Please take a moment to give us your thoughts about the school district. This survey is intended for anyone residing in Bloomfield Hills Schools, including students 6th-12th grade. www.bloomfield.org/2018survey
Congratulations to BHHS junior Mikaela Schulz for being awarded "Female Golfer of the Year" by The Detroit Free Press Sports Awards! Mikaela averaged an astonishing 72.1 for 18 holes this past season, and won every event played in addition to finishing 4th in the State Finals. Mikaela has been named First Team All-State every season, and finished as the Runner-Up for Michigan Player of the Year sophomore and junior years. Mikaela maintains a 4.0 GPA and has verbally committed to play golf in college at the University of Michigan.
The Muslim families of the Bloomfield Hills Schools are happy to announce the results of the 2018 Media and Me Competition. The winning students will tour the WDET radio station in midtown Detroit with a possible chance to be a part of a live show! Congratulations to the following students:
- Silver Level ($50 Gift Card) - Alexandria Balde (EHMS)
- Bronze Level (Honorable Mention) - Zeid Abou Shaar (EHMS)
- Gold Level ($100 Gift Card) - Leah Watson (EHMS) and Isabella Ashtari (WHMS)
- Silver Level ($50 Gift Card) - Samantha Cellar (EHMS) and Samuel Curcuru (EHMS)
- Bronze Level (Honorable Mention) - Sydney Harker (WHMS)
Thank you to all the teachers who guided and encouraged the students participation!
Superintendent Dr. Robert Glass and Board President Cynthia von Oeyen will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Booth Center (7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills) for those who are considering running for the four board seats up for election in November 2018. Information shared at the meeting will include what it means to be a Board member, meeting schedules, and more.
From Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention: The second season of the Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why", based on a popular novel of the same name, will be released on Friday, May 18, 2018. Due to the popularity and the subject matter of the series, the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is providing information to assist parents in conversations with their children about these serious and sensitive topics.
Recently 4th grade Conant Elementary students Jace, Jackson, and Nykolas stopped by BHHS to obtain signatures from high school students making a committment not to text and drive. The 4th grade students decided to study texting and driving for their PYP Exhibition project.
"Texting and driving is very dangerous, and we wanted to help raise awareness and get people to stop texting and driving,” expressed Jackson.
Thank you, residents, for supporting the Sinking Fund replacement!
"Señor Johns makes Spanish fun!" shares Leah Merahn, a 2nd grade student. "He once took a ball and passed it around, and we got to ask questions and give answers in Spanish." Cameron Johns began teaching Spanish to kindergarten - 4th grade students at Lone Pine and WHMS this winter. "Everyone has been extremely welcoming!" Johns shares. "I've really enjoyed the short time that I've been here, and I already feel like I'm part of the family."
"Working on these shows has been the best part of my high school experience. Getting together with such talented individuals who all have the same passion never gets old," shares Mollie Menuck, a BHHS junior, and student director of the Broken Leg Theater production, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. The show featured a stellar cast of BHHS students. Menuck exclaims, "Not only was the cast incredibly fun to work with, but working with Mrs. Greenlee and student production staff was so amazing!"
Art from the Hills will be at the Bloomfield Township Public Library from May 15-26. It is an annual celebration of the Bloomfield Hills Schools' art department and incorporates all schools from kindergarten to grade twelve, including Wing Lake and the International Academy. The artwork is just as diverse as the student population. Art media such as charcoal drawing, digital arts, collage, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, watercolor, multimedia, found object sculpture, photography, jewelry, and many others are represented.
"I had so much fun when my class went to Bowers School Farm! My favorite part was holding the quail chick and seeing all the baby animals," shares Olivia Shepherd, Conant Elementary student. "I thought goats and sheep were similar. But when we walked by the sheep, they got spooked and ran away, and the goat followed us wherever we went!"
WHMS students attended the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, a field trip made possible by a BHS Foundation grant.
"We learned about the importance of wetlands in maintaining clean water," Brody Oleshansky shares. "The wetlands improve water quality by naturally filtering out pollution, help prevent flooding, and provide important fish and wildlife habitat. It made me think more about why people care so much about protecting our wetlands. The Great Lakes hold twenty percent of the world's freshwater supply. This is a big reason why we need to take care of our Great Lakes!"
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, the girls soccer players from BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS, joined the BHHS girls soccer program for a fun practice! It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time and improved their soccer skills.
"It is great trying out all the instruments here! tried four instruments so far and I like the cello best!" exclaims Hala Alnounou, a WHMS student. All 4th grade students in Bloomfield Hills Schools were invited to attend the Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection Night. They received guidance from music faculty and local experts to decide which string, brass, or wind instrument instrument they will play in 5th grade.
Congratulations to Stephanie Bevier (Media Specialist, BHHS) and Nicole Harris (DAEER, BHS) who were honored as new members of the Diversity Champion Honor Roll! Stephanie and Nicole were awarded this honor during a special breakfast on May 3, 2018, at the Birmingham Community House.