Former Mustang returns
Pioneer welcomes Herbert Espiritu as next year’s principal
By: Ariana de Souza and Andrea Vazquez, editors-in-chief
Two years ago, Herbert Espiritu left the position of Assistant Principal of Discipline to work at San Jose High School as the Assistant Principal of Guidance. Espiritu will return to Pioneer for the 2016-2017 school year as principal to fill the position that Principal Stefani Garino will vacate at the end of this school year.
Leaving the Mustang family
Principal Stefani Garino leaves for Piedmont Middle School
By: Ariana de Souza and Andrea Vazquez
After four years of dedication to the Pioneer community, Principal Stefani Garino will not return to Pioneer next year. With tears streaming down her face, Garino reflected on her time as a Mustang.
Years of heartfelt service; teacher of the year
Art teacher and club adviser Laurie Kirk wins Jefferson Service Award for years of change
By: Kayla Howell and Alexis Lopez
Pioneer Teacher of the Year Laurie Kirk gestured excitedly as she leaned over a student’s art to offer advice. Her enthusiasm is part of what earned her the Jefferson Service Award for her work with Art Club and National Art Honor Society.