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Detroit Free Press Names Mikaela Schulz Female Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to BHHS junior Mikaela Schulz for being awarded "Female Golfer of the Year" by The Detroit Free Press Sports Awards! Mikaela averaged an astonishing 72.1 for 18 holes this past season, and won every event played in addition to finishing 4th in the State Finals. Mikaela has been named First Team All-State every season, and finished as the Runner-Up for Michigan Player of the Year sophomore and junior years. Mikaela maintains a 4.0 GPA and has verbally committed to play golf in college at the University of Michigan.

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2018 Media and Me Competition Award Winners

The Muslim families of the Bloomfield Hills Schools are happy to announce the results of the 2018 Media and Me Competition. The winning students will tour the WDET radio station in midtown Detroit with a possible chance to be a part of a live show! Congratulations to the following students:
 
7th Grade:

  • Silver Level ($50 Gift Card) - Alexandria Balde (EHMS)
  • Bronze Level (Honorable Mention) - Zeid Abou Shaar (EHMS)

8th Grade:

  • Gold Level ($100 Gift Card) - Leah Watson (EHMS) and Isabella Ashtari (WHMS)
  • Silver Level ($50 Gift Card) - Samantha Cellar (EHMS) and Samuel Curcuru (EHMS)
  • Bronze Level (Honorable Mention) - Sydney Harker (WHMS)

Thank you to all the teachers who guided and encouraged the students participation!

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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.

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13 Reasons Why - What Families Need to Know

From Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention: The second season of the Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why", based on a popular novel of the same name, will be released on Friday, May 18, 2018. Due to the popularity and the subject matter of the series, the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is providing information to assist parents in conversations with their children about these serious and sensitive topics. 

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Conant 4th Graders Visit BHHS

Recently 4th grade Conant Elementary students Jace, Jackson, and Nykolas stopped by BHHS to obtain signatures from high school students making a committment not to text and drive. The 4th grade students decided to study texting and driving for their PYP Exhibition project.

"Texting and driving is very dangerous, and we wanted to help raise awareness and get people to stop texting and driving,” expressed Jackson.

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Spanish is Fun!

"Señor Johns makes Spanish fun!" shares Leah Merahn, a 2nd grade student.  "He once took a ball and passed it around, and we got to ask questions and give answers in Spanish."  Cameron Johns began teaching Spanish to kindergarten - 4th grade students at Lone Pine and WHMS this winter.  "Everyone has been extremely welcoming!" Johns shares.  "I've really enjoyed the short time that I've been here, and I already feel like I'm part of the family."

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BHHS Theater Production

"Working on these shows has been the best part of my high school experience. Getting together with such talented individuals who all have the same passion never gets old," shares Mollie Menuck, a BHHS junior, and student director of the Broken Leg Theater production, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. The show featured a stellar cast of BHHS students. Menuck exclaims, "Not only was the cast incredibly fun to work with, but working with Mrs. Greenlee and student production staff was so amazing!"  

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Student Artists Feature Cool, Creepy, Creative Works at Library Show

Art from the Hills will be at the Bloomfield Township Public Library from May 15-26. It is an annual celebration of the Bloomfield Hills Schools' art department and incorporates all schools from kindergarten to grade twelve, including Wing Lake and the International Academy.  The artwork is just as diverse as the student population.  Art media such as charcoal drawing, digital arts, collage, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, watercolor, multimedia, found object sculpture, photography, jewelry, and many others are represented. 

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A Spring Day at Bowers Farm

"I had so much fun when my class went to Bowers School Farm!  My favorite part was holding the quail chick and seeing all the baby animals," shares Olivia Shepherd, Conant Elementary student.  "I thought goats and sheep were similar.  But when we walked by the sheep, they got spooked and ran away, and the goat followed us wherever we went!"

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West Hills 5th Graders Dip Into the Great Lakes

WHMS students attended the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, a field trip made possible by a BHS Foundation grant.  

"We learned about the importance of wetlands in maintaining clean water," Brody Oleshansky shares.  "The wetlands improve water quality by naturally filtering out pollution, help prevent flooding, and provide important fish and wildlife habitat.  It made me think more about why people care so much about protecting our wetlands. The Great Lakes hold twenty percent of the world's freshwater supply.  This is a big reason why we need to take care of our Great Lakes!"

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4th Grade Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection Night

"It is great trying out all the instruments here!   tried four instruments so far and I like the cello best!" exclaims Hala Alnounou, a WHMS student. All 4th grade students in Bloomfield Hills Schools were invited to attend the Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection Night. They received guidance from music faculty and local experts to decide which string, brass, or wind instrument instrument they will play in 5th grade.  

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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.