What's New

Did you know that HMS teachers spent $6,000 on new books to augment their classroom libraries this year?  Teachers worked with ELA Coach Jenna Furr to purchase books with money provided by the Curriculum Department.  The students' excitement was evident during book talks and when they saw new books on display.  We have robust classroom libraries, the media center, and free "loaner" books on carts throughout the school provided through book drives. We have made it a priority that all our students have easy access to quality reading materials.  Thank you to everyone who worked together to make this happen for our kids!

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.

Optimist Oratorical Contest Top of Page

Congratulations to the 12 HMS students who competed in the Zone level of the Optimist Oratorical Contest yesterday at Hartland's PDC.  The competition was very intense and each speaker should be very proud of their performance at this Contest. Finishing in third place was Joseph Streight, finishing in 2nd place was Halie Bruek, and finishing in 1st place was Ava Williams.  Ava and Halie will now be moving on to the Regional Level the Optimist Oratorical Contest where they have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. Good luck Ava and Halie!


April—Students of The MonthTop of Page

Jesse Line—7th Grade
Nicholas Sobas—7th Grade
Ella Willard—8th Grade
Hunter Kretz—8th Grade

School InformationTop of Page

Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek
3250 Hartland Road
Hartland, MI 48353
Main Office: 810-626-2400
Fax: 810-626-2401
Absence Line: 810-626-2405

Principal: Steve Livingway
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Assistant Principal
: Alice Lashbrook
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: Erica McLennan
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Transportation: 810-626-2175
Food Service: 810-626-2868
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Mission StatementTop of Page

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 RsTop of Page

  • 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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