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The Road Commission for Oakland County will be replacing two culverts under Long Lake and Eastways roads. Long Lake Road will close after July 4 and re-open by August 16. Eastways Road will close after August 17 and re-open in September. 

2024 Traub Winners

Congratulations to the Bloomfield Hills High School Traub Award Recipients: Art Award Winner: Andriana Nicoghosian; Music Award Winner: Amalia Socha; Art Alternate: Zainab Khatri; and Music Alternate: Henry Hutchison!

Have a Great Summer

As we end another school year, we thank you for your support and partnership, which have been crucial to our students' success; enjoy a joyful and restful summer, and we look forward to continuing our partnership next school year.

First Grade Chick Project

As part of their integrated science and social studies units, first grade students hatched chicks in class, and learned all about birds during their field trip to Bowers Farm.

Be Smart Secure Gun Storage

Secure gun storage is a school safety issue. That’s why school boards and districts like ours have become partners in promoting the importance of secure gun storage. Please secure your firearms to prevent tragedy.

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The Bloomfield Hills EL and MS Lacrosse Club will be combining with the Birmingham Bulldogs and Farmington Youth Lacrosse Club this summer to provide up to 15+ training sessions (for MS with less for U10 and U8) the week of June 17th and concluding with a local tournament the last weekend in July. Register here.

Bowers Open Barn

Bowers Farm celebrated the beginning of Open Barn season earlier this month. Available for members and non-members alike, hours are as follows: Fridays 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Store: Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LINK Class

In the BHHS LINK class, students work together in an integrated, positive fashion, to promote socialization, independence, and strong friendship bonds that last throughout high school and beyond.

2nd grade farm

Bloomfield Hills Schools’ second grade students have been getting their hands dirty while visiting Bowers Farm during spring field trips to explore the science behind plants. Farm staff help students explore what plants need to thrive, climate and weather impact, biodiversity importance, the food they provide, and how to manage unwanted species.  

Kidz Zone Register

Kidz Zone is Bloomfield Hills Schools’ before and after school care program and is available at our four elementary schools. The Kidz Zone application window is May 20 at 6 p.m. to May 27 at 6 p.m. Families will receive notice of their application status the week of June 10. If an application is submitted following May 27, you will be placed on a waitlist and be notified of status within 10 business days of the application being received.

2024 BHHS Forensic Team

This past weekend, 39 members of the BHHS Forensics Team concluded their 2024 season at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association State Finals, achieving a strong 4th place overall among Class A schools with two students winning 1st place in their respective categories.

Bond Update

Bloomfield Hills Schools has seen considerable construction and facility improvements over the past several years. The bond website has been updated with recent projects and what is planned for Summer 2024.

BHHS Golf

BHHS teams are competing with Black Hawk strength and spirit on fields, tracks, and courses this Spring sports season!

Lt. Col. Harry Stewart

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Stewart, Jr., a decorated military figure during World War II and one of the original four “Top Guns,” shared a historical presentation with about 100 fortunate Bloomfield Hills High School students. Social studies staff invited students across grade levels and various history classes to take part in the presentation, to see this living legend within our community. Stewart will turn 100 years old on July 4, 2024.

Engaging Author Inspires Students

In honor of National Reading Month, elementary students at Lone Pine and Eastover Elementary Schools were treated to a lively, interactive presentation by children’s book author Baptiste Paul. 

Forensics Club

When you hear the word “forensics,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you picture someone on stage, performing a rehearsed speech with dramatic enthusiasm? Or, do you envision a trench coat-wearing inspector on a rainy, dark street, thoughtfully reviewing a crime scene investigation? Both are correct, and both disciplines are offered to Bloomfield Hills High School students, but they could not be more different. Keep reading for more details about each opportunity.

Wing Lake Schoolhouse

First grade students in Bloomfield Hills Schools had a blast on a field trip back in time to the Wing Lake Schoolhouse. The one-room schoolhouse is the oldest school in Bloomfield. On the field trip, first grade students participated in four rotating stations: reading, writing, games, and chores.

State Jazz Festival

Congratulations to all jazz band students on their outstanding performance at State Jazz Festival on March 19. 

Congratulations to the many BHHS band and orchestra students who represented our community with pride at MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 16.

Winter Sports

As the winter sports seasons come to a close, it's time to reflect on the thrilling competitions and memorable moments across various disciplines. We are proud of our Black Hawk student-athletes. Here's a wrap-up of some of the key highlights.

DECA Team Photo 2024

At the Michigan DECA State Career Development Conference, 47 students from BHHS showcased their skills and talents in 22 different events across the core business areas of marketing, management, finance, entrepreneurship, and hospitality. The dedication and hard work of these students were evident as they displayed exemplary performance and professionalism throughout the conference. 

World Religions

A total of 221 students in grades 11 and 12 take IB World Religions. Co-taught by history teacher Matt MacLeod and psychology teacher Andrea McCoy, who has a background in visual arts, the course provides students with a range of lenses and tools through which they can understand the wide range of content. Take a peek inside the classroom on a day when a guest speaker joins the students to share about Hinduism.

Staff of the Year

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Teacher of the Year and Ancillary Staff of the Year selection and awarding process aims to recognize exceptional educators for their dedication and impact on students' lives. The annual Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an educator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Ancillary Staff of the Year Award recognizes one staff person in the district. 

Joe Dillon

Bloomfield Hills High School 12th grader Joe Dillon received the honor of being named the 2024 MASC/MAHS Student of the Year. It's a remarkable achievement and a testament to Joe's dedication, leadership, and positive impact on his community.

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Each year, students across the country submit writing and art pieces to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. This year, many student writers and artists from Bloomfield Hills Schools received regional recognition for their creative works.

A Peek Inside Ms. Bushon’s Lone Pine Art Class

Step into Lara Bushon's art room at Lone Pine Elementary, and you're greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors. Fifth-grade students embark on a journey of imagination and craftsmanship as they dive into creating mixed-media 3D sculptures of personified animals. Join the adventure as students bring their animal characters to life, one vibrant brushstroke at a time, in a classroom where creativity thrives.

Milestone Dates

The full 2024-25 calendar at a glance will be distributed once the Michigan Department of Education sets the dates for testing windows. 

First Day of School: September 3, 2024 (½ Day K-8)
Winter Break: December 23, 2024 - January 3, 2025
Spring Break: March 24-28, 2025
Last Day of School: June 12, 2025 (½ Day K-12)

GSRP

Registration is open now for Bloomfield Hills Schools’ GSRP Just Fours program for the 2024-25 school year. 

The Michigan Department of Education’s Great Start Readiness Program has expanded to increase early education options for young learners. GSRP is the nationally recognized state-funded preschool program offering kindergarten preparation for four-year-old children.

EO Wolf Warriors

Bloomfield Hills Schools is proud to have over 35 different robotics teams across the district. Each year, coaches and students come together to tackle real-world problems using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and methods to discover innovative solutions.

Bond Community Update: January 2024

Bloomfield Hills Schools has seen considerable construction and facility improvements over the past several years. Thank you to our voters for passing Bond 2020.

Warm Wishes, See you in 2024!

As the winter break approaches, we want to take a moment to extend warm wishes and appreciation for the heart of our school district – our students, staff, and families. 

JNC Treeschool

 

Step into Johnson Nature Center’s TreeSchool, an enchanting outdoor early childhood enrichment program, where children engage in hands-on learning and play. Led by Ms. Leigh and Ms. Tracy, three- and four-year-olds explore the snowy landscape, discovering the wonders of nature.

Bowers PREP Friendsgiving

As we move into the season of giving thanks, teachers and faculty focus lessons and themes of the month accordingly. For two of our Bloomfield Hills Schools, the P.R.E.P. program and Bowers Academy, students gathered together to celebrate their first-ever Friendsgiving

TreeSchool Family Giving Day

The weather may have been rainy, but the vibe was happy as TreeSchool families and staff came together to celebrate “Family Giving Day.”

BHHS Communication Camp Group Photo

A total of 49 students in grades 10-12 attended the first-ever Communications Camp, hosted at Camp Skyline in Almont, MI. Coordinated by Associate Principal Jason Ohrt, the goal of the multiple-day retreat was to build strong relationships amongst students of different social groups, and build a positive culture that will trickle down to the entire school community.

Time Capsule items

In 1982, the West Hills Junior High School Social Studies classes buried a time capsule and left maps to help someone discover its location. The time capsule and associated maps were lost to time, until Summer 2023, when BHS Physical Plant Services crews unearthed a beat-up garbage can while installing the new lower elementary playground.

Make a Difference Day Students volunteering

Each year, the Bloomfield Hills Schools Parent-Teacher Organization Council partners with a local organization for Make a Difference Day, which is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of October. This year’s partnership with Humble Design in Pontiac focused on assisting in the effort to end homelessness.

Prep Student working on Resin

Bloomfield Hills PREP students are working hard on their microbusiness offerings. New this year, students are creating epoxy resin projects for purchase.  

Michigan State Police's VIP Initiative helps BHS Students

Recently high school and PREP students participated in the Michigan State Police program known as the Vulnerable Impaired Persons initiative. Designed to enhance the security and support for individuals with disabilities, this state police database ensures that their vital information is readily accessible to law enforcement.

Thank you! October is Principals Month

BHS principals and building administrators are compassionate and dedicated leaders in our buildings ensuring a great learning experience for our students. Join us in thanking our principals for all that they do for our students, teachers, and the community!

Kate Bell stands in group photo with award

The Bowers Farm Manager, Katheryn (Kate) Bell, received the Oakland County 4-H Volunteer award at the 2023 Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards at Michigan State University.

Prep Students doing yoga

PREP students and Troy Center for Transition students unite and bond while participating in yoga, cooking, and games. The group also worked together to create fall themed cards to send to veterans.

Pine Lake Park Dedication Sign

Bloomfield Hills Schools, in collaboration with West Bloomfield Parks, held a special dedication ceremony on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the former Pine Lake Elementary property.

Jessica Lupone Named MI 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year

Jessica Lupone, Associate Principal of Bloomfield Hills High School, has been named Michigan’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and the Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies. Congratulations, Jessica!

AP Scholars

Each year, many Bloomfield Hills High School students take Advanced Placement courses, which are college-level classes. The Advanced Placement program recognizes students who have consistently demonstrated high achievement on the AP tests in May each year.

Welcome Orchestra Directors

Bloomfield Hills Schools recently welcomed two new staff members in the music department: Sean Brennan and Nick Karpinsky! Brennan (BHHS Orchestra) and Karpinsky (grades 5-8 Orchestra) are instrumental in guiding our BHS students to musical excellence!

Welcome, Emma and Tyler Heisey!

As we celebrate deaf awareness month, Bloomfield Hills Schools is excited to welcome Emma Heisey & Tyler Heisey, to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Department.

IA Students Serve Our Community

On Monday, September 11, 2023, students in grades 9 and 10 at the International Academy took part in a variety of service activities as a way to remember, honor, and give back to the community.

First Day of school collage

The first day of school was a great success, with smiles all around from students and staff. It's an exciting time as students embark on their educational journeys and experience personal growth throughout the school year.

New Teacher Orientation

BHS extended a warm welcome to the newest members of our teaching staff! The teacher orientation took place on August 24, providing our educators with a valuable chance to connect with one another, engage with administrative members, and explore excellent education, curriculum, and opportunities available for students.

Superintendent Search

The Board of Education for Bloomfield Hills Schools is commencing the search for our next Superintendent.