Pioneer Ridge Middle School
The Independence Builders Club (IBC) is a service organization for middle school students. Kaitlyn Bover, Brody Bailey, Logan Conrad, Renee DeRee, Emmalee Gillliam, Nicole Roberts, Taylore Sartain, Alexandria Smith, Jayrd Keen, Chloe Armstrong, Ruth Zumwalt are members and they are led by the very capable Vickie Brock. Sponsored by the Independence Kiwanis Club, this group of students does much to help our schools and community. So far this year they have helped at the SPCA Great Plains Animal Shelter and worked on some décor for the Pioneer Ridge cafeteria. They were involved with gift wrapping and distribution of gifts at CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) and were Salvation Army bell ringers at Walmart, too. Keep up the great work, IBC!
Pioneer Ridge Middle School has incorporated Homeroom into the first part of the school day. Homeroom activities include academic enrich-ment activities and Sustained Silent Reading. SSR takes place 3 times each week.
AMBITION- to have strong determination to accomplish challenging goals
RESPONSIBILITY- to be accountable for your actions
INTEGRITY- to do the right thing
CITIZENSHIP- to be a productive, responsible member of society
COMPASSION- to understand the challenges of others and to want to do something about it
Pioneer Ridge opened in the fall of 2000 and houses grades 7-8. Divided into five separate areas, or communities, the 129,000 square foot building includes 66 classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, a commons area, administrative offices, and a science center. The name of the school was selected because it reflects the many pioneers who have been a part of Independence history and for those who will be part of the new century.
The Pioneer Ridge community will create a supportive environment that embraces involvement of all stakeholders in the educational development of every student. Our success oriented atmosphere focuses on mutual respect and cooperation with the goal of assisting all students in becoming positive, productive, and contributing members of Pioneer Ridge Middle School and society.
March 7th - Large Ensemble Contest - Discover Middle School - Liberty - 7pm.
March 10th - Spring Concert - All Choirs - Nowlin Middle School Auditorium - 7pm
May 12th - POP Concert - - All Choirs - Nowlin Middle School Auditorium - 7pm
1656 S Speck Rd
Independence MO 64057
PLEASE NOTE NEW START AND END TIMES
PICTURE DAY IS MARCH 9
Peace Poster Contest Winner
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
The winner of this year’s contest was KARA AMOS, Pioneer Ridge 7th Grader. The theme of this year’s Peace Poster Contest was "Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Kara did a wonderful job of expressing her vision.
Pioneer Ridge Middle School is a collection location for Box Tops. Please drop them off in the main office area at any time.