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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


The boys soccer team has gotten off to a fast start this season by posting 4 wins and 1 tie in their first five games.  They have shown steady growth and are continuing to improve each week.  We are excited what this group is capable of accomplishing this year. Also, congratulations to Jennie Gottardo who was named “Scholar Athlete of the Week” by WZZM 13.  Jennie was nominated for this honor by her Cross Country Coach, Terry Tatro.  Jennie currently is a senior at Hart High School and has been an All-State qualifier every year for Cross Country and Track.  She also participates in competitive and sideline cheer as well as being a member of FFA and the National Honor Society.  - Mr. Rawert, Athletic Director and Mrs. McLouth, Secretary

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HMS is proud of all its wonderful staff members!  This year we were proud to honor the following staff for milestone years of service:  Retired 6th grade Science and ELA teacher Mrs. Jackie Oomen - 25 years; Media Assistant, Mrs. Kathy Brown -  25 years; 7th & 8th grade Math & Algebra teacher, Mrs. Gayla Carskadon - 25 years; Migrant Services Coordinator, ESL teacher and new Homeless Liaison Mrs. Michelle Mattson -  15 years; and former 7th grade Math teacher and now our Principal Mr. Kevin Ackley - 15 years!  Congratulations to all for your faithful contributions to our students and families!
 - Mrs. Hallack, Secretary



I have to say how impressed I am with how smoothly the "back-to-school" routine at Spitler is going. It's so nice to see Mr. Hansen standing outside in the morning greeting the kids as they come in to start their day. It's an awesome added safety feature for our kids as well. Spitler's staff and procedures are wonderful. Keep up the amazing job. It was also a hot OPEN HOUSE this year, but it didn't keep people away.  We had several special groups represented this year including; Spitler P.T.O., Project FOCUS, Hart Area Public Library, Hart Recreation & Boy Scouts. - Mrs. Hansen, Title 1 Teacher



We are so proud of our new children and their families.  During home visits over the past two weeks they have eagerly shared their excitement about beginning Preschool.  We are proud at how the parents have welcomed us into their homes and their positive attitude about the importance of Preschool.  We look forward to watching the children grow and learn as they get ready for Kindergarten.  Success begins with an Early Childhood Education.
- Mrs. Nelsen, Secretary


Superintendents Office

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




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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.