Welcome to Highlander Way Middle School

 

October is College Awareness Month

 

To recognize and promote college and career awareness Highlander Way Middle School is participating in a several activities. 

 

  1. Check outside of the classroom and office doors to see the colleges our staff members attended.
  2. World of Work Wednesday: On Wednesday, October 31st students are invited to dress for the World of Work.  A school appropriate outfit or costume that represents an occupation or career field they are interested in.
  3. Talk to your Teacher Thursday:  Thursday, November 1st students will be given a Bingo card with information on Colleges and Careers and can ask staff about it.   
  4. Fight Song Friday:  Friday, November 2nd students/staff are invited to wear college apparel.  Staff members may choose to play their college fight song in their classrooms. 

 


BOO GRAMS

Ms. Welman’s class will be selling BOO Grams in the cafeteria during all lunches on Friday, October 12, October 19 and October 26.  Boo Grams cost $1 and will be delivered on Halloween during HAWK Hour. It is helpful for students to know the HAWK Hour of the person that they’re sending the Boo Gram to, whether it is to themselves or a friend.

 

NHS Tutoring and Study Hall

NHS Tutoring and Study Hall will be held every Monday from 2:30-3:15 beginning October 15.  There's no need for students to sign up in advance, just attend, complete work and ask tutors for help.  The location will be announced on the Monday announcements.



Fruit Smoothies

We are bringing fruit smoothies back for the 2018-2019 school year starting on October 22.  There are many delicious flavors to choose from such as:  strawberry banana, blueberry banana, pineapple banana and pineapple, strawberry banana.  The cost is $3 per smoothie.


Howell Archery 

Save a date ! Howell High school, Parker Middle School and Highlander Way Middle School Tournament Team Tryouts on either Mon 10/29 (6-7 or 7:15-8:15), Tues 10/30 (6-7 or 7:15-8:15) or Thurs 11/1 (6-7 or 7:15-8:15) in the HWMS Gym.  For details pick up a flyer in the office.  Email HowellArchery@gmail.com with any questions.



HWMS Boys Basketball

HWMS Boys Basketball Tryouts for the 2018 season will be held on October 29, 30, and 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.   Everyone must have a current MHSAA sports physical in order to tryout. If interested, please register on Mr. Lounds’ HWMS teacher website.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Celebrity Server Night

If you don't feel like cooking and want to support our wonderful PTO, please join the HWMS staff Monday, November 5, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Howell.  A flier will be sent out before that date that you’ll need to show your server on your smart phone/tablet,etc. and a percentage of all purchases will be donated to the HWMS PTO.  Who knows, it might just be Principal Post or Assistant Principal Morrish taking your order!  Hope to see you there!


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

 

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.


 

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
  • Practices will be held Monday-Friday 
  • 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.


UKEBIRDS

The UkeBirds Club meet on Fridays from 2:30-3:30.   Grades 6-8 are welcome to join.  You do not need to know how to play or own your own uke, but you need to want to learn.  Experienced players are SUPER encouraged to join us!!  The UkeBirds Ukulele Club is truly one of the most fun clubs around!  Learn to play popular, historic, and cultural songs while learning the chords and strum patterns that make up most of the songs you listen to.  Sing along and enjoy your friends as you/we learn to play the Ukulele together!  


We will be using the csukuleleacademy.com as a teaching guide.

Register today at Mr. Lounds’ HWMS website or googleclassroom f0no9r6.

 

VISION SCREENING

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.



Brown Bag Book Club

HWMS is starting a “The Brown Bag Book Club.”  Meetings will be held during all three lunches. Please stop by the Media Center to sign up and get your pass!   The next meeting will be held on October 25.   Listen to announcements for upcoming meeting dates.

 

Drama Club

All  students are welcome to join by just showing up to the meetings. They run from 2:30-3:30. The high school drama club joins us each moth to run games, workshops, and fun theater related activities.  Watch and listen for future club meetings.


LOC Federal Credit Union Partnership

Help teach your student the value of saving with LOC! 

The Highlander Way Credit Union opened for the 2018-2019 school year on October 3, 2018.

In 1995, LOC Federal Credit Union opened its first student-run credit union in Farmington Hills. Today, LOC is a proud partner with Farmington Public Schools, Hartland Consolidated Schools, and the Howell Public School District and operates 21 in-school branches. Our in-school program and this community partnership strengthen student advancement as a result of exposure to positive community role models. 

For 3 years, LOC Federal Credit Union has operated a full-service, student-run branch at Highlander Way. Our student-run credit unions are managed by students with the supervision of an LOC employee. Student employees gain hands-on experience on how to run a branch and they perform duties of the various positions available at a financial institution. They are also taught real-life work skills, such as 
  
• Resume writing and interviewing techniques
• Professionalism and teamwork
• Development of responsibility and leadership skills 
• Increased student confidence
• Counting money efficiently 
• Financial education classroom presentations
• Importance of having healthy savings habits
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Increased math skills and more

Not only does this program teach valuable skills to students working the credit union, this also gives all students real-life lessons in savings and finance. All students, staff, and parents at Highlander Way are eligible to open an LOC account through the student-run credit union. 

Highlander Way Credit Union is open Wednesdays from 7:20 a.m.-8:00 a.m. and operates under the direction of Stephanie Cole, Youth & Community Development Coordinator at LOC. To open an account, access the links below. Print and complete an application and return to Ms. Cole on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m. or go directly to LOC’s website to apply for an account online. 

Account Application
Parent Question and Answers 

For a full list of student-run branch locations and operational hours, visit locfederal.com/cuatschool

For additional information or with further questions, contact: 
Stephanie Cole, Youth & Community Development Coordinator at LOC
scole@locfederal.com  
548.919.5824


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."

Pencils

Check out the pencil machine outside of the media center.  Pencils are 25 cents.


Popcorn

Ms. Wellman's class sells popcorn every Tuesday in the cafeteria during all three lunches.  This delicious popcorn is 50 cents a bag.


PTO

 

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.




OK2SAY

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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Mrs. Post presents a check to the American Red Cross
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