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
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.
If your child buys lunch, there are some new negative balance procedures that will be effective October 1, 2016. Please read more to learn about communication and how to bring your account up to date.
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.
Join us October 17th, 2016 at 8:00 am-2:45 PM at the Suburban Collection Showplace on Grand River Road in Novi, Michigan. Doors open at 7:00 am for the Community Resource Fair. The 1st Annual Community Conversation on Bullying, presented by Defeat the Label, will bring together featured members of the community with the goal of engaging everyone to be proactive in their anti-bullying efforts within their communities. Register for the event at www.defeatthelabel.com/Community-Conversation
Hearing and vision screenings have been scheduled for Bloomfield Hills Schools. Read more for schedules and details.
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.
Alana's Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Community Wellness Visiting Nurse Association will be holding a free* Flu Vaccination Clinic** on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Doyle Center, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. This opportunity is available to both staff and community members. Children and adolescents 6 months through 17 years of age require a signed parental consent. Please read more for necessary forms and additional information.
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).
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!"
Kacy Rankin tells us what it is like to be a student in Bloomfield Hills Schools: "I really like a lot of things about my school! My teacher makes school fun. We just finished a project where we learned about how the world works. We made inventions that included electricity. I made a "Kacy Jr" (doll). I used cardboard, added googly eyes, drew a nose and a mouth and put a light bulb on top. I made a closed circuit with a switch you could press to turn the light bulb on."
For the second consecutive year, the BHMS 7th/8th grade orchestra received a Division 1 rating from all three adjudicators in concert, and a Division 1 in sight reading at the MSBOA District Orchestra Festival. Under the direction of Mrs. Baldwin, the students performed "Dabbling in the Dew" by Shirl Atwell, "Lullaby to the Moon" by Brian Balmages and "Conquistador" by Deborah Baker Monday. Mrs. Baldwin and the orchestra students appreciated the tremendous parent turn-out at this event. Thank you to all who support the music program, and congratulations to the orchestra students!
Biff radio students and faculty won a total of 21 national high school radio awards at the 76th Annual International Radio and Webcasting Conference sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) held in the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City March 4-6, 2016. WBFH was named a Finalist in the Best High School Radio Station category, putting the Biff as one of the top four high school stations in this national competition!
The Kindergarten Student Exhibition featured Visible Thinking Routines and connections to sustainability. Students also made connections between math, language arts, science, social studies, technology, music, and more!
The BHHS and Model Center visual arts departments are proud to announce the following students received Scholastic Gold Key Awards for a portfolio: Katie Adams, James Barrett, Hwan Jang, Ben Jasper, Andrianna McKendrick, Kaley Richman. Nearly 6,000 individual entries for middle and high school and more than 300 senior portfolios were entered in 15 categories this year.