Pioneer Family Communication
Week of February 20 - February 27, 2022
From the Desk of Principal Mr. Tracey Lowder
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- February 22 -Scheduling Webinars will be posted to PIO Webpage and Counseling Webpage
- 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.
COURSE SELECTION INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS - PIONEER
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: https://aapihicounseling.weebly.com/
Students Only: Join the Schoology page for counselor supports
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
Get your tickets here: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/ptg
Vaccination and Mask Policy for FutureStars 2022
The following policies are required by the University of Michigan
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.
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.
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.
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
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 - www.a2bsu.org or instagram - A2 BSU
Senior Class Updates - Class of 2022
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.
GOOD NEWS @ PIONEER!!!
Congratulations to Lauren DeWolf for signing with Siena Heights University to continue her education and to play basketball for the Saints!
Have Good News? - please email Dr. Hyliard - email@example.com 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)
Virtual Visit URL
*Thursday, February 24
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Virtual Visit URL
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Virtual Visit URL
PTSO @ PIONEER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Creal email@example.com for more information.