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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 Encourages Community to Card Up in September!

September 1, 2021 –

Cromaine Library is encouraging community members of all ages to Card Up! to Explore Cromaine and Support the Community. They have partnered with 7 local businesses to offer discounts and deals when patrons show their Cromaine Library Card during Library Card Sign-up Month in September. To get a Cromaine Library card, you must live within the Hartland Consolidated School District boundaries. If you’re employed in Hartland, you’re eligible for a card as well–just bring in both a photo ID and proof of employment (badge or pay stub). Non-resident students who attend school (parochial, charter, or School of Choice) in Hartland are also eligible with student identification.

 

Included in this year’s campaign are: Aquatic Adventures of MI, BIGGBY Coffee of Hartland, Dairy Queen Hartland, Dunham Hills Golf Club, Hartland Flowers, Inc, Tony Sacco’s Hartland, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Hartland. 

 

Hartland Living Needs Your Vote for the 2021 Volunteer of the Year

September 6, 2021 –

We Need Your Help!

There are six amazing nominees for Volunteer of the Year, and now we need your vote! Public voting takes place September 6 – 20, 2021.
Read about each one and cast your vote carefully, as only one vote per voter is allowed. Voting is not anonymous (your email address verifies your one vote).

The winner of the Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year award is decided by equal votes from Hartland’s Partners in Progress (Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce; Hartland Consolidated Schools; Cromaine District Library; Hartland Township), and from the public voting ONLINE.

The Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year is an initiative of Hartland’s Partners in Progress, a joint venture between Hartland Consolidated Schools, Cromaine District Library, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartland Township.

Public Invited to the State of the Community Address

September 25, 2021–

The public is invited to join the Partners in Progress for the State of the Community address! Hear from Bill Fountain Hartland Township Supervisor, Chuck Hughes Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent, Katie Chuba Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Director, and  Mallorie DeVilbiss Cromaine District Library Director. PLUS hear the Volunteer of the Year Winner Announcement! The event is Monday, October 4 at 5:00 pm at the Hartland Music Hall located at 3619 Avon St, Hartland, MI 48353.

2021 Volunteer of the Year is Don Thompson

October 4, 2021 –

Congratulations to Don Thompson, Hartland Living’s 2021 Volunteer of the Year! Other nominees included Bob Brewer, Dan Callan, Joan Hutchinson, Annette Moorman, and Joe Petrucci. The winner was announced at the State of the Community Address at the Hartland Music Hall on Monday, October 4.

Don Thompson has served as the caretaker of the Hartland Music Hall for the past 35 years and on the Board of Trustees for Cromaine Library for 26 years. This pillar of our community takes pride in the work he puts into his many volunteer hours and serves with purpose. Our beloved Music Hall is a testament to this service. When visitors enter the hall, they can see it has been cared for and prioritized as a community relic for many years. This drives Thompson as he works tirelessly and generously.

“It has been meaningful for me to try to give back to society for the wonderful life I have been fortunate to have,” says Thompson. “Volunteering is something you do because you know others are going to benefit and it’s a great feeling of accomplishment. I get a warm feeling knowing I have been involved in keeping the Library growing and the Music Hall a beautiful place to come to for a wedding, play, concert, or church services.”

The Hartland Living Volunteer of the Year is an initiative of Hartland’s Partners in Progress, a joint venture between Hartland Consolidated Schools, Cromaine District Library, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartland Township.

HCS Board of Education Seeks Applicants as Charlie Aberasturi Announces His Departure

October 11, 2021 –

At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 11, longtime board member Charlie Aberasturi gave notice of his intention to step down. Mr. Aberasturi has served the district for 24 years.

The district seeks to find a candidate to fill his seat until the next general election in November of 2022.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and any supporting documents no later than Friday, October 22nd at noon. Interviews for potential candidates will then be held during a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30pm. The Board also has the option of creating an Ad Hoc Committee to narrow the candidate list prior to October 26th. The Board hopes to then be able to choose a candidate to fill the vacant position at the following Regular Board of Education Meeting on Monday, November 8th.

Letters of interest should be sent to:

Mr. Thom Dumond
Board of Education President
Hartland Consolidated School District
9525 Highland Road
Howell, MI 48843

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.

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