Students that are involved in the school community after school tend to be more academically successful. It is a HMS primary goal to have as many students involved in athletic and extra-curricular activities as possible.
You name it, we probably have done it! Handy offers all sorts of clubs and groups. We are known for our successful Head-to-Head teams ($10 fee), which compete against other middle schools. Students can help create the school yearbook. An annual Play (usually a musical) gives students from all 3 grades a chance to showcase their dramatic, vocal and/or dance talents! The after school cooking activity is wildly popular. Many activities deal with the Arts – Anime Club, Scrapbooking, Digital Art Club, Yarn Club, Art Club, and Guitar Hero Club. Other activities have included school newspaper, chess, computer creations, Book Club, Helicopter Club, and Girls-R-Us. A few of these activities charge a small supply fee.
Handy has a very active Student Council. Elected representatives lead the way in school service projects that help their fellow students and the community. Student Wildcats have held actvities that support food banks, animal shelters & even the Bay City Fireworks! Handy students know it is important to "give back". The student body also has a chance to participate in Fall & Winter Spirit Weeks and a variety of fun competitions run by the Student Council.
Family is important to Handy. Wildcats and their families can enjoy a variety of fun & educational activities. Past examples include Family Nights, Health & Wellness Fairs, and "Preparing for the Teen Years" seminars. This year a MSU grant program of Family Cooking classes is being offered.
If this wasn’t enough, Handy has assemblies, speakers/programs, and pep rallies held during the school day! Students have made day trips to State Parks, the River of Time, Saginaw Spirit, Great Lakes Loons, Temple Theater, and Dow Event Center. Trips to Washington, D.C. in which 8th graders may participate (call for details), can also be part of the Handy experience.
Please contact Mr. Toyzan, our Athletic Director, if you have any questions regarding the athletics or after-school programs.
Phone (989) 671-3815
FAX (989) 671-3816