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NEW SPELLING BEE CHAMPION AT BHMS

On Friday, December 15, winners from spelling bees previously held in each BHMS Language Arts class, competed in the school-wide Spelling Bee. Through a plethora of words such as truculantly, ichthyosaurus, xylorimba and pestiferous, 7th grader Ella Tupper emerged as this year's BHMS Champion. Placing second in the competition was 8th grader Oorvi Duvvuri. Congratulations to all of the students who made it to the finals, and especially to Ella, who moved up from her 2nd place spot in last year's school-wide Spelling Bee.

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SPRING FORENSICS TEAM AUDITIONS FOR GRADES 6, 7 & 8 - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS DECEMBER 18

Auditions for 6th, 7th and 8th graders for the Spring BHMS Forensics team will take place on the dates noted below. Students who wish to audition for the team must do both of the following by December 18:

6th Graders - For Auditions on Tuesday, December 19
- Complete this online Forensics 6th Grade Audition Survey
- Print the Audition Packet for Grade 6 in its entirety and follow instructions in the packet. There is contact information in the packet in the event that you have questions.

7th & 8th Graders - For Auditions on Monday, December 18
- Complete this online Forensics 7th/8th Grade Audition Survey
- Print the Audition Packet for Grades 7 & 8 in its entirety and follow instructions in the packet. There is contact information in the packet in the event that you have questions.

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8th DRAMA CLASS PRESENTS "THE VERY UN-MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD"

Sherwood Forest is in danger of being destroyed, and it's up to Robin and his band of Merry Men to save the day.  But how does a hero do that when he forgets how to be a hero?

Mrs. Bogrette's 8th grade Drama class will present "The Very Un-Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" on Wednesday, January 24. Students in the A Day class will perform at 6:30 p.m. Students in the B Day class will perform at 8:15 p.m.

Parents of 8th grade Drama students should be getting updates, which include important MANDATORY rehearsal dates, in their MyBloomfield e-mails. Please contact Ms. Bogrette if you aren't getting the e-mails.

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ME TO WE CLUB BRACELET SALE/FUNDRAISER RUNS ENDS DECEMBER 22

The BHMS Me to We Club in-school bracelet sale is over, but you can still support the club's fundraiser by ordering Rafiki, Minga, or Imani bracelets directly online. Shipping is free, payment can be made via PayPal or credit card, and orders will be sent directly to your home. The online fundraiser runs now through December 22, but be sure to allow shipping time if you are ordering a gift.

Bracelets come in many colors and styles, with prices ranging from $10-$15. When you order using the instructions and the "We Code" listed below, proceeds from your purchase will benefit the Me to We Club's fundraiser, which helps support education for young women in Africa and provides vital income for the Maasai women of Kenya, who hand-make each bracelet.

Ordering online is simple,  Please consider purchasing a gift that gives back by following the instructions below.

1) Click on or cut and paste this link in your brower: https://shop.metowe.com/us/we-are-rafikis

2) Enter the requested information, and indicate that you are purchasing on behalf of a school.

3) Use the BHMS School "We Code' of AABE6D. (If you misplace this code, you can search by school name).

Would you like to learn more about the BHMS Me to We Club? Look us up on Facebook (Bhms Metowe Club), Instagram or Twitter @bhmsmetowe. Feel free to share this information with family and friends.

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PTO NEWS and EVENTS

INAUGURAL BHMS PTO PARENTS' NIGHT OUT IN PLANNING STAGES: PTO is planning a great Parents' Night Out for Saturday, January 27, at the HUB Stadium in Auburn Hills. Please save that date, and then open this letter to see how you can help.

PTO MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY NOW ONLINE: The 2017-2018 BHMS PTO online School Directory is now available to PTO members. Returning directory users, click here for the online directory.  Continue to use the same email address and login as you used last year.  Click on "Forgot Password?" if needed. If you're new to the directory this year, you received an email with a temporary password to access the online directory.   If you haven't received that email, please email Sue Brodsky at suebrodsky@comcast.net. If for some reason, you are not in the directory and would like to be, please click here and enter the code LancerDirectory. You can still support the PTO by joining, which will give you access to the online directory.  Please click on this link to join. The system will let you add your own information. Get the mobile app too! Look for myschoolanywhere in the app store.

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ROBOTICS NEWS

BHMS is proud to have students on nine different Robotics teams this year. There are four First Lego League (FLL) teams and five First Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams. The teams, along with many teams from other Bloomfield Hills District schools, compete in various competitions throughout Michigan. Some advance to national competitions in other states. Guiding the teams are amazing parents/guardians who volunteer hours of their time for meetings and competitions. Under "District News", the district posts competition results for all teams in the district on a regular basis. Please take some time to read through the impressive competition results and awards won by the following teams, which are made up of BHMS students:  

FIRST Lego League (Grades 4 through 8): BHMS Robo Ticks, Motor City Maniacs, Tech Tigers, Factory Falcons

FIRST Tech Challenge (Grades 7 through 12; determined by student's age): The Golden Gears, The Mechanical Monkeys, The Purple Protons, No Limits, The Space Unicorns.

We wish all of the BHMS student teams luck in this competition season. Robotics rocks!

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We have received numerous phone calls about a carpool lane situation in the morning that is causing concern for student safety, and a considerable back-up of cars, often well on to Quarton Road. Some families are pulling in to the carpool lane before the building opens at 7:55 a.m., and having their students wait in the car until the building opens. If you arrive early and choose to have your student stay in the car until 7:55, please do not wait in the carpool lane. Instead, you are welcome to park in the the lot near the tennis courts until your student is ready to exit from the car. 

The carpool lane is intended to be a dynamic line where cars pull up and students are dropped off from the right lane only. When cars park in the right lane and wait, other families who wish to drop their students off immediately either get stuck in the right lane until traffic clears, or are forced to pull in to the left lane to drop their student off. This presents a considerable safety concern for students, who are then crossing the left lane in front of traffic. Thank you for your support, understanding and compliance.

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EXTENDED LEAVE / VACATION FORM REQUIRED FOR EXTENDED DAYS OFF

If your child will be missing three or more days of school, please have them pick up an Extended Leave Form from the BHMS office. The form should be completed at least two weeks in advance of the leave. This form is to be signed by the parent, and then your student will take the form to all teachers - block teachers and "A" and "B" day elective teachers. Once all teachers have signed off on the form, it should be returned to Mrs. Foronato in the office.

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We at Bloomfield Hills Middle School are committed to the pursuit of knowledge through inquiry and the development of young people who act as citizens of the world.

To this end, BHMS strives to foster the value of cultural differences, commit to continuous growth and learning, establishing a climate of caring and respect for people and their perspectives as well as building broader communication capacities through access to global information.

Winter Break is Monday, December 25 through Friday, January 5.
Classes resume on Monday, January 8, with a B day schedule.

Other Dates for 2017/18

  • For dates specific to BHMS, open the BHMS A/B Day and Events Calendar to the right.
  • Open the District Calendar for school schedule and breaks for the 2017/18 school year.


Nut Allergy

Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at BHMS because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. This includes nut butters, products containing nuts or nut by-products. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends. Please keep this restriction in mind not only for individual student lunches and snacks, but also for group treats for a class, for teachers and staff, or items for bake sales.

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LOCATION


Bloomfield Hills Middle School
4200 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

BUILDING HOURS


Main Office
Full Day
Half Day

7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Kidz Zone

(before and after school care)

Before School: 7 - 8:15 a.m.
After School: 3:05 - 6 p.m.
Click here to register your student for Kidz Zone

CONTACTS


Attendance Line:248.341.6010
Attendance
Guidelines
Main Office:248.341.6000
Fax Number:248.341.6099
Bus Updates:Twitter - @BHSBuses

Randy English, Principal
248.341.6005
REnglish@bloomfield.org

Brian Fitzgerald, Associate Principal
248.341.6006
BFitzgerald@bloomfield.org

Melanie Irish Parks, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6001
MParks@bloomfield.org

Cherie Foronato, Attendance/Records Secretary
248.341.6002
CForonato@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 5 & 7
Laura Jaster
248.341.6003
Ljaster@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 6 & 8
Anthony Flevaris
248.341.6004
AFlevaris@bloomfield.org

IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator
Kathleen Janelle
248.341.6134
KJanelle@bloomfield.org

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