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Howell Public Schools Gleaner's Canned Food Drive

Sponsored by HHS Leadership classes

November 5 - December 7

We are partnering up with the high school leadership class for the annual Howell Schools Canned Food Drive.  Last year, we collected over 22,000 cans as a district which amounted to 18,921 pounds of food, the equivalent of feeding 15,704 meals. This year our goal is 30,000 cans!


The winning Hawk Hour in each grade level will get to choose a pizza party or donut party.  


The individual from each hawk hour who brings in the most cans will also get to compete against the other top winners at a chance to......... it's a surprise at the Dec. 7th half day assembly.

Middle School Swim & Dive Co-Ed Combined

Middle School Swim & Dive Co-Ed Combined 2018-2019 season begins on Monday, November 12.

  • There is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m in the Parker Commons
  • The first practice will be held on Tuesday, November 13
  • Practices will be held on  
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:45-4:00 at the HHS pool
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m at the Parker pool
  • Swim meets will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (based on the schedule)
  • You need: 1 piece competitive suite, cap, goggles, towel and a current physical form.
  • No tryouts are required.
  • This is a Pay-2-Play sport - cost is $140 for the season
  • For more information go to www.howellschools.com and click on Athletics to get the Swim & Dive page.
  • If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Kasey at hiltonk@howellschools.com.


A representative from Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp will be speaking to all band and choir classes and hearing student scholarship auditions on November 13 and 14.


7th and 8th grade competitive cheer tryouts:

When: Wednesday November 14th, 2018 and Thursday November 15th, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30 (must attend both dates)
Where: Howell High School Field house balcony
Must have current physical to tryout

5th and 6th grade competitive cheer tryouts:

When: Monday November 26th, 2018 (one day tryout only)
Time: 5:30-8:00PM 
Where: Howell High School Field House Balcony
Must have current physical to tryout

Tryout packets are available in the office.

Alisha Beaton, Howell Competitive Cheer Coach, Alisha.Beaton@howellschools.com


Highlander Way Middle School is excited to launch a Positivity Room in Quarter 3! The Positivity Room will provide a means to promote positive peer relationships, encourage positive behavior, reward academic success, and foster team building. We are looking for donations of items for the Positivity Room. We would love foosball tables, lightly used board games with all the pieces, gaming systems and games, bean bag chairs and playing cards. If you have something you think would be a good donation to the Positivity Room please email Mrs. Underhill at underhik@howellschools.com. Thanks for your support!


The Livingston County Health Department technicians will be in the guidance office on November 28 and 29 to do vision screening of our 7th graders along a few students that were previously screened and need follow-up.  

If you have students in 6th or 8th grade that you feel need to have their vision checked, please make anyone in the guidance office aware of this need.  We will then provide the student's name to the technicians and they will test them on November 28.

Parents not wanting their 7th grade student to be screened must contact the guidance office or send a note with their student.

Please remind your students that if they wear contacts or glasses, they should wear them for the vision test.

Howell Carnegie District Library - Middle School News

The Howell Carnegie District Library has many programs and resources for middle school students.  Please see fliers available in the HWMS media center. 

Unified Champions

Highlander Way is excited to announce Special Olympics Michigan (“SOMI”) is providing Unified Champion Schools Funding in the amount

of $1600.00 to support the "2018-2019 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Project."


The HWMS PTO has their own Facebook account.  Please be sure to “like” them on Facebook, as they post a lot of good information about HWMS, PTO and our wonderful students.


Again this year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

As an added incentive for each grade level (6th, 7th, 8th), we are going to have a little COMPETITION! At last check totals were: 

7th grade  5,435

6th grade 4,690

8th grade 2,840

(So be sure to add which grade you are putting your Shoparoo points towards – do this under your “profile” tab on the Shoparoo app – easy to do!)

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

USED Marker Recycling Campaign

  • WHO: Highlander Way HAWKS
  • WHAT: Interact Club is promoting USED Marker Recycling Campaign
  • WHERE: Marker Recycling BINS are in your team’s ELA classroom
  • WHEN: All Year Long!
  • WHY: To help our environment
  • HOW: Put used, old, dried out markers in the Marker Recycling BIN in your ELA classroom!

Turn in your dried out markers! NO Pens!

Collect markers such as EXPO, Crayola, and  Sharpies! QUESTIONS? Ask Mrs. Earl’s HAWK HOUR room 251.

We will come to ELA classes to collect markers periodically each quarter THANK YOU!


The Michigan Attorney General’s office conducted presentations on student safety featuring the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) and the student safety hotline, OK2SAY.  The presentation was given to Highlander Way Middle School students in grades 6-8 on Monday, October 1, 2018.  

All students saw a video featuring peers who promote OK2SAY. Students learned what the OK2SAY program is, how it works, what types of incidents they can report, how to submit a tip, and what will happen with the tip.  Students then heard a detailed explanation about bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, sexting, sexual abuse, predators and advice on how to protect themselves online. Students saw a video about the power of words, deceptive ways internet predators target teens, along with a segment featuring students from Michigan that have tragically died by suicide due in part to bullying.  The last two videos showed the negative impact of sexting and one provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Handouts used during our presentations, videos, and additional information, can be accessed at the Attorney General's website, www.mi.gov/csi.  More information about the OK2SAY program, including resources, is available at www.mi.gov/ok2say.



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