Pioneer Family Communication

Week of February 13 - February 20, 2022

From the Desk of Principal Mr. Tracey Lowder

Pioneer Families,

Good Evening! Happy Super Bowl Sunday! We had a great week at Pioneer High School.

Below are important dates for the Week of February 13 - February 20, 2022 at Pioneer High School and some *upcoming events.

February - We celebrate Black History Month @ Pioneer

February 14 - NAAPID

February 14 - Valentines Day/Symphony Serenades

February 15 - PTSO Open Meeting - Zoom link below - All Pioneer Parents Welcome!!

February 16 - Early Release Day

February 18 - Groutfit Day (all gray outfit)

February 18 - 3rd Quarter Interim Marking Period

*February 22 - Course Selection for 9-11 grade students begins. Please see timeline below.

If you have any questions/needs. Please email me directly at

Mr. Tracey Lowder, Principal

Pioneer High School

Pioneer High School Celebrates Black History Month

YouTube Link will be posted February 18th, 2022

February marks the beginning of our "BSU Reads: Read and Represent" program. Our members will record themselves reading books from BIPOC authors and illustrators for children ages 4-10. We will share those videos with a few of the local elementary schools as an effort to inspire reading through representation. With over 20 stories it's a perfect segue from Black History Month to March Is Reading Month. We have also invited our Latinx Student Union Members to participate in our Read & Represent program

Be on the lookout for the Black History Month Posters around Pioneer about Fred Hampton, Marsha P. Johnson, Audre Lorde, Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Height, Claudette Colvin, James Forman and Bayard Rustin, just to name a few, along with a deeper look into the GI Bill and The New Deal and other government policies that helped shape the wealth distribution we see today.

Learn more on social media - or instagram - A2 BSU

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Senior Class Updates - Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Parents,


Yearbook portraits have been posted in the class office (C311) and on the Omega website ( Please check to confirm that your portrait has the right image, and that all spelling and capitalization are correct. If there is an issue with the portrait, contact the yearbook staff at and be specific in your email.

The deadline to check your portrait is Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

Tickets for the Senior ALL NIGHT Party will go on sale soon!! Want to donate? Please email Ms. Creal - or Ms. Wilkening -


Name on Diploma - We are ready to order diplomas for our class of 2022. Last week we sent individual emails to all Class of 2022 students. Please be sure to check your school email and review your name for the diploma. If there are any changes that need to be made please email 12th Grade OP - Ms. Roumanis -

Graduation Updates:

Please be sure that your student has ordered a cap and gown with Jostens. If you have not please CLICK HERE to order your cap and gown online.


Please review the links below to identify scholarship opportunities specific for Pioneer Seniors.

2022 Pioneer High School AAPS Scholarship List

Pioneer Announcement: AAPS Scholarships


Senior Prom will be held at Jack Roth Suites on May 20. Tickets go on sale May 9.

6pm - Welcome

7pm - Dinner Served

8pm - Escort students to Michigan Stadium Turf

8:45pm - DJ/Dance *students are able to leave at 10pm

11pm - End of Prom

Please feel free to email our 12th grade team with any needs/questions: Dr. Hyliard - or Ms. Roumanis -

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2022-2023 Scheduling Process - Pioneer High School


  • February 18 - Counselors review course selection process(9-11)
  • February 22 - PowerSchool Portal opens for students to enter course selections
  • Scheduling Supports - February 22 - March 4
  1. February 22 -Scheduling Webinars will be posted to PIO Webpage and Counseling Webpage
  2. Lunch meetings, appointments with counselors, contact via email are all options
  • March 4 - PowerSchool Portal CLOSES
  • March 21 - Class of 2026 Course Selection Process Begins - Virtual Presentations will be sent to Middle Schools.

More detailed information will be released next week:

Parents: Check out the Pioneer Counseling Webpage:

Students: a Schoology page will be sent next week to join!

Options @ Pioneer has begun! LAST WEEK TO ENROLL!!! It's not too late to start!

  • Options is an online credit recovery program @ Pioneer that allows a Pioneer student to work directly with a certified teacher using the EdGenuity Program to recover a credit.
  • The credit recovery program utilizes an individualized approach to identify specific concepts your student needs to meet the AAPS course requirements.
  • Students that earned an NC in most courses are eligible.
  • Options offers flexibility and direct support from 3pm - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday.
  • Interested in your student recovering a graduation required credit? Contact Ms. Hyliard via email -

Virtual College Visits Return! UPDATED!!!

Attention Students, Families, Counselors....

The 2021-22 college application season continues! Meeting with college admission representatives is a great way to get to know about their unique and important educational opportunities. Our calendar grows everyday and can be viewed live at:

Tuesday, February 15

NACAC Virtual College Fair (150+ Colleges)


Virtual Visit URL

Groove U (OH)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

NACAC Virtual College Fair (150+ Colleges)


Virtual Visit URL

Thursday, February 17

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (MI)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

National GAP Year Fair

6:30-9:30 PM

Saturday, February 19

National Art Portfolio Days

9:00AM- 12:00

Thursday, February 24

NACAC Virtual STEM Fair

4:00-8:00 PM

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Congratulations to AJ Lewis for continuing his educational and athletic baseball career at Ashland University.


New 4x800 State of Michigan Record set by Pioneer!! Congratulations to Sarah Forsyth, Cookie Baugh, Emily Cooper, and Rachel Forsyth for their accomplishment!


The Pioneer GIDAS club warmly congratulates all who participated in the national 2022 Genes and Health contest this past Saturday for an excellent showing at the competition!

A special shoutout to Rebecca Wang, Dhivya Bala, and Aditi Ganesan who were all named finalists at the competition. Pioneer GIDAS also brought home the title of best GIDAS branch for the second year in a row, and even won the annual talent show with a show-stopping performance of "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Disney's Encanto. You can view the talent show presentation HERE

All GIDAS members are presented with the opportunity to write and publish their own research abstracts, so if you're interested in genetics, medicine, and playing terrible covers of Disney songs as well, come join us at lunch on Wednesdays in C127!

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Pioneer Families,

The next PTO meeting will be open meeting on 2/15/22. In this meeting Pioneer Administration will be asking and answering any questions you may have about Pioneer High School. Please join via zoom from 7pm - 8pm -

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