Pioneer Family Communication

Week of March 6 - March 13, 2022

From the Desk of Principal Mr. Tracey Lowder

Pioneer Families,


Good Evening Pioneer!


Spring is right around the corner! Below are important dates for the Week of March 6 - March 13, 2022 at Pioneer High School and some *upcoming events.


March 8 - PTSO Meeting

March 8 - Choral Cavalcade @ Hill Auditorium

March 9 - Club Day Schedule

March 11 - NEON Day


Upcoming Events/Dates

March 25 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 28 - April 4 - Spring Break

April 12, 13, 14 - Spring Testing - PSAT 9, PSAT 10, SAT, WorkKeys, M-STEP 11

*ALL students in 9th - 11th grade will be tested.


If you have any questions/needs. Please email me directly at lowder@aaps.k12.mi.us.


Mr. Tracey Lowder, Principal

Pioneer High School

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GOOD NEWS @ PIONEER!!!

SEC Red CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to the Pioneer Boys Swim & Dive Team!

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Congratulations to Owen Johnson for signing with Middlebury College to continue his education and run cross country!

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Congratulations to the Pioneer Girl's Basketball Team - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!

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SPRING TESTING UPDATE - Pioneer

Spring Testing Update #2: 3/6/22


We will be pre-bubbling for the tests on April 7th and 8th. Students will be called down in groups to the cafeteria. Parent permission is preferred for students to participate in the SAT Suite of Assessments College Search Process. If you would like your student to participate, please have them bring this signed form with them to pre-bubbling (please see the link on the form for more information): CLICK HERE FOR FORM


Spring Testing Update #1: 2/28/22


For spring testing, all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will automatically be tested and there is no need for families to opt-in. On Wednesday, April 13th, 11th graders will take the SAT + Essay, and 10th graders will take the PSAT. On Thursday, April 14th, 11th Graders will take the Work Keys, and 9th Graders will take the PSAT. There will be a modified bell schedule for all students after morning testing culminates. Testing room assignments for students will be posted outside the Cafeteria Annex, outside the library, and outside the counseling offices prior to the day of testing. For 11th grade students who have unavoidable conflicts, there will be a make-up date of April 26th for the SAT test.



Please see the following links if you would like to access free practice tests prior to the exam:


SAT Practice Tests College Board


Kahn Academy SAT Official Practice


PSAT/NMSQT Practice Tests College Board


Questions? Please contact Dean Bullinger - bullinge@aaps.k12.mi.us

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Pioneer Interact Club - Annual Rotary Food Drive

There are 2 ways to participate:

  1. Bring in any non-perishable food items and drop them off in the blue bins by the main office or outside at the Clock Tower entrance from 03/07/22-03/23/22
  2. Donate to the Annual Rotary Fights Summer Hunger Campaign through a "virtual food drive" with a monetary donation from now until 03/18/22.

    To donate via Pioneer High School INTERACT CLUB visit: https://www.giveffect.com/teams/17158-pioneer-high-school-interact-club

    or scan here and click the green donate button

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Calling ALL Pioneer Students! Join the Pioneer Reading Challenge

From March 1st - June 1st, 2022, we are challenging Pioneer students, staff and faculty to read across genres in order to find books you love and expand your world. For every BINGO students complete and turn into the library, they are entered into a monthly drawing for local bookstore gift cards (thank you Pioneer PTSO).

On June 1st we will have a drawing for staff and faculty participants!


https://a2piomediacenter.weebly.com/


Contact the Pioneer Library with Questions! pio_mediacenter@aaps.k12.mi.us

* New Information* Senior Class Updates - Class of 2022

ATTENTION SENIORS!


*Graduation Announcements - If you were unable to pick up your graduation announcements last week you can pick them up from C311.


Senior Prom - May 20, 2022 @ THE BIG HOUSE!!

The survey results are in! This year's prom theme will be Enchanted Fairytale. The prom colors will be sage, ivory, and gold! Thank you to all of our seniors that participated in the student led prom survey.


Upcoming Events:

Tickets for the Senior ALL NIGHT Party will go on sale soon!! Want to donate? Please email Ms. Creal - creal@aaps.k12.mi.us or Ms. Wilkening - wilkening@aaps.k12.mi.us

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Graduation Updates:

If you are planning on re-using a cap & gown for graduation please notify the class office. Thank you.


Scholarships:

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

2022 Pioneer High School AAPS Scholarship List


Pioneer Announcement: AAPS Scholarships


Please feel free to email our 12th grade team with any needs/questions: Dr. Hyliard - hyliardd@aaps.k12.mi.us or Ms. Roumanis - cisnerose@aaps.k12.mi.us

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Virtual College/University Visits.....

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 can be viewed live at:

https://www.a2schools.org/Page/16484.


Monday, March 7

Lawrence University (WI)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

https://lawrence.zoom.us/j/4581370091


Northern Michigan University

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

https://nmu.zoom.us/j/98208557852?pwd=OFBpWWszd0dxdSt6eDF3QTVMc3kydz09

Thursday, March 10

Study in Ontario Workshop: 8-10 PM


6 universities in Western Canada: Waterloo, Carleton, McMaster, York, Ryerson and Univ. of Guelph

https://apply.uoguelph.ca/register/?id=e1c40a70-27ad-46a1-b191-7c9f23581fa3


Friday, March 11

University of Kentucky

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduyppj8iGNZQ5o6qAKVaetR4wm2FTbSs

PTSO @ PIONEER

The next PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, March 8 @ 7pm


-this meeting is a closed board meeting.


Questions for PTSO? Email Susan Brimacombe - sbrim@med.umich.edu


Looking for another way to give back to our Pioneer Community?

There are committees forming soon to help with Prom 5/20 and the Senior Bon Voyage Party 5/27. These events run much more smoothly if we have a lot of help. You don't have to be the parent of a senior! We need help with finding donations, communication, working the event, and cleaning up. Please contact Jenni Wilkening wilkening@aaps.k12.mi.us or Colleen Creal creal@aaps.k12.mi.us for more information.

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