Pi Beta Phi's temporary location is 2851 Webb Creek Road Sevierville TN 37876
Please continue to send mail to 125 Cherokee Orchard Rd. Gatlinburg, TN 37738

School Hours
8:00am - 3:00pm


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Important Student Document
Student Handbook 2016-2017

Principal's Letters

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Pi Beta Phi Contact

Thank you from Pi Beta Phi 

Please accept my sincere appreciation to the individuals and organizations that have reached out to Pi Beta Phi Elementary and our Gatlinburg school community with assistance, care, and love.  Each one of you may never realize the impact your prayers, donations, and acts of kindness can make in the life of our students and fellow staff members. You may never know the sense of peace you brought to the mind, heart, and soul of a child or a Pi Beta Phi staff member by simply helping meet a basic need - the need to feel safe and loved; however, I did see how your act of kindness impacted our school family.  

Because of the Gatlinburg Police Department, our school resource officer Pat Myers, and the Sevier County School System’s Transportation Department bus drivers, all of our students and staff members were able to evacuate the school safely and in a timely manner on a day an unfortunate travesty left a lasting impression upon my heart that no words could ever encompass. 

I am grateful for the assistance and support that Lori Moore, General Manager of Rocky Top, and the Rocky Top staff exhibited for our students. 

To the Gatlinburg Fire Department and all other unsung heroes that courageously battled the fire storm, I thank you for saving Pi Beta Phi Elementary School which is home to 509 school children. 

The outreach and direct support from the Sevier County School System and school system employees across the county, the Boys and Girls Club of Gatlinburg, the City Manager of Pittman Center Charles Collum, Mike Voncannon, Pittman Center Chief of Police, Rob Younger, Director of the Sevier County School System’s Environmental Center, and the residents of the Pittman Center Community has enabled our Pi Beta Phi school family to have a temporary place we now call home. 

Thank you to all the people that assisted in the Pi Beta Phi Christmas Project, facilitated by Rachel Bogart Reagan; as well as the Pi Beta Phi PTA President, Lara Bogart Phillips; Carrie Williams, PBP School Counselor; and volunteers, such as: Amy Anderson, Suzanne DeSear, Cindy Morgan, and Tracy Kihlberg.  Each of you, as well as several others, have played an intricate part in our school family’s healing process. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, was the first day back to school for Pi Beta Phi students since the devastating day the school evacuated on November 28, 2016, due to the smoke produced from the wildfires.  Many students and faculty members arrived at our temporary locations uncertain, frail and grieving for lost classmates, lost homes, and temporary loss of the safe place they knew as school.   

The climate quickly changed when students saw their beautifully decorated rooms and nurturing environment that volunteers and teachers from across our Sevier County Community, alongside the Sevier County School System Maintenance Department, had miraculously transformed in less than a week.  Because of their effort and hard work, as well as the kind donations of inspirational cards, handmade Christmas Ornaments, and school supplies from numerous school age children across the United States, and the donations given to the Pi Beta Phi PTA fund, our students and staff were provided items that made them feel secure, safe, and loved.  The sound of children and staff members laughing was the music I think everyone in our building was longing to hear, for it was a sign to us everything will all be okay because of love. 

The next 13 school days prior to Christmas break were the most unfathomable, outpouring experiences of human compassion and unconditional love in the midst of terrible chaos that I have ever witnessed; for in that brief moment of time, there was no bullying, no discrimination, no racism, no hatred.  Rather, in that brief moment, out of the ashes, rose a ministry of love that carried our Pi Beta Phi school family.  

We grieve for the loss of two precious little girls, Chloe and Lily Reed, and their sweet mother, Constance.  Chloe and Lily remain in the hearts and memories of their classmates as well as our faculty and staff. 

We continue to stand strong as a school family.  We embrace our strong leadership of our City Mayor, Mike Werner and hold fast to his words that “We’re going to be okay because we’re Mountain Tough and have a strong faith in God.” 

We are resilient, we are “Mountain Tough,” and we are Pi Beta Phi of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

  Forever grateful,

 Carey Woods, Principal of Pi Beta Phi Elementary School 

Parent Resources for Tragedy:

Ways to help:
Dolly's My People Fund



From the Sevier County Board of Education:

Thank you for your concern, kindness and support to the Sevier County Schools during this devastating time in our county. It has been determined due to the magnitude and diversity of the needs that monetary donations would be more manageable than in kind gifts of clothing and school supplies.

At this time we are identifying the students and employees that have lost their homes and material possessions and have other special needs. A process is being established with the individual school principals to distribute these funds directly to the families and to the schools.

Donations may be made to Sevier County Schools, 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 and will be distributed directly to those impacted through our schools. If you would like to designate a particular school please do so.

Again, thank you. We urge our friends to continue to pray for us and return to our beautiful county and mountains in the future.


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Upcoming Events

2016-2017 Important Dates


24 - 8th Grade Parent Night at GPHS 5:30pm

26 -  - PTA meeting 2pm

31 - Mid six weeks progress reports go home

2 - Homeroom Group photos and Kindergarten Cap n Gown picture day

10 - 2nd Annual Jr. Beta Valentine's Dance (Grades 6-8)

16 - PTA Meeting 2:00 p.m. 

17 - 6th Grade PAC Party 7:30-9pm

20 - No School (Inservice Day)

23 - End of 4th six weeks

23 - PAC Trip (2nd Grade)

27- March 3 Read Across America Week

7 - PAC Trip (4th Grade)

9 - PAC Service (6th Grade)

14 - PAC Trip (7th Grade)

15 - PAC Trip (3rd Grade)

16 - 8th Grade Field Trip
16-17  ALA Field Trip

17 - In-service Day ( No School for students)

21 - Mid six weeks reports

25 - PTA Fun Run (Grades K-5)

30 - PAC Trip (2nd Grade)

31 - PTA Mountaineer Challenge (Grades 6-8)


4 - PAC Trip (Kindergarten)

6 - Spring Chorus/Band performance 9a.m (Grades 5-8)

6 - PAC Trip (4th Grade)

7 - Spring Chorus/Band performance 9a.m. (Grades K-4)

11 - End of 5th six weeks

11 - PAC Trip (1st Grade) 

12 - PAC Trip (6th Grade)


14 - Early Dismissal (11a.m.)


24-28 Second Grade Testing

25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-5:30

26 - Grade Card Distribution

27 - Testing (Grades 3-8 English)

28 - Testing (Grades 3-8 English & Math)


1 - Testing (Grades 3-8 Math)

2 - Testing (Grades 3-8 Science)

3 - Testing (Grades 3-8 Social Studies)

4 - Make up testing

5 - Field Day (Grades 7-8)

9 - Mid six weeks report

9 - Field Day (Grades 5-6)

9 - PAC Trip (3rd Grade)

10 - Farm Day (4th Grade)

12 - Fun & Fitness Day

15 - Field Day (Grades K-1-2)

16 - Kindergarten Graduation 6pm

17 - Academic Field Day

17 - Field Day (Grades 3-4)

17 - D.A.R.E Smokies Game (5th Grade)

17 - PAC Trip (7th Grade)

17 - PAC Trip (8th Grade)

18-19 Mt. LeConte (Grades 7-8)

19 - End of year parties

23 - Awards (Grade 8) 8:30am

23 - Awards (Grade 7) 10:30am

23 - 8th Grade Graduation @ Mills 6pm

24 - Awards (6th Grade) 10:30am

24 - Awards (5th Grade) 1pm

25 - Awards (4th Grade) 8:30am

25 - Awards (3rd Grade) 10:30am

26 - Awards (1st Grade) 8:30am

26 - Awards (2nd Grade) 10:30am

29 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

31 - June  1 Club Green Camp Out (Grades 7-8)

2 - Administration Day (No School for students)

5 - Grade Card Distribution