Welcome to Highlander Way Middle School

 


Q2 SCHEDULE CONCERNS due by October 12



Our goal at Highlander Way Middle School is to provide a variety of academic and elective class opportunities to our students, and to accommodate their class choices to the greatest extent possible.  

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate all requests for schedule changes, but will address all requests as completely as possible based on class availability.

Please click this link to submit a concern.
10/13/2020 The link has been turned off until just before Q3. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.




                               Socktober

Starting on Monday, October 5th the Howell Robotics team “ KILTS” will be having a sock drive otherwise known as “Socktober.” Socktober is a way for families and students to donate NEW and UNUSED adult and child-size socks to those in need. The drive ends on Friday, October 30th. Bins will be located in the main office for students and teachers to drop socks off at. Thank you for helping those in need in our community!


October is Howell's Career and College month

  • College fight song:  October 16th--Teachers may play their college fight song at the start of class.
  • College spirit day:  October 23rd--Staff and Students may wear their favorite spirit wear.
  • College and career Bingo:  October 30--Students will complete a Bingo Card by looking at staff "Ask me about it" posters and asking staff questions.
  • Occupation Day : October 30th--Staff and students may dress up as any school appropriate occupation. 

PTO Meeting

October 29 at 3:00 pm. 


Join us in person or on Zoom.

To join zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87376747029?pwd=eUovbmVGZnRPeEVYZ1N2cGNwMml1QT09


Meeting ID: 873 7674 7029

Passcode: dGigd2




UPDATE YOUR STUDENT’S INFORMATION ONLINE

Please update your contact information online yearly or whenever information changes.  The contact information in PowerSchool is used for our Parent Notification System.  Please make sure that we have your proper email addresses and phone numbers so you do not miss any updates from the district or your child’s school.  Information that can be updated includes parent phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contacts.  Instructions on how to update your information is below.

Additionally, you may submit a change of address. However, you will still need to submit proof of residency (ex. driver's license, utility bill, rental agreement or purchase agreement).  Currently proof of residency can be scanned and emailed to Helen@HowellSchools.com in the HPS registration office.  You can also scan and email it to folkn@howellschools and Nancy Folk, the HWMS guidance secretary, will forward the documents to the registration office.





IMMMUNIZATIONS AND WAIVERS


All schools in Michigan including Highlander Way are required to report the immunization status of all 7th grade students as well as students who are new to the district.  Future immunization need letters are sent home with report cards. 

Immunizations

If your child is in need of immunizations, please contact your healthcare provider or the Livingston County Health Department to receive the immunizations that they need.

Waivers

Since January 1, 2015, schools are only allowed to accept non-medical waivers that have been certified by the local health department.  These waivers can be obtained from the health department and will be issued after receipt of education on the benefits of vaccination and the risks to the individual and the community, if not vaccinated.  If you are choosing not to immunize, please call the Livingston County Health Department at 517-546-9850 for more information and to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are limited, so call now. 


Up-dated immunization reports or the original certified waiver forms can be turned in at the Highlander Way Guidance Office at any time.


Consent


For over a decade, we have used a system called MCIR [Michigan Care Improvement Registry] to keep track of immunization information.  This same system is used by healthcare providers.  MCIR now requires one additional step.  Please be sure to complete this step, when updating your student's PowerSchool information.




CLUBS

The following clubs have been offered in the past.  Please watch for information regarding dates, times and places.

Art Club

Brown Bag Book Club


Dungeons and Dragons Club

Euchre Club

Howell Jr. Bass Nation Club

Interact Club

Middle School Ski & Board Club

UkeBirds

White Hats Computer Science Club

 



MIDDLE SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAMS

 

For everyone that is interested in joining one of our robotics teams,  whether it be in building, programming, designing (CADD), or marketing, please complete the Team assignment Google form by September 7th,  as all students will be assigned to teams on September 8th.  Per HPS guidelines we will be starting the season on-line and beginning in person meetings once it is safe to do so.  Our Virtual Kick-off will be on Saturday September 12.  More information to follow!

Team Formation Google Form   

Please respond by September 14 to be included in this year's season.

Flyers are available in the office! 

robertsa@howellschools.com
kevin.carstensen@howellschools.com
FIRSTinspires.org/FTC

 



SPORTS

The following sports are offered at the middle school level:

Girls and Boys Cross Country 
7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball
7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball
Middle School Competitive Cheer (combined with Parker Middle School)
Middle School Wrestling (combined with Parker Middle School)
Middle School Girls and Boys Swim and Dive (combined with Parker Middle School)
Girls and Boys Track
Howell Archery


Watch for more information regarding dates, times and places for tryouts and games.

Hope to see you there!


CROSS COUNTRY



VOLLEYBALL


Volleyball will conduct tryouts after school on Wednesday, September 9, Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 until 4:00.  The first round of KLMSL matches will take place on Monday, September 21.  Students are reminded they must have their 
physical form or questionnaire on file in order to try out.  They should also bring their face covering and own bottle of water as we are not permitted to provide water jugs and the water fountains have been shut off.


ARCHERY

The 2021 HWMS Archery Tryouts are open to 6th-8th graders. No experience required and archery equipment provided during tryouts. Tryouts will be held in the Three Fires Elementary Gym on Mon 10/12 & Tues 10/13.   Email howellarchery@gmail.com for questions.
Are you interested in trying out for the Howell Archery Tournament Teams at Highlander Way Middle School , Parker Middle School or Howell High School?? No experience required. Be sure to read ALL the following information and then schedule a tryout! Sign up online to reserve ONE tryout time if a student participated in October Club sessions, OR select TWO tryout times if a student did not participate in October Club sessions.
Mon 10/12 or Tues 10/13 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm or 8-9 pm either nights
So how do tryouts work? ● NASP approved bows and arrows are provided ● Upon arrival of your reserved time slot, you will be given a score card. A coach will let you know where you need to place the card and how to fill it out correctly. ● Next, a coach will remind the archers of the rules of the range and how we will proceed. ● After that, we shoot! You will have 1 warm up end of 5 arrows at 10m. (You won't score these) Then we will have 3 scoring ends at 10m. When this is done we move the quivers back and repeat the process at 15m. ● Finally, archers sign off on the scorecards, turn them into a coach and head home ● Sorry, no spectators are permitted due to COVID protocols. ● Mandatory - New team/Parent Orientation will be the week of Nov 9th (day TBA) 6:30pm in Three Fires Gym. 
Coachability, score and space availability will impact placements. Teams will be announced Friday, November 6th. The tournament team season is Jan - April (May if qualified for Nationals). Practices will be approximately one hour, two nights a week, either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs…Middles School 7-8pm and High school 8-9pm.
If selected for a tournament team, you understand that you will be responsible for the following list at a future date: ● Your own personal Mathews Genesis Original bow. Group order coming or lease a bow from the team. Contact the coach if assistance is needed. ● Your own arrows (Easton 1820, 12 arrows) ● Team fee $115 ● Tournament Shirt fee ~ $35 (Middle School), ~$50 (High School) ● Transportation to and from all events ● Previous 2020 season tournament schedule: (2021 dates have not been released yet) ○ 1/18 Fowlerville , 1/25 Howell, 2/8 Swartz Creek, 2/15 Hartland, 2/22 Grand Ledge, 2/29 Howell, States 3/21 Lansing, 4/18 Howell (required events) ○ 1/11 Portage, 3/7 Gaylord or Pigeon, (recommended events) ○ Nationals May 7-9 Louisville, KY (if qualified) 
 CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CAFAC2EA5F58-2021
Or visit Howell Archery on Facebook and find link to form there Upon receipt of your online registration form, a confirmation email will be sent.
Questions? Email the coaches howellarchery@gmail.com



 

 

Human Growth and Development
Human Growth and Development
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
"Are you ready to be on a state level competition team? The Howell Middle School Pom Team is holding their very first ever Fall Tryouts! This weekend, September 14th and 15th, you can come learn a routine and tryout for the team! You'll be able to perform at basketball games and have a chance to compete at states in February. Informational flyers will be available in the office starting Tuesday. Come tryout this weekend. We can't wait to see you there!"
Thank you!
Michaela Sheridan
Howell Middle School Pom Pon Coach
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