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Integrating Skype Into the Classroom

Skpe in the classroom; how technology helps students learn anywhere! East Hills 6th grade teacher, Mr. Gechter, seized the opportunity to enrich studying on population and migration by Skyping with Seattle Times reporter, Corinne Chin. Corinne has been all over the world. Chin has worked as a journalist in Washington D.C.; New York; Nairobi, Kenya; South Africa; and Brazil. Chin’s broad range of geographical studies and keen journalism provided valuable insights to Mr. Gecther’s class. 

Ananya Singla, notes, “We were able to talk with her on a large screen through Skype. I asked her about her biggest story and if it was dangerous at times reporting in certain parts of the world. It was really cool talking with an expert and getting her perspective. She shared how important it is to get your information from a variety of sources. Each source may have a blind spot." 

"Also, to obtain information from the community such as places like Next Door and Reddit”, adds fellow classmate, Will Clark. 

Mr. Gechter’s class demonstrates how Skype is another avenue to engage students and provide a unique learning experience!

 


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Superintendent Watson to Visit East Hills on March 4 - Student Shadow Opportunity

Our new superintendent, Mr. Watson, will be coming to East Hills for the day on March 4, 2020.  He wants to see East Hills from the perspective of our students.  Mr. Watson will spend the day shadowing a couple of students for a portion of the day.  We want this opportunity to be available to all students. Thus, we are sharing this information with families as well as students, and all that you need to do is express your interest to be included in a drawing to determine our students who will be shadowed. We will conduct our drawing on February 25 so all entries need to be in by Monday, February 24, 2020. Please click HERE to register for the drawing!  The form can be found online on our school webpage as well.

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February Learner Profile Attribute:  PRINCIPLED

 “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We strive to teach our students to act with integrity, honesty, and a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of individual groups and communities. We encourage students take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.  Students who are PRINCIPLED have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. 

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Principal's Message 2-21-2020

Dear East Hills School Community:

With an eye toward this week, we are very excited for the K-8 Eastover and East Hills Science Fair and Art Exhibit to be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at East Hills.  Please consider coming out Tuesday night to take a look at all the amazing science projects!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I also wanted to point out that Bloomfield Hills Schools is hosting a number of information meetings about the upcoming bond at sites across the district.  Please visit https://www.bhsbond2020.com/ for more information - across the top of the website there are tabs including one for meeting dates and other important information about the bond.  East Hills will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the media center.

“Carry out a random act of KINDNESS with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana

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Calling All Runners, Walkers, and Pancake Eaters - 2020 East Hills/Eastover Pancake Dash 5K and Fun Run - March 28, 2020

Please join us on Saturday, March 28 for the third annual Pancake Dash 5K and Fun Run!  This has previously been an Eastover-only sponsored event and this year we are excited to include East Hills as well. 

The main office has registration packets or you go online to the school web page to register online.

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