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2018  Michigan Design Prize Contest Winners

Congratulations to Blake Prebay (Finalist, Park Pal) and Noah Kellman (Honorable Mention, Trail Vendor) for their participation and selection in the Michigan Design Prize Contest! Blake Prebay took Silver in the contest! Award recipients were honored on June 19, 2018, at the University Museum of Art where several hundred people gathered to celebrate design thinking and the advancement of the industrial design profession. BHHS teacher, Mr. David Zulkiewski, introduced this competition to the students in Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and Comp Science and they worked on the competition this winter. 

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Author Lester Laminack Visits Local Libraries

Oakland Schools is partnering with Royal Oak and Southfield Libraries to host nationally-acclaimed children's author, Lester Laminack, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Come with your young readers (K-3rd grade) for an interactive experience that will engage your child and provide you with practical strategies for reading and writing during the summer and beyond.  Lester will read aloud to children and discuss early literacy practices with families. Registration opens on June 25.

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Bloomfield Hills Schools graduating class of 2018! "We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. Go forth to achieve your dreams! Be the architects of your own futures. Continue to seek opportunities, form strong, caring relationships, take risks, be passionate and motivated, participate in meaningful work, and strive for excellence. Best wishes and sincere congratulations!" –Dr. Rob Glass, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools

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Responsible Citizens Take Action

"We are so proud of our 4th grade students at Conant for their hard work and what they accomplished through their PYP learning experiences," says Kelly Hall, fourth grade teacher.  Students personally reflected on global issues to find their passion and collaborated with their team to determine a plan of action that would make a difference in the world.

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Eastover's Michigan Museum

"Our 3rd Grade Exhibition was about the Pioneers in Michigan", says student Katie Conroy. "We did a 'tug a war' on the issue of mining copper. That means that you take a position on whether to mine copper or not.  We go through steps to get all the information, consider the different viewpoints, and then we provide reasons about what side we take based on the evidence."

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Student Spotlight: Pooja Kannappan

“I think that everyone should use their passions, which in my case is technology and science, to make a really big impact,” shares Pooja Kannappan, 8th grade student.  “The app I developed is called EZDR.  It uses artificial intelligence and a neural network to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, and the severity of it - from mild, to moderate, to severe- by looking at retina images of people's eyes.” 

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Institute for Healing Racism

As a member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools community, we would like to invite those who have not already participated to to attend the Institute for Healing Racism on August 9 and 10, 2018. The days will run from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Follow the links below to register for a session. Attendance at both days is mandatory. 

Questions? Contact Bill Boyle, Equity Programs Coordinator, at BBoyle@bloomfield.org.

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Self-Defense Workshop for Women

The Bloomfield Township Police Department will be hosting an Empowering Self-Defense Workshop for Women class on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Dave Payne Public Works Building. The class is free of charge and open to women ages 14 years and up. If you are interested, please register by contacting Sgt. Bryan Pizzuti at BPizzuti@bloomfieldtwp.org or 248.568.6313.

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Visible Thinking at Way Elementary

Adam Scher, Way Elementary Principal, has been the guiding force behind Visible Thinking in Bloomfield Hills School in Oakland County and beyond! Adam is the author of the chapter Learning Together for the Long Haul in the book Creating Cultures of Thinking by Ron Ritchhart. Visible Thinking is a framework and philosophy educators can use to create inquiry-based learning opportunities that engage students in higher-level thinking skills. 

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Board of Education Candidate Informational Meeting

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. Visit the Get on Board Michigan website for details.

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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.