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Ms. Wellman’s class will be selling Candy Grams during all lunches December 10 through December 14.  The cost is $1.  Students may buy one for themselves or for their friends.  They will be distributed during HAWK Hour on Tuesday, December 18.


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!

Highlander Way vs. Parker Middle School Spirit Night at the Howell High School Boys Basketball game vs. Brighton on Friday, February 1, at 7:00 at the Howell High School Field House

  • The school with the most students at the game will win the “Most Spirited” trophy!
  • Each student attending their school’s spirit night will receive a fan appreciation gift
  • One student from each school will win a raffle prize
  • Admission to each game is $5 per person (K-age 62)

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 next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the HWMS Media Center. 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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