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Anne Frank's Window

 

by Valerie Lopez

 

This picture was drawn for a project for my ELA class. We were learning about the Holocaust, there was an option to draw Anne Frank’s window. I wanted to draw Anne Frank’s window because I wanted her watching everything that was happening outside. While she was hiding inside, protected for only a bit of time. There were many other people that had to suffer because they couldn’t be sneaky like the Frank family. Many kids were taken away from their parents and others were tackled down. When I was planning what to draw, I thought about how Anne Frank had to see that, she could hear what was happening outside. I wanted to capture the reality of the Holocaust. If you search for Anne Frank’s window, the results are just a window with a view of some trees and other apartments. I wanted to show how many people saw the world during the Holocaust.

 

 

San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation

 

by: Yennifer Moreno

The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation offers a great and  wide variety of hands-on and virtual experienced that really lets you realize how fun science can really be! When you first enter the museum you can already see all sorts of gadgets and gizmos that you want to get your hands on. For example, around noon we did a lab where we made robots. We had to design and create a robot that could potentially help firefighters put out fires. There was also another station where we had to design buildings that would be able to withstand an earthquake. We even got to experience a 7.4 magnitude earthquake simulation.The thing about hands-on activities like these is that you are able to expand your horizons and try things you normally wouldn’t, but also understand that with the right mentality you are capable of so much! Virtual activities were also very enjoyable and informing.One of my favorite virtual activities was called ‘A Guide Into Outer Space.’ The reason why it was so terrific is because you learn things you wouldn’t learn at school about our vast universe. Virtual Learning is great because it gives us a connection between something we are so familiar with (phones,tablets,computers,etc.) and something so foreign and mysterious; which opens an abundance of doors and opportunities.In conclusion, The Tech Museum of Innovation was a great and unforgettable experience because we not only got to experience hands-on learning, but virtual learning as well. All of this opened a whole different and fun side of science.


 

 

Pioneer students participate in the Tulare County Farm Bureau Calendar Art Contest. Submissions were created using a variety of mediums all representing this year’s theme, Tulare County Agriculture Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead. The top contestants for Pioneer are first place - Tiana Contreras; second place - Valerie Lopez; and third place - Marlen Gomez. The new calendar will be printed for 2020 by Tulare County Farm Bureau.

 

 

 

Computer Class

 

by Tiana Contreras

 

A hobby that I enjoy doing in my spare time is drawing/coloring it is easy to do for me and it lets my imagination go wild. Art doesn’t take much materials unless you want to work with the stuff that can blend well. I used Adobe Photoshop to draw this picture. My type of art usually consists of drawing and coloring, and I often like to mix many styles within one picture. To draw I first  imagine the picture in my head (even if it is a bit exaggerated it will work) I imagine the details profoundly and think of how I can draw/color that. Oh I forgot one essential step, I have to listen to music. Anyways, then what I like to do is sketch it out before I actually start working on it. To do this it is best to use a pencil going on the paper lightly. Next I need to start on the beginning lines to get the basis of the picture down (depending on whether I am inking with my assortment of pens or just drawing with pencil i will use different tactics).  And finally after that is done I move on to the details like shading and little things here and there. Most of the time I will do the picture in parts. Now if you are wondering what is so wonderful about all the stuff I listed above, it is wonderful to me because it lets my imagination fly and it is calming. Not to mention when it is finished I get the greatest feeling in the world. Another thing that I love about this hobby is that while I am drawing I can create whatever creature thing I want and it can go from insane all the way to flat out ridiculous. Also drawing and art is a great way for me to express my thoughts, feelings, or even to express myself. Finally the last thing I like about my hobby is that I am able to make something great out of almost nothing. In conclusion, art is my hobby and I am fond of it because I can make a masterpiece out of a writing tool and my imagination.

 

Video Production

 

 

 

by Viviana Verduzco

 

This year we have done many projects in Video Production, one of which I have enjoyed very much has been our movie on the ASB Officers. One reason that I enjoyed doing our project on the ASB Officers is that we got to explore Motion. Motion is a program in which we have learned how to create, edit, and export videos. This year we will be using Motion to edit all our videos that will be presented in assemblies, including at Renaissance. Motion also allows us to present what we have learned so far and to give people an idea of what Pioneers Video Production class is capable of. Another reason of which why I enjoy our project on the ASB officers is that we got to use GarageBand. GarageBand is an app that we can create lots of different types of music to include in our videos. We learned how to experiment with different instruments such as brass instruments, pianos, wood winds, drums and many more. We also got to use different vocals that were provided by the app. Also, we learned how the different instruments go together and got to create our own music that was used in our ASB Officers video. To conclude, our video on the ASB Officers was a very interesting project that we did in Video Production.

 

 

 

Pioneer Fall Festival

By Sofeeya Carabay

 

One if the activities that I have done this year at Pioneer is the Fall Festival in October. The day started of like any other Friday, I had zero period and I was carrying my costume with me and people were asking me what it was. My costume was a purple devil with wings. My mom had helped me pick my costume for it. I wanted a costume that was simple enough so my parents can save some money. My mom had these wings for a long time and I had recently bought a pair of devil horns from Fowler at a band review a few months earlier. A few hours later, in sixth period, the office had made an all-call over the p-a system announcing that all eighth grade students who will be attending the fall festival shall leave their classroom and get to the gymnasium for the festival and then proceeded to call the seventh and sixth graders so the festival could start and get everyone situated into the festival. I met all of my friends by the gate where the bus riders line up after school to walk around the festival to see what they had for everyone. The festival was made possible by our schools Leadership and Yearbook classes for all to have fun and anyone can dress up in costume since we couldn’t wear costumes on the actual day of Halloween but, my friends and I took advantage and we all dressed up in costume which was really fun for us. I entered myself in a pie eating contest, even though I was almost finished, I lost which was ok but my makeup was messed up and I had to fix it and just in time for the costume contest which some people had some great costumes and an hour later I had to leave to go to the high school rival game between Monache and Porterville high. In conclusion, the Fall Festival at Pioneer was one of the best activities I have done this past year.

 

 

Cal Healthy Kids

Consent for the California Healthy Kids Survey

2017-18 School Year

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Your student is being asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and wellbeing among our youth, improve the school learning environment and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. Your student does not have to take the survey. If you do not want your student to complete the survey, you must notify your school.

Survey Content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning; school safety; and health-related concerns such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and risk of depression and perceived sexual orientation.

The results from this survey are compiled into district and county-level CHKS Reports. To view a copy of your district’s Report go to http://chks.wested.org/reports/search (Outside Source) and type in the district name.

It is Voluntary. Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer, and may stop taking the survey at any time.

It is Anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.

Administration. The survey will be administered during the month of February 2018.  It will take about one class period to complete (about 50 minutes) and will be administered in your student’s English class. 

Potential Risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to your student. Risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 14 years of survey administration. In rare instances, some discomfort might be experienced from the questions. The school’s counseling services will be available to answer any personal questions that may materialize.

For Further Information. The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call the district to speak with Sergio Mendoza at (559) 793-2451. 

If you do not want your student to participate, you may contact:

Sergio Mendoza, Director of Curriculum

(559) 793-2451  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

600 W Grand Ave

Porterville, CA 93257

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CHKS Withdrawal Form

By returning this form, I do not give permission for my student to be in the California Healthy Kids Survey. 

 

(Please Print) Student:                                                                                            Grade:            

 

Teacher’s name or Class subject:                                                               

 

Parent Signature:                                                                                              Date:                               

 

 

 

Consentimiento para la encuesta California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

Año escolar 2017-18

Secundaria

Estimado padre, madre o tutor:

Le estamos pidiendo a su estudiante que participe de la encuesta California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) que realiza nuestra escuela y que está patrocinada por el Departamento de Educación de California. Es una encuesta muy importante que ayudará a fomentar una mejor calidad de la salud y el bienestar de nuestros jóvenes, mejorará el ambiente de aprendizaje en la escuela y combatirá problemas como el abuso de drogas y la violencia.  Su estudiante) no tiene obligación de participar en esta encuesta.  La participación es voluntaria y requiere su autorización.

Contenido de la encuesta. La encuesta recopila información sobre la ayuda que se proporciona a los jóvenes durante su desarrollo; el vínculo con la escuela y los obstáculos en el aprendizaje; la seguridad escolar; y los temas que causan preocupación sobre la salud, tales como la actividad física y los hábitos de nutrición; el consumo de alcohol, tabaco y otras drogas y los riesgos de la depresión y la orientación sexual percibida. 

Los resultados de esta encuesta se recopilan en informes de la encuesta CHKS a nivel del distrito y del condado. Para ver una copia del informe del distrito, visite http://chks.wested.org/reports/search (una fuente externa) y ponga el nombre del distrito.

Es voluntaria. Los estudiantes que estén de acuerdo en participar, con su permiso, no tienen que responder ninguna pregunta que no quieran responder y pueden dejar de participar en cualquier momento.

Es anónima. No se registrará ni se relacionará ningún nombre a los formularios (o formas) ni a los datos de la encuesta. Los resultados estarán disponibles para su análisis sólo bajo controles de confidencialidad estrictos.

Administración. La encuesta se llevará a cabo durante el mes de febrero, 2018.   El tiempo que se necesita para completar la encuesta es aproximadamente un período de clases (alrededor de 50 minutos), y se realizará en la clase de Inglés del estudiante. 

Riesgos posibles. No se conocen riesgos de daño físico para el estudiante. Los riesgos de que se produzcan daños sociales o psicológicos son muy pocos. En los 14 años en que se viene realizando la encuesta, nunca se reportó ningún caso. En muy pocas ocasiones, los participantes se pudieron haber sentido incómodos por las preguntas. Los servicios de asesoramiento de la escuela estarán disponibles para responder cualquier pregunta personal que pueda surgir.

Para más información. Esta encuesta fue desarrollada por WestEd, una institución educativa pública sin fines de lucro. Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a esta encuesta, o sobre sus derechos, llame al distrito y comuníquese con Sergio Mendoza al (559) 793-2451. 

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Formulario CHKS para retirar la participación de su estudiante

Al regresar este formulario, yo no autorizo a que mi estudiante participe en la encuesta California Healthy Kids Survey.

 

 

El nombre de mi estudiante es: __________________________________  Grado: _________ 

 

                                     (Escriba el nombre en letra de molde)

 

Nombre del maestro o Nombre de la clase: ______________________________________

 

 

Firma del Padre:                                                                                              Fecha: _____________

 

Fechas Importantes

 29 de enero de 2018

***FECHAS IMPORTANTES***

2017-2018

Estimadas Familias,

 

Las siguientes actividades se han programado para el fin de año.  Elegibilidad y Código de vestir será un requisito para todas las actividades, incluyendo la ceremonia de promoción.  Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamar a la oficina.

 

Actividades para todos estudiantes de Pioneer

 

  • Firma de Libro del Año – martes 5 de junio del 2018 de 2:20  a 3:05 p.m.

 

Actividades solo para estudiantes de 6° grado

 

  • Viaje a las albercas – Martes 29 de Mayo del 2018 de 12:45 pm a 3:05 pm
  • El costo es $5.00 por estudiante y debe de entregar el permiso de escuela antes del 22 de Mayo

 

Actividades solo para estudiantes de 7° grado

 

  • Viaje a las albercas  – jueves 7 de junio del 2018 de 9:45 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
  • El costo es $5.00 por estudiante y debe de entregar el permiso de escuela antes del 1 de junio 2018

 

Actividades solo para estudiantes de 8° grado

 

  • Viaje a Roller Towne – lunes 4 de junio del 2018 de 9:45 a.m. a 2:05 p.m. 

El costo es $20.00 por estudiante y debe de entregar el permiso antes del 29 de Mayo (Incluye: Transporte, entrada, renta de patines, y pizza con bebida)

  • Desayuno-almuerzo para los estudiantes – Martes 5 de junio del 2018 a las 10:00 a.m.

 

  • Ensayo de ceremonia – Miércoles 6 de junio del 2018 (estudiantes necesitan reportarse a la escuela al tiempo normal).

 

  • Ceremonia de Promoción – Jueves 7 de junio del 2018 a las 9:00 de la mañana en el estadio Jamison del colegio de Porterville (transmitido por Youtube)
  • Recepción de despedida Voluntaria – Jueves 7 de junio del 2018 inmediatamente después de la ceremonia en el gimnasio de la escuela Pioneer. 

PERMISO ES REQUERIDO PARA PARTICIPAR EN LAS ACTIVIDADES DEL FIN DE AÑO, FAVOR DE REGRESAR EL PERMISO A TIEMPO ***NO HABRA EXCEPCIONES***

Gracias,

 

 

 

Ángel Valdez, Director

Important Dates

January 29, 2018

***IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER***

2017-2018

 

Dear Families,

The following activities have been scheduled for the end of the year.  Eligibility and Dress code will be strictly enforced for all activities, including the Promotion Ceremony.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our school office. 

For 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students

 

  • Yearbook Signing Party – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 2:20 pm – 3:05 pm 

 

For 6th Grade Students only

 

  • 6th Grade City Pool Activity – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 12:45 pm – 3:05 pm
  • Cost is $5.00 per student and MUST turn in with completed permission slip by 05/22/2018.

 

For 7th Grade Students only

 

  • 7th Grade City Pool Activity – Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost is $5.00 per student and MUST turn in with completed permission slip by 06/01/2018.

 

For 8th Grade Students only

 

  • 8th Grade Trip to Roller Towne – Monday, June 4, 2018 from 9:45 am – 2:05 pm 

Cost is $20.00 per student and MUST turn in with completed permission slips by 05/29/2018. (Includes: Transportation, entrance fee, regular skate rental, slice of pizza and soft drink).

  • 8th Grade Student Brunch – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 am (normal schedule)
  • 8th Grade Promotion Practice – Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (normal `schedule) 
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony – Thursday June 7, 2018 at 9:00 am 

Jamison Stadium- Porterville College (Streamed on Youtube)

 

  • Farewell Reception (Volunteer) – Thursday June 7, 2018 immediately following Ceremony at Pioneer Gym

A PERMISSION SLIP IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES, PLEASE RETURN PERMISSION SLIP BY DUE DATES. ***NO EXCEPTIONS***

Thank you,

 

Angel Valdez, Principal

Bell Schedules

2017/2018

Regular Bell Schedule

 

First bell will ring promptly at 8:10 a.m.

 

Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

Period 0

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

40 min

SSR

Period 1

8:15 AM

8:25 AM

8:25 AM

9:11 AM

10 min

46 min

Period 2

9:16 AM

10:02 AM

46 min

Period 3

10:07 AM

10:53 AM

46 min

Period 4

10:58 AM

11:44 AM

46 min

Period 5 

11:49 AM

12:38 AM

49 min

LUNCH (all grades)

 

12:38 PM

1:23 PM

45 min

Period 6

1:28 PM

2:14 PM

46 min

Period 7

2:19 PM

3:05 PM

46  min

 

2017/2018 

MINIMUM DAY 

Bell Schedule

 

First bell will ring promptly at 8:10a.m.

 

 

Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

Period 0

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

40 min

Period 1

8:15 AM

8:45 AM

30 min

Period 2

8:50 AM

9:20 AM

30 min

Period 3

9:25 AM

9:55 AM

30 min

Period 4

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

30 min

Period 5 

10:35 AM

11:05 AM

30 min

Period 6

11:10 AM

11:40 AM

30 min

Period 7

11:45 AM

12:15 PM

30 min 

Lunch

12:15 PM

12:45 PM

30 min

2017/2018

Testing/Modified Bell Schedule - Lunch

 

First bell will ring promptly at 8:10 a.m.

 

Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

Period 0

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

40 min

SSR

Period 1

8:15 AM

8:25 AM

8:25 AM

9:11 AM

10 min

46 min

Period 2

9:16 AM

10:02 AM

46 min

Period 3

10:07 AM

10:53 AM

46 min

Period 4

10:58 AM

11:44 AM

46 min

Period 5 

11:49 AM

12:38 AM

49 min

LUNCH (all grades)

 

12:38 PM

1:10 PM

32 min

Period 6

1:15 PM

2:14 PM

59 min

Period 7

2:19 PM

3:05 PM

46  min

 

 

 

Parent iPad Flyer

Pioneer Middle School             

 

October 10, 2017, 5-6 PM (ENGLISH ONLY)

·     5:00 PM: Meet and Greet in Genius Barn.

·     5:10 PM: Parent meeting for iPad information.

·     6:00 PM: Recap of information 

 

 

Escuela Secundaria Pioneer

11 de Octubre, 5-6 PM (Espanol)

·     5:00 PM: Conocer  salud en el Genius Barn.

·     5:10 PM: Reunion de padres para la informacon de iPad.

·     6:00 PM: Resumen de infomacion.