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Piarist Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout

Dozens of Piarist students participated in the nationwide walkout this morning to bring awareness to school safety and to pay tribute to the 17 victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

These students stood outside for 17 minutes with various members of the faculty and staff alongside them. Senior students led a chant calling for change, a group prayer, and a moment of silence for the victims and their families.

We are all honored to stand beside our students.

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First Entrance Exam

The first entrance exam of the year will be given on Saturday February 3. All students interested in taking the exam should be at the school no later than 8:45 am. The middle school exam will last approximately an hour, while the high school exam will last approximately 3 hours.

Anyone interested should contact the school for more information at 606-789-1967.

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DNA Extraction lab

Sophomores got a taste of genetics in this week’s Sophomore Biology lab when they extracted DNA from strawberries. Mrs. Howard says they enjoyed seeing the results, but were much more excited to take part in the process.


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Piarist Outreach Christmas Program

The Piarist Outreach Program has worked for over 20 years providing clothing, household items, emergency home repairs, school supplies, and more to the families in eastern KY. One of the most important parts of the Outreach Program is the Christmas Drive. Outreach Director Audrey Collins has been working for months with local agencies, local families, and schools across the surrounding five counties to gather names of children living below the poverty line who would not otherwise receive a store bought gift. The project is massive and takes a lot of planning and help from volunteers across the country to carry out.

This year, over 600 kids in the area will be receiving two store bought gifts delivered to them by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Mrs. Collins herself...

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Piarist Volley Knights win East Ky Mountain Classic


Congratulations to the Piarist School Volley Knight for winning the East Ky Mountain Classic!

The Volley Knights displayed amazing skill in defeating June Buchanan, Buckhorn, and Perry Central to advance to the championship where they would face Breathitt County. The Volley Knights rallied in the first championship game to defeat Breathitt County with a commanding 25-15 win. The second game was tense, but the Volley Knights dominated with a resounding victory of 25-16 to take home the gold!

Senior Lauren Wright was awarded the impressive honor of being named to the All Tournament team.

Congratulations to the Volley Knights and Coach Kevin Tackett!!

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Fall Festival September 22 from 6 – 9 pm

This year’s Fall Festival will be held on September 22 from 6-9 pm.

The Piarist School Student Council is hosting a community Fall Festival this week. There will be games and much fun to be had by all! Concessions, booths, prizes, outdoor activities, and a cornhole tournament are just some of the activities.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to this family friendly event.

We hope to see you there!


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Piarist School ranks above state average in ACT score

The ACT recently released score profiles for the composite scores across the state. The Piarist School’s average composite score is a 26. That is 6 points above the KY state average of 20.

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A Thanks to the Many Volunteers of the Outreach Program in 2017.

The following is a note of thanks from Outreach Director Audrey Collins. 

2017 was a wonderful year for some families in eastern KY. This year we welcomed a group from Louisiana led by two women. They tore off a porch and replaced it with another complete with a new roof. Thank you for your donation to the camp.

Next we welcomed a group from ‘Helping Hands Ministry’ from Loogootee, IN. They built two wheelchair ramps for families in need and have already rescheduled for next year. Thank you for all of your hard work and for always helping us with Christmas gifts for the kids.

The third group came to us from Fischers, IN. They built two wheelchair ramps and also helped out at the school and camp with various projects. This is one group that has already rescheduled for next year...

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Letter from a Volunteer on the Impact of the Piarist Outreach Program

The following is a letter from the Youth Minister of  St. Paul the Cross on the impact of their mission trip to eastern KY to work with the Piarist Outreach Program. 

I first came to the Piarist Outreach Mission Trip in 2010 as a senior in high school. We worked on a lady named Mary’s house, completely re-doing her living room, working on her roof, and building a ramp for her. Not only did we give Mary a level floor and solid walls for her living room, we got to know Mary as a person. We heard about her love of family, devotion to Jesus and sadness over the drug epidemic. From Mary, I learned what it means to share your love of Jesus with others and give generously. Even though Mary didn’t have much, she insisted on making us lunch and giving us some of the knick-knacks from her house...

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Letter from a Volunteer on the Piarist Outreach Program.

The following is a letter written by Jennifer Bollich, the Youth Minister at St. Mary of False River Catholic Church, on what brought their parish to work with the Piarist Outreach Program and the aftermath of their mission trip to eastern KY.  The volunteers who come to eastern KY to donate their time and efforts do so out of a calling from God to help those in need. These volunteers stay at the Piarist Frontier Camp. This was the old Oddfellow’s Camp and was renamed after Audrey and Ed took over as caretakers and managers of the property. The Piarist School Outreach is eternally grateful for the help volunteers provide. We could not do our work without theirs. 

August 28, 2017

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