Mission Statement

The mission of Hesperia Community Schools is to provide quality educational opportunities that empower all students to become responsible, enlightened and productive citizens today and in the future.

Schools of Choice Forms

Below are the Schools of Choice forms for the 2016-2017 School Year.

PDF DocumentSchools of Choice Informational Brochure
PDF DocumentSchools of Choice Application Form

MSTEP Testing information


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 a college entrance exam, work skills assessment, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

External LinkState of Michigan MSTEP site

External LinkYoutube Video explaining the test


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District Event Calendar
Last Month August 2016 Next Month
Aug 1
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Board Meeting
District Calendar
School Board Special Meeting August 1, 2016 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. High School Media Center
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
Aug 25
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Open House
District Calendar
26 27
28 29
Aug 29
First Day of School
District Calendar
30 31      

Select the bold date on the calendar for the details.

PDF Document2016-17 School Calendar (Printable version)

Building Start Time End Time 1/2 Day End
School Times
Elementary 7:50 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 11:25 p.m.
Middle 8:05 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 11:25 p.m.
High 8:05 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 11:25 p.m.

Upcoming Events

August 25
Open House
5:00 PM
Open House
Aug 25
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
District Calendar
August 29
First Day of School
First Day of School
Aug 29
District Calendar
September 2
No School
No School
Sep 2
District Calendar
September 5
Holiday - No School - Labor Day
Holiday - No School - Labor Day
Sep 5
District Calendar
September 14
Delayed Start
Delayed Start
Sep 14
District Calendar
Patricia St. Clair begins at 9:25 a.m. Middle School and High School begin at 9:35 a.m.

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Safety Drill Information

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Panther Spotlights

Bronze School Award

Congratulations to our high school who earned a BRONZE Medal for the 2nd year in a row. This is a "High School" award, but our students could not achieve this level of success without having a solid foundation to build on. This award represents the combined efforts of the entire staff to prepare our students for the future. Congratulations to everyone.

Free & Reduced Lunch

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Free & Reduced Lunch

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Lunch Money Accounts

You may use Send Money To School to deposit your children's lunch funds. More...

Special Education

For information on determination, visit the Newaygo County RESA website. More...


Facility Use Request

To request usage of the building via
School Dude copy the code, go to School Dude and paste code into required field.
Code: 454011959

2016 High School Student
Heart Screening Program


Our High School Student Heart Screening Program attempts to 
identify any pre-existing heart conditions that could potentially increase
a student’s risk of vigorous physical activity and/or athletic competition. 
Student heart screenings take place at the Hackley Campus Youngberg 
Auditorium and are completed in about 15 minutes.

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