Check out the opportunities for employment with the school. Just added Payroll/Admin Assistant and still looking for a paraprofessional and a Family Engagement Coordinator.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Purchasing school supplies can get expensive for parents. You should save your receipts from these purchases because most school supply purchases qualify for a valuable K-12 Education Credit or Subtraction. Learn more about the credit and subtraction and how to claim it on your taxes next year: https:/www.revenue.state.mn.us/k-12-education-subtraction-and-credit
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
They finally started the groundwork on the new bus garage. There was a hang-up on the State's end waiting to get the ok from them. Just another project happening at McGregor Schools.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
ground
a couple more pictures of the construction for 7/28.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
new art room
shop 2
shop 1
new hs office
Some new pictures of recent construction. It may not look like much has taken place in the last week but it is amazing the progress that has happened. I still wonder how they'll be done on time but will have to believe what they tell me at this time.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Mr. Dillner's detention room
Commons area 1
Commons area 2
the new title 1 room
Days 1 and 2 of volleyball camp for grades 3-9 🏐
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
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vb 1
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vb3
Student Handbooks for the 2022-2023 school year have been placed on the District Webpage. Some items to be aware of for the high school: 1) COMMUNICATION DEVICES McGregor ISD #4 understands that distractions caused by cell phones can cause a non-optimal learning environment, and unnecessary distractions to the user and the other students in the classroom. Therefore, the following rules have been put in place for this school year. Upon entry to the classroom, all students will be required to put their cell phones in the designated area as directed by the classroom teacher. A teacher may grant permission for the class or individual students to use/get their cell phones on an as need basis. Students will be able to check messages on their phones during lunch and passing time. Parents are encouraged to message students through office if they need to contact their student immediately. Otherwise, students can check messages between classes. 1st Offense: Teacher takes the phone for the remainder of the class period. 2nd Offense: Phone will be taken to the office for the remainder of the school day. 3rd Offense: A parent/guardian will be called to come in and pick up the phone. 4th Offense: The student will not be allowed to bring the cell phone or device into the building for a period of time as determined by the principal. Failure to give up a phone to a staff member will result in further disciplinary measures. This policy could become more restrictive at any time if the administration and McGregor board of education deem it necessary for the successful conducting of the educational process. 2) CLOSED NOON HOUR McGregor High School operates on a closed noon hour policy; that is, students are not to leave the school grounds without school permission. Passes to leave the building during lunchtime are given with parent permission through the office on a day-by-day basis. Due to safety issues with school entrances and a past disregard for the rules regarding open lunch, there will be no open lunch to start the 2022-23 school year. The McGregor school board and administration are encouraging students to work through the student council to put forth a plan that will be workable for the school. This plan is to be submitted to the high school principal and then to the school board for approval.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
We heard from Nexus last night at the board meeting that our contractor with the doors is having difficulty getting them for the project. At this time Nexus is working on the problem and talking with the State about the issue. As of this morning I was informed that they (the State) would still let us start as they figure out a solution. I will continue to keep the board and public informed of developments. Brad Johnson
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Attention Elementary Parents. This year we will host Open House like conferences. Families will sign up for an individual 15 minute conference with the teacher. This will be done on the JMC family app like is has been during the school year. Families will be able to start doing this during the week of August 8th. We will let students know who their classroom teacher is during that week. The school will send out a message letting parents/families know when it is available. Also during conferences we will have the photographer here to take school pictures. Please plan on attending and having these pictures taken during that time, if at all possible. Open house is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st from 12:30 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the final 6 weeks of summer vacation and we'll see you on the 1st.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Four of our MERCS Cheerleaders were awarded the honor of All-American at cheer camp this weekend. Only the top 12% of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to participate in a performance of this caliber. These four girls have the opportunity to represent McGregor by performing at the 81st PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL PARADE IN HONOLULU, HI!! Way to go Abbi Burk, Deanna Rothe, Chloe Litwin and Kamryn Zrust!!
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
cheer
check out the value of comic books and students
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Dr. Johnson
Might not look like much has taken place in the past week but there has been good progress. Enjoy the pictures of this week's construction.
over 1 year ago, McGregor School District #4
Entry hall by fitness center
One of the new preschool rooms
another picture from preschool room
Hallway construction
The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship (ECS) is now accepting new applicants for SY22-23. This scholarship is meant to aid American Indian students in their pursuit of higher education opportunities. Awards generally range from $1000-$5000 per academic year but may vary. The scholarship is open from March 1 to May 31 annually. Please visit the ECS informational page to learn more about this opportunity and to download the student application. https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/indian/ethelcurry/
about 2 years ago, McGregor ISD #4
COVID UPDATE - Please check back for updates regarding the number of infected students and staff - Friday, February 18th - We have 2 staff members and 1 elementary student out with active Covid at this time. No students, other than siblings, are quarantined at this time but we ask that you keep a close eye on your child and if they start showing symptoms to keep them home and look at getting them tested. If you have questions about the symptoms please reach out to Nurse Paquette at the school or your local medical provider. We still have some of the home tests if families want. If you are wanting some of these to be sent home please contact Sarah in the Elementary Office. Have a wonderful week and stay healthy! Brad Johnson
about 2 years ago, McGregor School District #4
COVID UPDATE - Please check back for updates regarding the number of infected students and staff Tuesday, February 8th We have 4 students out with active Covid at this time. Three students tested positive on Friday - a 5th grader, a 6th grader, and a freshman. Today we have a student in 8th grade who also tested positive. No students, other than siblings, are quarantined at this time but we ask that you keep a close eye on your child and if they start showing symptoms to keep them home and look at getting them tested. If you have questions about the symptoms please reach out to Nurse Paquette at the school or your local medical provider. We still have some of the home tests if families want. If you are wanting some of these to be sent home please contact Sarah in the Elementary Office. Have a wonderful week and stay healthy! Brad Johnson
about 2 years ago, McGregor School District #4
Come join us for Early Childhood Family Education! ECFE is for families with children ages 0-5 and will be held from 6-7pm in the early childhood classrooms on the following dates: November 16th, November 30th and December 14th. Registration is not required, but will help us be better prepared for your child(ren). https://forms.gle/qJNLEJZiRKpvgnau9
over 2 years ago, McGregor ISD #4
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
over 2 years ago, McGregor ISD #4
Homecoming
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!
over 2 years ago, McGregor School District #4
Open house
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!).
over 2 years ago, McGregor ISD #4
Welcome, Kelsi
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!
over 2 years ago, McGregor ISD #4
Welcome