NEWS & HAPPENINGS
HHS Students Win 8th Congressional District App Challenge
Changing the Game Speaker Series is Back for 2023
Hartland DECA Students Successful at State Competition
Hartland Optimist Club Announces the 2023 Oratorical Winners
Non-Homestead Millage Renewal for HCS on May Ballot
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
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.
School Based Enterprise:
Will Darish, Jack Hernandez, and Brett Bastonelli
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 email@example.com. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.
Read the full job description using the button below.
U.S. News Ranks Hartland High School
June 7, 2022 —
See how Hartland High School ranks in the latest U.S. News rankings of high schools in Michigan and the Nation. Hartland High School is ranked #3,478 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Hartland is ranked 121st within Michigan. The graduation rate in Hartland is a very high 98% which is well above the state median.
Summer Concerts at Cromaine Library for 2022!
June 27, 2022 – Cromaine Library’s Summer Concert Series is back for the 14th year! The concerts are on the South Lawn on Tuesday nights from June 28 through August 2. Cromaine’s Community Relations Manager Pam Holtz can’t wait to welcome the community for live music.
Along with music, each week a new food truck is on the lawn with food for purchase. On concert nights, gather at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7:00 pm and continues to 8:30 pm. Rain location called by 5:00 pm on Cromaine Library’s website WWW.CROMAINE.ORG or Cromaine’s Facebook page. Concerts are a family-friendly event–don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket.
June 28: Surf Zup–playing all of your favorite beach rock music. Food Truck–Sup Dogs
July 5: Just Around the Corner–the local band we love playing bluegrass, old rock, gospel, and more. Food Truck–Hallboy Barbeque
July 12: Air Margaritaville–enjoy all of your Jimmy Buffet favorites. Food Truck–Los Dos Amigos
July 19: Alan Turner–high energy country with a pumping rock ‘n roll sound. Food Truck–Tony Sacco’s pizza (get a slice when you make a donation to the LESA Backpacks for Kids!)
July 27: Miranda and the M80s–all of your favorite 80’s rock songs. Food Truck–D&W’s Street Eatery
August 2: Byron Legacy Show–the voices of Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Karen Carpenter and more. Food Truck: Hickory BBQ & Grill
Hartland High School Students Score Very Well on the 2022 AP Exams
July 18, 2022–
The 2022 Advanced Placement Exam results are in and for Hartland High School students 492 tests were taken and 374 were passed with a score of 3 or better (out of a potential 5). Superintendent Chuck Hughes is very pleased with those numbers as he knows for many of those students, that is a financial gain as it can be used as college credit at many colleges and universities. He said at the board meeting on Monday, July 18, “The way I figure it is the potential for 374 X $1,000 a credit hour X3 per class = $1,122,000 potential college savings depending on the college or university accepting the score for credit.” Students tested in everything from Biology and Statistics, to Literature and History. Advanced Placement examinations are exams offered in the United States by the College Board and are taken each May by students. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement courses.
Hartland Chamber of Commerce Names New Director
July 19, 2022–
The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Emmalyn Wheaton as the new Executive Director effective July 18, 2022. In a letter from the HACC Board, President Dave Walker wrote, “The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Emmalyn will be an excellent steward of the Chamber’s mission and advocate for our community. Emmalyn is a leader with several years of experience with the Chamber and is the right person to pursue our members’ interests and support community initiatives.”
Hartland Living welcomes her to her new role!
Millage Renewal for Cromaine District Library Passes
August 2, 2022 —
Cromaine District Library’s millage renewal on the August 2, 2022 ballot passed with 63% of voters saying yes. The millage is a renewal of the current 1.4313 mills to continue library operations for the next 10 years. The millage funds 98% of the library’s daily operations, including WiFi, Librarians and support staff, library programs, events, all projects and activities, and the building itself. Through social media posts and an email to patrons, Cromaine thanked the community with the following message:
HCS Board of Education Appoints New Member
August 22, 2022—
The Hartland Consolidated Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Cindy Shaw to the seat vacated by Bill Gatewood. Shaw is a Research Administrator Senior at Michigan Medicine. She has been a resident of Hartland since 2006. As the parent of two sons, one graduate and one currently enrolled, she has been involved in the community for years. Past roles include Lakes Elementary PTO President and the current HHS Parent Advisory Committee President.
Shaw is excited to serve on the board because she wants all students in the district to receive the best education possible to prepare them for life after public education. Her goals include being available to parents for more open communication and working to retain and attract the highest quality teachers and staff.
Her term will expire at the end of December 2024. Shaw was planning to run in November, but said in a recent Facebook post, “Because I accepted the board position, my name will not be on the November 8 ballot.”
Winter Whimsy Marketplace Coming in December
August 26, 2022 —
Hartland Gymnastics Academy is taking over the former “Warm ‘N Cozy Bazaar” in 2022. The Winter Whimsy Marketplace is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the HESSC building (old Hartland HS) on M-59. Fundraising coordinator, Kailey Jenks, said the event is a gym-wide fundraiser and a majority of the proceeds will be distributed to the academy’s 110+ gymnasts to cover leotard costs, dues, meet fees, and more. Jenks said she is working closely with the Hartland Women’s Club to keep the layout, fees, and policies similar to the past.
The craft bazaar was previously hosted by the Hartland Women’s Club for nearly 40 years. In 2022, the club voted to dissolve the 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Interested vendors can apply using the application below. All items must be handmade or designed. Commercial products and direct sales are not allowed.