Today on Tech Tutorials: Snap a pic of an assignment using the Windows camera app, save it, & send to the teacher using the Teams private chat function. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld0eQ0S4ri4
Today's Tech Tutorial is about playing a Powerpoint as a slideshow, which can really help in understanding an assignment. https://youtu.be/bQgs1ef-V7M
Drive-up access to Pioneer's wifi network is available at the High School, Middle School & Arcade Elementary. On your device, type in 'wifi' as the user name, 'visitor' as the password. Map: https://5il.co/l4yq
SENIOR PHOTO DEADLINE: Oct. 16. Email images to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off at HS room A132 (next to cafeteria). Digital or hard copy accepted. OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED: Senior quotes & a photo of the student when they were younger (any age)
On Saturday, 10/3, athletics is offering renewal sessions for Lifeguarding (8am) & First Aid/CPR/AED(10:30am). Please remember to bring your mask. Info & registration at: https://5il.co/l4gw
Tech tutorial for parents/students. Instructions on how a parent/student can attach a photo of an assignment to a private Chat message with a teacher on Teams. https://youtu.be/v3MsjI7BDzs
Watch a recording of last evening's Zoom parent info session. https://tinyurl.com/y6zjqbyv. Passcode: Lc9@4iV6
Our technology video tutorial page has a new primer on how students can use Microsoft Teams to complete assignments. https://www.pioneerschools.org/o/pioneer-csd/page/tutorial-videos
Link for tonight's 6pm Parent Info meeting on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y22pzwxy. Meeting ID: 969 9019 5360 Passcode: 938986
Phones are back up. Thanks for your patience!
We continue to work on phone issues. If you're a parent trying to contact the school because you will transport your child to school this year, please send an email to Joellen Morey at email@example.com. Thank you!
Pioneer is currently experiencing an issue with accepting landline incoming calls. We are working on the problem & apologize for any inconvenience.
Link to a recording of last night's parent info meeting: https://tinyurl.com/y2nfvpks Password: t5**7e$j
Due to the loss of Internet at school, we are ending tonight's Zoom parent info meeting. We had only a few questions left, and we will address them at Thursday's 6pm meeting.
Nominees still being sought for the 2020 class of the Pioneer Athletics Wall of Fame | Details: https://5il.co/jf3t
Superintendent Halsey has extended the deadline for requesting full-time online learning for students to Friday, 8/14. Link for the parent survey is: https://tinyurl.com/yyu5wu4a
Are you ready for the return of school? Pioneer is working to make re-opening as smooth as possible. Our new video might answer some of your questions. https://youtu.be/gclhFe_4QEU
PCS is looking for input from parents seeking a full-time remote learning option for their child in 2020-21. Please complete the survey at the following link; one response per household. Note that you will need to fill out all required fields, including students' names, name of parent/guardian, and contact information. Thanks! https://tinyurl.com/yyu5wu4a
As Pioneer plans for a safe return, we share a wonderful resource for families. Autism Little Learners' COVID-19 related stories for schools: https://tinyurl.com/yxeztmn6
Pioneer is currently experiencing issues with receiving phone calls from outside the school. We are working with Verizon on this issue. Meanwhile, try sending an email to whomever you're trying to reach, as in 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
The Pioneer COVID-19 Reopening committee is conducting an online parent survey to help us shape the restart of school this fall. One response per household please. https://tinyurl.com/y2clz25k
Pioneer is continually seeking substitute support staff in the areas of cleaning, clerical, teacher aide, school monitor, & food service helper. Call 716-492-9067 or complete an application & return it to the district office: https://5il.co/bbrj
Fall sports registration packet still available at https://5il.co/fx66 | Return to: PO Box 579, Yorkshire NY 14173. Attn: Pioneer Athletics
Thank you to everyone who took time out to vote in our annual board of ed election & budget vote! Results: https://www.pioneerschools.org/article/261085?org=pioneer-csd
The Annual Meeting and Election is hereby called to order on this day, June 9, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.39, the District’s acceptance of hand-delivered absentee ballots to be canvassed for the June 9, 2020 school election and budget vote officially closed at 5:00 p.m. The District Clerk will not accept any further absentee ballots except those received by mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020. The Annual Meeting and Election is hereby adjourned until 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020 for purposes of canvassing and tabulating all validly submitted absentee ballots.
The driveby Jumping Jack challenge by Delevan phys ed teachers Mr. Gertis & Ms. Miller has gone viral! Featured on Ch. 4: https://www.wivb.com/news/delevan-elementary-school-physical-education-teachers-challenge-students-to-jumping-jack-challenge/
Drive-up access to Pioneer's wifi network is available at the Middle School & Arcade Elementary. On your device, type in 'wifi' as the user name, 'visitor' as the password. Map: https://5il.co/f4d3
Helpful videos on how to hand in a picture of your work in Microsoft Teams, made by the Middle School's Mr. Lobianco. https://www.pioneerschools.org/o/pioneer-csd/page/how-to-videos--3
Check out the free online version of a course we have offered many times in the past, Love & Logic Parenting. https://youtu.be/iHYNQujiUS0
Arts Council for Wyoming County has cancelled the reception for the K-8 Art Exhibit on Saturday, 3/14.
Pioneer Community Technology Center's Spring 2020 classes are cancelled.
McTeacher Night at McDonalds for both Arcade & Delevan have been cancelled.
Learn to Swim classes are cancelled.
Delevan PTA's STEAM Night on March 20 has been cancelled.
Read about Pioneer's proposed capital improvement project. The public vote is March 24 https://www.pioneerschools.org/article/195762?org=pioneer-csd
Pioneer's transportation partner, First Student, has issued a statement regarding coronavirus Covid-19: https://5il.co/df7t
Pioneer Schools will be closed due to weather on Friday, Feb. 28
Pioneer Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 27
Thanks again to the Arcade Herald for the article about our Capital Project vote coming up on March 24! https://www.arcadeherald.com/articles/pioneer-school-district-to-put-21-million-capital-project-to-voters-this-march/
Announcing Pioneer's free 2020 Learn to Swim program for K-8 students! Info & registration form: https://5il.co/cici
ATHLETICS TIME CHANGE: Saturday's JV boys basketball game will tip-off at 11:00am.
ATHLETICS POSTPONEMENT: Bowling match today (1/16) vs, Eden has been postponed & rescheduled for Wednesday 1/22
Pioneer Music Department has announced that the All-Choral Concert postponed on Dec. 18 due to bad weather will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7pm, in the HS Aud.
ACTIVITIES CANCELLATION: Tonight's All-Choral Concert at the HS has been cancelled.
Pioneer Schools will have a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Dec. 18
ATHLETICS CANCELLATION: Wednesday's wrestling match at Alden is cancelled.
ATHLETICS CANCELLATION: Home bowling match vs. JFK is cancelled for Wednesday, 12/11
ATHLETICS CANCELLATION: Wednesday's home girls basketball games vs. Iroquois have been cancelled.
ATHLETICS CANCELLATION: Tuesday's Pioneer at Holland girls basketball games (JV & Varsity) are cancelled
Tonight is Delevan PTA's Winter Wonderland. Bring your family to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will have a tree lighting out front around 5:30 p.m., and horse and carriage rides this year.
Junior bassist Dustin Hobin is representing Pioneer in the 2019 NYSSMA Conference All-State Orchestra in Rochester this weekend. 900 of NY's finest student-musicians are selected for this prestigious honor. Students must score a 100 on their prepared NYSSMA All-State Level VI (most difficult) solo and spontaneous sight-reading excerpt. They must also have their music teacher’s endorsement/recommendation to be considered for acceptance. It is a huge honor and accomplishment to be selected. Good luck, Dustin!
On Wednesday, the boys swim team bested Holland & took 1st in every event!
WRESTLING FINAL: Pioneer 75, Iroquois 9
Calling hours for Delevan Elementary student Jackson Mason are Saturday, 11/9, from 2-8pm at W.S. Davis Funeral Home in Arcade. https://www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/4010903/Mason-Jackson-Charles/index.php
One of our K-4 students, Tianna, was Airman for a Day! https://buffalonews.com/2019/11/06/im-so-excited-9-year-old-girl-is-airman-for-a-day-in-niagara-falls/?fbclid=IwAR2xHn0YWX6uvXVD5-yArjMUqEw6r5CNRHwNkVfwLCH86KrBDQ2qCvitvXY
Tomorrow (11/6) is the final day to order FFA fruit & cheese. Contact a Pioneer FFA member or advisor Jon Clayson at the HS to place your order. Money is due upon delivery 12/10.
A reminder that Friday, Nov. 8, is a half-day for the elementary schools, and there are also no after-school activities at the middle school.
Area All-State. Playoff football. SAT. Paper Drive. Just a typical couple days at Pioneer!
Good luck varsity football in your Class B semifinal vs. Maritime Charter School today at 7pm at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium in Buffalo. Go Panthers!
Need a job? Pioneer School District is in need of substitutes in the following areas: Teachers, Aides, Monitors, Cleaners & Food Service. Applications for civil service positions can be found at any one of our buildings' greeter desks, at the Employment section of pioneerschools.org, or at the District Office. Applications can be returned to Jeannene Wagner of the district Human Resources office at Pioneer Middle School. https://www.pioneerschools.org/o/pioneer-csd/page/pioneer-a-great-place-to-work
MORE ATHLETICS: Wednesday 10/30 Girls Swim at Maryvale for Class B Preliminary Meet, 5:00.
Admission to Friday's playoff football game at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium (1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo) is $5.
ATHLETICS UPDATE: Monday 10/28: Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Amherst @ Williamsville East 5:30pm; Wednesday, 10/30: Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Iroquois 6pm (Class B1 pre-quarterfinal); Friday. 11/1: Varsity Football vs. Maritime Charter School at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium in Buffalo, 7pm.
Good luck to boys soccer today in your playoff game at Grand Island!
Pioneer Community Technology Center has released its Fall 2019 course offerings: https://5il.co/avfu
Just a reminder that student meals can be paid for online: https://www.pioneerschools.org/article/131235?org=pioneer-csd and meals are available at no charge: https://www.pioneerschools.org/article/136979?org=pioneer-csd
Selkirk Sport, makers of pickleball equipment, sponsor the Selkirk Growth Program, in which they are donating 1000 paddles for the growth of pickleball. Pioneer staffer & pickleball enthusiast Erik Maeder applied for the grant & recently presented the Physical Education department with 4 new paddles!
Pioneer Schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day
Remember, there are fireworks planned after Friday's homecoming football game!
$1 wrist bands for the homecoming game are on sale in the HS office. Wrist bands help you get in the gate quicker. Pioneer students are admitted free with ID. For security reasons, be sure to check out the bag guidelines. https://www.pioneerschools.org/article/130376?org=phs
Check out the full Pioneer athletics schedule for this week's games & all the Spirit/Homecoming week (10/7-10/11) action! https://tinyurl.com/y5t2u98z
FFA Farmers Market behind the HS today 2:30-4:30pm. Stop by for: green beans, tomatoes (beef steak, slicing & cherry), sweet corn (final week); broccoli, cabbage, green peppers, potatoes (red & white), zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, nectarines, pears, apples (cortland, mac, honeycrisp), grapes, blueberries, maple syrup, jams and jellies, eggs, cider & garlic. Next week: pumpkins & winter squash.
Capital Project work is continuing in all four buildings. The steel in the Middle School music suite is installed and the third & largest practice room is being constructed. At Delevan, the heating boilers will be upgraded in the next few weeks. The burners and controllers will be replaced, making the boilers much more efficient. The old burner & controller for boiler 2 have been removed with the new burner & controller set to be installed.
FFA Farmer's Market behind the HS 2:30-4:30. Here's what they've got today: red & white potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, squash (yellow, zucchini, butternut), beans (green/yellow), cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, apples, watermelon, peaches, pears, grapes, plums, blueberries, nectarines, maple syrup, jams and jellies, NY Chips.
Good luck to our traveling Panthers this weekend, especially varsity football at Lew-Port, Marching Panthers at Medina, and Cross Country at Plattsburgh!
Gov. Cuomo announces ban on flavored e-cigarettes. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-york-state-implements-first-nation-ban-flavored-e-cigarettes
Marching Panthers finished 1st out of 2 teams in their division at Jamestown tonight!
Swim team traveling to Olean also on Saturday!
Wednesday is 9/11 Remembrance Day in schools across NY, including Pioneer. https://tinyurl.com/yxt2yy4x
Girls swim team will offer Weidner's Chicken BBQ on Parent-Student Orientation Day, Sept. 4. BBQ costs $11 and includes chicken, potatoes, mac salad, roll and dessert. Starts at noon in front of high school.
Also at today’s annual NYSPHSAA Athletic Directors' training, Pioneer was awarded numbers for its Sportsmanship Banner, for exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 2018-2019 year. Once again, congratulations to all our athletes, coaches and parents!
TEACHER OPENINGS: Two Special Ed positions have been posted. https://www.pioneerschools.org/Page/5908