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Farm on the Spot Visits Wing Lake!

Cinnamon the llama surprised students and Superintendent Rob Glass at Wing Lake Developmental Center!  How fun! Who will be next? Farm on the Spot is a new learning program in which animals from Bowers School Farm visit classrooms in Bloomfield Hills Schools. 

Glass began the visit by reading story books about llamas to the students.  Then the llama was brought in to everyone's delight!  Farm staff gave facts and allowed the students to pet the llama's fur. 

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Farm on the Spot - EHMS

You won't want to miss Farm on the Spot - a new learning program in which animals from Bowers Farm surprise a classroom of students. In this segment, twin goats surprise a classroom at EHMS. Who will be next? Talk about hands-on learning in the classroom!

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BHHS Bionic Black Hawks Win 3rd straight FIRST Robotics Michigan State Chairman's Award

The BHHS Bionic Black Hawks had incredible success at the FIRST Michigan State Championship from April 11-14, 2018, bringing home their 3rd straight FIRST Michigan Chairman's Award! BHS was one of twenty-nine school districts recognized by Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, for having all four levels of FIRST programs. The Black Hawks finished as Ford division semi-finalists, received the Ford Division UL Safety Award, and are currently ranked in the top twenty teams in the state. The team advances to FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit from April 26-28, 2018. The BHMS Mechanical Monkeys will also be competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the Way Elementary Blockhead Builders will compete in the FIRST Lego League Junior World Exhibition.

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Elena Hirsch Attends Disney Dreamer Academy

Sophomore, Elena Hirsch, was selected as 1 of 100 students from across the nation to participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence, a four-day, immersive and transformational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. "My biggest dream is to become a successful singer/songwriter and to spread a positive message through my music," expressed Elena. Elena attended speaking and networking events with acclaimed celebrities such as Neyo, Sonia Jackson Myles, and Princeton Parker. Elena is currently working with Ms. Myles to bring The Sister Accord program to BHHS. Way to go, Elena!

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Student Leadership Videography: Promoting School Spirit and Community

"Student Leadership plans events like the winter dance and the prom, increasing morale and school spirit within the student body," explains Christian Kassab, 12th grader at BHHS. Kassab works within Student Leadership as the "executive board technology advisor, responsible for making all the PR, the videos, and overseeing students in younger grades who want to learn how to make the videos."  Along with a cohort of other Student Leadership students, in addition to a talented group of friends, Kassab leads the way in the production of videos promoting school events sponsored by Student Leadership.  

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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