PTO Discount Cards

PTO Discount Cards are on sale now for $15 and would make an excellent Christmas gift.  Contact the office for more information.

Lockdown Drill

We will be having a lockdown drill sometime over the next week.  Please be aware that this will only be a drill and no cause for concern.  We must practice to help our students prepare for possible emergency situations.

2016 Deer Hunt

The annual deer hunt will be January 8-10, 2016.  This is the largest fund raiser for our school.  We are asking each family to send $15 to help with the cost of the food.  The money needs to be sent in an envelope labeled Deer Hunt.  Please have the money turned in by December 17th.  Thank you for helping to make this a successful fund raiser!

Also, if you have land that may be used for hunting or if you can be a guide for the hunt, please call Dana Thrash at 334-372-3540.


Marketplace and Santa

We will be having our Patriot Marketplace this Thursday and Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Come and enjoy doing your Christmas shopping with us.

Also, Santa will be here Friday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, so bring your kiddies and have their pictures made at a minimum cost. 


Pike Sweatshirts

Happy Thursday! I hope you all are having a good week. I wanted to run this by each of you… I have talked to Kelsey from Ideal Graphics about ordering some sweatshirts. I know there was just an order placed for hoodies, but I was talking with her about doing sweatshirts and wanted to see who all would be interested in ordering one. This is a chance for teachers, students, parents, and whoever wants one to show their PIKE spirit in the cooler weather.

The sweatshirts will be like the picture below. They will be a shade of navy blue and will be the Comfort Color brand. The sweatshirts will be $23.00 a piece. We can purchase youth sizes. Sizes start at YOUTH SMALL and go up to ADULT XXL.

If you are interested, please email me ( so that I can get a more definite number. I will be making an order form available when we get back from Thanksgiving break.

Thanks so much!


November 20 Early Dismissal

On Friday, November 20, Pike Liberal Arts School will dismiss at noon due to hosting the AISA Tripleheader Championship Football games at Troy University that day.


Trip Meetings

There will be a meeting about the Washington, D.C. trip for parents on Tuesday, October 27, at 5:30pm in the Cafetorium.

There will be a meeting regarding the Puerto Rico trip for parents on Tuesday, October 27, at 6:00pm in the Library.


Viewing Report Cards

Several parents have informed us that they are unable to view report cards on Achieve. They have encountered a problem that seems to be originating from the Chrome browser in which the pdf document of the report card shows up blank. To remedy this, you can either use a different web browser (IE and Firefox work for sure and I have heard no complaints about Safari or Opera either) or you can follow the directions below to view it using Chrome:

When you click on Run Report, you see the pdf file in a download box at the lower corner of the screen. 

Instead of clicking on the file to open it up, click the dropdown arrow next to the file name and select "Always open in Adobe Reader" *

Then click on the file name and the file will open and it will also open on any subsequent attempts.

* If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it here or copy and paste the URL below into your web browser (please make sure to uncheck the "Optional Offer" box on the Adobe Reader download page if you do not want that program installed):

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mathews at for assistance.


Fall Festival

Click here to view the PDF version of the flyer above.

Important Upcoming Dates to Remember

Important dates to remember for the upcoming weeks:
  • Monday, October 5 - No school due to teacher inservice
  • Friday, October 9 - Muffins with Mom at 7:15 am in the PLAS Cafetorium
  • Friday, October 9 - School dismisses at noon
  • Friday, October 9 - Last day of the first quarter (grading period)
  • Monday thru Tuesday, October 12-13 - No school due to Fall Break
  • Wednesday, October 14 - Classes resume with normal schedule


Homecoming Schedule

The theme for Homecoming 2015 is "Tribute to the Stars" as we play the South Montgomery County Academy Raiders.

Monday - Dress like favorite musician or group

Tuesday - Dress like favorite TV or movie actor

Wednesday - Dress like favorite athlete or sports team

Thursday - Wear Homecoming T-shirt

Friday - K4 thru 4th Grades dress to match float or wagon theme / 5th and 6th Grades dress in red, white, and blue - 7th thru 12th dress in "Sunday Church" attire

Please note that all dress up days must comply with the PLAS dress code!

Thursday, September 24:  The Homecoming Parade will begin at 5:30 pm and will circle around from the front of the school and end behind the lunchroom.  All parents will need to be parked by 5:15 pm as the road will be closed.  We must leave one lane open for emergency traffic.

Immediately following the homecoming parade, you can eat in the cafetorium where you will have a choice of a chicken basket which includes 3 chicken tenders, fries, cookie, and 20 oz fountain drink for $5.50 or a hot dog basket which includes a hot dog, fries, cookie, and a 20 oz fountain drink for $4.50.  Enjoy a meal inside then head back out for the bonfire and glow in the dark pep rally.  Forms will come home Monday, September 21, to pre-order meals.

The Bonfire will begin at 7:00 pm followed at dark by the Blackout Pep Rally in the gym.

Friday, September 25:  The Homecoming Assembly will begin at 9:00 am in the stadium.  A reception will be held afterwards for all homecoming attendants, juniors, seniors, and alumni in the library.

Homecoming Pep Rally will begin at 11:15 am in the stadium.  All students are to report to the field and sit in their assigned seats at 10:45 am.

School dismisses at noon.

Stadium re-dedication honoring Mr. Kervin and Coach Ward will occur during pregame festivities.

Kickoff between the Patriots and Raiders is set for 7:00 pm.

This year's homecoming queen will be announced during a halftime ceremony at the game.


Patriot Out of the Darkness Walk

On Tuesday, September 15, Pike Liberal Arts SGA will host an "Out of the Darkness Walk" to bring attention to the fight against suicide.  As you know, the Troy community has been impacted by suicide the last two years in various age groups.  Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.  You may raise money to turn in, give a donation, or just walk for the cause.  The money raised will go for critical research and prevention programs and help bring some training to our community.  Please come and be a part of this worthy cause.  It would be an excellent opportunity to come and walk with your child(ren).  We look forward to seeing you there.

The Patriot Out of the Darkness Walk
PLAS Softball Field
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Allstate Foundation

Pike Liberal Arts School Foundation Inc. is pleased to receive $1000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Andy Blair's volunteerism.  We are pleased to partner with Allstate and their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.


PTO Announcements

Reminder: PTO field trip t-shirt orders are due by Friday, August 28. All elementary students are required to purchase field trip shirts.

Also, when sending in your forms for field trip shirts and PTO membership, please keep in mind that each t-shirt is $15 and to sign up for PTO is a separate $15, so if you are wanting to pay for one shirt and join PTO you need to send a check for $30.


Foundation Meeting

The Annual Foundation Meeting will be Thursday, August 20, at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

PR Committee T-Shirt Order Form

The PR Committee is selling t-shirts. You may choose the option(s) you would like to order. Please follow the link found here for the form and give it to the office by Monday, August 24th.

(If the link above does not work, please copy the following and paste it in your address bar:  )

This order will be placed several times throughout the year.

Thanks and Go PIKE!


Reminder from Coach Ponder

All of Coach Ponder's classes will need a 3-ring notebook, paper, and writing utensils.


Work Day

We will be having a work day this Saturday, July 18, from 7:30 am until 12 pm.  This work day will be used to beautify the campus (weed eating, cutting limbs back, etc.).

Please try to attend and help our campus look as beautiful and welcoming as possible for the beginning of school.

As always, thank you so much for supporting your children and our school.


Some Dress Code Changes for the 2015-16 School Year


As we are rapidly approaching the first day of school on August 7, here are a couple of dress code changes for grades 7-12 to take into consideration when purchasing clothes for school.

- T-shirts may be worn untucked; however, all collared shirts must remain tucked in.

- No tights or leggings may be worn unless they are worn under a dress or skirt that is no more than 4 inches above the knee as measured from the back.

Please keep these things in mind when preparing for this upcoming year.

As always, thank you for supporting our school and your children.

Supply Lists for 2015-16

Click the links below to view the pdf format of the supply lists by grade for the 2015-16 school year.









Accepting Applications

Pike Liberal Arts School is currently accepting applications for a History/Physical Education teacher.  The successful applicant should be able to coach either volleyball or softball (or both) and possibly basketball.  Please click the link below to view the application requirements and a blank application.  Turn them in to the office as soon as possible.


Governor's School

Pike Liberal Arts School had three students, John David Cox, Adam Grice, and Hayes Lee, who were accepted into the Alabama Governor's School at Samford University.  Governor's School is a summer residential honors program for gifted high school seniors.  The criteria for being accepted into the program include an ACT score of 25 or higher, leadership abilities, strong academics, and submission of a quality essay.

Congratulations John David, Hayes, and Adam (pictured below from left to right).

PLAS Beauty Pageant

The PLAS Beauty Pageant will be held Saturday, May 16, in the PLAS Cafetorium.

The pageant for grades 9-12 will be at 2:00 pm and the pageant for K4-8th grade will be at 5:00 pm.

Please contact the office at (334) 566-2023 for forms.  The forms are due by Wednesday, May 6.

If you have any questions, please call Natalie Lankford at (334) 672-3301 or Angie Grice at (205) 789-6218.


Baseball Playoff Game Today Un-Delayed

Due to possible inclement weather later this afternoon, Pike's playoff game against Morgan has been un-delayed.

According to the current weather report, there will only be two windows of time in which we will be able to play the game without the possibility of bad weather.  One of those times is 1:30 pm this afternoon and that is the time of the game.

Also, students in grades 7 - 12 will be dismissed at 1:30 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.

As always, thank you for supporting your children and our school.


Dance Team 2015-16

Congratulations to the PLAS 2015-16 Dance Team:

Lauren Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Anna Rushing

Taylor Spivey

Megan Starling

Josie Sullivan

End of the Year Events

April 2 - Dance Team Try-outs (Selections to be posted at 6 pm on Announcements page of school website)

April 3&6 - Holidays (No school)

April 7 - 6th Grade to McWane Center

April 9 - 2nd Grade to Atlanta

April 10 - Prom (School will dismiss at noon)

April 13-17 - Recycle Troy Week

April 13&14 - State Tennis at Lagoon Park in Montgomery

April 15 - 2nd Grade Brain Minders

April 20-22 - Amy Allen will take 7th Grade to Camp McDowell

April 22 - Liberty Learning Graduation Celebration

April 24 - State Art Show

April 27 - Board Meeting

April 29 - Ground Water Day - 4th Grade (will take the bus)

May 1&2 - State Softball Tournament

May 5-7 - State Baseball Tournament

May 7 - PTO "Cyber Bullying, What Parents Need to Know"

May 7 - 1st Grade Play (9 am)

May 8 - Dinner Theater at 6 pm (Tickets on sale in the office for $15 each)

May 11 - Space Center Field Trip for Grades 5, 6, and 8

May 12 - Spring Band Concert

May 12 - Patriot Pal Field Day (9-11 am), Field Day for K-5 through 6th Grade (1-3 pm)

May 13 - Elementary Honors Assembly (9 am)

May 14 - High School Honors Assembly (9 am)

May 14 - 1st Grade to Landmark Park (will take the bus)

May 15 - 4th Grade to Capitol

May 15 - Senior Practice at First United Methodist Church

May 17 - Baccalaureate at First United Methodist Church (2 pm)

May 18 - Senior Scholarship Day (9 am)

May 19-21 - Exams

May 19 - Senior Class Day (9 am)

May 20 - K-5 Graduation (9 am)

May 21 - 6th Grade Graduation (9 am)

May 22 - Senior Graduation (7 pm)


Blue Jean Ball Tickets

Get your tickets for the Blue Jean Ball in the office.  Call 334-566-2023 for more information.


2015-2016 Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 PLA Cheerleaders


Anna Adams
Parish Adams
Gracie Blair
Anna Laura Cobb
Patsy Ann Davis
Kelli Grant
Jordan Grice
Eden Hipps
Bailey McKnight
Anna May
Lexie Motes
Toni Sarris
Hailey Sasser
Carter Senn
Mia Smith
Emma Strickland
Elaina Strother

Junior Varsity

Ansley Adams
Miranda Black
Raegan Brown
Addi Garrott
Porter Lankford
Isabella Saunders
Emmy Stevens
Alyssa Terry


SGA Food Drive


The SGA needs your help.  Our annual Food Drive is in progress and will continue until January 16.  The class that brings the most items will get a pizza party.  One party for grades K-4 through 6 and one for grades 7 through 12.  Also, Mrs. Baggett has agreed to kiss a goat in front of the student body if we collect 5000 items.  This drive will help the Salem-Troy Baptist Association restock their food pantry for their food ministry in our community.  There is a real need for the following items:

Canned meats, breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, dry beans, spaghetti sauce, mac and cheese, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, ketchup, mayonnaise, as well as all canned items in addition to these.

Thank you for supporting your children, our school, and this community.