Next Week, October 4th through the 8th is HOMECOMING 2021! The following is a schedule of events: Monday – Jersey Day 1st Hour – Release at 9:10am School-wide(7-12) picture in bleachers Tug of War – All classes 7-12 (teams will be posted) Triathlon – All classes 7-12 (participants’ names will be posted) Tuesday – Peace & Love Day 5th hour – Release to the new gym at 1:30pm Juniors vs. Seniors Volleyball Game Wednesday – Red Carpet Day Voting for King and Queen – 6th Hour (9-12 only) Thursday – Duo Day Students should report directly to the football field after 2nd hour Flag Football – Junior Vs. Seniors Friday – School Colors 8:30-12:15 – Senior Class will be decorating for coronation 2:00 – Coronation 2:20 – Walking Parade in front of elementary 2:30 – 3:20 Pep Fest in New Gym 3:30 – Senior Tea 4:30-6:30 – Tailgate Party in North parking lot 7:00pm – Football Game
We are ready for open house and to get the students back. Hope to see you all at the open house tonight. Remember that we are taking school pictures today. They will be taken in the cafeteria! Have a great day!
McGregor School is happy to introduce to you our new 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Jensen. I am very excited to be McGregor's new 3rd grade teacher! I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town called Wadena in Minnesota. I love going back to visit, especially in the spring when calves are being born. I moved to Bemidji to attend college and graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I also recently completed my Master's Degree in Education from Hamline University. Even teachers are not done learning yet! Before moving to McGregor, I taught 4th grade for six years in Pine City. My husband and I moved to McGregor when he was hired as the Program Director for Big Sandy Camp. I went to Big Sandy Camp as a camper for over ten years, worked on their Summer Staff for four summers, and it just so happens to be where my husband and I met. So, I have been coming to McGregor for years! What I'm looking forward to most is meeting my students! I can't wait to learn and grow with them throughout the year. I'm also looking forward to meeting new friends and reconnecting with old friends (like Ms. Rose...we've been friends for over a decade!).
Introducing McGregor's new HS English teacher, Lilly Bednarek! Lilly grew up in the Cloquet area and graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She and her husband moved back to the Northland over the summer and recently celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary! In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking adventures, traveling, and baking banana bread. Lilly is incredibly excited to begin teaching at McGregor and has been so grateful for the warm welcome she has already received. She looks forward to meeting all of her students and spending the school year learning with them. Welcome, Lilly!
McGregor Independent School District #4 has an opening in the Transportation Department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to Mechanic work, vehicle dispatching and supervision of the transportation department and regulations. Would be beneficial but not required to have a school bus license or be willing to obtain. Full benefit package and salary will be determined based on qualifications. Applications are available on the District website at www.mcgregor.k12.mn.us or in the District Office. Please contact Brad Johnson with any questions at 218-768-5126. Application deadline OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
McGregor Independent School District #4 has a full-time, year-round, opening in our Payroll Department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to administrative work for Superintendent, Payroll, Benefits, HR, School Board Secretary and Election administration. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality, possess excellent computer skills, high level of attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Previous payroll experience and associate degree preferred. Compensation package and benefits to be negotiated with successful candidate. Includes paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, personal time, 403B match, health, dental and life insurance. Position open until filled. Submit applications online at www.mcgregor.k12.mn.us or to Brad Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aitkin County Public Health will be at the school on September 14th to offer catch-up vaccines and COVID vaccines. They have openings from 9:00-2:00 Either go to the following site to register or scan the QR code on the picture. https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/5129669049
Our incoming Kindergartners enjoyed their time spent at Kinder Kamp this week! They are ready to go for the first day of school!
Thursday evening, August 12th we had our official groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the building project for this upcoming year. I would like to thank the community, school board, staff, and Nexus for all of the support over the last two years to make this a reality. It never would have happened without the many hours that these people put into it. Please drive by the back of the school over the next couple of months to see the progress that will be happening on our new ECFE wing that will be going up. Much of the indoor work will not take place until next spring and that will be a whirlwind of activities once we get to that point. Again, thank you to the community for your support of this project. Brad Johnson
Minnesotans can now submit their requests for the $100 vaccination rewards program today at mn.gov/covid19/100. Minnesotans 12 years of age and older who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since July 30 can submit a request for a $100 Visa gift card. The form will remain open for submissions for Minnesotans who get their first dose until August 15.
Spring Season Softball and Baseball pictures are in the District office for players/families that did not receive them. Please stop by and pick them up. Otherwise we will hand them out when school starts. Seniors please pick them up before you leave on your next journey.
We have a listening session for the the McGregor Students on Tuesday, July 27th at 3:00 p.m. for the Strategic Planning process that the school is doing. If you are able to make this Zoom meeting that would be great. Go to the link below and click on it to join at 3:00 p.m. .......https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84782846107?pwd=dUdLK1R1azVZUGNOS1pFVFZncXdiZz09 Meeting ID: 847 8284 6107 Passcode: 513515
Minnesota Energy Assistance Program!
Children’s Dental Services will be providing services at three area churches to set up dental clinics in Aitkin, Hill City, and McGregor, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM as follows: July 28th at first Lutheran Church - Aitkin, August 10th at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor, and August 31st Assembly of God Church - Hill City
We have a listening session for the the McGregor Students on Tuesday, July 20th at noon for the Strategic Planning process that the school is doing. If you are able to make this Zoom meeting that would be great. Go to the link below and click on it to join at 6:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting. . . . . Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85358588546?pwd=aXJNWGM3dnhZdnp1ZkdUNXJDSjZiQT09
We have a listening session for the community on Tuesday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. for the Strategic Planning process that the school is doing. If you are able to make this Zoom meeting that would be great. Go to the link below and click on it to join at 6:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81513937769?pwd=cUN1cDB3Vy9iWDVvcC9ldytYcDcxUT09
Please note that the Working Session for the McGregor School Board scheduled on Monday, July 12th has been cancelled. The next regular Board Meeting will be on Monday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library
Date: July 2, 2021 To: McGregor Community From: Brad Johnson - Superintendent/Elementary Principal Regarding: Strategic Planning The McGregor School Board is in the early stage of developing a strategic plan. The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) is providing guidance and assisting us with the process. We believe it’s important to seek input from our community members during the strategic planning process because you and your peers may have ideas about the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. To accomplish this, a forum for community members has been scheduled. We invite you to participate in this process. The Community “Listening Session” will be July 20th, at the high school library at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be scheduled for one hour. We hope community members will accept this invitation to attend the focus group meeting. Brad Johnson, MSBA, will lead the forum. If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Brad Johnson at 218-768-5126; or email@example.com. In addition, community members can give the school board feedback by completing the “McGregor Strategic Planning External Stakeholder Survey.” The information gathered from the survey will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities. Click on the following link to access the “Perception Survey of McGregor.” The survey is open until Midnight on July 25th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/McGregorExternal If you can please let me know if you’ll be able to attend the listening session that will help me plan for space. Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will assist us by participating in either the Listening Session and/or the External Stakeholder Survey. Brad Johnson
The McGregor School District would like to thank Assistant Land Commissioner Dennis Thompson for the kind donation from Aitkin County at our Board Meeting on Monday, June 28th. The school apportionment was in the amount of $65,700. Thank you Aitkin County for your continued support of McGregor Schools. In the picture is Dennis Thompson and Board Chair Larry Doten
McGregor School District conducts strategic planning; district looking for community input via survey The McGregor School District is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning. The school board is seeking input from school district residents and staff to help in identifying the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents and staff can give the school board feedback by completing the “McGregor Strategic Planning Survey.” The information gathered from the survey will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities. Click the following link to access the “Perception Survey of McGregor School District.” The survey is open until Midnight on July 25th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/McGregorExternal Brad Johnson Superintendent/Elementary Principal