Welcome to Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek
Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek is part of a long tradition of excellence in Hartland Schools. We consistently outperform other schools and far exceed State averages in our yearly State of Michigan student achievement testing; we offer an excellent academic, athletic, and arts program; and we meet the individual social and emotional needs of our students through strong connections with adults. We have approximately 950 students in seventh and eighth grade, with three academic teams of four core teachers per grade. HMS offers support for struggling students – including reading and math support, co-taught classes, alternative programs, peer mentoring, tutoring, Homework Hall, and Support classes – as well as extended opportunities for qualifying advanced students including Honors Algebra, Advanced Geophysical Science, and world language classes. The goal of our school community is to help students succeed in all aspects of middle school. We truly believe that success is the only option for our students.
The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is quickly approaching. All 8th Grade students will be tested in the subjects of English, Math and Social Studies. Hartland Middle School along with the entire Hartland district uses this information to better our curriculum content, instructional delivery, and gauge your student’s progress through their educational career.
The testing dates for the 2015-2016 school year are:
• Tuesday, April 19th beginning at 7:35 AM
• Wednesday, April 20th beginning at 7:35 AM
It is very important that your child is present for testing sessions. Please try to ensure that any outside appointments, vacations, etc do not conflict with these two dates. Here are a few recommendations for these dates:
• Have your student eat a good breakfast before they come to school.
• Make sure they get a good night’s rest the night before.
• Leave electronic devices at home. They will NOT be allowed into the testing sites and can be cause for
• Students are allowed to bring a book to quietly read when they have completed their portion of the test
and there is extra time.