May 232019

Pike Township Educational Foundation
Class of 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Clarence C. Wood Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Naomi Gee

Hallmark of Excellence Scholarship
Simeon Dunn ($1500)
Kylie Smith ($1000)

Maggie Harry Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Sophia Thibault

Michael Guest Scholarship ($1000)
Janyssa Chavez

Nathaniel Jones Scholarship (1000)
Hilda Chie

Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship
Danielle Jackson ($2000)
DeTonyea Dickson ($1000)

The Plan to Succeed Scholarship ($1000)
Brenda Holguin Hernandez

Reaching for Success Scholarship
Kennedy Morgan ($2000)
Samatha Whitlock ($1000)

Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship ($2000)
Grace Taylor

Shukla Family Scholarship ($10,000 as $2500/year, 4-year renewable)
Ila Roberts

Pike High School Pathway to the Future Scholarships ($1000 each)
Selected by a committee of Pike High School Staff
Taylor Dorsey
Hannah Flight
Jada Johnson
Brandon Matousek
Lawrence Mitchell, Jr.
Jonathan Sedano
Iqra Syed
Ericka William

Pike Preparatory Academy Scholarships
Selected by a committee of Pike Preparatory Academy staff
Matreya Blackmon
Yariee Moore
Le’Asha Williams
Lemuel Wright

Alumni Association Scholarships
Selected by a committee of Pike High School Alumni
Alumni Association Scholarship ($1000)
Patrick Neblett, Jr.
Honoring the Amazing Pike Educators Scholarship ($3000)
Taylor Dorsey

Our scholarships are made possible in part by the generous donations of our supporters. MSD Pike staff who participate in payroll deduction or make other financial contributions to PTEF have invested in the futures of these and future scholars.

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May 232019

This year, the PTEF awarded more than $21,000 to Pike educators for classroom supplies, innovative programs, musical instruments, study trips, and more!
Congratulations to:

  1. Drew Bradley – Lincoln Middle School – $250 for “Real World Orthotic” which will provide materials to build an orthotic for a cerebral palsy patient with his Project Lead the Way class.
  2. Chad Heck and Shelly Smith – Pike High School – $500 for “RosieCon Author Visit” which allowed PHS to host 2 authors in conjunction RosieCon.
  3. Douglas Coates – Pike Career and STEM Center – $1,500.00 to provide financial support for students needing assistance with fees associated with PHS Career and STEM Center programs.
  4. Lena Darnay – district tech specialist – $300 to provide treats for Pike teachers as they learn how to integrate new technology into their classrooms.
  5. $1,050.00 to provide all new MSD Pike hires with a 1-year membership to Teachers’ Treasures, where they can get classroom supplies at no cost.
  6. Chris Ludy – PHS – $2,019.98 to purchase VEX Robotics sets for the expansion of the VEX Robotics program at PHS.
  7. Christina Mitchell – PHS – $868.98 for “Power to Watts” which will purchase materials for her unit on energy.
  8. Amy Kamwendo – GCMS – $966 for “Literacy in Musical Theatre” to purchase scripts to “Aladdin” for their musical.
  9. Kestrel Jones – CES – $699.78 for “Happy, Healthy, Listening Ears” which will purchase headphones and earbuds for her students.
  10. Deb Hornaday – LMS – $1,825.86 for “You and Your Uke”. She will be using these funds to start a ukulele club at Lincoln.
  11. Kristin Morris – FCPA – $1,600.00 for “Wee Deliver” which will be used to start a school-wide post office.
  12. Audrey Cope – CES – $1,715 for “A World of Coding at Our Fingers” to purchase Ozbots to teach coding to students at Central.
  13. Debbie Huffine – GCMS – $5,728.62 for “Engineering Success!” which will put VEX Robotics sets in all Pike elementary and middle schools.
  14. Deborah Calhoun – PHS – $318.16 for “Mental Minds” to purchase materials to give students brain breaks during class.
  15. Norm Leonard – PHS – $716.05 for “Pike Township Fishing Club” for supplies to start a Pike Fishing Club.
  16. Aaron Burkhart – PHS – $2000 for “Purdue Partners in Music Education” which provided transportation for band students to Purdue for a day of musical workshops.
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May 062019


It is teacher appreciation week! Think “outside the mug” when you are considering how to thank your child’s educators. Are you looking for a gift that will make a difference to students in Pike Schools? Something a little more creative than a coffee mug? Make a donation to the PTEF in honor of your favorite Pike employee or volunteer! Your honoree will receive a note and a small gift and your donation will go to support K-12 classroom grants and scholarships for Pike seniors. Sign up online before Friday, May 17 to ensure delivery before the end of the school year.

Great gift idea for:
instructional assistants
parent volunteers
bus drivers
Loving Care staff
cafeteria staff
or anyone else who makes a difference in your child’s education!

In the comment section on the donation form, please let us know why you have nominated your honoree. We will share your comments with the educator. Your comments may also be shared online via Facebook and Twitter.

#1 teacher mug

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May 032018

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2018 Grant recipients: Brian Grismore – PHS – $556.97 for flexible seating options for PHS students. Karin Stratton, Ali Renalto, and Mary Sims – PHS – $500.00 to take PHS students to see “Hamilton” in Chicago. Christina Owens – ECES – $700.00 for classroom novel sets. Julie Daly and […]

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Oct 022017

Congratulations to the following teachers who were awarded PTEF classroom grants in 2017 Erin Neumann – $1,898.69 for “This Is My Voice, Hear Me Speak” which will provide iPads to assist with communication in the developmental preschool at Snack Crossing Elementary. Deborah Calhoun – $497.06 for “STEM Stations” which will provide games and supplies to […]

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May 242017

Pike Township Educational Foundation Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients Hallmark of Excellence Scholarship ($1,500) Lexy Chavez Maggie Harry Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Carmen D’Andrea Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship ($2,000) Oscar Aca-Saucedo Kadidjatou Keita ($1,000) The Plan to Succeed Scholarship ($1,000) Fatoumata Diarra Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Melany Andrade Pino The Pike Township Educational Foundation Reaching […]

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May 182016

Pike Township Educational Foundation Class of 2016 Scholarship Recipients Hallmark of Excellence Scholarship ($1,500) Lauren Baker Cameron Ruggles Nathaniel Shine Maggie Harry Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Natalie Sipes Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship ($2,000) Makaysia Carson Emma Vespini The Plan to Succeed Scholarship ($1,000) Ebony Wilson Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Quinn Myers The Pike Township Educational […]

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May 102016
Champion Teacher 2016 - Moti Agunbiade

  Congratulations to Ms Agunbiade, the 2016 Pike Township Educational Foundation Champion Teacher! Every year, the PTEF asks Pike parents, students, and educators to nominate their favorite teacher for the Champion Teacher award. This year, we received over 70 nominations. For being selected, Ms Agunbiade receives a crystal apple award, as well as a check […]

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Mar 202016

The following teachers were awarded grants this spring. Congratulations to: Deanna Allen – Lincoln Middle School. $956.00 for “Increasing Student Literacy Rates Using Flipped Classroom Model Approach” – technology for her classroom to utilize the Flipped Classroom Model. Christina Mitchell – Pike High School. $2,000.00 for “Bring the Lorax to the Outdoor Lab” for supplies […]

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