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Wing Lake Developmental Center

Wing Hills School In Michigan for Developmental Differences

Wing Lake staff is extremely proud of their reputation for providing quality educational programming for students with special needs. Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs

Wing Lake provides a comprehensive educational program in a caring and supportive environment where each student's fullest potential is the staff's greatest concern. An educational team evaluates the student's abilities in the developmental areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-care, language and pre-academic skills: math, reading, science and social studies. An Individual Educational Plan is written to meet the needs of each student. Long-range goals and short-term objectives are developed and progress is continually monitored. Along with therapies our program also provides activities including adaptive physical education, music, swimming, community-based instruction, student council, and prevocational activities. Nursing staff is also available to monitor student health concerns. At Wing Lake we strive to teach as many skills of daily living and self-care as possible to increase independence. Staff also assists our students with transition planning in anticipation of program completion.

We are a nut free school!

Nut Free School in Michigan

Wing Lake would like to thank our families, students and staff for helping to create a safe environment for our students!


Substitutes Needed!

Wing Lake is looking for qualified year-round substitute teachers. All applicants must have a valid teaching certificate. Please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or Mharkonen@bloomfield.org.

Wing Lake is looking for year-round substitute Instructional Assistants. Must have a high school diploma. If interested please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or Mharkonen@bloomfield.org.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special NeedsStudent at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs
2018  Michigan Design Prize Contest Winners

Congratulations to Blake Prebay (Finalist, Park Pal) and Noah Kellman (Honorable Mention, Trail Vendor) for their participation and selection in the Michigan Design Prize Contest! Blake Prebay took Silver in the contest! Award recipients were honored on June 19, 2018, at the University Museum of Art where several hundred people gathered to celebrate design thinking and the advancement of the industrial design profession. BHHS teacher, Mr. David Zulkiewski, introduced this competition to the students in Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and Comp Science and they worked on the competition this winter. 

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Author Lester Laminack Visits Local Libraries

Oakland Schools is partnering with Royal Oak and Southfield Libraries to host nationally-acclaimed children's author, Lester Laminack, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Come with your young readers (K-3rd grade) for an interactive experience that will engage your child and provide you with practical strategies for reading and writing during the summer and beyond.  Lester will read aloud to children and discuss early literacy practices with families. Registration opens on June 25.

Registration Links:

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Bloomfield Hills Schools graduating class of 2018! "We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. Go forth to achieve your dreams! Be the architects of your own futures. Continue to seek opportunities, form strong, caring relationships, take risks, be passionate and motivated, participate in meaningful work, and strive for excellence. Best wishes and sincere congratulations!" –Dr. Rob Glass, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools

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Responsible Citizens Take Action

"We are so proud of our 4th grade students at Conant for their hard work and what they accomplished through their PYP learning experiences," says Kelly Hall, fourth grade teacher.  Students personally reflected on global issues to find their passion and collaborated with their team to determine a plan of action that would make a difference in the world.

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Eastover's Michigan Museum

"Our 3rd Grade Exhibition was about the Pioneers in Michigan", says student Katie Conroy. "We did a 'tug a war' on the issue of mining copper. That means that you take a position on whether to mine copper or not.  We go through steps to get all the information, consider the different viewpoints, and then we provide reasons about what side we take based on the evidence."

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Student Spotlight: Pooja Kannappan

“I think that everyone should use their passions, which in my case is technology and science, to make a really big impact,” shares Pooja Kannappan, 8th grade student.  “The app I developed is called EZDR.  It uses artificial intelligence and a neural network to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, and the severity of it - from mild, to moderate, to severe- by looking at retina images of people's eyes.” 

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Institute for Healing Racism

As a member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools community, we would like to invite those who have not already participated to to attend the Institute for Healing Racism on August 9 and 10, 2018. The days will run from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Follow the links below to register for a session. Attendance at both days is mandatory. 

Questions? Contact Bill Boyle, Equity Programs Coordinator, at BBoyle@bloomfield.org.

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CONTACT


Phone: 248.341.7900
Fax: 248.341.7949

Thomai Gersh
Supervisor of Special Education
248.341.7900
TGersh@bloomfield.org

Marilyn Moss
Secretary
248.341.7901
JJones@bloomfield.org

Kimberly Todd
Secretary
248.341.7902
KTodd@bloomfield.org

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Pam Schoemer
Director of Special Education
248.341.5415
PSchoemer@bloomfield.org

BUILDING HOURS


Class 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION


Wing Lake Developmental Center
6490 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301