Several Pioneer Middle School students, lead by 7th grade math teacher Kathy Howells, raised more than $8,000 this fall for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during the annual Pioneer Math-a-thon. Each year, students gather pledges from family and friends to work on math problems. To date, Pioneer students have raised more than $67,000 for the children’s charity. Thank you to Mrs.

Wind Chill Chart

As we deal with this harsh winter weather, the decision to close school is made using expert information from many sources including a professional meteorologist, local safety officials, neighboring districts, internal maintenance staff, transportation services and by administrators actually going outside and driving the roads. Student safety is our top priority as we strive to make the very best decision with the information we have. One of the factors we consider is wind chill. The standard is that 20 degrees below zero with wind chill or real feel temperature, is cause for concern.

When asked to demonstrate knowledge of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art or essay, five P-CCS students had no trouble expressing their vision of his “Dream.” The students were winners of a contest held by the Canton Commission For Culture, Arts & Heritage. Their work was selected out of over 100 entries in three levels, elementary, middle or high school, in either the art or essay category. The students are:

Due to the snow day on Jan. 8, the PLUS Preschool Open Enrollment meeting has been rescheduled.  Meet the staff and find out more about the PLUS program on Thursday, January 23. The program will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Allen Elementary School, 11100 Haggerty Road in Plymouth. Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please contact the Early Childhood office at (734) 416-6190.

Congratulations to our 2014 Board of Education Officers:

President, Judy Mardigian
Vice-President, Adrienne Davis
Secretary, Kim Crouch
Treasurer, Mark Horvath

Trustee, John Barrett
Trustee, Mike Maloney
Trustee, Sheila Paton