News and Announcements

Demolition Photographs - Shay Elementary

Demolition of Shay Elementary continued this week. The HSHS STEM/Drones class provided footage of the initial work completed.

Construction Update - New Elementary School Exterior Renderings

Exterior renderings for the new elementary school can be accessed through the following link:
Harbor Springs High School is looking for graduates or people with a strong connection to the area to be considered to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2023. The application can be accessed in the following link:
The construction fencing has been installed in the old pick up/drop off lane in front of Shay Elementary, the pick up/drop off lane has shifted to the former horizontal parking area.  Parking will be available across Lake Street in the overflow lot.  Students will still be able to access the middle school from the new pick up/drop off lane.  Please contact Mr. Plackemeier ( or 231-526-4540) with questions or concerns.  A detailed map is available in the link below.

Band Booster Fall Fruit Sale!

On sale now until November 12th using the website link below:

Credit Card orders will only be accepted via online ordering.

Fruit is expected to be delivered the week of December 5th.

Elementary Holiday Performance Information

Give the Gift of MUSIC

Registration for The Young Americans Summer Camp 2023 in Harbor Springs is now open

July 3-8
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
The high school STEM/Drones class will be documenting the demolition and construction of the new elementary. They completed a video walkthrough of the building prior to demolition, which can be accessed in the link below.
HSPS will be hosting informational nights on Thursday, October 13th and Wednesday, October 19th regarding the district's operational and recreation millage proposals in the upcoming election. Both sessions will begin at 6:00 PM in the middle school library.

Featured Announcements

AT&T notified the school district their 5G technology has gone "on-air". The letter to the HSPS community can be accessed through the link.
Information regarding the cellular antennas can be accessed through the following link:

School Bus Safety Week

October 17th through October 21st is School Bus Safety Week in the State of Michigan.
The information for the bond construction community information nights can be accessed through the following link:

Request for Proposal

The Board of Education of the Harbor Springs Public School System is seeking: PROJECT – SUMMER 2022 WORK PROGRAM SHAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASBESTOS/HAZ-MAT ABATEMENT PROJECT

Latest News and Announcements


 Attention: Parents/ Guardians of students attending the Harbor Springs Public Schools:  The Harbor Springs Public Schools will be utilizing fertilizer and herbicide to promote the growth of healthy lawns around School facilities and the Athletic fields.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL NOTICE

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This Week in Rams Athletics

Week of 08/15 Wednesday Soccer vs. Kingsley–7:00 Thursday Football Scrimmage vs. Houghton Lake–6:00 Friday Tennis Quad @ Cadillac–10:30, Bus 7:30 Saturday Varsity Volleyball @ Pellston–8:30, Bus 7:15 Cross Country @ Charlevoix–9:00, Bus 7:15 Soccer Scrimmage @ Leeland–12:00, Bus 9:00

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Football 2022 Updates

Equipment Pickup Saturday–10am at the Field Parent Meeting Sunday–7pm at the HS Cafeteria First Practice Monday–6-8:30pm Athletes must have a physical on file to participate

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8th Annual Kelbel Cup

Presented by Dave Kring Support Harbor Springs Athletics August 10, 2022 at 1PMThe Moor–The Highlands of Harbor Springs Schedule of Events: 12:00pm–Registration 1:00pm–Shotgun StartFoursome Scramble 6:30pm–Awards and Dinner About Teams Teams consist of four players for $500 ($125 per individual) and all abilities are welcome! Optional Squares will be on

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Upcoming Events

December 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Elementary Holiday Concert (5:30, 6:15, 7:00)
  • Middle School Band Concert
  • School Board Meeting
  • Band Holiday Collage Concert 1:30 & 7:00
  • Holiday Concert Snow Day Safety Date
  • 5th & 7th Grade Vision Screening
  • Mobile STEM lab at HSMS
  • HSPS Christmas Cookie Exchange
  • Mobile STEM lab at HSMS

Looking Ahead

August 31: Community Picnic (Time TBA)
Sept. 6: First Day of School (Full Day)

2022-23 Preschool Registration
Blackbird Elementary is now taking applications for preschool.  Please call 526-4600 to register.

2022-23 Kindergarten 
Please call 526-4600 to register

Board of Education Meetings

The following committee meetings of the Board of Education will be held in  the Superintendent’s Conference Room at Harbor Springs Middle School, 800 State Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 as follows:

     Finance – Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – 8:00 am
     Facilities – Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 8:30 am

     Revised Date and Time for Communications meeting:       
     Communications – Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 10:30 am

Regular Meeting –  Agenda
Monday, December 12, 2022 – 7:00 PM 
Middle School Cafeteria
Harbor Springs Middle School
800 State Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 

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