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NEWS & HAPPENINGS

Anne Hasseld Named 2023 MI ACTE Teacher of the Year

January 24, 2023 - Congratulations to Hartland High School Computer Programming teacher Anne Hasseld on being named the 2023 MI...
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Anne Hasseld Named 2023 MI ACTE Teacher of the Year

Hartland Consolidated Schools to Host Kindergarten Orientation

January 23, 2023 - Orientation for incoming 2023 Kindergarteners is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30...
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Hartland Consolidated Schools to Host Kindergarten Orientation

Changing the Game Speaker Series is Back for 2023

January 16, 2023-- Join the Livingston County Chamber Alliance, Brighton, Hartland, and Howell Chambers, as they launch "Changing the Game"  Advancing Business...
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Changing the Game Speaker Series is Back for 2023

Michigan Department of Education Releases School Grades

January 13, 2023-- The Michigan Department of Education has released school grades for the 2021-2022 school year and Hartland Consolidated...
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Michigan Department of Education Releases School Grades

Hartland’s Winterfest is February 11

January 10, 2023 - Hartland Winterfest returns in 2023 for the 8th year! It’s the perfect way to spend time...
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Hartland’s Winterfest is February 11

Cromaine Library Says “Save the Date” for Polar Express 2021

October 12, 2021 –

Hartland’s Cromaine Library wants you to save the date for the annual Polar Express community event on Saturday, December 11. It will once again be a strolling event, with most activities outside along Hartland Road. “We’re able to foster a love of reading that will last children a lifetime by celebrating a great book and bringing it to life,” commented Youth Services Manager Marta Jackson. “Hartland’s Polar Express Day also gives families and our community an opportunity to come together and have fun. There’s nothing more magical than that.”
Visit the Polar Express Website for more information and more details to be added as the event draws closer!

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Given Award of Distinction

October 27, 2021-

The Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals (MACP) recognized the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce with the 2021 Award of Distinction at the MACP Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting held on October 22.
“Michigan chambers of commerce played an extraordinary role in keeping businesses informed about
changes in government regulations, safety protocol, and funding relief sources,” said Joe Bauman, Chair of the
Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals and President & CEO of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of
Commerce.
Congratulations to HACC Director Katie Chuba and the many hard working members and board of directors on this acknowledgement!

HCS Board of Education Adopts Newly Redefined 3 R’s

October 21, 2021 –

The 3 R’s–Reason, Respect, and Responsibility–have been in the Hartland Consolidated School District for many years. Recently, the Board of Education redefined and expanded the definitions of the HCS core beliefs.

 

Hartland High School Drama Club Presents Murder on the 518

November 1, 2021 –

All are welcome on board as Hartland High School Drama Club proudly returns to the
stage for its production of “Murder on the 518,” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12 to 14, at Hartland High
School (HHS), 10635 Dunham Road in Hartland. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

It has been two years since the club was last able to perform a live show on the stage for an audience. According to Artistic Director Scott Usher, this production is especially significant to the club as it works tirelessly to produce its first live performance since “Clue: On Stage” in 2019. The cast, crew, and Director are excited to be working together again–and hope the community comes to support them, and be entertained! “Our student actors and crew members love live storytelling,” says Usher. “Seeing their creations (whether it be a character, set piece, costume, prop or something else) come to life is so fulfilling to each of them. We are so blessed to be able to return to doing what we all love to do, and, while we have missed the laughter and applause of the past year and a half, it will make it just that much more meaningful to hear it from our devoted live audiences this fall.”

Not everything, or everyone, is as it seems in this murder mystery full of all the usual suspects. The full-length
play takes audiences on quite the ride as the story of red-eye travelers on the westbound 518 unfolds. When one
passenger, and then another, mysteriously drop dead right before their eyes, it appears the pair has been
poisoned — making everyone in the train’s dining car a suspect!

HHS senior Sidney Furge, who plays the role of Lucy Blake and is the play’s student director, agrees. “I’m so
thrilled that we are able to put on a show this fall,” she says. “This show has already been so much fun, being
both on stage again and working alongside Mr. Usher, aiding in directing. The cast and crew have worked so
hard, and I can’t wait to perform in front of an audience again!”

Tickets are available online at www.hartlanddramaclub.com and at the door. Individual tickets
purchased in advance are $13 for adults and $11 for students, children and seniors. Tickets purchased at
the door are $15 for adults and $13 for students, children and seniors. Group rates are also available.
Hold on tight — “Murder on the 518” is no ordinary train ride!

For more information, contact Scott Usher at 810-626-2360 or via e-mail at
scottusher@hartlandschools.us.

Hartland Football Coach Named Regional Coach of the Year

December 9, 2021—

Hartland High School’s Varsity Football team had an impressive season record of 7-3, with four of those games being shutouts. Those numbers no doubt helped the “Michigan High School Football Coaches Association” select head coach Brian Savage the Region 2 Coach of the Year. Congratulations Coach on a great season and your award!

HHS Students Win Michigan’s 8th’s District Congressional App Challenge

February 1, 2022 –

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 February 1 to recognize all of the HHS student entrants and to announce this year’s 8th District winner! This year’s district winners are Eric Fisco and Elijah Prutow. Their app, “School Group Finder” is all about helping students meet classmates with similar interests and organize events like playing tennis, starting a study group, or even organizing a breakdancing competition. Congratulations to Eric and Elijah as their  app now goes to the National level of the competition.

Students under the direction of Mrs. Hasseld 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. 

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.

 

Hartland Township Seeking Applicants for Seat on Planning Commission

January 30, 2022 –

Looking for a new way to serve your community? Hartland’s Planning Commission is seeking a new member. Download an application and return it to the  Clerk’s Department at Township Hall by February 11, 2022.

Free Family Fun at Hartland’s Winterfest on February 12

January 20, 2022 –

Ice rink? Check. Sledding hill? Check. Concessions? Check. Hartland SOUP? Check. A committee of volunteers has been hard at work for months planning the seventh annual FREE premier winter activity—Winterfest. This year’s Winterfest takes place Saturday, Feb. 12 at and around Hartland’s Heritage Park, located at 12439 Highland Road. The event runs from Noon to 6 pm, with FIREWORKS at dusk, at approximately 6:15 pm. It’s the perfect way to spend time with your family while combatting that late-winter cabin fever we all know so well.

All Day Activities include: Ice Skating Rink; Crafts; Bonfire & S’mores; Knockerball; Ice Carving Demo; Obstacle Course; Sledding and MORE. Entertainment begins at 12:15 and includes: HHS JV Pom Team at 12:15; Jacob Plowman singer at 1:00 and 5:00; MIT Dance Studio at 2:15; and HMS Pom Team at 3:00. All Saints Lutheran Church also has: Crafts with Cromaine from 1:00 to 5:00; Hartland SOUP—RSVP for a $5 lunch at bit.ly/WinterfestSOUP2022 at 1:30; and a Bounce House from 2:00 to 5:00.

 

Join the Great Michigan Read at Cromaine Library in February

January 28, 2022 –

Cromaine Library is once again participating in Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read in February 2022! Engage in a statewide discussion around the themes of this year’s book – The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell. Read the book – available on the Libby App and libbyapp.com – and enjoy the various programs and presentations based on the story. For more information on Cromaine programs during the month of February, visit cromaine.org.

Hartland Consolidated Schools to Host Kindergarten Orientation and Job Fair February 5

January 15, 2022 –

Orientation for incoming 2022 Kindergarteners is scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 am 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.

At the same date and time, HCS is also hosting a Job Fair. The district is hiring: Transportation (bus drivers); Secretarial; Paraeducators; Student Nutrition; Maintenance/Custodial; EduStaff (sub teacher contract); Aquatic Center; Child Care Center; and Preschool. Please contact Scott VanEpps, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, at 810-626-2111 or scottvanepps@hartlandschools.us for more information.

Hartland Consolidated Schools is Rated in the Top 5-6% of Schools in Michigan

February 16, 2022 —

Hartland Consolidated Schools is once again ranked highly by NICHE Best in Michigan 2022, Public School Review, and Michigan Department of Education. Each year NICHE rates school districts in Michigan. This year HCS Teachers, Academics and College Prep all earned a grade of “A”. The Hartland School District is rated the 8th safest school district out of 578 districts rated in this category, and the athletic program is rated 14th out of 571. Hartland’s overall Ranking is 34th out of 556 placing them in the top 6% of school districts in the State of Michigan.

In a second independent ranking system, the Hartland School District is ranked in the top 5% for their 96%
graduation rate; Top 10% for Overall Ranking; Top 5% in Math Proficiency; and Top 10% in Reading Proficiency.

The State of Michigan assigned the following student proficiency grades for how each school performed on the standardized assessments last spring:
HHS: A
Creekside ES: A
Middle School: A
Lakes ES: A
Farms Inter.: B
Round ES: A
Village ES: B
Alternative Education Schools
Hartland Virtual Academy (6-12): A
LEGACY (9-12): C (Best Alternative Education grade in the county)

Upon releasing the studies above, Superintendent Chuck Hughes thanked, “Hartland students, parents, community members, dedicated Board of Education members and staff who work tirelessly to ensure that every child can thrive in our school district, without exception.”

Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 4th Annual Black & Bling

March 4, 2022—

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s 4th Annual Black & Bling: Celebrating Women in Business event on March 4 at Crystal Gardens. The event began to celebrate International Women’s Day and to inspire women in Hartland with the stories of other successful women in the community! This year’s panelists were amazing and included Shelley Pies, Real Estate Professional Exp Realty – The Lux Group; June Wilson, Research Administrator-Division of Nephrology at University of Michigan; Heidi Scheer, 2021 Mrs. Worldwide and International Speaker.

The presenting sponsor for the event was LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC and the dessert sponsor was Fountain of Youth Skin Renewal Centre. The table sponsors graciously donated all the beautiful centerpieces for a raffle and Kenny Privett Productions served as emcee. This year’s 2022 Queen of Bling was also crowned. Stay up to date with the Chamber on their website: www.hartlandchamber.org

 

Cromaine District Library Appoints New Trustee

April 26, 2022

With the resignation of Kate DeRosier, the Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees has appointed Nancy Rosso to the vacated seat. Rosso is a frequent patron at the Library, and has been for over 40 years. Asked about her appointment, Rosso commented, “As the former director (now retired) of Livingston County United Way and before that the director of Livingston County Catholic Charities, I have a great appreciation for the significance of community services. The Cromaine Library is such an important part of the local culture and I am looking forward to serving as a member of its Board of Trustees!” Welcome to the board Nancy!

Join Cromaine Library for Oceans of Possibilities!

June 1, 2022 –

Cromaine District Library is inviting the community to register for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge! The Summer Reading Challenge for 2022 has a new way to log your books or minutes using Beanstack. Patrons can register online at www.cromaine.org or in person at the Library. Log your reading from June 1 through August 4 and complete fun activities for chances to win prizes. Grand prizes include gift cards to some of your favorite local stores and restaurants, plus themed prize packs filled with fun.

Cromaine’s Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz encourages all children to join because, “The benefits are tremendous, but truly the main thing is, that kids that read over the summer–there is very little summer learning loss and they are ahead of the game in the fall!” Along with the reading challenge, there are many water-themed programs on the calendar for all ages as well. Everything from “A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes” for adults to “Sand Art” for those in Grades 1 through 4. Find the Events Calendar at www.cromaine.org to see the full schedule.

Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Begins Search for New Director

June 1, 2022 – On the heels of Katie Chuba’s resignation after 6 years in the Executive Director position, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for a new director. To be considered please send cover letter and resume to admin@hartlandchamber.org. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.

Read the full job description using the button below.