November 2014  
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   Nov 26 2014 at 08:00 AM
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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. 

Hart Public Survey Results

Total Votes: 333

The committee proposal of 2 mills: 156 (47%)

A new high school 3-3.5 mills: 134 (40%)

None of the above: 43 (13%)

Pirate Pride


The Annual Apple Pie fundraiser was a huge success!  Athletes, coaches, and parents all worked together to make over 2300 pies – the most ever sold!  We are proud of our athletes and the community who work to make this such a successful fundraiser for our athletic program. Apple pies are still available.  Contact Mike Rawert at 873-6228 if you are interested.  - Mrs. McLouth, Secretary



HMS is proud to be offering students a new Art exploratory this year. Mrs. Difede has been enjoying introducing students to as many different types of art media and concepts as possible in the one semester she has them. Students are painting and drawing, as well as using clay, in this Introduction to Art class. Currently they are displaying their self portraits outside the art room. Stop by and check them out!
 - Mrs. Hallack, Secretary



Congratulations to Amy Taranko for winning MEMSPA Region 12 Principal of the Year Award! The after-school migrant program, Bucaneros, had another successful fall session.  Students had the opportunity to practice math in the math station.  In the writing station, they published their own books.  They utilized a computer program, Imagine Learning, to increase English language acquisition. They concluded their program by decorating cookies, coloring pumpkins, and watching a movie with a HUGE bag of popcorn!  Thanks to Mrs. Mattson, Mr. Wheeler, Mrs. Pangburn, Mrs. Staples, Ms. Seidelman, and Mrs. Herrera for all of their hard work. - Mrs. VanderWall, Migrant/ESL



For the past few weeks the children have been working hard on creating our decorations for our bulletin board in the gym. Our theme for the month of November is a farmers market and it will include all kinds of veggies and fruits that the children painted in a variety of ways. I am proud of how hard they worked on their paintings! A big round of applause for our smallest pirates!  
- Miss Amber and Mrs. Sylvia-Head Start P.M.


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

____________________________________________________________________________________ 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.