Dear East Hills School Community:
We had a great start to the beginning of the second semester. Mr. Rod King gave a powerful and memorable talk at our Winners' Circle on Wednesday. Thank you, Mr. King. If you missed his presentation, here is a link http://bhstv.bloomfield.org/6126 Additionally, last night's Bloomfield Hills Schools Board Meeting featured an instructional presentation by our very own, Mrs. Rowe - 7th grade language arts teacher. Mrs. Rowe shared how she and other teachers across the district use Google Classroom to support collaboration and to enhance teaching and learning at the middle school level. Check out this link http://bhstv.bloomfield.org/6132 to see her presentation. if you don't want to watch the entire presentation, start the video at 22:26 minutes.
On another note, I would also like to personally thank all of our parent volunteers for their help organizing our group pictures on Thursday morning. Middle school group pictures is usually best described as a cross between family pictures and herding cats, but under the leadership of Mrs. Konzen and Mr. Kalanquin along with the support of all the parent volunteers things moved very efficiently, and we were done in time for our first lunch of the day. Also thank you to a number of our sixth-grade students for helping to set up the cafeteria for lunch. As is often the case at East Hills, it was truly a team effort!
With an eye toward next school year, current 8th grade families please mark your calendars for the upcoming BHHS orientation for the Class of 2020 on February 16, 2016 (see news article below for all the details).
As we head into the weekend, please note that our report cards are viewable online today (see specifics below for how to access the report card information). More important than the actual report cards is that open and ongoing communication exists between our families and staff. Never hesitate to contact your child's teachers or any other faculty member who interacts with your child. We are all here to help your children and our students learn, grow, reflect, and gain confidence as learners. Together as a school community we can ensure that this happens.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation in not to utter words, but to live by them."
-John F. Kennedy
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures. . ."
Next Week's Schedule
Mon., Feb. 8 - B Day
Tues., Feb. 9 - A Day
Wed., Feb. 10 - B Day
Thurs., Feb. 11 - A Day
Fri., Feb. 12 - B Day
The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Wed., Feb. 10 Count Day
-Mon., Feb. 15 No School
-Tues., Feb. 16 Incoming 9th Grade Orientation at BHHS (7:00 PM) - IB Diploma Programme Meeting starts at (6:00 PM)
-Wed., Feb. 17 Multicultural Night Planning Meeting (7:00 PM)
-Mon., Feb. 22 BHS DAERR Meeting (Doyle - 6:30 PM)
-Fri., Feb. 26 Multicultural Night (6:00-8:00 PM)
-Sat., Feb. 27 Science Olympiad at Country Day
-Fri., March 4 Progress Report #3 (6/7/8)
-Tues., March 8 No School
-Wed., March 9 PTO Meeting (7:00 PM)
-Tues., March 15 8th Grade "Court in Schools" (8:45-10:00 AM)
-Fri., March 18 Activity Afternoon (5/6/7/8) (3:05 PM)
-Tues., March 22 Incoming 5th Gr. Parent Orientation (7:00 PM)
-Fri., March 25 No School
-Tues., March 29 6th Grade Band/Choir/Orchestra Concert (7:00 PM)
-Fri., April 1 End of 3rd Quarter (½ Day of School - 11:35 AM Dismissal)
-Mon.-Fri., April 4-8 No School - Spring Break