The Timberwolf Times - April 19, 2024 

Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you Sharyn Tormanen, Holly Caldwell, Maureen Dickey, Clare LaLonde, and Kayla Gill!  On a daily basis, this wonderful team goes out of their way to meet the immediate needs of our students, staff, and parents. We are grateful for them not only this week, but also every day of the year.  


District-wide Late Start Day - Wednesday, May 1st  

Wednesday, May 1st is our final district-wide late start day. On this day, school starts at 10:20 AM.  Please know that our parent drop-off process on this day will start at 10:05 AM.  Even though we are starting late, we will still offer breakfast for students. Transportation will be provided, and approximate bus stop times can be found at


Howell Robotics Open House

On Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Highlander Robotics program is hosting an open house for anyone who would like to learn more about the robotics programs offered in the district. Attendees can meet with the elementary, middle, and high school teams to learn about the programs and FIRST Robotics. To learn more, please visit


Reminder: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Thanks to the Michigan School Meals program, breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge to all students. To qualify for a free meal, students must select a complete meal consisting of an entrée and at least a half cup of fruit or vegetable. A la carte items are not included in the free meal program, and students cannot incur negative balances on their meal accounts for additional servings or a la carte items. Meals for adults are not free, and adults are also prohibited from accruing negative balances on their meal accounts.


M-STEP Calendar

This spring, Michigan is administering its required state assessment to all 3rd- 5th graders.  The test is called M-STEP - Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress. All Howell elementary schools will be taking the online version of the assessment.  The state mandates that all schools statewide follow the same testing window.  The Three Fires in-person M-STEP testing schedule is as follows:  

5th Grade:  April 22, 24, 29   

3rd Grade:  April 23, 25, 29, 30    

Please mark these dates on your calendar. We are giving parents the testing schedule so that appointments, vacations, etc. can be scheduled around these dates as much as possible. We encourage you to help your student take this seriously and rest well the night before.  


Free Parent and Family Educational Events

The Livingston County Community Alliance has two free upcoming events aimed at reducing and preventing youth substance use. The first will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., titled High in Plain Sight. This event is free and is for adults to learn about current youth alcohol, drug, and vape concealment trends. To learn more about High in Plain Sight, please visit The second event, the top-rated Reality Tour, is set for Thursday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Reality Tour is intended for families and their children to attend together. It includes a dramatic presentation of choices made and the consequences of a teen on drugs, family coping skills, and a question-and-answer session with a person in recovery. To learn more about the Reality Tour, please visit

Posted by tormanes On 23 April, 2024 at 10:55 AM