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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 ELA College Field Trip Group, under the direction of Mr. Kris Slotegraaf, successfully completed another year of college visits. The objectives of these field trips are to expose HHS students to the dynamics of collegiate life and for them to conceptualize college. During the 2014-15 school year, students toured Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Northwestern Michigan College.  The ELA Field Trip Group hopes with the continued support of our students, parents, and cooperating colleges to continue this important activity that connects our students’ academics to their post-secondary endeavors. - Mr. Slotagraaf, ELA Teacher



In April, 8th grade English classes were asked to write their own "Where I'm From" poem using the original poem, by George Ella Lyon, as a model. The top ten poems were then featured in the May 14th edition of the Oceana Herald Journal. Mrs. Hallack was so inspired by the students’ poems that she has started her own "Where I'm From" poem.”
 - Mrs. Eisenlohr, ELA Teacher



The Walk-A-Thon PTO fundraiser was held at Spitler this year.  Our Lil' Pirates spent part of their day walking or running on the track.  Students raised $1,470.97 to help fund school activities, such as busing for field trips.  Thanks to all who donated and helped out! - Mrs. Seidelman, Teacher



The children of Diman-Wolf have done a wonderful job of learning about and nurturing the painted lady butterflies in multiple classrooms. Ms. Cindi and I released our butterflies last week. The children were both happy and sad to see their temporary classmates let go into nature, but they understood that it was best for the butterflies to be free. When the butterflies were released our children did an excellent job of not injuring them and giving them time to adjust to the cold that day. Also, 3 of our GSRP classrooms went bowling last week. It was a sight to behold. Forty-five 4 and 5 year olds rolling balls down the lanes! The best part was that the children’s behavior was excellent. We had no issues and that made all of the teachers proud. We just might have found some future professional bowlers as well. I believe 3 or 4 of the children bowled 120 or higher!
- Mr. Joey and Ms. Cindi, GSRP


Superintendents Office

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Middle School band students who were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 18th.  

Mark Platt
Superintendent of Schools



Community News

Oceana County Relay For Life
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Relay for Life

____________________________________________________________________________________ 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.