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
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:
Longtime Hartland BOE Member Bill Gatewood Announces His Resignation
August 4, 2022 —
Applications Due: Community members interested in applying to fill this vacant seat through November 2024, must submit a letter of interest and supporting documents (hard copies only) to the following address:
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.
Public Invited to Cromaine Library Director Interviews
September 14, 2022 –
The field in the director search for Cromaine District Library has been narrowed to 4 candidates and the public is invited to participate on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16. The candidates are presenting to the board at 5:00 pm on September 15 and the public is welcome to come and watch the presentations.
On Friday, September 16, the library is closed for staff in-service and final candidate interviews. The public is welcome to come at 1:00 pm to view the interviews in person. At 7:00 pm on Friday, at the Board of Trustees Meeting, the board will select the new director.
All presentations, interviews, and the board meeting are held in the third floor Community Room at Cromaine.
The Public is Invited to the 2022 State of the Community Address
September 14, 2022–
The public is invited to join the Partners in Progress for the 2022 State of the Community address! Get a video update from Bill Fountain Hartland Township Supervisor, Chuck Hughes Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent, Emmalyn Wheaton Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Director, and Glenn Fischer Cromaine District Library Interim Director. PLUS hear the Volunteer of the Year Winner Announcement LIVE! The event is Monday, October 3 at 4:30 pm at Emagine Hartland located at 10495 Hartland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353.
Read about the six nominees for Volunteer of the Year and cast your vote before Monday, September 19!
Hartland Optimist Club Preparing for Adopt-A-Family 2022
October 17, 2022–
The holiday season will be here soon and the Hartland Optimist Club is already planning for their annual Adopt-A-Family program. They are looking for groups, families or individuals that would like to support the program with an adoption, a monetary donation, or non-perishable food items or paper goods donations. Last year the club was able to brighten the holidays for over 70 families and over 200 children with gifts, food, and even gift card donations!
Monetary donations can be made via Paypal using the button below. For other inquiries, please email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHS Drama Club Presents Almost, Maine
November 2, 2022–
Hartland High School Drama Club is proud to present their fall show “Almost, Maine” a heartwarming story set under the Northern Lights. The play, by John Cariani, is comprised of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote and mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.
There are four performances of “Almost, Maine” Friday through Sunday, November 11 to 13, at Hartland High School (HHS), 10635 Dunham Road in Hartland. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; as well as Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Individual tickets purchased in advance are $13 for adults and $11 for students, children and seniors.
Tickets are available online at www.hartlanddramaclub.org 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. For more information, contact Scott Usher at 810-626-2360 or via email at email@example.com
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 county on the English Language Arts component of the M-STEP, or the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress. Hartland students also scored higher than the county average with 70% of third graders, or 254 of 363, reaching advanced or proficient. The statewide rate is 42% of students scoring advanced or proficient.
According to Hartland Superintendent, Chuck Hughes, HCS outperforms county and state averages in almost every testing category regularly (math, science, ELA, and social studies, including PSAT and SAT). Hughes also said in his weekly update to parents, “The staff works tirelessly to help students overcome learning deficiencies while utilizing a continuum of data points to determine intervention strategies that promote student growth.”
In the English language arts section of the M-STEP, students read short passages and answer questions based on the passage to gauge reading comprehension. There is also a section in which students complete writing prompts based on passages or essay questions. This fall’s reporting, from testing in the spring of 2022, shows that Hartland students are not suffering from pandemic-related learning loss, unlike many other students in Michigan and across the country.