Bloomfield Hills Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra students, Vijay Daita, Max Green, and Ella Tupper developed their skills as performers by playing trio music in a service opportunity for the Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club and Bloomfield Hills Optimists Holiday Event on Wednesday, December 6, 2018.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library visited Wing Lake Developmental Center on Friday, December 7, 2018. Wing Lake students had an opportunity to participate in SENSEATIONAL STORY TIME with Jen Taggart and Ed Niemchak from the Library. Sensory story time is geared to differently-able children who have a hard time in large groups or have other developmental delays and/or sensitivity to sensory overload. Wing Lake students listened to the book, Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Visuals, rhythmic stories, and sensory activities were incorporated into the story time.
Conant Elementary students raise money for new playground equipment through "classroom change wars". First grader Alex Swiatkowski shares, "Mrs. Benitez's class won and chose to dye Mr. Russo's hair green and white because he is NOT a Michigan State fan. The best part of Change Wars was the strategy to sabotage! When we collect dollar bills and pennies that helps our class and all other coins subtract from the amount in other classrooms. Mr. Russo's hair looks funny, the eyebrows are awesome!" Conant raised $4,217.31 - way to go Cubs!
Student Global Leaders from BHHS recently joined together with 8th grade students from BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS to participate in the BHS Global Education, Equity and Inclusion (GEEI) Global Youth Ambassadors: Bringing People Together workshop on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Students explored ways to help create a more inclusive school community as well as their role in our global society. This was an excellent opportunity for students to engage and dialogue with their peers in the spirit of respect, acceptance and building a stronger BHS global community.
Sue Florek (Nurse), Jessica Shuler (teacher), and Thomai Gersh (former Supervisor of Special Education) were awarded a $21,350 from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan to purchase a ZONO Sanitation Cabinet. The purchase of this system will improve the health, cleanliness, hygienic needs and overall well-being of severely cognitively and multiply impaired students at Wing Lake Developmental Center.
Bloomfield Hills Schools values meaningful relationships, and utilizes Restorative Practices to build connections. Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. If you're curious and want to learn more about Restorative Practices, the International Institute for Restorative Practices has created this two minute video. Click here to view an overview created by the International Institute for Restorative Practices.
The tradition of Popcorn Day started one year ago. We have one Popcorn Day each month. Students pay for their bags in advance to their first hour teacher. Each bag is $1. And all of the profits of the sale go to the Cavalier Fund. The popcorn is popped and then delivered to classrooms by parent volunteers.
"What we want is for all of our student-athletes to have an outstanding high school and middle school athletic experience," shares Mike Cowdrey, Bloomfield Hills Schools' Director of Athletics. "We want them to enjoy their experience, have fun learning life lessons through sport, learning how to be good teammates, how to deal with adversity, how to lead and become leaders, and how to be able to accept criticism from a coach. These are all the things that later in life, they're going to need in the workforce. If we are successful with wins and losses, that's a bonus. Winning shouldn't be the end goal, but if we do all the other things that we want to accomplish, winning will take care of itself."
With a school culture that values excellence in both academics and athletics, coaches who care, support from the community, and students who take advantage of it all, Bloomfield Hills Schools Athletics Department is hard to beat!
Recently, students from the IA Key Club and BHHS Interact Club partnered with the Rotary Club to package almost 100 Thanksgiving meals through Lighthouse of Oakland County at the International Academy. Thank you to all who participated!
Do you ever wonder what opportunities and pathways are available for students entering high school? View the High School Opportunities Packet.
Please consider volunteering as a presenter or exhibitor at second district-wide Multicultural Celebration on Monday, March 18, 2019, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Bloomfield Hills High School. This event is coordinated by the BHS PTOC Multicultural Celebration Committee and will showcase student exhibits featuring Inspiring Figures from many diverse cultures from around the world, along with student-involved music and dance. The last day to turn in a participation packet is January 18, 2019. Questions? Email BHMulticulturalCelebration@gmail.com.
The BHS Foundation is excited to launch its 2018 Annual Appeal: Picture the Possibilities. Please watch this video from Superintendent Dr. Rob Glass to learn more about the programs funded. Contributions are accepted now through December 31, 2018. All contributors will be entered into a drawing to receive two tickets to the BHS Foundation Celebration in March 2019, and those who donate $50 or more will be invited to a special Winter Blast at the new Bloomfield Winter Park opening in January 2019 at Bowers Farm! Donate at www.bloomfield.org/Give or call 248.341.5465.
At BHS, we are committed to helping our families in every way possible. We have found a few local internet companies that offer families a discounted rate for their internet services. If you qualify, these low-income internet service providers can help you get online, with broadband internet speeds for very low monthly rates and no contract hassles. The following are links to various companies that offer these program for qualifying families.
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Instructions for updating this information are now available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications.