AP Scoop – Assistant Principal Gilbert

This month we are highlighting the Learning Center (formerly known as the library or media center) as another space for students to personalize and take ownership of their learning.  When many of you think of a library, you think of a place that promotes and circulates books, assists with research and offers technology help. Those things do happen in the Learning Center, but we offer so much more at East.   Our students (and research) have told us that students need a quiet, calm atmosphere where they can escape into their learning.  Linda Dierks, the media specialist at East, has redesigned the Learning Center over the past couple of years to reflect this need.  Book shelves had been repositioned to create larger open spaces for students to spread out, a variety of comfortable flexible seating has been added that can accommodate a variety of tasks, along with nature videos/calming music to create a less stressful atmosphere.  The Learning Center is available for students throughout... read more

Ellis Island Experience

On Friday, January 26th, the halls of Pioneer Middle School will be magically transformed into the halls of Ellis Island, 1907. Our sixth grade students will make their way through a series of inspectors, interviewers, and doctors trying to gain entrance into the land of opportunity–America. We have an opportunity and a need for volunteers to help make this event a great experience for students!  Please sign up here if you are interested in sharing the experience with the kids and assisting teachers in the process. read more


Ready for some BINGO & prizes?  Save the date for the annual CMSE BINGO Bash!  This year it will be on Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30-8:00.  This popular night is your chance to bring your whole family and join your friends for fun, food and prizes!  Hope we see you there! Flyer read more

STLF Backpack Drive

Got old backpacks lying around? Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) has put together a backpack drive. Donate them to those in need! Bins for donations will be located near the main office. The deadline for bringing in backpacks is Friday, November 10th. Both new and used backpacks are appreciated! Please donate what you can, thank you! read more