The Timberwolf Times - May 17, 2024 

Unified Champion Schools 

On May 10, our Unified Champion Schools (UCS) team joined Challenger’s UCS team at the Howell High School football field to play disc golf and cornhole. A Unified Champion School is an inclusive school program that promotes social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change, fostering collaboration between students with and without intellectual disabilities. The day kicked off with the national anthem and an official announcement of each team’s name over the field’s sound system. The cheers were bountiful, the weather was perfect, and the students had so much fun!


Girls on the Run Mock 5K

Our Annual Girls on the Run Mock 5K event on May 9 was a testament to resilience and positivity. Despite the rain, our students, coaches, and volunteers embraced the "Is So Much Fun" mentality of Girls on the Run. The race was filled with cheers, words of encouragement, high fives, hugs, and pure joy. Congratulations to all the students who participated and a special thank you to our dedicated coaches and volunteers who made this event a success. Please wish our Girls on the Run team the best of luck as they complete their final 5K culminating race this Sunday.


Thank You PTO

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to this year's PTO Officers, Megan Sredzinski, Renee Beale, Ashley Clark, and Summer Cobb, for their unwavering commitment to our students, staff, and families. Their efforts have truly made a difference in our school community, and we extend our gratitude for every task they undertook throughout the year. Our Officers for next year will consist of Megan Sredzinski, Ashley Clark, Summer Cobb, Valorie McNeal, Kristina Richards, and Darin Bassett.   


Holly Pressel's Retirement

We are announcing the retirement of Holly Pressel, our beloved 1st and 2nd-grade teacher, after 30 years of dedicated service. Holly began her journey as a special education teacher and later transitioned into her current role, where she has excelled in classroom management and student engagement. Known as the "student whisperer," Mrs. Pressel’s commitment to her students and their families has made a lasting impact. We will miss her dearly and wish her all the best in her retirement.


Field Day Volunteers

We need parent volunteers for Field Day on May 28th for two sessions: 9:20 am to 11:20 am for 3rd to 5th grades, and 12:50 pm to 2:50 pm for BK to 2nd grades. Ensure you have a background check on file or complete one using the provided link. Volunteers should arrive at 9 am for the morning session and 12:30 pm for the afternoon session. Please fill out the volunteer form by May 20th.  If you don't have one, please complete the background check and volunteer Google form. Send the background check form to Sharyn Tormanen at [email protected]

Link for Background check

Link for Field Day Volunteer Google Form


Important Updates for 5th Grade Families

As the school year ends, we want to thank you for your support throughout your child's elementary journey.  If you are free, please remember that you are invited to our 5th Grade Graduation, Picnic, and Survivor Games on Thursday, May 23rd.  Also, mark your calendar for our Annual 5th Grade Clap Out on Thursday, May 30th at 2:45 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to celebrating these special moments with you and your child.


Student Medications 

Please remember to stop in the office by the last day of school to pick up all student medications (prescription and over the counter).  We cannot hold medication or supplies over the summer.  


Counselor Corner: Jeanie Nemeth

As summer approaches, we want to ensure that you have access to support and resources even when school is not in session. Click here for a comprehensive list of summer resources and opportunities available in June, July, and August.  Please note that these programs and organizations are not affiliated with or endorsed by Howell Public Schools. This is a living document, so be sure to check back often for updates and additions. For any questions, recommendations, or to create a personalized family plan, feel free to reach out to Jeanie Nemeth at [email protected].


Highlander Reading Express Summer Schedule
Get ready for an exciting summer with The Highlander Reading Express! The district's mobile library is hitting the road, bringing books and fun to various areas throughout the district. Starting Tuesday, June 11, the Highlander Reading Express will embark on its summer route, spreading the joy of reading to all. Don't miss out on the excitement! Visit to find the schedule and stops, and join us for a summer full of stories and fun!


"Plant Great Seeds" Leadership Camp
This summer Reaching Higher is launching the "Plant Great Seeds" Leadership Camp. Designed for children entering grades 1-5 in Livingston County, this camp offers an incredible opportunity for young leaders to grow and thrive. The day camp will run from Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from July 22nd to 25th. We hope you can help us spread the word to families. To learn more, please visit


Howell Robotics Interest Form
If your child is interested in joining the Howell Robotics program, please fill out the Howell Robotics Interest form at The program has teams at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, offering students a fantastic opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM activities while developing teamwork and problem-solving skills. Completing the interest form is the first step towards participation and helps us gauge and accommodate the enthusiasm for robotics at each school level. Don't miss this chance for your child to dive into the exciting world of robotics!


Howell Athletics Summer Camps
Get ready for a fun and active summer with Howell Athletics! Brochures and registration for our Summer Sports Camps are now available at The Athletics Department is excited to offer several new camps alongside their traditional favorites this year. All registrations must be completed online. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your child's skills while they enjoy some fun, healthy competition. Register today and join Howell Athletics for a summer filled with sports and excitement!

Posted by tormanes On 22 May, 2024 at 11:02 AM