Principal's Message 12-15-17

Dear East Hills School Community:

After our snow day yesterday, we have thawed out and had a number of fun things going on in the building today.  This morning both Josh Stokes from the Autism Alliance of Michigan and Andrea (trainer) and Laddie (black lab) from PAWS - People Helping Animals shared their experiences with our 4th graders as a continuation of our Disability Awareness program.  

This afternoon our 6th/7th/8th graders were able to come to together as a community to enjoy the East Hills Middle School Talent Show, and as one might expect, our students were again absolutely amazing.  From the performers courage to the respect and caring shown by the audience, the show this year was incredible.   I want to thank all of our performers for sharing their talents with us, and I also want to thank our unified arts staff for organizing and running an efficient, quality show.  BRAVO!  We will be hosting our first ever - Elementary Variety Show for our 4th and 5th graders on Friday, February 9 - please stay tuned for more details.  We have such talented students here at East Hills!

I also want to share how proud I am of our East Hills robotics teams.  Across the board our teams have done very well this season - a special shout out to the Robo Rangers and the G.E.K.O.T. teams who will be competing this weekend at State Finals competitions.  Awesome job, teams!

Please don't forget . . . due to the snow this past week, we have rescheduled our 6th Grade Band/Orchestra/Choir Concert for Monday, December 18.  Please see the article below for all the details.

"The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship."
-Norman Douglas


Jason Rubel
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
(248) 341-6205
Twitter: @EastHills4_8

East Hills Website
"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures. . ."

This Upcoming Week's A/B Schedule:
Mon., Dec.. 18 - A Day
Tues., Dec. 19 - B Day
Wed., Dec. 20 - A Day
Thurs., Dec. 21 - B Day
Fri.,  Dec. 22 - A Day

The following are upcoming key dates for the school year, and our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website:
Fri., Dec. 15 6th/7th/8th Grade Progress Report #2
Mon., Dec. 18 Rescheduled 6th Grade Band/Orch./Choir Concert (7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Dec. 25-Fri., Jan. 5 No School
Mon., Jan. 8 Classes Resume
Wed., Jan. 10 PTO Meeting - Superintendent Dialogue (7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Jan 15 No School
Wed., Jan. 17 7th/8th Grade Choir Concert (7:00 p.m.)

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East Hills 6th Grade Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert - Rescheduled for Dec. 18

Featuring Jazz Band and Fiddle Club
Rescheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Concert will be in the cafeteria


  • Band students should arrive at 6:15 p.m. and report to the band room. Band percussion students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. (Percussion students need to arrive early and stay after to move equipment.)
    • 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band students please arrive at 6:45 p.m.
  • Orchestra students should arrive no later than 6:25 p.m. and report to the orchestra room. Please bring your iPad or a device to help you tune.
  • Choir students should arrive at 6:15 p.m. and report the choir room 102. Sit in your choir seats and we will rehearse before going over to the cafeteria.


The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  


Students are expected to dress in their concert uniform for concert performances.      

  • Boys: Black pants, black socks, black dress shoes or dark shoes, and the Red EHMS Music Polo Shirt.
  • Girls: Black pants/slacks (no leggings unless worn under a skirt) with black socks or black skirt (knee length or longer) with black tights, black dress shoes or dark shoes, and the Red EHMS Music Polo Shirt.

All band, orchestra, and choir students are expected to perform in the concert, display proper concert etiquette, and remain for the entire concert. During performances, music students may be sitting or standing on risers or sitting in chairs, warranting proper attire. If your student will be unable to attend, please contact the director as soon as possible!

We look forward to seeing you on December 18th!

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BHS Multicultural Celebration!  Deadline Extended: January 23

The BHS PTO Council will be hosting it's first district-wide Multicultural Celebration at Bloomfield Hills High School on March 6, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  This event presents family exhibits showcasing cultures from around the world, with an emphasis on the theme inventions!  The deadline to submit participant application has been extended to January 23.   Please see the info packet for more details. 

Questions?  Contact Erin Watson at or Tracey Kevelighan at

Click HERE to access the Multicultural Celebration Information and Participation Packet

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National Junior Honor Society - 8th Grade

Recently, Mr. Kalanquin visited 8th grade classrooms to explain and discuss qualifications for the National Junior Honor Society for 8th graders, including an updated service requirement. Students were given hard copies of requirements, and below is the link to service requirement changes. Additionally, you may find information on all NJHS requirements on the East Hills School website under Clubs and Organizations.

NJHS Parent Letter​

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Mike McCready to Visit FIRST Lego League State Championship

Michigan District Representative, Mike McCready, will visit the FIRST Lego League State Championship at Bloomfield Hills High School. Forty-eight FIRST Lego League teams from southeastern Michigan will compete including the Motor City Maniacs from BHMS and G.E.K.O.T. from EHMS. The competition is hosted and run by the BHHS Bionic Black Hawks and is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on December 16, 2017, at Bloomfield Hills High School.

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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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Mission Statement

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.

East Hills is a Nut-Restricted School

Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at East Hills because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

East Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2013. As a result, please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. For further information on food allergies, consult We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

Nut Restricted Letter Summer 2017


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Jason Rubel, Principal

Angela Konzen, Associate Principal

Carol Weaver, Principal's Secretary

Kristin Bridges, Attendance/Records Secretary

Julia Beattie, IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator

TaMarcus Southward, Counselor
(4th, 5th & 6th grades)

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

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