T.L. HandyWelcome to Wildcat Country, where high expectations are woven into a diverse curriculum. Honors, H.S. credit, and credit recovery classes are available, as well as many sports and extra-curricular opportunities. Add in great technology to a first class staff and a facility few Michigan middle schools can match, and you have Handy!
A wide array of extra-curricular opportunities, clubs, & sports enrich students' time as Wildcats. Football to Fine Arts, Healthy Schools' Initiative to Head-2-Head, Handy has it all! Wildcats participate in many activities to help neighbors in need, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Humane Society & others. Our students learn, create, play & serve their communities as they prepare for high school. "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared - No Excuses!"…
Library Media Center
The mission of the Library Media Center (LMC) is to provide the resources designed to meet the educational needs and interests of our students. It houses a collection of approximately 17,000 print items, uses the VLC on-line catalog, and has a 30-station computer lab attached. Students receive research lessons, using both print and electronic sources.
Leading The Way
When it comes to technology integration into the classroom - Handy is leading the way! We understand that students learn more effectively using the cutting edge technologies of their generation. That is why we are committed to equipping every classroom with the most up to date, cutting edge technologies that will impact student achievement. Here are some of the technologies available to EVERY classroom or Lab in our school:
- Document Cameras
- Mobile Interactive Whiteboards (Mobi's)
- Computers (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet)
- Classroom Performance Systems (CPS Clickers)
- Digital and Video Cameras
- Hot Dates
- Feb. 12: No School
- Feb. 17: Parent Coffee, 7:30-8:30 AM
- Feb. 23: Mary Poppins play Field Trip, gr 7
- Feb. 23: Band Concert, gr 7; 7:00 PM
- Feb. 23: 6th Movie Night; State Theater, 6:30 PM
- Feb. 25: Head-2-Head vs Hemlock
- Feb. 26: 7/8 Movie Night; State Theater, 6:30 PM
- Mar. 1: No School - SAT Testing
- Mar. 3: Head-2-Head @ Frankenmuth
- Mar. 8: Head-2-Head vs Mid Jefferson
- Mar. 10: Head-2-Head @ WMS
- Mar. 11: Half Day, end of Trimester 2
At Handy we believe in growing and nurturing the whole child. Part of that comes through character education. We do this by focusing on the six pillars of character - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship (TRRFCC). Students are recognized and celebrated daily and weekly for demonstrating these pillars of character.
The 4th annual Pajama Games were a great success, combining school pride with collecting items for the Bay Co. Women's Shelter. The goal was 4 TRUCKLOADS of items! Watch this TV12 report: http://www.abc12.com/home/headlines/A-cozy-basketball-game-helps-Bay-County-homeless-366014181.html
Mlle. Christa Schubert, world languages teacher, has been chosen to receive the 2016 HMS Most Spirited Teacher award. This is the 10th annual Saginaw Spirit sponsored event. Way to go, Mademoiselle Schubert!
Handy Latest News!
8th Grade Scheduling for High School
All 8th grade ELA classes are scheduled to meet with Mrs. Goulette on February 9 (Mr. Beattie), February 11 (Mrs. Manczak) and February 15 (Mrs. Town) to start the process of scheduling for CHS 9th grade classes. Parents, please be on the look-out for the paperwork! CHS counselors will be here to schedule students February 17, 18, and 19. High School counselors will also be holding an informational meeting February 16th, at 6:00 PM at Central High School (rescheduled due to bad weather).
End of Trimester 2 Approaching
The trimester 2 marking period ends March 11, 2016. Dismissal on that day is 10:59 AM. Core subject final exams for 8th graders will be March 8 and 9.
Yearbooks: Don't Forget to Order Yours!
You may purchase a hard-cover, soft-cover or ebook version. Order cut-off date is April 11th.
Prices: Hard-cover $28; Soft-cover $18; ebook $10. Order yours today at www.handywildcats.picaboo.com