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2019 MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to all of the BHHS students who participated in the 2019 MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The top scores from around the state will be compiled and students will be notified if they are selected to perform in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo in early May. Congratulations to the musicians who have earned a position the MYAF ensembles, to Debbie Wogaman (horn) who was nominated as top soloist in the state, and to the Black Hawk String Quintet on their nomination as one of the top chamber ensembles in the state! View the full list of results

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Three BHHS Artists Earn National Scholastic Art Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers released the national results of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Senior Rory Burman earned a national Silver Medal award for the photo "Confined." "The Family Tree" by junior Jenny She also received a national Silver Medal. Sophomore Nolan Lopez also won a national Silver Medal for the photo called "Midas". Congratulations to the student artists and instructors, Barb Brownson and Peg Pasternak, on these prestigious awards!

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Alan Zhang & Balazs Szamosfalvi Advance to the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam Competition

Congratulations to BHHS junior Alan Zhang and senior Balazs Szamosfalvi for being nominated within the 11 out of 175 students who competed in the Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition on March 21 to advance to the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam on April 25 at U of M Dearborn! The top 20 students from the National Exam are then invited to attend a study camp where they could be selected for the International Competition to represent the U.S in Paris, France. Best of luck, Alan and Balazs!

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East Hills Book Swap

This month at East Hills a new tradition began.  The Book Swap.  March is reading month and some parents had the idea to hold a book swap to help celebrate reading month.  Last week students were encouraged to bring up to 5 books, at the 4th to 8th grade reading level, that they could then swap for other books on Monday, March 11th.  Roughly 70 students participated and brought books, and over 250 books were swapped.  This tradition was a fun way to get students to connect over reading, to read more, and to recycle books instead of throwing them away.  We hope that this tradition will continue on for many years and would like to wish everyone a very Happy Reading Month!

 

Written by Lucia Farah, 7th Grader

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Kindergarten Force and Motion Exhibition

Charlotte Du, a kindergartner at Eastover, explains, "Force is either a push or pull.  I like showing my parents how we make orange juice.  We pull the lever up and then push down to squeeze the orange juice out."  Sophia Wright adds, "We made a marble maze with a paper plate. We are pulling and pushing the marble around on the plate to direct the ball into the tubes." Teddy McCoy excitedly shares, "We presented a ton of activities to our parents showing force and motion.  We did a cup and ball toss, marble slides, and slinky demonstration." 

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Junior Festinema - French Film Festival

Recently, students in the French learning community from grade 6-8 at West Hills were among the 150 French students from greater Détroit who participated in the annual film festival at the Maple Theater. Following the excursion, French students have been engaged in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding plot, characters and setting of the film, making personal and intercultural connections and comparisons as well as discussing the morals of the story. The WHMS French learning community would like to thank the BHS Foundation for their generous grant and Alliance Française de Détroit for their collaboration in making this cultural inquiry experience come to fruition.

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Save the Date! Spring Fling & Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, May 11, Bowers School Farm will host their annual Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast event from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This will be a time for visitors to come to the farm and enjoy a variety of experiences, including a yummy pancake breakfast, open barns, craft making, and fun farm exhibits. Tickets can be purchased at www.bloomfield.org/spring. Sign-up early to get your preferred seating time, and enjoy all the farm has to offer! 
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Call for Distinguished Service Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018-2019 Distinguished Service Award! Please consider nominating someone for this award: www.bloomfield.org/DSA.

The nomination form and video companion piece are due by March 29, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  Please keep in mind you can nominate anyone who meets the criteria on the site - including dedicated staff, family members, and community members.

Thank you for your nominations!

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BHS Students Participate in DSO Middle School Honor Band Days

On Monday, March 11, the finest middle school musicians from all over the Detroit metro area gathered at Orchestra Hall in downtown Detroit to attend the Middle School Honor Band Day sponsored by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). This year 18 students from Bloomfield Hills Middle School, 2 students from West Hills and 7 students from East Hill Middle School participated in the event. Throughout the day students worked with DSO musicians in like instrument sections, and were directed by DSO conductors on 3 pieces of music in preparation for an evening performance on the Orchestra Hall stage. Congratulations to the incredible BHS musicians on their excellent performances!

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Michael Lu Earns 3rd at Mathcounts State Competition

BHMS 6th grader Michael Lu recently competed in the Mathcounts State Competition at the GM Warren Technical Center on March 9, 2019, and earned 3rd place! The top four students are eligible to represent their school and the entire state of Michigan at the Mathcounts National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. Micheal is the first student in the history of Bloomfield Hills Schools to earn a spot at the national competition. Way to go, Michael!

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2019 District Band & Orchestra Festival

Congratulations to our bands and orchestras for their amazing performances at the District Band and Orchestra Festival during the weekend of March 9-10.  For the second year in a row the festival was held at BHHS! Both the Concert and Campus Bands received a first division rating. The Symphony Band and Orchestra received straight first division ratings. The band received all A's in every subcategory from every adjudicator. The Campus Philharmonic both received second division ratings and were both one half grade away from a first division. Bravo to our terrific musicians!

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Connecting with your child's teacher, school, and the district

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools (Wednesday Web News & Important Notices - including school cancellations). In order to receive emails, telephone calls, and even text messages, all you have to do is maintain your contact information and manage your personal preferences. If you wish not to receive these newsletters, simply "opt-out" when you receive the first newsletter (an option at the bottom of every email we send).

Instructions for updating this information are now available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications. 

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