Dear Hayes Intermediate Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

Hayes Staff vs. Student Volleyball

We held the Unified Champion School Staff vs Students Volleyball games on Friday, May 31st. Separate games were held with 5th and 6th Grade students. Both games were hard fought and full of crunch time plays. Everyone involved played with all their heart and had a great time! 

Potter Park Zoo Field Trip

6th Graders will be going to Potter Park Zoo this coming Wednesday June 5th. Due to the generous support of the PTO (and the fundraising efforts of Hayes Intermediate Families), all students will be able to attend at no cost to them. Please note: parents who are serving as chaperones will be responsible for paying their own admission to the zoo.

Field Day Schedule

5th grade Field Day is June 11th and 6th grade Field Day is June 12th. Half the grade will participate in the AM and the other half in the PM. Please see below for the schedule and the links to sign up to volunteer.

5th Grade June 11th

8:00am - 10:15am - Lutz, Mullins, Sandel, Scholten, VanHoesen, Winters

11:30am - 1:45pm - Boucher, Caylor, Darden, Green. Larson, Reed, Scuchaskie, Short

6th Grade June 12th 

8:00am - 10:15am - Bierstetel, Brunk, Burns, Carlson, Householder, Palacios

11:30am - 1:45pm - Knauff, Lee, Mead, Pung, Walter, Ward, Weaver

Hayes Chromebook Crew - Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the end of the year Chromebook Crew at Hayes to inspect devices and prep them to be ready for next year! No tech experience necessary! 

Available dates are June 5, 6, 7 from 7:30-11:30 am (Additional backup dates June 10, 11, & 12)

Thank you for ALL you do for Hayes students and staff! 

Please click to sign up if you are willing to help with any of the days or times!


Volunteers and Chaperones

We currently need parents to help chaperone field days in June! Click Here to fill out our volunteer registration form if you would like to see your student in action on Field Day!

Volunteer registration can take up to a week to process so please fill it out ASAP!

How is Your Student Getting Home? Let us know by 2:00 PM

If your student  is getting home a different way than normal please call the office by 2:00 pm to let the secretaries know of the change. After 2pm we cannot guarantee that the message will get to your student. 

PM Back Carline Update

The PM back carline is still open 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. 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.

Puberty: The Wonder Years

5th and 6th grade students started receiving instruction from the curriculum Puberty: The Wonder Years this week. Students may bring homework assignments home that encourage them to discuss issues related to puberty, relationships, and sexual behavior with their families. If a parent is not available for these assignments, parents are asked to help their students identify another trusted adult with whom they can talk. Families have expressed appreciation for this family discussion tool.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be at Hayes on Thursday, June 13th! If students would like to purchase a Kona Ice they can bring cash to school that day and purchase one during their lunch period!  Prices are $4, $5, $6, and for $7 you can get a color-changing cup. Proceeds go to support our awesome PTO.


If your student currently has medication @ Hayes Intermediate School:  The deadline for medication pickup on June 14th, 2024  is 10:50am.

June 17th we will be available from 7am - 2pm. After this deadline, all medication will be disposed of. If your child will need medications at school for the 2024/25 school year, you can get that paperwork then as well. That will give you time to get all required Physician signatures by the start of the school year.

If your student is attending summer learning, please contact your building's office to make arrangements to leave your medication for summer learning.

Please be aware that students ARE NOT allowed to transport medication home on the bus. 

For any questions or concerns please contact Lisa Bentley: or (517) 925-5399

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 May 31st Episode!

Sheldon’s Fundraiser

Sheldon is selling airheads candy for $1 each on Thursday June 6th during enrichment classes to raise money for canines for change

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing. Please encourage your student(s) to look for any missing items. We will be donating all items in the lost and found on June 17th. 

Looking Ahead

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  & Sheldon’s airhead fundraiser

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 13 - Kona Ice at Lunch/ Yearbook Signing

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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