Saturday, March 30, 2013
The inaugural athletic teams for the new Bloomfield Hills High School will start to form on Aug. 14.
The snow is finally off the ground, and Spring Sports tryouts in West Bloomfield were barely two weeks ago, but Aug. 14 will be an important date to mark down on the calendar if you're interested in being a Bloomfield Hills High School Black Hawk next fall. The initial Black Hawks football team, which began before-school meetings this month, will begin formal tryouts on Aug. 12. Anyone interested should make sure to have a valid physical performed on or after April 15 of this year, so it will be on file well before the first day of tryouts. With all the changes coming with the merged Bloomfield Hills High School next fall, it's not too early to start thinking about becoming part of the first sports teams in school history. Given what you …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Members of the inaugural Bloomfield Hills High School football program are invited to participate in early team-building experience.
March Madness won't start until Thursday for most college basketball fans. Unless they're football players in the Bloomfield Hills Schools this week. Coaches and staff of the new Bloomfield Hills High School will get a jump on the inaugural season of Black Hawks football with a series of early-morning gatherings for players and those interested in joining the varsity, junior varsity or freshman squads next fall. Students are welcome to meet at Lahser High School at 6 a.m. today for an hour gathering, dubbed 'March Madness.' The events are scheduled to continue between 6-7 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: The program hosted its first official meeting for interested students and parents last month at the Andover Media Center. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The final sessions for each current grade level affected by next year's merger of Andover and Lahser high schools begin tonight.
Though second semester just got under way in the Bloomfield Hills Schools, there's already a significant level of focus from parents, teachers and administrators on the fall of 2013 and the official start of the new Bloomfield Hills High School. And understandably so. The district's transition plan has the current Lahser High School housing students in 10th through 12th grades in what will become known as the 'main' Bloomfield Hills High School campus. Ninth grade students will be at Hickory Grove, or the 9th grade campus. To help parents navigate the transition to the new high school facility, which won’t be completed on the current Andover site until 2015, the Bloomfield Hills Schools scheduled a series of forums broken up by student …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Designers show members of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education and the public what a 21st Century education experience will look like.
The new Bloomfield Hills High School reached a major milestone Thursday as designers and construction officials presented their final schematic for what the new building will look like when ready in 2015. Representatives from architects SHW Group and construction engineers from Barton Malow showcased both the exterior and interior of the building on the Andover High School site that will house roughly 1,600 students, to the board and members of the public gathered at the Doyle Center. Both Andover and Lahser high schools will officially merge next fall and will be located at the Lahser and Hickory Grove buildings during a two-year transition period. "It's very exciting now because it’s starting to take shape and look like something," …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The school district will host two sessions for each current grade level affected by next year's merger of Andover and Lahser high schools.
Though the 2012-13 school year is barely underway, there’s understandably a significant amount of focus on the fall of 2013 and the official start of the new Bloomfield Hills High School. The current Lahser High School will house students in 10th through 12th grade in what will become known as the 'main' Bloomfield Hills High School campus. Ninth grade students will be at Hickory Grove. To help parents navigate the transition to the new high school facility, which won’t be completed on the current Andover site until 2015, the Bloomfield Hills Schools scheduled a series of forums beginning next month that will stretch into February. The forums will be broken up by student grade level to make each more manageable and effective in …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Readers Should Begin Anticipating What Happens After Tuesday.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Like many Patch readers, I will be voting YES on May 8th, 2012. Positions are now firmly established so I only urge everyone to mark the date and get to the polls. I also urge Patch readers to begin anticipating what happens after May 8th. I have been very frustrated at times with the mode of argument adopted by some no voters and members of 20/20 in particular. But, as far as I can tell, most members of 20/20 are interested, like many of us, in the reform of public education. Public education itself is under severe attack – not by those who want reform but by those who want it abolished completely. This is not hyperbole. On May 1st, when many of us were wrangling over how we could afford to renovate Andover to help with high school …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Private school parent finds some common misconceptions when talking to neighbors
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I was walking my neighborhood today trying to share the importance of voting on May 8th & I was utterly surprised by how many of our neighbors are misinformed about the May 8th vote. Here are some common misperceptions: Jeff Zupancic, Bloomfield Hills
Monday, April 30, 2012
Bloomfield Hills students from all grades will join administrators at a special ceremony to announce the unified high school's new identity.
After weeks of anticipation, the Bloomfield Hills Schools will unveil the new Bloomfield Hills High School logo Monday in a ceremony that will include students from every building, K-10th grade. Andover and Lahser high schools are merging for the fall of 2013, and students will be known as Black Hawks, after a bird of prey. Monday's logo choice will reflect a student vote for a new identity among three finalists submitted from the general community. They are attached to this story. Students between the 5th and 10th grades voted after a mascot adjudication committee, which was supervised by art departments at the current high schools, evaluated all the entries. Some administrators have known the results for weeks, but have not spoiled the …