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Board of Education

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7273 Wing Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, 48301
248.341.5406

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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting or hearing, please contact us at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

The Board of Education recognizes students, staff, and community for special honors, contributions, and other special circumstances. Nominees are notified prior to the meeting and invited to attend, along with family and friends.

If you have been notified that you or your child will be recognized at a future meeting, you can find more details of that recognition below.

Details for the June 6, 2019, Board of Education Meeting

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium

Time: 6:00 p.m. (please note the start time is earlier than usual - we will begin at 6:00 p.m.)

Recognition for Dr. Rob Glass, who is moving to New York this summer, will take place near the start of the meeting - likely at approximately 6:15 p.m.

The 2019 Distinguished Service Award Winners will be recognized next on the agenda, following the recognition of Dr. Glass.

After the Distinguished Service Award Winners are recognized, the following individuals will be recognized in the following order during our Student Staff Recognition portion of the agenda:

  • Munirah Mawusi: Presented by Margaret Schultz

  • Linda Finkel & Anne Marie Veneroni: Presented by Cathie Badalamenti

  • Neal Pullukat and Sahana Rao: Presented by Kenny Gechter

  • Alan Zhang: Presented by Dennis Kwasny

  • Braden Crimmins: Presented by Matt Macleod

  • Michael Lu: Presented by Jason Rice

  • Vethania Michalos: Presented by Barb Brownson

  • Lucia Farah, Eesha Gummaraju, Molly Socha, and Anna Kalabat: Presented by David Lumsden

  • Alexandria Balde, Georgia Howey, Kayla Kissoondial, and Luke Crawford: Presented by Christina Rayburn

  • Sonia Hussain, Emma Trozak, and Avery Lynch: Presented by Lauren Rowe

  • Eeshika Dadheech and Katie Heath: Presented by Randall Odom

  • Rory Burman, Nolan Lopez, and Jenny She: Presented by Barb Brownson

  • Brooklin Bekolay and Isabella Bartlett: Presented by Tessa Basirico

  • Douglas Kravchenko and Alex Hiott: Presented by Bridget Kravchenko

  • MIFA Spring Tournament West Hills Middle School 1st or 2nd place winners: Presented by Eve Pierre & Justice Southward: Presented by Eve Pierre & BHMS 1st or 2nd place students: Presented by Lauren Neuwirth

  • Natalie Tsimhoni, Alexa Kessler, Rachel Berris, Eli Cook, Solvei Salah, Arin Miller, Jennifer Guan, Layla Abdul, Gabrielle Porter, and Carli Camens: Presented by Mark Honeyman

  • The West Hills Press: Presented by Jan Seaton

  • BHMS Math Students who collected money for St. Jude: Presented by Jason Rice

  • Kiersten McCollum, Debra Moraitis, and Eva Otremba: Presented by Danielle Tier

  • BHHS Model UN Team: Presented by Matt Macleod

  • BHHS Bionic Black Hawks: Presented by Kelley Cook

  • BHHS Hawkeye Staff: Presented by Rachel Matz

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Following the recognition portion of the event, a light reception is held in the Ingrid Day Commons.  The reception includes cookies and punch (a limited supply of allergy-friendly cookies are provided in individually-wrapped portions).

Details for the December 6, 2018, Board of Education Meeting

Details for the December 6, 2018, Board of Education Meeting:

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The following individuals will be recognized in the following order:

  • Jenny She & Maddie Wein: Presented by Rachel Matz
  • Annalise Margolis: Presented by Rob Durecka
  • Laura Amatulli: Presented by Patricia Heppler
  • Jessica Shuler & Sue Florek: Presented by Rebecca Anders
  • Sandy Lovell: Presented by Jason Rubel
  • Varsity Boys Tennis Team: Presented by R. J. Guizzetti
  • Middle School Forensic Teams: Presented by Eve Pierre, Jay Schumacher and Lauren Neuwirth

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Details for the June 7, 2018, Board of Education Meeting

Details for the June 7, 2018, Board of Education Meeting:

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The following individuals will be recognized in the following order:

  • Reese Holton: Presented by Lindsey Tocco
  • Sue Nine: Presented by Cathie Badalamenti
  • Marie Grant-Lewandowski: Presented by Sarah MacLeod
  • Alexandria Balde and Zeid Abou Shaar: Presented by David Lumsden
  • Lynne George: Presented by Sandra Theisen
  • Micahel Chen: Presented by Kendra Peterson
  • Way Elementary Super Bionical 9: Presented by Stacy Fox
  • Jenny She, Lauren Rhoads, Anna Hemsworth, and Amanda Bearden: Presented by Matt Beauchamp
  • Great Engineering Kids of Tomorrow (GEKOT): Presented by Dan Champoux
  • Allison Heath: Presented by Dennis Kwasny
  • EHMS, WHMS, and BHMS Forensics: Presented by Jay Schumacher, Mary Bogrette, Elizabeth Deprez, and Eve Pierre
  • WHMS MIPA Award Winners: Presented by Jan Seaton
  • Pooja Kannappan: Presented by Kevin Birkholz
  • Neal Pullkat and Lionel Gaba: Presented by Kenny Gechter
  • Patriot's Pen, America and Me, Scholastic Writing, and other writing/poetry awards: Presented by Mark Honeyman
  • Purple Protons and Space Unicorns: Presented by Kate Hayman and Deb Zupancid
  • Samantha Cellar, Sammuel Curcuru, and Leah Watson: Presented by Lauren Rowe
  • Rachel Shepard and Andreea Beu: Presented by Lauren Rowe
  • Lauren Rowe: Presented by Dana Byrd
  • BHMS Mechanical Monkeys: Presented by Diana Chen
  • EHMS 7th and 8th Grade Band: Presented by Rachel Lucas
  • BHHS Model UN Team: Presented by Matt MacLeod
  • BHHS Forensics, TV, and Radio students: Presented by Danielle Tier
  • BHHS Hawkeye Staff: Presented by Michelle Hucal
  • BHHS Figure Skating Team: Presented by Paul Bellantuono and Brooke Sloane

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Details for the December 7, 2017, Board of Education Meeting

Details for the December 7, 2017, Board of Education Meeting:

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The following individuals will be recognized in the following order:

  • Mr. Mark Honeyman: Excellence in Education Award: Presented by Rob Durecka
  • Ms. Deyar Nasiri: Presented by Jennifer Ostheimer
  • Mr. Austin (Rocha): Presented by Angela Desrochers
  • Ms. Meghan Gornick: Presented by Lisa Brown
  • Allison Frankfort: Student Excellence: Presented by Nicholas Riggs
  • Ms. Marilyn Glazer: Presented by Kathy Rheaume
  • Mr. John Ciecko: Presented by R. J. Guizzetti
  • Ms. Jody Harrington: Presented by Dan Badgley
  • Varsity Boys Tennis Team: Presented by R. J. Guizzetti

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Details for the June 1, 2017, Board of Education Meeting

Details for the June 1, 2017, Board of Education Meeting:

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The following individuals will be recognized in the following order:

  • Bloomfield Hills Schools Transportation Team: 25 years of Perfect Bus Inspections: Presented by Brian Goby
  • East Hills MIPA contest winners: Presented by Kenny Gechter
  • East Hills Spelling Bee & Geography Bee winners: Presented by Kenny Gechter
  • Bloomfield Youth Assistance, Youth Citizen Award Winners: Presented by Paul Kolin
  • West Hills MIPA award winners: Presented by Janice Seaton
  • Model UN Team & Model UN Conference winners: Presented by Matthew MacLeod
  • Bloomfield Hills Middle School MIFA award winners: Presented by Mary Bogrette and Elizabeth Deprez
  • West Hills Middle School writing award winners (Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, America and Me Essay Contest, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Letters About Literature Contest, and Ford Freedom Writing Contest): Presented by Mark Honeyman
  • MYP students who scored a seven on their Personal Project: Presented by Carrie James, Stephanie Bevier, and Charlie Hollerith
  • Spartan Award Winning Hawkeye Staff: Presented by Christina Hammitt

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Details for the March 2, 2017, Board of Education Meeting

Details for the March 2, 2017, Board of Education Meeting:

Location: Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The following individuals will be recognized in the following order:

  • Klaudia Janek, International Academy Educator
  • Members of the Conant FIRST Lego League team "Motor City Maniacs": Quinn Thompson, Ella Kizy, Parus Dhillon, Jeremy Salomon, Phoenix Eaton, Jack Cole.
  • Members of the EHMS FIRST Lego League team "The Robosharks": Mary Maisano, Jennifer Wojcik, Thomas Gormley, Leah Gormley, Asa Cengeri, Alexa Balde, Colleen Pettengill.
  • Members of the GEKOT EHMS FIRST Lego League Team: Maya Murray, Emily Valdes-Fauli, Henry Hutchison, Anthony Doria, Owen Murray, David LaBond, Sarah Dylewski.
  • Members of the BHMS FIRST Tech Challenge team "No Limits": Suraj Padi, Om Joshi, Thalia Pierre, Nikhil Kothari, Cole Heydenburg, Brooke Bugajewski, Cole Benson, Jakar Dhillon, Haakam Aujla.
  • East Hills Scholastic Art and Writing Award recognition: Ellie Bolster, Zeina Abou Shaar, Margaret Murray.
  • BHMS Forensics Team: Haakim Aujla, Luca Barnett, Jack Bungart, Hanna Carrick, Heather Chen, Jimmy Collins, Eleanor Deprez, Roxy Eaton, Henry Jackson, Leena Jandali, Yasmeen Khalifa, Alexa Klapp, Nikhil Kothari, Gabby Lorincz, Calder MacKillop, Jack Meyer, Estee Moss, Naomi Parr, Lenna Peterson, Gavin Raab, Catherine Rechnagel, Claire Rubel, Jillian Sacksner, Marlee Sacksner, Grace Shapiro, Skylar Stearns, Ella Tupper, Abby Watters, Samatha Yamin, Andrew Ye, Andrew Zupancic.

Individuals will be recognized by the coach, teacher, or other individual who nominated them on the stage. When your name or category is called, please enter the stage on the left side (opposite side of the podium), make your way to the center of the stage, and wait for the end of your presentation before exiting on the right side (at the podium). As you exit, members of the Board of Education and administration will be waiting to shake your hand and present you with a district pin of honor.

Board of Education meetings are video recorded and photographed. The meeting is broadcast on our cable station and online. Photos are often shared on our website and social media and may be shared in other locations such as publications and other material. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Communications Director, Shira Good: sgood@bloomfield.org or 248.341.5422.

Student Staff Recognition

Would you like to recognize someone (or a team of people) at the June 6, 2019, Board of Education meeting at Bloomfield Hills High School?

Student Staff Recognition is a wonderful opportunity to recognize a special accomplishment in front of the Board, Superintendent, and the entire community.

If you would like to nominate someone or a group of people for this recognition, please complete this form. Please note that an adult must accompany and introduce the nominees via a pre-submitted script. The presentation of the group or individual should last no longer than one to two minutes.

If you are nominating a group of people, you will be asked in the form to upload a spreadsheet that lists all of the individuals being recognized. Please have this information ready before starting this form. Your spreadsheet must have the following columns completely filled out to be considered for recognition: 1) First Name, 2) Last Name, 3) Student ID Number, 4) Building Name, 5) Phonetic Spelling of Name, 6) Email Address for Recognition email to be sent.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium and there are light refreshments after. Invitation emails/phone calls will be issued about a week ahead. Each individual recognized will receive a commemorative pin.

The spring nomination deadline is May 17, 2019.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for teams/groups/clubs*:

  • For competitions: Regional and above will be recognized
  • For above and beyond service to the community
  • Any time a team/group/club places first or second in their category/competition (please refrain from submitting "honorable mention" winners)​

Eligibility for students in grades pre-k - 5*:

  • For competitions: placing first or second in their category/competition (please refrain from submitting "honorable mention" winners)
  • For above and beyond service to the community
  • For exceptional academic achievements (typically that make it outside of the school in some way - ie. display of artwork or school work outside of school, presentation outside of school, etc.)
  • For extraordinary accomplishments in co-curricular activities

Eligibility for students in grades 6-8*:

  • For competitions: placing first or second in their category/competition (please refrain from submitting "honorable mention" winners)
  • For above and beyond service to the community
  • For exceptional academic achievements
  • For extraordinary accomplishments in co-curricular activities


Eligibility for students in grades 9-12*:

  • For competitions: State cut
  • For above and beyond service to the community
  • For exceptional academic achievements
  • For extraordinary accomplishments in co-curricular activities

Eligibility for adults*:

  • Above and beyond service to the community and/or classroom
  • Representing Bloomfield Hills Schools at a National level
  • Awards and special recognition beyond a local level

*All nominations will be considered on an individual basis and any nomination not meeting the exact specifications above may still be considered for board recognition based on Superintendent and Board President discretion.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 


President - Paul Kolin
PKolin@bloomfield.org
203.570.2155
 


Vice President - Jacqueline El-Sayed, PhD
JElsayed@bloomfield.org
248.425.8425
   


Secretary - Lisa Efros 
LEfros@bloomfield.org
248.496.9921

 
 

Treasurer - Howard Baron
HBaron@bloomfield.org
248.855.1951

 


Trustee - Mark Bank
MBank@bloomfield.org
248.705.0991
 

Trustee - Jennifer Cook
JCook@bloomfield.org
248.385.6081

   


Trustee - Cynthia von Oeyen
CVonoeyen@bloomfield.org

248.891.5930