May 24, 2015

Hello BCS!

 

It was another great week at BCS!  Smiles, energy and a passion to learn continued.  If you haven’t “liked” Birmingham Covington School on Facebook yet, please do so to check out new pictures from the past week’s experiences and learning that we post each week.

 

On Saturday, May 16th, our Elementary School Science Olympiad Teams competed against 40 teams from Wayne & Oakland County in the first WOSO county competition. Our Gold team placed 5th overall and the White team placed 6th overall in the 5th grade division. Congratulations to all of our Olympians and thanks to Coaches Brown and Maliszewski along with all our parent volunteers in supporting this great learning experience for our students!  Click here for the complete results! 

 

As part of Blue Week in support of Trevor Sullivan, two of our students, representing the Cook/Lowery service learning team who coordinated the effort, were interviewed with Trevor and his mom on Fox2 this past Tuesday morning.  Check out the interview by clicking here!  An article was also published in the Observer & Eccentric newspaper.

 

Reminder to save the date: Tuesday, June 2 at 3:30 PM – Join us in the BCS media center for a memorial dedication and “ground breaking” of the “Fitz Hive” (reading corner being dedicated in honor of Karen Fitzgerald)!  Students attending Choice Hour on this day will have the option to attend the memorial as well.  If you or your child has a book that is special to you (just too good that you have to share) in honor of Karen Fitzgerald, bring the book to the memorial to donate to the future "Fitz Hive" (reading corner). We'll continue to collect books for the Fitz Hive after the memorial and into next school year. Please write a message inside the front cover about why this book is so meaningful to you that you have to share to OR how it connects to your memory of Mrs. Fitz.

  • This book reminds me of Mrs. Fitz...
  • I am inspired me to share it because....

If you think this may be an emotional experience for your child, please feel free to join him/her at the memorial to support them afterward.  Following are the details of the ceremony:

  • 3:30 PM - Program begins in the media center
    • Welcome from Mark Morawski
    • A Narrative of Mrs. Fitz read by Rick Joseph and students
    • Share the memorial, concepts and books
  • 4:10 PM - Students dismissed end of day/refreshments with family
  • 4:30 PM – End

Hope you can join us on June 2!

 

Looking forward to another great week of learning at BCS!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

 

Wishing you well,

Mark Morawski

mmorawski@birmingham.k12.mi.us

@mark_morawski

 

For previous issues of the BCS WAG click here.

 

Character Connections Word of the week:  CREATIVITY

Infuse this word into your conversations/lessons with your family as a character education focus.  There will be a new word every two weeks.

  • “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  • “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace

 

JOIN TEAM FITZ IN THE 3-DAY

To continue our Serve Locally efforts, let’s keep our support of Karen Fitzgerald going by joining the BCS community “Team Fitz” in the Susan G Komen 3-Day Walk Summer 2015.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Cook or Susie Englehart.  To sign up for the 3-Day on August 7-9, 2015 in the Detroit area, click here, then click on “Register and Join a Team”.  The team name is “Team Fitz” and the password to join is “teamfitz”.

 

M-Step State Assessments (final week for grades 3-makeups- & grade 6)

The State of Michigan’s new assessment program, M-Step testing windows began on April 14.  Also, below is some helpful information and details re: the assessment.

  • State Testing calendar and BCS Testing Schedule (3/4 and 5/6 only one of the 2 teacher teams is listed as that person on the team will do all the testing for the grade/team of 54 students)
  • Additional information (p. 4-5 testing times and sequence)
  • Testing Subject Summary (specific classroom schedule forthcoming):
    • Grades 3-8 take math and language arts (writing embedded)
      • Three parts to each test (90-minute online test, 30-minute classroom activity, and 120-minute online performance task).  The classroom activity will be given specifically by the LA and Math teachers in their classrooms.
    • 3/4 teachers who teach math will do the 4th grade test and 3rd math will do the 3rd grade testing (it is up to teachers if they want to trade off)
    • 5/6 is given by content area teachers
    • A mouse and headphones will be provided for each computer.  Students may use their own headphones if they’d prefer.

 

BEA Teacher of the Year and Dr. Frances S. Randahl-MEEMIC Educator Excellence Nominees

The Birmingham Education Association wants to congratulate all of the teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year.  Teachers do so many phenomenal things inside and outside the classroom to ensure that their students are receiving an outstanding educational experience. The committee enjoyed reading and learning about the teacher innovations in the classroom, leadership in their school, and most importantly, their dedication to kids. The letters that were written inspired everyone on the committee and reminded them what true professionalism it takes to be an outstanding teacher.  Using the rubric created by BEA representatives for each building, the committee studied all the letters many times, and with all the wonderful accolades written about each of the nominees, it was a very difficult decision to choose just one teacher of the year. After much deliberation, this year's BEA Teacher of the Year is Ron Rodgerson, Elementary Band Teacher.

The BEA will also award three more accolades for the BEA/Dr. Francis S. Randahl -

MEEMIC Educator Excellence Award.  The recipients of these awards are:

  • Elementary School: Erica Maliszewski, 3/4 Teacher at BCS
  • Middle School: Amy Burns, 5/6 Teacher at BCS
  • High School: Amy Voigt, English teacher at Groves High School

Congratulations to the winners and to all the wonderful nominees. They certainly make Birmingham and the BEA proud.

 

Kudos to Mrs. Jacobs and the BCS Yearbook Team

This week Jeanne Jacobs, with the help of Trish Page from Jostens, submitted the last pages for the BCS yearbook, and Trish went out of her way to pass along praise of Mrs. Jacobs and her yearbook staff.  One of the things they can track on the Jostens’s yearbook production site is student coverage with a given yearbook.  At the beginning of each year, they stress to their yearbook staffs the importance of getting every student in the yearbook three times.  Rarely does a school accomplish anything close to this goal.  Our BCS yearbook students, under Mrs. Jacob’s guidance, covered 98% of our students at least three times in the yearbook this year.  As a point for comparison, schools average 68% for Jostens.  They have been working with schools for over 15 years, and they have never had a school come close to covering everyone in the school three times.  This took a lot of work and coordination, and we should be very proud of our yearbook team’s accomplishment.  Congratulations to the team and Jeanne Jacobs on a job well done!

 

BCS Forensic Coach of the Year

Letter from Mr. John W. Rutherford (MSCI Trustee):  “On behalf of the Michigan Speech Coaches Inc. I am pleased to inform you that on Saturday, May 16 the Michigan Speech Coaches, Inc. selected Mrs. Courtney Bassett to receive the MSCI Middle School Forensic Coach of the Year-2015. The committee cited her successful season, her ability to develop and hone the talents of the middle school students at BCS, her incredible work ethic, her ability to coach without sarcasm and criticism and her commitment to speech activities within the State of Michigan. I know you know how much Courtney does for the Covington forensic students.  I am happy to share this achievement with you.” Congratulations Coach Bassett!  Click here for the press release.

 

THANKS TO THE STICKER GENIUS

We would like to thank Putt Hurd (http://www.stickergenius.com/) for his many donations this year in creating signage for various events and locations throughout BCS.  Thank for providing signage for the garden, vehicle stickers, cross country, Blast, media center, and Team Trevor.  BCS appreciated your support and adding some visual beauty to our school community.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE – Week of May 25-31, 2015

BCS would like to congratulate Meli Zikakis on her new job at Community Ed! We wish her the best! Courtney Bassett will the editor of the WAG

To submit an item for next week’s “WAG”, email cbassett@birmingham.k12.mi.us  by WEDNESDAY 5PM

Monday, May 25      

  • Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 26

  • ALL BCS MEDIA CENTER BOOKS DUE
  • 8AM-BAGEL SALE–get yours for $1, including cream cheese
  • 11:45AM-12:30PM 6th Grade Band Rehearsal
  • 4:15-6:15PM-7/8 GIRLS SOCCER PRACTICE

Wednesday, May 27

  • 4PM-7/8 GIRLS SOCCER AWAY GAME  @ DERBY MS
  • 6-8PM Seaholm Activities Fair
  • 7-8PM 5th GRADE BAND CONCERT (GYM)

Thursday, May 28

  • 11:45AM-12:30PM 6th Grade Band Rehearsal
  • 1:15-2:15PM 7/8 Band/Orchestra Rehearsal

Friday, May 29          

  • DUE-CHOICE HOUR QUARTER ONE SHEETS-BY 4PM

Saturday, May 30

  •  9-11AM-Saturday School at Berkshire-Come get your learning on!

 

ALL  BCS NEWS

Chartwells- BPS Food Service-click -WEEKLY MENU  - for updates click NEWSLETTER  or BREAKFAST MESSAGE

 

CONGRATS TO BCS TEACHERS AWARDED BEA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Every year, the BEA awards the Teacher of the Year Award and three BEA/Dr. Francis S. Randahl – MEEMIC Educator Excellence Awards. Read all details of winners here. This year, two BCS teachers were chosen for Excellence Awards! Congratulations to:

Erica Maliszewski – BCS 3/4 Teacher and Elementary Recipient

Amy Burns – BCS 5/6 Teacher and Middle School Recipient



WACKY RECESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH

Dear BCS Parents,

All BCS students will have a special Wacky Recess next Wednesday, with fun team-building events and games that involve a lot of water and other messy items! Please make sure your child packs a school appropriate 1-piece bathing suit, a towel and extra dry clothes.

A free “Wacky Hot Dog Lunch” (with chips, watermelon and milk/juice) will be served to the students by the BCS Proud Dads, compliments of the BCS PTSA.  The PTSA will also be sponsoring an Icee Truck this year allowing one Icee per student.  This will be the only school provided lunch on this day.  Your child may pack a lunch if he or she prefers.

We truly need your support/help to make this year’s Wacky Recess a success and it will only happen with your help. So come out have fun with all of BCS kids and be a kid again yourself during Wacky Recess. Sign up at here.

 


3/4 Schedule:

10:10-10:25 Prep for Wacky Recess

10:25-11:45 WACKY RECESS

11:45-12:25 LUNCH

 

5/6 Schedule:

11:05-11:40 LUNCH

11:45-12:00- Prep for Wacky Recess

12:00-1:20 WACKY RECESS

 

7/8 Schedule:


12:30-1:10 LUNCH

1:15-1:30 Prep for Wacky Recess

1:30-2:50 WACKY RECESS


2015 WAYNE-OAKLAND COUNTY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD RESULTS

On Saturday, May 16th, our Elementary School Science Olympiad Teams competed against 40 teams from Wayne & Oakland County in the first WOSO county competition. Our Gold team placed 5th overall and the White team placed 6th overall in the 5th grade division. Congratulations to all of our Olympians!  Click here for the complete results!

 

BCS DIVERSITY COMMITTEE HOSTS VIEWING OF FILM Elephant (Rated R)
BCS is committed to making our school a place where all students feel welcomed, safe and celebrated.  As part of our ongoing effort to increase positive relationships among students and create a culture of inclusion and kindness, the BCS Diversity Committee would like to invite you to a screening of the movie Elephant with discussion to follow. View the trailer
here. This event serves as a follow-up to the viewing and discussion of the film Bully on March 31. This event presents an opportunity to view the film and share your thoughts. Our hope is to promote conversation about the importance of effective communication, problem-solving, inclusion and community building.

Elephant the Movie: A Community Experience
Thursday May 28
7:00pm – 9:00pm
BCS Media Center
RSVP

The running time of the movie is 88 minutes, with discussion to follow. The film is not generally considered appropriate for children under 16, according to the website Common Sense Media.

Please click here to RSVP to this unique event. Light refreshments will be served.

Elephant Movie Summary (Rated R):
From
Common Sense Media:  “Parents need to know that Elephant is Gus Van Sant's Palme d'Or-winning drama, which is loosely based on the infamous 1999 Columbine high school shootings. It's deliberately mysterious and opaque, following several characters throughout the day and observing that they are all dealing with personal troubles, with little or no adult help. It contains some shocking violence, namely two teen boys shooting and killing people at school (with blood shown). Language is strong, but mainly during the final stretch.
Please let us know if you'll be joining us by submitting the form at the following link:
Elephant Movie RSVP

 

FRIENDS OF DIFFERENT LEARNERS JUNE MEETINGJUNE 4, 7PM @ BCS

Have input on speakers, programming, events, projects, and goals for the 2015-16 school year!  Every voice brings added perspective and benefit for different learners. All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone! For more information contact Denise Moore at rmoore2639@wideopenwest.com or 248-990-8282 or go to our web site www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org or click here.

 

MOVE-UP DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Move-up Day is a wonderful opportunity for our new students to begin feeling a part of BCS.  The Move-up Day Committee helps with the activities for the incoming 3rd and 4th grade students and also assists with a parent information session.  Move-up Day is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 from 9:00-10:30am. If you are willing to help at this event, please sign up at Move Up Day Volunteers.

 

MEDIA CENTER NEWS

  • All books are due on Tuesday, May 26.  Please pay for any lost books before end of year field trips/parties.  Checks can be written to BCS.
  • eBooks are available for checkout all year long – even during the summer!  To access:
    • Download this app:  BryteWave K-12 Edition
    • Username: child’s school username (not the entire email address)
    • Password:  either the child’s birthday password or their regular district password – try bot
    • URL: wbb0247
  • Volunteers are desperately needed for assistance with shelving and inventory.  If you can spare even just 30         minutes to stop in and help organize, we would love to have your help!  Official sign up is at http://vols.pt/Fbzvpm, but walk-ins are always welcome and appreciated.
  • Direct all Media Center questions to Ann Truesdell at atruesdell@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

 

CHOICE HOUR INFORMATION:

1st Quarter 2015-2016 Choice Hour selection sheets were distributed the week of May 18th.  Choice Hour selections are due in the office no later than Friday May 29th at 4:00PM.  We know how difficult it is to plan for September so far in advance, give it your best shot!  You can view the choice hour class offerings at www.bcsonline.info!!

Also, please include proper payment with your Choice Hour selections if you are signing your child up for a 4th and 5th day of Choice Hour.  No payment means no placement.

Important information regarding 1st quarter:

  • Students interested in applying for the 2015-2016 6-8 Science Olympiad team need to have their applications to Mrs. Brown no later than Friday May 29th.  Parent letter and application are included with the selection sheet and posted online!
  • Students interested in applying for the 2015-2016 6-8 Robotics team need to have their applications to Mr. Whitmer no later than Friday May 29th.  Parent letter and application are included with the selection sheet and posted online!
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students interested in applying for the 2015-2016 Destination Imagination team need to have their applications to the office no later than Friday May 27th.  Parent letter and application are included with the selection sheet and posted online!  If you are interested in helping coach this team please contact Brenna Adams at ellenkat27@yahoo.com.  

New Course Offerings:

  • Our Robotics program is expanding to include grades 3-8: 
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th graders can enroll in Scratch offered by Mrs. Heckman on Wednesday. 
  • 4th and 5th graders can enroll in WeDO Lego Robotics with Mr. Brown – this is a Tuesday/Thursday class offered QIQII offering will be WeDo Lego/Scratch, QIII offering will be NXT and QIV will be Robotics Independent Study – all of these classes will be 2 day classes offered on Tuesday/Thursday.    All classes will be lottery based with no waiting lists since each class will only be offered one quarter.  
  • BCS is tweaking its robotics team for 2015-2016. We are looking for a variety of team members: designers, makers, coders, artists, crafters, photographers, leaders, problem-finders, problem-solvers, mathematicians, etc. ALL are needed for a successful team. The team will be selected to create a diverse group in terms of abilities/interests, ages, gender, experience, etc. The team will meet twice a week during choice hour with optional extra meetings off and on throughout the year. 6th, 7th and 8th graders can apply for a spot on the BCS Robotics Team (Beta Autonomous Design Team) coached by Mr. Whitmer.  This class will be held on Monday/Wednesday and students are expected to attend both days.  We will be adding a third day beginning QII.  This class is a year-long commitment
  • We are expanding our Destination Imagination team to include 4th and 5th graders.
  • Additional offerings:  3-5 Toontastic, 3-4 K’NEX, 3-4 iMatter for Kids, 3-8 Beginning Cursive, 3-5 Zen Tangle, 3-5 Sizzling Art Science, 6-8 School Enterprise 101, 5-8 iMovie, 6-8 Queston Everything, 6-8 Stress Ed (Mindfulness), 5-8 iPhoto, and 7-8 Kids Can Cook.  Also, Rhythm Rocks (Percussion Ensemble) is moving from Mondays to Friday!

Choice Hour reminders – please call 248-203-4625 or send in a note if your child is going to be absent from Choice Hour for any reason!  Students that do not have Choice Hour on any given day need to be picked up by 3:20 PM.  Students that do not have a Choice Hour class and are not picked up by 3:30 PM will be charged a $5.00 fee.

Thank you for always supporting the Choice Hour program!

 

PE UPDATES -4th QUARTER - MAY 18 THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 12:

Frishman, Seley, Maliszewski, and ParWall 4 will SWIM. Remember to bring a bag for suits, goggles and towels

Butzin, Davis, Harvath, and ParWall 3 will be in the GYM. Be sure that your child wears gym shoes-NO FLIP FLOPS

 

ATHLETICS UPDATES - for information away events and maps-visit http://bcsonline.info/athletics.html

Are You Interested in Playing Men's Soccer for the Fall 2015 Season at Seaholm?  

Captain’s Practices, Weight Room Time and Summer Camp at CMU are underway or in process of being scheduled. 

If you or your parents are not on the team e-mail distribution, please contact SeaholmBoysSoccer@gmail.com for more detailed information.

 

8TH GRADE BOYS: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SEAHOLM MEN’S WATER POLO?

Calling all middle and high schoolers interested in playing Seaholm men’s water polo next fall.  Head Coach Chalmers McGillivary and the current team members will be hosting an “Introduction to Water Polo” session at Seaholm High School on Saturday, May 30th, from 10 to noon.   Please bring a swim suit and towel and plan to join the team in the pool.  We will have pizza and drinks at the end of the session for all attendees.  Questions?  Julie Fream 248 631 9449

 

Are You Interested in Playing Men's Soccer for the Fall 2015 Season at Seaholm?  

Captain’s Practices, Weight Room Time and Summer Camp at CMU are underway or in process of being scheduled. 

If you or your parents are not on the team e-mail distribution, please contact SeaholmBoysSoccer@gmail.com for more detailed information.

 

BAND  and ORCHESTRA  INFORMATION  for 5th,6th ,7th,8th grades

Mrs Eliassen's wiki  Practice logs, Assessment schedules , private teacher options , 2014-15 Band calendar .

From Mrs Gillespie     2014-2015 Orchestra Calandar

A LETTER FROM MRS. ELIASSEN TO 5TH GRADE BAND PARENTS

Get the cameras ready. Your child will be featured in a song performed only by his/her section.

Sharing our music with our families in Concert form, is the most exciting event for musicians. The 5th Grade Band invites you and your extended families to their Spring Concert Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Here are some need to know items:

Afterglow

Families whose last name begins with A through R, please consider bringing a finger dessert or fruit (in a disposable container) to the concert for our Afterglow.  Please, no items that need to be cut. 

Families whose last name begins with S through Z, please bring individual ice tea, pop, juice boxes or 8 oz. water bottles to the concert for our Afterglow.  No liter containers please, as we are going to try to get by without pouring plastic cups.

Please drop them off on the reception tables in the cafeteria on your way into the Gym.  We need volunteers to set/organize the food on the tables as they are being dropped off.   We need volunteers to help clean the food area at the end of the evening.  VOLUNTEERS, PLEASE EMAIL ME.  THANK YOU

Performers attire

Black or Dark slacks or skirt

Black or Dark socks and shoes (no tennis shoes please)

White dress shirt or polo

Call time All performers should report to the band room. 

Percussion 6:30

Wind players 6:45

BARITONE  AND FRENCH HORN PLAYERS SHOULD BRING THE SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENT FROM HOME.  LEAVE IT IN THE BAND ROOM FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE (end of the year inventory must be done before I can redistribute the instruments for the summer….) EVERY INDIVDUAL COUNTS…. SO PRACTICE YOUR HEART OUT IF YOU HAVNEN’T ALREADY. See you on the 27th, Ms. E

 

CALLING ALL 8TH GRADE INSTRUMENTALISTS!

The Groves Band needs YOU!  You are requested to be a part of our group no matter your skill level.  All that we require is desire.  Please email or call Mr. Jeff Krum if you would like more information on the award-winning, world-travelling Groves Band!  Contact Mr. Krum at 231-250-6935 or jk16bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

 

THE  3/4  TEAM  NEWS 

3/4 SEMESTER 1 ART STUDENTS

The amazing Fish Plaques from art are in the media center. Please make arrangements to pick them up as soon as possible!

 

THE  5/6  TEAM  NEWS 

A REQUEST FROM THE BOTTLE GREENHOUSE GROUP

We are a group from the Joberts team. We want to build a greenhouse made out of 2 liter bottles. The purpose of this is because we want to help reduce the amount of people who are suffering from hunger in Birmingham. Our goal is to collect 1,600 bottles this year to build a bottle greenhouse. After we build the bottle greenhouse, we will plant fruits and vegetables and we will send the fruit and vegetables to Gleaners (a food bank for people facing hunger).

We need all the help we can get to build a bottle greenhouse. Teachers,could you please show your kids this video which explains the project.Please tell your kids the class that collects the most plastic bottles will win an ice cream or movie party. Students need to bring in 2 liter bottles with all the wrapping removed. Please tell your students to write their name, class, and grade on the bottle with a permanent marker. The collection bin will be outside the front office. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out. This is exciting! Thanks,The Bottle Greenhouse Group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac1L3iU9Hoo

 

THE  7/8  TEAM  NEWS

8TH GRADE CELEBRATION 

SAVE THE DATES:

Monday June 8 - Student rehearsal for graduation ceremony (2pm)

Tuesday June 9 - GRADUATION CEREMONY / DESSERT RECEPTION / FAREWELL DANCE (6:30pm - students arrive 6pm)

Thursday June 11 - Cedar Point trip

Friday June 12 - Farewell breakfast - last day of school (1/2 DAY)! AND All BCS 8th grade students invited to evening 8th grade celebration party... details to follow... save the date!

Questions? Please contact Lynnette Kennedy Ltkennedy38@gmail.com. or Karen Bierley kmbierley@gmail.com.

 

SEAHOLM HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FAIR

Incoming freshmen should check out the clubs and activities available at Seaholm High School by attending their annual spring activities fair. It will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 6-8PM in Seaholm’s Gym. Click here for more information.

 

CALLING ALL 8TH GRADE INSTRUMENTALISTS!

The Groves Band needs YOU!  You are requested to be a part of our group no matter your skill level.  All that we require is desire.  Please email or call Mr. Jeff Krum if you would like more information on the award-winning, world-travelling Groves Band!  Contact Mr. Krum at 231-250-6935 or jk16bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

 

8TH GRADE BOYS: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SEAHOLM MEN’S WATER POLO?

Calling all middle and high schoolers interested in playing Seaholm men’s water polo next fall.  Head Coach Chalmers McGillivary and the current team members will be hosting an “Introduction to Water Polo” session at Seaholm High School on Saturday, May 30th, from 10 to noon.   Please bring a swim suit and towel and plan to join the team in the pool.  We will have pizza and drinks at the end of the session for all attendees.  Questions?  Julie Fream 248 631 9449

 

Are You Interested in Playing Men's Soccer for the Fall 2015 Season at Seaholm?  

Captain’s Practices, Weight Room Time and Summer Camp at CMU are underway or in process of being scheduled. 

If you or your parents are not on the team e-mail distribution, please contact SeaholmBoysSoccer@gmail.com for more detailed information.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS…………          

THANKS A BILLION – TARGET DONATES TO EDUCATION

Say thanks to a teacher and Target will give $25 to our school! Your message will help reach Targets goal of giving $1 billion to education. Learn more here

 

2015 ELEMENTARY ACADEMIC SUMMER SCHOOL-at Groves High School    click  Academic Review

Math & Reading Review (Grades K-5) -July 20–August 7 --Monday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Each class is taught by a BPS district teacher and covers the math and reading curriculum set for that specific grade level by Birmingham Public Schools.

This program is designed for students who could benefit from review and reinforcement of math and reading skills. 

Please register by June 1, 2015 so that our summer staff can communicate with your child’s current teacher on how to best meet your student’s individual needs. -  cost $385.00

Exiting 5th graders who like a challenge may enroll in advanced math and/or reading at Seaholm High School

(June 16-July 2).

Register by May 29, 2015 to receive discounted tuition on these classes!

To register or find more information on these offerings, please visit www.communityed.net  or call (248) 203-3800.

 

INTERESTED IN CHEERLEADING    click CHEER

Birmingham Community Education Presents…Middle School Cheerleading-Program Dates: August 24 – October 31

Register at www.communityed.net or call (248) 203-3800.Space is Limited!  Register early!

 Registration is NOW OPEN to current 7th grade students!

Beginning May 1, registration will open to current 6th graders.

Beginning June 1, registration will open to current 5th graders.

Registration Closes - July 1, 2015 

*For the best experience, Covington students should register for the squad that is affiliated most closely with their future high school.  Students that plan to attend Seaholm should register for the Derby Squad and students that plan to attend Groves should register for the Berkshire Squad. Attendees may arrive at any time during the open-house-style event. Please use the Conference Center entrance on Hospital Drive, on the Oakland County Campus.

 

For additional District and Event News, Athletics Community Sports Groups Information

Click   BPS District eNews

 

To review the District’s Non-Discrimination policy, click here