Heartwood School Principal-Alexis Adams

Alexis Adams is the Heartwood School Principal.

Contact Information
Phone: 517.676.1404
Email: Alexis Adams

March Program Themes


Heartwood uses themes to supplement our curriculum:

Color: Green

Shape: Oval

Tiger Way: Be Learning, Listen

CORE Vocabulary: More, Finished, Same, Different

Survival Signs: Bus Stop, Rail Road

Adult Transition Monthly Focus:

Self-Determination: Self-Advocacy

Art Works: Green Luck

Cooking: Plan Nutritious Meals

House Keeping & Housing: Washing Machine & Dryer

Classroom Spotlight - Room 165

Learning to read? Yes! Elementary classroom 165 has been learning foundational literacy skills. The teacher and speech therapist work together every week to instuct and track student growth with data. Read-It-Once Again and Pathways to Literacy are used simutaneously. Both curriculums incorporate familiar chirldren's literature into thematic units. Students have their AAC device (Alternative Augmentive Communication) or mode of communication out and ready. Room 165 is a place of continuous learning.

March 1 - Corey the Dribbler

March 1, 2019 Corey the Dribbler will bring his baseketball skills to Heartwood School. Students are encouraged to wear their Heartwood School Spirit wear. Some of the Special Olympics basketball team members will be able to shoot hoops with this talented man. 

Heartwood Basketball Schedule

Cheer on the Tigers during this winter's basketball season.

2019 Basketball Schedule:

Date Home or Away Team Time
January 10, 2019 Home Mason Buddies 1:00 PM
February 15, 2019 Home Staff vs. Students 10:00 AM
February 22, 2019 Away MSU (Area 8) 2 games To Be Determined
February 27, 2019 Home Torrant 10:30 AM


May 9 - Fashion Show

Students will showcase their best outfits from throughout various decades. Join us to celebrate Heartwood School's 40th Anniversary!

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Where: Heartwood School

May 15 - Lugnets Game

Heartwood School students will be attending Grand Slam School Day to cheer on the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM

Tickets are $10 each. For more information, contact Kirk Showers 517.244.1423.


June 4 - Heartwood Graduation

Family and friends come together to honor the graduates. Join us to celebrate! 

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM 
Where: Heartwood School Cafeteria

Get Involved

Heartwood welcomes parent volunteers.

Our teachers have set aside projects and other work for parents to come in and assist in the classrooms. We are eagerly awaiting your support. Please let us know if you are planning to come! Contact the Heartwood School main office at 517.244.1406.

Parent Council

The Parent Council is now electronic! To sign up for Parent Council emails, please contact Teresa Vandersloot.

Heartwood Creations

Heartwood Creations is a card making micro-buisness. "Handmade and Heart(wood) felt." All cards are made by transition students at Heartwood School. Profits are to benefit the Hearts of Fun Playground Fundraiser. Cards can be purchased in the Heartwood School lobby or Thorburn Education Center. Thank you for your support.

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