McGregor Independent School District
396 high school students completed over 40 service projects in the community, including painting, yard work and window washing.
The goal of the Revolution 2.0 is to create a revolutionary change in the world by spreading love, kindness and joy to others.
BOOK IT! is a free program sponsored by Pizza Hut that motivates students to read by celebrating their efforts with a pizza party. The program was created in 1984 and reaches more than 14,000,000 students and 37,000 K-6 grade schools annually.
Click here to learn more about the interesting history of BOOK IT! http://www.bookitprogram.com/About/history.asp
Character Counts Committee
Planting The Seed
Strong Fathers Host Family Fun Night
Strong Fathers is a program that seeks to get more dads involved in campus activities. This year, dads were invited to participate in Dad's Day and Storybook Christmas. McGregor Primary is looking to offer even more opportunities next school year.
For more information on Family Fun Nights, contact the front office at McGregor Primary.
The following students were top fundraisers:
Kadence, Abri, Lillian, Shayla, Garrett and Bailey.
The following students earned ribbons for writing excellent essays explaining what they had learned: Jenna, Emely, Zachary, Pedro and Dixie.
STAAR Students in the making
View the video below to see Loren's excitement as she realizes that she and her Ozobot have mastered the challenge!
H.G. Isbill Junior High asks you to recycle!
Junior High is right on Track
Some school records were broken! Sebstian Valdez set a new record in the 2400 meter run with a time of 8:26.88. Audrey Lillard had a great season, breaking the shot put record in Cameron on March 31st and smashing the old record from 1976 with a discus throw of 100-1 during the Clifton finals.
Texas Science and Engineering State Science Fair
The following high school and junior high students participated at the Texas Science and Engineering State Science Fair in San Antonio on March 31st and April 1st. They competed against hundreds of other students from across the state and represented McGregor ISD well. "We are very proud of the work our kids put into their projects and their advancement to state. We look forward to next year." -Tori Taylor, Kendra Miller, Breona Shoppach and Debbie Singer
MHS graduate Rachel Lightfoot returned to MHS as a member in the Howard Payne University Band on April 3rd. The group performed several concert pieces before students, parents and staff.
Rachel graduated from MHS in 2016. She is a freshman at Howard Payne University, where she is currently on the Honor Roll. She plays the trombone in the band and studies Criminal Justice. She hopes to become a game warden or park ranger.
Below: Jessica, Rachel and Elizabeth
Shoes for orphan souls drive
Pictured with 170 pair of new athletic shoes are McGregor High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members Sandra Torres, James Lane, Andrew Taylor, Hunter Ripley and Wyatt Allison. The McGregor F.C.A. collected these shoes from donations made by the people of McGregor in response to the “Shoes for Orphan Souls” campaign, which is sponsored by Buckner International of Dallas. Each year, Buckner sends thousands of shoes to orphans around the world. This is the third year that the McGregor F.C.A. has participated in this event.
FFA Judging Results
The McGregor FFA judging teams finished up their season at the Area Contest at TSU on April 19th. The Horse Team finished strong, earning 2nd place in all three contests in the Waco FFA District. In order to advance to State, the Horse Team was required to earn at least 9th or better. They finished 19th out of 63 teams. The Dairy and Livestock teams competed but did not place high enough to advance. When reflecting on the season, Ron Morgan stated, "The students worked hard and always conducted themselves well. I appreciate their effort."
McGregor Visual Art Students Bring Home Six State Medals at Annual Competition
On April 29, 2017, six students representing McGregor High School Visual Arts participated in the annual State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (V.A.S.E.) at James Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas. State V.A.S.E. is an annual visual arts event that includes competition among students based on years of art experience regardless of classification of school. Out of over 33,000 entries, McGregor State qualifiers were among the 6.4% of Regional V.A.S.E. art that qualified for State. This year’s winners competed with over 3,300 state qualifying pieces.
State qualifiers are freshman Emily Santander with a graphite still life, Emily; freshman Elizabeth Reyes with a graphite drawing, Girl on the Tracks; sophomore Jose Perez with a wire and precious stones sculpture, The Enchanted Tree; sophomore Stephanie Licea with a color pencil piece, The Silent Symphony; senior Emily Krueger with a color pencil piece, Myocardial Infarction and senior Sarah Bakios with a black and white acrylic painting, Downtown.
Jose Perez is the first McGregor student to enter a three-dimensional sculpture in V.A.S.E. competition. This is his second year in art. Emily Santander and Elizabeth Reyes are Art 1 students. Sarah Bakios and Emily Krueger are Art 4 students. Sarah has won seven Regional Medals, two Area Medals and two State medals in her history with V.A.S.E. Emily Krueger has won eight Regional medals, three Area medals and three State medals in her history with V.A.S.E.
Tennis Academic All-State Team
The following McGregor High School seniors were named to the Tennis Academic All-State Team. The selections were based on GPA, class rank and SAT/ACT scores. Blake Boles earned 1 of 16 Elite Team designations in the state, many of them at the 5A-6A level.
When congratulating the students, Coach Darrell Hamilton remarked, "You are living proof that you can be a great student while participating in multiple activities. Great job at managing your time and being responsible."
Best of Texas Contest 3A Results
The Best of Texas virtual tournament is available to Texas UIL and TAPPS high schools. Participating students have access to materials that allow them to practice UIL without leaving campus. Awards are based on the cumulative total of three rounds.
The following MHS students earned designations.
Addison White placed 3rd in the 10th grade.
Dawson Brown placed 2nd in the 11th grade.
Damian Lee placed 3rd in the 9th grade.
Samuel Dutschmann placed 1st in the 10th grade.
Alicia Maldonado placed 3rd in the 9th grade.
Gage Hollingsworth placed 2nd in the 12th grade.
Cameron Ruland placed 3rd in the 12th grade.
Ty Finley placed 3rd in the 9th grade.
Cameron Ruland placed 1st in the 12th grade. (1st overall out of all schools participating!)
Below: Michael was selected to the 3A Region 3 All-Region Basketball Team.
"The softball girls ended their season with an 8-11 record overall and a 4-8 record in district. Although we did not make the playoffs, the girls played well throughout the season. We hosted a tournament this year and took home the 1st place trophy. We are a young team and learned a lot this year to carry into next season. Thanks for all the support throughout the year."
-Coach Raygan Barron
Girls Golf Regional Results
Pictured left to right: Paige J., Alli, Paige G., Bella and Moriah
Paige competed at the State Golf Tournament on May 15th and 16th. She earned an overall score of 158, shooting an 81 on day one and a 77 on day two. She earned the 3A silver medal! While reflecting on Paige's season, Coach Jason Parsons remarked, "Paige is a freshman...her golf future is very bright for repeated success."
Making History: McGregor Tennis
Seth Melton and Andrew Taylor reached the State Tournament this year after finishing in 3rd place last year. The duo defeated a tough Groesbeck team in three sets just to advance out of District. At Regionals, the team avenged a defeat to Rockdale earlier in the season to win the rematch and move on to State. Taylor reached the Regional tournament all four years of his playing career, and Melton reached Regionals three years.
The boys' team and the mixed doubles teams of Addyson Melton, Blake Boles, Brooke Guest and Coby Bess, won three other tournaments in addition to District in McGregor, Whitney and Glen Rose. The other boys' team members included Tanner Rummel, Dawson Bates, Josh Coffey and Bersain Salas.
Brooke Guest won her third-straight District Championship with partner Coby Bess in mixed doubles. Each player reached Regionals three years in a row. Tanner Rummel won his second-straight District Championship in boys' singles.
Addyson Melton made Regionals for the second time while Dawson Bates and Blake Boles made Regionals for the first time.
Read more about this State qualifying duo here:
Information on the State Tournament can be found on this UIL tennis page: www.uiltexas.org/tennis/state
State Track Results
McGregor Bulldogs were well-represented at the State track meet held in the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas on May 13th.
The following athletes earned designations.
Tied School Record
Jared Lorenz, Johnathon Phenix, Michael Irons, Tayvon Thompson, Keilen Hicks and Ismael Salas
Ismael Salas, Johnathon Phenix, Michael Irons, Tayvon Thompson, James Lane and Tanner Ledesma
.07 Off School Record
Jared Lorenz, James Lane, Ryan Hering and Tayvon Thompson
Tie at 6'4"
MHS SENIOR WINS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
As a semifinalist, she was one of 400 students to receive a $2,325 scholarship. As one of the 25 finalists, she will receive an additional $2,175 for a grand total of $4,500!
Brook will be attending Tarleton State University this fall.