Do you ever wonder what opportunities and pathways are available for students entering high school? Click here to view the 2016-17 High School Opportunities Packet.
Congratulations to BHHS football coach Dan Loria for being selected as the recipient of the 2016 Detroit Lions Football Coach of the Week Award! Loria earned the honor after leading the Black Hawks to a 42-16 victory over Berkley to wrap up the OAA Blue Division championship. The team will receive a $2,000 donation and Loria will be honored at an upcoming Lions halftime ceremony.
BHS Ski Swap at the Bloomfield Hills Middle School Field House on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.! Huge savings on hundreds of new and slightly used skis, boots, snowboards, apparel and accessories! All proceeds will benefit the Bloomfield Hills High School Ski Team.
"This was the first time we partnered with Bloomfield Township on this event, and it was an honor to be a part of it," said Shira Good, BHS Communications and Community Relations Director. The new Bloomfield Hills High School was open to the public for tours during the Bloomfield Township Annual Open House on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Read more to view the full article and photos by Evan Stern, 10th grade Bloomfield Hills High School student.
Curious about the candidates running for Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education? Check out this voter guide, put together by the League of Women Voters and available on their website:
On Thursday, October 13, the 140 member Bloomfield Hills High School Marching Band traveled to Royal Oak High School to perform in MSBOA's District 4 Marching Band Festival. The band marched and played beautifully as they earned first division ratings from all three adjudicators. In addition, they received all A's in every subcategory (including three A+'s). Bravo!
All current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces are cordially invited to attend a celebration in their honor. When: Friday, November 11 at 1:45 p.m. Where: West Hills Middle School. By attending our celebration, you will allow our students and community to express their appreciation. Please share this invitation with any veteran!
First grade students at Eastover Elementary conducted a garden scavenger hunt, discovering new plants through Visible Thinking. Come see the students explore the garden in the latest edition of My Bloomfield 360!
Watch the new Bloomfield 360 video! Eighth grade students participated in a mock trial at the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students met in small groups with attorneys to discuss the verdict and the Bill of Rights.
The Oakland County League of Women Voters and the Bloomfield Hills Schools PTO recently co-hosted a forum for the candidates of the 2016 BHS Board of Education open positions. Click here to view the forum.
The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Bloomfield Hills Schools the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability.
Congratulations to BHHS seniors Henry Dickson, Helena Gregg, Ezra Kalmowitz, Christine MacKenzie, and Zachary Wein for earning Semifinalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students represent less than 1% of high school seniors and have the opportunity to continue in the competition. Additionally, eleven seniors also earned Commendation for their high scores.
The Bloomfield Hills Schools Language Program is designed to assist students in acquiring and refining the linguistic skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Spanish is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Chinese, French and German are also taught at the middle school level and high school students have additional language opportunities. Read more to watch a video and view images of world language learning in the classroom.
Conant Elementary students unveiled a new art piece on display at the Bloomfield Township Library. Fourth grade students created the colorful mosaic in art class and during recess. "We worked in groups to create the circular tiles," says Alena Khalid. "It was a long process. My favorite part was painting it because after it dried, it looked really cool."
Join us Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays October 14-30 for The Bowers School Farm Fall Festival! Enjoy a wagon ride around the property, access to the barns to see the farm animals (goat, sheep, llama, rabbits, pigs, and horses), a corn maze, a bonfire, and a pony ride (on Sundays only, weather permitting - donations accepted). For a small charge, you can pick your holiday pumpkin! For more information visit www.bloomfield.org/farm
Attention Families! New the 2016-17 school year, Bloomfield Hills Schools is pleased to present My Bloomfield! The goal of My Bloomfield is to create, as much as possible, a one-stop-shop for families. To begin, visit: www.bloomfield.org/mybloomfield and login with your PIN and password from last year (or use the username and password reminder link). If you would like to read the My Bloomfield Family Guide please click here.
Last spring, students experienced an unprecedented and widespread series of technical issues when taking the state-mandated, fully computerized M-STEP test in Bloomfield Hills. These documented issues were pervasive across our district, resulting in hundreds of students being repeatedly 'kicked out of' the test-- in some cases dozens of times each-- and sometimes losing paragraphs of written work entered into the computer. These difficulties occurred despite Bloomfield Hills Schools having earned a perfect score of 9 on the state's 9 point technical readiness scale.
Join us Saturday, October 22, 2016 and Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to volunteer at the Johnson Nature Center! A variety of outdoor restoration projects will be completed. Activities are best suited for middle school/high school students and adults, however, adults may bring elementary students. This is a good opportunity for students to earn community service hours and scouts to earn badges! Please contact 248.341.6487 if you are interested in volunteering.
Eastover students harvested chives from their Student Garden. They then made chive infused vinegar that they will use as dressing at the end of the school year!
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.
BHS Students Participate in MSBOA District IV Middle School Honors Band Festival
The BHHS forensics team has been recognized as the Class A State Championship team by the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association! BHHS bested 35 other schools and accrued 629 sweepstakes points to be awarded the highest honor in the state for an academic speech team. Individual State Champions included Riya Doshi (Broadcasting) and Michael Russo (Sales). Congratulations!
The BHHS Student Leadership was honored to attend the 2016 MASC/MAHS Student Leadership State Conference in Traverse City, Michigan on April 16-18. We are beyond proud of the BHHS Student Leadership team as they received many nominations and awards at the state conference as they were recognized for their outstanding achievements, willingness and drive to better the school community, and for their continuous efforts to promote unity and school spirit!
Bloomin' Preschool students celebrated Earth Day by painting pictures of Earth, learning about the environment, and recycling. John Turowski, 5 year old Bloomin' student, organized school-wide participation in spring cleaning the gardens and playgrounds on Earth Day. "I was pretty excited!" said Turowski. "I'm glad that everyone wanted to help."
Congratulations to seniors, Hwanseong Jang (art) and Margaret Williams (music), for receiving the 2016 Robert C.J. Traub Memorial Scholarship! Also, kudos to our alternate winners Hadley Hrdlicka (art) and Brad Gurwin (music).