Welcome to Highlander Way Middle School

  • WISHING YOU A SAFE AND RELAXING SUMMER BREAK!

    ORIENTATION - THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

    6th Grade WEB and Orientation We are very excited that your child will be attending Highlander Way Middle School and we are looking forward to Orientation Day!  As you may know, our school participates in the WEB Program to help 6th graders feel more comfortable and help them achieve success in their first year of middle school.  We want Highlander Way to be a place WHERE EVERYBODY BELONGS!

    The WEB 6th grade orientation is designed to both welcome and support 6th graders by assigning them an 8th grade WEB Leader as a mentor. WEB Leaders are responsible older students who were hand selected from a large pool of candidates and will serve as positive role models and leaders on our campus.

     

    6th WEB Orientation Details

    • On Thursday, August 12, 2021, your child should arrive at HWMS between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM.
    • They will sign in at the main entrance.  
    •  Your child should dress comfortably in clothing and shoes that do not restrict movement. 
    • They should leave backpacks, purses, etc...at home.
    •  Lunch will be provided for your child.  If your child has dietary restrictions or would rather bring a sack lunch, please make sure to label it with first andlast name.
    • A Virttual Parent Information Session will be held from 9:00 -9:30 AM. Zoom link to follow in early August.Your child should be picked up at 12:00 PM.The building will be open 12:00 - 12:30 PM for parent and student self-guided tours.

    7th & 8th Grade Orientation
    Orientation will be Thursday, August 12, 2021, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Hour time slots have been assigned by students' last name, please see below.

    7th & 8th Grade

    A-D

    1:00 - 2:00 PM

    E-J

    2:00 - 3:00 PM

    K-M

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

    N-R

    4:00 - 5:00 PM

    S-Z

    5:00 - 6:00 PM

     

    Orientation make-up session
    If you are unable to attend Orientation, you may sign up to attend a make-up slot on Friday, August 13 (link to follow in early August),  You may check PowerSchool for the updated schedule after August 13, or simply have your child stop by guidance on the first day of school. 


    Bus routes will be available in August.  Contact Transportation at 517-540-8011, if you have any questions.


    The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18, 2021.  It is a half day!  Be sure to bring your class schedule with you the first day of class


     

    HIGHLANDER WAY BLOCK BELL SCHEDULE

    - School hours:  7:35 AM - 2:20 PM

    - Students will have seven periods in a block schedule A/B/C

    - "A" Days will be on Monday and Wednesday (HAWK, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hours)

    - "B" Days will be on Tuesday and Thursday (HAWK, 5th, 6th, and 7th hours)

    - "C" Days will be on Fridays (all classes HAWK, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th hours will be held in shortened time slots.

    - All students will start every day with a brief advisory called Hawk Hour.

    - All students will have 4 core subjects:  Math, Science, English/Language Arts and Social Studies.

    - Students will have 2 additional encore classes. 

    - Students may choose Choir or Band.

    - All other encore classes are randomly assigned through PowerSchool.

     


    Picture Day
    will be August 23 for all students, with a  retake/make-up day on October 25.



    Open House
    will take place during the first few weeks of school.  Look for a date in early August!


    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. Please up-date each page.

     

    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.


     

    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

     


     

    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!

  • 2020-21 Physicals 
    For the 2021-22 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22. The MHSAA Health Questionnaire will not be in use for next school year. The MHSAA two-page physical form has not changed and is available on MHSAA.com.
     
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    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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