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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 BHMS National Geographic GeoBee champion, 5th grader Rishiv Ramesh (above). Rishiv won by correctly naming Stockholm, Sweden, as the name of the city where young activist, Greta Thunberg, started a global student protest to call attention to climate change. Sixth grader Aayan Jawad finished in second place, and the third place finisher was 6th grader, Marcus Wong.
Rishiv will take a proctored online qualifying test, and if he is one of the top 100 scoring students in the state, he will represent BHMS at the state level Geography Bee competition in March. The state champion from each state travels to the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship.
The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight, from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States, compete each year.
Hello to all!
The Middle School Winter 2 sports season is upon us. Most Winter 2 sports begin on Monday, January 27th. Please contact the coach or see the information sheet for team specific information.
Please to make sure that your student has a physical on file with the main office. You must use the MHSAA Physical Form. Other forms, or Health Risk Appraisals, from doctor’s offices will not be accepted. I have attached the physical form for your convenience. Only physicals dated 4/15/2019 or later are valid for the 2019-2020 school year. All students will need a completed physical form on file with the main office before being allowed to participate in tryouts/practices.
The participation fee is a $150 fee which you will need to pay if your student makes a team. Some teams are "no-cut" sports so the fee can be paid right away. For those sports with tryouts, you can wait to see if your student makes the team before you pay the fee.
The best resource for all up-to-date athletic information is the Middle School Athletic web page.
Please see the link below: http://www.bloomfield.org/
Our sports schedules can now be found at http://www.bhmsathletics.org/, http://www.ehmsathletics.org/, and or http://www.whmsathletics.org/. You can find our sports competition schedules from the links to these pages found on our Middle School Athletic web page.
*Note on sports schedules: Though some coaches give out the season schedule at the beginning of the season, I advise checking your school’s website for the most current information on schedules as they do change during the course of a season.
Please contact me, or the coaches, if you have any questions.
Yours in sports,
The BHMS attendance reporting and student message line is 248-341-6010. Please call that line directly to leave a message to report absences, late arrivals, request early dismissals or bus passes, or to leave a school-related message for your student. That line is checked frequently throughout the day. Leaving a message on any other line may result in the information not being received or passed on to your student on a timely basis. Thank you very much.
BOOSTERS BAKE SALES ARE STARTING UP AGAIN. BAKERS AND SELLERS NEEDED: Music Boosters needs volunteers for 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!
The BHMS Be the Change Club members will be boxing up everything in the lost and found areas on various dates throughout the school year. All items will be donated to charity. Please encourage your student to check for their missing items in the main lost and found area, as well as in the girls and boys locker rooms.
Would you like to earn “free money”? Well, BHMS would! That is why the Be the Change Club is collecting BoxTop$ for the school this year. Please send them in with your child to drop off in the plastic BoxTop$ bin in the front office. Technology savvy? Now, there is a BoxTop$ app you can download either at the App Store or on Google Play. Some companies have moved from traditional box tops to a blue “no more clipping” box top. If you see this label, you can use the new BoxTop$ app to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase and it will automatically add cash to BHMS! (no more clipping!!) Thank you for helping BHMS.
LAST YEAR, YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT! Students wishing to purchase a BHMS yearbook should order online directly with Josten's before the February 1 order cut-off. Yearbooks are $35.00. They contain 56 full-color pages, and covers can be customized for an additional cost. Although the school does get a few extra yearbooks, last year every single extra yearbook was sold, and many students who didn't pre-order one missed out entirely. Please, don't rely on extras being available at the end of the school year, order online now.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Bloomin’ Preschool Fox Hills
1661 Hunters Ridge Dr. 48304
Time: 12 - 1:30 PM
Bloomfield Hills High School
4200 Andover Road 48302
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Friday, February 7, 2020
Bloomfield Hills High School
Free and open to all BHS families!
Monday, February 10, 2020
West Hills Middle School
All are welcome!
Dream Big, Dream Together is a free family event on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Oakland Schools from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for 3rd through 8th grade students.
There will be a showing of the acclaimed “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” documentary, showcasing the important role that engineers play in our society. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a STEM activity after the movie to further their interest in engineering and STEM careers. Families are encouraged to watch the preview and/or read reviews of “Dream Big” to determine appropriateness for each child.
Registration for the event is through Eventbrite
Mooyoung Lee, a member of the BHMS 8th grade Band and Jazz Band, has been selected from among 2,400 of the finest musicians in the state to participate in the 2020 Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association All-State Middle School Honors Band. Mooyoung is an oboe player and will perform with the All-State Middle School Band on Saturday, January 18, in the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. This performance is part of the 15th Annual Michigan Music Conference, which is held for all music instrumental, vocal and general music teachers in the state. Mooyoung is also a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles, for which Mooyoung is first chair in the Symphonic Band this season.
Congratulations to Mooyoung on this exceptional honor and achievement. Band teacher Ms. Peterson, and the rest of the BHMS community, are proud to have him represents BHMS and the Bloomfield Hills Schools.
For more information about the selection process for All-State Honors band, and the history of the All-State program itself, see the District News article.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Doyle Center for Professional Development
(located at Booth Center - Rooms ABC)
Congratulations to the BHMS and BHHS students who have been selected as members of the 2020 Michigan School Band and Orchestra All-State Ensembles!
Bowers School Farm Activity Building
Tentative Weekends January 18 - February 9
Bloomfield Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for Special Education is a member of Oakland Schools PAC. These opportunities and events are coming up:
National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with a brand-new novel. It tracks words for writers like Fitbit tracks steps for the ambulatory.
The eleven dedicated and talented writers met after school starting in the middle of October to plan out and write their own novels under the advisement of Mrs. Sloan. Mysteries, fantasy and realistic fiction were among the genres selected by this special crew. In total, these young novelists wrote 157,174 words of original fiction. They had a great time during this process and will continue their drafting and editing throughout the winter.
Students who participated are Maya Upfall, Gabi Gippert, Jhanvi Gugnega, Charlotte Rockwell, Cara Ernzen, Sandra Fernandez, Juliet Zimmerman, Carson Barnes, Mia Jahnke, Jenny Thibodeau and Nicole Rapp.
Special thanks to Mrs. Finney, who shared her expertise as a professional writer and editor, and to Mr. English and Mrs. Singh who supported this effort.
Every Monday Night
February 3 - March 30, 2020
6:30 to 8 PM
Eastover Elementary School
$30 per family
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Monday, March 30, 2020
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Participation packets are due by 2/5/20
Approximately sixty 6th grade students from the BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS took part in a Global Education, Equity and Inclusion (GEEI) workshop, facilitated by BHHS Global Leader students. The middle school students were provided with the opportunity to explore ways to help create a more inclusive school community, and examine their role in our global society.
February 9, 2020
Bowers School Farm
Work in teams to design and construct the fastest sled, recruit an adult from your school to drive the sled, and see what happens at the race!
Oakland Schools Education Foundation is hosting a Games & Invention Challenge for grades 1-12. Registration closes on January 31, 2020. To register, or for more details please visit www.osedfoundation.org
Please remember that BHMS is a peanut and tree nut restricted building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.