Season’s Greetings from Pioneer School District
On behalf of the Pioneer School District, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season went well and you had opportunities to be with family and friends.
As we look towards a new year, we have a lot going on in Pioneer. We are looking at new curriculum for our K-5 reading program as well as new curriculum for middle school social studies. We have teacher committees currently reviewing potential curriculums and textbooks. Once they have made a recommendation, we will let our stakeholders know so you, the public, can come in and review these new curriculums. Once that process is complete, we will take these recommendations to the school board for adoption. In the coming years, we will be looking at updating our standards-based curriculums in math and science, as well as our middle school reading programs. Our goal is to be completely transparent during these processes and share the recommended curriculums with our stakeholders.
We are also working on our Social Emotional Learning curriculum and building upon what we have already been doing with our students. Character Strong has provided outstanding curriculum that focuses on teaching students how to work with others, be a good friend, as well as character traits such as honesty, responsibility, loyalty, caring, empathy, and other attributes we all want to see in our students. Our teaching and support staff have done a great job of implementing this program and will continue to receive support from the district for on-going professional development.
In February, we will be hosting our second community dinner. The focus will be on community resources that are offered in our county and region. More information will be forthcoming.
Lastly, we have our replacement levy coming up on February 14th. This is not a new tax, but a replacement tax that supports all of the programs we offer for students that are not covered by basic state funding. You can go to our website for more information about this levy.
Please feel free to visit our schools by calling ahead and schedule a time with our building principals. We welcome our stakeholders to come and see all of the great things going on at Pioneer.
Happy New Year!