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East Hills Middle School Community works together to foster caring partnerships that promote self-esteem and value the dignity and diversity of each individual. Through inquiry, creative expression, and critical thinking we nurture the joy and desire for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship for each learner of our school community.

Grade Level Calendars & Assignments

A week-by-week record of tasks from block and unified arts classes- all in one place.

Please click on your student's grade level to view weekly calendars and assignments.

Principal's Message 5-26-17

Dear East Hills School Community:

We had a very busy week highlighted by our annual Move-Up Day. Move-Up Day is so much fun and a wonderful tradition for our students. Having our incoming fifth-grade students join us for the day brings with it all the excitement and energy of a new school year. Move-Up Day also provides the rest of our students time to get to know the faculty that will be working with them next school year and supports our eighth-grade students as they spend the morning at the high school. We are also hosting a separate, special Move-Up Day for our incoming fourth-grade on June 2. See the article below for more details. Thursday was also a special day for our eighth graders as we were able to enjoy the annual eighth-grade breakfast together. Thank you to our PTO and eighth-grade families for organizing the delicious breakfast - a good time was had by all.

This past Wednesday, we hosted - our last Winners' Circle of the year. I want to thank Mr. Massucci personally for organizing all of this year's Winners' Circle speakers who shared such valuable insights with our students. Also thank you to Vickie Chandler from our district's Digital Media Services for taping these great talks. Our final Winners' Circle meeting on May 24 featured Bloomfield Hills Schools high school students. Click here to check out the powerful advice they shared with our students. As Mr. Massucci shared, "they could have spoken for another hour - it was that good." We are so blessed to work with great students and families! Thank you!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention Tuesday's wonderful, all-grade level choir concert. Thank you to Mr. Schumacher for his direction of so many different groups and grade levels of singers!

I want to wish you a safe and restful Memorial Day Weekend! We are in the home stretch of the school year. Please take time this weekend to relax so you are ready for the annual sprint to the finish!

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
-John F. Kennedy


Jason Rubel
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
(248) 341-6205
Twitter: @EastHills5_8
East Hills Middle School Website
"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures. . ."

Next Week's A/B Schedule:
Mon., May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
Tues., May 30 - A Day
Wed., May 31 - B Day
Thurs., June 1 - A Day
Fri., June 2 - B Day

The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Mon., May 29 No School - Memorial Day
-Wed., June 7 PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)
-Wed., June 7 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00 p.m.)
-Thurs., June 8 8th Grade Musical Performance (7:00 p.m.)
-Fri., June 9 Field Day
-Thurs., June 15 8th Grade Farewell Party (7:00-10:00 p.m.)
-Fri., June 16 8th Grade Recognition Assembly (9:00-10:30 a.m.)
-Fri., June 16 Last Day of School - 1/2 Day (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)

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Incoming 4th Grade Move-Up Day (June 2)

Each year there is a district-wide Move Up Day, when students who will be moving to a different building next school year spend time at that building. For current eighth through fourth-graders, Move-Up Day was Friday, May 26. For current third graders, East Hills will hold a special, separate Move Up Day on Friday, June 2, which is a full day of school. On the morning of June 2nd, Eastover students should report directly to Eastover in the morning. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the students will be transported by bus to East Hills for a morning field trip to East Hills. The East Hills transition program for the third graders will end in the late morning, and students will be transported by bus back to Eastover at the end of the program to finish their school day. June 2nd is a full day of school. CLICK HERE for a letter from East Hills Principal, Jason Rubel, for details regarding Move-Up Day for current 3rd graders.

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East Hills Student Leadership Council Application Form - Due June 5

It is time to apply for the East Hills Student Leadership Council for the 2017-2018 school year! We are once again, looking for highly motivated students who will provide leadership and dedication to improve our school's environment. This is a year-long commitment, similar to being a member of a sports team for the entire school year.

5th grade applications were passed out to interested students, by their classroom teacher, the week of May 22nd. Completed applications are to be returned to the classroom teacher on or before Monday, June 5th.

6th and 7th grade applications are available for pick up in the main office. Completed applications are to be turned in, on or before Monday, June 5th, to the main office.

Applicants are chosen based on a scoring system, which includes feedback from the Teacher Reference forms.

The EHMS Student Leadership Council is an important and responsible position. It is an opportunity to demonstrate leadership within our school. We are looking forward to reading applications from motivated and dedicated students!

Applicants are chosen based on a scoring system, which includes feedback from the Teacher Reference forms.

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Attention 8th Grade Families: Important End-of-the-Year Activities

Below are a few upcoming important dates for 8th grade students.

8th Grade Farewell Party Ticket Sales Started Wednesday, May 24 - We Need Volunteers to Help with the Party!
8th grade students will celebrate their Cavalier years at a special farewell party. The party will include dinner by two local food trucks, a special dessert, music, Field House/Gym activities, yearbook signing and more. Admission is $20. The admission fee will include a specially designed 8th grade party T-shirt, which will be used as their admission ticket to the event. T-shirt sales will be during 8th grade lunch on Wednesday, May 24; during the 8th grade breakfast on Thursday, May 25; and if needed Tuesday, May 30 at lunch. Click here to view the flyer about the party and T-shirt sales. Also we need volunteers to help with the party! See the Sign-Up genius link below to help to make this a memorable and fun party!

Student Photos Needed
We need pictures of your child for a photo slideshow that will be played during the Farewell Party. Photos should be school related (from field trips, classroom parties, school events, sports, etc.) and can be from any year K through 8th grade. Please limit photos to no more than 5 of your favorite. Use the link and password below to upload your photos to a Shutterfly Share Site created just for our class. DEADLINE is May 26th.
Password: EHMS2017
(Password is case sensitive)

8th Grade Recognition Assembly - Friday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at East Hills Gymnasium (8th Grade Students and Families)
The 8th Grade Recognition Assembly is Friday, June 16 in the East Hills gymnasium, and it is for all eighth-grade students and their parents/families. Students should arrive at the regular school start time dressed for the assembly. The assembly begins at 9:00 a.m. and will run until around 10:30 a.m. Eighth graders will be dismissed immediately following the assembly. Dismissal for all other students is 11:35 a.m. Boys should wear long pants and a nice shirt, shirt/tie or sport coat (no shorts or tennis shoes). Girls usually wear a dress or a nice skirt or slacks. Strapless and spaghetti strap dresses are not allowed.

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8th Grade Musical Rehearsal and Performance Information

We are so excited for our upcoming performances of Beauty and the Beast at East Hills! Performing in a musical is an experience that young people will remember for the rest of their lives! We are extremely close to our big performances and would still love any family volunteers. We will need your help! This is a great way for high school students and middle school students to earn community service time as well. Thank you all!

IMPORTANT After School Rehearsal Dates FOR ALL CAST AND CREW:

  • Monday, May 22 = 3:15-5:15 p.m...BRING A SNACK
  • Wednesday, May 24th = 3:15-5:15 p.m...BRING A SNACK
  • Tuesday, May 30th = 3:15-5:15 p.m...BRING A SNACK
  • Wednesday, May 31st = 3:15-5:15 p.m...BRING A SNACK
  • Thursday, June 1st = 3:15-5:15 p.m...BRING A SNACK

In School Performances:
Wednesday, June 7th for 5th and 6th Grades (Time: TBD)
Thursday, June 8th for 7th and 8th Grades (Time: TBD)

Evening Performance:
Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m...cast and crew arrives at 5:30 p.m.

Any questions or desire to volunteer to help with the musical, please contact Mr. Schumacher at: or (248) 341-6717

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High School News for Current 8th Graders
  • The BHHS Bionic Black Hawks Robotics team will be hosting an information night for rising students grades 9-12 Wednesday, May 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Shop in the Lahser Building. CLICK HERE for more details.

  • Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Poms team will take place starting Tuesday, May 30th. 8th graders interested in tryout out for the team should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, May 25th at 3:30 p.m. in BHHS room A103. CLICK HERE for more details.

  • The Girls Golf team is hosting a player/parent meeting for rising students grades 9-12 on June 1 in the lower cafe of the high school. CLICK HERE for more details.

  • The Band, Orchestra, and Choir will be taking a trip to Orlando in February 2018. The first payment is due by June 1. CLICK HERE for more details.
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Pay to Participate Refund Request Deadline - June 2

If you paid a Pay to Participate fee earlier in the school year, and your student did not participate in any East Hills club or sports, you may be entitled to a refund. Please review and complete the Co-Curricular Pay to Participate Fee Refund Letter. The letter MUST BE e-mailed or sent through US mail to the address on the form. Forms returned to school offices will not be processed. The deadline for submission of the form is Friday, June 2.

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K-8 Robotics Registration Due June 2

Are you interested in joining a Robotics Team?

Please follow the steps below:
1. Visit
2. Click on the green button the sign up, login / register an account if needed
3. Click "browse" and "continue" to register for Robotics

All students grades K-8 must register by June 2. If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 248.433.0885 or

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Lady Bionic Black Hawks - FREE S.T.E.A.M. Camp

Students will embark on a journey to investigate the imaginative world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) within a fun and supportive learning environment. We will be doing hands on learning activities including using a computer software program to design their very own figure and print it on our 3D printers and broadcasting the students on our cable TV show to reward the winning popsicle bridge design. They will also be exploring a light switch power circuit and learn Math through fun group games. Lastly, students will be exposed to FIRST Robotics through a demonstration from a FIRST Team within their age group. Students should being their own peanut free lunch, snack and refillable water bottle. Camp is for BH students only. Girls only; free to join! Grades 3-5, August 8-9; Grades 6-8, August 10. Register online at

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Middle School Newspaper Workshop

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) is hosting this first time opportunity for middle school students in grades 6-8 from Sunday, July 30 - Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Michigan State University. Students will learn the basics of how to be a news reporter, including writing, design, photography and video. CLICK HERE for more details or to register.

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East Hills Middle School - Gateway Area (across from cafeteria)


East Hills Middle School
2800 Kensington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Attendance: 248.341.6210

Jason Rubel, Principal

Angela Konzen, Associate Principal

Carol Weaver, Principal's Secretary
Julia Beattie, IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator

Anne Westphal, Counselor
(5th grade)

Tom Kalanquin, Counselor
(6th, 7th & 8th grades)

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Class 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Half Days 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone

7:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
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Office 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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