Pioneer Family Communication
October 22, 2023 - October 29, 2023
CLUB DAY @ Pioneer - Wednesdays
From the Pioneer Leadership Team
Thank you Pioneer Caregivers,
We had an extraordinary week at Pioneer! We had a successful Club Day and the changes we made have positively impacted out students. We have over 90 clubs at Pioneer and we want all of our students to be involved at Pioneer. Clubs are a great way to build your students resume for future college applications!
Friday, October 27 is the end of the First Quarter at Pioneer. Quarter grades do not end up on final transcripts but they are a high percentage of the final grade. Final grades are a combination of the quarter grades and the final exam, this varies between subjects and classes. This week is a great week to review grades and make sure your student doesn't have any missing tests or assignments. This week we want to continue getting better and better.
Desmond, Eve, Jodi, Kevin & Dan
Email for Absences: email@example.com
We are seeing a rise of students arriving at the school under the weather. We encourage students and staff that are under the weather to stay home for the day. Coming to school and spreading germs causes the cycle of more staff and students to catch illnesses. It is best for everyone. Many assignments can be captured in Schoology. Students can easily communicate with teachers about work assigned and/or missed via email (Staff Directory) and within Schoology.
Attendance email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not call the attendance line until further notice. We are planning to hire someone to cover that position; it is currently not filled. The position of Book Depository/Attendance Office Professional will be posted soon and we would love for someone connected to the Pioneer community to serve in that capacity.
Regular Schedule - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Club Day - Wednesday
PICTURE RETAKES - 10/25/23
Building Bridges Fair
Everyone is welcome to stop by Huron High School on Thursday, October 25 for the Building Bridges Fair (6:00pm - 7:30pm). It is an excellent event to learn about college and transition resources for high school students with 504s or IEPs.
College Application Help Sessions
Counselors will continue to have college application help sessions until the end of October during Early Lunch for Seniors. Seniors remember the Early Action Deadline for the Common App is November 1, 2023. Please see your counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
HOW TO ORDER TRANSCRIPTS - FREE FOR PIONEER SENIORS
SENIOR CHECKLIST - CLASS of 2024
COLLEGE VISITS @ PIONEER
Monday, October 23
Kalamazoo College: Pioneer
Chapman Univ. (CA) Pioneer
Tuesday, October 24
Oberlin College (OH) Pioneer
Univ. of Detroit-Mercy: Pioneer
St Mary's College (IN) Pioneer
Wednesday, October 25
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MN) Pioneer
Wayne State Univ (MI) Pioneer
Thursday, October 26
Defiance College (OH) Pioneer
U Rochester (NY) Pioneer
Centre College (KY) Pioneer
Wittenberg College (OH) Pioneer
Albion College (MI) Pioneer
Friday, October 27
Centre College (KY) Pioneer
Univ. of Southern California: Pioneer
Ann Arbor Community Resources
If you've ever wondered where you can send a parent or student to get help, you're not alone.
AAPS has several tools to help you guide families to resources (food, basic needs, emergency services) in their time of need.
Where to find help
CARE CLOSET - C311
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED IN AAPS
Substitute Teachers Needed: As we are headed into the Winter season, which also may be known as cold/flu/COVID season, the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) is looking for substitute teachers and paraeducators to support our classrooms. If you are a passionate person who enjoys connection with students EduStaff is looking for you. Substitute positions are necessary and meaningful work that enriches the lives of students in our community. If you, your family or friends are interested in making an impact, we encourage you to support the AAPS team as a substitute teacher or paraeducator. Start your application at https://www.edustaff.org/
AP TESTING @ PIONEER
Pioneer Administration Team Assignments
Athletics - Ms. Eve Claar
9th Grade Dean - Ms. Jodi Bullinger
10th Grade Last Name A-L - Dr. Daniel Hyliard
10th Grade Last Name M-Z - Mr. Kevin Hudson
11th Grade - Mr. Kevin Hudson
12th Grade - Dr. Daniel Hyliard
AAPS Family Technology Assistance
Students & Families - Technology Virtual Help Desk
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Open a ticket: email@example.com
Schedule an In-Person Appointment: call the Student & Family Help Desk
The Writing Center at Pioneer High School wants to help! We are open daily during both lunches and 4th Hour in room C216. We offer online writing assistance through our website and hold fun writing competitions throughout the year. We want to help with brainstorming, revising, editing, polishing, and really any part of your writing assignment! Come see us!
SCHOOL STARTS at 8AM - Doors Open at 7:35AM
1. CLOCKTOWER - this location backs up so please plan accordingly
2. FLAGPOLE ENTRANCE - near student parking lot
Please do not drop off students in the 7th Street Bus Loop
Senior Portraits are due by November 17, 2023. Directions to submit them can be found on our website. If you choose not to submit a portrait, we will use your school photo.
Senior Tributes are due by February 10, 2024. These loving tributes to your student can be purchased through YearbookForever.com by selecting "Create a Senior Ad".
Preferred names: If your student goes by a name other than their legal name, that name is in PowerSchool as a "preferred name," and they would like to be referred to as such throughout the yearbook, please direct them to fill out this form so we get it right!
Order a yearbook today! Prices increase on December 31, 2023.
RAHS @ PIONEER
F.E.M.M.E.S. Advance College Readiness Workshop
The F.E.M.M.E.S. Advance College Readiness Workshop is designed to support women+ in high school, but like all F.E.M.M.E.S. activities, is open to students of all genders.
The workshop is a series of two sessions aimed at building participants’ confidence in the college application process as well as their understanding of educational and career opportunities in STEM. The first event, Application Advice with an Admissions Officer, will take place in person at the University of Michigan on Saturday, October 21st from 11 am to 2 pm. The second event, a College Readiness Student Panel, will take place in person at the University of Michigan on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Students can register at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TCdHzkrtW8AODY. If students would like to learn more about F.E.M.M.E.S. as an organization, they can visit their website at femmes.studentorgs.umich.edu.