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Principal Kj Rhoads

Dear Families,


Thank you for visiting our website. Here at Pioneer we are working hard to be a whole Learning Organization. That means that all of us, staff, students and parents are learning to grow and face the challenges of the 21st Century.


I am first a MOM. I enjoy my family immensely. We enjoy spending time together boating, fishing and horseback riding. We live on a small farm and work hard every day until the sun goes down. Working physically hard is very important for the brain. Even if you don't live on a farm, you can still ensure that students work physically and mentally hard every day. I'm always happy to talk more about ideas. This type of work ethic will help your kiddos sleep well and focus on school work.


Here at Pioneer we will continue to grow and learn together. Mistakes provide opportunities for growth whether it's in behavior or school work. 


I appreciate the opportunity to serve the families and community of Old Foothill Farms.




Kj Rhoads
Principal, Pioneer School K-8
Home of the PANTHERS...Feel the PRIDE!

TAG - Trimester at a Glance - 2nd Trimester

Trimester At a Glance: Tri 2, 2016-2017


This past trimester was full of learning and fun! We focused as a school on creating an atmosphere that was kind. Students studied what it means to be a “bucket filler”. Basically, we all have invisible buckets and you can either be a bucket filler or a bucket dipper.


Learning to be good to others and grateful is a skill that will serve people well way beyond their time here at Pioneer with us. We have also focused on teaching students how to become their own problem solvers. When kids have tools to solve their problems, they feel empowered! We have welcomed the ASSIST Team on Tuesday and Thursdays. They help us at recess to learn positive sportsmanship. In addition, the Family Taekwondo organization has been offering Anti-Bullying Taekwondo classes to teach students what self defense is.  We thank these two organizations for joining our Pioneer Team!


In classrooms throughout the school we have been focusing on reading and writing throughout the curriculum. Reading and writing are so important! These skills are the foundation for all learning. At home you can help us by reading with your student, going to the local library and playing games that are non competitive with your family. These activities naturally teach the learning skills necessary to soar at school.


Thank you to the Parent Teacher Committee for successful family nights. Our Harvest Festival and Dessert with Santa were a great hit! We also appreciate the family skate nights at Foothill Skate! Family Art Night will be in April. We hope to see you there.

As always, I’m very proud of our staff and students at Pioneer! What a great place to be.


Kj Rhoads