PTOC Welcome Back Celebration Thursday, August 25, 4-7 pm


The PTOC Welcome Back Celebration 

August 25, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Free Entry | Bloomfield Hills High School (4200 Andover Road in Bloomfield Hills)

Start the 2022 school year by joining Bloomfield Hills Schools and the Bloomfield PTOC for games and fun for all ages including animal visits from Bowers Farm, raffles, prizes, food, a video gaming truck, and performances from students! Stay for the Black Hawks home football game against Seaholm at 7 p.m. at the BHHS stadium. Go Blackhawks! 

Welcome Back Inflatables
Play 1st Mobile Gaming Truck

Games & Activities from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Video Gaming Truck
  • Bowers Farm Animal Experience
  • Photo Booth
  • Air Force Touch a Truck 
  • Bloomfield Hills High School Tours 
  • BIFF Radio
  • Robotics Demos
  • Marching Band Performance
  • Cash Concessions
  • Community Organization Table Exhibits
  • Archery
  • Sport Agility Courses
  • Fun games, Prizes and Giveaways, and more!

Play 1st Mobile Gaming will be at the PTOC Welcome Back Celebration! 

Play 1st Mobile Gaming is a unique gaming truck and trailer bringing six indoor screens with connections to Xbox One gaming consoles, comfortable seating and a massive selection of games in a temperature-controlled environment.





4 p.m.

Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics performance

Main Commons

4-4:30 p.m.

Dunk Tank - BHS Board of Education Trustee Paul Kolin

Athletic Fields

4:45 p.m.

Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics performance

Main Commons

4:30-5 p.m.

Dunk Tank - BHS Superintendent Patrick Watson

Athletic Fields

5-5:30 p.m.

Dunk Tank - BHHS Principal Lawrence Stroughter

Athletic Fields

5:45 p.m.

Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics performance

Main Commons

5:30-6 p.m. Dunk Tank - Bloomfield Township Police Chief Gallagher 

Athletic Fields

6 p.m.

BHHS Dance Team performance

Main Street Fair

6-6:30 p.m. Dunk Tank - BHS Board of Education Secretary Jennifer Matlow

Athletic Fields

6:15 p.m.

BHHS Marching Band


6:48 p.m.

Marching Band takes the field

BHHS Stadium

6:56 p.m.

BHHS Football Team takes the field and anthem

BHHS Stadium

7 p.m.

Football Game Kick Off

BHHS Stadium


Brooke Thompson Recognition

BHHS Stadium


Meet Deaflympics Gold Medalist Brooke Thompson!

Bloomfield Hills Schools Athletics will be honoring Deaflympics Gold Medalist Brooke Thompson at Welcome Back Celebration and the Black Hawks Football Game!

Brooke Thompson Trading Cards

As the guest of honor at the Welcome Back Celebration, Brooke will be available for photo opportunities and card signings at the BHS Athletics Table at BHHS from 4-7 pm.

During the Black Hawks football game, Brooke will run through the Black Hawks tunnel during Pregame and be seated in the VIP section at the endzone of the stadium to cheer on the Black Hawks. A recognition of Brooke’s accomplishments will take place during the half-time show. 

Brooke Thompson (11th grade) of Bloomfield Hills Schools won a gold medal at the Deaflympics in Brazil in May 2022. Thompson, who attends International Academy-Central, swam as part of the Women's 4 X 100 Meter Freestyle relay team who came from behind to take first place in the race. Teammates Carli Cronk, Samantha Fujii, and Kaitlyn Weatherby joined Thompson on the podium. Thompson also placed 8th in the 200M Freestyle.

Brooke Thompson's Stats and Career

  • Gold medalist at the 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil
  • Placed 8th in the 200M Freestyle at the 2022 Deaflympics
  • Holds the 50 meter freestyle Deaf American record at 27.34
  • Set a new Deaf American record at the 2021 Michigan High School State Championships with a 23.81 in the 50 yard freestyle event
  • Set 5 BHHS records

Congratulations to the winners of the PTOC Welcome Back Celebration Early RSVP Drawing!

The winners are:

Three signed footballs by the BHHS Black Hawks Football team: Tanya Postwaite, Jennifer Pratt, & Kate Sbahi

Visit from Superintendent Watson at a September recess with the winning student’s class: Rachna Ganapathy


Grand Prize: VIP seating to the football game and run through the tunnel with Superintendent Pat Watson: Vicky Crenshaw

Cheer on the Black Hawks!

Watch the Bloomfield Black Hawks take on Seaholm during the BHHS home football game at 7 p.m.!

Halftime Show

Bloomfield Hills Schools Athletics will be honoring Deaflympics Gold Medalist Brooke Thompson during the halftime show. Performances will include he BHHS Marching Band and the BHHS Dance Team. See what BHHS students have been working on all summer! 

Photography by Susan Adams Photography, LLC

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor!

IEP Urgent Care is the Welcome Back Celebration Platinum Sponsor.

Thank you Oakland County!

An Oakland County grant is supporting the PTOC Welcome Back Celebration!

Become a Sponsor!

Support the 2022 PTOC Welcome Back Celebration by becoming a sponsor!

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum: $1500+

Gold: $1000+

Silver: $500+

Bronze: $250+

Friends: up to $250

Event sponsors will be acknowledged for their chosen contribution level in the following ways:

  • Sponsor logos and links posted on website
  • Sponsor recognition on social media platforms
  • Sponsor name and logo on printed materials

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Questions? Contact

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