Dear Hayes Intermediate Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

PM Back Carline Update

This past week we opened the PM back carline to all 6th Grade families. It has been a great success, with most families in and out in a few minutes. The back carline is accessed from the Grand Ledge Public Schools Operations Drive (Penny Lane) for parents to pick up students in the afternoon. Please see this map  for the exact location. The back carline is accessible to 6th graders from either the Band Room or from Door #11. If you want your student to use the back carline, please let them know. Otherwise, 6th graders can still continue to use the front carline if you prefer.

Rising 6th Grade - Beginning Band Registration

Did your student get fitted for a band instrument recently? If so, keep an eye out for an email from Mrs. Hemker with information on how to sign your student up for 6th grade band next year! Did your student want to try an instrument but missed the opportunity? Send Mrs. Hemker an email at to let her know.

Career Pathways Summer Camp

FREE Youth Summer Camp to learn more about CAREER PATHWAYS!  Summer camps are a great way to explore career pathways! Eaton RESA Office of Career & Technical Education along with Region 7 MI-STEM Network are offering a limited number of scholarships for Eaton County students to attend a weeklong youth summer camp free of charge at Lansing Community College-East!  Learn more at

Grand Ledge Youth Volleyball Clinic

The Grand Ledge Youth Volleyball Clinic is available for 3rd - 6th grade students.  GLHS Varsity Volleyball Coach Matt Cox & the current GLHS volleyball players will teach basic volleyball fundamentals along with developing skills in passing, setting, and hitting.  Participants will also compete in game-like drills.  Learn more at the community recreation webpage about the youth volleyball clinic.

PTO Board Needs Members

The Hayes-Beagle Parent Teacher Organization has worked hard to provide opportunities for students and staff over the past 3 years that would not have been available without a PTO. Several PTO Board members will be leaving the PTO as their students age into High School. The commitment is as little as an hour a month for the meeting and you can help with fun jobs such as buying treats for students and staff. You can also help plan the dances and other activities that your student will participate in! Without a board, the PTO is legitimately in danger of ceasing to exist. Please come to the next meeting on May 14th at the Beagle Middle School Media Center at 6:30 PM to find out more. You can also join via Zoom -

MSTEP and NWEA Testing

Year-end MSTEP and NWEA Testing will be occurring at Hayes Intermediate from April 22-May 24. Classroom teachers will communicate with you about specific dates. Students who miss a designated testing day will be able to participate in makeup testing.

Puberty: The Wonder Years

5th and 6th grade students will be spending approximately two weeks in their science classes receiving instruction from the curriculum Puberty: The Wonder Years.

Dates to be aware of:

4/29 Permission slips go home

5/1 Curriculum resource available for review

5/10 Permission slips returned

5/21 PWY Kickoff

6/7 PWY Finale

Pom Tryouts

POM TRYOUTS for next year are happening soon!  Current 5th - 7th grade students can try out for next year – visit for more information.  The parent meeting is April 23.  Athletes will have an instructional clinic on April 23 & 24, concluding with a judged audition on April 25.  Register now at

Hayes Happenings

Hayes Happenings is our weekly news show that is student directed, produced, and edited under the guidance of teachers Jacque Cosgrove and Allison Shumate. Here is the April 19th Episode!

Looking Ahead

April 22 - May 24 MSTEP and NWEA Testing

May 13 - Science Fair

May 20 - Half Day for Students

May 27 - Memorial Day - No School for Students

May 28 - 5th Grade Potter Park Zoo Trip

Week of June 3rd - 4th Grade visits at Hayes

June 5 - 6th Grade Potter Park Zoo Trip

June 6 - Mead, Lee, Knauff, and Ward visit Beagle

June 7- Band Cedar Point Trip

June 10 - Carlson, Bierstetel, Burns, and Householder visit Beagle

June 11 - Weaver, Pung, Walter, Brunk, and Palacios visit Beagle

June 11 - 5th Grade Field Day

June 12 - 6th Grade Field Day

June 14 - Last Day for Students/Half Day


View flyers and more from the school district and the community plus learn about upcoming things here:


Take care,

Eric and Scott


Eric Leopold, Principal

Scott Millbrook, Assistant Principal

Hayes Intermediate School


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