The Stinging News

April 8, 2022

Please remember....

Please remember if you are volunteering at our school to make sure you have your drivers licence or I.D. with you so we can scan it into our Raptor system.

Thank you,

Hornung Office

*IMPORTANT* COVID-19 Self-Reporting

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19 use this form to self-report.

Important Phone Numbers

Hornung Office - 810-299-4450

Hornung Attendance Line - 810-299-4454

Jack Yates, Principal Office 810-299-4451

Hornung Fax - 810-299-4460

Hornung Friendship Center – 810-299-4461

BAS Central Office - 810-299-4000

BAS Transportation – 810-299-3890

Principal's Message

Happy Opening Day…Go Tigers!!!

Medical Emergency…I wanted to let you know that we had another “Medical Emergency” all-call to respond today around 2:20. I also want to report that this individual is doing very good right now!

To reiterate, our protocol is to call a “Shelter In Place”, which means everyone stays in their classroom until we can give the all clear. Our “Medical Response Team” again reacted in an incredible way, which we all appreciate immensely!

I want to thank our entire staff and especially our “Medical Response Team” who assisted the person in need.

M-STEP Testing – Starting next Monday, April 11th, our 3rd graders will be taking the

M-STEP Assessment on Chromebook computers. Our 4th graders will be starting their testing sessions the following week on Monday, April 18th. Both 3rd and 4th graders will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Before these assessments are given, with teacher guidance, our students will be working on the M-STEP Practice Tests to better acclimate themselves with particular test features and how to maneuver the online tools (i.e. highlighter or cross-out feature)

These M-STEP assessments will help us determine how well children comprehend varying subjects. With this information, we can see if the methodologies and approaches that we are using are being successful or need changes for the betterment of each child. The tests are different in length, but students are given as much time as they need to finish.

3rd Grade Dates: 4th Grade Dates:

Monday, April 11th (ELA) Monday, April 18th (ELA)

Tuesday, April 12th (ELA) Tuesday, April 19th (ELA)

Wednesday, April 13th (Math) Wednesday, April 20th (Math)

Thursday, April 14th (Math) Thursday, April 21st (Math)

M-STEP Assessment Tips - How can you prepare your child for these tests? Please make sure that your children are in bed a little earlier and eating a healthy breakfast on the days of testing. Also, please do not plan on taking your children out of school on the testing days. The following lists a couple of strategies that can actually help with taking tests.

“Test Taking Tips”

Multiple Choice:

  • Read the whole question before making a choice

  • Eliminate the choices that you know are wrong. Try the rest to see which one makes the most sense.

  • Check to make sure each answer is next to the right number or letter.

True – False:

  • Read each sentence carefully

  • If you do not know the answer, guess. Hint: There are usually more true answers than false.

  • On a True-False test, your first answer is often correct. So, it’s best not to change it


  • Do the easiest matches first and then tackle the tougher ones.

  • If you are not sure, take a guess. An empty blank will never be correct.

Sincerely, Jack Yates

Hornung Elementary Principal


PTO Buzz

Friday, April 15th, is a no-school day, so we're hosting an event at AIRBORNE! Please hit the link below for details and sign-up for a spot. This should sell-out, so act soon. Online passes give us a $5 donation back!

Friday, April 22nd is our next PTO Meeting in the Media Center. In May, we'll have elections for the 2022-23 board. If you are interested in running or learning more about what the officers do, please email

Counselor Corner!

Welcome back from break, here in the final stretch of the year! We hope the month of April brings us some warmer weather and time outside. This month, we will be providing classroom lessons on the topic of Wellness. We will focus on creating a healthy body and mindset as well as promoting wellness within ourselves. Students will be asked to reflect on their choices that make them stronger as learners as well as humans! We would like to encourage you to continue conversations at home about the things that help us all grow with our mindset and skills to make us healthy and happy.

The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will do our best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


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Just as a reminder.....

Please do not send your child to school if your child is experiencing any illness symptoms such as,

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

Thank you!

Note from the Attendance Secretary

Please call in your student's absence to the Attendance Line every day they are absent from school. Please give a brief reason why they are absent, whether it be a vacation, personal or illness. If your student is ill, please provide a brief description of their symptoms. If you do not call in your student's absence, a Robocall goes out around 2 PM. If you receive the Robocall, that means your student has an unexcused absence.

Please pack a change of clothes

Please make sure you pack a change of clothes in your child's backpack EVERY DAY. This is for ALL grades. You never know when your student may have a nosebleed, have a spill, get muddy or have a bathroom accident. If they have a change of clothes, then we can take care of it, otherwise we will need to call home for you to bring up a change of clothing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lunch Schedule

JK and K Lunch 11:45-12:10 Recess 12:10-12:30

2nd Lunch 12:15-12:40 Recess 12:40-1:00

1st Lunch 12:45-1:10 Recess 1:10-1:30

3rd Lunch 1:10-1:35 Recess 1:35-1:55

4th Lunch 1:40-2:05 Recess 2:05-2:25

Important Information from BAS Student Nutrition Department

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The McKinney Vento Act

The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.

The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.

Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.

Hornung Virtual Open House for Families