Did You Know?

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.
Breakfast is now being served at the Middle School

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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.

Congratulations to the Archery Team & Coach Jellison

June—Students of The Month


Jessica Kean -- 7th Grade

Megan Acs -- 8th 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: Alice Lashbrook  alicelashbrook@hartlandschools.us
Counselor: Erica McLennan  ericamclennan@hartlandschools.us

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

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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