Spotlight on the IB

Mrs. Park’s 4th Grade Class engaged in learning through the design cycle as they planned, built and revised their Rube Goldberg machines in groups.  Learners practice persistence as they tested and revised their theories of design. It was so impressive to witness 4th grade students using scientific vocabulary and asking great questions to guide their discussion and thinking throughout the process. 

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BHHS IB-Diploma Programme Informational Meeting for 8th Grade Students (December 2)

Bloomfield Hills High School is a fully-authorized Diploma Programme school of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging, optional two-year curriculum that leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world's leading universities

Current eighth-grade students are invited to attend an informational session on the BHHS IB Diploma Programme presented by BHHS counseling department.  Interested eighth-grade students will sign-up through their block classes. The meeting will be held on Monday, December 2 during school hours.

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East Hills Arctic Adventure Book Fair:  Snow Much to Read 2019 (Dec. 9-Dec. 13)

A blizzard of books is headed our way! Arctic Adventure Scholastic Book Fair will be held at East Hills Middle School in the Media Center on December 9 through December 13.  Family Night is Tuesday, December 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At our snow-themed fair, you will find many fantastic reads for your son or daughter.

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Morning Reminders-Building Opens at 7:55 AM

School begins promptly at 8:15. STUDENTS CANNOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 7:55 a.m. unless they are registered for Kidz Zone (latchkey services) or a morning club.  We have a staff member at the front door to greet students and families that need to come to school prior to 7:55 a.m.  The reason for earlier arrival would be for those students registered for Kidz Zone or for clubs and other supervised activities.

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5th-8th Grade Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship Audition Information

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22, 2019, a representative of Blue Lake Fine Art Camp will be visiting East Hills for Merit Scholarship Auditions. Auditions will occur throughout the day, generally during your child's scheduled fine arts class time. Band, choir, and orchestra students will audition on November 21, drama and art students will audition on November 22.

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International Academy Informational Meeting for 8th Grade Students - Nov. 22 - (1:30 PM)

On Friday, November 22, at 1:30 p.m. the International Academy Student Ambassadors will be coming to the East Hills Media Center to speak with current eighth-grade students about the opportunities available to them at the IA. Current eighth-grade students who would like to attend the informational meeting should sign up with their eighth-grade block teachers.

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East Hills 6th/7th/8th Grade Talent Show Tryout - Online Sign-Up  (Now-Nov. 21)

Tryout sign-up for the East Hills Talent Show for the 2019-20 school year is active online and will close at midnight, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21. NO SUBMISSIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE SIGN-UP WINDOW HAS CLOSED.

There will be a link on our school homepage that will take you to the sign-up site or you can simply click on the link below to get there:

Talent Show Sign-Up Link

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Wednesday Winners' Circle - November 20 (Coach Jeff Smith)

Our November leadership session will be Wednesday, November 20 in the media center. Our speaker is Coach Jeff Smith from Oakland University.  We are looking forward to hearing his great message.  Coach Smith is a nation-wide presenter and known leader on what it takes to succeed in life.  Please have your child at the Winners' Circle by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the session. 

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School Communications

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Principal's Message 11-15-19

We had another great week including an unexpected November Winter Weather Day!  Next week features the beginning of our November Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please see the article below for more information about conferences. 

Additionally, we had a lovely 7th and 8th grade music concert Thursday, November 14. The concert featured music from our 7th and 8th grade orchestra, band, and choir students. The music and performance sounded fantastic!  A special thank you to Mrs. Lucas, Mr. Kirshenbaum, and Mr. Schumacher for directing such great performances.

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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 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. 

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 2019-2020


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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C, Booth Center - Room D - Training Room
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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 & 5th grades for 2019-2020 school year)

TaMarcus Southward, Counselor
(6th, 7th & 8th grades for 2019-2020 school year)


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

Building Hours

Class 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Half Days 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone

7:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.




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