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Did you know that eighth grade history teachers Rob Lauzon and Christine Rutkowski are piloting in- depth formative assessment work at HMS?  They participated in three days of training last summer as well as monthly training days throughout the school year.  Rob and Christine have "deconstructed" their standards into specific learning targets and are providing students with daily feedback on what they can do and where they can do better.  Students are more actively involved in their own learning, more willing to try again to improve learning, and less driven by grades.  Teachers and students are more focused on specific learning targets.  Results have been extremely positive and encouraging, so Rob and Christine have begun sharing their work with the HMS faculty.

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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 MEAP 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.

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This year’s topic for the “America & Me” Essay contest sponsored by the Farm Bureau Insurance Company was “My American Hero.” Thank you to all the eighth graders who submitted an essay for this year’s contest and our top three selected (pictured from L to R) Laya Lobbestael, Emma McPherson, and Vanessa Clark. Third place was warded to Laya, second place to Emma, and first place to Vanessa. Vanessa’s first place essay will now advance to the statewide competition. State winners will be announced in April. Congratulations!
Laya Lobbestael
Third Place
Emma McPherson
Second Place
Vanessa Clark
First Place


March—Students of The Month

Devan Dziobak -- 8th Grade
Gabriel Pillen -- 7th Grade
Griffin Neuer -- 8th Grade
Jon Mayer -- 7th Grade

School Information

Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek
3250 North Hartland Road
Hartland, MI 48353

Main Office: 810-626-2400
Fax: 810-626-2401
Absence Line: 810-626-2405

Principal: Steve Livingway stevelivingway@hartlandschools.us

Assistant Principal: Anthony Howerton  anthonyhowerton@hartlandschools.us

Counselor: Erica McLennan 

Transportation: 810-626-2175
Food Service: 810-626-2868

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    We dedicate ourselves to the use of Reason, Respect, and Responsibility to provide an opportunity for students to reach the high level of academic achievement necessary to prepare for high school. We commit to a comprehensive system of support through remediation, acceleration, and connection with students. New opportunities for success will be provided where failure exists.

    We believe in the 3 Rs

    • RESPECT self, others, and school
    • REASON as a basis for problem solving
    • RESPONSIBILITY for personal actions and learning
    We believe...
    • Middle school students are unique...
    • All students can learn...
    • Learning is a life-long process...
    • Learning promotes self-esteem, self-esteem promotes learning...
    • Home and school are partners in the academic and social development of the middle school student...
    • All students have the right to learn in a safe, orderly, and disciplined environment...
    • Students need a variety of experiences and options in an environment that is conducive to learning...
    • High expectations that are clearly stated promote student achievement...
    • Consistent attendance and punctuality promote life-long positive habits...

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