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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. 

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Pirate Pride


The Quiz Bowl team went two and two at their first match of the season, despite the fact that we are “rebuilding” this year and none of our students had ever been to a varsity Quiz Bowl before.  We even defeated Manistee High School, a traditional Quiz Bowl power, something we haven’t done in many years.  Captain Andrew Wiegand scored the most points, but every team member scored.  Team members include Marna Jonassen, Claire Marshall, Tessa Holzwart, and Austin VanderLaan. - Mr. Marshall, Quiz Bowl Adviser



Our HMS students who sold 5 or more Club's Choice items in our fall fundraiser were rewarded to an exhibition of unbelievable basketball talents. The Xtreme Team made up of 3 very talented slam dunk champions wowed our students in the stunts they performed. About 130 students were held spellbound by the aerial acrobatics of these high flying dunkers. Those students that sold 18 or more items were considered the VIP's of the event and were treated extra special to an autograph session with the stars and received a signed poster.  Congratulations to our hard working students!
 - Mrs Hawley, Teacher



The WIDA test has started, and ELL students have been working hard to do their best in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  This testing wouldn't be possible without the flexibility and support of the Spitler Staff.  Special thanks to Amy Taranko, Tim Wheeler, Kathy Dickinson, Tami Kokx, and Tim Hansen for giving up their rooms/offices!  Thank you also to Cheryl Blohm, Molly Bordeau, and Alma VanAgtmael for assisting in giving the test.  Thank you!!! - Ms. Seidelman, Ms. Schmalz, and Mrs. VanderWall



Mrs. McCulley and Sylvia's class has been busy reenacting winter stories with props. Some of the stories included Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See and Annie and the Wild Animals. We made corn cakes during small group and tried them. During this time, the children recalled the events in the story Annie and the Wild Animals. My winter home visits are complete, and I would like to thank all the families for allowing me to visit their homes.
- Mrs. McCulley & Sylvia's Head Start Class


Superintendents Office

Congratulations to the Girls Competitive Cheer Team on winning Districts last week.  Best wishes at Regionals this weekend.

Congratulations also to 8th Grade Band for receiving all I’s at Festival!

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.

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.