News Archives & Points of Pride
- Only district in Michigan to offer tuition-free K-12 IBO curriculum
- Visible Thinking based on Harvard research
- Sustainability education and Michigan-certified Green Schools
- 90% of high school seniors are accepted to their first choice college or university
- MAP (Maximizing Academic Potential) Services available throughout district
- BHS graduation rate: 98%; Graduates who attend college or university: 94%
- Average of 19 annual National Merit Scholars winners
- SAT and ACT scores are well-above national averages
- 22 Advanced Placement programs in high school
- Eight world languages taught: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German, French, Spanish and American Sign Language
- 82% of faculty have masters degrees or higher and all teach in their major field of study
- Elementary school average class size: 19 in grades K-2; 24 in grades 3-5
- Middle school average class size: 26
- Award-winning Fine/Performing Arts and Athletics programs
- E.L. Johnson Nature Center and Charles L. Bowers School Farm offer extended classroom environments for all grades
- Award-winning radio and television production stations
- Many academic clubs and activities in which students can participate
- BHS philosophy of educating the whole child (intellectual, emotional, social)
- School environments are physically, emotionally and intellectually safe for students
- Diverse student body supports unity and acceptance
- Variety of programs offered to constructively resolve conflicts
- Community service is required for graduation
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Eighth grade students in Bloomfield Hills Middle School completed a service action project called the "Water Challenge." First, students studied how people in third-world countries struggle to find and gather fresh water. Next, students only drank tap water for two weeks.
"Money that wasn't spent on drinks such as pop, coffee, hot cocoa, and bottled water, was saved and donated to Water Project," Scott Meyer, says.
Water Project builds water wells, small dams, spring protections and other water sources in Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone.
"Throughout the year, we will receive updates, pictures, and videos of the progress of our water project," explains Meyer. "This has been and will continue to be an educational and rewarding experience."
Bloomfield Hills Schools is pleased to introduce a new way to register for after school recreation programs and weekend opportunities - quickly, easily, and conveniently online:www.bloomfield.org/recreation. With the new recreation registration system, it's easier to participate in programs by keeping a credit card pre-loaded for fast payments. Plus, the new system is a component of My Bloomfield which means not only is your household data already loaded and waiting for you, but you can now login with the same familiar My Bloomfield username.
Emails were sent on Tuesday, December 6th to all district families with instructions for claiming your account. Registration for the winter season will open on December 7th at noon. If you do not have a child in the Bloomfield Hills Schools system, you can create an account by visiting: www.bloomfield.org/recreation.
Eastover Elementary students welcomed family and friends to enjoy their Environmental Exhibition. "Eastover is a Visible Thinking School, but we also focus on sustainability," says Cami Ward, student. Read more for the full article and photo gallery.
Bloomfield Hills Schools was honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll! To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, districts had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
"I am thankful for the support of our community, the dedication of our staff, and the achievements of our students," says Glass. MASA has named Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent, Dr. Rob Glass, the 2017 Michigan Superintendent of the Year. The award is presented to a member who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. Read more for full article, photos and video.
"It's about relationships," says Dr. Rob Glass, Superintendent. "All of our staff, from the teachers to the bus drivers, encourage students to dream big and do their best." According to the ACT, less than one-tenth of one percent (less than .1%) of students who take the exam earns a 36 composite (perfect score), but in Bloomfield Hills Schools, that number is more than three times with students earning a perfect score at a rate of 0.32%.
The Bionic Black Hawks are the official robotics team of Bloomfield Hills High School. The team recently started a televised show on BHS-TV. Click Here to view episode 2, which includes an interview with Kas Kasravi, owner of Mind Moto along with a lab experiment with eggs and velocity and a special visit to episode 1 trivia winner!
Second grade students in Eastover Elementary invited family, friends, and their peers to partake in the Plant Parade. Many projects were on display and visitors could enjoy soup made with vegetables grown in the student garden. "Students shared their thinking, learning journey and understanding of a variety of issues related to plant life," says Jamie Goldschmidt, Visible Thinking and Sustainability Coordinator.
Congratulations to those honored at the Student & Staff Recognition Ceremony! "We have a tremendous about to be proud of in Bloomfield Hills Schools," says Ingrid Day, School Board President. Read more for full article and photos.
The BHS Foundation awarded 18 grants on Friday, November 18th! Thanks to all who submitted an application and to all who have contributed to the BHS Foundation. Your generous donations make these amazing and inspirational programs possible. For more information on the grants or on the BHS Foundations, visit www.bloomfield.org/Foundation
Conant Elementary students participated in a Cardboard Challenge! Inspired by the short film, 'Caine's Arcade', the Global Cardboard Challenge celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Students built anything they could imagine using cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination. Read more to view the photo gallery.
BHHS recently welcomed leaders from the five major world religions to host a panel discussion for 9th grade World History course students. As part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, the curriculum of the course focuses on the growth and development of world religions throughout history. Thank you to our very special guests speakers for sharing your experience and beliefs with our World History learners!