Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
The Oakland Schools African American Male Task Force will host a launch event on Tuesday, Sept. 26. A screening of the film "13th" will be shown, followed by a panel discussion focused on stopping the school-to-prison pipeline. Panel members include a police officer, school representatives, an ACLU Attorney and a member of the ADL. The event will be held at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. Register for the screening here.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
The Groves Football Team is planning to recognize First Responders and Military (active & retired) Personnel at their home game on Thursday, Sept. 28. Free admission with ID will be offered for those personnel. Those attending will be recognized during the pre-game activities. The Groves stadium is located 20500 W. 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Learn more about the BPS Spring Break College Tour happening April 2-8, 2018 at an informative parent meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The College Tour will include trips to Howard University, Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University, Hampton University, Central State University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Norfolk State University and Wooster College. Cost for the April tour is $725 and includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, five nights of lodging, college and culture tours, National Museum of African American History visit, scholarship information sessions, meals and additional recreational visits. The tour is sponsored by the Birmingham African-American Family Network. The informative parent meeting will take place at the BPS Education and Administration Center, 31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills. Join the parent meeting by phone at 712.775.7031; Access Code 217-044-663 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
The Friends of Different Learners will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will focus on the Third Grade Reading Bill: Roles and responsibilities of parents and administrators. Meetings are held at Birmingham Covington School, 1525 Covington Road in Bloomfield Hills.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Seaholm High School Auditorium
2436 W. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009
BPS and Collegewise Detroit invite the community to a viewing of the documentary “Angst,” moderated by Gretchen Moran Marsh, Ph.D. Angst is a 2017 documentary that examines anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. It features relatable interviews with children and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and includes a cameo by Michael Phelps. A Panel discussion will follow the screening, offering time for questions. Learn more about Angst here.
Birmingham Public Schools is committed to the environment and strives to be a good steward of the land within its jurisdiction and to use appropriate Best Management Practices to contribute to the improvement of water quality within the Rouge River Watershed where the district is located. Birmingham Public Schools encourages all students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors to get involved through opportunities provided by the local watershed groups including The Rouge River Watershed and the Clinton River Watershed and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).
Many people may not realize that stormwater collected in drains located on the curbs of their streets does not flow to their local water treatment plant. Rather, this water remains untreated and is discharged directly into the waterways. During this journey to the waterways, stormwater collects and carries a broad range of pollutants. Stormwater is a non-point source of pollution thus making it extremely difficult to address and the single greatest threat to our water quality and watershed health. Non-point source pollution comes from many diffuse runoff sources such as rainfall, snowmelt, flowing over and through the ground, picking up pollutants as it goes. Some of these pollutants occur naturally, such as nutrients from sediments, manure, or pet wastes. Others pollutants such as fertilizers, automotive grease, and oil occur from our interaction with the environment. Stormwater acts as a carrier of non-point source pollution and therefore considered a major cause of water quality problems both in Michigan and nationwide.
To this end, the school district has developed and has implemented a “Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)” to reduce the discharge of pollutants from their MS4 to the Maximum Extent Practicable and protect water quality in accordance with the appropriate water quality requirements of Michigan Act 451, Public Acts of 1994, Part 31, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the district National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES).
A copy of the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) is available for review on the district’s website at https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/1519. Any questions or comments regarding the Stormwater Management Plan should be directed to the Operations Department at 248-203-3983.
BPS Water Testing Results
Results for the November/December 2016 water testing are currently coming into the district. As results are available, updates will be made to www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/7265. Additional information about water testing, as well as FAQs are also available on this page.
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