Herbison Woods News

May 17, 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/ 

District Diversity Logo Paw

Upcoming Events:

May 27: No School - Memorial Day 

May 30: Field Day (see schedule below)

June 6: Last Day of School - Early Release

A Message from Mrs. Ormsbee

Greetings Herbison Woods Families!

It is hard to believe we are approaching the final three weeks of the school year!  Students have done an amazing job working through our spring benchmarks and state testing.  Benchmark reports will be coming home with students soon.  

We have several fun events and lots of learning left as we approach the end of the school year.  We will continue to review the importance of being respectful, responsible and safe with students through these last few weeks.  We would appreciate your support in discussing with your child the importance of showing their best behavior and effort every day as well.  We are looking forward to finishing the year strong!


Alicia Ormsbee


Updates from Mr. Rogers

Hello HWE Families,

We are in the homestretch! There has been so much learning and growing for students and staff alike at HWE. We've accomplished so many things this school year! Through classroom lessons, individual meetings, small groups, and 1000 other things, I've had the opportunity to connect with every student in our school at least once. I'm so thankful for the time I've been able to spend with our staff and students. HWE is such a great community and I'm proud to be part of it! 

Have a great summer! 

Mr. Rogers

Lost and Found

Clothes folded on a table

We have many items in our lost and found.  If your child is missing an item, please come check out our table in the vestibule.  Items will be available until the last day of school.

Mrs. Wineland's 5th Grade Class

Students playing a board game
Students playing a board game
Students playing a board game

Students in Mrs. Wineland's class read books from the "What is...", "Who is..." series and prepared book projects to present to their class.  A portion of the project was to create board games containing information they learned in their books.  Students shared their board games with their classmates.

P.E. Corner - Field Day May 30

The 2024 Field Day is quickly approaching!  Field Day is scheduled for May 30th with the 5th grade classes competing in the morning from 8:55-10:55, and the 4th grade classes will be competing from 1:10-3:10.  Parents are welcome to come and watch the events!  

In Physical Education class, students are assessing their fitness progress to show their growth from the fall.  We are halfway through our testing with 3 more to go.  The next 3 assessments are running assessments for agility/speed, aerobic capacity, and endurance.  Please help your student remember proper running shoes during their PE rotation days.

Mr. Louisignau

PE Units of Study

Previous Unit: Basketball

Current Unit:: Spring Assessments

Thank you PTA!

Thank you to the DeWitt Elementary PTA for all of the generous gestures during Staff Appreciation Week!  You helped to make it a great week for our staff at Herbison Woods!

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: