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Michael Lu Earns 3rd at Mathcounts State Competition

BHMS 6th grader Michael Lu recently competed in the Mathcounts State Competition at the GM Warren Technical Center on March 9, 2019, and earned 3rd place! The top four students are eligible to represent their school and the entire state of Michigan at the Mathcounts National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. Micheal is the first student in the history of Bloomfield Hills Schools to earn a spot at the national competition. Way to go, Michael!

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Helping the Community Keep Warm
Lone Pine Elementary came together to raise over $1,600 for THAW (The Heat And Warmth Fund)! "My teacher Ms. Lockledge is in charge of the Student Action Team at Lone Pine. We learned that many children and their families have to keep their coats on in their homes to keep warm," shares second-grade student Preeyo Randawa. Student Reyna Schwartzenfeld adds, "Ms. Lockledge promised to dye her hair purple if we meet our goal of $1500 by March 1. We did it! All the teachers and staff added purple to their hair too."  Thanks Lone Pine for serving our community!  
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New York Times Cartoon Contest

Congratulations to BHHS students Ayesha Ahmed and Leena Jandali for each receiving an honorable mention in the New York Times Editorial Cartoon 2018 Contest!

Ayesha shares, "I compared Colin Kaepernik's decision to kneel during the national anthem and Baraboo High School students making the Nazi salute.  Kaepernik's decision was criticized as being disrespectful and the Wisconsin students were considered exercising their First Amendment rights."

Leena explains the titled piece 'Denial', "President Trump denies the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi; denies the interference of Russia in the 2016 election; denies global warming."

Check out more details on the New York Times website!

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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