Rick Todd
A very informative evening tonight at Jane Tasch as over 200 participants listened to and shared information about PFAS in Livingston County lakes and rivers. Thank you to @repslotkin and the team of experts for their commitment in helping keep our communities safe.
8 days ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
I am honored to be representing Pinckney Schools as I share our story of challenges, resilience, innovation and perseverance with Upper Michigan School Board members at the Dept. of Treasury Conference in Traverse City. #pinckneypride
25 days ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Wishing Mr. Ozias, Mr. Jerome and our New Tech students safe travels as they visit Europe, exploring the rich cultures and history they have previously only studied in texts. Can't wait to see the projects you will present after this great experience!
26 days ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
We are so excited to announce the hiring of Basia Kiehler as our new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Mrs. Kiehler has spent the past 4 years as principal of Hawkins Elementary in Brighton and has served in various curriculum leadership roles that includes a professional development facilitator, literacy instructional coach and assessment coordinator for WISD (Washtenaw Intermediate School District). Her strong leadership, passion for learning and inspiring nature will no doubt help us in reaching the high expectations we have for academic achievement. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Kiehler to our Pirate Family! (Mrs. Kieler is pictured below with the poke-a-dot shirt, along with our Board of Education).
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Our kiddos are having a great time at Pirate Camp as today, they walked the Lakeland Trails to go swimming at our Complex Gym and then were treated to.a late afternoon snack. #Piratesummer
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Enjoying the fun at Country Elementary's field day festivities, although the weather today required everyone to be flexible, but the kids didn't mind as they had a great time!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
We are always looking at ways to spruce up some areas around the district and given that the Complex Gym area is one of most widely used spaces for our community, we thought we would start here by representing some Pirate Pride. Looks fantastic!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
A BIG "Thank You!" goes out to our HS PTO for raising the funds for the new skins that will welcome students, parents and visitors to our beautiful school. It looks fantastic!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Great fun being had today at both Navigator and Farley Hill's field day activities. I especially loved seeing Farley Hill's principal, Yvonne Taylor being squirted by her lovely students. #endofyearfun
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2019! As I stated in my opening address to the students, you have been and will always be part of our Pirate Family and we will continue encouraging, supporting and cheering for you as you enter the next chapter of your story.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
It's almost time! #PCSfamily #classof2019
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
In just less than 2 hours, we will be sending off the Class of 2019! Couldn't ask for a better day or venue to celebrate our tremendous students.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Love seeing our graduating seniors walk through the halls of our schools as they are recognized by their peers, teachers and school staff. #piratepride
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congratulations to Reece Ohmer, who was recently named as a 2019 Positive Athlete of Michigan Award Winner. She will be the lone representative of the more than 3,000 high school girl golfers across the state of Michigan. She, along with 28 other student athletes representing their specific sport, will be honored at a pregame ceremony on the field of the Detroit Tigers game on June 25th. Positive Athlete is looking for athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities, or just have an infectious positive attitude. Reece has all of these. She will be representing Pinckney Community Schools proudly on June 25th at Comerica Park. Great job Reece as we are so proud of your accomplishment! http://positiveathlete.org/states/michigan/
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Celebrating a great year with our 8th graders with a dinner and award ceremony. All the best to the Class of 2023 as they get ready to enter high school in the fall.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
It is always a great honor to have our students involved in our hometown Memorial Day Parade. Thanks to all those who have served our great country, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless America!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congrats to PCS Alum, Carlie Sleeman, who recently graduated from West Point Academy and will be entering the Army as 2nd Lieutenant and will be focusing on cyber security. We are proud of Carlie's accomplishment and thankful for her commitment to serving our great nation.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
There is something special about connecting multiple age groups in learning as everyone seems to benefit, as evidence by the smiles on both the HS Juniors and Country Kindergartners.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Always a great time as our freshman class, teachers and even administrators get involved in the annual Pirate Regatta event. One of the many highlights was watching Mr. Sharon and Mrs. Woods sail (or sink) in their boat "Great Minds Sink Alike" #Piratefun
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Enjoyed visiting the 8th Grade Portfolio event last night as it is so rewarding to see our students hard work as their portfolios represent a lifetime of accomplishments, experiences and relationships.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Upon walking through Navigator this morning, I had the opportunity to visit with our Farley Hill & Country 3rd graders who were learning about all the things they have waiting for them in 4th grade next year. So awesome to see them excited about moving up to Navigator Upper EL.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
What a fantastic evening of music as our students (5th-12th grade) played alongside the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Kuddos to our orchestra teacher, Jeff Campbell, for keeping this tradition alive as it seems to keep getting better with each year!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Champions! Seems to be the theme of the day😁. #Piratepride
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Soccer team for winning the SEC Championship today with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Dexter. Go PIRATES!!
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Thank you to Senator Gary Peters for spending the morning with our students as they took the opportunity to showcase our CTE programs.
about 1 month ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
CTE Open House provides opportunities for students to showcase their various talents in metals, videogame design and business management. This is not your grandparents high school experience. #Education #Innovation #Possibilities
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Fantastic evening at PCHS as students demonstrate their high level robotic, coding and computer engineering skills.
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Fantastic evening at PCHS as students demonstrate their high level robotic, coding and computer engineering skills.
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Great to see our 8th graders having the opportunity to see much of our nation's history that they have been learning about throughout the school year. Experiences such as this are the memories they will cherish for a lifetime.
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Nothing more rewarding than seeing truly authentic and relevant learning happening today as our New Tech students presented their RFID proposals to a team from Lowry Solutions in Brighton. #professionallearning #lowryinternships #PBL #Newtech
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Had a great time visiting the 6th grade country exhibit today at Navigator. Special kuddos to Jacob for not only teaching me a lot about Cambodia, but for making my day by taking a selfie with me! #learningfromstudents #selfiewithsuper
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Another great evening celebrating students as the New Tech High graduating class of 2019 is honored as both students and teachers share their personal testimonies in what being part of New Tech means to them. #relationshipsmatter
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Did you know that PCS has a variety of extracurricular opportunities to help get students involved, engaged and connected that includes activities such as Bass Fishing, Archery, E-Sports, Bowling, Theater, Lacrosse, Field Hockey and much, much more. #piratesrock #getinvolved
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Pinckney Community Schools
A wonderful night of music performed by the PCHS Orchestra during the Concerto Concert tonight! Many talented featured performers.
3 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Rick Todd
The Farley Hill Spring Carnival was in full swing tonight with great games, awesome prize baskets and most important, our wonderful school community! #piratefun #springishere
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
A big "Thank you" to our students and teachers from student government for spending time today beautifying the high school campus in honor of Earth Day. #takecareofourplanet #piratescare
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Great night honoring our top Senior Scholars and their special adult who played a significant part of their education journey. Although these students value high academic standards, they more so value the importance of relationships as evidenced by their heartfelt testimonies.
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Here are some more photos from today's visit from Congresswoman Slotkin. #leadersoftoday #leadersoftomorrow
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Thank you to Congresswoman, Elissa Slotkin, for coming out to PCHS today to see firsthand what our amazing students are doing in the area of cyber security and CTE. #leadersoftoday #leadersoftomorrow
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
A big "Thank You" goes out to the Tecumseh Middle School Wrestling Coach who presented Pathfinder 8th Grader, Levi Podhola with an honorary varsity letter at last nights school board meeting in recognition of Levi's selfless act when wrestling a Tecumseh athlete who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. His act of compassion and sportsmanship truly embodies that of a PIRATE!
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Appreciate being invited to talk to these amazing young ladies of Troop 395 about how PCS is addressing the hunger concerns in our community through programs like our Farley Hill food bank and the mobile food pantry. #leadersoftomorrow
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Great morning to kick-off our inaugural season for the PIRATE SOCCER CLUB! Although we just launched in March, we have 90 kiddos participating and we are looking forward to expanding in the fall when we move to Merrill Field. #pirateslovesoccer #piratepride #jointhefun
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congratulations to our entire Music Program, Boosters & Teachers for all of the energy, time and passion they displayed in making our first annual mattress fundraiser a resounding success!! Also, a big "Thank You!" to our community for coming out on a beautiful Saturday to support our amazing Pirate family of musicians! Go Pirates!!
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
The mattress fundraiser is in full swing! It is a beautiful day to take a drive out to Pathfinder School and see if we have something that could improve your sleep.
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Fantastic opening to ACT 2's rendition of "High School Musical". Great singing, dancing and a lot of laughs! Great seeing our talented students perform a production they all watched when they were kids. #talentedpirates #GoWilcats! #Troy&Gabby
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Thanks to our high school theater group, ACT 2, for coming out and showcasing their upcoming performance of "High School Musical" for our elementary and middle school students today. Nothing better than our students watching their peers do something fun and positive. #PiratePride
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
We preach family and community in everything we do here at PCS and this morning was a great example of this as HS seniors, along with the Pinckney Pirate himself, Rick Beaudin, spent time with our Farley Hill 3rd graders, talking about hard work, passion, inspiration and always doing your best in preparation for the upcoming M-STEP assessments.
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Came across these poems this morning regarding our community from students at Farley Hill Elementary and thought they were too cute not to share.
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
We are excited to announce that Pinckney Community Schools has been awarded $241,418 as part of the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program, which was sponsored by the Michigan State Police. Overall, $25 million was distributed to schools across the state and I am happy to say that Pinckney was one of the biggest recipients. The plan that was submitted for the grant detailed a security plan that will help secure and monitor every door, in every school with security cameras that will not only focus on each entry/exit way, but will be equipped with door sensory equipment and software that will notify us immediately when a door is opened. Overall, the grant will help us purchase approximately 200 new cameras (both interior and exterior), door sensory equipment/software and two servers that will help monitor the activity on our network. This will be a great compliment to our existing buzz in systems that were installed this year and have been working great. However, we are going to continue to look at ways to make sure our schools are as safe as we can make them, while continuing to maintain the balance of being welcoming environments for our students, parents, staff and community. I would like to personally thank Navigator principal, Janet McDole, for her hard work and diligence in helping develop this plan, working alongside the Livingston County crisis response team and for all the time and energy it takes to complete a grant of this magnitude. I have included a link to an article that provides a list of all the schools that were awarded a portion of the $25 million. https://www.clickondetroit.com/education/full-list-25m-in-grants-awarded-to-230-michigan-schools-to-enhance-security
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Wanting to wish our entire school community a happy spring break as we look forward to your return on April 1 (and that is no joke!)
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Thank you to Mrs. Allen at Country El. for inviting me to their student book club to present their digital presentations on the book "The one and only Ivan". The passion these students have for reading is inspiring and they make me want to learn more about Ivan the Gorilla!
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Happy 1st Day of Spring from Pinckney Community Schools! That mud looks all too familiar to many of us living here in the Pinckney-Hamburg area and yes Mr. Winter, we know you will be back, just make sure it isn't until next December!
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Couldn't be more proud of our PCHS students as they are presenting this afternoon at the Capitol to Senator Lana Theis and her committee on the dangers of vaping and the need for Legislative regulations as part of "Students Leading Students". Love seeing our youth advocate for themselves and the well being of others.
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Had a great time this afternoon joining our vibrant senior community for a St. Patrick's Day potluck luncheon. I so appreciate spending time with some of our most valuable community assets and resources. -Supt. Rick Todd
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congratulations to our Pinckney Pirate, Larry Prout, who was given the Livingston County United Way's award for being the 2018 Young Person of Distinction. So proud of you Larry as you are an inspiration to us all!
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Pirate E-Sports
Congratulations to Jacob Wilburn, who will be receiving a scholarship to be part of the Alma Esports program playing League of Legends this fall! Jacob is the first ever PCHS student to receive an esports scholarship! He will be pursuing a degree in Alma's new Video Game Design program.
4 months ago, Pirate E-Sports
Pinckney Community Schools
The 2019-20 Calendar is now available online here: https://5il.co/6u07 School starts 8/26/2019
4 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Rick Todd
This 120 Day of School project at Country Elementary brought back so many childhood memories with these plastic army men. I was soooo tempted to start playing "War" right there in the kindergarten pod. - Supt. Rick Todd #oldschooltoysrule
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Love seeing the excitement and energy in our schools during March is Reading month. Today, I got to judge so many decorated doors at Navigator, so tough to pick a winner! - Supt. Rick Todd
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Dr. Jim Darga (Director of Cyber Security Institute) is doing great things for our district, county and state as he builds partnerships with businesses and schools. Earlier this week, Dr. Darga shared our new partnership with Anchor Bay School district at the Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit in which PCS will be providing cyber-security classes virtually with high school teacher, Rich Lamb (on stage) facilitating the learning. Although we are excited about this, we are even more excited for what is to come....
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
When it comes to funding education, many ask the question "Why do schools need more money, they are already getting all the Lottery money?" Looking at the graph, one will see the Lottery money only accounts for 7% of the SAF (School Aid Fund). Coincidentally, the other pie chart shows that 7% of the SAF goes to funding community colleges and universities, which are able to raise tuition to cover costs, unlike public schools. So it actually seems that the 7% Lottery money really goes to supporting higher education and not K-12 as advertised.
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Congrats to Noelle Adriens for signing with MSU as she will be a great asset to their track program, in addition to being a great scholar. https://amp.livingstondaily.com/amp/3054159002
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
I am so proud to be working alongside our Board of Education team who is willing to spend their day in Lansing learning about school finance and the mounting challenges facing education in Michigan. -Supt. Rick Todd #pinckneyleaders
4 months ago, Rick Todd
Pirate E-Sports
The second LAN party fundraiser of the year is another huge success! Super Smash Ultimate, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, and other games are being played throughout the high school media. BIG thanks to Jet's Pizza, Pinckney Bakery, and Busch's for the food donations.
5 months ago, Pirate E-Sports
Pinckney Community Schools
Another PCS Alum doing great things! https://bit.ly/2IkwzrK
5 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Rick Todd
Thanks so much for our community partner and supporter, Denise Johnson for leading our football team through an intense Yoga session. No doubt that their appreciation and respect for yoga has increased! Go Pirates!!
5 months ago, Rick Todd
Rick Todd
Great day hosting the 16th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Business Expo. We truly have a wonderful community and extremely talented students. Thanks for all the support and GO PIRATES!!
5 months ago, Rick Todd
Pinckney Community Schools
Pinckney Community Schools is currently hiring. For details, please visit the following link: https://pinckneypirates.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
5 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Pinckney Community Schools
Can't find what you are looking for? You can still see content from our old website by visiting the site here: http://old.pinckneypirates.org
5 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Pinckney Community Schools
"How do I find stuff on the new web site?" Use the search box. It is very effective at finding the content you are looking for. Go ahead - give it a try. look for it in the upper right corner of the page.
5 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools
Pinckney Community Schools
Remember - Report cards are now available online through the MISTAR Parent Portal. https://sisweb.resa.net/Pinckney/ParentPortal
5 months ago, Pinckney Community Schools