Pioneer Family Communication

Week of February 20 - February 27, 2022

From the Desk of Principal Mr. Tracey Lowder

Pioneer Families,

Good Evening Pioneer!

Below are important dates for the Week of February 20 - February 27, 2022 at Pioneer High School and some *upcoming events.

February - We celebrate Black History Month @ Pioneer

February 18 - Future Starts tickets go on sale! See link below

February 21 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

February 22 - PowerSchool Portal Opens for course Selection for 9-11 grade students

February 23 - Club Day Schedule

February 26 - Future Stars

Upcoming Events

March 3 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 4 - Portal Closes for Scheduling Choices

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

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

Mr. Tracey Lowder, Principal

Pioneer High School

2022-2023 Scheduling Process - Pioneer High School

  • 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.


Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 Instruction Videos are below. Please review with your student. The selection portal opens on 2/22/22. Parents: if you need support please visit the counseling webpage below. Please have students only join the schoology page for support.

Parents: Check out the Pioneer Counseling Webpage:

Students Only: Join the Schoology page for counselor supports

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Pioneer Theater Guild Presents: FUTURE STARS 2022!

PTG presents FutureStars 2022

Saturday, February 26th at 7:30pm

Power Center for the Performing Arts

121 Fletcher St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tickets go on sale Friday 2/18 at 6:00am

$15 each

Get your tickets here:

Vaccination and Mask Policy for FutureStars 2022

The following policies are required by the University of Michigan

  1. Audience members of ages 5 and older must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 PCR administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours of the event.

  2. Audience members who are 18 and older may be asked to show a photo ID to verify that they are the owners of the vaccination card or negative test. Children between the ages of 5 and 17 may not have an ID, so may be asked to state their name.

  3. Audience members who are not vaccinated (including those with waivers) must show a negative Covid-19 PCR administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours of the event. The test results must include the audience member’s name and the date of test. Results from home-testing kits will not be accepted.

  4. Children ages 5 and under do not need to show proof of vaccination or negative test, but do need to follow the mask mandate.

Panelist of Judges for FutureStars 2022

  • Matthew Altruda - Ann Arbor’s 107one Tree Town Sound Radio Host and Sonic Lunch summer concert series curator

  • Blake Corum - University of Michigan Football Runningback

  • Kid Jay - local rapper and America's Got Talent Contestant

  • Michael Morris - University of Michigan Football Defensive End

  • Amy Petty - Singer, songwriter, and recording artist

  • Christopher Taylor -The Mayor of the City of Ann Arbor since 2014

  • Erin Zindle - singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Ragbirds

Pioneer High School Celebrates Black History Month

Please subscribe to the A2 BSU YouTube - Click HERE

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

Learn more on social media - or instagram - A2 BSU

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Need information about NHS @ Pioneer? Please visit the NHS Webpage:

Questions? Email our Advisor Ms. Hyliard -

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Senior Class Updates - Class of 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 -


Graduation Updates:

We are almost 100% ordered for caps and gowns! If you are re-using a cap/gown please notify the office so we can take you off the list. If you have not ordered the cap and gown. 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

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

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Thank you to the CFP Club for their Teacher Appreciation Display on Valentine's Day. We love our staff at Pioneer!


Congratulations to Lauren DeWolf for signing with Siena Heights University to continue her education and to play basketball for the Saints!

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Have Good News? - please email Dr. Hyliard - with Pioneer Student "Good News." Let's celebrate and showcase Pioneer Excellence!

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:

*Wednesday, February 23

Lake Superior State University (MI)

3:00-4:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

*Thursday, February 24

University of Michigan-Flint

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL

Grand Valley State University (MI)

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Virtual Visit URL


Thank you parents for joining us for our first PTSO open webinar this week. We will have another opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from administration and counseling in the future.

Also, thank you for donating to the Oxford Community Schools PTSO. We are able to collect and donate $500.

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 or Colleen Creal for more information.

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