BHS Celebrates Its Interpreters for the Deaf Community

Happy Interpreter Appreciation Day!

Bloomfield Hills Schools is home to the Oakland County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. On May 4, the district celebrated our team of 15 full-time interpreters and countless other interpreter substitutes, who work daily to support our students through barrier-free communication that allows all students and the community to engage and connect.

As a partner of the Deaf community, interpreters provide access and form a bridge of communication, impacting the daily lives of many. We celebrate you every day, but this week, we want to thank you for your invaluable support to both staff and students.

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December 16, 2022
Interested in finding out more about Bloomfield Hills High School? Want to know how learning communities work, find out about athletics and the 60-plus clubs, plus see the amazing visual and performing arts areas? Families of middle schoolers, especially those in 8th grade, are invited to sign up for a small-group walking tour of BHHS led by our BHS Family Ambassadors.

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After reading “Balloons Over Broadway” by author Melissa Sweet, Way Elementary third-grade students designed robot floats for their own Thanksgiving parade. According to Media Center Specialist Cindy Zervos, the students first discussed how Tony Sarg designed floats and balloons for the initial Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades. Then, the students held discussions on how Sarg anticipated possible problems and reviewed how improvements were made year after year.  “Students were given time to design, create, test, and change a float that could be transported down our own parade route on an Ozobot,” said Zervos. “The Ozobots were color-coded to move, zigzag, and spin down the route.” Students shrieked in delight as their robotic creations came to life and moved along the parade route.

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