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

Ingrid Day Commons Dedication Ceremony

Please join us on December 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Main Commons of Bloomfield Hills High School (4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302) for a dedication of the Ingrid Day Commons.  This event will be held as a Special Board Meeting.

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Community Surveys

Bloomfield Hills Schools sincerely appreciates your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the Bowers Farm and Nature Center community surveys. The results from this survey guide our thinking for the year(s) to come.

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BHS Robotics Results - December 2nd

Congratulations to the following teams for their accomplishments during the weekend of December 2nd:

  • BHMS Golden Gears
  • BHMS Space Unicorns
  • BHMS Mechanical Monkeys

Good luck the BHMS Purple Protons and WHMS Omega Warriors competing during the last weekend of FTC district competition the weekend of December 9th.

The BHHS Bionic Black Hawks will host the FIRST Lego League State Championship on Saturday, December 16th. Good luck to the BHMS Motor City Maniacs and EHMS G.E.K.O.T.

The FIRST Tech Challenge teams will complete in the FTC State Championship in Battle Creek, MI on December 15th and 16th. Good luck to the the BHMS Golden Gears, Mechanical Monkey, Purple Protons, No Limits, and The Space Unicorns; the EHMS Robo Rangers; and the WHMS The Omega Warriors.

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Lone Pine Art Teacher Stephanie Olson Leads Creatively

"Art class is my favorite place to go, because I love drawing!" says Zuheir Sibai, a 2nd grade student in Stephanie Olson's class in Lone Pine Elementary School.  Olson, also the Content Area Leader in Bloomfield Hills Schools, is leading K-8 art programs in the transition to Teaching for Artistic Behavior.  Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) and choice based learning empowers students to make choices during the creative process.  

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Oakland County Health Division Public Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Case in Local Restaurant

From The Oakland County Health Division: Dec. 5, 2017, Pontiac, Mich. – An employee of Papa Romano's, 23926 W. Nine Mile Road and Telegraph in Southfield, has a confirmed case of hepatitis A. Oakland County Health Division advises all restaurant staff and guests who consumed food from the restaurant between Nov. 22 - 26 to get a hepatitis A vaccine, if they have not been vaccinated, or contact their doctor if they have a sudden onset of any symptoms.

For more information about hepatitis A, visit Nurse on Call is available at 800-848-5533 or, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Restorative Practices Workshop: January 29

Please join us on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Doyle Center for an introduction to Restorative Practices as a means of developing positive relationships and building school community. Discussion will be facilitated by Bill Boyle, Equity Program Coordinator for BHS. Space is limited.  Please sign up is via emailing to or visiting  Event is sponsored by the PTOC.

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Join us for DAERR on December 18

Please consider joining us for the DAERR (Diversity Academic Equity & Race Relations) meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Booth Center (7273 Wing Lake Road) at 6:30 p.m. in rooms A/B/C.

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4th Graders Experience Disabilities Awareness Day

Fourth grade students in Bloomfield Hills Schools had the unique experience of learning how to be inclusive what it might be like to live with a disability.   Hayden Schwartzenfeld, BHS student, explains, "Disabilities Awareness Day is a great way for kids to learn what disabilities people might have, what it feels like, and how to live your life with a disability."

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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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