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
Congratulations to Harrison Nistler on his 9th place finish at the State Track meet last week! You represented the McGregor school well. He finished with a jump of 41' 5.75"
We hope you have a wonderful summer! Check out our summer programming happening and find registration links by visiting the link below! Bookmark this page to keep it handy as more will continue to be added! https://www.mcgregor.k12.mn.us/page/summer-2021-programming
On Red Nose Day, Mr. Johnson celebrated by signing students yearbooks!
The 3rd graders were working on their engineering skills and seeing who could make the biggest free standing structure. I was impressed.
McGregor High School Graduation - Class of 2021 is live streaming now! Here is the direct link for the ceremony beginning at 2pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6KNGokG4e0
The seniors are celebrating their last day of high school with an awards ceremony and graduation practice. Graduation will be Sunday, May 23rd at 2pm.
Congratulations to our McGregor Elementary Students of the Month for April. 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: Connor Brennan, Paige Creswell, Taydem Wahlin, Ellie DeMenge, Logan Wilhelm, Bella Sorensen, and Dani Moen. Way to go!!
Last Thursday the 8th grade section of the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) program visited Covenant Pines. Here are some photos from the day!
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.