"My time spent at BHHS, learning from faculty, students, and coaches has taught me to not just focus on myself, but to better my community”, shares 2018 BHHS graduate Tori Weingarten
Did you know that the first graduating class from Bloomfield Hills Schools was eight students in 1936? And that despite the many challenges of the Great Depression, the high school (which predated Andover and Lahser) was accredited that year by the University of Michigan?
The Class of 1936 occupied a beautiful building known as Bloomfield Hills School on Vaughn Road, which was later named Vaughn Elementary School and then eventually sold to Cranbrook. The school opened in 1932 and by 1936 contained 170 students and twelve grades. According to District archives, Bloomfield Hills School was "geared to college preparation from its inception, and the curriculum reflected this." Bloomfield Hills Schools has a long and proud history from those humble beginnings. We count 28,000 graduates from the original Bloomfield Hills School as well as Andover (opened in 1955) and Lahser (opened in 1967). Many of our current parents and staff are so rightfully enthusiastic about their BHS education that they return to live and teach here. Others are scattered around the globe and span the generations.
Today's technology tools make it easier than ever to reestablish a connection with old school friends. Bloomfield Hills Schools is creating an Alumni Association that will, in part, enable those connections.
We'd like our alums to know that they can:
- Join the Bloomfield Hills Schools Alumni Pride Facebook Group
- Contact the Communications & Community Relations office at Communications@bloomfield.org or 248.341.6328.
Encore, the magazine for alumni and friends of Bloomfield Hills Schools, is filled with articles about alumni, retired staff, teachers and students. Check out the latest edition below.
Bloomfield Hills International Academy alumni Ranganath Kathawate, Kevin Huang, and Omar Al-Ejel recently established an organization at the University of Michigan that hosted a Science Olympiad Invitational for 600 high school students. Read the full story and check out the video - amazing job!
Andover Alum (2004), Matt Lisiecki, will be on Jeopardy on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. on NBC. Best of Luck, Matt!
Former Hickory Grove student, Kyle Mack, earned a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kyle was signed by Burton as a first grader. Kyle was one of the first men to medal in the event, which was debuting for the first time at the games. Kyle received 1 of 23 medals awarded to Team USA and was also featured on ESPN. Congratulations, Kyle!
Andover alum and Barons swim team member, Wesley Brown, was recently appointed as an U.S. Navy Commander serving as Executive Officer for the USS Oscar Austin. To read more about his journey, visit: https://www.oakland.edu/cas/news
Bloomfield Hills Schools alumna, Alyssa Giannetti, is performing in the "Phantom of the Opera" sequel 'Love Never Dies.' The Broadway show made its North American debut at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit in October 2017.
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