Pioneer Booster Fundraising Bash 2019

Save the date !   Sat, April 13  @7-11pm  Cobblestone Farm

Food, open bar, music, fun – all in support of our student athletes, coaches and facilities.

Watch for more info on the Pioneer website and School Messenger.


JOIN Pioneers Student Council

Interested in joining Pioneers Student Council? Applications for second semester are now open on our website

All applications are due by April 5th!”


Bon Voyage Party

The party planning committee could use a few more people to help with tasks before the night of the party. If you have time to offer, please consider helping with one of the following:

Food donation requests. You will get a list of businesses that have contributed in the past and will contact them to ask them to donate again. We start making requests around mid-March and follow up with them the week of the party.

Shadow vendor chair to take over next year. This job requires contacting vendors in the fall and following up with them before the party. On the night of the party, the chair meets the vendors, makes payment, and gets them started on set-up. We are losing the vendor chair after this year, so you can shadow her this year and take over next year. It is not a difficult job–but it is important!

If you would like to help or want to learn more, please contact Susan Brimacombe at [email protected].


Join the PTSO Board!

Are you interested in getting more involved at Pioneer? The PTSO has several open positions for the 2019-2020 school year, including board positions and committee chairs. We will be holding an informational meeting at some point in the spring, but if you are interested in learning more now, please contact Karen Watts at [email protected].



No experience necessary. If nobody volunteers, the store doesn’t open that day.

Volunteer at lunch time to sell items in the store, restock at end of shift, turn in proceeds for the day to the office. 

Thank you to all for volunteering!


Looking for more than just a summer job? Apply by March 29

Summer19 is a ten-week employment & mentor-ship program for youth ages 16-24 in Washtenaw County. It provides employment opportunities and on-the-job training within businesses and organizations throughout Washtenaw County. Youth with a high school degree, GED, or equivalent will receive $12 per hour and youth without a high school degree, GED, or equivalent will receive $10 per hour.

For more information & to apply please visit:

Contact Shana Collins at
MichiganWorks! (734) 714-9833

Youth Commit To:
  • Attending these events:
      • Youth and Family Orientation
      • Ten hours of Soft Skills session
      • Match Day
      • Mid-Summer Celebration
      • End-of-Summer Celebration
      • Enrichment sessions
  • Working 20 hours per week over the 10 week employment period
  • Building working relationships with supervisors and program staff throughout the duration of the summer.
Benefits include:
  • Earning cash working at least 20 hours per week
  • Learning how to manage money
  • Building professional networks
  • Adding meaningful work experience to your resume
  • Exploring new job opportunities
  • Preparing for future jobs and the career you want
  • Gaining important job skills such as communication, interviewing, and leadership

But don’t just take our word for it

Important Summer19 Youth Dates
  • Application Opens: 1/14/19
  • Application Due: 3/29/19
  • Youth & Parent Orientation: 4/17/19
  • Soft Skills: 4/23/19 – 5/16/19, 5/28/19, and 5/30/19
  • Match Day: 5/22/19
  • HR Day (youth County employees only): June 3 and June 5
  • Employment Period: 6/17/19 – 8/23/19
  • Mid-Summer Celebration: 7/17/19
  • End-of-Summer Celebration: 8/22/19

PROM & Special Occasion DRESSES $35 or less

PROM & Special Occasion DRESSES

3600 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Find your dream dress for $35 or less.
Over 900 beautiful, like-new prom dresses in a huge variety of styles, colors and sizes (0-24). Plus, over 350 lovely special occasion dresses. All dresses are lightly used and have been expertly  leaned and mended. Sold as-is; cash sales only.

Donate a Dress . . . To donate a prom dress for this year’s sale, email [email protected] by March 1. Dresses accepted year-round.

About the A2 Prom Dress Project . . . This project provides beautiful, affordable prom & special occasion dresses to high school students in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. This is a volunteer-run project that benefits several local organizations serving children and teens in our community.
Questions? Email: [email protected]


Mark Einhaus WINNER of 2019 Yes I Can! Award for Athletics

Mark Einhaus is an Awesome Athlete and now Winner of Yes I Can! Award for Athletics. Congratulations!! Go Pioneers!

Go to our PRIDE! section to see videos of Mark E


DeAnte Vaughn WINNER of 2019 Yes I Can! Award for Music

DeAnte Vaughn is an Amazing Drummer and now Winner of Yes I Can! Award for Music. Congratulations!! Go Pioneers!


Go to our PRIDE! section to see videos of DeAnte V


Congratulations to Zachary Halberstam, Jason Hu, Christopher Jiang, and Chenxin (Jayson) Song

These four students placed in the top 100 of the statewide Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition.  Great job!


Kudos to Pioneer’s very own Eve Claar.

She has been selected as the Region Six Athletic Director of the Year for her outstanding service in the world of Educational Athletics!  Ms. Claar will be recognized and receive this award at the MIAAA annual conference next month.


Seniors only, Caps & Gowns

Packets are available in the class offices.  Orders can also be placed online at  If you need financial assistance with your cap & gown, please see your counselor.


Seniors only, Now Accepting Applications for AAPS College Scholarships

AAPS offers more than 15 College Scholarships to graduating seniors at any AAPS High School looking to further their education at a credentialed college, university or trade school. To view a listing of scholarships and apply online visit deadline is March 12, 2019 at 3 PM.


Pioneer Senior Bon Voyage

We still need help! Plans for the 2019 party are in full swing. We will be contacting volunteers to sign up to help with decorating and staffing the party later in the year. We are also looking for a few people who would be interested in chairing a committee for the 2020 party. If you step in now, you can shadow the current chair for a full year before taking the lead next year. We need leaders for Vendor Contracts, Food & Beverage, and Casino Management. Contact Susan Brimacombe at [email protected] for more information.



10th & 11th graders may pick up their test booklets to compare against their scores for the PSAT 9 & PSAT 10 that they took in April 2018.  11th graders may also pick up their test booklets from the October 2018 PSAT/NMSQT exam.  You can retrieve this test booklets from Mrs. Kerst in the 3rd floor office (C311).


Buy Pioneer Spirit Wear for the Holidays!

The PTO store has Pioneer t-shirts, sweatshirts, lanyards, string bags, and more available for sale in our store during both lunches all week. Stop by to pick up something for the Pioneer in your life!

Store Open from 10:50am to 12:10pm in the Cafeteria


PTO Thrift Shop

Our weeks for the Show Your Support fundraiser are just around the corner! Here’s how it works: The schools participating will compete for a share of $1500. For each $5 purchase, a shopper receives one token to drop into a bucket. Schools will receive a percentage of the $1500 based on the number of tokens in their bucket. Families can also purchase shapes ($1 Stars, $2 Apples, and $5 Buses) to support their school’s PTO! 100% of shape sales go to the PTO chosen. Please support the PTO Thrift Shop and our PTO during our designated weeks:

January 20-January 26


January 27- February 2

To learn more, contact our PTO Thrift Shop rep, Andrienne Syme at [email protected].


Grocery Program

You may already shop at these stores and carry their rewards cards, but you may need to take the extra step of selecting Pioneer as your preferred school. Please take the time to register at the following stores. We appreciate your support! All reward money we earn benefits our Senior Bon Voyage Party. When selecting our group, please note that we have officially changed the name from ASAN to Senior Bon Voyage.

Busch’s Cash for Education ProgramFor current members, it’s time to re-enroll.Create a MyWay account at and click on the “Cash for Education” button in the drop down menu under your name. Select “Pioneer Senior Bon Voyage” as the rewards recipient.  Use your MyWay key tag or phone number at checkout. Paying with cash, debit, or check earns 5% towards school, credit card payments earns 3%. You must re-enroll every year.

Kroger Community Rewards.  Register your Kroger Plus Card at the service desk or at  Organization name:  Pioneer Senior Bon Voyage, ID# 82622. You must re-enroll every year.

Arbor Farms Market.  Just mention Pioneer when checking out and 3% of your purchase will be donated to the school.



Approved Funding Requests

The PTSO is proud to support students and teachers by providing funds for special projects and purchases. Since September, we have approved the following funding requests:

  • Planners for all students
  • Science journals
  • T-shirts for incoming freshmen
  • Supplies for science enrichment
  • Snacks for PSAT testing
  • Bus tokens for students in need
  • Holiday food baskets for 40 needy Pioneer families

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Thank you to everyone who turned in volunteer forms and donation envelopes at registration. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

You will be contacted when help is needed. You can also check back here and in emails from School Messenger for more volunteer opportunities.

Thanks again and have a great year!