MacGregor's Message 8/19/2022 

Dear Families,

What an incredible week it has been here in Highlander Nation. On Monday, we held a Red Carpet Welcome for our staff as they arrived for a day full of professional development. As they arrived, staff members enjoyed the music of the Parker Middle School Jazz Band and walked the red carpet with the high school cheer team and student leaders cheering for them. Once inside, staff enjoyed a bagpipe and drum line performance. Our staff was energized and invigorated as these student groups reminded us all of why we entered the education field.

As awesome as Monday was, nothing beats the first day of school. I love all the smiles, the excitement, the pictures, and everything else that comes with the first day of school. One of the highlights is seeing our high school LINK Crew welcome the freshman class to Howell High School and our middle school WEB leaders welcome the sixth-grade students. These programs provide support as students transition into middle and high school and leadership opportunities for our eighth- and twelfth-grade students. Over the past three days, I have visited each of our schools, and I think it is safe to say that our school year is off to a great start. I am excited to see what the next 177 school days hold us.

For the past two years, all school meals have been free for all students. Unfortunately, the USDA waivers allowing all students to receive free school meals have expired. Families must submit a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application for this school year to receive this benefit. We encourage all families to review the eligibility requirements and to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application. Families only need to complete one application per household. To learn more or to complete an application, please visit

We still have many books that have not been returned to The Highlander Reading Express. If your child still has books that were checked out from The Highlander Reading Express, please have them return the books to their school’s main office.

We still have many job opportunities for support staff in several of our schools. Many of these positions are great for parents as the work schedule aligns with the school year calendar. To view all our career opportunities, please visit

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

Posted by gouldt On Fri, Aug 19, 2022 at 4:36 PM  

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