School winding down, testing planned


By Kelsey Gerhardt - [email protected]



There is just about a month of school left for students across the Tri-State, which means that the ‘end-of-year’ activities are just beginning.

Pineville School Board met on Monday to discuss future testing plans and how to continue improving upon scores. ACT results were received and will be released at a later date. Principal Bill Keyes said he is ‘happy with the tentative results’.

A mock ACT was given to students in ninth and tenth grade and Keyes reported that he was pleased with how well they did. MAP Test results were released and Keyes spoke about how that test will help to determine what students need help and the best way to go about helping them.

“We’re going to work and push for these last few weeks to get their scores up. Just because school is almost out doesn’t mean we’re slowing down,” said Keyes.

Pre-K and kindergarten registration will take place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. during the Open House event which is scheduled for Apr. 19. Pre-K registration is open to 3- and 4- year-olds while Kindergarten registration is open for children that will be 5 years old by Aug. 1.

“School is winding down and we have a lot to do in a short amount of time,” said vice-principal Russell Thompson.

It is the end of the Reading Mastery Program and a test will be given on Apr. 20 to see how far students have come.

April 25 will begin the end-of-year state standardized testing.

Interim superintendent Pat Clore gave the superintendent’s report which included information about the year to date budget report, finances, preschool registration, travel reimbursement, closing day breakfast, 2017 legislative session and the Kentucky Accountability System.

The board also approved a facilities use request for the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival which is scheduled for May 25 through 28.

The last school day for students is May 12. High school graduation is set for May 14 at 3 p.m. The next school board meeting is scheduled for May 15 at 6 p.m.

Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-302-9093 or on Twitter @kgerhardtmbdn.

By Kelsey Gerhardt

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