Student Podcast – Equity and Voice


Equity and Voice

Pioneer is a school that thrives in diversity, a place where everyone belongs. Our podcast elevates student voice and efficacy. We invite you to listen and join us in our learning session!


Episode 1: We are the Equity Council!

Students from our Pioneer Equity Council talk about the four themes shared in this year’s Character Strong program- Respect, Responsibility, Gratitude, and Empathy. Each month, our school has focused on a character trait and we work on ways we can show our learning at home and at school. We invite you to listen and learn with us!

Episode 2: School Lunch~ Don’t Yuck My Yum!

Fifth Grade Students, Penny and Olivia, share their thoughts about our school lunch. People have different tastes so remember not to yuck someone’s yum! Listen and learn with us!
Episode 3: The Lessons we learned from Black History Month
Fourth grade students reflect on the lessons learned from Black History Month. Why is it important to learn about Black history? How does it inspire you? Listen in as Alexandra, Ariana, and Camila talk about the lessons learned. Come listen and learn with us!



Episode 1: American Muslim Awareness Month:  In this Episode, we discuss ways we can build an inclusive environment. We learn about each other through family stories and talk about things we’ve done to eliminate hate speech and promote respect.

Episode 2: Sikh Awareness Month: Happy New year Eagles! In this episode, we continue our conversation about how we develop a sense of belonging at Pioneer. Students discuss Sikh Awareness and ways we can learn about each other’s culture.

Episode 3: Black History Month: For Black History month, we held a writing contest to gather stories about the important contributions of our black community. A committee of students and staff looked at entries. In this podcast, we think about this experience and reflect on what we’ve learned in looking at the many entries submitted.

Episode 4: Women’s History Month: Why is it important to study Women’s History? How does it affect our history? Students in our fifth grade talk about the impact of women who shape our history. We invite you to listen and learn with us.

Episode 5: Our Pioneer Equity Council held the last meeting of the school year. We celebrate and reflect on our work. We are so proud of our learning! We invite you to listen to our podcast and join us on our reflection.


Podcast 1

February 12, 2022: In this episode, we discuss Black History Month and what we can do to help students feel like they belong.

Podcast 2

March 2, 2022: This episode is a conversation with some very smart first-graders about Black History Month. Listen as we talk about the past and how we things feel right now in 2022.

Podcast 3

March 22, 2022: In this episode, third and fourth-grade students talk about Women’s History Month and the impact of women and gender roles in our society.

Podcast 4

May 13, 2022: In our last episode, students reflected on the 2021-2022 school year and spoke about things that challenged them and how they overcame obstacles.

Podcast 5

May 26, 2022: In this final episode, two of our fifth-grade students read a letter addressed to our young listeners- Dear Young Woman…