Pioneer Family Communication

Week of March 6, 2023 - March 13, 2023

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Updates from the Pioneer Leadership Team

Pioneer Community,

Welcome back! After snow days and power outages we hope that everyone is safe. This week will be an exciting week at Pioneer. March is reading month and many of our clubs and organizations are promoting reading throughout the community. March is also Women's History Month and our Pioneer Organizations are creating bulletin boards throughout the building.

In February we celebrated and embraced Black History Month. On Friday, March 10, our Pioneer BSU will be hosting the annual Black History Month Assembly! Thank you to Mr. Copeland and the entire BSU for all you do.

Have a great week Pioneer!

For Pioneer Public Events please CLICK HERE to register for the google calendar.

Pioneer Leadership Team

Ms. Britton, Dr. Hyliard, Ms. Claar, Mr. Hudson, Ms. Bullinger

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Pioneer Administrative Team Contacts

Interim Principal - Ms. Britton -

9th & 11th Grade - Dr. Hyliard -

Athletic Director - Ms. Claar -

10th & 12th Grade - Mr. Hudson -

9th Grade Dean - Ms. Bullinger -

Great News at Pioneer

Pioneer 2023 National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to the following Pioneer Students for being recognized as National Merit Finalists!

1. Arjun Bajaj

2. Elliott E. Besirli

3. Connor J. Casey

4.Ryan Y. Hong

5.Luke Jimenez.

6. David Lu

7. Maya I. Mustata

8. Soren F. Newman-Taylor

9. Avi N. Patel

10. Kai A. Sylvester

11. Holden K. Tsai

12. Sakthi Vijay

13. Sonia A. Walter

14. Ryan H. Wang

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3/10 - Black History Month Assembly

Bon Voyage Committee

The Bon Voyage Committee is seeking sponsors for this amazing event for our seniors! If you own, work for or know of a local business or organization that might want to support the party that keeps our seniors safe on graduation night, please contact Jenny Silva at

Follow the PTSO Facebook page and/or Instagram account to stay up-to-date on Bon Voyage and all things Pioneer.
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Pioneer Testing Updates

MME Spring Testing

The following MME exams will be given to ALL Pioneer Students in 9th - 11th Grades. All students are registered.

*SAT w/essay - 4/12/23 - Class of 2024

*ACT WorkKeys+ - 4/13/23 - Class of 2024

*M-STEP - Dates TBD - Class of 2024

PSAT 10 - 4/12/23 - Class of 2025

PSAT 9 - 4/13/23 - Class of 2026

*Graduation Requirement

Questions? Email Dr. Hyliard -

Tentative Spring Testing Schedule - April 12 & April 13, 2023

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Community Resources

Reminders: Where to find resources for students and families

  1. Community Resources webpage: We update this page regularly with new resources. Feel free to share with families!
  2. Community Resources email: Any staff person can use this email if you have a question about where to find a resource for a student or family in the community.

Social Service and Partner Resources

  • Have a family or student in need of food? Check Food Gatherers!
    • Food Gatherers is the hub for food resources. Families and staff can call their office for help with food needs. FG can help connect families to food pantries and/or provide emergency food kits. “FIND FOOD”
  • Does a student need medical or mental health services? Try RAHS
    • The RAHS Clinics, located at Pioneer, Pathways and Scarlett, are open and available to ANY student, not just those who attend those schools.
    • RAHS can help families and students who are under insured or have no insurance.
    • Some services RAHS offers: Nutrition Services, Vision/Dental, Confidential Mental Health Services and Psychotherapy.
    • See flyers for details: Pathways, Pioneer, Scarlett.
    • Questions about RAHS? Staff can reach out to AAPS Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Elyse Bairley:
  • Have a family who needs help completing online applications for SNAP, medical benefits or other assistance?
    • You can send them to the U-M Public Benefits Advocacy Project.
    • Flyer here.
  • Have a Grandparent or other relative raising a Grandchild?

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The ACTION Leadership group at Pioneer is open to all club leaders or students that want to positively impact the Pioneer community. ACTION stands for All Connecting To Improve Our Neighborhoods. If you have a neighborhood event that needs student support please contact Dr. Hyliard -

Upperclassmen Leadership Meeting is every Tuesday during early lunch in C311.

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*Please report to the Counseling Office if you have a gap in your schedule, you have a class that you have already had, or you have a class scheduled twice.

*Please DO NOT report to the Counseling Office during the week of 8/29/22 for course requests. Counselors are handling all changes via the electronic form linked above.


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Please see Pioneer Contact lists for the upcoming school year. Teams are still looking for athletes, please reach out to the coach of your interest.
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