The decision to close school is never an easy one and this morning's closure was no different. The decision to close school today, January 16, 2019, actually began earlier yesterday, when we were alerted by our local weather authority of the chance of freezing rain and terrible morning road conditions...(view the full blog post on Dr. Glass' new blog: www.bloomfield.org/alookforward)
Students who thrive in a small environment that develops character, integrity, compassion for others, and academic skills will find success at Bowers Academy.
Founded to address the needs of at-risk students, Bowers Academy balances academic challenge with self-reflection, exceptionally small class sizes, and the unique learning environment of the Bowers Farm.
Our ultimate goal at Bowers Academy is to graduate competent, empathetic, aware, and empowered individuals.
- Relationships are primary, particularly in this setting. Staff are sensitive to power struggles that impede the formation of positive relationships.
- Student choice facilitates engagement and offers a sense of power to students.
- All students learn at different rates. Bowers Academy offers an alternative setting to structure the delivery of curriculum around this concept.
- The delivery of our curriculum must offer a significant departure from what students have already experienced and failed.
- Bowers Academy strives to create a safe environment for students to make choices and establish independence.
- A low student to teacher ratio is maintained.
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
Please join us for the opening of the Bloomfield Winter Park on the property of the Bowers School Farm Activity Building! Beginning Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 12 - 8 p.m. there will be activities and programs planned each day the Winter Park is open, along with concession items available for purchase. If the winter weather is favorable, sledding and ice skating will be available (bring your own sled & ice skates). Admission is $5 per person and children 2 and under free. For more details and the full schedule visit www.bloomfield.org/winterpark
Bloomfield Hills High School students traveled to Clarkston High School to participate in the District Four High School Honors Band January 11-12. Students from around metro Detroit were selected to represent their schools at this event. Students arrived for a 3 hour rehearsal on Friday, and then rehearsed all day Saturday for a concert on Saturday night. Bravo!
Without the connections being developed in Cav Time at East Hills Middle School in Bloomfield Hills, students and staff might not know that two students have an extra bone, that one loves to do trapeze, and that a surprising number say their favorite animal is the giraffe.
We are interested in hearing what you think about the timing of the first day of school for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please take a few moments to complete this survey to share with us your opinion. Thank you!
Camp & Resource Fair
January 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Birmingham Groves High School
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
January 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth Public Library
Bowling & Pizza Connecting Families
February 2 at 1 p.m.
It Takes More Than a Fidget
February 7 at 7 p.m.
Birmingham Covington School
April 11 at 7 p.m.
Birmingham Covington School
We hope you will join us for our Kindergarten Info Session on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 7 to 8 PM in the Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium. This session is an excellent opportunity for parents and guardians of any child approaching Kindergarten age to learn about Kindergarten in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Staff from our Learning Services team will review all of the Kindergarten basics - including what you need to know to prepare your child for Kindergarten.
Learn more at www.bloomfield.org/kindergarten, or text KDG to 248.230.2879 and our Kindergarten experts will respond!
A few reminders about upcoming January dates:
- Monday, January 21, 2019 - No School
- Monday, January 28, 2019 - Second Semester Begins
For more upcoming dates, visit www.bloomfield.org/calendar
The Bloomfield Township Police Department will be hosting an Empowering Self-Defense Workshop for Women class on Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Dave Payne Public Works Building. The class is free of charge and open to women ages 14 years and up. If you are interested, please register by contacting Sgt. Bryan Pizzuti at BPizzuti@bloomfieldtwp.org or 248.568.6313.
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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