The 300 and 400 Chinese classes class went to the Chinese Community Center last week to celebrate Chinese New Year. They learned how to play yoyo, do paper cutting and calligraphy, and they also learned how to make dumplings! The student invite everyone to join them for their annual Chinese New Year Party and Fundraiser on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 5-7:00 PM in the main commons.
Welcome to Bloomfield Hills High School! This is a very exciting time for the high school as we start a new era in our new building for the 2015-16 school year. Bloomfield Hills High School is the product of the consolidation of Andover High School (1955–2013) and Lahser High School (1967–2013). Our new campus houses Bloomfield Hills High School grades 9-12, provides a permanent facility on-site for Model Center, and offers highly collaborative and technical learning spaces for our high school students.
Last week we had a student diagnosed with Pertussis (Whooping Cough) at Bloomfield Hills High School. We have been notified that another student in our school has been diagnosed with pertussis. That student was infectious during the period of January 19 - February 9. The student is currently out of school and will return once they have completed antibiotic treatment.
The following guidelines are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations when there is more than one case of pertussis in a school setting:
- Please make sure your family's vaccinations are up to date. Protection against pertussis from the childhood vaccine, DTaP, decreases over time. All older children and adults, particularly pregnant women, should get a pertussis booster shot called "Tdap" to protect themselves and infants near or around them.
- Monitor your child for symptoms. Pertussis begins with a runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, and possibly a low-grade fever. After a week or two, a persistent cough develops. Coughing attacks occur more frequently at night and may increase during the first two weeks of illness and then remain the same for many weeks before gradually decreasing.
- Respond to symptoms in your child. Quick identification of suspected cases can reduce any further exposure within our school, encourages timely medical evaluation, and treatment of cases.
Regardless of their immunization status, students who are immunocompromised or have moderate to severe medically treated asthma, and all students who live with or have close contact with an infant under 12 months old or a pregnant family member, should contact their physician to receive preventive antibiotics.
For more information, please click HERE to view a Pertussis fact sheet from the Oakland County Health Department who works with the school in monitoring this situation.
The health and safety of our students is our primary concern and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Oakland County Health Division Nurse on Call at (248) 858-1406.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (February 15, 16, 17) contractors will be in the building finishing up the trim around student lockers. The contractors will have a master key to open lockers to complete the trimming process. Students should remove any valuable items from their lockers. If you have any questions, call 248 341 5601.
Tickets are on sale for Bloomfield Hills High School's 2016 production of West Side Story! Tickets are available at www.etix.com by entering Bloomfield Hill High School as the venue. Remaining show dates Friday, February 12 (sold out) and Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 7:30 PM. Friday is sold out and Saturday is almost sold out! Check online for available tickets; tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door due to high demand.
The Biff and station manager, Pete Bowers, were recently featured on Channel 7's segments Ann Marie's All Stars and The Now! Mr. Bowers taught both 7 Action News Anchors JoAnne Purtan and Heather Catallo. CLICK HERE to view the segment.
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