January 22, 2017

Hello BCS!

 

It was another great week at BCS!  If you haven’t “liked” Birmingham Covington School on Facebook yet, please do so and check out some pictures from the week including the pictures of the 7/8 students in Washington D.C.  Part of that visit included them witnessing the Presidential Inauguration where they made the news.  Check out our students on the news at the Presidential Inauguration!  Just a reminder that this Friday (1/27/17) is a half day of school for students with dismissal at 11:30 AM.  Buses run at 11:30 AM as there is no Choice Hour on half days.

 

The BCS PTSA & BBFA are co-sponsoring an important parent form on “Allowing Your Child to Face Adversity” presented by Julie Fisher this Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the BCS media center.  It’s hard to allow your child to fail at anything but allowing your child to fail often leads to them learning how to succeed. Parents will learn how failure and success are linked and how that link affects academic and future success.  Be sure to attend this FREE event in the BCS media center.  Click on the flyer with all the details.

 

Finally, it’s Showtime at BCS! BCS Theater Production presents My Son Pinocchio, Jr. Be sure to catch one or all of the shows performed by our BCS thespians.  Following are the dates and times.

·         Wednesday, January 25, 4:30PM (Student tickets are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE)

·         Thursday, January 26, 7PM

·         Friday, January 27, 7PM

All shows are in the BCS Cafeteria!  For questions Email theatrebcs@gmail.com.  Let the shows begin!

 

BCS is a great place to be!  We look forward to another great week of learning.

 

Wishing you well,

Mark Morawski

mmorawski@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Twitter: @mark_morawski #BCSLearns

WordPress: https://learnleadlove.wordpress.com/

 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for important text reminders by texting @bcsf to the number 81010 or click here to sign up.

 

Character Connections Word of the week: PERSEVERANCE

Infuse this word into your conversations and share these quotes with your children as a character education focus.  There will be a new word every two weeks.

·         “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

·         “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

·         “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

 

BCS BLAST AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

The auction committee is requesting your support.  Even though our children attend the same school, we each have a unique community; be that work or social.  We are respectfully asking you to solicit participation from those individuals in the form of auction donations.  We appreciate any contribution, but would most greatly benefit from:  Restaurant gift cards, Hotel stays, Jewelry, Shopping/Retail gift cards, Spa/salon services, Sports tickets, and Theatre tickets. Thank you for continuing to make BCS a great place to be.

 
Your Blast & Auction Chair,
Ryan Abney & Jennifer Peterson
rabney1@me.com

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE – Week of January 23-January 29

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

Monday, January 23

·         7-8AM 6-8 Girls Volleyball Tryouts (Gym)

·         7:45-8:20AM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tickets On Sale (outside of the Media Center)

·         3:20-4:20PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tickets On Sale (outside of the Media Center)

·         3:20-5PM Boys Swim Practice

·         4:10-9PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tech Rehearsal (ALL CAST & CREW)

·         7-9PM District PTA Meeting (Hosted by BCS - Media Center)

Tuesday, January 24

·         7-8AM 6-8 Girls Volleyball Tryouts (Gym)

·         7:45-8:20AM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tickets On Sale (outside of the Media Center)

·         3:20-4:20PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tickets On Sale (outside of the Media Center)

·         3:20-6PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Tech Rehearsal (ALL CAST & CREW)

·         4:15-5:30PM Boys Swim Practice

·         6:30-9PM Seaholm 8th Grade Parent Curriculum Night (Seaholm Auditorium)

·         6:30-8PM BCS Parent Forum “Allowing Your Child to Face Adversity” (Media Center)

Wednesday, January 25

·         7-8AM 6-8 Girls Volleyball Tryouts (Gym)

·         3:20-5PM Boys Swim Practice

·         4:30PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Performance - Student Tickets are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

Thursday, January 26

·         4:15-5:30PM Boys Swim Practice

·         7PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Performance - Get your tickets in advance!

Friday, January 27

·         Wright State University Science Olympiad Invitational

·         Half Day - Dismissal at 11:30AM

·         7PM “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Performance - Get your tickets in advance!

Saturday, January 28

·         Wright State University Science Olympiad Invitational

·         9-11AM Saturday School at Berkshire

Sunday, January 29

 

ALL  BCS NEWS

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BE SURE AND VISIT   http://bcsonline.info 

 

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IT'S SHOWTIME! BCS PRESENTS MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. SHOW DATES: JANUARY 25, 26 & 27. 

Tickets are on sale:

·         Monday, January 23 from 7:45-8:20AM AND 3:20-4:20PM

·         Tuesday, January 24 from 7:45-8:20AM AND 3:20-4:20PM

SHOW DATES:

·         Wednesday, January 25, 4:30PM (Student tickets are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE)

·         Thursday, January 26, 7PM

·         Friday, January 27, 7PM

All shows are in the BCS Cafeteria!

Questions?  Email theatrebcs@gmail.com

 

ALLOWING YOUR CHILD TO FACE ADVERSITY

The BCS PTSA & BBFA are co-sponsoring this parent form on Allowing Your Child to Face Adversity” presented by Julie Fisher on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30-8:00 PM.  It’s hard to allow your child to fail at anything but allowing your child to fail often leads to them learning how to succeed. Parents will learn how failure and success are linked and how that link affects academic and future success.  Be sure to attend this FREE event in the BCS media center.  Click on the flyer with all the details.

 

BCS GEOGRAPHY BEE IS COMING!

Monday, January 30th, 2016

BCS students in grades 4-8 are eligible to compete in a school-wide Geography Bee on Monday, January 30th at 3:30 p.m.  in the BCS Staff Development Room.  BCS teacher Leon Braisted  will moderate the event. 

·         The first round of competition will end at approximately 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.  The final ten contestants will stay afterward to compete for the championship.

·         Students competing must be prepared to stay past dismissal time and arrange fortransportation home.   School busses will have already left BCS.

·         There is no fee for this competition.

·         To sign up, please RSVP on this SignUp Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4BAEAD2EA13-2017

·         Study resources and rules can be found at the following National Geographic web site link:  http://nationalgeographic.org/bee/study

Please direct any questions to parent Nicole Corum at nikkifu@aol.com

 

YEARBOOK 8TH GRADE RECOGNITION ADS DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline to purchase 8th grade recognition ads was December 31st, but has now been extended to February 1, 2017! There will NOT be another extension. Yearbook recognition ads can ONLY be designed and purchased online (purchase and design happens at the same time). Click on the ad purchase and design link today! Questions? Email Mrs. Bassett at cbassett@birmingham.k12.mi.us

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION 

Please collect and submit your Box Tops for Education to the box marked with the Box Tops logo in the office on the credenza.  This program is a great way to raise funds for BCS.  Each one is worth 10 cents when our school redeems them.  We collect throughout the school year, but the fall submission deadline is a few weeks away, so please send in whatever you have saved to date.

 

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR AMAZON SMILE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BCS!  

There is no cost to you.  It only takes a few minutes to sign up.  Happy Shopping!!  

·         Go to smile.amazon.com, Search for “Birmingham Covington 3-8 PTSA” to select BCS as your charity on your Amazon account

·         Whenever you shop Amazon, go to the smile.amazon.com website.  It has the same merchandise at the same prices as the regular Amazon website

 

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Purchase your 2016-17 BCS Yearbook! In order to make the yearbook purchasing process easier, we are suggesting that orders be placed online! Purchase your yearbook online!. Paper order forms are also available in the office. Contact Mrs. Bassett with yearbook questions at cbassett@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

 

3/4 UPDATES

STRIDE RUNNING CLUB

BCS is pleased to announce the return of our 3-5 Boys Running Club STRIDE! This awesome after school program is a great way to get active and make some new friends! Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking to improve your form or a novice interested in an opportunity to stay healthy and fit, BCS STRIDE has a place for you! For more information and instructions on registration please follow the link below. http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcscommunitynews/files/2016/12/BCSSTRIDEFlyer-2-1et7wn4.pdf

 

5/6 UPDATES

WINTER II ATHLETICS REGISTRATION IS NOW ACTIVE & OPEN TO ALL 6TH GRADERS

New this school year is the addition of 6th graders on the 7th grade Girls Volleyball Team and Boys Swim Team. From the website: UPDATE AUG 2016: Starting fall 2016, 6th graders will be allowed to be full members of any team or individual sport at BCS.  Sixth grade students may be on the roster, but no 7th or 8th grade student will be cut to make room for a 6th grade student.

 

Girls Volleyball Team: Please consider signing your 6th or 7th grade daughter up for the BCS 6/7 Volleyball Team. Tryouts are next Monday, January 23rd thru Wednesday, January 25th from 7am to 8am in the BCS gym. Registration is online at [www.bpsregister.com]www.bpsregister.com. A current year physical, one dated on or after April 15, 2016, needs to be on file in the BCS office for your child to be issued an Orange slip. If you have any questions about eligibility please contact Kathy Juriga at 248-203-4444.

 

Boys’ Swim Team: This year, 6th grade boys swim as full members for points alongside the 7th and 8th graders. Practices begin this Monday, January 25th from 3:25pm to 5:00pm. More information is available in Mr. Johansson’s and Mr. Brown’s Swim Team Letter. You child will automatically be placed in the Swim Team Choice Hour on Monday’s and Wednesday’s upon registration. Registration is online at [www.bpsregister.com]www.bpsregister.com. A current year physical, one dated on or after April 15, 2016, needs to be on file in the BCS office for your child to be issued an Orange slip. If you have any questions about eligibility please contact Kathy Juriga at 248-203-4444.

STRIDE RUNNING CLUB

BCS is pleased to announce the return of our 3-5 Boys Running Club STRIDE! This awesome after school program is a great way to get active and make some new friends! Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking to improve your form or a novice interested in an opportunity to stay healthy and fit, BCS STRIDE has a place for you! For more information and instructions on registration please follow the link below. http://blogs.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcscommunitynews/files/2016/12/BCSSTRIDEFlyer-2-1et7wn4.pdf

 

7/8 UPDATES

SEAHOLM 8TH GRADE PARENT CURRICULUM NIGHT

Seaholm High School looks forward to welcoming parents on January 24, 2017 to 8th Grade Curriculum Night at 7:00 PM.  This program will provide parents with information regarding high school requirements, electives and general curriculum information, presented by the department chairpersons, counselor and administration.  Those parents interested in learning more about our English/social studies and Flexible Scheduling programs should arrive at 6:30 PM in the back of the auditorium to hear a presentation that will be helpful in making the decision on which program to choose in grade 9.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

GRADE 8-12 MATH CURRICULUM APPROVAL

From Marcia Wilkinson, Director of Communications and Family Engagment

Our board of education has approved some important adjustments to our math curriculum through the introduction of integrated mathematics.  This change will affect students currently enrolled in 7th grade Advanced Math, 8th grade College Prep Math, and high school Pre-Algebra at this time. Integrated math is a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students that is wide-spread internationally and is growing in practice on the national level. Quite simply, integrated math refers to the organization of the mathematics being learned.  When algebra and geometry are taught as separate courses, students often fail to understand the connections between the two disciplines.  Integrated mathematics programs reshuffle the concepts of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 to present mathematics in a coherent manner, with greater opportunities to investigate problem solving, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and data analysis in meaningful ways.   Additionally, students are provided with multiple opportunities to learn concepts over time, thereby allowing additional exposure to make connections, achieve content mastery, and apply concepts. For more information about the integrated mathematics program, please see the FAQs posted on the district home page at www.birmingham.k12.mi.us   Information will also be available at the 8th grade parent meetings held at each high school .  Additional opportunities to learn more will take place on:

·         January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Groves Little Theater

·         January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Seaholm Little Theater

·         February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Berkshire Cafeteria

·         February 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Derby Media Center

·         January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the BPS Education and Administration Building located at 31301 Evergreen, adjacent to Groves High School. 

Thank you for your interest and your ongoing support of our students.

 

FUTURE GIRLS GROVES BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Join the Lady Falcons for a night filled with fun, snacks, giveaways, and an awesome halftime activity on Tuesday, January 24th, at 5:30 PM in the Groves Gym.

 

ATTENTION BOYS SOCCER PLAYERS & PARENTS!

Interested in playing soccer at Seaholm in the Fall? Please register your contact information by clicking on the Player Sign-Up link in the upper banner at www.seaholmboyssoccer.com. Summer camp dates are confirmed and other information will be shared.

 

ATHLETICS UPDATES

WINTER II GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Winter II season tryouts begin Monday, January 23, 2017

8th Grade Tryouts:

·         Monday, Jan. 23 from 7:00am to 8:00am

·         Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 7:00am to 8:00am

·         Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7:00am to 8:00am - Team announcement

7th Grade Tryouts:

·         Monday, Jan. 23 from 7:00am to 8:00am

·         Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 7:00am to 8:00am

·         Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7:00am to 8:00am - Team announcement

Players will be given an envelope before the end of the school day on Wednesday, January 25 with their status on the team.

First Week Practice:

Both teams will practice on Thurs. Jan. 26 & Fri. Jan. 27 from 7:00am to 8:00am.

 

WINTER II BOYS SWIMMING

Tryouts: None. Season starts Monday, 1/23/2017, 3:20 to 5:00pm

Practice: Monday / Wednesday 3:25pm - 5:00 pm (Choice Hour), Tuesday / Thursday / Friday 4:15pm - 5:30pm

 

WINTER II ATHLETICS REGISTRATION IS NOW ACTIVE & OPEN TO ALL 6TH GRADERS

New this school year is the addition of 6th graders on the 7th grade Girls Volleyball Team and Boys Swim Team. From the website: UPDATE AUG 2016: Starting fall 2016, 6th graders will be allowed to be full members of any team or individual sport at BCS.  Sixth grade students may be on the roster, but no 7th or 8th grade student will be cut to make room for a 6th grade student.

 

Girls Volleyball Team: Please consider signing your 6th or 7th grade daughter up for the BCS 6/7 Volleyball Team. Tryouts are next Monday, January 23rd thru Wednesday, January 25th from 7am to 8am in the BCS gym. Registration is online at [www.bpsregister.com]www.bpsregister.com. A current year physical, one dated on or after April 15, 2016, needs to be on file in the BCS office for your child to be issued an Orange slip. If you have any questions about eligibility please contact Kathy Juriga at 248-203-4444.

 

Boys’ Swim Team: This year, 6th grade boys swim as full members for points alongside the 7th and 8th graders. Practices begin this Monday, January 25th from 3:25pm to 5:00pm. More information is available in Mr. Johansson’s and Mr. Brown’s Swim Team Letter. You child will automatically be placed in the Swim Team Choice Hour on Monday’s and Wednesday’s upon registration. Registration is online at [www.bpsregister.com]www.bpsregister.com. A current year physical, one dated on or after April 15, 2016, needs to be on file in the BCS office for your child to be issued an Orange slip. If you have any questions about eligibility please contact Kathy Juriga at 248-203-4444.

 

MEDIA CENTER UPDATE

BIRBERY UPDATE

Birbery Reading Program book clubs begin this week with Freedom Over Me and Ghosts during both 5/6 and 7/8 lunches on Tuesday, January 24.  Students should bring their lunch to the Media Center and come ready to talk about the books.  Reminder – students must attend two of the five book clubs to be eligible for participation in the Quiz Bowl.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The BCS Library Media Center is looking for parent volunteers.  We need your help with: assisting students at library centers, checking in and checking out books, helping students locate materials, shelving & organizing, and processing new books.  No experience necessary – training provided! 

Sign up to help at: http://tinyurl.com/bcslibraryvolunteer (Sign Up Genius)

Questions?  Email the librarian, Ann Truesdell, at atruesdell@birmingham.k12.mi.us

 

PE UPDATES

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 - FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

Jumprope For Heart - All classes in the GYM

For the complete year schedule, click BCS 3/4 PE Schedule.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS…

NEED SOME HOME ON HOMEWORK OR A PROJECT?

Come to BPS Saturday School at Berkshire Middle School from 9-11 AM.  Students can get help on their work from a NHS high school student and it’s free!  For more information, click BPS Saturday School. Also, sign up for reminders and/or closings for BPS Saturday School: text the message @satschool to 81010.  Saturday School sessions for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

·         January: 28

·         February: 4, 11

·         March: 4, 11, 18, 25

·         April: 22, 29

·         May: 6, 13, 20

 

SPAGHETTI DINNER & SILENT AUCTION FOR ELLA CAI BLONSKY

Volunteers from Birmingham Schools are coming together to host a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to be held Tuesday, January 24th from 4:30-7:30pm at Derby Middle School. As you know, there is a BCS Parent Forum this same night at 6:30, so if attend the forum and can’t make the Spaghetti Dinner, you can donate at the following link: https://www.crowdrise.com/ellacainstrong 

OR 

You and your family can plan to attend this important event being held to raise money to help pay for cancer treatments, and other expenses for Ella Blonsky.  Ella is a 6th grader at Derby who was diagnosed back in the fall with Synomial Sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer.  She is currently entering her 4th round of chemo and will be undergoing proton radiation treatments.  These specialized treatments will be taking place at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  The associated, uncovered expenses are great, including necessary travel and lodgings for her family.  Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be sold in the BCS, Derby and Harlan offices starting, Monday, January 9th.  Tickets for can be purchased for $10 (children 4-10 years of age can be purchased for $5).  Cash or checks written to Derby Middle School will be accepted.
OR
Join the Meal Train for Ella Blonsky's Family:  A sign up to provide home cooked meals daily to the family has been established at this link.  Ella's siblings, including Harlan 4th graders, Ava and Zack, remain here at home, and the comfort of a home cooked meal is an easy and welcomed form of support.  Please click on this to select an available date:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/md0kek/journal/. For questions, contact BCS parent Kimber Bishop Yanke at girlsempowered@aol.com.

 

CHOOSING HOPE: MOVING FORWARD FROM LIFE’S DARKEST HOURS

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Groves High School – Auditorium

20500 W. 13 Mile Road

Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Join Wish Upon a Teen and Birmingham Public Schools to meet author Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis. Roig-DeBellis, the Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who in December of 2014 saved the lives of fifteen first graders during the shooting siege. Author of the book Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours” and founder and executive Director of Classes 4 Classes, Inc., focuses on helping K-8 children combat bullying and learn compassion, caring, kindness and empathy. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Purchase tickets online at https://choosinghope.eventbrite.com All proceeds go directly to Wish Upon a Teen.

 

SAVE THE DATE! MAPLE MOTION DANCE CLINIC

The Seaholm Maple Motion Winter Dance Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, January 26. Girls and Boys, ages K -12, are invited to join us for an afternoon of non-stop dancing and fun! Look for a registration form coming home soon with your child or find one on our website: http://seaholmmaplemotiondance.weebly.com/dance-clinics.html. Go MaMo!

 

PRETTY BROWN GIRL PROGRAM

This program and curriculum promotes positive self-esteem and confidence for girls of color in grades 4 – 12.  The program starts in late January on Saturdays at Berkshire Middle School from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 A.M.  The program will be facilitated by a BPS teacher.  Pretty Brown girls guides girls through a self-discovery journey.  The cost is $125 for a ten week session.  To determine interest, we are asking that you email mwilkinson@birmingham.k12.mi.us

 

BBFA BOOK CLUB

Join BBFA for a book club with a focus on parenting. Our first book will be: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckIn this brilliant book, Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we approach our goals. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are far less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and mentorship. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am, Bloomfield Township Public Library (1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township) Facilitator: Michelle Miletic, LMSW. RSVP or Questions: Email: info@bbfaprevention.org, Phone: (248) 419-2380. There is no charge to attend the discussion. See the BBFA Book Club Flyer.

 

FRIENDS OF DIFFERENT LEARNERS FEBRUARY MEETING

Cyber World: The Power and the Peril with author and speaker Kevin Roberts

Kevin is a recovering video game addict, expert on internet addiction and ADHD. He is the author of Cyber Junkie and a dynamic speaker who uses his own experiences and educational knowledge to help transform lives and change others behaviors. Parents and children are encouraged to attend. All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone

February 2, 2017

7PM BCS Media Center

See the February FODL Flyer

 

JOIN THE BIRMINGHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION AT THE UNABASHED BASH

February 11, 2017

You're invited to join the Birmingham Education Foundation at the Townsend Hotel for an evening in celebration of our schools. The 16th Annual Unabashed Bash will feature dinner, dancing, auctions and fun, all to raise money for our schools! Tickets are $175 each and can be purchased by clicking at the link below, or by calling the BEF office at 248-203-3030. We hope you can join us!

https://supportbef.ejoinme.org/Bash2017

The BEF is still accepting sponsorships and auction items for the event. If you or your business is interested in supporting our schools through the Bash, please contact Executive Director, Alison Hendry by calling 248-203-3030 or emailing her at bef@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

 

BEAUMONT FREE STUDENT HEART CHECK

When: 2/11/17
Location: Seaholm High School Gym
Open To: All BPS students age 13-18
Registration: 
www.Beaumont.org/student-heart-check
Questions: (248) 551-5707 or jennifer.shea@beaumont.org

This program will fill to capacity.  You are encouraged to register right away.

Every year, students die from sudden cardiac arrest due to abnormal heart structure or abnormal rhythms. To help detect young people who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, Beaumont offers free heart checks to high school students that include:

·         medical history evaluation

·         blood pressure check

·         physical examination

·         electrocardiogram, or ECG

·         echocardiogram, quick look

This type of cardiac screening is generally not included in the routine physical required before participating in school sports. The Student Heart Check is designed for students ages 13 to 18. Younger children are not typically screened because structural abnormalities including abnormal heart muscle thickening, which is the most common cause of sudden death in the United States, do not become apparent until later in adolescence.

Here are some helpful links.

·         Letter to BPS Parents from Beaumont: Beaumont Letter - pdf

·         Informational Flyer: Flyer - pdf

·         YouTube Video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu86iAgeN2A

 

BIRMINGHAM STUDENTS INVITED TO SKATE WITH THE BIRMINGHAM UNIFIED JV HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM

The Birmingham Unified Hockey program is opening a practice to current 7th through 10th grade BPS students. The BU JV Kings will run through some of their typical drills and JV Head Coach Grant Ehlert will be available for questions. Several members of the BU Booster Board will also be on hand to answer questions about the overall program.  If you think you might be interested in playing hockey in high school, we invite you to come out and take a look at our program. Players from all experience levels, from house to AAA, are welcome.  Please register for this FREE event so we can gauge how many people we will have on the ice and so we can size our pizza order. There is no fee to skate, and the pizza is our treat!

Troy Ice Sports Center - 1819 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083

Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:40 - 4:50 pm, pizza and parents information session to follow in the upstairs conference room.

Full hockey equipment is required. To register, go to www.buvarsity.com and click on the registration tab. Please contact Mike Zainea with any questions   MAZainea@comcast.net

 

SPRING IS COMING! BIRMINGHAM GIRLS SOFTBALL RETURNS FOR ITS 18TH SEASON

Last year, 28 teams consisting of over 300 players helped BGS make it our most successful season ever!  Online registration is now open at www.birminghamsoftball.com.  BGS is a community-based, non-profit organization providing girls ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to play organized recreational softball.  BGS is open to all girls interested in playing softball for the first time and those with prior experience looking to build on and develop skills needed to play the game for years to come.  All that is required is a positive attitude!  Please see our website for important dates and League contact information.  For League sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeff Weber at jweb666@me.com.

 

OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS TO OFFER SUMMER STEM CAMPS

Registration starts Feb 1 for one week summer camps. See more information on the STEM Summer Camp Flyer.

 

From the Office of Specialized Instruction & Student Services: Parents please see this months newsletter.

 

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

 

Review the District's Non-Discrimination Policy

 

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