MacGregor's Message 3/25/2022 
Dear Families,

On Sunday, John Young, our athletic director, was honored by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) Regional Athletic Director of the Year for Region 11. Mr. Young is one of only fourteen administrators state-wide to be honored by the MIAAA. Mr. Young is a true asset to our student-athletes, families, and community. He works tirelessly to support our numerous athletic programs. He sets a high standard of athletic and academic excellence for our student-athletes, and we are very fortunate to have him leading our athletic department. To read more about this honor, please visit https://bit.ly/3tCvxNJ.

Today, the Howell High School Unified Champion Schools basketball team had the incredible experience of playing a game at the Michigan State University Breslin Center during halftime of the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Basketball semi-final game. The team played a great game against
Royal Oak High School’s unified team. Howell was invited to participate in the game by Special Olympics of Michigan because of the continued success of our program.

Five Three Fires Elementary students recently participated in the annual Michigan History Day Competition. For the competition, the students, Kaitlyn Curnalia, Dominik Hoeft, Melody Madden, Megan Mazurek, and Jude Starkey, had to select a topic that fit within the theme of Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. With their topics selected, the students used primary and secondary sources to learn about their topic and then wrote a thesis statement, process paper, an annotated bibliography, and created an exhibit to share their research. The students competed against fourth and fifth graders from several counties in Southeast Michigan for a chance to advance to the Michigan History Day State Finals. To learn more about the Michigan History Competition, please visit https://bit.ly/36lMoLX.

The SCOTS Bots, the high school's FIRST Robotics Team, is back in action and already bringing home honors. At their first in-person competition in over two years, the team earned the Chairman's Award at their competition last weekend. The Chairman's Award is the highest honor awarded to a FIRST Robotics team, and earning the award automatically advances a team to the FIRST in Michigan State Finals. In addition to earning the Chairman's Award, the team was also selected as an alliance team member for the playoff matches at their event, advancing to the semi-finals before being eliminated from match play. To read more about this story, please visit https://bit.ly/3LeNl7l.

On March 5, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services rescinded one of its final COVID-19 epidemic orders. The order required school districts to publicly report each case of COVID-19 within the school community on its website. With the rescission of that order, we have stopped maintaining our COVID-19 case dashboard.

Next week is our spring break. If you are traveling, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip. If you are staying local and looking for a fun activity to do, please consider visiting the Highlander Aquatic and Fitness Center. The center will be open during its regular hours, with several open swim times throughout the week. You can find the Highlander Aquatic and Fitness Center's hours and schedule at HowellSchools.com/Aquatics.

Sincerely,
Erin J. MacGregor, Ed.S.
Superintendent
Howell Public Schools

Posted by gouldt On Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 3:39 PM  

 
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