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Scholarship

  • Only district in Michigan to offer tuition-free K-12 IBO curriculum
  • Visible Thinking based on Harvard research
  • Sustainability education and Michigan-certified Green Schools
  • 90% of high school seniors are accepted to their first choice college or university
  • MAP (Maximizing Academic Potential) Services available throughout district
  • BHS graduation rate: 98%; Graduates who attend college or university: 94%
  • Average of 19 annual National Merit Scholars winners
  • SAT and ACT scores are well-above national averages
  • 22 Advanced Placement programs in high school
  • Eight world languages taught: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German, French, Spanish and American Sign Language
  • 82% of faculty have masters degrees or higher and all teach in their major field of study
  • Elementary school average class size: 19 in grades K-2; 24 in grades 3-5
  • Middle school average class size: 26

Opportunity

  • Award-winning Fine/Performing Arts and Athletics programs
  • E.L. Johnson Nature Center and Charles L. Bowers School Farm offer extended classroom environments for all grades
  • Award-winning radio and television production stations
  • Many academic clubs and activities in which students can participate

Integrity

  • BHS philosophy of educating the whole child (intellectual, emotional, social)
  • School environments are physically, emotionally and intellectually safe for students
  • Diverse student body supports unity and acceptance
  • Variety of programs offered to constructively resolve conflicts
  • Community service is required for graduation

News Archives

Boys Tennis Earns 2017 State Championship!

Congratulation to the Black Hawks varsity boys tennis team for earning the title of 2017 Division 1 State Champions! Individuals championships include Constantin Hemmrich at #3 singles (third straight individual state championship), Cade Burman and Sebastian Burman at #1 doubles, and Chaz Blamo and Vik Chakrabortty at #2 doubles. State runner-up players include Andrew Zhang at #1 singles, and Adrian Wilen and Chris Sauer at #3 doubles. The team was also undefeated this season. We are so proud of our State Champions! Go Black Hawks!

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Ty Slazinski Earns MHSAA Record for Pass Receptions

Congratulations to varsity Black Hawk football player, Ty Slazinski, for earning the MHSAA record for Pass Receptions in a single game! Ty caught 22 passes from John Paddock during the game on Friday, October 20. This beat the old record of 18. Way to go, Ty! Photo Credit: Marty Budner

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Happy 50th West Hills!

West Hills Middle School kicked off its 50th year of educating Bloomfield Hills Schools students by creating a huge '50' on the soccer field with students and staff! This event welcomed students, staff and community members to help kick off a year of celebratory events. CLICK HERE to view a fun video of this celebration!

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Outdoor Classroom Day!

Eastover students recently participated in Outdoor Classroom Day. Kindergarten through fourth grade students worked to pull weeds, distribute compost and rake leaves. Students were also able to transplant garlic and sunflowers, plant broccoli and cabbage seedlings and plant Indian corn and Swiss chard seeds in the beds that were prepared.

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I Am A Black Hawk!

Bloomfield Hills Schools kindergarten students recently received "I Am A Black Hawk" t-shirts with their class year on the back (2030). Ms. Colby's Eastover kindergarten class, featured here, are very excited to become Black Hawks!

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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Bloomfield Hills High School administration and counseling recognized and honored the 2018 semifinalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program with a breakfast on Monday, September 25. Congratulations to the following seniors: Venkata Chengalvala, Virgine De Smet, Faraaz Iqbal, Ananyaa Kumar, Emily Sun, Srirama Varanasi, Emily Wang, and Simona Zhu. These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

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BHMS Student Donation Helps Kenya

Bloomfield Hills Middle School students completed a service action project called the "Water Challenge." First, students studied how people in other countries struggle to find and gather fresh water. Next, students only drank tap water for two weeks. "This has been and will continue to be an educational and rewarding experience," Scott Meyer, says. BHMS' donation was selected to help build a sand dam in Kenya.

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BHHS Bionic Blackhawks Design Automated Chicken Door for Bowers School Farm

In a Community Project created by the Bionic Blackhawks Team #2834, titled 'Smart Protection of Poultry from Predators', students Ashton Carrick, Alex Dufour and Hunter Kasravi worked side by side with their mentors to provide "...a community service in the area of automating agriculture to the Bowers Farm". This community service turned out to be an automated door installed in the chicken coop, designed to protect the animals from predators. (Article by: Amanda Howard, BHHS Graduate)

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Jason Paulateer Appointed to BHS Board of Education

Jason Paulateer is the newest member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education, filling the vacancy left by former Board of Education President, Ingrid Day.

Paulateer, who has an MBA with an emphasis on Finance, says he has a, "vested interest in the success of this school district," and he also states that he considers himself an advocate for children and education. "One of my core beliefs is that education is a critical component for a successful life. I believe that community service is the rent that we pay for our very lives."

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Alumna Listed as #13 Best Album by Spin Magazine

Nothing Feels Natural, by Punk rock band "Priests" was listed as #13 Best Albums of 2017 by Spin Magazine.

Alumna Katie Greer, who attended Hickory Grove, East Hills, and graduated from Lahser High School, writes lyrics and sings for the band. Band mates include Daniele Daniele (on drums), Taylor Mulitz (bass), and GL Jaguar (guitar). Their band has received high praise.
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Student & Staff Recognition

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education honored students, staff, and community members at the June Board Meeting. Read more for a list of those acknowledged and to view videos and the photo gallery.

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EHMS Students Create Native Flower Habitat

This year, 6-8 graders have focused on a Service as Action learning opportunity. Teachers worked to weave a service opportunity for students within their IB units of study. For our 6th grade class, this meant creating a garden of native Michigan plants which attract butterflies. With the help of Michelle Golembieski, Bowers Farm guide, and the EHMS Green Team, students had an opportunity to transfer the plants to our front gardens, where they can be watered and cared for during the summer months. Students will expand to a greenhouse learning space next year.

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Distinguished Service Awards

Bloomfield Hills Schools presented Distinguished Service Awards to Stephanie Bevier, Bloomfield Hills High School Media Specialist, Ingrid Day, School Board President, and Jeffery Dorchock, East Hills Middle School Teacher. Read more to view the nomination video and the photo gallery.

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Thank You

Bloomfield Hills Schools is fortunate to have a community of families and volunteers who wish the best for our students. Without their hard work and dedication, BHS would not be what it is today. A number of individuals were acknowledged at the PTOC luncheon and assembly for their exemplary service. Read more for a list of who was recognized and to view photo gallery.

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