If your child will be 5-years-old by September 1, 2019, it is time to start the enrollment process.
Bloomfield Hills Middle School 7th and 8th grade band and orchestra students enjoy a Friday from 3:15 pm to 9:00 pm for fun, food, and music! Student Om Joshi shares, “It's great! We alternate practicing our music piece then have free time to play ping-pong, sing karaoke, or play in the open gym, eat pizza and snacks and back to practicing our piece. We begin playing with our complete band or orchestra class, then later in the evening, we practice with our individual instrument sections. At the end of the night, we come back together with our complete class and hear how much we improve.”
Congratulations to BHMS student Henry Jackson on being selected for the first violin section in the MSBOA All-State Middle School Orchestra. In late October, over 2,000 students from the state of Michigan auditioned for one of the ensembles. Out of all of these auditions Henry was chosen at a rank of sixth in the entire state! Henry traveled to Grand Rapids to rehearse and perform with the group at the Michigan Music Conference this past January. Way to go, Henry!
In recognition of 42 years of commitment, dedication, and leadership to students and for making the Performing Arts a special place where every student can experience success, the BHS Board of Education dedicated the BHHS Green Room to Tina Greenlee, retired BHS Theater Director, on February, 8, 2019. Congratulations and thank you, Tina!
Congratulations to BHHS students Ayesha Ahmed and Leena Jandali for each receiving an honorable mention in the New York Times Editorial Cartoon 2018 Contest!
Ayesha shares, "I compared Colin Kaepernik's decision to kneel during the national anthem and Baraboo High School students making the Nazi salute. Kaepernik's decision was criticized as being disrespectful and the Wisconsin students were considered exercising their First Amendment rights."
Leena explains the titled piece 'Denial', "President Trump denies the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi; denies the interference of Russia in the 2016 election; denies global warming."
Check out more details on the New York Times website!
The Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan has a lot of fantastic events coming up. Events include a Personal Change Workshop, IEP Series, Problem Behaviors and What You Can Do, and more. To see them and learn more, visit: https://www.dsgsemi.org/DSG-Events
Making maple syrup is a traditional rite of spring, which signals the end of winter. Help us tap the trees, collect the sap, and visit the sugar shack to watch as it transforms into pure maple syrup. The best part? Visit the log home for a taste of nature's sweetener! Tours are scheduled every 20 minutes and last approximately one hour. Advanced registration is recommended.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 • 11 AM to 2 PM
E.L. Johnson Nature Center
3325 Franklin Road in Bloomfield Hills
BHHS art teacher Peg Pasternak was honored with the "Inspiring Educator Award" from the Scholastic Art Awards program on Monday, February 11, at the Detroit Film Theater in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Pasternak has been teaching in Bloomfield Hills for 11 years and brings the Model philosophy to the mainstream. Over the years, classes taught include Graphic Design, Drawing and Painting, and Studio Explorations. This year, Pasternak is teaching Graphic Design, Digital Art, and Photography. Congratulations!
Kindergartner Markus Southward shares his excitement, "It was fun making my own special snowman!" Paraprofessional Rebecca Boss explains, "The students created their own snowman using a key. For example, depending on the favored activity they enjoy in the snow the boots are colored differently: sledding - purple boots, building forts - red boots, throwing snowballs - black boots. Many other distinguishing factors such as head covering, gloves or mittens, a scarf pattern, button shape, and so on help each child create their unique snowman." Kindergartner Izzy Slutsky, admiring all the snowmen in the hallway, adds "See how different they all look!"
Check out the "Unsung Hero" category and vote for Angi Lewis, BHS Athletics and Recreation Secretary! Angi is behind the scenes helping to ensure all athletic and recreation programs run smoothly. Thank you, Angi! Voting ends March 3, 2019.
The BHHS Chinese program continues their Pen Pal program with their sister school in Taiwan. Before the holidays, students sent their gifts to Taiwan to wish them a happy holiday. Since the Chinese New Year is now upon us, their Taiwanese pen pals sent back gifts to show their best wishes! The sister school students and teachers plan to visit BHHS again in October 2019.
Students in the West Hills French learning community and Voyageur Club celebrated the French cultural tradition of La Chandeleur also known as Jour des Crêpes. They learned that it stems from a Roman tradition in which "les chandelles" (candles) were carried in a "défilé (procession) to bring light during the darkness of winter. However, it is now common for family and friends to enjoy conviviality as well as make, fold, eat and flip crêpes for a year of good luck. Students were able to experience making crêpes with a machine or a traditional "poêle" (pan). In Voyageur club, they donned our "ceinture fléchées" (French Voyageur sashes), took a picture in the snow because that's what "les hivernants" (winter dwellers) do, consumed more crêpes and then held a "crêpe flipping" competition. Students also reflected on their positive qualities while creating acrostic name poems. At the completion of this mini collaborative project, each student will have their own "éclat du soleil;" a list of affirmations to which their classmates have thoughtfully contributed.
The second annual, district-wide Multicultural Celebration is Monday, March 18, 2019, at Bloomfield Hills High School, from 5:30 to 8 PM. This event, involving all of our district schools, is a wonderful celebration of the many cultures represented by our students and their families. If you have questions about the event, please contact BHMulticulturalCelebration@gmail.com.
The BHS Foundation is accepting Winter 2019 Grant Applications through February 22, 2019. Applications can request funding for programs, materials, and equipment for clubs, classrooms, grade-levels, buildings, or the entire district. (The funding is available for one year from the date of award. This time frame can be extended with a written request.) 2019 Winter Grants will be awarded by March 29, 2019.
Google form applications are available at https://tinyurl.com/WinterGrants
April 11 at 7 p.m.
Birmingham Covington School