This spring, the Haslett girls basketball team competed in the state semifinals at the Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University. The faculty, students and community members who attended the Haslett basketball games on the weekend of March 29 were pleased to participate in such a supportive activity.
Our presence there made me think about our sense of community pride and how fortunate we are in Haslett to have such camaraderie. Haslett is the best kept secret in Mid-Michigan, where our commitment to our town and school go just a little bit deeper. In Haslett, people roll up their sleeves to help and support each other. Recently, a developer referred to Haslett as a pleasant place for those who do business and live. It is anchored by what is generally perceived as a solid, quality school system, recognized for the quality of its students and graduates.
Over the years, Haslett schools have given their community many accolades:
•In 1996, Money magazine named Haslett as a great place to live.
•In 2007, Business Week recognized Haslett #12 in the United States to raise kids.
•In 2011, Forbes Magazine rated Haslett as the 5th Education Town on the list where your housing dollar has the most value in the classroom.
•In 2014, Newsweek placed Haslett High School #62 on a list of national high schools who do the best job of preparing students for college.
•In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine named Haslett an Academic State Champion, ranking us among the top 5% of Michigan schools.
Appearance on several lists of quality schools over the years is a powerful endorsement of a community and the people who live there. Haslett is a strong, livable community with quality schools, where there are lots of activities for kids.
Those of us who have been connected with the community and the schools for several years, understand how special it is to be part of the experience. Our pride is community wide. It extends to our clubs, organizations, athletic teams, music programs and to each other.
A+ Haslett Schools symbolizes our belief in our children and their families. The A+ also stands for our high quality and continual relentless effort to better ourselves.