Herbison Woods News

April 19, 2024

Principal:  Alicia Ormsbee

School Address:  Pride Dr, DeWitt, MI 48820

Office Phone Number:  517-668-3300

Attendance Phone Number:  517-668-3347

Website:  https://hw.dewittschools.net/ 

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Upcoming Events:

April 22 - 26: MSTEP Makeup Testing

April 29 - May 10: NWEA Testing

May 2 - 6: Acadience Testing

A Message from Mrs. Ormsbee

Greetings Herbison Woods Families!

We successfully made it through our state MSTEP assessments.  We are proud of the effort our students put forward to do their best and take their time.  They did a great job being respectful of one another by being quiet in the hallways during transitions as their peers were testing.  We will be working through makeups this coming week, then moving onto our NWEA and Acadience assessments as we near the end of the year.  

As a reminder to our fourth grade families, a Parent Input Form for the 2024-2025 school year was sent out on Friday, April 12th.  If you are interested in providing information about your child that you would like considered in the placement process for next school year, please fill out this form.  As a reminder, our focus is to provide balanced classrooms at DPS, and teacher requests will not be honored.  The window to complete the form will close on Friday, April 26 at 8:00am. Thank you for taking time to share information about your child that you think will be important in this process.


Alicia Ormsbee


A Note from Mrs. Nowak

HWE Families,

Thank you for your continued support of your child as we enter spring, which in the educational world is known as the season of testing! Students are asked to do a lot during this time. Not only are our established routines disrupted, but students are asked to put in their best focus and stamina for long periods of time.

One way to best support your child is to focus on what they can control. No, we can't control how long the test is or how hard questions might be, but we can control how we go about doing our best. Teachers have gone over test taking strategies, as well as put up student created motivational posters in the hall. Feel free to ask your child about the test, but try to focus on their effort more than if they knew the answers. By focusing on what your child can control (their effort, attitude and time they take) we can foster healthy responses to adversity. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Rachel Nowak

P.E. Corner

2024 Field Day Volunteer Letter.pdf

Field Day - May 30

Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 30.  For information on how to volunteer, please see the attached letter.

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District Communication

Intrado SMS Text Opt-In.pdf

If you have not opted in to receiving text messages from DPS when there is inclement weather or other important communication, please see the following instruction document on how to sign up, if you are interested.

Herbie Buck Store Donations

Our Herbie buck store continues to motivate students to be respectful, responsible and safe. We are always accepting donations such as small candies, school supplies, small toys, etc. In addition, we have also put together an Amazon Wish List of items that we feel our students may enjoy.  We appreciate your generosity and are grateful for your support!

Volunteering at DPS

Medication Information

In order for Herbison Woods Staff to administer medication to your child, you must:


If your child will be absent from school, please call the Herbison Woods attendance line at: