A workshop led by Cecelia Rose LaPointe titled “Anishinaabe Culture, Identity & Racial Justice Workshop” was hosted for BHS administrators, staff members, and instructional leaders.
Supporting Mental Health
Several schools and student groups across Bloomfield Hills Schools took the initiative to support students at Oxford schools following the recent tragedy in the neighboring district.
A “Positivi-tree” student project focuses on spreading positivity to the students and staff members. Individuals were able to stop by and take a positive affirmation in the form of origami.
Thanks to a collaboration between Bloomfield Hills High School administration and BHHS Parent-Teacher Organization, the IndieFlix documentary Like was shown at a screening for families in November.
For the recent Random Acts of Kindness Day, the Lone Pine Student Action Team embraced the opportunity to engage the school community in some heartwarming activities.
Lunch Bunch is a new Conant student group this year that meets once a month with approximately nine student members in upper elementary grades.
Beginning this fall, students and staff at West Hills and Lone Pine welcomed therapy dogs into the schools’ classrooms. Throughout the remainder of this school year, the goal is to place therapy dogs in every Bloomfield Hills School.
Students in the Real Talk Club at Bloomfield Hills High School have spent this unusual year supporting each other through monthly virtual meetings. Real Talk is a monthly peer-to-peer support group of around 25 students.
Bloomfield Hills Schools has hired two additional school social workers this fall to further enhance the district’s goal to provide a setting for teaching, learning and parent collaboration at its highest level
Mental health awareness is an important component of learning, but not everyone may feel well-equipped to approach a student to have a conversation about any concerns.