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 Congratulations!

We would like to celebrate the hard work of our Hazel Park High School and Adult Education students and staff as the State of Michigan announced today that both schools were removed from the Priority Schools list. Both Schools were placed on the priority school list in 2012 and through the hard work of the staff has focused on data-driven decisions that have impacted student achievement outcomes.  

We salute our staff and students for the hard work that they continue to put in every day in Hazel Park!


Open Conversation Regarding the School District

Dear Parents,

A series of meetings have been established to meet with Dr. Kruppe at the Board of Education office at 1620 E. Elza.  These meetings are to have open conversations regarding the school district and the education of your children. Community members are welcome to join us.  
 
February 4th at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ford Center Board Room
March 16th at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ford Center Board Room
April 11th at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ford Center Board Room
May 11th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ford Center Board Room

 

Hazel Park Schools Safety Letter

Please click on link below to read the letter from School District Board of Education Attorney, Mr. James Paterson.

Safety Letter 

 


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To continue the Department’s commitment to support teachers, parents, and students throughout this transition to higher expectations for all students, a newly developed video is now available which summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report.

This high quality video could be shown at various school and district meetings and events and/or shared with parents and staff via email or placement on your website. The video is available with or without Closed Caption. The M-STEP Parent Report Communication videos are available on the MDE M-STEP web page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM55xZ-ZuNU  

K - 12 Letter

M-Step/MAP Parent Letter

High School M-Step, MAP Parent Letter


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 Hazel Park Board of Education Special Meeting 

February 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

The Special Meeting of the Hazel Park Board of Education will be held in the Ford Administration Office, 1620 E. Elza, Hazel Park, MI 48030 on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  AGENDA

Amy Kruppe, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact the Superintendent’s Secretary at 248-658-5220 to request assistance. All official minutes of the school board meetings are stored and available for inspection in the Ford Administration Office at the above address.

  Hazel Park Board of Education Special Meeting 

February 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

The Special Meeting of the Hazel Park Board of Education will be held in the Ford Administration Office, 1620 E. Elza, Hazel Park, MI 48030 on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Amy Kruppe, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should contact the Superintendent’s Secretary at 248-658-5220 to request assistance. All official minutes of the school board meetings are stored and available for inspection in the Ford Administration Office at the above address

 


 

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Hazel Park Parents,

This week students will be participating in presentations about OK2Say. OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. You can read more about this program @ http://www.michigan.gov/ok2say.
Our PTA at United Oaks suggested this fall that we look into this program for our students. We are excited to bring this program to our schools.

COMMUNITY SEMINAR

February 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hazel Park High School Auditorium 
 
The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) features customized Internet safety presentations for school students and a community seminar for adults. Since the program’s establishment, more than one million students have benefited from CSI programming. The new student safety hotline, OK2SAY is an innovative new program offering students the ability to confidentially report threats to student safety. 
 
The community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 5) identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action. This presentation will also cover what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works. 
 
 

The Hazel Park School District is now offering free electronic alerts and notifications.  If you would like to receive alerts, please click below to begin the enrollment process. 

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Past News

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Help Support Our Students!

Hazel Park Promise Zone

Hazel Park Schools would like to encourage parents to drop cans and bottles at the entrance of the race track for the yearly collection to raise funds for the promise zone! Time is running out! 

Cans for Kids 2015


 

Congratulations!

The Hazel Park School District would like to extend a warm congratulation to Ron Nagy, Michigan Wrestling Association Hall of Fame Inductee. Ron is a graduate of Hazel Park High School and Wayne State University. He has been a MHSAA registered official for the last 39 years, of which he has had the opportunity to work State Finals 32 times. This clearly demonstrates the respect that the wrestling community has for Ron Nagy. He is the co-founder of the All-American Athletic Association, which has become the largest wrestling association in Michigan. Ron was the recipient of the Verne Norris Award for his contributions to the MHSAA as an official. Congratulations to Ron Nagy!

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Hour of Code™

Our students are surrounded by technology. We know that whatever career path they choose, they will benefit from an understanding of technology and how it works.

In support of this, students at Hoover, United Oaks and Webb will be joining in on the largest learning event in history: the Hour of Code™. The goal of this event is to introduce as many students as possible to computer science. We will be participating in this nationwide event during Computer Science Education Week from December 7th - 11th.

Our Hour of Code™ events demonstrate that we are eager to teach foundational 21st century skills. Throughout the week, kindergarten - 5th grade students will participate in age-appropriate activities that introduce the basics of computer coding.  

The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.


 

Dear Hazel Park Families,

I am very thankful "To Be a Part of it " in Hazel Park and our outstanding community serving as your Superintendent. 

Hazel Park is a community that supports its beautiful school community and outstanding teachers. We have outstanding PTAs, Booster organizations and other support groups. This fall we have established a community engagement committee that has reached out to you at the Home Town Huddle and last night at the City of Hazel Park Tree Lighting Ceremony.  We look forward to continuing to engage more volunteer agencies to support our students learning. 

Our Board of Education has been supportive this fall as we are moving toward developing a long term strategic plan for the school district. We soon will be asking for your guidance and input on these strategic goals and initiatives.  They also have been assisting the administrations by establishing a vision for the educational program as we have submitted the structure for the financial structure of the district moving forward.  We thank them as we are educationally and  financially moving forward in a positive direction for Hazel Park Schools. 

I am optimistic as I look ahead for Hazel Park as a community of learners.  With the united support of the Staff, Parents, Board and City of Hazel Park I know our students will be successful.  I look forward to sharing with you the positive achievement and programs that we are putting in place. 

I wish you and your families a peaceful Thanksgiving. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our community. Happy-Thanksgiving-Turkey-13

Respectfully,

Amy Kruppe

Superintendent of Hazel Park Schools


 

Hoover School - Million Misfit Sock Day

    Last Friday, October 23rd, Hoover School participated in the Million Misfit Sock March. Students were encouraged to wear mismatched socks for the day to celebrate differences and take a stand against bullying. Ms. Conlon and Mrs. Bentz’s fifth grade students embraced the day and almost 100% of the kids supported the cause by wearing socks that didn’t match to school that day. Take a peek below. Do any of those feet look familiar?

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    Ms. Conlon’s Class                                                         Mrs. Bentz’s Class


 

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New Fellowship Program to Provide Hazel Park Students Job Training and Experience

A joint initiative of the City of Hazel Park, the School District of the City of Hazel Park, and the
Hazel Park Promise Zone and College Access Network
  Hazel Park, MI - October 26, 2015 - Hazel Park High School students will have the opportunity to develop career launching skills and experience in a new program beginning next summer through a public-private partnership in Hazel Park. The Hazel Park Career Fellowship Program will provide paid internships with local businesses and organizations to selected rising 12th grade students. In addition to paid work experience in a professional environment, fellows will receive mentor ship and training in areas such as interviewing, self-presentation, and other valuable workplace skills. The goal of the program is to improve career preparedness for Hazel Park High School graduates while engaging local businesses in the community.

Chromebooks in Action at Hoover Elementary

   The fifth grade students at Hoover Elementary are in full “technology” mode. They have discovered all different ways that they can use their Chromebooks in their learning. During the month of September the students were introduced to several applications that they use on a daily basis in class.

    One of the biggest changes was becoming part of Google Classroom. Students find assignments downloaded for them right to their computer. They complete various assignments on Google Classroom and submit them directly to their teacher. No pencil or paper needed! As one student exclaimed, “Pretty cool!”.

  The fifth grade also uses their Chromebooks to keep track of their reading this year on Google Sheets and also visit websites such as Quizlet to preview and practice weekly vocabulary. This week they will start using Google Docs to draft, revise and edit their Personal Narrative papers and they have also  begun to learn the process of creating powerpoint presentations in Google Sheets for future projects.

   The Chromebooks have been a powerful and engaging learning tool so far this year and this is just the beginning! 
                                                                            


 

Hazel Park Alternative High School

1620 E ELZA
Hazel Park MI 48030
Earn your diploma at Hazel Park Alternative High School.
Registration for Term 2 will also start August 24 and continue through October 6 from 9am-2pm.
You will need to provide the following information during the registration process:
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Immunization Record
  3. Proof of Residency
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. Drop slip from Hazel Park High School*
*if necessary

If you are interested or know someone interested, please call our office at (248) 658-5280


 

Hazel Park Schools’ New Superintendent Assembles Administrative Team To Stabilize District’s Finances And Lift Educational Achievement

New hires include high school, junior high and elementary principals to start this fall
HAZEL PARK, Michigan (August 12, 2015) — Hazel Park Schools’ new superintendent, and the district’s Board of Education, are checking every box to prepare for this upcoming school year and develop a strategic plan to stabilize the district’s finances and lift educational achievement. With several vacancies to fill, Amy Kruppe and the board wanted to ensure that critical positions were filled to start the school year off right.

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Oakland County Kindergarten Round Up

Informational Presentation

OaklandCountyHealthDepartmentVideo

 A brief video regarding the immunization waiver rule change. Just click on the above to play video.


 

Hazel Park Junior High Achievement

Hazel Park Schools Superintendent Dr. Kruppe Congratulates the Junior High Staff and Students on their exemplary work on continual academic gains.


 

Attention All Hazel Park Schools Substitute Teachers

The district will be transferring our third party substitute teacher contract from TSS to PESG. You will be receiving information from PESG regarding meetings that will assist you in getting set up in their payroll system and their on-boarding process. This communication will be coming out the week the week of July 20, 2016.

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Hazel Park Schools Names New Superintendent

Hazel Park Schools Board of Education plans to announce Dr. Amy Kruppe (pronounced Kroup-E), from the Niles (IL) Elementary School District 71 (a northwest Chicago suburb), has been selected and is expected to be named its superintendent at the 7:30 p.m. board meeting this evening. 

Dr. Amy Kruppe Announcement


Deficit Elimination Plan (DEP) and Supporting Documentation

DEP Executive Summary

DEP Expenditure and Reduction Summary

DEP 5-year Worksheet

Michigan Department of Education Approval Letter


 Summer School - Elementary

In previous years, our school district has offered summer school for eligible students exiting Grades K, 1, 2 and 3. During the course of the financial audits and analysis conducted to examine our district’s financial situations, it has been determined that we need to re-evaluate our elementary summer school program to ensure it is meeting the academic standards and goals set forth in both our district school improvement plan and our Title I plan.  Therefore, we will not be offering an elementary summer school program this year.  Instead, staff will be revamping the program so that it is better able to meet the academic needs of our children.  It is our intention to offer summer school again in the summer of 2016.  We understand that many of you relied on this program and we are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you.  However, we believe this will give us the opportunity to offer an even better intervention program in the future.  Thank you for your understanding.  


Message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Rick Repicky 4/17/2015

Attention Parents of Seniors at Hazel Park High School. During the past few days there has been some discussion of changes to the traditional Class Day event. This message is to let you know that these changes will not take place. Class Day events will remain the same as previous years for the Class of 2015. Start Time will be 9:00 a.m.

32 Candidates Seek Hazel Park Superintendency

By Dr. Rick Repicky
Interim Superintendent

On Wednesday, April 29, the Hazel Park Board of Education will take a historic first step as it considers the attributes of the 32 candidates who applied for the position of superintendent. There is no way to interpret the large group of 32 candidates other than to view it is a credit to the district that so many seek to serve as the educational leader of the
Hazel Park community.   READ MORE CLICK HERE


 

Thoughts on Prop 1

Dr. Rick Repicky, Interim Superintendent, Hazel Park Schools May 4, 2015
 

Tomorrow, May 5, voters will speak out on Proposal 1, an issue that promises to fix Michigan roads and provide additional funding for schools and municipalities. Like most issues, there are two sides to the story.  Click HERE to read more


M-STEP Testing for Students

In June 2014, the Michigan Legislature required the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop a new test for spring 2015, creating a need to reduce a normal three-year test development process to nine months. We have been working hard to accomplish this and are excited to announce our new assessment system called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP.

The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of the ACT Plus Writing, WorkKeys, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Click here to download parent letter


 

Superintendent's Update 3/19/2015

As your interim superintendent, I am writing to all Hazel Park employees regarding the status of the budget and central office changes. I have been here just over a week and understand that there has been confusion in the ranks. Hopefully, this information will clear the air on the issues it addresses.  Hazel Park Schools Turnaround Update


 

M-STEP Testing for Students

In June 2014, the Michigan Legislature required the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop a new test for spring 2015, creating a need to reduce a normal three-year test development process to nine months. We have been working hard to accomplish this and are excited to announce our new assessment system called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP.
 
The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of the ACT Plus Writing, WorkKeys, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Click here to download parent letter


Superintendent's Update 3/19/2015

As your interim superintendent, I am writing to all Hazel Park employees regarding the status of the budget and central office changes. I have been here just over a week and understand that there has been confusion in the ranks. Hopefully, this information will clear the air on the issues it addresses.  Hazel Park Schools Turnaround Update


Families in Need

Families and unaccompanied youths facing homelessness or foreclosure should contact the Homeless Liaison for the Hazel Park Schools Mrs. Kathryn Borowicz at 248-658-5238 for assistance and referrals.


Hazel Park Board of Education Stakeholder Meeting to

Gather Input for the Superintendent Search

The Hazel Park Board of Education and its superintendent search consultant Marlene Davis, with Michigan Association of School Boards, will be hosting a community meeting to allow district stakeholders an opportunity to share their thoughts in what qualities, experiences and skills they would like to see in the district’s next superintendent. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hazel Park Junior High auditorium located at 22770 Highland, Hazel Park. This meeting is open to all district stakeholders.

All district stakeholders are encouraged to complete a short survey to share their perspective regarding the qualities, experiences and skills that they would like to see in the district’s next superintendent. The survey will be open from today through Friday, March 27, 2015 and can be found at.


 

Hazel Park Schools Appoint Interim Superintendent

On Monday, March 9, the Hazel Park Board of Education accepted the resignation of superintendent Mr. James Meisinger. Mr. Meisinger was completing his fourth year as the superintendent and served the district in other capacities for 38 years.
His resignation came after the Board of Education requested assistance from Oakland Schools. Oakland Schools is in the process of appointing a team of administrators to temporarily assist the district with its current situation. The team includes help for the business and human resources departments as well as an interim superintendent. Dr. Rick Repicky is serving as the Interim Superintendent of Hazel Park Schools effective Wednesday, March 11. Dr. Repicky will work with the Hazel Park Board of Education and administrative team to implement the deficit elimination plan and review district processes and procedures.  Click here to download


 

 

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