Dear Pioneer Community,

We are very excited about the 2014-15 school year as it brings with it many opportunities for us at Pioneer to carry out our mission of providing an exemplary education to the students that attend our schools. We believe that the future of our city, state and country lies within our classrooms. It is through a quality education that we will build the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Therefore, we challenge students to act, learn and achieve with purpose and compassion. In partnership with you, we here at Pioneer have several goals for your child:

  • Meet or exceed grade level standards. 
  • Become life-long learners.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Become contributing citizens of the community.
  • Be prepared for a successful future.
This year we are continuing our transition to the new California Common Core State Standards. These standards increase the use of critical thinking and problem solving skills by our students. We have been diligently preparing for the full implementation of the California Common Core State Standards over the past several years through an emphasis on staff development and teacher collaboration. The staff development ensures rigor and high standards for learning through effective researched based teaching strategies.

I look forward to engaging you in dialogue as partners in your child's education and wish to express my appreciation to our community for their unmatched support of our district. Your child's success is our success!


Paul van Loon