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Volunteers Honored at Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Event

Four amazing volunteers were recognized at the 47th Annual Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Breakfast on May 10. Congratulations to WHMS student Grace Main, Family Ambassador Leah Abel, and WHMS Co-PTO Presidents Stephanie Langwell and Jaime Ben!

Grace Main is in seventh grade at West Hills Middle School.  She is a model of selfless commitment to community. She gives endless hours to the student leadership team, school newspaper and is an official Student Ambassador. She teaches character lessons in a fourth grade classroom and is a mentor to fifth graders. 

 

Leah Abel has volunteered welcoming new residents and building stronger community relationships for years. The Newcomer's Program she began at Lone Pine Elementary School, now serves families across Bloomfield Hills Schools.  She has also led the district's Multicultural Celebration which showcases the cultures of more than 40 countries.  

 

The West Hills school community is grateful for the leadership and contributions of our Co-PTO Presidents, Stephanie Langwell and Jaime Ben. Their stewardship and initiative have directly impacted our children, staff, and families of West Hills. Concrete steps to support equity and inclusion include funding clubs and extension field trips for learning. Additionally, they are active participants on our WHMS Global Education team which focuses on supporting the social and emotional well- being of all students.


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A Note from Christine DiPilato

After eleven incredible years in Bloomfield Hills, this summer I will be transitioning to Troy School District to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction.  

My experiences in Bloomfield have been rich; observing and supporting high levels of instruction, collaborating on building designs, championing high impact resources for students and teachers and celebrating student and staff achievements. The list could go on an on, but ultimately my time in Bloomfield has enriched my life both personally and professionally, for that I am truly grateful.

I am excited to begin my tenure in Troy but will miss the relationships I have established in Bloomfield along the way. Please know that my door is always open and I look forward to our paths crossing again soon!

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Wax Museum

Way's 4th-grade students showcase their rich learning opportunity for the Wax Museum Exhibition.  Students brainstormed ideas for individual inquiry, generated possible subtopics to guide research, read non-fiction books and articles, and incorporated their thinking routines throughout the process.  They worked hard, and it shows!

Student Sarim Chaudhary steps into the Statue of Liberty character and beams proudly, "I liked how we could choose anything that is either a person, place, or thing.  I enjoyed researching the Statue of Liberty, and presenting is really fun too!"

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BHS Student Wins First Place Science and Intel Awards for Cancer Detection Process

Pooja Kannappan, ninth-grade student at BHHS, competed at the 2019 Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD), winning a First Place Award. Kannappan's project "Detecting Metastatic Cancer in Digital Pathology Scans Using Machine Learning" also received an Intel Award Certificate for outstanding achievement in the category of Computer Science. 

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NCAA 2019 College Signing Day

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Bloomfield Hills High School participated in NCAA College Signing Day. The following BHHS athletes signed their NCAA Letters of Intent to play college sports in the fall of 2019:

  • Phoenix Williams, Howard University, Tennis
  • Maryam Hashim, Macomb College, Basketball
  • Cassidy Proctor, Michigan State University, Hockey
  • Alex Gold, Lawrence Technological University, Golf
  • Eddie Dyla, Madonna University, Lacrosse
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Search Firm for New Superintendent

Recently, the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education met to determine the process by which they plan to hire a new superintendent. The Board of Education has decided to select a search firm to lead the search and are accepting proposals from search firms from now until May 21, 2019. On May 23, 2019, the Board of Education will hold a meeting to determine which firms to interview. Interviews are likely to take place on June 5, 2019, with the formal selection of a search firm to occur on June 6, 2019. Once a firm is selected, a timeline for the superintendent search will be posted to the district's website. The Board is looking forward to a collaborative and inclusive selection process.

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Students in multiple Bloomfield Hills Schools organized, educated, and inspired others to take care of and celebrate the environment as part of the global Earth Day/Earth Week. There were service learning fundraisers for various community causes, huge events to promote environmental education, and small actions by staff and students to increase understanding of environmental issues.

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