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A Note from Christine DiPilato

After eleven incredible years in Bloomfield Hills, this summer I will be transitioning to Troy School District to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction.  

My experiences in Bloomfield have been rich; observing and supporting high levels of instruction, collaborating on building designs, championing high impact resources for students and teachers and celebrating student and staff achievements. The list could go on an on, but ultimately my time in Bloomfield has enriched my life both personally and professionally, for that I am truly grateful.

I am excited to begin my tenure in Troy but will miss the relationships I have established in Bloomfield along the way. Please know that my door is always open and I look forward to our paths crossing again soon!

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Wax Museum

Way's 4th-grade students showcase their rich learning opportunity for the Wax Museum Exhibition.  Students brainstormed ideas for individual inquiry, generated possible subtopics to guide research, read non-fiction books and articles, and incorporated their thinking routines throughout the process.  They worked hard, and it shows!

Student Sarim Chaudhary steps into the Statue of Liberty character and beams proudly, "I liked how we could choose anything that is either a person, place, or thing.  I enjoyed researching the Statue of Liberty, and presenting is really fun too!"

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BHS Student Wins First Place Science and Intel Awards for Cancer Detection Process

Pooja Kannappan, ninth-grade student at BHHS, competed at the 2019 Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD), winning a First Place Award. Kannappan's project "Detecting Metastatic Cancer in Digital Pathology Scans Using Machine Learning" also received an Intel Award Certificate for outstanding achievement in the category of Computer Science. 

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NCAA 2019 College Signing Day

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Bloomfield Hills High School participated in NCAA College Signing Day. The following BHHS athletes signed their NCAA Letters of Intent to play college sports in the fall of 2019:

  • Phoenix Williams, Howard University, Tennis
  • Maryam Hashim, Macomb College, Basketball
  • Cassidy Proctor, Michigan State University, Hockey
  • Alex Gold, Lawrence Technological University, Golf
  • Eddie Dyla, Madonna University, Lacrosse
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Search Firm for New Superintendent

Recently, the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education met to determine the process by which they plan to hire a new superintendent. The Board of Education has decided to select a search firm to lead the search and are accepting proposals from search firms from now until May 21, 2019. On May 23, 2019, the Board of Education will hold a meeting to determine which firms to interview. Interviews are likely to take place on June 5, 2019, with the formal selection of a search firm to occur on June 6, 2019. Once a firm is selected, a timeline for the superintendent search will be posted to the district's website. The Board is looking forward to a collaborative and inclusive selection process.

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Students in multiple Bloomfield Hills Schools organized, educated, and inspired others to take care of and celebrate the environment as part of the global Earth Day/Earth Week. There were service learning fundraisers for various community causes, huge events to promote environmental education, and small actions by staff and students to increase understanding of environmental issues.

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Infinite Opportunities:  Students in Bloomfield Hills Schools are supported in an environment that promotes personal learning, critical thinking, and creativity.  Learners are connected to the world outside the classroom and engage in meaningful work that drives passion, risk-taking, and a deep sense of student ownership.  Click to learn more!

Just some of the many achievements:  128 clubs and co-curricular activities, marching band earned 1st division rating and all “perfect sheets” at the MSBOA Festival, Hawkeye News won the NSPA Pacemaker award, BIFF 88.1 FM named Michigan Radio Station of the Year, 64 different languages spoken by students, 1.9 million Goggle docs shared for instructional collaboration, Dr. Rob Glass awarded Michigan Superintendent of the Year, preschool-12th grade international baccalaureate and Harvard’s Visible Thinking partnerships, 4 students earned perfect ACT scores in 24 months, largest K-12 outdoor classroom in Oakland County at the Johnson Nature Center, farm-based science / learning in partnership with MSU at the 96 acre Bowers School Farm, largest Robotics programs in Michigan, nearly 80% of teaching staff have masters and doctoral degrees, all teachers have a degree in the subject they teach, #1 school district in Michigan according to Niche, varsity football completed an undefeated season, 6 students won National Scholastic Gold Key Art Awards, 460 students took 870 AP exams, Model UN won 16 awards at the OU Conference, Transportation earned 24th consecutive perfect state inspection, students in class of 2016 accepted to Duke, Harvard, Purdue and Yale.

Student Quotes: “As an IB Diploma student I have created strong, lasting relationships with my teachers and peers, which has helped further my education.  Another one of my favorite things about Bloomfield Hills Schools is the diversity because you can experience various perspectives in class.” says Michelle (Ting Ting) Chang.  “The FTC Robotics Team is fun and challenging.  It was neat to build a robot from scraps of metal and build the circuits; I was the driver in competitions!” says Celeste Meisel.  “I love math!  I am enrolled in AP Statistics and I really enjoy Calculus.  My Student Leadership class inspired me to become a small business owner; I manage a parking lot striping company called Motor City Striping.”says Nicholas Bellinson.