Saginaw Township Community Schools
We the staff of Hemmeter Elementary School, in partnership with family and community, will provide a positive and healthy educational environment for gifted and talented students: To grow academically; to develop a positive self-concept; and, to become responsible, contributing citizens.
About Hemmeter Elementary School
Hemmeter Elementary School is the oldest of the Saginaw Township Community Schools, with the latest phase of renovation being completed during the summer of 2010. According to "Remembering Our Past: Historic Saginaw Township" by Larry Toft, the original school on the property was built in 1837. In fact, the original school where Hemmeter now stands -- a one room school house called the "Black School" -- was built the same year that Michigan became a state.
The school currently has two classrooms in each grade, Kindergarten through fifth, an art room with kiln, a computer lab, a media center, a large gymnasium, and before and after school programs. In addition to a very strong academic program, the curriculum at Hemmeter includes classes in music, art, Spanish, and physical education.
Hemmeter Elementary School provides a rich and diverse variety of programs for students, made possible in large part due to the very high rate of family and community participation and volunteering. Activities for students at Hemmeter include Accelerated Reading, technology offerings, service projects, Hartley Nature Camp, fine and performing arts assemblies, and special days designed to enrich the curriculum. Hemmeter Elementary School is very fortunate to have such an exceptional faculty and the assistance of so many active families and volunteers.
The 2010-11 school year was the first year that Hemmeter opened as a full time gifted and talented magnet school. During the 2012-13 school year, Hemmeter Elementary School will enroll approximately 335 gifted and talented students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Over time, we hope to expand the number of students we serve.
We are very proud of the fact that the Hemmeter Elementary School gifted and talented magnet program attracts students from throughout the region and beyond.