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Ananyaa Kumar Earns Perfect ACT Score
Ananyaa Kumar, a junior at Bloomfield Hills High School, has just scored a perfect score on the ACT! Less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns a 36 composite. Way to go, Ananyaa!
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Sugarbush at the Johnson Nature Center

Students, families and community members enjoyed the annual Sugarbush event at the Johnson Nature Center. Visitors tapped the maple trees, gathered sap, tasted fresh maple syrup and candies, walked the trails, and saw inside the historical log cabin. Guides explained the differences in syrup flavor and color, tree genetics, weather conditions during the maple season, and how sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis and flows down to be stored near the roots during the winter. Read more to view more photos.

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MYP Personal Project Celebration Night

On March 20, 2017, the Bloomfield Hills High School sophomore class welcomed the Bloomfield community to share their International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Projects they created throughout the school year. This project allows students to integrate the philosophies of IB into a project that is personally defined and student-driven. Families, friends and faculty enjoyed student projects and celebrated their hard work, dedication and ideas.

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French Festinema

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Détroit, West Hills Middle School students participated in a French film festival called Festinema at Maple Theater in Birmingham. "Students enjoyed "maïs soufflé" and the French film "Ernest et Célestine," Stephanie Potier, WHMS French Teacher says.

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Two BHHS Artists Earn National Recognition

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers released the national results of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Senior Amber Plemons earned a national Gold Medal award for her ceramic sculpture called "Bones." Junior Elena Marcozzi received a national Silver Medal award for a digital image called "Rooster in the Woods". Congratulations!

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Go, Bionic Black Hawks!

Congratulations to the Bionic Black Hawks for earning a spot as district event finalists at the Gull Lake FIRST Robotics District Competition March 18-19th! The team also received the Gull Lake Chairman's Award, the highest award given at a tournament. The Bionic Black Hawks have advanced to the FIRST State of Michigan Championship which will be held in Saginaw on April 13-15.

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Students Become Teachers at Eastover

Second graders at Eastover recently became teachers and lead adults through thinking routines during their recent "Informance," highlighting thinking, learning and understanding. Art teacher Anne Musson, vocal music teacher Kate Bublitz and Spanish teachers Amber Wright and Gloria Abundis-Cavrell showcase student work and growth while proud family members observed.

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IB Art Show

IB Diploma Programme seniors exhibited their work during the the IB Art Show in the Bloomfield Hills High School media center from March 6 - March 16, 2017. The art show concluded with a reception attended by district and high school staff, students, and families. The following seniors had artwork on display: Kathleen Baxter, Sophie Benitah, Audrey Gao, Talia Greenberg, Mya Gibson, Bec Grippo, Francesca Kapaj, Katie Paulson, LaRhonda Richardson, and Stephanie Stan.

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Becky Swain: Educator of the Year

Becky Swain, BHS PREP Program Director, was awarded Educator of the Year by VSA Michigan. "We are so thankful for her continued support of students with disabilities," Pam Schoemer, Special Education Director, says. In addition to Swain's award, many PREP students will be recognized. "Several PREP students were invited to attend the MI Youth Arts Festival in May," Swain shares. "They will be showcasing the short film they are producing through our VSA Artist in Residence Program."

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Board of Education Meeting Schedule

The 2016-17 Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education meeting schedule has been updated with the following location changes:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 (Doyle Center)
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 – S/SR (BHHS)
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 (Doyle Center)

CLICK HERE to view the complete 2016-17 meeting schedule.

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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.

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