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. Credentialed librarian Ms. Montalbano teaches research & library use strategies and related lessons. 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
- Apr. 30: Running with the Cats 5K event
- May 18: Parent Coffee, 7:30-8:30 AM
- May 19: Loons Field Trip, gr. 8
- May 19-21: Lion King Jr drama production
- May 23: Loons Field Trip, gr. 7
- May 24: Det. Int. Arts Field Trip, Gr. 7 honors soc. st.
- May 27-30: No School, Memorial Day Break
- June 2: Spring Vocal Concert, 7 PM @ CHS
- June 9: Last Day of School, Dismissal at 10:59 AM
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.
DC Trippers! HMS 8th graders returned from a successful trip to Washington, D.C. Wildcats placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, took in the Smithsonian, the Mint, Mt. Vernon, plus other sites and fun events.
Wildcat Authors! Thirty 7th graders participated in the SVSU Writing Day. Video HERE
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! TV12 report HERE
Handy Latest News!
End-of-Year Calendar: No Change
The MDE has granted our school district a waiver for the 2 extra "Snow Days" that occured due to inclement weather. Calendar events, such as the last day of school, will remain the same. The last day is June 9th, dismissal at 10:59 AM.
Cardinal Creative Writing Camp 2016
- REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, March 23, 2016
- DATES: June 27 - June 30, 2016; 9 AM - 3 PM
- WHERE: SVSU
Attendees will have their work published in a camp anthology and have an opportunity to read their work aloud at Thursday's Open Mic. Students receive feedback from published college students and writing teachers. See the campus! Write with friends & group leaders! Students, if you love creative writing, this is for you!
Cost is $110 before May 2, $120 after May 2. Fee covers all camp costs, plus snacks, and a t-shirt. Scholarships may be available. Contact Lori Williams at (989) 964-4325. Registration form: click HERE
8th Grade Scheduling for High School Classes: 2016-17 yr
Central High School counselors scheduled 8th grade students for next year's high schools classes on February 17 and 18. Parents who have questions/concerns should e-mail the CHS Counseling Department. Link: http://baycitycentral.com/what-we-do/departments/counseling