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State of the Staff

  • Staff Show Support

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Staff at Lone Pine Elementary and West Hills Middle School wore purple yesterday to support Kathy Janelle's (PYP International Baccalaureate Coordinator) son, who had brain surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Please keep the Janelle family in your thoughts.

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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Human Trafficking in America's Schools Guide

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Trafficking of children or the sale of children is modern slavery. It involves exploiting a child for the purpose of forced labor, commercial sex, or both. An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year worldwide, and the problem is dire right here in America.

    Everyone who is part of the school community- administrators, teachers, bus drivers, maintenance personnel, food service staff, resource officers, and other school community members-has the potential to be an advocate for child victims of human trafficking, but we must learn the indicators of the crime, its warning signs, and how to respond when a student is an apparent victim.

    Human Trafficking in America's Schools is a guide for school staff that includes information about risk factors, recruitment, and how to identify trafficking; what to do if you suspect trafficking, including sample school protocols and policies; and other resources and potential partnership opportunities. To view the Human Trafficking in America's Schools Guide click: Human Trafficking in Americas Schools - Guide

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  • Budget Ideas on BHS Staff Spot

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Have you watched the recent video from Dr. Rob Glass? Have you visited the BHS Staff Spot to share your budget idea? You could win a $250 mini grant from the BHS Foundation!

  • Teacher Innovator Awards

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Don't miss your chance to win a Teacher Innovator Award from the Henry Ford! Do you know a teacher who has inspired others to challenge the limits of what’s possible? Who encourages others to create bold solutions? Nominate yourself or someone today for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid Innovation Immersion Experience at The Henry Ford! Hurry! The deadline is February 6, 2015! Visit: to make a nomination.

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  • "The Best Six Minutes I Spent This Morning"

    Posted January 22, 2015

    Christina Hammitt, a teacher at Bloomfield Hills High School, shared a video titled Josh - Opening Doors and Hearts. “His story truly touched my heart. It really got me thinking about how it's those small gestures which continue to build a culture of kindness and are the small threads that which is already weaved within our different buildings,” Hammitt said.

    Read more to watch the video.

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  • Living Out Loud

    Posted January 21, 2015