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!
T. L. Handy Middle School has a great student body! A wide array of sports, clubs and extra-curricular opportunities enrich students' time as Wildcats. Football to Fine Arts, Healthy Schools' Initiative to Spirit Week, Handy has it all! Wildcats participate in many activities to help neighbors in need, the Humane Society and others. Our students learn, create, play and serve their communities as they prepare for high school.…
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 over 17,000 print items, uses the ValCat 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
- Mar. 3: No School (ACT testing)
- Mar. 5: Head-2-Head vs Frankenmuth, 4 PM
- Mar. 10: Head-2-Head vs Midland Jefferson, 4 PM
- Mar 10-11: 8th gr Trimester Exams
- Mar. 11: Parent Coffee, 7:30 AM
- Mar. 12: Head-2-Head vs WMS
- Mar. 13: 1/2 day - Dismissal at 10:59 AM
- Mar. 16: No School - PD Day
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 2nd annual Pajama Game was a huge success! Over 2,000 personal care & household items were collected for the Bay Area Women's Shelter.
Wounded Warrior Project: Over $300 was donated to honor the late Sgt. Michael Cathcart. WWP presented HMS with a banner, now proudly displayed.
HMS Wildcats' food drive collected approx. 2,500 items for the Salvation Army!
Handy Latest News!
NEW DAILY START TIME - 7:20 AM (was 7:24 AM). Please note that bus routes and pick-up times will remain the same. This will be the new start time for the rest of the school year.
Also, March 13th, April 24th, and June 10th will be half days for students. Dismissal time will be10:59 AM.