Wing Lake Developmental Center

Wing Hills School In Michigan for Developmental Differences

Wing Lake staff is extremely proud of their reputation for providing quality educational programming for students with special needs. Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs

Wing Lake provides a comprehensive educational program in a caring and supportive environment where each student's fullest potential is the staff's greatest concern. An educational team evaluates the student's abilities in the developmental areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-care, language and pre-academic skills: math, reading, science and social studies. An Individual Educational Plan is written to meet the needs of each student. Long-range goals and short-term objectives are developed and progress is continually monitored. Along with therapies our program also provides activities including adaptive physical education, music, swimming, community-based instruction, student council, and prevocational activities. Nursing staff is also available to monitor student health concerns. At Wing Lake we strive to teach as many skills of daily living and self-care as possible to increase independence. Staff also assists our students with transition planning in anticipation of program completion.

We are a nut free school!

Nut Free School in Michigan

Wing Lake would like to thank our parents, students and staff for helping to create a safe environment for our students!

Substitutes Needed!

Wing Lake is looking for qualified year-round substitute teachers. All applicants must have a valid teaching certificate. Please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or

Wing Lake is looking for year-round substitute Instructional Assistants. Must have a high school diploma. If interested please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or

Lunch Balance Changes

If your child buys lunch, there are some new negative balance procedures that will be effective October 1, 2016. Please read more to learn about communication and how to bring your account up to date.

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Farm T-Shirt Design Contest

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Bowers School Farm is holding a t-shirt design contest!

  • First Place – design will be featured on all of our 2017 summer camp shirts. First place will also receive a shirt with their design, as well as a $5 Starbucks gift card
  • Second Place – $5 Starbucks gift card
  • Third Place – $5 Starbucks gift card
Submission Deadline: March 15. Designs must be emailed to (in a JPEG or PDF file). Please include your full name and grade level in your email.
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School Meals Policy

Families: This past fall, Bloomfield Hills Schools instituted a new charge policy for school meals. To purchase a meal or any a la carte items, students must have money in their account or cash to cover the cost. If a student is in the negative, they will not be allowed to charge any meals or a la carte items. In addition, if a student has a negative account balance, they will be given an alternative meal. To view your child's account activity, please visit:, login, and follow the link in the center of the page for lunch accounts. For any questions please call food service at 248.341.5671.

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DAERR Presents: Let's Talk About It

Join us for "Let's Talk About It" on March 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doyle Center to discuss what state and federal policies can we advocate for that will assure success and equitable opportunities for all Students. Presented by DAERR (Diversity, Academic Equity and Race Relations) and featuring Dr. Thomas C. Pedroni, Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies at Wayne State University. Read more for additional information. Click here to RSVP.

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The Magic of BHS

Rick Lax, Deception Artist, author, and producer of the tv show Wizard Wars, will be the BHS alumni honoree for The Magic of BHS on March 25, 2017! Join us for an evening of fun, food, chance, and charity to Benefit Bloomfield Hills Schools. Purchase your tickets today at Read more to watch the video by magicians Rick Lax and Justin Flom.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

The Bionic Black Hawks have released the 3rd episode of their TV show "Full STEAM Ahead!" Check it out at Watch experiments with fire conducted by Amanda, Scientist at the Michigan Science Center, and an interview with Dr. England, former NASA astronaut. Each episode has a trivia contest for younger students.

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100 Days Smarter!

Conant Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school! Classrooms were decorated, class activities had the "100 days smarter" theme, and some students even enjoyed dressing up! Read more to view more photos.

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Black Hawk Fever

Over 500 fans from the middle and elementary schools in the district attended Black Hawk Fever on February 17th for an exciting night of basketball and community spirit! It was a great night for our district and made possible by the many volunteers who gave their time to bring the event to life. We'd like to give MANY thanks to the groups and individuals listed HERE.

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A Note from Dr. Glass

This past Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Board of Education appointed Todd Bidlack to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Learning Services...

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Student Staff Recognition

Congratulations to the students and staff who will be recognized by the Board of Education on March 2, 2017. Students and staff were nominated for this special recognition. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium. To learn more about which individuals will be recognized, please visit:

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Wing Lake - Old Schoolhouse


Phone: 248.341.7900
Fax: 248.341.7949

Thomai Gersh
Supervisor of Special Education

Joyce Jones

Kimberly Todd

Pam Schoemer
Director of Special Education


Class 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wing Lake Developmental Center
6490 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

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