Students from the Bloomfield Hills High School Lead 9 class recently participated in a Chalk About Peace community service event at BHHS and all three BHS middle schools. More than 50 students at each location wrote positive talk messages in chalk on the schools’ front sidewalks to uplift the community. Olivia Lupone (9th grader, BHHS) was part of the event. “A lot of people were walking by and reading the messages,” said Lupone. “We hope they had a better day because of it.”
In collaborative small groups, students in a BHHS AP Language and Composition class recently created podcasts and entered the 2022 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The creators of The Two Sides of America: Needs vs. Wants won an Honorable Mention for their work on income disparity in America.
Even as a brand new team in the league, the BHHS Esports team took two State Titles. Esports is short for Electronic Sports, involving competitive multiplayer video games. It mimics the experience of watching a professional sporting event, with spectators watching gamers compete against each other.
BHHS students score in Rhythmic Gymnastics Regionals, Girls Varsity Tennis and Track and Field set up for States, Boys Varsity Basketball gets new coach, Girls JVA Soccer Goes Undefeated, and Lacrosse Teams rack up Regional wins.
Throughout the school year, Bloomfield Hills Schools PREP students participated in a residency with world-famous Detroit artist Hubert Massey and renowned photographer S. Kay Young, collaborating on a mosaic mural and preparing photography and other art for an exhibit now available to view at The Hawk Farmington Hills Community Center.
Each year, Bloomfield Youth Assistance honors students from the community who have proven to be outstanding citizens. The winners were honored at the annual Outstanding Youth Citizen Awards Ceremony this spring.
Bloomfield Hills Schools fosters public speaking skills through Forensics Teams, existing in all three middle schools and at Bloomfield Hills High School. Middle School teams prepare students for the more rigorous high school level competitions.
Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrates the diversity of families within the school community with an annual Multicultural Celebration. Now in its fourth year of being a district-wide event, the Parent Teacher Organization Council, composed of volunteer family members from across Bloomfield Hills Schools, hosted this educational celebration of culture in the Bloomfield Hills High School Main Commons.
The Coca-Cola Foundation called Jaanaki Radhakrishnan (12th grade) a “game changer,” “force for positive change,” and “visionary leader,” as it named the Bloomfield Hills High School student a 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar.
Bloomfield Hills High School and the Bloomfield Hills Schools English Language Development Department proudly congratulate BHHS 12th graders Samyia Almaajoon, Kenan Alsaghir, Ausfia Jannat, and Leen Said for being awarded the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy. All students demonstrated Intermediate High proficiency on world language assessments.
This spring, you can recognize your favorite teacher, coach, graduate, coworker, administrator, or student with a Tribute Donation to the Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation. Your designee will receive a special card, personalized with your message. Your gift supports academic and enrichment programs for Bloomfield Hills Schools students and staff. Make a Tribute Donation today at www.bloomfield.org/Tribute.
Bloomfield Hills Schools hosted the Oakland Schools’ STEMi mobile innovation station. Bloomfield Hills 7th grade students participated in STEM activities utilizing the latest interactive, high-tech, industry level equipment.
Bloomfield Hills Schools received therapy dogs in the 2021-22 school year, with two serving the Lone Pine and West Hills School communities for most of the year. More recently, therapy dogs have joined Bloomfield Hills Middle and East Hills Middle Schools. The value of the therapy dog program extends beyond the single school communities in which they’re placed; a collaboration with the PREP program is one example.
Bowers Academy is located on Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills, where students and staff have the unique opportunity to engage in rigorous experiential learning in an innovative setting.
With a focus on social-emotional health and community involvement, Bowers Academy supports learners who seek a nontraditional environment as they earn their Bloomfield Hills High School Diploma.
As a school community, we commit to the following guiding viewpoints:
We believe that high quality academic instruction is essential for the growth and development of all learners. At Bowers, we learn collaboratively utilizing a responsive, flexible, and experiential curriculum.
We believe that relationships are at the core of a healthy school community. At Bowers, we focus on restorative approaches to behavior and support recognizing that all people bring unique circumstances and strengths with them.
We believe that social emotional learning is critically important for the long term success of all students. At the center of the Bowers experience is a research-based social-emotional curriculum. Social emotional supports and community building are emphasized in each facet of the learning experience.
We believe in the power of place. At Bowers, we emphasize connection to place and engage in experiential learning that includes exploration of farm, community, and self.
We believe that our students can best realize their strengths, interests, and independence when they are immersed in experiential learning both on and off campus. At Bowers we work to develop strong partnerships to provide students with a variety of experiences to prepare them for their future.
Thank you for expressing interest in Bowers Academy.
If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out.
Dr. Aileen Myer
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