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BHS Celebrates AAPI Month Across All Schools

BHS Celebrates AAPI Month Across All Schools

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Established in 1978, what was originally a week-long acknowledgement became a month-long celebration in 1992. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese, Nakahama Manjirō, to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, an engineering marvel built in large part by immigrants from China. Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrate this month in a variety of powerful ways. 

Bloomfield Hills High School has multiple clubs and groups that are dedicated to awareness and support of Asian Americans in our community, including the Chinese National Honor Society, the Asian Student Alliance, and the Student Equity Council. These student groups have been sharing weekly announcements to highlight people and events throughout the month. Students also created slideshows that are shared on school television screens. Also at BHHS, students worked with Media Center Specialist Stephanie Bevier to create a book display in the media center that focuses on AAPI Heritage Month. 

At the middle school level, slideshows are featured on the television screens, and Media Center Specialists created displays sharing a wide array of Asian American and Pacific Islander book offerings in both display cases and on tables. 

At the elementary school level, P.E. Teacher Lindsey Tocco created a slideshow to be shared with classrooms, featuring family members along with food, language, geography, and songs from the American Samoa culture. Many thanks to the staff members and students who worked to bring awareness to our community about Asian American and Pacific Islander Month!

For more resources that are shared with BHS staff and students, check out the below links!

AAPI Heritage Month: May 2022 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources

Classroom Resources Teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander History