The Pioneer Parent Academy was created to reach our families at home during the COVID crisis while school was shut down. The Academy has provided YouTube videos and resources up to this day for our Preschool through 12th Grade students.




      • Instructional Resources

        Instructional Resources

        Parents, do you ever find yourself lost when trying to assist your student with homework? Are you looking for ways to be more involved with their academic success? Mollie Hill and Alisha Cummings are excited to share literacy and math instructional resources with you to make those at home woes a little easier! This video couldn't be more perfectly timed with our AMI Days, take advantage of this content and follow the link below for further details and assistance.

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      • Social Emotional Development

        Social Emotional Development

        This one will have you all in your feels! In this edition of Pioneer Parent Academy we hear from our school counselors and school based mental health coordinator about age/grade level social emotional development. Our hope is that this content sparks conversations at home and that you will "Choose Love" after hearing from BSD's leading professionals!

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      • College Planning 101

        College Planning 101

        The Pioneer Parent Academy video you've been waiting for is now available .... College Planning 101! Join Laura Howard as she visits with BHSC's academic dean and counselors to give you an overview of everything you need to know before applying to college.

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      • BSD Special Programs

        BSD Special Programs

        Pioneer Parent Academy is back and we are kicking off this year's series by featuring our Special Programs department!

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      • Campus Transitions at BSD - Part 2

        Campus Transitions at BSD - Part 2

        "What can I do to help prepare my child for a successful upcoming school year?" This month's Pioneer Parent Academy (PPA) topic will address campus transitions from 6th through 12th grade! Laura Howard, Community Schools Model Coordinator, sits down with the BJHS and BHSC building principal to tell parents what they can expect!

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      • Financial Aid

        Financial Aid

        Laura Howard, Community Schools Model Coordinator for BSD, sat down with University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Director of Financial Aid, Kristin Cross, to learn more about Financial Aid assistance for upcoming 2021 college students! Applications are open now, this video will be a big help to both students and parents. Learn about both Federal and State aid, as well as proper documentation and scholarship opportunities!

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      • Red Ribbon Week Natural High

        Red Ribbon Week Natural High

        Pioneer Parent Academy is happy to present a second installment this month that caters to Red Ribbon Week. We are utilizing resources from Natural High to make this PPA. We chose this timely topic in hopes of spreading awareness about the alternate ways to communicate with students and raise awareness about the dangers of substance abuse!
        Thank you to naturalhigh.org for this content!

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      • What's Your Natural High?

        What's Your Natural High?

        Red Ribbon Week is all about promoting students to say no to substance abuse and yes to the natural highs in life! Our administrators and staff share their natural highs wit you here!

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      • Emotional Health

        Emotional Health

        Concerned about your student's emotional health during these trying times? Community Schools Model Coordinator, Laura Howard, is taking on this subject head first with Licensed Professional Counselor, Dawn Reed, in our first edition of Pioneer Parent Academy!

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      • RISE Arkansas

        RISE Arkansas

        Our students learn to read, and then they read to learn! Enjoy the second edition of our Pioneer Parent Academy where we hear from our District R.I.S.E Trainer and our Literacy Specialist as they talk you through the science of reading and give you helpful tips for at home learning.

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