School Life

Points of Pride

  • Eastover Student Gardens – All students at Eastover participate in the school-wide gardening program. Students use their math, science, and social studies skills to grow, harvest, and cook with the fruits and vegetables grown in the Eastover Student Gardens.
    Group of Diverse Elementary School Students at Bloomfield Hills, MI Eastover Elementary
  • Grants and Awards – In the past two years, Eastover has earned over $10,000 through various grants, contests, and partnerships. This money has been used to enhance student learning and has funded various projects and special learning opportunities for Eastover students. (Examples: School-Wide Composting Project, Live Bird Web Cam, Mobile Demonstration Kitchen, Hyrdoponic Gardening, Outdoor Science Kits, Guest Speakers, etc.)
  • Partnership with Lawrence Technological University – Engineering, Architecture, and Design students from LTU work with Eastover students each year on special projects that align with the grade level curriculum and our Sustainability initiative.
  • Partnership with Chef Rigato, from The Root Restaurant – Students learn about gardening, harvesting, cooking, and making healthy choices at Eastover. Our nutritional consultant, Chef Rigato, helps students understand the benefits of eating locally grown fresh produce instead of processed foods.
  • Visible Thinking - Visible Thinking, a teaching framework from Harvard University, provides students with a culture of thinking that fosters creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. At the core of Visible Thinking are thinking routines that provide students with strategies that extend and deepen student thinking and understanding.
  • Sustainability - Eastover's school-wide commitment to Sustainability, provides students with meaningful and hands-on learning opportunities that make a positive impact at home and in the community. Eastover has been designated as a Michigan Green School and has earned Evergreen status, which is the highest designation possible. (Examples: School-Wide Composting, School-Wide Recycling, 4th Grade Solar Ovens, Kindergarten Future Cars, etc.)
  • PBIS: SOAR - Eastover's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) program, teaches students how to S.O.A.R (Self-Control, On-Task, Acceptance, & Respect). Through S.O.A.R., study skills and social skills are continually taught, modeled, and reinforced throughout the year.
  • Eastover Choir - Unique to Eastover, the 3rd and 4th graders at Eastover have an additional opportunity to join a school choi that meets before school. All 3rd and 4th graders are welcome to participate.
  • Creative Arts - All Eastover students are provided with a fully comprehensive educational experience for children including the study of Art, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.
  • Special Services – Eastover students have access to several services to help them with their specific learning needs. (Reading Recovery, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Literacy Groups, Math Support, Title I Services, English as a Second Language, Social Work, and Psychological Testing.)
  • First Move Chess Program – Eastover 2nd/3rd grade students participate in the nationally recognized First Move Chess Program.
  • Instrumental Music - Band/Strings is offered to fourth-grade students at Eastover. Students attend band or strings twice a week.
  • Promethean Board – All classrooms at Eastover are equipped with smart board technology.
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program – Eastover provides instruction to students who are deaf or hard of hearing and reside in Oakland County. Students attend classes with teachers who have hearing impaired certification. Sign language interpreters are present when students in the DHH program are included in general education classes.

  • Academic Resource Program – The ARP provides specialized instruction and support to special education students whose academic, behavioral or adaptive functioning requires more intensive support which precludes them from being fully included in the general education classroom.