Bloomfield Hills Schools values meaningful relationships, and utilizes Restorative Practices to build connections. Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. If you're curious and want to learn more about Restorative Practices, the International Institute for Restorative Practices has created this two minute video.
Safe Kids Worldwide recently released a new research report, infographic, and safety tips regarding poison prevention. When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 (and program this number into your phone). Other helpful poison prevention resources include:
If your child will be 5-years-old by September 1, 2019, it is time to start the enrollment process.
Bloomfield Hills Schools has Summer Camp opportunities for all ages, all abilities, and all interests! New this year, several camps will offer limited transportation services. We have also expanded our before and aftercare options. Call 248.433.0885 to book your adventure today! Spaces are limited for many of our camps.
This month at East Hills a new tradition began. The Book Swap. March is reading month and some parents had the idea to hold a book swap to help celebrate reading month. Last week students were encouraged to bring up to 5 books, at the 4th to 8th grade reading level, that they could then swap for other books on Monday, March 11th. Roughly 70 students participated and brought books, and over 250 books were swapped. This tradition was a fun way to get students to connect over reading, to read more, and to recycle books instead of throwing them away. We hope that this tradition will continue on for many years and would like to wish everyone a very Happy Reading Month!
Written by Lucia Farah, 7th Grader
Charlotte Du, a kindergartner at Eastover, explains, "Force is either a push or pull. I like showing my parents how we make orange juice. We pull the lever up and then push down to squeeze the orange juice out." Sophia Wright adds, "We made a marble maze with a paper plate. We are pulling and pushing the marble around on the plate to direct the ball into the tubes." Teddy McCoy excitedly shares, "We presented a ton of activities to our parents showing force and motion. We did a cup and ball toss, marble slides, and slinky demonstration."
Recently, students in the French learning community from grade 6-8 at West Hills were among the 150 French students from greater Détroit who participated in the annual film festival at the Maple Theater. Following the excursion, French students have been engaged in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding plot, characters and setting of the film, making personal and intercultural connections and comparisons as well as discussing the morals of the story. The WHMS French learning community would like to thank the BHS Foundation for their generous grant and Alliance Française de Détroit for their collaboration in making this cultural inquiry experience come to fruition.
Please be advised that Oakland County Homeland Security Division will be testing the outdoor warning siren system on Wednesday, March 27 at 1 PM. Do not be alarmed, this is only a test. Typically, tests are held on Saturdays; this is a special test in recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Students and families are encouraged to please report incidents of bias and hate using our reporting tool.
The BHS Foundation invites you to their 5th Annual CeleBHration on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the home of BHS parent, Jessica Woll. The evening will include inspirational educator presentations, abundant appetizers, delicious desserts, an open bar, student entertainment, and auctions. For more information or to register visit www.bloomfield.org/celebration