parent volunteers who made this a successful event for our learners. Additionally, thank you to Landscape Source who cut the field for our Patriot Games.

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May - Physical Fitness Test Month

Spring physical fitness testing will take place during the month of May. Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes to Health and Wellness so that he/she can achieve their best, safely and comfortably! If you are unsure which days your child has Health and Wellness, contact Coach Hines or your homeroom Lead Learner.

Patriots Leading the Pledge of Allegiance

For the remainder of the school year, a PRS community will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance on WAKA and WNCF at 6:40 a.m.

Pike Road (Public Library by Town Hall) Summer Library Program 2016

Click here to access full details.
Click here for printable calendar of activities.

Looking for Ways to Engage Your Learner Over the Summer?

We believe "learning can happen any time and any place." We want to empower parents with tools you can use over the summer.

There are FREE ways to keep students engaged and excited about learning:

• The Lexile-based “Find a Book, Alabama” tool (Lexile.com/fab/Alabama) offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range and personal interests and checks the availability of books at the local library.

• Children, parents and educators can also pledge to read using the "Find a Book, Alabama" tool starting May 1st.

• The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge also includes a FREE email-based math skills program for children children who have just completed grades 1-7. Parents and other summer care-givers can begin registering for the program today.

Starting Monday, June 20, parents will begin receiving daily emails with fun activities and resources to help their children retain math skills acquired during the previous school year. After the program ends on Friday, July 29, parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child's summer accomplishment!

• This summer, Stride is FREE to all students in the state from May 1 to July 29. Prevent “Summer Slide” with a cool blend of online math, reading, and science skills practice, spectacular video games and peer competitions to pass the lazy summer days. Students may access the Stride learning platform online anytime, 24-7, on tablets, PCs and Macs.

LTS Education Systems offers the Stride game-based learning program used in many Alabama school districts during and after school hours for fun and personalized learning.

Register and login at www.AlabamaSummerStride.com. LTS will provide a dedicated Parent Support Line for the Summer Learning Challenge. Parents can call in to 1-844-855-4023 for help with Stride.

Eufala City Schools Visits PRS

May 12 - Last Day for Coke Fund Raiser

May 13 at 7:15 - Pike Road Papas Recognize Lead Learners in Communities 5-8

May 13 at 12:00 - POP Volunteer Luncheon

May 14 from 12:00-7:00 - Crawfish Boil at The Waters (Benefitting the Pike Road Patriot Fund)

May 16 at 6:00 High School Parent Information Meeting

May 17 at 5:30 P.M. - C6 - Invention Convention

May 19 - Pick Up for Coke Fund Raiser

May 19 at 7:00 - Spring Band Concert

*Please Note Date Change* May 20 Following Scrimmage Game - Football Parent Meeting for Communities 6-8

High School The Pike Road Way

Our mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.

Our Community Eight learners will soon become our Community Nine learners. Click here to read about our plans for High School The Pike Road Way.

May 23-24 - C8 parents and learners meet with counselor/administrators to develop High School Learning Plan (An appointment signup sheet will be available at the May 16 Parent Meeting.)

May 26 - Last Day of School for Learners . . . But learning never ends!

Email Addresses for Lead Learners

Select your child's lead learner to send an email.

Community Websites

Link to each Community's Website: http://www.pikeroadschools.org/?DivisionID=20934

May Lunch Menu