MacGregor's Message 4/18/19 

Dear Families

Over the past few months, we have been preparing to launch our new visitor management system, which is funded by the Michigan State Police School Safety Grant that we received last fall. We will begin piloting the system at a few schools in the coming weeks. By testing the system on a small scale, we will be able to address any challenges before rolling out the system to all of our schools next fall. Additionally, we are doing the preliminary work for the installation of our new exterior door access system, which was also included in the grant funds that we received. The bulk of this system will be installed over the summer.


Next weekend, two of our FIRST Robotics teams will compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championship at Cobo Center in Detroit. Team KAOS, one of our middle school FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams, qualified to compete at the event back in December when they took second place in the state at the FTC state championship. Our high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, the S.C.O.T.S. Bots, qualified to compete this past weekend at the FRC state championship where they claimed a Regional Chairman’s Award. I’d like to wish both teams good luck as they represent Howell at the event.

This coming Tuesday I will give my annual State of the District address, and next Friday is the 2019 Senior Survivor Carnival. On May 1, all students are invited to join in a special College Spirit Day as the high school celebrates the post-secondary education choices of the Class of 2019 during Decision Day. I’ve shared more on each of these events below.

2019 State of the District is on April 23

On Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. I will give the 2019 State of the District address. During the presentation, I will share highlights from the past year, provide updates on the various initiatives that we are currently undertaking and give a preview of the what we hope to accomplish in the coming year. This year’s address will be held in the Parker Middle School Media Center. To read more about the State of the District address, please visit

Senior Survivor Kicks Off Friday, April 26

Howell High School’s Senior Survivor week kicks off Friday, April 26 with the Senior Survivor Carnival. This fun, family event will feature games, inflatables, photo booth, arts and crafts, raffles, entertainment, and food. Admission is $10 per person (kids under age 3 are free), or you can buy a family pass for $30 (up to 5 family members from the same home). You can learn more about Senior Survivor at

District-Wide College Spirit Day

To celebrate Howell High School's third annual Michigan Decision Day, all Howell Public Schools’ students are invited to participate in a College Spirit Day on Wednesday, May 1. Decision Day is a celebration of the Class of 2019's success and their commitment to continuing their education after high school. The event helps foster and promote a college-going culture within our district and engages underclassmen in thinking about their next steps toward their career goals.  

Posted by gouldt On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:44 AM  

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