McGregor Independent School District
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Hurricane Harvey Relief
McGregor Primary staff recently launched a supply drive to collect cleaning supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Parents, staff members and local community members responded well to the campus’ effort when they donated enough funds to fill the entire bed of a pickup truck with supplies. The trash bags, mold cleaners, bleach, buckets and dish soaps were delivered to Huffman, Texas, where McGregor graduate Molly Hutchinson Smith’s home and neighborhood was flooded. Smith and her brother traveled back to McGregor to pick up the supplies and were overwhelmed by the support. Principal Cheri Zacharias explained that most of the homes in the Smith’s neighborhood were flooded and ruined on the inside, needing complete interior remodels.
The primary campus was not alone in its relief efforts. The officers of the high school’s National Honor Society organized a lunchtime fundraiser where they raised over three hundred dollars for the American Red Cross. Other efforts included the student council officers manning a booth at a football game where they raised just over three hundred dollars for the Texas High School Coaches Association Benevolence Fund and change drives at the elementary and junior high campuses.
McGregor High School National Honor Society Officers Sonny Marquez, Cooper McCauley, Kennedy Hogan and Raven Carter collecting donations for the American Red Cross.
H.G. Isbill Adopts a Classroom Affected by Hurricane Harvey
In early September, The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) sent out an offer for Texas schools to adopt a classroom that had been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Junior High Technology Instructor Kris Bumsted and her sixth grade classes agreed to a virtual adoption of a seventh grade ELA classroom in League City. Ms. Bumsted communicated with classroom teacher Mrs. Meyer about the flood that had consumed the contents of her classroom, including an extensive library and flexible seating arrangement. Photos of the flooded classroom were shared with students of H.G. Isbill so they could understand the cause they were supporting.
The campus decided to donate the proceeds from fund drives led by Seventh Grade Science Teacher Kendra Miller and Sixth Grade ELA Teacher Sheryl Reeves to assist the adopted class in League City. Together, the staff and students of H.G. Isbill raised four hundred fifteen dollars to help the 7th grade ELA students at Brookside Intermediate School of Clear Creek ISD.
to support the McGregor ISD Education Foundation reach its goal of $103,000 for the 17-18 school year!
Meet the Teacher
Kindergarten students receive their first activity from Mrs. Porter on August 15th.
One Last Hug
Solar Eclipse Viewing at McGregor Elementary School
Students who read at least 8 books over the summer received a free snowball from Main Street Sno-balls in downtown McGregor. These cool readers are pictured below. Congratulations!
Thank You Very Munch
Bulldogs to the Rescue!
Solar Eclipse Viewing at H.G. Isbill Junior High
Introducing the 2017-2018 Junior High Cheer Squad!
Front Row: Rylee, Galelia, Lena, Kaylee, Mollye and Karina
Second Row: Mascot Angelina, Daniela, Katherine, Selene, Aleah, Zoie and Jacky
Third Row: Paige
Not Pictured: Kati Paschall, Manager
Bulldog Pride Members Attend Texas A&M University Commerce Summer Leadership Camp
Fourteen Bulldog Pride members attended the Texas A&M University Commerce (TAMU) Commerce Leadership Camp on June 18th through June 22nd. The camp was a three-part experience that taught Drum Majors, Colorguard and general leadership skills in performance, marching, leading and motivation.
The following students were fortunate to attend sessions led by Frank Troyka, education director for Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, motivational and team dynamics expert and Koji Mori, former drum major for Phantom Regment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Elizabeth Grace (Head) and Kennedy Hogan (Assistant)
Adriana Macedo (Captain), Haley D'Angelo, Perla Reynoso, Breely Pabst and Nayeli Rodriguez
Dawson Brown, Marissa Licea, Frank Olvera, Sam Dutschmann, Seth Byas, Jacob Grace and Jocelyn Salazar
Senior Bertha Palma Named National Hispanic Scholar
McGregor High School Senior Bertha Palma has been named a National Hispanic Scholar. Bertha received the news in March 2017 that she had scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in her region. As a result, she was invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).
Bertha completed the online application process in the spring and has since been patiently waiting for the results. A letter addressed to High School Principal Seth Fortenberry on September 5th, 2017, declared Bertha’s application status as “Complete.”
Bertha is one of the 2% of Hispanic/Latino students recognized by the NHRP that took the PSAT/NMSQT their junior year. To be eligible to apply, Bertha had to achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT selection index score in her region and earn a GPA of at least 3.5 by the middle of their junior year.
Congratulations to the 2017 MHS Homecoming Queen!
Duchesses: Maria Z., Vanessa D. and Sydney K.
Princesses: Paige J., Connie M., Paige L. and Zoila V.
Burton Lawless Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship
McGregor High School Senior Cooper M. was recently selected as the male recipient of the Burton Lawless Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship. Cooper was honored at a banquet held in conjunction with the Grant Teaff FCA golf tournament held at Ridgewood Country Club. He is pictured below with his father, Todd, his mother, Amy, and Grant Teaff, former Head Football Coach of Baylor University. Cooper is acting president of the McGregor Chapter of the F.C.A. and participates in football, powerlifting, golf and track.
See You at the Pole
Makerspace: Imagine, Tinker, Explore and Create!
A biomolecule created in Mrs. Picard's class!
Students creating homecoming mums for the Life Skills class!
Box representation of Ancient River Valley Civilizations in Coach Taylor's Class!
Check Out These New Faces at McGregor ISD!
High School World History Teacher and Coach
High School Teacher and Coach
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher and Coach
Fourth Grade Teacher
High School Social Studies Teacher and Coach
High School Social Studies Teacher and Coach
High School Science and English Teacher
High School Special Education Teacher
7th Grade Math Teacher
McGregor ISD Education Foundation: Impact
This funding included:
- 8 Innovative Classroom Grants
- The Revolution 2.0 – MHS students ventured into the city of McGregor to provide various acts of service for their neighbors
- "McGregor G Suite Summit" – cutting edge professional development for MISD staff
Thank you to our donors. Your gift is providing educational resources, funding new technology, training our teachers and introducing meaningful leadership and service opportunities to our students.