September 2014  
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   Sep 02 2014 at 08:15 AM
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   Oct 14 2014 at 10:15 AM
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   Oct 24 2014
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   Oct 31 2014
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
First Day of School
Tuesday Sept. 2nd
Starts at 8:15 AM
Half Day


Congratulations to Mr. Ramseyer's Honors American Literature students.  On June 2, the class gave a performance of their new book, “With Honors:  Creation.”  The book publishing celebration was a smashing success.  Special notice goes to our five award winning writers Sydney Scarbrough, Lauren Hegedus, Anna Drenth, Bayley Vela, and Norma Gonzalez-Buenrostro for their excellent and moving readings.  We also would like to thank the students who attended our event.  Thank you for your support. - Mr. Ramseyer, American Literature Teacher



Students who ordered yearbooks joined together during Advisory and enjoyed looking at their 2013-14 accomplishments and memories!  The excited noise level in the cafeteria proved that this year's yearbook was another success. This year Mrs. Brown was able to offer students the option of a hardcover or softcover album so more students were able to purchase one.  We're proud of all the exciting things that happened at HMS this past year and thank Mrs. Brown for all her hard work in putting this treasure together.
 - Mrs. Hallack, Secretary



This year 92 students K-4 will be receiving the SUPERINTENDENT AWARD for mastery of all 70 phonograms. Seventy-seven students K-4 will receive the PRINCIPAL AWARD for mastery of 68-69 out of 70 phonograms. We are very proud of our Lil' Pirates! - Mrs. Hansen, Title 1 Teacher



In honor of spring we have been doing some pretty fun things in preschool! We have been learning all about insects, especially butterflies and their life cycle. In fact, next week our caterpillars will arrive so we can hatch our very own butterflies! We have also been growing our own grass. The children are really enjoying watching their “hair” grow and can’t wait to cut it. Another spring activity that all of the preschoolers are doing together is hatching chicken eggs. They should arrive the very last day of preschool, so stop by and visit our new friends on May 22!
- Mrs. Schmieding, Mrs. Mayda & Ms. Lori - GSRP Teachers


Superintendents Office

State of District

Superintendent Mark Platt during his first 'State of the District' presentation Thursday night at the Hart Middle School Auditorium. Mr. Platt discussed challenges and the many accomplishments at Hart Public Schools. He also shared future plans and developments yet to come. The future looks bright for HPS!
For more information on this event please click the following link:

Mark Platt
Superintendent of Schools




JCA Retires

The Hart Board of Education recognized Jan Cook-Attla for her 28 years of service to the district as a teacher and congratulated her on her retirement.
Pictured from left to right are: Board President Jeff Gebhart, Jan Cook-Attala, and Superintendent Mark Platt.


The Hart Board of Education recognized Mrs. Jackie Oomen for 25 years of service to the district on June 16th. Congratulations Mrs. Oomen!


Community News

Parents, Community Members, and Athletes; 

Starting this Tuesday, July 8th at 6:00pm in the High School gymnasium we will have two local athletes and trainers, Jake Blackmer and Becca Gaarde, providing free athletic development courses. This is open to everyone to attend and is a great opportunity to catch up on those "new year's resolutions" that maybe we have not gotten to yet or just to become a better overall athlete. We would love to see parents and community members there inspiring their athletes to make physical fitness a priority and for athletes to bring along the parents and community members that could use a little encouragement as well! We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening at 6:00pm in the high school gym! If you have any further questions please contact me via email (mrawert@hart.k12.mi.us) or by phone (231-873-6228).


____________________________________________________________________________________ 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.