I am a resident. Our son went to Hickory Grove school. Our grandchild
My question is - where are the parks in Bloomfield
I know there is a meeting tonite which is at a difficult time of year -- the last days of summer -- for people to attend. If I could voice a vote, it would be to reconsider
Join us at the Camp Expo on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm at Bloomfield Hills High School!
Activities for the whole family and information about Bowers School Farm Camps, Johnson Nature Center Camps, BHS Recreation Camps (at West Hills Middle School and waterfront), Robotics Camps, Bloomin' Preschool Summer Programs, and more!
For more information about summer experiences visit www.bloomfield.org/summer
Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Families, Staff, and Community,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic violence that occurred in Parkland, Florida yesterday. Our hearts are with their entire school community.
As a parent, I grieve for the parents who lost a child yesterday. As your superintendent, I am committed to our work in safety and security, ensuring our schools remain the safest places for our community's children....
RESCHEDULED: "Small Talk" with Mike McCready, Representative, 40th District in the Michigan House of Representatives, has been rescheduled for April 23, 2018, at 12 p.m. "Small Talk" engages dialogue between families and local officials. To register visit www.bloomfield.org/ptoc
Science Standards Instruction at Johnson Nature Center
The BHS Johnson Nature Center is known for maple syrup, the walking trails and pond, and the hawks and deer that reside there. However, you might not know that it is also a key partner in teaching the Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) to Bloomfield Hills Schools students. All K-7th grade students take two field trips each year to the 35-acre preserve.
“Our main function is to augment the classroom instruction,” Dan ...Badgley, Nature Center Manager says. “We run programs that are topical by grade. For instance, fifth graders learn to explore ecosystems and second graders learn about plants and habitats. We start by explaining science concepts and we follow up with engaging questions to bring more depth to the topic. We incorporate literacy and reading, too. Then, we break the students into small groups for hands-on experiences.”
The NGSS is the result of 26 states, including Michigan, leading the development of new science education foundations that emphasizes both in-depth content and practical experience. Created by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the standards encompass every grade from K-12.
Badgley explains that the Johnson Nature Center offers students the chance to engage in hands-on learning. “We have a lot of science equipment and space in our building for science labs and extensive collections."
Second grade students tour the Nature Center grounds in the Fall, looking for various types of plants. They investigate how seeds travel, how plants make food, and how people use plants. They also explore the Nature Center’s collection of unique seeds, including enormous Sequoia pine cones, prickly seed pods of chestnuts, and multiple types of coconuts. The students do two hands on labs: one with high-powered microscopes and one to taste various plants.
Avery Byers, second grader, was on the recent field trip with her class. “It was all really interesting!” she affirms as she nibbled on a radish slice, a new experience for her. Classmate Anneliese McKelvie wasn’t sure what she was trying, but she liked it. “I liked the little green tubes,” she says, pointing to the bowl of chives. “It tasted like spices.”
Nina Tamai also had the opportunity to discover new things on the class field trip. “I learned that plants need carbon dioxide,” she says, “and that some plants need a lot of water, while other plants can have too much water.”
In addition to the K-8 classes, Bloomfield Hills High School students visit the Nature Center every day for an Environmental Field Research class. “What is offered at our Nature Center is something you would normally only see at the college level,” explains Badgley. “We offer fantastic opportunities for learning that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.”
"What did you do at school today?"
WHMS students were surprised to find a llama in their classroom! Full story: https://www.bloomfield.org/…/~post/farm-on-the-spot-20180207
Cinnamon the llama surprises students at West Hills Middle School! Farm on the Spot is a new learning program in which animals from Bowers School Farm visit classrooms in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Talk about hands-on learning! Who will be next?!
Save the date for Black Hawk Fever on February 23, 2018, a fun event for elementary and middle school families.
Join the boys basketball team on Friday, February 23, 2018, starting at 5:30 p.m. for Black Hawk Fever! Elementary + middle school families: The first 500 people to register receive free dinner, free t-shirt (for students), and free game entry! Register: www.bloomfield.org/blackhawkfever
Science is Hot!
"I really like all the different science experiments we are doing!" says Lydia Beyer, second grade student.
Conant Elementary students studied how water, cold, and heat impact materials. Nia Ummadi describes, "Our first experiment was to freeze things, and now we are heating things up to see what happens." Students immersed materials including ice cubes, peppermint candy, frosting, butter, chocolate chips, and a candle into hot water....
"When the wax candle was heated up in the hot water, the oil went all the way to the top and the wax stayed on the bottom!" exclaims Brady Gold.
For more photos visit https://www.bloomfield.org/enotif…/…/science-is-hot-20180130
The Bloomfield Hills High School Model UN team will host a first-of-its-kind Multilingual Model UN Conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. State Senator Mike McCready will visit the event from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and LaWanna Shelton, Special Assistant to Deputy Supt. Keesler of MDE will also attend. Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.
The Bloomfield Hills High School Model UN team will host a first-of-its-kind Multilingual Model UN Conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:...00 p.m. State Senator Mike McCready will visit the event from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and LaWanna Shelton, Special Assistant to Deputy Supt. Keesler of MDE will also attend. Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. For more details, visit: http://ow.ly/jDpo30i7vdT