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Haslett Middle School students play chess every Friday after school in the media center. The club is popular with many students. Their advisor is Middle School math teacher, Brandon Cook, who is happy to teach students how to play chess. One day last month, the students had a visit from Gus, who is a Buddy's Pal, an educational comfort dog.
Mrs. Freedberg's first graders organized a toiletry drive for Punks with Lunch Lansing. Over the last two weeks, Wilkshire Wizards donated toiletry items to help people in need. After sorting and counting the items, Mrs. Freedberg's class found that they had collected 1,050 items! This will be so appreciated by many members of our community. Thanks for your support, Wilkshire families!
The Unified Basketball season is underway and Haslett High School has two teams this year, Gold and Navy. Earlier this year, Haslett High School became a certified Unified Champions banner school. The school was also recognized as an ESPN Honor Roll Special Olympics Unified Champion School.
Haslett High School students from Mrs. Lofton's and Ms. Omillian's classes visited the Capitol Building in Lansing. They learned about the history of the state capitol and the upkeep required for the building. The students met with House Representative, Rep. Alabsas Farhat, who invited them onto the House floor to experience what it is like to be in the Michigan House of Representatives. The students also sat in on the start of the Senate session and were included in the Senate roll call.