Macon East’s Gabe Spencer Signs with Alabama State University
Gabe Spencer announced his collegiate decision in a signing ceremony at Macon East, choosing to accept an offer to play football from the Hornets. Spencer rushed for 1,764 yards and 18 touchdowns on 228 carries this past year, leading the Knights into the first round of the Alabama Independent School Association state playoffs. In his career, he rushed for 3,313 yards and 33 touchdowns on 470 carries, with virtually all of that coming in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Gabe will follow in the path of his stepfather, Harris Baker, a former ASU football player and Macon East Academy Board of Trustees Member. Congratulations Gabe!
Macon East Drama Club Brings Home the Awards
Congratulations to our awesome Macon East Drama Club! They really did an outstanding job representing Macon East and brought home the awards this year at the AISA State Performing Arts Competition. We are so proud of all our students for their performances. Great job!
Best Actor: Jameson Byrom
Duet Acting: Kaiden and Jameson Byrom – 1st place
Ensemble: Ethan Jones, Will Dekle, Sydnie Brown, Layla Stephens, Jaiden McDowell and Anna Watson won 2nd place with scenes from Bad Auditions by Bad Actors.
All State Drama Cast: Anna Watson, Kaiden Byrom, Jameson Byrom, Ethan Jones and Fabiola Wittschen.
Learning can be all fun & games at PRJHS
What do you get when you mix up Scratch creative programming, Makey Makey kits, repurposed trash, and some really amazing learners? Games that have their classmates – and teacher – excitedly standing in line to play them! Learners in Mrs. Kenny’s STEM class are combining skills from math, science, and technology to engineer some really amazing products. They are also learning some pretty amazing life skills and collaboration skills along the way.
PRIS Forms Captains Club, Welcomes Military Guests
Thank you to Col Brad Ledford- 42 MSG CC, Mr. Robert Richert- MAFB School Liason, Mrs. Katheryn Ganster- MAFB School Liason, Mayor Gordon Stone, and Dr. Keith Lankford for visiting Pike Road Intermediate School today!
Some of our military learners got the opportunity today to greet our visitors with Dr. Sullivan and share the purpose of our newly formed military leadership group, the Captains Club. Our partnerships with the military and with the Pike Road community are so vital to the growth we see each day!
Learning On Purpose at Pike Road High School
We are excited to announce that Pike Road High School had eight lead learners accepted into the A+ College Ready Individual Training and Incentive Program (ITIP)! This top-notch training and support program will enhance student learning and help us make learning more rigorous and equitable. This group of dedicated teachers will continue their learning at the AP Summer Intensive Training in June. With the ITIP program in place, we will continue to increase rigor in our classroom and provide incentives to our students for passing AP exams.
PIS Hosts First Red & White Ball
On Friday, February 10th Prattville Intermediate rolled out the red carpet to host its first Red & White Ball for 5th and 6th graders. Students and faculty alike dressed up and celebrated together with cupcakes, soda, music and fun.
Pike Road Junior High Hosts Commit to Graduate Ceremony
On January 20, 2023, Pike Road Junior High hosted its inaugural Commit to Graduate Ceremony, where all seventh and eighth-grade students committed to completing high school. The event gave students the opportunity to reflect on their academic journey and set their sights on the future.
During the ceremony, students heard from inspiring speakers, signed a pledge to graduate, and received a certificate of their commitment to commemorate the occasion. The commitment to graduate was not just a symbolic act but a declaration of the student’s determination to work hard, overcome obstacles and achieve their goal of a high school diploma.
The Commit to Graduate ceremony is just one of the many programs and initiatives at Pike Road Schools that promote academic excellence and support students in reaching their full potential. PRS is committed to helping students succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
Pike Road Show Choir Shines at Competition
The Capitol City Classic Show Choir Competition was held last weekend, and the Pike Road Schools Show Choir made a big impression! The Show Choir took first place in their division, and Ariana Lega was recognized as an outstanding soloist.
In addition, several students from Pike Road Junior High School (PRJHS) and Pike Road High School (PRHS) competed against 400 other students for a spot in the District Honor Band and the Alabama All-State Band. This was the best representation the schools have had in the competition since its inception, and we couldn’t be more proud of our talented students.
From PRJHS, Sam Bishop placed 3rd in the district and was selected for All-State, Kayla Jang placed 4th in the district and was selected for All-State, Hannah Oh placed 7th in the district and was selected for All-State, Amelie Hixson placed 8th in the district and was selected for All-State. Danika Thompson placed 6th in the district.
From PRHS, Roman Tidwell placed 2nd in the district and was selected for All-State, Ezra Lacomb placed 4th in the district and was selected for All-State, and Zyon Moore placed 6th in the district.
We are so proud of all our students who participated in the Capitol City Classic Show Choir Competition and the District Honor Band competition. Their hard work and dedication have paid off, and we look forward to hearing about their future achievements. Congratulations to all the winners!