Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Seaholm High School Auditorium
2436 W. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009
BPS, Collegewise Detroit and Gretchen Moran Marsh, Ph.D., PLLC 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 the film on the Angst website. RSVP by calling 248.203.3001.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
The Friends of Different Learners will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will focus on student anxiety with a presentation by Toby Beach LMSW, a therapist specializing in anxiety. See the Friends of Different Learners November 2017 Meeting Flyer. Learn how to identify childhood anxiety, understand its roots and learn how a child can be helped at home and at school. Meetings are held at Birmingham Covington School, 1525 Covington Road in Bloomfield Hills.
SEAHOLM OPEN HOUSE
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Visit Seaholm High School for their annual Open House. Explore the school with guided tours from students and staff. Get your questions answered and learn why Seaholm consistently ranks among the best high schools in the state. Are you a community member interested in learning more about Seaholm and Birmingham Public Schools? We encourage you to stop by and learn more about the school as well! Can’t make it? Contact Seaholm today to set up a private tour.
2436 W. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009
Pam Davis, Seaholm Community Service Organizer
Explore Quarton’s past, present and future at their 90th birthday celebration and open house. Historical information about the school and area will be on display, current student work and projects will be featured and a glimpse into Quarton’s future will be featured. Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, musical performances, hands-on activities, refreshments and tours throughout the event.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Janet Murray, Quarton Community School Organizer
GROVES OPEN HOUSE
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Visit Groves High School for their annual Open House event. Explore the school with guided tours from students and staff. With high-quality programming in core subjects, arts, athletics and enrichment, Groves High School receives local, state and national attention as a top Michigan high school. Are you or do you know a community member interested in learning more about Groves and Birmingham Public Schools? Stop by and learn more.
20500 W. 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Jennifer Kondak, Groves Community Service Organizer
Visit Birmingham Covington School for their annual Open House event. Join Student Ambassadors as they give school tours and answer questions. Get your questions answered and learn why BPS is consistently ranked among the best districts in the state. For lottery timeline information and information on how to register, visit the How to Apply to BCS page.
1525 Covington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Cynthia Balicki, BCS Community Service Organizer
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.
Our high schools are among Michigan's high schools with the top SAT scores!
BPS was ranked No. 1 in Michigan by Niche.com and BPS teachers were named the No. 2 Best Teachers in Michigan!
For more information about the district, explore our website or visit the Prospective Families section of our website.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualify Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
Additionally, Commended students were recognized for their achievements. Commended students are within the top 50,000 highest scorers.
We are happy to announce the BPS National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalists and Commended students of 2018.
Groves Commended students
Seaholm Commended students
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2018 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 330,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Doug Baltz, Seaholm High School teacher and BPS Teacher Coach, participated in a keynote panel at the Technology Innovation Summit (TIM Detroit) on Thursday, Sept. 7. The panel discussion helped to bridge the gap between education and career, addressing STEM Education and the Michigan economy. Additionally, the Michigan STEM Partnership received a STEM Leadership award at the event. Baltz, along with other Executive Board members of the MI STEM Partnership, accepted the award.
BPS high schools were listed among the Top 50 Michigan High Schools for SAT Scores this year. Michigan's average SAT score is 1007.6. BPS high schools average 1158.7. Read the MLive story on Top 50 Michigan schools with highest SAT scores here.
Birmingham Public Schools was ranked the No. 1 School District in Michigan by Niche.com and No. 65 in the nation. In addition, BPS teachers were ranked the No. 2 Best Teachers in Michigan and No. 27 in the nation. While school district rankings are one way to view quality, we’re proud hold this honor and excited to share it with the community. This success is due to our having a highly committed staff, parents/guardians and community members that are very supportive of our schools and wonderful young people to work with.