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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.

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

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Principal's Message 5-20-17 Late Edition

Dear East Hills School Community:

Spring was certainly in the air this week - and there were a number of events going on in our building as a result. On Monday night, Mrs. Konzen and I gave an update to the BHS Board of Education about the 4th Grade Transition Process. Please click here if you would like to watch the presentation. Things are really coming together, and we are looking forward to next school year!

On Wednesday night, we enjoyed an amazing concert put on by our 6th/7th/8th grade band and orchestra students. A number of the band and orchestra students were dressed in costume as it was their May Masquerade Concert! Thank to Mrs. Lucas (band) and Mr. Erde (orchestra) for helping to put on such a fun and incredible concert! On Thursday, I was able to take the day off since Savannah (Annie) Harnphanich took over the reins as the East Hills Principal for the Day. Savannah did a great job - check out her broadcast message below to hear all about her day.

The culminating event for the week was our Ice Cream Social on Friday night. Our Ice Cream Social was a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate together as a school community. Thank you to the PTO, especially Wendy Schwartz and Erin Watson, along with all the family and staff volunteers for making this year's Ice Cream Social possible. I will say - I am a little sore this morning - those 8th grade volleyball and basketball players are really good. The students took a clean sweep over the faculty this year in our annual student-staff volleyball and basketball games - there is always next year :).

Lastly, M-Step testing is nearly complete for another year. We just have a few remaining tests and make-up tests at this point, and I would like to thank you for supporting us in our efforts to meet this state mandate. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Young, Ms. Westphal, Mr. Kalanquin, Mrs. Konzen and truly all of our teachers for leading our efforts in this important endeavor.

With an eye toward next week, we have our final concerts of the year - our all grade level Choir Concert (5th-8th grades) is on Tuesday, May 23, in the East Hills Gym with a start time of 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26, will be a half day. Students in grades 5 through 7 will be dismissed at 11:35 AM. 8th grade students should NOT report to East Hills on that day. Instead, they will be visiting the high school. See additional information below on when and where your 8th grader should report on May 26 along with other Move-Up Day information.

It is hard to believe that our spring sports season will be wrapping up soon, and that next Friday, May 26 marks the beginning of the traditional start to summer, Memorial Day Weekend. Along with the Move-Up Day and the half day on this coming Friday, please remember that Monday, May 29, is a holiday and there will be no school.

Please take a moment to check out this week's broadcast as there are a number of new articles highlighting important upcoming events!

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
-Robin Williams


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 22 - B Day
Tues., May 23 - A Day
Wed., May 24 - B Day
Thurs., May 25 - A Day
Fri., May 26 - B Day (1/2 Day PM Schedule - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal)

The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Tues., May 23 Vocal Music Concert - All Grades (5th/6th/7th/8th) (7:00 p.m.)
-Thurs., May 25 8th Grade Breakfast (8:15 a.m.)
-Fri., May 26 1/2 Day - Move Up Day (11:35 a.m.Dismissal)
-Mon., May 29 No School - Memorial Day-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)-Fri., June 16 Last Day of School - 1/2 Day (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)

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Move Up Day Information (8th-4th Grades is May 26 and 3rd Grade is 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 is Friday, May 26, which is also a 1/2 day of school. 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. Here is how the Move Up Day experience will work for East Hills' students:

8th graders should NOT report to East Hills at all on May 26. Instead, follow these instructions. There is no need to call their absence in to the EHMS attendance line.

  • 8th Graders Who WILL Attend BH High School: Students should go directly to the high school campus at the times indicated in this letter from BH High School Principal, Charlie Hollerith. This letter provides instructions for your 8th grader on that day. It's important that you keep this for reference, as it indicates the location, schedule, drop-off and pick-up instructions for your 8th grader on May 26. Here is the BH High School Bus Schedule for those 8th graders who wish to utilize morning (only) transportation. Mr. Hollerith's letter refers to high school bus transportation to the high school.
  • 8th graders who WILL NOT attend BH High School: These students do not need to report to school on that day. You do NOT have to call in their absence from EHMS.
  • 5th, 6th and 7th Graders: On Move-Up Day, students in these grades will participate in some activities with the teachers from the grades that they will be in next year. The morning start time does not change, and the 1/2 day ends at 11:35 a.m.
  • 4th Graders from Eastover: East Hills will host incoming 5th graders on Move-Up Day.Those students should report to Eastover at the regular time, and they will be brought by bus to East Hills as a group. 4th grade families are responsible for arranging pick-up of their children at East Hills at 11:00 a.m. CLICK HERE for a letter from East Hills Principal, Jason Rubel, for details regarding Move-Up Day for current 4th graders.
  • DIFFERENT DAY (Friday, June 2) 3rd Graders from Eastover: East Hills will host incoming 4th graders for their special, separate Move-Up Day on Friday, June 2.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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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. 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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Attention Parents of Class of 2021

Parents of Class of 2021:

If you were unable to attend parent orientation on Wednesday evening, you may find the presentation HERE or on Bloomfield Hills High School website under School Life in the left-hand column.

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Cavalier Fund Information

To further our mission for equity and inclusion, the East Hills Global Education Team (GET) is pleased to share information about the Cavalier Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide access for all students to enjoy school activities (e.g., field trips). As a school community, our desire is for all students to have these learning experiences. Our intention is to provide families with a chance to give funds to assist our students in a direct and meaningful way. Look for upcoming forms regarding field trips, school events, and other specific enrichment activities for opportunities to donate. You may specify how your funds will be directed through future communication (field trip forms and other specific events and opportunities). Click on this link to see more details and review an example of how you will be able to participate and to give toward this new fund.

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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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