News Archives & Points of Pride
- 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
- 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
- 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
Bloomin' Preschool students were excited to welcome Bowers School Farm to their classrooms! Students were able to pet a lamb, learn about animals, and what life is like on the farm. Read more to view the photo gallery.
Students, families and community members enjoyed the annual Sugarbush event at the Johnson Nature Center. Visitors tapped the maple trees, gathered sap, tasted fresh maple syrup and candies, walked the trails, and saw inside the historical log cabin. Guides explained the differences in syrup flavor and color, tree genetics, weather conditions during the maple season, and how sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis and flows down to be stored near the roots during the winter. Read more to view more photos.
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Détroit, West Hills Middle School students participated in a French film festival called Festinema at Maple Theater in Birmingham. "Students enjoyed "maïs soufflé" and the French film "Ernest et Célestine," Stephanie Potier, WHMS French Teacher says.
Becky Swain, BHS PREP Program Director, was awarded Educator of the Year by VSA Michigan. "We are so thankful for her continued support of students with disabilities," Pam Schoemer, Special Education Director, says. In addition to Swain's award, many PREP students will be recognized. "Several PREP students were invited to attend the MI Youth Arts Festival in May," Swain shares. "They will be showcasing the short film they are producing through our VSA Artist in Residence Program."
The MIAAA has selected R.J. Guizzetti, athletic coordinator at Bloomfield Hills High School, as the Regional Athletic Director of the Year! He is only one of fourteen administrators statewide to be honored by the MIAAA. Congratulations!
Bloomfield Township Police officers visited all sixth grade classrooms to provide students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about law enforcement, criminal and misdemeanor behavior, and good strategies to stay safe.
Fourth grade students in Eastover Elementary used Zoom (similar to Skype), to converse with Alan Jaros, Bowers School Farm Education Manager. "My class was learning about magnetism and we started to discuss Cow Magnets," Dana Byrd, 4th Grade Teacher, says.
The Bionic Black Hawks have released the 3rd episode of their TV show "Full STEAM Ahead!" Check it out at http://team2834.com. 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.
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.
Bowers Farm Guide, Michelle Golembieski, participated in a University of Montana study abroad program in Thailand. She studied various agricultural practices and local sustainable systems. "It was an unforgettable experience! I am definitely looking forward to applying what I've learned to programs at Bowers Farm!" Golembieski says.
P.R.E.P. students visited Kirk in the Hills to work with the Senior High Youth Group to create musical instrument collection boxes for Accent Pontiac on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The students enjoyed discussion time, games, and decorated the collection boxes together.
Bloomfield Hills Middle School students, Christian and Melia Hosler and Way Elementary student, Sophia Hosler won first prize in the Biz Kids Contest on the Harry Connick Jr. Show for their business Nooloos! The students won $10,000, a $50,000 branding packing through Ruckus Marketing in New York, Moto 2 Droid Phones, Hasleblad True Zoom, Moto Insta-Share Projectors, JBL Soundboosts and a one year membership to Excel ProClub, a youth mentoring program for entrepreneurs.
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