Invite to Parents & Community Members

The Pioneer Board of Directors invites parents and community members to meet and hear from the four finalist on Tuesday, April 24th beginning at 3:30 pm in the Middle School Library.  

The four individuals are:

  • 3:30 pm — JoAnne Fabian, Chief Academic Officer of the Tukwila School District
  • 5:30 pm — John Gummel, Principal at Kelso High School
  • 6:30 pm — Keith Harris, Director at Big Horn School District in Cowley, Wyoming
  • 7:30 pm — Michael Merrin, Independent Consultant in Puyallup

The community is invited to hear each candidate speak for 45 minutes.  Community members will be asked to provide feedback for consideration by the Board.  Anyone hoping to submit questions for the candidates should arrive 15 minutes before the interview session begins.

Spring Testing Begins

Pioneer students will take the Smarter Balance tests in math and English language arts.  Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science.

Elementary School students are scheduled to test April 30 through May 25.

Middle School students will test April 24-26 for English language arts and May 8-10 for mathematics.

For more information about the Smarter Balanced tests, visit  Please contact your child’s school if you have questions regarding the test schedule.


Change to April 2018 School Board Meeting Dates

The Pioneer Board of Directors have scheduled the following meetings for the month of April.

On April 16, 2018, the Board will have a two-hour executive session to evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment.

On April 24, 2018, the Board will have a two-hour executive session to evaluate the qualifications of applicant for public employment.


The monthly regular scheduled board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, April 25th beginning at 7:00 pm in the Administration Board Room.