Weekly Announcements                                         April 21, 2017

Middle School Track

Home meet Wednesday, 4/26 at 4:00.

Attention 8th Grade Parents -- On Friday, May 19, from 8:00 - 12:00the 

8th graders will be participating in a special activity called Life Unplugged

Life Unplugged is an experience that will give the 8th grade students a glimpse into their future. The simulation takes the students through a series of real-life scenarios as if they are 25 years old. The students will be making choices on a career, savings, housing, food, child care, and so on. The students will rotate through 16 stations of life events. We are looking for parent volunteers to work this event on Friday, May 19 from 8:00 - 12:00. Please contact Megan McShannock, the Middle School Counselor (526-4756 or mmcshannock@harborps.org) if you are interested in volunteering. 

Mountain Bike Club Forming—Link Works Now!

Harbor Springs Community Schools is exploring the idea of starting a mountain bike club, with opportunities for middle school and high school athletes to do rides, and/or compete in sanctioned races through MISCA (Michigan Interscholastic Cycling Association).  If you are interested and you will be in HSPS middle or high school next year, let us know by filling out the form, and we will keep you informed. The link below is now working, so if you tried to fill out the form last week and were not able to, please try again!  Link to form:  https://goo.gl/forms/BAwB3aQ55tvagphV2


Girls Volleyball and Basketball Team Pictures!

Attention volleyball team and girls basketball team! Plan on bringing your warm-ups with you to school next Tuesday so Mrs. Niersel can take pictures of you for the yearbook. Bring your warm-ups and meet Mrs. Niersel in her room at the beginning of lunchtime.  We want your team in the yearbook!


Senior Class Fundraiser—Next Friday!

The Class of 2017 will be doing a bake sale during lunchtime next Friday to raise money for the senior class. There will be a range of items available, including Oreo pudding cups, brownies, and peanut butter no bakes. The senior class encourages you to bring cash! Items range from fifty cents to two dollars!

Test Drive a new Ford and Raise Money for the Harbor Springs’ Baseball Program!

On Saturday, May 6th, head out to the Harbor Springs Baseball Fields and test-drive a new Ford. For each test drive taken, Ford Motor Company will donate $20.00 to your school. See flyer for details on when and where.

Health Insurance Coverage
Your local health department provides many supportive services for you and your family. See flyer for information about the services.

Welding Academy 2017
It is that time of year again, registration for our 2017 summer Welding Academy is open! Click here for information and registration for your students to fill out and return. Transportation is provided. As you will see on the flyer Boyne City, Pellston and Alanson are 3 possible locations for students to get on a bus to be taken to IAI.

MSU Media Summer Camps 2017 Camp Information at mi.msu.edu/camps

All camps offer a day-only option ($725.) and an overnight option ($1,095.)  For students Entering 6th-8th Grade, June 26-30.  Game Design with Minecraft, Introduction to Programming with Minecraft, Digital Cinema and Introduction to Game Design (Microsoft Kodu).  Fore more information, please contact Luke Kane, 517 432-9841, kaneluke@mus.edu.

College For Kids
This is the link for College for Kids class offerings and registration  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dm5kbmzab&oeidk=a07edxljh0fce95acd5                           See flyer here. 

Employment Opportunity
Part-time bus driver needed as soon as possible.  You must have a good driving record and must be able to obtain a CDL.  Contact Marcus Kurburski, Transportation Director 231620-5317 or 526-5601.

Mark Your Calendars! Three Sessions for Hunter Education!

The Harbor Springs Outdoors Club is conducting three Sessions of hunter education between now and October. Each session involves three classes. The first session (to get ready for turkey season!) is April 25, 27, and 29. The second is September 19, 21, and 23. The third session is October 24, 26, and 28. To register for a session, or for more information, call Doug Schlappi at 526-6700.

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is offering Hunter’s Safety Course April 25, 26 from 4-8pm at Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and April 29th 8:30am-1:00pm at Harbor Springs Outdoors Club.  The course is free.  Students must attend all three days of the course and be at least 10 years old.  Bring a snack and pencil.  Call 439-8900 to register or for more information.

HSPS Cafeteria Charging Policy

Students will be allowed to charge a total of four qualifying* meals; no a la carte charging is permitted. Once the limit is reached, students will be offered an alternate meal that may consist of a cheese sandwich, fruit or vegetable, and milk. The meal will still be charged to the account as it is not cost free to the district. High and Middle School students will be notified of the account balance at the registers during service. Elementary students will have a notification sent home in the Friday folders. * A qualifying meal contains at least three required components, with one being a fruit or vegetable.  Please see flyer.

Harbor Springs Public Library

Parents, did you know that students are welcome to use our local library for studying after school?  Their hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Volunteer’s Wanted!

Are you interested in spending an hour or two a day a week at school?  Come volunteer at HSMS/Shay in the Café or Shayground…just fill out a brief volunteer background check.  If an hour is too much, how about a half hour in the morning to monitor open gym so students can shoot hoops or bump volleyballs before class?  Either way, give us a call to set something up!


Healthy Breakfast and Hot Lunch Applications Available

A healthy breakfast and a hot lunch are important to student success. Free and reduced-price lunch applications are available online or at the Middle School office. Many families qualify for free and reduced lunch and don’t even know it. Even if your student only eats hot lunch once in awhile, we encourage you to participate in this important program.

Oleson’s Receipts

If you shop at Oleson’s, please bring your receipts to the MS Office. A parent tallies them up and our school earns money that is deposited to the class trip scholarship account.

Principal’s Challenge

What were the 13 original states, and what do their names mean?  Or, what is the origin of their names?

Have a Great Weekend!