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Each semester at Pioneer there is a thing called Renaissance. At Renaissance, people get awarded for their hard work throughout the semester. There are a total of 6 different categories a student can qualify for. The 6 categories are 3.0-3.49 GPA, 3.5-4.0 GPA, Increase of .5, Attitude/student of the month, IXL, and AR. A student can earn just one of these and get recognized for it. They get a shirt with the theme of the Renaissance for that semester. The theme is always different each time and never the same. At Renaissance, the students sit down and watch some acts until their category is called. When it is called, they exit the gym and go into the back. When it's time to go in, the students enter a walk around the gym high-fiving people. The students then walk up on to the stage and stand there to be recognized. Lastly, two raffle winners are called up to receive a special bag full of prizes.
Each school year Pioneer Middle School has two Renaissance assemblies. One is at the beginning of the year and the other one is at the end. Whoever makes it to the Renaissance gets a shirt that is deigned by our school. My favorite shirt would have to be the most recent one. The theme for the last Renaissance was "Clash of Grades". Renaissance is always a time to celebrate because it rewards those who try hard, get involved, and do the right thing. The most recent Renaissance is definitely my favorite. The acts were entertaining and the music for the dance was better too. Many people made Renaissance and were invited to the dance afterwards. More then half of the room was dancing. All in all, Renaissance is a great place to be at the end of the semester.
At the end of each semester there is a big thing we do called a Renaissance. The Renaissance is where the teachers present students to the school for whatever category they made it in. The categories are AR, IXL, Student of the Month, 3.0-3.49 GPA, 3.5-4.0 GPA, and increased 5.0 GPA. If you succeeded in any of those categories then you get a shirt with whatever theme it is that semester and you get to be in the Renaissance assembly. At Renaissance you first get seated and then you watch other students preforming acts and at the end watch a movie created by Mr. Percival and his students in Video Production. You also get to go to a dance at the end of the day and just spend time with your friends there.
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The very first time we had came here we had an Awesome A.R party. It had 2 Wii’s to play with. With the Wii we were playing a game called super Mario Kart Race. It was a blast because me and my friend were playing around with these sticker mustache that Ms. Vasquez had gave us and it was a very fun time. Then they had announced who had won some presents for their A.R goal that they had reached. Their were all kinds of gifts some were candy’s bags, books, and much more. I almost forgot that they had gave us some delicious mouth watering food. one more thing is there a photo booth that Ms. Vasquez had arranged and everybody had been joining and making funny faces with with mustache and laughing all the time. The photo’s that we had taken are going to be placed on the yearbooks so all the people that had not made their A.R. goal had missed out on all the fun that we had.
Drones visit Pioneer. Mr. Hull, from All Drone Solutions, brought three drones to demonstrate today. Here is the video: http://pioneer.portervilleschools.org/index.php/students/video-production
Band at Pismo Beach
When the band went to Pismo Beach they were so excited to go. So once we got there we were sure we would would win. So we walked for like 20-30 minutes and once we were about to start the competition rain started pouring on the whole band it was the most funniest moment ever. The auxiliary girls were screaming and yelling because there make-up and hair and dresses were getting wet, so technically they made a big drama about it. While on the other side the band didn't worry much but we did have trouble putting on our “Ponchos” and trying to keep our uniforms and instruments nice and dry. After a while we still kept marching and right before we got to the starting line to start the competition the sun came out and there we go again taking of the ponchos and marching down the street doing our best. Last but not least Mr. Amaral let us hang-out and go eat somewhere closes and walk around till 1:00, thats when he wanted us at the peer, so we all meet there. Then the judges started saying the places and winners and we won sweepstakes and 3rd place in flags. After all the raining, we actually had lots of fun and came home with 2 trophies.