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Pike Youth Performing Arts - After School Program

The afterschool performing arts program – Pike Youth Performing Arts is back!  This is the second year for the program.  It has been renamed and enhanced. This new and improved program will begin on January 24 and end on February 28 with a performance for family and friends.  All classes are on Tuesday nights!  Enrollment forms have been delivered to all Pike elementary and middle schools!  Visit the Pike Performing Arts Center website to access the enrollment forms (English & Spanish).

A Quilt for Mother's Tears

Dismissal Delayed Due to Severe Weather - FCPA, NAS, NAN, GCMS, LMS

Please be advised that our students and staff members have taken shelter. Out of concern for their safety they will not be dismissed until it is deemed safe.

Jazz on the Green
Response to Federal Guidelines

This message is in response to the Federal Government’s guidelines on Transgender.  Please refer to our Board Policy 5517 and specifically to the following paragraph:

Chartwell's Food Service Survey

Chartwells goal is to bring healthy and nutritious meals to the students of Pike TWP. while finding fresh ideas and innovative concepts for the cafeterias. We would love to hear your feedback about your cafeteria experience and any ideas you would like to share that could enhance your dining experience. Please take this brief survey listed in the link below.

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Superintendent Search and Key Stakeholder Survey

Dear Friends of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township:

The MSD of Pike Township announces the opening of a search for a new Superintendent who will assume responsibilities on January 1, 2017.  The new leader will succeed Mr. Nathaniel Jones who has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2016.  The Board of Education has selected the University Superintendent Search Team with representatives from Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University and Purdue University to assist in this process.

Superintendent Application

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township has partnered with University Superintendent Search Team to recruit our new Superintendent.  We are seeking a dynamic and proven innovative educational leader to continue our outstanding level of educational excellence.  Interested candidates can learn more about the MSD of Pike Township at www.Pike.k12.in.us.

Eyes on Pike: Community Literacy Fair

The MSD of Pike Township's annual Community Literacy Fair will be held at Pike High School on Friday, April 8th, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Pike and Lawrence Township Present ElevatED 2017

The MSD’s of Pike and Lawrence Township are proud to present Indiana educators with a one of a kind opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills that will prove dividends for student achievement and allow teachers to go further. ElevatED is building a regional reputation as a leading education conference and this summer will again exceed all expectations!

Job Fair

MSD of Pike Township Schools

We are looking for Instructional Assistants, Substitutes, Bus Drivers, and Bus Monitors to join our school team.  Applicants must have a strong work ethic, organized, team oriented, and interest in supporting the success of youth.  Visit our booth at the job fair.

Pike Children's Theatre
Pike to Host First Lego League Event

Sunday, November 8, Pike Township will be hosting the Indy NW – Pike Township FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifying Event from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Pike High School's main gym. FLL is a robotics competition geared towards grades 3-6. Six Pike teams, as well as other local elementary schools, will be competing. All are welcome to watch, so bring your family to cheer on these exciting teams. This free event is open to the public.

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Pike Youth Theater Registration Pike Youth Theatre 2018

Are you ready for an introduction to theatre? For 7 weeks starting in January, the Pike Youth Theatre (PYT) is hosting an introduction to theatre program for middle school students which will lead up to a culminating performance at the end of the session. Grades 6-8 will learn basic acting and drama skills, as well as learn the basics of theatre in skits and plays.  

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis The Phil Oct. 14, 2018

DEFINING RHYTHMS!
Great Music Helps Us Feel the Beat!

Anon(ymous) PAD Anon(ymous) 2018

This play is an adaptation of Homer's Odyssey which many students in the English Department are reading currently or have read in the past. The student actors performing the play feel there are many connections and enjoy this challenging adaptation to the story they studied in their freshman year. 

IHTC Sickle Cell-abration 2018 IHTC Sickle Cell-abration
Poets in Autumn Poets in Autumn

Poets in Autumn 2018

Come out for the largest Poetry Event in the world.  Poets in Autumn is a production that mergers ART + THEATRE + POETRY.  

Come experience what many people have called "The best show in the country".  

Be There!

Final Acts 2018 Final Acts Flyer
Renovate Dance: Madeline A Classical Ballet for Children Madeline

Prices starting at $5 during Pre-Sale (2/23-2/25). $7 and up after Pre-Sale.

Ticket includes:

  • Admission to Madeline
  • Admission to Free Madeline-themed activities during intermission
  • Admission to Presentation Day (annual recital) immediately following intermission
Tuskegee University Golden Voices Concert Choir Tuskegee Flier 2018

The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Concert Choir will be giving a free concert at the Pike Performing Arts Center, Monday, March 12 starting at 6:30 pm.

Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance Competitions CRU 2018 News pic

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

March 2nd-3rd 2018

Welcome To Indianapolis!

Host Hotel:

Clarion Inn & Suites Northwest 
7001 Corporate Dr.

Indianapolis, IN, 46278-1938

(317) 298-3700

*Mention "Attendee CRU Dance to receive discount rate of $109.00*

Symphony of Praise Phil Gospel 2018

Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis

"Symphonic Praise"
20th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Pike Performing Arts Center

Reginald Walters, & Dr. Robert Townsend, Conductors
Scott Jackson Wiley, Guest Conductor 
Indianapolis Symphonic Praise Choir
Para Lee Gale, Director & Geoffrey Kelsaw, Assoc. Director

Motown Magic is Back! Motown Logo

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will proudly present Motown Magic at our Pike Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m.

A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying

The Pike Performing Production Troupe proudly presents:

A Lesson Before Dying

a play by Romulus Linney

Tickets are $7 for Adults and $5 for Students

This wonderful production will be located in the Studio Theatre!

Hope you can join us!

GHDT Nutcracker 2017 GHDT Poster 2017
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis PHIL Nov. Concert

A DJ’s rock/pop Mothership and a French masterpiece as a choreographic symphony!

Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Pike Performing Arts Center

Orcenith Smith, conducting

Program

Battalia (The Battle)

I. Presto (Gathering of the Troops)
II. Allegro (The lusty society of all types of humor; drunken troops sing different songs in different languages at the same time)
III. Presto (an interlude as troops pass by)
IV. The March (a drum and fife; organizing the troops) V. Presto (happiness and bravura before battle)
VI. Aria (prayer before battle)
VII. The Battle
VIII. Lamento, Adagio (The lament for the forgotten, the dead and the wounded)

Series : Symphony 101
Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)
 

Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Mothership
Series: Phringe Phestival
Mason Bates (b. 1977)

Daphnis et Chloé (Ballet Suite No. 2)

I. Lever du jour (Daybreak)
II. Pantomime (Thanksgiving in homage to Pan for saving Chloé)
III. Danse générale (Celebrating the reuniting of Daphnis and Chloé)

Series: Imagination
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 

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Pike Safe Trick or Treat

Pike High School's wonderful Safe-Trick-or-Treat event is right around the corner! The annual event is organized by Business Professionals of America, and features the clubs and organizations of Pike High School.

PHS Fall Band Concert 2017 Fall Band Concert 2017
Choirs In Construction 2017 CIC 2017
PHS/PHIL Side by Side Concert PHS/Phil Side By Side 2017
Curtain Call Spring Concert Curtain Call Spring Concert 2017
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis
Pike to Host Navy Band

MSD of Pike Township, the Pike Performing Arts Department and the Pike Performing Arts Center are proud to host The United States Navy Concert Band. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker The Nutcracker

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Pike Performing Arts December 2-4, 2016. This full-length modern version of the holiday classic features the highly-talented dancers of G2, the pre-professional company go GHDT. G2 is joined by students from The Academy Of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and other young dancers filling the stage with movement and color! The Nutcracker follows the same overall storyline from the original, but with a uniquely different twist. This magical updated version portrays Klara as a homeless orphan girl who discovers the true meaning of the season through the gift and giving spirit of a homeless man. The Nutcracker is sure to add joy and cheer to your holiday season. 

Night School Night Shift
David Archuleta Christmas Tour with Nathan Pacheco David Archuleta Christmas Tour

Summer Enrichment Programming

Hurry! Time is almost up! Pike Summer Enrichment registration ends on May 11, 2018!

The MSD of Pike Township will offer enrichment classes for students at the elementary and middle school level. Interested students will be charged a fee to participate. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. Classes will take place Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. between June 18 and June 29.

Miracle on 71st Street Miracle on 71st Street

Come join us for this magical holiday performance featuring various MSD of Pike Township choirs, staff members and community musicians.  

Miracle on 71st Street - Auditions On 10/29 & 11/3 from 6-8 pm

Auditions are being held on October 29 and November 3, 2015 for Miracle on 71st Street.  The show is on December 13, 2015 at 4 pm in the auditorium at the Pike Performing Arts Center.

Following are some of the songs that will be in the show:

All I Want for Christmas is You , Christmas All Over the World, Christmas Rappin, Do You Hear What I Hear, Feliz Navidad, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas,  O Holy Night, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Run Rudolph Run, Santa Claus is Back in Town, The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You), Wonderful Christmastime

If you are interested in participating in this show, please e-mail ppac@pike.k12.in.us to schedule an audition time.  Auditions are being held from 6-8 pm on October 29 and November 3, 2015.

 

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis The Phil Nov. 17, 2018
MUSIC THAT SPEAKS TO THE POWER OF CONSCIENCE
Magnificent Music for a Saturday Evening
Newsies Newsies

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

 

Curtain Call Spring Recital 2018 Curtain Call 2018 Spring Recital flyer
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) PHS Spring Play 2018
Expressenz Nutcracker 2017 Expressenz flyer 2017
United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are two of the six performing ensembles within The United States Air Force Band, the premier musical organization of the U.S. Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., The U.S. Air Force Band honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America.

Free Concert - Tickets Required

SOLD OUT - All unclaimed seats will be released at 7:15 pm for anyone attending without a ticket

Expressenz A Night To Treasure A Night To Treasure
ENCORE 2018 Dance Competition April 20-22 2018 Encore Banner

ENCORE DCS Regional Competition Tentative Schedule Outline INDIANAPOLIS April 20-22, 2018

 

 

Experience Upon This Rock

People throughout the Midwest and across the nation come to experience Upon This Rock. This diverse cast of both professional and amateur actors and singers never disappoints! From the soulful music to the enchanting silhouette of choreographed dance, every song sung, every word spoken, and every move made points the audience to the passion of the Christ!  Emotions range from tearful sorrow as Jesus hangs life-less on the cross during the crucifixion scene to foot-stomping cheers and shouting as the flames of pyrotechnics declare the victory of Christ as he takes the keys from death, hell and the grave.

Pike MusicFest 2018 MusicFest 2018

It’s the 21st Pike MusicFest!

Join the Excitement!

We will be Hosting 25 Choirs from 11 Indiana and Ohio schools!

Morning Session will start at 8:00 a.m.

Session ticket - $10

All Day ticket - $15

19th Annual Gospel Concert

For the 19th year, the all-volunteer Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis features our 90 voice Symphonic Praise Choir.  The concert celebrates Black History Month with music that highlights the contributions of black musicians and composers to our American music repertoire.

Executive producer:  Reginald Walters

Conductors:  Reginald Walters and Robert Townsend

Choir directors:  Para Lee Gale and Geoffrey Kelsaw

The Wedding Singer

ELVIS Tribute Artist Spectacular - Celebrate Elvis' Birthday

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
8 PM

For More Information:  etaspectacular.com

 

GHDT presents the Nutcracker 2018 GHDT Nutcracker 2018

GHDT Larger Ad

Expressenz Spring Recital 2018 Expressenz Recital 2018 flyer
Upon This Rock: Passion Play UTR 2018

E X P E R I E N C E  U P O N  T H I S  R O C K   -   O R D E R  T I C K E T S

 

Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Each year a selection committee comprised of business leaders, community members, and educators from throughout Pike Township has a wealth of exemplary candidates from which to choose.

Inductees, who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields and positively impacted the communities in which they live, are honored at an annual awards program which includes the recognition of the academic achievements of the Top 30 students from that year’s graduating class.
 

Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis PHIL Oct. Concert
Stage Door Dance Recitals Stage Door Dance Recitals
PHS to Proudly Present The Wiz

Our Pike Performing Arts Department will proudly present The Wiz at the Pike Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children 10 and under, can be purchased online at www.pike.k12.in.us/PerformingArtsCenter/home.

Curtain Call Dance presents The Nutcracker CC Nutcracker 2018

Every holiday season, Curtain Call is proud to present a stunning rendition of The Nutcracker at the gorgeous
Pike Performing Arts Center.

Stage Door Dance Recital 2018 Stage Door Flyer
STEAM Enrichment Programs for Elementary and Middle

The MSD of Pike Township will offer enrichment classes for students at the elementary and middle school level. Interested students will be charged a fee to participate. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. Classes will take place Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. between June 12 and June 30. All Enrichment classes will take place at Pike High School. Please review the available options for week #1, #2 or #3; complete the attached enrollment form; and submit with the appropriate payment to your child’s school as soon as possible but no later than May 12. Application deadline is end of school day on May 12, 2017.  Courses without the minimum number of participants (20 students) will not be offered and a refund will be provided.  Enrollment is first come first serve so turn in your enrollment application to your child’s school office as soon as possible! Enrollment is limited!

Board Update - Superintendent Search

The MSD of Pike Township Board of Education has been actively reviewing applicants for our new Superintendent...

Ballet Expressenz Presents Suites of the Nutcracker Expressenz Nutcracker 2018

For questions please contact expressenz@gmail.com or call (317) 879-0069

IU Science Fest Is Coming

 

This event will be the LARGEST open house event that IU has ever hosted.  Not listed on the attached flyer include Baxter Healthcare Pharmaceutical, Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes, IU Science Libraries, Molecular, and Cellular Biochemistry, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  This event is free and open to the public with no registration required.  They have activities for all ages! To learn more, visit them at www.go.iu.edu/sciencefest.

 

Pike Students and Alumni Selected for Simon SRP

Current Pike students Sarah Shado, Melanie Man, Brionna Tolbert and Kelsie Kimbrough along with Pike graduates Ariana Black (Tuskegee University) and Jordan Lyles-Holly (Hampton University) have been selected to participate in the 2018 Simon Summer Research Program (SRP).  The program is designed to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.  During the eight-week program, the students will be paired with a mentor and work on laboratory-based, computer-based and clinical research projects. At the end of the program, the students will present their findings as well as give an oral presentation. Former Pike student Amanuel Kibrom who is currently faculty in the Department of Biochemistry at the Duke University School of Medicine participated in the Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program during the 2012 summer.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green - SOLD OUT Turtles

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green* on tour in support of John’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John’s latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of Turtles All the Way Down.

Register For Pike Youth Theatre Pike Youth Theatre

Pike Youth Theatre (PYT) is an introduction to theatre program for middle school students leading up to a culminating performance at the end of the session. Grades 6-8 will learn basic acting and drama skills, as well as learn the basics of theatre in skits and plays.

Where: New Augusta North

When: Tuesday Nights ( 7 Weeks) January 15 - February 26, 2019

Time: Classes are 6pm-7:30pm with pickup at 7:30 sharp

Please Register online at by clicking this link. The fee is $55 per student. Registration and payment deadline is December 7, 2018. For questions contact Jeff Braun the Pike Performing Arts Center Coordinator. jbraun@pike.k12.in.us, (317) 216-5464.

 

Launch Your Day

The MSD of Pike Township continues to offer breakfast free of charge for all elementary and middle school students each morning as they arrive to start their school day in the school cafeteria. Join us in the cafeteria to start each school day fueled and ready to Launch Your Day with breakfast. Check out the Benefits of Breakfast!

Points of Pride

With over 64 countries and 81 home languages represented by more than 11,400 scholars in our schools, diversity is the strength of Pike Township. We offer our students a real world, global education which is one of the best in the state of Indiana.

Our high school has a 94% graduation rate which exceeds the 89% average in our state. Pike High School has been named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by The Washington Post in 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016. Newsweek has recognized Pike High School as one of “America’s Best High Schools” for the past two years.

The National Student Clearing House finds that over 60% of Pike students are currently enrolled in college compared to the national average of 57% and our high school continues to score above the national average for ACT composite score by race/ethnicity.

We have celebrated a record five Gates Millennium Scholars in the past seven years. With over 250 course offerings and more that 50 AP and IB courses, Pike far exceeds what’s available at local private and parochial school. Quite simply, we are #PikeProud!

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular 2019 Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular

The Elvis Tribute is a concert celebrating the music of Elvis Presley, the greatest entertainer of all time. The show begins with the early rock-a-billy years and continues era by era ending with the Las Vegas concert years. This year's line up consists of the best Elvis entertainers in the world, Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, Rick Saucedo, and Ryan Pelton.  Special Guests include eight time grammy award winning vocal group, The Blackwood Quartet, and The Fabulous Ambassadors Band. This is s a show you won't want to miss! 

Pike Proud District Newsletter

Our Pike Proud District Newsletter is our way of communicating important information to you throughout the school year. We ask that you take the time to read through each publication to stay current on what's happening around the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township. Important information about student achievement, school departments, important upcoming events, Performing Arts Center updates, and much more will be included in each newsletter.

Our Pike Proud District Newsletter will be published each week during the school year and will be available online by click on the link below or using the links in the right sidebar labeled Pike Proud District Newsletter.   

Red Cross Lifeguard Class

We are excited to offer you American Red Cross Lifeguarding Blended Learning. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session, which is scheduled for September 29th at our Pike Aquatic Center.

Jobs Available in Pike Township

Our Human Resources Department is committed to assisting both staff and applicants in a friendly, efficient manner. We believe that it's our job to put the "human" in Human Resources, so that everyone - whether an employee or applicant feels valued and respected.

Our top priority is hiring quality educators and educational support personnel who can provide the very best learning environment for Pike students.