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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.

Grade Level Calendars & Assignments

A week-by-week record of tasks from block and unified arts classes- all in one place.

Please click on your student's grade level to view weekly calendars and assignments.

Principal's Message 4-28-17

East Hills School Community:

We had a great week! On Tuesday morning, Judge Kimberly Small of the 48th District Court held a "Court In School" session with real defendants, lawyers, and of course a real judge. The program was a powerful real world learning opportunity where our eighth-grade students were able to observe in very concrete ways the significance of making good choices. After court was adjourned, Judge Small did a wonderful job speaking with our students stressing the importance of being a critical thinker and the value of making positive contributions to society. Thank you, Judge Small, for holding court at East Hills, and a special thank you to Mrs. Reamer for organizing all the behind-the-scenes logistics.

This week also featured a second Hat Day to help fundraise to purchase a "Buddy Bench" to go with our new elementary play structure. Thank you to Liam Mowat and Owen Murray, two fifth-grade students, for bringing the idea forward - an idea that began as part of one of their 5th Grade Genius Hour Projects. Thanks to all the students and families that donated a dollar or more to help offset the cost for our Buddy Bench!

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."


Jason Rubel
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
(248) 341-6205
Twitter: @EastHills5_8
East Hills Middle School Website
"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures. . ."

Next Week's A/B Schedule:
Mon., May 1 - A Day
Tues., May 2 - B Day
Wed., May 3 - A Day
Thurs., May 4 - B Day
Fri., May 5 - A Day

The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Wed.-Fri., May 3-5 8th Grade DC Trip
-Tues., May 9 5th Grade In-School Musical Performance (9:30 a.m.) RESCHEDULED
-Wed., May 10 PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)
-Thurs., May 11 5th Grade Community Evening Musical Performance (7:00 p.m.) RESCHEDULED
-Fri., May 12 Progress Report #4 (6th/7th/8th Grades)
-Wed., May 17 6th/7th/8th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00 p.m.)
-Fri., May 19 Ice Cream Social (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
-Tues., May 23 Vocal Music Concert - All Grades (5th/6th/7th/8th) (7:00 p.m.)
-Thurs., May 25 8th Grade Breakfast (8:15 a.m.)
-Fri., May 26 1/2 Day - Move Up Day (11:35 a.m.Dismissal)
-Mon., May 29 No School - Memorial Day

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5th Grade Musical: Seussical the Musical - Information

The 5th Grade Musical - it is now scheduled for Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. The change was made to be accommodating of a district event that is scheduled for the evening of May 9. The In-School Performance will still be Tuesday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. The only other schedule change is adding an additional rehearsal on Wednesday, May 10 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. Please see below for the updated Practice/Rehearsal and Performance Schedules for the 5th Grade Musical - Seussical the Musical. Thanks for flexibility and understanding - see the specifics below.

Thanks to all the fifth-grade students who auditioned for ensemble and character roles in our upcoming musical, Seussical the Musical. Many talented fifth-grade students auditioned making the selection process difficult. Attached at the bottom of this message is the cast list (including ensemble & character roles).

All fifth graders may be a part of the chorus if they choose, and no audition is required for the chorus. All music will be taught in the fifth grade general music class with Mr. Schumacher. Rehearsals for the acting portions and speaking roles for the show will be held after school.

Some Important Rehearsal Dates for Speaking Parts

• 4/12; 4/19; 4/26; and 5/3 from 3:05-5:15 p.m. (in either the drama room (room 405) or the cafeteria

Some Important Rehearsal and Performance Dates for All Fifth-Grade Students

• Dress Rehearsal (with costumes) for everyone in the show: Monday, May 8 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.

• In-School Performance: Tuesday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Added Rehearsal (with costumes) for everyone in the show: Wednesday, May 10 at 3:15-5:15 p.m.

RESCHEDULED Evening Performance: Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. (Students arrive at 5:45 p.m.).

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Schumacher at

5th Grade Seussical the Musical Cast List 2017

Letter from Mr. Schumacher Below

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Girls Soccer Youth Night

The Black Hawks girls soccer teams will host a Youth Night on Monday, May 8 for their 5:30 and 7:00 PM games. Elementary and middle school students who wear their club jersey or BHYSL jersey will receive free admission, a free Black Hawks t-shirt, and free hot dog/chips/water. Students will be able to participate in half time activities during the varsity game and have a chance to win give a-ways. Come out for this fun night and meet the Black Hawks girls soccer teams!

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BHS Foundation Prize Patrol - Dr. Strasberger Won a Foundation Grant

The BHS Foundation Prize Patrol was on the move throughout the district last week. Dr. Strasberger, East Hills teacher won a grant for his Water Bottles: An Introduction into Creating an Online Business proposal. Congratulations to Dr. Strasberger and thank you to the BHS Foundation. Thank you to all who have donated to the Foundation. Please consider contributing to the Foundation in the future - it is making a real difference for our students!

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Attention Parents of Class of 2021

Parents of Class of 2021:

If you were unable to attend parent orientation on Wednesday evening, you may find the presentation HERE or on Bloomfield Hills High School website under School Life in the left-hand column.

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Cavalier Fund Information

To further our mission for equity and inclusion, the East Hills Global Education Team (GET) is pleased to share information about the Cavalier Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide access for all students to enjoy school activities (e.g., field trips). As a school community, our desire is for all students to have these learning experiences. Our intention is to provide families with a chance to give funds to assist our students in a direct and meaningful way. Look for upcoming forms regarding field trips, school events, and other specific enrichment activities for opportunities to donate. You may specify how your funds will be directed through future communication (field trip forms and other specific events and opportunities). Click on this link to see more details and review an example of how you will be able to participate and to give toward this new fund.

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East Hills Middle School - Cafeteria, East Hills Middle School - Gateway Area (across from cafeteria), East Hills Middle School - Room 405


East Hills Middle School
2800 Kensington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Attendance: 248.341.6210

Jason Rubel, Principal

Angela Konzen, Associate Principal

Carol Weaver, Principal's Secretary
Julia Beattie, IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator

Anne Westphal, Counselor
(5th grade)

Tom Kalanquin, Counselor
(6th, 7th & 8th grades)

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Half Days 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
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7:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
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Office 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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