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Welcome to Hart Public Schools
Hart Public Schools is a district that serves over 1,300 students in four schools located on an attractive single campus:  The Early Childhood Center houses Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program, Lil` Pirates Daycare and the Central Office facilities; Spitler Elementary housing grades K-4; Hart Middle School housing grades 5-8 as well as the district auditorium; and Hart High School housing grades 9-12.  All of the Hart schools have made AYP. 

Pirate Pride


Hart FFA members have collected 38 pounds of aluminum pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. They will continue to collect through January and February. Also congratulations to the girl’s varsity basketball team on their win against the Shelby Tigers last Saturday.  It had been 20 years since a girl’s varsity team has been able to come away with a win against the Tigers.  The Pirates did an outstanding job of shooting freethrows, had balanced scoring, and great defense.  Great job! - Mrs. Krhovsky, FFA Teacher & Coach McLouth



Art 1 students learned how to "see" the possibilities in random objects when they built a prototype for a tool or machine using only recycled materials. Students then discussed elements of graphic design and marketing and created an advertisement, displayed in the main hallway, for their product. I am proud to say that based on the inventiveness of our students, I would not mind being an owner of a Shrill, a Surface Boat or Mia! In fact, The Holder and Butterflies have been put to good use in the art room! Come take a look at all the advertisements to see which product is most suitable for you!
 - Mrs. Difede, HMS Art Teacher



As of January 88% of our Kindergarten pirates are at benchmark (grade level) on their letter sounds (O.P.R. = Oral Phonogram Review).  Of that 88%...54% of the students already met the end of year goal!  This is incredible because not only do they know their sounds, but they have to say each sound of a phonogram, in the correct order and pronounced accurately. - Mrs. Hansen, Teacher



Starting the school year we only had three children in our classroom that could print their name. Now almost every child in our classroom can write their name! We are so proud of all their hard work and they are too.
- Mrs. Wolgamott & Mrs. Collins, GSRP


Superintendents Office

The Board of Education recently recognized Spitler Elementary Principal, Amy Taranko, for receiving the MEMSPA (Michigan Elementary/Middle School Principal Association) Principal of the Year Award.
Click Here for Amy's video.

The Hart Board of Education recently recognized Rick Wadel for his years of service on the Hart Board of Education.  Best wishes Mr. Wadel!

The Hart Board of Education recently recognized Ed Summers for his years of service on the Hart Board of Education.  Best wishes to you Mr. Summers!

Parents' Right to Know Notification for
Highly Qualified Teacher Status


Congratulations to Spitler Elementary for being a “Beating the Odds School” and a “Reward School” as recognized by the State of Michigan.  Also, congratulations to both Spitler and Hart Middle School for being the highest ranked elementary school and highest ranked middle school in the ESD.

Mark Platt
Superintendent of Schools



Community News

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____________________________________________________________________________________ The district takes great pride in its staff and students.  Among the many accomplishments the following stand out:
  • Rising test scores
  • Strong curriculum initiatives including established benchmarks, common assessments, curriculum maps and professional learning communities
  • An excellent and effective program for English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Cutting edge technology including computer labs, telephone and internal communication devices, iPads, Chromebooks, Nooks, Smart Boards, Elmo capabilities and Power School Parent Portal.
  • A strong performing arts program for the school and community
  • New and renovated facilities on a single campus
  • An excellent and caring teaching staff that understands and appreciates the students and the community
  • An effective administrative team

We invite our parents and community members to be involved in our schools. We value and welcome your input. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Mission of the District
The mission of the Hart Public Schools is to provide an appropriate educational program and learning environment which will effectively meet the educational need of its students and help its students accomplish educational goals which are: significant, durable, and transferable.