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  •   Haslett Graduates at Breslin Center

    Congratulations Graduates!

    The Haslett High School commencement ceremony was held at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University on Sunday, June 2, 2024. A video of the ceremony is available on the Haslett Media Productions YouTube channel. Congratulations to the graduates of the Haslet High School Class of 2024!

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  • Second and third grader students holding donated books

    Women's Club Book Donation

    The Haslett Women's Club donates books to Haslett Elementary students each spring. This year Murphy students were able to choose from many different series books. The students are very excited to have these books to enhance their summer reading.  Thank you again to the Haslett Women's Club for this amazing donation and to Schuler's Books for their continued collaboration in this project. 

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  •  Ocean habitat display in hallway at Murphy

    Animal Habitat Displays

    This spring Murphy 2nd and 3rd grade students created 3-dimensional animal projects to go along with their research reports and science animal unit.  Students in many of these classrooms created animals from multiple habitats: ocean, grassland, arctic, rainforest, desert, and native Michigan animals. This picture features some of the animals from the ocean habitat.  The Murphy staff and students love walking through the hallways and seeing the creativity of these kids.

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  •  Murphy students walking with a Michigan State football player.

    Murphy Mileage Club

    On Friday, April 26, the students of Murphy Elementary School were joined by several members of the Michigan State University football team. Students were able to complete laps for mileage club and hang out with some players at the same time. The weather was perfect and the kids and the players had a great time! 

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  •  Connor and Julia, High School Band Students

    Congratulations to these HHS Vikings!

    Connor Leighton and Julia Hummel, juniors at Haslett High School, competed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Outstanding Soloist Competition at Eastern Michigan University on Friday, April 5, 2024. Both musicians were nominated after their performances at the MSBOA state solo and ensemble festival in March. Connor and Julia are also musicians in the Spartan Youth Wind Symphony at MSU. Congratulations to these outstanding Vikings!

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  •  Fifth grade students part of the Green Team

    Ralya Green Team

    The Green Team, a club made up of fifth graders at Ralya Elementary School, is doing its part to increase awareness about recycling. Students on the Green Team collect recycling bins from around the building each week and make sure items are properly separated. Students in the club, organized by fifth grade teacher Sarah Haagensen, have made signs about recycling and sent letters to community sponsors. To learn more, watch the Green Team news segment that aired on Fox 47.

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  •  Scholastic Book Fair Logo

    March is Reading Month!

    Plans are underway to celebrate "March is Reading Month" throughout our schools. All three elementary schools will host Kate Cosgrove, an award-winning children's book illustrator from Michigan. In addition, several schools will host a book fair, providing families the opportunity to purchase new books while raising money for our library media centers at the same time! Book Fair schedules are listed below - click on this article to get links to each school's Book Fair website! Wilkshire Early Childhood Center Book Fair - March 4-8; Murphy Elementary School Book Fair - March 4-13; Haslett Middle School Book Fair - March 4-13.

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  •  Elementary students at museum bridge exhibit

    Science Center Visit

    Fourth graders from Ralya Elementary recently took a field trip to Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing. Students enjoyed the various hands-on exploration and investigation activities throughout the museum. Groups worked together in a variety of challenges to help build an understanding of speed, acceleration, gravity, and friction during the force and motion workshop. Students also learned about the properties of an atom and saw firsthand the powerful effects of static electricity with the Van de Graaff generator in a shocking and hair-raising experience.

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  •  Essay-winning students and Mr. Newcombe

    Middle School Students Recognized in Essay Contest

    Congratulations to eighth-graders Aikem Gill and Abyan Cooley for winning first and third place, respectively, in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan's Essay Contest. Their essays focused on this year's contest theme - "The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis." Aikem eloquently presented her winning poem to the sold-out crowd when the contest winners were recognized at the MLK Day Luncheon at the Lansing Center.

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  •  Student Artwork for Mystery Section

    Student Artwork for HHS Library

    Haslett High School unveiled its new library media center signage, designed and created by high school students. In September, the library media staff announced a contest open to all students to design and create an original piece of artwork that depicted a book genre available in the library. In January, the winning pieces will find a permanent home on the walls of the high school library to inspire and bring joy to others while showcasing the commitment these students demonstrated. The following students submitted work: Helena Czekalski, Jade Dawson, Moiraine Folger, Levi Horlacher, River Horlacher, Finn Potts, Alexander Pumford, Maria Reyna, Meagan Thompson, Shaelynn Root, Sydney Swartout.

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  •  WECC students visit Haslett Public Library

    WECC students visit Haslett Public Library

    Mrs. Watrich and Mrs. Murton brought their students to visit the Haslett Public Library to learn about this wonderful educational resource in our community 

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  •  Student Council members around table of gifts.

    HHS Gift Giving Campaign

    The High School Student Council Holiday Gift Giving Campaign was another great success!  Again this year, in conjunction with the Haslett Community Church, 6th hour classes collected money for gifts. The school as a whole collected 100 gifts and 24 gift cards for families in need.  Ms. Wawro's class led the charge with 27 gifts and 11 gift cards! 

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  •  Elementary students learn chess skills from an instructor

    Murphy Students Learn Chess Skills

    Students from Murphy Elementary School have been participating in the Haslett Chess Club for the past few weeks. During this time, students have been learning about the history, the rules, and game play of chess.  Many students started with no game experience  and are now competing in lively matches. Congratulations to our Murphy students for learning this wonderful game!

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  •  Wilkshire students in a classroom with fire fighters

    Wilkshire Students Learn Fire Safety!

    Wilkshire Early Childhood Students learned about fire safety this week. Firefighters visited classrooms and students toured the fire trucks outside the school. They learned about being safe in the event of a fire at home or school. 

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  •  Third graders dancing at Murphy Elementary

    Dancing Around the World

    Elia Reif, Murphy Elementary School music teacher, had a tremendous turnout for the 3rd grade music and dance performance on Thursday, November 19. She worked tirelessly to teach the students about the culture and music of eight countries around the world. The students invited their family members to participate and learn about all eight dances in a memorable performance. Some of the music and dances featured were from Greece, Russia, Mexico, and Canada.  People of all ages were able to learn and enjoy a night filled with laughter, fun, and a little exercise!

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  •  Haslett Homecoming Court

    Haslett Homecoming

    Despite the weather, another great Homecoming was organized by the Haslett High School Student Council members and Advisors! Congratulations to our Court members and all of the parents and students who helped build floats for the parade! GO VIKINGS!!

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  •  Murphy students participating in a video call.

    Murphy Pen Pals

    After spending time writing friendly letters to their Malaysian pen pals, Elizabeth Martin’s fourth grade class at Murphy Elementary School enjoyed watching a surprise video of their new acquaintances introducing themselves from the other side of the world!  They eagerly await their return letters!  This project encourages cultural bridge-building, and allows students to practice their writing skills in an authentic way.

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  •  High School students in front of Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

    Field Trip to Henry Ford Museum

    Students from Mr. Sass' AP U.S. History and Mrs. Cull's English 10 classes visited Henry Ford Museum on Thursday, October 5. The Haslett High School students learned about American innovation through a number of diplays and exhibits at the museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  •  Students doing work on Chromebooks.

    Haslett State Test Scores Improve!

    The 2023 Spring M-STEP scores for Haslett Public Schools increased over the 2022 scores, and these scores continue to move towards pre-pandemic levels. Haslett Public Schools holds the highest M-STEP scores in Ingham County. Congratulations to our Haslett staff! The district will continue to address pandemic learning gaps this school year. We are able to monitor learning with Acadience and AIMSweb screeners, NWEA Benchmark tests, and formal and informal classroom assessments. All schools hold data meetings at least three times a year utilizing the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) organizational framework. Each building also has an MTSS coach to ensure student needs are met through targeted interventions.

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  •  New landscaping in middle school courtyard.

    HMS Courtyard Going Strong!

    In the spring of 2021, plans to renovate the Haslett Middle School courtyard into an outdoor classroom began with a Green Infrastructure Grant from the Environmental Commission of Meridian Township. Since the student-led project began, the native plant rain garden has grown, students are learning about sustainability, and teachers are finding new ways to use the space to teach outside. Bridget Booth (Courtyard Coordinator) takes her EcoAction students out to the courtyard regularly for environmental lessons and opportunities to manage the garden. With help from the Builder’s Club, the Conservation Club members assist with continued design and maintenance.

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