Mr. Cameron and Ms. Matz's 10th grade U.S. History and American Literature classes, along with other local schools, recently participated in the Equitable Futures project sponsored by Oakland Schools. The students were challenged to investigate inequalities in southeast Michigan, explore their historical and structural causes through research and analysis, and then develop action plans to address the inequities.
Eight grade students at West Hills Middle School had the opportunity to be a Civil War era soldier for the day during the annual reenactment experience! Battery K, led by Dr. David Dinger, a Bloomfield Hills resident, allows students sample camp life, artillery and musket drills, as well as a cannon demonstration. Students enjoyed the hands-on experience!
Kindergarten students at Conant Elementary created a photography exhibit of living things. The exhibit was part of their PYP unit, Sharing the Planet.
Eastover celebrated their Blue Ribbon designation on May 20th with a parade, assembly, and a lot of blue! Shirts read, "There's good. There's great. Then there's Blue Ribbon." Cheerleaders and band members from Bloomfield Hills High School showed support during the parade and the Eastover mascot, an Eagle, was there to give high fives and cheer with students.
Congratulations to the staff and volunteers at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center for receiving the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Group Advocate Award. This award is presented through the Michigan Week Awards.
Bloomfield Hills High School students in the Detroit Literature class at Model Center worked with Detroit Western High School BuildON students to create a mural in Patton Park in Detroit. Activities were facilitated by members of Summer in the City and Repair the World.
The Bloomfield Hills Middle School "Me to We" student organization participated in "We Day," an all-day event at the All State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate youth making a difference in their local and global communities. Tickets could not be bought, only earned through active participation in local and global campaigns such as, We Are Silent, We Fight Hunger, We Are Rafikis (friend in Swahili), and We Won't Rest.
Judge D'Agostini and Officer Wechter (Bloomfield Hills Schools Police Liaison), addressed a packed high school auditorium, explaining to students the potential legal consequences of using substances. Together, they addressed student questions about alcohol use, the legal drinking age, medical marijuana, house parties, and much more.
Congratulations to Henry Dickson, Lauren Rash, Robert Koerner, and Jessica Yen for being named Michigan Youth Arts Distinguished Scholars! They were recently invited to participate in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo.
Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools Present: "Most Likely to Succeed" a Free Film Screening June 6th at 6:30 pm in the Bloomfield Hills High School auditorium.
A donation in Tribute to the BHS Foundation also helps to ensure the continuation of important academic and enrichment programs across the district.
BHS Students Participate in MSBOA District IV Middle School Honors Band Festival
If you paid a pay to participate fee for your student in 2016 for co-curricular activities (sports &/or clubs) but think you may have a full or partial refund coming, please complete the 2016 Pay to Participate Form and return it to Angi Lewis in Athletics Recreation by May 27, 2016. If you paid and are not sure you have a refund coming, still complete the form and turn it in and the Recreation office will get back with you.
Pia Zammit, Conant Elementary student, won first place in the "I Can Make History" contest. Zammit was inspired by a lesson in Mrs. Huhta's fourth grade classroom about Harriet Taubman to create her piece. "She is thrilled and we are very proud!" exclaimed Lisa Zammit, Pia's mother. "Thank you Mrs. Huhta and Mr. Russo for all that you do!"
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Eastover Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills Schools as a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. "This is an incredible honor for our school," said Principal Carey Crocker. "The teachers, students, and families have worked hard to earn this distinction."
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