Way Elementary School

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

In This We Believe at Way Elementary

  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Support Your Child in Arguing Effectively and Persuasively

Way News:

Monday, October 31, is our Fall Parade. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Parents are asked to wait outside for photo opportunities as students will make their way outside to the front circle. Please do not block the area near the front doors. Classroom parties will begin immediately following the parade and end at 11:00 a.m. An announcement will be made on the overhead announcing the end of the parties, and this should allow ample time for our families to exit the parking lot safely.

Before the costuming is complete, I want to make you aware of our costume guidelines: Think in these terms:

• Costumes should reflect elementary themes and should be in good taste.

• Shoes should be safe and comfortable.

• No weapons of any kind or overly scary masks

• Costumes shouldn't be too long as it may create a hazardous situation for tripping.

Think in terms of costumes 1 and 3 below.

Dismissal on October 31 is at 12:20 p.m.

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BHHS football student athletes were met with cheers when they visited elementary students in Conant, Eastover, Lone Pine and Way. BHHS football players gave lots of high fives and autographs! Come cheer on the Bloomfield Black Hawks Varsity Football Team at the MHSAA Playoffs! Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Bloomfield Hills High School, 4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills. Read more to view the video and photo gallery.

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Picture makeups will take place on Thursday, November 3. For retakes, please bring your entire original photo package to return to the photographer. An identical package will be sent to you using the updated photo. For makeups, please bring in a completed order form and exact change or check made payable to Lifetouch. Or to pay in advance online, go to Lifetouch and enter the PictureID Code LM726020Y1. Photographers will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end as soon as retakes are complete.

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Circle Drive



  • Gymnastics - GYM (Sept. 26-Dec. 12) No class 10/3, 10/31, 11/14
  • Little Medical School - Room 31 (Sept.26-Nov. 14) No Class 10/3 or 10/31
  • K Robotics - Room 24 (Sept. 26 - Nov. 21) No class Oct. 3, Oct. 31 & Nov. 14


  • K - 1 Robotics - Room 19 (Sept. 13 - Nov. 7) No. class Sept. 20


  • Basketball - GYM (Sept. 28-Nov. 2) (No class 11/12)


  • Chess Wizards - Room 26 (Sept. 29-Dec. 15) No class 11/17 & 11/24
  • Musical Theater - GYM (Sept. 29-Dec. 15) No class 11/17 & 11/24
  • 3rd Grade Robotics - Room 31 (Sept. 29 & Oct. 28)
  • 3rd Grade Robotics - Room 19 (Sept. 8-Nov. 12)


  • Field Hockey - Fields ((Sept. 30 - Nov. 4)
  • 2nd Grade Robotics - Room 19 (Sept. 16-Nov. 4)
  • Soccer - Fields (Sept. 30-Nov. 4)


Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Attendance: 248.341.7810

Adam Scher, Principal

Elaine Bosin, Secretary

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Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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