Welcome to Highlander Way Middle School



February 13  HHS Freshman Football meeting, HWMS media center, 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
                   (Information to help you plan for the 2108 season is available in the HWMS
                    main office and in the guidance office)

February 28  HWMS 8th grade students attend HS Scheduling Presentation at HHS FC, 10:15 a.m.
March 5        8th grade students complete Course Selection Worksheet during HAWK Hour
March 6        In-coming 9th Grade Parent & Student Workshop, HHS FC, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
                     This will be an opportunity for parents and students to meet in small groups with counselors and 
                     administrators to discuss the transition to high school and course selection. 
                              If you were unable to attend this presentation, a copy of the presentation is on the
                              Howell Public Schools website under "High School", 'Guidance", then under "Course
                              Selection & Scheduling"

March 7        8th grade students complete course requests in PowerSchool, HWMS media center, 4th-7th periods
May 11         8th grade dance sponsored by Highlander Way Middle School PTO and Parker Middle School PTO
August 16     9th Grade Orientation Freshman Campus
                                    8:00-11:00 9th Grade A-L
                                    12:00-3:00 9th Grade M-Z

Howell High School Testing Out Exams

Here is what we know: 

  • Testing out exam dates have not yet been scheduled.
  • The student hand-out will be available mid to late May.
  • Sign-up lists will be available mid to late May.

 Past practice has been, but dates may change a little with the earlier start of school this year. 

  • Students are required to earn a grade of 77% or higher on the test-out exam.
  • Both mid-term and final exams must be taken in order to receive credit (1.0) for a full-year course. Students should plan on testing during two test sessions.
  • Sign up lists are usually posted in the guidance office in mid-May.
  • Study materials can usually be picked up in the Freshman campus media center for about two weeks after the school year is over.  A student I.D. is required to check out materials.
  • In the past, testing out exams usually occur in mid-August.  However, with the early start of school, they may be earlier this year.

Watch for more information!  As soon as the HWMS guidance office is informed, we will get the information out to everyone.



March 15 & 16 Principals and counselors from both Highlander Way and Parker Middle School visit elementary schools
                       March 15 - Northwest, Southwest and Challenger
                       March 16 - Voyager, Hutchings and Three Fires    
April 23           5th Grade Parent meeting, 6:30-7:30, HWMS cafeteria  (FYI, Parker Middle School will hold their meeting
                       at the same time at Parker).
August 16       6th grade WEB Orientation (students and WEB leaders only), 8:00-noon
August 16       6th grade orientation, tours, etc., (students and parents), 12:00-3:00



The HWMS Student Council and The HAWK News have teamed up to help raise awareness and funds for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research.   A dodgeball tournament has been scheduled.  The finals and winners vs. staff  game will be held during an assembly on March 9. Everyone also has the opportunity to donate $1 or more through May 31.  Those who donate will have their name read on THE HAWK NEWS, their name placed on the red carpet and will receive an ALS wristband.  Please make checks payable to:  HWMS-HAWK NEWS-ALS.



On March 22, Highlander Way Middle School 7th grade students are scheduled to attend a presentation on teenage depression and suicide with guest speaker, Mr. Jeff Edwards, of Brighton, who has shared his expertise and experience with students at Highlander Way for the past five years. Mr. Edwards has spoken with thousands of students throughout Michigan on this very important topic, and his presentation was featured in an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. Mr. Edwards is the chairman of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the Greater Detroit/Ann Arbor region.

If you do not want your child to attend this presentation, please call our Guidance Office at 517-548-6259 prior to the scheduled assembly.


2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

August 14 WEB Leader Training (students may apply in spring 2018), 8:00-1:00

August 15 WEB Leader Training 8:00-12:00

August 15 7th & 8th Grade Orientation, 1:00-6:00

August 16 6th Grade WEB Orientation (students and WEB Leaders only), 8:00-noon

August 16 6th Grade Orientation, tours, etc. (students and parents), 12:00-3:00

August 16 9th Grade Orientation Freshman Campus

                      8:00-11:00 9th Grade A-L

                      12:00-3:00 9th Grade M-Z

August 27 First day of school, Quarter 1 begins

August 31 NO SCHOOL

September 3 NO SCHOOL - Labor Day September 5 Picture make-up day for students who missed orientation

September 13 Middle School Open House, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

October 5 HALF DAY, No afternoon classes October 10-18 Book fair, Media Center

October 10 High School/Middle School Conferences (4:30-7:30 p.m.) October 11 Picture retake day

October 18 High School/Middle School Conferences (4:30-7:30 p.m.)

October 29 Quarter 2 begins

November 6 NO SCHOOL Election Day

November 21-23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

December 7 HALF DAY, No afternoon classes

December 20-January 1 NO SCHOOL, Holiday Break

January 21 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22 Quarter 3 begins

February 18 NO SCHOOL, President's Day

March 8 HALF DAY, No afternoon classes

March 14 Middle School Conferences (4:30-7:30 p.m.)

March 25-29 NO SCHOOL Spring Break

April 8 Quarter 4 begins

April 19 NO SCHOOL, Good Friday

May 3 HALF DAY, No afternoon classes

May 27 NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

June 6, 2019 Last day of school




Mrs. Post presents a check to the American Red Cross
Highlander Way Middle School Hawks Care 5K Raises $5,400 to Support the American Red Cross
Posted on 10/18/2017
A schoolwide 5K run/walk planned by the students of Highlander Way Middle School has raised more than $5,400 to support the American Red Cross’ hurric ...