The Growl

McGregor Independent School District

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Welcome to the Online Newsletter!

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Classroom Grant Application - Now Open For Submission!

For MISD staff only:


Do you have an exciting idea for a program or equipment that will enrich and expand the learning environment for your students? We can help you.


Apply for a classroom grant from the McGregor I.S.D Education Foundation!


To download an application, please visit our website:

http://www.mcgregor-isd.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=11889605


Applications are due on Friday, February 3rd, 2017!

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5th Grade Assists High School With Coding

MHS students participated in an "Hour of Code" event on January 10th. 5th grade students from Mrs. Taylor's class worked with the 10th graders and answered their coding questions.


What is coding? Coding is the computer language used to create apps, software and websites. Without code, we wouldn't have access to all of the technology resources we rely on such as mobile phone apps, Facebook, our web browsers, etc. All of these run on code. Computer science helps nurture the skills of problem-solving, creativity and logic. Allowing students to work on these skills at an early age gives them the foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.


To learn more about the Hour of Code event, visit their website... https://hourofcode.com/us.

Earn a Character Paw at McGregor Primary!

100 students exhibiting good character around the primary campus were awarded a Character Paw and a popcorn party in December. Winners placed their paw on the Character Paw Wall in the cafeteria. The next Awards process will be handed out in the spring.


Congratulations, Pups!

Kindergarten Shares Christmas Cheer With Local Nursing Home

On December 11th, 2016, kindergarten students took a short trip to Westview Manor Nursing Home where they sang carols and passed out Christmas cards to the smiling residents.
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Dress Up With McGregor Primary and Elementary!

Primary and Elementary students showed their Christmas spirit the week of December 12th when they dressed in familiar holiday themes.


Gingerbread Day

Snowman Day

Elf Day

Christmas Tree Day

Polar Express - Pajama Day

Reindeer Day

All Aboard The Polar Express!

McGregor Elementary Life Skills students enjoyed a tour of the school as they took a ride on their own Polar Express.

A Storybook Christmas

McGregor Primary and Elementary participated in the annual Storybook Christmas program. MISD faculty and parents were invited to read Christmas stories to the students. Each student received a free book courtesy of the Waco Tribune-Herald.


A special thank you to Waco Tribune-Herald and our guest readers!

Christmas Sing-Along

McGregor Primary and Elementary students enjoyed participating in the annual Christmas Sing-Along coordinated by MISD Fine Arts Instructor Shelley White. The students enjoyed special performances by teachers and students as well as singing and dancing to some Christmas favorites.

Do a Good Deed

The sixth, seventh and eighth grade art classes created Christmas cards in Rhett Hering's honor. The students sent 100 cards to surrounding veterans, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, patients, doctors, postal carriers and sanitation workers. To complete their project, they prepared photos and a letter to share with Rhett's family.

Be a Part of the "M" Crowd

Are you a McGregor Bulldog for life? Join the McGregor Alumni Association today!

Click Here: http://www.mcgregor-isd.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=13636938

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Become the Classroom Champion of the Week

The following junior high students were recognized for their character and participation in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities during the month of December.


Katy Deeringer

Gerald Caufield


Congratulations, Champions!

The Missing List

The H.G. Isbill Junior High Bulldog Players Drama Club performed The Missing List on December 13th and 14th, 2016. The play involved some mischevious elves who steal the naughty and nice list to prove that children are greedy. After some toys come to life and teach the elves a valuable lesson about compassion, the list is returned and Christmas can resume as normal. Throughout the spring, the Bulldog Players will meet once per month to practice improvisation, puppetry and skit writing. The Bulldog Players Drama Club is open to all students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.


A job well done to the Bulldog Players!

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Bulldog Pride All-State Qualifiers

The Bulldog Pride performed at the ATSSB Area auditions at Robinson High School on January 7th. Four members of the Bulldog Pride qualified for the All-State Band.


Uridian Reyes, flute

Kennedy Hogan, Clarinet

Gage Hollingsworth, Trumpet

Zach Zajicek, Percussion


These four will perform a concert at the Lila Cockrell Auditorium in the Henrey B Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antionio on February 8th, 2017, as part of the 3A Texas All-State Band.


Congratulations to these students for all of their hard work.

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A Legacy of Love

The high school boys and girls basketball teams decided to get involved in a community service project over the winter break to honor Rhett Hering's legacy of love. They collected coats, hats and gloves to donate to the homeless population of Waco.
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2016 Tribune-Herald Super Centex Football Team

Offensive Honorable Mention

Defensive Honorable Mention

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The Growl is an online publication of McGregor ISD and is intended to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the students, faculty and staff of the district.