HWE Newsletter

April 21, 2023

Kori Knudson, Principal


First Bell     8:40 a.m.

Tardy Bell

8:45 a.m.

Dismissal       3:35 p.m.

HWE Office             517.668.3300  

Attendance Line    517.668.3347

Dates to Note

Friday, April 27         5th Grade - DMS tour (during the school day)

Wednesday, May 17 CLT Half Day Grades K-12      HWE dismissal 12:12 p.m.

Saturday, May 20 5th Grade Choir Club Night at the Ballpark, Lansing Lugnuts, Jackson Stadium

Monday, May 29       No School      Grades K-12          Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 6      HWE Field Day

Friday, June 9           Grades K-12        Half Day               Last day of Classes

Herbison Woods Panthers Are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe

Dear Families, 

Many of our classrooms have completed M-Step Testing and have worked incredibly hard to do so! It has been an honor to observe the level of determination, grit, and focus that our students have exhibited while working through tests that take nearly the whole school day to complete. Students have come prepared and communicated the encouragement they are receiving at home. Thank you for providing our HWE team of students and staff during this time with encouragement, snacks, and unending support! You rock! 

Our Fifth Graders are gearing up for their transition to DeWitt Middle School by completing their electives selection for the 2023-2024 school year. Just a reminder to families that elective selections are due to classroom teachers by Monday, April 24, 2023. Our Fifth Graders will be touring DMS on Thursday, April 27, 2023. This is an exciting time where students can see where they will be headed next year! In effort to help support this transition, HWE 5th grade teachers will continue to use standards-based grading but will also begin including letter grades on graded assignments so that students become more familiar with how DMS teachers will grade their work. Writing letter grades on assignments will also help students understand the impact of their effort, study skills, engagement, and attention to detail in their work.

We will continue to maximize our learning opportunities throughout the remainder of the school year. We are eager to pack our days full of valuable information that will equip our students with exposure and mastery of what is ahead. We appreciate your support as we inch closer to NWEA testing and closing out our 2022-2023 school year. 


Kori Knudson

Herbie Buck Store Donations

Our students continue to be very excited and motivated by our Herbie Buck Store! We are always accepting of donations such as small candies, school supplies, small toys, etc. In addition, we have also put together an Amazon Wishlist of items that we feel our students may enjoy. If you have any wrapped Valentine's/Easter candy that your family is wishing to part with, we would gladly use it at our next store. We appreciate your generosity and are grateful for your support! 

HWE Library Corner

Follow the HW library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find out what's going on, upcoming events,  book recommendations, and much more.

Facebook: Herbison Woods Elementary Media Center

Twitter:  @HWEMediaCenter

Instagram:  hwemediacenter

~Mrs Johnston


Physical Education News


Spring Is in the Air!

As we move closer to warmer weather, our Physical Education lessons will try and take advantage of our outdoor classroom. On PE days please make sure your student has warm layers, extra socks, and possibly another pair of footwear in case of dew and colder temps during the morning classes. 

Be on the Lookout!

As May approaches, so does our planning for Herbison Woods FIELD DAY! This is a wonderful day of physical activity and celebration of our school year! In order for this day to work, I will be sending more information about volunteer opportunities to help run our stations. Please consider being a part of this fun active day for our students. 

In the Classroom.

Students finished giving their gymnastics routines and we spent some time using previous physical literacy skills to play the game of kickball. 

In the next couple weeks, 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in their Post-Fitness Testing. I will be communicating with students on the days that each test will be held ahead of time. Students will use the data to compare with their pretests to evaluate their areas of fitness.

-Mr. Louisignau

Next up For April/May/June


Ultimate Frisbee

Yard Games                                                    

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