Dear Hayes Families,

Here is some news to get us into this snowy weekend…

NWEA Testing

As a part of regularly monitoring student progress, NWEA testing will occur in classrooms at Hayes from January 16th-26th. Generally, 6th Graders will test from January 16th-19th while 5th Graders will test January 22nd-26th. These are not meant to be stressful tests, but are simply to help teachers determine what areas of instruction to focus on next. We also use Delta Math, iXL, and classroom work to determine what additional interventions students may need to be successful. 

Winter is Here!

We go out for recess all winter long, unless it is bitterly cold or wet. Please make sure your student wears a coat, boots, gloves/mittens, and a hat each day. At lunch, students are expected to bring their winter gear to the cafeteria so they can enjoy lunch recess. Students without boots are expected to stay on the pavement during recess so they are less likely to get muddy and wet. If you need assistance providing your student with any of the aforementioned items, please contact Lisa Nelson in our office.

Lost and Found

Is your student missing that nice, new winter coat? Or perhaps that fancy Stanley Cup? Or even a single mitten? Check out our lost and found near the cafeteria. Most students walk by each day without even giving it a second look. Due to space constraints, lost and found items are cleaned out and donated every couple of months.

Musical Theatre Workshop - Register Now for Feb. 9 & 10

Modeled after the world-famous Young Americans’ workshop, this event offers students in 3rd-8th grade students a chance to meet, rehearse, and perform with Grand Ledge High School musical theater students. Workshop participants will learn fun musical pieces complete with choreography, have a chance to take part in real auditions, and immerse themselves in a special workshop of their choice. Learn more and register here:

Hayes Happenings

Hayes Happenings is our weekly news show that is directed, produced, and edited under the guidance of teachers Jacque Cosgrove and Allison Shumate. Here is a link to the episodes from this school year so far:

January 12th Episode

December 21st Episode

December 15th Episode

December 8th Episode

December 1st Episode

November 17th Episode

November 10th Episode

November 3rd Episode

October 27th Episode

October 20th Episode

October 13th Episode

October 6th Episode

September 28th Episode

September 21st Episode

September 14th Episode

September 7th Episode


Looking Ahead

January 15 - No School - MLK Day

January 24 - Vocal Arts Day

January 31 - Last Day of 2nd Quarter Specials

February 1 - First Day of 3rd Quarter Specials

February 16 - Half Day of School

February 19 - No School - Presidents Day

March 8 - Last Day of 2nd Trimester Enrichment

March 11 - First Day of 3rd Trimester Enrichment

March 12 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM

March 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM

March 15  - Parent Teacher Conferences 12-3 PM

March 15 - Half Day for Students

March 22 - March 29 - Spring Break

April 1  - Classes Resume

May 20 - Half Day for Students

May 27 - Memorial Day - No School for Students

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
Hayes Intermediate School

Scott Millbrook, Assistant Principal
Hayes Intermediate School

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