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ARE YOU CALLING THE RIGHT NUMBER FOR ATTENDANCE?

Please remember to call the attendance line at 248-341-6010, not the main office phone line, to report attendance-related issues. Calling 248-341-6010 will get you to the automated attendance line where you should leave your information. Please note that you will NOT get a return call confirming that your message was received. 

That attendance line is checked approximately every 15 minutes throughout the school day. Leaving a message on any other line may result in your message not being received on a timely basis, so please be sure to call 248-341-6010 for the any of the following reasons:

1) Report an absence (call by 9 a.m. please).

2) Report a late arrival.

3) Request to pick your student up before the end of the school day (for an appointment, etc.).

4) Request a bus pass for your student to go home with another student.

5) Leave a school-related message that needs to get to your student. An example of that type of message would be a change in your student's ride home.

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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 exam be administered on April 9, which is the Tuesday immediately following Spring Break. It is extremely important for all 8th graders to be in school on April 9. The test administration will begin promptly at 8:15. Advance notice is being shared so families can plan their Spring Break vacations accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact BHMS 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jaster .

NOTE: There will be a late start of 11:45 a.m. on April 9, for students in grades 5, 6 & 7. See article below for instructions for students in those grades.

Details for 8th graders on April 9

  • Report to school in time to BE SEATED IN assigned classroom by 8:15 a.m.
  • Buses will pick up 8th-grade students at the regularly-scheduled time.  
  • Students should get a good night of sleep before the test and eat a balanced breakfast the morning of April 9.  
  • After the test, 8th-grade students will have a scheduled lunch break before classes begin at 11:45 a.m.  Lunch will be available for purchase in the cafeteria (for 8th graders only). 
  • For the afternoon, students will follow the B day afternoon class schedule.
  • School will be dismissed at the normal time of 3:05 p.m.
  • Bus transportation will follow the normal after school schedule for students in all grades.
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TAKE NOTE! LATE START FOR GRADES 5, 6, 7 ON APRIL 9

On Tuesday, April 9, BHMS students in grades 5, 6 and 7 will have a late start, and classes will begin at 11:45 a.m. (8th graders will report to school at the regular time in the morning to take the state-mandated PSAT exam. Please see the article entitled "Important Dates and Information for 8th Grade Families").

Here is how the day will work for BHMS students in grades 5, 6, & 7

  • All students in grades 5, 6 & 7 should report to school between 11:35 a.m. and 11:40 a.m., and will follow a "B" day afternoon schedule. Classes will start at 11:45 a.m.
     
  • For students who utilize bus transportation, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 3.5 hours later than the regularly scheduled morning pick up time. Example: if the student's morning pick up time is usually 7:32 a.m.; on April 9, the adjusted pick up time will be 11:02 a.m.
     
  • Lunch will not be served for late-start students, and they will not have a lunch break scheduled. Students in grades 5, 6 & 7 should eat before arriving to school on April 9.

All students will be dismissed at the normal time of 3:05 p.m. and bus transportation will follow the normal afternoon schedule.

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FORM REQUIRED IN ADVANCE FOR EXTENDED ABSENCES

Students who will be missing school for three or more consecutive, preplanned days must complete an EXTENDED LEAVE FORM. The form must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian, then the students should have all A and B day teachers, including elective teachers, sign the form. The completed, signed form should be turned in to Mrs. Foronato in the BHMS office two weeks prior to the planned absence. Click HERE to download the required form.

This extended leave policy, as well as reference guide of other attendance policies - including what to do if you are going out of town and leaving your student in someone else's care - can be found by clicking HERE.

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UPCOMING DATES FOR 8TH GRADE FAMILIES

With high school on the horizon, the remainder of the year holds many important dates for the BHMS 8th grade families. Here is a summary of some dates and other important information to help you and your student keep track, This summary will be updated regularly on the main page of the BHMS website. Please read through and mark pertinent dates on your calendar.

NEW! Thursday, March 28: Washington DC Field Trip Informational meeting for parents/guardians of students who are going on the trip in April. Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the BHMS cafeteria.

Tuesday, April 9: CRITICAL INFORMATION State-mandated PSAT for all 8th graders!  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 extremely important for all 8th graders to be in school on April 9. The test administration will begin promptly at 8:15. Advance notice is being shared so families can plan their Spring Break vacations accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact BHMS 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jaster.

NEW! Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at BHMS. Families welcome to attend.

NEW! Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Party in the evening at an outside location. Time and location to be announced.

8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN BH HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Please check District News below or click this link for BH High School Athletic News for Incoming 9th Graders, which includes athletic 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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7TH GRADE CHOIR CONCERT DATE, TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE

The 7th grade Choir concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, has a date, time and location change. The concert will now be held on MONDAY, MARCH 25 at Bloomfield Hills HIGH SCHOOL starting at 6:30 pm. Students have been working toward a Festival-level performance with two pieces of music, and learning how to sight read two-part music. The BHMS and WHMS 7th grade choirs will combine together on the high school stage to present their Festival music, and sight read with a clinician/adjudicator from the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA). The High School Choirs and the 8th grade choirs will also be presenting music at this concert. Please email Mrs. Pierre if you have questions.

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SPIRIT WEEK WILL BE MARCH 25 - MARCH 29

Plans for BHMS Spirit Week, which will take place March 25 through March 29, are in the works. To help you and your student plan ahead, here are the different clothing themes for each day.

Monday, March 25 - Pajama Day

Tuesday, March 26 - Colors for a Cause Ribbons / Purple Day

Wednesday, March 27 - Character/Celebrity Day. Dress as favorite non-violent movie, TV or video game character or celebrity

Thursday, March 28 - Dress as a younger version of oneself (at least 3 years younger)

Friday, March 29 - Class color day. 5th = Green; 6th = Yellow; 7th = Blue; 8th = Red. Students may wear any clothing representing the class color on Friday. Those who wish can also order and pay for BHMS class color shirts directly online until through 11:59 p.m. tonight (Friday, March 15) at this link: https://bhmsmetoweclub.weebly.com/2019-spirit-t-shirts.html. Shirts will be delivered to students at school by March 25. Be sure to order the correct color for your student's grade. A portion of the sales will go toward Breast Cancer, Alzheimer's and Epilepsy support.

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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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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, March 6: BH High School Class of 2023 Family Orientation. 7:00 p.m. Diploma Programme presentation from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Click Class of 2023 for details.
Tuesday, March 7: BH High School counselors will present to BHMS 8th graders at BHMS during the school day. Students will take home Course Description Books, course selection sheets, and instructions for how to add their course request in to MiStar. Please review the information with them, and ensure that the requests are entered in to MiStar before March 13.
Thursday, March 14 or Friday, March 15: Students and a parent/guardian will meet HERE AT BHMS, at a scheduled appointment time with a high school counselor. If you haven’t already done so, please schedule your appointment online at the link below. If you come on the 14th, schedule with your student’s specific counselor. If you can only come on the 15th, schedule with either Mr. Midea or Mr. Fogle and they can help you even if they are not your student’s assigned H.S. counselor. Click here or paste this link into your browser to schedule your appointment before March 13. https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Bloomfield_Hills_Middle_School_1
Thursday, March 28: Washington DC Field Trip Informational meeting for parents/guardians of students who are going on the trip in April.  Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the BHMS cafeteria.
Tuesday, April 9: State-mandated PSAT for all 8th graders!  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 exam be administered on April 9, which is the Tuesday immediately following Spring Break. It is extremely important for all 8th graders to be in school on April 9. The test administration will begin promptly at 8:15. Advance notice is being shared so families can plan their Spring Break vacations accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact BHMS 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jaster 
NEW! Wednesday, June 5: National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. For students who submitted a Pledge Sheets in the fall,  Mrs. Jaster has been calculating GPAs from the first two 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 15, 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.
NEW! Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at BHMS. Families welcome to attend.
NEW! Thursday, June 13: 8th Grade Party in the evening. Time and location to be announced.
B.H. High School Athletic News for Incoming 9th Graders: Check the Lancer Update and/or District News (at the bottom of the Lancer Update) for an article with this title each week for athletic 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.

 

 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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Bloomfield Hills Middle School
4200 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

BUILDING HOURS

 
Main Office
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.

 

Kidz Zone

(before and after school care)

 

Before School: 7 - 8:15 a.m.
After School: 3:05 - 6 p.m.
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CONTACTS

Attendance Line: 248.341.6010
Attendance
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Main Office: 248.341.6000
Fax Number: 248.341.6099
Bus Updates: Twitter - @BHSBuses

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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