Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As the temperature starts to rise, students are reminded to dress appropriately for school.
As temperatures climb this week, students need to remember to keep their wardrobes "cool" to avoid breaking public school dress codes. It might be a good time to review the dress code with your student (and avoid getting a phone call to bring a change of clothes. Here's what not to wear to Hartland schools, according to the district's dress code: Hartland Consolidated Schools
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The acceptance or rejection of case evaluations must be kept confidential for 28 days, according to Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent Janet Sifferman
A closed session occurred during Monday’s nights Hartland Board of Education meeting to discuss a possible settlement with former principal Tracey Sahouri. The outcome of the meeting will not be known until May 1, however, due to the fact case evaluations must be kept confidential for 28 days, according to Hartland Superintendent Janet Sifferman. “The record of acceptance or rejection of case evaluations is to be kept confidential for 28 days after the actual evaluation,” she said. As Hartland Patch previously reported, Sahouri, former principal of Creekside Elementary School and former vice principal of Hartland High School, is suing the Hartland Consolidated Schools district over circumstances involving her reassignment as a study-skills…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On May 7, the non-homestead tax renewal proposal will be on the ballot for Hartland voters.
Hartland Consolidated Schools special school election for the non-homestead renewal proposal will take place on May 7. The 18-mill tax equates to $4,346,475 in revenue for the district this year and has been in place since 1995. It is levied against businesses, vacant land and second homes, according to information received from Hartland Schools and, as stated on the ballot proposal, principal residences, qualified agricultural property and qualified forest property are exempt. Key points about the millage include: All Hartland Township voters in precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, vote at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The board will have a discussion during a closed session.
Hartland Consolidated Schools' Board of Education will discuss a possible settlement with former Principal Tracey Sahouri in a closed session Monday night, according to the Press & Argus. Superintendent Janet Sifferman told the Press & Argus that it is just a discussion and she doubts any action will be taken that night. As Hartland Patch previously reported, Sahouri, former principal of Creekside Elementary School and former vice principal of Hartland High School, is suing the Hartland Consolidated Schools district over circumstances involving her reassignment as a study-skills and special-education teacher. She could receive $525,000 in a proposed settlement of her lawsuit against the district. Sahouri and the district have until the end…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Hartland's alternative high school was recognized as the 2013 School of the Year by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization.
LEGACY, the alternative high school in Hartland, has been providing an alternative option for area high school students for 30 years and has recently been recognized as the School of the Year by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization. It’s an honor that LEGACY principal Kirk Evenson credits his staff with praising them for their active involvement with students and programs at the school. “We have a wonderful group of staff members who feel like they belong, they have ownership,” he said. “It’s their school and they’re proud of it and that’s evident and that’s why it’s successful.” A presentation highlighting the school and student achievements was submitted for the selection process, spearheaded by the Health and Physical …
Friday, April 12, 2013
How did you ask or get asked to Prom this year? Share your stories and photos here.
With Hartland’s Prom just a short month away, preparations for the big dance are in full swing. But before finals plans for dresses, hair, shoes and limos can be made, sometimes finding your date comes first. The growing tradition of prom-posals can include a car full of balloons or a messages written in lights, but high schools students everywhere are getting more creative when asking their prospective partner to Prom. Last year, one Hartland High School senior wrapped himself in a present displayed in his girlfriend’s classroom, surprising her with flowers and an invitation to Prom when she opened the box. So, what have fun and creative proposals have been done this year, Hartland? Show us your photos or share your stories here.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Hartland seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Transportation Supervisor Jill Fons is Hartland Consolidated Schools "Person of the Month" for April.
By Hartland Schools Jill Fons, the district’s Transportation Supervisor, has been a member of the HCS family for 23 years. She began her career here as a driver, then dispatcher, and for the last 12 years she has served as our transportation supervisor. Her list of certifications include Certified Transportation Director, MSBO; Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT) member; Train the Trainer Certification; Operation Lifesaver Certification; NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Certification; Highway Watch Certification; and Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Certification. Jill has been married for 37 years and she and her family have lived in the Hartland district for 35 years. Their three children have all graduated from…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tracey Sahouri and the Hartland Consolidated Schools district have until the end of the month to agree to the deal.
Tracey Sahouri, former principal of Creekside Elementary School and former vice principal of Hartland High School, is suing the Hartland Consolidated Schools district over circumstances involving her reassignment as a study-skills and special-education teacher. She could receive $525,000 in a proposed settlement of her lawsuit against the district, according to an article in the Livingston Daily. The nonbinding settlement was proposed after a pretrial alternative dispute-resolution hearing April 3 in Genesee County, the article said. Sahouri and the district have until the end of the month to agree to the deal. "Our administrators are held to the highest standard. Leadership, trust, honesty, you cannot be an administrator in this district…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hartland Patch features videos from YouTube about Hartland.
There is definitely lots of cool stuff and interesting things going on in Hartland. Luckily, some of it gets posted on YouTube. Each week, Hartland Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about Hartland. This week's pick features Hartland High School senior Cassidy Porta and her athlete signing with Lawrence Tech University. The high school senior has committed to play volleyball with the Blue Devils next year. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Hartland? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured next week.