December 2014  
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Upcoming Events
   Christmas/New Year Break
   Dec 22 2014 at 08:00 AM
   School Resumes
   Jan 05 2015
   Special Board Meeting
   Jan 06 2015 at 05:30 PM
   Records Day - Half Day for Students
   Jan 16 2015
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 High School's Student Leadership class had a canned food drive within the High School and collected 1,738 canned goods.  Mr. Barerra's 4th hour class won the contest by bringing in 423 canned goods!  On November 21 the Student Leadership class went and delivered 40 Thanksgiving baskets for local families to use throughout this holiday season.  - Mrs. Hlady, Student Leadership Teacher



The HMS Basketball Team is off to a great start.  Both teams have played well and added some wins to their season tally.  Our young Pirates were especially proud to have rivals, the Shelby Tigers, "walk the plank" Monday night on the home court.  The 8th grade team went into OT and ended with a final score of 25-23 while the 7th grade team finished with a score of 26-12.  Hart Pirates are ready and working hard to "sail" toward more victories!
 - Mrs. Hallack, Secretary



Congratulations to Amy Taranko for winning MEMSPA Region 12 Principal of the Year Award! Click Here for Amy's video. Spitler Elementary families have been very giving to those who are in need.  Between the current Polar Express Food Drive and the Family Movie Nights, we have collected over 500 non-perishable food items which will be given to a local food pantry to assist others in our community.  Thank you for your continued support! - Mr. Schulz, Teacher



GSRP Room 9 has been working with folk tales over the past week.  We have read and acted out different versions of The Three BIlly Goats Gruff and The Little Red Hen.  We have strengthened our comprehension and literacy skills as we talk about how the versions are alike and different.  We are so proud of how the children have taken an interest in reading and retelling stories.  It is so exciting to hear language taken from the books, as the children act out each story!  Spink spank spinach this Point of Pride is finished!  
- Ms. Cooper, GSRP


Superintendents Office

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

Hart Public School's
Central Office 
Will Be 

On December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 for the Holiday Season.

____________________________________________________________________________________ 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.