Pioneer School District #402

Pioneer Bus 304

This afternoon, Pioneer School Bus 304 was involved in a small accident on Agate Road.  The bus was rear-ended by another vehicle.  No injuries to students or driver.  Parents of the students involved in the incident have been notified.  Pioneer administrators were on-site to assist with family reunification.


Welcome New Superintendent John Gummel

Welcome John Gummel to PSD

School Board Meeting Tonight Begins at 7:00 pm

The April school board meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 begins at 7 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room in the Administration Bldg. located at 112 E. Spencer Lake Road.  The public is welcome to attend.

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.


Superintendent Finalists Announced

Pioneer SD Announces Superintendent Finalist

2018-2019 Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten screening for the fall of 2018 will be held on May 1st from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and May 2nd from 2:15 – 5:00 pm. To schedule screening time or for additional information please call the Elementary School at 360-427-2737.