Patriot Pride Work Days

We will be having Patriot Pride Work Days on Saturday, July 26, and Saturday, August 2.  We will use this time to spruce up the outside of the school beginning at 8:00 am.  Please join us for one or both of these days.  As always, thank you for supporting your children and our school.


Volunteers to Paint


If you are willing to volunteer to come help paint the Cafetorium and a couple of classrooms, please contact Mrs. Baggett at 334-566-2023.  We can paint several rooms if we have volunteers to help.

Thank you for supporting our school and your children.


Summer Workout Schedules

Below you will find links to a Parent Letter for Athletics regarding Summer Workouts as well as the June, July, and August Schedules for Summer Workouts.  The June, July, and August Schedules are also on the school calendar which can be accessed by clicking on the Calendar option on the school's website (  The letter and workout schedules also have links on the Athletics website.

Letter to Parents and Form regarding Summer Workouts

June Workout Schedule

July Workout Schedule

August Workout Schedule


A Letter from the Chairman

Pike Liberal Arts School Parents:

With the school year ending and summer officially beginning, we would like to this opportunity to wish all of our students and families a great and safe summer. We will be working hard this summer to get ready for next year and we are looking forward to new things happening at Pike Liberal Arts. As our new headmaster, Mrs. Baggett is already hard at work adding to our staff. New staff members to date are:

· Mr. Jason Williams: High School Math, Junior Varsity Baseball, Varsity Baseball Assistant, and Junior Varsity Football Assistant

· Mrs. Janice Waldrop: Physics and Math

· Mrs. Amy Allen: Biology, Anatomy, Forensics, and Tennis

· Coach Allen Ponder: Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Junior Varsity Baseball Assistant, Strength and Fitness Coach, Basketball, Health and History.

· Coach Arlton Hudson: Assistant Football Coach, Physical Education, Junior High History

Each of these teachers will be working hard this summer as they prepare for next year.

The latest hire was made the last week of school. Mrs. Amy Garrett will assume the duties of assistant headmaster beginning today, Monday, June 2, 2014. I would like to take this opportunity to properly introduce Mrs. Garrett:

Mrs. Garrett is an alumnus of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, AL and attended Troy “State” University and Alabama State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Elementary Education.

She is proud to say that she began her career at PLAS teaching third grade. After two years at Pike, Mrs. Garrett transitioned into the Ozark City School System where she taught fourth grade for two years. She married Micah Garrett and moved to Madison County, where she taught fourth grade and sixth grade for the Madison City and Madison County School Systems. While in Madison County, Mrs. Garrett attended Alabama Math, Science, and Technology (AMSTI) training and began teaching science and math utilizing the materials provided by this program. AMSTI promotes learning by engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based lessons. Upon moving back toward Pike County, Mrs. Garrett became an AMSTI Science Specialist at Troy University, working primarily with 3rd-5th grade science teachers for eleven counties in the Troy in-service region. She has trained many teachers on AMSTI science modules and has had the opportunity to coach teachers on a variety of topics.

After three and a half years at AMSTI in Troy, Mrs. Garrett had the Education as an Education Specialist in the Office of Student Learning. She specifically worked with 3rd-5th grade AMSTI Science Specialists in eleven AMSTI regions in the state.

Over the years, Mrs. Garrett has had numerous opportunities to work with people of all ages…elementary, middle school, high school, and college students as well as adults.

Mrs. Garrett is excited to return to the school where she began her career and we are equally excited to have an educator with such credentials join the administration of Pike Liberal Arts School.

Please stop by anytime this summer and meet Mrs. Garrett.

The summer office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the office closed for the week of July the Fourth. You may also set up an appointment for another time if necessary. Please check the website for registration information. The first day of school is Friday, August 8, 2014. Enjoy your summer!


Maria Strother, Chairman

PLAS Board of Trustees