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Fall Middle School Forensics Competition

BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS Forensics teams traveled to Ionia, MI to participate in the Middle School Fall Forensics Tournament.

Individuals, pairs, and groups of students practice for months preparing a variety of performances.

Forensics categories include, but are not limited to, Storytelling (memorizing and performing a story that has already been written), Original Interpretation (students write, memorize and perform their own unique piece), and Multiples (a group of students perform a condensed version of a piece of entertainment), as well as many other fascinating categories that enable middle school students to gain public speaking skills.

At Forensics competitions, students perform their piece three times, in front of three different judges.

Many thanks to all of the coaches and families for your dedication and commitment to training and assisting our middle school Forensics club students.

Between the three middle schools, students in Bloomfield Hills Schools received a total of 72 awards in 14 categories, and took home 11 first place awards! BHS students were recognized at the December 2018 Board of Education Recognition Ceremony to celebrate their season of successes. Way to go!

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FIRST Robotics Teams - Tremendous Fall Season

Bloomfield Hills Schools had 45 FIRST Robotics teams with over 300 students in grades K-8 participating this fall! With students in all levels from grades K-12 and teams in every building district wide, the district continues to participate in the full progression of FIRST Robotics programs. Congratulations to all students who have participated in robotics this season! View competition results and photos here.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the BHS robotics program will host the Michigan State FIRST Lego League Championship at Bloomfield Hills High School from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is the third year Bloomfield Hills will host the championship; 60 teams from Michigan are planning to attend, 3 teams from Bloomfield Hills Schools will be competing. This year's themed game is called, "Into Orbit."

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Classroom Change Wars!

Conant Elementary students raise money for new playground equipment through "classroom change wars".  First grader Alex Swiatkowski shares, "Mrs. Benitez's class won and chose to dye Mr. Russo's hair green and white because he is NOT a Michigan State fan.  The best part of Change Wars was the strategy to sabotage!  When we collect dollar bills and pennies that helps our class and all other coins subtract from the amount in other classrooms.  Mr. Russo's hair looks funny, the eyebrows are awesome!" Conant raised $4,217.31 - way to go Cubs!

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Debbie Wogaman Selected as MSBOA Principal Hornist

Congratulations to Debbie Wogaman on being selected as the Principal Hornist in the MSBOA All-State High School Orchestra. In late October, over 2,800 students from the state of Michigan auditioned for one of the ensembles. Out of all of these auditions Debbie had the best horn audition in the state! Debbie will travel to Grand Rapids to rehearse and perform with the group in late January. Way to go!

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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