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An Important Note from Dr. Glass
An Important Note from Dr. Glass

Dr Rob GlassDear Bloomfield Hills Schools Families and Community,

It is with many mixed feelings that I share with you that I will be moving to New York at the end of this school year.  My wife recently accepted the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan.  After making the difficult decision to relocate to New York, I was offered the position of Superintendent with Eastchester Union Free School District.

While I am excited for the adventure my wife and I have in front of us, I will miss terribly the culture of Bloomfield Hills Schools and the strong, caring relationships our staff cultivate with our students.  This truly is a special place to live and learn. The staff in Bloomfield Hills Schools have made the past nine years a particularly special time in my career.  In a letter I sent to them earlier today, I told them, "You drive forward with tremendous compassion, integrity, and perseverance, never allowing challenges to stand between your students and the success they deserve," and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  

In addition, the community of Bloomfield Hills Schools is one of the most encouraging and heartfelt I've ever experienced.  Bloomfield Hills Schools is truly unique in that the district receives monumental support from every corner of the district.  From the dedicated family members of our students, to our community business partners, and local support agencies, the community truly lifts up and champions the district. I had the tremendous pleasure of not only working here, but living here as well.  Cynthia and I will miss being a part of this community and the moments we've shared as both partners and neighbors.  

For all of these reasons and more, I will forever be thankful for my time in Bloomfield Hills Schools.  

I am confident that the Board of Education will find a Superintendent who will carry forward the school and community culture we have worked collectively to create.  I am committed to staying aboard through the end of the school year to ensure a smooth and successful transition plan.

There is no real way to express my deep gratitude for the partnerships and friendships I have had the benefit of knowing these past nine years.  Thank you for this opportunity to learn alongside you, live alongside you, and be a member of this exceptional community.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Rob Glass


More Recreation News:

SNAP Flag Football Camp & Free Event Reminder

SNAP Flag Football Camp
If your child likes the SNAP football League or has expressed interest in the game, they will LOVE the SNAP Football Camp!  Campers not only learn individual flag football skills like passing, receiving, running drills and strategy but also develop personally and socially, learning teamwork and building character and life skills through sports.  From beginners to the more experienced player, whether they want to improve their skills or just compete, we have something that will motivate, educate and challenge everyone.  Games and practices take place at Lahser on the turf field.

  • Morning Sessions from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for Grades K-2; Afternoon Sessions from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM for Grades 3-5.
  • Camp Dates:  6/17/19 - 6/21/19 and/or 8/5/19 - 8/9/19
  • Register today

Free Event Reminder for Thursday, May 22
Young Hacks Academy - Free Family Night at BHMS
Young Hacks Academy is holding a free YHA Family Night at Bloomfield Hills Middle School on 5/23/19 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This event is for students and parents to experience the activities (coding a video game together, playing an unplugged game, etc.). YHA is holding two summer camps this summer (7/8-7/12 and 7/15 - 7/19) so come on out and see if the YHA experience is right for your child. "We founded Young Hacks Academy in 2013 to help kids develop important skills through a problem-based learning model that employs a variety of fun, energetic activities to promote collaboration and creative thinking. Whether your child is new to programming or an experienced coder, YHA will challenge him/her to think deeply, work in teams, and create video games about socially relevant topics. Even if our kids don't grow up to be computer programmers or engineers, a baseline technological literacy is essential for success in almost any 21st-century career."

  • Register today
  • Please register online or call 248.433.0885 to register for the YHA event to help us know how many individuals will be participating. Thank you!
Read more about SNAP Flag Football Camp & Free Event Reminder
Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastic Camps

Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics are excited to offer three exciting camps this summer:

ORG Camps take place at East Hills Middle School and are week-long camps starting up on 7/8, 7/15 & 7/22 (K-5 Summer Camps from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Jr. Elite from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Elite from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM).

Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Camps (Grades K-5)
These camps offer an introduction to the fundamentals of Rhythmic Gymnastics and introductory gymnastics and dance skills. Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic sport in which girls perform choreographed routines to music using various hand apparatus including ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. This camp promotes the development of strength, coordination, flexibility and musicality and mixes it with fun. Camp "show" routine and gymnastics games. Before care available. 

ORG - Jr. Elite Training Camps (Grades 3-8 or Ages 7-14)
These camps offer a variety of specialized classes of interest for competitive rhythmic gymnasts, gymnasts, skaters and dancers. Daily work with advanced flexibility training, Russian ballet technique, rhythmic apparatus technique, tumbling, core conditioning and musicality. Special sessions in dance styles (latin, jazz, etc.) and choreography. Camp show, games and fun. Competitive athletes only.    

ORG - Elite Training Camps for Competitive Thythmic Gymnasts, Skaters & Dancers (Ages 11-21 or Grades 6-12)
These camps offer a variety of specialized classes of interest for competitive rhythmic gymnasts, gymnasts, skaters and dancers. Daily work with advanced flexibility training, Russian ballet technique, rhythmic apparatus technique, tumbling, core conditioning and musicality. Special sessions in dance styles (latin, jazz, etc.) and choreography. Camp show, games and fun. Competitive athletes only.  

Sign up for one of these camps or any of our other summer camps at www.bloomfield.org/recreation or call 248.433.0885.

Read more about Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastic Camps
Athletic Summer Camps

Bloomfield Hills Girl's Soccer Camp (Grades 6-8 and 9-12)
This camp will focus on the technical development of the players in finishing, dribbling, passing and receiving, defensing and possession. Goalkeeping coaching will also be provided. All campers will be coached by a member of the BHHS girls soccer coaching staff. Alan Zakaria is the head varsity coach for the BHHS girls soccer program. He has won 2 state championships as a coach and coached in four state finals. He holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma and USSF B license.

  • Camp Date:  July 29 - August 2 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the BHHS fields (Monday through Friday)
  • Fee:  $125

Black Hawk Fundamental Baseball Camp (Grades K-3 and 4-8)
Players will learn and practice the proper fundamentals and mechanics for throwing, catching, pitching, hitting and base running. Black Hawk Varsity baseball coach, Frank DiVito will lead the camp and be assisted by his players.

  • Camp Date:  June 17 - June 20 (Grades K-3 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Grades 4-8:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Fee $175

Black Hawks Open Men's High School Soccer Camp (Grades 9-12)
Dougie MacAulay, Black Hawks Men's Varsity Soccer Coach, will be running a week long open training camp. Dougie is a B license coach also possessing an Advanced Placement National Diploma from the NSCAA. The Black Hawks were Division 1 State finalists 2013, Regional finalist 2014, district winners 2015. Please bring your own lunch, water bottle, shin guards and a ball to all sessions.

  • Camp Date:  July 22 - July 25 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Fee:  $185

Introduction to Lacrosse (Grades 3-8) - Participants need to be US Lacrosse members (see link below)
Four one-hour sessions to introduce your youth student to the various skills in the game of Lacrosse. This is a GREAT way for your athlete to be introduced to the sport in a comfortable environment. The basic skills of throwing, catching, shooting and cradling the ball will be introduced. Lead instructor and several current high school Varsity players will be instructing. NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED; stick will be provided and we will be using "SOFT" lacrosse balls. 

US Lacrosse Link

  • Please note there is a $25 fee.
  • Camp Date:  July 30 - August 8 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at BHMS

News for Swimmers!

Spring Training for Summer Club Swimmers by Mike Lane is taking place from 4/29 - 5/23 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  

This is a four week program where we spend one week working on each of the four competitive strokes.  The program is run at the BHHS Pool.  Girls and boys, ages 6-18, can enroll as long as they can complete one length of the 25 yard pool.  The program will run Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Children 10 and under will swim from from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Kids 11 and older will swim from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  There will be some accommodations made for ability levels.  Fee:  $203.00.

Register online at www.bloomfield.org/recreation or call the Recreation Team at 248.433.0885.

Read more about Athletic Summer Camps
Bowers School Farm Summer Camps


The popular Bowers School Farm Summer Camps will be open for registrations on Friday, January 25, at 12:00 p.m.
Due to limited space in the camps, we ask that you limit the number of registrations to the summer farm programs to three or less per child so that we can provide as many children possible the opportunity to enjoy the farm experiences.
A preview of the 2019 Bowers School Farm camps:

Ages 3-5
•    The original Barnyard Buddies Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Five Senses Farm Fun Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Farm on Foot Explorer Camp
•    Barnyard Buddies:  Little Sprouts Camp

Ages 6-10
•    Farm Camp:  Outdoor Adventures
•    Farm Camp:  Life on the Farm
•    Farm Camp:  Goats 'n Gardens
•    Farm Camp:  Animal Excursions

NEW THIS YEAR FOR AGES 11-14
•    Advanced Camp:  Vet Science
•    Advanced Camp:  Science in the Kitchen
•    Advanced Camp:  Equine Excursion, Beginners Horse Camp
•    Advanced Camp:  Animal Science

Please take the time to review the programs in more detail by logging into Community Pass at www.bloomfield.org/recreation. Prices, program descriptions dates and times are available to review.

Please don't forget the wonderful camps being offered by the E.L. Johnson Nature Center as well as our Huck Finn, Bloomfield Summer Fun and Sports and Adventure camps; all are open for registrations.

Read more about Bowers School Farm Summer Camps