“The only way that we can Live, is if we Grow. The only way that we Grow, is if we Change. The only way that we can Change, is if we Learn. The only way we can Learn, is if we Throw Ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” Joy Bell- a leading thinker and author in our world today.
Good morning everyone, my name is Jorge Moreno and we are gathered here today to celebrate our promotion. The last 2 years have been an amazing experience that we all have shared: sometimes it was difficult or confusing, but we made it through, we have grown no matter how daunting the challenge. First of all, I would like to thank every teacher that who helped a student when they really needed it and for showing them that school isn’t just all about work and stress; it’s also about enjoying the experiences along the way. I would like to thank our parents for supporting us and pushing us to succeed, showing us the light when it appeared to be dark.
This amazing experience all started when I entered the gates of Pioneer. This was a big change because I came from a small school, John J. Doyle, so I didn’t really know anyone. It was scary being in such a huge school and seeing strangers everywhere, but right away I started talking to people and we soon became friends. One adventure many of us participated in last year was going on the band trip to Disneyland. Although band is fun, during that year I Learned for myself that having good grades are important. My goal, as I began 8th grade, was to excell in all my classes..
As I think about going to high school I get butterflies in my stomach because I think about what an adjustment it will be from middle school. Hopefully, I will have supportive teachers as I have had here, at Pioneer, to guide me through the struggles.
When I ponder my future, I think about continuing my education and getting into a top rated college. All of us have big dreams to follow and want to accomplish our goals. With the skills and knowledge we have gained at Pioneer, I am confident we will be successful in high school and beyond.
I’m grateful for the staff, my parents, and friends, and all the time we have spent together at Pioneer. Once again, live, grow, change, learn and throw yourself out there; try something new. Thank you everyone and have a restful summer in preparation for high school!
Hello everyone, I am Lizeth Ayala and I would like to thank you all for being here with us on this special occasion. I have attended Pioneer for three years, and if I had to describe the three years with a song lyric, it would be, “Things have changed for me, and that’s okay.” Throughout our years of middle school we have been presented with so many opportunities; such as band, mariachi, guitar, choir, color guard, poetry & prose, orchestra, and many other amazing experiences. These experiences have helped us grow and become better people. I know I can speak for most of my classmates when I say that deep down, middle school was one of the best experiences of my life. From new friends to amazing opportunities to finally doing my homework everyday.
We were the first sixth grade class at Pioneer and having sixth graders at Pioneer was a new experience for everyone. No one really knew what to expect or how having sixth graders at Pioneer would be. We entered shy and scared, but throughout classes, activities, and clubs we became friends and developed a sense of comradery.
Personally, seventh grade didn’t hold as many experiences as sixth grade did, but it sure was fun. There were new opportunities and experiences for others. A group of girls got to visit College of the Sequoias, and we got to go to Physics Day at the fair. Personally, this was the year in which my musical skills improved, and this is thanks to my orchestra teacher, Mr. Young.
Personally, eighth grade was the best year of my middle school experience. Eighth grade opportunities were fun and we are very thankful, but I know we can agree that we are mostly grateful for the people associated with these experiences. Personally, I tutored a class of second graders who got me to think of others rather than myself. I also got to go to poetry & prose where i made new friends who have gotten me through a lot. As the Beatles said, “ I get by with a little help from my friends.” I would also like to thank my family and teachers, for everything really, they had to put up with me for so long. Eighth grade was also the year I realized how much change had transpired, from our opinions to our taste in music. An example of change would be that we have learned to defend our opinion and arguing for a while until we agree to disagree.
In about two months we will be in high school. Most of us are really excited, but others, including me, are extremely nervous and don’t know if we’re ready to move on from this stage of our lives. I’m going to miss this school and the people in it, we will now take a new step in the future by starting high school. If set our nerves aside, and let the excitement sink in, we will realize that a new year means new friends, I will personally attempt to keep my old ones though, and best of all new opportunities. We are leaving Pioneer as outgoing, confident individuals, ready to face what the world has in store for us. As one of my favorite actor, singer, and songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, wrote, “There’s one million things I haven’t done, but just you wait.”