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.
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.
"Explore everything! Even though it's only four years, it flies by. Explore your options and try to be as knowledgeable as possible about events in school. Just ask around. If there's something that you want to be involved in, I guarantee we have it!" Kyle Abrams shares. Read more for the full interview.
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
"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.
Each first grader picked an animal to research and present about. We checked out books from the library to help us prepare. My favorite part was making a movie presentation about the bald eagle to show our families," says Micah Schwartz.
"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."
“I love being a Student Ambassador! I feel good when I help the kindergartners feel safe and make friends. They get excited to say hi when they see me around the school. It makes me feel like a big kid,” Liam Black, third grader, says.
“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.”
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.
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.
Thumbs bent and elbows out, the fifth grade orchestra students at Bloomfield Hills Middle School demonstrated their progress at a recent Informance, an informational concert performance!
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.
On behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Education, American Heart Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association, and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young, Bloomfield Hills High School will be receiving the MI HEARTSafe School award for 2017-2020!
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.