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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 Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.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

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

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!

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First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade


BUILDING A BRIDGE BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL

Way News 9.22.17

Dear Way Families, One of the areas we try to nurture with our student population concerns the development of a growth mindset. In her work around growth mindset, Dr. Carol Dweck says, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”  Click read more for additional information.

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Way's 50th Anniversary

For those of you who weren't able to attend our 50th Celebration, read more to view photos that captured our wonderful evening.

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Bloomfield Township Open House

Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from Noon - 4:00 pm for the Bloomfield Township Open House! Enjoy patrol car rides, K-9 and firefighter demonstrations, animal adoptions, raffles and more fun for the whole family.  Be sure to stop by Bloomfield Hills High School for the pop up Bowers School Farm with live animals, free face painting, musical entertainment, tours of learning communities, snacks, and more! Click read more for a list of additional activities, give away prizes, and event map.

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Bowers School Farm Fall Festival

Join in on the fun!  Bowers School Farm Fall Festival is Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Tons of activities for everyone! Wagon rides, animal interaction, live music, food trucks, face painting, pumpkin picking & decorating, bounce house, strawland, inflatable archery, wool activities, historical activities, bungee run, meet and compete with a Black Hawk, and more!  Read more for additional information and visit www.bloomfield.org/FallFestival or call 248.341.6481.

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Free Flu Vaccination Clinic

Alana's Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Community Wellness Visiting Nurse Association will be holding a free* Flu Vaccination Clinic** on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Doyle Center, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. This opportunity is available to both staff and community members.   Read more to view additional information and forms.

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New Feature Makes Website Easier to View and Navigate

After faculty and staff input, we have made some adjustments to the navigation bar to allow users to view more of the website while browsing!  You will see that in addition to it being shorter, the drop down information also appears when you click on a title, rather than on a mouse over.  We hope that these features make the website easier to navigate and use.  Thank you for the suggestions!  

If you do not see these changes, please clear your browsing history and cache. For steps on how to do this, visit https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95589?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

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Interested in a tour?

Please fill out the tour request form here or call 248.341.6328.

Each student has a unique set of interests and it is likely you will have questions you would like to ask privately. For these reasons and others, we offer personalized tours of Bloomfield Hills Schools.

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LOCATION


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

CONTACT


Main:
248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)


Adam Scher, Principal
248.341.7800

Cindy Antonis, Secretary
248.341.7800

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6639
JRossi@bloomfield.org

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BUILDING HOURS


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

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.

Bus Hotline:248.341.6296 @BHSBuses

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