IMPORTANT: Change of Dates

We will be taking Monday, January 2, as a holiday which means we will return to classes from Christmas break on Tuesday, January 3.  To make up the missed day on January 2, we will attend school on President's Day, Monday, February 20.

We are making this change because of the many requests to be off for bowl games and travel.  We have no extra days built into our schedule and the board voted to make the change as stated.

We will also change the Elementary Honors Day that is scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, to Friday, January 6.

Thank you as always, for supporting your children and our school.

Judith March for Pike Liberal Arts School

Patriot Marketplace is Here


Thursday Apparel

We are asking all students, faculty, and staff to wear either a Troy University shirt or to wear black in support of Troy University.  As always, thank you for supporting your children and our school.


Veterans Day Program

Shirts for Sale

We have the following shirts for sale in the following quantities:

Homecoming Shirts

Youth Medium - 3

Youth Large - 3

Adult X-Large - 1

Field Trip Shirts

Youth Small (6-7) - 5

Size 8 - 1

Adult Small - 5

Adult Medium - 1

Adult X-Large - 1

Adult XX-Large - 1

Adult XXX-Large - 1

Please contact Mrs. Trecy in the office at 334-566-2023 if you are interested.


Patriot Marketplace

Patriot Marketplace Vendor Application

Please see the Patriot Marketplace Vendor Application below if you are interested in being a vendor at the 2016 Patriot Marketplace to be held Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2.  Click here for a printable PDF version of the application.



The Pike Family sends their deepest sympathies to the Jay Meredith family.  He was tragically killed in a car accident last night.  His son is in Mrs. Bhatti's K-5 class.  Please remember this dear family in your prayers.


Neverthirst Campaign

Dear Pike Families:

The Neverthirst Campaign is under way at Pike and we have heard so many positive and encouraging things the students have shared with their parents!!  Thank you all for your support thus far...we are all excited to see how God works through the school to extend compassion to the ends of the earth!  Pike's fundraising campaign for Neverthirst ends 10/3 and we hope the students continue to add money to their buckets in their classrooms!

My family has been involved with Neverthirst over the past few years and we have had the opportunity to provide clean water wells in India through Neverthirst.  We recently received our completed report for our 2015 well and I wanted to share with all of you so you could see how real Neverthirst is and the opportunity it provides for your children and yourselves to be a part of furthering God's kingdom.  Upon completion of every single well, the donors receive a report similar to the report included below.  I can't wait to see and share the report(s) from the well(s) provided through our campaign efforts at Pike Liberal Arts School!!!


Candace Nelson


PTO Field Trip T-shirts

Friday, September 16, is the FINAL turn-in date for any PTO Field Trip T-shirt orders.  Additional forms can be picked up in the office.


Homecoming Activities

Homecoming Activities

Dress for Homecoming Week

Monday, September 26 - Monday Mania:  Dress like a resident of the Emerald City or your favorite "Wizard of Oz" character.

Tuesday, September 27 - Twisted Tuesday:  Dress in mismatched, backwards, or inside-out clothes, crazy socks, and windblown hair.

Wednesday, September 28 - Which Witch or Wizard Wednesday:  Dress like Glenda the good witch - all white, the Wicked Witch of the West - all black, or the Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, September 29 - Homecoming T-Shirt Day:  Wear your homecoming shirts.

Friday, September 30 - Homecoming Day:  K-4 through 6th Grades wear red, white, or blue - Grades 7-12 wear Sunday attire (dress clothes) for morning assembly then change to red, white, and blue for other activities.

Thursday Afternoon Schedule

5:00 - 6:00 pm:  You may purchase a hamburger basket for $6.00 (includes hamburger, fries, and tea or water) or a hot dog basket for $5.00 (includes a hot dog, fries, and tea or water) that will be served in the Cafetorium.

5:50 pm:  Line up for the parade (must be in place by 6:10 pm)

6:15 pm:  Homecoming Parade around the school

7:00 pm:  Bonfire in front of the gym

7:30 pm:  Glow in the dark pep rally

Friday Schedule

8:00 - 8:10 am:  All students grades 9-12 go to get break in the Cafetorium and take it back to homeroom/first period

8:15 - 8:25 am:  All students grades 5-8 go to get break in the Cafetorium and take it back to homeroom/first period

8:35 - 8:45 am:  All students grades 1-4 go to break in the Cafetorium and take it back to homeroom/first period

8:30 am:  All Homecoming nominees (including all seniors) report to the football field

8:50 am:  All students grades 7-11 go to the football field

9:00 am:  Homecoming Assembly

10:00 am:  All Homecoming nominees, attendants, junior and senior classes go to the library for Homecoming Reception.  All grades 7-10 go back to homeroom/first period.  After the reception, all students are to report back to homeroom/first period except cheerleaders and football players who will report to the gym.

11:00 am:  Pep Rally

12:00 pm:  Dismissed from school

Students will stay in homeroom/first period all day, there will be no changing classes.  If the Pep Rally is over before 12:00 pm, ALL STUDENTS MUST REPORT BACK TO HOMEROOM/FIRST PERIOD UNTIL 12:00 PM.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open September 8 - 15 during school hours. 

There will be a special meeting on September 7th at 6:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to volunteer to help. 

The Online Book Fair will run from September 2-19, and the books will be delivered to the school with no shipping fee.


Louisiana Flood Relief

We are still collecting supplies for the victims of the Louisiana floods along with the Troy University Athletics Department.  We are collecting items until 8:00 am on Thursday, September 8.  A truck will pick-up all collected items that morning.  The items needed are the same as before and are listed below.  Thank you for supporting your children, our school, and those who are in need at this time.

Items needed:

Sheets, blankets, pillows and pillow cases
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Shampoo (travel sizes please)
Feminine needs products
Baby items
Non-perishable items
Cleaning supplies, masks, gloves, rags
School supplies
Toilet paper
Boxes for people to carry these items when they pick them up


Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day is scheduled for Friday, September 9.  Due to an increase in enrollment, we will have three programs to accommodate our grandparents for grades K4 through 6th in the cafetorium.  This change has been reflected on the school calendar.

This is a time for children to invite grandparents, godparents, or a special visitor.  Unfortunately, we do not have the space for our parents; therefore, we reserve this program for grandparents and special visitors only.

The first program for K4 through 2nd Grades will begin at 8:30 am.  The second program for 3rd and 4th Grades will begin at 10:15 am.  The third and final program for 5th and 6th Grades will begin at 1:00 pm.

After each program, the grandparents will be invited to visit the book fair.  All elementary teachers have a wish list in the library if anyone would like to purchase books for the classroom.

Please understand that children MAY check out with their grandparents or special visitors but that teachers will be on campus until 3:15 pm.  Therefore, checking out is not a requirement, only an option for this special day, and any student left at school will have something to do.

Also, please help us to emphasize that this is a regular school day for grades 7-12 and checking out is not an option for these students.


Relief for Flood Victims in Louisiana

A collection for the Troy Area to help with relief to the flood victims of Louisiana has begun.  We would like to help fill a trailer to be taken to Louisiana.  The list below is what is needed and must be turned in Monday, August 22.  Just drop it off at the school Monday morning.

Items needed:

Sheets, blankets, pillows and pillow cases
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Shampoo (travel sizes please)
Feminine needs products
Baby items
Non-perishable items
Cleaning supplies, masks, gloves, rags
School supplies
Toilet paper
Boxes for people to carry these items when they pick them up


REMINDER: Foundation Meeting / Spaghetti Supper

Please mark your calendar for Monday, August 22, for our Fall Foundation Meeting.  It will begin at 6:00 pm.  The school will sponsor a Spaghetti supper beginning at 5:00 pm.  The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, and tea or lemonade.  The cost of the supper will be $3 for kids through 6th grade and $6 for all others.  You will need to make a reservation so that enough food can be prepared.  Reservations must be in by 8:00 am this Friday, August 19.  Please send the order form below and there will be a list at the door with those names.  You can find the printable PDF version of the form here.


Supply Lists for Some Middle School and High School Classes

Some of our Middle School and High School teachers have provided supply lists for their students so that they can take advantage of the upcoming tax-free weekend before school starts.  Click on the appropriate links below if your child is taking the following classes:  Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Forensics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, English 10, English 11, or English 12.

Supply lists for Mrs. Jordan's Chemistry and Life Science Classes

Supply lists for Mrs. Allen's Anatomy, Biology, and Forensics Classes

Supply list for Mrs. Butler's English 10, English 11, and English 12 Classes

Supply list for Mr. Mathews' Pre-Calculus and Calculus Classes


New Family Barbecue

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Pike Liberal Arts School will be having a barbecue to welcome our new families beginning at 6:00 pm.  Dress is casual.

Please RSVP to Taylor Jinright by July 28, at 334-268-1051 or

The barbecue will be held at Campbell Pond on Crawley Pond Road in Banks, AL.  Written directions and a map with directions follow.

Written Directions:

From Troy, follow S. Three Notch St. through downtown Troy (S. Three Notch St. will become Hwy 29).  Follow Hwy 29 out of Troy into Banks along the railroad tracks.  Take a left at Banks Buy-Rite Convenience Store (cross the railroad tracks), continuing on Hwy 29.  Take the first left onto Crawley Pond Road, after passing Banks Elementary School on the left.  Follow Crawley Pond Road downhill, following black fencing.  Entrance gate is on your left at the bottom of the hill.

Map with Directions:


Termite Football

To whom it may concern:

To those students that are in the 3rd and 4th grades that are interested in playing termite football, practice will begin on Tuesday, August 2, at 5:30 pm on the softball field.  Cleats and helmet only for the first two practices.

Thanks and look forward to an exciting football season.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me,

Thank you,

David Bradford

Termite Cheerleading

3rd and 4th graders interested in Cheerleading for termites contact Katie Scott at

Traci Leverett will have 5th and 6th grade Cheerleaders.

2016-17 Supply Lists for K-4 through 6th Grade

Please click on the links below to see the corresponding supply lists.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 334-566-2023.

K-4 Supply List

K-5 Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

2nd Grade Supply List

3rd Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List


Senior Graduation Location Change

Due to weather concerns Thursday night, senior graduation has been moved to Claudia Crosby Theater in Smith Hall at Troy University.  Commencement will begin at 7:00 pm.


Tuition and Fees

Dear Parents:

The 2015-2016 school year is quickly coming to an end and we are looking ahead to the 2016-2017 year.  May 31st is the end of our fiscal year and like every other "business" we must get our accounts current so that we can close this year and properly plan for the coming year.

Graduation is set for May 19 and it is the last day of school; therefore, we have set the following due dates for payments of all tuition, fees, and other charges.

Graduating seniors must have all family tuition and fees paid in full by Monday, May 9, in order to participate in graduation and receive their diplomas.

All other students must have all tuition and fees paid in full by Monday, May 16th.


Finance Committee

Pike Liberal Arts School Foundation

Book Fair

As a reminder, the Book Fair runs from today, April 25, through Friday, April 29, from 8 am to 3:15 pm in the PLAS Library (Media Center).

Athletics Physicals

As a reminder, athletics physicals will be on May 11 & 13 (Wednesday and Friday) with Dr. Liljeberg beginning at 1:00pm each day.  The cost is $15 per student.  Contact Coach Allen or Coach Hudson if there are any questions.


Message about Prom

April 5, 2016

Dear Parents:

In order to manage the crowd and make the senior prom lead out more visible, as well as safe for everyone attending, we have implemented some changes this year.  Please understand that it is necessary to make these changes as it has become impossible to move around, not to mention be able to see much of anything, in the cafetorium in recent years.  Hopefully, this will be a solution that will give each couple a time to shine and give parents and guests a better view of the children.

The cafetorium will be open for everyone to come and look and take pre-prom pictures beginning at 5:00 pm.  The lead out will begin at 7:00 pm.  The seniors will begin from the main doors of the old building and walk out to the sidewalk, down the sidewalk and stairs, and enter the elementary end side door.  They will continue down the elementary hall until they enter the lower door of the cafetorium and then onto the stage where they will be introduced.

Everyone will be asked to exit the cafetorium at 6:45 pm.  There will be places out in front of the old building and inside the elementary hall to view each couple and take additional pictures as they walk to the cafetorium.  Each senior will be given tickets so that their parents and/or stepparents can reenter the cafetorium if they choose.  Only these people with tickets will be able to reenter the cafetorium.

Keep in mind that when the band begins to play, it will be time for all to leave the cafetorium so that the students can enjoy their prom.

Also, there will be no parking in front of the old building.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Becky Baggett

2016-2017 PLAS Dance Team

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 PLAS Dance Team!!

Josie Sullivan
Mary Kendall Motes
Lauren Johnson
Megan Starling
Taylor Spivey
Tiffany Johnson
Anna Rushing
Kacie Bell


Yearbooks for Sale

Dear Parents and Students,

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this important keepsake of the school year.  The 2015-2016 Pike Liberal Arts yearbook is in color and is packed full of the memories you never want to forget.  The Yearbook Staff will be taking orders until Friday, March 11.  The cost is $50.  Please send the money to your homeroom teacher.

Thank you for your support!

The Yearbook Staff


Third Nine Weeks Exam Schedule

Students may not leave scheduled exams early for any exam.  High school students will dismiss at noon on Friday only.

Tuesday, March 8

8:15 - 9:15 am - Second Period Exam
9:18 - 10:13 am - First Period
10:16 - 11:06 am - Third Period
11:09 - 11:59 am - Fourth Period
12:02 - 1:12 pm - Fifth Period
1:15 - 1:58 pm - Sixth Period
2:00 - 2:58 pm - Seventh Period Exam

Wednesday, March 9

8:15 - 9:15 am - Fourth Period Exam
9:18 - 10:13 am - First Period
10:16 - 11:06 am - Second Period
11:09 - 11:59 am - Third Period
12:02 - 1:12 pm - Fifth Period
1:15 - 2:15 pm - Sixth Period Exam
2:18 - 2:58 pm - Seventh Period

Thursday, March 10

8:15 - 9:15 am - First Period Exam
9:18 - 10:13 am - Second Period
10:16 - 11:06 am - Fourth Period
11:09 - 11:59 am - Fifth Period
12:02 - 1:12 pm - Sixth Period
1:15 - 2:15 pm - Third Period Exam
2:18 - 2:58 pm - Seventh Period

Friday, March 11

8:15 - 9:15 am - Fifth Period Exam
9:18 - 10:13 am - First Period
10:16 - 11:06 am - Second Period
11:09 - 11:59 am - Sixth Period

Break and Lunch time will remain the same each day with no Patriot Way that week.


Baseball/Softball Games Cancelled

All Baseball and Softball games and/or practices have been cancelled for today, February 23.

February 23rd - Early Dismissal

On Tuesday, February 23, Pike Liberal Arts School will dismiss at 2:00 pm due to the possibility of inclement weather. Please keep an eye on the school website's announcement page for any further updates.

Fund Raiser Dinner Tickets

All fund raiser dinner tickets need to be turned in by Friday. If you have unsold tickets return them ASAP as we have people who need them.

Thank you so much,

Coach Hudson


2016-2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders:

Junior Varsity
     Ansley Adams
     Dee Allen
     Raegan Brown
     Anna Claire Dorrill
     Addi Garrett
     Ella Cate Gunter
     Mary Michael Hussey
     Porter Lankford
     Jaylee Price
     Isabella Saunders
     Abbi Kay Terry
     Alyssa Terry

     Parish Adams
     Gracie Blair
     Anna Laura Cobb
     Jordan Grice
     Eden Hipps
     Caroline Kirk
     Anna May
     Lexie Motes
     Hailey Sasser
     Mia Smith
     Emmy Stevens
     Emma Strickland


Alumni Survey


We would like to ask you to please take the time to fill out our alumni survey that can be found at either or at

It is a very short survey (less than 10 questions) and the information will be used to help us improve our school.  Please pass these links on to any other alumni of Pike Liberal Arts and ask them to complete it as well.

Thank you so much for your time and support.


School Delayed

School will be delayed until 9 am due to the weather today, Wednesday, February 3.