April 2015  
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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


Congratulations to the Hart High School Showcase nominees who performed at Showcase 2015 on March 19 at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. The following students were the Showcase nominees from Hart High school:

  • Performing Arts Group:  Tatiana Bishop, Abigail Cook, Tyler Corliss, Anna Hertzler, Tessa Holzwart, Marna Jonassen, Luis Lugo, Carlos Ortega, Andrew Wiegand.

  • Performing Arts Solo:  Rylee Carskadon

  • Academic:  Lauren Hegedus

  • Athletic:  Matthew Wilson & Anna Hertzler

  • Visual Arts:  Sonia Lopez

  • Literary Arts:  Norma Gonzalez-Buenrostro – Received Honorable Mention

- Mrs. McLouth, Secretary



This year, the fifth grade classes celebrated “March is Reading Month” with the “Wizard of Oz” theme of “Follow the ‘Reading Book’ Road”.  They were challenged to read chapter books at home in order to receive “bricks” that would build the path from Munchkinland to the Emerald City.  We are proud to say that they’ve almost reached that goal!  Combined, our students have read over 4,000 pages in various chapter books this month!
 - The 5th Grade Teaching Staff



Our Lil' Pirates busted their eyeballs for March is Reading Month this year!  They read 25,019 minutes, which well exceeded their goal of 22,222 minutes.  We are especially thankful for the following groups that donated for March is Reading Month; Tri-Berry Inc., BC Pizza, Hart Pizza, Barnes & Noble, Red Robin, Spitler P.T.O. & Mrs. Taranko.  If you heard a rumor that Mrs. Taranko was going to kiss a pig, stay tuned...that's next month!! - March is Reading Month Committee



The DWECC is taking part in many March is Reading Month activities.  I am proud of our center's families who are attending the Lights Out! Family Storytime at Spitler on Tuesday.  Our center has already read over 100 books between reading at home and reading in the classroom!
- Mrs. Scott, GSRP Teacher


Superintendents Office

Superintendent's State of the District Presentation 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the HMS Auditorium

Dr. Dale Barker and the Hart Rotary Club recognizing Carlos Ortega and Haley Walsworth as Students of the Month with involvements in and outside of school.
Well done!

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.