Pioneer School of the Arts

Pioneer School of the Arts


This spring, 2nd graders made these creative arts-integrated displays that CHANGE as you walk down the hallway.
It was bittersweet celebrating our 5th graders as they move on to great things at middle school and beyond. These amazing students will be missed!
Pioneer enjoyed a return to in-person programs with yesterday’s Kindergarten Promotion Programs!

Our students grew so much this year, highlighting some of the key moments of Kindergarten through song and movement in this program.

So proud of the efforts of our students and teachers all year long!
Pioneer 2nd Grade teachers surprised students and families using the crosswalk or drop-off loop this morning with the first ever Pioneer performance of …

Crosswalk: The Musical

Creative props, quick costume changes, theatrical skill, and some amazing dance moves provided just a glimpse into the many talents of Ms. Eisentrager, Mrs. Hulslander, Mr. Broyles, Mrs. Greene, and Mrs. Meyet!
Our incredible 4th grade team, along with the support of some amazing parents and community organizations, created the first ever Pioneer History Fest!

Fourth graders …
- Learned to lasso
- Panned for GOLD
- Square danced
- Made their own bread and butter
- Visited a trading post
- Played with old-fashioned toys
- Analyzed historical artifacts
- Experienced an incredible taxidermy museum
- Raced in a Pioneer Chores relay
- Learned about Idaho’s gems and minerals (walking away with their own star garnet and geode!)

What an amazing day for our students as they had the opportunity to live and learn our history!
Thanks Education Foundation of West Ada!
Art + protractor practice = a pretty palette of primary and secondary colors in Mrs. Stump’s class!

(That’s ACUTE and meaningful arts connection right there.)
It’s difficult to tell who had more fun at the Zoo yesterday … the 1st grade teachers or the 1st graders.

It’s safe to say that they all had a great time during this opportunity to make valuable connections to their learning!
At the end of April, Pioneer welcomed families to join together for an unique art experience.

The PTA’s Paint Pour event was a great success (even after needing to move inside at the last minute). The creativity of our artists, young and old, was on full display.

We appreciate all of the volunteers who made this possible with a special shout out to the Johnson family for the extra efforts in planning, coordination, and implementation of this amazing event!
Pioneer Teachers are second to none. They are exceedingly dedicated, seemingly tireless, deeply caring, and extremely talented. They were showered with appreciation this week and deserved every ounce!

Thank you to our parents for helping make sure they know how much they mean to our students families, and school community.

Throughout the week the PTA provided a delicious lunch, some delicious snacks, a meaningful gift, decorated ALL 35 teacher doors, and coordinated donations for and the creation of PERSONALIZED gift baskets for every teacher.
Mrs. Cavazos’ 4th graders utilized their strong abilities in research, writing, and visual arts to create pages for their class “Idaho State Book” …
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Mrs. Emery’s Kindergarteners are using their rhyming, reading, and deductive skills as they follow clues to search the school for some gold this morning!

Pioneer School of the Arts is a School of Choice within West Ada Joint School District #2.

At Pioneer School of the Arts, students enjoy …

Positive Environment: Pioneer is a K-5 Magnet Arts Program that strives to foster a safe, supportive, and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Learning for All: Pioneer’s staff effectively responds to the needs of all learners by differentiating instruction, integrating visual and performing arts, and instilling a lifelong love of learn

Operating as usual


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Photos from Pioneer School of the Arts's post 06/10/2023

One of the highlights of the 4th grade year is History Fest. Students rotate through stations that give them hands on experiences centered around their studies of Idaho History. As you can see, students had an amazing experience applying what they have learned AND developing new skills!

A huge shout out to our 4th grade team who go above and beyond to plan and coordinate this event, bringing in their expertise and that of the many volunteers to create an amazing experience for their student.


The last day of school is always filled with excitement and pride of a year well done. But for our 5th graders, it can be bittersweet. The excitement of summer and moving on to the next grade is mixed with nostalgia and fondness of all the times we shared during their time here. We are so proud of this fifth grade class and excited for them to continue on their path of making a positive impact on this world.


They could always count on Mrs. Cavazos, Mrs. Micinski, and Mrs. Morrison being there for them, so our upper grades students surprised our departing staff members by serenading them at lunch today.

Photos from Pioneer School of the Arts's post 05/26/2023

From Mr. Jakious …

I hope that it is no secret that I love EVERY day I get to work with the amazing students, parents, and staff at Pioneer School of the Arts.

That said, I wanted to share some details about a recent day I’m confident will be one of the most remarkable and rewarding days of my career as a principal. It was a day filled with unforgettable moments that reaffirmed what a privilege it is to serve our school community.

That afternoon we had the pleasure of hosting our first ever Grad Walk event, where many of our graduating seniors from my FIRST kindergarten class returned to our campus. It was so heartwarming to see how much they had grown and achieved over the years. Witnessing their joy while reminiscing about their early years and hearing their future plans left me feeling a deep sense of pride and accomplishment as their former principal. The fact that so many of our Puma Grads made it a priority to attend was a testament to the strong bonds formed within our school community and the lasting impact we can have on our students' lives.

But the unforgettable moments didn't end there. Later in the evening, I attended the “We Are West Ada” awards event to honor some remarkable Pioneer staff members … Pioneer Teacher of the Year (Mrs. Crook), Pioneer Classified Staff of the Year (Mrs. Flatten), and West Ada Rookie of the Year (Ms. Kraft).

I was surprised, humbled, and deeply honored when I was also announced as a West Ada Principal of the Year.

Knowing that this recognition came to be through nominations from members of our very own Pioneer school community made it even more meaningful. I am incredibly grateful for the support, trust, and belief in my leadership. While it is a great honor for me personally, I firmly believe that it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of teachers, staff,
parents, and students.

It was a day that will forever hold a special place in my heart as a principal and I just wanted to share it with the exceptional school community of which I am incredibly fortunate to be a part.


Today is the day that many of our Puma Grads will be receiving their high school diplomas.

Last week, over FIFTY graduating Pioneer Puma seniors returned to where it all began as shining examples for our young scholars who strive to achieve the same thing 7-12 years from now. It was an honor to be able to remember the bright-eyed and energetic learners they were while here at Pioneer and see the capable and impressive young adults they have become. It was clear that stepping back into the halls of Pioneer School of the Arts sparked nostalgia and joy as they remembered incredible times they shared here.

We thank our graduates for making this event a priority at a busy time in their lives. These visiting seniors are graduating from 7 different Treasure Valley high schools and two students who were also graduating with their associate degree from Idaho universities.

We are so proud of our Puma Graduates, including those who couldn’t attend this event, and can’t wait to see what they accomplish next!


Congrats to our Grads!

Pioneer Pumas of the Class of 2023 will be taking part in graduation ceremonies this month. We are so proud of all of them for this achievement and excited to see what they accomplish next!

Some of our Puma Grads shared their plans for the future with us and we wanted to highlight and celebrate them here.

Once a Puma, Always a Puma!


Congrats to our Grads!

Pioneer Pumas of the Class of 2023 will be taking part in graduation ceremonies this month. We are so proud of all of this achievement and are excited to see what they accomplish next!

Some of our Puma Grads shared their plans for the future with us and we wanted to highlight and celebrate them here.

Once a Puma, Always a Puma!

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Mrs. Bisbee always shares some amazing art in our front hallway.  The message behind this collection might make it one o...
This spring, 2nd graders made these creative arts-integrated displays that CHANGE as you walk down the hallway.
She is responsible for helping students prepare for the major transition from Elementary to Middle School and takes prid...
She is often the first face you see or voice you hear when you visit/call school and Pioneer would not be the same witho...
We caught some Pioneer 4th graders performing a song/dance THEY CREATED to help remember the key steps of long division....
Idaho Lottery stopped by today to award 5th grade teacher Mr. Jons with $200 as part of a program honoring Idaho educato...
It's the last day of the 2018-19 school year and we are going to celebrate by sharing the performances from our 2nd Annu...
It's the last day of the 2018-19 school year and we are going to celebrate by sharing the performances from our 2nd Annu...
It's the last day of the 2018-19 school year and we are going to celebrate by sharing the performances from our 2nd Annu...
A very special surprise flash mob for a very special retiring teacher.  You will be missed Mrs. King!Thank you to the 4t...
When our 3rd graders visited the Basque block last week, Mrs. Micninski's students were excited that they recognized the...
Pioneer 4th and 5th Grade Choir Spring Festival Performance - Song 3





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