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Students Who Utilize BHS Transportation - New GPS App Available Now

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Transportation department is pleased to introduce SafeStop, an app for your smartphone or tablet that offers real time school bus updates.  It provides an estimated time of arrival and up to the minute alerts from the transportation department when necessary. For 30 minutes before and after the scheduled pick-up & drop-off times, the bus locator will be displayed on a map.  We are hopeful you will find this tool useful, and are excited to share it with our families.

Please follow the directions listed on the Transportation web page to get connected: https://www.bloomfield.org/transportation

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The Unity Tree Musical

"Way Elementary second graders put on a wonderful performance!", expressed Heidi Janczyk, mother of Carson Janczyk.  Carson explains, "Dogs and cats are thought not to get along, but they can.  My favorite part was working with the students in the special education room.  They were amazing!"  Student Cecilia Karmo shares, "My favorite song in the musical was I Rather Be Your Friend.  Puppy and Kitten helped all the cats and dogs become friends."

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BHS Robotics Excels at States

Congratulations to the BHS FLL and FTC robotics teams G.E.K.O.T, Galactic Elements, Bloomfield Builders, Robo Racers, Golden Gears, Mechanical Monkeys, Purple Proton, No Limits, Robo Rangers and IntergalacTech, for representing BHS in their respective state-level competitions:

  • EHMS G.E.K.O.T took home the 1st Place Teamwork Trophy Award. 
  • BHMS Mechanical Monkeys were ranked the #4 team in the Franklin Division, were the Alliance Captain in the robot game semifinals, and won 2nd place for the Control Award.
  • BHMS Purple Protons won the 3rd place Motivate Award.
  • BHMS No Limits was the Promote Award Winner. 
  • EHMS Robo Rangers won 3rd place for the Connect Award. 
  • EHMS IntergalacTech who won the first place Connect Award advancing them to the World Championships in April. 

What a fantastic year for BHS robotics!

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BHHS Theatre Students Shine at 2018 Thespian Conference

Recently, 26 BHHS theatre students went to the 2018 Thespian Conference in Grand Rapids for workshops, plays, adjudication panels, and scholarship auditions. Claire Spender and Chris Mulville received over $240,000 in scholarships for stage management and lighting design. The following students received superior ratings: Ava Meyer, Mollie Menuck, Chris Mulville, Claire Spender, Connor Renusch, and Corinne Peterson. Joey Rankin and Anna Partalis received excellent ratings. The film created by Connor Renusch "Sober" will go on to compete at the national level. Ava Meyer was nominated and chosen to perform at the final showcase of the conference. Way to go, BHHS theatre students!

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Scholarship

  • 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
  • Five world languages taught: Chinese, 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

Opportunity

  • 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

Integrity

  • 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