Heartwood School Principal-Alexis Adams

Alexis Adams is the Heartwood School Principal.

Contact Information
Phone: 517.676.1404
Email: Alexis Adams

December Program Themes


Heartwood uses themes to supplement our curriculum:

Color: Yellow

Shape: Star

Tiger Way: Be Safe, Walk

CORE Vocabulary: Open, In, Make, Who

Survival Signs: Bus Stop, Railroad

Adult Transition Monthly Focus:

Self-Determination: Decision Making

Art Works: Cards for nursing or group home

Cooking: Conventional Oven

House Keeping & Housing: Wiping & Cleaning Appliances

Classroom Spotlight - Room 340

Technology in the kitchen? Yes! Adult Transition classroom 340 has been "cooking it up," using new technology tools.  A new interface system allows students to activate a switch that turns appliances on, off and more. Students with limited use of their upper body can activate a "pourer" to pour ingredients. Improved technology tools give students indpendence and sense of accomplishment.

Playground Construction

Construction and installtion of equipment has started for the Hearts of Fun Playground. Construction for the secondary playground will begin in the spring of 2019. Thank you to all supporters and planning committees.

December 19-Holiday Program

Heartwood students and staff will be singing whimsical, winter-themed and holiday songs! Come and celebrate 40 years of serving students with exceptional needs in Ingham County. 

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
New Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Heartwood School Gym

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Polar Plunge

Mark your calendars for February 10, 2019 to take part in all the fun of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Lansing Area Polar Plunge. The 2019 Lansing Polar Plunge will be held at the Lansing Lugnuts - Cooley Law School Stadium. Plungers experience the thrill of jumping into a pool of ice cold water while raising funds and awareness for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Michigan! Registration will start at 11:00 a.m. and the plunge will start at 1:00 p.m. Awards and the After Splash Bash will begin immediately after the last plunger.  

Heartwood School Special Olympics

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.

December 14 - Stockbridge Jazz Band

Thank you to the Stockbridge Jazz Band. The high school students performed holiday and well known hits. Heartwood students danced, clapped and smiled through the entire performance. 

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