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Hello Wildcats Families!

Pioneer Middle School ranks in the top 3% of all middle schools across the nation! Pioneer is one of seventy secondary schools to be given a National Designation as a Schools to Watch -Taking Center Stage school in Washington DC. Over three days, 115 nationally recognized secondary schools, whose success is the result of effective and innovative practices that motivate students to learn and excel, shared replicable practices that help close achievement gaps. Pioneer’s passion for student achievement along with collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking are consistently practiced for our Wildcats! The 2014-15 school year brings many exciting changes to our campus with the implementation of Common Core State Standards; Measure S’s new classroom technology; one to one iPads; Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC); Thinking Maps; and Write from the Beginning.
Preparing Pioneer students for 21st century learning is a primary focus for our Wildcats!  Pioneer’s Professional Learning Community is preparing for the full implementation of TUSD Connect:  Rigorous Standards, Engaging Strategies and Integrated Technology.  We are proud of our community of learners and excited to see the results of the combined work of the students, staff and parents.

Tracey Vanderhayden