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Important Dates

School begins at 7:45 & is Dismissed at 2:15 Daily 

Compact Day is EVERY Wednesday with dismissal at 1:15


11/29   Report Card Signature Slips Due to Homeroom Teachers

12/4 - 12/7  Book Fair in the PJH Library

12/8    Coffee with the Counselor 8:30 AM

12/13  Winter Choir Concert - PJH @ 7PM

12/15  After School Peppermint Party 2:15 - 3:30 - RevisedTime 

12/19  Giving Tree Gifts Due to Health Office - Revised Date

12/20  Winter Band Concert - UHS @ 7 PM

12/21  Minimum Day - 11:50 DIsmissal

            Renaissance Assembly

12/22 - 1/5  Winter Break NO SCHOOL

1/8      District In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

1/9      School Resumes - Normal Schedule

1/11    Deficiencies Mailed Home

           PTSA Meeting 8:45

1/12    Last Day to Pre-Order a Yearbook

1/16    Girls' Basketball Game @ Alta Loma 3 PM

           Boys' Basketball Game @ Pioneer 3 PM



WINTER BREAK - December 22 - January 5th

Thursday, Dec. 21 Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 11:50

Monday Jan. 8 - Teacher In-Service - No School

SPRING BREAK - March 26 - March 30



We still have 5 names on our Giving Tree and have had to extend the date so we do not leave anyone out!

Please stop by today and pick one of the few names that we have left and help make a child's holiday a little bit brighter!


Please bring in your wrapped gift by Tuesday, December 19th.


Pioneer’s Giving Tree


Help some of Upland’s needy students have a holiday to remember.

You can help by selecting a child (age & gift wish is noted) from Pioneer’s Giving Tree.

Please ONLY remove the GREEN Tree Ornament!

(Leave the RED Ornament on the tree with YOUR name on it).

Return the wrapped gift to the Pioneer Health Office by Tuesday, December 19th.

Please keep gift amounts at approx. $25.

It is that easy.


If you are unable to stop by to choose a child and/or would like to donate a $25 gift card to the program, we will make sure it gets to a needy child/family.


Thank you in advance for helping to make a child’s holiday a little brighter.


Reach Out Welcomes You to Join us for our 5th Annual Community Posada and Open House. 


See the attached flier for details

This is the one time a year Reach Out transforms its agency into a Holiday Winter Wonderland and invites everyone to spread holiday joy and give back to our communities.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet the Reach Out Staff and learn more about the different programs we offer and all that we do in the community. 

Photos with Santa Claus, games, food, gifts and refreshments will be provided. To kick off this event,  will also have a Holiday Program by our Nurturing Parenting Youth.

We encourage all community members, partners and business to attend, learn more about Reach Out and mingle. A Silent Auction and Mixer will take place and is an open event for the Community. If you wan to learn more, stop by and we'd be more than happy to welcome you to our home away from home. 


See the attached flier for details


                             Upland Council PTA

                         Annual Holiday Food Drive

                       How many families can we feed?


We have set a district goal of creating 350 Holiday Boxes of Love for those in need this holiday season. Please see the recommended list below, as your school units will be collecting/creating these Boxes of Love.  


Food collection will be

Monday, December 11th –Thursday, December 14th.


The following items are suggestions to be included in each Holiday Box of Love –


  • Cans of Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Chili, Beef)

  • Spaghetti pasta

  • Pasta

  • Spaghetti Sauce (plastic containers/no glass)

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Cans of Vegetables

  • Cans of Fruit or Packs of Fruit Cups

  • Box of Oatmeal or Cereal

  • Box of Instant Mashed Potatoes or Instant foods

  • Container of Peanut Butter

  • Container of Jelly/Jam (plastic containers/no glass)

  • Cans of Soup

  • Top Roman or Cup of Noodle

  • Package of Rice (1 lb.)

  • Package of Pinto Beans (1 lb.)

  • Juice/Capri Sun Pack

  • Package of Granola Bars


Please turn in all donations to your homeroom teacher.


Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Pioneer Jr. High School, home of the 49ers.  We are excited about our learning community here on campus!

I look forward to seeing all of our returning students and meeting our new arrivals.  I am generally out in front of campus before and after school, so if you see me and have a question, please don’t hesitate to come by. 

Our mission statement is “We reach, teach and touch the lives of junior high students, preparing them for tomorrow.  We expand their intellectual and physical abilities, develop high levels of proficiency in a diverse curriculum, and address the needs of the whole individual”.  Guided by our core values of “integrity”, “respect”, “learning”, “honesty”, and “responsibility”, we take this mission as sacred to our calling as educators charged with meeting the educational needs of all students.  We invite the community to help us carry out this mission as we all play an integral part in shaping the lives of our students.

We have a history of strong parent involvement at Pioneer, and strive to work together to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of all children.  Our staff has been working hard to prepare your children for rich and meaningful learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom walls. In addition to the implementation of Common Core, it is our desire to foster what is best in all of our students to become college and career ready upon graduation from high school.

Please check back often on our website to find out about all the wonderful activities and programs available at Pioneer Jr. High.  If you have questions please contact the main office, and we will direct your call to the right person.

Here’s to an excellent 2017-2018 school year!


Aaron Dover


Pioneer Jr. High School

Today: 12/13/17
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7:45 AM Compact Day - 1:15 Dismissal
7:00 PM Winter Choir Concert @ PJH 7 PM

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