WELCOME BACK LETTER TO FAMILIES
PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL STAFF 2016-2017
STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS & PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Article from carsonnow.org
"Pioneer High School Student Heroes, Showing Others the Way"
congratulate our students who serve at school, the Carson City
community, and their country!
Heather Wright, a 12th grade student at Pioneer High School, earned her
rank as the cadet commander and Senior Master Sargent in the Civil Air
Patrol, Nevada Wing. CAP is an arm of the US Air Force, similar to
JROTC, but it is not affiliated with high schools. Heather was invited
to highlight her volunteer work at a student luncheon where other PHS
students in the CHS Naval JROTC participated. After graduation this
year at PHS, Heather plans on working as a combat medic in the US Army.
Heather has been able to fly and co-pilot several types of aircraft
including an F-16 as a three year member in the Civil Air Patrol.
Shayne Jeremiah Beauford
Shayne Jeremiah Beauford, 10th grade PHS student, was elected by staff
to represent Pioneer at School Board Meetings. Outside of school, he
recently earned his Life rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He has
plans to earn his Eagle rank soon and is working on a service project in
cooperation with Pioneer High School. Shayne was featured in a Boys'
Life article, in July 2016, titled: "A True Story of Scouts in Action."
This article describes a heroic act where he saved his younger brother's
life in a dangerous water rescue.
08/21/16 (Article from Nevada Appeal)
PHS and Carson Online student, Noah Giron, local ski cross racer, is gearing up for his second season with Team USA.
Giron competed in the semipro North American Cup circuit in the United States and Canada. He will head to Australia where he will train with other international skiers, and he will compete in International Ski Federation events.
Giron, a junior, is ranked in the top 10 in the United States. His goals are to compete in the World Junior Championships, the X-Games and the 2022 Olympics. After that, he hopes to race professionally.
Giron studies online in the winter and trains at Squaw Valley five days a week. Training days are 7 to 13 hours a day and include skiing, weight lifting and conditioning. He maintains a 3.7 GPA. He welcomes sponsorships to help fund his training expenses, travel costs, and competition fees.
Dear Families, Fellow Educators, and Carson City Community Members,
We are extending a heartfelt thanks to families, K-12 staff and administrators, district office staff, and members of our community for helping our students achieve such an important milestone in their lives.
We are proud to report that 58 seniors at Pioneer High School graduated in the class of 2016. This is the 2nd largest graduating class in the history of Pioneer High School since the high school was established in 1998. It is the largest group of honors, advanced, and standard high school diplomas ever issued from PHS. Pioneer also had the school’s first dual graduate with a student earning an Associate of Science degree from WNC and an Honors High School Diploma from PHS. Other items to note and celebrate this year included; the largest group of Jump Start, JAG, and CTE students to walk across the stage. We also had two honors diplomas, two advanced diplomas, five Millennium Scholarships, a wrestling scholarship to Kansas, four local scholarship recipients, and five students were accepted into the United States Army, Marines, and Air Force.
Your roles and influence as family members, educators, and members in the community to their education throughout the years has made all the difference!
Jason Zona, Principal
Graduation Class of 2016 Highlighted Students:
- Chelsea Goss, Valedictorian, Honors Diploma, Jump Start, Millennium Scholarship, WNC or UNR
- Nathan Hammock, Salutatorian, Associate of Science Degree, WNC, Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, PHS High School Honors Diploma, Jump Start, Millennium Scholarship
- Samantha Hinton, Advanced Diploma, Jumpstart, Millennium Scholarship, WNC
- Emily Jannsens, Advanced Diploma, Millennium Scholarship
- Kayla Andrews, CTE, JAG
- Khaslynne Andrews, HOSA CTE HIM Student Leader, Job Shadow Mentee
- Peyton Brawner, Accepted to Arizona State University
- Kati Ceragioli, Jump Start, Concert Choir, All State Choir, WNC
- Jazmyn Conde, HOSA CTE, JAG, JAG Officer, Leadership Officer, Accepted to the Career College of Northern Nevada, Reno
- KennyLee Durrer, WNPAC Dance Studio (state and national competitions), Western Nevada College Performing Arts Program / 42nd Street production
- Megan Edwards, Advanced Diploma, Concert Choir, Millennium Scholarship
- Kailee Fiorica, JAG & Leadership Officer, Washington DC Rep, School Mascot
- Alexa Garcia, US Army (Boot Camp at Ft. Jackson, SC)
- Alyssa Hernandez, HOSA CTE
- Andrew Hill, US Marines, (MCRD San Diego)
- Raziel Juarez, JAG Officer
- Rylee Lawrence, Jump Start
- Taylor Lynch, JAG Officer, Institute of Cosmetology
- Greg Martin, JAG
- Annay Mejorado-Ruiz, US Army
- Sierra Moreno, Yearbook Staff, JAG
- Rene Moriarty, US Air Force (Already at Boot Camp)
- Brady Okeefe, Accepted at Kansas, Wrestling Scholarship
- Kaley O’Neal, Feather River Beauty School or WNC
- Savannah Pimentel, JAG, Leadership School Board Representative
- Zach Shaw, PHS Ski Club
- Brittanie Sisson, WNC
- Tiffany Spraycar, JAG, WNC
- Travis Underhill, US Army
- Edward Victorio Lara, Guest Speaker for CCSD Transitions, PHS Student Mentor, Ski Club, Attendance Award 2016, WNC
See the new Pioneer Facebook page, great items to learn more about your school. Special thanks to Mrs. Long for volunteering to help manage this social media site. Congratulations to Mr. Bland and his CTE students, Mr. Stokes invited them to present some information about their Las Vegas trip tomorrow at the school board meeting. Congratulations to Mr. Rotter and his 6th period class for best attendance.
See the Pioneer High School and Carson Online facebook pages.
Welcome new staff to our Panther family: Jolene Dille, Social Worker, Phil Molleson, Lead Custodian, and Monica Ward, Office Specialist.
Congratulations to Mr. Bland and the CTE Health Science students for their competition in Las Vegas and for Bland's work with writing State standards in Health Information Management!
Congratulations to Harley Woods for being awarded 1st place by the State of Nevada for a video contest to promote summer reading. Also to our honor roll and excellent attendance award recipients.
Congratulations to Kailee Fiorica for being selected as one of 23 students in Nevada to attend the JAG leadership conference in Washington D.C.
Congratulations to Kenny Mottram and Trenton Lynn who are performing in the production of Mary Poppins in Carson City. Congratulations also to Mr. Bland, Jazmyn Conde, Khaslyn Andrews, Julia Albiter, and Alyssa Hernandez for their work in the Health Science Information CTE class.
NEVADA DAY PARADE
Congratulations to the students and staff who created the PHS float and represented Pioneer at the parade. (Mr. Jordan, Mr. Fulton, Mrs. Rowbottom, Mrs. Granucci, Mr. Johnson, McKayla Fortner, Kailee Fiorica, Ramon Medrano, Kayla Andrews, Araceli Vasquez, Sparkle Taylor, Samantha Perrioriot, Edward Johnson, Monica Lopez, Cera Fuller, and Edward Victorio)
PHS Speech and Debate Team
Congratulations to Mrs. Rowbottom and her Speech and Debate students who participated at Fallon High School in their first Speech and Debate Team activities. (Elizabeth Crandell, Catherine Taylor-Dillon, and Jazmyn Conde)
Congratulations to the students and staff who completed the 4 day expedition at Rock Creek. There will be a Rock Creek Survivor Luncheon to highlight the events this coming week.
Congratulations to PHS/Carson Online students with perfect attendance. These students will be invited to a recognition assembly on a quarterly basis.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
PHS had 48 graduates with students earning Honors, Advanced, and Standard High School Diplomas. There were 4 Millennium Scholarship recipients and 2 local scholarship recipients. Students in the class of 2015 were accepted into UNR, Sierra Nevada College, Western Nevada College, the US Army, and the New York Film Academy.
Jobs for American Graduates Competition
Congratulations to our JAG students and JAG Teacher, Mrs. Rowbottom! The following JAG students competed at the Jobs for American Graduates Competition in Las Vegas on 05/19/15: Savannah Pimentel, Kailee Fiorica, Emily Johnson, Jazmyn Conde, Nicolas Manzo, Christian Burrows, Jonni Escobar-Ruiz, and Johnny Lopez. Special thanks also go to Mr. Jordan for going on the trip. Congratulations to Christian Burrows, who won 1st Place in the "Employability" event.
Performing Arts Highlights (PHS and Carson Online Students)
Henry Wilson, Performer at the Carson Community Center in Pippin
Kati Ceragioli, Performer at the Carson Community Center in Pippin
Trenton Lynn, Guest Vocalist at the WNC Graduation Ceremony
Christian Burrows, Performed (guitar and vocal) at A to Zen
Chea Zevnick, Performed (guitar) at A to Zen
Health Science CTE Competition (HOSA)
Congratulations to our health science CTE teacher and students: Mr. Don Bland, Khaslyn Andrews, Julia Albiter, Jazmyn Conde, and Johnny Lopez! They presented and competed in the HOSA conference in Las Vegas representing Pioneer High School and Carson City. Students attended seminars, presented projects, and made connections with students from other schools in Nevada. We are very proud of their dedication to the health science career and to their professionalism at the event.
Pioneer High School has the most talented and caring group of staff I have ever had the honor to work with during the last 19 years of being an educator. I deeply appreciate their dedication to our students, ability to adapt, the high level of professionalism they model, and how they show leadership in our school district and the Carson City community. I continue to learn from them every day and have a great deal of respect for our team.
PHS is the CCSD high school for students to consider if they prefer smaller class sizes, a smaller campus environment, a flexible classroom and or online hybrid schedule, and the other unique options listed below. Students can earn a minimum of 9 credits per year in the new 2017-2018 block schedule.
PHS is pleased to offer CCSD students with Career and Technical Education (CTE) choices in medical technology.
PHS offers students outdoor sporting activities in cooperation with the Project Discovery Partnership. Sports include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, rock climbing, ropes challenge courses, the Rock Creek expedition, yoga, weightlifting, and other field trips throughout the school year.
Some of the PHS elective classes consist of: art, graphic arts, guitar, yearbook/media, web-design, and dozens of additional online electives.
The Jobs for American Graduates (JAG) program offers graduating seniors the chance to work with internships, refine their resume skills, and work in job shadowing positions in careers they have shown interest.
PHS offers a high school Standard Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Honors Diploma.
Pioneer is a great place to work and get a top notch education provided by our highly qualified and talented staff.
-Jason Zona, principal
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