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finalbagsCommunity Service on 9/11

Pathfinder students honored 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance with a variety of service activities. In Mrs. Miller’s and Mrs. Schmidt's classes, students collected food items to assemble snack bags for local veterans. The individually decorated snack bags included an assortment of snacks and personal thank you notes to the vets for their service. In many classes, student followed the popular “I Will” campaign by pledging to serve others with “I Will” cards and posters, which were posted in the classrooms and hallways.

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PPress Feb/Mar 2017

Hello,  I trust you had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family.  I enjoyed seeing my children and my grandchildren. Not so long ago, my son was walking the halls of Pathfinder and now he is caring for his own children. Treasure the time with your child(ren) before you know it, they will be on their own and you may not see them nearly enough.

PPress Dec-Jan 2016-17

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Dear Parent/Guardian,  

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and December is upon us. With all that is going on around us we continue to work at providing your student a quality education.
We just completed our annual canned food drive. This year we included Navigator, which aided in our attempt to collect as much food as possible to benefit the senior citizens of our community. I want to express my gratitude to Mrs. Harris and our Choose to Lead class for taking on this wonderful activity.

Parent-Teacher conferences went well. We were never overly busy, but maintained a steady stream of parents on both days. It is always encouraging to see parents invest the time to meet with the teachers. I trust the time spent was valuable and the feedback provided will be useful to better help students engage and learn in and outside of the classroom. Also, a big “THANK YOU” to the parents who were able to supply food for the staff dinner, which took place prior to Wednesday’s conferences. It was greatly appreciated! Our thanks also to the PTO for organizing this event!!  

I do want to make you aware that when we return to school in January, our eighth graders will be taking the PSAT test in the morning on January 17th. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling any appointments during this time. The purpose of the test is two-fold. First, we want to provide baseline data for students as they enter high school. They will be taking the PSAT in 9th and 10th grade, making it a nice tool to measure student growth and to see if they are on target in their learning.  The results can be used to remediate any areas of weakness. Students can use the results and Kahn Academy, an online education provider, to actually develop and work through lessons that will help them in areas where they need improvement. Second, this gives our students practice with taking stan-dardized tests, getting them ready to take the SAT their junior year.

Time seems to pass so quickly when the holiday season is upon us. Before you know it, February will be here. Please take a moment and look through the newsletter and make sure you have upcoming important dates in your calendar.  

Happy Holidays,  

Eric Ray

Pathfinder Principal

The Pathfinder Press is best viewed as a .pdf PPress Dec-Jan 2016-17


Dear Parents and Guardians -  

We are the students of Mrs. Harris’ (Diane Harris) Choose to Lead class at Pathfinder. We are in charge of a canned food drive. This year Pathfinder and Navigator will be joining forces to collect over 5000 cans. The food drive is for struggling senior citizens here in Livingston County. One in seven senior citizens are food insecure in Livingston County.



Hard work pays off!

8th Grade Honor Roll

7th Grade Honor Roll

PPress Oct-Nov 2016 pdf

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Autumn is upon us. Very soon we will be experiencing crisp mornings, amazing fall colors, and hopefully, a Pinckney Pirate football playoff game. It is also the time when our classes are developing their rhythm and pace, setting the tone for the rest of the year. This is so important for our students since it establishes a consistent pat-tern that will set them up for success.