Hartland’s Polar Express to Take a Pause

November 27, 2022 — Hartland's Polar Express is not on the schedule for December of 2022. According to Cromaine Library,...
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Hartland’s Polar Express to Take a Pause

Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees November Election Results

November 17, 2022 — Nine candidates were vying for four seats on the Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees on...
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Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees November Election Results

November Election Brings Changes to HCS Board of Education

November 17, 2022 — Nine candidates were vying for three seats on the Hartland Consolidated Schools Board of Education on...
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November Election Brings Changes to HCS Board of Education

Meet Cromaine Library’s New Director

November 15, 2022-- The CDL Board of Trustees invite the public to meet the new Director Sarah Neidert (prounounced NIGH-dert)...
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Meet Cromaine Library’s New Director

Hartland Students Score Above State and County Averages on M-STEP

November 3, 2022-- Hartland Consolidated Schools students as a group are testing above the average levels in the state and...
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Hartland Students Score Above State and County Averages on M-STEP

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!

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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.

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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.

Application for Service on a Commission

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.

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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.

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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.

Enrollment Packet

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.

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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.

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The State of Michigan assigned the following student proficiency grades for how each school performed on the standardized assessments last spring:
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.”

HCS Board of Education Appoints New Member

February 14, 2022—

The Hartland Consolidated Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Meghan Glabach to the seat vacated by Cyndi Kenrick. Glabach is a registered nurse, and currently a Senior Director of Medical Specialties for the McLaren Medical Group. She will add expertise in strategic planning and execution along with program development, facility management, and organizational management to the team.

Hartland Living is familiar with Meghan as she was the Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year in 2020! As the parent of two children currently in the district, she has been involved in the community for years. Past roles include Village Elementary PTO President and Hartland Optimist Club President. She has served the last couple of years as the Adopt-a-Family Program Chair for Hartland Optimist Club.

Her term is up at the end of December 2022 and will need to run in the next regular school election in November to retain the seat.

Volunteer of the Year Video

Get Everything Hartland Sports by Following Hartland Athletics!

March 1, 2022 —

Hartland High School winter athletes are finishing their seasons strong! Hartland Bowling has two athletes, Morgan Maliszewski and Carlie Mitchell, going to the state competition and the girl’s team qualified for states for the first time ever; Hartland Wrestling made it to the semi-finals in the state competition for the team and are sending a record number, 12 wrestlers, to the state individual competition ; Hartland Boys Varsity basketball is headed to the KLAA Championships; Hartland Varsity Cheer finished 2nd at Regionals and are headed to the state competition; Hartland Girls Varsity basketball is the KLAA Champions; Freshman Girls basketball went undefeated for the season; and two track and field runners are indoor state champions—Alex Yon (400m) and Riley Hough (1600m)!

Stay up to date on all things Hartland Athletics, including Athletes of the Week and Job Openings, by following their Twitter or Facebook pages @HartlandSports or click below to go to their website! 


Hartland Athletics Website

Hartland Optimist Club Announces the 2022 Optimist Oratorical Winners

March 3, 2022—

Hartland Optimist Club held its annual Optimist Oratorical contest on March 2. There were 11 students that prepared a speech based on this year’s topic, as determined by Optimist International, “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times” and presented it to 3 judges, plus an audience of their peers, teachers, and families.

The winners of the Hartland Club Contest this year are: 1st place, Antoni Spiewak; 2nd place, Ben Clay; 3rd place, Lydia LaRue. All three are students at Hartland’s Ore Creek Middle School.

Club contest organizer, Stefanie Furge, applauded all of the contestants, “They all took this year’s topic and made it their own. Each speech was well-written and presented, and it was clear they are all bright and able to see the world in an optimistic light. We’re proud to host this event each year as it promotes personal growth, thoughtful deliberation, and an opportunity for students to see themselves as part of our community.”

The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship.  More than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundation is awarded annually from this program. At the Club level, the top 3 winners receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze medallions, with first and second place advancing to the area competition held Saturday, April 23. The winner there will continue to the statewide competition Saturday, May 14 and culminating in the world championship contest held in July in St. Louis, Missouri.

More Info on Optimist Club

Cromaine Library Seeks Applicants as Board Member Resigns

March 1, 2022—

Serve your community on Cromaine’s Board of Trustees! If you are a resident of the Hartland School District and a registered voter, you are eligible to be a candidate for appointment. The appointed trustee will serve through December 31, 2022. All trustees serve “at large,” representing all of the district’s residents. This is a great opportunity to enhance library services to the community while working with a congenial and conscientious group of people making a difference in the future of the Hartland area. Applications can be picked up at Cromaine Library or click the link below. Applications are requested by March 15, 2022. The Board plans to hold interviews and make an appointment at its meeting on March 17, 2022 if at all possible.

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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

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Hartland DECA Students Successful at State Competition

March 12, 2022—

The 2022 State Career Development Conference (SCDC) was March 10-12 in downtown Detroit and it was a big weekend for Hartland Advanced Marketing Students. Several Hartland High School DECA members are now heading to Atlanta in April for the International Career Development Conference. Hartland teacher Jamie Riley was also honored as a 30 year DECA Advisor. Hartland DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

International Qualifiers— 
Business Operations Research:
Chase Guelette and Julie Heslip

Buying and Merchandising Research:
Kate Jacobs and Annah Stang

Finance Operations Research:
Mia DeLaBarre, Alexis Harrier, Piper Hughes, and Kylie Swierkos

Sports and Entertainment Research:
Nevan Anderer and Bella Hammond

Hospitality and Tourism Research:
Taylor Morris

Business Solutions Project:
Madelyn Burris and Morgan Seog

Independent Business Plan:
Madeleine Wisniewski

Franchise Business Plan:
Paige Goode, Julia Harper, and Travis Palmer

School Based Enterprise:
Will Darish, Jack Hernandez, and Brett Bastonelli

Buying and Merchandising Research:
Allison Steffe

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Coach Don Palmer Announces Retirement After Historic Season

March 25, 2022—

Hartland coach Don Palmer did something no one has done before—take a Hartland High School Varsity Girls Basketball team to the Division 1 championship game! In the end, the team ended up in second place, but that is an amazing feat for the man who took over the program that hadn’t won a district championship since 1991. Under his leadership, girl’s varsity won 11 district championships and 5 regional titles in 13 seasons. The Eagles record under Palmer was 255-58.

Coaching Hartland in the state Division 1 girls basketball championship game was the final act in a coaching career that began in Milford in 1974. Between the boys and girls basketball teams at Milford and Hartland, Palmer won 1,025 career games. He reached the regional championship game in 1979 and 2001 with Milford’s girls and in 1988 with the boys, but his greatest success would come later in his career when he arrived in Hartland.

The 71-year-old is looking forward to having a little bit of extra time to watch some of his athletes in action at the college level.  Many former players were quick to comment on Twitter how much Palmer meant to them and how much he will be missed. Thank you for your stellar leadership and unwavering commitment to Hartland athletes Coach!

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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!

Cromaine District Library