Friday, April 26, 2013
The American School Counselor Association award recognizes 'comprehensive, data-driven' school counseling programs.
Orchard Lake Middle School counselors Felicia Neumann and Lauren Field will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a July 2 ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. The RAMP designation, awarded to schools whose counseling programs align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and creating an exemplary educational environment. More than 450 schools have received the RAMP designation since the program’s inception. Only one other school in Michigan has ever been honored. “This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Citing the Williams sisters' triumphant tennis careers as an inspiration, Solomon competes against high school girls as part of regular practice.
Do you know our next Whiz Kid? West Bloomfield Patch welcomes suggestions for students, youth groups and even sports teams who wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or email the information to editor Tim.Rath@patch.com. Please include all these details:
Friday, May 11, 2012
Judge Diane D'Agostini of the 48th District Court spoke with students from Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield Friday.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
For her Bat Mitzvah project, Melissa Strome involved the community in her cause.
Every week, Patch spotlights young people in the West Bloomfield community who are successful, talented and just plain awesome. We're pleased to introduce this week's Whiz Kid: Do you know a special young person in the community who deserves a round of applause because he volunteers instead of playing video games after school? Or maybe your daughter's science club is trying to challenge the way we think about the energy crisis? Or maybe your son's lacrosse team won its first game in three years? Everyone deserves a little attention, and we want to tell these stories. So email your Whiz Kid nominations to Editor Tim Rath at Tim.Rath@Patch.com. Please include the name, age, school, achievement and key to awesomeness, as well as a photo. Then…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The split-cast show will go on 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Even though it's only Tuesday, it's never too early to start planning ahead for next weekend. We are going to pick some of the fun and interesting events daily to help you plan and count down until it's the weekend again. Our pick: OLMS students open Peter Pan Where: West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield When: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday Why go: Orchard Lake Middle School's spring musical, Peter Pan, is opening on Friday night with a second show scheduled for Saturday. One performance in the split-cast show will be led by eighth-grader Seth Betman, and another will be led by Mara Soverinsky as the title character. Tickets are available for $10 over the phone (248-865-4480) or at the door if possible.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Seth Betman and Mara Soverinsky said that the Orchard Lake Middle School's split-cast production opening March 23 offers a unique take on a fun character.
Each week, West Bloomfield Patch features students doing amazing things in their schools and in their communities. This week, we're proud to feature two students: Do you know our next Whiz Kid? West Bloomfield Patch welcomes suggestions for students, youth groups and even sports teams who wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or email the information to editor Tim.Rath@patch.com. Please include all these details:
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The West Bloomfield High School boys varsity swimming and diving team kicks off this season tonight against Rochester Adams.
Looking to keep up with your favorite in prep sports action today? Check out what's on the schedule for high school athletes from West Bloomfield for Thursday, Dec. 8. Girls basketball Boys swimming and diving Ice hockey Boys basketball Boys basketball Girls basketball Is your student athlete playing in one of today's games? Do you have a camera? Send us a snapshot of the game and the final score and we'll post it on Patch!
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Abbott Eagles and the OLMS Vikings boys basketball teams will tip off this afternoon.
Looking to keep up with your favorite in prep sports action today? Check out what's on the schedule for high school athletes from West Bloomfield for Monday, Dec. 5. Boys basketball Boys basketball Is your student athlete playing in one of today's games? Do you have a camera? Send us a snapshot of the game and the final score and we'll post it on Patch!
Friday, September 9, 2011
The West Bloomfield teacher and Farmington Hills resident said she intends to use her successful swim as a learning tool for the rest of her career.
Since completing her lifelong dream of swimming the English Channel last month, teacher Jenny Birmelin has rededicated herself to inspiring her students at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, where she has taught mathematics since 2003. As the Farmington resident instructed a sixth-grade class on the second day of school Thursday, Birmelin saw a group of children who were trying to get acclimated to new surroundings. Addressing the students by the names of their former elementary school—“Monica, a Green Gator”—Birmelin worked to make the students feel comfortable by bringing back what was already familiar to them. It’s an idea from which she benefited during her 28.04-mile swim Aug. 20, as she was accompanied by companion …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Birmelin swam the Channel in 11 hours, 31 minutes and 7 seconds Saturday, recording the 414th-fastest time out of 1,651 solo swims.
West Bloomfield teacher Jennifer Birmelin successfully swam the English Channel on Saturday with a time of 11 hours, 31 minutes and 7 seconds. Birmelin left Shakespeare Beach near Dover, England, at 4:05 a.m. GMT (12:05 a.m. EST) Saturday and arrived in Wissant, France, at 3:36 p.m. GMT (11:36 a.m. EST) to record the 414th-fastest time out of 1,651 solo swims. It was the culminating event in a lifetime of swimming for 34-year-old Birmelin, a mathematics teacher at Orchard Lake Middle School, Farmington Hills resident and a 1995 graduate of Farmington Hills Harrison High School. "I've been in pursuit of many things during many stages of my life ... Every training swim or race was different and each of them provided lessons to prepare for …