Welcome to Teaching & Learning!

Every child benefits from a quality, comprehensive education rooted in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Additional knowledge of technology; enhanced physical and social development and exposure to the fine arts capstone the intellectual development of all of us.

In Huron Valley Schools we place the highest priority on having standards developed in each of these areas. These standards allow us to measure the progress of our students and the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction.

Our district goal is for each and every student to have the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to lead a successful life. We trust that this information will prepare you to assist us in that endeavor.

Contact Information

Name
Position
Phone
John Tavernier
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning & Technology
248.684.8127
Jane Marttila
Executive Assistant
248.684.8127
Jennifer Bjorkman
Director of Elementary Education
248.684.8284
Martin Lindberg
Director of Secondary Education
248.684.8223
Teri Thompson
Director of Student Support Services
248.684.8228
Sue Baldwin
Director of State and Federal Programs
248.684.8292
Wendy Schmitt
Career Focused Education Coordinator
248.684.8283
Derek Baad
Instructional Technology Coordinator
248.684.8221
Karen Emerson
Teacher Leader
248.676.8365
Connie Gilbert
Teacher Leader
248.684.8121
Vickie Pipoly
Secretary
248.684.8171
Jeanine Roberto
Secretary
248.676.8347

Elementary Curriculum:

Below you will find our curriculum handbooks for Kindergarten through 5th grade, information on ThinkCentral and Math Expressions.

Curriculum Handbooks K-5

Dear Parents and Caregivers:

Every child benefits from a quality, comprehensive education rooted in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Additional knowledge of technology, enhanced physical and social development along with exposure to the fine arts capstone the intellectual development of all of us.

In Huron Valley Schools, we place the highest priority on having standards developed in each of these areas. These standards allow us to measure the progress of our students and the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction.

The purpose of these handbooks are to provide parents with information about curriculum and student expectations.

For parents, an important component of this guide is the "You can help by..." section. We believe that a strong partnership between parent and teacher can best affect the academic performances of your child. Showing your interest and positive involvement in school will increase the likelihood of your child having a successful school experience.

Our district goal is for each and every student to have the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to lead a successful life. We trust that this information will prepare you to assist us in that endeavor.

Have a wonderful school year.

PDF DocumentKindergarten
PDF DocumentFirst Grade
PDF DocumentSecond Grade
PDF DocumentThird Grade
PDF DocumentFourth Grade
PDF DocumentFifth Grade

updated 10/30/2015

ThinkCentral

Your child’s school is providing your student this user name and password to access online material available at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s ThinkCentral Web site. ThinkCentral is an all-in-one learning site that provides access to digital books, activities, readers, and more.

Follow these simple steps to access online materials and assignments:

1. Go to http://www-k6.thinkcentral.com External Link.
2. Select the following:

  • state - MICHIGAN
  • ​​district - Huron Valley School District, Highland 48357 your child's school.

​​​3. To make it easier to log in later, check Remember My Organization (optional).
4. Enter your user name and password.
5. Click Login.

Once logged in, the student Welcome Page will appear. This page allows you access to three areas:

• Things To Do
• My Library
• My Test Scores - not applicable to the Primary School*

Things To Do displays assigned readings for a specific period of time. My Library gives you access to the online version of the text, as well as any other materials the teacher has made available. This includes the classroom anthology, except in Kindergarten as there is not an anthology. * My Test Scores is designed to give you access to scores for Journeys Reading Program assessments that your child takes on-line. At the Primary School, we do not administer any of the reading assessment to students on-line.

We hope you take advantage of this resource to strengthen your child's reading skills.

 

Math Expressions

What is Math Expressions?

Math Expressions is used in kindergarten through fifth grade. There are several websites to assist students and parents at home. The entire textbooks, as well as homework sheets and supplemental activities, are available online.

To access this information, click on the 'Think Central' link on the left hand side. Note: If you do not know your username and password, please contact your child's teacher.

The Puzzled Penguin:

The Puzzled Penguin is a character shown on your child's Student Activity Book pages and as a puppet; used to introduce critical thinking activities. The Puzzled Penguin's work contains errors that the children must identify and correct.  The Puzzled Penguin has made numerous appearances in each Elementary School.

PDF DocumentKindergarten
PDF Document1st Grade
PDF Document2nd Grade
PDF Document3rd Grade
PDF Document4th Grade
PDF Document5th Grade

District & School Improvement Planning

The District Improvement Plan (DIP) has been designed to provide schools and districts with a common planning template that addresses student learning and system needs that have been identified through the schools' Comprehensive Needs Assessment.  

The district uses a formal strategic planning process to support and develop our institution's improvement plan.  Stakeholders are gathered from several representative groups including staff, parents, students, municipal leaders as well as community members. 

For more information about the District & School Improvement Planning, contact Sue Baldwin, Director of State & Federal Programs.

PDF Document2017-18 Huron Valley Schools District Improvement Plan