Childcare Remodeled

Hemlock Childcare Center Remodeled for

Board Members Cutting A Ribbon

Hemlock Board of Education cut the ribbon on our newly remodeled infant and toddler childcare program rooms.

Early Childhood Director, Wendy Plewa said, "We feel so fortunate to have these beautifully remodeled rooms to care for our littlest Huskie children. A lot of thought, care and research went into the design and aesthetics’ of each of the rooms. A huge shout out to RaeAnn Woodcock, High School Art Teacher, and her extraordinary student team! They transformed the walls in each room to create the coolest nature scenes ever! I love walking into those rooms daily and observing the infants and toddlers playing, laughing, learning, and growing!”

As Hemlock Public Schools prepare for future enrollment, the childcare center helps the need for working parents in the area. This is just another example of how Hemlock continues to improve and expand opportunities for children and families.

The Early Childhood programs, which include, infant and toddler care, childcare, 3 and 4-year-old preschool, and Champ Camp AM and PM care, are all in high demand. Some programs have a waiting list.

Board of Education President Dr. Ellison noted, “Hemlock's childcare is a great program that fills the gap between birth and kindergarten--helping children develop and learn in an educational environment they can grow up in."

If you are interested in enrolling your child today contact Wendy Plewa at (989) 642-5282 or via email at plewa@hemlockps.com

Real World Experience

Hemlock High School Art IV students received some real world experience this school year. The students under the direction of Art Teacher RaeAnn Woodcock were invited to re-design the Early Childhood infant and toddler rooms. Students were in teams and came up with three designs, which were then evaluated by an independent panel. The students met with a professional interior designer from Shaw Contact Group, Drew Pennington to review their presentation boards and concepts.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “We were fortunate to have such capable students to work on this project. The rooms look amazing. The students did a wonderful job from design to completion.”

The project from start to finish, in collaboration with various stakeholders, vendors, and craftsmen took approximately six months to complete. The district was fortunate to work with these local vendors, Westside Paint, Mike Fleischman from O’Connor’s Carpet One, and floor installer Bob Bunterbart.

Art Teacher, RaeAnn Woodcock said, “I am so very proud of our hard working Art IV Design Team. They took this real world opportunity and ran with it. They are an amazing group of people, and I'm so proud of who they are today, and can’t want to see what they accomplish in life in the future.”

Hemlock Public School District is a destination for families seeking an outstanding education experience for their children, and it starts within the cradle with our early childhood center.


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Hemlock Public School District is proud to announce the opening of our new Childcare. We will open our doors on September 2, 2014!

Registration is now open for children ages 2 ½ - 12 years old. Our focus will be Learning Through Play. Children will participate in daily hands-on learning experiences during choice time, small group and large group activities, and outside time. Our Lead teacher and Daycare assistants are loving, dedicated and will engage your child in interesting and fun activities which will help them to: PLAY * EXPLORE * DISCOVER * GROW * LEARN!

Wendy Plewa is the Childcare Director. She has a Master’s degree in Reading Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and 16 years of early childhood teaching experience. Please contact her at 989-642-5221 or email plewa@hemlockps.com to enroll your child today or for additional information! 

Champ Camp

Now Registering 
Hemlock Champ Camp (AM & PM)

Champ Camp AM runs from 6:00-7:30 AM at Hemlock Elementary School

Champ Camp PM runs from 2:30-6:00 at Ling Elementary School

**Both programs are for children 5-12 years of age** 

Reasonable prices...Fun learning and growth...Safe and caring environment

Limited Spots...so enroll today...contact Wendy Plewa, Early Childhood Director for 

more information OR to register at 642-5221 OR plewa@hemlockps.com

Cause For Applause 3/22/2017

Hemlock Public School District Board of Education regularly honors individuals or groups for outstanding work and/or contributions to student success. This past month was no different. The Board of Education honored Early Childhood Director Wendy Plewa, Lead Care-Giver Abby King, and Lead Infant Care-Giver Amanda Cobb at their regular March meeting.

Parent, Rick Crofoot nominated Plewa and the preschool and childcare programs noting the outstanding education, support, and care his child receives.

The Preschool and Childcare programs have been growing and contribute to the mission and vision of the district while providing exceptional service to families.

Wendy Plewa and Abby King graciously accepted the honor in the presence of support staff, teachers, administrators, students, and community members in attendance at the Board meeting.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck, said, “This is one way we try to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our employees. I would encourage everyone to nominate someone who goes above and beyond for recognition.”