Lowder’s kind of commitment to our school has not been seen for awhile, and his connection to the student body is a refreshing change. By interacting with students and boasting over Pioneer’s accomplishments via Twitter, students have found a way to relate with Mr. Lowder. No longer does the principal seem aloof, but rather approachable and open to helping students.
Lowder hopes to bring our school back to its former glory days, which appears to be a feeling expressed by many students and teachers. Now that students can enter school events free of charge with their student ID’s, participation has increased. As student turnout increases for both arts and sporting events, so does school spirit. Lowder’s goal of leading Pioneer to become known nationally as a prestigious school has already begun to take hold; he has helped to reshape Student Council, he continually checks on classes, he attends students’ events, and is a familiar face in the hallways.
Having a principal who is motivated to get positive goals accomplished creates a domino effect on the work ethic of both students and teachers. With second semester fast approaching, Pioneer seems to have brighter times ahead under the guidance of Mr. Lowder.