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Pioneer High Redefines Titan PRIDE

Pioneer High School is redefining what Titan PRIDE means, soliciting input from teachers, staff and students as it moves toward becoming the “World’s Greatest School.”

Over 75 student leaders – including members from ASB, Link Crew, Principal’s Advisory, Leo’s Club and Club Literario – gathered on Sept. 18 for a leadership summit hosted by motivational speaker Richard Parkhouse, who encouraged students to change lives and impact futures.

The summit included breakout sessions during which student leaders worked in groups to determine the shared values they have in defining the school’s vision from a student perspective.

Students collectively developed shared values to redefine Titan PRIDE as having:

  • Purpose (speaking, working and acting with purpose)
  • Respect (respecting yourself, others and the school)
  • Inspiration (be inspiring, leave a mark, be a role model)
  • Determination (do whatever it takes, stay focused, have goals)
  • Empowerment (transform, equality, do the right thing)

The school held a similar training exercise for staff ahead of the first day of school. They too explored how to enhance the school’s culture and improve upon unifying the Pioneer community.

Part of the goal was to unite teacher and student voice to ensure cohesive messaging on what makes Pioneer a special place in which to learn, gain self-confidence and embody Titan PRIDE.

"The recalibration of Titan PRIDE is not only for students, but for the entire staff to build upon a healthy and academic college-going school culture and belief that we are the best," Principal Lilia Bozigian said. "Students have to believe in their self-worth in order for them to be academically successful, and through this program, we are confident our campus will beam with Titan PRIDE."

Pioneer High School will begin to implement the newly defined values over the 2019-20 school year.