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  • Health Risk Assessment 2015

    Posted April 1, 2015

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: Employees who qualify for the District health insurance need to have the annual health risk assessment form completed and submitted to the Human Resources Office no later than September 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Dare at

    Click here to download the form.

  • Prom Dress Drive

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Student Leadership will be collecting new or gently used prom dresses, dress shoes, purses, jewelry, and accessories to help those in need from now until May 1. Donations are being accepted in the main campus main office.

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  • Instructional "Rounds"

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Doctors do it and now teachers in Bloomfield Hills Schools are, too! Why are teachers taking cues from doctors and making Instructional Rounds? "We can learn so much from watching other teachers teach," says Tony Castellani, Guidance Counselor at WHMS.

    "We know that the greatest professional development and culture shifts occur when teachers open their classrooms and make time to observe other teachers in action. At West Hills, teachers are watching other teachers in order to gather new ideas and inspiration, improve practices, and further define a common vision and language for instruction. It's important to both observe and be observed," says Castellani.

  • National Reading Month at Lone Pine

    Posted March 26, 2015

    March is reading month at Lone Pine Elementary! Staff dressed in the many colors of the rainbow.

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  • DHH & National Reading Month

    Posted March 24, 2015

    Students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at Eastover Elementary enjoyed National Reading Month. DHH volunteers attended classes to read to the students.

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  • "Creating Cultures of Thinking" Twitter Chat - #8CulChat

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Mike Medvinsky, music teacher at EHMS and WHMS, collaborated with Dakotah Cooper, a teacher in Lake Orion, to arrange a book club and twitter chat framed by Ron Ritchhart's new book Creating Cultures of Thinking. The chat is on Tuesday nights from 8-9pm now through May 19. The hashtag used on Twitter is #8CulChat.

    “I have enjoyed the first few chapters of this book so far and think that it supports the learning environments we design and create in our classrooms and schools. The book reminds us of and provides a closer look into the Cultural Forces,” said Medvinski. He added that you do not need to read the book to participate in the chat, but that it would help to guide thinking.

    The chat is growing in popularity, even gaining the attention of author Ron Ritchhart. “I contacted Ritchhart a few weeks ago to ask if he would join our chats,” Medvinski explained, “He replied that he did not have a Twitter account. After Making Thinking Visible, Project Zero, and CASIE shared our link, I received a notification last night from him on Twitter! I think he created an account just for this chat!”

  • 39th Annual Biffstock Pledge Drive

    Posted March 17, 2015

    The Biff held their 39th Annual Biffstock Pledge Drive on Friday, March 20, from 8 a.m. - midnight with live programming. WBFH students collected money and pledges from listeners in the community to help underwrite radio station enhancement expenses. Donations can still be made by phone (248) 341-WBFH or online at

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  • Ms. Riggan with her softball awards

    Teacher Achievement Showcase

    Posted March 10, 2015

    Teachers at Bloomfield Hills High School recently created a “Teacher Achievement Showcase”, where the staff brought in awards they have saved from childhood. Awards range from newspaper clips, to ribbons in showjumping, to trophies - and even a Merit Badge sash!

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  • Pirates and Princesses: A High Seas Soiree

    Posted March 10, 2015

    Students in grades 1-5 (including children of faculty) are invited to Pirates and Princesses: A High Seas Soiree, on Friday, May 8, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the 9th Grade Campus. This themed scavenger hunt will donate all proceeds to childen with cancer at St. Jude's Hospital. Cost $15/per child and $5/per adult. Reserve tickets by emailing

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