Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of April 15th - 19th

Peek at the Week

Monday, April 15th


Tuesday, April 16th

Club Invention - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 17th


Thursday, April 18th

Club Invention - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Friday, April 19th

No School

Easter Egg Hunt

The Westsiders 4-H Club is sponsoring a Community Easter Egg Hunt at Richland Township Park for children 10 years old and under on Saturday, April 20th at Richland Park at 2:00 p.m. Please do not arrive any earlier than 1:45 p.m.

This Week's "PAWS" For A Great Book Moment!

Fourth grader Logan Burback is recommending the book Terrible Tractors of Texas by Johnathan Rand this week. In this story, three kids John, Jake, and Jany, get attacked by tractors when they put experimental fuel into the tractor's tanks. He loved this book because it was super adventurous and he never knew what was going to happen next. If you would like to read this book, check it out in your local library.

March is Reading Month Smoothie Party

Thank you to our read-a-thon sponsors: Rick Ford, LakeNet, First Turn Convenience Store, Jacques Orchard, Family Dental Associates, The Anderson's, Maple Grille, Frosty's Freezer, HSC, and Culvers.

M-STEP Testing

In a couple of weeks, our 3rd and 4th-grade students will be taking the state assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). As the spring testing window approaches, the teachers here at K.C. Ling Elementary have been working hard to help prepare the students for the M-STEP by taking time to work on the state-released practice items and to increase their comfort level with the technology-enhanced features of the test. The vast majority of our students will be taking the tests online. 3rd and 4th-grade students will be administered tests in ELA and Math. Informational parent letters, with specific testing dates/times, were sent home with each 3rd and 4th-grade students today. If you have any questions regarding M-STEP testing, please feel free to contact me at 989-642-5235.

PTO Family Dance

The PTO will be sponsoring a Spring Family Dance on Friday, April 26th from 6:30-8 p.m. at K.C. Ling Elementary. Admission is FREE, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Music will be provided by Rusch Entertainment and a photo booth will be provided by SG Photography. Refreshments and concessions will be available. This event is sure to be a hit. We hope to see you there!

PTO Apparel Sale

PTO is sponsoring an apparel sale. Click the link below to purchase your items online. The online store will close on Wednesday, May 1st. All apparel orders will be sent home with your child.

Basketball Camps Coming Soon...

S.K.I.L.L.S. Basketball camps will again be hosting two camps in Hemlock during the summer months (one at St. Peter and one at the HS). This year will mark the 25th year of providing quality basketball instruction.


S.K.I.L.L.S. camp is available to both boys and girls between the ages of 7-15. Camp runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday. Forms are available in the offices or by visiting www.skillsbasketball.org


Camp Site Date


Hemlock High School July 8-11th


St. Peter Lutheran in Hemlock July 22-25th


Coach Matt Bauer and Coach Eric Hagenow


FOX66 Golden Apple Awards: Nominate a teacher today!

It’s time for another round of FOX66 Golden Apple Awards nominations!

All nominations are done online - it’s so fast and easy! The best part is that ANYONE can nominate someone! Staff, students, parents, anyone! To nominate a teacher, simply go to wsmh.com/goldenapple!

The Golden Apple Award recognizes hard-working teachers that go above and beyond their job!

The winning teacher announced during “FOX66 News at 10” in June, will receive a FOX66 Golden Apple Award and be recognized for their tremendous work on FOX66 throughout the month!

All nominations MUST be complete and turned in by Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 pm.

Happy Birthday!

4/16 Nathan Jarabeck, Colton Starke, Ty Tyler

4/17 Jordyn Kane

4/18 Mackenzie Proux

4/20 Kendall Cole

4/21 Isabelle Steinert

Dates to Remember....

April 26th - Family Dance

May 1st - Last day to order from apparel sale

May 10th & 17th - Muffins with Mom (2 dates)

June 3rd - Field Day