February 12, 2020:
The district’s Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $45 million bond proposal on the May 5th ballot. Superintendent Chuck Hughes says, if approved, the bond will be used to renovate, upgrade and construct school facilities, including safety and security improvements. It will also upgrade technology and technology infrastructure, athletic facilities and replace school buses as they reach the end of their useful life. Hughes referred to the bond as, “primarily about keeping the Hartland Consolidated School District current and competitive.”
They are inviting all valued Hartland Voters to attend a presentation so they have the information needed to make an informed decision on May 5, 2020. We invite and encourage constituents of Hartland Consolidated Schools to attend any of these presentation dates. Dates can be found at http://www.hartlandschools.us/. Residents with questions are also invited to call any Hartland Consolidated Schools Principal or to contact Superintendent Chuck Hughes at 810-632-2105 or by email at email@example.com.
February 5, 2020:
The Chamber held it’s annual awards dinner at the beautiful Dunham Hills Golf Course recently. The theme was “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and it was a packed house for recognizing the best in business with awards, anniversaries, retirements, and HACC’s two scholarship recipients!
HACC 2019 AWARD WINNERS:
* Business Excellence – Jellison CPA Company
* Business Advocate of the Year – Michigan Financial Planning
* Impact Award – Habitat for Humanity Restore Livingston County
* New Member of the Year – Bountiful Harvest Inc.
* Round of Applause – Stefanie Furge
* Chamber Member of the Year – Louise Weaver, Salty Dog Travel
Thank you to the presenting sponsor Hartland Insurance Agency Inc.; Diamond sponsors: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System & Brighton Ford; Emerald Sponsors: Michigan Works Southeast, Beauchamp Water Treatment Solutions, & Ann Arbor SPARK.; Ruby Sponsor – Hartland Music Hall.
All awards and winners are listed and pictured in the article below.
December 27, 2019 – Ice rink? Check. Sledding hill? Check. Concessions? Check. Hartland SOUP? Check. A committee of volunteers has been hard at work for months planning the sixth annual FREE premier winter festival, Winterfest. This year’s Winterfest will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at and around Hartland’s Heritage Park, located at 12439 Highland Road. It’s the perfect way to spend time with your family while combatting that late-winter cabin fever we all know so well. The planning committee can still use volunteers and donations, so any individuals, non-profit groups, or businesses interested in leading an activity, offering a performance, or sponsoring a program should contact Deputy Clerk Karen Vermillion at (810)632-1043 or DeputyClerk@hartlandtwp.com.
January 27, 2020 – Pay $5 at the door for soup, salad, dessert and a drink and after hearing 4 amazing project proposals for the Hartland community, vote on which project gets the cash collected from the meal! Held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 12701 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353. Register at bit.ly/Winterfest2020SOUP
November 25, 2019 –
Orientation for incoming 2020 Kindergarteners is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. Enrollment packets are available at Central Office, located at 9525 Highland Road, or online using the button below.
January 15, 2019 –
Cromaine Library is once again offering two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in our community! All information, including criteria, on the Post-secondary Education Support Award and the Jeanne Smith Teen Library Volunteer Award are available on our website at cromaine.org/contest. Both scholarships are generously funded by private gifts.
Hartland’s Cromaine Library is a supporter of lifelong education. Cultivating a culture of continuing education beyond high school is fundamental to sustaining an environment consistent with the support of cultural enrichment in all its forms that is the legacy of the library’s founders, J. Robert Crouse and Henry Tremaine.
January 6, 2020:
Ringing in the new year, the Chamber is proud to announce the HACC’s 2020 Board of Directors! The Chamber is off and running with many activities scheduled for January including the January 24 Meet & Greet at 7:30 am at the Chamber Office and the Annual Awards Dinner January 30 at 6:00 pm at Dunham Hills Golf Course. Check out their website for more information at hartlandchamber.org.
December 12, 2019 –
Cromaine Library is seeking a full-time Community Relations Manager available to lead a 3-person department with several projects in the strategic plan. Your responsibilities include grant-writing and gift development, oversight of the Library’s print and online communications, including advertising, and contributing to and administration of the library’s extensive event calendar. You’ll work with a highly collaborative management team and your own staff to produce creative, innovative and exciting promotions and gift- and grant- based series programs that meet our community’s desires and exceed their expectations.
Lead a staff committed to public service for a community that loves its library and its library staff even more. Send your application (available at WWW.CROMAINE.ORG), resume and a cover letter plus two references and proof of degree to “Community Relations” at PO Box 308. Or send by email (preferred to be “green”) to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible—position applications received prior to January 10, 2020 preferred; applications accepted until filled.
December 10, 2019 –
Want to contribute to the friendly reputation of the Hartland community? You’ll by the welcoming face and voice of Township Hall. You’ll contribute to the success of all departments and functions, and you’ll have at least one year of secretarial or office clerical experience. If interested, send your resume by January 6, 2020 to Hartland Township Project Coordinator, 2655 Clark Road, Hartland MI 48353 or via email to email@example.com.
The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce has a tradition of giving to and enhancing the community. As part of that tradition, each year the HACC presents two scholarships to a Hartland Consolidated Schools (public, private, charter, alternative, home school) resident high school senior that demonstrates the kind of character and qualities the chamber seeks to propagate in our community. In selecting the winner, the chamber looks for a high school senior who demonstrates leadership, has been a good student throughout his or her academic career, who places a value on community service and personal growth and who would consider coming back to Hartland after their college career to work or own a business.
The 2020 scholarship is for two (2) $2000 scholarships.
To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit an application online (physical applications available through the high school counseling office or Hartland Chamber) and write an essay. Scholarship winners are selected by a committee comprised of area business professionals. The scholarships will be awarded and recognized at the Chambers annual business awards dinner in January.
December 12, 2019 –
Congratulations to all of the Hartland High School students that competed in the Congressional App Challenge this year. Rep. Elissa Slotkin came to Mrs. Hasseld’s classroom on December 9 to recognize all of the HHS student entrants and to announce this year’s 8th District winner! Tayden Cook won with his app focused on connecting families and friends! Along with a prize from Amazon, he now moves on to the National Competition. Good luck Tayden!
Students in Mrs. Hasseld’s Introduction to Programming class worked either in teams or individually (their choice) to create an app that solved a problem for the CAC. Students brainstormed possible apps, identified a target audience, and created a storyboard with their plan. Students then used a free online tool, MIT App Inventor, to create their apps.
Representative Elissa Slotkin, from the 8th Congressional District, came to Hartland High School on December 9 to honor the students for their work and to announce the winner in her district.
The three app finalists were:
FamFri Messaging: Tayden Cook
Your Finances: Justin Christenson
GameClock: Devin Guibord, Nick Bromley, Logan Fenech, Braden Smith
This year’s district winner was Tayden Cook with his FamFri Messaging, an app intended to help groups communicate. It also included a feature to do a good deed each day. Tayden’s app now goes to the National level of the competition. For his district win, he will receive a prize from Amazon.
Every year Congress challenges students in their districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge. Each challenge is district-specific. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. The non-profit Internet Education Foundation was appointed to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.
Competing Students were:
Alexander Barbarich, Adrian Berisha, Nicklas Bromley, Justin Christenson, Tayden Cook, Logan Fenech, John Goodwin, Devin Guibord, Eddie Hanish, Jack Hernandez, Kate Jacobs, Jace Johnson, Sam Keranen, Malachi Lauren, Paul Machala, Owen Matonic, Tristan Mitchell, Carolyn Neu, Mathew Prokuda, Logan Shier, Braden Smith, Liam Toll, and Matthew Woodworth.
December 3, 2019 –
Cromaine Library has announced Mallorie DeVilbiss as the new director. The Board of Trustees as well as staff and the community are very excited to have Mallorie join the Hartland community. Per the meeting minutes from the regular Board Meeting held Thursday, November 21, 2019, DeVilbiss is set to take over the reins from the resigning Ceci Marlow on January 21, 2020.
November 21, 2019 –
Hartland Consolidated Schools is honored to announce that Dotty Hottum, Principal at Round Elementary School, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Award. Dotty says, “I think I received this award because I work in such an amazing, collaborative district that focuses on intervention for all students. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the school board, administrators, teachers, and especially the reading recovery teachers.” Recipients are recognized for their significant contributions to the implementation of Reading Recovery in the state of Michigan.
November 5, 2019 –
University of Michigan-Dearborn researchers recently honored Hartland Township for its strategies to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development. Hartland was one of only five communities across the state of Michigan to have been recognized for this distinction, and was also designated a 4-Star Honored Community.
Pictured: Planning Commissioner Larry Fox, Board Supervisor Bill Fountain, and Board Member Glenn Harper accept UM-Dearborn’s eCities study Honored Community Award Oct. 22 in Dearborn.
November 13, 2019 –
The field in the director search has been narrowed to 4 candidates and the public is invited to participate in a Q&A session on Wednesday, November 20 beginning at 9:30 am! Kathie Horning, Hartland Township Treasurer, will facilitate the Q&A session. A MINIMUM of 5 attendees for all 4 candidates’ sessions is required. Public are also welcome to attend the Special Board Meeting beginning at 5:30 pm. Held in the Community Room.
Sessions are: 9:30 to 10:00 am; 10:05 to 10:35 am; 10:40 to 11:10 am; 11:15 to 11:45 am. Please plan on attending all 4 sessions and register by calling the library at 810-632-5200 or online.