Joanne Humphrey

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October 2021 Pioneer Students of the Month

Congratulations to the October 2021 Students of the Month! Quinn Louk is a Medical Technologies Senior from Crestview High School. Andrew Smollen is a Home Remodeling Junior from Lucas High School.
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Inclement Weather Closings & Delays

A quick reminder about Pioneer weather-related closings and delays as well as what to do when Pioneer's calender is different from your home school calendar- If your home school is closed due to reasons other than inclement weather but Pioneer is open, report to Pioneer at the usual start time. This includes holidays, breaks and inservice days.
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September 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the September 2021 Students of the Month! Summer Kennard is a Criminal Justice Senior from Willard High School. Graham Geissman is a Masonry Senior from Buckeye Central High School.
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Free Breakfast and Lunch offered to All Students through the 2021-2022 School Year

Free breakfast and lunch will be offered to all students attending Pioneer through the entire 2021-2022 school year. This opportunity continues the USDA and Ohio Department of Education’s dedication to meeting the needs of the whole child during the COVID-19 pandemic.What does this mean to your Pioneer student? It means that: Each student may receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily. This is in effect through the entire 2021-2022 school year. No application is needed. Students may choose any of the offered meals. There are additional items available to the students that they will need to pay for as well. If you have questions please contact Jason Fortman at 419-347-7744, ext. 42451 or fortman.jason@pioneerctc.edu.
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May Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's May Students of the Month-Lilian Ramey, a junior in Early Childhood Education from Shelby High School and Hunter Caltrider, a junior in Industrial Electricity from Lucas High School.
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Pioneer Student Wins Gold at 2021 Ohio SkillsUSA Championships

The 2021 Ohio SkillsUSA Championships occurred from March 4 to April 28. Twenty-one Pioneer Career and Technology Center students competed in the historical competition hosted by the Ohio SkillsUSA organization. Ohio SkillsUSA contests were held in in a variety of venues all over the state including Live Off-Site, Live In-School Judged, Live In-School Proctored and Live In-School Virtual. 
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Pioneer's 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony & Senior Celebration

Pioneer's Awards Ceremony and Senior Celebration will be held virtually this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. On May 18 the virtual ceremony will premier on Pioneer's YouTube channel. On May 3 & 4 all seniors will need to bring their home school graduation gowns to Pioneer.
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April 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Pioneer's April 2021 Students of the Month Emily Hale and Payton Julian. Emily is a junior in Automotive Technology from Colonel Crawford High School. Payton is a junior in Industrial Diesel from Ontario High School.
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March 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Pioneer's March 2021 Students of the Month Brieanna Hurrell and Teyron Cantey. Brieanna is a senior in Criminal Justice from Ontario High School. Teyron is a junior in Teaching Professions from Ontario High School.
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February 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's February 2021 Students of the Month Siclali Portuguez and Anthony Hill! Siclali is a junior from Willard High School in the Dental Assisting lab. Anthony is a junior from Colonel Crawford High School in the Welding lab.
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January 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's January Students of the Month Lynzie Basinger and Ryan Chapman! Lynzie is a senior from Wynford High School in the Health Assistant lab. Ryan is a junior from Ontario High School in the Exercise Science/Sports Medicine lab.
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November 2020 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's November Students of the Month-Lillian Rivera and Keith Shuster! Lillian is a senior from Shelby High School in the Pioneer's Graphic Arts lab. Keith is a senior from Shelby High School in the Performing Arts Academy.
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December 2020 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's December Students of the Month-Ashlee Zender and Bradley Watt! Ashlee is a senior from Wynford High School in the Pioneer Cosmetology lab. Bradley is a junior from Lucas High School in the Home Remodeling lab.
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Pioneer Launches Sophomore Virtual Tours and So Much More

Covid-19 has caused challenge after challenge, setback after setback and obstacle after obstacle in most aspects of life. Traditionally during the month of January sophomore students from our 14 partner schools visit Pioneer and learn what program most excites them and relates to their career goals. However, to avoid the potential spread of Covid-19, Pioneer decided to take a new approach to the visitation experience. Thanks to hard work of the staff and students Pioneer is excited to be unveiling its brand new Virtual Visitation Experience to each of its local partner schools at the start of next week. 
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Student Wellness Program

Pioneer Career and Technology Center recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being of the District's students.
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Class of 2021 Senior Shirts

Senior shirts are available now through November 19!  $12 for sizes small - xl, slight upcharge for larger sizes. See Miss Niswander or your lab instructor to order.
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October 2020 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer's October Students of the Month-Rachel Weyant and Austan Kolk! Rachel is a senior from Crestline High School in the Pioneer Medical Technologies lab. Austan is a senior from Galion High School in the Media Communications lab.
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Pioneer Insights - A Newsletter for Pioneer Parents

Fall 2020 Issue Available Now
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Attention Class of 2021-Cap & Gown Orders Due October 15

Jostens Graduation ordering is now open at jostens.com until October 15. Items available include caps & gowns, class rings, announcements, 2021 items, etc. Packets were distributed today in lab.
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September 2020 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Keisha McClellan and Cameron Kegley. Keisha is a Horticulture senior from Buckeye Central High School. Cameron is and Engineering Design Technology senior from Lucas High School.
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Free Breakfast and Free Lunch Extended for the Entire 2020-2021 School Year

The USDA recently extended Free Breakfast and Free Lunch for every student from now until December 31, 2020.
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School Pictures September 10 & 11

Order your school pictures using the link below until September 14.
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Pioneer 2020-2021 Updated High School Calendar

The Pioneer School Board approve the updated high school calendar at their August Board Meeting. Juniors will start on Monday, August 24 and Seniors on Tuesday, August 25. Click more for a link.
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Pioneer Virtual Awards Night

Pioneer Virtual Awards Night will premier at 7pm on Thursday, June 4 but it can be viewed anytime after that too!
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Pioneer Senior Moments 2020

Pioneer's Senior Moments will premier on YouTube on Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm. It can be pulled up and viewed anytime after that as well!
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Results from the BPA Virtual State Competition

Pioneer Students Participate in the Business Professionals of America Virtual State Leadership Conference
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Pioneer Board Meeting May 18

The Pioneer Career and Technology Center Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm remotely.
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Summer School 2020

Summer School 2020 packets are now available for download. Click more for the link...
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Jostens Graduation Delivery Announcement

Seniors - your cap and gowns and graduation announcements are ready for delivery. Your Jostens Rep will be here THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH during lunches in the hospitality room to distribute your items.
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February 2020 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer Students of the Month for February 2020!
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January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Pioneer Students of the Month for January, 2020!
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December Students of the Month

Congratulations to the December Students of the Month!
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November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!
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Inclement Weather Closings and Delays

Just a quick reminder about closings and delays-If your home school is closed due to reasons other than inclement weather but Pioneer is open, report to Pioneer at the usual start time. This includes holidays, breaks and inservice days.  Your absence will be considered unexcused if you do not come to school.
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Notice to Bidders

Notice to Bidders Separate, sealed bids for each of the requirements set forth below will be received at the Office of the Treasurer ofthe Board of Education of the Pioneer Career & Technology Center until:1:00 p.m. local time November 22, 2019
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Pioneer's October Students of the Month

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!
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Pioneer's September Students of the Month

September, 2019 Students of the Month!
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Pioneer Earns Purple Star Designation

The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.
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Pioneer Wins Pacesetter Award!

Pioneer Career and Technology Center won a Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Award from the Southern Regional Education Board. Pioneer was honored at SREB’s annual Making Schools Work Conference on July 10 in Baltimore, Maryland. Pacesetter School Awards recognize schools that use High Schools That Work Key Practices to transform teaching and learning and motivate students to succeed in college, careers and life.
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May Students of the Month

May Pioneer Students of the Month
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6 Pioneer Seniors Awarded Perfect Attendance Awards

Six Pioneer seniors received their Perfect Attendance awards today. The students receive $100, a ticket to Cedar Point and an engraved Pioneer pen.
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Pioneer, Dept. of Commerce Participate in In-Demand Jobs Week

May 6-10 is In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio, and Pioneer Career and Technology Center is hosting two events this Tuesday highlighting the many in-demand careers Pioneer students are working toward.
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Notice:

NOTICE: The Board of Education for the Pioneer Career and Technology Center is accepting qualifications from design professionals for the Maintenance Building/Auto Tech L1 CT Lab Roof Replacement Project
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Community Service Day-Information for Parents

UPDATE: Due to the rainy weather forecast for April 26th Community Service Day has been moved to Friday, May 3.
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April Students of the Month

Pioneer April Students of the Month
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March Students of the Month

Pioneer March Students of the Month
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Job/Career Fair at Pioneer

PIONEER TO HOST CAREER/JOB FAIR MARCH 15
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February Students of the Month

Pioneer February Students of the Month
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January Students of the Month

Pioneer January Students of the Month
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December Students of the Month

Pioneer December Students of the Month
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November Pioneer Students of the Month

November 2018 Pioneer Students of the Month
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October Pioneer Students of the Month

October 2018 Pioneer Students of the Month
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College Credit Plus (CCP) & Financial Aid Night

Mid-Ohio ESC is hosting a College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 6-7 pm. Find out how your student may take college classes next year for FREE! Hear from Marion Tech, OSU Mansfield, Ashland University, North Central State College
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Weather Related Closings and Delays vs. Scheduled Closings and Delays

Just a quick reminder about closings and delays- If your home school is closed due to reasons other than inclement weather but Pioneer is open, report to Pioneer at the usual start time. This includes holidays, breaks and inservice days.  Your absence will be considered unexcused if you do not come to school.
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Pioneer September Students of the Month

Pioneer Career and Technology Center has chosen students Emily Smollen and Ben Taylor as September Students of the Month.
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Pioneer Cosmetology Now Open!

The Pioneer Cosmetology Salon is now open! Salon hours are 8:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (morning lab) and 11:45 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. (afternoon lab), Monday - Thursday. We offer salon services consisting of styling, haircuts, hair color, perms, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing.
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Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Opportunity

Wendy’s® High School Heisman® supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates standout high school student-athletes around the country.
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Welcome Week 2018

Pioneer Career and Technology Center is hosting Welcome Week Tuesday, August 7th 9-3; Wednesday, August 8th 9-3; Thursday, August 9th 12-6.Welcome Week is when Pioneer high school students are invited to visit the building, register, pick up schedules, have their picture ID made and pay school fees for the school year.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to visit our website at www.PioneerCTC.edu prior to Welcome Week to download and complete the required student forms.  If you do not have access to the internet or a printer, please come prepared with phone numbers and addresses of emergency contacts (including dentist, doctor, and hospital information.)
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Pioneer Senior Moments

Pioneer celebrates our graduating seniors Friday, May 11 at Senior Moments. Although we are out of tickets for this event it will be streamed live starting at 8:45 and 12:45 (the students are split into two groups in order to accomodate more people). 
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Pioneer SkillsUSA named Chapter of Excellence

Nineteen Pioneer students participated in the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships throughout the months of March and April at various locations around the state. These state-level events culminated in the SkillsUSA Ohio State Championship Awards Ceremony held on April 25, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  
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Pioneer Collision Lab restore Korea War era Jeep

Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s Collision Repair lab collaborated with the Richland County Marine Corps League Detachment #527 to restore a Korean War era Jeep.
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Pioneer to Host Job Fair March 27

Pioneer Career and Technology Center will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the arena at Pioneer, 27 Ryan Road in Shelby.
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HOSA Event February 10

Saturday, February 10th Pioneer Career and Technology Center will be hosting the HOSA Northeast Regional Leadership Conference.
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Open House & Sophomore Visits

Sophomores from Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s 14 partner schools--Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Crestview, Galion, Lexington, Lucas, Northmor, Ontario, Plymouth, Shelby, Willard and Wynford--
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What to Do for Weather Related Closings & Delays

Closings and delays are more of a possibility as the weather gets colder. Below are some helpful pieces of information you'll want to know about them.
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Cosmetology Now Open

Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s Cosmetology area is now open to the public.
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Pioneer Room Kicks Off Year with a Tailgate Party

The Pioneer Room will kick off their opening for the year with a Tailgate Party on Thursday, September 28 from 10:30-1:00.
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September Students of the Month

Pioneer Career and Technology Center announces Makenzie Chatman and Rebecca Gregg as September 2017 Students of the Month.
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"Second Look" Open House February 28th 6-7:30 pm

Pioneer Career and Technology Center invites all area sophomores and their parents or guardians to our "Second Look" Open House on Thursday, February 28th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Visitors may visit any of the over 35 program labs that interest them, meet with instructors and administrators.
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Pioneer High School Sophomore Visits and Open House Scheduled

Sophomores from Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s 14 partner schools are scheduled to visit Pioneer January 24 through January 26. Open House is scheduled for January 26, 6:00-8:00 pm with a second-look Open House on February 28 6:00-7:30 pm. Priority enrollment ends on February 17.
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Cosmetology Now Open

PIONEER COSMETOLOGY OPEN TO PUBLIC
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Pioneer Record Enrollment

Pioneer Career and Technology Center is off to a great start this school year with over 1,175 students enrolled in our 35+ Career Technical Programs
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