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 LMC is to provide the resources designed to meet the educational needs and interests of our students, and teach the specialized skills to find resources. The LMC utilizes the VLC on line catalog for its over 17,000 items. A 30 station computer lab is attached to the LMC.
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
- May 27-30: No School, Memorial Day Break
- June 2: Spring Vocal Concert @ CHS, 7 PM
- June 3: 8th Gr. Honors Celebration, 12:45 PM
- June 8: 7th Gr. Olympic Day, all day
- June 8: 8th Gr. Send Off Event, 5-7 PM
- June 9: Last day; Dismissal at 10:59 AM
- Aug. 29: 6th Gr. Students WEB Orientation, 8 AM - 1 PM
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.
National Finalist: Congratulations to Morgaine Knight, 1st in state for the Elk's Americanism Essay. She's heading to nationals!
MORE National Finalists! Victoria Wooley and Ellie DuRussel are Michigan champions for their History Day website "World War II Brides". Onward to Washington, D.C. to compete at the national level!!!!
Handy Latest News!
Incoming 6th Graders: Fall WEB Orientation
- Your WEB Orientation Day will be Monday, August 29, from 8 AM - 1 PM.
Class of 2023: Welcome! This event is for students only, and lunch will be provided. Wear comforable clothes, prepare to have fun, meet lots of classmates, and learn a bit about Handy. You will also receive your class schedule and locker. A parent/family meeting will also be held - date to be announced.
Student School Supplies List
Here are general lists for grades 6, 7, 8, and explores classes.
8th Grade Send-Off Dance: "Putting on the Ritz in Black & White"
All 8th graders are encouraged to attended their Send-Off Dance, with the theme their class chose! It will be here at HMS on June 8th, from 5-7 PM. The $15.00 ticket will include the dance, appetizers, drinks and class t-shirt. You can take a picture with friends at the $1 photo booth, or step it up for a $5 professional photo. Tickets will be sold May 18,19 and 20. In order to attend, 8th graders must be clear of all fees, fines, overdue books, lost/damaged texts, etc. Any 8th grader with ticket cost questions may speak with Mrs. Goulette, the 8th grade counselor.