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ART CLUB

 

Students will work on personal arts and crafts projects as well as group projects. Students will be asked to choose projects that they think will be fun as well as creative. Mediums will depend on students’ desires and on the availability of materials needed. Parents will be notified of any extra supplies needed. The art club affords members the opportunity to work on special projects which serve to beautify the school. “Kids making their school beautiful for kids” is an essential part of the club’s philosophy. The emphasis of the art club is on developing individual creativity in each artist.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Rayburn crayburn@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Mondays from 3:05 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • November 26
  • December 3
  • December 10
  • December 17
  • January 7
  • January 14
  • January 21
  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 18
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  •  

 

Days with a line through them indicate Mondays when art club will not be held due to school being closed or a teacher scheduling conflict.

BASKETBALL CLUB

The East Hills’ basketball club is open to all students. This club is designed for students who want to spend more time in the gym. The gym will be available for students to work on their fundamentals, whether it be dribbling, shooting, or passing. Students are self-directed as their will be no drills or organized games. This is truly an open gym. The gym will be available twice a month on Fridays. Please be flexible with dates, we may add some dates due to interest, or cancel some due to weather or conflicts. A schedule of meeting dates will be handed out at the first meeting.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Massucci mmassucci@bloomfield.org

2018-19  4th and 5th Grade Club Dates:

Below are the dates for our basketball club. Please be flexible with the dates. All meetings will be on Friday unless noted below. We will add some Thursday dates once the club gets started. All sessions will start at 7:15 a.m.

  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 30
  • December 14
  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 5
  • April 19
  • May 10
  • May 24

2018-19 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Club Dates:

Below are the dates for our basketball club. Please be flexible with the dates. All meetings will be on Friday unless noted below. We will add some Thursday dates once the club gets started. All sessions will start at 7:15 a.m.

  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • December 7
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 17

 

 

CHESS CLUB

Come and learn how to play chess!  We welcome both new and master chess players.  Build your thinking skills as you use new strategies to play and compete against other students.  This club also offers the option to compete in State Tournaments.

Club Sponsor:  Mr. Carlson j.d.carlson@me.com

Chess Club is open to students in grades, 4,5,6,7 & 8

Meetings will meet on Mondays or Tuesdays, whicever is a 'B Day", from 7:15a.m. - 8:00 a.m. in room 100. 

October 23, 29

November 13, 26

December 10, 18

January 15, 28

February 5, 19

March 5, 11, 25

April 15, 22

May 6, 14, 20 

CROCHET CLUB

Whether you know how to crochet or would like to learn come have fun with us on Thursdays before school in the Foods room. We will begin with small projects like washcloths or hot pads. If you have a project already started, bring that, too! You will need to supply your yarn and crochet needle according to what you learn at our first meeting.

 

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Akers eakers@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Every Thursday until April 26, 2018

  • October 11,18,25
  • November 1, 18, 15
  • December 6, 13
  • January 10,17,24,31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9

The exceptions are when school is closed. Club cancellation notices will be available on Google Classroom.

 

 

FIDDLE CLUB

Open to students who play a string orchestra instrument and who are interested in exploring more varied styles of music, including fiddling, with others. For this club, students are encouraged to provide input on musical selections. Since Fiddle Club is a performing group, attendance at every rehearsal is expected.  

To receive notifications regarding scheduling changes and last-minute cancellations, please join Fiddle Club in the Remind app using the code @ehms-fc.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Erde nerde@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

From 7:25 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

First Meeting Date Thursday, October 11.  A schedule of meeting dates will be handed out at the first meeting.

  • Thursday, October 11
  • October 17, 25, 31
  • November, 7, 15, 28
  • December 6, 10, 11 (Performance at 6th grade band/orch concert.  Arrive at 6:45 p.m.)
  • January 17, 24, 30
  • February 7, 13, 21, 27
  • March 13, 21,27
  • April 11, 17, 24, 
  • May 2, 8, 16, 22, 
  • May 29 ( Performance on 6-8th Grade Concert 7:00 p.m.) arrive at 6:45 p.m.

FOOD WITH FRIENDS

FOODS WITH FRIENDS

Learn basic cooking skills while trying out fun simple recipes that you can use at home. We will explore many types of food from appetizers to entrees to desserts. We will keep it simple but fun while learning life skills and meeting new friends. Expand your creative skills while tasting new treats.

Club sponsor: Mrs. Eason jeason@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Thursdays from 3:05 - 4:15 p.m. in room 100

  • October 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13, 
  • January 10, 17, 24
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21
  • April 11, 18, 25

GAMES CLUB

Learn strategy, make new friends, and have some fun playing a variety of board/card games.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Tripp ttripp@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Mrs. Tripp – Room 406
Wednesdays from 3:05 – 4::05 p.m. 

  • October 10 - 1st Meeting
  • October 17, 24
  • November 7, 14, 28 
  • December 5, 12
  • January 9, 16, 23, 30 
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • March 13, 20 

JAZZ BAND

 

The goal of Jazz Band is to promote jazz style music and give band students of varying abilities and opportunity to perform a variety of music at two evening concerts throughout the year.  Open to  6, 7 & 8 Graders.  To receive notifications regarding scheduling changes and last-minute cancellations, please join Eat Hills Jazz Band google classroom by entering the code 1nbisen. 

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Lucas rlucas@bloomfield.org

Fall Semester: 

  • October 11, 17, 25, 31
  • November 7, 15, 28
  • December 6,   11th  (Perform at 6th grade band/orchestra concert.  Arrive at 6:45 p.m.)
  • January 9, 17, 

Spring Semester: TBD

  • February  
  • March  
  • April  
  • May  

KIDS CUISINE

Learn fun and new ways to cook healthy snacks and meals from scratch with fresh ingredients! Our sponsor, Mrs. Cobb, would appreciate additional parent volunteers. If you can help out one night or multiple nights, please contact her.  Open to grades 4 & 5.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Cobb mcobb6137@me.com

Please direct all questions to Mihaela Cobb via email or call 248.219.1781.

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Select Wednesdays in Room 100 from 3:05 - 4:30 p.m.

  • October 10 - First Meeting - Meeting dates to be provided at first meeting.
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8

Students are shown new ways to cook healthy, kid-approved snacks and meals from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Please be advised students will be expected to use common kitchen items including knives and vegetable peelers.

Parent volunteers are needed 2-3 times a year, no advanced cooking skills required. Good, simple, healthy recipes are also welcomed to share and/or teach.

 

LEARNING LAB

Students will have the opportunity to come to the LRC to work with Ms. Aller and Mrs. Fialka on homework and/or any concepts in which they are struggling. We will work on study skills, checking MiStar, organization and completion of missing work.

Club Sponsors: Ms. Aller taller@bloomfield.org & Mrs. Fialka dfialka@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. in Room 300A

  • October 10, 24
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12, 19
  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • June 5

LEGO CLUB

Use your Lego building skills along with problem-solving skills to design Lego projects.  Open to students grades 4,5,6,7 & 8.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Reamer mreamer@bloomfield.org


2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Mrs. Reamer, Room 400

Tuesdays from 3:05 - 4 p.m.  First meeting on Wednesday, October 17

  • October 30
  • November 13
  • November 28 - Wednesday
  • December 4
  • December 12 - Wednesday
  • December 18
  • January 15
  • January 30 - Wednesday
  • February 13 - Wednesday
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 28
  • June 1

Parents/Guardians: Please be on time to pickup your student after Lego Club ends (4 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3:50 p.m. on Wednesdays). Students can be picked up at the front bus loop and will be dismissed 5 minutes before Lego Club ends. If students are not picked up they will report to Kids Zone in the Media Center for an additional charge.

Lego Club communications will take place on the Lego Club My Bloomfield page. In the event Lego Club is cancelled, a notification will be posted on MyBloomfield and an e-mail to the email address listed in the system.

NEWSPAPER CLUB

Newspaper Club is open to students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Have you ever wanted to be a published author? Have you ever wanted a shot at winning an award for your writing? Come join us to learn about how newspapers are created and how reporters chase a story. Also be a part of the action. As a newspaper club member, you will learn the ins and outs of journalism and will have the opportunity to report on and write a story of your choice, as well as get your story published. We are looking for student reporters from 4th and 5th grades, and student editors / mentors from grades 6-8. Our senior editors will help guide writing and design paper layout in addition to sharing their own articles!

 

Sponsor: Mrs. Beattie, jbeattie@bloomfield.org / 248.341.6722

 

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

 

  • October 17 - First meeting - Meeting dates to be provided at first meeting
  • October 24
  • November 7, 14 
  • December 5, 19 
  • January 9, 23 
  • February 6, 20
  • March 6, 20 
  • April 10, 24 
  • May 8, 22 
  • June 5

 

 

Model U.N./ Debate Club

Model U.N.-Debate Club will run on the following Mondays: 

Oct 8, 22

November 5, 19

December 3, 17

January 7, 28

February 4, 18

March 4, 18

April 8, 22

May 6, 20

Contact Mr. Lumsden at dlumsden@bloomfield.org or call (248) 341-7084

Movie Makers Club

Movie Maker's Club will run on the following Thursdays: 

October 18, 

November 1, 15, 29

December 13, 20

January 17, 24, 31

February 14

March 1, 4, 28

April 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

Contact Mr. Lumsden at dlumsden@bloomfield.org or call (248) 341-7084

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Sponsor:
Tom Kalanquin
tkalanquin@bloomfield.org
248.341.6203

Eighth-grade students who are interested in becoming members of the National Junior Honor Society will fulfill the requirements listed below.

  • A student’s grade-point average is one fact in determining membership. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better must be achieved this school year.
  • Good citizenship represents both responsibility and sound character. You must earn a “1" or “2" for your behavior marks for all classes. A “3" or a “4" for behavior in any class throughout your eighth-grade year will make you ineligible to participate in the NJHS.
  • Leadership is a component of membership in the National Junior Honor Society. By the Tuesday following Memorial Day, you are to write an essay which explains the ways in which you have exhibited leadership this school year. Please turn in the essay to Mr. Kalanquin.
  • ‘Service as Action’ is a focal point of membership. Students will complete two service as action experiences in the eighth grade, one to meet the grade-level requirement and a second to fulfill the requirement for NJHS Induction. A thoughtful and well-written reflection of the service as action experience will need to be completed using the school’s online form.

Service Requirement for NJHS
Taking action to make our world a better place is a characteristic that we value at our school. Service (formerly known as community service) is one form of action. We define service as action that has a reach beyond the classroom with the purpose of making change. We hope that through service as action experiences in the classroom, throughout the school and within the community, our students will enhance important skills of collaboration, perseverance, initiative, understanding, and engagement. NJHS is following the district shift from logging service hours to acquiring and reflecting on service experiences and learning outcomes for students.

Changes to NJHS Service Expectations
In previous years, NJHS candidates in Bloomfield Hills Schools have completed 20 hours of community service to fulfill the service requirement for induction; beginning in 2017/2018, there is no service hour requirement. The new expectation requirement requires students to complete two service experiences in 8th grade, one to meet the grade-level requirement for Service as Action, and a second to fulfill the requirement for NJHS Induction. The Service as Action experience will be facilitated by the classroom teacher in connection to an IB unit of study and the teacher will collect the completed reflection in class. The NJHS service experience and reflection will be completed by students independently.

In the past, students have completed a paper-copy form to verify their accumulated hours. This year, students will now be able to complete their Service as Action reflection using the school's online form. This will foster improved communication between students and each school regarding the high-quality Service as Action experiences in which students are participating.

NJHS Parent Letter

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Science Olympiad is a competitive club that is open to all 6th-8th grade students at East Hills. It runs from October through March. Basically, if you can imagine the Olympics being held with only science-related events, that is what we do! Events are evenly distributed between earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. There are 23 events this year, and each member generally competes in three or four.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Reamer mreamer@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

General Team Meetings

  • Friday, October 12, 7:35 - 8:00 a.m.
    Attendance, What is SO?, Meeting Schedule, Points
    Volunteer forms, MyBloomfield, Rules, Discuss Events
  • Friday, October 19, 7:35 – 8:00 a.m.
    Interest Sheets, www.soinc.org, Schedule, My Bloomfield
    Due Today: Volunteer forms (2 points if turned in on time)

Placement Competition Meetings

  • Friday, October 26, 7:35 a.m.
    Life, Personal & Social Science Events
    Anatomy, Disease Detectives, Ecology, Herpatology, Microbe Mission
  • Friday, November 2, 7:35 a.m.
    Earth & Space Science Events
    Dynamic Planet, Meteorology, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Solar System
  • Friday, November 9, 7:35 a.m.
    Inquiry and Nature of Science Events
    Experimental Design, Write It Do It, Fast Facts, Mystery Architecture
  • Friday, November 16, 7:35 a.m.
    Physical Science & Chemistry Events
    Crime Busters, Hovercraft**, Optics, Potions and Poisons, Thermodynamics
  • Friday, November 30, 7:35 a.m.
    Technology and Engineering Events*** (Not a Test)
    Battery Buggy**, Roller Coaster**, Towers** Wright Stuff**

1. If you can’t make a meeting, make arrangements with Mrs. Reamer to take the P.C. on or before the date of the missed meeting.

2.These are a way to get a lot of points. If you want to be on the competitive team, you should prepare to compete in all of the PCs.

3. If you are interested in a particular event, study up before you take the PC that includes that event. The better you do on a PC, the more likely you will be assigned to that event!

* One asterisk next to an event indicates that you MUST build something to participate in this event. Bring your built device with you to the Placement Competition for 5 additional points.

*** For these placement competitions, there is no written test. Instead, you will receive 15 points for each device that you build that fits the requirements listed in the event rules.

**** All members who wish to be on the competitive team must be willing to build for at least one event.

More General Team Meetings

  • Friday, December 7, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    Important Meeting! Teams is announced!
    Return PCs, Team placements announced, first events
    Take Home: “Starting to work on event sheet” signed by parent ( 10 points!)
  • Friday, December 14, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    Regionals Schedule (all events) announced, Event Trading, General Info
    DUE: “Starting to work on event sheet”
  • Friday, January 18, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    Regional Information Packet, Check-in on events

 

Small Group Meetings

  • Friday, January 18, 3:05 - 4 p.m.
    Physical Science & Chemistry Meeting – Bring All Materials!
    Crime Busters, Hovercraft**, Optics, Potions and Poisons, Thermodynamics
  • Friday, January 25, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    Technology and Engineering Meeting – Bring Devices!
    Battery Buggy**, Roller Coaster**, Towers** Wright Stuff**
  • Wednesday, January 30, 3:05 - 3:50 p.m.
    Earth and Space Sciences Meeting – Bring Study Materials!
    Dynamic Planet, Meteorology, Road Scholar, Rocks and Minerals, Solar System
  • Friday, February 1, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    Inquiry and Nature of Sciences Meeting – Bring Study Materials!
    Experimental Design, Write It Do It, Fast Facts, Mystery Architecture
  • Friday, February 8, 3:05 - 4:00 p.m
    Life/Personal/Social Sciences Meeting – Bring Study Materials!
    Anatomy, Disease Detectives, Ecology, Hepatology, Microbe Mission
  • Friday, February 15, 7:35 - 8 a.m.
    All Events Study Meeting– Bring All Materials!

And More General Group Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 13  3:05 p.m. -3:50 p.m.
    Optional - All Events Study 
  • Tuesday, February 19 3:05 p.m. - 3:50
    All Events Last chance Study Meeting - Bring All Materials!
  • Friday, February 22, 7:30 - 8:30  a.m.
    All Events Meeting - Updated Regional Forms with assigned tasks (carpools, snacks, etc.) check-in on events
  • Friday, March 1, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
    Final Regional Reminders, Final updated schedules to bring with you to regionals!

All Day Regional Competition

  • Saturday, March 2, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    At Detroit Country Day School
  • TBD
    Final Celebration End-of-Season Raffle and Ice Cream Party

If you can’t make it to a meeting, please see Mrs. Reamer the next day to find out what you missed. Also, check the club My Bloomfield page regularly.

This is a Competitive team - The top 15 members as of Friday, December 8 will make the Competitive Team and go to the Regional Competition in March!

SERVICE SQUAD

This is a leadership opportunity for students where the main focus is on leadership development, serving our school and our community. Students will work together on several service projects throughout the year both in school and out of school. In order to participate, students must complete an application and get a written recommendation from his/her teacher. The service squad will meet mainly before school on Tuesdays at 7:35 once or twice a month and on occasion at recess time. Students must come with a positive attitude and be ready to serve! Applications can be picked up from the main office. Applications should be given to the student’s classroom teacher upon completion. 

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Woods mwoods@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Every other Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Room 202

  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • December 4, 18
  • January TBD
  • February TBD
  • March TBD
  • April TBD
  • May TBD
  • June TBD

A Service Squad field trip is tenatively schedule for the spring.

Parent/Guardian helpers are needed occasionally. Contact MWoods@bloomfield.org

SIGNING FRIENDS CLUB

Meet with new friends and use visual communication.  We expect all students to grow by using different modes of communication visual, written, oral and include sign language in our everyday life.  

Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Club Sponsor:  Mr. Kettinger, akettinger@bloomfield.org.

  • October 16, 30
  • November 13, 27
  • December 11

        2019 SCHEDULE TBD

Sports Sampler Club

Sports Sampler Club will give you an opportunity to play many different sport and fitness activities. Rules of games will be taught and reviewed during the club session but the majority of the time you will be participating in the activity. This club will stress sportsmanship and fair play! All athletic abilities are welcome.

Club sponsor: Mr. Weghorst dweghorst@bloomfield.org

2018-2019 Club Meeting Dates:

All meeting dates are Thursday mornings from 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

 

  • October 11,18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13, 20
  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28

YOGA CLUB

This club is designed for students interested in the body and mind growth achieved by participating in a yoga practice. Students will have the opportunity to get on the mat and enjoy a slow flow practice. They will learn how to move their bodies, relax their minds, and create community with others. Yoga promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem. It also helps improve strength, flexibility, and coordination.  Open to students 4,5,6,7 & 8.

Club Sponsors: Ms. Aller taller@bloomfield.org & Mrs. Fialka  dfialka@bloomfield.org

2018-19 Club Meeting Dates:

Thursdays from 3:05 - 4:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

  • October 11, 25
  • November 1, 15, 29
  • December 6, 20
  • January 10, 24
  • February 7, 21
  • March 7, 21
  • April 11, 25
  • May 9, 23

New Panel

Resources

 

Students who participate in a club must submit a Pay to Participate fee before attending the second and subsequent meetings.

Pay-to-Participate Form 2018-2019