The Suburban Times continues its support of future journalists by publishing four of their articles from the soon-to-be-published April 1 issue of the Hook, the Pioneer Middle School’s newspaper.
Student reporters in Kristina Sullivan’s Skills Class at Pioneer learn the basics of news reporting during the quarter, and then eagerly await seeing their story “in print”. The Hook began publication in 2008 and continues through the present, as a way to keep parents and students in the know about what’s happening at their School.
by Emily and Jireh
Let’s give a round of applause for Choir! Mr. Lindquist is Pioneer’s choir teacher.
“I love singing and the learning process, and I really enjoy being with kids,” Mr. Lindquist said. He taught at three other schools besides Pioneer. He taught at Ballou Junior High in Puyallup for three and a half months, Peninsula High in Gig Harbor for five weeks, and Spanaway Junior in Spanaway for six weeks, and of course now he’s teaching at Pioneer Middle School so now we can add ours to the list!
“What I like best about choir is when the choirs are able to do something that they weren’t able to do before,” Mr. Lindquist said. Mr. Lindquist wanted to come to Pioneer and teach here because he liked the new building and that there was lots of support in the Steilacoom Historical School District.
“I appreciate different things about different grades.” Mr. Lindquist continued.
Ed Fisher, a sixth grader, has never been in choir before.
“My dad made me be in choir,” he explained.
He considers himself a bad singer. What he likes most about choir are the practices and Talent Night.
Tristyn Holt, another sixth grader, said that she likes to sing. Her mom inspired her because Mrs. Holt would sing non-stop to her daughter. Tristyn has been in choir since she was in second grade, she said, “I think I am a really good singer.” Her favorite choir song is “Kids of the Future”. Her favorite part of choir is when they get into groups and sing in front of the class.
Emily Nguyen, a seventh grader, said that she wanted to be in choir because there is no homework, and she likes singing. Emily has never been in choir before so this is her first time.
“I think I’m horrible at singing.” Emily said. Her favorite choir song is “Music of Life”. Her favorite part about choir is that you don’t have to be quiet.
Alicia Larson, an eighth grader, has been in choir for almost nine years! She doesn’t like to judge herself about singing, but she tries her hardest all the time. Her favorite song is “Dubla” and she likes the way the rhythm and the words to the song are in a different language.
Pioneer Middle School singers recently competed in the Mountain League Choral Competition on March 15. The singers received “excellent” and “superior” ratings but couldn’t go to state because only high schools can. They still did awesome by representing our school. Great job, guys!