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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOVE UP DAY ON FRIDAY, MAY 24

Each year there is a district-wide Move Up Day (referred to as Step Up Day at BH High School), when students who will be moving to a different BHS building next school year spend time at that building. This year Move Up Day is the morning of Friday, May 24, which is also 1/2 day of school. Here is how Move Up Day will work for BHMS students. 

8th graders should NOT report to BHMS at all on May 24. Instead, follow these instructions. There is no need to call 8th grade absences in to the BHMS attendance line that morning.

8th Graders Who WILL Attend BH High School (BHHS): Students should go directly to the BHHS campus at the times indicated in this letter from BHHS Principal, Charlie Hollerith. The letter refers to bus transportation. Here is the BHHS Morning Bus Schedule (best viewed on a computer screen due to print size). Please refer specific questions about BHHS buses to the Transportation Department at 248-341-6290.

8th graders who WILL NOT attend BH High School: These students do not need to report to school on May 24. No need to call in the absence.

5th, 6th and 7th Graders: Students in these grades will participate in activities with the teachers from the grades that they will be in next year. The morning start time does not change, and the 1/2 day ends at 11:35 a.m.

4th Graders from Way and Conant: BHMS will host current 4th graders from Conant and Way on Move Up Day. If you have a 4th grader at one of those schools, please carefully review this Move Up Day Information specifically for your students.

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8TH GRADE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY DEADLINE

For 8th grade students who submitted an NJHS Pledge Sheet in the fall, Mrs. Jaster has been calculating GPAs from the first three report cards and is meeting with students, as needed, to be sure this requirement is being met. Students need to have a Service as Action reflection completed by May 24, for a volunteer activity completed outside of the school day. The reflection should be submitted on the online Service as Action Form. Those completing the form for NJHS credit should indicate so at the bottom of the first page. The topic for the final requirement, which is an essay, will be shared with students after the Q3 report cards are out and GPAs are calculated, in mid April. The NJHS induction ceremony for students who have met all the requirements will be held at BHMS on Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m. Contact Mrs. Jaster if you have questions.

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8TH GRADE FAMILIES - TAKE NOTE OF THESE DATES

Here is a summary of some upcoming dates significant to BHMS 8th graders and their families. Please read through and mark pertinent dates on your calendar.

Friday, May 24: 8th graders who are attending BH High School will report directly to the high school that morning. 8th graders will NOT attend BH Middle at all that day. See the "Move Up Day" article in this newsletter for specific instructions.

Wednesday, June 5: 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. for students who have completed the requirements. See the NJHS article in this newsletter.

Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at BHMS. Families welcome to attend. Details will follow in a future newsletter.

Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Year End Celebration. See details under PTO NEWS.

8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN BH HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS OR OTHER CO-CURRICULARS: See District News below or click this link for BH High School Athletic News for Incoming 9th Graders, which includes athletic and other co-curricular information, including meetings and try-outs, for current 8th graders heading to BHMS. The high school webmaster updates this item as new information becomes available.

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PTO NEWS

FINAL MEETING: Wednesday, June 12. Evening meeting at 7:00 p.m. Speaker will be Margaret Schultz, BHS District Administrator for Social-Emotional Learning and Educational Equity. She will discuss the District's efforts to assure equity and inclusion, and strengthen social and emotional learning.

GR. 5/6/7 YEAR END PARTY: Friday, June 7, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Details will be shared closer to the date.

8TH GRADE CELEBRATION: Save the date for the Class of 2023 end-of-middle-school celebration on Thursday, June 13, (rain date: Wednesday, June 12) from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 pm at the Bloomfield Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Tickets are $10 each presale, or $15 each at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased online through the PTO E-Store  or during lunch on June 11 and 12 (cash or check made out to BHMS PTO). The PTO would love for all 8th graders to attend. If your student's ticket cost presents a financial hardship, please e-mail Mr. English. VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help chaperone and to donate items for the party. Please sign up for either at Sign-Up Genius. See this flyer for additional details. Please contact Bridget Collins or Julie Oddo with questions. /span>

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MUSIC NOTES

BAKERS AND SELLERS STILL 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 HEREThank you for supporting the BHMS Music Boosters!

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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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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOVE UP DAY ON FRIDAY, MAY 24
Each year there is a district-wide Move Up Day (referred to as Step Up Day at BH High School), when students who will be moving to a different BHS building next school year spend time at that building. This year Move Up Day is the morning of Friday, May 24, which is also 1/2 day of school. Here is how Move Up Day will work for BHMS students. 
8th graders should NOT report to BHMS at all on May 24. Instead, follow these instructions. There is no need to call 8th grade absences in to the BHMS attendance line that morning.
  1. 8th Graders Who WILL Attend BH High School (BHHS): Students should go directly to the BHHS campus at the times indicated in this letter from BHHS Principal, Charlie Hollerith. The letter refers to bus transportation. Here is the BHHS Morning Bus Schedule (best viewed on a computer screen due to print size). Please refer specific questions about BHHS buses to the Transportation Department at 248-341-6290.
  2. 8th graders who WILL NOT attend BH High School: These students do not need to report to school on May 24. No need to call in the absence.
5th, 6th and 7th Graders: Students in these grades will participate in activities with the teachers from the grades that they will be in next year. The morning start time does not change, and the 1/2 day ends at 11:35 a.m.
4th Graders from Way and Conant: BHMS will host current 4th graders from Conant and Way on Move Up Day. If you have a 4th grader at one of those schools, please carefully review this Move Up Day Information specifically for your students.

 

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADERS

Current 8th graders should check this link for information about try-outs for high school sports and other activities such as cheerleading, POMS, etc.

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UPCOMING DATES FOR 8th GRADE FAMILIES

With high school on the horizon, the last several months of the school year are busy months for the BHMS 8th grade families. Here is a summary of dates information to help you and your student keep track of some important dates and information specifically for BHMS 8th graders and their families. Please mark your calendars.
Wednesday, June 5: National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. For  8th grade students who submitted a Pledge Sheet in the fall, Mrs. Jaster has been calculating GPAs from the first three report cards and is meeting with students, as needed, to be sure this requirement is being met.  Students need to have a Service as Action reflection completed by May 24, for a volunteer activity completed outside of the school day. The reflection should be submitted on the online Service as Action Form.  Those completing the form for NJHS credit should indicate so at the bottom of the first page. The topic for the final requirement, which is an essay, will be shared with students after the Q3 report cards are out and GPAs are calculated, in mid April.  Contact Mrs. Jaster if you have questions.
Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at BHMS. Families welcome to attend.
Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Party from 8 until 10 p.m. at the Bloomfield Swim & Tennis Club. Open this flyer for more information.
 Other 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 

Nut Allergy

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.

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4200 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

 

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Attendance Line: 248.341.6010
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Main Office: 248.341.6000
Fax Number: 248.341.6099
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Randy English, Principal
248.341.6005
REnglish@bloomfield.org

Brian Fitzgerald, Associate Principal
248.341.6006
BFitzgerald@bloomfield.org

Melanie Irish Parks, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6001
MParks@bloomfield.org

Cherie Foronato, Attendance/Records Secretary
248.341.6002
CForonato@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 6 & 8

Laura Jaster
248.341.6003
Ljaster@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 5 & 7

Anthony Flevaris
248.341.6004
AFlevaris@bloomfield.org

IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator

Kathleen Janelle
248.341.6134
KJanelle@bloomfield.org

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