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Welcome Black Hawk Families!
On behalf of the BHHS PTO, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families for the 2021-2022 school year. We are happy to be able to continue the face-to-face learning that began last spring and to offer educational enrichment opportunities to both students and staff. Please consider joining the PTO and getting involved throughout the year.
PTO is here to be a resource for our school community, relationships are the foundation of our group. Informative meetings are held monthly, except in December. In addition to an update by Principal Charlie Hollerith and various committee reports, guest speakers address important topics that generate discussion between attendees.
As of right now, all general PTO meetings are planned to take place in-person with participants masked. We will be utilizing the larger gathering spaces in the building to allow for spacing requirements between individuals and running air purifiers as an additional safety measure. With both morning and evening sessions, we hope you will find a convenient time to join us!
9/20/21 at 9:30 a.m.
10/18/21 at 7 p.m.
11/15/21 at 6:30 p.m.
1/10/22 at 7 p.m. *Superintendent Dialogue
2/7/22 at 9:30 a.m.
3/7/22 at 7 p.m.
4/11/22 at 9:30 a.m.
5/16/22 at 9:30 a.m.
Stay connected for up-to-date PTO information:
Facebook: BHHS PTO
BHHS PTO Website: meeting recordings, minutes, PTO Board, volunteer forms, meeting dates
Explore volunteer opportunities here.
Please contact us with any questions or comments at email@example.com
Thank you for supporting BHHS PTO.
Paulina Hakopian and Robyn Jenkins
2021-2022 BHHS PTO Co-Presidents
The PTO’s Hospitality committee placed baskets filled with K-cups, cream, and sugar in each workroom to thank our teachers for a great start to the school year.
On Monday, August 30th , PTO welcomed back our Black Hawks Staff with a buffet luncheon of their favorite dishes from La Marsa.
It was great to see so many on Monday for the final PTO meeting of this school year. If you missed it, here is the video; please share with friends, especially 8th grade/Class of 2025 families for a preview to high school beginning at timestamp 1:01. There is a lot of information, too, on Graduation, Final Experiences, Important Dates, Student Activities, Spring performances, Testing, ANP, summer learning, the new PTO Board and MORE!
April 12 PTO Meeting Highlights
PTO Meeting Monday, April 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
View the Recording Here
Updates on: PTO Board Nominees, Scheduling 2021-2022, End of Year Activities, Summer School, Covid Protocol, and more!
As the season changes and modified in-person instruction begins next week, remember that PTO is here to support our BHHS community.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Facebook BHHS PTO.
March 8th PTO Meeting Highlights - There was so much information covered!
Catch up on Summer School, Student Events, Virtual Learning Community, Spring Testing, Return to In-Person Learning on April 5th and Covid Protocol, Class of 2025 - along with keynotes on the Multicultural Celebration, spring events and graduation activities.
February PTO Meeting Highlights - Available Now!
With special reports from Principal Hollerith and team on Hybrid Learning, Black Hawk Hour, MYP and Future Plans - Counselor Updates on Registration for 21-22 - Margaret Schultz with Social and Emotional Learning activities.
Save the Date!
You made it! Welcome to second semester and lots of fun happenings!
Save the Date:
Monday Feb. 8 at 9:30 AM. See you virtually at the PTO meeting!
Do you know how many celebrations happen in December?
Bodhi, Human Rights Day, Hanukkah, Yalda, Christmas, Kwanzaa and more!
Check out more Cultural Observances on the website calendar.
Enjoy this presentation of various celebrations around the world by a BHHS parent!
Health and Wellness
Don't miss these important links from this newly-formed committee. Current topic: Eradicating Racism
- Watch:The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes
- Read: What if white people took responsibility for our role in this moment?
- Listen: How does racism affect your health
- Watch: Jay Smooth: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race
PTO 2020-2021 Grants Awarded!
The PTO has awarded $2,753 in grants to support student enrichment programs. Thank you to all PTO families for your donations that made this possible. The following teachers and students received awards:
- Mary Bogrette - IB Theatre
- Mary Bogrette - Acting 2/Advanced Theatre Production
- Katie Fellin - Geometry/Honors Algebra 2
- Dayana Schemel - Spanish 200/500
- Candice Toma - Spanish 200/300
- Brandon Ho, Jonah Zimmermann, Mrs. Colatruglio - Engineering Club
- Daniel Tier and Nicole Lowry - Media Arts Programs
- Alan Posner - Music
- Carrie Fines - KidsRead2Kids
PTO Appreciates All BHHS Staff
PTO Board members delivered 156 signs to homes of all BHHS staff. The signs were designed by Emma Zerkel and Julie Yaker. Have a look! We received so many thanks by thrilled teachers and staff - but really it is "THANK YOU!".
PTO Council Recognition Awards
Congratulations to three PTO Superstars - Barb Kaufman, Paula Lynn and Laura Silberman, recognized by the PTO Council for their contributions to the BHS community.
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4-8
This letter was sent to each of our teaching staff earlier this week to let them know how much we appreciate them.
PTO is always available online, even when meetings are cancelled.
- Join the BHHS PTO Facebook page for the latest updates!
- Visit the BHHS PTO website, which is updated every week.
- Follow us on Twitter!
Stay safe: practice social distancing and wash your hands!
BHHS PTO Hosts District PTO Council Meeting, Friday, February 28
PTO Hosted MYP Celebration Night
PTO hosted the MYP Celebration on 2/13.
Thank you Volunteers for The Dance!
PTO sends a huge thank you to all who donated snacks and those who came to the Dance to help with coat check and tend the snack table. Students had a great time and appreciated the treats and support. We couldn't do it without you.
Officer Dave and Officer Cory are dedicated to supporting BHHS. PTO recently gave a heartfelt "Thank You" to these professionals who are there day in and day out to look after the safety of our students and school environment. Thank you for all you do!!
A huge appreciation to some of the incredible staff who make our school run smoothly throughout the year!
PTO Grant Program
The PTO has awarded $4,355 in grants for student enrichment programs which were distributed this month. Thank you to all PTO families for their donations. We hope to have additional donations to award spring grants. The following teachers received mini grants:
- Jodi Allan - English 9th Grade Classroom Library
- Mary Bogrette - Theatre Production
- Amy Brown - Synergy Program/Bowers Academy
- Kathleen Conklin - Mentoring Club
- Katie Fellin - Geometry
- Alison Gallagher - Spanish 400/500/IB Reading Library
- Sarah Giles - Spanish 200/100 Reading Library
- Bobbi Greer - World Language Display Case
- Kari Griesbeck - Student Collaboration with Bennett Elementary
- Liza Lauter - Poetry Collection
- Angela Lee-Jan - Chinese New Year Supplies
- Jessica Lupone - Real Talk Club
- Joan Shorter - English 9th Grade Classroom Library
- 9/20/21 at 9:30 a.m.
- 10/18/21 at 7 p.m.
- 11/15/21 at 6:30 p.m.
- 1/10/22 at 7 p.m.
- 2/7/22 at 9:30 a.m.
- 3/7/22 at 7 p.m.
- 4/11/22 at 9:30 a.m.
- 5/16/22 at 9:30 a.m.
- Paulina Hakopian
- Robyn Jenkins
- Catherine Daneshvar-Ashtari
- Diana Chen
- Ann Salomon
- Stacy Fox
- Patsy Bugajewski
Social Media Coordinators
- Renu Zaretsky
- Neena Crimmins
- Stephanie Langwell
- Teri Kraft
Student Leadership Liaisons
- Debbie Guettler
- Jessica Cooney
Did you know that you can support BHHS just by shopping at Kroger? Link your rewards to: "BLOOMFIELD HILLS SCHOOL/BLOOMFIELD HILLS H.S." or organization #GH582