Rochester Garden Club Supports McGregor Gardens

When a group of McGregor Elementary School parents proposed starting a Garden Club at the school, it was an immediate hit. Over 20 families have become involved and the excitement is growing. “This is an extension of McGregor’s commitment to promote health and wellness for our school family through mindfulness and hard work,” said Tim Graner, McGregor teacher and club sponsor. Goals for the club include creating two peace gardens, restoring two native plant gardens and maintaining the courtyard … [Read more...]

One-2-One Tutoring Program Benefits McGregor Elementary Students

Student Study Skills and Self-Esteem Boosted Through Tutoring and Support from Assistance League Caring Assistance League members and community volunteers are improving literacy and promoting lifelong learning to local students through the educational and philanthropic programs supported by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan. Assistance League volunteers work with students and schools to maximize learning and provide a supportive educational environment through two hallmark … [Read more...]

New principal to lead McGregor Elementary School

Successful veteran principal takes the helm for the 2014-15 school year A successful veteran educator with a track record of leading strong academic achievement has been appointed principal of McGregor Elementary School, Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner announced Wednesday. Dave Pontzious will take over as principal of McGregor Elementary officially on August 1, Dr. Shaner said. Pontzious, principal of North Hill Elementary School since 2011, is an 18-year … [Read more...]

Adams, Brewster and McGregor are “Beating the Odds”

Adams High School, Brewster Elementary School and McGregor Elementary School have been identified in studied conducted by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as “Beating the Odds.” McGregor was identified as one of 63 schools statewide that is performing above its predicted levels, based on risk factors. Adams and Brewster were identified as two of 72 schools statewide that perform better than a comparison group of schools with similar demographics. Schools “Beating the Odds” said that … [Read more...]

McEntire Pilates’ Giving Back Program Meets the Needs of Rochester’s McGregor Elementary School Students

ROCHESTER, Mich., Mar. 16, 2011 – The students of Rochester’s McGregor Elementary School can focus on learning while the thoughtful donors of McEntire Pilates tend to their many needs throughout the school year. Undoubtedly, students need school supplies as they trek through the school year. But in addition to No. 2 pencils, notebooks, glue sticks and the like, students have other basic needs that when met, can impact their academic success. For this purpose, the staff and clients of … [Read more...]