Please remember that BHMS IS A PEANUT and TREE NUT RESTRICTED BUILDING, 24-HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. There are students in the building who are highly allergic to peanuts and all kinds of tree nuts, and their well-being is of concern. Students, parents/guardians or visitors should not bring items containing peanuts, tree nuts or products derived from nuts of any type into the building. This includes items given to the office staff, to teachers, for classrooms, bake sales, end-of-sports or club parties or any other occasion. Thank you so much for your consideration.
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STATE-MANDATED PSAT EXAM FOR 8TH GRADERS ON APRIL 9: For the first time, the State of Michigan is requiring that all 8th graders take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, a paper/pencil assessment more commonly referred to as the PSAT. The state requires that the PSAT be administered on April 9, which is the Tuesday immediately following Spring Break. It is very important for all 8th graders to be in school on April 9. Advance notice is being shared so families can plan their Spring Break vacations accordingly. This assessment will take the place of the math and ELA portions of MStep. Watch the Lancer Update and this web page for more information as the administration date approaches. If you have any questions, please contact BHMS 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jaster.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY: The International Academy (IA) has one more Parent Information Night scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Okma Campus from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The IA is located at 1020 E Square Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. For more information about the IA and how students can apply to this school, please go to their website at iatoday.org. Then, go to 'About Us' and scroll down to 'Prospective Students'. Click on Okma Campus. The deadline for IA applications is January 22. The lottery will be February 5 at the Doyle Center. A summary of the IA application process can be found here.
BH HIGH SCHOOL IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME: BHMS hopes to set up a meeting with a representative from BH High School (BHHS) about the Diploma Programme (DP), to help 8th graders learn about this opportunity. For more information about this option, go to the BHHS website and type International Baccalaureate into the search window. The BHHS counselors would like to know in advance of 9th grade course selection which students are considering this opportunity. This will help them guide students in their course selection. There is an application/interest form on the BHHS website that should be completed and turned in to Mrs. Jaster by March 1.
BH HIGH SCHOOL (BHHS) COURSE SELECTIONS: The BHHS counselors will make two visits to BHMS to meet with 8th graders. The first date is March 7, when information will be shared about a typical 9th grade schedule, life at the high school, extra-curricular activities and more. Students will come home with a course handbook, a course selection sheet and directions for how to get online to enter the courses they want for 9th grade. The second visit will be on March 14, when the BHHS counselors will meet individually with 8th graders and a parent/guardian by appointment. At that time the course selection sheet will be turned in and all questions answered. Watch for more details about setting up an appointment with your student's BHHS counselor in early February. Please know that the schedule will only allow for a ten minute meeting per student and parent/guardian.
Thank you to all of the families who clipped and saved their Box Tops for Education. BHMS recently received a check for $275 for the most recent submission of 2,750 Box Tops! A special thank you to Carol Davis and her crew who painstakingly trim and review expiration dates on every single teeny, tiny Box Top before they are submitted for redemption. Consider this. If each BHMS student brought in only 10 box tops a month during the school year, BHMS would earn over $6,500 annually to use toward programs like extra clubs or purchases not covered under the general budget. Conversely, if every BHMS student throws away those 10 Box Tops instead, over $6,500 worth of trash is sitting in landfills. Please continue to collect and place your Box Tops in the collection box in the office anytime during the remainder of the school year. A little change can go a long way. /span>
The second annual district-wide Multicultural Celebration is on Monday, March 18, at Bloomfield Hills High School from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This district-wide event is sponsored by the PTO Council (PTOC), and is a beautiful celebration of the many cultures represented by BHS students and their families. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways from showcasing culture on an exhibit board, sharing their cultural cuisine samples, wearing or displaying traditional outfits and artifacts, to sharing a music or dance performance. Students may work individually with support from their families, in small groups with other students, or through a school-related group, club or team. This year's theme is Inspiring Figures, so each exhibit will feature a person/persons from the selected culture who has contributed to American society. To learn more about the event or to sign up to participate, open this participation packet. Submit your participation packet via email to BHMS building representative Neeli Jawad at Neelijs@yahoo.com OR BHMulticulturalCelebration@gmail.com by January 18.
This week's MYP newsletter, about the January learner profile of "Courage", features an article by BHMS 7th grader, Gordon Kopmeyer, about how courage and other MYP learner traits helped his team win the coveted "DiVito Cup" in physical education class.
NEXT MUSIC BOOSTERS MEETING: The next boosters meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchestra Room. Come learn how you can support the music programs.
BAKERS AND SELLERS DESPERATELY NEEDED: Music Boosters continues to need volunteers for the weekly Wednesday fundraising bake sales, which take place immediately after school in the Gateway Space. Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods and/or run sales. PLEASE REMEMBER that products must not contain or be cooked with nuts or nut products. Baked items can be dropped off in the main office anytime before 2:45 p.m. Sign up to donate baked goods and/or work at a sale by clicking HERE. Thank you for supporting the BHMS Music Boosters.
UPCOMING PTO MEETING IN JANUARY: On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at BHMS, join Bloomfield Hills High School Principal Charlie Hollerith will share key insights course tracks and other topics as time allows.
BHMS PTO MIX AND MINGLE ON FEBRUARY 2, 2019: BHMS parents/guardians and staff, save the date for the second annual gathering for an evening of bombowling, food, silent and live bidding, and fun! The event is Saturday, February 2, at the HUB Stadium in Auburn Hills. Tickets can be purchased at the PTO's e-store here: http://www.bhmspto.my-pt
BHMS 6th-grade students will participate in the Lancer Leader Program. The Lancer Leader/Upstander Program was designed to engage middle school students in a meaningful, relevant conversation about negative social behaviors that can lead to bullying within their school. This is accomplished through interactive workshops that provide education, promote team building and encourage advocacy. A total of eight workshops will be conducted over the remainder of the school year. These lessons facilitate the development of leadership abilities, critical thinking skills and provide training in methods of effectively intervening in troubling situations.
The primary goal of Upstander is to bring the issue of bullying to the forefront of the students' social consciousness through empowerment and self-reflection. This task is completed by providing the students with appropriate strategies and knowledge that enables them to be proactive in a variety of situations. The knowledge gained from each lesson helps to reduce the incidence of "bystander syndrome", a key element that allows situations to escalate into more dangerous conflicts.
If you have any questions regarding your child's participation in this program, please feel free to contact BHMS Counselor, Anthony Flevaris. For additional information on this program, please visit www.defeatthelabel.com
COMING UP Lesson/Topic
1-31 Lesson 2 Responsibility
2-15 Lesson 3 Judgment
2-26 Lesson 4 Diversity
3-15 Lesson 5 Bullying 101
3-26 Lesson 6 The Bystander Effect
4-11 Lesson 7 Bystander vs Upstander
4-23 Lesson 8 Action
The Bloomfield Hills Schools Transportation department is pleased to introduce SafeStop, an app for your smartphone or tablet that offers real time school bus updates. It provides an estimated time of arrival and up to the minute alerts from the transportation department when necessary. For 30 minutes before and after the scheduled pick-up & drop-off times, the bus locator will be displayed on a map. We are hopeful you will find this tool useful, and are excited to share it with our families.
Please follow the directions listed on the Transportation web page to get connected: https://www.bloomfield.org/transportation
Do you ever wonder what opportunities and pathways are available for students entering high school? View the High School Opportunities Packet.
We at Bloomfield Hills Middle School are committed to the pursuit of knowledge through inquiry and the development of young people who act as citizens of the world. To this end, BHMS strives to foster the value of cultural differences, commit to continuous growth and learning, establishing a climate of caring and respect for people and their perspectives as well as building broader communication capacities through access to global information.
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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES OF CURRENT 8TH GRADERS
For the first time, the State of Michigan is requiring that all 8th graders take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, a paper/pencil assessment more commonly referred to as the PSAT.
The state requires that the PSAT be administered on April 9, which is the Tuesday immediately following Spring Break. It is very important for all 8th graders to be in school on April 9. Advance notice is being shared so families can plan their Spring Break vacations accordingly.
This assessment will take the place of the math and ELA portions of MStep. Watch the Lancer Update and this web page for more information as the administration date approaches. If you have any questions, please contact BHMS 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jaster.
BHMS dates for 2018/19
For dates specific to BHMS, open the BHMS Events Calendar to the right. For general district dates, such as school start and end dates and school breaks, open the District Calendar
Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at BHMS because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. This includes nut butters, products containing nuts or nut by-products. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends. Please keep this restriction in mind not only for individual student lunches and snacks, but also for group treats for a class, for teachers and staff, or items for bake sales.
Bloomfield Hills Middle School
4200 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Full School Day
Half School Day
|7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
(before and after school care)
|Before School: 7 - 8:15 a.m.
After School: 3:05 - 6 p.m.
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Randy English, Principal
Brian Fitzgerald, Associate Principal
Melanie Irish Parks, Principal's Secretary
Cherie Foronato, Attendance/Records Secretary
Counselor Grades 6 & 8
Counselor Grades 5 & 7
IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator