Director’s Note May

Greetings all,

I hope that you found some time to enjoy the wonderful spring weather we had this past weekend. With the onset of the warmer weather, we will have several activities taking place. Our Spring Curriculum Celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and our Spring Performance is on May 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. P.E. Play Day will take place on Friday, May 29. Please pack a picnic lunch and join your child(ren) for an afternoon of fun at Honey Creek!

Honey Creek has experienced a great deal of success over the past few years, and the media has praised our little school on several occasions. Most recently we were featured in the Detroit Free Press series on charter schools and also by The Education Trust- Midwest. This publicity, as well as word of mouth, has led to an increased interest in Honey Creek. We receive 80 to 100 applications for kindergarten enrollment each year, not including sibling applications. As a result, we were only able to accept six new families last September, and we will only accept eleven new families this coming September. Due to this increase in interest, the Honey Creek Board of Trustees has asked me to explore the possibility of opening a second campus. They have also asked me to explore the possibility of expanding our grade levels to include a high school. Both our authorizer, the Washtenaw ISD and the Michigan Department of Education Charter School Office support us moving in this direction. For the next several weeks I will be working with a group of Board members, teachers, parents and ISD administrators to explore the benefits and challenges of expansion and replication. Please look for updates over the next several weeks, and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best, Al

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