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Pioneer's History

Pioneer High School (PHS) was established in 2003 as the second comprehensive high school in the Woodland Joint Unified School District. Pioneer is located on the southeast side of the city of Woodland, in Yolo County.  Pioneer opened its doors in 2003-2004 with sophomores and freshmen, in 2004-2005 a new freshmen class was added, and in the 2005-2006 school year PHS had a full complement of four classes. The school celebrated its first commencement exercises in June of 2006. 

A Look at PHS

Cinderella Open House 1 Lunchtime Olympics Open House 3 Woodland Schools Foundation Donation Key Club Powder Puff Seniors PHS Football Cross Country Sections Homecoming Game Skills USA Veg Crop Winners 2012
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2014-2015

Principal Angelina Arias
Vice Principal- Raylene Ewing
Vice Principal- Jerald Ferguson

2013-2014

Principal- Kerry Callahan
Vice Principal- Raylene Ewing
Vice Principal-Jerald Ferguson
Vice Principal- Antonia Slagle

Sophomore Orientation Week (SWAG) added
10th grade teams added
Karen Ross, California Agriculture Secretary visits FFA program
Music Man performed for Spring Musical
Smarter Balance Exams piloted in 11th grade classes
Girls Softball -Division Three Champions
Boys Baseball- Division Three Champions
Girls Swim Team- TCC Section Champions
Ag Building dedicated to Merritt Family
2014 Valedictorians - Robia Amjad and Jordan Fredrickson

2012-2013

Principal- Kerry Callahan
Vice Principal-Jaime Calderon
Vice Principal- Raylene Ewing
Vice Principal- Antonia Slagle

AP Government students participate in CA Supreme Court Special Outreach Session
Solar Panels installed
Independent Irrigation Water pump installed
Full WASC committee review, receives six year accreditation with a two day midterm visit.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee performed for Spring Musical
Pioneer Travel Club visits Germany, Switzerland, and Italy
Girls Varsity Softball TCC Section Champions
Linda Merrida named Cal-HI Media School State Coach of the Year
2013 Valedictorian- Zachary Patton

2011-2012

Principal- Kerry Callahan
Vice Principal- Carolynne Bottum
Vice Principal-Jaime Calderon
Vice Principal- Britney Meyer

Benchmark Assessment used in Core classes
Beginning of Modified Seven Period Block Schedule
Freshmen Teams created
Freshmen Seminar added as an elective course
Freshmen Orientation week (POW) added
ACES academy created
First "report card chats"
Cinderella performed for Spring Musical
City of Woodland hosts the 4th of July celebration at the PHS stadium
Adrienne Scott named 2012 Woodland Masonic Educator of the Year

2010-2011

Principal-Kerry Callahan,
Vice Principal- Cliff De Graw
Vice Principal -Geoffrey Barney
Vice Principal- Jas Bains-wright
Vice Principal- Carolynne Bottum

Agriculture Building opens
Congressmen Mike Thompson visits campus and answers questions from Pioneer students
Pioneer Jazz combo performs at UC Davis Mondavi Center with Delfeayo Marsalis
Pioneer Travel Club visits France and Italy
Beauty and the Beast performed for Spring Musical
Lynn Plocher named 2011 Woodland Masonic Educator of the Year

2009-2010

Principal- Kerry Callahan
Vice Principal- Jas Bains Wright
Vice Principal -Geoffrey Barney
Vice Principal -Cliff De Graw

First Homecoming Parade
Beginning of 4x4 Block bell schedule
Pacing Guides created in Core classes
First Elective Fair
Career Center Closed
The "Play" - PHS v. WHS football game
First "Great Patriot" Race

 

2008-2009

Principal- Mark Roberts
Vice Principal-Ellie Aguilar-Ramirez,
Vice Principal-Cliff De Graw,
Vice Principal- Kerry Callahan

PHS Stadium opens
Youth Development Network chosen as Pioneer High School student behavior program.

PHS Travel Club visits Ireland, Wales and England
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown performed as Spring Musical

2007-2008

Principal-Mark Roberts
Vice Principal- Ellie Aguilar-Ramirez
Vice Principal- Cliff De Graw
Vice Principal -Shirley McNichols

2006-2007

Principal- Thomas (Nick) McNicholas
Vice-Principal Armando Olvera
Vice-Principal- Ellie Aguilar-Ramirez
Vice Principal-Shirley McNichols

First Club Shopping Cart Parade
First WASC visitation
PHS Travel club visits France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany

Pirates of Penzance performed as Spring Musical
2007 Valedictorian - Catherine McMurry
2007 Salutatorian - Alexandra Reiff
2007 Salutatorian - Enrique Fernandez

2005-2006
Principal- Thomas (Nick) McNicholas
Vice-Principal Armando Olvera
Vice--Principal Mariama Smith

12th grade added

Woodland Community Band starts
Guys and Dolls performed for Spring Musical
First Graduating class
2006 Valedictorian - Anna Arons
2006 Salutatorian - Stephanie May

2004- 2005
Principal- Rick Stout
Interim Principal- Barry Cooper
Vice Principal- Armando Olvera

11th grade added

2003- 2004

Principal- Rick Stout
Vice Principal - Armando Olvera

Pioneer High School opens with 9th and 10th grades