The Timberwolf Times - January 20, 2023 


At the last Board of Education meeting on January 9th, we were able to highlight how the elementary archery program and robotics program support academic and extracurricular experiences that help our students be “future ready!”  A few of our students, Shelby Vogan, Scarlett Rich, Remy Schaefer, and Cole Sredzinski were able to share their experiences and goals from the archery program. Jill Cain, technology teacher, was also at the meeting and shared a video for the board where students highlighted their experiences from our robotics program. Both of these programs highlight the importance of parent, family and community support that are vital to both programs' successes and how they connect to our “One Howell” beliefs. Links to the presentations are below.   

Elementary Archery 

Elementary Robotics 

Teacher and Support Person of the Year Award Nominations Due Friday, January 27

The nomination window for this year’s Howell Public Schools Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards closes on Friday, January 27, at 4 p.m. These awards honor one teacher and one support staff member for their outstanding work and dedication to our students. If you would like to submit a nomination, please visit


Begindergarten and Kindergarten Registration is Open for the 2023-24 School Year

Begindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. To learn about the district’s begindergarten and kindergarten programs or to enroll an incoming begindergarten or kindergarten student, please visit On Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 7 p.m., each elementary school will host a Begindergarten or Kindergarten Information Night. At the event, families will learn about the school, meet the principal and begindergarten and kindergarten teachers, and tour the school. 


New Dual Language Immersion Program Parent Information Night

Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, Howell Public Schools will offer a Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program as an educational choice to families. Families will have the option to apply to have their child be part of this program. The program will consist of a kindergarten and first-grade class in its first year. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit The district is also hosting a parent information night on Tuesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at Three Fires Elementary. 


Vacancies at Three Fires - Join the Pack!  

We have multiple Special Education Paraprofessional vacancies (29.5 hours per week) at Three Fires.  See link below to view job qualifications, responsibilities, and the application process information.  Please share with whomever may be interested.


Three Fires Teachers “Making the Grade” 

WHMI Radio Station is looking to recognize local teachers with the “Making the Grade” contest.  In recent years, WHMI selected our very own Mrs. Spisak (3rd grade), Mrs. Cain (Technology), Mr. Johnson (5th grade), and Mrs. J (Kindergarten) as “Making the Grade” winners!  Nominated teachers will have a chance to win $700, a special “Making the Grade” trophy, and a custom coffee mug floral bouquet.  Don’t delay, click here to nominate a deserving Three Fires teacher today!  The nomination window closes on February 16th.


PBIS Poster Contest - Reminder 

Is your child interested in participating in our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Poster/Video contest?  If so, participation is optional but for those interested in designing posters/videos, the due date is January 31st. The goal of this contest is to have students visually display what it means to be “safe, responsible, kind and respectful” here at Three Fires.  Each grade level has an honorable mention and our school wide winner will be displayed throughout the building for years to come. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Smith, Student Services Advisor, at [email protected].  We are looking forward to seeing the many entries as students seek to encourage their peers to make great behavior choices!  Click here for a copy of the flyer for more information.   


Counselor’s Corner: Jeanie Nemeth  

Boredom might seem like a bad thing, but it’s a much-needed counterpoint to information/stimulation overload and vital to your long-term health, happiness, and productivity. To get more comfortable with boredom, build your ability to resist meaningless distraction. Whenever you think “I’m bored,” lean into that feeling instead of instinctively reaching for the nearest gadget. Look around you. Find someone else with a free moment and talk. Wonder about something in your immediate environment, then return to the next item on your list with more focus.  Here’s to a peaceful, restful weekend.  (This was taken from How to be a Better Person: Simple Ways to Make a Difference in Yourself and Others by Kate Hanley).   


Livingston County Community Connect Event

The Livingston County United Way is hosting its annual Community Connect event on Saturday, February 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton. This free event is open to everyone in the community. Community agencies will provide residents with helpful basic need information, free personal care items, and services like health screenings and haircuts at the event. To learn more, please visit


PTO Updates 

  • One of the best ways to stay up to date on PTO and school events is to follow our PTO’s Facebook at
  • The next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, February 1st at 6 PM in the media center.   
  • Save the Date: PTO will be holding a Spring Fling on Friday, April 28th at 6 PM. This is one of our after school events with themed basket drawing and various fun activities throughout the school. All students and families are invited to this event.  Don’t forget to save the date!   

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Posted by tormanes On 27 January, 2023 at 3:06 PM