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This month at East Hills a new tradition began. The Book Swap. March is reading month and some parents had the idea to hold a book swap to help celebrate reading month. Last week students were encouraged to bring up to 5 books, at the 4th to 8th grade reading level, that they could then swap for other books on Monday, March 11th. Roughly 70 students participated and brought books, and over 250 books were swapped. This tradition was a fun way to get students to connect over reading, to read more, and to recycle books instead of throwing them away. We hope that this tradition will continue on for many years and would like to wish everyone a very Happy Reading Month!
Written by Lucia Farah, 7th Grader
The BHS Foundation invites you to their 5th Annual CeleBHration on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the home of BHS parent, Jessica Woll. The evening will include inspirational educator presentations, abundant appetizers, delicious desserts, an open bar, student entertainment, and auctions. For more information or to register visit www.bloomfield.org/celebration
Recently, students in the French learning community from grade 6-8 at West Hills were among the 150 French students from greater Détroit who participated in the annual film festival at the Maple Theater. Following the excursion, French students have been engaged in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding plot, characters and setting of the film, making personal and intercultural connections and comparisons as well as discussing the morals of the story. The WHMS French learning community would like to thank the BHS Foundation for their generous grant and Alliance Française de Détroit for their collaboration in making this cultural inquiry experience come to fruition.
Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention will be hosting a Community Discussion on May 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI. Visit their Youth Suicide Prevention webpage for more details.
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On Monday, March 11, the finest middle school musicians from all over the Detroit metro area gathered at Orchestra Hall in downtown Detroit to attend the Middle School Honor Band Day sponsored by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). This year 18 students from Bloomfield Hills Middle School, 2 students from West Hills and 7 students from East Hill Middle School participated in the event. Throughout the day students worked with DSO musicians in like instrument sections, and were directed by DSO conductors on 3 pieces of music in preparation for an evening performance on the Orchestra Hall stage. Congratulations to the incredible BHS musicians on their excellent performances!
BHMS 6th grader Michael Lu recently competed in the Mathcounts State Competition at the GM Warren Technical Center on March 9, 2019, and earned 3rd place! The top four students are eligible to represent their school and the entire state of Michigan at the Mathcounts National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. Micheal is the first student in the history of Bloomfield Hills Schools to earn a spot at the national competition. Way to go, Michael!
Congratulations to our bands and orchestras for their amazing performances at the District Band and Orchestra Festival during the weekend of March 9-10. For the second year in a row the festival was held at BHHS! Both the Concert and Campus Bands received a first division rating. The Symphony Band and Orchestra received straight first division ratings. The band received all A's in every subcategory from every adjudicator. The Campus Philharmonic both received second division ratings and were both one half grade away from a first division. Bravo to our terrific musicians!
Way and Eastover Elementary students are discovering the endless possibilities of creating their own playground with Imagination Playground! Student Francis Baker shares, "It is giant, blue, soft blocks that we can build as tall and wide as we want. Plus, there are balls that we can build ramps and make different shapes. My friends and I work hard together to create cool forts."
Congratulations to BHHS junior Jenny She for being selected as a Merit winner in the 2019 YoungArts Foundation Art Competition! Jenny's work was selected from over 7,000 entries in the category of Cinematic Arts.
Congratulations to BHHS junior Tommy Sherman for being a runner-up in 2019 New York Times National Essay Contest! Tommy's essay was in the top 1.5% of 2000 essays submitted. Tommy's submission can be viewed by following this link.
Thanks to the efforts of Danelle Veillette, BHMS 7th grade Social Studies teacher and "Me to We Club" club sponsor, BHMS was selected as one of a limited number of schools in the country who was awarded a very unique opportunity by the WE Organization! WE is a movement that believes that "when we come together we can create an even better world". They offer resources to help create positive social change. BHMS also received a $500 grant toward a volunteer opportunity, funded by Allstate.
Join Dr. Glass, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, and members of the Board of Education for coffee and conversation on March 21, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Great Lakes Coffee, 4135 W Maple Road in Bloomfield Hills.