Welcome to the Pioneer School District. My name is Jeff Davis and I am honored and proud to serve the students, staff, and community of the Pioneer District as your Superintendent. PSD 402 is a special place with a proud history. Being a K-8 school district affords a more personalized educational experience for our students. Our highly capable teaching staff, administrative team, and student support staff are committed to providing the best comprehensive educational experience for each and every student. We will make every effort to meet the needs, both academically and social emotionally, of every student we serve. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.
As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, there are many challenges ahead. Even though we are back to full-time, face-to-face instruction, there is so much delayed learning that needs to be addressed. Not only did students struggle with academics during the pandemic, we saw significant issues with isolation, frustration, and depression. All of these factors contributed to the delayed learning our students experienced.
However, the great news is that our schools are ready, willing, and able to do whatever it takes to get our students back on track, both academically and emotionally. We do this because, at Pioneer, we truly care about each and every student that comes to our schools. All of the adults who work here want the best for our children and will work extremely hard to provide an outstanding educational experience for the 180 days we have our students in school this year. I encourage all parents and guardians to communicate early and often with teachers about how their child is doing in school. Our staff will also reach out to let our parents and guardians know the progress of your students. Together, we can make sure we are doing everything we can to help our students experience success.
We have a lot of new faces this year working with your children in both buildings. Our administrative teams continue to hire the best possible candidates to work with our students, both in the certified ranks as well as our classified staff. We will emphasize not only the state standards in all of our academic areas but also put a premium on teaching students about the importance of character education, focusing on topics like responsibility, respect, honesty, caring, loyalty, resilience, and perseverance. All of these factors together help our students develop into successful students and eventually successful young adults.
I am looking forward to meeting our parents and guardians as school begins to ratchet up. My hope is to have a once-a-month opportunity for all stakeholders to come to our school in the evening to meet with me to discuss our schools, provide information, and be able to answer your questions. More information will be forthcoming. Until then, let’s have a great opening to our school year.
My door is always open for you to come by and visit. I encourage all of you to stop by when possible to introduce ourselves to each other. Together, let’s make the Pioneer Eagles soar to new heights!