District News

Alumni Hall of Fame Pike High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame

We are currently seeking nominees for Pike High School’s prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame. If you know a Pike High School graduate who has been out of school for at least 10 years and made significant contributions to their field and/or community, please consider nominating them. In order to be guaranteed consideration for the 2019 induction class, please submit your nomination by no later than Monday, March 4. All nominations received after March 4 will be kept on file and considered next year.

Welcome Our New Seal New Pike Township Seal

In MSD of Pike Township, our seal represents an award-winning district widely regarded as an education leader for high academic standards, innovative educational programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and an incredible school community fully invested in our mission. As we move forward educating tomorrow's leaders, our new seal will continue to represent those same values. We are Pike Family we are Pike Proud! 

2019-20 Enroll/Reg Information Pike Enroll_Reg 2019

2019-2020 MSD of Pike Township

  • Kindergarten Online Enrollment and Early Learning Center/PreK Online Enrollment will open on March 11th.
  • Kindergarten Round Up will be on April 11th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  
  • Online Registration opens on Monday, April 15th.
  • Elementary School enrollment/registration will be Tuesday, July 9th from 1 pm to 7 pm.
  • Middle School enrollment/registration will be Wednesday, July 10th, 1 pm to  7 pm.
  • High School enrollment/registration will be Wednesday, July 24th, noon until 7 pm.
High Ability Parent Meeting Photo by Santi Vedrí on Unsplash

Assessment data determines identification of students currently in grades K-7 for the High Ability program. The identification process begins in the fall using universal screening tools (i.e. NWEA, CogAT). Final testing (February) and selection will take place in the spring. Parents are notified by letter as to whether their child is invited into the program by the end of May. 


Important Message

Please click here to read an important mesasge from Superintendent Reichanadter regarding the recent incidents at Pike High School.

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.


Online 2018-2019 Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Pike Township is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

Safe & Secure

We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.

Private & Available

Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!


Your data is transmitted to the Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.

Go Green 

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

•  Visit http://msdpike.heartlandapps.com

•Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information

•  Click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!

It’s That Easy!

- See more at: http://www.pike.k12.in.us/News/286#sthash.sw2gG2Im.dpuf

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.

In The Heights

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Tickets on sale September 30th 2017


Pike HS Band, Choir & Cadets Shine With Air Force Band

A sell-out audience witnessed an amazing performance by the The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants last night at Pike Performing Arts Center. Playing a new wind ensemble version of “Red Tail Skirmish,” the band celebrated the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Talented Pike High School band and choir students took the stage and were afforded the opportunity to perform alongside musicians demonstrating Air Force excellence. Our Pike High School Cadets were out in force and displayed a level of polished professionalism that was noticed by all. Serving as ambassadors for Pike Township by greeting, welcoming and ushering throughout the evening, their conduct was nothing less than spectacular. #pikeproud

Pike Homecoming Events

Are your ready for Homecoming 2017? Join us for our weeklong celebration starting on Monday, September 11th with Superhero vs Disney Day and concluding with our football game on September 15th.

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!

Kindergarten Round Up

If you are a Pike Township resident with a child who will be starting Kindergarten next school year, please join us for Kindergarten Round Up this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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.  

Air Force Academy To Visit Pike

Do you want to attend a top university for virtually no cost? Do you want to become the best version of yourself and serve your nation? The Air Force Academy offers a top undergraduate program with 27 majors, NCAA Division 1 sports programs, a fully-funded education, and employment as an officer in the US Air Force upon graduation from its beautiful location in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  

On Thursday, April 5th at 8:30 in the Freshman Media Center, learn about the Air Force Academy, cadet life, and the application process from recent graduates/admission advisors! The session is open to all students and staff. Students who are in the top 10 percent of their class, Athletic Letter Award Recipients, Scouting and National Honor Society are the profile of a typical cadet. If you are interested, please send your name to:


Dr. Ruth W. Woods

Pre Collegiate Consultant

MSD of Pike Township



Student Summer Research Opportunity with IU School of Medicine

Vicki Bonds Director of Health Professions and Pre-Doctoral Programs with the IU School of Medicine shared great information with Pike students about the IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP).  This 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 (June 4-July 27, 2018), participants work and are compensated for 40 hours each week. Full-time attendance is mandatory throughout the program’s duration. Of course, unforeseen emergencies and school-related obligations may come up, thus, some flexibility may be allowed. However, due to the rigorous nature of the program, a commitment to daily attendance is required.

Selected participants will be paired with a research mentor. Research projects may involve laboratory-based research, computer-based database research or clinical research. Students will learn about research methodology and will complete a project over the summer months. They will present their findings as well as give oral presentations. Applicants are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the program, including professional development. Applications are due Feb. 23, 2018. Questions? Contact IU School of Medicine’s Health Professions Programs at askhpp@iupui.edu.

2019-20 Balanced Calendar calendar pic

The Balanced Calendar application for the 2019-2020 school year is now available online and can be accessed by clicking the buttons below. Please only submit the online application if you would like your child to attend the balanced calendar school designated for your home address for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications must be submitted by 3 pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, to be considered in the first round of the lottery.

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.

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.

Early Dismissal - Thursday, February 23 & Friday, February 24

Please be reminded that all Pike Township Schools will be dismissed early on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24. 

2019-20 Online Enrollment and Registration

Pike is providing online enrollment for new students and registration for current students through the links below.
It is important to complete enrollment and/or registration...

Make Plans for ElevatED 2019 ElevatED

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!

We Are #PikeProud msd of pike pic

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is an award-winning school district, widely regarded as an education leader for high academic standards, innovative educational programs, state-of-the-art facilities, strong parent engagement, community partnerships, exceptional students and acclaimed educators.


Fight the flow Fight the flow

Pike is hosting "Fight the Flow" to raise funds for The American Cancer Society!  Fight the Flow is an hour long yoga event which will be held Wednesday, November 14th at Pike High School.  Check-in is at 6:00 p.m. followed by yoga from 6:30-7:30. The first 80 participants to donate $5.00 will receive a swag bag of goodies. Enter the East gym door 11A at Pike HS.  Register now by clicking on this link.


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.

Pike Offers Summer Sport Camps

Pike Summer Sport Camps are an excellent opportunity for your child to develop and maintain fitness while improving sports skills and techniques.  Pike Summer Sport Camps will be offered this summer between the dates of June 5th thru July 13th.  Please consult the enclosed calendar to be sure when your camp is offered.

Each sport camp will be conducted by Varsity Coaches from Pike High School.  The Varsity Coach and staff will provide expert instruction which will improve your child’s overall fitness and specific skill levels for future participation on a Pike school team.

Dates and times for each camp are set to maximize the opportunity for every child’s participation. If your child is enrolling in more than one sport, the registration form may be copied. 

Pike Township Counseling Program Survey

Pike is conducting a comprehensive study of our counseling program beginning with an analysis of our current counseling services to determine the strengths, challenges,  and how we may enhance our services. To assist us in this endeavor we need your anonymous feedback. 


Girls’ Basketball Heads to State

Our Lady Red Devils basketball team made history again this weekend by defeating Columbus North on Saturday to capture the Semi-State title.  Now it’s on to the State Championship game versus the 27-2 Homestead Lady Spartans from Fort Wayne. Tickets for Saturday’s 8:15pm game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse are $15 and are on sale in our high school athletic office. Children 2 and under are free and handicap accessible tickets are available.

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!

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.

Realizing Your Dream Scholarship Application Now Being Accepted

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township “Realizing Your Dream Scholarship” Application Deadline is fast approaching.  All applications must be completed and returned to Evelyn Gearries, Assistant Principal – Pike Freshman Center no later than 2:30 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 for consideration. Mrs. Gearries will forward all applications to the office of the Superintendent. It is imperative to complete all categories listed on the application. Omission of information in any area will disqualify your application.


Payments Simplified with MySchoolBucks

From the cafeteria to the classroom and everthing in between, MySchoolBucks allow parents to pay in a simple and secure way.  All of your account information including students, account balances, meal histories, SmartPay payments and profile details are available at MySchoolBucks.

Utilized by Pike families, MySchoolBucks is the premier online payment service trusted by more than 3.7 million parents at over 23,000 schools. You'll enjoy faster checkout, a better mobile experience, easier account management, and more automatic payment options. 

Access your upgraded account today at www.myschoolbucks.com and login using your existing MyLunchMoney email address and password. If you're new to MyLunchMoney, please create a FREE account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

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RDTV News!

Watch your daily student announcements to stay current with Pike High School's events!

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!


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.

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

Welcome to the STEM Club!

The state of Indiana has increased the number of STEM schools, and ECES is one of them! "Schools are chosen to receive certification based on their commitment to teaching the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math throughout the entire school. STEM Certified Schools exemplify a highly non-traditional approach to education, employing a great deal of inquiry, project based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student centered classrooms, integration into humanities and related arts, and out of school STEM activities. STEM Certified Schools accomplish this while following educational policies set by the state and excelling under the system of accountability."


Girls’ Basketball Semi-State PRE-SALE tickets

Our district has been allotted a limited number of floor level tickets for Saturday’s Girls’ semi-state basketball game in Richmond, Indiana.  The tickets can only be purchased pre-sale Thursday from 6:00am to 3:00pm and on Friday starting at 8am and ending at 7:30pm.  For more information or to set up an appointment, please call or email Kendra Champion-Mcaloon, Assistant Athletic Director at kchampio@pike.k12.in.us or 317-387-2659.

Game Details:

Date: Saturday, February 18th

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Richmond High School 

Ticket Cost: $8.00 (Kindergarten & Older)

Back to School & Ice Cream Social Events

Come by and visit your students school for a Ice Cream Social and make the most of back-to-school night. It's a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience. See the dates and times below for your students school.

Kentucky State Visits Pike Dr Wood, KSU Enrollment Officer

Kentucky State University’s Chief Enrollment Officer Dr. Damien Hodge

and the President of the Indianapolis Kentucky State Alumni, Mr. Richard Graves made a surprise

visit to Pike.  Dr. Ruth Woods, Pike’s Pre Collegiate Consultant introduced them to two seniors who were working with her in PFCs CCRC, Christian Durham, and Yamiley Alphonse.  Dr. Hodge

told them about Kentucky State and invited them to apply.  Low and behold after reviewing each

application and transcript he offered each student a scholarship to his university.  There are still

lots of scholarship opportunities available, Pike’s Scholarship Opportunity Network will be operating

again in January.  Our goal is to provide an academic scholarship program for College-Bound Seniors!!  

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!

High School Students Attend National STEM Conference

Students from Pike High School’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Jr. Chapter in MSD of Pike Township recently attended the SHPE national conference in Kansas City, MO. There they networked, participated in design challenges, and learned about college and career opportunities in engineering as part of the SHPE Pre-College Program designed to increase student interest, self-efficacy, and identity in STEM.

School Pictures This Friday!

Bring your smiles this Friday!

#PikeProud - Week of 4-10-17

Our students, staff, and community has given us so much to be #PikeProud of this week!

Riley Dance Marathon

Please join us at Pike High School from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10 for our Key Clubs annual Riley Dance Marathon.

2018-19 and 2019-20 School Calendars' Survey

The MSD of Pike Township is preparing the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school calendars. Two years ago, Pike aligned its school calendars with neighboring school districts by transitioning to a more balanced calendar design.  The proposed calendars model this same design.  As such, we now refer to the alternate school calendar (continuous) as the “Balanced” calendar.  Pike is interested in your feedback to these DRAFT school calendars. Please review each DRAFT calendar and provide your feedback by responding to the survey questions by February 10, 2017.


College GO! Night

Please join the Guidance Departments from all three middle schools and PHS at Guion Creek Middle School on Wednesday, November 7th, at 6:00 p.m. for our fifth  annual College Go! Night, as you navigate through an evening of informational sessions filled with educational options.

E-Cards for Pike Students PIKE ECARD

Extend the shelves beyond school walls with electronic library cards.  A partnership with Pike and our public libraries allows our students to receive an electronic card (E-Card) to access millions of digital resources from the Indianapolis Public Library. Both public and school libraries are community centers at heart, with the same goal: to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all patrons and access to information in a variety of formats. Research shows that when students can get books more easily, they spend more time reading. When they spend more time reading, research shows they read and write better.  All Pike students will receive an electronic card (E-Card)  to access digital resources. However, if you do not want an electronic card for your student, please decline by completing the opt-out form at this link. 

Best Selling Author Coming to Pike Performing Arts Center

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.

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.

School Board's School Liaison Program

MSD of Pike Township School Board Members enjoy being actively engaged in our community and our schools.

Pike Proud - Week of 1-23-17

Thank you to our entire Pike Township Family for another wonderful week! You make  us Pike Proud.

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.   

PHS Student Named Bepko Scholar

Please join us in congratulating Supriya Chittajallu, who was selected as a Bepko Scholar at IUPUI.

Parent Information Meeting - High Ability Program

A parent information meeting will be held at New Augusta North on February 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for famlies interested in learning about the high ability program.

Here Comes the Bus® HERE COMES THE BUS

Mornings can be a stressful time. Getting ready for work. Getting your kids ready for school. Don’t send your child to the bus stop in severe weather. Instead, download our free innovative app to keep your children safer and make your morning easier. With Here Comes the Bus®, you and your child will receive alerts when the bus is near!

School Menus On Your Device With Nutrislice

With an eye toward healthier school meals, Pike Township Schools is making it easier for parents to learn the nutritional value of food eaten at school.

Pike Township now uses Nutrislice, an online menu featuring nutrition and carbohydrate information for every item served in school cafeterias. Nutrislice menus may be viewed online or on a tablet or smartphone by using the Nutrislice app.

By using Nutrislice, parents easily view information about what is on the school menu for breakfast and lunch each day. They can also see an image and a description of food items, as well as nutrition and carbohydrate information.

View the Nutrislice menu at http://pike.nutrislice.com/. Or search "School Lunch by Nutrislice" on Google Play or the App Store.

Pike Red Zone Food Pantry

The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry is open to families whose children attend any of the Pike Township schools and are in need of additional dietary staples. The Food Pantry has its food distribution from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Pike Freshman Center on the 2nd Monday of the month or by appointment.  Families can contact their building Social Worker to arrange a time during the week.

Heartbreaking News

Kam’Ron Redding, a Pike High School senior passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon as a result of a car accident.

Pike Youth Sports Community Service Program

Volunteers are important to the success of every youth sports program.  That is why Pike Youth Sports is looking for dedicated adults and high school students who would like to serve their community.  The Pike Youth Sports Community Service Program provides volunteers with opportunities to assist with events that involve the Pike Youth Basketball League:  Girls Division and Boys Division, the Pike Youth Football League, the Jr. Red Devils travel football team and the Pike Township Youth Cheer Program.

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!

Pike to host Teacher TechConnect Event

Dozens of teachers from Pike elementary and secondary schools will join tech company and community leaders for the three-hour event at the Pike High School cafeteria. 

PHS to Present The Wedding Singer The Wedding Singer

November 11 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pike Performing Arts Center

Superintendent Search Update

The Board has completed their interview process and will vote on their selected candidate at their next meeting.

Catch on to Fitness Camp & Clinic

Our district will have the privilege of hosting Tamika Catching's Catch on to Fitness Camp & Parent Wellness Clinic again this year. The clinic, which is open to boys and girls ages 7-14, will be held at Pike High School on Saturday, November 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Camp admission is free with a 10 can donation per camper.

2016 Safe Trick-or-Treat

Pike High School's Bussiness Professionals of America will host their annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event this Thursday, October 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pike Freshmen Center. Admission is $1 or 1 canned good per person (including adults).

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Superintendent of Schools employment contract

The Board of School Trustees of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township will meet on October 27, 2016, at 7:00 P.M., at the Administrative Building located at 6901 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, for a public hearing regarding objections to and support for a proposed Superintendent of Schools employment contract. (I.C. 20-26-5-4.3).

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.

Opportunity to assist with Strategic Plan Development Process

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is seeking parents and community members to help develop its next Strategic Plan.



Job Fair-aganza

June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - West Side Chamber of Commerce / Pike Township Job Fair-aganza expected to connect 1,000 job seekers with 60+ employers

Sport Physical Day April 25th

Sport Physical Day sponsored by St. Vincent Health will be Monday April 25, from 6pm to 8pm in the Pike High School Gym. All current and prospective student-athletes are encouraged to have physicals done during this event.  The cost is $20 and there is no appointment necessary.  The following must be completed prior to receiving a physical:

-Current IHSAA Physical Form

-Student and Parent Athletic Participation Consent Form

-Athletic Medical Emergency Information Card

-St. Vincent Sports Performance Consent for Athletic Training Services

-Concussion/Cardiac Arrest Forms (read and signed by student-athlete and parent)

A student-athlete is eligible ONLY after the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form is signed by a physician and on file with the Athletic Department.

IDOE Recognizes Pike for Promising Practice

On Friday, March 4, the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township was one of 19 new programs to be recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as part of their Promising Practices in Indiana initiative for our Structured Immersion/Newcomers' Program.

Important Notice Regarding IREAD-3 Testing Date

Important Notice for Parents of 3rd Grade Students Regarding IREAD-3 Testing

PHS to Present Inherit the Wind

The Pike Performing Production Troupe (3PT) will proudly present Inherit the Wind in the Pike Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Pike Schools Focus on Flint

Help our neighbors in Flint, Michigan by supporting the Pike Schools Focus on Flint initiative to raise money for the heavy costs the schools will bear due to the long term issues associated with lead poisoning in children.

Pike to host Indiana Swimming Senior State Championships

The 2016 Indiana Swimming Senior State Championships will be hosted at the Pike Aquatic Center March 11-13. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m. 

Aquatics, Career & STEM Centers Ribbon Cutting & Community Open House

If you haven’t heard about our new Aquatics or Career and STEM Centers, we hope you’ll take the time to stop by and discover for yourself why so many people are raving about the latest additions to Pike High School.  We welcome the entire Pike Community to come and take guided tours, obtain information about our various programs and services that are available in our new venues.  If you’re interested, you can even register for swim lessons!  Mark your calendars for February 27th, from 2pm to 5pm for this event and expect additional information in the coming week! 


Pike to Host State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament

Saturday, January 23rd, Pike High School will once again host the Indiana State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament.

PHS Educators Honored at IBEA Conference

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Chad Bobb and Mr. Justin Smith, who were recently honored at the Indiana Business Educational Association's Conference.


Bus Incident
Miracle on 71st Street

Join us Sunday December 13, 2015 at 4pm as we celebrate the holiday season with our community. It’s the Miracle on 71st Street presented by MSD of Pike Township. This spectacular showcase will take place at Pike Performing Arts Center and will feature a variety of holiday and Christmas classics performed by students, staff and members of our community. Tickets will be available for purchase online via the Pike Performing Arts Center’s website and in all Pike Schools starting on the 30th of November.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  All proceeds will be used to make the holidays brighter for deserving Pike Township families.  

Last Chance to Audition!

November 10th at 3:30 p.m.

MSD of Pike Township Preschool

The MSD of Pike Township Schools is looking at the feasibility of starting a centralized preschool program. Students will be exposed to a high quality holistic curriculum designed to develop and prepare students for success in school. We are interested in your feedback as we explore this opportunity for the Pike community. 

YCC Advisory Team Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20, the Youth CareerConnect Advisory Team will meet in the Pike High School Media Center from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Pike High School’s YCC Team, which meets quarterly, is comprised of students, educators, industry leaders, and representatives from institutions of higher learning.

An Evening with the Arts

Please join us at Pike High School on Monday, April 11, for An Evening with the Arts in Pike. The event will showcase the talents of our students in the areas of visual and choral arts by showcasing choirs representing all Pike Township schools as well as an art display featuring a wide array of student work. 

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:

Onsite Registration & Enrollment Opportunity

We are proud to offer our families convenient online and onsite registration and enrollment opportunities.


Jazz on the Green

Due to the weather Jazz on the Green will be held in our Pike Freshman Center Cafe.Tickets for the concert, which will feature great performances by jazz headliners, local artists, and a jazz inspired Cajun themed meal, are $20 and willl be available at the door. Door at 4:00 p.m.; Show at 4:30 p.m.

School Board Candidate Forum

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will host a School Board Candidate Forum at Central Elementary School, 7001 Zionsville Road, on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Marion County Champs to Play at Bankers Life

Congratulate our PHS Boys Basketball team for winning their third consecutive Marion County Championship & support them when they play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 28.


Meet Our New Superintendent

Meet and Greet-Listening Tour Schedule – The new Superintendent of Schools for MSD of Pike Township, Dr. Flora Reichanadter, will be providing several opportunities this month and next for our school community to meet her as well as provide information and feedback about our schools.  


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 established a scholarship to honor Superintendent Jones and we are in the process of collecting well wishes and cards/notes of appreciation.

Homecoming 2016 - Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence!

We are excited to invite the community to join us in our weeklong celebration of Pike Pride, Tradition, and Excellence!

Board Update - Superintendent Search

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

PHS Astronomical Society Planetarium Show

The students in our Pike High School Astronomical Society will present a special planetarium show on Wednesday, November 16. 

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.

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.

FIRST Lego League Tournament

Eleven teams came to compete in the Indy Northwest-Pike Township FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament, which was recently hosted at Pike High School. Our district was proudly represented by six elementary school teams. Five teams from surrounding area schools also took part. Participants competed in three rounds; core values, project, and robot design, prior to advancing to a robot game. Prior to competing in this portion of the tournament, teams programmed a robot to complete a number tasks.

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.

Pike Well Represented at VEX Competition

Teams from Guion Creek Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, New Augusta Public Academy - North, and Pike High School did an outstanding job representing our district at the 4th annual Indianapolis VEX Robotics Championship.

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.

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 Search Survey Results

Please click here for a message from the MSD of Pike Township's Board of Education regarding the results of the recent survey they conducted.

PTEF Race for Education

Please join us for the seventh annual Red Devil Dash on October 1, 2016.

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).

Board of Education on Superintendent Jones' Retirement

The Pike Township Board of Education, would like to thank you, Mr. Nathaniel Jones, for your many years of love, hard work, sacrifice and dedication to the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township. The commitment you have shown towards our children...

A Message from the Superintendent

An important message from the Superintendent...

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. 

National Compliment Day

Tuesday, January 24 was National Compliment Day. Here is our contribution.

Survey: District Mission Statement

The MSD of Pike Township is in the process of developing a 3-year district Strategic Plan. Based on feedback from the Strategic Planning Committee, we have drafted a new district Mission and Core Belief Statements . A few things to note: • A mission statement is a brief statement of the purpose of an organization including who they serve, what they serve, and why they exist. • Core belief statements describe what we believe will guide us to successfully accomplish our mission. • Taglines create a memorable and powerful phrase about our district’s mission.  

The Next Level

Check out the latest edition of our district newsletter, The Next Level!

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.


District Science Fair Results

Students representing schools from throughout our district recently participated in our annual District Science Fair. According to the event organizers all of our participants did an outstanding job and thoroughly impressed our competition judges and volunteers.

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.

PHS Yearbook Awards

Several yearbook students, along with the Pike’s Peek Staff recently received a number of awards from the Indiana High School Press Association during the annual fall convention at Franklin College.

Hoosier Star finalist (ranked in top 7 in the state)

New Executive Chef brings New Flavors & Menus to Pike

Chartwells K12 and Metropolitan School District of Pike Township are proud to announce, Chef Samuel Brown has joined the district’s team of food service professionals as Executive Chef. Samuel Brown brings over 15 years of culinary experience, with success in kitchen supervision, menu development, budget administration, cost control, sanitation, training and service.


  Veterans & Military Families

Auditions - Miracle on 71st Street

The MSD of Pike Township is hosting auditions for Miracle on 71st Street, which will be presented at the Pike Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 13.

Miracle on 71st Street is a community-wide event that will showcase the talents of students, staff, and community members performing a collection of holiday classics.

All proceeds from the show will be used to help make the holidays brighter for deserving families.

Auditions will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, and Tuesday, November 3. Please visit www.pike.k12.in.us/PerformingArtsCenter/home to view a list of featured songs and reserve an audition time.


PTEF Race for Education

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will host their annual Race for Education: Red Devil Dash on Saturday, October 10. The race includes a 5 kilometer competitive race and a 1 mile non-competitive family fun run/walk. The course, which was designed by race coordinators Planet Adventure, begins on Zionsville Road at the Pike Freshman Center.  

Gridiron Classic

Pike Red Devils Varsity Football team will play Warren Central Warriors on Friday, September 23rd at Victory Field in the Gridiron Classic.

Confirmed Case of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

A confirmed of pertussis (whooping cough) has been identified in Pike Township High School and exposure to some students and staff may have occurred either in the classroom or on the bus. Please be alert for the symptoms of pertussis listed below in order to prevent further cases.

Symptoms usually begin 7-10 days following exposure (range 4-21 days). The first symptoms of pertussis are those of the common cold with a mild cough.

Five Pike Elementary Schools to Receive Grants

Five Pike elementary schools have been selected to receive grants to support their efforts to teach math and science through robotics.

RED Zone Food Pantry

The RED Zone Food Pantry will be open from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12.

Teacher TechConnect

On Thursday, November 10, thanks to our incredible YCC grant program we had the privilege of hosting the first Teacher TechConnect gathering.

Central Elementary School Receives Educational Excellence Award

Central Elementary School was selected by the Indianapolis Urban League to receive the 2016 Educational Excellence Award.

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 increase the number of minority students completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs around the country. 


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? 

PHS Students Receive National Center for Women and IT Award

Pike High School’s Arica Simon & Essence Jordan selected to receive the National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT) Indiana Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing!


4 Your Community: Pike Township parents step up for student success

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in Indianapolis’ Pike Township the parents truly believe it.

They don’t just rely on the state budget to pay for their child’s education.  They join together to raise money for their public schools.

In Myron Cochran’s classroom, you’ll find brand new digital cameras, professional lighting and editing software.  The longtime Pike High School teacher understands he’s lucky to have this new equipment.

“The equipment is way too expensive for us to afford on our own,” said Cochran.

Pike High School, like any other public high school, relies on taxpayer dollars.

“Any deficits that are in the state budget, they can be confining sometimes about what they will and will not pay for,” said Cochran.


PHS Spell Bowl Team Advances to State

On Monday, November 2, Pike High School's Spell Bowl team won their area competition at Danville High School, qualifying 5th in the state out of 57 teams. Freshman Katie Danforth led the team. Sophomore Emily Hyatt missed just one word; Joy Morounfolu and Damilola Fasipe missed two words each. Other valued spellers were Ashaunte Jones, Jada Johnson, Jalynn Carter, Makenzie Phillips, Atinuke Ayangade, and Breanna Steiff. Kennedy Steele served as the alternate.

Please congratulate these fine spellers on their accomplishment and wish them continued success at the state finals, which will be held at Purdue University on Saturday, November 14.

Phantom Regiment Red and Black Classic

Congratulations to the students, staff and parents of the Pike Crimson Rage Marching Band for their success on Saturday, September 26, at the Phantom Regiment Red and Black Classic at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. The band placed 2nd out of 28 bands with a score of 73.05! They were edged out by Lincoln Way North by a difference of 1.3 points. This competition featuring bands from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa was judged by BOA/DCI judges and offered a great chance to receive valuable information for upcoming competition as well as a great finish for the band.

2016/2017 Free and Reduced Meal Applications Online

Pike Twp. Food Service is very pleased to announce that beginning July 1st, applications for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits (which includes textbook assistance) are available online.

To complete an application online, please visit http://msdpike.heartlandapps.com. The online application will guide you through the process.  If you would prefer to print and return a paper copy, it is available under "School Forms" on the main Deer Run page.

If your child received free or reduced meal benefits last school year, please be advised that all applications expire 9/23/2016 and a new application must be completed each year.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the new online application, please feel free to contact the Chartwells office at (317) 387-2501.

Pike Schools Receive RAMP Designation

College Park, Deer Run, and Eagle Creek Elementary Schools will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony...

Pike State Spell Bowl Results

Pike’s Spellers competed at Purdue this past Saturday and finished fourth in the state!

2015 Educational Excellence Award

Pike High School was recently selected to receive a 2015 Educational Excellence Award from the Indianapolis Urban League. We are very proud of the award, which recognizes the academic success and educational opportunities in Pike.

Safe Trick or Treat

Haunted House

PHS Graduation Rate Success

It was recently announced that at 87.9% Indiana had the seventh-highest high school graduation rate in the country for the 2013-14 school year. An article in the South Bend Tribune reported that, "White students in Indiana graduated at a 90.4 percent rate. Among black students the graduation rate was 75 percent, and 83.2 percent of Hispanic students graduated."

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.

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.

Be #PikeProud & Celebrate #Giving Tuesday with our PTEF

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will be participating in Giving Tuesday for the first time this year and are offering several opportunities for you to support this effort. 

2016-17 Parent Resource Guide

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We hope that you will find the information included in our annual Parent Resource Guide helpful.


Gold Star Status Awarded to Pike Schools

Gold Star Status was awarded to Eagle Creek Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, and Deer Run Elementary School...

Pike Career & STEM Center Open for Business


We are proud to announce the opening of our state-of-the art Career & STEM Center located at Pike High School.  Students will have the opportunity to receive dual credit and acquire experience with experienced faculty.  For our students, this is an effective way to offer an educational experience that integrates core academic knowledge and hands-on career and technical training.  With the potential to earn up to 3 credits per semester in courses, students can apply these credits towards all types of high school diplomas. Programs offered include: Accounting, Barbering, Computer Networking, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Interactive Media, Marketing, Advanced Manufacturing, Cosmetology, Computer Tech Support, Culinary Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Radio/Television/Film. Here is a link to our photo gallery.





NCAA Third Grade Challenge

Pike Township was one of only four districts in the state selected to take part in the NCAA's 3rd Grade Reading Challenge this year. As a result of this partnership, every third grader in our district will receive a free book for their home libraries, and they will attend a special Reading Rally, presented by the NCAA, which will take place at the Pike Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 9. The purpose of the Pep Session is to provide our third graders with encouragement and get them excited about reading. 

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!

PHS Data Demonstrates Success