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A Message from the Superintendent An important message from the Superintendent... Read More
Superintendent Jones Retirement Celebration & Scholarship Fund After more than 13 years of serving as the leader of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Superintendent Jones will retire this December. The Pike Township Educational Foundation has ... Read More
Pike Names Next Superintendent At their regularly scheduled board meeting last evening, the MSD of Pike Township's school board named Dr. Flora Reichanadter as the district's next superintendent. Read More
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Superintendent's Message

Pike recognizes the importance of accountability and high expectations for all of our students. As an educator of 43 years, I have embraced different ways to measure student academic progress and provided data that teachers can use to help improve student achievement. However, it has been very challenging for teachers to focus on and be judged by student performance on tests based upon state standards that have changed several times in a relatively short timeframe. In a few weeks, the Indiana Department of Education will release the 2016 ISTEP+ results. In my opinion, the ISTEP+ results will not reflect accurately what our students truly have learned or what they are capable of accomplishing. Instead, they will reflect whether or not students were good test takers. The validity of ISTEP+ (state assessment) continues to be a controversial topic in Indiana for many different reasons. Most recently, Governor Pence appointed a diverse committee consisting of different stakeholders to determine if Indiana will have a different state assessment for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The committee’s progress has been slow with speculation that the committee will not meet its ...
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PIKE AT A GLANCE

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Highlights

Pike Lions Club Pancake Breakfast The Pike Township Lions Club will host their famous Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 10 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the Pike High School Cafeteria. Read More
RED Zone Food Pantry The RED Zone Food Pantry will be open from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12. Read More
Honor an Educator! Think “outside the mug!” Looking for a holiday gift that will make a difference to students in Pike Schools? Something a little more creative than a coffee mug? Read More
A message from Superintendent Jones on his upcoming retirement Dear Pike Family, I would like to begin my letter by saying that it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as the Superintendent of the MSD of Pike Township for the last 13 years. Read More
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Central Elementary School Receives Educational Excellence Award Central Elementary School was selected by the Indianapolis Urban League to receive the 2016 Educational Excellence Award. Read More
Pike Educators Honored for Excellence Congratulations to Deborah Calhoun (PHS), April Moss (PHS), Temeka Lomax (PHS), and Peggy Owens (SCES), who were all recently honored with well deserved recognitions! Read More
Pike Celebrates Gates Scholars The prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) Program is a national initiative funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It provides scholarships and leadership development to ... Read More
HCTB Here Comes the Bus® is available in Pike. The program allows parents and caregivers to safely track their child's bus in real-time. Read More