The 9th graders visited Covenant Pines on Monday through the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) program. They had a great time!
Tonight the Lion's Banquet will be live streamed on our McGregor ISD #4 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHa9NXw3lDyQLprH-rC2JHg
7th grader, Sydney, gave a presentation to Mrs. Klund's 1st grade class about her personal experiences with stuttering along with the stigmas surrounding it. She's been preparing for this for a long time by doing research on stuttering, gathering materials, and coming up with personal experiences to share. She did an amazing job!
We are live for the Elementary Spring Concert on our school YouTube page! Here is the direct link to watch: https://youtu.be/iBndQ6k6RAI
We hope the students have a great time this evening at prom! The junior class did a wonderful job decorating! Here is the live stream link for grand march: https://youtu.be/4Q_NQNOeuHI
From Aitkin County: All Aitkin County Residents are asked to complete a market study for CBR: Accelerate! Program For Immediate Release: This market study, co-sponsored by Aitkin Growth, Kanabec County EDA, Pine County and Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, is a first step to bring better and more affordable broadband (high-speed) Internet services to our region. Many of our rural residents and businesses experience some of the worst broadband in Minnesota. This is not news to you, but you might not know just how bad it is. In fact, Kanabec County ranks dead last (87th), Pine County ranks 84th and Aitkin 81st in the availability of high-speed Internet. This short survey includes questions about current home Internet subscription and your use of and satisfaction with current broadband services. If you do not have a home broadband subscription, we would like to know more about that. The more we know, the better positioned we will be to develop broadband solutions for our region. This information will be used to expand Internet access opportunities by government and local broadband provider partners. Providing your address will help us know exactly where better broadband is most wanted and feasible. This is the link to this Market Study: http://z.umn.edu/uptospeed If you do not currently have Internet, there is a paper version of this survey available by contacting Aitkin County Growth, Inc., at 218-927-2172. In addition to the survey, we ask you to take the Minnesota Broadband Speed Test. That will provide solid evidence of our current Internet shortcomings. Or in some areas, the speed test will document the benefits of recent broadband investments. This Survey will be “live” for one month, so don’t hesitate to complete it right away! We have committed community teams working across the region on this project. Your input today will help us to be successful in getting our Internet “up to speed”! ******************************************************************************************************************************************************** This transmission (the e-mail and all attachments) is confidential and intended solely for the use of the addressee(s). If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply and delete this transmission immediately. Any unauthorized distribution, or copying of this transmission, or misuse or wrongful disclosure of information contained in it, is strictly prohibited. The information contained in this document is provided on an as-is basis and does not constitute a binding legal contract or receipt for services.
Here is some great advise on the kindergarten door. Be The Sunshine.
Kindergartens received reading bags today! They are so excited for the handmade bears and new books! Thank you to the community for these.
Congratulations to our McGregor Elementary Students of the Month for March. These young people have done a great job of living up to the Mercury Ways. I'd like to thank Pine Insurance Agency and Nate Jackson for providing the t-shirts for the students. Students selected this month are: Ella Friend, Claire DeMenge, Hudson Johnson, Cherylynn Jose-Sayers, Tessa McDowall, Hunter Rubich, and Piper Schmidt. Way to go!!
Ms. Clark's 2nd grade class spent some time outside today cleaning up the school grounds. This was done to celebrate Earth Day. Thank you class, it is appreciated.
The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic school year. For more information please visit: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/indian/ethelcurry/
Preschool registration forms for the 2021-2022 school year will be mailed and updated on our website Monday, April 26th. Please pass along this information to friends and family who may be interested in this information.
Aitkin Public Health will be hold a Pfizer vaccination clinic at McGregor High School on Wednesday, April 14th. This is for student and school staff. Must be at least 16 years old to be eligible. Anyone under 18 years must have parent/guardian consent. Registration is required. Please use the link below in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to register for an appointment. The second shot would be on May 5th. Just something to consider - High School Seniors who take advantage of this would be fully vaccinated by May 20th and would be able to participate in graduation if there was an outbreak around then. Please register by Tuesday, April 13th at 9:00 am. https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//reg/7512606579 Please reach out to Public Health if you have any questions.
The VFW Auxiliary Post 2747 in McGregor held a singing contest for students age 6-16. This contest is called "Getting Excited for Red, White, and Blue". Students were asked to sing the National Anthem and record themselves doing so. There were seven students that participated in this contest. The first place contestant will advance to District competition. The winners were: 1st place - Piper Schmidt ($100), 2nd place - Jolynn Moritz ($75), 3rd place - Rylie Sellers ($50). The remaining four students received a $10 gift card to the Dairy Queen. They are Chloe Creswell, Malin Braun, Lillian Johnson, and Kyla Paquette. Congratulations to all of the young ladies and best of luck to Piper in District competition. Thank you again to the VFW Auxiliary for sponsoring this.
The VFW Auxiliary Post 2747 in McGregor held a coloring contest with students in Kindergarten - 2nd grade. The students were asked to color the American Flag. The flag pictures were put in a drawing with 10 winners selected. Each of the pictures selected received a $10 gift card to the Dairy Queen. The lucky students selected were Cheyenne Blumer, Grayson Napoli, Max Peters, Sven Hawkinson, Hailey Roth, Emilia Biros, Paige Creswell, Elsa Braun, Liam Sorensen, and Keely Pierce. Thank you to the VFW Auxiliary Post for sponsoring this activity.
Aitkin County Public Health is willing to come to McGregor School and give COVID vaccines to students who are 16-17 years old. It would be the Pfizer vaccine. Please let us know if this would be something you are interested in. As with all these vaccines it is free and is a 2 dose vaccine. If you'd like your student to participate please let Nurse Ann know by Friday, April 9th
SkateTime is Back during physical education class and will start tomorrow, April 6th. Thanks to a generous donation from the McGregor Fire Department, this opportunity will be available to the students at NO COST. This year helmets are NOT required to participate, but students may bring their own in if they wish. If a student wants to use a helmet, but does not own one, the physical education department has helmets available to use. Any questions, contact Josh Wahlin through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What exciting things are happening in kindergarten? They had a pajama day before our spring break and also learned about catapults. They especially had fun taking turns at launching marshmallows during class with the catapults. I don't remember getting to do fun things like this when I was in kindergarten. Have a great break kindergartners!
The 1st graders in Ms. Pohl's room had pajama day. They also made these cute bunny bags and were very excited to share them with me. Great Job 1st graders!
Congratulations to our McGregor Elementary Students of the Month for February. These young people have done a great job of living up to the Mercury Ways. I'd like to thank Pine Insurance Agency and Nate Jackson for providing the t-shirts for the students. Students selected this month are: Eli Robinson, Elsa Braun, Hailey Roth, Mason Guida, Chloe Creswell, Jessi Warner, and Emma Bobrowski. Way to go!!