Dear Hayes Intermediate Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

PM Back Carline Update

Several weeks ago we started piloting a back carline from the Grand Ledge Public Schools Operations Drive (Penny Lane) for parents to pick up students in the afternoon. This was done in an effort to increase safety and alleviate traffic backups on Nixon Road. This has been very successful and has room to grow. Therefore, the back carline is now open to all 6th Graders beginning on April 15th. 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. Please see the Back Carline Overview Map  for the exact location. For a zoomed in view, click here . Please note: 5th graders should still plan to use the front carline. 

Rising 6th Grade - Beginning Band Registration

Did your student get fitted for a band instrument last week? If so, keep an eye out for an email from Mrs. Hemker coming to you soon 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.

Beagle Middle School Elective Requests

On April 9th, Dave Kushman, Principal, and Kelly Shumway, Assistant Principal, visited Hayes Intermediate to meet with our rising 7th grade students for the Beagle Middle Elective Roadshow.  Students received an all-in-one document that included elective course descriptions along with a worksheet where students can pencil in their elective course requests under the guidance of their parents. These requests are due to their current 6th grade teachers by Monday, April 15. Later in the spring, Dave and Kelly will be connecting consistently with rising 7th grade families to provide updates for next school year.

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.

International Day

We invite you to join us for International Day this year on April 13 from 2-6 at Beagle Middle School. International Day is a day to celebrate our cultural diversity and to learn from each other!  There are many different ways to participate on this special day. You may simply attend and enjoy watching PERFORMANCES, looking at DISPLAYS or admiring clothing. New this year - FOOD TRUCKS - Picnic, La Fajita and Shove It from the Lansing and Grand Ledge area offering International and fusion recipes!  We look forward to seeing you and your family! 

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 12th Episode!

Looking Ahead

April 13 - International Day at Beagle Middle School

April 15 - 1st Science Fair Club meeting

April 15 - 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

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