Pineville band marches to state

Kelsey Gerhardt Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Months of practice have gone into Pineville High School’s marching band show and this weekend it will be on display at the state finals in Louisville.

The band’s success was discussed during the Pineville Independent School District’s Board of Education on Monday.

It was reported that the band will take the field at 11 a.m. at Butler Traditional High School in their most important performance yet.

Also discussed at the meeting was implementation of a new math teaching program to teach children the thinking and reasoning skills necessary for success with multiple step math problems.

This program uses completely new material and allows teachers to individualize lessons for students that need a different learning pace than others in the classroom.

This program is cost effective and has been used locally at Madisonville schools with great success, according to reports made at the meeting.

Board members learned the school year’s attendance is higher at all three schools. With a combined rate of 95.89 percent, the attendance is one percentage point above last year’s figure for the same time period.

Pineville’s Radiorama was held Saturday. It was reported to have been “a great success thanks to many donations and volunteers in the area.”

The on-air radio auction has been raising money for the Pineville athletic program for more than 30 years. This year was reported to have been one of the most successful with over $10,000 raised.

Other business addressed at the meeting included:

*Basketball coaches & schedules

*Kentucky School Board Association’s (KSBA) Upper Cumberland regional meeting on Nov. 12;

*KSBA’s Winter Symposium will be held in December;

*travel reimbursement

Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-248-1010 ext. 204, kgerhardt@civitasmedia.com.