Principal's Message 3-22-19

Conference Links Now Working - Updated Saturday, March 23 10:00 AM

Dear East Hills School Community:

We had a busy, fun, and exciting week here at East Hills.  On Thursday night, we hosted our Incoming 4th Grade Parent Orientation.  The evening was a great way to meet new families and to share information about East Hills.   If you missed the orientation, please do not hesitate to contact the main office with any questions you may have as we begin to plan and think about next school year.  The current third graders (our incoming fourth-grade students) will be given a similar experience that is student centered during the district Move-Up Day (May 24).

Also this week was the second annual BHS District Multicultural Celebration hosted at BHHS.  What an amazing event! Thank you to all the students and families that participated in the event.  A special thank you to our PTO, district PTOC, and PTO members for promoting and organizing the event with other families from across the district.

As we turn our attention to next week, there are a number of important upcoming events. See the broadcast below for more details and valuable news items. Next Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. is our Spring Progress Conferences for parents/guardians of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students.  Throughout next week, fourth- and fifth-grade conferences will also occur (see the broadcast message below for more details regarding sign up for fourth and fifth grade).

REMINDER: Friday, March 29 is a half day of school.  East Hills will dismiss at 11:35 AM and will run periods 1 through 5 on a "B DAY" schedule.  After Spring Break, classes will resume on Monday, April 8. Students will return on Monday, April 8, to an "A DAY" schedule!

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
-Mahatma Gandhi


Jason Rubel
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
(248) 341-6205
Twitter: @EastHills4_8
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"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures. . ."

A/B Day Schedule:
Mon., Mar. 25 - B Day
Tues., Mar. 26 - A Day
Wed., Mar. 27 - B Day
Thurs., Mar. 28 - A Day
Fri., Mar. 29 - B Day - Half Day (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)

The following are upcoming key dates for the school year, and our full calendar for the year can be accessed by clicking HERE:
Mon. Mar. 25 BH/EH/WH 8th Grade Choir Concert @ BHHS 7:00 p.m. NEW DATE
Thurs. Mar. 28 4th-8th Progress Conferences #3 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 29  ½ Day School (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)
Fri. Mar. 29 (*) End of 3rd Quarter (6th-8th)
Mon.-Fri. Apr. 1-5 No School - Spring Break (Classes Resume April 8)
Wed. Apr. 10 PTO Meeting 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mon.-Thurs. Apr. 15-18 Staff Appreciation Week
Tues. Apr.  16 Incoming 6th Grade Coffee 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  
Wed. Apr. 17 Forensics Preview Night 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                                    
Fri. Apr. 19 No School
Sat. Apr. 20 Spring Forensics State Tournament TBD @ BHHS
Fri. Apr. 26 Ice Cream Social 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wed.-Fri. May 1-3 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
Wed. May 8 5th Grade Musical Dress Rehearsal 3:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wed. May 8 4th Grade Instrument Selection @ BHHS 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wed. May 8 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thurs. May 9 5th Grade Musical In-School Performance 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. May 9 5th Grade Musical Community Performance 7:00 p.m.
Fri. May 10 (*) Progress Report #4 (6th-8th)    

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East Hills Buddy Bench Fundraiser - Spring Conferences (March 28 - 3:30-6:30 PM)

During the upcoming Spring Progress Conferences on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., please consider donating to raise money for a Buddy Bench Fundraiser for the Elementary Playground.  Students will be selling buttons at conferences to show your support for this great cause and to help raise funds - please be looking for them outside the cafeteria!

What is a Buddy Bench?
The idea is simple - if a child feels lonely, they can go to the bench as a signal that they need a friend.  Another child or student ambassador will see them, go talk to them, and include them in their games or help them find someone to play with!

Buddy Bench Fundraiser Flyer

Read more about East Hills Buddy Bench Fundraiser - Spring Conferences (March 28 - 3:30-6:30 PM)
Electronics Recycling Week: March 25-March 29

Got some techno-junk lying around?  Don't throw it out – it can be recycled!  East Hills is pleased to once again offer electronics recycling drop off during the week of conferences (Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29)! Bring it in while you're here!

List of Accepted Items

Old tube style TVs & monitors will NOT be collected.  We will be charged a fee to dispose these!  However, if you are a resident of Bloomfield Township, you may dispose these at their annual recycling event at no charge.

All electronics will be managed by High Tech Recycling LLC.  Thank you for helping keep these out of the landfill!

Read more about Electronics Recycling Week: March 25-March 29
Neal Pullukat - Advances to State Level at Western Michigan University

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. This year, Neal Pullukat of the eighth grade will represent East Hills at the state level competition at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. We have never had a Cavalier make it to the state level twice, as well as have the same student represent East Hills two years in a row. This is a very special event! We wish the best of luck to Neal and hope to see him advance to Washington D.C. for the Geo Bee championship.   

Read more about Neal Pullukat - Advances to State Level at Western Michigan University
5th Grade Musical Audition Information and Dates

Auditions for Speaking Parts/Solo-Character Roles for the fifth-grade musical "Sleeping Beauty Kids" will be held during the 5th grade students' general music class time the week of March 11-15, 2019.

-Monday, March 11th (B day) = Mrs. Trescone's class 11:00-11:50 a.m.
-Wednesday, March 13th (B day) = Mrs. Pratt's class 11:00-11:50 a.m.
-Thursday, March 14th (A day) = Mr. McConnell's class 11:00-11:50 a.m.
-Friday, March 15th (B day) = Miss Kiesel's class 11:00-11:50 a.m.

All fifth graders may be a member of the chorus if they choose, and NO AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR CHORUS MEMBERS.  Simply put on your audition form "chorus only". The chorus members still learn all the main songs and choreography, however, they do not have any vocal solos and they are only required to be at the 3 dress rehearsals (unless otherwise directed).  All music will be taught in the fifth grade general music classes with Mr. Schumacher.

Please print out and fill out the audition form, and have your child bring the audition form with them to their general music class on their audition day.  Hard copies of audition forms will be given to students and their homeroom teachers.  If you need an audition form, click HERE and you can print one out.  There is a spot on the form where adult family members can write down if they would like to help/volunteer in the production.  We are definitely looking for volunteers. Also, there's a place on the form where students can write down which part(s) or role(s) they are interested in or really want. If you are interested in stage crew (helping with building set pieces, backstage work, setting scenes, working the curtain, etc.), there is a spot on the form where you can indicate that as well.

If you are absent on the day of your class audition, you may attend another 5th grade general music class on their audition day to make-up for the absence.  However, the auditions may take 2 class periods to complete, so a student will be able to audition a week late if he or she would like. Please email Mr. Schumacher at   if you have any questions or if you would like to set up an alternate audition time (due to being out of town, ill, or other conflicting circumstances).

We are so excited for this production!  Thank you all!

Important Rehearsal Dates for Speaking Parts/Solo Character Roles ONLY:

-3/26 (Tuesday); from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
-4/9 (Tuesday); from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
-4/16 (Tuesday); from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
-4/23 (Tuesday); from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
-4/30 (Tuesday); from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

***Rehearsals will be IN THE DRAMA/CHOIR ROOM #102 (Across from the art room)***

Important DRESS Rehearsals and PERFORMANCE Dates for ALL Fifth-Grade Cast AND Chorus:

Dress Rehearsals (with costumes) for EVERYONE in the show:
-Monday, May 6th from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the cafeteria
-Tuesday, May 7th from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the cafeteria
-Wednesday, May 8th from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

In-School Performance in the East Hills Cafetorium:
Thursday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Evening Performance in the East Hills Cafetorium:
Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. (Students arrive at 5:45 p.m.)

Read more about 5th Grade Musical Audition Information and Dates
Washington DC Parent Meeting - Tuesday, April 16 - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a meeting for families of students attending the 8th Grade Washington DC Trip.  This meeting will be held in the East Hills cafeteria.  The meeting will highlight specific information about the upcoming trip (May 1-3) including updates on the itinerary, lodging, food, and other travel topics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Massucci at 248-341-6712 or

Read more about Washington DC Parent Meeting - Tuesday, April 16 - 7:00 PM

Mission Statement

East Hills Middle School Community works together to foster caring partnerships that promote self-esteem and value the dignity and diversity of each individual. Through inquiry, creative expression, and critical thinking we nurture the joy and desire for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship for each learner of our school community.

6th/7th/8th Grade Level Assignment Calendar

The links below provide middle school grade level and team specific course assignment information.

East Hills is a Nut-Restricted School
Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at East Hills because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

East Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2013. As a result, please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. For further information on food allergies, consult We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

Nut Restricted Letter 2018-2019

East Hills Service as Action Form

Through Service as Action experiences in the classroom, throughout the school, and within the community, East Hills students will enhance their skills of collaboration, perseverance, initiative, understanding and engagement. Students should complete a Service as Action form to reflect on each Service as Action experience in which they participate. 


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East Hills Calendar 2018-2019 (Updated 02.28.19)


Main: 248.341.6200
Attendance: 248.341.6210

Jason Rubel, Principal

Angela Konzen, Associate Principal

Carol Weaver, Principal's Secretary

Kristin Bridges, Attendance/Records Secretary

Julia Beattie, IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator

Tom Kalanquin, Counselor
(4th & 8th grades for 2018-2019 school year)

TaMarcus Southward, Counselor
(5th, 6th & 7th grades for 2018-2019 school year)

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