Welcome to Highlander Way Middle School


Quarter 4 begins March 15

Schedule concerns/requests for schedule changes are due by March 8

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.

To request a change or voice a concern please click on this link which will remain open until March 8.


8th GRADE IN-PERSON AND HV STUDENTS/PARENTS MARK YOUR CALENDARS

- January 28 - HHS football presentation by Coach Lewis, during 8th grade lunch. Howell Freshmen Football information is available in the HWMS guidance office or check out the flyer  for more information. - Class of 2025 Student Presentation Incoming 9th grade - Late January-Early February - scheduling video will be shown during 8th grade ELA classes - February 9 - Spring Break 2022 Costa Rica Trip informational meeting, 6:00 p.m.
     Dear Parents & Guardians,

I’m excited to announce that students from Howell High School are being offered an international education experience to Costa Rica in the Spring of 2022.

By taking part in this opportunity, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, gain a new sense of confidence, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective.

This is an excellent opportunity! I hope that you all attend the meeting to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime program.

RSVP is mandatory: Please use this link: https://bit.ly/3pwRQzC

Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “No but send info.”

If you have any questions about the opportunity, please reach out to Dave McCall at mccalld@howellschools.com.

- February 11 - HHS scheduling webinar for 8th graders during HAWK hour
- February 18 - AF JROTC visit during 8th grade lunch

- February 18 - HHS scheduling webinar for 8th grade parents, 6:30-7:00 pm. Here is the direct link to the video recording (sadly it is only a partial recording). This recording and the slide presentation can be found on the Counseling section of the Howell High School webpage, under "Parent Slideshows"  Then "Class of 2025 9th Grade Parent Information Video".

- March 1 - Howell High School scheduling support during HAWK Hour


MARCH IS READING MONTH

Next week we will begin celebrating, National March is Reading Month.  While we  encourage students to read all year, in March we will also be offering rewards to our readers.  With the help of our leadership students and media center, we have created a month that is sure to inspire even the most reluctant student to read.  

To get everyone excited about reading we encourage students to participate in a reading themed spirit week.  The week will be as follows; 

Reading Spirit Week 3/1-3/5

Monday, 3/1- Get Comfy and Read (Pajama Day) Tuesday, 3/2 - Dress like your Favorite Book Character  Wednesday, 3/3 - Where’s Waldo? (dress like Waldo) Thursday, 3/4- Readers are Leaders (dress like a famous person) Friday, 3/5 - Reading ROCKS! (80’s Day)  

On Friday, March 12th, we ask all students to bring a book to Hawk Hour.  At this time, we will  “Drop Everything and Read”. Students will read for the entire class period. 

All month long, students will receive a  raffle ticket from their Hawk Hour teacher for every 50 pages read. Tickets can be turned into the media center for a small reward and will also be entered into a drawing for a bigger prize. Prize winners will be notified during morning announcements.  At the end of the month, the student who has turned in the most tickets will be our grand prize winner.  That student will enjoy a special pizza lunch with two friends, of his/her choosing, in the media center! 

To complete our month long celebration, students will have the opportunity to see our school mascot, Henry the Hawk!  On March 26th, if Highlander Way students have read 5,000 pages or more, Mrs. Post and Mrs. Morrish have agreed to show their school spirit dressed as Henry the Hawk! Students should keep an eye out for Henry during passing time. 

March is going to be a GREAT month at Highlander Way! Let’s get reading Hawks! 


VISION SCREENING
A Technician from the Livingston County Health Department will be at HWMS in the Guidance Office on March 8, 9 & 10 for vision screening for all 7th graders, parent/teacher referrals and students needing to be rescreened from previous years.

  • If you would like your student to have their vision screened and they are not a 7th grader, please contact the HWMS guidance office before March 5 and we will be sure that they are seen.
  • If you do not want your 7th grade student screened, please contact the HWMS guidance office before March 5.
  • Virtual students can have their vision screened free of charge at the Livingston County Health Department by calling 517-552-9850 to make an appointment.  They have appointments available twice a month.
  • If your student wears glasses or contacts, please remind them to wear them on those dates.
  • Students who do not pass the initial screening will be rescreened.If they do not pass the rescreen, a letter will be mailed home recommending that the student be seen by an eye doctor for a complete examination.


GIRLS ON THE RUN HEART & SOLE PROGRAM

Registration is now open for the Girls on the Run Heart & Sole program at Highlander Way! By using a research-based curriculum that creatively integrates physical activity with valuable life lessons, Heart and Sole empowers girls to develop the confidence and character they need to become strong, healthy leaders in our community. Through smaller team sizes and physical distancing modifications, Heart and Sole is able to bring critical social-emotional programming to the girls at Highlander Way. We can seamlessly transition to virtual programming should the need arise.

Starting the week of March 22, our team will meet every Monday and Thursday from 2:30--4:00pm. The standard program fee is $165 and includes 16 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, face mask, cinch sack, journal, a beautiful 5K medal and more! Heart and Sole is committed to ensuring that program cost is never a barrier to participation. A financial aid application is included in the online program registration form at www.girlsontherunsemi.org. If you do not have internet access or would like to arrange a payment plan please call (734) 712-5640.  Teams are limited to 15 girls this season so register soon! 


 

HWMS Athletics 

HWMS BOYS BASKETBALL

Current schedule
February 4 – away HWMS Boys Basketball at Hartland Ore Creek M.S., 4:00 cancelled

February 5 – away HWMS Boys Basketball at Parker M.S., 4:00 rescheduled for 2/16/2021

February 8 – home HWMS Boys Basketball vs. Hartland Ore Creek M.S., 4:00

February 10 – away HWMS Boys Basketball vs. Brighton Scranton M.S., 4:00

February 11 – home HWMS Boys Basketball vs. Parker M.S., 4:00

February 16 –  away HWMS Boys Basketball vs. Parker M.S., 4:00 - cancelled 

February 17 – home HWMS Boys Basketball vs. Novi M.S., 4:00


7TH AND 8TH GRADE HOWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITIVE CHEER

Please contact Leya Carstensen leya.carstensen@howellschools.com with questions.  Competitions are currently scheduled for 2/11, 2/13, 2/18, 2/25 and 3/4.


COMBINED MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING

Please contact Tony Tedesco, tedescoa@howellschools.com, with questions.

      Current Schedule

February 11 – home M.S. wrestling vs. Scranton M.S., 4:00, (Parker Auxiliary Gym) CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED AS PART OF QUAD ON 3/4

February 18 – away M.S. wrestling at Novi M.S., 4:00

February 25 - away M.S. wrestling at Hartland Ore Creek, 4:00

March 4 - away M.S. wrestling quad at Scranton M.S., 4:00

March 10 - home M.S. wrestling vs. Novi M.S., 4:00, (Parker Auxiliary Gym)

March 18 - home M.S. wrestling vs. Hartland Ore Creek M.S., 4:00, (Parker Auxiliary Gym)

March 25 - away M.S. wrestling at Scranton M.S., 4:00

 

COMBINED MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM AND DIVE

Swim and Dive Team 2021 Handbooks are available in the guidance office

Practice begins February 8.

Swimmers should contact Coach Kasprszak atkasprzaz@howellschools.com with questions and information regarding practice times.  The overlap with boys swimming may result in a change in the practice schedule.

Current Schedule

3/2 Home VS Novi 4:00

3/4 Home VS Belleville 4:00

3/9 Away VS Northville Meads Mill

3/11 Away VS Northville Hillside

3/16 Home VS Brighton

3/18 Home VS Hartland


HWMS GIRLS BASKETBALL

7th & 8th grade girls basketball tryouts will be held on February 18 and 19th and if necessary, February 22, from 2:30-4:30 in the HWMS Gym.

 

Current schedule

March 1 – home – HWMS Girls Basketball vs. Scranton M.S. Black, 4:00, HWMS Gym

March 3 – home - HWMS Girls Basketball vs. Scranton M.S. Orange, 4:00, HWMS Gym

March 8 – away - HWMS Girls Basketball at Hartland Ore Creek M.S., 4:00

March 10 – away - HWMS Girls Basketball at Parker M.S., 4:00

March 15 – away - HWMS Girls Basketball at Scranton M.S. Black, 4:00

March 17 – away - HWMS Girls Basketball at Scranton M.S. Orange, 4:00

March 22 – home - HWMS Girls Basketball vs. Hartland Ore Creek M.S., 4:00, HWMS Gym

March 24 – home - HWMS Girls Basketball vs. Parker M.S., 4:00, HWMS Gym



 

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!

 

UPDATE YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION ONLINE

 

You may now update your contact information online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Information that can be updated includes parent phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contacts.  Additionally, you may submit a change of address. However, you will still need to show proof of residency.

 

To update your information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on your child’s name, click on the icon that looks like an arrow on the far right side of the page.  Please note, when you place your mouse over this icon the word “applications” will appear. After clicking on the icon, an applications window will open. From the applications window select “SchoolForms.”  This will direct you to our online registration portal where you will be able to update your information.

 

The contact information in PowerSchool is used for our Parent Notification System.  Please make sure that we have your proper email address and phone numbers so you do not miss any updates from the district or your child’s school.


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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Annual Canned Food Drive Kicks Off at Howell Public Schools
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An annual district-wide canned food drive organized by students in Howell High School’s leadership classes started Nov. 5 and runs through Dec. 7. ...
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Highlander Way Middle School Hawks Care 5K Raises $5,400 to Support the American Red Cross
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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 ...
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