PCS Ambassador Team
If you are interested in a school tour or have questions about our school district or area consider meeting with one of our Ambassadors. The PCS Ambassadors are made up of parents and teachers from the district who know the schools and the area of Pinckney well. Members include School of Choice families, those who have transitioned from parochial/private schools and have hosted exchange students.
These Ambassadors are available for school tours and to answer any questions new families to the school district might have.
If you are new to the area or are considering Pinckney Community Schools please contact one of our schools today for a tour and a chance to meet with a PCS Ambassador.
Country Elementary (K-3) – 810-225-6600
Farley Hill Elementary (K-3) – 810-225-6400
Navigator Upper Elementary (4 – 6) – 810-225-5300
Pathfinder (7 & 8) - 810–225-5200
Pinckney High School and New Tech (9 – 12) - 810-225-5500
Back row L to R: Michelle Ott, Suzanne O'Keefe, Poppy Elliott, Kristyn Madgwick, Ann Ruhman, Karen Girard
Front row L to R: Heather R. Menosky, Dawn Keith, and Deb Reynolds
Not pictured : Mandy Legowsky
Farley Food Drive
Farley Hill Elementary School in Pinckney is hosting the 1st Annual Halloween Canned Food Drive to benefit the community food pantry located at Farley Hill. The food drive began Monday, October 13th and will continue through Halloween. Each grade level will be collecting non-perishable food items. Kindergarten is collecting breakfast foods, First Grade will be collecting lunch foods, Second Grade will be collecting dinner foods, and Third Grade will be collecting snacks. Our staff is collecting personal care and household items. Food donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the school office any time between .
Candy from Students
Students in Ms. Scott & Mrs. Simpson's classes pledged to donate 1/4 of their Halloween candy to the Farley Hill food pantry. They decorated bags with fall themes for needy families in our community. Overall they donated 89 pounds of candy!!
Making a Difference Day
Navigator Upper Elementary's 6th Grade Team Courage recognized first responders from our community in October by sharing their cards of thanks, posters, and a rap song to honor our local heroes. The honorees which included fire-fighters, law enforcement officials, and EMTs were treated to cider and donuts, while they watched a short video of thanks. The idea for creating the video came about after a classroom discussion about 9/11. Students wanted to celebrate the dedication of our local first responders. The video was created by the students and their teacher Mrs. Simon. The event concluded with a few fun and safe Halloween experiments demonstrated by Mrs. Dewey and Mrs. Simon, with the help of their students.
Navigator Choir Club
Navigator School is excited to announce the newly formed after school Navigator Choir Club under the direction of Lisa Merte with assistance from fellow teacher Connie Mancini. The group is comprised of approximately 80 children in grades 4-6. As an after school group, the children meet weekly to learn new music and to sing for our community. Attached in our first recording to honor Veteran's on Veteran's Day. If you would like to provide additional financial support to this group or would like to request a performance for your community group please feel free to contact Lisa Merte firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is our video for veterans:
Farley Fall Festival
Farley Hill Elementary School in Pinckney hosted our annual PTO Fall Festival on October 3. Families enjoyed cider and donuts while participating in a good old-fashioned square dance with caller, Mr. Dave Smith. A local farmer, Mr. Keith Chambers, provided hay wagon rides, circling our beautiful school property during a spectacular sun set.
World Animal Awareness Society
Last year Mr. Tom McPhee approached 4th grade teachers, Beth Molnar and Catherine Potoff about developing some Good Pet Guardian lesson plans to address the American Strays project for his World Animal Awareness Society (http://www.wa2s.org/american-strays.html). Catherine Potoff and Beth Molnar created 8 lesson plans that piloted with their 4th grade team. The lesson plans encompassed: the history of the dog, human and canine companionship, how the economy works, how community issues affect community and animals, problems afflicting stray dogs in a large city, canine count and neighborhood dog survey, a stray dog's perspective, and what to do if you see a stray dog. The culminating field trip was to the Huron Valley Humane Society where they made donations, created bandanas for the dogs and toured the facility. Students also donated all of our stray dog perspective writing pieces and art work to WA2S to use as incentives for donations to the American Stray Project in the Detroit Public Schools. The lessons were very well received by the students and parents.They touched on many Common Core Standards, as well as the teaching of Humane
Click below to see the video.