Welcome to the Pioneer Middle School
Choir and General Music Page.
My name is Mrs. Katie Elshire and my personal pronouns are She/They.
The best way to reach me is via email or ParentSquare. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is my teaching schedule and the class codes for each class. Please email/ParentSquare me if you have any questions or issues.
1st Period - World Music Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
2nd Period - Tenor/Bass Choir Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
3rd Period - Soprano/ Alto Beginning Choir Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
4th Period - Advanced Soprano/Alto Choir Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
5th Period - Plan Period Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
6th Period - 6th Grade General Music Google Classrooms Codes will be posted soon.
1st Semster Choir Calender Sep 2022 - Jan 2023
10/7 - On- line Orders for Choir shirts and Hoodies - information will be sent home on 9/23
10/?? - Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser orders and money due
11/?? - Choir Shirts and Hoodies orders delivered to student at school
12/?? - Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser pick up - 3 pm to 5:30 pm PIO Cafeteria
12/6 - Winter Choir Concert - 6:30 to 7:30 pm - Concert Attire required - Required of all singers
* The calender will be updated as the semester progresses.
Information about me:
I am starting my 29th year in education and my 8th year of teaching Choir and General Music/Appreciation at Pionner Middle School. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Choral Education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters in Instructional Technology from City University.
I hold holds professional memberships in the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
For the past 17 years, I have served on the Board of the Mountain Region Music Education Association. For past 13 years I have served as Treasurer. For the past 12 years I have sang Alto 2 in the Symphony Tacoma Voices.
In 2018, I was humbled and honored to receive the “Middle Level Educator of the Year” award by the Washington Music Educators Association.
In my free time, I enjoy: floating on a lake in warmer weather, reading, playing cards/board games, playing Pokemon Go with my husband, spending time with my daughter and playing with our corgi puppies Coda (tri colored) and Augie.