Cadet Bivouac 

by Ashley S

The bivouac was a great and fun activity.  On the second day we went on a hike up a mountain. It was 1 mile up and 1 mile down, so it was 2 miles.  We had great food and we did a lot of physical training. We did an obstacle course. We had to do 20 squats and 10 push-ups.  My favorite activities were the classes. We had Land nav, tarp snares, first aid and Guard duty.  I was in 3rd platoon and I was an assistant squad leader; we did a lot of yelling.  We always had to be hydrated. We had to have 3 battle buddies to with us everywhere. We were never alone. We had night duties or shifts. Pioneer was lucky because we didn't have to do it.  In conclusion, the bivouac was an amazing experience and I learned how to do land navigation. 


2016 Bivouac

by Andy G

The bivouac was fun and my favorite activity was the obstacle course. I was the first person to compete in the obstacle course against Viernes and I won by a second. We first had to go around 3 big blue water jugs. Then we did high knees for a few feet. The next thing that I had to do was shuffle around a box three times. Then I had to do ten push ups as fast as we could. The next thing that I had to do was karaokes and then 20 squats. In conclusion, this year's bivouac was a great experience.




iPads At Pioneer Middle School

by Kimberly E. Slaton

How many kids out there get to work and use iPads? Well, not that many. Lucky for Pioneer Middle School students they get to work on iPads. Students can no longer  say, “The dog ate my homework”. With these iPads it is easier for kids to keep their notes organized and together as well as keep all their assignments organized.

Students 6th through 8th grades are able to get iPads if they have everything signed and turned in on time. The librarian is the person who distributes iPads to every student; 8th grade goes first then 7th and lastly 6th grade.

iPads have two universally used apps that students can use to do assignments and projects, which are eBackpack and Google Classroom. Using these apps students can turn in their assignments when not at school. Teachers can assign students assignments, projects, and presentations through these apps too. Students can work on homework at home and when they finish they can turn it in immediately. The downside of eBackpack is you have to turn in your assignments within the time period the teacher has assigned you. Another app that students and teachers use is Google Classroom. Teachers assign students assignments and they have a due date to finish it, just like ebackpack. Google Classroom is where you attach documents to the assignment and turn it in. Also students are able to have conversations with other students and teachers about the work. 

In conclusion, iPads are very useful for students and teachers at Pioneer Middle School. There are many apps that students can use to learn and take notes such as eBackpack and Google Classroom.



by Rosaura

An activity I've done during school was sort of an activity, I was taking pictures for Mr. Percival for the fear factor week. I took pictures on a Monday and the activity that day was to eat fish eyes. The fish eyes smelled a lot like fish (duh) they had to blind fold the students, and they thought they were going to eat fish eyes! But in reality no one ate fish eyes, they thought they did, but they didn't at all. The students were blind folded and they had to put their hands in back of them while eating the orby flavored mango, green beans, soup thingy's, menace i think, and other mixed things that made it stink. Some kids were already throwing up while eating the delicious mysterious fish eyes. When time was up, they unblind folded them and they saw what they had ate and they were surprised, because they thought all this time they were eating fish eyes but in reality they weren't. In conclusion, my activity was to take picture and they came out pretty cool and I was amazed too.


by Yesenia

Video production is a class were you get to express yourself through your videos and photos. In video production you get to work on the videos for the Renaissance, website videos and any other video during the school year. It helps you learn how to use a computer properly while having fun. You get to work with Photoshop, Motion, and Final Cut Pro. You get to work with cameras and are able to make small movies throughout the school year. At the end you also get to make your own DVD which includes all the things you've done this school year. The best part about video production is that you don't have to do your work exactly like everyone else, you can make it as unique as you want it to be. This is a great experience and I think other people would enjoy it as much as I did.

By: Jorge

Has anyone ever told you about the Pioneer Middle School Video Production class?  Well, if they haven't in the Video Production class gets to use cameras to make videos. In addition with the photos and videos that we take we can use it to make a astonishing video, with pictures of video, and with little bit of effects we made the videos in the Fall Renaissance and most videos on the Pioneer Middle School page , The Mustang Stampede, we made with videos, music, pictures, and effects we can make anything.


Video Production Class

By Anthony

Making a commercial in Video Production Class, for Pioneer Middle School, was hard but it was fun. I had to make a commercial to persuade people to come to Pioneer Middle School.  I think I did a good job on it. It was hard, I had to use Pages, Motion, and Final Cut Pro. We do a lot of different things in Video Production Class.  It is a fun class to be in.